Parents and children of Singapore, rejoice! Children’s Day this year falls on Friday, Oct 7, which means you’ve essentially got a long weekend break from school. Cue fun times, days out and all the best treats for the kiddos.
To celebrate the special day, here are five meals, activities and dining promotions at kid-friendly eateries to check out this weekend.
Take your little ones to any Ikea Singapore outlet and make a day of it.
On Oct 7, Ikea Singapore’s Kids Eat for Free promotion returns, which means Ikea Family members will enjoy a free kids’ meal with every adult main course purchased.
Non-members can sign up to join Ikea’s Family membership programme for free.
The young ones can choose from kids’ pasta — spaghetti with tomato-based pasta sauce — as well as Ikea’s signature meatballs and plant-based balls (U.P. S$3).
Kids will also enjoy the little shark bun (S$2.90), an adorably shaped red bean bun that’s perfectly sized for small hands. Keep a lookout for an all-new little turtle bun (S$2.90), which will be available from Oct 10 onwards.
If you are heading to the Swedish furniture giant’s Tampines outpost, be sure to check out the newly reopened Smaland, the in-house play area.
To commemorate the special day, a Jattelik Dinosaur mascot will also be making an appearance on Oct 7 at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5pm.
2. Pastamania’s Doughworkz
The Marmalade Pantry @ SMU, B1-47, 70 Stamford Road
Nearest MRT station: Bras Basah
Open: Oct 7 (2pm to 4pm), Oct 8 and 15 (10am to 12pm)
Let the kids enjoy their sugar high and bake up a storm at Pastamania’s Doughworkz cookie-making workshop on Oct 7, 8 and 15.
Held in collaboration with homegrown bakery Little House of Dreams, kids will get the chance to make their own cookies from scratch and decorate them however they like.
Do note there is a registration fee of S$60, which includes all the necessary materials.
This activity is recommended for children aged eight and above.
If you’re looking to share, we’d suggest Set A (S$8, U.P. S$9.20), which comprises two classic soy milk drinks and two double cheese marus — a circular pancake that’s stuffed with two layers of cream cheese from The Laughing Cow.
Set B (S$8, U.P. S$8.70) comes with one classic soy milk drink, a double cheese maru, and a cream cheese soy waffle — much better for solo diners looking for a teatime snack.
To redeem a limited-edition The Laughing Cow sling bag (U.P. S$22.90) with every set purchased, head to selected Jollibean outlets — IMM, Nex, AMK Hub, Changi Airport Terminal 3, and Raffles Place.
If you haven’t gotten your fill of cheese, check out the latest addition to Swensen’s children’s menu — an all-new salmon quesadilla (S$10.90++), which comes with an iced Milo drink.
Stuffed with salmon chunks and oozy cheese, the quesadilla also comes with a fruity yoghurt and mesclun salad, so that your little ones will be sure to get a healthy, hearty meal.
Kids aged 12 and below will enjoy a discount on Shake Shake In A Tub’s regular fries at just S$2 (U.P. S$3.20) until Oct 7.
Choose from eight different dust flavours — truffle, cheese, sour cream and onion, mala, curry, barbecue, buttercorn, and spicy barbecue.
Besides fries, Shake Shake In a Tub also serves fast-food bites such as popcorn chicken, molten cheese balls and chicken wings.
Be sure to have your child’s student card on hand before heading to its stores.
This promotion is available at all Shake Shake In A Tub outlets except Beach Road.