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Gardens by the Bay Children’s Festival

After watching Disney on Ice, we rushed to Gardens by the Bay to enjoy some of their Children’s Festival activities and performances! We got there just in time to watch Rainbows in the Water, a water play performance based on the classic story of The Rainbow Fish. We were seated quite far back in the sheltered area of the Children’s Garden so we didn’t have a good view of the performance but it looked super fun and colourful from where we were.

We also managed to catch Fairy Galaxy at the Supertree Grove. This performance of Cinderella was set in the future with psychedelic costumes and the kids really enjoyed it. There were many other exciting activities and performances that we didn’t get to check out since we were in a rush but here’s the schedule for the festival that ends this weekend!

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hiding from the heat!

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time for a picnic

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water play performance: Rainbows in the Water

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the colourful cast

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with the mascot

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waiting for Fairytale Galaxy to start

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still chomping on the snacks from the picnic basket

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stepmother and one of the stepsisters

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Cinderella’s Fairy God-Robot!

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happily ever after?

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rushing to get glow sticks from the cast

For more information and some amazing photos, check out the post by Life’s Tiny Miracles and these albums by A Million Little Echoes and A Juggling Mom!

Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival Giveaway!

We are huge Disney fans here in the Wee household and we can’t wait to catch Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at Singapore Indoor Stadium during the March school holidays from 11 Mar to 20 Mar. Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will feature magical moments all the way from the wintery world of Frozen to the watery wonderland of The Little Mermaid. The spectacular show will also include Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled and the enchanted setting of Beauty and the Beast!

The kids are really looking forward to see their favourite princesses in action and I bet they will be frozen to their seats (haha…) when Elsa and Anna take the stage. Personally, I love to see the mascots like Mickey Mouse and gang on skates! They look so ungainly in their costumes but can somehow glide across the ice so gracefully and are simply mesmerising to watch.

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Anna & Elsa

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I like warm hugs!

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how amazing do Rapunzel and Flynn look??

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Tale as old as time…

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Mickey Mouse and friends

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION

Season: 
11 – 20 March
Venue:  Singapore Indoor Stadium
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Fri, 11/ 18 Mar: 7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-13/ 19 Mar: 11am, 3pm, 7pm; Thu, 17 Mar: 7pm; Sun, 20 Mar: 11am, 3pm.
TICKET PRICE:  From $25
INTERNET: www.sportshub.com.sg
PHONE: +65 3158 7888
IN PERSON AT:   Singapore Indoor Stadium

GIVEAWAY

We are very excited to be giving away one set of 4 tickets for Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival to one lucky winner. The tickets will be for 18/ 19/ 20 March and the exact date will be confirmed later. The winner has to collect the tickets at the box office.

To qualify, simply do the following by Sunday, 28 February 2015, 2359H (Singapore time):
1. Like the ‘In the Wee HoursFacebook page.
2. Like the ‘Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival’ Facebook page.
3. Like and comment on this Facebook post telling me your favourite song from any of the four Disney productions (Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast) mentioned in the post! Tag a friend in your comment.

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. Winners will be contacted through Facebook message and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will also be ineligible to win.

Hello, Gruffalo!

It seemed like just another ordinary Saturday morning but the kids were actually in for a treat! The Gruffalo dropped by and paid us a visit to the delight of the older children (and the horror of the younger ones).

The kids adore the Gruffalo (terrible tusks and all) and love to read about him, watch him on DVD, and see him in action on the stage. So when the Gruffalo himself appeared at their grandfather’s doorstep with his knobbly knees and turned out toes, they were beside themselves with excitement!

The babies were a bit frightened of this creature with orange eyes and purple prickles, but when it was time for him to go, they decided to put aside their fear and gave him high fives and hugs. The older ones couldn’t bear to see him go and followed him all the way to the lift.

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who’s that coming out of the lift?

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it’s their beloved Gruffalo!

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the little ones were not so enamoured

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I just wanted to hug the cuddly guy

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Bye bye, Gruffalo! Please come back again!

You can still catch The Gruffalo and the other forest creatures from the story at SOTA Drama Theatre tomorrow at 10 am, 12 pm and 3 pm. The Gruffalo is one of 6 productions being performed over 4 weeks (from now until 14 Feb) for Kidsfest 2016 and it’s extremely entertaining for the whole family!

Also check out the other Kidsfest 2016 shows – Room on the Broom, I Believe in Unicorns, Snow Child, Little Red Riding Hood, and Aliens Love Underpants – because tickets are selling fast!

Pororo Park at Marina Square

Pororo Park Singapore opens at Marina Square today! It’s the first ever Pororo Park in Southeast Asia and is themed after the award-winning top Korean animation ‘Pororo the Little Penguin’. We checked it out over the weekend and all three kids had a blast even though they are not very familiar with Pororo and his friends.

Pororo Park consists of the Shark Ball Pool, Pororo Express train track, Poby’s Jungle Gym playground, Pororo House, a toddler area, Eddy & Petty’s activity room and TongTong’s Little Theatre. Outside, you can find Loopy’s Cafe with seating area and a Rody’s Toy Store. The place is not all that big and I feel that it is generally more suitable for those 5 and below. Anya had a great time though and has been bugging me to take her and her brothers there again.

The admission rates are on the higher side, especially if you are not a member or don’t qualify for partner rates (cardholders of DBS, OCBC, Popular, SAFRA and Starhub), and is valid for 2 hours only with additional charges for extra time spent inside. Adults have to pay accompanying rates.

Meeting Pororo

Meeting Pororo

Pororo Park Singapore

Pororo Park Singapore

all aboard the Pororo Express

all aboard the Pororo Express

coming round the corner

coming round the corner

Shark Ball Pool

Shark Ball Pool

Poby's Jungle Gym

Poby’s Jungle Gym

spinning around

spinning around

Pororo House

Pororo House

inside

inside

making himself comfortable

making himself comfortable

toddler area

toddler area

hiding in a little house

hiding in a little house

activity room

activity room

crafting workshop

crafting workshop

inside the Little Theatre

inside the Little Theatre

Rody's Toy Store

Rody’s Toy Store

lots to buy

lots to buy

Pororo Park Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square #02-29
Tel:  +65 6250 9700
Email:   info@pororoparksg.com
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 10.30am to 8pm; Fri & Sat: 10.30am to 9pm

Halloween Brick-or Trick Party Nights at LEGOLAND Malaysia

We were in LEGOLAND Malaysia a couple of weekends ago and it was the start of their Halloween Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. Since we were also staying at LEGOLAND hotel, the best part was the extended opening time. Every Friday and Saturday from now to 31 October, the Park will be open until 8.30pm so the kids can play for an even longer time.

Halloween at LEGOLAND

Halloween at LEGOLAND

adorable LEGO pumpkins

adorable LEGO pumpkins

The Halloween Brick-or-Treat Party Nights take place at LEGO Kingdoms from 4pm to 8.30pm. You can start your Brick-or-Treat journey at Lord Vampyre’s Ballroom with a count-the-bats maze then explore the Brick-or-Treat trail and be rewarded with lots of fun and goodies along the way. At the end of the Brick-or-Treat trail, each participant will be rewarded with a special limited edition Halloween 2015 Commemorative DUPLO Brick.

love the spooky set-up

love the spooky set-up

castle all decked out

castle all decked out

the rides are more fun in the dark!

the rides are more fun in the dark!

Look out for the LEGO Giant Pumpkin and giant LEGO White Ghost at The Beginning (quite hard to miss!) and grab some scary pictures with the Halloween LEGO mascots, including the newest monster – Frankenstein! The kids were super excited to see the mascots and we managed to get pictures with Frankenstein, Green Witch and Lord Vampyre.

spot the kids!

spot the kids!

with Frankenstein

with Frankenstein

Lord Vampyre and the Green Witch

Lord Vampyre and the Green Witch

There are live shows at Castle stage at specific show times throughout the day as well as LEGO building activities. The kids loved the face-painting bit and there was a queue of eager children (and some adults) waiting for their turn to get their face or hand painted.

face-painting

face-painting

it's Batman!

it’s Batman!

showing off the pumpkin on her hand

showing off the pumpkin on her hand

Halloween at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort is happening from 2 – 31 October and the park will open until 8:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, 7 pm on Sunday, and 6 pm from Monday to Thursday. Tickets for entry are priced at RM85 per person. Annual Pass holders can enjoy free entrance and bring a friend for just RM70. Time to head to LEGOLAND for a fun Halloween celebration if the exams are over!

The Dark Knight Takes Over City Square Mall

Adam loves superheroes and enjoys zipping around in a cape. His favourite superheroes are Batman and Superman and he was so excited to watch The Dark Knight in action and to take a photo with him at City Square Mall earlier today! He even wore a Batman cap, t-shirt and shorts for this special encounter with The Dark Knight.

The action-packed live show wowed the crowd, especially when The Dark Knight made a grand entrance by rappelling down from the 4th floor. Definitely not something you see in your typical mall live show! The Dark Knight saved the day by making short work of Joker’s henchmen and thwarting the Joker’s evil plans before taking some time to pose for photos with the little fans.

waiting for the live show to start

waiting for the live show to start

Joker easily defeats a Batman imposter

Joker easily defeats a Batman imposter

the real Batman makes his way down

the real Batman makes his way down

Joker's henchmen are easily gotten rid of

Joker’s henchmen are easily gotten rid of

Batman will protect you from the Joker!

Batman will protect you from the Joker!

a photo with The Dark Knight and Joker

a photo with The Dark Knight and Joker

There is a showcase of DC Super Heroes costumes on display and kids can also show off their superhero skills by taking part in the DC Comics Justice League Adventure obstacle course. Other activities include hand and face-painting and Batman mask-making. Adam had a lot of fun completing the obstacles and was very proud of the Batman logo painted on his hand.

DC Super Heroes costumes on display

DC Super Heroes costumes on display

can't miss out Batman

can’t miss out Batman

getting the Batman logo painted on his hand

getting the Batman logo painted on his hand

DC Comics Justice League Adventure obstacle course

DC Comics Justice League Adventure obstacle course

running like the flash

running like the flash

getting rid of villains

getting rid of villains

capturing Penguin

capturing Penguin

time for a Choo-Choo City Express ride!

time for a Choo-Choo City Express ride!

looking very pleased

looking very pleased

To bring the superhero experience home with them, shoppers can redeem a Justice League stationery set and exclusive foldable storage box with a minimum spend of $250 ($350 for Fairprice receipts). Additionally, shoppers with at least one receipt from kids’ ware or education & enrichment outlets will receive a Choo-Choo City Express ticket.

The Dark Knight ‘Live’ On Stage
Date: 5-13 Sept
Time: Mon – Fri, 7 pm; Sat & Sun, 2 pm & 7 pm
Venue: Level 1 Atrium
Redeem a Meet & Greet pass one hour before the show with a minimum spend of $50, limited to 50 passes per show.

DC Comics Justice League Adventure
Date: 5-13 Sept
Time: 12-9 pm daily
Venue: Level 1 Atrium
Redeem an Adventure pass at L2 Customer Service Counter with a minimum spend of $30, limited to 200 passes daily.

Batman Mask-Making Session
Date: 5, 6 & 12, 13 Sept
Time: 4 pm
Venue: Level 1 Atrium
Redeem a pass 10 minutes before each session at the Level 1 stage area, limited to 20 kids per session, aged 4 years and above.

CBeebies Birthday Celebrations

We celebrated CBeebies‘ birthday at Art Boot Camp on 11 July and the kids spent an hour sketching and colouring their favourite CBeebies characters and also decorated a giant birthday card for CBeebies. The highlight of the day for the kids was spending time with CBeebies mascots the Teletubbies, Super Numtum, and ZingZillas and cutting the birthday cake together.

Cbeebies birthday

CBeebies birthday

a group picture before heading for some artistic fun

a group picture before heading for some artistic fun

what's a birthday party without a cake?

what’s a birthday party without some cake?

welcoming the Zingzillas

welcoming the ZingZillas

and the Teletubbies

and the Teletubbies

Happy birthday, Cbeebies!

Happy birthday, CBeebies!

a photo with the mascots

a photo with the mascots

To extend CBeebies’ birthday celebrations to everyone, parents can also submit birthday shout-outs for their little ones and have it featured on the channel, CBeebies website as well as its Facebook page. Visit http://www.cbeebies.com/asia/grown-ups/birthday-shout-out for more information.

All throughout July, CBeebies has also scheduled special birthday programmes on the channel. Send CBeebies well-wishes on their birthday month and stand a chance to win a trip toCBeebies Land in the UK. Visit http://www.cbeebies.com/asia/grown-ups/birthday-competition to submit your entries.