GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNS

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This June holidays, children can get acquainted with their emotions through play at Southeast Asia’s only Inside Out 2-themed outdoor carnival with large-scale installations

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNS

Come the June holidays, get ready to delve into the fascinating world of emotions as Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival returns for its 10th edition – this time, featuring an exciting collaboration with Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2!         

 

Kicking off on 25 May at Supertree Grove, this will be the only Inside Out 2-themed outdoor carnival in Southeast Asia with large-scale installations. Children can learn about their feelings through play at the various interactive areas inspired by beloved Inside Out 2 characters, such as Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust – alongside new Emotions Anxiety, Envy, Ennui and Embarrassment! Get in touch with your emotions ahead of the 13 June release of Inside Out 2 in Singapore.         

 

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley who’s about to begin high school, just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joining the core Emotions is a group of new arrivals perfectly suited for the teenage years!   

Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival runs until 22 June and most of the activities are free.

Gardens by the Bay CEO Felix Loh said, “We all want our children to be happy and healthy. This year we are excited to team up with Disney for the 10th edition of Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival. Kids can learn about stress and emotions in a fun way through relatable characters and heartwarming stories such as those from Disney and Pixar. More importantly, the event will allow families to bond and spend meaningful time together.”  

Singapore Tourism Board’s Director of Attractions, Entertainment and Tourism Concept Development Ashlynn Loo said, “We are thrilled to support Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival – the only place in Southeast Asia where families can enjoy an Inside Out 2-themed outdoor carnival with large-scale installations. We hope visitors will enjoy the fresh and captivating experiences by exploring the various zones inspired by Inside Out 2’s Emotions. As we continue to welcome more visitors back to Singapore, we look forward to bringing more compelling leisure experiences that will appeal to both local and international visitors, as part of our continued collaboration with Disney, solidifying our position as a vibrant leisure and entertainment destination.”

This year, Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival is held in conjunction with the month-long National Family Festival, led by the Families for Life Council and its partners across the people, public and private sectors to celebrate families and to encourage everyone to prioritise family time. 

Embark on a journey of self-discovery inspired by Inside Out 2 characters 

At this year’s Children’s Festival, families can look forward to an array of installations and activities inspired by both the core and new Emotions of Inside Out 2.

*Concept arts below are for illustrative purposes only.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSKaleidoscope of Memories   

This centrepiece installation is inspired by the Long Term Memory storage facility that houses millions of Riley’s memories in the Inside Out story.

Children’s Festival has brought this scene to life with colourful, illuminated Memory Orbs at Supertree Grove. Visitors can create their own Memory Orb

by scanning a QR code at the installation and completing three simple steps: select the character that best reflects one’s emotion, pose for a photo, and upload your very own Memory Orb to the Kaleidoscope 

of Memories, where it will be projected alongside others’ memorable moments on the animated wall of this installation.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSMood Swings  

The Emotion Joy is the theme of this installation, featuring swings that will be sure to delight children and all who are young-at-heart.   

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSExpression Doodles 

Coping with complex emotions is explored at this installation. With designs themed after Sadness       and Embarrassment, children may “paint” with a water brush and watch doodles on the installations appear before their eyes.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSEmotion Mirrors   

Can you keep your cool at this tricky installation? Inspired by the Emotions Fear and Anxiety, attempt to complete the mirror maze and gigantic buzz  wire  games  in nerve-wrecking       time challenges.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSFort Pillowtown 

Inspired by Ennui, children can lie back and relax at the Fort Pillowtown installation, or let their imaginations run wild within the cosy pillow fortresses that they can build.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNSMemory Orb Mountain

The whirlwind of emotions experienced throughout the evocative journey culminates in harmony and balance at this play area of large inflatable balls symbolic of embracing and balancing all our emotions. Visit in the evenings to catch the balls aglow!  

Visitors can also look forward to a special edition of the nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound show during the duration of Children’s Festival, titled The Medley of Emotions. In addition to the lights on the Supertrees, the Memory Orbs within the Kaleidoscope of Memories installation will also synchronise their illumination and change colours in harmony with the Inside Out soundtrack.

Garden Rhapsody plays at 7.45pm and 8.45pm every evening.

Complimentary Disney and Pixar themed activities, movie screenings and more 

Free activity trail booklets are available, with suggested activities to keep kids entertained such as collecting stamps. Visitors who complete their booklets and collect all the stamps may redeem an Inside Out 2 sticker sheet that is exclusive to Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival.

Visitors with a complete set of stamps may also redeem a souvenir keychain with a Gardens by the Bay exclusive design, that can be customised with little charms inspired by Inside Out 2, while stocks last. Visit the redemption counter to find out more. 

Members of the public are also invited to enjoy complimentary outdoor screenings of Disney and Pixar favourites such as Coco, Elemental, Finding Dory and Incredibles 2 on the first two weekends of 25 May and 26 May, and 1 June and 2 June.

Visitors looking for a different experience can buckle up and hop aboard the Train of Emotions for a scenic train ride through Supertree Grove. Separate charges apply for the train ride.

Fringe performances and carnival games  

Fringe performances such as bubble blowing, juggling and magic shows will come on during evenings of the first three weekends for all to enjoy.

There are also carnival games for the active ones and, for those who like to get hands-on, craft workshops to create their own Memory Orbs, musical boxes, friendship bracelets and more. Separate charges apply for these activities.

Be among the first to bring home Inside Out 2-themed merchandise in Singapore

Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival will also be one of the first places in Singapore where shoppers can get their hands on Inside Out 2-themed merchandise at a special retail pop-up. Inspired by fan-favourite Disney and Pixar characters, discover a delightful range for all ages, spanning apparel, reversible bucket hats, tote bags, drinkware, cushions, stationery and more.

GARDENS BY THE BAY’S CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL RETURNS

Limited time promotions, best dressed contests and more  

 

Between 25 May and 9 June, visitors may also win tickets to a movie screening of Inside Out 2. They will need to take a creative photo of their adventures at Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival and upload it to their Instagram account with the hashtags #GBBChildrensFest #gardensbythebay #InsideOut2SG. Each winner will receive four movie tickets and a discount voucher to shop online at Disney Store (DisneyStore.asia) for more Pixar collectibles.

As a bonus, visitors whose submitted photos feature Inside Out 2-themed outfits stand an additional chance to win Gardens by the Bay’s “best dressed” contest! Besides the hashtags above, tag @DisneyStoreSG to qualify for a chance to bring home a set of Disney Store Inside Out 2 plushies or playsets. Terms and conditions apply.

Visit www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/childrensfestival for more information.   

Gardens by the Bay’s Children’s Festival 2024 

Date: 25 May – 22 June 2024

Time: 10.00am – 9.00pm*

Location: Supertree Grove (Free admission, charges apply for selected activities)

*The Inside Out 2 installations will close at 7.00pm, with the exception of Kaleidoscope of Memories, which will remain open till 9.00pm along with the rest of the Children’s Festival activities.

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