Children’s Festival and Begonia Brilliance at Gardens by the Bay

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This June school holidays, thinking of where to go?

Visit Gardens by the Bay and be enchanted with the first large-scale Enid Blyton-themed event in Asia, not forgetting to visit the Flower Dome to see the new stunning Begonia Brilliance floral display. 

Yay, I am so excited as I am going into The Magic Faraway Tree! 

First stop, we went to Children’s Festival and that brings back a lot of fond memories especially for the adults, for those who grew up reading Enid Blyton and those who have read the books, we feel like a kid again! Kids are also excited to be able to see Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky straight off from the pages of The Magic Faraway Tree, one of the beloved children’s author Enid Blyton’s most popular books, and entertaining children located at Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove.

This year Children’s Festival centres on The Magic Faraway Tree and you can visit four of the magical lands from the series, they are Land of Toys, Land of Enchantments, Land of Tea Parties, and Land of Nursery Rhymes. 

While you are visiting each land, find fairy folk and magic spells in the Land of Enchantments and watch toys come to life in the Land of Toys. At the Land of Nursery Rhymes, spot Little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey. Lastly, feast your eyes on mouth-watering treats in the Land of Tea Parties!

It is a trip down the memory lane for parents as we excitedly shared with our kids about the Enid Blyton’s books that we read when we were children and The Magic Faraway Tree is actually our favourite!

Look out for the new character mascots the Magic Leaf Fairies Tilly (named after tillandsias) and Fernie (named after ferns), they will be joining storybook characters, Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky at the Children’s Festival. 

Be charmed by the various enchanting display and take lots of photos!

Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay is free and you can look forward to participate in a variety of free activities such as storytelling, magic shows, science demonstrations, an original production Follow the Leaves by I Theatre and more across the four magical lands. Kids can also sign up for fun-filled workshops like Magical Lemonade and Clay Magnet Making (charges apply).  Remember to collect the Magic Leaf booklet, solve puzzles in each land and collect the colour rubs of four special items to receive a prize*. This annual festival will run from 26 May to June 10.

*While stocks last daily

Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Event dates: Saturday, 26 May 2018 – Sunday, 10 June 2018

Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm

Venue: Supertree Grove

Details: Admission to the event is free. Charges apply to selected programmes. In addition to the free activities, enhance your experience with the Magic Pass!

Step into the Enchanter’s Marvellous Mirror Maze for a mystical exploration, gear up for an exhilarating rescue mission in the Toy Fort and get your sugar rush at the Candy Party.

Magic Pass is available for purchase on site. Redeem a FREE Singapore Resident Child ticket to One Conservatory (worth $8/Child) when you present your Magic Pass from Children’s Festival @ Gardens by the Bay 2018 (@ $12) applicable to Singapore Residents aged 3 to 12 years old. To find out more and to purchase the pass, please visit:

Begonia Brilliance Floral Display at Gardens by the Bay

The new floral display Begonia Brilliance at Flower Dome is a must-visit and Gardens by the Bay celebrates the brilliance of begonias with its first-ever floral display showcasing more than 50 varieties with beautiful blooms in a spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows together with the display from the imaginary worlds such as an undersea realm where octopuses, manta rays and giant clams reign that will delight visitors.

The whole Flower Dome is beautifully decorated with large and attractive bright colourful begonias and the showy flowers, some grown by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists.

Begonia Brilliance is Gardens by the Bay first-ever floral display that features more than 50 varieties with beautiful blooms in a spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows. The display will be held from 25 May to 1 July. 

Event Dates: Friday, 25 May 2018 – Sunday, 1 July 2018

Operating Hours: 9.00am – 9.00pm

Venue: Flower Dome

Admission charges apply, to find out more and to purchase the tickets, please visit :

In addition, there is a Cartoon Network Animate Your Life at Gardens by the Bay’s Bayfront Plaza. Enter the world of cartoons, as Cartoon Network brings you “Animate Your Life”, a 16-day festival celebrating fans, fun and fans of fun! To find out more, please visit

Cartoon Network Animate Your Life at Gardens by the Bay

Dates: 26 May – 10 June 

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday:
Operating Hours: 15:00 – 21:00
Last Admission: 20:00

Friday to Sunday:
Operating Hours: 15:00 – 23:00
Last Admission: 22:00

Admission details: Visitors can purchase same-day tickets at the entrance of Animate Your Life, or pre-order online and for more details on the admission tickets, please visit the website at

Each full-priced Cartoon Network Animate Your Life child ticket allows one child aged 3-12 years who is a Singaporean resident free entry into either Flower Dome or Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay. This promotion is valid from 26 May to 1 July.

Venue: Bayfront Plaza, Gardens by The Bay 



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