There are many other attraction sites hosting Halloween events for adults and teenagers, but as far as I know, the only one hosting one which is age-appropriate and suitable for the little ones in Singapore is at the River Safari’s Safari Boo event – touted as a “merry-not-scary kids event”:

Safari Boo - not scary halloween event for kids

Safari Boo – not scary halloween event for kids

From a marketing perspective, this is quite smart, capturing the neglected family crowd for Halloween.

I visited Safari Boo together with my son, Asher and my parents on the last day of the event. The River Safari was packed with people. Online tickets were sold out early and many kids were decked in amazing costumes. The event is clearly very successful.

My regret was not dressing Asher in his spiderman costume. He was grumbling about it when he saw all the other kids in their fun and colourful costumes. Next year I will remember.

Here are some pictures we took at Safari Boo:

Halloween themed cutesy animation greeted us upon entering

Halloween themed cutesy animation greeted us upon entering

Asher with his grandma and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

Asher with his grandma and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

Parents with kids at the event

Parents with kids at the event

The River Safari in the evening

The River Safari in the evening

Pumpkins adorn the enclosures

Pumpkins adorn the enclosures

Spiders and pumpkins

Spiders and pumpkins

Lots of free game booths for kids

Lots of free game booths for kids

Learn about bats and mosquitoes

Learn about bats and mosquitoes

Asher participating in one of the free games

Asher participating in one of the free games

Pose for photo

Pose for photo

Performance

Performance

Stilt walker in costume

Stilt walker in costume

A fairy giving out free candies to kids at the event

A fairy giving out free candies to kids at the event

Dracula

Dracula

Asher got a pair of neon light rings to play with

Asher got a pair of neon light rings to play with

The aquarium by night

The aquarium by night

If you enter from 6pm onwards, admission is free for kids and adult tickets are discounted, but note that the panda enclosure is closed then. If you missed it this year, consider visiting next year when they host the event again.