The local and international school holidays in Singapore just keep on coming. If you haven’t signed the kids up for an Easter holiday camp, or you’re not jetting away on an ultimate family holiday, then you may well be tearing your hair out looking for ways to entertain the kiddos without burning too big a hole in your wallet. What’s our plan? We’re exploring Chinatown, checking out some child-friendly cafes together, and breaking out the craft kit to get busy with some egg-citing Easter activities. Yep, we’ve come to your boredom-busting rescue and found 25 things to do with kids of all ages in the Easter school holidays 2017…
1. Book tix for a show
It’s never too early to get your little thespians loving live theatre and our own little bunnies loved A Peter Rabbit Tale: make sure to catch it before it hops back out of town! Expect the kiddos to be demanding drama classes for sure.
3. Go on an adventure to Pulau Ubin
Make good use of a sunny day, pack a picnic and go on an adventure via bumboat to our favourite patch of green: Pulau Ubin.
4. Pat a moggy or a doggy at a pet cafe
If adopting a dog or cat here in Singapore is not on your radar right now, appease the kids’ pet-demands by taking them to a pet cafe for a furry fix, and for an extra fix of all things pet, head over to the Pet Expo 2017 where you’ll find plenty of fur balls to play with.
5. Let the kids bounce off some walls
Kids climbing the walls with pent up energy at home? Let them bounce off some soft walls at an indoor play centre instead!
7. Get lost in a good book together
We’re big fans of curling up with a great classic children’s book (and even dream of becoming a published author one day): hit up one of these lovely bookstores for kids designed with little bookworms in mind.
8. Soak up the sun, sea and sand at Sentosa
Use our enormous guide to Sentosa for a day of thrills, spills and sunshine the whole family will love. Don’t forget to walk the plank over to the Palawan Pirate Ship for some awesome water play: the former POLW has sailed off but the pirate ship remains for an afternoon of free fun in Singapore.
9. Go on a temple trail around Singapore
Add some colour and history to the school holidays by exploring the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples that can be found glittering all over the island. We’ve found 12 of the best temples in Singapore for you explore. So. Much. Gold.
10. Grab some popcorn and see a blockbuster
There are tons of great children’s movies being released this year, and we’ve been watching the trailer of one of our favourite princesses on thanks to the release of the all-singing, all-dancing remake of Beauty and the Beast. Hermione as Belle? Perfect.
11. Tick off the awesome kid-friendly exhibitions around town
We’ve found some of the coolest exhibitions in Singapore for kids, so why not use the school holidays as an excuse to start ticking them off?
12. Jet over to Changi Airport for a day of free fun
If you are not lucky enough to be jetting away on a family holiday, we say visiting Changi Airport should still be on your indoor activity list. Our airport well deserves its reputation best airport in the world with fun picks including a butterfly garden, aviation galleries, craft stations and Singapore’s biggest indoor slide!
13. More craft with the kids
Once your little chickadees are finished with their Easter art projects, restock your craft kit and get creatively busy with some fun toilet roll art or these awesome DIY projects.
14. Visit a museum
Singapore is chockablock with fun museums everyone will love, so why not start ticking them off your list one at a time?
15. Explore Coney Island
Pack a picnic and a sense of adventure for an awesome day out hiking and biking around one of our favourite nature parks: Coney Island.
16. Go to the playground
We’ve found swings, slides, climbing frames and a ton of good old fashioned fun at these 10 playgrounds in the heartlands of Singapore. We also love the enormous in space and big on fun new Marine Cove adventure playground, which gets an extra thumbs up for having inclusive equipment for special needs kiddos.
17. Create a cinema at home
Snuggle up with the kids at home and work your way through our list of the best kids’ movies of all time.
18. Bounce over to a trampoline park
Jump for joy (well it is nearly Easter). There’s plenty of high energy fun for the whole family at these trampoline parks.
19. Become culture vultures
There’s nothing more quintessentially Singapore than Haw Par Villa (FYI some parts are undergoing renovations), a river cruise and a trishaw ride around Chinatown! Check out the colourful markets of Little India and the cool hang-outs and vintage shopping ops around Haji Lane for more exploration options.
20. Visit a farm
City kids will love a visit to a farm. We’ve found goats, cows, urban adventures galore and even a farm full of frogs!
22. Climb your way to a new adventure
We are all about encouraging our kids to find their inner-daredevils, and love watching them (from behind our fingers) try out a new adventure sport. We recently brought our junior reporters for some indoor climbing escapades over at indoor activity hub Clip ‘n’ Climb in the Tampines area. Your own spideys will love it!
23. Go on a Science-packed adventure
Flutter over to the Science Centre to check out the Butterflies up Close exhibition, hang out with dinos at the Omni Theatre, cool off and chill out at Snow City, or try out some star gazing at the Picnic Under the Planets evening on 7 April.
25. Treat yourself to a mums’ night out
Mum, celebrate your survival of the school holidays with a glass or two of bubbly: we’re dedicating #25 to you. Gather up your mates, put on your party dress, dust off your heels and head out on the tiles for ladies’ night!