Discover your local community club: affordable workshops and holiday activities for the Xmas hols

Budget activities for the school holidays packed with fun, and right on your doorstep!

There are some seriously awesome December camps happening this year, but did you know there’s a heap of things for kids to do at your local community clubs as well?  We’re all about keeping things affordable when it comes to keeping the kiddos busy during the school break, and when you have a rabble of kids to budget for, keeping things wallet-friendly is key. We’ve come to the school holiday rescue with some great activity workshops, classes and programmes that are low in cost but big on fun…


Affordable and exciting is the name of the game when it comes to the School Holiday Series happening at Community Clubs (CC) all over Singapore. Fun-filled workshops, sporting activities and parent-child programmes are available for kiddos age three and up, and we’ve rounded up just a small selection of the awesome activities on offer.

Mason X’mas Jars (Parent-Child)
Get into the Christmas spirit by transforming an ordinary mason jar into a snazzy Christmas deco! This is the perfect opp to hang out with your kids and create something really rather special.
29 November, 11 December, 18 December
Where: Cheng San CC, Hwi Yok CC, Paya Lebar Kovan CC, Pasir Ris Elias CC
Cost:  $30 per pair for PAssion card members, $40 per pair for non-members, $10 per pair for materials

Creative Baking Workshop for Children
Put on that apron and get decorating! Kids will be guided through making and decorating their very own Christmas log cake. For kids five years old and up.
When: various dates throughout November and December
Where: various CCs
Cost: $25 for PAssion card members, $30 for non-members, $18 for materials

Octaves Kids
Explore the world through music at Octaves Tots programme. Little ones from two to five years will listen to music from different languages and cultures such as Mandarin, Tamil and Russian. Pack your bags for a musical adventure!
When: 23 November – 14 December, 3 – 11 December
Where: Hong Kah North CC, Clementi CC
Cost: $27 per person, $20 per pair for materials

Christmas Cardmaking Workshop (Parent-Child)
Pair up with the kiddos to DIY your own Christmas cards this season. Make Christmas really special using papercrafting techniques using chipboard, fancy embellishments, patterned paper and washi tape.
When: 30 Nov, 15 Dec, 20 Dec
Where: Ci Yuan CC, Chong Pang CC, Eunos CC
Cost: $31 per pair for PAssion card members, $41 per pair for non-members,


Reading like an A-Z of Olympic sports, ActiveSG provides a plethora of affordable programmes for kiddos age three years and up. If you’re an ActiveSG member, you can offset 30% of the fees with your (free!) $100 ActiveSG credits. There are over 40 activities to choose from, but do note that these are only available to Singapore citizens and PR children. We especially love the look of:

Aqua Fun
Make a splash during the school hols by bringing your six to 12 year olds to an Aqua Fun session where they’ll develop water confidence and new aquatic skills while meeting new friends and having a whole lotta fun. And the best news of all? It’s free!
When: various dates and times throughout November and December
Where: Hougang Sports Centre and Serangoon Swimming Complex
Cost: Free

Dance Fitness for Kids
Small groovers age five to 12 years will love shaking their thang at dance workouts over two or three consecutive days. KpopX, Zumba, Masala Bhangra and Bokwa are what’s on the mini-movers’ menu.
When: various dates and times throughout November and December
Where: Bishan, Bukit Gombak, Clementi, Hougang, Jurong West, Pasir Ris, Sengkang and Toa Payoh Dance Studio
Cost: $24 for two days, $36 for three days

Flippa Ball Holiday Camp
Confidence, team-building and the chance to try a fun new sport are what it’s all about at the Flippa Ball Holiday Camp. Kids age seven to 12 years will love this game that is actually a modified version of water polo.
When: various dates and times throughout November and December
Where: Katong, Bishan and Jurong West Swimming Complex
Cost: From $21.40

Scuba Diving – Fun Scuba Intro
With Singapore being the gateway to so many stunning vacay spots around Asia, it’s never too early to get your kids interested in scuba diving. This awesome workshop introduces diving gear and basic breathing and diving skills to kids age six to 14 years old and up in a safe, structured swimming pool setting.
When: Various dates throughout November and December
Where: Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Delta, Jalan Besar, Jurong West, MOE (Evans), Queenstown, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Woodlands Swimming Complex
Cost: $38

Xmas Eve Nerf War
Forget Peace and Love! Herald the Christmas in with a Nerf battle between you and the kiddos. Suitable for kids aged 10 years and up, it’s not about naughty and nice anymore once it’s game on.
When: 24 December
Where: Sengkang Sports Hall
Cost: Free


SAFRA has long been synonymous with affordable family fun here in Singapore. Here’s a small pick of what’s happening this November and December:

Kids Baking Workshops
Want to know what the kids are capable of whipping up in the kitchen? This December Holiday look forward to a Mr Snowman-themed cheese bun, a Full Moon Macaroon, or usher in the new school year with a melting chocolate pudding. Our tummies are growling already!
When: various dates throughout the year
Where: SAFRA Jurong, Evergreen Room 4; and SAFRA Toa Payoh, Function Room: Victoria(5), Level 3
Cost: $30 for members, $36 for guests

Kidz Science Workshops
Little scientists aged five to 12 years can take part in cool experiments to learn more about forensics, roller coasters, reversible food and even mealworms (yuck!). They’ll be able to tinker away at mini bridges and hang out with meal worms too!
When: various dates throughout November and December
Where: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Function Room, Level 3
Cost: From $30 for members, $40 for guests

Junior Badminton
Keen to pick up one of Singapore’s more popular sports? Singapore is REALLY good at badders! Kids aged six to 16 years will be coached by former national players and learn all the tricks in the game.
When: every Saturday

Where: SAFRA Mount Faber, Badminton Court
Cost: $107  for members, $128.40 for guests


HomeTeamNS is home to some of our fave sports facilities and they have a great line-up of programmes this holiday season too. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

Fun in Science (For Kids)
Designed for little ones aged seven to 12 years old, kids can get their fill of science experiments and tinker away without creating a mess in the house. Practical, hands-on and fun guaranteed.
When: 15 December
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok
Cost: $30 for members, $33 for affiliate members, $36 for guests

Crash Course on Inline Skating (For Kids)
It’s no secret our little daredevils love zipping about on wheels, so this
 is perfect for them to train up their motor skills. Suitable for kids aged seven to 12 years.
When: 22 November
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok
Cost:$30 for members, $33 for affiliate members, $36 for guests

Zoom Camp
This is your all-in-one active camp of the holidays. From scaling the walls at Clip ‘n Climb to laser tag and even the indoor playground at T-Play, kids aged six to 12 years will be able to run, jump and climb until they are worn out and ready to go home to crash.
When: 5-6 December
Where: Bukit Batok Clubhouse
Fees: $180 for T-Play member, $200 for HomeTeamNS member, $230 for SAFRA/JOM,  $280 for Guest

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