Affordable summer school holiday activities in Singapore: Discover your local community club!

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

The seriously awesome school summer 2018 camp list is extensive for sure, but did you know there’s a heap of things for kids to do over the summer at your local community club?  We’re all about keeping things affordable when it comes to entertaining 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.

DIY Kawaii Travel Shadowbox (Parent-Child)
How about making some memories (literally!) with your child using a shadowbox? This is the perfect opp to hang out with your kids and create something really rather special.
When: 4 and 10 June 2018
Where: PaperMarket Raffles City Outlet
Cost:  $35 per person, $20 per pair for materials

Young Inventor- Toy making with Strawbees
What exactly can you build using just straws? Find out at this fun workshop for kids seven to 12 year olds. A car, spaceship and even a helicopter – the possibilities are endless!
When: 4, 11, and 15 June
Where: Taman Jurong CC, Tiong Bahru CC, Clementi CC
Cost: $25 for PAssion card members, $30 for non-members, $20 for materials

Build Your Secret Garden (Parent-Child)
We love getting our city kids into urban gardening as much as possible, so we’re loving the look of this workshop aimed at wannabe botanists. Green fingered fun includes designing and building your very own container garden and then the chance to grow a garden of succulents to bring home.
When: various dates and timings throughout June
Where: Jurong Green CC, Kaki Bukit CC, Woodgrove CC, Bukit Timah CC, Fushun CC, Anchorvale CC and Ulu Pandan CC.
Cost: $27 per person, $20 per pair for materials

Lovely Sand Art Air Plant (Parent-Child)
Create a work of art with your little one and learn how to grow a plant – without soil! This fuss-free Sand Art Air Plant will definitely look brilliant on the shelf.
When: various dates throughout June
Where: Fushun CC, Passion wave @Marina Bay, Bukit Timah CC, Joo Chiat CC, Anchorvale CC and Ulu Pandan CC
Cost: $27 per person, $18 per pair for materials

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 June
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 June
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 Introductory Programme
Confidence, team-building and the chance to try a fun new sport are what it’s all about at the Flippa Ball Introduction Programme. 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 June
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 June
Where: Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Batok, Clementi, Delta, Jalan Besar, Jurong West, MOE (Evans), Queenstown, Tampines, Toa Payoh and Woodlands Swimming Complex
Cost: $38

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

Kids Baking Workshops
Want to know what the kids are capable of whipping up in the kitchen? This June Holiday look forward to what they think Daddy’s Car looks like when made from Cranberry Cheese Bread! Or how about a Dinosaur Pizza? 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!
Little scientists aged five to 12 years can discover cool experiments using mini-rockets, magnets and strange and mysterious fluids. There’s volcanos and dry ice too, but don’t worry, they’ll get to see live demonstrations for those rather than risking limbs themselves.
When: various dates throughout June
Where: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Function Room, Level 3
Cost: $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  programs this June Holiday too. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:

Young First Aid Boot Camp
Designed for little ones aged four to seven years old, prep your kids to face minor emergencies with a cool, calm mind. Practical, hands-on and fun guaranteed.
When: 6, 7 and 8 June
Where: HomeTeamNS Sembawang, HomeTeamNS Balestier and HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok
Cost: $76 for members, $86 for affiliate members, $95 for guests

Clip ‘n Climb Clinic
It’s no secret our little monkies are big fans of rock-climbing so this climbing clinic is perfect for them to train up their motor skills. Suitable for kids aged eight to 12 years and especially cool for wannabe spideys.
When: 7 June, 14 June, 21 June and 28 June 2018 (4 sessions)
Where: Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS
Cost: $194 for 4 sessions

Zoom Camp
This is your all-in-one active camp of the holidays. From scaling the walls at Clip ‘n Climb to later 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: 19 – 20 June 2018
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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