Parents, gear up. It’s going to be a long summer…
Local school’s out and kids all over Singapore are celebrating. Parents? There’s a long summer ahead to fill, but fear not! We’ve got everything from carnivals and play centres to plenty of Children’s Season adventures and arts fests lined up in a host of activity winners for kids of all ages. The end result? Kids nicely tuckered out at the end of the day (in time for you to take a daily mum time moment!) Scroll through our handy guide to the June holidays 2019 and get that summer schedule locked in and booked up! You’ve got this, parents!
Alright, first things first, get the big things out of the way – camps for summer 2019! Get ‘em booked if you haven’t already so the kids can be kept busy for big chunks of time while you grab a breather – 100% guilt-free.
Escape the blistering heat and pouring rain with some indoor fun at Pororo Park Singapore. Packed with unique attractions like the Shark Ball Pool, Hinoki Pit and an all-time favourite, the Pororo Express Train, it’s hours of fun guaranteed at this play centre. Check out the Pororo & Friends Musical Show this June and meet and green the lovable penguin himself, make your very own volcano or ice cream in the daily classes and pick up some good deals at the Mega Toy Sale.
If you haven’t visited the newly opened indoor playground, Tayo Station yet then it’s time to make a stop there for hours of edutainment and sensory play – all while kids learn about road safety! Kids can challenge themselves on the Cliff Ball Pool in Gani’s Playground or learn how to drive their very own self-propelled car around Tayo’s Road Circuit. Throughout the month of June, watch out for special Wild Animals In the Zoo weekend activities and refill that toy box in the Mega Toy Sale.
We’ll be spicing up your weekends with fun, FREE family events to keep your little ones busy and you on your toes! Gather the tots and head to Star Learners Stellar on 22 June for afternoon tea with storytelling, singing and dancing and sensory play!
Zoom on over to Suntec City to SuperPark for trampolining, rock-climbing, gymnastics, flying foxes and a whole lot more including its brand new SuperDayCamp! That’s not all, a brand new edutainment park, Kiztopia is joining the scene from 15 June with 18 different play areas and an array of cute mascots.
No sense keeping the kids indoors when they spend all their time cooped up in classrooms. Grab our guide to the great outdoors to explore islands, picnic at Singapore’s green spaces, fly kites or do all three at Pesta Ubin!
School holidays are also the perfect chance to take an actual holiday! There’s so many exciting places to discover, after all. How about heading to a far-flung island for a short summer getaway or grab your coats and scarves and head to cooler climates?
Bring your little thesps to theatre for tinies! For theatrical fun, head to Act3i Festival for crafts and immersive performances at the Asian Civilisations Museum, or swing on by The Pavilion at Far East Square to see musical puppet show The Jungle Adventure: A Romp on the Wild Side from 29 June to 7 July. And if that’s not enough, hop right into your very own fairy tale alongside all the quirky characters at 22 Stories from now until 30 June.
Children’s Season is upon us once again, people, so book your tix for all the awesome kid-friendly museums and exhibits. Dive into a Noisy Ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium, Get Curious at the National Gallery, embark on a DinoQuest at Science Centre Singapore, go on a Toy Story adventure at Gardens by the Bay, float away on a hot air balloon at ArtScience Museum’s Floating Utopias and be wowed by I-Opener, the brand new exhibition at Playeum. There’s lots more coming up so stay tuned for all the fun!
The biggest Pokemon party ever is happening at Sentosa Cove from 15 to 30 June. Pokemon trainers young and old can catch 403 Pokemon from Alola around Sentosa Cove Village including the ever-adorable Pikachu Parade, Pokemon Adventure, carnival games, inflatables and even a meet and greet with Pikachu!
Planning a movie night? There’s live-action kids movies happening all summer including Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Aladdin. Or skip the cinema and head to the 9th Singapore International Children’s Film Festival happening now until 16 June with eight collections of fantastic short films to enthral kids of all ages.
Escape the heat at a shopping centre. We’re heading to the shiny new Jewel Changi Airport where hopefully the crowds will have died down by now enough for us to actually take the kids over to the amazing indoor waterfall, have a pandan milkshake or two at the newly opened ‘Shake Shack’, bounce around on nets at the Canopy Park, or just indulge in a bit of shopping. Don’t forget to swing by Changi Airport’s Spider-Man: Far From Home adventure playground for zip-lines and obstacle course as well as exhibition, meet and greets and more.
We put together a summer reading list, but if the kids prefer something a little more engaging, grab a mag subscription or an activity book from your favourite children’s bookstore and settle in with a mug of coffee.
For something a little different, pop on your tutus and pirouette over to a whirlwind performance of Inala – a Zulu ballet. This exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures is happening from 19 to 22 June.
Keep your eyes peeled for things to do this Hari Raya. Whether you’re fasting or not this Ramadan, you’ll want to head to the Geylang Bazaar happening now until 5 June at Geylang Serai for all the wonderful street food. We skipped the Impossible Burgers, Praffles and Brown Sugar Boba this year in favour of trad street foods like Otah Otah, Dendeng and Apam Balik. Bring cash (and the kids) and prepare to shell out for some incredible eats and endless shopping.
Craving a carnival? Superfundae will sort you out in a jiffy! Happening on 15 June, it’s a whole day of family fun and free ice cream, Transformers challenge, Haribo gummy cannons, and super soaker fights.
If you’re a fan of arts and crafts and family-friendly dining, we’ve got good news. Goodman Arts Centre is back with its open house, The Play-Full Edition on 22 June with free fringe activities, workshops and inspiring performances for kids of all ages. Can’t wait for the festivities to start? Head to The Artground to check out its new exhibition Happy Homebodies, right now!
Get acquainted with the sights and sounds of Singapore and hop on a public bus to escape the heat while you admire the sights. Explore one of the many heritage trails or make your own. Hop off at freaky Haw Par Villa, take a stroll through Chinatown and then discover the secret gems of Ang Mo Kio. There’s plenty to see and do which is what makes this little sunny island so special.
We’ve got the smaller kids all sorted, but what about the teens? Ship them off to the beach for some sun, throw them in an escape room, or if you’ve got gamers on your hands, round up their friends and head to Zero Latency. This Virtual Reality experience will keep them immersed in the game while actually engaging their brains for a bit. Definitely better than a Wii!
Grab your school essentials at the annual Great Singapore Sale. Ready your wallets to pick up new clothes, school shoes, snazzy accessories, toys and your back to school kit. And you know what back to school goodies means don’t you? Yep: you’ve survived and the little treasures are heading for a return to the classroom. Well done you!
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