Not sure what to do for the school holidays in Singapore? Fear not – we've got loads of fab ideas to keep the kids entertained over the break!
School holidays are here! If you’re currently looking at an empty cal and worrying about how you’re going to entertain the kids over the school holidays, then don’t fret. We’ve got you (and the kids) covered with everything to do this school holiday in Singapore. We’ve found loads of things to keep the kids busy, whether that’s at home or out and about! From exhibits to our favourite park or green space! So take a look, and get filling up your Singapore school holiday itinerary with these fun-filled activities for the whole family. Happy holidays!
70+ things to do with the kids for the school holiday in Singapore
1. STEAM Festival: An UNTAME 2022 event at Science Centre Singapore!
The UNTAME learning festival is back this year and we reckon this annual blockbuster will be a hit with the kiddos. The KidsSTOP’s STEAM Festival, which is part of the UNTAME immersive-blended festival, has a whole lineup of science-themed activities planned for the little ones to highlight the power of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). So kit out the fam and hop on over to KidsSTOP for a blast into space – your littlies will get to experience a sensory theatre and immersive zones, and participate in hands-on activities at the STEAM Play yard.
4 – 9 October 2022, Tuesday – Sunday
2. Japan Matsuri Fair at Jurong Point
Here’s a fun fair alert! Head over to Jurong Point for its first-ever Matsuri with the fam to enjoy traditional Japanese performances, and embrace the rich heritage and culture of the country! Dive into a food exploration and fill those tiny tummies with an array of Japanese Street Food like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, sushi, and much more. Put your gaming hat on with fun matsuri games like Goldfish Scooping, Senbonbiki, and Water Balloon Yoyo and win prizes! Psst…don’t miss out on the photo ops with a polaroid at the Japanese-themed photo booths.
Jurong Point, JP1 Centre Stage on level 1, till 9 October 2022
3. Go on an insect farm tour and meet the black soldier fly
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes – but we bet you didn’t expect them to exist in the form of black soldier flies! Black soldier flies are mother nature’s most efficient organic waste decomposers and might just be a solution to sustainable food production. You can meet these little superheroes and learn more about them at Insectta, Singapore’s first black soldier fly farm. Get ready to see the larvae in action as it chomps down household and agricultural waste, join in some insect farming activities to learn how these little bugs can solve food waste issues, and end the tour on a fun note with a chicken-feeding session. You can book a farm tour via Pelago and enjoy discounts on your booking:
- “PELHKA10” for 10% off site-wide; or
- “PELHKA25” for 25% off all family-friendly activities if you book before 11 September 2022.
After more hidden gems? Don’t forget to check out Pelago for loads of unique family fun activities!
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9. CelebrATE @ Lau Pa Sat
For all you hungry bodies out there, Lau Pa Sat food hall has come back with a bang this year showcasing over 80 food stalls to feast from. The venue also scores on the entertainment front with many fun fam-friendly game booths to amp up on the fun score. The kids will love to strike a pose at the four interactive pop up booths featuring a food-theme. There’s more – try your luck at the lucky draw, cause there’s loads of exciting prizes to be won. A tip to enjoy the festival – redeem a free CelebrATE Booklet voucher which contains $15 food vouchers, game tokens and one lucky draw ticket, with a minimum spend of $10 available at Foodfolks. Psst…don’t forget to upload your capture from the photo booths to the gram (hashtag #LauPaSatCelebrATE) with a chance to be featured on Lau Pa Sat’s social media platforms!
Lau Pa Sat, until 2 October, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582; Game booths will be open every Friday from 6pm – 10pm and every Saturday & Sunday from 12pm to 8pm
10. A Minion’s Perspective
Bello peeps! The mischief-makers are popping into town with an all-new interactive pop-up attraction based on the Despicable Me and Minions movie. The 1,400 square metres international touring exhibition is not here to stay for very long. Po ka? Pssst…it’s oozing with photo ops (best to keep your phones well charged up) and interactive games too! We know your minion is jumping up and down at the sound of that, so head on over to Resorts World Sentosa now! Strike a pose at eight thematic rooms inspired by the movie- like Gru’s Lab, Girl’s Room and Villains. There’s tons of Minion merch to check out too!
Resorts World Sentosa, Get your tickets here
11. Visit Cinnamoroll at Orchard Central
Calling all Cinnamoroll fans! Here’s a huge surprise waiting for you at Kumoya Orchard Central that is set to satiate your Cinnamoroll appetite. Kit out the fam and head over to devour fun dishes on the limited-time menu that are sure to please the fam. Yay! Psst, you also get a free Cinnamaroll coaster with every drink you order.
12. Unleash your best moves at the NERF Action Xperience
If rain is scuppering your outdoor plans, get up, get moving, gather a group and head over to Marina Square for hours of NERF fun! Conquer obstacle courses, challenge yourself on accuracy, and compete against your friends. You can also fill a NERF gun with paint and spray your own t-shirt to create your own unique designs! Psst… Check out the ‘all-in’ ticket for maximum value, and there are special discounts on NERF guns to purchase in their store! Here’s how to book tickets.
13. Visit Legoland Malaysia
14. Sign the kids up for a holiday camp!
There are loads of online, as well as in-person camps taking place this school holidays. From coding to soccer, as well as arty camps. Check out our school holiday camps guide for the full lowdown on all the options out there for the kids, and book early for cheeky discounts!
15. Make your own scent at Sentosa’s latest attraction
How about a unique attraction to have on your list? Enter Scentopia, Sentosa’s latest attraction is where you can celebrate Singapore’s floral heritage and cultural aromas. Visitors get to go on a free guided perfume tour, experience augmented reality scented exhibits, and even create their signature scent. If you prefer pre-made ones, the physical retail space stocks plenty of those made with alcohol-free ingredients and sustainable material packaging.
16. Take your furry friend on a cruise
If you’re considering treating your furkid, we have a suggestion: take them on a dog cruise! The Royal Albatross now allows furry friends to join their humans on the Sunset Dinner Cruise. Doggos can feast on a gourmet menu that comes with an entree and three main course options. There’s even a surprise dog goodie bag waiting for them! Plus, your pet gets to sit at the dining table, just like any other member of the family. All kinds of dogs are welcome on the cruise, though dog ticket needs to be purchased separately.
17. Ride ponies at Gallop Stables
If you’re looking to escape the high-rise city life of Singapore this school holiday, head out to Gallop Stables. With locations at both Turf City and Pasir Ris, you can let the kids take a pony ride, as well as opt for a feeding session with the horses!
18. Feed the Indian rhinoceros at the Night Safari!
There’s a new feeding programme featuring Newari, an Indian rhino, at the Night Safari! Newari is a big foodie, especially when it involves his fave treat: carrots! As well as feeding Newari, you’ll also be able to chat with the animal care team, hear from Newari’s caretakers and learn more about this amazing species! Head on over to the Night Safari’s East Lodge at 7.30pm to participate in the feeding for $10. All contributions go towards supporting conservation projects in Singapore and South-East Asia.
19. Visit a fire station!
If your little ones love to dress up as firefighters, they are going to love visiting a local fire station to see a real life fire truck! After closing to the public during the pandemic, fire stations are once again open to the public on Saturday mornings, so little ones can meet their heroes. Visitors can go on guided tours to meet firefighters and paramedics, and learn how the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responds to emergencies. Check the SCDF website for more details.
20. Meet the panda fam at River Wonders
Visit Le Le at River Wonders! Although we can’t believe how fast little Le Le is growing up (how is he one already?!), it’s good news for visitors because now you can catch a glimpse of the adorable cub at any point in the day (rather than just the dedicated nursery slots). What better way to spend the school holidays, we say!
21. Be inspired at Children’s Biennale
We love the Children’s Biennale over at the National Gallery Singapore. Explore nine inspiring installations, including a giant cardboard city and so much more!
22. Visit the first pug cafe in Singapore
Love pugs? This ought to get your tail wagging. What The Pug, Singapore’s first pug cafe, is home to 12 wrinkly-faced canines with distinct personalities and quirks. Kids can play with the young hyper pugs, while parents will appreciate cuddling and chilling out with the older dogs. Sessions start at $18 per person, lasting 45 minutes. You’ll also get a canned drink and a Polaroid photo as your take-home souvenir. Psst, once you’re done, you can pop by Meomi Cat Cafe to continue your furry adventures!
23. Get creative in this mixed media space
Studio An has an extensive supply of art materials, mediums and equipment for art experimentation and freedom of expression. We love the sound of the Dirty Debbie Art Buffet where you can try a bit of everything – it’s mixed medium so you can choose from painting, sketching, drawing, silk screen printing, calligraphy, wood or linocut printing. It’s an awesome opportunity to bring out your inner artist and try things you’ve never had the chance to do before! Create alone or collaborate with others, the choice is entirely up to you. This is an open-minded community with artists of all experience levels and from all walks of life. Finally, art can be accessible and affordable for everyone.
24. Check out an exhibit or two!
As well as plenty of online options, you can also check out one of the many kid-friendly museums across Singapore in person this school hols! Head on down and be wowed by technology at ArtScience Museum or take in a whole lot of history and art at Asian Civilisations Museum! Our recommendation? Head to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and check out the dinosaurs! Psst… we spent a day at the Singapore Art Museum and had loads of fun!
25. Get outdoors and visit a farm!
Who knew that Singapore had such a big selection of farms! Yep, you don’t need to head too far out of the city, and you’ll be in beautiful Kranji and farm country! Choose from Jurong Frog Farm, Hay Dairies, Bee Amazed Garden, or dine on some hearty farm-to-table fare at Bollywood Veggies! Parents, you’d definitely want to check out The Sundowner, a rooftop farm experience located at Siglap…
26. Have a jump at a trampoline park!
Trampolining is a great way to tire out the kids, so if you have over-active littles that need to burn energy fast, then book one of these trampoline parks this hols to wear them out!
27. Check out cool science stuff at Science Centre Singapore
Science Centre Singapore is always a great day out for the kids, and it just got better with the Smart Nation Playscape exhibition. Through eight tech zones, you’ll get a glimpse into future technology and its role in developing Singapore. There’s also a cool opt-in personalised experience, where you can collect digital stamps and take a snapshot of your journey and receive a ‘PlayScape Passport’ via email to remember your digital escapade!
28. Unleash your inner speed demon!
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then get ready to unleash your speed demon at some of these fun places across the island. The Karting Arena race track at Jurong boasts a length of 700 metres, all-new petroleum-powered Birel karts, and racing speeds of up to 50km/h. FYI: Only kids aged nine and above and at least 140 centimetres tall are allowed in. Another option is KF1 Expo, created by the same team in charge of the Singapore Night Race. Else, you can take the kiddos to Mud Krank at Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, where they can drive their own All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) around the circuit for 15 minutes.
29. Try your hand at fishing or prawning!
Have you always wanted to fish your own catch (or pet)? We’ve found a few places where your younglings can try their hand at longkang fishing, a hobby popular with the locals back in the 50s and 60s. Otherwise, head down to D’Best Recreation, the largest saltwater fishing pond in Singapore. While kids attempt to fish or go multiple rounds of prawning, the adults can take a breather at the bars and restaurants within the area.
30. Try sustainable fishing at Bedok Jetty
While we’re on the topic of fishing, how do you know if you’ve caught a rare fish and, inadvertently, disrupted the country’s marine biodiversity? Enter FishX, a series of youth-led workshops where new and seasoned fisherfolk can learn how to fish sustainably and responsibly while contributing to marine conservation science. All fishing equipment will be provided, so all you need to do is turn up!
31. Go on a bike ride (or try water biking!)
There’s no doubt that Singapore is one of the best places to go biking with kids. Whether you’re off to conquer a park connector or just a nearby park, it’s bound to be a whole lot of fun. Looking for something completely different this holiday? How about having a go at water biking? Yes, it’s really a thing! You’ll get a chance to cycle on water, but instead of wheels, the water bike consists of two floats. It’s a safe and easy way to explore the beaches without getting wet or having to balance!
And here are even more ideas of things to do this school holidays!
32. Hit the park!
One of our favourite things to do with the kids? Hit the park! From West Coast Park to Pasir Ris Park and all the parks in between, there are so many green spaces to explore with the kids. Check out our ultimate park guide and pick your faves for guaranteed school holiday fun!
33. Beat the heat with an ice cream-making sesh!
The all-famous Singapore heat is hard to beat, but we know just the thing to get the fam cooling off in a flash. Sign up for an ice-cream-making sesh at Tom’s Palette and get the full scoop on ice cream-making from scratch! The best part? You will learn to churn up some lip-smacking recipes without an ice cream maker and get to feast off of an unlimited buffet of ice creams in the shop. Super cool! If heading out isn’t your thing, how about a fam-friendly nice cream-making session at home? Get your food processors out and try out our round-up of nice cream recipes that are guilt-free and packed with all those nutrients for our growing folks. Here’s to a lickin-good holiday!
Tom’s Palette, 8 October, 10 am to 12 pm; 51 Middle Road, #01-01, Singapore 188959
34. Have a daycation over in Sentosa!
Sentosa is the place to head if you’re looking to have a fun-filled fam day out. From the dizzy heights of the cable car to get there, to all-out good times at Universal Studios, and then there’s the beach. On second thoughts, maybe you’ll need a week to do it justice. Staycation, anyone?
35. Go island hopping!
What about exploring the islands of Singapore for a change of scenery? Step back in time over to Pulau Ubin and check out the last surviving kampong. Looking for a new beach? Have Lazarus Island on your list. Psst – you can now get a ferry from Sentosa Cove to Lazarus Island, too! Finally, for easy-peasy island exploring (with no ferry needed), walk across to Coney Island via Punggol Promenade Nature Walk!
36. Discover Canopy Park at Jewel!
There are more reasons than just a flight to head to the airport – it’s worth making a trip just for the fab Canopy Park at Jewel! From mazes galore to foggy bowls (you need to see them to believe them), the kids will be well and truly entertained this school holidays!
37. Get outdoors and take a hike!
If you need a change of scene and some fresh air, Singapore has options aplenty for outdoorsy escapades. Opt for a quieter park or walking trail. Looking for more outdoor ideas? Check out our favourite 100 outdoor activities to have on your radar this school hols!
38. Explore more of Singapore on one of these heritage trails!
We’re always looking for new places in Singapore to explore, and thankfully, the good folks at the National Heritage Board have just the thing up their sleeve – heritage trails! From Chinatown to Haji Lane, learn a new thing or two about Singapore’s history and heritage this weekend!
39. Learn some traditional Māori games
If you can’t make it over to New Zealand this school holidays, here’s the next best thing that parents and children can do together: learn some traditional Māori games! These games teach the values of the Māori warrior and, at the same time, are super simple and fun. Here are three games that’ll introduce the family to New Zealand culture:
- Boost hand-eye coordination with Tītītōrea, a two-stick game that’s still played amongst the Kiwis today. It involves two or more players passing the sticks according to rhythmic music.
- If you’re familiar with Moana, then you would remember Whai. This game, which trains manual dexterity, requires players to create complex and unique patterns using a piece of string only. Psst, need tips? Start with a diamond shape before moving on to a parachute.
- Looking to improve your child’s speech? Give Kai a go! Similar to tongue twisters, you’ll have to memorise and recite the phrase in one breath. Up the challenge by forming tongue twisters in Singapore’s main languages!
40. Get creative with these crafting tutorials!
Looking to keep the kids occupied indoors? Then check out a crafting tutorial or two! You don’t need to look far; thankfully, the internet is our friend with a whole host of ideas just waiting to be tried. Head on over to DIY – its instructional videos are easy enough for the kids to follow, and they’re fun, too. Another great option to check out is Creative Bug’s many classes online. Want to impress the older kids? We say opt for a make your own slime or playdough session – a winner for all ages!
41. Go around the world (without leaving home!) with andBeyond
From Asia to Africa, as well as South America, there are adventures to be had all from the comfort of your own home! Travel company andBeyond has been busy creating some fab stay home activities to introduce kids to different continents, cultures and cuisines. How about learning how to cook up some South America classics, such as Causa Limena and Pino Empanadas?
42. Check out the Changi Experience Studio!
Even if you’re not travelling anytime soon, you still need to head to the airport to check out the Changi Experience Studio. Made up of ten interactive zones – you can learn all things Changi, as well as get the chance to go behind the scenes and take part in simulations of airport activities. Stay tuned to this space for the latest camps and workshops taking place, like the Airport Emergency Service Experience (where you get to meet Changi’s very own firefighters!).
43. Grab a hamper and have a picnic!
All kids (and grown-ups, for that matter) love the novelty of a picnic. Grab your fave snacks, sandwiches and the essential picnic blanket and you’re away! If you are heading off to your favourite park, check out our guide of fab picnic accessories to complete the spread.
44. Treat the fam to afternoon tea!
The past year has been tough, so how about a treat for all the fam this school hols? We say book an afternoon tea and indulge in scones, cream and jam. Psst – some even offer fab takeaway options if you fancy the sweet and savoury delights without heading out!
45. Fill up on sweet treats!
How about an ice cream bucket list to check off the Singapore school hols? Or, if cake, doughnuts and cookies are more your vices, we’ve got them all covered too. We’ve even got a guide on the ultimate sweet treats delivered to your door if you don’t fancy heading out – you’re welcome!
46. Dine out (or grab a takeaway!)
There are so many fabulous options when it comes to dinner with the family, so no one really needs to cook this school hols (that’s our excuse anyway). Work your way through this list of fam-friendly places. Or, why not order in? From delish Thai to pizza extravaganza – there’s something for everyone, even the fussiest of fussy eaters!
47. Work up a sweat indoors with these kid-friendly workouts!
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy while you (try to) WFH this school holiday, then we reckon getting them to burn off some energy with some indoor exercise is just the ticket. Again, the internet comes to our rescue with a heap of indoor options for all ages. We’re fans of Cosmic Kids Yoga and GoNoodle for the young ‘uns, or how about Nike Training Club for the teens? You can even join in too!
48. Book a staycay!
No travel plans? No problem – just make a holiday of it here in SG! With so many super options available right here in Singapore, you’ll think you made it to Bali after all. Check out our guide to the best family staycays – good luck picking!
49. Get the holiday vibes at the beach!
What better way to fill the hols than hitting the beach? And good news, there are loads of options in sunny Singapore. From the fun-filled and white sands of Sentosa to getting away from it all in Kusu Island. Yep, you might have to omit those tankers from your line of vision, but otherwise, you can sit back and pretend you’re in Thailand! Remember to pack the sunscreen!
50. Explore the Park Connector Network!
It’s not just the parks that you should have on your bucket list this school holiday; you need to check out the Park Connector Network (PCN) too! Covering a distance of over 300km (wow!), the PCN connects some of the best parks in Singapore with one another, so no need to traipse along roads to get between them. They are also perfect for scooting, biking or walking territory in their own right too!
51. Get scooting at one of these spots!
Want some outdoorsy fun? Pack the scooter and head off to one of these fab scooter-approved destinations. It’s perfect for getting the kids active this school hols. From Punggol Waterway Park in the east to Jurong Lakeside Garden in the west, there are fab spots to scoot all over Singapore!
52. Explore a nature reserve
As well as the beautiful parks all over Singapore, there’s also some pretty special nature reserves that are worth a visit in their own right. From getting your nature fix at MacRitchie to seeing the sunset over in Labrador Park Nature Reserve, it’s not called the Garden City for nothing.
53. Go on a temple trail
Give the fam a dose of culture and check out the stunning temples dotted across Singapore. From Buddhist and Taoist temples to amazing Hindu temples, we love how diverse Singapore is for so many reasons, and this is just one!
54. Explore a new ‘hood!
From Chinatown to Joo Chiat, and don’t forget fam fave Holland Village. There’s a heap of neighbourhoods to explore in SG this school holiday. Add a few to your list, and you’ll see a new side of SG in no time!
55. Visit a library
Singapore offers some pretty special libraries that are sure to impress the kids. From a tree-themed hideaway at Central Public Library to fancy facilities and great reading nooks at HarbourFront, you can definitely while away the hours and get some new reads! Or, if you want new books to permanently add to your bookshelf, then check out our fave kid-friendly bookstores.
56. Climb new heights this school holiday!
We all know that the kids need to burn energy over the hols, and we think we’ve found the perfect activity – rock climbing! Besides burning tonnes of energy, rock climbing is actually a workout mentally and will teach kids as young as four years to hone their motor skills, flexibility and logical thinking. Win, win!
57. Try one of these baking recipes!
As well as getting the kids involved at dinner time, how about baking up some snacks? We all know that snacks are vital for school holiday sanity! We’ve been busy putting together a list of our fave baking recipes for you to tackle. There’s everything from a super easy Nutella mug brownie (with only three ingredients needed) to the ultimate scone recipe. Looking for healthier options? We’ve got that covered too. From guilt-free apple muffins to sugar-free baking delights and savoury treats. It’s fair to say you’ll be cooking up a storm in no time!
58. Beat the heat (or rain!) at an indoor playground
If the heat is getting to you, or you’re hit with an almighty Singapore downpour – then head straight to indoor play (now sorted by location!) From hanging out with Pororo and friends at Pororo Park to trying out every sport under the sun (but without the rays) at SuperPark, there’s something for all ages! Psst – got littlies? Don’t let the toddlers miss out, check out this list of dedicated play spots for bubs!
59. Have a movie marathon at home!
If you need to pass the time at home, then how about a movie marathon? Vote on a fave film, grab the popcorn and indulge in a film fest with the family. Here are our favourite films if you can’t pick!
60. Pick a new board game
If you’ve overdone the screentime, then how about taking it back to old-school fun with a board game? Yes, there will be arguments, but it’s all a bit of fun, right?! From classics like Risk to new faves Like Sushi! Go! there’s a board game for everyone!
61. Knock down some pins and go bowling
A bit of friendly competition and a snazzy pair of shoes is sure to liven up the hols, and there are some amazing kid-friendly bowling alleys in Singapore to put your bowling to the test!
62. Have a go at Origami with these free downloadable kits!
How about trying a new craft in the form of Origami?! We love the free downloadables available from Canon’s Creative Park website. There are loads to choose from and resources suitable for all ages (even the grown-ups!) – it’s also quite addictive once you get the hang of it!
63. Scare yourself silly at these haunted places around Singapore
Who would have thought that this little red dot would have its fair share of spooky places? From an abandoned palace deep in the heart of Orchard Road to a long stretch of road that has been deemed “dirty” by the locals… we dare you to take a walk and explore these areas… If you dare! Definitely not for the faint of heart, and perhaps you can leave the little ones out of this adventure.
64. Uncover more of Singapore on a river walk!
For another outdoorsy adventure, how about checking out one of these river walks? From the well-known walk between Alexandra and Robertson Quay, to views galore in Tanjong Rhu – you might just find a bit of Singapore you didn’t even know existed!
65. Go on holiday!
The difficult part of planning a holiday is deciding which location to pick – with city breaks and beach options on offer! Will it be exploring the sights in Seoul, or checking out a beach in Thailand? The good news is Japan will be opening its borders to tourists very-very soon, from 11 October 2022! Yay! So get packing people… you’ve got a plane to catch!
66. Pick up creative skills courtesy of Apple
Not planning to head out? Gather the kiddos and try Today at Apple, where you can learn, create, and be inspired. Pick up photography skills so that you can produce artful photos. Or, learn how to edit videos using iMovie. There are also sessions on crafting beats and perfecting your sound as well as drawing and painting. Who says staying at home has to be boring? If you prefer face-to-face lessons, you can head down to the Apple store at Orchard Road. Be sure to check the calendar first!
67. Otah & Friends: Go Gai Gai – Hidden Joo Chiat
Are you looking for some outdoorsy adventure with the fam? Get decked out in your Sherlock best and join our otterly fun friends Otah & Friends on a discovery adventure of Joo Chiat. Unravel riddles and clues via Whatsapp, and discover hidden gems within Joo Chiat while you learn a bit of history at the same time. The Journey is approx three-hour long, covering a distance of 2.4 km, with three breaks to rest and refresh. It is suggested, that children six years of age and above can participate because of its physical intensity. So if you’re up for this fun adventure, get your tickets here.
Otah & Friends: Go Gai Gai – Hidden Joo Chiat, till 31 December
68. Timezone at Jurong Point
Parents- this will sound like music to your ears! A 17,000 sq ft floor space filled with virtual reality arenas, plush toy machines and a drift bumper car track. All this fun is packed under one roof! Timezone has made its way into Jurong Point to entertain your restless kiddos this holiday, and as you can tell, there are hours of entertainment in store. So head on over to the West and take your pick from the 160 gaming options at Timezone.
69. Can’t get enough dinosaurs? Here’s where to hunt for dinos across Singapore
There are loads of fun dino-themed activities, exhibitions and events happening across Singapore this school holidays! Check out Dino-Quest at Suntec City to learn all about the history of Australian dinosaurs, or visit Marina Square and the ROAR adventure park! You also can’t go wrong with a visit to Universal Studios Lost World for some of the best dino rides in Singapore.
70. Book a staycation in the wild at the Singapore Zoo!
Love visiting the zoo? Take things up a notch with a staycation in the wild! You’ll get to connect with wildlife and nature while still keeping cool in an air-conditioned outdoor dome tent. There are also dinner and breakfast sets at the Forest Lodge.
If you prefer to stay home, we have you covered there too. Book a live, interactive session and meet the keepers, and of course, the lovable critters from the zoo – without even getting out of your pyjamas! With all ticket contributions going towards wildlife conservation efforts, you’ll get a sneak peek at each animal’s natural habitat and can join in their feeding and enrichment activities with their dedicated keepers.
71. Head to the theatre with these new shows and live performances
We’re big fans of live performances over here, and we are so excited that we can once again take the kids to see musicals and theatre shows this school holidays. We’ll be lining up what’s on at the theatre and reviewing various live performances taking place across Singapore, so keep checking this page to see when new shows are added!
72. Light up the nights at a dazzling light show
Treat yourself and the whole family to this fun nighttime experience. Be mesmerised by a multi-sensory water display, laser show, fireworks and music as you soar through space and time in a magical adventure! You should also check out Spectra, which is happening again at Marina Bay, and don’t forget our firm favourite Garden Rhapsody – the whole family will love the music and lights shining amidst the Supertrees.
Wings of Time, Siloso Beach, 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604, 7.30pm on weekdays, 7.30pm and 8.30pm on weekends, PH, and PH eves. Tickets from $16.20
73. Swing, spin, splash – get some friends together and have an arty party!
Art jamming is a trend we’re loving, as not only does it get the kid’s creative juices going, but they can bring home something to keep as well! The whole family can enjoy these art sessions. Choose from decorating your own tote bags or canvas prints, swing and splash sessions, or glow-in-the-dark neon paints! Check out Splat Paint House if you fancy spraying the walls with nerf guns, Arty Party for swing, spin, splash sessions, or if creating a canvas rivalling Picasso is more your style, have a look at Art Jamming classes. The HoneyKids team tried out Spin Paint House recently, and here’s our review of it!
74. And don’t forget this bucket list of attractions!
Still need more ideas this school holiday? We’ve put together the ultimate bucket list of fam-fave SG attractions that you can work your way through! After outdoor ideas in particular? We’ve got a separate guide for that, with a whopping 100 ideas. Indoors? That’s covered too. You’re welcome!
Just gone by – School Holidays inspirations from 2022
75. The HoneyKids Asia- International School Fair
If you are a parent looking for the right international school for your kid and have no idea where to begin – we know just the place. One from our very own book, HoneyKids Asia has put together the International School Fair, which will be running its ninth edition this September, featuring 17 international schools from across Singapore and Malaysia. Not only will you have a chance to chat the education experts, but there are also a host of fun activities planned for our little guests of honour.
Trehaus, HoneyKids Asia International School Fair, Saturday 10 September 2022, 10am to 4pm
76. Gretel and Hansel at the Singapore Repertory Theatre
Here’s a childhood fave that is coming to life with a unique twist! Hop into the Brothers Grimm fairytale at the Singapore Repertory Theatre, where the classic story Hansel and Gretel takes the stage in a reimagined storyline. Discover the importance of sibling relationships and family love wrapped in an exciting tale filled with humour. There are many invaluable lessons for the little folks to take away, especially if you have a +1 (or more) to the brood! Is there a house in the storyline made with mouth-watering candies, cakes and treats? There is only one way to find out!
Singapore Repertory Theatre, Gretel and Hansel, till 8 September, 2 performances daily (performed in English), 10 am and 2 pm
77. Little Adventurers at Indian Heritage Centre – Prints & Colours
Calling all itsy-artsy folk! We know just the place where your littlies can take their creativity to an all-new level. The Prints & Colours school holiday programme at the Indian Heritage Centre has something special for your little adventurers, where they will get some insight into traditional Indian pattern-making. Little fingers are sure to learn the art of patience through the exercise of painting intricate and colourful motifs. Make some wall space because your Picasso will get to bring home their masterpiece on canvas!
Indian Heritage Centre, Little Adventurers, 3 to 11 September 2022, 10 am – 6 pm, Free admission
78. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival
Looking to tread down the heritage trail this Mid Autumn festival? The Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival is bringing you a roster of activities to fill you in on all the deets about the moon festival. Dive into the history of the oldest cultural festival in the world with a heritage walk, learn about its origin through art and craft, participate in cultural workshops, an interactive storytelling & workshop sesh, and so much more. Hop on over to the moon and meet all its planet buddies at the Celestial Bodies Lawn installation. Don’t forget to strike a pose at this very instagrammable spot!
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, till 25 September, 10 am to 9 pm, Free Admission
79. September school holidays with SAM
Looking to engage your kiddos with art this September? SAM launches two new fam-friendly exhibits to tap into that art engagement for the kids, in collaboration with Singapore Botanic Gardens and Science Centre Singapore. At ‘Hello Future: Fantastic Paper Planet’, expect to find creations made by preschoolers as you stroll through Singapore Botanic Gardens and explore their efforts to understand the importance of sustainable art-making and its effects on the environment. The ‘Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong’, is SAM’s second edition collab with Singapore Science Centre showcasing ‘shapeless mass; a network of times’ by artist Berny Tan. An installation that represents memories visitors have of the Chinese Garden site (Jurong District) that once was and has been under redevelopment since 2019. Lots to discover and learn for our little folks!
80. Moon-LIT at Singapore Discovery Centre
You can tell that the Mid-Autumn festival is upon us in Singapore by the smell of freshly baked mooncakes in the air! And we reckon you are already stocking up your pantries with delish festive goodies for the littlies. We hope your calendar is getting as much love as well. If not, we know just the mid-autumn treat for the fam. Head on over to Singapore Discovery Centre to harvest all good tidings at The Moon-LIT festival. The kiddos will love to learn more about the harvest season with fun games and workshops, enjoy harmonious melodies that truly set in the festive spirit and get mesmerised by lantern walks. Psst…don’t forget to make a wish and plant it on the wishing tree.
Singapore Discovery Centre, Moon-LIT, till 10 September, 6.30 pm to 10 pm, Get your tickets here
81. Meet the stars at an outdoor movie night
Looking to catch a movie with the fam? Well, we aren’t heading to a cinema hall for this one! Take a hint, cause with the fam in tow, you will need to carry along your picnic mat or bean bag (and some snacks) for a real treat! Marina Bay Alliance presents Carnival by The Bay, where the whole family can enjoy an outdoor movie screening experience set amid scenic views of the city and under a star-speckled night sky. Psst, the best part? It’s free for all! You might need a couple of $$$ to refill on snacks and have a go at some fun carnival games. Yay!
Carnival by The Bay, 2 & 3 September, 5pm to 9.30 pm, The Lawn @ Marina Bay
Looking for more ways to keep the kids busy this school holiday in Singapore? Check out our ideas for what to do this weekend!