Not sure what to do for the March and April Easter 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 how you’re going to entertain the kids over the March and April Easter school holidays, then don’t fret. We’ve got you (and the kids) covered with everything to do this school holiday in Singapore. Covid-19 restrictions might have thrown an extra spanner in the works, but we’re not phased. Nope, we’ve still 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, we’ve got it covered! So take a look, and get filling up your Singapore school holiday itinerary with these fun-filled activities for the whole family. Happy holidays!
66 things to do with the kids this school holiday in Singapore
1. Witness larger-than-life replicas of world landmarks at the Science Centre
Another Lego exhibition for the kiddies (and you) to check out! Brickman Wonders Of The World features more than 50 larger-than-life Lego replications of the world’s most iconic landmarks. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, Singapore’s Merlion… see how many you can recognise. Plus, over a million Lego bricks will be scattered at several play-table stations so visitors can come up with their unique creations too. Psst, members of Science Centre Singapore can enjoy 10% off tickets until 30 April.
2. Learn fun facts at Gardens by the Bay!
National Geographic is in town and it’s bringing kid-fave ‘Weird but True’ exhibit to the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay! And better still, it’s the first of four new exhibits to launch, yay! Head on down and be inspired by fun facts about the animal and plant kingdom – it’s going to be a wild ride!
3. Book a playcation at Shangri-La Singapore
This school holiday, level up your family staycation by booking a Family Playcation Wellness Camp at Shangri-La Singapore! This unique 3D2N holiday experience is a combination of a family staycation and a kid’s camp, offering a curated mix of fun, self-care, as well as expert-led activities with intentional learning. The wellness camp starts right after you check in with the fam, consisting of cool activities like Peranakan tile colouring, a creative writing and storytelling workshop, art jamming, and even a whodunit-style mystery hunt! It also comes with two complimentary sessions at Shangri-La Singapore’s newest water playground, Splash, and one complimentary session at their renowned play space, buds by Shangri-La. You and your family will be staying at the hotel’s new Garden Wing Deluxe Family Terrace room that comes with direct access to its gardens. And since bub will be spending most of their time having fun at camp, this is a great opportunity for mums and dads to get some much needed alone time too!
Need more info? Check out our review of Shangri-La’s Family Playcation Wellness Camp here.
4. My Little Pony returns to Orchard Central
This is strictly for the fans: Kumoya brings the magical pony theme to its Orchard Central outlet once again. The limited-time pop-up sports everyone’s favourite ponies alongside bright and colourful decor. The menu, designed in collaboration with food artist Shirley Wong AKA Little Miss Bento, features six snacks, five mains, three desserts, and a whopping selection of 11 drinks. You can also get My Little Pony merch here for your collection!
5. Visit a new attraction like Scentopia!
How about a new 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.
6. Sign them up for a holiday camp!
There are loads of online, as well as in-person camps taking place this school holiday. 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!
7. Enjoy the sweetest treats at Changi Airport Terminal 3
Fans of Chupa Chups, listen up: the well-loved brand makes its sweetest (and biggest) presence felt with Changi’s Sweetest Treats! Check out the enormous lollipop display at T3 Departure Hall between rows 5 and 6, which measures 11 metres long and four metres tall! Let the little ones run wild at the whimsical playground located near row 11, and then take photos with moving lollipop daisies at the lollipop garden near the link bridge to Jewel. Need a little breather? Sign the kids up for fun and engaging workshops where they’ll learn coding with robotics, make sushi bento using felt, design cupcakes with fondant, and more! There’s also a retail space at Basement 2 where you can get cool Chupa Chups merch.
8. Visit the first Nickelodeon-themed entertainment centre in Singapore
Fans of Spongebob Squarepants, PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, immerse in the world of Nickelodeon at its first-ever themed entertainment centre. Located on Level 3 of Marina Square, you can go on a jellyfish hunt, make your way across the slime lounge, jump around the bouncy castles, and ride on the bumper cars. Cameras at the ready too – your little people will want you to take loads of photos of them with their favourite characters. Get your tickets here for a fun-filled fam day out.
9. Have a bouncing good time at Jumptopia!
Jumptopia is in residence at Gardens by the Bay – hooray! And better still, these specially designed bouncy castles are not just for the kids, but the adults can get in on the fun too! Occupying 8,600 sq ft of space, there are eight unique play concepts the whole fam can explore and conquer at Bayfront Pavilion. Get booking, we reckon this could be very popular during the holiday season!
10. 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!
11. 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!
12. Step into a roarsome Brickosaurs World
More dino news coming your way: from now until 3 May 2022, catch more than 60 life-sized dinosaurs at Singapore Zoo and River Wonders. Titled Brickosaurs World, this is the first-ever showcase of dinosaurs of all sizes in Asia. Kids, get ready to embark on interactive self-guided trails to discover animals on the brink of extinction. They’ll learn crucial knowledge on how to save these animals and conserve wildlife.
13. Dine out with CoCoMelon this school holiday!
Another one that’s sure to impress the littlies this school hols – the CoComelon café! Located at CLOVE, the first CoComelon-themed café brings families a fully interactive, all-day dining experience. Expect themed food like the Bingo Paw Bun and TomTom Favourite Burger that are almost too cute to eat. Tables will also take the form of the familiar Wheels On The Bus school bus.
14. Savour and hang out with Hello Kitty at Fairmont Singapore
Huge fans of Hello Kitty? Head straight to the nearby Fairmont Singapore which has two Hello Kitty offers! First up, Anti:dote presents a whimsical afternoon tea featuring the beloved Sanrio character. You can expect plenty of kitty goodies such as Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel concoctions, sarnies adoring the mouthless cat’s face, and an array of sweet treats. We had a chance to indulge in the afternoon tea and it was amazing! If that’s not enough, you can prolong the kitty happiness this weekend by booking the purrfect staycation at the hotel! There are Hello Kitty-themed Fairmont rooms, with exclusive collectables waiting to welcome you when you check-in!
15. 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 on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Doggos can feast on a gourmet menu that comes with an entree, a main course, and dessert. 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.
16. 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, a TikTok inspired photo booth, and so much more!
17. Meet the newest addition to the panda fam at River Wonders
Le Le has made his debut in his new home, joining mummy Jia Jia in the main exhibit at the Giant Panda Forest in River Wonders! Although we can’t believe how fast little Le Le is growing up, 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!
18. 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 latest 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!
19. 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!
20. 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 has opened a race track at Jurong, which 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.
21. 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…
22. 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. Or, make a day of it and check out the camps and workshops taking place, like the Airport Emergency Service Experience (where you get to meet Changi’s very own firefighters!) or the exciting Champions of the Smart Airport RoboMaster workshop!
23. 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.
24. 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!
25. Go on holiday!
Who’d have thought the prospect of flying somewhere would be back on the cards this school hols?! Now the difficult part 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? We’ll see you at the airport!
26. 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!
27. 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.
28. More dino fun to marvel at!
Check out Jurassic Mile, Singapore’s largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs! Walk or cycle along the path and approach more than 20 different pre-historical creatures from nine different species. From the carnivorous and herbivorous to a massive five-metre tall dino, expect to see every sort of dinosaur you can think of! While you’re there, keep an eye out for the gigantic dino eggs. Watch the kiddos go bananas over these enormous creatures!
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29. 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 (and Attack on Titans, if you’re a big fan) 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!
30. 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!
31. 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!
32. Spend the day at Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is one of our go-to places for a family day out. Walk around the two air-conditioned conservatories, go up the Supertree Observatory, and enjoy the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. You can also check out fun activities attractions while you’re there, such as the second volume in the Otah & Friends adventures, the Active Family Programme, a photo exhibition and don’t forget it’s Sakura in the Flower Dome!
33. 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?
34. Go island hopping!
What about exploring the islands of Singapore for a change of scenery? Step back in time over on 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!
35. 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!
36. 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, and of course, keep social distancing in mind. Looking for more outdoor ideas? Check out our favourite 100 outdoor activities to have on your radar this school hols!
37. 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!
38. Learn some traditional Māori games
While we wait for New Zealand to open up (that’s in May!), 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!
39. 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!
40. Go around the world (without leaving home!) with andBeyond
Travel may have started to open up again, but here’s an alternative if you don’t fancy heading anywhere just yet. 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?
41. Meet the zoo animals on a virtual tour!
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! For $10 a session (with all contributions going towards wildlife conservation efforts), you’ll get a sneak peek at each animals’ natural habitat and can join in their feeding and enrichment activities with their dedicated keepers!
42. 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.
43. 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!
44. Fill up on sweet treats!
How about an ice cream bucket list to check off this 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!
45. 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!
46. Water play (at home!)
So some water play options might be out at the mo, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a splashing good time at home! Check out this list of fab water play toys to while away the hours this school hols!
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 35 of 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. Even if you are not able to go inside due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can still check out their beauty from outside. 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! As well as 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. 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. Try out these super-fun (and free) activities!
We know school hols can be $$$ quite quickly, but they don’t have to be. The good news is there are actually loads of free and really fun activities to keep the kids busy in SG. From hitting a local library to exploring a free art gallery!
65. 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!
Looking for more ways to keep the kids busy this school holiday in Singapore? Check out our ideas for what to do this weekend!