The March school hols are almost here! Here's everything you can do with the kids during this school holiday break.
High fives all around for Phase 3 – whoop whoop! This hol, the kids are free to explore their fave parks and green spaces, hang out with their buddies (only in groups of eight and social distancing, of course) and they can even check out a kid-friendly exhibit or two at the museums. Yep, we’re definitely psyched about the March school holidays in Singapore. Now, all we have to do is fill up our days with fun-filled activities for the whole fam. Ready for our lowdown on all things kid-friendly this March? Here we go!
Things to do with the kids this March school holiday
1. Go island hopping!
Missing travelling with the fam? Although going overseas might still be a way off, why not explore the islands of Singapore for a change of scenery this school holiday? 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. Or, for easy-peasy island exploring (with no ferry needed) walk across to Coney Island via Punggol Promenade Nature Walk!
2. Sign them up to holiday camp
If family days out aren’t enough to keep your active rugrats entertained during the March school holidays, why not sign them up for a school holiday camp? From coding and theatre to science, soccer and more, there’s plenty of options for your happy little campers. And the best bit? Multi-day camps mean multiple days of fun!
3. Go on a search for the best ice cream in town!
Make an ice cream bucket list and go on a quest with the wee ones for the best ice cream in Singapore. We’ve got the full scoop here (see what we did there?!). Or, if cake is more your vice, we’ve got all the yummiest cupcake hangouts covered, too. You’re welcome!
4. Spend an afternoon at Little India
If you haven’t made your way to Little India with the kids yet, then add it to your list this March school holiday! Our top tip? Come right before night time so you can grab dinner. Also, be sure to check out the fab Indian Heritage Centre in this ‘hood too!
5. Visit all the places in our Top 50 must-visit attractions
Since the kids aren’t in school, now’s the perfect time to get your Singapore bucket list sorted. If you haven’t done all of the things on our list, you better get cracking! Psst – there are 50 things to do, so you might want to spread it out a bit. Divide and conquer, baby!
6. Treat yourselves to a staycay
Although we can’t head overseas, there’s plenty of amazing hotels in the Little Red Dot to enjoy a special getaway. Make sure to do your research before you lock in your reservation – lots of hotels have special staycation rates and offers going on (check out our sweet deals article for our faves!). Our tip? Pick a hotel with an awesome pool or indoor and outdoor play areas!
7. Go on a bike ride!
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. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen! Oh, and if you don’t have a bike, check out our guide to bike-sharing schemes in Singapore for all the best places to rent bikes from.
8. Have fun at ArtScience Museum
Although we are super lucky to have a whole heap of options when it comes to kid-friendly museums this March school holiday, a firm favourite for all the fam is ArtScience Museum. We can’t believe they’ve recently turned 10! If you’ve got littlies, make a beeline for Future World: Where Art Meets Science. Or, if you’ve got older kids who are Star Wars fans, then head on over to the Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition to get a glimpse of over 200 artefacts from the films!
9. Play hide and seek with Otah & Friends
Super-cute Otah is still taking up residence in Gardens by the Bay, so if you haven’t made it over yet, then now is the time! Once you’ve explored Otah’s colourful abode and spotted the cute critter, you’ll be rewarded with complimentary cookies and lemonade to enjoy in Otah’s backyard!
10. Visit special guest, Hello Kitty, at the Flower Dome!
That’s right, folks, whilst dreams of heading to enjoy the sakura in Japan might have been dashed this school holiday, you can still check out the glorious blossom display over at Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome with special guest, Hello Kitty, making an appearance!
11. Get your dancing shoes on with Got to Move!
Dance like no one is watching with the fun-filled programmes by Got to Move 2021! As part of Singapore’s nationwide dance movement, you’ll be treated to a range of programmes, including fancy augmented reality filters to turn your front room into a dancefloor this March school holiday!
12. Watch a play!
Theatre Practice is launching their fourth edition of Patch! – a live theatre festival of play this March. Watch ‘Here comes Kaya and Roti! “Where Are Our Friends?”’ which includes sing-alongs, storytelling and craft sessions! Or, for at-home fun, take part in the innovative and unique two-day at-home camping experience – Kaya & Roti: Welcome to camp breakfast! Camping with a difference!
Looking for more ways to keep the kids busy this March school holidays? Check out our ideas for what to do this weekend!