From Hello Kitty sitting amongst sakura blossoms and Otah the Otter to theatre performances and storytelling sessions, here’s a list of family events and activities in Singapore for your March holiday entertainment!
Holidays are meant to be enjoyed and one way is to be with your family with a little bit of (a lot is also acceptable) fun at the side. We didn’t think you would enjoy the process of diving into pages and pages looking for ideas, which is why we have compiled all the fun things happening this holiday season in one place!
Take your pick, gather your kids and off you go for a delightful experience with your family!
If you would like to pick up a new skill, check out our list of holiday camps and workshops.
1. Sakura Featuring Hello Kitty at Gardens by the Bay
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Venue: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: From 1 Mar 2021
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Fee: $8 - $20 (Book)
This season Gardens by the Bay sees the return of its well-loved cherry and peach blossoms floral display. It might not be Ueno Park, but the Japanese-style landscaped garden with torii gates and elegant Japanese red-crowned cranes gracing the Flower Field alongside pink blossoms of sakura and momo, provides relief for those who miss travelling to Japan. Not only that, for the first time this year, Hello Kitty will be making an appearance around the conservatory in different settings!
Aside from the floral display, you can also look forward to cultural programs such as a demonstration of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana workshop and Japanese folk dance. Do note that spaces are limited for the programs and you will have to pre-book your seats.
2. Arts in Your Neighbourhood 2021
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Venue: Online and Onsite - various locations
Date: 11 – 28 Mar 2021
An annual event organized to make art both accessible and enjoyable for everyone, Arts in Your Neighbourhood returns this year with another assortment of programs. Featuring a total of 10 arts programs including visual arts installations, music performances and multi-disciplinary experiences co-created with a diverse group of artists, arts organisations and community partners, this season’s programs are inspired by the stories, people and district of Pasir Ris.
Highlights of the Arts in Your Neighbourhood March 2021 includes a special puppetry film by The Finger Players; PODSCAPE, a striking yellow mobile booth featuring an exciting mix of immersive storytelling soundscapes made from objects found in Pasir Ris and; Api Api’s Dreams, a light projection display by SYNDICATE on the façade of the White Sands Shopping Mall.
3. World Water Day at the Science Centre Singapore
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Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Date: 12 – 21 Mar 2021
Time: 10 am – 1 pm | 2 pm – 5pm
Fee: Free and Paid (General admission applies)
Science Centre Singapore joins in the celebration of World Water Day, which is held on 22 Mar annually and helps raise awareness about water value and scarcity through a series of ‘Wet & Wild’ activities and an experiential gallery hunt. You can also purchase cool water-related merchandise at the centre’s souvenir shop.
4. Storytelling Series: The Dancing Monster
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Venue: Online – SISTIC Live Stream
Date: 13 – 19 Mar 2021
Time: 11 am – 11 pm
Join a Young Storyteller from The Storytelling Centre to discover the tale of The Dancing Monster. A young boy, confronted by a monster outside a cave, starts beating his drum to call for help but surprisingly the monster starts dancing! Can music soothe a savage beast? Find out!
5. Wildlife Quest with Detective Blue at The Jurong Bird Park
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Venue: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Date: 6 Mar – 27 Jun 2021 (Weekends, PH, & SH only)
Time: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm (Last entry: 5 pm)
Fee: $10 (Park admission charges applies)
In celebration of its 50 golden years, Jurong Bird Park is offering visitors an array of activities as well as promotions that you can enjoy with your family, including their very first digital GPS game trail: Wildlife Quest with Detective Blue. Do note that the game ticket is not included in park admission, you will have to add-on the game pack separately.
Top up $10 to your park admission to join Detective Blue on a quest to learn the unique characteristics of bird friends. Then on your trip to the park, complete a quiz or task on your mobile device at each of the highlighted exhibits and you can enjoy exclusive rewards upon completion! While you’re there, you can Foster a Flamingo, Meet Detective Blue’s Friends, take a trip down memory lane in an egg-shaped portal, and pose alongside the Past-Present-Future Photopoints around the park, among other things!
6. Weekend Programs at The Artground
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Venue: The Artground, 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 BLK J, Singapore 439053
Date: 13, 14 & 21 Mar 2021
Time: 10.30 am – 11 am | 4.30 pm – 5 pm
Fee: $16 - $40 (sold in bundles of 2 – 4)
The Artground has a series of weekend programs through March that you can explore with your little ones. On 13 Mar, there are two different art and craft sessions for toddlers 3 years and up that you can join. In the morning, with Hats Off to You! by Harng you can create your own bucket hat using fabric scraps and in the afternoon, you can help the fishes fill up their tank by rolling marbles dipped in the paint on paper with Rolly Fish by Art Away Studio.
You can join in Baby Beat by Kulcha Pop, a cosy seated performance of classical music favourites for tiny tots from 18 to 36 months, or Dance-Telling, Holi by Ethos, which shares a story with kids from 3 to 7 years through dance movement, on 14 Mar. There’s a storytelling session for tots from 3 to 7 years by The Storytelling Centre Ltd on 21 Mar and Rolypoly Family’s Dance Playground program for children 4 years and up.
Due to limited capacity to ensure safe distancing, please note that tickets to the weekend programs are sold in bundles. You can purchase your tickets online.
7. Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express
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Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: 12 Dec 2020 – 13 Jun 2021
Time: Mon, Tue, Fri & Sun: 10 am – 9 pm | Wed & Thu: 10 am – 7 pm | Sat: 10 am – 10 pm
Free for kids 3 years and under
The Pop-Up Attraction Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express allows visitors to witness what then, only a few explorers and diplomats had experienced over 100 years ago! The exhibition presents some of the most extraordinary objects and documents showcasing centuries-old history that retraces the legacy of the train, allowing visitors to discover events that transformed the world and shaped the map.
8. Otah & Friends Multi-sensory Exhibit
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Venue: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: 15 Dec 2020 – 4 Apr 2021
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Fee: $15/pax (min. 2 pax) | $60 for group of 5
Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, Otah & Friends, Singapore’s first otter-themed escapade has extended its run with brand-new offerings. The colourful exhibits see new additions, which means more opportunities for snooping around and snapping quirky shots for the Gram. Don’t forget your mission of finding Otah before the cookies in his oven burn though or you will miss out on the ooey-gooey cookies and lemonade reward! Additionally, on selected dates from 1 Mar, you will be able to get up-close with Otah!
9. STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition
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Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Date: 30 Jan – 13 Jun 2021
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (Admission every 15 mins)
Fee (Singapore Residents rate): $25/adult | $20/concession (book)
Concession: Senior, students, person with disabilities, child (2 – 12 years)
STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition is an interactive exhibit showcasing close to 200 artefacts from the original Star Wars™ films. You can get up close and personal with original movie props, artworks, costumes and models of the famed starships, the Millennium Falcon and the Star Destroyer from Star Wars™.
Fans of the popular franchise will also love learning more about the creative process of movie-making from early concept drawings, storyboarding, model making, through puppetry and costume design. Follow iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2, C-3P0 and see the personal choices that they made that helped shape their identities.
10. March On 2021
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Venue: Online and Onsite
Date: 10 – 14 Mar 2021
Fee: Free and Paid
Esplanade has launched a brand-new annual festival for children, March On. Featuring an assortment of music, theatre and dance programs for kids below 12 and their families to participate in, March On's specially curated programmes delve into relevant issues facing the young of today and place children squarely at the centre of the creative process. Re-imagine A Character! Costume-Making Workshop, Kinder's Garden Walk & Workshop, Pipa Harmonies, and The Rattle King theatre performance are just some of the programs you can look forward to.
11. Kids Play for Free at Sentosa
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Date: 1 – 31 Mar 2021
Fee: Free and Paid
This March holidays, The State of Fun is appearing much more enticing, especially if you have little ones below 12 years old. Through March, children 12 years and below get to enjoy free entry with every paying adult at selected attractions, such as iFly Singapore, AJ Hackett Sentosa, HeadRock VR, and Singapore Cable Car.
12. Craft Making & Wellness Workshops at Chinatown
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Date: 13 – 14, & 20 – 21 Mar 2021
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Fee: $5 - $60
Held over two weekends at Chinatown, there are multiple craft workshops that you can try your hand in whether you’re looking for a novel experience or to pick up a new skill. You can take your pick from basket weaving, pottery and soap making workshop to Marble Style Coaster Workshop, Stop Video Making and LEGO® Spinning Top Challenge. Before you sign up, do note that some of the workshops have a minimum age requirement.
13. Easter Wonderland 2021
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Venue: Downtown East
Date: 1 Mar – 4 Apr 2021
If a trip to Downtown East is in your books for the holidays, do check out The EGG-CADE Room on E!Hub Level 2, near the main entrance. You will find a mini arcade as well as an art installation featuring a life-sized egg tray where you can take pictures for your Insta story. Aside from that you can also sign up for a baking class at RedMan by Phoon Huat or go roller skating. Kids can sing up for an Art Workshop at Achievers Art or try rock climbing for something more exhilarating.
14. Children’s Sports Programs at Singapore Sports Hub
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Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Date: 15 Jan – 31 Mar 2021
Singapore Sports Hub is offering a wide variety of sports programs and activities for children during this season that you can take your pick from. There’s Multi-Sports Class, Kinder Holiday Program and Kids Dance Class, among others suitable for children of different age groups. You can register for the programs online.