From virtual events to camps and workshops, here’s a list of places to go and things to do with your kids this school holiday in Singapore!
The struggle is real when it comes to finding something to keep the kids entertained and busy beyond Day One. We understand. Hence, we have compiled a list of events, activities, and things that you can do with your children around Singapore and within your home this June!
Take your pick and have a blast!
Given the current Safe Management Measures and changing circumstances, we encourage you to check with the respective merchant beforehand to avoid any disappointment.
Virtual & Physical Events
Source: National Gallery Singapore
Gallery Children’s Biennale | Launches 22 May 2021
National Gallery Singapore is bringing back its popular Children’s Biennale for its third edition. Featuring 9 commissioned artworks by local and international artists, Gallery Children’s Biennale seeks to empower children to navigate the changing times with empathy and confidence through playful and interactive art experiences that explore topics relevant to the times such as Home, Diversity, Time and Environment. In this first-ever “phygital” format, more children from around the globe will be able to experience the Biennale. The online experience will be available from 22 May 2021 to Dec 2022 while the on-site installation will be available from 4 Sep 2021 to Dec 2022.
Stage Camp (Digital) | 21 – 25 Jun & 12 – 16 Jul 2021 | $650
Singapore Repertory Theatre has brought back their series of holiday Stage Camp for young ones. In view of the current Safe Management Measures, they have relaunched the program in a digital format and the Stage Camp (Digital) will be conducted via Zoom from 7 Jun 2021. Currently, only the Theatre Stage camp for 7- to 10-year-old children is open for registration.
National Museum of Singapore June Holiday Family Fun | From 29 May 2021 | Free and paid options
As part of it's June Holiday Family Fun programmes, the National Museum of Singapore is organising a series of programmes for families. Available online or as onsite activities, these programmes will bring you through the museum as well as the special exhibits - Home, Truly and Picturing the Pandemic!
Culture Shiok (Virtual) @ HomeTeamNS Khatib | 4 - 30 Jun 2021 | $30 (members), $36 (non-members)
Experience the four local cultures – Malay, Peranakan, Indian and Chinese – over four weekends. From Facebook ‘Live’ Gameshows to Exclusive Online Craft Workshops to learning about each culture’s food heritage, join HomeTeamNS Khatib on a unique cultural journey!
City Sprouts Virtual Holiday Camp | 7 - 11 June 2021 & 14 - 18 June 2021 | $280 per 5 days
A 5-day virtual camp where families can go on an immersive tour around Sprout Hub to discover the life cycle of black soldier flies and their role in food waste management, have a hands-on session on germination with a hydroponics set up (kits will be delivered to you), learn about handwashing and craft your own strawberry-shaped play dough soap and much more!
Create Your Own Film Strip @ SAM Mini Mobile Museum: 'Slander!' | 9 Jun – 25 Jul 2021 | Free
Singapore Art Museum (SAM) Mini Mobile Museum: Slander! is currently at Woodlands Regional Library. It features an engaging choreography of film footages, digitised images, text, objects and printed matter from a range of films shot and produced in Singapore from 1958 to 1963. As part of the exhibition, families may take home a bookmark created like a film strip for children to build stories and characters, much like an actual film strip. Let the children be drectors of their own film by drawing out three back-to-back scenes inspired by the exhibition
Little Red Riding Hood & Jack and the Beanstalk | 26 Jun – 25 Jul 2021 | $32
Tag and Flick, the newest members of the TLC team, are play-makers, people who create and imagine a world full of possibilities and they have reimagined some of their favourite stories! Playmaking is super portable creative storytelling, with audience interaction and can be recreated at home.
Source: Chihuly Studio via Gardens by the Bay
Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom | 23 Apr – 1 Aug 2021 | $8 - $20
Gardens by the Bay currently houses a collection of spectacular glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly, an artist renowned for his large scale blown glass sculptures. Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom features over 20 large-scale installations and more than 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works.
Human x Nature: Environmental Histories of Singapore | 9 Apr – 26 Sep 2021 | Free
Featuring botanical prints, plantation photographs, maps, and natural history specimens, among others, the National Library’s Human x Nature: Environmental Histories of Singapore exhibit explores centuries of changes in Singapore’s natural environment as a result of our interaction.
Film Screenings: Wondrous Worlds | 31 May – 1 Aug 2021 | Free
This school holiday, ArtScience Museum has organized a series of programs, including a series of film screenings that illuminate the rich inner worlds and imaginations of the young and young-at-heart! Do note that online pre-booking is encouraged for the film screenings. Walk-ins will be accepted subject to venue capacity. Booking link will go live on 24 May 2021.
My Babak’s Studio | 28 Nov 2020 – 25 Jul 2021 | Free for Singaporeans, PRs and Children under 6
My Babak’s Studio is inspired by sisters, Fauziah Jamal and Faridah Jamal’s fond childhood memories. Their late father, Haji Ahmad Jamal whom they affectionately addressed as Babak, is a Banjarese diamond trader and jeweller. Growing up, the sisters remember watching him at work and trying their hands at designing jewellery in his office located in their home. Explore the studio to discover the sisters’ childhood memories and experience the work that a diamond trader and jewellery designer would do on a typical day.
Source: National Museum of Singapore
Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present | 19 Dec 2020 – 29 Aug 2021 | Free for Singaporeans, PRs and Children under 6
Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present explores the moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people. The exhibit features photographs, artefacts, audio-visual footage, sounds, and special digital features.
Source: Orient Express via Gardens by the Bay
Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express | 12 Dec 2020 – 12 Sep 2021 | From $25 (Free for kids 2 years and under)
Due to its popularity, the pop-up attraction Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express has extended its stay at Gardens by the Bay. The showcase offers visitors a chance to embark on a fascinating journey through the history of the Orient Express, reliving the experience of travellers who boarded the train more than 100 years ago.
Workshops & Activities
Source: The Green Capsule
The Green Capsule | $15 - $50
The Green Capsule is offering an Airplant Greenwall Workshop (from $40) and Close Terrarium Workshop (from $15) at Funan and Great World City with a limit on the number of participants. You are encouraged to check their schedule before making a booking. You can also attempt to create your own terrarium at home as they do offer a series of DIY kits with the necessary materials packed in.
Art Wonderland | $72
"When I Grow Up" Virtual Art Workshop is Art Wonderland's immersive and interactive online programme for little ones to discover the world of three different artistic professionals, Animation Artist, Cartoonist and Textile Designers, all from the comfort of your own home! Discover more about and hands-on as these artistic professionals!
Aeroviation | $120
Aeroviation Singapore is a flight school, which also offers you the experience of piloting a plane, whether you’re an experienced pilot or a complete novice at piloting.
Trio Kids | $30 - $60
Trio Kids' science toys revolve around the Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) concept. They offer series of kits that will allow young ones to explore the different scientific theories, such as the Colour Changing Chemical DIY Kit. The experiments are not only educational but also entertaining. You can purchase one kit from $30.90 or two kits for $60.
Artzillions | $49
Artzillions offers a few art kits that allow you to explore your artistic side with your little ones. The Happy Art & Craft Box is a themed box that comes with a canvas, soft clay, acrylic paints, and tools, which you can use to explore the various art mediums, while the Joy Art & Craft Box is for creating your very own mosaic masterpiece and consists of a colourful range of mosaic tiles, glue, grout, grouting tools, a 22” plate, and two coasters.
Mr Bottle’s Kids Party | $28.70 - $69.90
Mr Bottle’s Kids Party's Dinosaur Egg Digging Set comes with a dinosaur egg, from which you will have to dig out a dinosaur figurine, about 3 cm in length. You can get them in sets of 3 ($28.70) or 12 ($69.90).
Twiddly Fiddly | $15 - $38
Twiddly Fiddly creates sensory-rich thematic play kits packed with premium playdough and interesting treasures that are sure to inspire children’s imagination. You can have your pick from the different themes available, such as Hop Little Bunny, Outerspace and Whimsical Playdough Kit.
Genius R Us | $70 - $168
If you love baking, Genius R Us has a series of hassle-free Bake n Deco Kits that you can check out. You can choose from Unicorn Cookies, Sleepy Hotdog Bread, I Heart Dad Giant Cookie, and Teddy Bear Brownies. Each kit comes with dry ingredients, topping as well as instructions for you and your child to bake your own delicious creations.
Source: The Little Things
The Little Things | $32 - $75
The Little Things is also offering a series of baking kits for making goodies like Gummy Thumbprint Cookies, Kueh Dadar, Kueh Lapis Sagu just for little bakers. The kits are packed with step-by-step, child-friendly pictorial instructions and freshly packed and labeled ingredients. The Kueh Dadar kit even comes with special child-sized equipment.
EPIC Workshops | $26 - $48
If you love the difference experience that DIY kits bring then you will be delighted to learn that EPIC Workshops offers a wide range of kits. From Art Jamming, Tote Bag and Tiles Painting Experience Kits to Dinosaurs Fossil Excavation Art Experience Kits that allows you to “excavate” the fossils and assemble the dinosaur model.
Sandwich Making Workshop | 20 Jun 2021 | $2 - $4
Making a sandwich seems easy, but making a healthy sandwich may require more skills than you think! Make a healthy tuna sandwich in this workshop organised by Aranda Country Club and grab your child to join along as well! Workshop runs from 12 pm to 2 pm on 20 June 2021 via Zoom. Register by emailing to email@example.com before 13 June 2021.
Deals & Promotions
New World Carnival
New World Carnival is an arcade with a variety of games, such as augmented reality racing games, claw crane games, and more. You can purchase 60 Credits (VR/AR) + 200 Tokens (Arcade) at just $80 (U.P. $170).
Zone X is another arcade offering a wide variety of games. You can purchase 125 tokens at just $20 (U.P. $31.25).
Paris Baguette’s Choco Fair is here with 13 heart-warming chocolate treats! You can even enjoy a 3 for $10.00 offer on Choco Pastry Bundle (U.P. $11.70) and other promotions, valid till 22 June 2021!
You can get Marche Movenpick's popular Rosti at 50% off from 18 May to 13 Jun 2021. It is available from Mon to Sun, and only for walk-in takeaway at Marche Movenpick 313@somerset, VivoCity and Suntec City.