PSLE Marking Days 2020: Kid-friendly Experiences & Activities to Enjoy

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From camps, workshops and events to promotions to reap benefits from, here’s a list of ideas to keep both the kids and yourself entertained during the PSLE Marking Days!

This year, the PSLE Marking Days are from 19 Oct to 22 Oct 2020. That’s four days (six if you count the weekend!) of potential for something fun and memorable! Give your little ones (and yourself) a respite from all that studying with these activities! 

PSLE Marking Days 2020: Kid-friendly Experiences & Activities to Enjoy
Source (from top left): Kaboodle, BYKidO, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore Bowling, National Gallery Singapore 

1. Escape Adventure Trails | Free & 50% Off Trails

Location: Around Singapore
Date: - 
Hour: - 
Fee: Free & Paid
Suitable Ages: 10 years and above

Island Wanderer has combined escape room-style puzzles with amazing race-style use of iconic landmarks around Singapore to produce adventurous trails known as the Escape Adventure Trails

How it works is that first, you choose your trail of choice – Tradesmen, Promenade, Hidden Gem, etc. – and you will be given a mission to solve. A chatbot will then give you clues, guiding you from landmark to landmark. You will get to solve tricky puzzles as well as explore the city and uncover her stories!



In addition to the free Tradesmen Trail, they also offer free online trails. If you’re interested in the other trails, you can get 50% off when you use the promo code [ BYKIDO50 ]! 

RELATED: 5 Local Tours to Explore Singapore with Your Family

2. SAFRA Punggol Halloween Myths Come to Life | Online Detective Work

SAFRA Punggol Halloween Myths Come to Life
Photo credits SAFRA

Location: Online
Date: 17 Oct – 24 Oct 2020
Hour: 6.30 pm onwards
Fee: Free

SAFRA Punggol Halloween Myths Come to Life presents a different Halloween experience with an array of virtual fun-packed activities on SAFRA Punggol’s Facebook page, including an online mystery that’s waiting for you to solve! 

5 lucky brilliant detectives that can solve the mystery will stand a chance to win Splash@Kidz Amaze Play voucher (entry for 2 adults & 2 children) and a $30 Jack's Place voucher at SAFRA Punggol! Open to SAFRA members only. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for clues. 

There is also an ongoing Best Dressed competition, which will be ending on 22 Oct 2020, and an online Haunted House with a 360-degree perspective! 

RELATED: Halloween 2020: Events & Activities for Kids in Singapore

3. National Gallery Singapore | Kid-friendly Interactive Kinetic Zones

Location: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Date: Permanent
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm 
Fee: Adult: $20 | Concession (child/student/senior): $15
Free for local residents & children 6 years and under

The Keppel Centre for Art Education at the National Gallery Singapore has re-opened its doors and though some exhibits remain temporarily suspended, they have recently launched a new exhibit, the Art Playscape


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Happy Children’s Day! Looking for a fun day out with the kids? Come down to the Gallery and embark on your very own INK-credible Adventure at Art Playscape - our newest experience at Keppel Centre for Art Education. Through a series of interactive kinetic zones, children will be able to discover and learn about gestures, movement, and spontaneity in the creative process through play. Snap your fingers, clap your hands and stomp your feet as watch how your gestures and movements transform into colourful strokes that swirl across the space. When you’re there, why not pop over to Ink Studio – a workshop space just next door - and experiment with the different ways to create an ink painting, from using brushes to unconventional tools like robots! Open daily from 10am to 7pm. See you there! #NationalGallerySingapore #LetArtSurpriseYou #GalleryKids

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The exhibit features a series of interactive kinetic zones through which little ones will get to learn about gestures and movement. If you would like to go exploring with your kids, be sure to get your tickets or register your visit, if you’re a local resident, online before your trip to the Gallery. 

RELATED: 7 Museums in Singapore to Go Exploring with Your Kids

4. Jurong Bird Park | Free Entry to Singapore Zoo, Bird Park & River Safari for Kids

Location: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925
Date: 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2020
Hour: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Fee: From $15 (ticket)



The Jurong Bird Park has recently unveiled its new aviary, which houses the park’s pioneer generation of birds that have retired from the Kings of the Skies show. The newest exhibit is home to eight birds of prey across six species including eagles, owls and vultures. Now is not only the best time to visit these former stars at the Bird Park but also the best time to visit our wildlife friends over at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari! From now until 31 Oct 2020, kids from 3 to 12 years get to enter Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and River Safari for free with every paying adult! Though do note that this promotion is only valid for local residents. 

5. Changi Jurassic Mile | A Long Stretch of Life-sized Dinosaur Displays

Location: Changi Jurassic Mile (entrance next to Terminal 4 Car Park 4A)
Date: 16 Oct – 3 Jan | Fri – Sun 
Hour: 9 am – 11 pm 
Fee: Free (register)

If the viral images of hulking dinosaur structures at Changi had previously gotten you excited, you might be even more excited to learn that the display of pre-historic creatures is now open to the public! 


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[BYKIDO SHARES] The Changi Airport Connector, a 3.5-kilometre cycling and jogging path that links Changi Airport to East Coast Park and the Park Connector Network (PCN) opens today, 11 Oct 2020. . Since photos were shared of Dinosaurs at Changi, many parents were asking when will it be open and it finally is! . The Changi Jurassic Mile - Singapore’s newest and largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs. More than 20 different pre-historic creatures from nine species are displayed along the one-kilometre cycling and jogging path. . NOTE: While entry is free, visitors have to make booking on Fri to Sun (9 am - 12 am) via the iChangi App. Or read more via our article, which you can access via our Facebook page. . The Changi Airport Connector begins and ends at HUB & SPOKE Changi Airport, near Terminal 2. This is a new pit stop facility where visitors can rent bicycles, cool off with a shower after exercise, or have a meal with family and friends. There's even an open-air event space on the lawn just outside the glass house café that serves as a quaint venue for families too! . What do you think? Will you be heading down for a visit soon? . . #bykido #bringyourkidout #changi #changijurassicmile #parkconnectornetwork #dinosaurs #sg #sgparents #kidsactivities #sgexperiences #sgnew #singapore #cycling

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Located along the Changi Airport Connector, the Changi Jurassic Mile is a 1 km experiential trail featuring more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs. The imposing display does not require any additional fee for viewing but a prior-booking is required. You can place your bookings online or via the iChangi app. 

6. Kaboodle Indoor Playground | 50% Off Kids Entry Fee

Location: Kaboodle, 88 East Coast Road, #02-05 Katong Square, Singapore 423371
Date: Permanent | Wed - Sun
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm 
Fee: From $10 

Kaboodle is a creative indoor play space that does not only keep your little ones entertained but also stimulates their creativity and imagination. Here there are probably hundreds of huge blue foam blocks of varying shapes and sizes and no rules! Children are free to let their imaginations run wild, weaving tales of adventures! 



If you’re heading to the indoor playground, you can get our eVoucher at $5 to enjoy 50% off single Kids Entry fees at Kaboodle, valid for up to 3 uses! Don’t forget to bring your socks along! 

7. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre | Discover More about The Chinese Singaporean Culture

Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: Permanent 
Hour: Mon: 2 pm – 8 pm | Tue – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm 
Fee: Free

SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture is a permanent exhibition at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) exploring the distinctive Chinese Singaporean culture through food, language and customs. 


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Heads up! Our permanent exhibition, #SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture, is reopening tomorrow on 13 Jul! 🎉⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What makes up our distinctive Chinese Singaporean identity and how are we different from other Chinese communities in the world? With immersive exhibits and loans from iconic personalities such as @sunyanziii and @antchen, we're all ready for you guys!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 📅 : Mon: 2pm – 8pm, Tue - Sun: 10am - 8pm⁠⠀ 📍 : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2⁠⠀ 🌐 : Link in bio⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Admission is free. All exhibition visitors will be provided with disposable gloves, and have to adhere to safe management measures. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 常设展“新加坡华人 · 探索本土华族文化”将于7月13日重新对外开放咯! ✨⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 饮食、音乐、语言和习俗——是什么赋予了我们与众不同的身份呢⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 通过多件公众借出的珍贵物品包括孙燕姿及陈哲艺的奖座,和多媒体展示为公众提供沉浸式体验,我们张开双手迎接你的到来!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 📅:星期一:下午2时至晚上8时;星期二至星期日:上午10时至晚上8时。⁠⠀ 📍:新加坡华族文化中心二楼观音堂佛祖庙展览厅⁠⠀ 🌐:查看简介中链接 ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 入场免费。中心将为参观展览的访客提供抛弃式手套,访客同时必须遵守所有安全措施。

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You can also explore SCCC’s newest series of sketches from home featuring the encounters of Little Otter and his friends around Singapore. Created by popular local illustrator JangandFox, the series is based on ten key family values such as filial piety, kindness, love, and courtesy, among others. Available in both English and Mandarin, the whimsical drawings make for both fun and illuminating read for both kids and adults alike. 

8. Singapore Bowling | Unlimited Bowling Games for up to 5 at $50 (U.P. $70)

Singapore Bowling @ Rifle Range
Photo credits Singapore Bowling

Location: Singapore Bowling at Rifle Range, 131 Rifle Range Road, #04-01 Temasek Club, Singapore 588406
Date: Permanent
Hour: 12 pm – 10 pm 
Fee: $50

Singapore Bowling @ Rifle Range is the largest bowling center in Singapore with 38 lanes. Now you can enjoy an hour of unlimited games with your friend or family @ just $50! Your package includes an hour of bowling on two lanes for a maximum of 5 people and complimentary shoe rental for your group. If you’re bringing little kids below 7 years along, you can also enjoy free usage of dinosaur ramps to help them roll the bowling ball down the lane! 

9. ArtScience Museum | Discounted Admission for 2 Exhibits

Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Date: Permanent 
Hour: 10 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6 pm)
Fee (2 Exhibits): Adult: $22 (U.P. $27) | Concession (child/student/senior): $18 (U.P. $20)

Home to immersive exhibits that are a perfect marriage between art and technology, ArtScience Museum is currently offering a special promotion for local residents till 20 Nov 2020 when you purchase ‘Future World’ and ‘Planet or Plastic?’ combo exhibition tickets. Get an adult ticket at $22 (U.P. $27) and a concession ticket at $18 (U.P. $20). 

Though you can get the tickets both on-site and online, it might be a better idea to pre-purchase your tickets online before your visit due to the reduced capacity and timed entry to exhibitions. 



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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