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PSLE Marking Days 2021: Things To Do For Families

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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!

Updated: 12 Oct 2021

The PSLE Marking Days are from 18 Oct to 21 Oct 2021 with an extra school holiday, this means that the primary school kids will be away from school for 5 days (or 9 days if you count the weekend)! Do something fun and memorable and give your little ones (and yourself) a respite from all that studying with these activities! 

1. Japan Rail Fair | Travel To Japan Virtually

Location: Online
Date: 16, 17 and 23 Oct
Hour: Various
Fee: Free & Paid

This October, The Japan Rail Fair is back for its second edition and promises an exhilarating ride of free and ticketed live stream programmes! Follow hosts in Japan as they bring you across multiple prefectures and share sights, sounds and tips! 

For those who yearn to taste Japan, a special selection of ekiben (railway bento) will be available for dine-in guests at Japan Rail Cafe too. With travel unlikely to resume soon, this is a great opportunity for families to visit Japan this upcoming school holidays! 

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2. Universal Studios Singapore | Trick or Thrills

Location: Universal Studios Singapore
Date: 3 Sep – 7 Nov 2021
Hour: Opening Hours
Fee: From $49 (get tickets from Klook)

Apart from the usual movie magic, experience Trick or Thrills this Halloween at Universal Studios Singapore.

Catch the new appearance of Illumination’s Wolfman Minion along with the other Minion Monsters during the popular Minion Monsters Tricky Treats, so get ready your best poses for some photos. You can also embark on a fun and exciting trick-or-treating adventure with the return of Trail of Treats. Collect delectable treats from Candy Ambassadors who are all so ready to hand them out. 

RELATED: Halloween 2021: 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 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: 30 Museums in Singapore to Go Exploring with Your Kids

4. Tanglin Mall | FAM-BAM Celebrations

Location: Tanglin Mall
Date: 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2020
Hour: Nil
Fee: Free

Tanglin Mall is organising an entire month of e-Voucher giveaways, in-mall activities and more! Get $10 e-Voucher to use at the mall simply by showing our FAM-BAM Celebrations article to the information counter. 

This week, you may also play "The Price Is Right" to stand a chance to win $10 Scoop Wholefoods Australia Voucher. From 22 Oct, the mall celebrates Halloween with a self-guided pumpkin hunt! Embark on this simple and fun self-guided Halloween Trail around Tanglin Mall to spot hidden pumpkin flags, and be the first 10 shoppers per day to spot the flags to receive another $10 Great Rewards e-Vouchers to use at the mall! 

5. Kidz Treehouse | Virtual Nature Exploration

Location: Online via Zoom
Date: 20 - 22 Oct 
Hour: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm 
Fee: $39.90, including Craft Kit (purchase)

Time at home is made better with Kidz Treehouse's virtual nature learning experience! In this one-hour e-Xplorers programme, children will embark on a virtual park tour at Sengkang Riverside park – home to majestic wildlife, verdant meadows and exotic wildlife while harnessing the power of creativity through our forest school inspired craft activities while being at home.



 You will be doing different craft activities for each dates. 

  • 20 Oct (purchase by 15 Oct– Explore different aquatic plants and its uses and create your own loom coaster out of woven materials. Includes a Woven coaster activity kit
  • 22 Oct (purchase by 17 Oct) – Learn about floating wetlands, its benefits and get hands-on creating your own hydroponics system. Includes a Hydroponics activity kit.

6. Kidodo Playground | Additional Free Play Time

Location: Kidodo, 180 Kitchener Road, Mall, #02-19A City Square, 208539
Date: Mon - Fri
Hour: 11 am to 8 pm (Mon - Thu), 11 am to 9 pm (Fri)
Fee: From $12 

Kidodo Playground located at City Square Mall is a newly opened indoor playground. While it is not one of the largest, the playground offers a fun packed experience and numerous play elements to keep the kids wanting more! 


Suitable for kids 0 to 10 yrs old, kids may enjoy additional 15 to 30 mins free play time when you purchase the Kidodo Weekday Admission on BYKidO. More fun for less! Just don't forget to make a booking before your visit to avoid disappointment! 

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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 | 1 Hour Unlimited Bowling Games for up to 2 at $25 (U.P. $35)

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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 bowling games with your friend or family @ just $25! Your package includes an hour of bowling on for a maximum of 2 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! 

While the bowling alley is quite out of the way, you can expect it to be clean, quiet and perfect for family bowling fun times! 

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9. Spring Rolls Trampoline | Pop-up Trampoline Park

Location: Forum The Shopping Mall, B1 Atrium, 583 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238884
Date: 1 Oct - 31 Dec 2021
Fee $15 per pax per entry

A pop-up trampoline and obstacle park is opened at Basement 1, Forum The Shopping Mall. Managed by Spring Rolls Trampoline, the play area includes trampolines and a mini-obstacle course for kids to jump, tumble and have fun! 

The park is fully automated and charges $15 per pax per entry. This means there is unlimited play time but there is no re-entry. We highly recommend the kids to use the bathroom before entering the play area. 

10. Book Stop | Optical Illusion Camp (Virtual)

Location: Online
Date: 20 or 22 Oct 2021
Hour: 9.30 am – 11 am
Fee $49 + $4 for delivery of STEM Kit 

As the saying goes, eyes are the windows in the heart. We see and find mystery in the nature of our eyes. From scientists’ discovery of cells to research of celestial objects, they owe these findings to eyes. Although we trust our eyes so much, the fact is that what we see may deceive us. Let us begin our adventure and find out how our eyes trick us!

Introduce your kids into the world of STEM/ STEAM research and analytical thinking through a series of fun science tricks all revolving around Optical Illusions! Suitable for 7 to 12 year old, this Optical Illusion Camp will be conducted virtually with a Optical Illusion Kit (worth $22.90) sent to you before the camp to complete the experience. 

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11. Visit A Outdoor Playground 

Location: Various
Date: Any day
Hour: Any time
Fee Free

Many parents may feel worried about visiting an indoor venue and yet may feel like heading out of home. An outdoor playground might be an alternative! That's why we are sharing our list of Best Outdoor Playgrounds for Kids in Singapore - hopefully you will find somewhere convenient and appropriate for your family to spend some outdoor time and create family fun! 


Have any other suggestions or know of a venue to share? Tell us in our Community Forum (you may just win $20) too! 



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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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