Here's list of ideas to create family fun over the upcoming PSLE Marking Days!
Updated: 12 Oct 2022
For those with Primary school going kids, do note that the PSLE Marking Days are from 17 to 20 Oct 2022 and your child will not have school from Sat till Thu! If you are looking to keep the kids purposefully occupied this super-long weekend, do check out this list of events and experiences that we have prepared for you!
1. Join The Ranger Buddies To Fight The Deadliest Monster
Venue: HabourFront Centre
Date: 10 - 30 Oct 2022
Join the Ranger Buddies to take on the deadliest monster in the ocean - single use plastic at this new exhibition at HarbourFront Centre! Together with your animal buddy, Pedro the Sea Lion, bring the kids to complete missions to discover the journey of trash and find out how they can do their part to save marine animals from danger! You will even get to redeem a prize once your complete the missions too!
2. Enjoy The USS Family-Friendly Daytime Halloween Event - Trick or Thrills
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Date: 7 Sep to 6 Nov 2022
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)
Get into the spirit of Halloween at the Universal Studios Singapore! Families who visit from 7 Sep to 6 Nov will get to take part in the popular daytime Halloween event, Trick or Thrills where they will get to take part in a park-wide procession and to meet & greet with their favourite characters dressed up for Halloween!
3. Celebrate Halloween At S.E.A Aquarium's Deep Boo Sea
Venue: S.E.A Aquarium
Date: now till 8 Nov 2022
Fee: Admission fees apply (Check prices here)
This Halloween, S.E.A Aquarium is welcoming you and your little ones to the "Deep Boo Sea" for a time of some ghastly good fun!
The habitats of the marine animals at S.E.A. Aquarium will morph into spooky Undersea Neighbourhoods this season. The dazzling Ghosts of the Sea: Sea Jellies Gallery, Quirky Critters Zone – home to the elephant fish, squirrel fish, old wife fish and more fascinating marine animals, and Creepy Corals Zone with over 100 species of live corals, will be newly decked out in delightfully spooky Halloween decorations.
4. Embark On The New Young Scientist Badge Trails @ The Science Centre Singapore
Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Dates: 18 - 20 Oct
Admission: $5 for booklet to take part in trail, admission to Science Centre Singapore applies
As part of the 40 years celebrations, the Science Centre Singapore announced the launch of new badges, the multidisciplinary, “I am a young Marie Curie” and “I am a young Margaret Fountaine” badges - families can embark on a one-of-a-kind Marie Curie and Margaret Fountaine Trail at Science Centre Singapore priced at $5 each, and complete missions guided by a physical trail booklet.
These trails are exclusively available from 18 to 20 Oct, and those who complete the trail will be entitled to a physical “I am a young Marie Curie” and/or “I am a young Margaret Fountaine” badge and trail booklet, which are part of a limited-edition collection and only available on the three days. After which the two new badges will join the ranks of the other badges and can be earned online.
5. Play At Kidodo Playground With Additional Free Play Time
Location: Kidodo, 180 Kitchener Road, Mall, #02-19A City Square, 208539
Date: Mon - Fri, 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!
6. Discover More Family And Kids Fun On The BYKidO SHOP
Did you know that BYKidO offers not just information of places to go and things to do, but also the BYKidO SHOP where you can purchase tickets, workshops and classes too!
Check out our monthly promotions for limited quantity discounts and codes, earn KIDOs (reward points) and even earn cash as part of our affiliate programme too! There's more reason to purchase your next family fun on BYKidO!
7. Visit The Interactive A Minion's Perspective Exhibition
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront
Dates: 3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 2023, 10 am - 7 pm (daily)
Admission: from $25 (Tickets)
The interactive exhibition, A Minion’s Perspective Experience, is based on the world’s most successful animated film franchise, Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions, this international touring exhibition offers fans of all ages an opportunity to immerse themselves into the captivating world of the Minions!
A Minion’s Perspective Experience is over 1,400 sqm consisting of eight thematic zones, and features various life-sized characters and thematic environments from the popular Despicable Me and Minions films. Families will have the chance to relive iconic scenes from the films, test their skills in a variety of interactive games, design their own fart guns in Gru’s Lab, take photos with their favorite characters from beloved film franchise and learn to dance like Balthazar Bratt.
The exhibition is for the minion fans and those who simply adore the minions. The experience is like stepping into the movie and being part of it. The interactive elements add to the experience and makes it a fun outing for everyone.
8. Have Carnival Fun At Oasis Terraces & Canberra Plaza
- 28 Sep - 16 Oct at Oasis Terraces
- 30 Sep - 16 Oct at Canberra Plaza
Admission: Carnival Games and Amusement Rides start from $5
The carnivals end just before the PSLE Marking days but you still have the chance to head down to J'Kids Funland at Oasis Terraces and Canberra Plaza, during the weekend!
From exciting amusement rides such as the Pirate Ship, Battery Rides and more, to fun carnival game stalls for prizes to be won, there will be lots of fun and laughter when you visit J'Kids Funland!
That's not all! Families can also use the ShopperLink App at the malls to earn ShopperLink Points to redeem FREE credits or a FunCard to be used at the carnival! Redemption starts from 100 ShopperLink points for $2 off J'Kids Funland Voucher while 500 and 700 points will get you a $10 and $15 Fun Card respectively!
Get more details on the carnivals here!
9. Enjoy An Exciting Neon-Art Jamming Session with Arty Party
Venue: 62B Queen Street Singapore, 188541
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu (10.30 am - 7.30 pm), Fri - Sun (10.30 am - 9 pm)
Fees: from $59
Arty Party Singapore is a space for families and parents to relax, have fun and to just let go - not forgetting also great for creating family fun too! The space is quite "free-for-all" with paint splashed across the walls and the art jamming sessions reflect that tension-releasing atmosphere too!
The art studio offers a number of art jamming experiences, ranging from single to group sessions as well as the extremely instagrammable Neon Party experience - available on BYKidO at $69 (U.P. $79) per pax.
The sessions use a mixture of different techniques. This includes Swing, Spin and Splash - kids will definitely enjoy themselves creating art (or mess)!
10. Discover More about The Chinese Singaporean Culture at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Opening Hours: Mon: 2 pm – 8 pm | Tue – Sun: 10 am – 8 pm
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.
Throughout the exhibition, children and parents alike will have fun tapping their RFID-enabled wristbands to answer questions and polls - all these responses will contribute to a customised report that offers insights to their exhibition experience, which they can print and bring home!
11. Confront Mental Illness At The Colourful Exhibit At The ArtScience Museum of Singapore
Venue: ArtScience Museum of Singapore
Dates: 3 Sep 2022 - 26 Feb 2023
Admission: Singapore Residents - $18 (Adult), $14 (Child) | Tourist - $21 (Adult), $$16 (Child)
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing is not an exhibition about mental illness, treatments or cures. It is a welcoming place where you can confront societal bias and stereotypes around mental health. MENTAL invites you to embark on an intimate and personal journey that explores the many different ways of being, surviving and making connections, that have become of increasing importance to us all.
This exhibition features 24 interactive exhibits, art projects and large-scale installations by international artists, makers, scientists and designers that reflect a range of perspectives on mental health and ways of being. In addition, there are seven artworks by Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists that explore mental health from a uniquely Southeast Asian perspective.
12. Go Bowling With The Kids (with Bumper Lanes) @ SingaporeBowling@Rifle Range
Photo credits Singapore Bowling
Location: Singapore Bowling at Rifle Range, 131 Rifle Range Road, #04-01 Temasek Club, Singapore 588406
Opening Hours: 12 pm – 10 pm daily
Singapore Bowling @ Rifle Range is the largest bowling center in Singapore with 38 lanes. Now your kids can enjoy an hour of unlimited games on a bumper lane at just $43 for 2 kids! Your package includes an hour of bowling on for 2 kids and complimentary shoe rental for 2. You can also enjoy free usage of dinosaur ramps to help them roll the bowling ball down the lane!
13. Make A Trip To LEGOLAND Malaysia - Kids Enter Free
Location: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
Dates: Selected days from 7 Oct - 6 Nov 2022
From Fri to Sun until 7 November 2022, children between 3 to 11 who come dressed in their Halloween best to LEGOLAND Malaysia get to visit for free with every full priced adult ticket purchased. We suggest visiting over the weekend before PSLE Marking Days, and you can spend an extra day or 2 without rushing back on Sunday - and beating that causeway jam too!
14. Catch The First-Ever Projection Mapping Show On Esplanade
Venue: Esplanade Courtyard
Dates: 12 - 30 Oct 2022, from 7 pm till late
Dancing with Lights is the first-ever projection mapping show at the Esplanade. This 5-min show celebrates the Esplanade's 20th anniversary - come watch the facade at the Esplanade Courtyard become the dance floor for lights and dancers in a evocative dance choreography!
Since the kids will not be going to school the next day, there's another reason to stay out late and catch the show!
15. Have Fun At A Free Outdoor Playground
Go for some outdoor fun (as long as it is not raining), and make use of our list of Best Outdoor Playgrounds for Kids in Singapore - with 31 options from you to choose from, we are sure that you will find somewhere convenient and appropriate for your family to spend some outdoor time and create family fun!
In case it is raining, here's our list of the Best Malls With Free Playgrounds to still have free fun in an indoor setting (the last we counted, there was 32 malls in the list)!
Have any other suggestions or know of a venue to share? Tell us in our Community Forum too!