PSLE Marking Days 2023: 15 Events and Experiences For Families To Create Fun!



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Here's list of ideas to create family fun over the upcoming PSLE Marking Days!

Updated: 13 Oct 2023

For those with Primary school going kids, do note that the PSLE Marking Days are from 16 to 18 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. Enjoy Free Unlimited Admission PLUS Limited-Time Perks with the Science Centre Annual Pass

Dates: Until 31 Oct 2023
Fees: From $15

Discover a world of endless wonder at Science Centre Singapore with the Science Centre Annual Pass! From just $15 per annual pass, families can enjoy unlimited admission to Science Centre Singapore, all year round! 

But wait, there's more! For a limited time, families can unlock exclusive benefits and discounts when they purchase their Science Centre Annual Pass before 31 Oct 2023. This incredible offer includes a generous 50% discount on Omni Theatre Shows (limited to 1 ticket per pass holder),¬†discounted admission to¬†KidsSTOP‚ĄĘ and Snow City, and more!

Here's the pricing breakdown:

  • Adult: $20 (Singaporean/PR), $35 (EP Holder)
  • Child (3 - 12 years old): $15 (Singaporean/PR), $25 (EP Holder)

For Singaporeans and PRs who seize this opportunity before 31 Oct 2023, you'll instantly save $7 when purchasing an Omni-Theatre Show ticket. Plus, with just three visits during peak periods (weekends, public holidays, and school holidays), you'll easily cover the cost of your pass!

Don't miss out on this extraordinary chance to explore the wonders of science with your family while enjoying substantial savings. Grab your Science Centre Annual Pass today!

2. Visit PCF Sparkletots’ Future Ready Fair for Free Interactive Workshops and More

 

Venue and Dates: One Punggol: 14 Oct 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
Admission: Free

PCF Sparkletots will be hosting its Future Ready Fair 2023 over 3 weekends for families to experience the preschool's STEMIE curriculum and showcase the inventions made by Sparkletots' children! Enjoy complimentary interactive workshops, STEMIE tales storytelling sessions and hands-on activities that promote STEMIE learning and critical thinking skills for your children. 

Come and be wowed by the showcase of award-winning inventions created by the young Sparkletots children. Let your kids take part in the STEMIE tales interactive storytelling sessions, don’t miss out on the hands-on activities to stimulate STEMIE learning and take up the challenge at the STEMIE challenge where children will tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills to build the tallest and strongest tower!

There’s so much to do and so much to learn for little ones and families at the Future Ready Fair 2023!

3. Enjoy Deals and Have Fun at Sentosa with the Sentosa Islander

Venue: Sentosa

Sentosa¬†is the perfect destination for families to unwind, create memories, and have a blast ‚Äď and now there is more reason to visit the island this Children's Day long weekend! Discover¬†a¬†trio of exciting combo deals, packed with free vouchers that promise you a fantastic time on the island! From stays and F&B options to various activities on the island, there‚Äôs a way for¬†anyone and everyone to rest and be rewarded!

Simply sign-up for the FREE Sentosa Islander membership to redeem these vouchers, and don't forget to read our 5 tips to maximise your Sentosa Islander membership for more fun times on Sentosa!

Here is a selection of vouchers you can redeem

  • 20% off on a 4-in-1 combo at 4D Adventureland
  • 10% off on watersports at Ola Beach Club
  • 10% discount on the Breakfast Buffet Sunset & City Lights Dinner Cruise at Royal Albatross
  • 10% off food and beverages at Tanjong Beach Club
  • 15% off the best available rate at Oasia Resort Hotel Sentosa

4. Trick or Thrills at Universal Studios Singapore

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore
Dates: 6 Sep - 5 Nov 2023
Admission: from $76 (compare admission tickets here)

From 6 Sep to 5 Nov 2023, families who visit Universal Studios Singapore will be rewarded with spooktastic fun at the Universal Studios Singapore Trick or Thrills! Families can expect meet and greets with popular characters including Illumination’s Minion Monsters, Sesame Street friends, as well as the return of the Universal Monsters and Scorpion King, while a notorious crew of candy thieves will get guests grooving along to a new live dance and percussion show! 

Throughout the park, fan-favourite characters decked out in their Halloween best will be available tomeet and interact with guests. Come catch the Minion Monsters and Gru’s girls from Illumination's Despicable Me, Oscar the Grouch, Count von Count and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street; as well as Autobots Bumblebee and Megatron from Transformers, with new Halloween greetings for Bumblebee.

This will also mark the return of the Universal Monsters ‚Äď Dracula,¬†Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein ‚Äď as well as the Scorpion King in all his might. Not to be¬†missed is a new meet and greet with The Sorceress, whose enchanting beauty and power draws guests¬†under her spell.

6. Contribute and Have Fun at the Match For Life Carnival

Venue: Kampung Admiralty
Dates: 14 & 15 Oct 2023, 10 am - 8 pm
Admission: Free

The annual flagship event for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP), Match For Life (MFL) will consist of a series of community awareness events happening from 2 - 29 Oct 2023!

The main event will be a carnival happening on 14 & 15 Oct 2023 at Kampung Admiralty! The Kampung Admiralty Carnival will feature interactive roadshow exhibits and fringe activities such as a bouncy castle and numerous other carnival games as well as for the public to learn more about the bone marrow donation process! 

Head down, have fun and learn more about the bone marrow donation process. If you feel like it is something you like to do, you may also register as a bone marrow donor too! 

7. Explore the New Interactive LKY:The Experience

Venue: 11 Prinsep Link, S187949
Date: 6 Oct to 31 Dec 2023
Fee: 

  • Standard Ticket: $18
  • Senior citizens aged 65 and above: 20% discount
  • Children aged 12 and below (with the accompaniment of 1 paying adult): Free
  • Purchase tickets¬†here

Delve into the life of Lee Kuan Yew at LKY: THE EXPERIENCE, an immersive experience that re-creates his memories, milestones and motivations in a novel journey through time.

Spanning over 17,000 square-feet and centrally located at 11 Prinsep Link in a three-storey building, LKY: THE EXPERIENCE features three zones reimagining iconic chapters and moments of his life. This transportive experience tells a compelling story with interactive installations, multimedia displays and hands-on activities to initiate a meaningful and entertaining experience that celebrates his extraordinary life and work. Travel through time and rainbow slides, and encounter a novel retelling of an icon’s story - beyond his political career.

We managed to visit and would highly recommend it as a fun learning experience for young ones too! 

8. Take Part in Japanese-themed Activities at the Japan Rail Fair

Venue: JAPAN RAIL CAFE, Guoco Tower, 5 Wallich Street, #01-20 Singapore 078883
Dates
: 13 - 15 Oct 2023
Admission
: Free

Since its successful launch in 2020, the highly sought-after annual¬†Japan Rail Fair¬†at¬†JAPAN RAIL CAFE¬†has fascinated numerous ‚Äėpassengers‚Äô with its wondrous rail-themed programmes, and has since evolved into a vibrant lifestyle event that celebrates the best of Japanese culture!

The Japan Rail Fair 2023¬†will feature 23 booths and welcomes one and all to be introduced, or reacquainted, to all things Japanese over three days ‚Äď from an array of¬†free¬†family-friendly performances and activities, to a delightful variety of food and beverages.

9. Celebrate Deepavali at the Indian Heritage Centre Deepavali Open House

Photo Credits: https://www.instagram.com/stanley_chee/

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre
Dates: 14 Oct - 12 Nov 2023
Admission: Free with paid programmes

Did you know that ‚ÄúDeepavali‚ÄĚ means ‚Äúa row of lights‚ÄĚ in Tamil? This reflects the tradition of¬†lighting lamps during the festival to signify the victory of light over darkness and is why it is often¬†referred to as the ‚ÄúFestival of Lights‚ÄĚ.

This Deepavali, experience the exuberance of the festival at the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) Deepavali Open House 2023! Come immerse in the festive atmosphere and rich traditions of Deepavali across four themes, featuring a diverse range of cultural programmes, performances, workshops and more.

RELATED: List of Kids-Friendly Museums In Singapore

10. Take Part in the Free FunLearn Fiesta

Venue: CSC@Tessensohn Rd, Level 4 Ballroom, 60 Tessensohn Rd, S 217664
Dates: 15 Oct 2023, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: Free

Get ready for a full day of excitement and enlightenment at the FunLearn Fiesta that blends learning with fun. Throughout the day, join engaging workshops, inspiring talks, and interactive games, lucky draw, surprise gifts and more.

Service providers with a variety of specialisations including sustainability, mental health, robotics, special needs, dance and arts will lead these learning opportunities. And it’s not just for kids; educators, parents and curious learners will discover that this event is tailor-made for them too. There will also be food and drinks available so you can stay for the full day. 

Don’t miss out on this chance to grow, connect, and have a blast! The event is FREE with limited tickets available. So register for your tickets here!  

PROMOTION: First 50 BYKidO visitors at the event will receive a Plantable Pen worth $6. Simply mention BYKidO at the registration booth on event day to receive the pen. 

11. Go Bowling With The Kids (with Bumper Lanes) @ SingaporeBowling@Rifle Range

Singapore Bowling @ 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 ‚Äď 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! 

RELATED: 11 Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in Singapore

12. Make A Trip To LEGOLAND Malaysia - Kids Enter Free

Venue: 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
Dates: 29 Sep - 5 Nov 2023
Admission: RM249 for adults

The annual Brick-or-Treat Halloween celebration is back at LEGOLAND Malaysia! For this year’s Monster Party theme, kids dressed in costume enter the theme park for free from 29 Sep to 5 Nov 2023 and the theme park will also be extended to after-dark hours (till 8 pm), every Fri and Sat too! 

13. Enjoy a Free Concert at Fort Canning Park

Venue: Fort Canning Park (Fort Gate, Old Married Soldier’s Quarters)
Dates: 15 Oct 2023, 5 pm - 7 pm
Admission: Free

‚ÄúHarmony in the Gardens‚ÄĚ will feature a performance by Singapore‚Äôs home grown singer, actor and host Joanna Dong. Joanna is a ubiquitous figure on local screens and stages and has performed at national events such as the National Day Parade, the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, and the Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Put on your dancing shoes as the concert will also feature Gravity, a mix of international and local musicians. Over the years, the artists of Gravity band have collaborated, shared the stage or opened for world-famous acts like Guns and Roses, Black Eyed Peas, Westlife, Metallica, and Ozzy Osbourne just to name a few. Be ready to party with hits starting from today’s Top Billboard songs all the way back to some fun retro tunes.

Concert goers can expect an evening of live music, refreshments, and fringe activities such as themed photo booths and props, bubble art, balloon sculptors and giant games for all ages.

Bosch Singapore will also be handing over donations of a recent fundraising walkathon to Club Rainbow Singapore, to support and empower children with chronic illness through its Care For Life campaign. All the funds raised will be channeled back to Club Rainbow to support a wide variety of programs and services and vocational activities involving art and music.

14. Have Fun At A Free Outdoor Playground 

Location: Various
Admission: Free

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)! 

15. Bring Your Kid for a Nice Meal + Play

Location Various

A family that eats together stays together! We can bring this up a notch by visiting a restaurant with a play area too! The kids will have fun, and parents can also enjoy a nice meal too! 

Not sure where to go? Here's our list of 30+ restaurants and cafes with play areas for you to choose from! Enjoy and thank us later! 

 

 



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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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