September School Holiday 2020: Events, Workshops & Activities for Kids


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We have compiled a list of family-friendly edutainment, from virtual camps and workshops to digital events and activities that you can enjoy with your children this school holiday! 

Holidays are just not the same anymore, or at least, it isn’t the same this year. Going across the border for a little shopping and maybe an escape challenge is not possible, let alone flying across countries for a vacation.

Thankfully you won’t be stuck going on virtual tours this September holiday (not that that isn’t an option) for there is quite a lot happening this month! Take your pick of virtual camp or on-site class for an edutaining September holiday with your little ones!

Camps | Events | Workshops | Promotions

Camps

Virtual and on-site holiday camps to help your kids cultivate new skills and self-confidence!

Future Ready Academy - Fun with Robots
Source: Future Ready Academy

Future Ready Academy | 7 Sep – 12 Sep 2020 | $98 - $198
From Coding Trail with Mr Snail and Young Leader Program to Fun with Robots and Code & Fly with Drones, Future Ready Academy offers a series of 2-hour onsite holiday camps designed for little ones of different age groups from 4 to 15 years old.

Gallop Stable | 8 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | From $150
Gallop Stable’s 1 Day Pony Camp, held for 2 hours a day, features stable and riding classes alongside fun and games. Though no experience is required, kids have to be 5 years old and above to participate. Only 4 slots are available per group.

Kidspreneurship | 3 Aug – 20 Sep 2020 | $150 - $295
The Online Kidspreneurship Bootcamp for Teens (13 – 17 years) does not only equip teens with an entrepreneurial mindset but also helps them to start a business that they can even pitch to investors while the Online Kidspreneurship Holiday Camp for young ones from 7 to 12 years focuses on fundamental skills and concepts such as confidence, observation, critical thinking, and creativity.

My Little Climbing Room | 31 Aug – 2 Oct 2020 | $325
Provides 5 Days Summer Climbing Camp for little ones from 5 to 12 years old. In addition to learning climbing techniques and safety awareness, children will also be able to develop social skills, teamwork and confidence. Maximum 5 kids per session.

Playeum - 21st Century ArKIDtects
Source: Playeum

Playeum | 9 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | $149
The 21st Century ArKIDtects: Building our Future Homes is a 3-day online interactive camp recommended for children from 7 to 11 years old. Among others, children will also have a go at creating a future HDB model of their own.

Events & Activities

A line-up of family-friendly events and activities happening in both the digital and physical realm!

Cartoon Network - We Bare Bears:The Movie
Source: Cartoon Network

We Bare Bears: The Movie | 12 Sep 2020 | Free
Everyone’s favorite Bears return with their first TV movie, We Bare Bears: The Movie on Cartoon Network (Starhub TV 316, Singtel TV 226) and other WarnerMedia channels. In the run-up to the movie release, from 24 Aug to 11 Sep, you can catch specially curated episodes that celebrate the unique story of the beloved bears.

SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture | Permanent | Free
Discover more about Chinese Singaporean culture at the recently re-opened SINGAPO人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture, a permanent interactive exhibit at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

For this September Holidays, SCCC also has created activity booklets for younger audiences and their families. These activities complement the permanent exhibit's content, making the experience much more fun for families! Like teaching your kids the meaning of our kopitiam drinks - kopi-o siu dai peng sua, anyone? 

My Family Weekend 2020 | 4 Sep – 6 Sep 2020 | Free
Will kick off with three evenings of trivia quizzes, performances by local bands and a chance to win the grand prize of a staycation at Marina Bay Sands.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall - Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2020
Source: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 | 16 Sep – 11 Oct 2020 | Free
Learn about Chinese traditions and customs from home with the inaugural digital edition of the well-loved Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Expect a line-up of family-friendly digital initiatives such as storytelling sessions, fun riddles, interactive craft demonstrations, and much more! 

Saturdays@ACM: A Style for Every Story | 29 Aug – 25 Sep 2020 | Free
Discover different styles of traditional outfits from the museum’s collection and create your own traditional outfits for a paper doll with the resources for Saturdays@ACM: A Style for Every Story.

“Once Upon A Time” Storytelling | 5 Sep – 26 Sep 2020 | 11 am
This month, Gateway Theatre Kids Club is bringing you a series of Mid-Autumn related stories. Kicking off with Chang Er and The Moon, the storytelling session will be streamed on SISTIC Live.

Gardens by the Bay - Pocket Gardens Surprise: Out of Africa
Source: Gardens by the Bay

Pocket Gardens Surprise | Ongoing | $6 - $15
The Pocket Gardens Surprise presents changing mini garden displays throughout the Flower Dome. Out of Africa, a colorful landscape garden will be available until 13 Sep while the Patio Garden, inspired by the possibilities of container planting will be available until 27 Sep. The Edible Garden, featuring vegetables and herbs used in the kitchen, is currently available for viewing till an unknown date.

Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Light-Up | 18 Sep – 4 Oct 2020 | Free
In addition to the outdoor gardens that will be illuminated by lantern sets, this year, Gardens by the Bay is also celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with a slew of online programs.

Pokemon TCG Junior Learn to Play MiniEvent | 8 Sep & 11 Sep 2020 | $20/pair
Bring mum, dad or sibling down to Games at PI to challenge other trainers, trade cards with each other and learn how to build your deck. Participants will not only get a Pre-Release Kit containing a special promotional card and 4 Booster Packs but will also enjoy 10% off all Pokemon products. Event starts at 3 pm and ends at 6 pm.

IHC Culture Fest 2020_Digital Edition
Source: Indian Heritage Centre

IHC Culture Fest 2020: Digital Edition | 5 Sep – 20 Sep 2020 | Free
You can expect more than 40 programs, including performances, demonstrations and workshops spread across two weeks showcasing the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore. In addition to the online programs, which can be accessed on IHC’s Facebook page and website, there will also be on-site activities in the form of special guided tours and staging a Madhubani Traditional Folk Art display.

Gai Gai Tour | Permanent | $15 - $20
Discover a hidden side of Faber Peak, Singapore’s only hilltop destination, with Gai Gai Tour, a 2-hour heritage tour perfect for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, families, and anyone looking for something fun to do.

Workshops & Classes

If you’re looking to pick up a new skill or keep the kids entertained, these workshops and classes might be just what you need!

STEAM Engine
Source: Duck Learning

STEAM Engine | 7 Sep – 13 Sep 2020 | $40 - $420
Provides a series of online and on-site STEAM classes aimed at children of different ages from 4 to 12 years old as well as parent-child workshops. Registration closes at 6 pm one day before the session or earlier if the session is fully booked.

ACT 3 International | 9 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | $40 - $60
ACT 3 International is providing engaging one-off workshops for little ones from 3 to 7 years. For tiny tots from 18 to 36 months, there is Hungry Hungry, an immersive parent-child workshop inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Classes are limited to 5 students.

Chess Academy | 9 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | Paid
Kids with basic or no knowledge of chess can enroll in the September 2020 School Holiday Chess Workshop by Chess Academy. Recommended for young ones from 5 to 8 years, the workshop provides an introduction to chess.

Jolly Confetti
Source: Jolly Confetti

Jolly Confetti | Varies | $39 - $199
On-site Slime and Clay Art Making Workshop. At the end of the 60-minute session, you can bring home a fridge magnet and a tub of slime.

Gram’s Learning Centre | 8 Sep & 10 Sep 2020 | $56
Offers September Holiday Mona Lisa on Canvas Art Workshop suitable for children from 5 to 12 years old. Class is capped at 4 students.

WondersWork | 7 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | $190 - $500
Pokemon Smash Bros Ultimate Lego Robotics Scratch Coding School Holiday Workshop suitable for children from 5 to 13 years old. Projects contain elements from Pokemon, Minecraft, Superheroes, Super Mario, Harry Potter, and Fortnite. Registration closes 5 days before the workshop session.

KidsSTOP | 9 Sep – 12 Sep 2020 | $53.50
Little ones 3 to 4 years can join in The Missing Case of the Crayons with their parent/guardian and experiment with activities such as making edible crayons and crayon slime. For toddlers 5 to 8 years, there’s Superhero Science, where kids will get to discover the science behind their favorite superhero’s power.

The DJ Dispensary
Source: The DJ Dispensary

The DJ Dispensary | 7 Sep – 11 Sep 2020 | $294.25
Potato Head Singapore teams up with The DJ Dispensary to bring you 1-day DJ Masterclasses for kids 7 years and up. Young ones will get to learn about DJ equipment as well as the history of DJing.

Mindful Space | 3 Sep – 13 Sep 2020 | Free
The Courageous Chimp's Anti-Bullying Programme trial is a scientifically-informed program that aims to build your kids' inner strength over 7 days through online videos, quizzes and illustrated activity sheets. The program is suitable for children 10 to 14 years old.

Institute for Financial Literacy | 5 Sep & 9 Sep 2020 | Free
MoneySense for Your Child aims to instill the importance of good financial habits in little ones. The hour-and-half online session covers ways that can help to give children financial literacy such as budgeting.

3Pumpkins
Source: 3Pumpkins

3Pumpkins | 7 Sep – 12 Sep 2020 | $22 - $200
3Pumpkins’ Make Your Own Wig & Slime holiday workshop is available at Yishun and Boon Lay. All proceeds from the workshop will go to operating Tak Takut Kids Club, a community arts space for children from marginalized backgrounds.

Sanrio Singapore & @Susanne.DecoChiffon | From 26 Aug 2020 | From USD 39.99
Little Twin Stars Little Rainbow Chiffon - a 2-in-1 class where you will learn how to make Little Twin Stars chiffon and Rainbow chiffon as well.

Promotions

You can lessen the burden on your pockets this holiday without giving up on the fun with these savings!

Universal Studios Singapore | SG Residents Special
Get a one-day adult ticket, inclusive of early entry (12 pm – 2 pm), exclusive meet-and-greet sessions and access to F&B outlets during early entry period, at $59 (U.P. $77) till 16 Sep 2020.

S.E.A. Aquarium
Source: Resorts World at Sentosa

S.E.A. Aquarium | SG Residents Special
Get a one-day adult ticket at $29 (U.P. $37) from now until 16 Sep 2020.

Resorts World Sentosa Hotel | 3D2N Hotel & Multi-Attractions Package
Includes 2 nights stay in a Deluxe Room at either Hotel Michael or Equarius Hotel, with daily breakfast for 2 and a pair of one-day tickets to Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium. The package is available from now till 31 Dec 2020 for booking.

Aqua Gastronomy
Source: Resorts World at Sentosa

S.E.A. Aquarium | Aqua Gastronomy
Enjoy a four-course dinner immersed in the splendor of the Open Ocean Habitat from now till 31 Oct 2020.

Resorts World Sentosa | Free Parking
Spend a minimum of $50 in a single receipt at participating dining outlets to enjoy free parking.

Spice Brasserie @ PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road | 20% OFF
Redeem 20% OFF when you spend a minimum of $80 from now till 30 Sep 2020. Valid for self-collection and drive-through at Spice Brasserie, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road only.

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant @ PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road | 20% OFF
Redeem 20% OFF when you spend a minimum of $80 from now till 30 Sep 2020. Valid for self-collection and drive-through at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road only.

Xperience Restaurant at SO Sofitel
Source: Xperience Restaurant

Xperience Restaurant @ SO Sofitel | 15% OFF
Get 15% OFF your bill when you dine-in or order takeaway at Xperience Restaurant @ SO Sofitel. Valid till 31 Dec 2020.

The Lapis Place | 20% OFF
Quote [ BYKIDO ] from 1 Sep to 15 Sep to enjoy a 20% promotion on your mooncake order from The Lapis Place.

Petite Park | 50% OFF Single Entry Fee
Purchase an eVoucher at $5 to enjoy 50% OFF the single entry fee (U.P. $22) at Petite Park. Valid for up to 3 uses till 31 Dec 2020.

PLAY! by KinderPlay | 50% OFF Single Entry Fee
Purchase an eVoucher at $5 to enjoy 50% OFF the single entry fee (U.P. $25) at PLAY! by KinderPlay. Valid for up to 3 uses till 31 Dec 2020.

HeadRock VR
Source: Resorts World Sentosa

HeadRock VR | 50% OFF Standard Package
Purchase an eVoucher at $8 to enjoy 50% OFF the Standard Package for Big 3/Big 5 (U.P. $35 - $50) at HeadRock VR. Valid for up to 3 uses till 27 Dec 2020.

SMIGY | 50% Off Single Weekday Entry Fee
Purchase eVoucher at $5 to enjoy 50% OFF the single weekday entry fee (U.P. $22) at SMIGY. Valid for up to 3 uses till 31 Dec 2020.

Waka Waka | 50% Off Single Entry Fee
Purchase an eVoucher at $5 to enjoy 50% OFF the single weekday entry fee (U.P. $28) at Waka Waka. Valid for up to 3 uses till 31 Dec 2020.

Jewel Changi | Free Entry to Canopy Park
Enjoy free entry for 2 to Canopy Park by presenting any same-day receipt from Jewel, no minimum spend required. Offer ends on 30 Sep 2020.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore | 18% OFF Weekend Stay
From 1 Sep 2020 to 1 Jan 2022, book a weekend stay (Fri, Sat or Sun arrival) at the Four Seasons Hotel to get 18% off your Room Rate.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore | Fun Family Playcation
Includes daily breakfast, dining credit, playtime at buds by Shangri-La and Splash Zone, and child-themed welcome amenities, among others. Valid for bookings and stays at the hotel up to 30 Dec 2020.

Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Source: Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore | Great Fun-mily Escapade Package
Includes a family-themed room (Harbour Studio, City Suite or Skyline Suite) with a tepee and children amenities, complimentary breakfast, as well as discounts on admission rates to Pororo Park Singapore and Kiztopia, among others. Valid for bookings and stays at the hotel up to 31 Dec 2020.

City Square Mall | Voucherback & Free 2-hour Parking
From 4 Sep to 4 Oct, you can redeem a $10 City Square Mall voucher when you spend a minimum of $100 or a $20 voucher when you spend a minimum of $200. To redeem a free 2-hour weekday parking ticket worth $3.60, a minimum spend of $30 is required. Offer is valid from 1 Sep to 31 Dec 2020.

 






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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