The September Holidays run from 3 - 11 Sep 2022, and here's a list of events and activities for families to have fun at!
*Updated 2 Aug 2022
The week long September Holiday runs from 3 till 11 September 2022 (plus Teacher's Day on 2 Sep 2022). Let's take a look at a list of family-fun events and activities that you and your little ones can expect this holidays!
1. Experience Different Cultures at HomeTeamNS Khatib's Culture Shiok!
Venue: HomeTeamNS Khatib
Dates: 9 & 10 Sep 2022
Admission: Free, fees required for selected activities (details)
Head down to HomeTeamNS Khatib this September School Holidays to experience the different cultures in Singapore! Culture Shiok happens on 9 & 10 Sep 2022, admission is free and you will get to enjoy cultural performances, and play traditional games!
Go on a cultural journey as you enjoy performances like Lion Dance, Peranakan Storytelling, Malay Dance and Bhangra Dance, and play games like Carrom, Congkak, Five Stones and Hopscotch!
Enhance the experience by joining the exciting craft activities - learn the basics of Rainbow Calligraphy or learn to make your very own Ketupat Plushie! Available at just $25 per pax!
- Rainbow Calligraphy - 9 Sep 2022, 11 am - 12 pm
- Ketupat Plushie Workshop - 10 Sep 2022, 11 am - 12 pm
Feeling hungry after all the fun? Spend a min. of $10 to redeem snacks like Teh Tarik & Oma Podi, Dragon Beard Candy and Nyonya Chang! Limited redemptions available - get more details at Culture Shiok!
2. Join A FREE Terrarium Art Workshop at Writers Studio
Venue: Writers Studio, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #03-06 Beauty World Centre
Dates: 3, 4 or 10 Sep 2022
Admission: Free for first 50 sign-ups, $10 thereafter (Sign-up with Code BY10)
Celebrating their 10th year anniversary, Writers Studio is holding a week-long bash with a thematic library, fun performances, and interactive learning programmes.
Families can sign-up for a FREE Terrarium Art Workshop* on 3, 4 or 10 Sep where children will imagine a fantasy terrarium world and get to create a story in their minds with the help of a trained facilitator. Through creating the terrarium, children (and parents who join in) will put in characters, think about their feelings, their thoughts and lives. Then, returning back to reality and using this thought process to create wonderful plots for any story.
Workshop dates and time:
- 3 Sep, 11.30 am & 2 pm
- 4 Sep, 11.30 am
- 5 Sep, 11.30 am & 2 pm
You can sign-up for the workshop and use Promo Code BY10 to enjoy the promotion. Find out more about Writers Studio's 10 year anniversary events.
*Valid for the first 50 sign-ups. Subsequent sign-ups pay $10.
3. Go On An Interactive Minion Experience @ A Minion's Perspective Experience
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront
Dates: 3 Sep 2022 - 2 Jan 2023, 10 am - 7 pm (daily)
Admission: from $25 (Ticketing)
The interactive exhibition, A Minion’s Perspective Experience, will land in Singapore for the very first time, at Resorts World Sentosa, from 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023.
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.
4. Enjoy A Movie & Carnival Under The Stars At Marina Bay
Venue: The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Blvd, Singapore 018984
Dates: 2 - 3 Sep 2022, 5 pm - 9 pm
Admission: Free, tickets required for games and snacks
Presented by the Marina Bay Alliance, Carnival by the Bay is an outdoor movie screening and fun-filled carnival held on 2 & 3 September 2022 at The Lawn @Marina Bay. Doors will open from 5.00pm each day with the movie screening starting from 7.30 pm and expected to end by 9.30pm.
Families can expect a variety of light snacks, interactive arcade games, exciting inflatables and cool prizes to complete the experience, and a movies under the stars experience featuring Jungle Cruise (2 Sep 2022),and The Greatest Showman (3 Sep 2022). There will be outdoor chairs available, but you are encouraged to bring your own picnic mats and bean bags too!
5. Celebrate Mid-Autumn @ The Esplanade's Moonfest 2022
Dates: 9 - 11 Sep 2022
Admission: Free with ticketed events
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Esplanade - Theatre on the Bay with Moonfest - A Mid-Autumn Celebrations. The annual traditional Chinese arts festival returns with on-site live performances and ticketed workshops, with a peek behind-the-scenes online. It presents the opportunity for families and friends, young and old to be exposed to and rediscover the intrinsic beauty of traditional Chinese arts.
Let's take a look at what families can expect at Moonfest 2022 (many are free too).
6. Plan A Visit To The Restarted Yakult Factory Tour
Venue: 7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Date: Mon - Fri, excluding Public Holdiays
The Yakult Factory Tour is a 1.5 hour tour of the state-of-the-art plant located at Senoko Avenue (Woodlands). This popular tour has recently restarted for families to book where you and your family can get a behind-the-scene look at the making of the popular probiotic drink!
7. Register and Take Part In SAFRA Swim For Hope 2022
Dates: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2022 (Registration Period), 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2022 (Swim Period)
Fees: from $22
SAFRA's iconic annual charity event, Swim For Hope, is back! This year, families and friends who participate in the event can bond through swimming and do their part for charity!
To encourage greater participation and foster bonding, the event will take on a hybrid format where participants can choose to swim at their own location and time or complete the distance through a combination of virtual and physical on-site swim!
8. Have A Feast At The Singapore Food Festival 2022
Venue: Islandwide with Festive Village at Bayfront Event Space
Dates: 24 Aug - 11 Sep 2022
Admission: from $12.50 (Ticketing)
Returning for its 29th edition, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) celebrates the richness of Singapore's food culture and the creativity of our culinary talent who are reimagining Singaporean cuisine. Held island-wide from 24 August to 11 September 2022, participants can immerse in virtual masterclass sessions, in-person heritage tours and culinary workshops hosted by experts and chefs, as well as an all-new virtual marketplace.
For the first time since the pandemic, SFF 2022 will host a festival village from 31 August to 11 September at the Bayfront Event Space. Themed “Real Foodies Only”, this year's festival will feature diverse experiences and flavours, from food steeped in heritage and tradition to innovative creations. Foodies from around the world can also enjoy a taste of the festival with product exclusives and local activations.
Don't forget to also get your tickets to the Double-Storey Carousel & Euro-Swing Experience ($10).
9. Go Putting @ The Pop-Up Pixar Putt
Venue: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 26 Aug - 11 Sep
Admission: from $28
Pixar Putt is an open air, pop-up mini-golf event is made up of interactive putting holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Inside Out, Onward, Luca and more.
The mini-golf experience is suitable for players of all ages and the premiere Singapore event will feature new putting holes from some of Pixar’s latest hit movies.
10. Go On An Adventure At Xscap8
Venue: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #07-02, S(238896)
Opening Hours: 11 am - 10 pm (Mon - Sun)
Xscap8 is an integrated indoor venue located at Orchard Central offering a diverse range of fun activities for all ages! The play venue calls itself the largest integrated indoor Funground on Orchard Road, to challenge, de-stress and chillax in a swanky u- trending space.
Here, you can expect a restaurant & bar that overlooks Orchard Road, a 10-m high obstacle course, a high-tech golf simulator, a nostalgic arcade zone and even a smash lab to let go of your stress!
11. Celebrate Le Le's Birthday @ The River Wonders
Venue: Rivers Wonders
Date: 5 Aug to 11 Sep 2022 (Fri to Sun, Eve of PH & PH only)
Time: 10am to 7pm (Day Operating Hours) | 7.30pm to 11.30pm (Night Operating Hours)
Admission: Purchase tickets here (for regular tickets to River Wonders, compare prices here)
Le Le, the first Giant Panda cub to be born in Singapore, is turning one this August and River Wonders is marking this milestone with a month-long celebration that continues into his parents’ Kai Kai and Jia Jia’s birthday month in September.
Celebrate all things panda at River Wonders with panda-themed activities in an all-new day to night experience. You can meet with Panda mascots, take a photo with the bamboo cake display, take part in various panda-themed wprkshops, and more!
12. Enjoy A Free Movie By The Beach
Venue: Sentosa Southside
Dates: 2 & 9 Sep 2022, 7.30 pm onwards
Enjoy complimentary outdoor movie screening by the beach, on selected weekends, and public holidays at Sentosa Southside!
Gather your family and head down to Sentosa for an evening of entertainment under the stars! On the first day of the holidays (2 Sep), head down to catch Cars (2006) and on 9 Sep, Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) will be screening.
Do note that outside food and drinks are not allowed into the venue, and it is limited to the first 400 pax only.
13. Come Face-to-Face With Dinosaurs @ Let's Play Marina Square
Venue: Let's Play, Marina Square #03-208/209
Dates: 1 Jul - 25 Sep, 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: from $28 (tickets available on KKday)
Let's Play at Marina Square is a thematic play space that changes concepts on a regular basis. Since 1 July, the space has been providing lots of fun and laughter to dinosaur fans with the Roarrr! Dinosaur Adventure Park and it will continue to be available through the September holidays too!
You can expect to enter a dinosaur park with moving dinosaur, play on dinosaur-themed carnival rides and even take pictures with a "live" dinosaur too! If you have not visited yet, the holidays might be the perfect time to make a trip!
14. Catch The Asian Netball Championship 2022 @ OCBC Arena
Photo Credit: Netball Australia.
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Arena
Date: 3 - 11 Sep 2022
Admission: from $6
Netball fans can look forward to catching top notch sporting action with the Asian Netball Championships 2022 (ANC) returning to the OCBC Arena and will be happening across the entire school holidays.
Tickets to the ANC 2022, the first international netball competition since the 2019 SEA Games, are now on sale with prices starting from just $6.
15. Visit An Interactive Gallery At Changi Airport
Venue: Changi Airport T3 and Changi Precinct
Dates: 5 Jul - 23 Oct 2022
Changi Airport has launched the “Hello, Changi Precinct” gallery at Terminal 3 (T3), kicking off an initiative to drive awareness of the Changi Precinct which includes areas in and surrounding Changi Airport such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok and East Coast Park.
The gallery will feature interactive elements and photo spots modelled after iconic sights and sounds in the Changi Precinct, families can pose for photos and discover fun facts across seven themed zones! Even if you are not planning an overseas trip, you can plan a trip to the airport to visit the gallery and the various to-dos at Changi too!
16. Catch The Gretel and Hansel (in Mandarin) by the SRT
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Date: From 27 Jul 2022 (Weekdays, 10am & 2pm | Weekends, 11am & 2pm)
Pricing: From $26 (excluding SISTIC fee) | Buy tickets here
First staged in English in 2019, Gretel and Hansel (in Mandarin) is a heartfelt, humorous and exciting tale about sibling rivalry, family love, courage and understanding what it means to be a big sister! The two children become both characters and storytellers as they bring audiences on a thrilling and imaginative journey.
Gretel and Hansel (in Mandarin) will be available over the September holidays and catching this theatre performance is not just a family outing but also a chance to encourage children to work together, appreciate their siblings and understand the importance of family love.
17. Go On A Balestier Magic Tour: Magical Balestier
Venue: Meet @ Value Hotel Thomson / End @ Balestier Market & Food Centre
Dates: 9 Sep, 4 pm - 6.30 pm
Fees: from $38 per pax (Tickets here)
Join popular kids magician and expert entertainer, Mr Bottle as he brings your family on an interesting tour of Balestier. Be entertained through magic-infused magic acts while learning about the history of the neighbourhood. Suitable for a date night or a fun family outing, you will get to hear amazing stories (that you probably didn't know about) and get to experience close-up magic too!
Tickets are available as normal, just tour or top-up for the premium ticket that comes with a drink, snack and a easy-to-perform magic trick!
18. Go On A Unique Dome Glamping Experience @ Heritage Chalet
Venue:125A Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121
Dates: Subject to availability
Fees: from $480 per dome
Have a unique Dome Glamping Experience at Seaside Glamping@Heritage Chalet! The Dome tents give you privacy, and are exclusively pitch up in a private garden with jacuzzi access. In the aircon Dome tent, there are real beds, bedlinen, decorations, crate tables for up to 5 people!
Choose from dining under the stars or having a BBQ with warm laughter and intimate chat with your loved ones! Or choose to have a movie night in the privacy of the dome tent with our Netflix and WIFI enabled projector and projection screen.
There's plenty to do both within and outside of the glamping site, such as cycling, jacuzzi, art and crafts activities, kayaking, prawning, fishing, archery, rock climbing, yoga, beach picnics and water activities.
19. Celebrate The Mid-Autumn Festival With Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's Outdoor Lantern Installation
Venue:Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874
Dates: 16 Aug - 25 Sep with programmes from 3 - 4 Sep
Come celebrate the mid-autumn festival at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Discover the story and traditions behind mid-autumn festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up programmes!
The annual lantern installation, Celestial Bodies, which features spherical lanterns of five characters: Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn and Mercury will be at the lawn from, 16 Aug to 25 Sep, and it symbolises the joyous union of family and friends, and represents the collective wish of Singaporeans to reunite with loved ones and rejoice in the Mid-Autumn festivities!
20. End Of Year Booster Programme With LingoAce
Dates: 15 Aug – 11 Sep 2022 (Schedule classes at your convenience)
Fees: $179.76 for 4 Classes (Register Here)
Suitable for K2, and P1 – P6 students, LingoAce is offering 1-to-1 September Holiday EOY Booster Programme for students looking to improve their Chinese, revise for the upcoming year-end assessments, and to prepare for the next year! The programme includes 4 x 55 mins online classes that are conducted 1-to-1 and arranged at your own convenience. LingoAce classes are known to be fun and engaging – so we are sure that the EOY Booster Programme will keep your little ones purposefully occupied over the week-long holidays!
21. Explore Singapore's Marine Life with Young Nautilus
Fees: $58 per adult, $56 per child or $224 for bundle of four (Tickets here)
Take a closer look at the marine life at Singapore's mangroves and beaches on the Nature Walks by Young Nautilus. These guided walks will help you and your little ones better appreciate the nature in our own backyards, and bring science into reality too!
There will be 2 different tours in the September holiday exploring different venues and habitats. Each walk is approx. 2 hours long.
- 10 Sep, 10 am - Sungei Buloh Wetlands
- 11 Sep, 4.45 pm - Pasir Ris Park Mangroves
Still not sure what to expect? Read the reviews from parents who have attended previous walks too!
22. Rent-a-Craft, Pay-by-Trash With PAssion Wave
Venue: PAssion Wave Outlets
Dates: 3 - 11 Sep 2022 (except Mon & Tue), 9 am - 11 am or 2 pm - 4 pm
Fees: $1 (Bookings open 20 Aug, 9 am)
PAssion Wave is partnering with International Coastal Cleanup Singapore (ICCS) to organise the Rent-a-Craft, Pay-by-Trash campaign for the fifth year running The campaign aims to encourage members of the public to revitalise Singapore’s precious waterways while enjoying a relaxing paddle on a Kayak/Stand-up Paddle at six PAssion Wave outlets.
- Minimum age for reservoir outlets (Jurong Lake Gardens, Marina Bay, Bedok Reservoir): 7 Years Old
- Minimum age for Sea Outlets (Pasir Ris, Sembawang): 10 years old
There will be 2 x two-hour slots daily (except for Mon and Tue) from 3 Sep – 11 Sep. The two-hour session includes registration, clean-up, and the washing and returning of equipment. Participants are strongly encouraged to join the sorting and disposal of the trash collected at the end of programme. Participants are not required to bring their clean-up tools as PAssion Wave will provide equipment such as pails, tongs, and gloves.
A token sum of $1 for the rental of kayak equipment (kayak, personal flotation device, paddle) will be collected, and it will be used to offset the locker charges and fund pro-bono Kayak 'N' Klean sessions for lesser privileged groups that PAssion Wave work with. Fees for spray cover apply if required for the rental.
Bookings open on 20 Aug, 9am: https://go.gov.sg/
23. Visit a shapeless mass; a network of times at Singapore Science Centre
Venue: Singapore Science Centre
Dates: 16 Jun - 11 Sep 2022
Fees: Admission to Singapore Science Centre Required
a shapeless mass; a network of times takes a look at this iconic site of Jurong in its inaccessible state and examines how it exists in people’s memories. The installation is a machine-knitted “diagram” derived from the artist’s analysis of memories about the Chinese Garden which have been contributed by members of the public. These responses range from the detailed and heartfelt, to the brief, vague, and even inaccurate. The title is a reference to how these responses evolve from a shapeless mass of collected data into a textured network of collective memories which, for all their differences, describe a common space.
For more details, please visit https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/art-events/exhibitions/aitc-2022
24. Think! Contemporary Preschool Exhibition 2022 | Hello Future: Fantastic Paper Planet
Venue: Nassim Gate Visitor Centre & Green Pavilion at Tanglin Gate, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Dates: 27 Aug to 18 Sep 2022, 5 am - 10 pm
In Hello Future: Fantastic Paper Planet, be enthralled by the creations of preschool children, which draw inspiration from Earth, the planet we call our home. This is the third edition of the Think! Contemporary Preschool Exhibition, and a partnership between Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG). The exhibition presents artworks by students from six preschools who participated in SAM’s signature programme, Think! Contemporary Preschool.
Children who partook in the programme engaged in lively discussions on contemporary art, environmental sustainability and climate change with reference to artworks in SAM’s collection and exhibitions. They discovered sustainable forms of artmaking with reused and recycled materials and learnt about how they can play a role in saving trees and protecting the creatures that rely on forests for shelter and food.
As visitors walk through the Singapore Botanic Gardens and encounter these artworks, these works serve as a hopeful reminder to appreciate the environment and galvanise efforts towards protecting the planet for future generations.
25. Dine With Cinnamoroll - The New Pop-Up Theme At Kumoya!
Venue: Kumoya @ Orchard Centrel, 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #04-08, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11 am - 9.30 pm (daily, for a limited time)
From 19 Aug, Kumoya welcomes Cinnamoroll back into the cafe to celebrate the character's 20th anniversary with specially-commissioned Cinnamoroll décor and a curated menu for a limited time!
26. Moon-Lit! Mid-Autumn Festival At Singapore Discovery Centre
Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre
Dates: 3, 4, 9 & 10 Sep
Admission: From $10
Embrace the Mid-Autumn festival at the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) as they honour the havest season with lots of fun celebrations. From tales and games across cultures, fun workshops to lantern walks and harmonious melodies, there will be lots to do at Moon-Lit! at the SDC!
Don't miss the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as they perform at the SDC Concourse on 10 Sep from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm. More activities are planned, and you can get access with the basic or bundle packages. Packages also come with access to the attractions at the venue.
27. Have Fun At the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Dates: 26 Aug - 25 Sep 2022
This August, the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival makes its long-awaited return after two years with its iconic street light-up, livening up the streets of Chinatown alongside an exciting line-up of activities, including its first-ever Food Fair.
Themed “Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon” (花好月圆庆中秋), the festival will feature a spectacular display of lighted sculptures and lanterns from 26 August – 25 September 2022 that will sprawl across Chinatown’s streets.
Apart from the Food Fair, which will see the former Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street transformed into a nostalgic, bustling bazaar with street-style delights, other family-friendly activities that are not-to-be-missed include a Trade Fair, free weekend stage shows, and the ever-popular Lantern Painting Competition.
28. Embark on an Outdoor Discovery Game with Otah & Friends
Venue: Joo Chiat
Dates: 3 Sep - 31 Dec 2022
Fees: $17 per person
Otah & Friends: Go Gai Gai - Hidden Joo Chiat is a new outdoor discovery game series in partnership with Hidden Singapore. Solve clues, learn bits of history, and discover hidden gems as you explore a specific neighbourhood!
It's the perfect mash-up between a walking tour and an outdoor escape room! Parents can look forward to earning major parenting points as they become the ultimate game master for their kids, dishing out Otah's riddles and rewards! We've put in some fun history bites for everyone as well!
The recommended age is 6 and up due to the physical intensity. This edition in Joo Chiat will last approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of 2.4km. Customers are recommended to purchase their tickets in the exact adult-kid combinations - minimum 1 adult, 1 kid, and maximum 2 adults, 3 kids.
29. Sands For Singapore Charity Festival at Marina Bay Sands
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Dates: 8 - 10 Sep 2022
Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, Marina Bay Sands’ signature event, will make a comeback for the first time after a two-year hiatus to shine a spotlight on meaningful causes in Singapore and celebrate the spirit of giving!
This year's Festival includes a Giving Marketplace, free performances by local artists such as Benjamin Kheng, Annette Lee, Tabitha Nauser, gourmet pop-ups by Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and art and craft workshops.
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