September School Holiday Activities For Kids In Singapore 2021



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The September Holidays run from 4 - 12 Sep 2021, and from the looks of the events happening, it promises to be an exciting time for families! 

The upcoming week long September Holidays runs from 4 to 12 September 2021. From our initial research, the holiday period looks to be filled with many events and experiences for families to have fun at. Without further ado, here is a list of family-fun activities that your family can expect! 

*Updated 3 Sep: New activities added

Mid-Autumn Activities @ Singapore Discovery Centre

Venue: Singapore Discovery Centre 
Dates: 4 - 26 Sep 2021
Admission: Mostly Free

The Singapore Discovery Centre is planning a series of mid-autumn activities that starts from 4 Sep 2021 and is suitable for the week-long September school holidays. From lantern walks to craft activities, everything sounds so exciting and we will be highlighting a couple of what you can expect! 

Moon Mirrors from 4 September, every evening from 6 pm. Come enjoy a serene evening with this floating light installation by the Discovery Lake under the night sky. Definitely looks like a instagrammable spot for the family!

Moon Tales @ Gallery, on 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 September at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm. Walk through the SDC's permanent gallery, Through The Lens of Time, in this indoor lantern walk and hear tales of the moon from storytellers as you explore the gallery. 

Moonwalk, on 4 - 12, 18, 19 and 21 September at 1 pm to 6 pm (weekdays) and 11 am to 8 pm (weekends). Go on a trail hunt and find clues to learn more about the Moon and its significance by taking part in this self-guided centre-wide trail! 

Nightscape Watercolour Workshop, on 4, 5, 11, and 12 September at 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Join local artist, Ong Lai Art, for 1hr 30mins of fun and easy watercolour painting session! This holiday, you will get to explore simple watercolour techniques and create your very own unique moon portrait. Tickets are available at $22 each. Each session can only accommodate 20 person, so book online now and avoid getting disappointed!

The Singapore Discovery Centre is also collaborating with Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) to introduce the Moon-LIT! Gift Set which comes with 2-piece traditional mooncakes from MINDS, 2 packets of Chinese tea, 1 x Lantern Walk (Storytelling) for 1 family (up to 5 persons) and 2 x Rabbit Lantern Crafts. Pre-order before 17 Sep 2021, only 50 sets available at $49.90! 

Jumptopia @ Downtown East

Venue: D'Marquee @ Downtown East
Date: 28 Aug - 10 Oct 2021 (10 am - 10 pm)
Admission: $18 per pax or $64 per family (Tickets are exclusive on KKDay)

A massive indoor bouncy castle setup at D'Marquee at Downtown East, Jumptopia is part of Kiztopia's 2nd year anniversary programmes. Expect to be jumping for the entirety of your 2 hour session in this 12,000 sqft, air-conditioned play tent with 6 giant Kiztopia bouncy castles. 

Each session is only for 120 pax, and you may want to book early if you intend to visit over the September holiday! If you like to find out more, you can read about our visit to Jumptopia too! 

Make Time For More Holiday With Sentosa

Venue: Various spots at Sentosa
Date: Throughout Sep - Nov, different dates for each event
Admission: Depending on event

Sentosa is rolling out a series of activities and giveaways in celebration of their 49th birthday. This includes attraction and dining experience giveaways, an ultimate giveaway of a 2D1N staycation for 4 at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, and a series of different experiences on the island to encourage families to make time for more holiday! We have highlighted a couple of events below

Graffiti by the Beach (7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov & 16 Nov 2021). Join a local graffiti artist to learn the basics of graffiti painting, as you create your own graffiti-style artwork using basic spray-painting techniques. This 1.5hour workshop is priced at $20 per participant. 

Fort Siloso Night Experience (10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov & 19 Nov 2021). In this 1.5-hour tour, you will be led only by a kerosene lamp and a guide who will take you through Singapore's only preserved coastal fort that served as part of the island’s defences. Take part at $15 per person. 

Archery by the Beach (9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov & 25 Nov 2021). Be introduced to the archery and have a few guided practice rounds, before challenging yourselves in a mini competition. Tickets are at $15 per person.

Balestier Magic Tour: Magical Balestier

Venue: Meet @ Value Hotel Thomson / End @ Balestier Market & Food Centre
Date: 6 - 11 Sep, and every Sat, 4 pm - 6.30 pm
Fees: $50 per adult, $40 per child or $120 for 2 Adults and 1 child

Go on a magical tour of Balestier with an expert magician as he entertains the family with magic-infused storytelling acts while the family will explores the heritage landmarks of Balestier. We are sure you will be learning interesting facts about the area during the tour!

Tickets are exclusively available on Klook, and adult tickets are eligible for the Singapore Rediscover Vouchers. 

*NEW* 2D1N Sailcation Experience To The Southern Islands

Venue: From Keppel Marina and back
Date: 3 pm - 10 am (next day)
Fees: from $1,300 for up to 5 pax

Go on an exciting sailcation trip towards Lazarus Island! Feel a rush of excitement as winds can easily pull the sails taut and sometimes cause the boat to slant at a 45-degree angle. Spend the night away from the city buzz under a star-filled sky, and truly relax as you immerse yourself in the ocean's wonders.

This sailcation is only available on selected days in September. Get more details at 2D1N Southern Island Sailcation.

Go On A 2D1N Glamping Experience At ORTO Kampung Kampus

Venue: Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Date: Check-in @ 3 pm and Check-out (next day) @ 11 am
Fees: from $525 per tent (up to 5 pax)

Embark on a luxury outdoor glamping adventure and escape the bustling city of Singapore by staying at ORTO Kampung Kampus! Here's an opportunity to sleep under the stars in a spacious luxury bell tent equipped with queen size beds, air-condition, portable fans, and other amenities to provide you with the most comfortable camping experience.

This worry-free outdoor adventure is the perfect activity for first-time campers seeking a special overnight getaway and for families to have spend some quality time "in the wild"! Purchase and more details are available on BYKidO.

Lantern Installation: “Those Moonlit Moments…”

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Lawn
Date: 31 Aug to 26 Sep 2021, 10am to 9pm daily
Fees: Free

Produced by Thailand artist Boonyavee Boonsakda (Ngaew Ngaew), in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Those Moonlit Moments … is an outdoor installation comprising four large lanterns featuring the artist’s characters who are enjoying mooncakes and each other’s company under the gentle and watchful eye of Ngaew’s Moon Rabbit. The Moon Rabbit character was created specially for the Mid-Autumn Festival and is inspired by the Jade Rabbit from Chinese folklore which keeps the goddess Chang’e company on the moon.

Bring your own lanterns for a lantern walk in the evening while taking pictures with these cute giant lanterns too! 

Go Around The World With Changi Airport

Venue: Various spots at Changi Airport Terminal 1 & 3
Date: 1 Sep - 10 Oct
Fees: Free

Changi Airport Terminal 1 & 3 reopens to the public from 1 Sep 2021 with free parking and a travel-themed exhibition to help beat the travel bug! 6 exhibitions featuring famous landmarks around the world has been setup for families to visit and capture their pictures of being "overseas"! 

Travel to Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, London and more, with free parking included too!

Read! Fest 2021 Literary Trails

Venue: West Coast Park, East Coast Park and Ground Floor Plaza of the National Library Building
Date: Till 31 Oct 2021
Admission: Free

Organised by the National Library Board (NLB) as an extension of Read! Fest 2021, the Read! Fest literary trails build on this year’s theme of ‘Reboot!’ by inspiring the public to consider fresh perspectives and face challenges in life. The literary trails can be enjoyed as part of a visit to the West Coast Park or East Coast Park. It is a self-directed and interactive experience, which can be enjoyed by the family as they go on a self-guided muti-sensory adventure to help our protagonist, Gerry to change his outlook on life and to face life’s challenges with a positive mindset!

*NEW* Exploratory Hands-on Farms Tour on the Otah & Friends Bus

Venue: Koh Fah Technology Farm, Hay Diaries
Date: 8, 10, 11 & 18 Sep (approximately 8.30 am - 1 pm)
Admission: $45 per pax

Hop on the very first Otah & Friends bus and explore the farms of Singpaore. During the trip, cuddle up with your very own exclusive Otah & Friends pillow (worth $20) which you’ll also get to take home. Learn about the state-of-the-art hydroponics farming techniques and get hands-on experience of harvesting fresh produce, feeding animals and tasting fresh produce from the farms.

Narratives Of Our Children - An Exchange Of Stories

Venue: Stamford Art Centre
Date: 3 Sep - 30 Sep, 12 pm - 7 pm
Admission: Free

A project by Art Wonderland, Narratives Of Our Children is a sharing of intimate stories by children living in Singapore and Bali. An interactive exhibition for all ages that transcends geographical boundaries, encourage your little ones to explore the child-led narratives shared by these children aged 3 - 12 years old, and hear the stories they are eager to tell.

The exhibition is suitable for kids 5 years and above. While admission is free, you will need to make a booking of your 2-hour time slot via Peatix

Vermicomposting for Beginners

Venue: 102 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159562
Date: 11 Sep, 2:00pm to 2:30pm, 2:45pm to 3:15pm or 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Admission: $15/pax (inclusive of vermicomposting starter kit)

Discover Singapore's food waste situation and how earthworms can help keep them out of our landfill. Organised by Werms, your little ones will learn how to set up your first vermicomposting kit with a guided workshop. Sign up here

Children's Festival At Gardens by the Bay 

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Date: 4 Sep - 3 Oct 2021, 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Free

Join Art-Zoo characters Bruno Bear and Little Kong on an adventure as they roam through the Wonder Gardens in search of their friends at Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove at the Children's Festival at Gardens by the Bay! Go on an adventure trail as you and your little ones learn more about the garden and even bring a piece of the Wonder Gardens home upon completion of the trail activities!

While the festival is free, art workshops at the festival are priced at $16 and need to be pre-purchased. For more details about Children's Festival at Gardens by the Bay

Paw Patrol @ City Square Mall

Venue: City Square Mall
Date: 30 Aug - 26 Sep 2021
Admission: Free

Go on a self-guided adventure trail with the Paw Patrol at City Square Mall, and let the Paw Patrol Pups show you how to take care of your well-being. There are four experiential and educational activities that focus on the main pillars of a child’s well-being – dietary wellness, digital wellness, social wellness and physical wellness, for you to experience. Simply scan the QR code at the e-game station and have fun while learning together as a family.

You can also redeem an exclusive PAW Patrol children face mask when you shop and dine at City Square Mall. Simply spend a minimum spend of $60* ($110* if inclusive of NTUC FairPrice, Q & M and/or School receipts) 

Capture Your Prints @ Dollop Automat! 

Venue: 30A Seah St. (Level 2), Singapore 188386
Date: Booking Required
Admission: $30

Dollop Automat Self Studio is a Korean-inspired photo concept at a photography studio in the heart of City Hall. Just you and your family in the privacy of the studio with a shutter trigger. You get 15mins to take as many photos as you like in a studio with professional-level cameras (DSLR or mirrorless) and studio-quality lighting.

Each session is priced at $30 for 2 pax with four 4R photo prints (black and white or colour images are available). You may add-on additional people for $10 and get 2 extra 4R prints too. Since it is the holidays, you may want to create and capture a parent/child memory or have the entire family down for an intimate photoshoot experience. 

*A total of 5 pax may join the session. All adults must be vaccinated in the session. 

Discover Everyday Heritage @ My Community Festival 

Venue: Various locations
Date: 10 Sep - 3 Oct 2021, depending on activity
Admission: Various pricing

My Community Festival is a ground-up community heritage festival that looks at the little traditions practiced around us that we may or may not have noticed. Through the festival, you will get to go on over 40 community-led different activities, tours and workshop happening around the island to gain an appreciation of everyday spaces and to uncover hidden gems. 

For example, you can go on a tour of Pulau Hantu, or learn how to make Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake or even meet the last Songkok Maker in Singapore. To help you, we have prepared a selection of activities in our My Community Festival list for families

Singapore Food Festival

Venue: Various locations
Dates: 27 Aug to 12 Sep 2021
Fees: Depending on activity

The Singapore Food Festival 2021 celebrate the local F&B scene by showcasing local F&B talents of established and up-and-coming players. The 2021 edition will see virtual masterclasses, physical workshops and experiences and Singapore Food Festival exclusive menus at partnering restaurants. 

The Singapore Food Festival 2021 and Klook are collaborating to create gastronomic experiences for you! These experiences include Trishaw Uncle Guided Tour, Hawkerwalk: Old School Snacks and a DIY Picnic Getaway with Local Delights! There is also Secret Suppers, where a selection of 20 top restaurants prepares a specially curated menu for the festival. The catch is, you’ll not know where and what you’ll be dining until you have booked the package! 

Bath Bombs X Farmer's Edition

Venue: City Sprouts, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore, 159562
Dates: 6 or 7 Sep 2021, 2 pm - 4.30 pm
Fees: $85 per pax (sign-up here)

Start with a Farm Tour to learn about edibles and planting. This is followed by a workshop with Fawn Labs to craft 2 Bath Bombs from natural, non-toxic ingredients. Each participant will make a colorful bath bomb with a surprise toy inside and another bath bomb with the herb they have selected and harvested from the farm as a gift for their favourite adult.

Through the workshop, kids will learn about plants and their benefits for health and skin and how to recycle and upcycle. Finally, they will craft a card from recycled materials from the urban farm and lab. Using "trash" such as herbs, leaves, twigs, petals, cardboards, etc, they will put into practice what they learned about Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. 

Otah & Friends Vol. 2 and 3 

Venue:

  • Volume 2: Blast Off, Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
  • Volume 3: Grocery Run, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, North Wing, #01-486, Singapore 038983

Dates: Till 3 Jan 2022, 9 am - 10 am (Volume 2), 10 am - 10 pm (Volume 3)
Fees: from $19 per pax (get tickets for Volume 2 / Volume 3)

If you have not visited yet, why not take a trip to Gardens by the Bay or Suntec City to visit Otah & Friends, an immersive Otter-themed escape room-type experience for families!

The game experiences at Gardens by the Bay (Volume 2: Blast Off) and Suntec City (Volume 3: Grocery Run) is suited for families and requires families to use clues to complete various tasks and accomplish the mission! You can choose to enter a transformed schoolhouse or supermarket with fun spaces for visitors to hang out in. Each experience runs for 55-mins, and allows families ample time to enjoy the interactive elements and beautiful sets. Read more about both Otah & Friends experiences to see what to expect!

The Bub Fair - Family Shopping Experience

Venue: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road #01-02, Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Date: 4 to 5 Sep & 11 to 12 Sep 2021, 11am to 8pm
Fee: Free with registration

The Bub Fair is Singapore’s premium holiday shopping destination featuring products built on quality, design and sustainability for the young family community. Happening across both weekends in the September holidays, you can expect a curated selection of more than 30 children and family lifestyle Singapore-based brands and local online boutiques - with a great showcase of homegrown products and services across various categories; feed, home, play, care and wear to meet the holistic and lifestyle needs of the conscious and modern family.

KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival

Venue: Science Centre Singapore
Date: From 6 Sep onwards
Fee: TBC

The STEAM Festival for Young Learners is an annual festival for kids between 3 to 6 years old. This year’s theme focuses on building a more sustainable world, through engaging hands-on STEAM challenges, parent-child activities, children’s and educators’ workshops. The actual festival runs in October 2021, but you can expect both virtual and on-site pre-festival activities from 6 Sep 2021 onwards! 

Take part in the Cook & Click challenge ($180 per parent/child) during the September holidays! Whip up a scrumptious plant-based meal with your child and learn professional food photography tips using your phone with award-winning photographer, Wilfred Lim.

Upcycled Grocery Bag Workshop

Venue: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
Date: 10 Sep, 10 am - 11.30 am or 1 pm - 2.30 pm
Fee: $12/pax (children between 6-12 yo); $17/pax (for children above 12 yo)

Introduce children between 6-12 yo to the beauty of upcycling and giving old items a new lease of life through this craft-based Upcycled Grocery Bag Workshop. Through the workshop, they will also pick up the valuable (and often missing) life skill of basic hand sewing and embroidery too. 

Go On The Stingray At Singapore Sports Hub

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, Splash 'n' Surf
Date: Booking is required
Fee: $30 per hour (weekday: 8 am - 6 pm), $35 per hour (weekday: 6 pm - 10 pm, weekend & PH: 8 am - 10 pm)

Climb aboard the half-pipe surfing facility, Stingray, and have a go at bodyboarding and skimboarding! Whether you’re a surfing enthusiast or new to the sport, experience exhilaration like no other. Pre-booking is required and there are only 4 riders per time slot. 

Note that this activity is only for riders above 1.2m, and must be in swimwear and rash guard. For bookings and full T&Cs, please read here

Go On A Virtual Tour To New Zealand Animal Farm

Venue: Zoom
Date: 5 Sep 2021, 10.30 am - 11.40 am
Fee: $20 per pax

Join Farmer Arthur, a Singaporean running a lifestyle farm in New Zealand as he brings you on a virtual tour and lets you get “up close” to some of the farm animals, and find out how he strives to create sustainable practices for our environment.

Diggersite Mid-Autumn Celebrations + Open House

Mid-Autumn Celebrations
Venue: Online
Date: 8 Sep, 3pm onwards
Fee: Free

Open House
Venue: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Date: 12 Sep 
Fee: $18 per ticket holder

Diggersite’s Mid Autumn Festival Celebration will kickstart with a virtual celebration where families, friends and children will get to enjoy a fun-filled evening with lots of activities ranging from song requests and performances, learning about interesting facts & stories behind this festival and interactive games & quizzes.

And on Sunday 12th of September 2021, Diggersite will also be organising an Open House event! Kids will get to immerse themselves in various roles in a construction site setting ranging from builders, operators, supervisors to engineers through a variety of activities like operating life-sized construction machinery, free play and exploration at our sand pit, obstacle course & Bouncy Castle as well as performing fun & stimulating tasks based on S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and M.I (multiple intelligence) approaches! More details will follow later. 

Go On A Mystery Museum Tour (Selling Fast)

Venue: Mystery
Date: 4 - 26 Sep 2021 (tickets are available from 30 Aug at 12 pm)
Fees: from $10 per pax

*Update (31 Aug): only the 2 tours for Fashion Confessions are still available.

The Museum Roundtable (MR) is rolling out a series of Mystery Museum Tours which will take place each weekend from 4 to 26 September 2021. These tours are organised in collaboration with 10 MR members, and you won't know where you will be visiting when you purchase the tour! You will be informed of a theme of the tour and dates, and the actual museum that you are visiting is only revealed on the day of your visit! 

There are a total of 34 tours with a maximum capacity of 10 pax per tour only. Thus the tours are expected to be popular and available to the fastest-fingers-first - read more about each mystery tour's theme first. 

 

Have an event or activity to share too? Leave it in the community forum so that more people can find out about it too! 

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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