The Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Week (6 - 12 Mar 2023)

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Jump onto the March school holidays bandwagon and embark on an exciting week filled with family fun events for the entire family! 

It is another exciting week as we kickstart the first school holidays of 2023! The March school holidays might be just for a week but a number of family-friendly events and experiences will be happening for families to enjoy! Families can head down to the Esplanade for the annual March On festival, or visit the highly-instagrammable Van Gogh exhibition, Those that are looking for more fun can head down to The Great Jamboree Carnival @ Great World or drop by the Mattel Playhouse - we have extra goodies for both these venues too! 

This is just a compilation of our weekly 5 ideas, if you need more ideas for family fun, do head over to our weekly updated list of weekly recommendations or join our Telegram group for the most up-to-date sharing too!

If you need more March Holiday fun ideas, click on these too! 

1. March On, Esplanade's Annual Children's Festival Is Back!

Venue: Various locations at Esplanade
Dates: 9 - 19 Mar 2023
Admission: Free and paid, fees for activities may apply

March On 2023 will explore relevant issues for the young through multi-disciplinary programmes and participatory arts experiences. Families who visit the Esplanade during the March school holiday will discover a variety of paid and free programmes for the entire family! Through this festival, Esplanade hopes to help families create a lasting memory, to bring back a helpful lesson and to create meaningful conversations between parents and their children!

From theatre performances that encourage children to explore the unfamiliar to a musical procession where children get to play and have fun - there will be something for everyone at March On 2023!

2. Join The Ranger Buddies On Missions To Learn About Sustainability and Conservation

Venues and Dates:

  • i12 Katong - 10 Mar to 19 Mar
  • West Mall - 13 Mar to 19 Mar
  • One Punggol - 20 Mar to 26 Mar¬†
  • Singapore Zoo - 10 Mar to 2 Apr

Admission: Free

Join Ranger Buddies on a series of exciting missions around Singapore to discover how small actions can make a big difference to Earth. Starting this week, Rangers Buddies can head down to i12 Katong and be transported to rainforest and river habitats to help their animal buddies in distress. With deforestation displacing our animal friends, Ranger Buddies will have to brave different obstacles using their C.O.U.R.A.G.E. strength to save the animals. 

Or be a Keeper for a day at the Singapore Zoo from 10 Mar to 2 Apr and learn about the important role that zoos play in caring for animals. Incorporating the five domains of Animal Welfare, Ranger Buddies will have to demonstrate all seven C.O.U.R.A.G.E. strengths to complete the mission.

Ranger Buddies will receive a stamp on a card, and a digital and physical badge awaits them once they complete the mission. The missions will also be traveling to West Mall and One Punggol in March!

3. Family Fun at The Great Jamboree Carnival @ Great World (+ Redeem An Exclusive Free Play Card)

Venue: Great World, Atrium Level 1
Dates: 4 ‚Äď 21 Mar 2023
Fees: $6 per ride / game (find out more details below on how to redeem your free play) 

Family fun awaits at the Great Jamboree Carnival happening at Great World’s atrium, level 1 from 4 to 21 Mar 2023! Have a go on the Grand Carousel or take the airplane ride from 4 to 12 Mar 2023. More excitement will also be coming up from 13 Mar onwards for families to challenge the Spaceship Ride or go spinning in the Teacup Ride and game booths for you and your little ones to win exciting prizes. 

That's not all! Be the first 100¬†BYKidO readers to redeem a play card in the Great Rewards mobile app to get¬†1 FREE ride or game! To redeem your play card, download and sign up or log in to your member account and enter the¬†Promo Code: BKGWM2023¬†under ‚ÄúClaim Promo Code‚ÄĚ. Details are available at¬† ¬†¬†

You can redeem more play cards with every 100 Great Rewards points under e-deals too! 

*Other T&Cs apply. Visit or follow @greatworldsingapore on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates. 

4. Visit Mattel Playhouse at Let's Play Marina Square Again!

Venue: Let's Play, Marina Square #03-208/209
Dates: 13 Jan - 9 Apr 2023
Admission: From $28 (Get tickets from

If you have not been, Mattel Playhouse is the latest pop-up play concept at Let's Play at Marina Square (and if you have been, you can go again!) This family-friendly event brings together multiple beloved Mattel brands, providing a diverse and immersive atmosphere for young kids and families to play and have fun together across 12 activities and splendid photo opportunities!

Families will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and games at Mattel Playhouse, including Hot Wheels iconic orange track and Barbie's creative play opportunities, where children can become a pop star, gymnast, painter and more. Also, families can enjoy a great time with the Biggest Friends of All - Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends in The Island of Sodor, take a train ride and enjoy three Thomas the Tank Engine themed arcade machines.


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5. Step Into A Painting at the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Venue: Resorts World Sentosa
Dates: from 1 March 2023
Admission: from $15 (Get tickets on Klook)

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a must-see not just for art aficionados but for visitors of all walks of life and ages. Presenting the celebrated artist’s works in a way that is accessible to the general public, and reshaping the traditional idea of classic art galleries and museums, the exhibition grants visitors a unique closeness and understanding of Van Gogh’s works through an exquisite blend of art, storytelling and technology. 

This 360-degree digital art experience is housed within various individualistic galleries in the expansive space of over 17,000 square feet. The exhibition invites visitors to step into more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings, immersing one in his world and life works by using floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall large scale digital projections. One of the core highlights of this exhibition is an expansive central projection area where the digital projections are the most prominent, creating a mesmerising space where visitors can sit and absorb the wonders of one of the most well-loved Dutch influential artists all around them at every turn. 


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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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