June school holidays 2017: Activities for kids

By Lynn Wee   — May 16, 2017
  • Act 3 Drama Academy: Mid-Year Theatre Fun Holiday workshops
    1 / 20 Act 3 Drama Academy: Mid-Year Theatre Fun Holiday workshops

    Nurture your child’s creativity at Act 3 Drama Academy’s Mid-Year Theatre Fun Holiday workshops.

    Children aged three and four years old will enjoy grooving to music in Toys Alive, a Christmas themed workshop, where they will be exposed to essential life skills such as communication, socialising, and confidence-building.

    If your tween is a fan of the classic Disney song, Tale as Old as Time, sign them up for the Beauty and the Beast workshop, where they will learn about facial expressions and movements, as well as ways to use their speaking and singing voices to build stage presence.

    Families and friends will be invited to a presentation at the end of each workshop (for ages three and up).

    The programmes run on various dates from May 29 to Aug 4, and prices start at $50 per child.

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    Related: June school holidays 2017: Classes and programmes to book now

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  • Aviva Superfundae
    2 / 20 Aviva Superfundae

    Singapore’s largest outdoor party, Aviva Superfundae, returns on June 10.

    Spanning some 22,000 sq m at Gardens by the Bay and featuring over 30 games and activities, there’s something for everyone in the family.

    Bring out the little ninja in your kids as they conquer the Ninja Quest – a giant inflatable obstacle course – or get wet and wild with the Nerf Super Soakers together.

    There will be food and entertainment available throughout the day, and children will enjoy free ice cream as well.

    Tickets cost $19.90 per person from www.sistic.com.sg.

    Kids below three enter for free.

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  • Central Public Library: Moomin Day
    3 / 20 Central Public Library: Moomin Day

    Take the kids to the Central Public Library for the Moomin family day on June 3, 2017 (10am to 4pm).

    Expect a fun line-up of activities, as well as a meet-and-greet session with Moomin every hour from 11am – 2pm.

    Storytelling sessions will also run for one hour starting from 11.30 in Japanese, 12.30 in English and 1.30 in Chinese. There will also be a Moomin and Finland themed exhibition from May 27 to June 16.

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    (Photo: Facebook/Central Public Library)

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  • Children's Biennale 2017
    4 / 20 Children's Biennale 2017

    Set back, and let the whole family discover art in a novel way through installations, showcases and activities at the Children’s Biennale 2017.

    There, you’ll find Firewalk, a bridge of embers – a 53 foot long bridge that lets you take a dream-like walk through infinity as it unveil objects such as toys, workbooks, and building blocks, which have been valued through generations.

    Other highlights include the Homogenizing and Transforming World, where it immerses the little ones in a multi-sensory experience – large number of balls changes colour with touch, along with sound and visual accompaniments, and the Obliteration room, where children will have fun covering the furniture and walls with colourful dots.

    The Children’s Biennale will take place from now to Oct 8, at the National Gallery Singapore; activities mentioned are free.

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  • Children's Season at the National Museum
    5 / 20 Children's Season at the National Museum

    Go back in time, and let the little ones experience the memories of yesteryears.

    At the National Museum this Children’s Season, kids will be transported to a wonderland of discovery and play as they find pop-up of favourite family hangouts of the 1970s and 80s – with a new interactive roving theatre that will ferry them around the museum’s spaces.

    Families can go on a trail on their favourite mode of transport, and experience the connections of friendship, family and memories through various activities such as the hands-on play, story-telling sessions and sensorial stations.

    There will also be well-known animated cartoons and children’s classics to entertain the kids.

    Children’s Season at the National Museum will take place from May 27 to Jul 30; admission is free.

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  • DBS Marina Regatta
    6 / 20 DBS Marina Regatta

    Try a new sport with the family at this year’s DBS Marina Regatta – it offers a free Dragon Boat orientation programme on June 1 for ages seven and up.

    Head over to the Urban pop-up beach along the bay to take part in the Giant Games from June 2 to 4. As the name suggests, there will be oversized versions of games like Jenga and pickup sticks.

    Alternatively, explore the five-storey-high Bay Dome, where kids can create their own characters and see them come to life in Singapore’s largest immersive interactive art experience. Admission is free.

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    Related: Best family staycation deals for the June school holidays 2017

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  • Diggersite
    7 / 20 Diggersite

    If Junior has a fascination with construction toys, you must take him to Diggersite. The popular role playing worksite recently moved from East Coast Park to Orto leisure park in Yishun.

    Its larger premises allow the one-year-old Singapore start-up to offer more vehicles that children and adults can operate.

    When Young Parents visited, there were seven stations, including a new tower crane that lets you lift and transfer magnetic bricks. And this is probably the only place in Singapore where you can operate a forklift without a licence.

    The activities are an awesome way to hone hand-eye coordination – even the adults’ – and to bond with the kids.

    Over the next few months, the team aims to introduce more machines and fun, such as concrete-mixing, brick-laying and wall-painting.

    There is no minimum age requirement. While kids aged five and above can operate most vehicles independently, those who are younger can partner with an adult.

    Don’t forget to pack sunblock, insect repellent and water bottles for the family. Weekday rates start from $25 for 10 activities for each child or adult, and $20 for every subsequent person.

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  • Jurong Bird Park
    8 / 20 Jurong Bird Park

    What better way to explore and learn about the different species of birds, than to pay the Jurong Bird Park a visit this June school holidays.

    Children will get up close and personal with the feathered residents as they feed the colourful sun conures, or they can get crafty and design their very own bird-themed memento.

    If you have a Friends of Bird Park, or a Friends of Wildlife membership, sign up for Be a Parrot Keeper, and experience a day in the life of the avian keepers. From preparing food and enrichment to conducting health check, kids will learn how about the different aspects of caring for a parrot. This activity is priced at $25 per child; register at members.wrs.com.sg.

    The holiday activities will take place from June 3 to 26 (weekends and June 26 only), and are included in the regular admission to the park, which costs $19 per child (aged three to 12 years old), and $29 per adult.

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    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

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  • Faber-Castell Art Festival
    9 / 20 Faber-Castell Art Festival

    Channel your inner Picasso at the Faber- Castell Art Festival from May 27 to June 4 at Marina Square’s central atrium.

    Take part in the family bonding art competition for free with any purchase of the brand’s colour materials and stand a chance to win attractive prizes for your unique masterpiece.

    If you’re a fan of illustrator Puffingmuffin, grab a badge of her work for free, or, if the kids are feeling extra creative, they can design their own badge with any purchase of $30 and above.

    There are also other workshops such as sticker making and colour-pencil illustration, starting from $30 per person.

    Pick up one of the 24 works by local artists such as Tiffany Yao, Lucinda Law, and Aaron Gan at the event’s exhibition – the proceeds will go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

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    (Photo: Facebook/Faber-castell Singapore)

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  • Universal Studios Singapore: A Chocolate Adventure
    10 / 20 Universal Studios Singapore: A Chocolate Adventure

    If you’re visiting Universal Studios Singapore, don’t miss its sweet new attraction, A Chocolate Adventure.

    Dip your pack of complimentary marshmallows into one of four chocolate fountains and explore the Cocoa Hedge Maze and munch on Hershey’s Chocolates that have been deliberately stuck in the labyrinth.

    Kids can decorate their very own cupcake or cookie ($6 each) and meet characters such as Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, too.

    Admission to this new area is included in the theme park ticket, which costs $56 per child (aged four to 12 years old) and $76 per adult.

    Read our review here.

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  • M1 Contact Festival's Dance at Dusk
    11 / 20 M1 Contact Festival's Dance at Dusk

    Get your little one excited about dance with the M1 Contact Festival’s Dance at Dusk.

    You’ll will be treated to performances showcasing various facets of contemporary dance from various groups such as Swiss company Ici’bas, T.H.E Dance Company and T.H.E Second Company.

    Choose an evening from June 2 to 4 at 6.30pm or 8.30pm to catch the performances at the Esplanade outdoor theatre. Admission is free.

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  • National Parks Board: High-Rise Edible Gardening
    12 / 20 National Parks Board: High-Rise Edible Gardening

    Take the little ones away from technology and help them find their green thumbs at the High-Rise Edible Gardening – a gardening workshop organised by the National Parks Board.

    Children will be taught how to identify a range of plants that will adapt well in limiting space and light conditions, as well as the challenges that may surface.

    They will also learn how to grow and cultivate edible plants at high-rise apartments.

    The workshop will take place on June 3, at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. It costs $80 per participant. Register by May 31.

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    (Photo: Facebook/Nparks)

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  • Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity
    13 / 20 Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity

    Creativity begins at home – ordinary household objects are fodder for your child’s imagination.

    Learn how to explore their infinite possiblities at Making It Home: Dreaming Rooms, Making Spaces, Creating Places, the newest exhibition by Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity.

    It runs daily until Oct 29 at its premises at Gillman Barracks.

    Admission is $22 per child including entry for one adult, and $10 for each additional adult.

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    Related: June school holidays 2017: Where to get the best hotel deals

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  • Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition
    14 / 20 Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition

    Easter may be over, but the little ones will stay egg-cited for a long time thanks to the Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture exhibition.

    Eggs from quails, chickens, ducks and ostriches, as well as those crafted from wax, crystal, stone and marble are all part of the 148 unique artistic works from the Liechtenstein National museum.

    Besides learning interesting stories about these creations, families will also have a direct and personalised interaction with some of the eggs –such as having a 360 degree view of it on their mobile phone.

    The exhibition will take place at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, from now to Oct 8.

    Tickets costs $8 for an adult, and $6 for a child; admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents.

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  • Science Centre: Dino Robot Factory
    15 / 20 Science Centre: Dino Robot Factory

    If your kid likes robotics, head to the Science Centre’s Dino Robot Factory, where he can create a robot dinosaur while learning the basics of design, automation, assembly and mechanics.

    Other activities include making your own moving dino puppet.

    This activity is best for ages three to 12, and admission costs $7 for children and $5 for adults.

    Now on until Aug 27.

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    (Photo: 123RF.com)

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  • Jurong Regional Library: To Infinity and Beyond Carnival
    16 / 20 Jurong Regional Library: To Infinity and Beyond Carnival

    Does your little one love all things outer space? Then he’ll be in for a treat at Jurong Regional Library’s Anniversary: To infinity and Beyond Carnival June 17.

    A line up of fun activities awaits, including a space-themed storytelling session at the Activity Zone from 12.30pm to 1pm.

    Kids can also look forward to a carnival filled with space-themed booth activities, happening from 12pm to 4pm.

    Admission is free.

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    (Photo: Facebook/Jurong Regional Library)

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  • The Learning Lab
    17 / 20 The Learning Lab

    Nurture and cultivate your child’s curiosity about the wonders of the world through a series of hands-on projects and games at The Learning Lab’s Amazing world of science programme.

    Children in K1 and K2 will learn about the animal kingdom, its habitats, as well as the classification of animals based on their characteristics, while kids in primary 1 and 2 will step into the world of astronauts, where they will be exposed to the solar system, the moon, and various celestial rocks in space.

    Primary 3 and 4 students will focus on chemistry and its relation with the environment and our everyday lives.

    The Amazing World of Science is a two day programme, which will take place at various dates from June 1 to June 22. Register by May 28 for programmes in the first half of June, and June 9 for the second half. Prices start from $249 per person.

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  • The Rink
    18 / 20 The Rink

    If your tween has an interest in ice-skating, take her to The Rink’s summer party this school holiday.

    There, she will get to hang out and skate with JR – The Rink’s mascot, as well as learn how to build her very own snow globe. Finger food will be provided as well.

    The summer party will take place on various weekends from May 27 to June 25 at Jcube; present a $20 same-day The Rink’s receipt to join.

    Kids with no experience in skating can register for its learn-to-skate lessons; suitable for children aged three to 12 years old.

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  • Singapore Repertory Theatre: Stage camp
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    Set back and let the kids get creative at Singapore Repertory Theatre’s holiday camp – Stage camp.

    Kids aged three to six years old will be transported to the world of fairy tales with drama, music and movement as they take on different roles to fight a dragon, befriend a giant, and be the heroes and villains of their stories.

    The little ones will build on their communication skills and friendship in the process as well.

    Children in primary levels will learn about team building, acting and theatre techniques as they work on ways to bring different ideas together to create a story mash-up.

    The Stage Camp is a five-day programme (2½ hours a day), and will take place from June 12 to 16 and July 3 to July 7. It costs $350 per child. Call Sarah at 6733-8166, or e-mail sarah@srt.com.sg to register.

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  • The Kidz Academy 2017
    20 / 20 The Kidz Academy 2017

    Take the entire family down to The Kidz Academy from June 9 to 11, and be a part of Singapore’s first three-generation family event.

    The older generation will be given the opportunity to reminisce on the past while the little ones have lots of fun with the back-to-school games, activities and food from the 60s to 90s.

    There will be free educational and enrichment trial classes, a free-to-play inflatable zone, and a meet and greet session with Robocar Poli as well.

    Children aged five to 12 years old can also participate in the colouring and art contest – themed Singapore’s folklores and legends, and they will stand a chance to win prizes worth more than $2,400; register at https://tinyurl.com/Kidz-Academy-colouring-contest by June 6.

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