March school holidays 2017: kid friendly activities

By Lynn Wee   — March 20, 2017
  • Act 3 Drama Academy March holiday workshops
    1 / 17 Act 3 Drama Academy March holiday workshops

    Ignite the spark of imagination and hone the little one’s creativity with March holiday workshops by ACT 3 Drama Academy. Inspired by My Very Big Little World: A SugarLoaf Book, two-year-old kids will have fun learning how to dramatise and share stories about themselves in this 75-minute workshop. 

    For three to seven-years-old, the centre has organised a five-day workshop programme where your young one will be encouraged to abandon inhibitions, take chances and be courageous while experimenting artistically. 

    The workshop runs on various dates from Mar 13 to 26, and prices start from $45. 

    Visit: www.act3international.com.sg or email act3int@act3international.com.sg

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  • Beauty and the Beast
    2 / 17 Beauty and the Beast

    If your little one is a fan of Beauty and the Beast, this musical remake of Disney’s classic is a must watch.

    Journey with Belle – the spunky Emma Watson (pictured) – as she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff to save the Beast and turn him back into a prince again. 

    The movie opens in cinemas on March 17. 

    Visit: www.disney.sg

    Related: Review: Lego Batman movie

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  • Nickelodeon Fiesta at the Singapore Festival of Fun
    3 / 17 Nickelodeon Fiesta at the Singapore Festival of Fun

    If your little one is a fan of characters like SpongeBob SquarePantsPatrick StarTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol, you wouldn’t want to miss the Nickelodeon Fiesta, which takes place at the Singapore Festival of Fun. 

    Kids will not only have the chance to get up close and personal with these stars, but they too, can collect Nickelodeon collectibles while playing classic childhood games. 

    There is also a thematic heritage hunt around Clark Quay where children will learn fun facts of the Singapore River. The event takes place from Mar 11 to 12, from 11am to 7pm; admission is free. 

    Visit: www.nick-asia.com/fiesta

    Related: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Rumah Tinggi Eco-park

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  • StreetFest at the Singapore Festival of Fun
    4 / 17 StreetFest at the Singapore Festival of Fun

    Following the Nickelodeon Fiesta, families can enjoy an exciting week-long programme of fun and entertainment at StreetFest from Mar 14 to 19, 7.30pm onwards. Expect to be wowed by unicyclist Jamey Mossengren as he performs high-risk stunts, and Bruce Airhead – a street theatre comedy featuring the metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon (pictured). 

    Other highlights include Pepe the Clown, and Rob Roy Collins, Guinness World Record Holder for escaping from a soaking wet jacket while being suspended 20m high. StreetFest is part of the Singapore Festival of Fun; admission is free. 

    Visit: www.funfest.asia

    Related: Best mall playgrounds in Singapore: Compass One

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  • i Light Marina Bay
    5 / 17 i Light Marina Bay

    With over 20 light installations to explore, the fifth edition of i Light Marina Bay will feature works from local as well as international artists. Exhibits, such as the Art Zoo, let little ones explore a colourful playground filled with giant inflatable animals, and there will also be child-friendly workshops.

    Catch it from March 3 to 26 around the Marina Bay waterfront promenade; admission is free.

    Visit: www.ilightmarinabay.sg

    Related: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Montreal Green

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  • Rock Dog
    6 / 17 Rock Dog

    Meet Bodi, a wide-eyes mastiff who has no dreams and spends his days helping his dad guard their village of sheep. But, everything changed when he stumbled across a radio one day, and that ignited a passion in him. Will he be able to realise his dreams of being a Rock Dog? 

    The animated movie features the voice talents of actor and dad, J.K. Simmons, as well as Luke Wilson, but will it be the next Zootopia? Rock Dog opens in cinemas on Mar 16. 

    Visit: www.rockdogmovie.com

    Related: Best mall playgrounds in Singapore: Parkway Parade

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  • Arts in Your Neighbourhood
    7 / 17 Arts in Your Neighbourhood

    Let the little one’s imagination take flight this holiday with ‘A Dragon Behind The Door & More!’ – an immersive experience of music, theatre and dance by larger-than-life characters.

    What’s even better is that you can catch this engaging performance at the convenience of your neighbourhood, for free.

    Families can also participate in craft activities, such as weaving dragons and making spotted beetles puppets.

    This production is part of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, and is only available at Bedok Town Square and Toa Payoh HDB Hub on various dates and times.

    Visit: https://artsforall.sg/ for the full list of programmes and locations.

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  • St Patrick’s Day Street Festival
    8 / 17 St Patrick’s Day Street Festival

    Put on something green and head down to the annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival, which returns on Mar 17 to 19 this year. Let the young ones experience the Irish culture while they revel in the exciting lineup of programme.

    Families will have fun posing at the instant photo booth while children will enjoy an array of family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting as well as a bouncy castle. There is also a range of gastronomic treats in store for the food lovers. The event will be held along Circular Road; admission is free.

    Visit: www.stpatsdaystreetfest.com.sg

    (Photo: Facebook.com/ StpatsdaySG)

    Related: Best playgrounds in Singapore: Yishun River Green

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  • A Peter Rabbit Tale
    9 / 17 A Peter Rabbit Tale

    Teach your kids the importance of family by taking them to watch The Little Company’s latest production, A Peter Rabbit Tale. 

    Based on the classic children’s book by Beatrix Potter, this coming-of-age tale follows Peter Rabbit as he runs away from home to escape his responsibilities.

    It runs from Feb 24 to Apr 4, and tickets start from $25.

    Visit: www.srt.com.sg

    Related: Best mall playgrounds in Singapore: City Square Mall

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  • 2016 World Press Photo exhibition
    10 / 17 2016 World Press Photo exhibition

    As cliche as it sounds – a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Bring junior down to the 2016 World Press Photo exhibition and let him witness real life stories through 145 award-winning photos.

    The Straits Times Photojournalists will also be sharing their experiences at talks on March 12, 19 and 25.

    The exhibition will take place from now to Mar 26 at the National Museum of Singapore. Admission is free, but registration is required for the sharing sessions.

    Visit: www.straitstimes.com/singapore/world-press-photo-2016-exhibition-from-march-3-to-26-launched-at-national-museum

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  • Kids for a Greener World: Aquatic Life at KidZania Singapore
    11 / 17 Kids for a Greener World: Aquatic Life at KidZania Singapore

    What better way to teach your little ones about Mother Nature, the aquatic life and the world’s most precious resource – water than with an array of fun and educational activities?

    This March school holiday, children will not only be limited to the role-play activities at Kidzania, but they too, will get to learn and appreciate the importance of conservation towards water and aquatic life.

    Some of the highlights include constructing their own Mini Rain Garden, experiencing the sights and sounds of various marine animals through Virtual Reality, and learning the moves to the Water Wally Dance. 

    The event is free but regular admission charges to Kidzania apply. Ticket prices range from $25 to $58. 

    Visit: www.kidzania.com.sg 

    Related: Kidzania Singapore: Why you should bring your kids

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  • Make the Future Singapore
    12 / 17 Make the Future Singapore

    Kids will have a ball of a time at the Make the Future Singapore, which features numerous fun and exciting exhibits in not one but three interactive zones.

    The little ones can compete with each other at the special football challenge, build their own mini cars, and even learn about global resources.

    Parents can also take this time to sit back, relax and enjoy live performances by international artiste Pixie Lott, local star Nathan Hartono, and more.

    The festival will take place from Mar 16 to 19; admission is free.

    Visit: www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg

    (Photo: Shell)

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  • Moviemob at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park
    13 / 17 Moviemob at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park

    An outdoor movie screening with free popcorn and candy floss – what’s not to like?

    Head on down to The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park on Mar 11 and catch the heartwarming animated movie ‘UP’, for free!

    Just like the Wilderness Explorer boy in the movie, the little ones can also collect badges at the Badge Making Workshop.

    If junior is into sports, sign him up for the Bossaball Public Challenge, and stand a chance to win a $50 dining voucher (if his team comes up tops).

    Kids will have to be at least 1.2m tall to participate; register online here.

    Visit: https://www.facebook.com/apemoviemob/

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  • Indo Junior Warrior at Changi Airport
    14 / 17 Indo Junior Warrior at Changi Airport

    Bring out the little ninja in your little ones as they conquer a ninja warrior-inspired obstacle course with quintuple steps and a warped wall.

    They too, will have the opportunity to see some of Indonesia’s attractions as they zipline across its rich landscapes.

    If the kids are up for more, they can participate in the Indo Junior Warrior challenge from Mar 10 to Apr 2, where they can stand a chance to win a holiday (for a family of four) to Indonesia from Singapore.

    Visit: www.changiairport.com/en/plan-your-holiday/discover-indonesia.html?tab=indojuniorwarrior

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  • Forum The Shopping Mall: The Ultimate Discovery
    15 / 17 Forum The Shopping Mall: The Ultimate Discovery

    If your kids love jumping and are into trampolines, take them to Forum The Shopping Mall, where they can jump to their heart’s content while parents enjoy a well-deserved shopping break.

    A game pass to The Ultimate Discovery is redeemable with a minimum spending of $50 in a single receipt (limited to a maximum of two passes per shopper each day).

    This will be held at basement 1 atrium of the mall from Mar 11 to 19, 11am to 7pm. Recommended for children aged four-years-old and above.

    Visit: http://forumtheshoppingmall.com.sg

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  • City Square Mall
    16 / 17 City Square Mall

    Not willing to spend on a Hi-5 show for the little ones? Well, the kids can now catch the award-winning children’s musical group at City Square Mall- for free!

    Join Hi-5’s Chats and her new robot friend, Tinka, in their adventurous world – The Chatterbox, as they engage the young ones in interactive games such as ‘Hide and Seek’ and ‘Guess The Animal’.

    Playtime with The Chatterbox! ‘Live’ Show will be at level 1 atrium from Mar 11 to 19 (except Monday), at various timings.

    A Meet & Greet pass is redeemable with a minimum spending of $50.

    Visit: https://citysquaremall.com.sg/

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  • Tsum Tsum at various Capitaland malls
    17 / 17 Tsum Tsum at various Capitaland malls

    If you or your little one is a fan of Tsum Tsum, be sure to head down to various Capitaland malls this school holiday for Southeast Asia’s largest Tsum Tsum carnival.

    Watch these adorable characters spring to life at Plaza Singapura when the clock tower strikes Tsum o’clock on the hour, or let the little ones participate in the ninja-inspired mini obstacle course at Junction 8 and Sembawang Shopping Centre.

    If the young one has a thing for speed, bring him down to Tampines Mall where he will get to experience an adrenaline rush whilst racing Tsum Tsums atop robotic cars.

    Visit: http://www.capitalandmallasia.com.sg/specials/shoppers/tsumtsum/index.html for the full list of programmes and locations.

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