Nov school holidays 2016: activities for kids

By Lynn Wee   — December 20, 2016
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum: Yummy Spices!
    1 / 19 Singapore Philatelic Museum: Yummy Spices!

    Did you know that satay, fish head curry and masala tea have appeared on Singapore stamps?

    Find out what makes them so special by joining the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s discovery trail to Fort Canning Park’s spice garden. 

    Your little ones will use their senses to learn about the different herbs and spices used in local dishes, and they’ll even get to pot some herbs from the museum to take home.

    Yummy Spices! trail takes place on Nov 30 and Dec 7, and costs $28 per child, for ages seven to 12. Registration closes on Nov 23.

    Find out more Call Laura at 6513-7348, or e-mail 

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  • The Therapy Room: Camp Global
    2 / 19 The Therapy Room: Camp Global

    Resilience, empathy, perseverance. They’re life skills every 21st century child needs, and what The Therapy Room hopes to instil in its Camp Global 2016 (winter edition).

    The two-day camp uses fun-filled activities to teach kids essential skills such as setting goals, managing stress and motivating themselves.

    The one for primary levels takes place from Dec 5 to 7 and costs $480 per child. Advance booking necessary.

    Find out more here

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  • Singapore Philatelic Museum: Overnight Adventure
    3 / 19 Singapore Philatelic Museum: Overnight Adventure

    At the Overnight Adventure organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum, your little ones will enjoy the thrill of camping among the philatelic exhibits and learning more about stamps through fun activities. 

    Choose either Nov 24 to 25, or Dec 1 to 2. It costs $90 per child, for ages seven to 12. Registration closes on Nov 17. 

    Find out more Call Lily at 6513-7347, or e-mail

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  • Journey to infinity: Escher's world of wonder
    4 / 19 Journey to infinity: Escher's world of wonder

    The M.C. Escher’s World of Wonder exhibition has made its Southeast Asia debut at the ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, and there are a myriad of projects, dazzling installations and games for the young ones!

    The exhibition will run until the first quarter of 2017.

    Read our review to find out more

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  • The Pokemon Research Exhibition
    5 / 19 The Pokemon Research Exhibition

    The Pokemon Research Exhibition has arrived in Singapore, at the S.E.A Aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa. Held outside of Japan for the first time, you can expect a list of activities and the little one can even select their very own Pokeballs. 

    The best part? You can meet Pikachu in person! 

    The exhibition will run until Jan 2, 2017.

    Read our review to find out more

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  • Marvel's Avenger Station
    6 / 19 Marvel's Avenger Station

    Calling all fans of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and Hulk, the Marvel’s Avengers station exhibition is here in Singapore, at the Singapore Science Centre.

    Junior will get to learn about their superpowers from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics perspectives – through the interactive exhibits.There is also a High Performance Test Lab where he can pit himself against the superhero while riding on a stationary bicycle in an endurance test. 

    The exhibition will run until March 5, 2017.

    Read our review to find out more

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  • Mount Faber
    7 / 19 Mount Faber

    If your family loves Mount Faber and Sentosa, check out the Faber Licence Membership.

    The family package costs $135 a year and gives you unlimited rides, as well as free admission into Sentosa via the boardwalk, Sentosa Express, and Sentosa gantry. You’ll also enjoy discounts at food outlets, attractions and hotels.

    Find out more here 

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  • Harry Potter Collecting Magic: from Stamps to Wands exhibition
    8 / 19 Harry Potter Collecting Magic: from Stamps to Wands exhibition

    If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you wouldn’t want to miss the Harry Potter Collecting Magic: from Stamps to Wands exhibition.

    Featuring a selection of movie memorabilla and collectibles loaned from local collectors, as well as photo opportunities with familiar backdrops such as the train journey to Hogwarts and a chance to “fly” on a broomstick, this makes the whole experience more tangible and real.

    The exhibition is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

    Find out more here

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  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    9 / 19 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    Disconnect the kids from the digital world by bringing them to the recently opened Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. After a two-year reconstruction that cost $14.25 million, it now offers family a better experience in the nature.

    Hiking trails now have a non-slip, erosion-resistant surface which makes it easier for the little one to walk on, and rope handrails have been installed to help them climb steeper slopes.

    The best part? It’s completely free!

    Find out more here

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  • Popular Bookfest@Singapore
    10 / 19 Popular Bookfest@Singapore

    If the little ones are into Pororo and Petty, here’s the time to get up close and personal with the famous Korean penguins.

    Taking place on Dec 11 at the annual Bookfest@Singapore, the kids can expect a fun-filled hour of activities from snapping photos and dancing with the mascots to balloon sculpting.

    There will be a colouring station for them to hone their creativity, and Pororo-themed cupcakes will also be available. 

    Participation is free on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Find out more here

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    11 / 19 MAKE + PLAY

    What better way to explore and learn about classic toys from past decades, than to create your very own toy and memorabilia? 

    The Mint Museum of Toys’ is hosting a series of workshops and tours for families to engage actively and learn about the vintage toy. Children can learn to apply skills like robotics and crafts, as they experience playing with toys from both the past and present. 

    MAKE + PLAY starts on Nov 19. 

    Find out more here

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  • SITEX 2016
    12 / 19 SITEX 2016

    Think Singapore’s annual lifestyle IT show (SITEX) has nothing in store for kids? Think again. This year’s SITEX features an outdoor and indoor sports environment where junior can participate in the free play trampoline bounce on Mega Air. 

    He, too, can form a team with his friends and have a go at ‘CrazyBounce’, a slam dunk arena on trampoline while interacting with cameras and other wearable technologies. This arena can cater up to 6 persons and 90kg at one go, so it could be a perfect family bonding activity as well. 

    If the children are into art, there is the 3D printing pen activity which allows them to draw in the air using the 3Doodler pen, and they can even bag their very own art piece home!

    SITEX will take place from Nov 24 to 27 at the Singapore Expo Hall 5 and 6.

    Find out more here

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  • Twilight Encounters
    13 / 19 Twilight Encounters

    We know how the zoo looks like but have you witness how it is with a sea of dazzling light? 


    Now’s the chance to do so with the new programme by Night Safari


    The little ones will be able to experience a host of animal characters such as giraffes, zebras and the flamingos trotting and pouncing in their costumes at the Paw-some parade. 


    Children can also embark on a train journey to watch baby elephant Neha, the latest addition to the family. 


    Twilight Encounters will only be available on Fridays and Saturdays between Nov 18 and Dec 10. 


    Find out more here 


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  • Christmas Wonderland
    14 / 19 Christmas Wonderland

    Looking for a magical way to spend Christmas this year? Look no further. Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland, returns to Gardens by the Bay for its third edition. 

    The little ones will get to experience wintry fun at the Ice Palace, as well as the magical forest of Christmas trees, while the curated festive performances, and shopping and dining experience will cater to the older generations. 

    There will also be carnival games for the kids to enjoy, and be one of the firsts to see the debut of Hi-5 Funtastic House

    Christmas Wonderland will take place from Dec 2 to Jan 1, and attractions will open from 4pm to 11pm daily. 

    Find out more here

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  • Pokemon-themed cafe
    15 / 19 Pokemon-themed cafe

    Pokemon fans, brace yourselves as the popular Pokemon-themed Cafe will be making a comeback at Everything With Fries – a restaurant on level four of Bugis Junction. 

    There will be new menu items, on top of the crowd-fashioned dishes fashioned after characters such as Pikachu, and bag home a collectible-friendly Pokeball mug that comes with selected dishes.  

    The cafe will open on Nov 24. 

    Find out more here

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  • IKEA: Let's play carnival
    16 / 19 IKEA: Let's play carnival

    A morning of food, fun and games with the little ones? Why not. Ikea has released its latest campaign – Let’s play for change, where it focuses on children’s rights to play and development. 

    Its outlet at Alexandra will host a one-day carnival featuring a myriad of games from ball-tossing to dress-up, to engage the kids. They too, can collect stamps at every game station and use it to redeem prizes. 

    Did we also mention that there will be free popcorn, candy floss, face painting and temporary tattoos? 

    Let’s play carnival will take place on Nov 26, from 11am to 6pm. 

    Find out more here

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  • Gallery light to night festival
    17 / 19 Gallery light to night festival

    Light up the little one’s school holiday with over 60 exciting activities at the Gallery light to night festival, hosted by the National Gallery Singapore

    There is something in store for the whole family, and the kids will get to enjoy an array of activities such as Art alive- draw with the flow, where they will sketch whilst illustrators will interpret and expand on it, and the colourful forest of balloons.

    Children will also be intrigued by Affinity – an interactive sculpture (as pictured above) which responds to touch. These interconnected orbs will help to engage their imagination with light and movement. 

    Gallery light to night festival will take place over two weekends, from Nov 25 to 27 and Dec 2 – 4, and admission fee to its exhibitions will be waived off. 

    Find out more here 

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  • Gotta catch ‘em all at Changi Airport
    18 / 19 Gotta catch ‘em all at Changi Airport

    We all know that this cute little yellow creature has taken the world by storm, but have you heard about the largest Pikachu parade in Singapore? 

    Hosted by Changi Airport, there will be two parades, and it will be held on Nov 18, at 10.30am and 7.30pm. 

    Find out more here

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  • Help Santa save Christmas with LEGO
    19 / 19 Help Santa save Christmas with LEGO

    Let the little one’s creativity run wild by helping Santa build the ultimate sleigh using his very own LEGO/LEGO Duplo bricks. 

    Or, if you don’t own any LEGO bricks, bring the kids to the pop-up event at Raffles City Shopping Centre, and let him make his sleigh there. He can even bag his masterpiece home thereafter.  

    The pop-up event will start from Nov 18 to Dec 27, 10.30am to 10pm, and parents can take a photo of their kid’s creation and submit it here, from Nov 1 to Dec 4. 

    Participants with the most creative and original LEGO sleigh will win attractive prices – including up to a year’s supply of LEGO sets. 

    There are also other events to participate, where you can stand to receive a LEGO building toy set for Christmas. 

    Find out more here

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