Nov school holidays 2017: Camps and workshops for kids

By Lynn Wee   — October 19, 2017
  • Garden Troopers – Green Encounters and My Outdoor Adventures
    1 / 20 Garden Troopers – Green Encounters and My Outdoor Adventures

    If your tween is a nature lover, he will enjoy the Garden Troopers school holiday programme, organised by Gardens by the Bay.
    Through games and hands-on activities, kids aged seven to nine will discover the various flora and plants at the Green Encounters, while those aged 10 to 12 will learn about the relationship between plants and animals at My Outdoor Adventures.

    When: Nov 20 (9am to 5.30pm) – My Outdoor Adventures, and Nov 24 (9am to 3.30pm) – Green Encounters
    Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
    Admission: Prices start from $60 per child
    Find out more: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en.html

    Related: Kid-friendly things to do in Singapore: October 2017

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  • Act 3 Drama Academy
    2 / 20 Act 3 Drama Academy

    Fuel your child’s interest in the Arts with Act 3 Drama Academy November/December Holiday Workshops.
    Parents with toddlers aged 18 to 36 months can sign up for the A Pirate’s Life for Me workshop, which promises oodles of fun for the little ones through the use of song, dance and rhyme.
    There’s also the Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves workshop, which aims to teach younger kids (three and four years old) various drama tools like movement and voice, and the older ones (five to seven years old) role-playing, miming and improvisational skills.

    When: Various dates from Nov 20 to Dec 16, 2017
    Where: Act 3 Drama Academy
    Admission: Prices start from $50 per child
    Find out more: www.act3international.com.sg

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  • YMCA Singapore Superkids Mini Camp
    3 / 20 YMCA Singapore Superkids Mini Camp

    What are your little one’s unique  talents? Take advantage of the YMCA Singapore Superkids Mini Camp and let him explore his multiple intelligences.
    The two-day camp aims to teach children aged four to six years old about healthy habits and fun fitness through its various workshops and role-play activities.
    Kids will also enjoy a tour of the Botanic Gardens and a mini stamps workshop at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

    When: Nov 21 to 22, 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $210. The fee includes lunch and snacks.
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture
    4 / 20 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Japanese Culture

    If junior has a fascination with Japanese culture, you must sign him up for this school holiday programme, organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    During the five-hour workshop, he will discover fascinating facts about the Land of the Rising Sun, hunt for philatelic treasures, and participate in a stamp design competition.
    He will also learn how to make a Koinobori – carp-shaped wind socks, which are flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day.

    When: Nov 22 and Dec 6, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Anime Drawings
    5 / 20 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Anime Drawings

    What do Pokemon, Dragon Ball and One Piece have in common? These popular Japanese anime series are part of the new Anime X Stamps exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
    Chronicle their origins in over 700 stamps, which also include classics from your childhood, like Astro Boy, and Doraemon. The exhibition runs until April next year. Admission is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.
    If your tween can’t get enough of these cartoons, register her for the school holiday programme – An Enchanted Day with Stamps, Anime Drawings – where she will attend a drawing workshop by Jerry Hinds, president of the Association of Comic Artists.

    When: Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2017
    Where:
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission:
    $60 per child, for ages seven to 12
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp
    6 / 20 Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp

    Ditch the iPads and let your kids be one with nature this school holiday. At the Warriors’ Holiday Day Camp, your tweens can look forward to a myriad of activities such as paddy planting, an outdoor cooking challenge, art and science session with plants, and a guided farm tour at Bollywood Veggies.

    When: Nov 24 and Dec 1, 2017
    Where: Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
    Admission: Prices start from $90 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and tea.
    Find out more: www.bollywoodveggies.com

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  • Sleep with the Manatees at River Safari
    7 / 20 Sleep with the Manatees at River Safari

    Fancy spending a night with the Manatees? Then this overnight camp at the River Safari is a must.
    Families will enjoy an unparalleled view of these sea cows as they spend a night in their pitched tents at the air-conditioned Amazon Flooded Forest.
    There will also be a behind-the-scenes tour where participants will get to prepare food and feed one of the world’s largest freshwater fish – the arapaima – as well as learn how aquarists care for the creatures.

    When: Nov 25 to 26, 2017, 4pm to 11am (next day)
    Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $181.90 per child, for ages five to 12, and $214 per adult.
    Find out more: www.riversafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • Fun with Languages
    8 / 20 Fun with Languages

    Give your little ones a reason to fall in love with their Mother Tongue at the Fun with Languages workshops.
    Held in conjunction with the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2017, kids will have a great time learning about the various languages through a series of programmes such as interactive storytelling, and craft sessions.
    In the process, children will not only learn about reading and writing, but they will also hone various skills like cultural and emotional literacy.
    The workshops cater to different age groups and are held at the Goodman Arts Centre.

    When: Nov 25, 2017
    Where: Singapore Book Council Training Room at the Goodman Arts Centre
    Admission: Free
    Find out more: https://afcc.com.sg/2017/page/fun-with-languages

    (Photo: Facebook/Asian Festival of Children’s Content)

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei!
    9 / 20 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei!

    How much does your little one know about our neighbouring country, Brunei? At An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Amazing Brunei, kids will go on an interactive tour and learn more about the country’s culture, history and heritage through philately.
    She will also get to marvel at Brunei royal regalia and learn how to fold traditional head gear.

    When: Nov 27 and Dec 4, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • YMCA Singapore Superkids Camp
    10 / 20 YMCA Singapore Superkids Camp

    Similar to YMCA’s Superkids Mini Camp, the Superkids Camp caters to older ones aged seven to 12 but focuses more on creativity and problem solving.
    A myriad of activities such as the artist workshop, dance, and baking classes await your tween during the three-day camp.
    They will also participate in various team challenges and go on a hike to the Botanic Gardens.

    When: Nov 28 to 30, 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $260. The fee includes lunch and snacks
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!
    11 / 20 An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!

    Channel your child’s inner Picasso at An Enchanted Day with Stamps – Exploring the Artist in You!, where she will get to translate her creative thoughts into art pieces.
    In the process, she will learn vital learning skills such as mindfulness, observation and concentration, which are critical to  emotional and cognitive development.

    When: Nov 28 and Dec 5, 10am to 3pm
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $60 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes lunch and light refreshments.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • Make: It \ Code: It holiday camp
    12 / 20 Make: It \ Code: It holiday camp

    Let your tween learn about coding when you sign him up for the Make: It \ Code: It holiday camp by Today Got Class.
    In partnership with Make & KidsCode, your little ones will get to learn about 3D designing, coding with micro: bit, as well as working in a team to custom-build an object.
    Children will also go on a field trip to a consumer Tech brand where they will learn how to make movies, and they can take home their project files, micro:bit controller and customised projects at the end of the three-day camp.

    When: Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2017, from 10am to 5.30pm daily
    Where: Bove at Suntec City, Tower 4
    Admission: $488 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes meals and transport for the field trip. Quote ‘TGCFUN’ to enjoy a discounted rate of $480.
    Find out more: http://www.todaygotclass.com/holidaycamp

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  • Overnight Adventure 
    13 / 20 Overnight Adventure 

    How many kids can say that they slept overnight in a museum? Yours can, if you sign him up for the Singapore Philatelic Museum’s Overnight Adventure. With activities ranging from an adventure race to a treasure hunt and arts and craft activities, he might not want to go home at all.

    When: Nov 30 to Dec 1, or Dec 7 to Dec 8, 2017
    Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
    Admission: $100 per child, for ages seven to 12. The fee includes dinner, supper and breakfast.
    Find out more: www.spm.org.sg

    (Photo: Singapore Philatelic Museum)

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  • British Council Year-end School Holiday Programmes
    14 / 20 British Council Year-end School Holiday Programmes

    Register your preschooler for a British Council Year-end School Holiday programme and prep her for formal schooling.
    Besides its Get Ready for Primary workshop – which introduces children to comprehension and writing tasks – there is also the Reading Booster class, which helps to reinforce your child’s literacy skills.
    Primary school kids are not left out either. There are various classes such as the Learn and Explore – composition skills class – which teaches them the various writing techniques – and the Speaking with Confidence class – where they will learn how to express their ideas clearly.

    When: From November to December, 2017
    Where: British Council
    Admission: Fees start from $610
    Find out more: https://www.britishcouncil.sg/holidayprogrammes

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  • Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo
    15 / 20 Sleep with the Beasts at Singapore Zoo

    Who says you can’t enjoy a bonfire in Singapore? At the Sleep with the Beasts camp, families can do just that.
    Besides a host of activities such as singing, dancing and games around the campfire, participants will also go on an educational journey and learn about the key roles invertebrates play at the Spineless Wonders behind-the-scenes tour.
    And if your little one is brave enough, he can even pet a stick insect or a hissing cockroach.

    When: Dec 2 to 3, 2017, from 3.30pm to 11am (next day)
    Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $155.15 for kids aged five to 12, and $181.90 per adult
    Find out more: www.zoo.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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  • The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp
    16 / 20 The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp

    Give Junior the opportunity to find his passion at The Discover Me Multi-Activity Holiday camp.
    From its ‘Language of the Future’ workshop – which teaches kids the fundamental blocks of coding– to a ‘Life skills that Matter’ class, where children will learn about money matters and entrepreneurship, the five-day camp promises endless fun for your little ones through its range of fun and structured learning activities.
    Other highlights include building a race car, testing out science experiments, dance lessons, as well as learning how to play basketball from national players.

    When: Dec 4 to 8, 9am to 4pm daily
    Where: 81 Victoria Street (SMU)
    Admission: $635 per child, for ages five to 12. The fee includes lunch, snacks and a camp t-shirt
    Find out more: www.smarter.me

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  • YMCA Singapore Commando Camp
    17 / 20 YMCA Singapore Commando Camp

    Bring out the little commando in your kids when you register them for the three-day two-night camp at the Metropolitan YMCA Singapore.
    Junior can expect a fun line-up of activities such as a Milo tour at Nestle, high course elements, a game of laser tag, campfire night and more.
    They will also hone their creative thinking and problem-solving skills in the process.

    When: Dec 5 to 7, 8.30am to 1pm
    Where: Metropolitan YMCA Singapore, 60 Stevens Road, Singapore 257854
    Admission: Prices start from $320. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper and snacks
    Find out more: www.mymca.org.sg

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  • Nature Keeper Camp
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    Instill the love of nature in your kids when you sign them up for the Nature Keeper Camp, organised by the National Parks Board and Mitsubishi Corporation.
    The one-day camp aims to increase your child’s appreciation for our forests through a myriad of activities such as nature walks, indoor learning and games with nature themes.
    In the process, children will learn about the active protection and conservation of our heritage, as well.

    When: Dec 6, 2017, from 9am to 5pm
    Where: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
    Admission: $25 per child. The fee includes halal lunch, afternoon tea and all craft materials; registration closes on Nov 15, or when filled up
    Find out more: www.nparks.gov.sg/events

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  • Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop
    19 / 20 Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop

    If your child has a keen interest in cooking, register for the Young Parents Fun Family cooking workshop and let her make her very own lunch box.
    Parents can use this opportunity and bond with your little one (each registration entitles an adult and a child), while learning how to make various dishes such as a panda bento, chicken and potato pot pie with puff pastry bear, and steam rainbow cake.
    Each parent-child pair will also receive a goodie bag (worth more than $100), and a mystery toy (worth $50) from a Secret Santa. Breakfast will be provided.

    When: Dec 9, 2017, from 10am to 12pm
    Where: ToTT@Dunearn (Next to King Albert Park MRT)
    Admission: Free
    Find out more:
    www.youngparents.com.sg/event/young-parents-fun-family-cooking-workshop-2017/

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  • Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  
    20 / 20 Sleep with the Night Critters at Night Safari  

    Take traditional camping up a notch and go glamping with your little ones at the Night Safari.
    At the Sleep with the Night Critters camp, families can tour the park’s six geographical regions in the comfort of your very own private buggy – complete with a personal guide, and participate in various wildlife activities such as elephant feeding and animal interaction sessions.
    End the day with a three-course gourmet dinner and spend the night at the nocturnal wildlife park in Singapore’s first luxurious tipi tent.

    When: Dec 9 to 10, 2017, 5pm to 10am (next day)
    Where: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
    Admission: $255 for kids aged five to 12, and $300 per adult
    Find out more: www.nightsafari.com.sg

    (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore) 

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