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Fun School Holiday activities for kids in Singapore

Apart from a number of public holidays in Singapore, there are many school holidays throughout the year for both local and international schools here. Wondering what to do with your children over the holidays? We are here to help! Let’s explore the plenty of activities that you can do with your kids and teens to keep them engaged and entertained! 

  1. Outdoor Adventures and Playgrounds: Explore local parks, which are thoughtfully designed and very well-maintained, such as 

  • Singapore Botanics Garden (Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site - children will enjoy the lovely gardens and wildlife, and may especially love the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and COMO Adventure Grove at the Gallop Extension);

  • East Coast Park (one of the most popular urban parks stretching 15km along the shore, dotted with many restaurants, a beach, children’s playgrounds, including the Coastal PlayGrove and Marine Cove, a skate park and more); 

  • Fort Canning Park (a historic landmark with a nature-inspired playground known as the Jubilee Park within the grounds);

  • Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (one of the largest urban parks in Singapore spawning 62 hectares of unique waterways and greenery);

  • Jurong Lake Gardens (another large park in the heartlands, a stunning 90-hectare garden with family-friendly features, such as a nature-inspired playground known as the Forest Ramble, water play, and more); 

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Singapore's first ASEAN Heritage Park, which is rich in biodiversity and serves as an important site for migratory birds; 

  • go hiking around MacRitchie Reservoir, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve or the Rifle Range Nature Park;

  • take the challenge to tackle treetop obstacles at Forest Adventure

  • go biking along the East Coast Park (you can rent your bikes there), Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park or Marina Bay;

  • visit an animal farm (try The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore or Hay Dairies);

  • have a picnic (at one of the parks mentioned above), or 

  • go camping (popular camp sites are at the East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park, West Coast Park, Pulau Ubin etc).

Outdoor activities are not only fun, but also provide ample opportunities for learning about and connecting with nature, and promote physical and mental well-being for both kids and adults!

2. Day Trips and Excursions: Plan day trips to one of many attractions within Singapore, such as 

  • Singapore Zoo, River and Night Safari, and the new Bird Paradise;

  • Gardens by the Bay;

  • Universal Studios;

  • Sea Life Aquarium;

  • Science Centre and Kidstop;

  • HydroDash;

  • Art Science Museum;

  • Changi Jurassic Mile;

  • Museum of Ice Cream; 

  • Children Museum Singapore; or

  • Adventure Cove Waterpark.

Have fun, learn something new, while fostering curiosity and a sense of adventure, and create wonderful memories together!

3. Indoor Playgrounds: Fret not on rainy days, there are a lot of choices of indoor playgrounds for kids in Singapore! To name a few, there is

  • Kiztopia;

  • Super Park; 

  • Bounce Trampoline Park;

  • Canopy park at Jewel;

  • Waka Waka Singapore; 

  • Amazonia; as well as 

  • Adventure HQ and T-Play at HometeamsNS Khatib, and many more! 

4. Arts and Crafts: Get creative with arts and crafts projects! Grab some pencils, crayons, paints and brushes to do some drawing or painting, make DIY crafts, create with play-doh, or even make a fort with carton boxes! You may also sign up for a session of art jamming or pottery-making at local art studios! 

5. Sports and Games: Get some fresh air and exercise playing sports like soccer, basketball, ping pong or tennis, or outdoor games like tag or hide-and-seek together! At home, organize family game nights with board games, card games, chess and so on. 

6. Reading: Encourage reading by visiting the library and setting up a cozy reading corner at home. Come up with a reading list and goal for holiday reading with your children. This is also a great time to explore new genres.

7. Cooking and Baking: Involve your kids in meal preparation by cooking or baking together! Look for and try out new recipes, make homemade pizzas, breakfasts or cakes, or any of your children’s favourite foods. Meanwhile, teach children how to read food and nutrition labels to encourage healthy choices with snacks and meals.

8. Volunteer Work: Teach kids the importance of giving back to the community and taking responsibility for making a positive impact by volunteering together. Volunteering also helps them develop empathy and compassion for others, and promote social skills. You can participate in community clean-up events around Singapore, volunteer at a local animal shelter, or help out at a food bank.

9. Family Projects: Take on various family projects, such as creating a family scrapbook, planning family travel or redecorating a room. Working towards a common goal is a great way to bond as a family. Through the collaboration, we can also teach children the importance of communication and teamwork, and let them take ownership of their tasks and responsibilities. 

10. Family Staycations or Overseas Trips: Staycations are a great idea without the stress or expense of traveling far from home. They are especially convenient for families with very young children or parents who cannot go on long holidays. Many local hotels offer attractive deals or packages for such. If you can afford more time off, taking a road trip to Malaysia or traveling to one of many fabulous resorts in the region for some relaxation and rejuvenation are also wonderful options. During the longer breaks, many may choose to fly longer distance, or return to their home country to spend quality time with family. Whether near or far, these vacation time offers a well-deserved break from the monotony of daily life, provide shared adventures, cultural exposure and inject excitement and variety into family time.

11. Holiday Camps and Classes: Enrol kids in holiday camps, spring break and summer camps or classes based on their interests, whether it's sports, art, music, science or robotics. This is a great chance for them to explore different interests, pick up important skills and make new friends! This will also give full-time parents some “me time” or time to run errands during the school holidays, and some peace of mind for working parents that their children are engaged in a fun and educational activities.

Children's Worklab Robotics and Technology Holiday Camps and Classes fun

As an enrichment centre that has welcomed thousands of children and trusted by parents and prestigious schools, Children’s Worklab has been running fun and engaging technology-themed holiday camps and enrichment classes during the school holidays in Singapore for over 17 years (since 2006). 

Our focus is on introducing S.T.E.A.M.-related skills and concepts to children aged 3-13, specifically,  

  • Lego Robotics and Engineering;

  • 3D Modelling and Printing;

  • Minecraft Game Design and Coding;

  • Animation; and

  • Graphic Design. 

So, whether you have a tinkerer or inventor, a gamer, a budding animator or designer, there is something for your child at Children’s Worklab during the school holidays! 

For more information, please contact us, or WhatsApp us at +65 9729 7828 (Forum) / 8513 9878 (UE Square) / 8770 1285 (Shaw Centre). We look forward to hearing from you, and have a great holiday! 


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