The school holidays are near! Looking for things to do with the kids? Check out these March holiday activities, events and online shows to keep the kids occupied!
What have you planned for your kiddos’ over the March holidays? With the current situation putting many activities on hold or cancelled altogether, we’ve still managed to find some fun stuff to do both in person and virtually in Singapore. Scroll below for a list of fun events and kids’ activities to check out during the March school holiday period – many of them FREE! And if you’re looking for programmes to keep your children busy for days, ways to splash around, or just a fun DIY, check out our Guide to March & Easter Holiday Camps, our Guide to Best Water Parks, and our easy peasy SLIME recipe!
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March School Holiday Events in Singapore
Admission into Sentosa island is free until 31 March 2021, so there’s no excuse not to check out the ‘state of fun’ during the March school holidays! We’re so psyched for Kids Play Free (until 31 March 2021), where each child aged 12 and below will enjoy some of Sentosa’s most popular attractions for FREE with every paying adult – including the Singapore Cable Car, Sentosa island bus tour, iFly Singapore, AJ Hackett Giant Swing, Royal Albatross cruises and more! Make sure you book your tickets online before arrival, to minimise queues and waiting time.
Don’t forget to use the promo code SentosaFun to enjoy $4 off your Grab ride to Sentosa. Terms and conditions apply.
Read more: Ultimate Guide to Sentosa for Kids
Got a budding chef on your hands, or just want to let your kiddo try something new? ToTT is hosting a series of fun-filled Parent-Child Cooking and Baking Classes over the March school holidays, suitable for kids aged 5-12! Under the guidance of their professional ToTT Chef Instructors, parents and kids will learn to cook and bake from scratch. Classes include Western Cuisine such as fresh handmade pasta and pizza, plus delectable bakes like cupcakes, cookies and cake decorating. They also host virtual cooking classes!
When: 5 – 28 March 2021
[email protected] Square, 2 Tampines Central 5, #02-14, Singapore 529509, Tel: (+65) 6219 7077
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From $108/parent+child for in-person class
$48 for a virtual class
COMO Adventure Grove playground at the new Gallop extension of Singapore Botanic Gardens is the newest free outdoor park playground where kids can connect with nature. Sprawling Banyan tree to climb, winding slides, swings and more!
Click here to keep reading on what kids can expect when they visit this amazing new playground!
The Asian Civilisations Museum is hosting its inaugural Caravanserai event, which brings together several local artists, artisans and craft practitioners, inspired by the travelling caravans of past Asian civilisations. In addition to some delicious food and drinks, you’ll also get to browse through and purchase handcrafted goods such as homeware, ceramics, face masks, fans and jewellery at the lifestyle marketplace. Look out for local design labels such as Ong Shunmugam, Scene Shang, Orenda’s Crystals, Pubumésu, RaØ Ceramics and more. There are also artisanal programmes for kiddos aged 8 and above! Try pottery painting sessions, embroidery, batik and patchwork classes, or create your own teacup set in a slipcasting workshop. .
When: 13 – 21 March 2021, 11am to 7pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
How much: Free!
Go on a jewel hunt while discovering the rich history and heritage of the local Indian community through an escape-room style experiential game; learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing at a woodblock printing workshop; and get treated to a nice cup of chai to complete your cultural journey at IHC!
When: 13 – 21 March 2021
Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
How much: Admission is FREE for Singaporeans & PRs; some activities are ticketed.
HERSHEY’S amazing world of chocolates at Changi Airport
Immerse in HERSHEY’S giant-sized world of chocolates and collect buckets of sweet treats in a chocolate experience! Check out the Amazing Chocolate Machine at Terminal 3 Basement 2, Modelled after the Amazing Candy Machine in the New York store and features 8 varieties of HERSHEY’s flavours in dispensers each standing at 3m tall. Don’t miss the HERSHEY’S Chocolate Gallery located at T3 Departure Hall (next to the link bridge to Jewel) – enter the HERSHEY’S Kitchen and pretend that you’re cooking up HERSHEY’S creations, while taking photos with a gigantic cup of hot chocolate and a jumbo stack of pancakes soaked in chocolate sauce!
Ages: All ages!
When: 12 March to 3 May
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3
How much: Entry to installations is free.
When the Rattle King awakes from his deep slumber, he finds that his jesters and the children around him are being far too noisy, but what’s really behind it all? That’s the journey kiddos will go on in this exciting kids’ theatre show, which celebrates empathy, harmony and cacophony. The highlight of the production? A 4.5-metre giant puppet that has been skillfully designed by award-winning theatre artist Oliver Chong.
Ages: 4 and up
When: 12 – 14 March 2021, 5:30pm & 7pm
Where: Esplanade Forecourt Garden, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
How much: Free!
We’re so happy that this not-for-profit, accessible art centre and indoor play space for children 12 and under has reopened! Besides the free indoor play space, The Artground will also offer a variety of affordable immersive theatre shows and programmes this March school holidays. Bonus points for also offering some outdoor space.
When: 6 – 14 March 2021
Where: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road, #01-40, Block J, Singapore 439053
How much: Ticketed programmes start from $16
Join Evolve Arts in a new exploration of popular fairytales. This kids’ theatre show brings plenty of fun to well-loved tales such as Hansel & Gretel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to make your booking ASAP!
Ages: 3 and up
When: 28 February – 14 March 2021
Where: Evolve Arts, 44 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118504
How much: $20. Click here to purchase tickets.
See the Sound & Light Show Garden Rhapsody (FREE!)
Did you know that the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay is back on? If you haven’t been yet, it is truly magical and it’s fun for kids to be out in the lush gardens at night. Each show is 15 minutes long, and you’ll be treated to stunning light displays to the backdrop of various musical soundtrack compilations from composers such as Chopin as well as musical scores from the golden age of the music of Opera.
Deets: Daily, 7:45pm & 8:45pm, Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
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Online events and shows
With new videos every week, Small Wonder Storytelling offers short tales for the little ones, in case you’re looking to embark on a virtual adventure with the kids. We especially enjoy the reading of Worries Go Away!, a book perfect for teaching the little ones how to handle their emotions and worries during these challenging times. The best part? The videos can be accessed on-demand on this YouTube channel, meaning the kids will be able to listen to their favourite story over and over again! The channel has been created by Hong Kong voiceover artist, Tracey. You could have the kids hear stories in a variety of accents, depending on what they are used to (or you’d like to introduce them to).
When: Throughout February
How much: Free!
Come onboard the Plotterpus express as creative collective The Kueh Tutus bring you and your family on a participatory digital performance to learn about what it’s like to live among the plotterpi. The interactive dance adventure undertaken by parent and child (4-9 years old) begins through a series of curated IG posts about Plotterpi by our avid plotterpus watcher and tour guide, Cheryl. By following the posts and participating in the 45-minute Plotterpus watching Tour experienced over Zoom, audience members will be able to follow the plotterpus saga, learn interesting plotterpus facts and how to move like one. Follow Cheryl’s plotterpus adventure on IG for updates!
When: 19 – 28 March 2021
How much: Free! Registration required.
Look forward to live cooking demonstrations, interactive webinars and hands-on workshops with #ARecipeForChange, a campaign highlighting how our food choices impact the environment. All virtual activities are free of charge and will be hosted on Ecosperity’s Facebook Live or video conferencing platforms. Registration is required for activities hosted on video conferencing platforms and will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.
When: 13 – 21 March 2021
How much: Free! Registration required for some events.
This Mandarin festival by The Theatre Practice has a blend of events for both kiddies and adults. Patch! aims to promote the importance of play through several original productions, and there are two options available for families with young children. Kaya & Roti: Welcome to Camp Breakfast! is a two-day, at-home camping experience over Zoom. Led by camp leaders Kaya, Roti and friends, little ones will get to enjoy a mix of indoor, outdoor, online and offline activities. Alternatively, enjoy Here Comes Kaya and Roti! “Where Are Our Friends?” instead, a 30-minute, online theatre show that is accessed over three days.
(NB: all programmes are conducted in Mandarin with no subtitles.)
When: 13 March – 9 April 2021
How much: Tickets from $15
March School Holiday Activity Ideas
- Sign up for a holiday camp with our Guide to March Holiday Camps
- Choose from over 100 fun activities to try with kids in Singapore
- Stay up to date with our weekly Weekend Planner for ideas
- Check out some Kids’ Theatre Shows
- Visit a new neighbourhood in Singapore
- Go to an Animal Farm
- Go on a Kid-friendly Hike at These Parks
- Book tickets to one of these 34+ Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore
- Head to the Best Kid-friendly Libraries
- Go bowling at these kid-friendly bowling alleys!