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Free and Low-Cost Events to Keep Kiddos Busy Over June School Holidays!

"Big Hug" as part of children's biennale 2019 at national gallery, singapore
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June school holidays are upon us, but lucky for you, the kiddos are never going to get bored!

If you haven’t signed your kiddos up for any awesome Summer Camps and have chosen to find fun on your own, we’re glad to report our little island won’t be short of fun kids’ events (both ticketed and free) anytime soon! From awesome children’s festivals to workshops and lots of outdoor fun, check out our list of mid-year holiday events below!

June Holiday Activities at Pororo Park Singapore
In addition to your standard ball pit, climbing structure, slides and soft play (all vaguely winter-themed, because penguin…), the big standouts here are the cute little Pororo Express train and the daily singalong shows. For the June holidays, the park has planned a month-long schedule of fun performances, cool daily classes and workshops (who wants to make ice cream?!) and a mega toy sale of up to 25% off!

When: 1 – 30 June 2019
Where: Pororo Park, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29, Singapore 039594
How much: Admission from $23.50/child and $4.50/accompanying adult

SuperPark Singapore SuperDayCamp programme
SuperPark Singapore brings its popular SuperDayCamp programme from Finland to Singapore this Summer School Holidays!  The programme will be dedicated to honing children’s motor skills, focusing on the importance of play, joy and active participation through and about movement. Age groups include 4 – 6 years old, 7 – 9 years old and 10 – 12 years old. The camp will be conducted under the guidance of the SuperPark crew, where kiddos can go through specially-tailored competition games, and improve their social-cognitive skills and build self-confidence. Check out all the activities here: www.superpark.com.sg/super-day-camp.

When: Mondays – Wednesdays, June – July 2019, 9am – 3pm daily
Where: SuperPark Singapore, #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, 038989
How much: $150 per participant. Includes lunch and a snack pack, free SuperPark grip socks, a welcome camp kit of SuperPark merchandise and free full-day venue access on the day of the camp!

Tayo Station
Who’s a fan of the adorable trains of Tayo Station? *raises hand* These June holidays, look forward to non-stop activities at the fun indoor playground! There will be a ‘wild animals’ hunt on weekends, toy sale (up to 25% off!) and a special promo for every birthday party booking.

When: 1 – 30 June 2019
Where: Tayo Station, E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, Singapore 519599
How much: Admission from $16/child (includes 1 adult ticket)

Be A Part of The Best Rescue Team with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol this June School Holiday!
Join forces with Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble as PAW Patrol recruits and solve problems for the Ultimate Fire Rescue! Ryder and his pups will be performing a LIVE show as they work together to help save the day in Adventure Bay. This will be followed by a Meet & Greet session in their Ultimate Rescue Kit!

When: 8 – 23 June 2019 (except Mondays), Tues – Fri: 2pm and 7pm, Sat & Sun: 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
Where: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
How much: Free!

faber-castell watercolour workshop

Faber-Castell Art Festival
The Faber-Castell Art Festival is back for the third year running! Visit the pop-up at Marina Square Central Atrium and have fun with portraits drawn by renowned artists, walk through a gallery of beautiful art pieces (for sale!), enjoy a session of creative art workshops for kids and adults, and be inspired by the art pieces displayed at the various booths.

When: 21 – 30 June 2019
Where: Marina Square Central Atrium, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
How much: Free!

Funfest Galore at Great World City
Great World City has lined up the perfect range of activities for the kids and rewards for parents! Weekend activities include free candy floss, glitter tattoos and Japanese nuts, plus fun craft workshops by HomeFix like Kanzashi Hair Ornament-making and Koi Kite Making.

When: 7 – 30 June 2019
Where: Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
How much: Free!

Children's Festival

Children’s Festival 2019 by Gardens by the Bay invites visitors into the world of Toy Story 4
Who else is excited about Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4? Gardens by the Bay will turn their grounds into a colourful Toy Story-themed world at its annual Children’s Festival this June! The Supertree Grove will be transformed into a colourful carnival filled with family-friendly games and activities, inspired by Buzz, Woody and the gang. Other highlights include a marble run track, which features a 1.5-metre-wide marble as it weaves around the towering structures of the Supertrees and travels along the track that spans approximately 150 metres. Familiar tunes from previous Disney Pixar Toy Story films will be played, and the Garden Rhapsody will end each night off with a signature light and music show.

In the same spirit of friendship and sharing, a toy donation drive by Children’s Festival 2019 will kick off on 15 June 2019, calling on festival-goers are to bring soft toys, play sets, board games, or even sports products such as basketball and skateboards. At the end of the Festival, the toys collected will be gifted to children under the care of the Salvation Army, TOUCH Community Services (TOUCH Child Care) and Food from the Heart.

When: 15 – 30 June 2019
Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
How much: Free!

Disney’s The Lion King pounces into Singapore Zoo and Night Safari
Hakuna Matata! Check out the Circle of Life Festival at the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, a day-to-night wildlife experience that promises to take you on an extra wild adventure to explore what shines in the light and what lurks in the dark. Meet the real animals seen in Disney’s The Lion King like Mufasa, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, the laughing hyenas and other favourite characters from Pride lands.

When: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Where: Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
How much: Admission to Singapore Zoo and Night Safari applies

kenangan kunang kunang memories of fireflies at the children's biennale at national gallery singapore

Children’s Biennale 2019 at the National Gallery
We’re always excited about this yearly affair – the Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder is set to host plenty of activities through the rest of the year, with many special events happening across two weekends from 25 May to 2 June. Explore Javanese lanterns depicting fantastical characters, marvel at stunning traditional Burmese-inspired houses, and immerse yourself in a world of childhood wonders. There will also be myriad performances, workshops and conversations with the commissioned artists!

When: 25 May – 29 December 2019
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
How much: Admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs.

School Holidays Series with People’s Association

The People’s Association will be offering a huge variety of programs for kids 4 and up at community centres across the island through its School Holidays Series this June. From field trips to the Mount Faber Cable Car and Beach Cleanups, to “Bath Bomb Fun!”, Unicorn Cupcake Baking, Junior Robotics, and Parent-Child Taiko Drumming, there is seriously something on for every taste imaginable!

When: Various dates from 1-28 June 2019
Where:
Community Centres across Singapore
How much:
From $20 per session. Click here to register!

Happy Homebodies artground

Happy Homebodies @ The Artground
Happy Homebodies by Singaporean mum and artist Gracie Chai is the latest interactive art installation at The Artground. The largely monochrome space is designed around the idea that your home – and everything in it – can be a source of fun and play if you use your imagination. Children are free to climb up onto the oversized bedside tables and slide down the parental bed, or bounce on the laundry basket/trampoline! There are lots of sensory items to play with, so much climbing and sliding to be done, and a dedicated area for children under 36 months. The Artground caters for children up to the age of 12, but is especially engaging for younger ones!

When: Now till 15 September 2019
Where: The Artground, 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 Blk J, Singapore 439053
How much: Free!

More events happening at The Artground this June:
Mozart 36 by Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series
INHEPI Artist Collective: Annual Interactive Residency
What Does The World Need To Hear? Children!
Storytelling Through Indian Dance Gestures
BEAM: Sensorial Journey at The Artground for 2-4 Year Olds

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Extravaganza 2019
Discover Singapore’s evolving and contemporary Chinese culture in our everyday life. Presented by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, come and uncover the heritage behind our daily cup of kopi, learn about how Chinese wedding traditions have evolved across generations, get to know Singapore’s thriving Chinese comic market, or even pick up a circus trick or two from a local community circus!

When: 24 May – 15 June 2019
Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
How much: Mix of free and ticketed events

resorts world summer matsuri japan festival

Resorts World Sentosa Summer Matsuri
Journey to Japan this school holidays with the first ever RWS Summer Matsuri! Kids and parents alike will get to revel in food, drinks, movies and cultural performances, enjoying a slice of the exciting offerings from the iconic Furusato Matsuri, an annual Tokyo festival that draws throngs of locals and tourists.

When: 6 – 9 June 2019, 5pm – 11pm
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum, B1, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
How much: Free!

Families for Life Celebrations 2019
There’s tons to do for kids and adults at the Families for Life Celebrations! Bouncy castles, old-school games, a family bazaar, morning yoga… need we say more? Enjoy a fun walk in the evening and head to the event lawn afterwards for a picnic and movie screening while you end the day with a fireworks display!

When: 29 June 2019, 9am – 9pm
Where: SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828654
How much: Free! Open to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs only

Camp Kidzania 2019

KidZ & Zoology and Camp KidZania’s Overnight Stay!
This kid-sized City is set to buzz with animal encounters and wildlife-related activities for the whole family. Highlights include animal-themed craft activities, animal encounters, a movie screening and animal awareness exhibition by ACRES, plus wild animal rides by ZOOMOOV. For an overnight adventure, pack your bags for Camp KidZania! Enjoy a June holiday stayover experience at KidZania Singapore! Kids will enjoy an immersive experience to glean insights on the skills and tools in the fabric and carpentry industries by sewing their own pouch, and assembling a woodcraft construction kit with MuzArt. Participants will also learn from experts from Sentosa’s Animal Encounters on how to be an animal show presenter. In addition, kiddos will get a rare behind-the-scenes tour of KidZania Singapore to experience how the City is run, and the opportunity to take on the role of an Assistant Zupervisor.

When: Now till 30 June 2019
Where: KidZania, 31 Beach View, #01-01/02, 098008
How much: From $198 for public and $178 for members

Children’s Special at the National Museum: Get Curious!
The National Museum celebrates the launch of their special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Explore the permanent galleries as a family with this book, and discover the exciting stories of highlighted artefacts. Make sure you head to the basement level to discover magical story worlds of the land, sea and forest, play on bouncy castles, discover toys of the past and share stories of what’s in your world. Join fun programmes such as character tours, Young Cinema screenings, and engaging workshops where you can create your own wind-up toys and artworks.

When: 1 – 30 June 2019
Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
How much: Free for Singapore Citizens And Permanent Residents; $10/student and $15/adult

spiderman far from home changi airport

Spider-Man: Far From Home at Changi Airport
Head down to the airport for a slingin’ good time with Spider-Man! A web of exciting events and promotions await, including an exhibition featuring actual Spider-Man costumes and props, an adventure playground for aspiring web-slingers and plenty of photo opportunities. Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will also be swinging into town for exclusive meet-and-greet sessions!

When: 31 May – 14 July 2019
Where: Various locations in Changi Airport
How much: Free!

Play! at River Safari
Just like how kids love the playground, animals enjoy playtime too! Watch the River Safari animals in action as they interact with handcrafted enrichment devices. You’ll get to learn about their natural behaviour and enjoy special animal appearances, craft activities and more.

When: 1 – 30 June 2019
Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
How much: Admission to River Safari applies

Kids Ride Free on the Singapore Cable Car
From 1 June to 31 August, every two adults that purchase Cable Car Sky Dining will get to bring their child along for free! Other promotions in June include second round-trip Cable Car Sky Passes at just $4.50 (with every full-priced adult ticket purchased) and the famous Faber Deck Satay Night Live happening on 8 June! Enjoy charcoal-grilled satay and other local favourites, from 6pm – 10pm.

dinoquest at science centre singapore is a fun activity during june school holidays

DinoQuest at Science Centre Singapore

DinoQuest is an adventure to solve an ancient mystery – the elusive polar dinosaur of Australia. Along the way, you will collect clues and knowledge in a series of Activity Zones featuring the latest multimedia technology such as 3D holographic mapping, an immersive augmented theatre, 4D and VR experiences (including super life-like dinosaurs!). Explore the different theories and discover how the different fields of science work together in a real-life Dinosaur Scientist Adventure, and cap it off with fun dinosaur-themed arts & crafts projects. We got an early sneak peek with our kids (ages 4, 7 and 9) and they all loved it (as did the mamas)!

When: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Where:
Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
How much: $15/child; $18/adult; $52/family of four. Click here for more deets and to book!

Drift on Ice at Snow City

Drift on Ice isn’t a temporary exhibition, but has just launched in June 2019 and provides a novel (and chilly!) way to kill some time over school holidays. Billed as “The Only Bumper Car Experience in Singapore,” Drift on Ice gives kiddos five minutes to drive inflatable bumper cars around an ice rink (children under 110cm can ride in a dual car with an adult, with plenty of thrills still possible as you can see on our Instagram Stories!). A ticket also includes play time in the “snow” and the chance to go sledding down Snow City’s little hill. Coats, boots and gloves are all provided, but you can also BYO!

When: 1 June onwards
Where: Snow City, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
How much: $17-$24

Make sure to check back as we update you with more fun stuff throughout the month, mama!

Brought to you in partnership with Pororo Park and Tayo Station.

Lead image and image #4 courtesy of National Gallery Singapore.

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