Wondering how to entertain the kids during the September school holidays? Here are our top picks of family activities and things to do with kids!
Summer may be over but the September holidays start this weekend so rejoice, kiddos! Mamas: here’s all the fun you can entertain the kids with, whether at home or out and about in town. And watch for updates, as we’ll keep adding to the list as we discover more fun activities and events!
Been to the Singapore Zoo a hundred times? Then go check out River Safari with the latest half price deal on! You have until the end of 9th Sept for this deal mamas. Buy tickets to River Safari (until 9 September 2020) and get 50% off adult or child admission with a special promo code (RS99SALE) for online purchases. The 50% off tickets Wild About River Safari Flash Sale is valid for admission from now to 7 December 2020, inclusive. Check here for T&Cs.
AIRZONE is the world’s first indoor suspended net playground – a net of ropes knitted together to turn the mall atrium space between the different floors of City Square Mall into a playground floating in the air! This September Holidays, they’re offering a promo for students – flash your kiddo’s student card when purchasing a full price ticket ($20) and get a free voucher for a cup of bubble tea at The Whale Tea! There’s also a two-to-play pass at just $35 on weekdays, and awesome ticket bundles for passes to be used within a one-year period: $70 for a 4-session pass; and $132 for an 8-session pass. Promo details here!
There’s literally something for everyone in Sentosa no matter what you enjoy doing! It’s free to enter Sentosa during September, and you can also get $5 off your Grab ride to Sentosa (promo code: SentosaFun). Best of all, Sentosa is putting on some unmissable deals and promotions for the rest of the year! Check out the SKY PARK by AJ Hackett Sentosa (famous for their Bungy Jump and Giant Swing) where you can enjoy up to 52% off family activities; head over to Madame Tussaud’s Singapore (grab 1-for-1 tickets!) or Trick Eye Museum, where each ticket entitles you to 1 HeadRock VR Blue Ride (virtual reality mini-theme park arcade with rides) at just $25/adult (U.P. $40), $20/child (U.P. $35). Or for a thrilling zip line at 60/kph over the rainforest have a go on the Mega Zip (in our lead image). Tip: Mega Zip charges you $10 to be able to bring your mobile in their special pouch to take pics, but we recommend putting your phone in the locker, and enjoying the ride without stressing about capturing the moment. You just need to pay the $30 to buy the 5 professional photos which are much cooler anyway.
Gardens by the Bay is offering 6 months of unlimited visits for just $12/child and $20/adult! Enjoy some quiet family time in the gardens as you embark on a journey to the wild with Out of Africa in the Flower Dome, or enter the Cloud Forest for breath-taking mountain views surrounded by diverse vegetation and hidden floral gems. Scale the Supertree Grove’s newly opened Supertree Observatory and be awed by splendid views of the Gardens and the surrounding Marina Bay area!
Jewel Changi Airport is offering free entry to Canopy Park from now till 30 September! *You do need to buy something, but there’s no minimum spend (it can be a snack, drink or grocery item). The great news is that there’s free admission to the following attractions, too: Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden and Topiary Walk. Click here for our full guide to Jewel Changi Airport!
Families for Life’s annual My Family Weekend is back, kicking off the September school holidays with a special weekend on Facebook Live for the whole family to enjoy! Happening each night live from 8pm to 9:30pm on the Families for Life Facebook page, play as a family in various thematic trivia quizzes and stand to win great prizes (and even a staycation at Marina Bay Sands!).
When: 4 – 6 September 2020
How much: Free!
Calling all children’s theatre lovers! TLC Children’s Festival is an online children’s festival that celebrates the best of Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company on one platform: theatre, storytelling, learning activities, workshops and talks. It is a festival that nurtures, inspires and entertains growing young minds as well as parents and teachers. This month-long fun-filled digital festival is headlined by two original digital productions – Fly High which takes children on a fun and educational journey exploring the science of taking flight; and Classic Stories from Around the World, a three-part series filled with mythical folklore and popular tales from Singapore, Canada, France, USA, Denmark and Germany brought to life by unforgettable storytellers – Alemay Fernandez, Andrew Marko, Daniel Jenkins and Julie Wee.
When: 5 September – 4 October 2020
How much: $20 per digital production or $50 for an All-access Festival Pass!
Join this 3-day adventure camp at Trehaus, with the option to upgrade to a staycation at lyf Funan or the Capitol Kempinski Hotel! Great for kids ages 3-10 years, activities in the camp include STEM, Art, a visit to the National Gallery, nature walks, multi-sports, glamping, barbecue, an astronomy walk and more.
Weekday Camp: 8 – 10 September 2020
Weekend Camp: 11 – 13 September 2020
Where: Trehaus, 109 North Bridge Road, #07-21 Singapore 179097
How much: 3 days for $750 per child*
Add on staycation nights at exclusive rates in lyf Funan starting from $140++ per room per night or The Capitol Kempinski Hotel at $511++ per room per night. Group discounts available for 2 or more kids (up to 30% off!)
Who needs toys when you’ve got a cardboard box? Down with toys! Now, what are some ways to stretch your child’s play further and get full use of these boxes? Check out 10 DIY ideas to upcycle old cardboard boxes for your kids’ fun here.
Watch our easy how-to video on how to make fluffy stretchy slime, a great sensory activity for toddlers all the way up to older kids. The best part is, we have located where to buy all the ingredients in Singapore and you can make big batches of the stuff for well under $20 (for $16.55 in fact!). Add in colour or glitter and you have one big slime party of fun on your hands!
From painting to making goop and getting your hands dirty in soil, are you ready for some activities to give your kiddos hours of fun, mama? We chatted to some of the top preschools in Singapore to get their tips on how to keep your littlies occupied with fun at-home activities!
With everyone spending extra time at home, chances are your kiddos are enjoying a whole lot more screen time than normal. If you want to keep them occupied but are desperate to get their little eyes away from screens for a while, why not set them up in a cosy nook and ask them to just try listening for a while? Podcasts can also be pleasant to play in the background while your kiddos colour or play with clay; kids from as young as 2 or 3 will generally get something out of them. Click here as we round up the best podcasts for kids of all ages, including news, storytelling, science and music!
Looking for an exciting day out with the kids where your little ones, tweens and teens will all have fun and learn something educational? Science Centre Singapore has reopened so kiddos can explore different topics from climate change to kinetic forces! Just remember to prebook your tickets before you head down.
Keep checking back as we share more September Holiday fun, mama!
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