Looking for activities to entertain the kids with during the October school holidays? Here are our top picks of family activities and things to do with kids!
Do you have the October school holidays planned in your calendar? If you haven’t booked an October holiday camp, there’s still time. We’ve got lots of other ideas to help you 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 during the October school holidays!
Try rock climbing
Rock climbing and bouldering (which is a form of climbing without ropes) is a great way to help kids build their strength and dexterity! We’ve rounded up all the best places to go rock climbing in Singapore; if you need a recommendation, we’re particularly fond of Climb Central Novena – it’s great for kids.
Volunteer with your kids
Yes, even little kids can do community work! We’ve rounded up different charities in Singapore with volunteering programmes to suit every interest. The school holidays are the perfect time to teach the kids the importance of giving back.
LEGOLAND Malaysia: Kids enter free
Have you taken the kids to LEGOLAND Malaysia? Now’s your chance to visit without paying for the kids! From 7 October to 6 November 2022, kids aged 3 to 11 will get to enter LEGOLAND Malaysia for free. Be sure to dress your little one up in their Halloween costumes to qualify for this great deal. You will also need to purchase a full-priced adult ticket for every child that enters for free.
Head to the museums
With no shortage of kid-friendly museums in Singapore, there’s something for every age group, and kids will get to learn plenty while having fun! A top favourite would be the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, which has towering dinosaur fossils and many amazing zoological specimens you won’t believe aren’t artificial models but are actually real. We also love the Future World exhibition (with stunning light projections and fun installations such as an interactive slide, it’s practically an indoor playground in its own right!). If you’re looking to immerse more into culture, heritage or art, check out our list of Museums for Kids in Singapore!
Visit the new Minion-themed exhibition
Do the kids LOVE the Minions? A Minion’s Perspective Experience at Resorts World Sentosa is an international touring exhibition based on the world’s most successful animated film franchise, Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions. There are eight thematic zones, with lots of hands-on activities plus life-sized characters such as the infamous The Vicious 6, Gru and Dr. Nefario, the adorable Girls, and of course, the Minions. The kids will be excited about designing their own fart guns (of course) in Gru’s Lab and taking photos with their favourite characters. There will even be the chance to learn to dance like Balthazar Bratt.
When: until 2 January 2023
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
How much: $26 (UP $30) Click here for discounted tickets.
Beach Clean & POSB PAssion Run For Kids
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the POSB PAssion Kids Fund with the POSB PAssion Run for Kids. On 30 October 2022, head down to East Coast Park for a 3Km Eco-walk where kids will help to clean up the beach and participate in other eco-friendly activities. You can also participate in the virtual race from 30 October to 15 November 2022 as you progressively clock in 10 km, complete eco-missions and collect Nutpoints which you can then redeem for attractive prizes that are worth up to $8000! With vacancies limited to the first 1000 sign-ups, be sure to sign up now to save your spot!
When: 30 October with the Virtual Race taking place from 30 Oct – 15 November
Where: East Coast Park, Angsana Green
How much: $30 (including the $5 Virtual Race entry fee) Click here for more info.
Deep Boo Sea at S.E.A. Aquarium
Get into the Halloween spirit early and take the kiddos on over to the Deep Boo Sea at S.E.A. Aquarium where they will get the chance to go trick or treating along a trail to discover surprisingly spooky secrets about marine animals (we love a bit of educational fun!). Kids will learn bite-sized facts with other fun activities like join-the-dots and word unscramble. And don’t miss the candy ambassadors to pick up some delish treats! Take a seat at the magnificent Open Ocean Habitat with floor-to-ceiling views of the huge aquarium where kids can spot fish of all sizes. There will be daily dives by divers in skeleton suits and on certain days (Sat, Sun and Tue at 4:15pm) kids will be in for an extra surprise! The ‘skeleton’ divers will perform a trick or treat for the marine life!
When: until 8 November 2022, Fri – Tuesday
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
How much: $51 adults/$41 kids. Includes entry to S.E.A. Aquarium, $8 Meal Voucher*, $8 S.E.A. Aquarium Retail Voucher, Pumpkin Bucket (kids only). Get tickets here.
*Redeemable at S.E.A. Aquarium Food Kiosk & Malaysian Food Street
Book a staycation
Not going abroad for the school hols? No worries you can still get some holiday vibes in town! We just updated our guide to staycations in Singapore with a special note of any family deals. Some of these hotels have superb kids’ clubs with pirate ships and slides, amazing pools with waterslides and more! Read this for all the best hotel deals, including 1-for-1 deals and second room at 50% off!
Bake with Bisou Unicorn and Cupcake-shaped Cookie Baking Kits
Looking to bond with your kiddo in the kitchen? Bisou Bake Shop Singapore has created two new baking kits for the October school holidays to keep those little hands busy (and hopefully screen-free) for an afternoon or two! These make wonderful gifts that children can make and decorate for their friends and family. The kits are easy to use, with simple instructions. All dry ingredients are pre-measured for you and hand-packed in eco-friendly packaging. Each baking kit includes ingredients to make and decorate 12 cookies (choose either chocolate or vanilla), just add butter and an egg. Depending on which kit you’ve chosen, there will either be a Cupcake cookie cutter or Unicorn, Rainbow and Shooting Star cookie cutters. along with baking paper, royal icing mix, piping bags and a selection of sprinkles to dress up your cookie! We suggest spreading this activity over two afternoons. On the first, make the dough and bake, and on the second afternoon, let your little bakers let their imaginations run wild as they take their time decorating!
When: Available now for pre-order.
Where: Online store at bisou.com.sg
How much: $55
Take the kids to SuperPark
Massive indoor playground SuperPark keep kids of all ages entertained for hours! There are 20 sports-centric activities spread out over two levels. Kids can challenge themselves with obstacle walls, bounce on trampolines, zoom down zip wires and slides, have a go on pedal cars, skate, scoot and shoot hoops at the street basketball section. Littlies will love the Kids’ Gym, with a soft play obstacle course, a small climbing wall and the signature Sliding Mountain. Definitely a super place to take the kids during the school holidays plus siblings of different ages will all have fun in one spot.
When: Promotion period 3 September- 16 October
Where: Superpark, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983
How much: Peak promo: Weekends and school holidays $60 for 2 tickets (12% discount). Valid for 9am – 11am, 1130am – 130pm and 7pm – 9pm slot.
Peak promo: Weekdays, excluding PH and School holidays: $125 for 5 tickets (19% discount).Valid for all sessions except 3pm – 5pm session. Get tickets here.
Visit a free outdoor playground (FREE!)
We’re lucky to live on an island filled with fab parks not to mention tons of indoor playgrounds perfect for when the weather gets too hot (or rainy). But there’s nothing like watching your kids soar on a swing or beam with pride after climbing to the top of a pyramid on an outdoor playground! Find a new free playground to take the kids to during the school holidays – check out our guide to our fave outdoor playgrounds.
Go kayaking with the kids
The Water Sports Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub at Kallang offers kids’ kayak rental from $8 for two hours (best to book ahead as they are popular!). For newbies, book a lesson with certified instructors on the Kayak Orientation Programme $30 for adults and $24 for children (great for 9 year-olds+). If you are lucky you might even spot the family of otters who call the Kallang Basin home. Read all about kayaking with kids here.
Have a bouncing good time
Looking for indoor playgrounds in Singapore where kids can bounce, jump, slide and run amok to their heart’s content? Check out Bouncy Paradise, an indoor playground located in one massive 20,000 sqft space featuring a huge interconnected bouncy castle platform with 20 rainbow slides, trampolines, ball pits big enough to swim in with unicorn floats, plus obstacle courses, climbing walls, a flying fox and more! Read all Bouncy Paradise here.
Listen to a Podcast
If you want to keep kids 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. Click here as we round up the best podcasts for kids of all ages, including news, storytelling, science and music!
Pack a picnic basket and head to one of these picnic spots
When was the last time you had a picnic? The next time the sun’s out, consider packing your favourite snacks and drinks and enjoy a picnic with the family! Need some recommendations for a gorgeous picnic spot? We’ve rounded up all our favourite picnic places, and even noted which ones have on-site access to picnic food provisions.
Preschool-approved Activities to Try at Home
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? 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!
Take the kids to Tayo Station
Tayo Station is a fun indoor playground for little ones complete with games and entertainment activities galore. Kids will love the engaging attractions such as the three-storey Gani’s Playground to explore, climb and slide down, a ball pool equipped with a cliff wall, Hinoki Wood Pit and the star attraction, Tayo’s Road Circuit. Pick your pedal car of choice and zoom around the tracks with your buddies!
Where: Tayo Station, E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, Singapore
How much: From $26 for a week day. Get tickets here.
Need more ideas? Check out our list of 101 Things to do in Singapore!
Keep checking back as we share more October Holiday fun!