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47 Fun Things to Do During Year End Holidays

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Looking for fun kid-friendly things to do during the year-end holidays? We’ve got lots of ideas for the whole family to enjoy together from free events to fun year-end activities in December!

Time to start planning fun things to do during the year-end holidays in Singapore! How did we get here so fast? Local schools are already on break and international schools will be breaking up around the second week of December (find the full school calendar list here). So that means we haven’t got long to organise the year-end holidays to keep the kiddos busy! We’ve made the task easier on you with this list of things to do in December over the school holidays! And as we know many of you are still hunting for holiday camps for your kiddos – here’s a quick link to get booking multi-sports, drama, coding, art camps and more!

Read More: Christmas Events for Kids in Singapore

Things to do with the kids during the year-end school holiday in Singapore

1. Celebrate with SmileyWorld Town® at Downtown East

year end things to do
Image: SmileyWorld Town® at Downtown East

Head down to Downtown East over the year-end holidays where an array of fun activities awaits at SmileyWorld Town®! Splash into the five-metre-long Ball Pit (entry is free — just book your 20-minute complimentary slot here!) and snap a selfie with giant SmileyWorld® Floats. The kids will love the free games like Giant Jenga, the Interactive Board and Photo Walls. Get creative with the Photo Booth, featuring six unique photo strips (priced at $10 per session). Take a picture with the SmileyWorld® photo walls and tag it with #DowntownEastSmileyWorld to stand a chance to win SmileyWorld® Merchandise plus $20 Downtown East Vouchers (total value worth $60). Plus starting from 15 November 2023 there’s an exclusive Spend & Redeem campaign!

Where: Downtown East, Event Square E!Avenue Level 2
When: Activities from 1 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 10am to 9pm daily

2. Kiztopia’s Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX

Kiztopia's Gingerbread Wonderland at NEX

When: 5- 24 December 2023
Where: Atrium Level 1. NEX
How much: To redeem a 1-Hour Play Pass at the Gingerbread Wonderland, scan your NEXrewards member QR with every $50 spent. Each Play Pass admits 1 adult and 1 child (1 to 12 years old) only and is limited to the first 2,100 redemptions while stocks last. Each NEXrewards member is only able to redeem 2 Play Passes per day and a maximum of 4 play passes for the entire promotion period.

3. See Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

singapore kids theatre year end activities
Image Credit: Wild Rice

Wild Rice’s end-of-year shows are highly recommended for families and are always filled with plenty of cheeky humour, great dancing, fun songs and costumes! Plus we love the unique Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre within Funan – the theatre itself is worth a visit! Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs puts a Singaporean spin on the children’s classic and follows the journey of Snow White, who runs away from her evil stepmother (the Queen) and befriends the rapping and breakdancing Seven Dwarfs. Discover if Snow White can keep it real while saving herself and her friends from the evil Queen in this heartwarming musical. Add this family theatre show to your calendar!

When: 16 November – 17 December 2023
Where: Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
How much: $25 – $90. Click here to purchase tickets.

4. Book the Immersive Disney Animation

Immersive Disney Animation

The highly anticipated exhibition, Immersive Disney Animation is coming to Singapore as the first stop of its South East Asia tour on 18 November 2023. This 90-minute experiential exhibition at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands will celebrate the art, technology, music and creativity behind Disney’s iconic animated films such as Frozen, Encanto, Zootopia, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and The Lion King. ⁠Follow a swirling pixie dust ‘wish trail’ through the galleries, where you’ll get to see exhibits from Walt Disney Animation Research Library, including a series of animator’s character sketches, and an interactive drawing table that teaches visitors how to draw their favourite Disney characters. The highlight is the 360-degree gallery with scenes, characters and songs from Disney animated films. Immersive Disney Animation is presented by Base Entertainment Asia in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios. Get tickets here.

When: 18 November – 31 December 2023
Where: Sands Theatre, 4 Bayfront Ave, B1, Singapore 018973
How much: tickets from $33 – $78, Get tickets here

5. Year-end Festive Fun at SuperPark Singapore

Year-end Festive Fun at SuperPark Singapore
Image credit: SuperPark Singapore

SuperPark is a great indoor playground for kids of all ages. Think two levels of unlimited activities including a pedal car track, popular ball games, skateboarding, augmented wall climbing, a fun tube slide, and even a mini zip line. If that wasn’t enough fun, there are extra activities on for the year-end holidays from a giveaway, to a bouncy castle, Santa Claus Meet & Greet, Christmas Photobooth and new games! From 13-24th December stand a chance to win amazing prizes in the 12 Day Giveaway. Simply write your details on the Purple Heart ornament card and hang it on the Christmas tree. Each day, one winner will be randomly selected to win a prize. All winners will be announced on 25th Dec onwards. Plus look out for new games SuperBow, SuperSoccer & SuperStepper and keep an eye out for special appearances of The Grinch! 

Santa Claus Meet & Greet:
16, 17, 23, 24, 25 Dec 2023 (10 mins appearance at 11am, 2pm, 5pm)
The Grinch Appearance & Grinch Challenge: 23, 24 & 25 Dec 2023; 1pm & 4pm
Tots’ Bouncing Castle* and Christmas Photobooth:
1 Dec 2023 – 5 Jan 2024, *only for children below 100cm
Where: SuperPark, #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing, 3 Temasek Blvd, Tower 1, 038983
How much: $22.90 (kids under 100cm); 2 hrs peak $33.90. Get tickets here.

6. Water Play & Bouncy Castles: Kiztopia X’mas With A Splash

year end things to do kiztopia

Get ready for a sweaty good time at Kiztopia’s X’mas With A Splash bouncy fun at VivoCity’s Outdoor Plaza during the year-end holidays! This year, there’s an exciting new water play zone that promises non-stop fun and thrills for the whole family! Zoom down an electrifying water slide and make a splash into a refreshing pool. If you prefer to stay dry, bounce to your heart’s content on three gigantic bouncy castles. Parents will love that there are changing facilities near the water zone. Do note though, that the kiddos need to be at least 120cm and 3 years old for the water play area! We also recommend keeping an eye out for your little ones to ensure they have fun while staying safe! Tickets to each zone can be bought separately. Bring swimmers and socks. Plus don’t miss the free foamy snowfall and twinkling lights session outside at 7:30pm and 8:30pm (plus 9:30pm on Fridays and weekends).

When: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Where: VivoCity Outdoor Plaza, Level 1
How much: Tickets info here from $20

Read more: Best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

7. Bounce at Jumptopia Playful Wonders

Christmas events Singapore 2023 Jumptopia
Image credit: Jumptopia via Facebook and Michell Tam

Explore Jumptopia Playful Wonders, a magical bouncy castle land with two distinct zones: one open to the public and one that is ticketed. The public zone features exciting Kiddy Go-Carts, claw machines, and Christmas shopping opportunities. In the ticketed zone, look out for colourful giant inflatables for the kiddos to bounce on!

When: until 7 January 2024; Mon – Thurs: 10am – 7pm (Unlimited play); Fri – Sun, 10am-8pm (2-hour sessions)
Where: MBS Sands Expo® & Convention Centre, Hall C (Level 1)
How much: Ticket info here from $23.80.

8. Space Fest @ EXPO: Carnival Rides, Crafts & Food Trucks

Space Fest @ EXPO: Carnival Rides, Crafts & Food Trucks

Kiddos, get ready for a cosmic adventure like no other at Space Fest @ EXPO, the largest indoor space-themed carnival! Get excited for over 20 family-friendly carnival rides and games by Uncle Ringo. There will also be fun photo ops as well as interactive craft activities for kids from ages 2 and above. Another highlight is the live stage performances @ Space Beats on weekends making this a super family affair. When hunger strikes, look out for tasty bites at the food trucks and F&B booths from Zero-G Bistro and Aurora Bazaar. With Instagram-worthy spots scattered throughout, Space Fest @ EXPO is set to be where the fun’s at during the year-end holidays! 

Where: Singapore EXPO Hall 6
When: 2- 31 December 2023; Monday to Thursday: 1pm to 9pm; Friday to Sunday: 11am to 9pm
How much: Get your Space Pass to enjoy the carnival rides on a credits basis. Preload your Space Pass with credits online (more value) or at the door to enjoy rides and games in the hall. 

9. Meet Santa Pororo at Pororo Park Singapore

Meet Santa Pororo at Pororo Park Singapore
Image credit: Pororo Park Singapore

The Pororo Park Singapore indoor playground at Marina Square is a fave with little ones so the year-end holidays are the perfect time to check out this fun playspace with a pretend-play Pororo’s house, obstacle course and the Pororo Express Train. The festive events this year include a giveaway, an appearance by Santa Pororo and popsicle-making and cupcake-decorating workshops! From 13-24th December stand a chance to win amazing prizes in the 12 Day Giveaway. Simply write your details on the Pororo Christmas ornament card and hang it on the Christmas tree. Each day, one winner will be randomly selected to win a prize. All winners will be announced on 25th Dec onwards. You can also purchase exclusive Pororo merchandise, which will be gift-wrapped then book your slot ($10) for a gifting session where Santa Pororo will present the gift to your little one. Plus stand a chance to receive a small gift from Santa Pororo when you visit on weekends from 2-25 Dec.

When: check the website for workshops, activities and gifting timings 
Santa Pororo Appearance: 24-25th Dec, free gifting and paid gifting sessions.
Where: Pororo Park Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, #02-29, Singapore 039594
How much: $36 (kids aged 9 months to 12 years, inclusive of one adult. Adult tickets must be purchased with a $10 baby ticket); $10 (additional adult). Get tickets here.

10. Visit LEGOLAND Malaysia: Brick-tacular Holidays 

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The year-end holidays are the perfect time to hop across the border and visit Legoland Malaysia— a multicoloured lego-inspired theme park with rides and attractions as well a separate water park (there’s more for younger kids here compared to Universal Studios Singapore which is fab for older kids). Legoland’s Brick-tacular Holidays event kicks off on 24 November 2023 where captivating shows, fun activities, enchanting lights, special appearances and more await. Look out for the larger-than-life LEGO® Christmas tree, a magnificent masterpiece constructed from 43,000 LEGO DUPLO pieces. Kids can write a Letter To Santa, plus meet LEGO Santa and visit Santa’s Cabin. Don’t miss the 20-minute Holiday Magic farewell performance, special appearances from the Wizard and the playful Toy Soldier plus the showstopper Brick-tacular Parade (on 25 December). Plus if you’re staying at LEGOLAND Hotel, know that they have new LEGO® Friends-Themed Rooms with bunk beds for kids and a master bedroom for parents themed along LEGO Friends from Heartlake City that celebrate differences and acceptances.

When: Brick-tacular Holidays event is 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024.
Where: Legoland Malaysia, 7, Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor
How much. Ticket info here. Get 10% off on one-day Legoland tickets here.

11. Visit a kid-friendly museum

12. Tayo’s Holly Jolly Jamboree

year end holiday activities at Tayo
Image credit: Tayo Station

Tayo Station‘s indoor play area is home to engaging attractions such as the three-storey Gani’s Playground, fun slides, a sensory play Hinoki Wood Pit and the star attraction, Tayo’s Road Circuit. During the December holidays, there’s extra fun in store at Tayo Station including a giveaway, an appearance by Santa Tayo and popsicle-making and cupcake-decorating workshops! From 13-24th December stand a chance to win amazing prizes in the 12 Day Giveaway. Simply write your details on the Tayo Christmas ornament card and hang it on the Christmas tree. Each day, one winner will be randomly selected to win a prize. All winners will be announced on 25th Dec onwards. You can also purchase exclusive merchandise, which will be gift-wrapped then book your slot ($10) for a gifting session where Santa Tayo will present the gift to your little one. Plus stand a chance to receive a small gift from Santa Tayo when you visit on weekends from 2-25 Dec.

When: check the website for workshops, activities and gifting timings 
Santa Tayo Appearance: 24-25th Dec, free gifting and paid gifting sessions.
Where: Tayo Station, E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, Singapore 519599
How much: $27.90 (weekdays ); $31.90 (weekends). Tickets for kids aged 9 months to 12 years are inclusive of one adult); $8 (additional adults). Buy tickets here.

13. Check Out the Prime Planet NFT Inflatable Park

Year-End Things to Do - NFT Inflatable Park
Take the kids to Prime Planet, an NFT Inflatable Park in an open car park (that’s fully covered) with a whopping total of 15 giant inflatables, where the kids can bounce away to their heart’s content! The inflatables are over 10 metres in length and up to 7.5 metres in height, so be careful you don’t lose your kids in this bouncy play wonderland. Slide into the Trekki inflatable ball pit with over 150,000 balls or test your skills at the Prime Carnival games. 

When: 19 December 2023 – 1 January 2024
Where: Open Space Car Park, next to Leisure Park Kallang
How much: $25 per person (Mon – Thurs) and $29 (Fri, Sat, Sun & PH). Click here to purchase tickets.

14. Visit Chaos Lab

Chaos Lab Singapore
Image credit: Chaos Lab Fever

Chaos Lab opens for the year-end holidays! Chaos Lab Singapore will feature 11 interactive activity stations revolving around science themes and theories to ignite imagination and adventure amongst our little Einsteins! Play with illuminating AR Sand, build sand sculptures and watch them light up with layers of colours thanks to a motion sensor projector! ⁠⁠Make your own take-home slime and then jump around the Bubbling Ball Pit.⁠ Get tickets from $30 kids/$9 adults here.

When: 11 November – December 2023
Where: Chaos Lab Singapore, Changi Airport Terminal 2, Airport Boulevard
How much: $30 kids/$9 adults

15. Head to a Petting Farm (FREE!)

goat farms in singapore plus animal farms
Image credit: Hay Dairies

Take the kids over to a petting farm – yes they exist in Singapore! Get a chance to get up close and friendly with goats at Hay Dairies Goat Farm! Try to visit between the hours of 9am to 10:30am so that the kids have an opportunity to view the goat milking session at the milking parlour. Buy some alfalfa hay ($5) to feed the goats. To top it off, you can buy fresh goat milk to take home. Read more about this goat farm and others here.

When: All week, 9am – 4pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Where: Hay Dairies Goat Farm Singapore, 250 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 719866,
How much: Free entry! (for groups of less than 10 people)

      Read more: Best Animal Farms in Singapore

16. Holiday Fun at Universal Studios Singapore

Year-end Things To Do - Universal Studios Singapore Christmas
Image Credit: Universal Studios Singapore

Want to get in the festive spirit? Universal Studios Singapore’s A Universal Christmas event boasts all-new live shows, festive meet & greets. Wander through the streets of Universal Studios Singapore, soak in the holiday cheer, have a boogey at the Trolls’ Tree Trimming Party and snap a photo with Poppy and Branch after the show. Explore Santa’s North Pole Headquarters which features a new ride – the Jolly Jet Pack – and meet the Penguins of Madagascar, Po and Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda. Catch a spectacular performance – the W.I.S.H show – filled with live singing, dancing, and magical snowfall. Join Santa’s Present Party as he roams through the park to deliver Christmas gifts and keep a lookout for more meet and greets with Shrek and Fiona, Bumblebee from Transformers, Gingerbread Man from Shrek and characters from DreamWorks’ Trolls.

When: 2 December 2023 – 1 January 2024, 11am – 6pm
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
How much: from $71 per child and $98 per adult. Click here to purchase tickets.

How much: Included with admission to Singapore Zoo

17. Check out RollerMania 3.0 Retro Skating

RollerMania 3.0 - Plaza Singapura
Image Credit: RollerMania 3.0

Fancy some retro skating under disco lights? RollerMania 3.0, is Singapore’s first Retro Roller Skating Pop-up! Get the fam together, dust off those bell bottoms and get prepared to roller skate to upbeat tunes at this crazy car park retro party complete with neon-lit interactive displays. If you’re here on the weekends, you might just get to learn some hot skating tips from veteran skaters! We hear there may also be a Fiestamania carnival with amusement rides, carnival games, retro arcade machines by Timezone and more! Beginner skaters are welcome as skate assist devices will be available. Dress to boogey (and for comfort).

When: 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Thurs); 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sun)
How much: $20 (Mon – Thurs), $25 (Fri – Sun, eve of PH and PH) for RollerMania 3.0; from $45 for $50 Timezone Credits + 1 RollerMania 3.0 Skate Rink Ticket (U.P. $75).  Click here to purchase tickets.

18. Go Climbing at Forest Adventure

Image credit: Forest Adventure

If the kids are climbing up the walls at home during the year-end school holidays, bring them to Forest Adventure’s Grand Course with its 50 obstacles including trapezes, and bridges! Parents or older kids can try their luck on the scream-inducing zip lines that zoom over the Bedok Reservoir!

When: Daily
Where: Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park, Singapore 479244
How much: $40.90 (Junior course); $50.90 (Grand course)

19. Check Out A Christmas Oddysea

year end things to do
© MovingStills Photography

This holiday, head over to S.E.A Aquarium’s family-friendly exhibition ‘A Christmas Oddysea‘ which is a collaboration with neurodiverse multidisciplinary collective Superhero Me. Admire a marine world reimagined by the Superhero Me community, including students from Rainbow Centre. See their love for the ocean come alive through storytelling and art that will fill the aquarium with Christmas cheer. You’ll also get to meet and learn about the real-life marine life featured in their artworks and kids can have fun at the colouring corner. Tickets include entry to S.E.A. Aquarium, a reusable LED cup with soft drink and other goodies like ice cream.

Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
25 Nov 2023 – 7 Jan 2024 
How much: from $45/$55 kids/adults. Ticket info here.

20. Play at the World Of Nickelodeon

Nickleodeon weekend events
Image credit: Biztrends

Calling fans of PAW Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer! You can find all these themes at the indoor play space ‘The World of Nickelodeon’ at Let’s Play @ Marina Square. Look out for immersive exploration themed around Nickelodeon characters with multiple bouncy castles and ball pits. You can put out fires with water guns like Marshall or drive an excavator like Rubble. Challenge your active little ones to train to be a ninja at the TMNT Ninja Training obstacle course, have fun with games at the SpongeBob Games Zone (inclusive of bike bubble making), and play with playdough or get artsy at Dora’s Colouring Hub. Plus, look out for meet-and-greets with characters like the Paw Patrol pups! Fun for ages 2 to 6, but ages 3 to 5 will get the most out of it. Remember to bring socks!.

When: until 14 January 2024
Where: Let’s Play @ #03-208/209 – Marina Square
How much: Tickets are from $28.

21. Visit an Outdoor Playground (FREE!)

COMO Adventure Grove playground
Image credit: (Playpoint)

Need to take the kids for a runaround? We wrote a whole post on free outdoor playgrounds to explore – from COMO Adventure Grove at the new Gallop extension of Singapore Botanic Gardens where kids can climb the Banyan tree post to slides galore at Admiralty and more!

22. Volunteer with your kids (FREE!)

volunteers singapore free food for all
Image Credit: Free Food for All

What better way to teach kids about gratitude and community than involving them in some volunteering? We’ve rounded up different charities in Singapore with volunteering programmes to suit every interest – so here’s your chance to teach the kids the importance of giving back, especially during such a tough period.

23. Visit The New KidzWorld at the Singapore Zoo

singapore zoo - kidzworld playground frog musical flowers
Image Credit: Cherilyn Gan

The new KidzWorld has opened right in time for the year-end holidays! KidzWorld at Singapore Zoo boasts seven interactive indoor and outdoor zones, as well as a Canine Clubhouse, and 250 animal residents, including interaction opportunities with the friendly cats, chickens, rabbits, and horses. Look out for the Ranger Buddies Ques (open on weekends and during school holidays), an immersive experience that allows little ones to step into the shoes of a keeper, nutritionist, and veterinarian. The water play area has had a revamp too. While sadly the water slides are no longer available, kids can beat the heat at the water fountains – there’s a fountain maze with water that sprays upwards and water buckets to dodge! Read more about the Singapore Zoo here.

When: Opens with Singapore Zoo
Where: KidzWorld within Singapore Zoo
How much: Included with admission to Singapore Zoo

24. Learn to Snowboard or Ski at Trifecta

Surf, Skate, Snowboard and Ski in Singapore at Trifecta

Trifecta on Orchard Rd features the world’s first hybrid skate bowl designed for skateboarding and surfskating, plus facilities for both beginners and seasoned pros to learn and train for surfing and winter sports. It’s the perfect spot for training the kiddos to ski or snowboard before heading to the real ski slopes in Japan! But what’s it really like and are the Trifecta tickets worth it? Read our guide to Trifecta here.

When: daily from 7am to midnight (last session 11pm).
Where: Trifecta by The Ride Side, 10A Exeter Road
How much: Ticket info here.

25. Splash at a Free Water Playground

Image credit: Gardens by the Bay

There are so many great outdoor water play options for kids of all ages – what better way to beat the heat? The Children’s Garden at Gardens by The Bay has finally reopened, and don’t miss the new water park playgrounds in Toa Payoh (complete with flying fox, bucket swings, trampolines around the corner and a mini track too) and Jelutung Harbour Park in Admiralty!
Find our full list of water playgrounds here!

26. Admire the Garden Rhapsody Light  & Sound Show (FREE!)

kid friendly activities year end
Image credit: Gardens by the Bay website

Checking out the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove is truly magical – kids love to be out in the lush gardens at night. Each show is 15 minutes long, and you’ll be treated to stunning light displays. The theme from 12 – 19 November 2023 is ‘An ethnic edition of the Garden Rhapsody — Songs of Singapore’ which features traditional instruments like the Kompang, Sitar, Bansuri and more playing Singaporean classic tunes with a fresh re-interpretation. The Christmas Special from 1 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024 is all about holiday cheer with this jolly edition featuring Supertree lights dancing to favourite Christmas classics and highlights sung by local artists.

When: Daily, 7:45pm & 8:45pm, November and December 
Where: Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
How much: FREE!

27. Birdwatch at Bird Paradise

Bird Paradise: Jurong Bird Park singapore Highlights, Ticket Promotions & Playgrounds
Image credit: Beate Baldry

The year-end holidays are a great time to visit Bird Paradise if you haven’t been. A highlight is the eight walk-through aviaries with different habitats of the world and several free-roaming bird species. Stroll through the dense African rainforests and South American wetlands to Southeast Asian paddy fields, Australian dry eucalyptus forests, and more. The stunning massive waterfall within Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands aviary is a fave! Kids will love the various playgrounds, wet play area and the chance to feed the birds at the Lory Loft aviary. For bird show timings at Bird Paradise Singapore click here.

When: 9am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm).
Where: Bird Paradise, 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825
How much: From $48. Click here for more info.

28. Check Out Life-sized Dinosaurs

New singapore dinosaur park Dinoland with 20 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roar!
Image credit: Dinoland Facebook

If you have dinosaur-loving kids you’ll want to check out all the life-sized dinosaurs around town. From dinosaur parks like Dinoland to checking out free life-sized dinosaurs to take selfies with and fossil exhibits at museums, read this for all the places to see dinosaurs in Singapore.

gallery childrens biennale 2023 we move this city

The fourth edition of the Gallery Children’s Biennale, themed ‘Let’s Make a Better Place’ at National Gallery Singapore showcases 11 art installations by international artists that spotlight four core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine and Respect. It’s more important than ever before to instil a sense of responsibility in our kids to take care of the earth and strive to make the world a better place and this edition aims to help kids discover how they can help to create a better world. The space ‘We Move This City’ invites kids to imagine what transport would look like in the future — use the blocks to build vehicles or take an imaginary ride in the futuristic MRT. Look out for fun, interactive free sessions by Five Stones Theatre and exploration sessions by the Soundmakers by LittleCr3atures (2 December 2023, $5 per adult-child pair. Click here to book your passes).

When: until 31 March 2024, 10am – 7pm
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #01-01, Singapore 178957
How much: FREE!

30. Visit Rollersports Rink @ Punggol East

Rin punggol

Take the kids over to Singapore’s largest rollersports rink! The fully sheltered obstacle rink at the Punggol Container Park boasts activities like rollerskating, skateboarding, scooting, tube sliding and pedal karts. The entry price includes use of all equipment apart from the pedal cars which are a top-up price. The highlight here is the tube slide (goes very fast!) and being able to try all the equipment if you don’t have it at home – though watch out it can get busy with kids on vehicles going in all directions (you’re meant to go anti-clockwise!). We reckon it’s best for newbies to the sports on offer plus kids up to age 8. Read all about indoor playgrounds in Singapore here.

Where: Rink @ Punggol East, Punggol East Container Park, 50 Punggol East, Singapore
How much: $21 for 2 hours

31.  Sign up for a Year-end Camp!

holiday camp
Image credit: Impressions Art Camp

If you are working and need the kids busy (whilst having fun and learning) why not book them into a holiday camp? There’s a camp for every interest from multi-sports, to drama, coding, art camps and more! Click here to find a holiday camp your kiddo will love!

32. Check out the Nintendo Pop-up Store at Jewel

Pipe around the world
Image: Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport’s Shiseido Forest Valley has been transformed into a Mario-themed wonderland this Christmas. The holiday event, titled Pipe Around The World at Jewel features multiple photo spots with characters from the Mario Bros universe — think Princess Peach and Toad, Bowser and Goomba. Plus fans of Nintendo, watch out because the brand that brought you Super Mario and Animal Crossing has opened its very first pop-up store in Singapore at Jewel Changi Airport! It’ll also be the first time that merchandise of these games and more will be available to fans outside of Nintendo’s Japan stores in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Look out for adorable Super Mario tableware, tumblers, tote bags, and apparel featuring different game characters. The pop-up is happening from 17 November 2023 to 1 January 2024, and shoppers who spend a minimum of $80 in a single transaction will receive 1 of 6 limited-edition Singapore-themed postcards while stocks last! More information here.

When: 17 November 2023 – 1 January 2024
Where: Nintendo pop-up store, Jewel Changi Airport, #04-220/221, 78, Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Pipe Around The World is at the Shiseido Forest Valley

33. Go Glamping with the Penguins at Bird Paradise

bird paradise singapore glamping with penguins
Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Looking for a fun staycation idea for the year-end holidays? How about Glamping with the Penguins? Launching in December 2023, Bird Paradise’s Glamping with the Penguins experience is the latest edition of the Mandai glamping series. This 2D1N experience gives families* the chance to enjoy avian encounters, witness the amazing talents of the birds at Wings of the World presentation and go on special guided tours during the day. Then as it gets dark you can unwind in your luxurious tent, with a view of the Southern Lights at Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove! Kids will love the behind-the-scenes access where you can catch the Bird Paradise vets in action as they tend to the birds.

Where: Bird Paradise
How much: $1,699 per tent, up to 4 pax (includes park admission to Bird Paradise, guided tour and bird interactions plus lunch at Crimson Restaurant). *Minimum age of participants is 5 years old.

Need more ideas for how to spend your year-end holidays?

slides at admiralty park one of the best outdoor playgrounds in singapore
Best Outdoor Playgrounds: Admiralty Park

34. Go bowling at these kid-friendly bowling alleys!

35. Go on a kid-friendly hike at these parks

36. Check out some kids’ theatre shows

36. Visit a new neighbourhood in Singapore

38. Take the kids rock climbing!

39. Choose from over 100 fun activities to try with kids in Singapore

40. Bounce off some energy at a trampoline spot.

41. Go kayaking!

42. Treat the kids to ice cream

43. Spend the day at a beach club for pure holiday vibes

44. Take the kiddos to one of these 34+ indoor playgrounds in Singapore

45. Stay up to date with our weekly Weekend Planner for more ideas.

46. Go go-karting!

47. Head to the best kid-friendly libraries

Keep checking back as we share more year-end school holiday fun!

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