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35 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 over November and December!

It’s the year-end school holidays in Singapore from 19 November 2022 until 2 January 2023. How did we get here so fast? International schools will be breaking up around the second week of December (find the full school calendar list here). So that means we parents have gotta get planning things to keep the kiddos busy! We’ve made the task easier on you with this list of November and December school holiday activities for children: from meet & greet sessions to fun events and free activities around town!

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 this school holiday in Singapore

1. Bounce off your energy at JUMPTOPIA @ VivoCity

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Image credit: Kiztopia

Colourful candy and dessert-themed inflatables await at Jumptopia @ VivoCity. This bouncy castle playspace occupies 8,600 square feet of outdoor space at the front of the mall. Five tasty-looking giant inflatables are housed in a huge tent for a bouncing good time during the year-end school holidays. Bounce off walls decked in chocolatey goodness at Bell’s Chocolatier Café; go down giant slides into candy-coloured ball pits at Tiger’s Donut Joint; get tempted by life-sized gingerbread man cookies at Happy’s Gingerbread House; and snap a cool photo for the ‘gram against the fruity, colourful backdrop at Raby’s Lollipop Hutch. There’s also Mark’s Little Training Gym, where tiny tots can tumble and toss against soft foam and jump in ball pits. Adding to the excitement and value, Timezone credits worth $10.00 will be given with each child ticket purchased and can be used at Timezone VivoCity outlets located at #02-43 and #02-205!

When: 18 November – 26 December 2022
Where: VivoCity, Outdoor Plaza, Level 1, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
How much: from $22 (child)/ $10 (adult), Buddy deal: $28 admits 1 child and 1 adult. Children 12 months old and below may enter for free with a paying adult. Tickets here.

2. See circus acts & carnival at The Great Bay Fiesta

See circus acts & carnival at The Great Bay Fiesta
Image credit: The Great Bay Fiesta

Get excited because the circus is back in town! Look out for The Great World Carnival (part of Great Bay Fiesta) with exciting carnival rides and games and The Great Food Fiesta which features over 35 different food stalls. That’s not all, there’s also The Great Cirque des Cascades, a brand new entertainment show lineup with never-seen-before circus stunt acts including acrobatics and gravity-defying motorbikes, dancers and clowns. Read all about what to expect here.

1 December 2022 – 1 January 2023
Where: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
How much: Carnival and Circus acts are priced separately. Tickets are available here.

3. Check out the Mega Carnival

Image credit: Let’s Play

Head over to the Mega Carnival at D’Marquee Downtown East where there will be over 20 unlimited games and rides in each timeslot, Virtual Reality stations, an old-school arcade with dance games and LED air hockey. Little kids will love the colourful inflatables of all sizes, while big kids will dig the thrilling gladiator attraction (don transparent inflatable bubbles to challenge each other in the ring!). Look out for special dinosaur-themed attractions and rides plus a 4-metre tall, 10-metre long show-stopping animatronic dinosaur!

Click here to get a 10% early bird discount until 18 November 2022!

When: 19 November 2022 – 5 February 2023
Where: Let’s Play @D’Marquee Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
How much: Tickets are $28 (non-peak) and $32 (peak)

4. Baking, coding & science classes and more at POSB Education Fair

Find kids' classes from baking to coding to science: POSB Education Fair
Image credit: Getty Images

Do you have a little chef on your hands? Or a keen coder? If you’re looking for something educational and fun for your child to do during this school hols, check out POSB Education Fair, which takes place online at POSB Education Marketplace. This one-stop online platform for your child’s academic and enrichment needs is specially curated by leading and trusted education providers. You’ll get to compare and contrast across a wide variety of offerings, from baking and science to coding classes, easily sorted according to prices, categories, and age. Look out for complimentary classes, exclusive discounts and promotions when you pay using a DBS/POSB card!

PAL Solutions: Free trial classes and $200 discount (quote DBS200P) or complimentary Samsung Tablet/Smart Monitor (quote DBSPALD) with purchase of academic packages.
Mindchamps: Free trial classes worth up to $110.
88tuition: 12 free trial classes + get 10% off with DBS/POSB Cards + additional $25 off paid classes (quote ED25).

When: Now till 31 December 2022
Where: POSB Education Marketplace
How much: From $0 onwards! Prices vary by class. Click here for more info.

5. Enjoy snow play & inflatables at Jumptopia Festive Village

Image credit: Sassy Mama (past Jumptopia event)

Jumptopia: Festive Village is coming back this year with a Christmassy theme! There are seven curated zones brimming with inflatable castles, play areas, live performances and even an indoor ‘snow’ play area. Little ones will love Bell’s Gingerbread House where life-sized gingerbread men and candy-coated pretzels await. While the kiddos play, parents can head to the mini Christmas Market for festive shopping and Christmassy treats.

When: 22 November 2022 – 3 January 2023
Where: Marina Bay Sands Expo Convention Centre, Hall C, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
How much: Tickets are already on sale from $28.75.

6. Meet Santa Pororo at Pororo Park Singapore

year end holiday activities at Tayo

The Pororo Park Singapore indoor playground at Marina Square has just had a revamp, so it’s the perfect time to check out the fun playspace with a pretend-play Pororo’s house, obstacle course and the Pororo Express Train. The Christmas events on offer during the year-end holidays include a giveaway, an appearance by Santa Pororo and Snow Globe Making Class where kids will learn how to make their own snowglobe, and bring home their creation! Stand a chance to win amazing prizes in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Simply write in your details on the festive ornament cards when you visit Pororo Park, and hang these on the Christmas tree! You can also sign up for the paid gifting sessions (just $10 per child) where Pororo will present your child with a Christmas gift (register at the retail store with your preferred timing and date, available daily from 1 – 25 December 2022 at various times).
Santa Pororo Appearance: daily from 1 – 31 December 2022
Snow Globe Making Class: weekdays from 1 – 30 December 2022. Prices are $8 (public), $6 (Lite members) & $2 (Elite/Silver/Gold members)

When: 1 – 30 December 2022
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.

Read more: Best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

7. Head to a petting farm: feed rabbits & chickens

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Where in Singapore can you take the kids to feed guinea pigs, stroke the softest Silkie chickens, learn about photosynthesis and plant seeds to take home? Take the kids over to Eco Trail, a nature learning trail with real kampung vibes out in Orto (best for those aged 3 to 11). It’s as close to a petting farm as you’ll get in Singapore, as you’ll go on a guided tour to learn about nature from plants to fish, insects and mammals (rabbits and guinea pigs). Go early before it gets too hot and wear mossie spray. We bet your kiddos will want to stay on at the guinea pig enclosure to feed them carrots and other goodies – they are very cute!

When: Limited slots on weekends/holidays, 9am – 5pm (last tour)
Where: Eco Trail, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
How much: Tickets are $23 (U.P. $25) inclusive of animal feeds (book your 1.5-hour slot ahead of time here).

Read more: Best Animal Farms in Singapore

8. Visit Changi Festive Village carnival: bumper cars & karting

Changi Festive Village - The Modern World T3 Underground Carnival
Image credit: Changi Festive Village

There are a ton of Christmas activities and holiday fun to be had at Changi Festive Village ranging from an underground carnival with more than 30 indoor rides and game booths as well as the popular A Night at the Airport overnight family camp. Other highlights include snowfall, glamping, bumper cars, Avatar-inspired lights and sound shows plus go-karting at the Dino Kart 3.0 racing circuit. Click here for all the festive details!

When: 4 November 2022 – 2 January 2023
Where: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
How much: Some events are ticketed and some are free. Click here for all the deets!

9. Zoom around Tayo Station & receive gifts from Santa Tayo

year end holiday activities at Pororo Park playground

Tayo Station‘s indoor play area is home to engaging attractions such as the three-storey Gani’s Playground, a ball pool equipped with a cliff wall, Hinoki Wood Pit and the star attraction, Tayo’s Road Circuit. During the December holidays, there’s extra fun in store at Tayo Station! Stand a chance to win amazing prizes in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Simply write in your details on the festive ornament cards when you visit Tayo Station, and hang these on the Christmas tree (one winner will be selected daily until 24 December 2022)! You can also sign up for the paid gifting sessions (just $10 per child) where Santa Tayo will present your child with a Christmas gift (register at the retail store with your preferred timing and date, available from 24 – 25 December 2022 at various times).
Santa Tayo appearance: 24 – 25 December 2022.

When: 1 – 31 December 2022
Where: Tayo Station, E!Hub, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Level 3, Singapore 519599
How much: $26 (weekdays ); $30 (weekends). Tickets for kids aged 9 months to 12 years are inclusive of one adult); $8 (additional adults). Buy tickets here.

10. Get your climb on at Forest Adventure

Image credit: Forest Adventure

If the kids are climbing up the walls at home during the June 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)

11. Visit Pinkfong World Adventure playground

Visit Baby Shark & Pinkfong World Adventure playground
Image credit: Sassy Mama

Baby Shark fans, get ready for a fun new pop-up playground experience at Marina Square! Join Pinkfong, Baby Shark and friends at Pinkfong World Adventure. Look out for four attraction zones with more than 16 interactive games and entertainment experiences inspired by Pinkfong and Baby Shark. There will be a zip line, mini trampolines, bouncy castle, Baby Shark dance games, ball pits, sand play and a little merry-go-round. Each session lasts for 1 hour and 40 minutes at these timings: 10am – 11:40am; 1:30pm – 3:10pm; 4pm – 5:40pm and 6:30pm – 8:10pm. Remember to bring socks!

When: Until 2 January 2023
Where: Pinkfong World Adventure, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-208/209, Singapore 039594
How much: Buy tickets for adults and kids here from $28.80

12. Play in real snow & skate at Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice

Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice is one of the Christmas events that we are most excited about! This is set to be one of the biggest winter-themed pop-up attractions in Singapore featuring a snow section with real snow made by the same snow-making machines used in the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 – perfect for building snowmen! There will also be a 260-sqm ‘ice cycling’ rink, a 70-m snow slope, and a 4.5m-high, figure-8 ice slide, constructed purely out of ice and complemented by elaborate ice sculptures that are crafted by master ice sculptors from Harbin, China. Don’t miss the ice cafe and ice bar offering beer, signature hot chocolate drinks and chocolate desserts for that cosy festive vibe! Read more about what to expect at Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy – part of Great Bay Fiesta – here.

When: 1 December 2022 – 1 January 2023
Where: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
How much: Tickets are $25 – $45. Click here to purchase.

13. Experience a Minion-themed exhibition

Minions Singapore
Image credit: Minions Experience

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 the fart gun test (of course) in Gru’s Lab, trying on immersive goggles, designing their own Minion and taking photos with their favourite characters. There’s even the chance to learn to dance like Balthazar Bratt.⁠

When: Until 2 January 2023⁠, 10am – 7pm
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: Click here for tickets from $25

14. Admire the Garden Rhapsody light and 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 until 1 December 2022 is World of Fantasy with special renditions of songs from movies like The Little Mermaid and Pinocchio by local artists Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, as well as Caitanya Tan. The Christmas Special (2 December 2022 – 2 January 2023) features favourite Christmas classics by local artists.

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

15. Visit a free playground (FREE!)

Hansel Gretel playground
Image credit: Let’s Jalan Jalan

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! Pictured is the Hansel & Gretel-themed playground, one of the best-looking HDB playgrounds we’ve seen. There’s a rock-climbing ramp, crawl tunnel and rope bridges plus a Candy Trail play space with lollipops and toadstools that serve as jumping pads to test motor skills. But the main attraction point here is the gingerbread playhouse, covered in models of sweets, icing and candy. Find out about this teeny Hansel & Gretel-themed playground here.

16. Check out Gallery Children’s Biennale (FREE!)

Image credit: National Gallery

Take the kiddos on an inspiring multi-sensory experience at the National Gallery as they explore nine on-site installations of the Gallery Children’s Biennale that explores the theme “Why Art Matters. Children are encouraged to touch, move, and interact with the installations, fostering skills such as curiosity and critical thinking as they learn through play. Look out for the impressive giant cardboard city titled Head/Home, and then let kids try their hand at making their very own cardboard homes at the makerspace. Complimentary on-site children’s programmes such as sessions by master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran, sonic exploration workshops and somatic movement workshops are on offer too. Pick up an art pack ($5 each) so your little ones can deepen their understanding of the art on display!

When: Until December 2022
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #01-01, Singapore 178957
How much: FREE!

16. 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.

18.  Sign up for a year-end holiday 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!

19. Splash at one of Singapore’s free water playgrounds

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!

20. Visit Jurong Bird Park for the last time (until it moves)

Jurong Bird Park (Image: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

Jurong Bird Park is closing on 3 January as it preps for its new home in Mandai Wildlife Reserve. Have you made your final visit? We have such fond memories of the waterfall area with free-flying birds, the Lorie feeding station and the many other birds to admire. Jurong Bird Park’s A Flight to Remember sees a host of fun activities: go on a self-guided Heritage Trail where you can explore the park’s history and redeem a special memento, handfeed the lories and lorikeets at the Lory Loft aviary, African birds at African Treetops and African penguins at the Penguin Coast (available on a first come first serve basis – book here!) Watch the High Flyers show (11:30am and 3pm) featuring the endangered Hyacinth Macaw Gaia, the Great Pied Hornbills as well as Amigo, the yellow-naped Amazon Parrot and many more. Or catch The Kings of the Skies show (10am and 4pm) starring iconic birds of prey such as the white-tailed sea eagle, the hooded vulture and many more.

When: now until 3 January 2023
Where: Jurong Bird Park
How much: From $38. Click here for tickets!

21. Learn about marine life at Junior Ocean Protectors

things to do year end
Image credit: S.E.A Aquarium

Junior Ocean Protector: Behind-the-scenes is a public programme for primary school kids (best for ages 7 to 12) during the December school holidays. This six-hour immersive programme allows kids to gain first-hand experience in animal care and marine conservation through exclusive visits to back-of-house areas within S.E.A. Aquarium.
“My kids really enjoyed the programme. They learnt a lot, saw how the marine life was cared for and got to make their own tote bags. Their favourite part was to give Hui Hui the Dolphin a high five!” Serene, mum of 3.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 19 November – 31 December 2022
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
How much: $278. Ticket price includes S.E.A. Aquarium One-Day Child Ticket, activities and bento lunch. Click here to purchase!

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

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

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

28. Head to the best kid-friendly libraries

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

30. Take the kids rock climbing!

31. Bounce off some energy at a trampoline spot.

32. Go kayaking!

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

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