22 family activities to inject loads of fun to your March school holidays
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The most-awaited March school holidays are catching up real fast and if you’ve been stressing out planning your family outings, stop right there. We’ve come up with a list of carefully curated family-friendly activities that you can do here in Singapore — they’re both entertaining and informative, so you can be sure that your kids will get to make the most of their break.
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01 • Hit all the rides at Universal Studios Singapore
(Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)
To kickstart the holidays on a smashing note, make your way to Universal Studios Singapore where the Battlestar Galactica twin coasters await you. You’ll have to pick a side between Human and Cyclon before you’ll get to embark on the adrenaline-packed ride. It gives us goosebumps to even think about being on intertwined coasters. 😨
Once you’re done screaming your lungs out, go cool off by meeting your favourite animal buddies from Madagascar for one last boogie and indoor boat ride before the zone closes down after March 27.
📍 Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
⏰ Opening hours: Fri to Sun, 12pm – 7pm
🌐 Website: http://rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/explore
02 • Have a splashing good time at Adventure Cove Waterpark
Terrified of roller coasters? That makes the two of us. 😛
Skip the scary rides and get going to Adventure Cove Waterpark instead where you’ll be able to chill out in the wave pool or the winding river. Those who are more adventurous should absolutely check out the hydro-magnetic coaster — it’s the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and is surely the highlight of the waterpark!
📍 Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
⏰ Opening hours: Fri to Sun, 10 am – 5pm
🌐 Website: https://www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/adventure-cove-waterpark/explore
03 • Delight your kiddos with a trip to the Jurassic Dinosaur Playground
(Photo: Sunny City Kids)
Why should older kids have all the fun? This holiday, treat your little ones to an array of exciting activities at the Jurassic Dinosaur Playground. Let your precious bubbas run free and explore the dino-world by digging for dinosaur fossils, hopping on dinosaur rides, jumping off a bouncy castle and sliding down a volcano.
📍 Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 9.30pm | Sat, Sun, Eve of PH and PH, 10am – 9.30pm
🌐 Website: https://www.downtowneast.com.sg/whats-on/events/details/jurassic-dinosaur
04 • Sweat it out with a trek through the Rail Corridor
(Photo: National Parks Board)
If your buds fancy being outdoors and closer to nature, we recommend a peaceful walk with the fam along the 4-kilometre central stretch of the Rail Corridor (also known as the Green Corridor). Not only will you get your daily exercise fix, but you’ll also go home with a lot of knowledge about Singapore’s railway history.
(Fun fact you can share with your kids: While researching about the Rail Corridor, we learnt that the original plan back in the days was to connect Singapore and Russia via train!)
⏰ Opening hours: 24/7 (Please take note that there’s no lighting along the Rail Corridor except at major intersections)
🌐 Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/railcorridor/re-opening-of-rail-corridor-(central)
05 • Jump off at an inflatable water park at HydroDash Sentosa
(Photo: Horizon Fast Ferry)
Can’t get your kid out of the water, can you? We totally feel you. Luckily, Sentosa is never short of water-related activities, so block your calendar now for more aquatic adventures at HydroDash. Put your balancing skills to the test by climbing up steep, slippery floating platforms and allow yourself to feel the sheer terror of possibly falling into the sea if you slip.
Open to kids from the age of 5.
📍 Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098498
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 6pm | Weekends, PH, School holidays, 10am – 7pm
🌐 Website: https://www.hydrodash.com.sg/
06 • Explore the Nature Playgarden at HortPark
More things to do for kiddos who love getting their hands all dirty! The all-new Nature Playgarden at HortPark has nine different features made of natural materials and it’s completely up to your child how he or she wants to use his or her imagination to have fun. Play in a stream, explore a tepee and just let ’em run wild and free in nature. This one’s perfect for 3 to 6-year-olds!
Further down the HortPark is a herb garden and many scenic paths to discover.
📍 Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, Singapore 119578
⏰ Opening hours: HortPark is open from 6am to 11pm, but the best time to visit the Nature Playgarden is during the day
🌐 Website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/hortpark/nature-playgarden
07 • Let your young racers unleash their skills on KF1 Kiddy Circuit
(Photo: KF1 Karting Circuit)
Isn’t it awesome that Singapore’s largest outdoor go-kart track KF1 has now opened a kid-friendly zone? The track is definitely smaller in size compared with that of the adults’ but doesn’t compromise a bit on the amount of fun your little ones can have. Along the way, you and your kid can also enjoy a view of Singapore’s landmarks. Young racers above 120cm can take off on their own without parental supervision!
📍 Address: Atrium 4, Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
⏰ Opening hours: Fri, 1pm – 8pm | Sat & Sun, 10 am – 8pm
🌐 Website: https://kf1karting.com/
08 • Enrol your aspiring chef in a cooking camp at Tomato Cooking School
(Photo: HoneyKids Asia)
Got a little helper in the kitchen? They’ll never be happier when you send them to Tomato Cooking School’s Easter Italian Cooking Camp. Every child will be allocated their own cooking station that’s fully equipped with utensils and ingredients, and by the end of the session, they’ll have produced a hearty Italian meal enough to cover dinner. Expect them to bring home some fresh margarita pizza or handmade lasagna. In case you’re wondering who’ll be guiding them, don’t worry — experienced chefs will be present throughout.
What better way to bond with your family than over a meal, aye?
📍 Address: 278 River Valley Road, Singapore 238319
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9am – 7pm | Sat & Sun, 9am – 5pm
🌐 Website: https://www.tomatoschool.sg/
09 • Visit Mickey and friends at ‘Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration’
Disney fans, rejoice! A tribute to the icon of many of our hearts, Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration is a celebration true to its word. Step into seven different themed rooms brimming with multi-dimensional visual displays that are inspired by none other than Mickey Mouse himself. We can’t stop raving about the giant bow sofa that you’ll find in Mickey and Minnie’s Love room and the Mickey Loves Singapore room that was specially designed by local artist WhenIWasFour.
Don’t forget to bring your camera along because there’s just so much to capture and memorialise. Wrap up your day with a visit to Mickey Mart where an enormous collection of Mickey-themed merch is ready to wow you.
📍 Address: Level 3, Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 11am – 7pm | Sat, Sun, PH and School holidays, 11am – 9pm
🌐 Website: https://www.disney.sg/pop-up-disney
10 • Awaken the adrenaline junkie sport freak in you at Singapore Wake Park
(Photo: Singapore Wake Park)
Bring the sporty side in you to life with an action-packed wakeboarding session at Singapore’s first and only cable-ski wake park. Located in the middle of East Coast Park, Singapore Wake Park has its own man-made lagoon which is completely safe for first-timers and even for kids as young as 6. Apart from wakeboarding and cable-skiing, you’ll also get to experience kneeboarding.
When you’ve filled your fun quota for the day, treat yourself to delicious international and local delicacies at the Coastal Rhythm Cafe and Bar.
📍 Address: 1206A ECP, Singapore 449891
⏰ Wake park opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10am – 9pm | Sat, Sun and PH, 9am – 8pm
⏰ Cafe and bar opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10am – 10pm | Sat, Sun and PH, 9am – 10pm
🌐 Website: https://singaporewakepark.com/
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11 • Travel to iconic landmarks around the world at a Lego ® Brick Exhibition
To those who are itching for a vacay overseas but can’t fly out just yet, what better way to spend the holidays than to take a family tour around 50 intricately built breathtaking masterpieces of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks? Bear witness to St. Basil the Blessed Church of Russia which took a whopping 320 hours to complete, and the 120-kilogram RHS Titanic, the heaviest exhibit, just to name a few. 🤯
There’s also the interactive Master Builder Zones where you and your bubbas will get to create your own works of art.
📍 Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
⏰ Opening hours: Fri to Sun, PH and School holidays, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
🌐 Website: https://www.science.edu.sg/
12 • Spend a day with your favourite characters at the World of Nickelodeon
(Photo: Yahoo News Singapore)
Any Nickelodeon fans in the house? The first-ever Nickelodeon-themed play area in Singapore, the World of Nickelodeon has all your favourite characters, like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol, and the cute and bubbly Dora the Explorer. Hop on a train ride with Dora and her friends, race with SpongeBob in a bumper car, meet and greet your heroes—or do them all!
📍 Address: Let’s Play @ Marina Square Level 3, #03-208/209, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 10am – 10pm
🌐 Ticketing website: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/nick0622
13 • Ride ponies at Gallop Stables
(Photo: Gallop Stable)
This holiday is the perfect opportunity to escape the hurly-burly of city life. Drive off to Gallop Stables and experience pony-riding and feeding, and trail rides. If your child seems to be taking a keen interest in spending time with the ponies and horses, why not consider sending them to riding lessons or camps too? They’re sure to have a gallopy good time! 🐴
📍 Bukit Timah Address: 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992
📍 Pasir Ris Address: 61 Pasir Ris Green, Carpark C, Singapore 518225
🌐 Website: https://www.gallopstable.com/
14 • Enjoy free dine-in for kids at Canton Paradise, Paradise Classic and Paradise Dynasty
(Photo: The New Age Parents)
Paradise Group’s family-friendly restaurants are offering free dine-in for kids from the March school holidays onwards with a minimum spend of $30. The kiddies’ menus feature well-balanced set meals that sound really tasty — like the set that includes egg fried rice, sweet sour pork, stir-fried french beans with minced pork and preserved olives and apple juice. 😋
📍 Address: Various outlets
⏰ Opening hours: Varies based on outlet
🌐 Website: https://www.paradisegp.com/
15 • Learn about dinosaurs at Brickosaurs World
(Photo: The Straits Times)
If you loved reading about the Lego exhibition, you’ll love this one too. Singapore Zoo has a whole bunch of dino activities rolling this holiday to keep you and your little scientists entertained. From discovering over 60 different Brickosaurs structures that were built with more than 1.5 million toy bricks, to learning how to save animals from extinction, to various dinosaur-themed workshops, whew — there’s just so march to explore and experience! (See what we did there? 😉)
📍 Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sun, 8.30am – 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
🌐 Website: https://www.mandai.com/en/singapore-zoo.html
16 • Attend a candlelight concert with your budding musician
There’s a lot to see and hear at the Candlelight Concert Series if your fam is big on music. Classical music lovers, get your tickets to some crazy crowd pullers like the string quartet of Tchaikovsky’s best works. Diehard pop music fans must not miss Coldplay’s or Jay Chou songs on the piano. And imagine listening to such great music while your eyes are treated to the breathtaking view of an ocean of candles all around. 😍
Note: Only children above the age of 8 are allowed into the concerts.
📍 Address: Various locations
⏰ Concert timings: Varies based on concert
🌐 Ticketing website: https://feverup.com/singapore/candlelight
17 • Trace cultural roots at the Indian Heritage Centre
(Photo: Tropika Club Magazine)
One of the things we totally love about Singapore is that there’s just so much to do and see for free or without breaking the bank. The Indian Heritage Centre has many free activities up its sleeve to take you on a journey towards discovering your — or your friends’ — cultural roots this holiday. We’re particularly curious about one that’s called Discovering IHC with Chai, being the tea monsters that we are. 😋
📍 Address: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
⏰ Opening hours: Tues to Thurs, 10am – 7pm | Fri & Sat, 10am – 8pm | Sun & PH, 10am – 4pm
🌐 Website: https://www.indianheritage.gov.sg/en/whats-on/programmes/detail/march-holidays-at-ihc
18 • Watch the Drone Grand Prix
(Photo: Secret Singapore)
Who would’ve thought that we’d someday get to watch drones racing with each other? This 2.5-hour exhilarating race will feature drones soaring and zipping over land and water at over 90km/hour. One small slip can send them plummeting into the sea, so to keep the pilots’ spirits up, there’ll be lots of drumming and a cheerleading performance too.
📍 Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098498
⏰ Date and time: 12 March 2022, 4.30pm – 7pm
🌐 Ticketing website: https://feverup.com/m/110680
19 • Meet Otah and his friends for yet another blast
Guess what? Otah and his friends are staying around longer and this time, it’s build-a-rocket day at school! Help Otah and his hornbill friend Billy find seven rocket parts hidden around the school and help them build a rocket. Once you’ve found all the required parts, you’re free to unlock the launch control centre and blast off to space. Remember to be quick because this is a race against time. 🚀
📍 Address: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
⏰ Date and time: Mon to Fri, 2pm – 8pm (last slot at 7pm) | Sat, Sun, PH and School holidays, 10am – 8pm (last slot at 7pm)
🌐 Website: https://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/otah-and-friends-vol2.html
20 • Try your hand at sustainable fishing with FishX
(Photo: Marine Stewards Singapore)
Fishing is fun, but what would you do if you accidentally disturbed the marine biodiversity? FishX, a series of youth-led workshops, is here to help you with just that.
They’ll teach you and your kids sustainable fishing techniques at the Bedok Jetty as well as lots of useful tips on fish care using the “Catch, Photo, Release” method. Guess why? Because the fish you’ll catch will be documented and identified for the NParks BIOME database which maps Singapore’s biodiversity. Selected catches will even be preserved for DNA processing at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
📍 Meeting point: Entrance of Bedok Jetty, East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449876
⏰ Meeting dates and timing: Various dates, 9.30am
🌐 Ticketing website: https://www.marinestewards.org/product-page/fishx
21 • Wander about a private farmland at EcoTrail
Put your hats and sneakers on and take a day out in nature at EcoTrail where you’ll get to learn about the three living ecosystems — the plant and water ecosystem, the animal ecosystem and the insect ecosystem — that together, form the ‘Web of Life’.
There are many different stops to learn about the different types of fauna, all of which are extremely important to maintaining the planet’s biodiversity. You’ll also be able to watch cute little chicks kept in incubators and learn more about solar panels at some of these stops.
📍 Address: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769194
⏰ Opening hours: Sat, Sun and holidays, 9am – 5pm
🌐 Website: https://ecotrail.com.sg/
22 • Send your artsy fartsy kids to art workshops at The Artground
(Photo: Goodman Arts Centre)
Home to a variety of programmes and workshops, The Artground is truly a haven for kids who are passionate about the arts. Whether they enjoy making music or cooking up stories of all sorts or even shaking and wiggling along to Bollywood hits, there’s surely something that’ll catch their eyes and keep them engrossed.
📍 Address: 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 BLK J, Singapore 439053
⏰ Opening hours: Wed to Sun, 9.15am – 10.30am, 10.45am – 12pm, 2pm – 3.15pm, 3.45 – 5pm (closed between slots for cleaning and sanitisation)
🌐 Website: https://theartground.com.sg/
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