The school holidays are finally here, which means it’s time for some serious fun!
While international travel may not be the first choice for many of us due to the pandemic, we still have our fair share of activities in Singapore to enliven the holiday spirit. Here are 10 super-fun things you can do with your kids during the end-of-year school holidays that will keep them entertained and happy.
01 • For the bubbly kid: Bounce off at a trampoline park
From our personal experience, kids are usually the most excited about school holidays right at the start. They’re like charged molecules shooting across the living room and from couch to couch. What better time to take them to a trampoline park, exhaust them and prep them for a good night’s sleep?
Drive off to AMPED Trampoline Park — for just $15 an hour, you’ll get to bounce on more than 5,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines!
📍 Address: 46 Kim Yam Road, #02-11, Singapore 239351
⏰ Opening hours: Mon, 9am – 7pm | Tues to Fri, 9am – 8pm | Sat to Sun, 9am – 9pm
🌐 Website: https://ampedsingapore.com/
🚙 Parking: Herencia Surface Carpark, 46-58 Kim Yam Road
02 • For the artsy kid: Get your art inspiration at the Children’s Biennale 2021
Have an artsy child at home? Bring them over to the Children’s Biennale 2021 where they’ll get to see nine art installations centred around good values by both local and international artists. Your kids will also have a chance to immerse themselves in storytelling sessions and games, as well as somatic workshops, all of which are inspired by the artworks. Admission is completely free of charge, so head over this weekend and get your creative juices flowing!
📍 Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
⏰. Opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily
🌐 Website: https://childrensbiennale.com/
🚙 Parking: Parking on-site @ National Gallery
03 • For the curious kid: Go on a walk into the spectacularly illuminated rainforest at the Singapore Zoo
If you’ve yet to fully explore the Singapore Zoo, consider heading out to Rainforest Lumina, a multisensory nightwalk that’ll enchant you every step of the way. Get ready to be treated to an evening of surreal lights accompanied by perfectly orchestrated music and immersive play.
Prices are relatively easy on the wallet as well: from $14 for children and senior citizens to $18 for adults (if you haven’t already redeemed your SingapoRediscovers vouchers, here’s your chance!).
📍 Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
⏰ Opening hours: 7.30pm – 12am, closed on Mondays
🌐 Website: https://rainforestlumina.mandai.com/
🚙 Parking: Singapore Zoo, River/Night Safari MSCP
04 • For the outdoorsy kid: Get down and dirty at an ATV adventure park
Whoever said adrenaline rushes are reserved for adults has probably never taken a kid on an adventure.
If you have a child who’s always down for extreme sports, consider taking them to Mud Krank, Singapore’s first and only ATV adventure park located in Kranji for some fun family time.
Prices range from $20 – $25 for a 15 minute ride, and riders of all ages over 4 are welcome (4-year-olds are only allowed to ride with adult supervision).
Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, Farm H Singapore 718813
Opening hours: Fri to Sat, 4pm – 10pm | Sun, 4pm – 9pm
Parking: Parking on-site @ Mud Krank
05 • For the musical kid: Sing your favourite karaoke songs to your heart’s content
Before you think we’re bluffing, let us explain. It’s possible to have a safe karaoke session even though we’re living through a pandemic — thanks to Popsical Karaoke, a cloud-based home karaoke system straight out of Singapore. They boast a ginormous collection of over 230,000 songs in 14 languages.
From Disney classics to Baby Shark, you’ll find them all. So, head over to their store today, buy a set for your family and bond over music!
📍 Address: 107 North Bridge Rd, #04-12 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
🌐 Website: https://popsical.com/
06 • For the kid with a sweet tooth: Make and tick off an ice-cream bucket list
Did you know that there’s a Singapore ice-cream map floating around on the internet? All you have to do is click on each pin to reveal the address and opening hours, and off you drive! There are so many joints across the island that even if you were to cover one a day, you’d still not be done by the end of the school holidays. Your kid is sure to appreciate these trips!
Check out the map here: www.icecreammap.sg/
07 • For the nature-loving kid: Watch sunset at Henderson Waves
How does an evening stroll along the Southern Ridges and a sunset watch afterwards sound? The 10-kilometre trail teems with lush greenery, wild flowers and various species of birds – it’s the perfect outdoor science class! And as your child’s energy level begins to dip, take them to one of the serene cafes located in the area to wrap up the well-spent evening.
📍 Address: Henderson Road, Singapore 159557
🚙 Parking: Hort Park
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