Top things to do in Singapore with your kids this June school holidays
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School’s out! That means it’s time to take the whole family out for some fun weekend activities. If you’re wondering where to begin your hunt for new places to check out, look no further — we’ve got you covered.
01 • Head to the Children’s Museum for some thrilling adventures
(Photo: The Smart Local)
Looking for a fun summer break activity to do with your family in Singapore? Then look no further than the Children’s Museum. Your mini engineers will love the Mystery Box Challenge, which gives them the chance to create something epic from a box of random items. They’ll also receive a sponsored gift from The LEGO Group.
And if your little ones are storytellers, don’t miss the Boxful of Stories workshop on June 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2023. They’ll use props and their imagination to improvise amazing tales — it’s the ultimate adventure for kids!
Sign up now and we’ll see you there, fellow adventurers!
02 • Become one with the art at Future World: Where Art meets Science
Get ready to experience an awe-inspiring burst of creativity at the Arts and Science Museum’s Future World exhibit. This event is simply mind-blowing as you can participate in a variety of art-related activities — from watching your sketches come alive to exploring a vibrant flock of birds. There’s also plenty of new installations you can check out too.
Don’t forget your cameras, because you’ll want to capture those unforgettable #fambam moments.
Get your tickets to the Arts and Science Museum’s Future World exhibit and let the magic unfold! 🚀📸
03 • Unleash your inner Picasso at Splat Paint House
(Photo: Splat Paint House)
Ready to relive the nostalgic joy of colouring on walls against your parents’ wishes? Then Splat Paint House is your go-to destination!
There’s just one rule — go wild and splatter paint everywhere! It’s the perfect place to express yourself, make a mess, and have an absolute blast. It’s suitable for all ages and artistic abilities, and rates start at just $43 per person. Don’t forget to wear your old clothes because things will get gloriously messy!
Book a spot, gather your crew, and unleash your inner artist at Splat Paint House. Let the colourful adventure unfold! 🎨💥
04 • Jump to your heart’s content at a trampoline park
Who doesn’t like jumping on a trampoline? They’re seriously the bomb! It’s a total adrenaline rush, and you can show off your sick flips and crazy moves. Plus, it’s the perfect way to beat the scorching heat.
You can channel your inner ninja and battle your loved ones while soaring through the air. It’s like being in an action movie, except you can rest assured that everyone will be safe and sound (phew!).
Looking to shop while the kids have a blast? Bounce at Orchard Road is your go-to spot! It’s situated on level nine of Cathay Cineleisure, and offers various zones and activities to keep the kids entertained.
For those of you living in the east, check out Jumprrocks at Tanjong Katong for exciting creative challenges and physical games at the Battle Groundz.
So gather your family, bring your energy, and get ready for the most epic summer adventure at the trampoline park!
05 • Whip up some wacky creations at an ice-cream-making workshop
(Photo adapted from: Carrara)
Picture this — you’re beating the heat by savouring a scoop of your own homemade frozen goodness. Making your own ice cream is a bit like becoming a mad scientist in the kitchen, mixing flavours and adding all sorts of toppings to create something crazy (and delicious).
At an ice-cream making workshop, you’ll learn the secret art of creating cold creamy goodness. Let’s not forget about the taste-testing part — you’ll get to indulge in endless ice cream samples. It’s a straight-up flavour fiesta, my friend.
Get set to unlock your creativity and secure your spot today at Carrara Café!
06 • Bond with friendly felines at a cat café
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If you’re a cat lover, you’ve gotta hit up a cat café this summer break! It’s a paradise for feline fanatics, as you’ll be surrounded by a bunch of adorable, fluffy kitties just waiting to give you some serious snuggles.
Picture yourself sipping on a cold drink while a purring ball of fur cosies up on your lap. It’s like instant therapy! And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about cleaning up after them or dealing with litter boxes. Just kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of these chill little furballs.
Looking for a budget-friendly option? Swing by Designer Bengal for 30-minute slots at just $5 per person (booking required).
For feline enthusiasts wanting to learn more about our feline friends while enjoying cuddles, The Cat Museum at North Bridge is a must-visit. Don’t miss their one-of-a-kind cat furniture store on the top floor.
Unleash your inner feline aficionado and prepare for a purr-fectly delightful summer at a charming cat café!
07 • Live out your cowboy/cowgirl fantasy at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club
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Hey, pony pals! If you’re looking for some summer fun, you gotta check out the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and saddle up those ponies!
First off, who doesn’t wanna feel like a cowboy or cowgirl, riding some adorable horses? It’s like living out your childhood dreams! Plus, the scenery is off the charts. Imagine trotting along lush green trails, feeling the warm sun on your back, and soaking in the natural beauty.
Don’t worry if you’re a newbie rider — they’ve got friendly instructors who will guide you through the whole experience.
Put on your finest gear, tap into your inner equestrian, and get ready for an unforgettable pony-filled summer break at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club! Yeehaw!
08 • Be blown away by acrobats at the Carousel of Wonders
You absolutely can’t miss out on watching the Carousel of Wonders this summer! It’s like stepping into a world of pure magic.
They push the boundaries of movement, creativity, and interaction — blowing your mind with their spectacular performances. Picture pyrotechnics going off, jaw-dropping acrobatics, dazzling lights, epic drumming, mesmerising dance moves, mind-boggling juggling, and just an all-around good time!
It’s a magical explosion of entertainment that you’ll never forget.
09 • Go skating at Hi-roller Indoor Skating Rink
(Photo: Time Out)
Get ready to roll into the summer break with a trip to the Hi-Roller Indoor Skating Rink. It’s the coolest spot to beat the summer heat and unleash your inner skating superstar!
Strap on those skates and glide across the smooth surface like a boss. It’s all about feeling the wind in your hair and grooving to your favourite tunes while showing off your sick moves. Plus, you’ll get a killer workout without even realising it.
So book a spot, grab your skates, bring your A-game, and roll into an epic summer adventure at the Hi-Roller Indoor Skating Rink!
10 • Experience country living at The Sundowner’s rooftop farm
(Photo: The Sundowner)
Looking for a super unique and educational experience this summer break? Then you gotta check out The Sundowner!
Located atop a cool retro shophouse in the Siglap restaurant belt, this place takes you into the world of urban farming and beekeeping!
You’ll learn how to grow your own veggies and herbs, and even get hands-on with soil creation in an awesome masterclass. But that’s not all, my friends. You can also don a bee suit and get up close and personal with buzzing little bees as you study a beehive and witness their nectar-harvesting skills.
Book your spot, get your green thumbs ready, and enjoy the journey at The Sundowner!
11 • Step into the shoes of a Marine Scientist at this day camp
It’s time to don your water shoes and get ready to learn more about life under the sea. Over a span of four hours, you’ll have the opportunity to go on a nature walk along a mangrove, clean up the shores of the beach, and even dissect a squid!
Happening across four days only this summer break, this experience is not to be missed — your young ones will be able to share so much with their friends once the break is over.
If you’re worried about missing out on the fun, fret not, parents and guardians are more than welcome to join in and learn with their kids.
Remember, this is for a limited time only so go book your slots now!
12 • Visit our feathered friends at Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Park
Roseate Spoonbill, Baer’s Pochard, and Scarlet Ibis? No, these aren’t the names of lesser-known Hollywood actors, but some of the majestic birds that you can spot at Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Park.
At this newly-opened venue, there’s something for everyone — and it’s got a full-day’s worth of activities waiting for you.
So, don those bright-coloured clothes, grab your binoculars, and book your tickets now!
13 • Get your game face on at Timezone
It’s time to get in the zone (hope that joke landed) and make your way down to the brand new Timezone arcade at Orchard Exchange. Located conveniently near Orchard MRT, this is THE place to spend hours and hours playing video games, navigating VR, and knocking down pins at the bowling alley.
We only hope that you’re a navigation expert, because it’s going to be quite the challenge not to get lost in this 22,000 sq ft space.
Get the fam together now and head on down to the largest Timezone in Singapore.
14 • Say “Hay” to the goats at Hay Dairies
(Photo: The Travel Insider)
Feeling inspired by Farmer George from Queen Charlotte? Or looking for some relaxation from the hustle and bustle of city life? Then, you’re going to love Hay Dairies where it’s just goats, goats, and more goats!
These sociable animals simply love being petted and fed by visitors. Why not give it a go and make some great memories with the whole family?
Book your farm excursion and don’t forget to buy a bottle of goat’s milk on your way out!
(Featured photo adapted from: mummy wee blog, Travel Weekly Asia, Splat Paint House, and The Sundowner)
Happy school holidays!