Parents, it may seem like school has just begun but kids are already gearing up for the calendar year’s first break. Don’t start fretting just yet. There’s a range of activities and fun things to do in Singapore over the September holidays. We’ve got the lowdown on interesting exhibits to visit, exciting performances to watch, engaging workshops to participate in and family fun picnics and festivals to enjoy.
Who’s ready for some turtle power? Catch the fantastic foursome showing off their best moves in this special appearance on-stage at City Square Mall. Make use of the school break to learn ninja skills for free!
Dates: 31 August – 30 September
SRT’s The Little Company is proud to present this magically witty, high-energy play where kids’ all-time favorite Dr. Seuss book comes to life. Join Thing 1 and Thing 2 as they cook up new mischiefs with the Cat in the Hat. Did we mention that the play will be conducted in Mandarin, making it a learning journey for both parents and kids alike.
Dates: 1 August – 8 September
Move over Harry Potter, Tony Stradivarius and her book of spells have entered the concert hall. Listen in awe as she uses her magical powers to enchant the orchestra. Little ones are sure to enjoy this interactive concert experience as much as their parents.
Cost: $32, $25
Dates: 8 – 9 September
School’s out, Hakuna Matata indeed! Disney’s best-loved musical makes a comeback to the little Red Dot. This is a must see for the few who haven’t already watched the beloved film. As for the many, many who have, why not relive the spectacular experience? The visuals will be sure to captivate you but don’t forget to enjoy crooning along to some of the world’s most recognizable music.
Dates: 27 June – 23 September
Science is not just complex formulas and meticulous research. It can also be creative, fun and innovative and nothing proves this better than the annual Singapore Science Festival. Check out the latest discoveries at X-periment, find out the importance of the human voice by star lecturist Professor Sophie Scott, get in the thick of (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) STEAM activities at the largest DIY and technology event, watch science come alive as Buskers perform interactive demonstrations and witness energy work in action from flaming butane bubbles to exploding tin cans. Science will never seem boring again!
Dates: 17 August – 8 September
Combine your love for all things MARVEL and sand at the Singapore Sandstation. Bring out your inner super hero as you pose with one of 15 larger-than-life sand sculptures of popular characters such as Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and Thor. This annual fest promises a raging theme centered around a host of entertaining activities from sand sculpting workshops to movies by the beach. Wait for the best part yet. It’s FREE!
Dates: 1 – 16 September
Come dressed as your favourite superhero or video game character at the biggest pop culture event of the year. Bringing you comics, toys, games, manga, anime, cos-play and non-stop entertainment, the Singapore, Toy, Game and Comic Convention is a must visit for people of all ages and backgrounds. Sunday, 9th September is designated Kids Day where kids ages 12 and below get in for free making it the best opportunity for parents to relive their childhood with their little ones.
Cost: Free for kids ages 12 years and below on 9th September
Dates: 8 – 9 September
Grab the entire family to take a multimedia walk on the wild side through Singapore Zoo. Be prepared to play, sing and discover the rainforest with the Creature Crew, a quirky group of unlikely heroes who will take you a string of whimsical adventures.
Cost: $22 (Adults), $16 (Kids)
Dates: Till December 2018
“A gruffalo? What’s a gruffalo?” Join award-winning storyteller Peilin in a hunt for the terrible Gruffalo. Afterwards, create your very own fearsome Gruffalo bag out of mixed materials. When you get hungry, put on your Masterchef Junior hat to sculpt some scrumptious Gruffalo Claws out of chocolate brownies. Recommended for kids 4-10 years, this craft activity will be one to remember.
Dates: 4 September
Learning doesn’t have to be a chore and Mind Stretcher is here to prove just that. In the workshop, Let’s Learn About Animals, pre-schoolers will be able to experience a learning journey through a trip to the farm with experienced teachers and afterwards they will use their observations to develop their speaking and writing skills in a classroom activity. GOAT started and register today!
Cost: $42.56, $71.12
Dates: 5 September
Get ready to be wowed by Dr. Dancakes’ live demo sessions in which he forms amazing pancake creations including animals, cartoon characters and even self-portraits. Afterwards, both parents and kids can join in the workshop where they will not only get to test out their cookery skills but show off their creative magic as well.
Dates: 31 August – 9 September
“AI and I” is the theme of this year’s one-north Festival which is an annual celebration of research, innovation, creativity and enterprise organised by A*STAR and JTC, and supported by Science Centre Singapore. This event offers fun interactive displays, inspiring talks, workshops and tours for the whole family.
Dates: 7 – 8 September
Head to Bedok Reservoir Park with your family and friends for a day filled with fitness fun, interactive eco games, pet awareness and DIY activities. Show off your fancy jump rope moves, decorate a complimentary lantern with your kids, or pilot your own fast boat with a remote control. End the night by with an outdoor screening of the latest Jumanji movie complete with free popcorn and candy floss. Get your ticket online today!
Dates: 8 September
Held in conjunction with Sports Hub Community Play Day, this event promises a combination of exciting and engaging Japanese cultural customs and activities. Whether you show your moves at the Bon-odori mass dance, visit the Pokemon carnival, check out the age-old tea ceremony or try your hand at the motorsports arcade games, there’s bound to be something for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Cost: $5 (online), Complimentary admission for children under 1.2M in height
Dates: 8 – 9 September
The TIKI Cheeky pool party is back with a special F1 inspired edition! Cool down poolside in a Hawaiian Oasis right in the heart of Orchard Road with Tiki Cheeky, the only pool party in town for the whole family. It’s your best, if not only, option to have that cheeky cocktail or ice cold beer at the bar, as the kids play in the pool on huge inflatable flamingos. The party kicks off full swing mid-afternoon and carries on well past sunset as tropical vibes turn into funky house beats.
The kids will be entertained in a pool filled with amazing inflatable toys, they can visit a face painting artist and keep busy with arts and crafts! It might just turn out to be your favorite Saturday past time…
Cost: $10 (adults), $5 (kids aged 12 and under), $25 (2 adults and children)
Date: 8 September
National Gallery offers the Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers featuring a series of artworks and installations which will teach young ones the importance of values, passion, confidence and most of all creativity. Let kids learn about themselves and what all they want to achieve through experiential art and active play.
Cost: Museum charges apply. Free for Singaporeans and PRs.
Dates: Ends 9 Sept