March seems to be the month of family fun. Look out for cultural festivals, entertaining carnivals, family bonding activities, interactive exhibits and compelling workshops and other exciting things to do over the March School Holidays! So whether you feel like grabbing a paintbrush, exploring a neighborhood, baking some éclairs or all of the above, march right into it.
Organized by the Japanese Creative Centre, this festival is all about educating the public about an ancient culture through fun and engaging activities. From intricate tea ceremonies to exquisite dance performances and sensational Kendo (traditional martial arts) demonstrations to thrilling Taiko (Japanese Drum) sessions, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.
Where: Gardens by the Bay
When: 9 – 31 March
Cost: Free programmes (admission to Flower Dome applies for some programmes)
Break out of your usual routine with a big dose of adrenaline pumping fun at Katapult Trampoline Park! Let your kids practice their hand-eye coordination at the Dodgeball station, improve their sense of balance on professional trampolines or just simply bounce around in bliss on interconnected trampolines at the Main Court. It doesn’t matter if you are a kid or an adult, there is bound to be something for everyone! Looking to hold a unique birthday party? Leave it to them; they will take care of everything from decorations to cake-cutting and also assign a party host to facilitate your party!
Where: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-11 Orto, Singapore 769198
Cost: $15/hr (weekday), $19/hr (weekend)
Elmo and Big Bird and Ernie oh my. Parents, get ready for a blast from the past while your kids continue to enjoy the fun antics of these evergreen characters. Sesame Street is turning 50 and Universal Studios Singapore is celebrating the big bash in an even bigger way. Kids will get the chance to dance to festive pop songs along with Oscar the Grouch, visit Bert and Ernie’s apartment, take a walk down Sesame Street and of course get to eat scrumptious birthday cake! Families can enjoy all this plus the other thrilling rides and attractions Universal Studios has to offer.
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
When: 8 March – 28 April
Cost: Starting at $41
This pi may not make the tummy rumble but it’s sure to get those brain cells racing full speed. The Science Centre has created wonderful exhibits and activities for kids (7 years and above) including a treasure hunt, game challenges and inquisitive calculations. Discover new formulas and test your skills as you play important numbers around you.
Where: Science Centre
When: 14 – 22 March
Cost: $4/6 (Singaporean – PR Child/Adult), $8/12 (Standard Child/Adult)
In a world filled to capacity, find the importance of minimalism through natural elements like space and light versus man-made elements such as objects. Experiment with light, colour and shapes as your create your own sun goggles. Go back in time and make drawings with stones with music in the background. Play around with composition and placement to churn out your animal print-inspired art. Gain an in-depth understanding through all these interactive workshops and more.
Where: Art Science Museum
When: 8 March-14 April
Cost: Tickets starting at $11
Celebrated mainly in India, this festival of colours is fast becoming a popular sensation worldwide and keenly awaited by Singaporeans. So grab your friends and family and head down to the Wavehouse for a day filled with frolic and fun. Once you get there, be sure to quickly pick up some (or many) packets filled with bright eco-friendly non-toxic coloured powder and get ready to colour your family and friends from head to toe! Enjoy good food and music while you’re at it.
Where: Wavehouse, Sentosa
When: 16 & 23rd March
Cost: $10 (Child), $20 (Adult) – Family packages available
There’s something about painting that resonates across people of all ages and backgrounds. So pick up a paintbrush and find your inner artist at A Date with Friends where each individual can make their own personal mark on a custom piece of batik.
When: 16 & 17 March
It’s a no-brainer to attend a festival fit for the entire family and Singapore Festival of Fun is nothing if not that. For little ones this is a not to be missed interactive fun fair, for the older siblings a string of exciting street performances and for the parents an all-out comedy fest. Play games with your favourite TV show characters including Paw Patrol, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Watch jaw-dropping acts from some of the world’s best daredevils, gymnasts and jugglers. Wipe those tears from your eyes as you laugh nonstop. Don’t forget to enjoy an array of delicious dining experiences on top of all this entertainment.
Where: Clarke Quay
When: 14 – 24 March
Learn all the hidden secrets about the Balestier neighbourhood through various interactive activities for the entire family. Follow the refreshed Balestier Heritage trail, explore several different art installations and work your way through treasure hunts to seek valuable knowledge.
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
When: 23 – 24 March
Kids (3-12 years) will be excited to learn that the annual Farmers’ Market is back with a bang. Expect a fun-filled day complete with hands-on baking sessions involving puppy eclairs and poodle madeleines, entertaining arts and crafts activities making candy jars and clay boxes and scrumptious goodie bags filled with macaroons and cupcakes.
Where: K. H. KEA Building
When: 2 – 24 March
Cost: $45 (1 child), $79 (2 children)
What do plants require for growth and care? Find answers for such questions and more through this guided tour where both kids and adults alike will get to observe different plant habitats and explore their features in details. Take joy in the fact that learning doesn’t always have to take place inside a classroom.
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens
When: 16 March (10-11am)
Cost: $6 each
Whether you love to eat prawns or not, you’ll sure love to catch them. SAFRA’s Family Day out promises good fun with your loved ones all the while teaching young ones the importance of patience while waiting for a catch. The wait will definitely be worth it once everyone is chomping on freshly cooked prawns! Don’t worry if the patience starts to run thin after a while, there will be carnival games and crafting workshops plenty to keep kids busy. Also enjoy free popcorn, milk pudding and ice cream!
Where: Hai Bin Punggol
When: 24 March (10am – 2pm)
Cost: $6 (SAFRA members), $10 (Guests), $12 (2 Adults & 1 Child/3 Adults – SAFRA members)
The jig is up people. Put on your best green and get ready to celebrate the Irish in all their fervour. We’re talking enough uber-entertaining live performances, comfort food and fun festivities to last the whole day and then some.
Where: Boat Quay
When: 15-17 March (7pm onwards)
Join D’Gymnastique Academy in their fund raising efforts to support their Aesthetics Group Gymnastic Team in preparation for the World Cup. Find out more about this beautiful sport and all the benefits it has to offer. Enjoy an array of inspirational performances and let your little ones find out if gymnastics is up their alley.
Where: Shelton College
When: 10 March