The best school holiday activities and events for kids

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By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Get the kids out of the house and away from the computer with our round-up of family-friendly activities. If you're looking for somewhere to go for a meal with the kids, head this way or if you maybe want to go for an educational day out, check out our list of Singapore's secret museums

Things to do

The Little Prince: Behind the Story

icon-location-pin Singapore Philatelic Museum, City Hall
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The Little Prince is probably one of the world's most widely read books – we all know the famous, oft quoted phrases from this French book published in 1943 from our childhood that has since been translated into 300 languages. Throwback to your salad days (or introduce your kids to this book) with this exhibition dedicated to this iconic book through rare philatelic materials, hand-drawn illustrations and artefacts – some of which have never been exhibited outside of France. 

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Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum

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The Disney Tsum Tsum family heads to Gardens By The Bay this Christmas season, bringing a touch of magic and shine to the floral display. Watch as our Tsum Tsum friends dance alongside the festive décor and fairy lights illuminating the tallest live Christmas tree in the Flower Dome. Take in the relaxing festive mood amidst the poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly alongside everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf, and our childhood buddy Dumbo.

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Art

Future World

icon-location-pin ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
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The ArtScience Museum’s first-ever permanent exhibition is a world of high-tech, immersive digital art installations. Featuring 19 works by award-winning Japanese art collective teamLab, Future World will be constantly updated with new works over the years. Highlight pieces include Transcending Boundaries, where visitors enter a digitally-rendered natural world which explores the relationship between people and nature, and Sanctuary, inviting visitors to reflect and meditate in a silence before moving on to the next showcase.

Kids, Exhibitions

Playeum's 'Going Play-ces'

icon-location-pin Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity, Bukit Merah
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What devasting effect does plastic pollution have on our seas and marine life? Can we live without light from the sun? Explore new places through various landscapes such as the sea, jungle and city in this hands-on exhibition for kids aged one to 12 at Playeum's Children Centre for Creativity.

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Kids, Active events

Singapore Zoo: Dragons and Beasts

icon-location-pin Singapore Zoo, Mandai
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Be amazed by the fanatical creatures coming to you this holiday. Meet 17 mythical beasts including the Phoenix, unicorns and griffins as they take over Valley Of Myths this festive season. See your favourite beasts come to live and get a closer look if you dare – you might even get to slip a cheeky selfie with them! 

Things to do, Exhibitions

Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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Lego fans, here's one for you. Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks is a travelling exhibition that features eight models of Singapore national monuments, constructed using over 110,000 LEGO bricks. Iconic landmarks include the National Museum of Singapore, Jurong Town Hall, Sultan Mosque, and St Andrew’s Cathedral – with the tallest model standing at 1.1m high and the heaviest at 40kg. 

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Kids, Workshops and classes

Sci-sational Christmas

icon-location-pin Singapore Science Centre, Jurong East
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Junior Elfs are gearing up for Christmas at the Science Centre Singapore with the seven days of Elf Academy training underway, followed by The Elves Showdown Science Show, and leading up to Christmas Day. Join in for the festivities and learn some new amazing science skills to battle it out in the showdown that is sure to amaze.

Kids, Workshops and classes

Omni-Theatre: Space Next – 3D

icon-location-pin Omni Theatre, Jurong East
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Immerse yourself in what goes on beyond our skies at Omni-Theatre: Space Next in 3D. Get a glimpse of the new tomorrow and the endless possibilities of what is in the works for private space developments and national space programs.

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Things to do, pop-ups

Hansel & Gretel’s Winter Adventure

icon-location-pin Snow City, Jurong East
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Embrace the winter Christmas spirit with Hansel and Gretel this Christmas. Enter into Snow City and be enthralled by Christmas carols by acapella singers and get blown away by Snow City’s very own snow fall and blizzard experience. Don’t miss out on the photo opportunity with Santa Claus, as well as Hansel and Gretel.  

Kids' got energy to burn?

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