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The best things to do for kids during the school holidays

School's out? Take the kids out for some fun at these family-friendly events and activities in Singapore
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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 the best museums in Singapore.

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Things to do

The World of tokidoki at Changi Airport

icon-location-pin Changi Airport, Raffles Place
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Changi Airport is about to get whimsical. See the world's best airport transform into the riotously colourful world of tokidoki. Great for the entire fam, kids can run riot at the giant inflatable playground decked with the world's largest Unicorno slide. There's also the first-ever show flat adorned with all things tokidoki, limited edition merch to collect and exclusive meet-and-greet-sessions with two adorable tokidoki characters, Sandy and Donutella.

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FunFest

This March holiday, bring the kids down to Sentosa’s mega beach festival, replete with inflatables and water-oriented facilities. There’s a bubby foam pool, a water slide, obstacle courses and more for both adults and children alike. Did we also mention the 800 floating Gudetama inflatables as well as various Hello Kitty and My Melody photo points dotted around the island for some Insta-worthy shots?  

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Things to do

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration

icon-location-pin Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang
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Put on your mouse years as Mickey and friends skate in for another magical show – on ice. In honour of Walt Disney’s legacy – and 90 years of Mickey Mouse – this year’s icy spectacle is bringing beloved stories like Moana and Toy Story to life. Go ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ as world-class skaters take on Disney characters including Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, Finding Nemo’s Dory and more to the rink.

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Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration

icon-location-pin Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa
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Bring presents and join in the biggest birthday bash in town. Universal Studios Singapore invites all to party, play and learn with all new interactive shows and exhibits featuring adorable Sesame Street characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and more. You and your lil' one are also welcome to enjoy the world-class theme park with extended park hours on selected nights.

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Everything You Know Goes Away

icon-location-pin The Substation, City Hall
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Step into the time machine with your little one for a throwback at The Substation. Let your kids run riot at the indoor playground complete with the iconic dragon, the Big Splash slides and morsels of local sites. There are also a series of storytelling sessions, workshops and performances that are suitable children aged two to 12.

Jurong Bird Park
Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
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Feathered Friends Carnival

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Flock down to Jurong Bird Park and have a whirl at the Feathered Friends Carnival. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities from the classic tea-cup carousel and inflatable course to ring-tossing games – who knows you might even win some attractive prizes.

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Things to do

Singapore Festival of Fun

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Gather the kids as this March school holiday is about to be extra fun. Prepare to be amazed by circus acts from around the globe such as The Sergeant Majors, Otto the Master of Balloons, Felicity Footloose and more set to perform from March 14 to 19. Then head down for Nickelodeon Fiesta from March 23 and 24 for all your favourite childhood characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer. Coupled with some of Singapore’s rich history and culture, you can expect plenty of exciting, edu-taining games for the whole family. 

Kids, Workshops and classes

Truly Madly Science! Camp

icon-location-pin Singapore Science Centre, Jurong East
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Explore science beyond the classroom with Science Centre’s Truly Madly Science camps. Suitable for children aged 10 to 12 years old, discover the various ways of bringing science to life. Join Design for Sustainability to discuss new ideas and learn to design an app that addresses global issues on sustainability. Children can also explore what lies beyond space through a stargazing session at the Astronomy camp. Chemystery camp allows children to try various experiments and learn the science behind different reactions. Sign up for Serious Gaming to learn science through video games. Or join the Survive on Science camp to learn essential skills on what to do in a survival situation such as making a fire, obtaining clean water, and building shelter. For those always thinking of solutions to real-world problems, join Makerpreneur camp and learn more about how entrepreneurship and “making” can help.

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Kids, Workshops and classes

I Am A Young Scientist!

icon-location-pin Singapore Science Centre, Jurong East
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Learn science the fun way through a series of activities and experiments. I Am A Young Scientist is an exploration of the different fields in science. It includes four different workshops for your little ones to get schooled – I Am A Young Ecologist, I Am A Young Chemist, I Am A Young Geneticist, and I Am A Young Physicist. Fit for those aged 10 to 12 years old, test out different fields of sciences suited to their liking and complete 15 stars to earn a Young Scientist badge.

Kids, Workshops and classes

Mindfest 2019 – Survival 101

icon-location-pin Singapore Science Centre, Jurong East
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Ever wanted to learn the tricks to surviving on a deserted island? Or how to survive on your own until a rescue team arrives? Test your skills at Mindfest 2019 in this Survival Challenge. Mindfest is an annual event that encourages youngsters to explore the world of science and technology through creative and immersive activities. With the theme of 'Survival 101', this Mindfest programme is targetting character building through teamwork, time management, and strategic problem-solving.

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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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