Parents, no need to think about what to do or where to go this March holidays. We’ve planned a day-by-day calendar of fun for the kids (and adults too!) to enjoy all day, every day!
SATURDAY 10 MARCH
Did you know that some plants have leaves that are so special that they can even digest insects? Explore all kinds of leaves and discuss leaf shape, texture, colour, smell and function at this workshop for kids. You’ll even get the chance to look closely at the leaves of the Venus Fly-trap and Sundew and also peer into the cups of a pitcher plant! For children five years and older.
When 10 March, 10am to 12 noon
Where HortPark, Greenhouse (Workshop Area)
Cost $25 per child
Register Call the HortPark Visitor Services Centre at 6471 5601 or email NPARKS_HortPark@nparks.gov.sg
Koko The Great launches an App
Introduce your young artist to the oeuvre of Liu Kang, one of Singapore’s leading artists at this hour-long party to launch Koko The Great e-book and app. Author Natalie Hennedige and illustrator Twisstii will be present to autograph books, and you can also meet the narrators – local celebrity Chua Enlai and media personality Danny Yeo.
When 10 March, 4pm
Where Woods in the Books, #02-32 Millenia Walk
Enquiries Contact Michelle Tay at michelle_tay@ nhb.gov.sg
A Night by the Bay with Dad
Dads, bond with your child over fun outdoor activities at the first-ever camp at the Marina Bay waterfront!
When 10 to 11 March, 9am to 1pm the next day
Where The Float, Marina Bay, 11 Marina Boulevard
Enquiries Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 11 MARCH
Be A ‘Playtrepreneur’ at Sentosa’s KidZ Flea Market
Aspiring young businessmen (and women!) need opportunities to get started on the path of entrepreneurship and Sentosa is providing one with its first-ever KidZ Flea Market, where ‘Playtrepreneurs’ can trade and swap pre-loved toys, games, books and accessories. Not a biz type? There’re still lots to enjoy on Singapore’s very own isle of fun. Be entertained by Captain Palawan and his wacky antics, build sandcastles on the beach, or get up close and personal with some furry friends.
When 10 to 18 March, 2.30pm to 7.30pm
Where Merlion Plaza
Entry Free, excluding island admission and parking charges
‘Playtreprenuer’ Business Registration
Registration Period Till 9 March, 3pm
Booth Rental Fee $40
Official Flea Organiser ForFleaSake
Contact 6556 2123 (11am to 6pm)
Light Magic at the Bay
The Waterfront at Marina Bay transforms into a city of light and entertainment during the i Light Marina Bay festival. Take a leisurely stroll on the Light Walk Trail (or join a free guided tour), enjoy weekend night carnivals, learn community drumming, watch free movies, enjoy the arts, attend workshops, see if you can spot the stilt walkers and LED twirlers… there’s lots to do when the lights are on! Click here for more information and the updated programme line-up.
When Till 1 April
Where Marina Bay
Bad Weather? Outdoor events and activities may be cancelled, but light art installations will continue. Check at the Info Kiosk for latest updates or call 6290 5702
Jazz It Up! Straits Family Sunday
Create Peranakan-inspired pencil toppers and notepads. Go on a special tour of the galleries to find out about objects that Peranakans personalised, such as nonyaware and sarongs (best for children aged between six and eight). Dress up the family as nonyas and babas, and marvel at the intricacies of Peranakan design.
When 11 March, 1pm to 5pm
Where Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street
Cost Free, excluding usual museum admission charges
MONDAY 12 MARCH
Celebrate the dragon year as kids embark on a quest to explore the world of these fire-breathing creatures through an international collection of about 300 stamps and philatelic materials dating from 1959 to 2012 and interactive displays. Also on exhibit are Singapore’s 2012 Dragon Zodiac Collector’s Sheet and 3-D stamps from South Africa and Australia. Best for children aged between five and 12.
When Till 1 December, 1pm to 7pm (Monday), 9am to 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
Where Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street
Entry Usual museum charges apply
Bond with your Child
At the Bond Workshop, parents (or grandparents) and children can spend an afternoon learning about family history, values, recipes and more through fun, interactive activities to kickstart the bonding process.
When 12 March, 2pm to 3.30pm
Where WINGS Centre, #05-03 Junction 8 Office Towers
Cost $8 (members), $10 (non-members) for each parent/grandparent-child pair
Register Call 6250 1012, email email@example.com and click here for more information
TUESDAY 13 MARCH
Transformers Cyberton Con 2012
If your child spends his spare time converting Transformers toys from one mode to another, let him test his digits at the ‘Fastest Fingers First’ Challenge, which testing convention goers’ skills at converting Tranformers action figures from “robot” to “vehicle” modes here. At the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Transformers Cyberton Con 2012, Transformers fans will also get to meet Hideaki Yoke, the lead designer of Transformers figures (Takara Tomy), angle for a shot with a 22-foot tall Optimus Prime character statue or at one of the three-dimensional action figure dioramas capturing scenes from Transformers movies, and create their favourite characters at Transformers drawing classes. Of course, you’ll have to top it all off with a spin on the Transformers ride at Universal Studios!
When 11 to 14 March, 11am (10 am on 12 to 14 March) to 9pm (6pm on 14 March)
Where Resorts World Convention Centre
Entry $12 for a Day Pass, free for children aged three and below, from here or call 6577 8888
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH
Go Wild at Tampines 1
Ready for some wet fun? Then head up, up, and up – all the way to the rooftop of Tampines 1 mall, where there’s a brand new 10,000 sq ft wildlife-themed wet-and-dry playground for animals – oops, kids, we mean – to roam wild in. The $800,000 playground aims to educate children on the theme of wildlife conservation as they play. Get updates on events happening here – like movie screenings, plays, and close-ups with furry and feathery friends from the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park – at the mall’s Facebook page. Best for children aged between two and 12.
Opening Hours Daily, from 10am to 9.30pm
THURSDAY 15 MARCH
The Three Little Pigs
The time has come for the three little pigs to seek their fortunes. What will happen to them when the big bad wolf gets in their way? Embark on an adventure with the three little pigs as they battle the big bad wolf with their charming and witty ways! An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs teaches little ones how success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Presented by SRT’s The Little Company and recommended for three year olds and above.
When Till 15 March, check here for times
Where DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Tickets $20 (weekdays), $28 (weekends and public holidays) from Sistic
FRIDAY 16 MARCH
Bend it like Bento
It’s a Bento Workshop with a difference, where kids will learn to use use rice to create a caterpillar bento!
When 16 March, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Where Level 4 – The Family Lounge, Plaza Singapura Mall
Fee $49 per parent-child pair + $8 (for materials, including a lunch box, some food picks/separators + assortment of food items that participants will be able to bring home)
Register Here by 8 March
Go Fly Kite
Cast your eyes upwards and watch as the Singapore Sky Dancers light up the sky with their synchronised flying. This event is part of i Light Marina Bay.
When 16 March, 7.30pm to 11pm
Where Waterfront Promenade & The Promontory, Marina Bay
SATURDAY 17 MARCH
Concerts for Children: Peter and the Wolf
Since its appearance in 1936, Prokofiev’s immortal symphonic fairytale Peter and the Wolf has enthralled audiences of all ages. On of the most popular classical works written for children, this delightful piece recounts how young Peter sets off into the woods against his grandfather’s advice, has a run-in with a wolf, and eventually emerges victorious – with a little help from his friends. Each character in the story is depicted by a different musical instrument. Suitable for children aged four to 14. No admission for infants in arms and children below four years old. Children four years old and above must purchase their own ticket for admission.
When 17 March, 11am
Where The Republic Cultural Centre (Theatre)
Tickets $25, $30 (standard) and $30 (VIP box) at Sistic. Prices exclude Sistic booking fees
Walk in an Ancient Rainforest
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the largest surviving primary rainforest in Singapore. Join this fascinating journey of discovery to learn more about the natural wonders of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and why we should protect and conserve its complex ecosystem and diversity. This guided walk is suitable for families with children and groups of not more than five. Please note that the trail is not accessible to prams and wheelchairs.
When 17 March, 9.25am to 10.30am. Meet at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, at the ranger counter
Register With this online form