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8 things to do with the kids this June holidays
Go To Infinity And Beyond!
Whether you’re seven or 70, you’ll be welcome at the Singapore Science Centre’s Water Rockets and Planetarium holiday workshop. This 2.5 hour two-part programme includes a hands-on workshop where participants design and build their own rocket using plastic bottles, paper, card and tape. The rockets will be tested outdoors by pumping water and air into the bottles at high pressure. Modifications can then be made in order to improve performance. Part Two of the programme includes a 30-minute planetarium session inside an inflatable dome where participants are taken on a stimulated journey to the planets of the solar system to explore the constellations of the night sky.
7-9 June, 10am and 2.30pm, costs apply. Email [email protected] or call 6425 2849 (during office hours) for registration and further enquiries. Closing date for registration is 30 May.
Go Fly Kite
We mean this in the best possible way, of course. Fly with ACT 3 International at the NTUC Income Kite Festival Singapore. Learn how to create a perfect flyer at Kite Making With Masters workshops and gather at the Kite Weekend Extravaganza (9 & 10 June) at HDB HuB in Toa Payoh for a slew of exciting activities. See Singaporean and Malaysian kite masters demonstrate their flying prowess with zero-wind single, dual and four-line kites, write a note on a Kite Messaging Canopy… there’ll be more events in the coming months as well, check the ACT 3 International website for details.
Go To The Movies
Big Eyes, Big Minds, the Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, brings another round of reel works for little viewers. Don’t miss the Wiggles And Giggles programme from 8 – 15 June. Curated specially for three to nine-year-olds, this features a series of shorts, followed by a guided tour of the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Tickets at $12.50 each. All children above six months of age require a ticket for admission.
Stay In To Chill Out
With packed work schedules and young kids, one word comes to mind: staycation. Sentosa is away from mainland so this feels like a ‘real’ holiday! The Fantastic Family Fun Package at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort is a half-board one that includes breakfast and a dinner for two adults and two children. What’s great about this deal is how it takes care of the kids. A complimentary sofa bed is provided in the spacious Family room. Young ones (aged five to 12) get free activities at the hotel’s Cool Zone, with meals included, as well as three free swings on the Flying Trapeze. For parents who can’t let go of work, there’s free broadband access in guestrooms. While in Sentosa, remember to take the kids to the island’s supersized activities for little ones, organised specially for the June holidays!
Be A Culture Vulture
Going to the museum has never been so much fun! Children’s Season 2012 offers a plethora of children-centric programmes and engaging family activities that will inspire, engage and educate the little ones from now till 24 June. Venture into the heart of a family caught in WWII (Story Telling with Dolly Leow!, Reflections at Bukit Chandu & Memories at Old Ford Factory), experience space with Helen O’Grady Drama Singapore through speech, music, movement, dance and drama (A Strange Place, Public Libraries Singapore), join a children’s photography workshop (Point & Shoot! Photography for Kids, Public Libraries Singapore), dress as a policeman – or woman! (Who Wants To Be A Policeman?, Police Heritage Centre) and more! There’s something for kids of every age in a participating museum.
Check Out Some Hot Chicks
For the very first time in 24 years, you can walk into the Jurong Bird Park’s Breeding & Research Centre (BRC) to see how life begins for some of the Park’s residents. At the BRC, eggs and chicks receive eggs-pert tender loving care and pampering from the Centre’s officers. Specially for the May/June holidays, there’ll be an egg-citing array of activities during the weekends for children to learn more about eggs and chicks, and for a rare educational glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at the BRC! Kids between six and 12 years can see how chicks are hand-fed, learn more about their diet and what is required to care for them at the Junior Eggs-pert Session ($10 per participant).
Pre-registration required. To register, email [email protected] or register at the Park during event day. Normal Bird Park admission rates apply.
Put Family First
Cap off a month of National Family Celebrations at the Family Day Out Carnival at the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. There’ll be lots for everyone in the family to enjoy, including a climbing obstacle course challenge from Climb Asia where kids get to scramble across a cargo net and abseil down a five-metre tower! Parents and children can also look forward to an exhilarating day of sports play in Archery, Athletics, Equestrian, Sailing and Wrestling with the Singapore Sports Council, and sign the kids up for the Sport On! Kids Club at half price. This year, more than 15,000 free tickets will be given out for families to spend time together at various attractions such as iFly Singapore, Ski 360 Degree Cable Ski, Singapore Cable Car Rides, Climb Asia Rock Climbing, Singapore Sports Councils’ Swimming Complexes and the various museums under the National Heritage Board. Win these tickets by participating in contests at the official website, and the Family First! Facebook page by 15 June 2012 (Friday).
23 June 2012, 11am – 6pm, Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay. Admission is free. RSVP at http://www.nfc.sg/carnival by 8 June to receive a goody bag (while stocks last).
Fly Like A Bird – An Angry Bird
Yes. You read that right. From June to December 2012, you can swoop across the sea to Sentosa and back in an Angry Birds cable car. These exterior- and interior- wrapped Angry Birds cabins come complete with pig snorts, bird chirps, Angry Birds jingles and a life-sized Angry Birds toy companion. Angry Birds-wannabes can even ride with the complimentary face mask that comes with every over-the-counter purchase. Join in the fun at the launch of Angry Bird’s Adventure Atop Mount Faber from 1 – 3 June 2012. There’ll be lots of action and activities like Balloon Sculpting, life-sized game booths, Angry Birds nail art, handicrafts and even a meet-and-greet session with Angry Birds mascots.
Hear Angels Sing
The Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir presents an evening of delightful choral music under conductor Quek Soo Hiang at the School of the Arts Concert Hall on June 10. From sacred pieces such as Cesar Franck’s Panis Angelicus, to secular folksongs and big screen classics like ‘Over the Rainbow’ from the Academy Award-winning movie The Wizard of Oz – come join the SSCC as they celebrate six wonderful years of music making.
10 June 2012 (Sunday), 5pm, School of the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets at $10 (students, senior citizens, NSF), $15(before booking fees) at SISTIC (www.sistic..com.sg)
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