The mid-year break is just a fortnight away! This means an upcoming four weeks of fun, fun, fun for the children! In between homework (yes, there will probably be some of that), bonding, lazing around and other assorted grand plans, why not let the kid try out one of the exciting options below? (All prices and information correct at press time)
Camp at the Zoo
The Singapore Zoo conducts living classrooms for children as young as 6 years old (or 3 years old if accompanied by parents). At the Zoo Explorer Camp, mini-Zoologists get hands-on experience on how to care for animals and get creative with wildlife art and craft. The Junior Zoo Keeper camp lets young ones learn what it takes to be an animal keeper, while Sleep with the Beasts is a weekend family camp where you get to find what happens behind the scenes at the Zoo!
When 3 – 5 June; 7 June; and 8 – 9 June 2013
Where The Singapore Zoo
Cost $310; $250; $145/child & $170/adult.
Web Singapore Zoo
Meet Inuka the Polar Bear
Don’t miss Singapore-born polar bear, Inuka, who is making a comeback this June. His friends – the wolverines, raccoon dogs – and Inuka himself, live in Frozen Tundra at the Singapore Zoo. Embark on a Frozen Tundra feeding session and guided walkthrough, watch a polar bear ice sculpting demonstration, take a photograph with the polar bear mascot, or get sparkly with a colourful glitter tattoo in celebration of Inuka’s comeback.
When All weekends in June 2013
Where Frozen Tundra, Singapore Zoo
Cost Donations, which will be channeled to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, are welcome.
Web Chill out at Frozen Tundra
BASF Kids’ Lab
Have you ever wondered how diapers can absorb a large amount of water and how waste water in the sewage becomes clean? Well, come and find out at BASF Kids’ Lab! At the BASF Kids’ Lab workshops, children (ages 6 to 12) can learn through interactive, handson experiments how chemistry contributes to our everyday life. This year, participants will get to know more about water – our limited natural resource, through the water storage and water purification experiments. Participation is free! For kids aged six to 12 years.
When 5 – 9 June 2013, 10am – 5pm; 8 June 2013 (11am – 3pm)
Where Jurong Regional Library
Web Register online here
Cook with Mum
Did you know that Prima Taste offers parent-child cooking workshops? These are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis with maximum of eight pairs per session. Each session lasts three hours, with ingredients, recipes, a DVD of the cooking workshop and free shuttle service included in the price. You’ll get to create delicacies like crispy spring roll, prawn mee laksa and laksa fried rice, fragrant Hainanese chicken fried rice, spaghetti vongole and prima satay. Best for children aged four and up. Parental supervision required.
When 14, 21 and 28 June 2013
Where 6 Senoko Avenue, free shuttle service from Sembawang MRT station
Cost $50/parent-chld pair
Web Prima Taste
IDA Children Season 2013
The IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) has a semi-permanent showroom along the underground retails space above Esplanade MRT Station. This June holiday, as part of Children’s Season, there will be Children’s Infocomm Workshops designed for four to 12 year olds. At these workshops, children can get hands-on experience with various infocomm tools such as an interactive board, a multi-touch interactive table, video-conferencing, mobile shopping, and the creation of 3D videos. On weekends, look out for the Children’s Fiesta where children five to 12 can try manga drawing, speech & drama, balloon sculpting, and other activities.
When 27 May – 16 June 2013
Where iExperience, Esplanade Xchange, 90 Bras Basah Road #B1-10/18
Cost Free, subject to availability
Web Children’s Season 2013 @ iExperience
The Rock Challenge & Carnival
The Rock School – which is run by a group of passionate climbers and educators – regularly hosts this event and it is popular among rock climbing enthusiasts of all levels. The Carnival part of the event is a fun climbing activity for children from age four to 18. The Challenge part is a competition in three categories: Junior (7-9 years old), Senior (10-12 years old) and Lower Sec (13-14 years old), for individuals and groups.
When 15 – 16 June 2013 (Carnival), 14 June 2013 (Challenge)
Where The Rock School, Bedok Community Centre
Cost From $10
Web The Rock School
All Stars Superheroes Skate Camp
Skating novices and champs are welcome to join this thematic skate camp. This is designed for children aged three to 12, with one instructor dedicated to six children. Older ones get to learn advanced, freestyle skating or inline hockey tricks. Choose from four, two, or one full-day camp options, or a four half-days camp. Psst! Full-day campers get free superhero capes and a superhero goodies loot bag too! Price includes skate equipment rental.
When 3 – 27 June 2013
Where Sengkang Riverside Park, East Coast Park, or West Coast Park
Cost From $198
Web Skate With Us
Speech, Drama and Writing
Love Kids, run by Ms Margaret Nonis, a certified speech and drama teacher and music and drama teacher, has three holiday workshops: Speech & Drama for 4 to 6 year olds, Public Speaking, and Drama & Writing, both for 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 year olds. Each session is three hours long.
When 3 – 7 June and 10 – 14 June 2013
Where LoveKids Speech & Drama, 24A Maju Avenue, Serangoon Gardens
Web Love Kids
Pet Asia 2013
Lovers of rabbits, dogs, cats and fish are in for a treat! Browse from a variety of pet exhibitors: such as pet boutiques, pet sitting companies, pet transport, and pet photography vendors. Meet show rabbits, check out a dog grooming examination, a dog obedience competition, and even a dog agility competition. Free admission for children below 12 years of age.
When 1 – 2 June 2013
Where Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Cost $8 per adult
Web Pet Asia
Space Invention Camp
Does your child love everything to do with space? Let him/her be an apprentice astronaut this holiday! The three-day Space Invention Camp is a mixture of excitement and fun, with hands-on experiences where participants will focus on building various space-themed inventions and robotics by designing, building, testing, improving, and documenting their inventions to meet the challenges, as we aim to nurture inventors of the future. For children aged six to 12 years.
When 4 – 6 June and 25 – 27 June 2013, 10.30am – 3pm
Where [email protected] Court
Cost $368 (Includes lunch, goodie bag, flight suit)