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18 Great Activities for the September School Holiday (2015)

The one week (10 days if you include the weekends!) September school holiday is on the horizon. As the wise mothers say, encourage your children to work hard but let them to play just as hard. How? One of these holiday activities below could be just the thing.

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Support a Community Club Theatrette

Meet a young farm boy who mixes up a marvellous new concoction for his grandma and watch good things happen after that! This performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, adapted for stage by The Players Theatre, is suitable for children aged three years and above. Children can find out more about the story and its staging during the Q&A session after the show.

Where 53 Watten Drive, Singapore 287688
When Saturday 22 August to Sunday 6 September, various times
Cost $30 per person. Packages available.
Web Click here.

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Run For Charity

Metta is an organisation which provides welfare services for the community. This holiday, you can run for and with them to raise funds for the needy of all races and religions. Parent and child teams can join the 1.5 km fun morning run along East Coast Park, enjoy playing at game stations along the route, and followed at the finish point carnival as well!

Where Big Splash, East Coast Park
When Saturday 5 September, from 8 am
Cost $55 for a team of two
Web Click here.

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Walk For Children as a Family

Walk for Our Children is the Singapore Children’s Society’s annual walk to raise funds for needy children, youth, and families in Singapore. This year, the Society teams up with KidZania Singapore (which is targeted to open by end 2015) for a fun-filled SG50-flavored event. Bring the family on a 3 km walk by the beach, starting from KidZania Singapore all the way to the carnival grounds opposite Sentosa’s Beach Station carpark. There will be food, games stalls, and stage performances as well!

Where Palawan Beach, Sentosa
When Sunday 6 September 2015, 8.30 am – 2.30 pm. Registration is open right up to the event day itself.
Cost Participation is free, but you need to register online for free entry passes to Sentosa. Coupons and Happy Packs can be ordered using the online form.
Web Click here.

Despicable Dinosaur Science Workshop

Children aged six to 10 years can go on a blast to the past to learn about dinosaurs such as T-rex, flying predators, ferocious sea creatures, and how mankind lived during the prehistoric age. This holiday workshop, which mixes science with art, will involve activities such as dinosaur making, cave drawings and carvings, and fun brainy challenges.

Where SAFRA Toa Payoh
When Friday 11 September, 2.30 – 5.30 pm
Cost $36 for members, $40 for non-menbers
Web Click here.

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Get Wacky with Dr. Seuss

Do you have a Dr Seuss fan aged three years and above? Bring him or her to Da Little School’s wacky week of Dr Seuss fun! At this holiday workshop they’ll learn tongue-twisters, play at dressing-up, cook green eggs and ham, make a photo journal and a wacky hat, and even get to watch a performance of Dr Seuss classic The Cat In The Hat by the Singapore Repertory Theatre! Suitable for all Dr Seuss fans aged 3 years and above.

Where Ngee Ann City Tower B, # 13-03, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238874
When Monday 7 to Friday 11 September, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm (half day) or to 5.30 pm (full day)
Cost $395 (half day) or $550 (full day)
Web Click here.

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Maths at the Gardens

At the Fun with Math & Plants! guided tour, children from K1 to P2 levels will have fun learning basic Math concepts through colours, shapes, sizes, and numbers found in plant parts. There’s also a Young Mathematician of the Gardens session for older children from P3 to P6 levels.

Where Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
When Monday 7 September, 10 – 11 am
Cost $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult. Payment to be made on the spot on the day.
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Going Batty about Bats

Part of the National Parks Board’s Celebrating Wildlife Series, this biodiversity investigative workshop on Our Fabulous Furry Flying Friends! will introduce children to the importance of bats in the ecosystem. Children will also make bat craft and go on a guided tour to look for bat roosts and bat food. Suitable for children from K1 to P6 levels.

Where Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
When Friday 11 September, 9 am – 1 pm
Cost $50 per child, including materials and refreshments
Web Click here.

Create Stories for Games

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Kids Performing, known for their dance and performance training, is rolling out a slew of holiday workshops. We’re sure kids who enjoy games like Minecraft will be excited about the workshop that teaches them how to create stories for video games. Best for for 9 to 12 year olds though. If your child has an inner performer – singer or dancer or actor – waiting to be unleashed, why not check out the free taster workshops?

Where Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard 02-478, Singapore 038983
When Tuesday 8 September, 11 am – 1 pm, or Friday 11 September, 3 – 5 pm
Cost $50 excluding GST
Web Click here.

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Give your Child Confidence

Society places emphasis on paper qualifications. But there’s more to a person than grades. How about understanding, questioning, creating? How about empathy, adaptability, creativity? These traits are just as valuable (maybe even more so) for a child of the millennium, and for his future. At this bite-sized Creative Confidence workshop by Happiness Makers, children learn to tackle problem solving from different angles, to take risks, and to cope with failures better. For children aged nine to 14 years.

WIN! We’re giving away five tickets to the workshop! Email [email protected] with the subject heading “Happiness Makers” and your details (parent name, child name, child’s age, contact number) by Friday 28 August 2015. We’ll get in touch if you’re one of the five winners.

Where Eat Play Love Cafe, 28 Aliwal Street #01-07, Singapore 199918
When Monday 7 September, 3 – 6 pm
Cost $30, including one drink. Quote “happinessmakersfan” to get $8 off.
Web Click here.

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Have an Artistic Adventure

At Rush Me Not Art Studio, children are engaged in art at a leisurely pace. One of the eight workshops offered this holiday is the Wonderland Whale workshop, which is inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao’s works. Materials and light refreshments are provided at this four-hour workshop for children five years and above.

Where 273 Thomson Road, Novena Garden #03-02, Singapore 307644, 195A East Coast Road, Singapore 428900
When Various dates and times. There is a dropdown option list on the online registration page.
Cost $180. Early bird promotion of $160 valid till 23 August.
Web Click here.

Go on a Septacular Fun Camp

This is a holiday day camp where children will explore dessert-making, arts and craft, and go shopping at the supermarket. This is a chance for the little one to socialise and learn to be resourceful. Suitable for children four to 12 years old.

Where eXplorerkid at AMK Hub
When Monday 7 September, 10 am – 6 pm
Cost $60 for members, $80 for non-members
Web Click here.

Dance to Bond

As part of the Esplanade’s da:ns festival, the Footwork sessions offer parents and children a chance to learn groovy dance moves and have fun going through the steps together. This is suitable for children seven to 10 years old. To celebrate Grandparents Day, grandparents and children can also sign up to learn the cha-cha together!

Where Esplande Rehearsal Studio
When 12 September, 12 noon
Cost $24 for a group of two, $36 for a group of three
Web Click here.

Ignite their Talents

This workshop by Singapore Media Academy is designed for children from age six to 12 years to discover their creativity and potential in the performing arts. Through games and exercises they will pick up confidence and self-expression, and develop basic acting skills. At the end of the three half-day holiday programme, students will put up a performance.

Where Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road # 04-13, Singapore 058282
When Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 September, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Cost $21.40 registration fee, $374.50 course fee. There’s a 10 per cent off discount multiple sign ups.
Web Click here.

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Bake Kawaii Bread

At The Junior Patissier: Kawaii Bread! class, chef Trish Yee will teach parent-and-child bakers how to make cute bear bread with chocolate filling. Sound delicious? We think so too!

Where ToTT at Suntec City
When Wednesday 9 September, 4 – 6 pm
Cost $98 per parent-child team
Web Click here.

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Go on an Outdoor Camp

MYMCA holds regular non-overnight outdoor activities aimed at building strong children, strong families and strong communities. Campers are divided into two age groups — four to seven years and eight to 12 years — to learn team building, enjoy fun and games, and develop survival skills such as setting up a tent, and cooking. Lunch and tea are included.

Where 60 Stevens Rd, Singapore 257854
When Monday 7 to Tuesday 8 September (for younger children), Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 September (for older children), 9 am – 5 pm
Cost From $214
Web Click here.

Camp overnight on St John’s Island

Get close to nature with this overnight camp on St. John’s Island with Cicada Tree. There’ll be guided walks, an island-life workshop, and a slide show on the biodiversity of Singapore offshore islands. You will stay in a simple dormitory with single beds and shared toilets and bathrooms. Bedsheets and blankets are provided and you can use the kitchen for light cooking. Dinner will be provided. This is limited to 40 participants so sign up soon!

Where Marina South Pier
When Tuesday 8 to Wednesday 9 September, depart with the 10 am ferry
Cost $100 per adult, $80 per child aged six to 12 years, $15 per child aged five and below
Info Email Ms. Celine Low at [email protected] with yours and your child’s details, and your contact number.

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Say “Hello” to a Goat

Hay Dairies Goat Farm is open for families who are interested in exploring the farm. You can view a goat milking session, observe how clever these goats are, and purchase fresh goat milk. Do view the rules and regulations online first before you visit. Closed on Tuesdays.

Where 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
When Monday, Wednesday to Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm
Cost Free
Web Click here.

Mega Inflatable Beach Festival

Come to Sentosa, the State of Fun, this September holiday! At Sentosa FunFest 2015, Siloso beach will be transformed into a mega inflatable beach festival complete with an inflatable maze for children, 12-meter tall triple slides, a bungee run, and bubbling foam pools. This is the first time a mega inflatable fun fest is making its way to Sentosa, be there! Tickets are selling fast.

Where Siloso Beach, Sentosa
When Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 September, 10 am – 7 pm
Cost $26 per adult, $18 for children three to 12 years old
Web Click here.

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