Can you believe it? After the flurry of graduation concerts and SA2 exams, the reality of another year coming to an end kicks in. Whether you are going overseas on a winter holiday or not, It is time to schedule activities for the school holidays again. If your child tried an activity last year and enjoyed it, why not go for it again this year? Alternatively, let your young adventurer try something new, like one of these!


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Savour Music

The annual concert for children by award-winning violinist Ms Tee Khoon Tang and friends is here again, this time in time to kick-start the year-end holidays. Designed for infants, toddlers and children up to 12 years old who are keen to experience and learn music by French composers in a fun and casual way, children can sit on the floor if they choose to. The session last for 50 minutes. Only children aged 4 and below can be accompanied by a parent.

Where Esplanade Recital Studio
When Sun 15 Nov, 4 pm for ages 0 – 6; 6 pm for ages 6 – 12 years.
Cost $32. Accompanying adults require tickets as well.
Web Click here.

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Bust Crimes

Get into CSI mode with the Science Centre Singapore’s two-day overnight camp for young crime scene investigators. Learn forensic science through DNA profiling, fingerprint matching and facial analysis, and other investigative skills! Children will not only solve crimes, they will also learn about the different forensic lab techniques used to analyse evidence. For children 9 to 12 years old.

Where Science Centre Singapore
When Fri – Sat, 20 – 21 Nov, 2 pm – 12 noon
Cost $220. Register by 16 Nov.
Web  Click here.

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Play Ball

A ball is the one toy-cum-exercise tool deemed most fun and useful. This holiday, let your child experience multi-ball sports in a camp where sports, arts and crafts, stories, music and games come together. Learn soccer, hockey, rugby, volleyball, baseball, basketball, tennis and/or golf in either one session or a package of three sessions. Suitable for children 3 to 10 years old, as they will be put into similar age groups.

Where Tanglin Community Club, 245 Whitley Road, Singapore 297829
When Between 7 & 23 December, am or pm session
Cost $70 each or $175 a package
Web  Click here.

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Appreciate Beautiful Bats

Together with Cicada Tree Eco-Place, children from K1 to P6 levels can learn about the importance of bats and be treated to a bat-watching experience in the bats’ natural habitat! Registration closes on 27 November or when the 30 places are filled up.

Where Greenhouse, HortPark
When Sat 12 Dec, 6 – 8 pm
Cost $25
Web   Click here.

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Compose Songs

Happiness Makers, which conducts Creative Confidence classes for children, is partnering Midiworld Music to present a combination of creative confidence and music composing in a two-day workshop! Children with and without musical background are welcome to join. Kids will be using MIDIkid Composing Stations to compose their own songs, complete with full band and orchestral arrangements! For children aged 9 to 14 years. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Where 13A Lichfield Road, Singapore 556833
When Sat – Sun, 28 – 29 Nov, 5 to 8 pm and 11 am to 5 pm
Cost $250
Web  Click here.

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Draw Cartoon and Manga

If there is a camp to explore and instil the love for drawing and creating stories with the drawings, this is it. Children aged 8 years and above will learn basic story-telling, illustration, inking and lining presentation in this two-day programme. Younger children aged 5 to 7 years will do simpler drawing techniques with mixed medium colouring, pop-up cards and basic toy making with characters.

Where Orchard Central, #10-01, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
When Wed – Thurs, 9 – 10 Dec or Tues – Wed, 15 to 16 Dec, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost $298, including materials
Web Click here.

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Sing, Dance, and Bounce

Kulture Studios has Hall Pass Junior, a really cool programme where children can attend all the classes relevant to their age group on the same day while parents go for BounceFit classes while waiting! Come December, bouncy children will also have a channel to incorporate dance, fitness and games into their routine, with workshops on trampolines for children 5 to 12 years old. Other holiday programmes available include Disney Glee, Urban Choir and MTV-style performing arts.

Where 1 Stadium Place, 02-05 Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628
When Wed, 2 Dec, 1 – 3 pm and Sat, 12 Dec, 11 am – 1 pm. Various times for others.
Cost $50 for Hall Pass Junior. Holiday workshops from $62.
Web  Click here.

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Celebrate Christmas in French

The Alliance Francais is screening La bûche de Noël (The Yule Log), an animation-cum-musical, which is followed by short movies, all rated G. The movies are in French with English subtitles. Snacks provided by Tiong Bahru Bakery will be available. The movie synopsis is available here and a preview of it can be viewed here.

Where 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
When Mon, 22 Nov, 4 pm
Cost $10
Web  Click here.

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Master Robotic Engineering

You have watched The Martian, now you can prepare your child for the space rescue mission. With WondersWork, your child is going to creatively solve problems and build robots using LEGO Mindstorm EV3/NXT2.0 in their three-day Ultra Space Camp. New exciting missions await new and past astronauts. Suitable for children 7 to 13 years old. Materials, lunch, flight suit, etc. are included. Other camps are also available, check their website for details.

Where Liang Court, #02-23, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030
When From Mon, 30 Nov, 7, 14 or 28 December, 10 am to 2.30 pm
Cost $468
Web  Click here.

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Learn through Play

The Keppel Centre for Art Education is a permanent part of the National Gallery Singapore dedicated to children, youth, and families. The Gallery, which will showcase the best of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, offers free entry for all from 24 November to 6 December 2015. The Keppel Centre on the ground floor of its City Hall Wing will host an immersive learning facility to fertilise children’s imagination and creativity by making connections between art and everyday life.

Where 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
When Tues, 24 November 2015 onwards
Cost Admission to the Centre is free, with admission to the Gallery. Check its website for ticketing.
Web  Click here.

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Grow Confident in Chinese!

Kidstartnow’s popular Chinese holiday camps are back with a superhero adaption of the classic boy who cried wolf tale. The camps will help kids build interest and oral confidence in Chinese through role-playing and storytelling, and also teach them the importance of honesty. You can see a short trailer of a previous holiday camp here. Both camps run for two hours over four days, and parents can choose either weekdays between Tuesday and Friday, or weekends for four consecutive Saturdays or Sundays.

Where 209 New Upper Changi Road, #03-649, Singapore 460209
When Various times, see here
Cost $295. Group discount of up to $85 per child available.
Web  Click here.

Sara The Forgetful Dinosaur

Hunt for Treasure

Sara the dinosaur has been forgetful. She accidentally left her eggs in the Singapore Botanic Gardens! In this guided tour, children will go on an egg hunt and discover interesting members of the plant kingdom along the way. Suitable for children from K1 to P6 levels. A Sara The Forgetful Dinosaur Workbook is provided as well.

Where Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
When Sat 12 or Thurs 17 Dec, 10 – 11 am
Cost $8.50 per child, $6 per accompanying adult
Web   Click here.

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Embrace the Right Mindset

Not everyone can express themselves without fear. You can start to instill the right attitude in your child with MindChamps’ signature Champion Values Program which facilitates the development of confidence, creativity, gratefulness, integrity, life-long learning, self-reflection, compassion, teamwork and taking setbacks positively. These two-day programs are designed for K2 to P2 and P3 and P4, P5 and P6, and for those starting secondary school in 2016. PSLE-preparation programs are also available.

Where MindChamps HQ, Toa Payoh HDB Hub East Wing Level 17
When Wed – Thurs, 25 – 26 Nov (K2-P2), Mon – Tues, 30 Nov – 1 Dec (P3-P4), 23 to 24 Nov (P5-P6), Thurs – Fri, 3 – 4 Dec (secondary student to-be)
Cost $98 for K2-P2, $288 for others
Web  Click here.

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Be Crafty

If you enjoy scrapbooking, you would like these creative workshops for adults and children at Junior de Artist. This year end, they are hosting workshops on Christmas bi-fold albums –- either square or rectangle shaped — and a Christmas choo-choo train card suitable for those aged 9 years and above. Material costs apply.

Where 238 Thomson Road, 03-22, Novena Square Shopping Mall.
When Various times
Cost $170
Web  Click here.

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Design a Product that Sells

Older children aged 12 to 14 years can learn product design and prototyping with 3D printers and software, and analyse, test and improve them to increase their sell ability in the Silicon Valley 101 camps by The Keys Academy. These inter-disciplinary camps educate children on how to optimally use their knowledge through hands-on experiences. Camps for other age groups are available, with different topics. Each camp lasts six hours daily for one week.

Where Odeon Towers Level 2, 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720
When Mon – Fri, 23 to 27 Nov or 30 November to 4 December, 9 am to 3 pm
Cost $560
Web  Click here.

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Get some Dramatic Play

Act 3 International is helping babies to explore colours this year end. In this one-hour long workshop, you’ll both be mixing and matching, hopping and prancing, discovering and dramatising together with your babies! This is suitable for little ones aged 7 to 17 months. Workshops for older children include: Who’s Playing Music? which is for toddlers aged 2 years and above (with parent), The Elves and The Shoemaker which is for children aged 3 to 4 years, The Nutcracker which is for those aged 5 to 7 years, and a Christmas pantomime workshop for children aged 8 years to teens.

Where 126 Cairnhill Road, One-Two-Six Cairnhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
When Various times
Cost From $50
Web  Click here.

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Build an App

Children from age 6 can start to familiar themselves with coding with the First Code Academy. Little ones aged 6 to 8 years old can join the Junior Inventors of Hardware or Start from Scratch camps. The 9 to 11 year olds can app jam, while 12 to 14 year olds can create mobile apps. The camps are one-week long, for 2 to 3 hours daily. Sign up soon! Spots are running out quickly because classes are small.

Where HUB Singapore, 128 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188655
When Various times
Cost From $600
Web  Click here.

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Change the World

Did you know that Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize, was also the inventor of dynamite? He wanted to reward people whose ideas and innovation change the world positively. At this exhibition on The Nobel Prize (from 7 November 2015 to 24 January 2016), children can join workshops based around the question of how we can overcome the challenges of tomorrow. These are suitable for children aged 6 years and above, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where Workshop space, The Nobel Museum, Marina Bay Sands
When Various times
Cost Exhibition and workshop are free
Web  Click here.

My Art Studio

Immerse in Festive Arts

My Art Studio is hosting a three-day camp dubbed ‘Art with a Heart’ in their spacious studio. Children will get to work with different wet and dry techniques such as acrylic, watercolours, plaster bandage, plaster of Paris and others. Among the activities are outdoor sketching, baking and making Christmassy crafts. This is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years. The camp includes refreshments, daily lunch, entrance to Gardens by the Bay, all transportation and a goodie bag. Other workshops are also available.

Where 71 Ubi Road 1, #08-42, Oxley Bizhub 1, Singapore 408732
When Tues – Thurs, 8 – 10 December, 10 am to 5 pm
Cost $395
Web  Click here.

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Satisfy Your Scientific Curiosity

Upper primary school children will find their curiosity tickled in this Angry Ninja Science workshop. They will learn about the world around us such as about sound waves, frequency, friction, air pressure, birds’ habitats, and many more!

Where SAFRA Mount Faber, Kids Room
When Fri, 27 Nov, 3 – 6 pm
Cost $35 for members, $40 for public. Registration closes 3 working days prior to workshop.
Web  Click here.

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Act and Groove

Aliwal Arts Centre presents Avant Workshop Series in collaboration with MediaCorp. There are different workshops: Music & Movement for 4 to 9 year olds, Speech & Drama for 10 to 14 year olds and Masterclass in Acting for Television & Stage for 15 year olds and above. The four days will be filled with activities aside from the classes. Each participant will get a certificate. Lunch is included.

Where 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
When Sat & Sun, 28, 29 November; 5, 6 December, please check details in the poster on the webpage.
Cost From $100
Web  Click here.

Bond with Wildlife Friends

Wildlife Reserves Singapore regularly holds camps for children and families. At press time, you can still sign up for the overnight ‘Sleeping with the Beasts’ family camp for families with children aged 5 years and above, and the 3-Day Bird Quest Camp at the Jurong Bird Park, which is for 6 to 10 year olds.

Where Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park
When End of November and early December
Cost From $155.15 per child
Web  Click here.

Camp Magic

Free Yourself!

Camp Magic is an arts-based holiday program created 16 years ago by Canadian Storyteller, Director, and Educator Katherine McLeod. The goal has always been to provide children with a safe, fun environment where they can explore through a wide variety of inspiring activities. The platform from which each child opens that door to creativity may be different, as one could be sparked by a new skill like hula-hooping or stilt walking, while others may be enlivened through painting a picture, searching through piles of recycled junk, singing a song or listening to a story. Whatever it is, the camp promises to be spectacular circus and story fun!

Where   St Joseph’s Institution International School and Nexus International School

When    14 to 18 December or 20 December to 8 January

Cost    $390 for half-day, $585 for full-day

Web     Click here.

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