It’s March! If your child is in school, this means that Term 1 of the academic year is almost over. That was fast, wasn’t it? If you’re feeling like you haven’t seen enough of your kids why not join them for some fun during the March holidays?


FOR KIDS AGED 18 MONTHS AND ABOVE

1. Get Positively Dramatic

ACT 3 Drama Academy brings the works of award-winning children’s literature author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, to life through three different workshops for children from 2 to 7 years old, starting with the quirky-sounding “I’m a SugarLoaf!” parent-and-child workshop for the littlest ones. Other workshops include “Plop” for 3 to 4 year olds, and “Differently” for 5 to 7 year olds. Each story teaches children to look at themselves positively. That’s definitely what we want for our kids, isn’t it?

When Various times
Where 126 Cairnhill Road, ONE-TWO-SIX Cainhill Arts Centre, Singapore 229707
Cost From $60
Web http://act3international.com.sg/holiday-workshops/

2. Bond through Toddler Art & Play

Explore the natural world through different senses together with your toddler in this Sensory & Process Arts workshop by Jelly Bean Attic. It’s suitable for children from 18 months to 4 years old. There are two timings to choose from: 9.30 – 10.30 am, and 4 – 5 pm.

When Thursdays (am at SBG), Fridays (am at Bishan and pm at SBG), and Saturdays (am at SBG and pm at Bishan)
Where Singapore Botanic Gardens and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Cost $18 per parent-and-child pair
Web https://teach-us.how/

3. Dance at a Family Farm Boogie!

Put on your dancing feet and join Rolypoly Family in their Family Farm Boogie at Ground-Up Initiative’s Kampung Kampus! There’ll be a veggie fun dance jam followed by a short farm walk (a great way to explore nature in an urban farm setting!) and then snack time. Come dressed to get active and don’t worry if you have two left feet; no prior dance experience is needed. Best for children aged 2-5 years and their families, with a maximum of two adults per child.

When Sat 11 March, 3.30 – 5.30 pm
Where Ground-Up Initiative’s Kampung Kampus
Cost $45/toddler (inclusive of 1 adult); $15/additional Sibling Or Grown-up
Web https://teach-us.how/face2face_instructor_coach_courses/rolypoly-family-farm-boogie-kampung-kampus/

(See also: 12 Not-so-ordinary Arts Activities That Give Your Child an Extraordinary Talent Boost)

4. Embark on a Hare-Raising Adventure!

Somebody stop that rabbit! Peter causes nothing but trouble with his constant mischief, but when he breaks the rules and steals from Mr McGregor’s garden, he knows he’s gone too far. Afraid of what his mother might say, the only option for this little fugitive is to leave his warm rabbit hole and run away into the big world. So Peter goes on a musical adventure to new places and meets new faces as he discovers the importance of family and the wonderful freedom of being yourself. Based on the beloved children’s classic by Beatrix Potter and beautifully reimagined by Sarah Brandt, this musical, presented by The Little Company (part of the Singapore Repertory Theatre) teaches children the importance of family and to cherish their loved ones. Best for children aged 2 and above.

When 24 February to 14 April
Where KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Cost From $129 for a family of 4
Web http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cpeter0417

SingaporeMotherhood has two sets of Family Packages (2 winners x 4 tickets each) to A Peter Rabbit Tale to give away!

Date: Saturday 18 March
Time: 2pm

Here’s how to win a set:

1. Like and Share this article on Facebook (make sure your share is public so we can see it)
2. Let us know you’ve done so and state “Peter Rabbit” in the comments at the end of this article
3. Sit back and relax. We’ll get in touch (via your FB share) if you’ve won!

Terms and Conditions: This giveaway is applicable in Singapore only. Tickets won cannot be sold or exchanged. The show date and time are fixed and cannot be changed. The show is about 50 minutes long, with no intermission. Tickets have to be collected at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show. Closing date: 7 March 2017.

FOR KIDS AGED 4 YEARS AND ABOVE

5. Cook up an Immunity-Boosting Meal with Blackmores

As part of its launch for Blackmores Kids Immunities, Blackmores Singapore is partnering CulinaryOn, Asia’s largest cooking studio, to host this special immunity-boosting cooking class for children and parents. Learn how to prepare nutrition-packed, immunity-boosting dishes such as chicken fillet salad with quinoa and yoghurt, coloured ravioli, and sorbet from a former Junior Masterchef judge, and Blackmore’s naturopath. Suitable for children 4 years old and above, and one parent.

When Sun 12 March, 10 am – 1 pm
Where Tower 2, One Raffles Place # 04-63, Singapore 048616
Cost $30 per parent-and-child pair
Web Register at http://culinaryon.sg/blackmores/

6. Fold and Roll Popiah Together

It’s hands-on fun for foodie families! Team up with the kids and learn to make healthy, veggie-filled popiah at Gu Ma Jia Private Kitchen. All food and ingredients used have no added MSG, and contain less oil, so they’re healthier for everyone too. The fee includes unlimited servings of popiah, mid-joint wings, drinks and one dessert. Yum!

When Sat 11 March, 12.30 – 4.30 pm
Where Gu Ma Jia Restaurant, 45 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347866
Cost $18 (adult), $10 (children11 years and below)
Web http://gumajia.com.sg/gumajia-kids-club/

7. Skate into The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

Watch your favourite Disney stories come to life right before your eyes as Disney on Ice skates back into Singapore with its latest extravaganza – The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy as they walk down memory lane and re-awaken Disney moments that span generations. Dive deep into the East Australian Current with your favourite school of fish from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and discover the true meaning of family. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. You’ll also get to meet beloved characters such as Rapunzel, Snow White, Buzz and Woody, Simba, Adaddin, and all the Disney princesses!

When Wed 15 to Sun 19 March, various timings
Where Singapore Indoor Stadium
Cost From $25
Web http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/Pages/Disney-On-Ice-2017.aspx

SingaporeMotherhood has one family pack of 4 VIP tickets to the opening night of The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice to give away!

Date: Wednesday, 15 March
Time: 6.30 pm

Here’s how to win them:

4. Like and Share this article on Facebook (make sure your share is public so we can see it)
5. Let us know you’ve done so and state “Disney On Ice” in the comments at the end of this article
6. Sit back and relax. We’ll get in touch (via your FB share) if you’ve won!

Terms and Conditions: This giveaway is applicable in Singapore only. Tickets won cannot be sold or exchanged. The show date and time are fixed and cannot be changed. Tickets have to be collected at the Box Office 30 minutes before the show. Closing date: Friday 3 March 2017.

FOR KIDS AGED 5 YEARS AND ABOVE

8. Get the Hang of Coding

First Code Academy has one-week camps where children from 5 years old can learn coding basics using Scratch and Hopscotch programmes, or get into Robotics. Kids will be grouped by age: Tinkers (5-6 years and 7-8 years), Explorers (9-11 years), and Creators (12-16 years) so they can navigate the world of code with their peers. Want to join in? Sign up for the Parents Coding Workshop in Python on 1 April and you’ll be able to create together with your child!

When 13 to 17 March, various times
Where #04-13, Stamford Court, 61 Stamford Road, Singapore 178892
Cost From $450 (Tinker), $690 (Explorer), and $750 (Creator)
Web http://sg.firstcodeacademy.com/en

9. Learn through Seeing Art

Artgrain has a variety of art multi-day workshops at its three studios for children this holiday, from an Animated Movies Art class to paint, draw, and sculpt characters from movies, to a Multi-Canvas Landscape Painting class, and Fan Art Painting. Clay art bento making, aircraft making, and iPad Art and Digital Art Fundamental classes are available too. For children from 5 years.

When 13 to 15 March or 15 to 17 March (3 day option), 13 to 14 or 15 to 16 March (2 day option)
Where Thomson, Bukit Timah and Parkway studios
Cost From $160
Web http://artgrain.com.sg/artgrain_programs/holiday-workshops/

10. Unleash Your Inner SpongeBob

If your child loves SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star or Plankton, Kidzania is THE place to be this school holidays. Here, head for the Nickelodeon Acting Academy and Theatre, where your aspiring actor or actress can learn what it takes to excel under the stagelights and greasepaint. Make it a weekend (Friday or Saturday from 3 – 18 March) visit if you want to meet SpongeBob and Patrick though!

When Now until 10 April
Where KidZania Singapore
Cost KidZania admission charges apply
Web http://www.kidzania.com.sg/

11. Be a Green Warrior

“Kids for a Greener World” returns to KidZania for its second run. Bring your children here to discover fun facts about life in the water, learn more about water, and the importance of water and aquatic life conservation. To further ignite your child’s passion towards saving the Earth, sign him or her up for a coast clean-up act on 18 March 2017 by e-mailing joey@campchallenge.com. (Please note that the coast clean-up is only open to children 11 to 17 years of age).

When 11 to 31 March, 10 am – 6 pm
Where Kidzania Singapore
Cost Event is free, but regular admission charges to KidZania apply
Web http://www.kidzania.com.sg/

(See also: 7 Ways to Get The Best Experience at KidZania Singapore)

FOR KIDS AGED 6 YEARS AND ABOVE

12. Meet the Dinos at Gardens by the Bay

Step into the Dye-Nosaur Gardens, an imaginative world where life-sized dinosaurs roam and prehistoric plants bloom. Look out for colourful and magnificent dinosaurs nestled at the Supertree Grove, exciting performances, creative crafts, workshops and fun-filled carnival rides and games!Children can take part in a dino-egg hunt, carnival rides, games, craft and workshops. Those between 7 to 12 years old can sign-up for Fossil & Excavation, Terrarium & Excavation or Dino Sculpture Painting workshops while younger ones between 6 and 8 years old can attend a free Writer’s Workshop. For something a little less hectic, check out the free Singapore Symphony Orchestra concert at The Meadow; so pack your mats and have a family picnic there!

When Fri 10 March to Sun 2 April, 10 am – 9 pm
Where Supertree Grove, World of Plants & Children’s Garden, Gardens By The Bay
Cost Free entry but charges for rides and games apply. Workshops are from $10 each, inclusive of materials.
Web http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/children-festival/weekdays.html

13. Make your own Gudetama Bento — CANCELLED

Ok, so this technically takes place one week before the official school holiday starts. But who doesn’t love our yellow egg yolk friend? And anyway, a bento is so much fun to do together! Yes, this bento workshop by Cookyn Inc is for parent-and-child pairs, so get the kid (age 7 and above please) and start creating some yummylicious-ness together!

When Sun 5 March, 10 am – 12 noon
Where 31 Ah Hood Road, HomeTeamNS, #01-04 Singapore 329979
Cost $90 per person
Web https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gudetama-bento-workshop-with-little-miss-bento-tickets-31247360697

Update: This event has been cancelled. Please see CookynInc’s Facebook page for updates on future bento workshops.

14. Nurture Little Green Thumbs

Does your child have green thumbs? Find out at The Plant Story’s Urban Farm Junior, a parent-and-child workshop where kids (and parents!) can learn how to seed, harvest, and eat from the land. There’ll also be a garden tour, a pot painting session, and refreshments. Can’t make it for this one? You can still learn the art of gardening at The Plant Story’s miniature garden workshops. These run every day (except Wednesdays) at 11 am, 2.30 pm or 4 pm – just in time for a tea or coffee break at the cafe! Suitable for children 7 years old and above.

When Sun 19 March, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where Passion WaVe at Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross #02-03, Singapore 437440
Cost $120 for a parent-and-child pair. Add-on options are available as well
Web http://www.theplantstory.com/workshop/march-school-holiday-exclusive/

(See also: 15 Fun Nature Activities for Children in Singapore)

FOR KIDS AGED 10 YEARS AND ABOVE

15. Bond over Arts & Craft

Art classes aren’t just a brush and paper (or canvas) event anymore. At Artefakts, kids can practise artistic manoeuvres in art jamming, paper marbling, block printing, and lino carve and print workshops. This is suitable for children from 10 years old or, in the case of lino carve and print, from 13 years onwards.

When Sat 11 to Sun 19 March, various times
Where Block 3007 Ubi Road 1 #06-444, Singapore 408701
Cost From $50
Web http://artefakts.sg/wp/. Sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWP1HjRB3d-2ACYHef0DuS3pApqWiJJjHXeIqbYjbYeCJs3w/viewform?c=0&w=1

16. Make Something Small and Perfectly Formed

Miniatures are quite the “in” thing at the moment. At AiClay, kids can make cute miniature items to hang from their schoolbags or to gift to friends. Options include rainbow bread with ice cream either as a ring or magnet, a donut necklace, a rainbow macaron bracelet, or fish burger in box. Materials and light refreshments included. Best for children aged 10 years and above.

When 12, 14, 15 or 16 March, 2 to 6 pm
Where MADDspace. Scape, 2 Orchard Link # 05-01, Singapore 237978
Cost $125 per person per workshop before discount (Enter “sgmotherhood” when signing up to get $10 off on top of the $15 discount for multi-participant registration)
Web http://aiclay.com/

FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY!

17. Strike a Pose at i Light Marina Bay & Art Zoo


The annual i Light Marina Bay is back! Bring the kids for a leisurely stroll down Marina Bay waterfront promenade to see artistically thought-provoking pieces by local and foreign light artists. Want more action? Hop over to The Float@Marina Bay for some bouncy playground fun at the Art-Zoo Inflatable Park, where kids can explore plant, animal, and ecosystem art installations in a visual and interactive zoological garden.

When Fri 3 to Sun 26 March, from 7.30 pm
Where Marina Bay Waterfront
Cost Free for i Light, $15 per person for Art-Zoo (complimentary for two children under two with one full paying ticket)
Info https://singaporemotherhood.com/articles/2017/02/i-light-marina-bay-2017/, http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/. Buy tickets for Art-Zoo here: http://www.apactix.com/events/detail/art-zoo-2017-inflatable-park

(See also: 5 Child-Friendly Digital Artworks at Future World at The ArtScience Museum)

18. Enjoy the Festival of Fun with Nickelodeon!

Part of the Singapore Festival of Fun, the Nickelodeon Fiesta will feature a dozen classic childhood games with a Nickelodeon twist, and limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles to be won. Kids can go on a thematic heritage hunt around Clarke Quay, participate in stage games, and meet- and-greet their favourite characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Leonardo and Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol.

When 11 to 12 March, 11 am – 7 pm
Where Clarke Quay
Cost Free
Web https://funfest.asia/nick-fiesta-event/

19. Be A Boss at The Sentosa KidZ Flea

Image: Sentosa

Kids are the bosses at Sentosa this March as the award-winning Sentosa KidZ Flea returns for its sixth year! This kids-run market is where children can become “PLAY-trepreneurs” by setting up shop at the Sentosa Beach to sell new and/or pre-loved items, books, accessories or handicraft! Chidlren (aged 7-12 years) who sign up go through a two-hour preparation session which will equip them with basic knowledge and insights such as product pricing, money handling, product display and customer engagement. (Stall rental is subject to availability. Stalls for 11 and 12 March have been fully booked. Training Sessions will be held on 4 and 5 Mar.)

When Sat 11 to Sat 18 March, 2 – 7 pm
Where Beach Plaza, Sentosa (Nearest Sentosa Express Station: Beach Station)
Cost From $28 per day (weekday) to $180 (8 days) for stalls; free for all to attend
Web Details and registration: http://www.sentosakidzflea.com/register/

20. Bond with Family & Friends @ Enabling Village

Family Time Precious Time @ Enabling Village is an initiative to support the integration of people with disabilities in the community. Bring the family to enjoy activities such as Sports Tryouts and Family Workouts (by ActiveSG), borrow books from MOLLY, The Mobile Library (by National Library Board), take part in Food Decoration Classes (by SHATEC Chef), and catch a movie screening of The Secret Life of Pets. Kids can also play on bouncy castles, enjoy bubble play, art & craft, and snacks at the Enabling Village. Take part in the Best Dressed Animal Family to win prizes!

When Sat 18 March, 2.30 – 7.30 pm
Where Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
Cost Free
Web https://www.familiesforlife.sg/unite-at-an-event/Pages/FTPT-EV-2017.aspx

:: NEW! ::

21. Double up your March holiday fun at Downtown East! — NEW! 

Downtown East has so much to offer everyone in the family! It’s recently expanded its food offerings, and there’ll be fun and engaging camps ranging from scientific life hacks, public speaking and superhero holiday sessions this March! Book a staycation at D’Resort and stand to win a 2D1N Rainforest Premier Suite stay or 50% off your return stay in September or October 2017 in the D’Resort Instant Dip, and have a splashing good time at Wild Wild Wet waterpark, which doubled to twice its original size in November 2016 – that’s twice the fun, kids!

When Mon 13 – Sun 19 Mar
Where Downtown East
Cost Various
Web Camps for kids: https://www.explorerkid.com/activities_events

(See also: How to have a 48-hour Staycation at D’Resort that the Kids will Love!)

22. Celebrate Digits at Science Centre Singapore’s Festival of Numbers! — NEW! 

If Junior loves numbers, the Science Centre Singapore’s Festival of Numbers will be his or her perfect holiday haunt. Join 99 other visitors to form a Circle of Pi (π) on Pi Day, 14 March, at 1.59 pm! See some of the 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible permutations for a Rubik’s Cube (11 March, 2-4 pm at Hall A), enjoy Funfair Maths like riding a square-wheeled tricycle, solving the A-Maze-ing Math trail. While the kids are discovering, parents can attend talks and workshops to learn how to teach Math to your Primary 1-3 child (12 March, 11am-12pm, Maxwell Auditorium).

When Sat 11 – Sun 19 March, 10 am – 6 pm
Where Science Centre Singapore, various galleries
Cost Free, but admission fees to the Science Centre apply
Web http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/FestivalofNumbers.aspx

Main image: Act 3 Drama Academy