June school holidays - archery

It’s that time of the year again, the mid-year break. One whole month to unwind, recharge and bond. Why not expose your child to new adventures in the upcoming June school holidays? Here is a bumper crop of 41 ideas to keep them busy!

FOR KIDS AGED 0 MONTHS AND ABOVE

1. Appreciate Classical Music

June school holidays - beethoven

Expose even the littlest ones to the genius of Beethoven as home-grown solo violinist Tang Tee Khoon and friends enchant little ears with his music. Beethoven Heroic Years − Concerts for Children comprises two 50-minute interactive sessions. Newborn infants to six-year-olds get to know the four instruments in a string quartet and the role each plays. Older kids up to age 12 years learn about the great composer’s real life stories. Parents are only admitted if their children are four years and below; tickets apply.

When 27 May, 10 am & 12 noon
Where Recital Studio, Esplanade − Theatres on the Bay
Cost $32 per person
Web www.teekhoontanggrandseries.com

FOR KIDS AGED 7 MONTHS AND ABOVE

2. Bring out Your Inner Drama Mama

June school holidays - act3

ACT 3 Drama Academy is hosting Mid-Year Theatre Fun Holiday Workshops, designed for tots as young as seven months old up to teens aged 16 years. Parents and toddlers up to 36 months old will bond in engaging pretend-play workshops. Children eight to 10 years old will love bringing their own version of the musical Beauty and the Beast to life. The older kids get to immerse themselves in a ‘whodunnit’, honing inquisitive minds and drama techniques at the same time.

When 29 May to 4 August (selected dates and times)
Where ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road
Cost From $50 per child for a one-hour workshop
Web www.act3international.com.sg

FOR KIDS AGED 2 YEARS AND ABOVE

3. Travel the World

June school holidays - spurbox

Perfect for young globetrotters aged two to 12 years, get your own SpurBox Passport and collect stamps as you ‘visit’ different countries to learn about their culture, food and crafts. Get ‘tickets’ to Portugal and learn how to bake Portuguese egg tarts and do a mosaic craft. Or how about heading to Australia to make meat pies and an adorable sock koala? Other countries to visit during these fun travel-themed holiday camps are China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Thailand and USA. Each session is 1.5 hours long, with 30 minutes free play time, plus a free meal provided if you sign up for more than one country on the same day.

When 27 May to 24 June (various times)
Where The Little Arts Academy,#05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road
Cost From $45 per child for 1 country (discounts apply when signing up for more than 1 country)
Web www.spurbox.com

(See also: 6 of the Best Box Subscription Gifts for Kids)

FOR KIDS AGED 3 YEARS AND ABOVE

4. Work with Robots

June school holidays - dino robot

Head to the Dino Robot Factory at Science Centre Singapore and experience the creation of a robot dinosaur. Children even get to assemble robot dinosaurs and learn firsthand how to manipulate their movement. The travelling exhibition is most suitable for children up to 12 years old. While you’re there, don’t miss National Geographic’s Robots over at the Omni-Theatre (27 May to 25 June). Enter the revolutionary world of humanoid robots and see how they are changing our world.

When 20 May to 27 August, 10 am – 6 pm
Where Science Centre Singapore
Cost $7 per child aged 3-12 years; $5 per adult (regular admission to Science Centre applies)
Web www.science.edu.sg

5. Meet Your Favourite PAW Patrol Pups

June school holidays - paw patrol

The pups from popular Nick Jr. cartoon PAW Patrol are dropping by City Square Mall again and it is going to be paw-sitively fun! From 3-18 June (except Mondays), dress up as a PAW Patrol recruit and join Ryder, Chase, Marshall and Skye in their rescue mission on stage. 50 kids get to redeem a Meet & Greet pass (with $30 spent) at each of the three sessions daily. Blaze & The Monster Machines will also make an appearance at the outdoor City Green, and kids can redeem a Carnival pass (with $40 spent) to ride on them! Expect more interactive experiences, the Shimmer and Shine photo area, and gift-with-purchase promotions.

When 26 May to 26 June, 10 am – 10 pm
Where City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road
Cost Free entry
Web www.citysquaremall.com.sg

6. Travel Back in Time

June school holidays - museum

This year’s National Heritage Board’s annual Children’s Season Singapore goes beyond museums, covering all aspects of art, culture, heritage and education. Embark on a traditional trail to join the dots and relive familiar family hangouts from the 70s and 80s at the National Museum of Singapore. The Asian Civilisations Museum will be featuring Ghost Nets of the Ocean, a fascinating ocean-scape that hopes to raise awareness about ocean pollution. With more free and ticketed programmes than ever before, there’s lots to do and see!

When 27 May to 25 June
Where Various National Heritage Board Museums & heritage institutions
Cost Free entry for Singaporeans and PRs (individual workshop fees may apply)
Web www.museums.com.sg/cs17

FOR KIDS AGED 4 YEARS AND ABOVE

7. Immerse in Wonderland

June school holidays - act3 ion

June school holidays - act3 ionThe ION Art Gallery is turning into ‘A Wonderland of Toys’ and kids aged four to eight are welcome! Presented by ACT 3 International, each 2.5-hour session combines musical theatre and visual arts. The toys have lost their magic and need help to be brought back to life. After the kids are treated to a theatrical performance and three fun hands-on workshops, parents are invited to join the audience while their little stars shine in a grand song and dance finale!

When 27 May to 4 June, 10 am – 12.30 pm & 3 pm – 5.30 pm
Where
 ION Art Gallery, Level 4 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
Cost $42.25 per child
Web www.act3international.com.sg

8. Be Enchanted by Tales

June school holidays - storyfest

Make silly faces and funny voices while listening to jokes in Tales from Down Under. Australian tall tales are told through kamishibai story cards, comics, string games and paper folding! Then in Enchanted Tales (above), hear about folk and fairy tales from far-flung places in Russia, Africa and France. Be drawn into a quest with animals and journey into dark forests − don’t worry, there’s always a happy ending! Part of the inaugural StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore, these two hour-long storytelling sessions are recommended for kids four years old and up, with adult accompaniment required.

When 4 June, 2 – 3 pm & 4 – 5 pm
Where Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Cost $10 per person
Web www.storyfestsg.com

(See also: 15 Singaporean Authors (& Celebs) & Their Favourite Childhood Books)

9. Create Cartoon Characters

June school holidays - cartoon kingdom

Does your child like doodling? Sydney, Australia’s Cartoon Kingdom flies to Singapore every year to conduct cartoon illustrating workshops for kids. This June will be their 12th visit! The workshops are designed for children four to 15 years old and the programme varies each day. This means that you can sign up for the entire week and not get bored. Each workshop also has a different dress code, so don’t forget to dress up accordingly!

When 5 to 9 June (various durations and times)
Where Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road
Cost From $20 per child
Web www.illustrating-man.com

10. Blossom Together

June school holidays - blossom

Discover the beauty of nature and how closely we are tied to it at the half-day Blossom Seedlings Camp. It will be an exciting and educational hands-on experience while on excursion to the Fire Flies Health Farm in Lim Chu Kang. Conducted in Mandarin by Blossom World Society, it is designed to amaze and engage kids aged four to 10 years. Parents are welcome too!

When 10 June, 8.30 am – 1 pm
Where #01-321, Block 9 Toh Yi Drive & Fire Flies Health Farm
Cost $50 per child; $20 per adult
Web www.blossomworld.sg

11. Spark Musical Passions

June school holidays - aureus

Even if your child has never touched a musical instrument to date, it’s not too late to start. A multi-day summer camp at Aureus Academy lets participants try a wide variety of instruments in an interactive atmosphere. Kids from four years of age will have fun using their bodies as instruments in the Dalcroze-Eurhythmics class. The Orff Percussion class lets them explore unique instruments such as the glockenspiel and bongos. The mix-and-match format lets you tailor the camp to each child, with lunch and snacks provided on all days.

When 12 June to 4 August (selected dates), 9 am – 4 pm
Where Various locations
Cost From $160 per child
Web www.aureusacademy.com

(See also: The Power of Music in Child Development)

12. Celebrate Wildlife

June school holidays - nparks

Budding scientists who are fascinated by fauna and flora should join one of NParks‘ biodiversity investigative workshops this June. Conducted at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, your child gets to investigate bugs and slugs or amphibians and reptiles. And quite possibly other fascinating little critters that live in our gardens, parks and forests! Suitable for boys and girls from K1 to P6 levels, each four-hour session includes an engaging talk, a guided night walk, crafting materials and dinner.

When 13 June, 4.30 – 8.30 pm
Where Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Tanglin Core)
Cost $50 per child
Web www.sbg.org.sg

FOR KIDS AGED 5 YEARS AND ABOVE

13. Get Programming

June school holidays - in3labs

It seems like coding and robotics are all the rage these days. Throughout the mid-year school holidays, kids will be getting hands-on with Micro:bit, LEGO EV3 and LEGO WEDO 2.0 in programmes lasting three or five days at IN3LABS STEM Centre. Whether you’re a five to seven-year-old Super Tech Kid, or perhaps an eight to 15-year old Creative Coder or Robo Maker, learn programming concepts and computational thinking while taking part in fun activities, challenges and project presentations.

When 29 May to 23 June (selected dates and times)
Where 224A Upper Thomson Road
Cost From $275 per child
Web www.in3labs.com

14. Learn through Play

June school holidays - playeum

Playeum is running two holiday camps to complement their new Making It Home exhibition and Tinkering Sunday sessions. The Home for the Holidays camp sees children working together to create what is home for them through various art media and processes. In the Tinker with Textiles! camp, kids will reinvent old clothes and accessories to invent wearable technology. Both four-day camps are suitable for children five to 12 years old.

When 30 May to 30 June (selected dates), 10 am – 1 pm
Where #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Road
Cost $300 per child (inclusive of all-day admission to the Children’s Centre for Creativity throughout the camp)
Web www.playeum.com

(See also: Ivan’s Meaningful Art of Speed Party at Playeum)

15. Practise Yoga and Art

June school holidays - canvass

It’s gonna be a five-day buffet of yoga, art, meditation and food at Canvass studio. Designed to integrate creativity, wellness and happiness into the holiday itinerary of children aged five to 10 years, it’s an all-you-can-learn holiday camp. Learn breathing techniques and train attention through yoga and meditation, then make art with the kids’ choice of artist mediums from paints to clay. At the end of each session, the kids can also create their own food art in a lunch cook-out (optional add-on of one hour at $20 per day)!

When 5 June to 11 August (Mondays to Fridays), 9.30 am – 12 noon
Where The Little Arts Academy,#05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road
Cost From $250 per child
Web www.canvass.com.sg

16. Draw Cartoon and Manga

June school holidays - inkfusion

iNKFusion is back with one-day Superhero Artcamp programmes this June. Kids aged five to seven years can learn Fusion Cartoon, while Fusion Manga is targeted at eight-year-olds and older. The younger campers will learn basic handcraft toy-making and make renderings in colour pencils and watercolour. The older ones will explore manga 101, including basic storytelling and illustration, as well as inking and lining presentations. SingaporeMotherhood.com readers enjoy a special offer.

When 6 & 14 June, 10.30 am to 4 pm
Where The Little Arts Academy,#05-01/02 PoMo, 1 Selegie Road
Cost $158 per child (inclusive of materials and lunch)
Web www.facebook.com/inkfusion.sg

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

17. Discuss Shakespeare

June school holidays - arts house

The Little Shakespeare speech and drama workshop at The Arts House will have your child exploring the literary world of Macbeth in a way that’s suitable for preschoolers aged five and six years old. Participants will also do fun arts and craft by making stick puppets. Parents can accompany their child during the 90-minute session, although no additional crafting materials will be supplied for adults.

When 10 June (various times)
Where Play Den, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Cost $21.40 per child (including GST and craft materials)
Web www.theartshouse.sg

FOR KIDS AGED 6 YEARS AND ABOVE

18. Mould and Aim

June school holidays - pottery

Join the holiday workshops at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, Singapore’s oldest dragon kiln. Kids can get hands-on with pottery, with or without the pottery wheel, to churn out their own masterpiece. For a unique experience, why not explore pottery and archery at the same time? The workshops are open to children aged six years and up, or parents can team up with younger ones. Budding archers also stand to win prizes!

When 27 May to 26 June (selected dates and times)
Where 85 Lorong Tawas
Cost From $28 per child aged 6-16 years; from $35 per adult; parent+child packages available
Web Register for I Love Pottery at http://goo.gl/forms/x85Rusd7BNulbTeK2; Register for Pottery x Archery at http://goo.gl/forms/ecWBt5HexyWpP74A2

19. Score Some Goals

June school holidays - floorball

Did you know that the ball in the game of floorball is lighter than a small pack of Haribo Goldbears gummy candy? Youth Floorball Academy invites all boys and girls aged six to 60 years to some floorball family fun. Discover this lesser-known sport, where you’ll learn ball-control skills, dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as stick handling and rules of the game. This fun and easy-to-pick-up sport makes for a great family bonding session.

When 28 May, 11 & 18 June, 9 am – 12 pm
Where Sports and Recreation Centre, Singapore University of Techology & Design (SUTD), 61 Changi South Avenue 1
Cost $5 per person
Web www.youthfloorballacademy.com

20. Think Positive

June school holidays - positive me

As parents, we want our kids to stay positive no matter what life throws at them. It’s the only way to survive and thrive in our changing world. Plus it’s proven that kids with strong social and emotional development are better learners and achieve better academic results. The School of Positive Psychology‘s Positive Me Camp aims to help kids adopt good habits, and build confidence, resilience and other age-appropriate life skills. Each three-day camp is designed for six to 12-year-olds.

When 5 to 7 June, 10 am – 1 pm or 12 to 14 June, 2 – 5 pm
Where #03-20/21/14 Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road
Cost $400 per child
Web www.positivepsych.edu.sg

(See also: Does Your Child Need a Self-Esteem Boost?)

FOR KIDS AGED 7 YEARS AND ABOVE

21. Share the Spotlight

June school holidays - kiidsconnect

These are no ordinary stage productions − KiidsConnect is a performing arts festival for children by children! This year, six schools participate in the three-day peer-to-peer carnival. Kids aged seven to 12 years can look forward to a double bill of entertaining plays. There’s Piknowcchio’s Playstore by Farrer Park Primary and In Transit by Tampines Primary on Day One. Day Two sees The Chosen Cat by Anderson Primary and I Wish… by Maris Stella High. Palm View Primary presents The Four Harmonious Friends and Sengkang Green Primary (above) delivers By The Book on the last day.

When 31 May to 2 June (various times)
Where Studio Theatre, School of the Arts (SOTA), 1 Zubir Said Drive
Cost From $15 per child; from $20 per adult
Web www.kiidsconnect.com

22. Master Photography

June school holidays - goshkids

GRUB @ Bishan Park joins forces with Gosh! Kids to deliver fun pop-up photography workshops for children aged seven to 12 years in the park. Compact digital cameras are provided for use at the workshop, but if your child brings their own camera, they get a $10 refund on the fees. You can join half-day or full-day workshops, and lunch will be provided. GRUB is also celebrating its 4th birthday on 27 May with a big bouncy castle, stargazing night activities and creative sand art for the children.

When 31 May or 13 June, 10 am – 3 pm
Where GRUB, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
Cost From $55 per child
Web www.grub.com.sg

23. Troop to the Gardens

June school holidays - garden troopers

At Gardens by the Bay on 5 June, 10 to 12-year-olds will uncover unexpected outdoor experiences, including a special botanical scavenger hunt! Younger kids aged seven to nine years become junior horticulturists and expand their knowledge of green gems through hands-on activities and games on 9 June. The Gardens is also celebrating its fifth birthday on 3-4 June with the Gardens Extravaganza Special (free entry). Expect a roving parade, dance party, movie screening and lots of yummy food stalls.

When 5 June, 9 am – 5.30 pm & 9 June, 9 am – 3.30 pm
Where Gardens by the Bay
Cost From $60 per child
Web www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

24. Farm in the City

June school holidays - plant story

The Plant Story is bringing the love for nature back to the lives of parents and children with an Urban Farm Exclusive. In a two-hour workshop at their charming Garden Café overlooking the Kallang Basin, you and your child will tour the garden, paint a plant pot and seed your own crops. You also get to harvest and enjoy fresh produce direct from farm to table! Suitable for families with children seven years old and above. Alternatively, a Miniature Garden workshop is available three times daily (except Wednesdays).

When 10-25 June (selected dates and times)
Where #02-03 PAssion WaVe @ Marina Bay, 11 Rhu Cross
Cost $120 per parent-child team; $40 per additional adult; $60 per additional child
Web www.theplantstory.com

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

FOR KIDS AGED 8 YEARS AND ABOVE

25. Bake Your Cake and Eat It

June school holidays - gra baking

Gift your child the skill of cooking and baking this June at Grà Baking Academy. Junior confectioners can learn to bake cupcakes, hot dog buns, mini muffins, cookies or brownies. Junior chefs can choose main-and-dessert classes teaching macaroni & cheese and blueberry yoghurt mousse, or filo & spinach tarts and strawberry mousse. While these classes are aimed at eight- to 15-year-olds, older kids are welcome and parents can accompany younger ones.

When 1 June to 16 August (various dates and times)
Where #01-06 Choon Kim House, 780 Upper Serangoon Road
Cost From $70 per person
Web www.grabakingacademy.com

FOR KIDS AGED 9 YEARS AND ABOVE

26. Tame the Dragon

June school holidays - dragon boat

Always wanted to paddle a dragon boat? In conjunction with dragon boat festival and DBS Marina Regatta, Singapore Dragon Boat Association is hosting Paddle Bay where beginners including children from nine years old can have a go at doing exactly that! Gather your own team of at least four people. A qualified trainer and a steersperson for each boat will be there to guide you through two-hourly sessions. Life vests and standard-sized paddles are included in the promotion rate.

When 1 June, 8 am – 6 pm & 2 June, 8 am – 12 pm
Where Marina Bay promenade in front of Marina Bay Sands
Cost $190 for a small boat (up to 10 pax), $220 for a big boat (up to 20 pax). Affiliates enjoy discounted rates.
Web www.sdba.org.sg

FOR KIDS AGED 10 YEARS AND ABOVE

27. Dissect Artwork

June school holidays - artgrain

Is your kid a born critic? Hone their skills at a Modern Art History Jamming workshop, where kids aged 10 to 12 years will learn to write and talk about artworks, just like a true art critic! On the first day, take part in various exercises and activities at Artgrain‘s Thomson branch. The workshop wraps up with an excursion to National Gallery Singapore on the second day. Various other art workshops are also available at Artgrain Thomson, Bukit Timah and Marine Parade.

When 8 June, 2.15 – 5.15 pm & 9 June, 10 am – 1 pm
Where #01-05 Thomson Ridge Estate, 5 Thomson Ridge & National Gallery Singapore
Cost $150 per child
Web www.artgrain.com.sg

FOR KIDS AGED 11 YEARS AND ABOVE

28. Join an Epic Camp

June school holidays - supercamp

Are your kids too sheltered? Let them grow up at SuperCamp Bali. Campers get to learn both academics and life skills alongside friends from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, USA and others. In between non-stop activities with a green theme, kids aged 11 to 17 years will stay for six nights at either the Yurt Village or Lodge, ‘roughing it out’ in bunk beds. The camp provides bed sheets, towels, daily meals and refreshments. There will be 24-hour instruction and supervision by team leaders and staff, including medical staff and security.

When 19 to 25 June
Where Green School & Kul Kul Farm, Bali, Indonesia
Cost US$2,750 per child
Web www.supercampbali.com

FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY!

29. Sample Korean Culture

June school holidays - joseon

Don’t miss the Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life exhibition currently on-going at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), if you are a K-drama fan. Highlights include the Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival (17-18 June) where families can have a picnic on ACM’s lawn while enjoying a host of activities, cultural performances and Korean food. On Korean-themed Fun-tastic Fridays throughout June, kids can play hanbok dress-up, join fun workshops and watch exciting performances.

When 22 April to 23 July
Where Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Cost Activities are free (admission fees to exhibit apply)
Web www.acm.org.sg

30. Grow a Lizard Tail

June school holidays - imaginarium

The seventh edition of Singapore Art Museum‘s family-focused exhibition is back with a new theme: Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth. One of the headliners is Lizard Tail, a colourful and interactive soft-sculpture environment by Hiromi Tango. It teaches about adaptation and survival based on the lizard’s ability to regrow its tail. On 18 May, 5 June, 9 July and 12 August, kids have the chance to create their own Lizard Tail to add on to the original! There are eight other inspiring and engaging art installations, as well as a variety of workshops and activities.

When 6 May to 27 August, 10 am – 7 pm (Saturdays to Thursdays) & 10 am – 9 pm (Fridays)
Where SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street
Cost Free entry for Singaporeans and PRs (individual programme fees may apply)
Web www.singaporeartmuseum.sg

(See also: 18 Reasons Why You Must Bring The Kids to Imaginarium 2017 at The Singapore Art Museum!)

31. Party at Pulau Ubin

June school holidays - ubin

Ubin island is having their annual open house. Pesta Ubin comprises community-led activities where more adventurous ones can cycle and kayak, while homebodies can check out the photo booth at Uncle Lim’s shop and have a relaxing mangrove tour by boat. Younger ones can colour in a fun map of the island and play kampung games. Activities such as Round Ubin Race, UBiNavigate and Chek Jawa Intertidal guided tour require prior registration.

When 10 May to 16 July
Where Pulau Ubin
Cost Free entry; separate charges for individual activities may apply
Web www.pestaubin2017.blogspot.sg

32. Be Inspired to Dream

June school holidays - biennale

The inaugural Gallery Children’s Biennale, themed Dreams and Stories, inspires kids and families to use their creative imagination while exploring immersive and interactive art showcases. Stick colourful stickers all over the furniture and walls of The Obliteration Room (above) by world renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. Then challenge yourself to walk over 12-metre-long bridge through infinity − don’t fall into the excavations of the former Supreme Court building below! Over the four-month-long festival, there’ll also be film screenings, artist-led workshops and guided tours at National Gallery Singapore to check out.

When 20 May to 8 October
Where National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
Cost Free entry for Singaporeans and PRs (individual programme fees may apply)
Web www.nationalgallery.sg

(See also: 10 Kid-Friendly Ways to get Artsy at Dreams & Stories, the First-ever Gallery Children’s Biennale (plus new exhibits at the Keppel Centre for Art Education!))

33. Appreciate and Make Art

June school holidays - faber-castell

The Faber-Castell Art Festival is coming to town! An art exhibition, a series of interactive workshops and other fun activities will be taking place, all within a ‘castle’ setting. Families can take part in an art competition as well. The festival also aims to break records for the biggest mosaic made by colour markers and the longest banner of human figurine sketches. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will go to Children’s Cancer Foundation.

When 27 May to 4 June, 11 am – 9 pm
Where Central Atrium, Marina Square Shopping Mall, 6 Raffles Boulevard
Cost Free entry; separate charges for individual workshops may apply
Web www.facebook.com/events/1866422693615835

34. Camp Out with Scaly Surprises

June school holidays - zoo

Set up a play date with amazing reptiles at Singapore Zoo. Meet an exotic panther chameleon, Gaboon viper and other unusual reptilian friends at Reptopia. Warm up to these cold-blooded animals as you take part in fun reptile-themed games and activities in Zoolympix. Make your own colour changing chameleon craft and don’t leave without getting a selfie with the charming chameleon mascot! If the kids can’t get enough, give them a sleepover. They get to sleep under the stars at Camp Fest with their new friends − well, sorta!

When 27 May to 26 June
Where Singapore Zoo
Cost Regular admission to Singapore Zoo applies
Web www.zoo.com.sg

35. Roll out with Transformers

June school holidays - transformers

Calling all Transformers fans, if you missed the previous Transformers Truck Roll-Out, head to East Coast Park on 28 May. It’s making another appearance in the lead-up to the release of Transformers’ fifth movie, The Last Knight. Combine forces with a friend to power up Optimus Prime in a super interactive experience, and take part in a photo contest for a chance to redeem a free surprise gift. It’s more than meets the eye!

When 28 May, 10 am – 2 pm
Where Marine Cove, East Coast Park
Cost Free
Web www.facebook.com/HasbroSingapore

(See also: Marine Cove East Coast Park: A Fun-Sized Guide to its New Mega Outdoor Playground)

36. Be a Junior Explorer

June school holidays - junior explorer

Explorer Junior brings you two-day workshops that blend science with arts for kids aged four to 10 years. In Inventors: Da Vinci Code, get to recreate the works of one of the greatest artists and inventors in history, from fresco painting and clay sculpturing to building parachutes, ornithopters and more. Alternatively, discover the wonders of electronics and construct fairy lights in Electrify! or wire up a town by prototyping LED lights in Illuminate!

When 30 May to 23 June (selected dates), 9 am – 1 pm
Where Various locations
Cost From $185 per child (inclusive of materials and snacks)
Web www.explorerjunior.com

37. Enjoy Music in the Park

June school holidays - rockestra

Love rocking out as a family? Then you don’t wanna miss the sixth instalment of Rockestra, the concert series by NParks. Bring along the grandparents because this time they are going retro. The whole family will be treated to the sounds from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Jack & Rai, 53A, Jive Talkin’ and Shagies will take the stage. Don’t worry about refreshments as there will be both halal and non-halal food on sale. Just remember to bring a family-sized picnic mat!

When 3 June, 6.30 – 10.30 pm
Where Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park
Cost Free entry
Web www.nparks.gov.sg

38. Have a Super Fun Day

June school holidays - aviva

Aviva SuperFunDae is back with more than 30 non-stop carnival games and activities, rain or shine. Different zones offer anything from live music and movies to pirate water play and jungle adventure. In honour of Father’s Day, daddies can team up with the little ones to take part in the new Daddy Donut Dash and other fun races. There will be food stalls and free ice cream all day, and don’t forget to watch out for the hourly Candy Cannon blasts! Tickets include a goodie pack for kids, while adults get a free drink.

When 10 June, 10 am – 9 pm
Where The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Cost $19.90 per person; $17.90 for PAssion Card members (regular Sistic fees apply)
Web Get your tickets at www.sistic.com.sg

39. Bond as Family Campers

June school holidays - ubin camp

If you are into sleeping overnight in a natural and rustic setting, don’t miss this camp by Cicada Tree Eco-Place! It is specially designed for families to spend quality time together, talking and walking. The guides will lead educational walks in the evening, night and morning. Also in conjunction with Pesta Ubin, they will host Musang (Palm Civet) Watch on 23 June. More nature walks will be available − stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.

When 10 to 11 June
Where Ubin Living Lab, Pulau Ubin
Cost $100 per adult; $70 per child (inclusive of return ferry to and from Pulau Ubin, road transfer while on the island, dinner and tent)
Web www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace

(See also: Your Ultimate Guide to Camping with Kids in Singapore)

40. Grow Green Fingers

June school holidays - hortpark

Start ‘em young, so they say. Gardening is enjoying a new surge in popularity, considering all the efforts to establish vertical gardens and rooftop nurseries. To get the kids involved, families can visit Gardeners’ Day Out, which happens the third Saturday of each month at HortPark. Little ones can join activities like storytelling and handicrafts such as making pressed flower bookmarks and leaf printing. You can also pick out new plants, consult a plant doctor, harvest produce from the Edible Garden, learn from the experts and network with fellow gardening families.

When 17 June, 9 am – 3 pm
Where HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road
Cost Free entry
Web www.nparks.gov.sg

41. Visit the President

June school holidays - istana

At least his place of work, that is! Sign up for a guided nature walk conducted hourly by NParks and the President’s Office during the Istana Hari Raya Puasa open house. You will get to see the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity. Arrive early to beat the queue, as signing up and payment are done on the spot. Family packages are available. After you enter the Istana grounds, look for signs showing you where to register for the tours.

When 25 June, 10 am – 4 pm
Where The Istana (Orchard Road gate)
Cost $2 per child aged 3-12 years; $4 per adult (Singaporean & PR)
Web www.istana.gov.sg

 

Featured image courtesy of Thow Kwang Pottery/Salt & Light Archery; Header image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore