Good news! The last day of the school year falls on 20 November. For the kids, it means the year-end school holidays 2020 are almost here — yippee! And yes, that also means we’ll soon be done with this crazy, crazy year! But in the meantime, this activity guide offers ideas on how to keep the kiddos meaningfully engaged during the holidays. We’ll be adding to it as more activities come along, so do check back regularly.
1. British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps
Give your child the opportunity to explore the world beyond English while having fun. At the British Council’s Holiday Study Camps, kids from 4 to 17 years get hands-on with stimulating activities, group projects, drama games, presentations, and more. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme that will unlock their natural curiosity and love for learning. Without knowing it, they’ll also be developing the 21st century skills they need for their academic and future success. Enjoy more individual attention from highly qualified and experienced international teachers, plus the opportunity to speak to teachers via parent-teacher meetings.
Sign up for one week of camp to enjoy 10% discount; 15% off two weeks; 20% off three weeks, and a whopping 25% off for all four weeks of camp!
Where Napier Road Centre | Tampines Centre | Toa Payoh Centre
When 23 November to 18 December (Mondays to Fridays), 9am – 1pm (Kindergarten & Primary), 1.30pm – 5.30pm (Secondary)
How much $736 per week (includes GST, certificate & materials)
2. De Kinder Club Year-end Holiday Camps: Fairytales & Wondertales
Premier early learning enrichment centre De Kinder Club aims to meaningfully engage children through sensorial and experiential activities at its upcoming holiday camps. For instance, Tots (6 to 15 months) recreate Goldilocks’ porridge, while Explorers (16 months to 3.5 years) grow a beanstalk. Kids from 4 to 9 years are challenged to figure out how to save Rapunzel from her tower!
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Where #02-19 Marina Square
When 30 November to 10 December (Mondays to Thursdays), 10.30am – 12.30pm
How much $90 for 2 days | $170 for 4 days
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Kinder S.T.E.A.M Junior (4-6 years) combines general knowledge and S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) concepts. Its popularity has led to the introduction of Kinder S.T.E.A.M. Primary (7-8 years), targeted at preparing primary one and two students for the Science subject.
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Terms & conditions:
- Each pass will entitle one child to two free 90-minute classes.
- This pass is only valid for Kinder S.T.E.A.M Junior or Kinder S.T.E.A.M Primary and cannot be used to redeem Year-end Holiday Camps or other programmes.
- The pass is non-transferable and cannot be shared with another child.
- The pass is to be redeemed and utilised by 31 January 2021.
Closing date: 12 noon on 10 November
3. Andsoforth presents Princess Academy & Immersive Children’s Book Workshop
Fulfil fairytale dreams with a three-day boot camp at Andsoforth’s Princess Academy. Princesses-in-training will learn the ropes of etiquette, poise, and craft from Cinderella, Mariah The Mermaid, and The Fairy Godmother.
Where Andsoforth Academy, 200 Pandan Gardens
When 11 November to 18 December (3 hours per day for 3 days)
How much $400 per child aged 3 to 10 years
Or send your little explorers Around the World in 80 Days in an Immersive Children’s Book Workshop. Follow Phileas Fogg and Passepartout on a thrilling adventure as they travel back in time. They’ll discover the art of letter-writing, the dangers of coal mining, and the wonders of astrology.
Where Balestier (exact location will be revealed 24 hours before workshop)
When 7 November to 20 December (75 minutes)
How much $48 per person (children under 7 years to be accompanied by 1 adult) | $2 per child aged 2 years and below
4. Little Yogi Holiday Camp *NEW*
Bring out the inner light of your little ones with the benefits of yoga. Real Yoga has specially curated classes that will teach your child to improve their concentration and connect with their inner self, all while having fun and making friends. Enrol them for a wholesome and enriching yoga experience during these school holidays. The 60-minute classes are suitable for kids aged 5 to 11 years old.
Where Real Yoga Tampines & Jurong
When 30 November to 24 December (Mondays to Thursdays, 2.30pm-3.30pm)
How much $16.05 per session | $53.50 for 4 sessions | $214 for 16 sessions
5. Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN)
Returning for its second season this year, AYN takes the wonders of the arts to Kallang and Geylang. Catch dance and theatre performances online and offline, discover art murals, and witness Old Airport Road Hawker Centre light up. On Sundays, little ones can also look forward to Let’s Partea! — a series of virtual performances specially curated for young audiences. Families can even take a virtual walk around Kallang River in an interactive choose-your-own-adventure story!
Where Kallang, Geylang, & online
When 12 to 29 November
How much Free
6. School Holiday Performing Arts Workshops at Capitol Theatre
Choose from over 40 dance, music, and theatre workshops curated with professional trainers from best-in-class performing arts schools in Singapore. Set within the historic Capitol Theatre, each week sees a different line-up targeted at children, teens, adults, and families. Go backstage at Académie of Stars’ Happy Phantom tour, learn the cajon with Believer Music, perform like a K-pop idol with Recognize! Studios, and perfect your pirouette with Singapore Ballet Academy. There’s something for everyone!
Where 17 Stamford Road
When 21 November to 23 December
How much Varies
7. Playeum at Home Artist-In-Session
Calling all kids aged 5 to 12 years old. Join Playeum at Home online for an exciting come-experiment-with-artists session with a twist. In a two-part series, artist Ranae invites children to use paper as a printing tool and for building 3D structures. Then artist Isabelle takes kids into the world of hevealogy (a made-up word that means a study of the rubber tree) and photography.
Where Online via Zoom
When 3 November to 15 December
How much Free
8. Eco Explorers! – Plant Habitats
Just like us, plants need food, water, and air to grow well. Let the little ones learn more about where plants thrive at Gardens by the Bay. Join in the parent-child programme for preschoolers aged five to six years to create your very own plant habitat. Older kids aged seven to 12 years will discover what features an ideal plant habitat has, while creating a terrarium. Spaces are limited so register now.
Where Waterview Room, Gardens by the Bay
When 28 November, 11am-11.45am (5-6 years) | 28 November, 2.30pm-3.15pm (7-12 years)
How much $25 per person (including workshop kit)
9. Parent + Child Photography Workshop *NEW*
Bond with your little one while learning the basics of photography and stimulating your child’s creative senses. Professional photographer and educator, Bernard Teo, who has a Masters degree in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, will guide you through the creative processes and how to create that stunning shot using shapes, colours, and creative framing. Bring home a souvenir print of your favourite photograph at the end of the four-hour workshop.
Where Canon Imaging Academy, Fusionopolis @ Galaxis
When 5 December, 9am-1pm
How much $100 per parent-child pair
10. Hougang Heritage Trail
Exploring National Heritage Board’s Heritage Trails is an excellent family bonding activity that gives us insight into our unique history. In this 20th heritage trail, we head to the north-east. The new Hougang Heritage Trail consists of three thematic trail routes covering 18 heritage sites, including two National Monuments. Discover tales of crocodile and pirate attacks, Singapore’s first heartland fast-food restaurant, and its journey from vast plantations to thriving housing estate.
How much Free
11. Run For Inclusion 2020
In its sixth consecutive year, Run For Inclusion 2020 is about showing your support for an inclusive Singapore. This year, run, walk, and cycle alongside Persons With Special Needs (PWSN), including hearing, intellectually, physically, and visually challenged folk. Participants can choose to take part in the run physically onsite or virtually online. With categories starting from below 3 km and no age limit, rally the whole family for a good cause!
Where Singapore Sports Hub 100Plus Promenade
When 28 November, 7am-8pm (onsite event) | 28 November to 11 December (virtual edition)
How much From $35 per person (free for PWSN and a caregiver)
12. Santa Run for Wishes 2020
In the mood for another run? Make-A-Wish Singapore invites everyone to kickstart the festive season with the first virtual Santa Run for Wishes 2020. Help to accumulate 21,517 km — the distance from Singapore to the North Pole to fetch Santa to spread festive cheer. All proceeds go towards granting wishes of children with critical illnesses. Participants can also take part in fun activities on Make-A-Wish Singapore Facebook and Instagram and stand to win prizes.
Where Run wherever you are
When 2 to 19 December
How much $20 per race entry
13. Tayo Station’s Pop-up Playground
If your little one is a fan of Tayo the Little Bus, they’ll love this! A special Tayo Station playground has popped up at City Square Mall and promises a unique play experience. The 2,000 sq ft indoor playground boasts a road circuit track, climb and slide, and a huge ball pool. A wide selection of Tayo the Little Bus and Pororo the Little Penguin merchandise is also available. There’s even a kids caring and drop-off service for kids aged five and up.
Where #B2-47/48, City Square Mall
When 30 October to 31 December, 10.30am-8pm daily
How much $15 per child on weekdays | $18 per child on weekends & public holidays (each play session lasts 2 hours; each child admission includes 1 adult)
14. Science Centre Singapore’s Year-end Season
Science Centre Singapore ushers in the end-of-year season with a slew of sensorial experiences for the whole family. Catch the latest addition to the Omni-Theatre’s series of immersive films, Superpower Dogs. Then grab an UNTAME Pass to embark on a multi-dimensional virtual quest as an Athlete, Magician, or Cyborg. It’s also your last chance to visit the world’s first travelling wildlife edutainment exhibition, Living Worlds: An Animal Planet.
Where 15 Science Centre Road
When 19 October to 29 November
How much Varies
15. Disney Outdoor Explorers at the Singapore Zoo & River Safari *NEW*
Embark on the Explorer’s Trail and follow Mickey’s tips at Singapore Zoo or be hot on Minnie’s heels at River Safari. Your mission is to find where a bunch of playful doodle animals have wandered off to. Complete activities in both parks to redeem exclusive charm keychains. Now embark on the Explorer’s Doodle Mission to redeem a doodle animal charm. There are six designs to collect. More exciting activities await on weekends and public holidays, so get ready to doodle! Psst! Local residents enjoy 50% off combo admission to Singapore Zoo and River Safari from 21 November till 18 December!
Where 80 Mandai Lake Road
When 21 November to 27 December
How much Standard admission applies; $5 for Trail Booklet
16. Wild About Twilight at Night Safari *NEW*
Meet the newest residents in town: the Night Safari’s first aardvarks debut along the East Lodge Trail! Native to Africa, this nocturnal insectivore with its pig-like snout, rabbit-like ears, and kangaroo-like tail will surprise and charm the whole family. Embark on a new digital trail guided by the Breadcrumbs app, where you’ll encounter more nocturnal creatures and discover little known scenic spots along the way. Participate in games and activities to unlock rewards from exclusive enamel pins to Safari Adventure Tours or park memberships.
Where 80 Mandai Lake Road
When 27 November to 27 December
How much Standard admission applies
17. Make Time for a Holiday on Sentosa
This year-end, our favourite local ‘overseas’ destination rolls out over 50 new offerings, from Sentosa Insider Tours and Guided Tours and Masterclasses to specially curated $100 Getaway Deals. Learn how to make wax figures at Madame Tussauds Singapore or discover how we defy gravity with AJ Hackett Sentosa. Indulge in Sentosa daycations, take a culinary Masterclass at Trapizza, and go yachting amid the Southern Islands. And plenty more!
Where Sentosa Island
How much Varies
18. Super Seacations on World Dream
Dream Cruises’ highly anticipated Super Seacations are now a reality! Sail away on two- or three-night high seas itineraries on World Dream, the newest cruise ship to call Singapore home. Santa’s Little Elves will make guest appearances at Little Dreamers Academy and turn your little one into an Honorary Elf! Experiences for the whole family include cutting-edge VR worlds, a world-class stage production, and celebrity-led fitness activities. Finally, end your voyage on a high with Asia’s only laser show at sea.
Where World Dream on the high seas
When 6 November to 30 December
How much Balcony stateroom from $205 per person
19. A Night at the Airport *NEW*
Book a 2D1N family camping experience at Jewel’s Changi Experience Studio. It includes behind-the-scenes airport experiences and a craft workshop. After a fun-filled day, you’ll spend A Night at the Airport in tents! A free-and-easy Play + Sleepover is also available, as are day-trip programmes. Alternatively, enjoy a Glampcation in the Clouds (from $320 per night) at Cloud9 Piazza or Shiseido Forest Valley for picture-perfect Instagram moments.
Where Changi Experience Studio, Jewel Changi Airport
When 21 November to 21 December
How much $130 per child | $160 per adult
Featured image: Singapore Ballet Academy; Capitol Theatre