School’s out! Well, almost, so it’s time to start planning how to keep the kiddos engaged for a month. You could go adventure camping as a family, dine with dinosaurs, learn how to juggle like a pro, and travel around the world without leaving Singapore. These and more fun activities and exciting events for the whole family are happening during the June school holidays 2022. See you around!
JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2022 DAYTIME ESCAPADES
Groovy Summer at Universal Studios Singapore (USS)
In conjunction with the release of Illumination’s Minions 2: The Rise of Gru in cinemas this June, USS is celebrating with a Groovy Summer extravaganza. Join the Minions for some villainous fun and enjoy a day of positive vibes, classic hits, and psychedelic colours. You can also indulge in groovy-licious Minion-themed snacks and drinks. Just for the June school holidays 2022, enjoy the Groovy Summer Holiday Special. This package includes admission, $35 worth of vouchers, and a Minion Popcorn.
26 May to 14 August at Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa; from $88. More details here.
Gardens by the Bay presents Children’s Festival – Around the World with Kiztopia
Not ready to take the kids on vacation just yet? Then head to Gardens by the Bay this June school holidays to see landmarks from Mount Fuji to the Sydney Opera House with their favourite Kiztopia Friends. Get ready to be blown away by eight giant inflatables — up to 12.5 metres tall! — nestling among the Supertrees. Take part in craft activities, win goodies playing sports carnival games, and ‘board’ a hot air balloon for the ultimate photo op too!
28 May to 19 June at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay; free admission (fees apply for Tiger’s Sports Arena and Happy’s Craft World). More details here.
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Playtime at Toybox at Singapore Zoo and River Wonders
Discover the amazing world of animals at the two wildlife parks with popular Hasbro brands. Start your wild adventure by pre-purchasing a Toybox Experience Passport, which comes with a limited-edition keychain. The Toybox Playtime Bundle also includes parks admission. Conquer the NERF Archerfish Accuracy Challenge and My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle’s Yoga Challenge. Solve clues at MONOPOLY Central, locate property cards around the parks, and knead your way through a Play-Doh obstacle course. Complete activities at each park to fill your mini Toybox collection with four mini magnets.
28 May to 26 June at Singapore Zoo & River Wonders; from $15 (separate admission charges apply). More details here.
Esplanade Presents Flipside 2022
After two interrupted years, Flipside finally returns to the Esplanade. Coinciding with the June school holidays 2022, it offers free and ticketed programmes for curious children and adults. The ‘summer’ festival delivers a quirky mix of intimate performances, interactive workshops, and spectacular outdoor events. Featuring local, regional, and international artists, it celebrates playfulness and creativity through circus, puppetry, physical theatre, visual theatre, and comedy. We’re particularly looking forward to Bornfire Circus’ aerial antics at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and their juggling workshops!
Fridays to Sundays, 3 to 12 June at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay; free admission (some ticketed programmes apply). More details here.
JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2022 OVERNIGHT ADVENTURES
‘A Night at the Airport’ Family Camp
Changi Experience Studio’s ‘A Night at the Airport’ Family Camp is back by popular demand this June. Go on the Amazing Airport Family Quest across Jewel, T1, and T3 to redeem River Wonders tickets and create your own art piece of the HSBC Rain Vortex or iconic Control Tower. You also get to play to your hearts’ content at the Changi Experience Studio and Canopy Park. Finally, wind down over family board games before snuggling into your tent for the night.
28 May to 25 June at Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport; $88 per child & $78 per adult. More details here.
Camp 1N at Singapore Discovery Centre
Back-to-back family-friendly activities await in this all-inclusive 2D1N escapade. Check into the ‘Shiok’ Indoor Camping Experience (up to two adults and three kids) or the ‘Chio’ Outdoor Glamping Experience (up to four persons). Campers will pick up survival skills and participate in adventures including laser tag, escape room, 4D simulator rides, and pedal-boating. After dinner, complete the Night Mission Trail as a team before enjoying a cosy barbecue by the lake. After breakfast the next morning, embark on an Eco-Sustainability Tour and plant microgreens to take home.
Weekdays from 30 May to 24 June at Singapore Discovery Centre; from $499. More details here.
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Staycation with the Flamingos at Jurong Bird Park
Experience Jurong Bird Park’s avian wonders with an overnight Staycation with the Flamingos for up to four persons. On day one, get up close with a star raptor and meet African birds at a feeding session. As night falls, enjoy a hearty dinner and flamingo-themed craft activity. Afterwards, spend the night in your personal bell tent, complete with two double beds. Awake next to a flamboyance of flamingos and feed them their breakfast before you have yours. More bird encounters await, including penguin feeding, private tours, and a meet-and-greet with a mystery avian star.
Selected dates from 10 June to 30 July at Jurong Bird Park; from $1,099. More details here.
Staycation with the Manatees at River Wonders
Prefer close encounters with aquatic animals instead? Then have a Staycation with the Manatees at River Wonders for up to four persons. The itinerary includes meeting up with a mystery animal, reserved seating at Once Upon a River animal presentation, an up-close session with cheeky squirrel monkeys, a manatee-inspired activity before bed, plus a hearty dinner and breakfast. And after an activity-filled day, retreat into a bespoke glamping tent right by the world’s largest freshwater aquarium and drift off to sleep while watching the herd of manatees.
Selected dates from 2 June to 30 December at River Wonders; from $1,199. More details here.
JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS & WORKSHOPS 2022
Baker’s Brew Junior Kids’ Baking Camp
Batter up during the June school holidays 2022 at Baker’s Brew Junior Kids’ Baking Camp. Open to kids aged 4 to 7 years and 8 to 12 years, it takes place in two-hourly sessions across three days. They will learn crucial kitchen etiquette, hygiene skills, about ingredients and recipes, and of course, have a fun time baking. Just for this camp, professional instructors have customised six new recipes perfect for small hands and big imaginations.
Selected dates from 28 May to 24 June at #05-46 Paragon Shopping Centre; $198. More details here.
Changi Experience Studio’s June Holiday Workshops
Join the Changi Robomaster Challenge, a three-hour workshop where aspiring young engineers learn to programme DJI RoboMaster. Design your own Guardians of our Smart Airport and compete on speed and dexterity in an airport-themed arena. Young innovators can also participate in the 1.5-hour ‘A Day in the Life of a Changi Trolley’ Design Thinking Workshop. They’ll have fun learning to identify the needs of travellers and create prototypes for their re-imagined airport of the future.
28 May to 25 June at Level 4, Jewel Changi Airport; from $40 per person. More details here.
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Happy Fish June School Holidays Intensive Swimming Lessons
Always wanted your kid to learn swimming but haven’t gotten around to it? Why wait? Enrol them in Happy Fish’s intensive swimming lessons designed for beginners from 5 to 12 years. 45-minute-long lessons take place three times a week for four weeks during the June school holidays. With only 10 children in each class, you can be assured of personal guidance from the expert coaches. Plus, specially treated heated pools means no shivering kids and bloodshot eyes. The kids will have a splashing good time and make new friends too!
Selected dates from 30 May to 24 June at Happy Fish HOME @ Bedok or Jurong East Outdoor Heated Pool. More details here.
JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2022 DINING DELIGHTS
Kids Dine for Free at Paradise Group
This June school holidays 2022, Paradise Group is celebrating along with the kids. Children aged 12 years and below can dine for free at its stable of family-friendly restaurant concepts. Simply spend at least $30++ per table and enjoy well-balanced meals from the kids’ menus. For instance, at Canton Paradise, one kid’s meal includes Egg Fried Rice, Sweet Sour Pork, Stir-fried French Bean with Minced Pork and Preserved Olive Vegetable, and Fruit Tree Apple Juice. It’s great to be a kid!
28 May to 26 June at Canton Paradise, Paradise Classic, and Paradise Dynasty (except Changi Airport T3).
CoComelon-themed Birthday Party Package
It’s your last chance to join JJ and friends in CoComelon at CLOVE! The themed café will be going away for good after 30 June, so take this opportunity to try mouth-watering creations like CeCe Lobster and Prawn Roll, Bingo Paw Bun, and more. Even better, give your kids their dream birthday party, complete with guaranteed seats at the front of the bus. The CoComelon Birthday Package for four persons includes a Party Set, beverages, birthday cake, goodie bag, and more. The Party Set is also available for takeaway to perfect your home party or school holiday playdate.
Till 30 June at Level 2, Swissôtel The Stamford; $198++. More details here.
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Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure
Heads-up to foodie families who also happen to be fans of the Jurassic Park series or dinosaurs in general. In anticipation of the release of Jurassic World Dominion in cinemas on 10 June, Universal Studios Singapore (USS) presents the exhilarating Jurassic World Dominion Dining Adventure! This 2.5-hour multi-sensory dinner experience serves up special effects, storytelling, and prehistoric meet-and-greets alongside a four-course feast of Jurassic proportions. Tickets also include admission to USS and Universal Express Unlimited Pass for a full day of play before you dine with the dinosaurs.
Selected dates from May to August at Discovery Food Court in Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa; $188 per child & $248 per adult. More details here.
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