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February 2020

March School Holidays 2020: Great Fun for Kids Indoors and Out!

Perhaps you’ve been keeping your little ones at home after school and on weekends because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Come mid-March though, when the March school holidays 2020 start, we hope that the situation will be calmer. Why? ‘Cos there are tons of fun activities that they can do during this time, of course!


Do a Big Day Out at Sentosa!

Photo: Sentosa Development Corporation

We love our very own State of Fun and it’s even easier to enjoy here this March school holidays because entry is FREE for everyone throughout this period. In addition, Sentosa has rolled out a slew of promos, plus deals for F&B, staycations, and activities that families can enjoy this month, such as 15% off online Family Combo Packages at the Skyline Luge, and free entry for one adult with every usual-price kid ticket purchased at KidZania.

Photo: Sentosa Development Corporation

Want to spend less? There are lots of free ways to enjoy Sentosa too. How about having a picnic at one of the island’s beaches, learning about history at Fort Siloso, or exploring the hidden caves of Sentosa? Just remember to get out in time to watch the projections and play with light art at Magical Shores at Siloso too! There are too many great deals for us to list here so do check out Sentosa’s Stay, Play, and Dine page for the full list, yah?

When Till end March 2020
Where Sentosa

Make your way to Wonderland

Younger ones are not left out this March school holidays! While primary school-aged siblings do their thing, your littlies are welcome to attend A Mad Tea Party with ACT3 International. Here they’ll meet the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and a very sleepy Dormouse too! Even babies aged seven to 36 month-olds can join in (parent-accompanied), while three to seven-year-olds end their week-long party with a drama performance. Those aged four to seven years can also attend an ice cream-making workshop in collaboration with Gelato Cottage. Yummy!

When Various dates from 5 March
Where ACT 3 Drama Academy, 126 Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229707
Cost From $35 per baby-parent pair, $300 per child for 5 days, $50 per child for ice cream workshop

Do Science anytime, anywhere!

Do you remember working for the Young Scientist badges when you were in primary school? Now your children can do the same — online, all year round. The programme is run by Science Centre Singapore and is suitable for primary school children. All they have to do is register for an account to get started. Satiate their curiosity about Science through easy-to-achieve experiments and tasks and watch them puff up with pride as they earn their badges in astronomy, mathematics, to zoology, and more!

Cost $6 per single badge or $35 for the full platform per year

(See also: 7 Ways to Get your Kids Interested in Science)

Watch Local Literature come Alive

Textures is an annual festival celebrating local literature, something that we at SingaporeMotherhood definitely believe in! This year’s, themed “These Storied Walls”, brings SingLit to life within the walls of The Arts House. Our picks for kids? Adventures of a Kampung Boy, a performance and exhibition in English, The Story of the Red Scarf, a storytelling in Mandarin, and Patrick Yee’s Magical World of Illustration, a workshop in Mandarin.

When 13 to 22 March, 10am-10pm
Where The Arts House
Cost Free, but prior registration is required

(See also: 15 Singaporean Authors (and Celebs!) tell us their Favourite Childhood Books)

Build Apps with micro:bit

Problem solving is a skill that every child needs to develop, and here at the The IoT Academy, children six to 16 years old can learn to do that though coding and electronics. They’ll do this by using the micro:bit and Microsoft makecode software for coding. They’ll also learn micro:bit coding concepts and apply them by developing an application for the micro:bit. Want to do more? There are drone flying, and coding with Scratch 3.0 workshops too.

When 14 March, 4-6 pm; 16 or 19 March, 12-2 pm
Where 406 Joo Chiat Place #01-22, Singapore 428084
Cost $75 (optional micro:bit add-on $40). Use code MH2020 to get 20% off

(See also: 5 Essential 21st-Century Skills every Child Needs to Learn Today)

Become Little Architects

At this AR.C.HI.TEC.TURE camp by Beep Lab, children aged eight to 12 years get to mix art, community, history, technology and nature as they explore aspects of their environment through architectural design process.

When 16 to 17 March, 10am-5pm
Where 51 Middle Road, #03-02 Singapore 188959
Cost $330, including lunches. A $20 registration fee applies for first timers. Use the code MH2020 to get a 20% discount
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Be a Maker

Using different mediums such as paper, wood and fabric, children between six and 12 years are guided to create something new on each day of this camp by The Common Bench. Choose from two, three, or five day camps where kids will engage in silkscreen printing, design a cornhole game, and make paper, a wooden table lamp, or a wooden Lego box. Each camp is limited to six campers to ensure that every child enjoys in-depth guidance and learning.

When 16 March to 17 April, either 9.30am-12.30pm, or 2.30-5.30 pm
Where Location (in Serangoon) will be disclosed upon booking
Cost $380 (two days), $540 (three days), $680 (five days)

Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected

At this two-day camp by Mindful Space, children aged seven to 12 years will learn to be Jedis. Just kidding, but they will learn to control their minds for better focus and calmness, just like their Star Wars heroes, through various activities including sensorial play, creative arts, yoga, breathing techniques and visualisation, and in doing so, strengthen their emotional, physical and mental resilience.

When 19 to 20 March, 9am-4pm
Where 10 Winstedt Road, Blk A 02-02, Singapore 227977 (Newton)
Cost $150, including lunches

(See also: Calm: The One New Skill every Child needs to Learn for Success)

Stitch and Sketch a Little Book of Gratitude

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Facilitated by an art therapist from Red Balloon Therapy, this art workshop guides children from eight years old onwards to reflect and create a personalised book on life’s simple pleasures and simple things that bring joy. The aim? To help them embrace the practice of gratitude. The workshop is an inclusive initiative by SG Enable, and is open to participants with special needs as well.

When 14 March, 10am-12pm
Where Enabling Village
Cost $25 per child or $40 for two children (inclusive of art materials)

(See also: SNTC offers Peace of Mind for Parents of Special Needs Children)

Learn to Sail

The March school holidays are a great time to try something new. If your child is a water baby who loves the sea, why not check out the SAF Yacht Club’s Get Kids Afloat programme, which introduces children aged seven to 15 years to the joys of sailing? During this four-day introductory sailing course kids will undergo theory and practical lessons, including rigging of crafts, parts of a craft, points of sail, capsize drills, and more. Crafts used are Optimist, Topper and Laser Pico (determined by participant size). Do note that your child will have to be able to swim at least 50m while wearing life vests.

When 17 to 20 March, 9.30am-5.30pm
Where 43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962
Cost $299.07 (public), $100.05 (members), $321 (foreigners)

(See also: Groom your Future Olympians at these Sports Academies in Singapore)

Build Analog Games

If your children have been playing too much online games, this Game Design Camp by Artistic Strategies may help them go offline with a smile. In addition, it may even heighten your children’s creativity and get them to start thinking and creating new games, instead of passively playing digital ones. Using recyclable materials, children aged six to 12 years turn game-thinkers, working in teams to produce and present their creation. At the end of the camp, they’ll be part of an arcade, set up with their fellow game-meisters!

When 17, 18 or 20 March, 10am-1.30pm
Where Bedok, AMK Hub or Midtown (Hougang)
Cost $115, inclusive of materials and light snacks

See also: Where to bring Baby for Fun, Creative, and Brain-Boosting Activities in Singapore)

Be a Sporty All-Rounder!

In this camp for kids who love sports and activity, children aged three to 12 years will get to play new and familiar sports, try out activities like arts and crafts, learn about making healthy food choices, and more! The schedule looks like a multi-sports lovers dream, with soccer, frisbee, athletics, tennis, rugby, floorball, swimming, basketball, dodgeball, cricket, baseball, kickball, and karate in the line-up!

When 16 to 20 March, 9am-3pm. Other dates at other venues are available; see website for details
Where OCBC Arena @ Singapore Sports Hub
Cost $465 (full week); $110 (single day). Camp shirt and fruits are provided

Visit Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience

Touch an iceberg, watch creatures of the deep in a surround-sound dome, stomp out carbon, and embark on a wildlife exploration with immersive exhibits that incorporate learning and interactive play elements. Kids (and parents too!) will find out more about the interdependent relationship between animals and their environments through never-seen-before visuals and stories curated by the Animal Planet team. P/S: From now till 22 March 2020, get 50% discount with every Science Centre admission ticket purchased.

Where Science Centre Singapore, The Annexe
When Till 22 March, 10am-6pm
Cost $23 (adult), $18 (child), $66 (family)

Get S.M.A.R.T at this Camp

Calling all Science geeks 13 years old and above: come explore everything robotics ad make some robotic vehicles too! During this two-day camp, you will assemble three different robotic models from scratch using Bluetooth, line tracking, and ISM radio-controls, and program them using Arduino programming language. Participants will receive a certificate of completion after the camp.

Where CRADL∑ Lab, Science Centre Singapore
When 16 and 17 March, 9am-5pm on both days
Cost $200 (student in local Singaporean school), $400 (public). Lunch is provided on both days.

See also: Why this Doctor says that Tech can be Good for Kids)

Get super active at SuperDayCamp

Spend three days at Singapore’s largest indoor park this March school holidays. There are more than 20 activities to conquer, including skating, tramopline, basketball, wall-climbing, and more! All campers will get a camp t-shirt, a SuperPark water bottle and full-day access to SuperPark after camp sessions. Best for children aged four to 10 years old.

When 16 to 18, 23 to 25, 30 March to 1 April, 6 to 8 or 13 to 15 April, 10am-1.30 pm or 2-5.30 pm
Where SuperPark, Suntec City
Cost $268. Book before 29 February to enjoy a 20% discount

(See also: SuperPark Singapore — The Revolutionary 40,000-sqf Indoor Playground for the Whole Family)

Do Cartwheels and enjoy Fresh Air

Fresh air and outdoor activity are proven to help children develop better. That’s why Power Kids Gym is not limiting its holiday camp to just its fabulous indoor space. In this three-day camp, kids aged three to nine years old will hone gymnastics skills and enjoy lots of other activities, including arts and crafts, water play, and outdoor excursions to a fish farm. Groups will be kept small – a maximum of eight – so kids get undivided attention.

When 16 to 18 March, 30 March to 1 April, or 7 to 9 April, 9.30am-4pm
Where 81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square #02-12, Singapore 239917
Cost $360 for 3 days, including lunches and snacks.

Fence like Zorro

Why not try something new this March school holidays? If your little one is six or seven years old, this is the best time to start learning fencing! Modern Fencing has a Kids Beginner Camp that will coach aspiring fencers in footwork and blade work, distance control, rules, etiquette — everything they need to become a good fencer. They’ll even get to experience real fencing tournaments, using electronic equipment. Already have a practising fencer at home? Enrol them in the high performance camps instead.

When 16 to 18 March, 23 to 25 March, 30 March to 1 April, or 6 to 9 April, 9am-12pm
Where 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-36, Singapore 039594
Cost $250

Watch a Concert for Children

Music soothes the savage beast… and cranky kids too! So bring your little ones to the Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, where they will get a musical introduction to one of the most prolific composers in history. There are four sessions to choose from depending on your child’s age — clarinet quartets for babies and preschoolers up to age four, and string quartets for children up to 12 years old. Do note that admission is only for children aged 12 and under, though accompanying parents (who will need to buy tickets for themselves) are allowed for each child aged four and under.

When 4 April, 10-10.30 am (for 0-2 years old), 11-11.30 am (for 2-4 years old), 12-12.40 pm (for 4-6 years old), 1.30-2.20 pm (for 6 to 12 years old)
Where Esplanade Recital Studio
Cost $24 (for 0-2 and 2-4 years old), $28 (for 4-6 years old), $32 (for 6 to 12 years old)

Enjoy the March School Holidays 2020!

Photo: SAF Yacht Club

Learn a new skill, get a certificate, change a mindset, create something amazing, or enjoy good music. There’s definitely something for every kind of child to love doing during the March school holidays 2020!

All details accurate at time of publishing.

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March School Holidays 2020: Great Fun for Kids Indoors and Out!