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November 2018

32 Exciting Year-End (November-December) School Holiday Activities 2018

The November-December school holidays are the best time for play because they come after the end of the academic year. Here’s some of the fun the kids can have this November and December. Let them play; they deserve to!

Yay! Another school year has come to an end and it’s time to play. There are holiday activities galore to enjoy this year-end and we’ve sorted them out by date (earliest first) for you. Go through our picks with the kids, let the choose those they’d like to attend, and then you, mum, can sit back and relax while they’re off having fun. It’s a win-win situation, we say!


1. Camp overnight with Wildlife

Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore Facebook

Wildlife Reserves Singapore has hands-on learning camps every school holiday. They’re really popular and the Sleep with the Beasts one is already sold out for this year. Not to worry, there are eight other camps that still have availability – Be A Junior Avian Keeper (29 Nov), Sleep with the Manatees Camp (1-2 Dec), and Sleep with the Penguins (8-9 Dec) – among others. Camps include guided behind-the-scenes tours and hands-on activities that will give kids an up close and personal experience with the animals. They’re lots of fun; sign up quick!

Where Singapore Zoo, River Safari or Jurong Bird Park
When Various dates
Cost From $160
Web Click here

2. Learn to Play a New Sport

Ready Steady Go Kids has customised sport camps with a create-your-own concept so your kids can choose the sport they want to learn. With a minimum number of six children in a group, little ones aged between 3 to 7 years old can pick up and practice a variety of sports. Options include soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, golf, Australian football, rugby, athletics, cricket, and t-ball. Quote “SGMOTHER” when signing up to get a 10% discount.

When Choose 3 consecutive days, 8.45 am – 12 noon
Where Bukit Timah or Kovan outlets
Cost $280 per child. There will be 3 coaches per group of up to 15 children.
Web Click here

3. Join an Interest Group

Older children looking for their tribe? A place to meet fellow enthusiasts? Check out PA Water Venture (Sembawang), which is coordinating meetings for enthusiasts of Outdoor activities, Gardening, and Astronomy to meet and network. Kids have to be 13 years old and above, and parents are welcome to attend as well.

Where 60 Jalan Mempurong, Singapore 759058
When 10 November, 10 am – 12 noon (Outdoors), 2 December, 10 am – 1 pm (Gardening), 8 December, 5 – 10 pm (Astronomy)
Cost Free
Web Click here

4. Explore Filial Piety as a Family

We parents want to nurture our little ones to grow up to be good people and filial children. Not sure how to do that? Start by enrolling them in this holiday camp by Blossom World where participants explore the concept of filial piety though stories and drama. Campers will receive a camp handbook, two lunches, four refreshments, a T-shirt, and a goodie bag each. The camp, which will be conducted in English and Mandarin, is suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years old.

When 10 to 11 November, 9 am – 5 pm
Where Kallang Community Club, 45 Boon Keng Road, Singapore 339771
Cost $180
Web Click here

5. Get Active at SuperPark Singapore

The brainchild of a Finnish dad who was looking for a way to entertain his daughter, SuperPark Singapore is a huge indoor playground – nearly 40,000 square feet – with over 20 activities such as Flying Fox (zip wires), Street Basketball, a Skate and Scoot World to play in, and more. Want to challenge yourself further? Check out the iWall, SuperClimb, and Ninja Track. All the games have experienced supervisors, and are open to all age groups. SuperPark opens 17 November, just in time for the school holidays. Can you tell that we can’t wait?

Where #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing) 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1
When From 17 November
Cost From $22
Web Click here

6. Grow a Green Thumb

Be a Garden Trooper at Gardens by the Bay and learn about plants through games and activities. What’s looking mighty interesting this year? A Play-Date with Plants for 5 to 6 year olds (a parent-and-child programme), Green Encounters! for 7 to 9 year olds, and My Outdoor Adventures! for 10 to 12 year olds. Register early as slots get taken up fast!

Where Gardens by the Bay
When 17 November, 9 am – 12.30 pm (A Play-Date with Plants), 23 November, 9 am – 3.30 pm (Green Encounters!), or 19 November, 9 am – 5.30 pm (My Outdoor Adventures!)
Cost $80 (for A Play-Date with Plants and Green Encounters! each), $100 (for My Outdoor Adventures!) per pair for public. Special concession price applies for Friends of the Gardens.
Web Click here

7. Escape from Fearsome River Creatures

Do the kids like escape room games? Then they’ll love the River Safari Lockdown, where  they get to be adventurers stuck in time, and have to escape before fearsome river creatures devour them. Escape in time to get a pin of honour! This is a collaboration with Lockdown Singapore, which will be giving out special goodie bags on the first weekend. Grab a team of six and sign up. You have two hours to complete the game, and the clock starts now!

Where River Safari
When 17 November to 30 December, on weekends and 25 December only
Cost $240 per team
Web Click here

(See also: Best Escape Room Games in Singapore for Families and Kids)

8. Play some Music and Solve a Murder

The NUS Alumni Orchestra (NAO) is presenting an interactive orchestra performance for kids. Titled “Who Killed the Composer”, the first half of the show has narrated music about the investigation of a murder mystery. In the second half of the show, children will get to try out different orchestral instruments and play with them. This hour-long workshop (no intermission) is suitable for families with children aged 3 years and above.

Where Esplanade Recital Studio
When 18 November, 2 pm or 4.30 pm
Cost $19 per person, or $60 for a family bundle of 4 tickets.
Web Click here

9. Get Bendy with Yoga

The family that does yoga together finds mindfulness together. Start on that journey at the Indian Festival of Arts where there is are introductory parent-and-child yoga classes. This 90-minute yoga session (including breaks) is suitable for children aged 5 years and above, and an accompanying adult aged 16 and above. Please bring your own yoga mats (one for each person).

Where Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
When 18 November, 11 am or 2 pm
Cost $24 per pair, excluding SISTIC booking fee
Web Click here

10. Investigate Crime Scenes

Explorer Junior brings your little aspiring detectives an action-packed two-day workshop to investigate and solve a mystery. Kids will learn fingerprinting, paper chromatography, sample examination, the art of deciphering secret messages, and more. Suitable for children 3 to 6 years old.

Where Trehaus CoWork @ Claymore Connect
When 19 to 20 November or 10 to 11 December, 9 am – 1 pm
Cost $198. Minimum number of participants is 5 children, and a 50% deposit is required upon confirmation.
Web Click here

11. Do Drama & Art

NAFA holiday workshops are hot hot hot so sign up  quick for the various four-to-five-day Junior Art Vacation Programmes for children aged between 5 and 16 years old. Younger one can create glowing monsters, learn Chinese ink painting, and even create their own clay Pokemon characters. Older ones can create a wire relief and a plaster bandage wreath for the coming Christmas season, try portrait drawing, and more.

Where NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When 19 to 23 November, 1 to 5 pm (Drama & Art). Various dates and times (Art)
Cost $450, including all materials. A registration fee of $32.10 applies for non-NAFA students
Info [email protected]
Web Click here

12. Be a Scientist for a Week

Mad Science joins hands with Kidz Amaze of SAFRA to host a series of camps for 5 to 12 year olds. The Flight Academy Camp explores aerodynamics and how things fly. The Junior Occupations Camp experiments with all things scientific. And the Mad Science Investigators Camps explores out how scientific phenomena happen. All camps include time to play at Kidz Amaze indoor playground so we’re sure kids will approve! Lunch is provided so they don’t go hungry halfway.

Where SAFRA Toa Payoh and SAFRA Jurong
When 19 to 21 November (Flight Academy at Toa Payoh), 28 to 30 November (Junior Occupations at Toa Payoh), 3 to 7 December (Mad Scientist Investigators at Jurong)
Cost $420 for three-day camp (Flight Academy and Junior Occupations), $650 for five-day camp (Mad Science Investigators)
Web Click here

13. Let your Inner Artist out

Children are encouraged to explore different ways of creating art in this two-day camp by Artify. Different mediums and techniques will be used, including acrylic paint, watercolour paint, pencils, foam pads, wooden blocks, wooden Russian dolls, kraft papers, newspaper shreds, and matchboxes. All materials, lunch, tea break, apron, and a carrier for artworks are provided. Suitable for children 5 to 12 years old.

Where Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan, #08-05, Singapore 199018. Check detailed instruction on which lift to use on the website.
When 20 to 21 November, 10 am – 5.30 pm
Cost $300
Web Click here

14. Get ballsy with Tennis

Tennis is a great sport to develop coordination, determination, and grit on and off the court. Give your child a taste of the game at Ignite Tennis Academy’s holiday camps for children. Campers will be grouped according to experience level (call them to find out which camp would be suitable for your little one), and camps are suitable for children from age 5 onwards. Each camp lasts three days.

Where The Salvation Army, 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674; Changi Beach Club, 2 Andover Road, Singapore 509984
When 20 to 22 November, 27 to 29 November, 4 to 6 December or 11 to 13 December, 8 – 10.30 am (Red & Orange) or 8 – 11 am (Green & Yellow)
Cost $220 (Red & Orange groups) and $255 (Green & Yellow groups)
Web Click here

15. Sail the High Seas

If your child enjoys treasure hunting, he or she would be delighted to take part in this voyage with Explorer Junior. For three days, campers will pick up navigational skills, decoding, design and build a shop and more. Suitable for children 3 to 6 years old.

Where Trehaus CoWork @ Claymore Connect
When 21 to 23 November or 12 to 14 December, 9 am – 1 pm
Cost $298. Minimum number of participants is 5 children. 50 percent deposit is required upon confirmation.
Web Click here

16. Learn Lots at Lots of Workshops

The CDAC regularly conducts school holiday programmes that enrich children from K1 to Secondary 5 levels. This holiday they have some new ones such as Grammar & Vocabulary English programme from The Boss Baby and Fantastic Beasts; Financial Literacy in Chinese; a workshop by a famous local picture-book author: Ah Guo’s Art Workshops; Barista Experience; Chinese Ink Painting – Goldfish Fan; and K-pop Dancing. They sure do sound interesting, don’t they, and they’re really affordable too! If your child is new to CDAC workshops, bring his/her BC when signing up at CDA centres. Membership is free.

Where CDAC Centres and external venues
When Various dates
Cost From $7
Web Click here

17. Get Dramatic with “Shoo Shoes”

Even the littlest among us can also join in the school holiday fun with ACT3’s parent-and-child workshops where they’ll learn through music, movement, storytelling and sensory play. Titled “Shoo Shoes”, this interactive single session workshop lasts for 45 minutes and is suitable for children 7 to 17 months old. Other workshops are available, too, for children up to 15 years old.

When 22, 29 November, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 December, 10.30 am or 4 pm
Where ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cainhill Road
Cost From $40 per child-and-parent
Web Click here

18. Be a Wild Thing

We love the NParks drama workshops for children K1 to P4 levels and this one, based on Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, looks set to be a hit! Through creative play and dramatisation, kids will explore nature and its rich biodiversity. Check out the other programs such as walks and talks via the web link below!

When 22 Nov, 10 – 11 am
Where Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Cost $10 per child. Registration closes on 21 November or when full.
Web Click here or email [email protected]

19. Study ancient Greek Inventions

Who isn’t in awe of the ancient Greeks and their technology? In the Athena’s Odyssey camp, children and their parents will learn about the science behind Greek inventions through hands-on replicas and a model-making workshop. This is suitable for children 9 to 12 years old, and lunch is provided.

Where Science Centre Singapore
When 24 November, 10 am – 4 pm
Cost $170 per parent-child pair, $85 per additional person
Web Click here

20. Play with Shapes

SPRMRKT’s art program showcases eight artists a year. This school holiday, kids can come to“Playing with Shapes” workshops by artist Jodi Tan, and make their own wrapping paper or gift cards. Suitable for children aged between 7 and 13 years. Participants will bring home merchandise worth $42 each.

Where SPRMRKT at STPI, 41 Roberson Quay, Singapore 238236
When 24 November, 11 am – 12.30 pm (MYO Wrapping Paper) or 8 December, 4 – 5.30 pm (MYO Gift Card)
Cost $80. Up to 10 participants only.
Info [email protected]

21. Learn the Intricacies of Indian Dance

Discover the rich heritage of Indian dance with your child at the Indian Festival of Arts. Find out how hand gestures represent different elements of nature and learn a simple dance sequence too. This is suitable for children 5 years old and above, with an accompanying adult aged 16 and above. The 90-minute class is conducted in English and includes breaks.

Where Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
When 25 November, 11 am or 2 pm
Cost $24 per pair, excluding SISTIC booking fee
Web Click here

22. Minecraft in the Real World

Bricks4Kidz has cool building and adventuring camps for children 3 to 12+ years old. One that they’ll love is Minecraft with Junior Robotics, a four-day camp for children aged 5 years old and above. Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics and custom models, incorporating Lego bricks. Not a Minecraft fan? Check out other programmes via the weblink below.

Where SAFRA Toa Payoh, 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-03, Singapore 319387
When 26 to 29 November, 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Cost From $380
Web Click here

23. Save the Dinosaurs

Come to The Amazing Dinoland Rescue at Julia Gabriel Education! Here, nursery-aged children can join Professor Petra in becoming dino scientists to save the dinosaurs. Scientists will try to prevent a volcanic eruption and rescue the dinosaurs. At the end of the five-day camp, everyone gets to bring home their very own Dinosaur Rescue Kit. Other programmes are available, too. See them all via the weblink below.

Where Forum and Tampines Mall
When 26 November to 7 December (choose camp on Week 1 or Week 2)
Cost From $435
Web Click here

24. Speak Like a Professional

The ability to convey your opinion clearly and effectively to public is an important soft skill that kids of this generation need to develop. This holiday, let them pick up the skill from the world champion of public speaking Manoj Vasudevan at As Many Minds. Camps are designed for two age groups: 7 to 9 years old and 10 years old and above, and parents are invited to attend the graduation ceremony on the last day, during which children will give graduation speeches.

Where 51 Cuppage Road
When 26 to 29 November, 9.30 am – 12 noon (7-9 years old), 26 to 29 November, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm (10 years and older)
Cost $440 (7-9 years old), $850 (10 years and older).
Web Click here

(See also: How your Kids can Ace Show-and-Tell)

25. Play Table Tennis!

Table tennis or ping pong is known to enhance one’s motor functions, strategy functions, and long-term memory. These make it a good sport for young children to pick up. But first, try it out at these camps, which are suitable for young ones aged 5 to 11 years. Who knows, your young paddler could one day be Singapore’s next table-tennis star!

When 26 and 27 November, 9 am – 4 pm (over 2 days)
Where Jurong West Sports Hall (Level 4), 20 Jurong West 93, Singapore 648965
Cost $160.50 including GST and lunches. Please register by 19 November.
Web Click here

26. Love Mandarin again

The Mandarin arm of Julia Gabriel Education – Chengzhu – is bringing kindergarten children back to the past this holiday! They’ll return to the time when the Jade Emperor planned a competition to choose the 12 zodiac animals. Through this classic tale, campers will learn about Chinese culture, dance, calligraphy, and ink painting. Other programmes are available, too. See them via the weblink below.

Where Chengzhu Mandarin Centre, 35 Rochester Drive, #03-01 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
When 26 to 30 November, 9 – 11 am, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm, or 2 – 4 pm
Cost From $440
Web Click here

27. Pick up Coding Skills


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If you’ve been thinking about letting your child learn coding, stop thinking and sign them up now! SG Code Campus has a five-day FUNdamentals 1 class this holiday, where children from 7 years old (who have completed Primary 1) will be introduced to coding concepts through block-based programming.

Where 559 Bukit Timah Road, #03-01B King’s Arcade, Singapore 269695; 1 Marine Parade Central, #03-04 Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408
When Various dates
Cost $395
Web Click here

(See also: Why Coding can be the Best Thing your Child Learns Today)

28. Sing along with Musical Taru

Musical TARU is a Mandarin musical, popular in Korea, featuring local and regional celebrities. Filled with a catchy soundtrack, laugh, tears and drama, it tells the story of siblings Nali and Gao Feng and their friend Da Fa, who spend a night at the museum. Suddenly, a mysterious lunar eclipse occurs. Before they know it, the exhibits come alive and the fossil of a baby T-rex, TARU, goes missing! With the help of the newly animated exhibits, can our daring trio save baby TARU? This family-friendly show will certainly have adults and kids alike tapping their feet and rooting for the characters.

Where Resorts World Theatre
When 7 December to 13 January, 2 pm, 8 pm
Cost From $38 or $30 per concession ticket
Web Click here

29. See Penguins’ True Colours

Jurong Bird Park is celebrating their penguin residents! Watch our adorable tuxedoed friends play with bubbles, meet their penguin mascot, or even join the Sleep with the Penguins Family Camp. Price includes park admission, all meals and tours as per itinerary. Suitable for families with children 5 years old and above.

Where Jurong Bird Park
When 8 to 9 December
Cost $110 per person (camp), charges for other activities apply
Web Click here

30. Watch a Christmas Boat Parade

The Christmas Boat Light Parade is an annual affair down at Sentosa Cove. Watch the brightly-lit parade of boats compete for the grand prize, and revel in the festivities. Event highlights include food stalls, gift stalls, carnival games, bouncy inflatables, a Santa meet-and-greet and more.

Where 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098497
When 17 and 18 November, from 4 pm
Cost Free
Web Click here

31. Get Limber!

Have a bouncy one? Send them to The Yard, where they can learn Gymnastics, Trampoline, Parkour, Ninja and Freestyle moves while building their flexibility, strength, coordination and more. Holiday camps last five days and all campers will receive a goody bag and a certificate upon completion.

When 17 to 21 December, 9 am – 12 pm
Where Jurong: 10 Science Centre Road, #01-03, Singapore 609079 or Dempsey: 72 Loewen Road, #01-07, Singapore 248848
Cost $380
Web Click here

32. Visit a Winter Wonderland

Over four days, campers of the Winter Wonderland will get to take part in exciting Christmas activities, from conducting scientific exploration regarding snow, to building a pulley for Santa. Children will also get to assist Santa in completing different tasks so that he can deliver Christmas presents on time and safely. This workshop is perfect for little elves from 3 to 6 years old.

Where Trehaus CoWork @ Claymore Connect
When 18 to 21 December, 1 – 5 pm
Cost $398. Minimum number of participants is 5 children. A 50% deposit is required upon confirmation.
Web Click here

Note: Prices and details accurate at time of publishing. Check online or get in touch with respective vendors and schools for updated information. 

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32 Exciting Year-End (November-December) School Holiday Activities 2018