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September School Holidays 2023 Activity Guide for Kids and Families
Believe it or not, the September school holidays arrives in 11 days’ time, and will last for 11 days. Because of the Presidential Election calendar shuffle, it effectively begins on 1 September (Polling Day public holiday) and lasts till 11 September (Teachers’ Day school holiday). Thankfully, there’s lots to engage and entertain the kids throughout, from F1 fanfare and Mid-Autumn magic to holiday camps, staycations, day trips, and more.
We’ll be updating this page with more happy holiday happenings as they’re announced, so do check back regularly to plan for the upcoming September school holidays!
SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2023 ENGAGING EVENTS
1. SuperPark Singapore’s Super Games Spectacular
Team up as a family and compete against the clock at seven exciting Super Games Stations at SuperPark Singapore’s Super Games Spectacular. Conquer challenges from SuperPinball to SuperHoop and amass points to climb the leaderboard. Top scorers stand to win amazing prizes, including a family staycation at DAO by Dorsett AMTD Singapore worth up to $1,120. There are also daily participation rewards for every family. Who’s game?
Where #02-477, Suntec City Mall
When 1 to 17 September, 9am – 1pm
Cost From $33.90
2. Learn and Discover with National Library Board
Parents and kids can look forward to a host of fun-filled activities and programmes curated by the National Library Board. To begin with, enjoy the ever-popular interactive storytelling sessions in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. Then spark your children’s curiosity and imagination by signing them up for sessions from clay art to coding. From parents with tiny tots to tweens and teens, there is something for everyone!
Where Various public libraries & online
When 2 to 10 September
3. A Perennial Drive at Alkaff Mansion
As the Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to Singapore, Alkaff Mansion transforms into a family-friendly F1-themed wonderland. Expect all-day adrenaline-pumping programming for adults and kiddies beyond the city’s race tracks. While young speedsters zoom around an inflatable racing circuit in battery-operated mini automobiles, motorsports buffs can admire vintage racing cars. There’ll also be race-themed drinks, food stalls, and special menus to fuel all your adventures.
Where 10 Telok Blangah Green
When 9 September, 11am – 8pm
Cost $15 per ride on the kids racing circuit
4. RSAF55 Open House
In celebration of RSAF’s 55th anniversary, this year’s Open House is bigger than ever before. Besides admiring high-octane manoeuvres at the ever-popular Aerial Capability Displays, you can participate in flight simulators, cockpit tours, and a series of phygital challenges to win prizes. Lucky ones even get to take to the skies (balloting for seats closes 22 August) on various military aircraft! Back on the ground, more carnival games, live performances, food and fun await.
5. #ChildrenForChildren Family Carnival
Non-profit charity organisation, Curious Thoughts Giving (CTG), champions equal access to quality education. For their first fundraiser, they partner with Art Wonderland, which nurtures independent and curious learners through art. Highlights at the #ChildrenForChildren Family Carnival include interactive performances, lucky draws, craft activities, play invitations, and more. The key event is an art auction to raise funds for CTG beneficiaries, showcasing the creations of Art Wonderland students aged 3 to 12 years.
Where Blue Room at The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
When 9 September, 10am – 8.30pm | 10 September, 10am – 6pm
Cost Free admission (some activities are chargeable)
6. VivoCity Garden of Lights
Celebrate the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn festival in the company of everybody’s favourite Sanrio characters. This year, VivoCity is partnering with Sanrio for a takeover of its Sky Park. Prepare to wonder at larger-than-life figurines, including Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, and friends, illuminating the night sky. Highlights include the Enchanting Garden, Hello Kitty Maze, and a 50-metre-long Friendship Bridge (above). You can also participate in a snap-and-win lucky draw, purchase exclusive Sanrio merchandise, and shop the TANGS Mid-Autumn Fair.
Where Level 3, VivoCity
When 31 August to 1 October
Cost Free admission
SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2023 HAPPENING HOLIDAY CAMPS
7. PURE x Meddy Teddy Kids Yoga
PURE Yoga is partnering with Meddy Teddy, an international mindfulness movement, to host a series of yoga workshops for children. Jimin Choi, a certified yoga teacher specialising in kids and family yoga, together with her daughter Skye, leads the sessions. Children from 7 to 11 years old are welcome to participate, and will each receive a special Meddy Teddy Bear to aid in the experience. All proceeds from the workshops go towards Singapore Children’s Society.
Where #01-501, Suntec City Mall
When 2 & 3 September, 1pm – 2pm
Cost $60 per child
8. Baker’s Brew Kids Baking Camp
In celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary, Baker’s Brew invites children to embark on a two-day Disney-themed holiday camp. With experienced bakers and Disney enthusiasts leading the way, a delicious adventure awaits children aged 7 to 12 years. They won’t just have fun learning to bake and decorate Mickey and Friends Donuts and Winnie The Pooh’s Garden. Your junior baker will also graduate with useful life skills and newfound love for the culinary arts.
Where #05-46, Paragon
When 2 to 10 September, various dates and times
Cost $168 per child
9. The Polliwogs’ September School Holiday Express
Hop on board the September School Holiday Express at your kids’ favourite indoor play space. The Polliwogs is gearing up for a series of parent-child workshops that promise pun-believable fun. Expect unicorn cupcake crafting, chocolatey adventures, perfume wizardry, and marble mayhem. Suitable for kids from four years, all workshops include two hours of playtime. But it all kicks off with the School’s Out Party at The Polliwogs VivoCity on 3 September, and you’re invited!
Where #03-12, VivoCity | #04-63, Clarke Quay Central
When 3 September (party), 4.15pm | 4 to 7 September (workshops), 10am – 11.30am
Cost $35 per person (party) | $68 per parent-child pair (workshops)
10. HomeTeamNS SkillFest September 2023
HomeTeamNS’ signature school holiday programme, SkillFest is back to inspire kids ages 7 to 12 years. At HomeTeamNS Khatib, enter the noble world of our police officers to crack codes and solve intriguing cases. At HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, step into the boots of our heroic firefighters who brave the flames to ensure our safety. Gain a new respect for our HomeTeam heroes through interactive activities, role-playing scenarios, and immersive experiences. Lunch and snacks are included.
Where HomeTeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk | HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7
When 4 September (Khatib), 9am – 6pm | 5 September (Bukit Batok), 9am – 6pm
Cost From $80 per child
11. City Sprouts Kids Adventure Camp
Take your child out of the classrooms and into the great outdoors at City Sprout’s three-day Kids Adventure Camp. Whether you prefer an Island Escape @ Punggol or the Coastal Explorers @ Henderson, three mornings of exciting adventures await. Embark on thrilling nature walks, discover an appreciation for nature’s ecosystems, and learn to protect our planet. It’s also a great opportunity to make new friends while developing teamwork and communication skills through play.
Where Life Sprouts @ 50 Punggol East | City Sprouts @ 102 Henderson Road
When 4 to 6 September (Punggol), 8am – 12nn | 6 to 8 September (Henderson), 8am – 12nn
Cost From $250 per child
12. Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) September STAGE Camp
SRT brings back its signature STAGE Camp, where kids build confidence, creativity, and communication skills through drama. Available in English and Mandarin, 4- to 6-year-olds (PLAY Stage) and 7- to 12-year-olds (THEATRE Stage) will be discovering the world of Frankenstein and friends. While the little ones explore storytelling, movement, and self-expression, the older kids delve into techniques such as tableau, characterisation, and vocal expression. At the end of the week, parents can witness the spooky tales they spin on stage!
Where Stamford Arts Centre, 155 Waterloo Street & KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road (performance day)
When 4 to 8 September, 9.30am – 12nn (Mandarin) & 1.30pm – 4pm (English)
Cost $350 per child
13. WondersWork LEGO Robotics Coding Camps
Do you have a child who loves LEGO, Pokemon, Minecraft, Roblox, Star Wars, and DC and Marvel superheroes? Then sign them up for exciting three-day All-Stars Alliance or two-day Pokemon Endgame Battle of Steel LEGO robotics coding camps. Kids from 5 to 14 years of age will get hands-on with robotics building and coding, incorporating various STEAM principles. Both camps also include lunch, medals and certificates, and more.
14. Little Rangers Club Holiday Camps
Based within the premises of CSC @ Bukit Batok, the Little Rangers Club focuses on building teamwork, strength, and resilience in children through fun activities and play. This September school holidays, Camp Maverick invites kids 8 to 13 years to explore dynamics of air and water. You’ll get to fly in a flight simulator before trying exciting watersports. The younger ones aged 5 to 8 years can join Camp Bravo, where activities include laser tag and water ZOVBing!
Where CSC @ Bukit Batok (Camp Maverick) | Sengkang Riverside Park (Camp Bravo)
When 4 to 5 September (Camp Maverick), 9am – 3.30pm | 6 to 9 September (Camp Bravo), 9am – 3.30pm
Cost From $260 per child
SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2023 SNAZZY STAYCATIONS & DAY TRIPS
15. Family-Friendly Experiences at Hilton Singapore Orchard
If a staycation is on the cards, consider Hilton Singapore Orchard, which recently introduced a range of new family-friendly experiences. Upon arrival, a friendly Kids Ambassador will lead junior guests to a dedicated kids check-in corner, where they’ll also receive a set of wooden keycards and a Junior Explorer Drawstring Bag. With this, parents and kids are ready to embark on a customised itinerary of imaginative adventures and foodie experiences together.
Where 333 Orchard Road
Cost From $362
16. St Regis Family Traditions
Or celebrate the art of play in luxury with the St Regis Family Traditions programme at The St Regis Singapore. The curation of thoughtful experiences includes signature butler service, breakfast at Brasserie Les Saveurs, as well as access to the Astor Library’s selection of books. Special tailored amenities also extend to an in-room teepee tent and turndown ritual with supper snacks for kids. With wondrous galaxy lights to top it off, bedtime will be a breeze too! Marriott Bonvoy members dining at participating restaurants till 15 September even stand to win a Maldives getaway.
Where 29 Tanglin Road
Cost From $739
17. Happy Days at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
At W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, youngsters get to taste the good life, while parents enjoy savings on all-inclusive kids meals. The Happy Days staycation package already includes daily breakfast for a family of four. Then for lunch and dinner, up to two children 12 years and under can choose from the dedicated kids’ menu for free when dining with an adult at the kitchen table or via in-room dining. Furthermore, till 15 September, Marriott Bonvoy members enjoy double points when dining at the hotel’s restaurants. The fun continues out at the WET® Pool, complete with waterslide and giant floaties.
Where 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Island
When Till 30 December
Cost From $619
18. Singapore Cable Car Pokémon Experience
If you’re heading to Sentosa, then why not get there via the Singapore Cable Car’s Pokémon experience? The unique ride is going away soon, so don’t miss this opportunity to fly with your favourite Pokémon. Purchase your cable car tickets and bundles over the counter and receive a complimentary Pokémon-themed sun visor. The collectible visors are available in four cute designs, Pikachu, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, while stocks last.
Where Mount Faber Peak, 109 Mount Faber Road
When Till 30 September
Cost From $22 per child & from $33 per adult
19. LEGOLAND® Malaysia Splash Carnival & LEGO DREAMZzz™
Or beat the heat with a day trip across the Causeway to LEGOLAND Malaysia. Have a splashing good time at LEGOLAND Water Park’s first Splash Carnival, complete with fun-filled activities, as well as a carnival parade and dance shows with your favourite mascots every Friday and Saturday.
Then enter the new LEGO DREAMZzz universe at LEGOLAND Theme Park to earn your very own Dream Chaser ID Badge. Hunt for missing dream creatures, learn the skill of dream crafting, and catch the exclusive 4D movie Z-Blob Rescue Rush.
Where 7 Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini, Johor, Malaysia
When Splash Carnival till 17 September
Cost From RM104 (SGD31) per child/senior & from RM120 (SGD35) per adult
Featured image: LEGOLAND® Malaysia
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