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Year-end School Holidays 2023 Activity Guide for Kids and Families
The longest school holiday season of the year runs from 18 November to 31 December. There are loads of activities to keep the kids busy during the year-end school holidays, but it’s what you choose to do that matters. As much as you can, spend quality time with your children and share enriching experiences together. Extra bonding awaits on glorious getaways in Singapore and the region curated for the whole family.
On days you can’t get away, why not sign them up for happening holiday camps? They can participate in meaningful activities while developing social skills and building physical and mental agility. Bookmark this list of activities for the year-end school holidays, keep checking back for new options, and start making those plans!
ENRICHING EXPERIENCES THIS YEAR-END SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Trolls: Hug Time Jubilee
Attention, Trolls fans! Universal Studios Singapore (USS) premieres a new colourful musical journey with Queen Poppy, Branch, and Guy Diamond. The toe-tapping, hair-raising show at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre delivers heart-pounding beats and non-stop fun. This show also marks the first time that prankster Cloud Guy appears in a Universal Studios theme park worldwide!
Where Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa
When Multiple showtimes daily
Cost Included with regular admission to USS
Going Places – Dramatic Storytelling Time and Scavenger Hunt
Children’s Museum Singapore has lots planned for the year-end school holidays, starting with Going Places. Get ready to travel back in time to when ships brought our forefathers from different lands in search of a new life in Singapore. Recommended for kids from 5 to 12 years old, participants get to go on a scavenger hunt across the galleries. The two-part programme then continues with an artist-led dramatised storytelling and craft session.
Where Children’s Museum Singapore
When 18, 19 & 24 November, 11am – 12.45pm or 2pm – 3.45pm
Cost $35 per child; free for 1 accompanying adult
Immersive Disney Animation
Disney fans can’t miss Immersive Disney Animation, presented by Base Entertainment Asia in partnership with Walt Disney Animation Studios. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the captivating realms with Anna, Aladdin, Ariel, and friends. Thanks to state-of-the-art responsive projectors, you’ll become part of scenes and songs from your favourite animated films. Then head behind the scenes via interactive exhibits. Ready to experience the magic of Disney in a brand-new way?
Where Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
When 18 November to 31 December
Cost From $33 (10% off for DBS cards)
Open House: Ente Veedu, My Home
The Indian Heritage Centre is launching a special exhibition showcasing the rich history and heritage of the Malayalee community. And to celebrate the opening of Ente Veedu, My Home: Malayalees in Singapore, everyone is invited to its open house. Expect live cultural performances, immersive workshops, and delightful craft activities for the whole family over two action-packed weekends.
Where Indian Heritage Centre
When 25 & 26 November and 2 & 3 December, 10am – 6pm
Cost Free admission (fees may apply for selected workshops)
Join ActiveSG Active Parents on a Sporty Playdate, a new parent-child multisport experience this December holiday. Groove to funky tunes at the Family Dance Fitness Workout, then overcome challenges to win prizes at the Family SportQuest. You can also sign up for Learn-to-Play sports such as canoeing, athletics, hockey, and volleyball with ActiveSG coaches. There’ll be balloon-sculpting, temporary tattoos, photobooth fun, and other fringe activities too.
Where OCBC Square, Singapore Sports Hub
When 2 December, 9am – 6pm
Cost Free admission (fees apply for Learn-to-Play sports)
HAPPENING HOLIDAY CAMPS THIS YEAR-END SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Pottery for Kids
Discover the joy of pottery at Clay Cove this year-end school holidays. An enriching hands-on activity, pottery making can help enhance children’s creativity, spatial intelligence, and fine motor skills development. Clay Cove thoughtfully crafts its sensorial Foundation Pottery Course for children across four 1.5-hour sessions. Participants will design a set of three ice cream bowls and create two endearing meerkat sculptures.
Where #04-05 Delfi Orchard
When 18 November to 31 December
Cost $200 per child from 5 to 14 years
Unleash your child’s inner artist at Little Artists Art Studio’s popular Artrageous Camp. Little artists can choose from full day or half day camps over either two or four sessions. They’ll dip into the worlds of Monet, Dali, and Van Gogh, and create sculptures, paintings, and sketches. During lunch break, campers also get to socialise over art movies. Camp fees include all materials, plus two bonus classes and an art gift.
Where #02-18 Siglap Centre
When 20 November to 12 January 2024
Cost From $300 per child from 4 to 17 years
Camp Movement Winter 2023
With Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling at its helm, the Sports Schooling Centre for Movement nurtures active, confident kids through sports and movement programmes. At its flagship holiday sports camp, kids learn fundamental movement skills critical in any sporting discipline. Then they can pick an elective from tennis, karate, dance, and of course, swimming. Each four-day camp runs for 3.25 hours each day, before concluding with an Olympic-style medal ceremony!
Where Level 4, NTU@one-north
When 20 November to 14 December
Cost From $380 per child from 4 to 15 years
Year-end Holiday Coding Camps
Dive into Saturday Kids’ year-end coding camps, where every moment is about the joy of discovery. Participants embark on a journey of creativity and problem-solving, while unlocking the magic of coding. While preschoolers programme a robot to boogie, older kids learn to build, hack, and invent with LEGO, Roblox, Minecraft, and more. Each camp runs for three hours per day for five days, and blends on-screen and off-screen activities.
Where #02-41 Bukit Timah Plaza | #10-01 Orchard Central
When 20 November to 29 December
Cost $570 per child from 5 to 14 years ($60 off till 12 November)
GLORIOUS GETAWAYS THIS YEAR-END SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
A Candylicious Night at the Airport
Experience ‘A Candylicious Night at the Airport’ with the family at Changi Experience Studio this year-end school holidays. Kids can discover their inner Picasso at the chocolate art jamming workshop, before decorating their own festive truffle balls. More sugar rushes await with a Candy Kart go-kart course and bouncy castle at T3’s Candy Carnival, as well as the Candy Snow House. After a day of fun, drift off to sweet dreams in candy-themed tents!
$98 per child & $88 per adult on weekends from 25 November to 23 December; bit.ly/CandyliciousNightAtTheAirport
4D3N Family Wonders @Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bespoke Adventurers – Kids & Family Tours, a collaborative effort between EU Holidays and PeopleUp, revolutionises family travel with this getaway. Explore a side of Kuala Lumpur that’s rarely seen, including a petting farm, DIY chocolate workshop, and the Great British Circus Show. And since 4D3N Family Wonders @KL is fully guided, parents can relax and play too! The package also covers premium bus transport, luxury hotel accommodation, all attraction tickets, daily breakfast, and select lunches/dinners.
From $475 nett per person; www.peopleup.com.sg/familywonderskl
Family Heaven at Amora Beach Resort Phuket, Thailand
This December, Amora Beach Resort Phuket reopens as a five-star lifestyle resort catering to active and adventurous families. The 264-key property offers 13 room categories, including the Deluxe Family rooms, complete with bunk beds for the kids and a private balcony with pool view. Enjoy beachfront access to Bang Tao beach, complete with exciting times at the new Nora Beach Club, while Kids Club AQUA takes care of the little ones.
From THB5,375 (SGD203); www.amorahotels.com/amora-beach-resort-phuket
‘Are You Kidding?’ at The Standard, Hua Hin, Thailand
Over in the idyllic beachside town of Hua Hin, only three hours from Bangkok by car, kids rule the roost. The Standard, Hua Hin’s ‘Are You Kidding?’ package offers youngsters a VIP experience from arrival. Book a Pool Villa for a minimum of two nights and enjoy 50% off a Canopy Villa for the teenagers. Or stay in a Corner Family Room. Either way, up to two kids below 12 stay and dine for free per room. They also enjoy upsized playtime at The Hut kids club.
From THB7,999 (SGD305); www.standardhotels.com/hua-hin
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