23 fun events during the June school holidays
1. PAssionArts Festival 2014 presents Works Of Wonder (W.O.W.!)
Date: 25th May (Sunday) to 29th June (Sunday) 2014
Where: Local neighbourhood events
Price: Free entrance
There will be singing, dancing, and art-making at this community festival. Not only will you be able to enjoy special large-scale art installations, but kids and parents can get involved too!
Residents are invited to let their imaginations run wild and co-create art alongside real artists. Click here for more info!
2. Human Body Exhibition – Not to be missed!
Date: Opens 31st May 2014
Where: Hall B, Science Centre Singapore (SCS)
Price: $20 for adults and $15 for children, inclusive of SCS entry (regular price is $12 for adults and $8 for children)
Want to know what it’s like to be swallowed? This exhibition promises to help you do just that, plus so much more!
Using larger-than-life 3D body parts, special effects and interactive features, kids can take one exciting – and literal – journey through the human body to discover how it functions from the inside out! Click here for more info!
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3. Barney & Friends Live Show
Date: 7th - 22nd June 2014 (Daily, except Mondays)
Where: City Square Mall
Calling all Barney fans! Here’s your chance to catch everyone’s favourite purple dinosaur along with Baby Bop and BJ in a live show!
Performances run every day (except Monday) at L1 Atrium of the mall. Jump into a world of imagination and prepare for lots of fun, singing and dancing!
4. Nickelodeon Slime Cup
Date: 30th May – 8th June 2014 (Weekdays 11am-7pm, Weekends 10.30am-8pm)
Where: United Square Shopping Mall
If your kids love sports and ‘getting dirty,’ then head on down to the Nickelodeon Slime Cup, which is back for another slimey year! There are lots of slimetastic games in store for everyone, including the Nickelodeon Dad’s Challenge – a special activity for Father’s Day!
You can also enjoy the meet and greet sessions with all of the Nickelodeon stars.
For more info, click here!
5. Holiday Mocktail Workshop
[Date: 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June 2014 (Sundays, 4-6 pm)
Where: Level 2 @ Killiney
Price: $80 per parent/child pair
Looking for something that all the family can try together? This unique hands-on workshop may be just up your alley!
You’ll learn how to mix drinks like a real bartender – from which fruits and juices work well together, to decorating your drinks with a real professional twist. For more info, please email [email protected]
6. Children’s Season 2014
Date: 24th May – 29th June 2014
Where: Various museums
Price: Depends on each museum, some of which have FREE entrance
Museum fans are spoilt for choice with the National Heritage Board’s Children’s Season 2014. Activities, workshops and special exhibitions can be enjoyed across Singapore — from coin-making to storytelling and role-playing exercises back in time, your kids (and you!) will surely have a blast!
7. Ace! Festival 2014
Date: 21st May – 8th June 2014
Where: Drama Centre Theatre
With a theme of ‘Long Ago and Far Away,’ this year’s Ace Festival is sure to get your kids on the edge of their seats with the amazing shows! Performances are aimed at 3- to 14-year-olds.
Full of music, singing, stories, culture and more – the perfect combination for a bored holiday kid!
8. Behind the Scenes Tour at Singapore Zoo
Date: 21st to 29th June 2014 (Daily), 10am – 4pm
Where: Singapore Zoo and River Safari
Price: Non-Members: Adult $39, Child $29 / Members: Adult or Child: $11
The Singapore Zoo is giving us the chance to go behind the scenes to see how the keepers care for the animals on a daily basis. It’s certainly a not-to-be-missed event if your kid is an animal lover.
Kids can take part in responsibilities like examining panda poo and checking the fish in the Amazon Flooded Forest. Click here for more info!
Date: Opens 6th June 2014
Where: Science Centre Singapore
Price: Standard entry fee of $12 for adults and $8 for children
Singapore’s first children’s science centre opens just in time for the holidays. KidsStop is a science centre dedicated to children and aims to make science fun again through an interactive playground.
There are activities for kids ages 18 months to 8 years old – featuring a variety of topics from dinosaurs to food production and nutrition. Plus, kids can enjoy exploring a 9-metre climbing structure, and so much more!
10. M1 Chinese Theatre Festival - Nini in Changi Village
Date: 26th June – 5th July 2014
Where: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts
Now in its 3rd year running, the Chinese Theatre Festival is showing this great performance suitable for kids aged 5 and over.
Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles, it follows the story of Nini who lived with her family in one of the shophouses in Changi Village in the 1960s. More info here.
11. Singapore Zoo: Fun Wild Learning Details
Date: 7th – 29th June 2014 (Weekends only)
Where: Singapore Zoo
Price: Free but normal zoo admission applies
Get involved in wildlife workshops during June, plus have fun with the different activities at Singapore Zoo — from live performances to crafts, animal trails and yoga!
Also, take this chance to be a part of an exclusive collaboration with Discovery Kids in a hands-on production workshop about filming a documentary. It’s first-come, first-served so book quickly.
12. Storytelling Comes Alive! With PLAYMOBIL
Date: 1st May – 30th June 2014 (11am-7pm)
Where: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Price: Free entrance
Heading over to Sentosa? Spice up your trip with a great storytelling session, using PLAYMOBIL!
Kids will also enjoy using their imagination to bring stories to life using simple materials, plus so much more! For more info, please click here.
13. Safra 5-day Friendship Camp
Date: 2nd – 6th June 2014 at SAFRA TPY / 9th – 13th June 2014 at SAFRA Jurong (9.30am-5.30pm)
Price: Member $160-$180 / Non-member $220 (Registration closes 1st June)
This camp is aimed at 6-12 year olds and is themed around friendship. Kids will be able to make new friends and learn about racial harmony through teambuilding exercises and games.
They’ll also burn off all that excess energy running around the cool indoor play area, learn the history of kite-making and so much more!
14. Rise and Shine Live Great Breakfast Carnival
Date: 14th June 2014 (8am-12.30pm)
Where: The Lawn @ Marina Bay
Price: $13 per adult (Early bird ticket price valid till Thursday, 12th June 2014)
Rise and Shine is hosting a spectacular breakfast event to celebrate the International Year of the Family (IYF). In this picnic-style festival, you’ll also enjoy games, prizes, treats and more — a great way to bond with family this school holiday. More info here.
15. Kids at the Garden
Date: Different days in June (Click on the different "Children’s Holiday Programmes" on the website for details)
Where: Gardens By The Bay
Children from 4-9 years old can take part in this great educational programme in the beautiful setting of Gardens By The Bay. Kids will explore different areas of the gardens to find out about plants, flowers, birds, bees and other interesting facts.
Registration is required and spaces are limited. More info here.
16. Be a Jr Birdwatcher at Jurong Bird Park
Date: 7th – 29th June 2014 (Weekends only)
Where: Jurong Bird Park
Price: Kids go free (but must present voucher from website to redeem this promotion)
How about the chance to spend the day in the shoes of a birdwatcher? Learn about hundreds of species of free-roaming birds – from their different eye-catching colours to their many squawks and noises!
If your kids are going to set out to be Jr Birdwatchers this June, make sure they don’t forget their hat and binoculars! More info here.
17. Kid Start Now
Date: To be specified dates in June (4-day camp, 2-hour sessions per day)
Price: Email [email protected] or call (+65) 6444-8280 / 6444-6310 / 9820-7272 for price info.
This highly-recommended Chinese Holiday Camp is aimed at kids aged 3-6 years old and is a great way to inspire a new interest in the Chinese language.
Mums — including several well-known mummy bloggers — love it for the way it builds up Mandarin speaking skills through a fun programme of storytelling, role-playing and other activities. The Camp also uses a digital rewards system to motivate the kids to participate actively in class.
For more information, click here.
18. Rush-Me-Not Art Studio’s Holiday Programmes
Date: Various dates in June
Where: Rush-Me-Not Art Studio Branches (Novena and East Coast
Price: Register by phone - 62561449 (Novena Branch), 63488608 (East Coast Branch)
For those looking to improve creativity in their children or just want to encourage their children to let their imagination go wild, these art classes look like great fun.
The company’s ethos is to let kids freely express themselves through art to aid self-development. For more information, visit the Rush-Me-Not website.
19. Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play
Date: 3rd – 15th June 2014
Where: DBS Arts Centre
Price: Standard: S$60, S$50, S$40
See everyone’s favourite brother and sister come to life on stage — their 2nd stage show to hit Singapore since 2012!
Using puppetry and music, the characters from the hit TV show and popular books are set to take you and your kids on a wonderful journey through the seasons. For more details,click here.
20. SAFRA's School Holiday Programmes
Date: 1st – 30th June 2014
Where: SAFRA centres
Price: Varied, depending on the specific programme (Click here for more information.)
If you have a very active kid at home then you might want to check out the event programmes running at SAFRA centres across Singapore. From climbing workshops to hiphop dance sessions and sports camps, there is something to satisfy them all!
21. ACT 3! Drama Academy workshop
Date: 11th - 17th June
Where: ACT! 3 Drama Academy
Price: $300 - $380 per child
Five exciting workshops, including one on Circus Arts, will be available for children from 3 to 12 years old. Apart from acquiring basic drama tools, children will also fine tune their communication, social and sensory skills. Click here for more info.
22. Ritz-Carlton Kids Programme
Date: June 2014
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Let them spend Father’s day and the holidays as a Ritz kid! The newly launched Ritz-Carlton Kids Programme is for kids aged 4 to 12 years old and lets them explore the world around them through fun and exciting activities.
Plus, there are 2 events running specially for Father’s Day this year – "Thank You Super Dad" and "Tie With Me." Kids can get hands on with crafty workshops to make medals and cards for their dads or enjoy a cookie-baking session.
23. IKEA Space Camp
Date: 13 June - 14 June 14, 10am – 2am(next morning) on both days
Where: IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Tampines
Price: Activities are FREE
Kids can be a space cadet in this fun activity for 3 to 12 year olds. Watch as they embark on a mission around the store to complete their space report card and receive a $5 IKEA Gift Card. Plus, there is chance to win a free bedroom makeover worth $10,000.
Other activities include a build a spaceship or space suit workshop using recycled materials and the opportunity for their drawings to be made into a real-life soft toy!!
IKEA caters for parents too this school holiday, with discounts in its IKEA backyard sale and yummy space-themed meals to try in the restaurant. Plus, you will get a $50 IKEA Gift Card if you go along dressed as a martian from 10pm onwards!
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