Fun and healthy school holiday activities

Fun and healthy school holiday activities

June holidays are just around the corner. Join The Healthy Time Out Challenge by participating in activities and get a chance to win a staycation!

Exams are almost over and the June holidays are just around the corner. What better time than now to start planning your vacations and school holiday activities? As you know, holidays are all about spending quality time with your children. And to make quality time more rewarding than ever, it’s important to find ways to stay healthy together as a family! So put away those devices, switch off the television and check out what’s in store.

There’s a whole lot of events happening in the upcoming weeks. And here’s the best part: many of them are fun and healthy! If you’re looking for school holiday activities for you to enjoy with your children, you can participate in The Healthy Time Out Challenge. When you do, you even get a chance to win a fun-filled staycation for the whole family!

Fun and healthy school holiday activities

The Healthy Time Out Challenge

Brought to you by Health Promotion Board (HPB), The Healthy Time Out Challenge is all about joining activities with your family, earning healthpoints, and winning prizes. In fact, the moment you sign up for the challenge, you earn yourself 350 bonus Healthpoints right away*. The more Healthpoints you earn, the more chances you have to win attractive prizes at the end of the Challenge period.

*Terms & Conditions apply

Here’s the highlight – The Top 3 participants with the most number of Healthpoints earned through the Challenge will earn a chance to win fun-filled staycations at Village Hotel Sentosa, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel and Village Hotel Katong!

You can earn Healthpoints in three simple steps:

  1. Download the Healthy 365 app on Google Play or App Store
  2. Open the ‘challenges’ tab, select The Healthy Time Out Challenge and sign up
  3. Register for an activity and scan the QR code after each session to be on your way to earning Healthpoints

Now that you know how to go about earning points, here are 10 awesome school holiday activities that you can participate in.

Fun and healthy school holiday activities

1. Active Family

Get off the couch and enjoy an hour of fun and games over the weekend. Happening over 20 locations, this activity is for children between six to twelve years old and it includes Nerf Fun, Archery, Rock Climbing, Inline Skating and much more!

Challenge yourselves to have fun the healthy way and earn yourself points while you’re at it!

Date: 1 Jun to 31 Aug 2019

Time: 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Location: 20 locations (refer to H365 app for the listing)

2. Saturdays @ Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)

Get in touch with history, arts and culture at ACM. Enjoy creative, hands-on activities, interactive performances, drama and storytelling in the museum’s galleries. Each month features a different theme, so you get to learn about tales behind popular cultural festivals.

Also, you can embark on a journey across ancient civilisations and make your masterpiece inspired by thousand-year old artworks.

It’s free. It’s educational. And it’s enriching. Need more reasons to be convinced?

Date: 1 May 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Location: Asian Civilization Museum

When planning school holiday activities, it’s an absolute must to include a library visit in the itinerary. Taking place in various locations such as Bukit Batok, Tampines, Bukit Panjang, Harbourfront & Tampines, this is an unstructured play programme (open to children aged six and below) where children can learn, socialise and make new friends while enjoying the variety of books and educational aids available.

Date: 1 May to 31 Aug 2019

*Days and timings vary according to the locations. Visit healthhub.sg/healthy/timeout for more information.

4. Jiggle Read & Rhyme

Are you guilty of being too busy to read to your little ones? You’re not alone! Join fellow parents with young children (aged one to three) and support your child’s early development through an enjoyable 30-minute session of songs, rhymes and stories that come alive.

You can, of course, stay on at the library after the event and allow your child to explore the enchanting world of books! It’s never too early to encourage the love for reading and language.

*Date & time varies according to the different locations. Visit the NLB website for more information.

Fun and healthy school holiday activities

5. Gardener’s Day Out

Get your kids’ fingers off the devices and cultivate their green fingers instead! Gardener’s Day Out promises an entire day of gardening and lifestyle activities for participants. Highlights include the Marketplace, free talks and demonstrations, a free garden tour of HortPark, and kids’ activities like storytelling and handicrafts.

Gardening isn’t something your kids get to experience every day so don’t miss this rare chance. Also, getting outdoors and walking around will do the whole family good!

Date: 18 May to 20 Jul 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: HortPark

6. Children’s Season 2019

This June, Children’s Special at the National Museum celebrates the launch of their special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Explore the permanent galleries as a family with this book, and discover the exciting stories of highlighted artefacts through themes such as Animals, Colours, Shapes, Transport and Values.

In addition, head on to the basement area to discover magical story worlds of the land, sea and forest, play on bouncy castles and discover toys of the past. Join fun programmes such as character tours, Young Cinema screenings and engaging workshops where you can create your own wind-up toys and artwork.

This is definitely something you don’t come across every day and the kids are sure to love it!

Date: 1 to 30 Jun 2019

Time: 10 a.m. to 6p.m.

Location: National Museum Singapore

7. Gladiator Challenge

Challenge yourselves to Our Tampines Hub's 'Longest Inflatable Challenge' recently awarded by the Singapore Book of Records!

Date: Every 1st Saturday of the Month if no other event

Time: 11.00am to 9.00pm

Location: Town Square, Our Tampines Hub

8. Festival of Biodiversity 2019

Event celebrates Singapore’s natural heritage and brings about greater awareness of biodiversity that Singapore has. There is a range of fun workshops and activities for all ages and interactive exhibits.

Date: 25 – 26 May 2019

Time: 10.00am to 10.30pm for both days

Location: HDB Hub

9. Run for Rewards

Improve your fitness and get rewarded!

Date: 19 May – 18 August 2019, every 3rd Sunday of the month

Time: 9.00am to 10.30am

Location: Level 5 Jogging Track, Our Tampines Hub

 

Fun and healthy school holiday activities

 

Other School Holiday Activities:

Guided tour of the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Date: 1 May to 31 Aug 2019

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Location: Asian Civilisation Museum

 

Passport Singapura Activity Booklet

Date:  1 May to 31 Aug 2019

Time:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Malay Heritage Centre

 

Guided Tours of Malay Heritage Centre Permanent Exhibitions

Date: 1 May to 31 Aug 2019

Time: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Location: Malay Heritage Centre

 

Healing Garden Tour

Date: 1 May to 30 Jun 2019

Time: 9 & 10 a.m.

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre (Nassim Gate)

 

Heritage Tour

Date: 25 May to 30 June 2019

Time: 9 to 10 a.m.

Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Visitor Services Counter (Tanglin Gate)

 

Open House @ Teck Seng’s Place

Date: 1 May to 30 Jun 2019

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Pulau Ubin, Jalan Ubin, Teck Seng’s Place

 

Ecolife Family Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Date: 25 May 2019

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, River Plains

 

There you go, mums and dads, a comprehensive list of school holiday activities. Make the most out of the school holidays and make quality time more rewarding than ever. Join The Healthy Time Out Challenge now! Visit healthhub.sg/healthytimeout to access the full list of activities and for more information.

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Written by

Nasreen Majid

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