Awe-inspiring activities for maximum family fun this September holidays!

Awe-inspiring activities for maximum family fun this September holidays!

Heads up mums and dads because the September school holidays are here! Don't miss out on these cool things to see and do with your little ones.

Truth be told, one of the most exciting parts of school comes with the anticipation of school holidays. Whether it’s frolicking in the water or sand – or anything actually – your kids are probably already thinking about their next fun activity… with YOU! Mums and dads, why not use this opportunity to bond with them and wind down with these cool September school holiday activities that will surely scream FUN!

Be Inspired by These Cool September School Holiday Activities!

1. Catch Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Live Action

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Put Your Ninja Skills to the Test with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at City Square Mall this Holiday Season.

Heads up, fans of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! You and your little ones are in for a treat this holiday season. Right over at City Square Mall, join your favourite crime-fighting turtle quartet for some high-energy action and pick up ninja tips along the way with a live action experience, meet-and-greet sessions, exciting workshops and exclusive goodies. This is one of the coolest September school holiday activities you’ll ever find!

Totally Turtles Live Action Experience

Catch Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo this September school holiday as they rise out of their homes and make a special appearance on stage for a Totally Turtles experience in the City! Don’t miss your chance to learn ninja skills from the pros and be the hero that you were destined to be.

Date: 1-9 September 2018 (daily, except Monday)

Time: 2pm and 7pm (Weekdays)/1pm, 4pm and 7pm (Weekends)

Venue: Level 1 Stage 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

What’s more, you get to display your prowess with true ninja skills — by being the first 50 shoppers to spend a minimum of $50.* What do you get? You’ll land yourself with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet-and-greet pass, as well as an exclusive Ninja mask. Plus, snagging bragging rights to your friends. Just don’t forget to strike your best ninja pose!

Date: 1-9 September 2018 (daily, except Monday)

Time: 2.45pm and 7.45pm (Weekdays)/1.45pm, 4.45pm and 7.45pm (Weekends)

Venue: Basement 2 (beside Travelators)

*Redemptions start 1 hour prior to each show

General Details

When: 31 August to 30 September 2018 

Address: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539

Mall Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm daily


2. Way to Your Heart at Lawry’s The Prime Rib

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The “Kids Dine Free” promotion will run from the 30th of August to 9th September, valid for both lunch and dinner. | Source: Lawry’s FaceBook

What’s the best way to connect with your kids than over a good meal? It’s finding comfort and contentment in the simple pleasures — food that is.

Lawry’s is distinguished for its Prime Rib – roasted, carved & served from signature “Silver Carts”. Besides, over here they’ve got a deal this coming school holiday in September just for you. With every paying adult, one child dines for free

For more details on the promotion, please visit here.

When: Promotion runs from 30th August to 9th September 2018 (valid for both lunch and dinner)

Where: 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238897

Telephone: +65 6836 3333

Email: [email protected]


3. Have a Flippin’ Good Time at Pancake Playtime

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Get creative through making and decorating pancakes at Pancake Playtime!

The opportunities for fun are limitless at United Square, The Kids Learning Mall! This coming 31 August to 9 September 2018, the mall promises to wow the kids and forge closer family bonds with a series of fun hands-on activities! Amongst the other September school holiday activities, Pancake Playtime is on the list and is not to be missed!

Kids can look forward to witnessing pancake artist, Dr. DANCAKES from the USA who will showcase his amazing pancake creations in a 30 mins live demo session. Parents, you too can partake in this with your child! There’ll be workshop sessions thereafter where you both will team up to create and decorate your own rainbow pancakes from scratch!

Pancake Playtime

When: 31 August (Friday) to 9 September (Sunday)

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Friday: 12pm-6pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am-7pm

(Last admission is at 6pm on weekdays and 7pm on weekends.)

Dr. DANCAKES Live Demo Sessions, followed by Pancake Playtime Workshops


Monday to Friday: 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Saturday and Sunday: 2pm, 5pm & 7pm

(No showcase on Tuesday, 4 September)

Spend $60* to redeem for a Pancake Playtime Activity Pass.
*Details at Concierge, Level 1.

Contest, Competitions and Help Enter the Singapore Book of Records!

Love a good challenge? Pancake-related competitive games will be held over the weekends and winners stand to walk away with prizes worth over $4,000! Games include Pancake Picasso Decorating, Pancake Flippin’ Race, Pancake Curling and Pancake Tossing!

Contest Details

Pancake Picasso Decorating
Saturday, 1 September: 2.30pm-3.30pm
Sunday, 2 September: 4 pm-4.30pm

Pancake Flippin’ Race
Saturday, 1 September: 4pm-4.30pm
Sunday, 9 September: 4pm-4.30pm

Pancake Curling Championship
Sunday, 2 September: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Pancake Tossing
Saturday, 8 September: 4pm-4.30pm
Sunday, 9 September: 2.30pm-3.30pm

Singapore Book of Records – Most Number of People Flippin’ Pancakes for 3 Minutes

In addition, get your competitive game up because the mall is attempting to enter the Singapore Book of Records with the Most Number of People Flippin’ Pancakes Together for 3 minutes. How’s that for some interesting September school holiday activities? Be a part of this record-breaking attempt and register before Friday, 7 September to participate. Goodie bags will be given to the first 200 participants. 

When: Saturday, 8 September: 2.30pm-3.30pm

General Details

Address: 101 Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 307591

Telephone:+65 6251 5885

Email: [email protected]

Operating hours: 10.30am-9.30pm 


4. Pick Up Useful Skills from PositiveLeePeilin’s Themed Workshops

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Create your own Planet, Go on a Bear Hunt, Be a Superheroine, or Swim Like a Baby Shark Du-Du-Du-Du-Du this September Holidays!

How about partaking in meaningful activities with your child as part of some September school holidays activities?

Help grow your little ones’ confidence, expand their energies and unlock their imagination from the depths of the oceans to the infinity of space! With a series of six workshops in place, your child will be engaged through storytelling, craft and a line-up of specially curated hands-on activities.

The spotlight on this September school holiday activities will be placed on two skilled segments: pastry making and sewing. Your child can learn how to make marbled planet cupcakes and monster brownies from Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chefs from Yume Patisserie, or learn how to sew with a sewing machine from apparel and fashion designers from Fashion Makerspace. With PositiveLeePeiLin, your child can fully explore and learn in a fun and safe environment.

To book or register for workshops, visit here.

Suited for: Children aged from 4-12 years old

How long: 2.5 to 3 hour sessions (4-8 children per session)

Telephone: +65 8288 5457 (Whatsapp or call)


5. Revel in the happenings of the Singapore Science Festival 2018

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The Singapore Science Festival 2018 presents an inventive line-up of more than 50 activities, workshops and games that explore the exponential possibilities of A.I. and scientific discovery.

If you love all things science or is just naturally curious, you’re definitely going to have a blast in the upcoming Singapore Science Festival 2018 (SSF)! It’s happening from 16 August to 9 September so mark the dates down!

Brought to all by The Science Centre Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), SSF 2018 will bring you an inventive line-up of more than 50 activities, workshops and games that explore the exponential possibilities of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its influence on everyday life.    

The festival features past favourites Singapore Maker Extravaganza and X-periment! @ one-north Festival, alongside a few new additions including exciting collaborations with interesting homegrown A.I. personalities such as Bus Uncle Company who has been commended to be one of the best chatbot developers in the world. More September school holiday activities? We’ll take that.


Singapore Maker Extravaganza: Maker Faire

When: 18-19 Aug 2018

Time: 10am-6pm

Where: Our Tampines Hub, Community Hall, Level 3, 505 Tampines Avenue 5, 529649

Suitable for: All Ages

How much: 

1-day pass – Adult: $10/Child: $5 

2-day pass – Adult: $15/Child: $8

Star Lecture 2018: The Language of Life

When: 23-24 Aug 2018

Time: 9am-1pm (23 Aug only)/2pm-5.30pm (both days)

Where: Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507

Suitable for: Ages 13 and above

How much: $10

X-Periment! @ One North

When: 7-8 September

Time: 11am-6pm

Where: Fusionopolis

Suitable for: All ages

How much: Free

Science Buskers Festival Grand Finals

When: 31 Aug-1 Sep 2018

Time: 12pm-6pm (31 Aug) / 9am-6pm (1 Sep)

Where: Plaza Singapura, Outdoor Plaza

Suitable for: All ages

How much: Free

Energy Live! Science Show

When: 3-4 Sep 2018

Time: 11.30am and 4pm

Where: Science Centre Singapore

Suitable for: All Ages

How much: Entrance Fees to Science Centre apply

For more information on the Singapore Science Festival 2018, additional activities and workshops, please visit here.


6. Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition

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Don’t miss out on 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors pit against each other in a MARVEL-inspired sand sculpting competition!

Rejoice, everyone! In light of Southeast Asia’s largest sand festival — Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition —Sentosa is opening its doors FREE for all Singapore residents from this 1 September to 16 September.

Marvel fans, you definitely won’t want to pass up on this one because this unique exhibition will feature 15 larger-than-life sand sculptures of popular MARVEL Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk, and another 14 sculptures crafted from scratch in the Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship. 

It’s also the first time where the public will get to watch the renowned sand sculptors work their magic on their competition pieces, and only from 1 to 3 September 2018. Definitely one of the highlights for your kids’ September school holiday activities. Be there or be square!

Marvel-Themed Activities

Showcase your very own superpowers with these marvel themed activities such as doing the Hulk Smash; strike the coolest pose and show off your Super Hero moves in our 180-degree video booth at Freeze Frame; and dressing up to play for free, amongst many others!

Spend to Redeem Tokens for the Full Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition Experience

Want to experience even more MARVEL Super Hero action, obtain special tokens to redeem the limited edition MARVEL Comic Book, or to experience the earth-shattering Hulk Smash and popular Freeze Frame?

Simply spend a minimum of S$50 in Sentosa to get these tokens. Better still, do so before you arrive at the event so that you can make the most of your time there!

For a more comprehensive guide, please visit here

When: 1 September to 16 September

How much: Free


7. Fulfil your Potterhead dreams at the LEGO Harry Potter event

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Join in the magical fun with an exciting line-up of Harry Potter-themed activities with your kids this coming September holidays!

Potterheads, you’re in for a treat! Bring your September school holiday activities to a whole new level. 

Look forward to an exciting LEGO Harry Potter event that is happening at Compass One Mall Level 2 Atrium from 27th Aug to 19th Sept 2018. All the more memorable because it leads up to the official launch of the LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle set on 1st September 2018! And you’ll be the first to witness it. 

Let the magic begin! Immerse yourself in the wizarding world of Hogwarts with an exciting line-up of Harry Potter-themed activities! How about discovering your powers for building iconic creations like the Hogwarts Express, magical wands, and the iconic Ford Anglia car? 

What more, celebrate the launch of the LEGO Harry Potter castle set with a larger-than-life Harry Potter mosaic building activity, and stand a chance to bring it home! All the more memorable, isn’t it? 

LEGO Harry Potter Mosaic Mural Building Activity

When: 1 & 2 Sep

What: Build with other Harry Potter fans, or just engage in some bonding time with your kids! Watch the larger-than-life Harry Potter’s face slowly come together as shoppers contribute to this 152cm x 152cm mosaic!

Harry Potter Lucky Draw

Stand a chance to be the grand winner of the Harry Potter Lucky Draw and bring home the giant Harry Potter mosaic! Simply purchase any LEGO® product(s) of any amount at the event to enter.

When: 27 Aug – 9 Sep 2018 

Time: 11am – 9pm

Where: Compass One, Level 2 Atrium, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545078 (Nearest MRT station: Sengkang)

How much: Free for all

For more information on the event, please visit here.

8. Take a stroll down memory lane with exhibits @ the National Museum

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The More We Get Together is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing and Development Board. | Source: National Museum’s Website

Can’t decide what September school holiday activities to get involved in? How about switching it up a little this time by taking a stroll down memory lane with your kids? 

The National Museum of Singapore, together with the Housing Development Board presents an exhibition: ‘The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030’. Set to end on 30 September, this exhibition will relive those childhood memories at the playgrounds; introducing playgrounds of the past, present and future.

You will get to explore different playground surfaces, examine the original blueprints of the iconic mosaic playgrounds, and uncover other great ways for children to learn more about the playgrounds they frequent. Guaranteed to entertain even the most active of children!

When: 20 April 2018 – 30 September 2018

Time: 10am – 7pm

Where: National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Gallery, Level 1

For more information, please visit here.

9. Take a peek into the future world

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Future World takes visitors on an exciting journey of discovery through these key narratives – Nature, Town, Sanctuary, Park and Space. | Source: Marina Bay Sands Website

Kids are so going to love the refreshed FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science exhibition — soon to be launched on 1st September, with 10 new interactive digital artworks. You’ll find yourself immersed in a world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of cutting-edge digital installations. 

Through key narratives such as NatureTownSanctuaryPark and Space, you and your child will be taken on an exciting journey of discovery! Come and explore the inter-relationship between human and nature at Transcending Boundaries, a brand new installation in the Nature gallery. A new gallery in the exhibition – Sanctuary – will also showcase a rotating roster of seasonal artworks. A must-add to your September school holiday activities!

When: Launching on 1 Sep 2018

Where: Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum 

Admission timings: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2.30pm, 4:00pm and 5:30pm (last entry)

How much: View ticketing details here

Apart from ArtScience Museum’s Box Office, tickets are also available at the Sands Theatre Box Office (B1, Marina Bay Sands).

*Visitors are advised to purchase tickets online prior to visiting to avoid disappointment

For more information on FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science, please visit here.

10. Kids dine for free @ Positano Risto

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The all new “kids dine for free” promotion happening only during the September holidays! | Source: Positano

Positano is a 100% muslim owned resturant with really reasonable prices and offers superb service. The ambience is also great and the place caters well to kids! They serve Vegetarian and Gluten-free dishes as well.
Their $7.95 kids menu caters to kids up to 8 years old; your little ones can expect dishes such as mac and cheese, linguini carbonara, spaghetti and meatballs, and turkey ham and cheese sandwich served with fries. They even have kids menu for toothless infants — how thoughtful!
There are so many selections to choose from for both you and your kids— just so you know, their roma pizzas are made from scratch and kneaded with lots of love!

‘kids dine for free’ Promotion

One kid dines for free per paying adult, yay!

When: 1 – 9 september (sep school holiday promotion)
  • Valid on Sunday to Thursday all day, Friday and Saturday 11.30am till 5pm only
Available to who: only available to kids 12 years and below

Terms & Conditions

  • Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions
  • Kids dine for free redemption is limited to Positano’s Kid’s Menu priced at $7.95++ only.
  • Limited to one redemption per kid

11. Spooky Seas 2018 

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Learn more about these fantastical creatures including the bumphead parrotfish, elephant fish, vampire fish and paddlefish at S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa this coming September holidays! | Source: Resorts World Sentosa

Prepare to take your kids out to S.E.A Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa this coming September holidays because the aquarium’s latest weird and wonderful animals are on display! Spooky Seas 2018 is part of its annual family-friendly Spooky Seas event in celebration of Halloween

Through a scavenger hunt, your little ones will learn about these weird and wonderful marine species such as the bumphead parrotfish, elephant fish, vampire fish, paddlefish and even mimic their unique behaviours at various interactive stations.


Singapore Residents can enjoy discounts on bundled packages to Resorts World Sentosa’s attractions from 1 September to 31 October. These include two adult one-day tickets to S.E.A. Aquarium and the Maritime Experiential Museum at only S$60 (U.P. S$78).

Where: S.E.A. Aquarium

When: 1 September to 28 October 2018

Timing: 10am – 6pm

For event updates, stay tuned to their website here:

12. Experience having your own “Ocean Dreams”

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Want to explore the aquarium after-hours and see the animals in a different light? You can. Even better, you get to bask in the serene underwater setting without the daytime crowds. | Source: Resorts World Sentosa

An extension to the activities at Spooky Seas, “Ocean Dreams” will fulfill your fantasies of coming close to the majestic marine animals at night and unravel mysteries of the marine world. Through a two-day-one-night sleepover programme, families will get to experience an enriching and intimate time with their little ones. 

Kids can also look forward to rub shoulders with the aquarium’s adorable mascots, Mai the manta or Sam the shark.

Programme Highlights

  • Witness ‘Manta Moments’, a brand-new manta interaction and enrichment presentation where the aquariums conduct a special Manta Ray feeding session
  • Camp out in the Open Ocean Gallery – featuring one of the world’s largest viewing panels
  • Experience a guided tour with interactive learning – discover how the marine world is different at night and have fun at sensory learning stations
  • Explore the Shark Seas habitat – see how nocturnal sharks behave and handle shark jaws
  • Learn about Singapore’s coral reefs and see how they glow at night
  • Find out how sea jellies communicate with one another
  • Learn about pollutionsustainable seafood and what you can do to protect our seas
  • Interact with divers as day breaks

Ocean Dreams

For who: Recommended for participants aged six years and above

Where: S.E.A. Aquarium

When: From 2 September 2018 onwards

Timing: 6.30pm to 10am (following day)

Pricing: S$158 (Adult) / S$138 (Child / Senior Citizen)

*Tents, sleeping bags and food will be provided.


Interested? Make a reservation by calling +65 6577 7515 or emailing [email protected]m NOW!

The best thing you can gift to your child is time

We hope that this list of cool September school holiday activities was useful in helping you decide where to bring your little ones to. But wherever you take them, we’re sure the best thing for them is having your company. Mums and dads, you know what to do 😉

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Jia Ling

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