Here Are 6 Family-Friendly Things To Do These September Holidays!


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Aug 18, 2021

September holidays are just around the corner and everyone's excited! Finally, some well-deserved rest from the stress of school for both parent and child ? And with one whole week of free time coming up, why not plan ahead for some family-fun time? HHWT has compiled a list of fun things to do this September school holidays that both parent and child will absolutely love.

Things To Do With Your Family During The September School Holidays!

1. Go Kayaking

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun in the water, why not go kayaking with the whole family? You could go kayaking along Marina Reservoir for a stunning view of Singapore's skyline, get close to nature at Macritchie, or explore the Mangroves at Pulau Ubin! Lazarus Island also has hidden gems for you to explore ?

The best part is that it doesn't matter if you're a beginner! You won't need a license or certificate to rent standard sit-on-top kayaks or canoes at Singapore’s kayak rental outlets. If you're kayaking with young kids, you could even rent a double kayak! Kayaking is a sure way to bond with your family. Check out our ultimate kayaking guide to find out the best places to kayak in Singapore, kayak rentals and more!

2. Have A Picnic

Going on a picnic is one of the best ways to spend some quality time with your loved ones! Thankfully, Singapore has plenty of parks and gardens for you to lay down your picnic mat. Head over to the iconic Marina Barrage for beautiful view of Singapore's skyline. You could fly a kite or catch the sunset too!

For a cool sea breeze, our island is home to many beaches. Snack and play in the sand at East Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park, or Changi Beach! Plus, you can play ball games with your family, swim in the sea or build sandcastles with the kids.

3. Spend A Day At Singapore Zoo

A day out at the Singapore Zoo sounds like the perfect way to spend time with family. Not only is it fun, it could be an educational opportunity for children to learn about the world's animals, conservation and more! Singapore Zoo has over 300 species. The best part? You could enhance your experience by feeding the giraffes, elephants and rhinos for just $5. By feeding the animals, you play a role in wildlife conservation as all proceeds go toward it!

You could also catch one of the amazing animal shows like the Splash Safari where sea lions will glide and balance a ball on their noses. Or if you're looking to cool down on a hot day, head over to the wet play area at Rainforest Kidz World and go down the animal-themed slides and enjoy the jumbo water bucket.

And you don't need to stop there - just within the vicinity are the River Safari and Night Safari! Try buying a multi-park admission ticket for a whole day of fun and excitement at Singapore's animal parks!

4. Explore Singapore's Country-side

Did you know that Singapore has a mini country-side? Adventure through Kranji neighbourhood, where you can experience Singapore's “countryside’’! Learn and witness amazing biodiversity at Kranji Marshes, one of the country’s largest freshwater marshes, or head over to Hay Dairies Goat Farm to feed goats and enjoy some fresh goat milk! You could also uncover a new spot at Singapore's very own organic vegetable and fruit farms like the popular Bollywood Veggies! With the attractions located within a short driving distance from one another, you could visit everything in just a day ?

5. Go On A Staycation

We may not be able to go overseas just yet, but you could always recreate the experience by booking a hotel room in Singapore! If you have a big family and realise that finding the perfect hotel that can fit your whole family may be a concern, check out HHWT's guide to family hotel rooms! Sometimes, getting 2 rooms can be tough on your finances too. Fortunately, some hotels have family rooms!

Of course, make sure to check out Singapore's newest staycation rules first before you get going.

6. Have Dinner Together

To wrap up your day, head over to your restaurant for some dinner, or head home and order in. Not everyone may be vaccinated, and Singapore has plenty of restaurants that deliver to choose from! From Japanese to Korean, or even Vietnamese, you could never get bored. Bond over conversation, good food, family inside jokes and satiated hunger!

With so many things to do together these September holidays, you won't get bored. Share this with your family to plan your September holidays together!