The 2023 March holidays are just around the corner, which means more time to explore Singapore as a family and enjoy everything our lovely, sunny island has to offer. ☀️ As the holiday rolls in, and the planning for family-friendly fun time begins, HHWT has found 12 new things to do for you and your family this March Holiday 2023!
1. March On 2023
From 9-19 March 2023, Esplanade Theatres on The Bay's holding their annual children-centric festival for children of 12-years-old and below! Exploring ideas like bullying and growth, the festival uses music, movement, and multimedia to inculcate empathy and communication skills in kids.
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Activities include 'Rattle King 2', where your kids can join a workshop activity to create little noise-making puppets that'll be used as part of the performance! You are encouraged to bring your own recyclable materials such as small containers and used water bottles.
For your creative little ones, they can look forward to 'Self-guided Craft: I See You' where your kids can bring their imagination to life at this crafting space. With more activities and workshops beyond these with March On 2023, families will not only bond but also have a fun and enriching time.
2. Chill out with Rilakkuma and friends
From now till 1 May 2023, you should keep a lookout for Rilakkuma and friends sauntering around Changi Airport Terminal 3. If you're travelling with your little ones during this period, don't forget to stop by the Rilakkuma-themed carnival at T3's Departure Hall where you'll be immersed in pastel hues and whimsical rides.
Let your kids head to the clouds on the Samba Balloon ride or the Ferris Wheel near Central Immigration. You can also find other rides such as the Swing Chair and Tea Cup.
You can even bring back Rilakkuma-themed items such as a Changi-exclusive Rilakkuma premium and Kids Reversible Bucket Hat. Don't forget to capture memorable photos at the photo spots located around Terminal 3!
3. Visit the Newly Furnished Peranakan Museum
If your kids are the curious type, why not take a trip to the newly renovated Peranakan Museum? From viewing the newly acquired and generously donated objects to being awed by the evolution of Peranakan fashion, there's so much to do here.
Not only will your kids understand the unique culture but there's even an Explorer's Zone where your kids can get handsy and fill in an Activity Trail book!
4. Drop By The Not So Little Fair
Bring your kids and stop by the Not So Little fair from 18 to 19 March 2023, which features family-centric products and services, kid's entertainment, and fun workshops. While the adults shop, your kids can have fun at the play area that includes a bouncy playground and ball pit!
5. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
From March 2023, you can't miss out on Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience exhibition at Resorts World Sentosa! In this immersive exhibition, you and your kids will be taken back to the past where you can experience his art coming to life. There's even a one-of-a-kind VR experience that lets you travel through the 8 works with inspiration from 'A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles France'.
6. Hike & Cycle Along The Round Island Route
We're sure you've heard: Singapore's Eastern Round Island Route just opened recently! The continuous 150km park connector is only part of the 360km island-wide network or recreational routes that are in store for Singaporeans to enjoy.
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Consisting of park connectors and trails, Singaporeans can enjoy plenty for outdoor activities including hiking or cycling! Although 150km long, the best part about the Round Island Route is that it passes through many hubs (it's not all just trees! Although, the nature is one of the best parts, have you checked out Singapore's very own Jeju Island, Changi Bay Point?). Which means once you or your little ones are tired, you can head over to the nearest interchange and head home. Plus, it's mostly level walking ground, which makes for an easy walk. 😌
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P.S. The route also runs through quite a few halal food hot spots like Jalan Kayu, Changi Village and even the Singapore River!Check out all the halal food spots you can find along the Round Island Route here!
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If you're looking for an activity that'll not only bond the entire family but also get in some active time, HiRoller's the way to do it! HiRoller, the largest indoor roller skating rink in Singapore, is located at the top floor of Downtown East's E!Hub and will energise you with upbeat tunes as you roll around on a pair of skates with your loved ones 🛼 Filled with disco lights and and roller skates of all sizes, HiRoller will be the highlight of your afternoon. Choose from inline skates or quadskates (roller skates) and zoom around their indoor rinks!
8. Kid-friendly hiking spots
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One of the more popular ways to enjoy some family time is by hiking one of Singapore's many parks! This favourite Singaporean pastime is not only fun, but it might also help you get in some needed exercise - away from the office and classroom desks. 😌 Check out these family-friendly hiking paths for you and your family to discover this March holiday!
9. Go On A Staycation
The March Holidays also means more time to spend together! And one of the best ways to enjoy quality family bonding time is by having a staycation! If you're looking for a family-friendly or kid-friendly hotel in Singapore for the school holidays, check out these 9 hotel accommodation packages and bundles in Singapore!!
Alternatively, if you have a big family, check out these hotels with connecting rooms! Best for families with older kids who need space yet still want to spend time together, these hotels with connecting rooms will be the highlight of your March Holidays.
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You could also explore these new hotels in Singapore for something a fresher experience! 2022 is seeing a whole bunch of hotels opening up, and they've got a lot to offer. From exclusive spas and fitness centres to unique themed rooms, these hotels will have you relaxing in calm and luxury.
10. Enjoy Meals At Hidden Gems
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What could be better than having a delicious meal together? 😍 Singapore is filled with halal hidden gems for ever palate. If you're craving Vietnamese, head to Joo Chiat Caphe for some halal Banh Mi! For Western delights, try Pop's Cafe, a halal American Western cafe in Singapore. Alternatively, head to Bugis street for some Taiwanese-Malay fusion Nasi Lemak, or have a bite of sweet and savoury Kuih Keria from K's Keria!
11. Delight In Delicious Pastries
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Love snacking on mouth-watering pastries? Singapore is filled with bakeries that serve up delicious croissants, cupcakes and muffins! Check out this ultimate guide to the best halal croissants in Singapore, or Fluff Bakery's new flagship store along North Bridge Road. From the ever-favourite Signature Cupcakes to unique, savoury bites, we can all say goodbye to our diets! 😂
12. Head To A Playground Or Park Away From The Crowds
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Everywhere you go, it’s way too crowded. Parks are filled to the brim and malls are overwhelmingly full, and you’re stumped on where you can bring your kids out to have some fun in the sun while still being safe in the face of the ever-changing pandemic situation. Well, fret not! You can still head out and spend some quality time with your little ones with these 16 safe, outdoor activities!
Excited for the March Holidays 2023? Us too! Share this with your family to start planning your March Holidays!