13 Activities (Free Included!) To Do With Your Kids In SG This September Holidays (With Halal Food Nearby!)


Qistina Bumidin •  Sep 06, 2022

September school holidays are here, and it's time to bring the kids out for a fun break! ? If you're looking for activities to do with the kids, you've come to the right place! Plus, we included free activities as well - because we don't really want you to be breaking the bank the entire week ?

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1. Say Bello to the minions at Resort World Sentosa

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Running from 3 September 2022 to 2 January 2023, there will be eight thematic zones which promises endless photo opportunities and gushing moments from you, including Gru’s lab, The Girl’s Room, and Minions Zone, with life-sized characters and interactive experiences not to be missed! Get behind-the-scenes view of the movies via sketches, film stills, character designs, and fan favourite quotations.

The best part is that there are life-sized sculptures for you to take memorable pictures of your trip and interactive experiences that guarantee you’ll be entertained for a long time. HHWT went to the exhibition yesterday - check out the video to see what you can expect!

Price: From $26

Address: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-38/39/43/44

When it's happening: 3 Sep 2022 to 2 Jan 2023

You can book via Klook here

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2. Play mini golf with your favourite Pixar character

If you love Pixar films and animation, you can’t miss this event! Pixar Putt is the first open-air Pixar mini golf experience in Asia! The interactive pop-up Pixar Putt features 18 different holes inspired by Pixar stories and many favourite Pixar and Disney characters. ? It’s perfect for families and couples who want to spend some quality time at a new and exciting activity! Make sure you strike your best pose because some of these golf courses are super creative, you might want to snap a couple of pics ?

HHWT went to try out mini golf skills - check out our video below!

Price: From $28

Address: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay

When it's happening: From 26th August to a limited time only

Book your tickets here

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3. Take a trip around the world with a special lantern light-up (FREE!)

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If you’re a fan of lantern festivals and lights, an array of stunning lantern installations can be seen at Jurong Lake Gardens during this Mid-Autumn festival until 18 September 2022. There’s a range of thematic zones to explore. ? “It's a Small World” depicts different cultures like Egypt, while “A World Of Love” portrays Singaporeans reuniting during spring, summer, fall and winter.

Address: Lakeside Field, Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore

Opening hours: Open daily; 7PM-11PM

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4. Visit new displays at Gardens by the Bay

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Our only link to Mexico is through its food; taking a 20-hour flight to the other side of the world is not something many of us might do. Now you can celebrate and explore the vibrant Mexican culture at Gardens by the Bay's Hanging Gardens - Mexican Roots, a new display showcasing replicas of pyramids, Aztec statues, and festive arches in floral beauty! ?It's currently going on from now till 25th September at Flower Dome.

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There's also another event (which is FREE! ?) concurrently happening at GBTB in line with the Mid-Autumn Festival! Based on the theme 'Reunion', gorgeous light-ups of an 11m -tall phoenix, lanterns, and flower balloons brighten up the garden at night! It's happening from now till 11th September. Check out this link for more information!

Hanging Gardens - Mexican Roots

Date: Until 25th September 2022

Time: 9am-9pm daily

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, Singapore 018953


Singaporeans and PR

$12 for adults, $8 for children and seniors


$20 for adults, $12 for children and seniors

Contact: 6420 6848

Buy tickets here



Date: 27 Aug - 11 Sep 2022

Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm daily (Light-up from 7pm)

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5. Attend Le Le's birthday party

Our baby panda has turned 1 and he wants you to come and celebrate his special day together! ? You can now visit the baby cub with his parents twice daily between 10:30AM and 3:30PM at his nursery at Giant Panda Forest!

Of course what is a birthday party without a cake - as night falls, snap pictures of Le Le’s bamboo-inspired birthday cake as it sparks off fireworks! ?

Date: From now till 11 Sep 2022

Time: 7.30pm-11.30pm

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826

Buy tickets here

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6. Snap pictures of your kids with these adorable lanterns (FREE!)

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Don’t miss the Instagrammable exhibition called Celestial Bodies that’s available until 25 September 2022 that’s part of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival outside Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Museum! Interestingly, the lantern installation was crafted with a helping hand by Taiwanese Kai 3D Art Studio and it is free admission. On the lawn, you'll find five different zones named after various planets: the Moon, Sun, Earth, Saturn, and Mercury. It goes without saying that the lantern installation pays homage to the huge and brilliant Moon, which shines the brightest on the 15th day of the Mid-Autumn Festival! ?

Address: 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874

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7. Enjoy spooky season in the daytime with your kids

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If Halloween Horror Nights is a little much for your kids, fret not - Universal Studios Singapore has come up with a family-friendly daytime Halloween event, Tricks or Thrill will be the kind of fun your kids will love! From 7 September to 6 November 2022, enjoy a meets and greets galore of Minion Monsters and Gru's Girls! It's a star-studded show - Madagascar, Sweet & Sour Squad (who are giving out deliciously sweet creations!), Sesame Street friends are all coming down for some fun spooky time! ?

Bring out the horror fest with some ferocious tunes from DreamWorks' Troll - who will rock up the Mel's Diner Stage! Parents, remember to bring a camera to snap up these memorable moments of your kids! ?

Date: 7 September to 6 November 2022

Time: 11am-6pm daily (closed on Tuesdays)

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

For more information, click on this link!

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8. Pump up the adrenaline at SuperPark (promotions available!)

If your kids have too much energy, bring them to the massive indoor playground at Suntec City, SuperPark! With 20 thrilling activities spread out over two levels, it's easy to spend the entire day here! Trampolines are just one part of this super-sized adventure park, with dozens of other activities such as an Augmented Climbing Wall, Flying Fox, Superpinball, and a Ninja Track even kids can navigate over! Littlies will love the Kids’ Gym, with a soft play obstacle course, a small climbing wall and the signature Sliding Mountain ?

Date: Promotion period 3 September- 16 October

Time: 9am-9pm daily

Address: Superpark, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-477 (North Wing), Singapore 038983


Promo tickets go on sale end of August. You can get your tickets here!

Peak promo: Weekends and school holidays $60 for 2 tickets (12% discount). Valid for 9am – 11am, 1130am – 130pm and 7pm – 9pm slot.

Peak promo: Weekdays, excluding PH and School holidays: $125 for 5 tickets (19% discount).Valid for all sessions except 3pm – 5pm session.

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9. Take a trip down memory lane to the best side of Singapore (FREE!)

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East side, if you don't know the answer ?From now till 23rd October 2022, Changi Airport Terminal 3 has a new pop-up installation of the Changi Precinct which includes areas in and surrounding Changi Airport such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok and East Coast Park.

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Moving through seven different zones, you can learn interesting nuggets and stories of Siglap in the drawers of an old-school barbershop, play a digital arcade game at an HDB void deck and ‘watermelon’ playground, and jump onboard a bumboat that brings visitors through the history of Pulau Ubin and the eastern coast of Singapore. It's your time to return back to those good ol' childhood memories!

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There are also two new exploration tours – My Changi Airport Tour and My Changi Village Heritage Tour – in partnership with MyCommunity, a local non-profit organisation that celebrates Singapore’s heritage and culture through organising tours, programmes and exhibitions. While the themed zones above are free, you'll need to pay to attend the tours.

Date: Now till 23rd October 2022

Time: 10am-9.30pm daily

Address: Changi Airport, Terminal 3 Departure Hall

You can check out for more information here!

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10. Bid goodbye our iconic bird park one last time 

Jurong Bird Park will cease to operate on 3rd January 2023, and the park is releasing a bunch of activities from September 3rd for you and the family to capture lasting memories. From Sept 3 until its final day of operations, Jurong Bird Park will run a series of activities, tours and trails that recall the park's history.

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A free self-guided heritage trail will feature a series of heritage displays on milestones in the park's history. For instance, the park reopened a defunct Panorail station so that visitors can take photos with a replica of a monorail carriage. The monorail system used to take visitors around the park between 1992 and 2012 ?

A countdown timer to the park’s last day of operations is set in the replica of the old cuckoo clock tower that stood at the park’s old entrance. You can also see the park through the eyes of a park staff member when they embark on a staff-curated trail. A trail map is available for download.

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Bring back a piece of JurongBirdPark home, with limited-edition merchandise such as JurongBirdPark-themed terrariums and medallions. There are also other activities coming up in October and November, and you can find more information here! It's not goodbye - it's see you later! ?

Address: 2 Jurong Hill, 628925

Opening hours: 8.30am-6pm (Thurs-Sun), closed on Mon-Wed

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11. Don't miss the PAW Patrol fun at City Square Mall

Got a PAW Patrol-obsessed kiddo? Bring them to City Square Mall to say Hi to Chase and Rubble! They can snap a pic with their favourite rescue adventure pups during this meet and greet. If the PAW Patrol fever is still high, hop on to the PAW Patrol-themed bouncy castle, and let your kids have all the bouncing fun they love! ?

Meet & Greet

Date: 3, 4, 10 & 11 September 2022 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Time: 1pm & 4pm

Address: Atrium @ Level 1, City Square Mall

Price: FREE! Redeem your meet and greet pass 30 minutes before the session at the Atrium. Only 30 passes are available for each session.

PAW Patrol Bouncy Castle

Date: 3 – 11 September 2022

Time: 11am – 8pm (Last entry is at 7:50pm)

Address: Atrium @ Level 1, City Square Mall

Price: A minimum spend of $10 is required to qualify for an entry pass. Passes can be redeemed at the bouncy castle area.

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12. Check out new dry and wet playgrounds (FREE!)

Having fun with the kids shouldn't require you having to break the bank - let their imagination run wild at any of the playgrounds located in HDB blocks all over Singapore! For starters, head West and check out the mega playground, Arena at Keat Hong. There's two zones - one for children aged two to six and the other for those aged seven to 12 ?

The little ones will have a great time playing on a pirate ship-inspired play structure, which comprises climbing nets and slides. There are also merry-go-round and various swings! ?

Older children will love the two tall towers, which stands at about three storeys high. It's an adrenaline pumping activity for them, where they get to walk along netted bridges, stop at acorn-shaped pods or slide down long winding tubes. If you want to clock in some exercise as well while the kids are sweating it out,  there's a nearby futsal pitch and fitness corners - all in close vicinity to your child! ?

Singapore's weather has been off the charts lately, and if you happen to find yourself caught in blistering heat, bring your kids to Play at Heights Park. This heartland playground has both dry and wet areas - and the best part, it's free! ?

The nautical-themed water park has shooting jets and fountains for some splashing fun! Fret not, there are semi-open shower stalls for rinsing off before and after water play ?

The fun doesn't end - the dry areas offer more activities such as a sand play zone which includes a kid-friendly flying fox, a toddler area which offers climbing activities and plenty of crawling space, and even trampolines, massive rolling bridges, and race tracks for older kids planning to race it out with their bicycles ?

P.S. Looking for more playgrounds around Singapore? Check out the full list here!

Arena at Keat Hong

Address: 428 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Block 428, Singapore 680428

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Play at Heights Park

Address: 144 Lor 2 Toa Payoh, Block 144, Singapore 310144

Opening hours: 8am-9pm daily

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13. Let your kids play pretend cooking at this exhibition

Kids are an imaginative lot - you probably saw them playing Masak Masak (cooking in Malay) ? Why not let them play pretend as a cook for a day at Masak Masak, an arts-based exhibition at Goodman Arts Centre? Let them try their hands preparing local dishes at their very own hawker stall, such as flipping toy pratas and make imaginary kopi ☕

There's also larger-than-life installations worth for picture-perfect memories such as a giant bowl of chendol, a larger-than- life curry puff and a slide shaped like an old-school ice-cream wafer sandwich ?

Date: 28th May 2022 - 26th Mar 2023.

Time: Only available from Wednesdays to Sundays. The first session starts at 9.15am and the last one is at 3.45pm. Each exploratory play session, Explore Masak Masak, lasts one hour and 15 minutes.

Address: The Artground, 90 Goodman Road, #01-40 BLK J Singapore

Price: Free, however, there is a $15 refundable deposit for each participant, including babies. Group tickets admit up to five participants.

On weekends and certain public holidays, there are Programme + Explore tickets, from $18 for two persons, which includes a 30-minute artist-led programme and a 45-minute Masak Masak exploratory play session. Slots are limited and a new batch of tickets is released every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm.

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Time for a refreshing break with the kids! ?

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