The June school holidays are here! Surely you’re wondering what fun and exciting activities you can look forward to this season. Fortunately, you’re in Singapore so we promise you’ll find something new to add to your calendar! ? We’ve compiled a list of things to do in Singapore this month-long school holiday!
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1. Be a scientist for a day
A visit to the Science Centre Singapore is a must when you’re in the city! Both locals and visitors are fond of the place because of the many attractions you can visit in one location. ? See butterflies up close, visit the Phobia exhibit, play at the water playground and much more in A SINGLE visit!
Science Centre Singapore
Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 10AM-5PM | Mon; Closed
2. Dip your feet in a hot spring bath
Located in the northern part of Singapore, the Sembawang Hot Springs is a hidden gem that offers a unique and unexpected experience. It's hard to believe that amidst the urban landscape of the city-state, there exists a natural hot spring waiting to be discovered!
One of the most popular activities at the Sembawang Hot Springs is the tradition of boiling eggs in the hot spring water. You can find foot reflexology paths, where you can walk and massage your feet along pebble-strewn trails, providing a therapeutic experience. The park also features seating areas and shelters, allowing visitors to relax and take in the peaceful surroundings!
Sembawang Hot Spring Park
Address: Along, Gambas Ave, 756952
Opening hours: Daily; 7am - 7pm
3. Visit the new bird sanctuary in Mandai
It's no secret that Jurong Bird Park has moved to Mandai. In fact, many have been looking forward to this new location called Bird Paradise and it's finally opened this June! Here you can see the new homes including the Penguin Cove - home to the Gentoo Penguin, King Penguin, Humboldt Penguin and Northern Rockhopper Penguin. Not to mention, there's a little play area for kids to exert all that pent of energy as they get excited over the new sights and sounds in the park!
P.S. There is a current soft launch promotion (8-23 May), where tickets are at $38 (adults), $28 (kids), and $20 (senior citizens). Get your tickets now to enjoy the discount!
For more information on what to expect, check out our Muslim-friendly guide to Bird Paradise here!
Address: 20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825
Opening hours: Daily; 9am - 6pm
4. Return to childhood at the Children's Museum
5. Go cafe-hopping
If there's something we love more than travel, it's food! Fortunately the school holidays means that there's more time to explore for new and hip halal and Muslim-friendly cafes just waiting to be discovered. We'll give you a hint on where to start exploring! Be sure to check out two places for halal cafes - Bugis & Jalan Besar. If you're still unsure how to start, check out our cafe guides here:
- New Halal Cafes To Bookmark In 2023
- Best Halal Cafes In Jalan Besar For Your Next Cafe-Hopping Adventure
6. Visit Singapore's Last Kampong
Yup, you read that right! Singapore is (unfortunately) down to it's last Kampong - but not to worry, if you weren't lucky enough to be born in that era, you can still get a glimpse at what life is like here. Kampong Buangkok is home to 26 families. Life here is simple and charming, where chickens have names and nature's melody fills the air. Join a guided tour to uncover the secrets of this privately owned gem, untouched by development. Chat with friendly residents, play nostalgic games, and soak up the unique stories of this special place. Don't miss out on this idyllic escape in the heart of the city!
Kampong Buangkok Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours
7. Climbing around an indoor jungle gym
X-SCAP8 (pronounced as ‘escapades’) is an indoor playground filled with a bunch of exciting activities for adults. Located in the heart of Orchard, at Orchard Central, you can expect tons of opportunities to let loose and get physically active in an indoor environment! Infinity & Beyond is the highlight at X-SCAP8, the 10-metre high high element adventure course where you can test your nerves and conquer all three levels in the course! You can even climb walls and cycle on a “floating” bike for a tight-rope cycling experience.
Address: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #07-02, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10PM
Ticket prices: from $35
8. Smash stuff at the Fragment Room
Smash therapy may sound a little odd (especially if you've never tried it before) but it gets your body moving and you experience a sense of relief and catharsis with every swing! Rather than bottling up your emotions, The Fragment Room's philosophy is that it's better to let out your anger, stress, and worries so that you feel better once you're done. You can even book a session with your friends to smash through a room together!
The Fragment Room
Opening hours: Open daily; 12PM - 10PM
Address: 490 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368198
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9. Stay in a chalet
Everyone loves staycays right? I mean you get to stay up late for movie marathons, eat delicious food and be away from home (even if its for a day or two!). Chalets are the best places to enjoy a time with your loved ones and family members during the holiday season. Bonus is if you get to BBQ too!
P.S. If you're looking for chalets and bungalows this holiday, check out the ones here!
10. Explore the park connectors (on a bike!)
Nature is in abundance in Singapore! If you've ever wanted to get active and explore the parks and cycling routes in the city, we've got some ideas for you. Why not rent a bike and take a cycle though the park connectors from one end of the island to the next? It's all interconnected and the best part is that the fresh air will be a great change of pace for you.
P.S. Need to know where to start the cycling journey? Check out these 12 Best Cycling Routes In Singapore For An Outdoor Retreat!
11. Play at the Children's Museum
Formerly known as Singapore Philatelic Museum, it’s now called Children's Museum Singapore (CMSG) following extensive renovations. The Children's Museum Singapore believes in the power of play and provides opportunities for children to explore and engage with Singapore and the world around them based on its vision of creating a place of wonder and joy for children to learn about Singapore and the world!
Children Museum Singapore (CMSG)
Address: Children’s Museum Singapore, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 9AM-1PM & 2PM-6PM (last admissions at 12:30pm & 5:30pm) | Mon; Closed
12. Walk on the canopy at Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport isn't just any other mall! It's a mall beside the airport which has a lot of halal food and fun things to do like taking a walk at the Canopy Park on the highest floor.
P.S. Need halal food recommendations? Check out this Halal Food Guide To SG’s Jewel Changi Airport: What Muslim Visitors Can Expect!
So, did any of these activities pique your interest? There are so many fun things to do during the school holidays! Start marking your calendars so you won’t miss out on these exciting events. ?