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10 Best Things To Do With Kids In Singapore This Year-End School Holiday


Qistina Roslan •  Nov 14, 2023

School's out is just around the corner, and with a whole plethora of activities to do, you and your kids won't be stuck at home bored! From holiday camps to immersive experiences, here are some amazing activities that will certainly entice your kids!

PS: Do take note that prices here are based on residential status (Singaporeans)!

1. Be a mad scientist at Chaos Lab@Terminal 2, Changi Airport

Carnival games at Changi's Candy Wonderland

The airport has been bustling with activities lately, from the amazing Candy Wonderland experience throughout Terminal 3 and now the Chaos Lab at Terminal 2, you'll be creating life-long memories!

Get ready to take part in a hands-on science experiment turned playground where you will get to create and play with slime, jump into a glowing ball pit, write secret messages only seen under UV light, and much more! Interact with larger-than-life lab equipment as you turn a science lab into your very own playground! The experience lasts for 30 - 45 minutes and is priced according to your age. The experience is wheelchair-accessible. However, the ball pit might have to be bypassed. Strollers are not allowed into the exhibition, so please keep them locked up outside of the premises. There are no lockers available provided by them, so you would have to find lockers provided by the airport themselves. Book your tickets here now!

Admission rates:

  • 0 - 3: Free
  • 4 - 12: $30
  • Adults (13 and above): $9

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (11AM - 7PM (Last admission: 6PM))

Address: Viewing Mall North, Level 3, #03-03, Changi, Singapore, 819643


2. Learn through play@Science Centre Singapore

Science Centre has had major additions to their roster that you should experience for yourself! There's UNTAME (24 November - 2 December) where you'll go forward in time and explore what food alternatives await us in a food-scarce future. Explore the M.A.R.T, a futuristic supermarket that teaches you about the future of food and the role that insects might have in it! Collect rewards and food stamps in its maze-like environment or be brave and try some out-of-the-norm food and drink options.

For the older kids (13 years old and above), Science Centre Singapore has created some escape rooms for you to enjoy! E.S.C adds a sprinkle of STEM in their escape rooms with interactive parts such as a quaking floor and even a ball pit! You have three rooms to choose from: Museum of Humankind, Shangri-La and Dr. X, where all three have different storylines that will entice you and rattle your brains as you solve mysteries and escape from your confinements.

PS: Do note that E.S.C is only available from Thurs-Sat and on Public Holidays (10AM - 10PM). Sundays are from 10AM - 10PM. If it's on a gazetted school holiday period, it will be open on Mon-Wed as well (10AM - 5PM).

Admission rates:Check them out here, as they are dependent on which exhibitions and activities you intend on joining!

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10AM - 5PM)

Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

3. Beat the heat at the many indoor playgrounds in Singapore

Unpredictable weather can put a damper on your plans, but fret not, you can still have all the fun and adventure indoors as well! With so many indoor playgrounds in Singapore to choose from, your kids will be spoiled for choice! Head down to Kiztopia's many playgrounds scattered all around the country. Or you can head down to their spin-offs such as Bouncetopia, which has huge bouncy castles covering the area, a ball pit and even a sand zone! Or you can head down to Jumptopia at MBS where huge slides and play areas await! If the weather is promising, Vivocity's Jumptopia has an outdoor section right now, featuring a wet zone that you can splash around it during the destive season. There's also The Polliwogs and Kid AMAZE by Safra too! There are so many more indoor playgrounds for you to choose from.

PS: For the full list, you can check out our article here!

4. Go Island Hopping

With new activities at Lazarus and St John's Island, there's more to island hopping than just picnics! Take your time and enjoy the scenic views or better yet, book one of the mini cabins available through Tiny Away Escape@Lazarus or partake in water sports at Lazarus Sea Sports Centre. They have paddleboards and even kayaks, which can accommodate up to 3 people at one time. There are also other islands that you can visit, such as Sister's Islands and at certain times of the year, Kusu Island as well.

#HHWT Tip: You can check out other activities available on our article here!

5. Explore the wild side of Singapore through our park connectors!

Mount Imbiah Nature Trail

There are many park connectors and trails that you and your family can take during this school holiday! Instead of being cooped up at home, why not get some fresh air and try to spot some of our local flora and fauna hidden in plain sight. There are always new places to discover and sights to see hidden within our forests. Hike up Mount Faber and see the south of Singapore up high, or ride a bicycle from East Coast Park to the city! You can even head down to Sentosa and explore the hidden areas there too.

PS: We have an article on the Imbiah Trail in Sentosa if you're up for it!

6. Become a Junior Ocean [email protected] Aquarium

S.E.A Aquarium has a fun and exciting adventure in store for your little ones! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can opt-in to become a Junior Ocean Protector that will bring you around the aquarium (both public spaces and behind the scenes!), where you will come face-to-face with adorable sea creatures and learn more about the marine world. Your little one will understand the importance of sustainable seafood consumption too! Learn about what it takes to keep the animals healthy and well-fed while they themselves eat their lunch too. The ticket price includes lunch, snacks and other educational supplies that they need to fully make the most of this experience. This activity is recommended for 7 - 12 year olds! This event will last all the way from 18 November 2023 to 31 December 2023, so book your tickets here now!

Admission rates:

  • Junior Ocean Protector: $278 (including admission ticket)
  • Normal admission rates: Adult ($40) | Child ($30)

Opening hours: Tue-Fri (10AM - 5PM) | Sat-Mon (9AM - 5PM)

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

7. Visit the new KidzWorld@Singapore Zoo

Play Trees at Kidzworld Singapore Zoo

If you haven't visited the zoo in a while, you should book your tickets now as there are new attractions for you to explore. KidzWorld at the Singapore Zoo features a brand new section with more interactive gadgets and two new play areas! You can even pet some adorable critters such as Silkie chickens, Falabellas and even cats. The Singapore Zoo itself has certain stations for kids who are taking part in the Rangers Buddy Quest activity, so your visit to the zoo will be absolutely worthwhile. If you would like to know more about what you can expect at KidzWorld, you can check out our article here!

PS: The brand new Bird Paradise just opened as well and you can learn more here! Additionally, Le Le (the Giant Panda cub) at River Safari will be returning to China too so head down and visit them before 16 January 2024!

Admission rates: Adult ($43.20) | Child ($29.70) | Senior Citizen ($20) (Price is not including add-ons)

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (8.30AM - 6PM)

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826

8. Sweat it out through Decathlon's free kid's classes

If your kids have always wanted to pick up a new sport, Decathlon has a bunch of free classes that are suitable for those ages 4 years old and up! From inline skating to basketball, there are a ton that they can choose from! There are also classes teaching kids about Trail Running, Mountain Trekking, knowing Winter Essentials and more! Another sport that they offer is their F17 Football beginner classes that teach you how to dribble, shoot and score! If you want to find out more, you can check out them out here!

9. Be dazzled@Future World: Where Art Meets Science

teamLab is known for their amazing installations that push boundaries and bring about new ways of interacting with art through technology. Go back to your childhood through Exploring New Frontiers, a collection of colourful artworks that encourages you to tap into that imaginative child brain to see the wonder around you. Or be immersed in the world of colour while you're at it too. City In A Garden encourages you and your child to draw, walk, slide down and create interactive artworks and art pieces that will be animated! Create core memories with your child at Future World today! Book your tickets here.

Admission rates: $16

Opening hours: Mon-Sun (10AM - 7PM)

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

10. Live through your childhood memories with Disney 100: The Disney Immersive Experience

As Disney celebrates their 100 anniversary, step into an immersive experience with Disney through their Immersive Disney Animation happening from 18 November 2023 to 31 December 2023. Surround yourself with bubbles as you become part of Ariel's world, or hop around Zootopia with Judy Hopps. If you're a fan of animation, you can take a sneaky behind-the-scenes peek at how Disney has animated these works of wonders and bring the to life. You might even pick up a few tricks when drawing Disney. You can book your tickets here now.

Admission rate: Starts from $33 (Off peak) onwards

Opening hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun (10AM - 8.30PM) | Fri-Sat (10AM - 10PM)

Address: 4 Bayfront Ave, B1 Singapore 018973

With these amazing activities, your child won't be bored this year-end holiday! There are plenty of other activities that you can do, such as strolling down Orchard Road and taking in the festive vibe or even catching one of the new musicals premiering in Singapore (find out more here)!