It is the first school holiday which will see both my school-going kids stay home together for an entire month. I have never done up an activity list for the school holidays. And since I am researching for activities to occupy their time, I might as well consolidate my finds here. (Most of the images have links to more information, remember to click on them.) Hope this is useful to many parents out there. And if you do have interesting ones, I would love you to tell me in the comments and I will add to the list! Good things have to be shared! 🙂

1. Children’s Seasons

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When: 24 May – 29 June

Happening at: Various Museums, click here.

Ticketing: Free for Singaporeans and PR

The National Heritage Board presents the 3rd year running Children’s Seasons 2014. There are endless engaging family activities happening in various museums and heritage centres, etc that will surely occupy many of your June days. There will be many interactive exhibits, unique hands-on activities, exciting games, movie screenings and more. This is also our favourite annual MUST-GO series of programmes and our kids look forward to them each year. Read about our last year’s visit to Singapore Art Museum here.

2. ACE Festival

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When: 21 May – 8 June

Happening at: Drama Centre National Library

Ticketing: Click here.

ACE! 2014 is going to be a most exciting collection of performances, workshops and activities for 3-14 year olds, and their grown-ups, with plays and stories from Long Ago and Far Away, as well as exciting activities and events that are right up-to-date! Productions include:

Puss in Boots – The Master Cat – I Theatre (SG)

Starbird – Toto Tales (UK)

Dotty The Dragon – Blunderbus (UK)

Spot The Difference – I Theatre (SG)

Under The Dragon Moon – Creative Edge (SG)

Read about our review on one of the production by I Theatre here to have a feel of how it is like for kids production.

 

3. Singapore Zoo: Behind the scenes tour

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When: 21 May – 22 June

Happening at: Singapore Zoo and River Safari

Registration: click here

There are various behind the scenes tour and programmes happening at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari that will bring your kids to find out how it is like caring for animals, examine panda poo, ensuring the fishes in Amazon Flooded Forest are healthy, and many more. This sounds so interesting. There is limited capacity and you had better be quick in pre-registering your kids.

 

4. Singapore Zoo: Zoolympics

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When: 21-29 June (Daily), 10am – 4pm

Happening at: Singapore Zoo

Registration:  $3.00 per Zoolympix passport (Available opposite Zoo Retail Shop), Normal admission rates apply

Young ones are invited to become “Wildlife Rescue Rangers” for a day and help save our animal friends from the brink of extinction by locating five “hot spots” (game stations) around the Zoo. Upon accomplishing the missions and freeing the animals from the clutches of illegal poachers, Wildlife Rescue Rangers will check in at the “wildlife camp base” to learn more about the plight of threatened animals and how they can do their part to spread the conservation message.

 

5. Singapore Zoo: Fun Wild Learning Details

When: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 June

Happening at: Singapore Zoo

Registration:  Activities are free but normal admission rates apply. Activities are recommended for children between 4-12 yo. Workshops are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Some activities require on-site registration.

Singapore Zoo transforms into a living classroom every weekend this June to show visitors, parents and children alike, that learning can be fun. Happening every weekend, visitors can discover and appreciate wildlife through a diverse range of activities, including performances, craft workshops, animal enrichment trails and even yoga! In an exclusive collaboration with Discovery Kids, visitors can gain insights into the fascinating world of documentary production.

 

6. Storytelling Comes Alive! With Playmobil

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When: 31 May – 30 June, 11am to 7pm

Happening at: Palawa Beach, Sentosa

Ticketing: Free

Take time off for some family bonding with your little ones, and let them explore and learn through play! Immerse in the interactive storytelling sessions, develop the child’s creativity with imaginary play at the Playpit, and learn to transform simple materials into awe-inspiring masterpieces at the Little Hands & Minds! It is going to be a memorable holiday at Sentosa!

 

7. Safra June 5-day holiday camps

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When: 2-6 June (Safra TPY), 9-13 June (Safra Jurong), 930am – 530pm

Happening at: Safra TPY and Safra Jurong

Ticketing: Kidsamaze member – $160 (Jurong) $180 (TPY)

Safra member – $180 (Jurong) $190 (TPY)

Guest – $220 (Jurong) $240 (TPY)

Call for more information: 63554550/551 (Safra TPY) and 66864321/322 (Safra Jurong)

 

8. Safra holiday programmes

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When: 1 June – 30 June

Happening at: various Safra venues

Ticketing: Click here for a long list of programmes in June.

 

9. Rise and Shine Live Great Breakfast Carnival

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When: 14 June

Happening at: The Lawn @ Marina Bay

Ticketing: Kids below 12 go free. Adults tickets at $13 each. To purchase tickets, click here.

Alternatively, participate at kidsrsimple giveaway of 3 pairs of tickets here! Giveaway ends 23 May!

 

10. Gardens by the Bay – French Flaire (Outdoor screening)

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When: 23 May, 8pm to 930pm

Happening at: Supertree Grove

Ticketing: Free

Bring along your picnic mats and enjoy the outdoor screening of The Day of the Crows/Le Jour des Corneilles – a French animation movie featuring the voices of international movie star Jean Reno and late nouvelle vague director Claude Chabrol – under the starlit sky at the Supertree Grove!

 

11. Gardens by the Bay – A Sustainable Garden

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When: 31 May, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 June, 10am to 5pm

Happening at: Cannnonball Room

Ticketing: Free

A garden that is all about sustainability… how quaint is that? Learn more about Gardens by the Bay’s sustainability strategies with a series of simple experiments and other fun activities over this June holiday!

 

12. Gardens by the Bay – Kids at the Garden

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When: June (various dates)

Happening at: Cooled conservatories, Kingfisher Lake and Outdoor garden

Ticketing: $18 per pax

This educational series of programmes is suitable for ages 4-6 and 7-9 where kids explore the gardens and lake to find out the birds and the bees, plants, flowers, etc and they get to do a craft to take home as souvenir! There are limited slots and advance registration is required. Click here to find out more.

 

13. Chinese Holiday Camp – Kid Start Now

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When: June 2014, 4-day camp

Happening at: Kid Start Now

Registration: Click here for registration.

If you are thinking of starting off your kids’ interest in Chinese, I highly recommend this holiday camp for your kids. YH went through this holiday camp last December and he totally loved it! The camp aims to encourage lots of speaking opportunities for the kids through interesting reward system and story-based curriculum. This is a 4-day camp for kids age 3-6 yo. Read my review on this camp here.

 

14. Rush-Me-Not Art Holiday programmes

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When: June 2014

Happening at: Rush-Me-Not Art Studios at Novena and East Coast Branch

Ticketing: Call to register. 62561449 (Novena), 63488608 (East Coast Branch)

Click here to find out more

There is a series of art classes suitable for 3 years and above. Rush-Me-Not Art Studio holds various art programmes including art therapy and their emphasis is as what the name says, they allow free expression and no rush approach towards self development through art. You may read my review on their holiday art class here.

15. Cookery Workshop

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When: 26, 27 June 2014, 930am to 12noon

Happening at: Two by Two Schoolhouse

Ticketing: Call to register 62450838

Circus Mania Cookery workshop is a dessert making activity under the Big Top! Your kids will be in for a fabulous time creating whimsical characters like clowns, seals, lions, elephants which will come to life under the tutelage of their talented chef!

Traveller’s Bento Cookery workshop will be a fun bento-making workshop on the different kinds of cuisine from around the world! It will be a mish mash of Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese foods to name a few.

16. Holiday Camp

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When: 18 – 20 June (Tiny Travellers Camp), 23 – 25 June 2014 (Carnival Camp)

Happening at: Two by Two Schoolhouse

Ticketing: Call to register 62450838

If you think that your young ones will be bored in the June holidays, you may like to sign them up for a 3-day holiday camp to spend their time in a fun way! These holiday camps have plenty of interactive story-telling, games, speech and drama, art and craft, and early literature.

 If you do sign up for any of the above, tell me in the comments!

For the readers in Singapore, what are you doing this June School Holidays?

For the readers overseas, how do your kids spend their school holidays?