The November-December school holidays 2020 are here again! Take time to bond with family, friends and loved ones. Although we are unable to do so like how most of us would usually do by going on a holiday overseas, there are plenty of things we can still do as we cautiously head out in Singapore.
Activities for Kids
For fun, engaging and educational activities for kids ages 6 – 12, check out Kaesac Learning Centre’s school holiday programmes. The STEAM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)-based programmes aim to make holiday activities not only fun, they will ignite the interests of kids in these areas.
Some of the school holiday programmes include building a walking dinosaur to take home, making an obstacle course for little crawlie bots, engineering a ping-pong ball launcher, building a claw machine, robotics, combining art and science to create light-up cards and designing cool video games.
Activities to do as a Family
There are many holiday activities to choose from to do as a family. Besides sending your children to holiday classes, many of them can be done as a family. The best thing is, some won’t even cost a cent!
You can visit the many museums in Singapore, some are, actually free for Singaporeans and permanent residents all year round. There are the kids-friendly Asian Civilisations Museum, the National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, Malay Heritage Centre, Indian Heritage Centre, Sun Yat-Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Air Force Museum and Singapore Sports Museum.
Or go on a hike in many trails around the public parks in Singapore. Many are kids friendly. Some are great for beginners and, others are off the beaten path, for those who enjoy a bit of excitement.
Alternatively, you can also spend a day scooting or cycling, from one park to another. Many parks are now interconnected by park connectors. For the adventurous, you can explore the mountain bike parks at Punggol’s Coney Island, Bukit Timah, Pulau Ubin and Chestnut Nature Park.
Whether it is going hiking, scooting or biking, the activity is not only free, it is also good exercise. Visit NParks for a complete list of some super cool ways to escape from our urban jungle.
Want to beat the heat in Singapore’s hot and humid weather? A visit to the FREE water parks may be a good idea. There is Clusia Cove at Jurong Lake Gardens, Splash-n-Surf at Singapore Sports Hub, Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay and many other waterplay parks at various shopping malls around Singapore.
There you have it! With so many school holiday activities you can do in Singapore, have fun but do remember, STAY SAFE!