Holidays mean being free from school and homework! Time to shy away from the stress of school and go wild with your kids at these top activities for kids during the June holidays. From embarking on a DinoQuest at Science Centre, meeting the Minions at Resorts World Sentosa, watching theatre performances curated from all over the world to attending holiday camps and workshops that will enrich your children’s lives, we’ve got them right here for you! BY CRYSTAL CHAN
DINOQUEST @ Science Centre Singapore
What: Exhibition on these magnificent beasts with story-telling, holographic mapping, animatronics, and augmented reality.
Where: Science Centre Singapore (SCS)
When: 1 June to 31 August 2019
Cost: Tickets are at $18 for adults and $15 for children between the ages of 3 to 12 years old. Family bundle is at $52 (two adults plus two children). Separate admission charges to the SCS apply.
Bring a dinosaur to life and save the world – this epic adventure of an exhibit spans seven thematic rooms that explore the history of the Australian polar dinosaurs. Here is where you become a discoverer, not just a spectator. Kids and parents alike get to experience the thrill of excavating and discovering fossils, and create new species of dinosaurs by doodling and bringing them to life at the virtual Dinosaur Park.
No lectures or reading of textbooks required, the multi-sensory quest to discover these magnificent beasts from the land before time, involves story-telling and immersive technology like RFID tracking, holographic mapping, animatronics and augmented reality.
The exhibition brings real discoveries from Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia. Through this living history exhibit, kids also get to see first-hand how climate change can impact our world and how we all have to play a part in ensuring we don’t become extinct too like the dinosaurs – and that’s a great takeaway.
OCEAN FEST @ Resorts World Sentosa
What: Learn all about the good and bad sounds of the ocean through audio-visual installations at the S.E.A. Aquarium.
Where: S.E.A. Aquarium
When: 17 May to 18 August 2019
Cost: Online ticket prices for S.E.A Aquarium starts at $30 for an adult’s one-day ticket and $79 for a family one-day bundle incorporating two adults and one child. Click here to purchase and for more information.
Join in the fun at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest – The Noisy Ocean from 17 May to 30 June in celebration of World Oceans day on 8 June. The audio-visual installations at the aquarium present an interesting array of sounds sourced from the mystery-deep. Through immersive exhibits, musical performances, and project showcases, S.E.A. Aquarium brings attention to ocean soundscapes and highlights on the negative impacts of sound pollution.
Programmes not to be missed include the live performance, Celebration of Sound happening on weekends and public holidays at 12pm and 2pm in front of Open Ocean Habitat. The performance utilises up-cycled materials as musical instruments as live-sized puppets dance away to an original song promoting the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.
SOAR INTO SUMMER @ Universal Studios Singapore
What: Meet your favourite characters dressed up in their summer best and having a ball at Universal Studios Singapore this holidays!
Where: Universal Studios Singapore
When: Now till August 2019
Cost: Ticket prices for adults (aged 13-59) is $79, child (aged 4-12) is $59, and seniors aged 60 and above is at $41.
Say hello to the “despicable” but adorable minions dressed up in Hawaiian hula skirts and coconut bikinis, alongside Sanrio characters, Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel this summer at Universal Studios Singapore. Once the sun sets, Universal Studios Singapore lights up with its Hollywood Dreams Light-Up Parade, comprising local artistes’ performances, fireworks and yummy pop-up food stalls during weekends and selected nights.
Don’t forget to spin the dial at gashapon machines outside Hollywood China Arcade after a minimum spending of $80 at Universal Studios Singapore’s dining and retail outlets. 10 lucky guests will bring home exclusive merchandise such as luggage bags and VR sets on top of
specially-designed character pins from Transformers and Minions.
The prizes are never-ending. Guests get to walk away with mystery bags containing goodies worth up to $200 with a minimum of 4 one-day tickets purchased in a single receipt (while stocks last).
KIZTOPIA @ Marina Square
What: A new indoor play space opens at Marina Square with 18 play zones with allocated educational themes!
Where: Marina Square
When: From 15 June 2019.
Cost: Single entrance tickets are from $28 and encompass one adult-child pair. However, early-bird sales are available for all ticket types from now until mid-July. Click here to book your tickets.
Bring your kids to the “edu-tainment” park, Kiztopia at Marina Square on 15 June where a series of unique adventures await.
At an astounding 18,000 square feet (about 1673 square metres) in size, Kiztopia is divided into 18 play zones with allocated educational themes intended to cultivate social, emotional and motor skills in children 12 years old and below. It features facilities such as an indoor driving school, Augmented Reality (AR) studios, a themed café with menu curated by Neil Bailey, who has worked with F&B brands like Hard Rock Café and Smoothie King, and more.
Don’t forget to check out the 11 endearing Kiztopia original characters consisting of Dr. Chen, Mark the monkey, Chichi the chick, Tiger, Raby the rabbit, Bell the bear, Pepe the pig, Tina the turtle, Pio the penguin, Honey the bee and Eli the elephant. The characters embody a specific personality or profession and are assigned to various play areas. The diversity and adorable appearances of the characters promote a fun-loving environment for children to discover their aspirations and interests.
Kiztopia will be offering its “Learn-through-Play” educational programmes starting from August to make the children’s learning experience more interesting and well-rounded.
SUPER WINGS SHOW & ACTIVITIES @ Suntec City
What: Catch the Super Wing Live Show and other activities at Suntec City!
Where: Suntec City North Atrium
When: Selected dates from 14 June to 30 June 2019
Suitable for children even at the pre-school level, the Super Wings Live Show showcases an action-packed jet plane named Jett who is committed to deliver packages in the story to children around the world with his friends, Dizzy, Donnie and Jerome. Along the way, the crew resolves challenges using creative solutions.
Besides that, Jett and friends will be embarking on a Tea Party World Tour and Super Wings Parade during the holidays. The Tea Party World Tour is a small party that brings children on a multi-national and multi-cultural journey while enjoying the games and snacks from various countries. The Tea Party is limited to 20 pax per session. Pre-registration with a fee of $10 is required through “Flash Sale” on the Suntec City app. Registered participants will receive one goodie bag each on event day that contains $10 Suntec City e-Voucher and other gifts. Preregistration starts on Friday, 31 May 2019, 10am.
For the Super Wings Parade, the Super Wings characters will be taking flight and zooming through the mall in a musical parade on 15, 22, 29 June at 4pm.
Don’t forget to pick up your Super Wings exclusive merchandise at North Atrium from 14 to 30 June to commemorate this fun event.
SPIDERMAN: FAR FROM HOME @ Changi Airport
What: Spider-Man themed programmes, adventure playground, and exhibition at Changi Airport containing three of the actual Spider-Man suits from the Hollywood movie.
Where: Changi Airport Terminal 3
When: 31 May to 14 July 2019
Cost: Free! Click here to view the full redemption process and terms and conditions.
Get up close to Marvel’s Spider-verse at Terminal 3 in view of Marvel’s latest film: SpiderMan: Far From Home that is set to be released in cinemas on 2 July. On 1 to 2 June, 8 to 9 June and 15 to 16 June from 2pm and 7pm, journey down to Terminal 3 for a chance to meet Spider-Man. Simply spend a minimum of $50 ($80 for supermarkets) in a single same-day receipt at public areas of Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 (excluding Jewel receipts) to redeem a Meet & Greet pass. Redemptions are limited to the first 50 per session per day.
Other redemptions include the adventure playground where kids can enjoy fun-filled activities like foam pits, zip-line and a large Web of Survival, limited-edition Spider-Man themed premiums, activity and sticker packs, and movie tickets for Spider-Man: Far From Home at Shaw Theatres Jewel.
CHILDREN’S BIENNALE 2019 @ National Gallery Singapore
What: Children’s Biennale
Where: National Gallery Singapore
When: 25 May to 29 December 2019
Cost: Free for Singaporeans & PRs; $20 standard admission. Click here to book your tickets!
Empower your children’s creativity through interactive artworks at the National Gallery Singapore. Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder event seeks to evoke children’s imagination through art. Up to 11 artworks from 13 local and regional artists will be on display, with each artwork showcasing the artist’s unique perspective of the arts.
One interesting artwork to look out for Chance Operations by local artist, Ang Song-Ming. Ang Song-Ming is the representative of Singapore at the 2019 Venice biennale, a world-class visual arts platform. Visitors get a chance to produce their own music with Chance Operations’ colourful wind chimes through hitting the chimes with balls provided from staff on-site.
ACT3i FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN @ Asian Civilisations Museum
What: The celebration of Arts and Theatre specifically catered for babies and tots is here once again at the Act3i Festival for Children.
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum
When: Various dates in June.
Cost: Prices vary with each performance and workshop. Click here for more information and registration.
Held at the Asian Civilisations Museum, the ACT3i Festival for Children consists of specially curated theatre performances and workshop sessions for children aged four months to eight years old. The festival consists of an immersive workshop and five original theatre performances from South Africa, England, and Argentina.
One of the theatre performances that caught our eye is the multi-sensory Babah performance. Believing that theatre is important for all ages, Babah performance is specially designed for children aged four months to one year old to cultivate their interest in theatre. It is hosted in Asian Civilisations Museum’s Demonstration Room from 5 to 9 June and runs for 30 minutes, bringing the young ones on a theatrical journey using sights, sounds and smells of South Africa.
KIDZ & ZOOLOGY @ KidZania Singapore
What: Check out the animal-themed activities at KidZania Singapore this hols where kids get to meet animal friends and also learn about wildlife conservation efforts.
Where: KidZania Singapore
When: Now till 30 June 2019
Cost: Online tickets cost $58.90 for kids aged 3-17, adults $33.25, and seniors are $23.75. Click here to purchase.
Watch animal-themed movies at KidZania Singapore this June while learning about Singapore’s wildlife conservation efforts at the same time. Have the kids participate in the KidZ & Zoology programmes where they get to meet fascinating animal friends and be educated on wildlife conservation efforts.
Activities to check out are the Animal Awareness Exhibition and Movie Screening by ACRES from 1 to 12 June. The exhibition features topics on Singapore’s wildlife welfare issues and measures taken to conserve wildlife. ACRES offer animal-themed movie screenings at $10 in KidZania’s city theatre with titles like Monkey Kingdom and Racing Extinction. All proceeds raised from the movie screenings will go to ACRES’ fundraising efforts.
Parents with aspiring young artisans should register for Camp KidZania that runs from 21 to 22 June. Camp KidZania is an immersive experience that allows the young ones to gain essential skills and insights in the fabric, carpentry and animal show presenting fields. The camp comes with a behind-the-scenes tour to provide an insider’s perspective on KidZania Singapore’s management.
CHILDREN’S SPECIAL @ National Museum of Singapore
What: Go on a family adventure at National Museum of Singapore’s Children’s Special to discover its history-filled stories with the launch of ‘Get Curious!’, an interactive family guide.
Where: National Museum of Singapore
When: 1 to 30 June 2019. Click here for the full programme line-up.
Cost: Free for Singaporeans & PRs; Standard Adult is $15 and Concession is $10.
Children’s Special encompasses a diverse range of programmes consisting of characters tours, magical story worlds, bouncy castles, Young Cinema screenings, toy and artwork workshops that is sure to have something to offer for everyone.
Venture into fascinating gallery installations like Stories of Singapore (divided into Land, Sea, Forest and You & Me) to find out more on Singapore’s history. Children will get to play with bouncy castles shaped like the birds of Malayan rainforest at the Forest Playground and track the evolution of toys from the past to now in Stories of You & Me.
On Hari Raya, 5 June, create a ketupat-inspired woven “mat” at Discover Singapore Hawker Food storytelling session with local author, Lianne Ong. At Stamford Gallery, Ong brings children on an interactive journey of stories and songs to educate them on Singapore’s local cuisine. Ong is best known for her Stacey & the Museums series about Singapore’s museums.
The normal session of Discover Singapore Hawker Food is available on 15 June as well, at 2pm and 3.30pm. Places are on a first-come-first-served basis and are limited to the first 20 children. On-site registration starts 30 mins prior to the programme outside the gallery.
Don’t miss out on Get Curious!, a new official interactive guide to the National Museum of Singapore priced at an introductory cost of $18 for the month of June at the museum basement’s The Canyon. From July onwards, the price will be set at $24.90 at the Museum Label shop and major bookstores.
GREEN THUMBS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP @ Act 3 Drama Academy
What: An immersive storytelling workshop that develops critical decision-making and planning skills in kids through planting, watering, and harvesting crops.
Where: Act 3 Drama Academy
When: Various dates in June.
Cost: $50. Click here for registration or to view the full list of programmes that Act 3 Drama Academy has to offer for various age groups.
Designed for children aged 18 to 36 months, this one-session workshop allows them to develop critical decision-making and planning skills through fun activities like planting, watering and harvesting “crops”. This highly engaging performative workshop starts off with Drama warm-ups and activities that will get everyone up and going. Then, sit back, take a breather and watch our farmer perform and tell the story. After that, you and your child will explore and role-play as farmers! Till the soil, dig up the dirt, drop the seeds, water the earth, feed the plants and wait…… Then pull, pluck, cut, and have a wonderful feast of fruits and vegetables at the end.
Each workshop lasts 45 minutes and is open for registration on 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 June. Parents can choose between two time slots, 10.30am to 11.30am or 4.00pm to 5.00pm.
COLOURS OF NATURE SUMMER CAMP @ Canvass
What: Hosted by Canvass, the Colours of Nature Summer Camp delves into themes of movement, art and mindfulness.
Where: Canvass Yoga Art Meditation Centre
When: 3 June to 9 August 2019 from 9am to 12pm (for children aged 5 to 9) and 1.30pm to 4.30pm (for children aged 7 to 12).
Cost: Camp fee is at $300 for five mornings or five afternoons. Drop in fees are at $70. For camp registration, email email@example.com or call 8522-2940. Parents with special needs children should call 8522-2940 for a complimentary 30 minutes consultation before registration.
Kids are exposed to activities such as painting, breathing exercises, and percussion to cultivate interest in the creative arts and develop spiritual joy in this 5-day camp.
During the daily three-hour workshop, an hour is dedicated to movement work where children are taught breathing techniques to connect their bodies and minds. The next 30 minutes is reserved for mindfulness. Healing sounds and storytelling are used to refresh children’s weary minds. Afterwards, there will be a short 15 minutes refreshment break. Parents are reminded to pack light snacks for their children. The remaining one hour and 15 minutes is for them to unleash their creativity through clay work, watercolour and printmaking. At the end of the camp, children get to bring back a customised ceramic mug souvenir with their artwork and
words of affirmation printed on it (limited for full camp participants).
Alternatively, if camps are not your thing, enrol your children in the Picture Book Matters workshop hosted by Canvass happening on 8 June 2019 from 9.15am to 1.30pm.
Click here to register for Picture Book Matters.
SUPERDAYCAMP @ SuperPark Singapore
What: With the belief that “You Are Made To Move”, the inaugural SuperDayCamp enhances children’s motor skills through play, joy, and active participation.
Where: SuperPark Singapore
When: Various dates in June and July, consisting of a one-day programme from Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 3pm for various age groups.
Cost: $150 per participant and consists of a camp kit. Click here to register.
Hosted by SuperPark Singapore, the inaugural SuperDayCamp is launching this June for children to develop both intellectual and physical interests under a stress-free environment.
SuperDayCamp allows opportunities for children discover new skills and tricks at their own pace. The competitive games in the camp also enable children to improve their social-cognitive skills and self-confidence.
The camp kit comprises a lunch and snack pack, SuperPark grip socks, welcome camp kit of SuperPark merchandise and full-day venue access on the day of the camp. Each class is capped at 14 participants.
SUMMER FUN MANDARIN HOLIDAY CAMP @ Little Mandarins
What: Have fun learning through themedbased programmes at Little Mandarin’s Summer Fun Mandarin Holiday Camp.
Where: Little Mandarins
When: 3 June to 2 August 2019
Cost: Various prices. Click here to register or view the full range of
programme dates available.
Little Mandarins is hosting its 2019 Summer Fun Mandarin Holiday Camp for children aged 4 to 9 years old from 9.45am to 12.45pm or 9.45am to 2.15pm. Children get to have fun while learning from theme-based programmes such as speech & drama, painting and learning how to make a cup of nice tea in a Mandarin speaking environment. Prior knowledge of Mandarin is not required.
The Summer holiday camp encompasses workshops such as Zipping through China, Something Old Something New and Hi there! that can be booked separately or booked consecutively throughout the months.
The Hi There! programme is quite an interesting 3 hour five-day programme that is available on various periods from June to August. It allows your kids to expand their world knowledge from reading letters from four overseas friends who introduce their countries and favourite
hobbies. Remember to pack your child’s snack box as there will be a food break in between.
JUNIOR CODER’S PROGRAMME @ Coding Lab
What: Nurture your children’s technological interest at the Coding Lab’s Junior Coder’s programme.
Where: Trehaus @ Claymore Connect
When: 24 to 28 June 2019
Cost: Each themed workshop costs $55 for one and a half hours while the holiday camp encompasses all workshops at $445 for five two-hour sessions. Click here to register.
Specifically crafted to nurture the technological interest in young children, the Junior Coder’s programme contains three activities that can be enrolled as individual workshops or as a holiday camp. The programme comes in three parts: Storiex x Code, All About Circuits and Adventures with Photon.
In Storiex x Code, children will learn to code their favourite storybook scenes from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Five Little Monkeys, bringing it alive into a digital animation. All About Circuits instructs the young ones to build a light-up piano while learning about conductible materials and circuits. Adventures with Photon is a rather interesting workshop that teaches children to think logically and solves problems using coding blocks and sequence to command the friendly robot, Photon.
Tablets are shared during the Stories x Code activity. Alternatively, students are welcome to bring their own. All equipment for All About Circuits and Adventures with Photon are provided.
Don’t forget to pack snacks for your kids to munch on during break time. For enquiries, call 6528-2282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER CAMP 2019 @ Creative Hearts
What: Be inspired by various themes, including Disney Princess Diaries and Jungle Beat, at Creative Hearts’ Summer Camps this June.
Where: Creative Hearts – Centre for Performing Arts
When: Various dates and times in June, July and August.
Cost: $198 to $268 (depends on the course). Click here to register.
The Summer camps at Creative Hearts are made up of several themes including the Disney Princess Diaries (ages 4-10), Superheroes Music Odyssey (ages 4-8), Build Your Own Ukulele (ages 5-10), and Jungle Beat (ages 3-6).
Inspired by Disney’s popular movies, Disney Princess Diaries is a three-day programme that brings children on a singing and dancing experience. They get to create their own props and costumes for an exciting performance at the end of the camp.
Jungle Beat is an intriguing two-day session that allows children to go on an auditory adventure into the “jungle” and develops their artistic skills with art & craft.
The Superheroes Music Odyssey is a superhero-themed musical journey that explores topics on rhythm, music notation, and solfege. Children will even get to compose their own superheroes camp theme song.
The Build Your Own Ukulele camp is not to be missed. Happening from 24 to 26 June, participants will assemble their own ukulele and be taught on how to use it. Suitable for children aged five to 10 years old, Build Your Own Ukulele is from 9.30am to 11.30am. Each registration is at $268 and is inclusive of a DIY ukulele set. Get an early bird discount of 10 per cent for registration and payment one month before the camp.
For enquiries, contact 8767-9761 or email email@example.com
ENGLISH EXPLORERS & MULTI-ACTIVITY HOLIDAY CAMPS @ Discovery Camps
What: Develop your child’s reading, writing, and speaking skills through interactive activities at the English Explorers camp or have them participate in varied activities in the Multi-Activity
Where: United Square and SJI International
When: 3 June to 16 August 2019
Cost: English Explorers is at $625 and the Multi-activity Camp is priced at $625. Click here to register.
Embark on an adventure with Discovery Camps this summer holidays. The English Explorers camp at United Square helps to develop your children’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through interactive activities such as fairy-tale readings and discovering their favourite colours learn vocabulary. The English Explorers is suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years old.
The Multi-Activity Camp is recommended for kids aged 3 to 5 who wish to develop holistically through both academic and non-academic activities like swimming, Zumba, tennis, Mathematics and Music. The scheduled activities vary according to the choice of location at either United Square or SJI International.
2019 JUNE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES @ Explorer Junior
What: Science & Tech Junior: Green Planet
Where: Explorer Junior
When: Selected dates in June 2019
Cost: $198 (2 days); $398 (4 days) (inclusive of all materials). Click here to register.
Want to teach your children on the importance of environmental awareness and energy conservation?
The hands-on STEAM workshop at Green Planet highlights on the energy crisis happening in the world and it teaches children on the various innovation and alternative renewable energy sources that have been created to resolve this problem.
Science & Tech Junior: Green Planet is held in two groups for children aged four to six and seven to 10 years old.
Other fun programmes by Explorer Junior include the five-day workshops – Mad Scientists Electrify the World and Castles Adventures. Castles Adventures spark children’s creativity and develop critical problem-solving skills by allowing them to design their own castle and help the princess and knights resolve difficulties through electric circuits and a 3D castle maze.
PAW PATROL @ City Square Mall
What: PAW Patrol Live Show
Where: City Square Mall
When: 31 May to 30 June 2019
Calling all PAW Patrol fans! Watch Ryder and his pups go on an exciting fire rescue training mission at their live shows from 8 to 23 June at City Square Mall (except Mondays).
Spend a minimum of $40 at the mall to redeem a Meet & Greet opportunity to see your favourite pups in their Ultimate Fire Rescue uniforms. Places are limited to the first 50 fans and are redeemable two hours prior to each live show. The lucky first 20 in line will also be getting an additional, exclusive Marshall Backpack craft pack. Click here for the full terms and conditions.