8 Things To Do With Kids During The March Holidays

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Wouldn’t you know it, but the first quarter of 2021 is almost over! There’s still much to do and explore with the kids despite the current situation and we’ve sussed out the top 8 activities just for you! From heading to the great outdoors for some fun in the sun to basking with feathered friends or strolling among enchanting blooms and getting your kids’ creative juices flowing, we’ve got them all right here. Bring it on!

1. Sentosa Kids Play Free

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Some fun in the sun is what you’ll need to expend the kids’ energy this March hols and there’s no better place to spend it than Sentosa. Best part? Kids play free! Yes, you heard us right! Whether you’re looking for thrill or chill, there’s a variety of fun experiences for everyone. From now to 31 March, 2021, each child aged 12 and below will enjoy some of Sentosa’s most popular attractions for free with every paying adult, as part of this Kids Play Free promotion. Gather your family and friends and explore this wonderous island and all the activities that it has to offer!

Admission into Sentosa island is free until 31 March, 2021, and guests can use promo code “SentosaFun” to enjoy S$4 off their Grab ride to Sentosa. Terms and conditions apply.  

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.sentosa.com.sg/kidsplayfree. It’s a must to book your tickets online before arrival in order to minimise queues and waiting time!

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2. The Feelings Farm Theatre At Esplanade

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The Feelings Farm uses music, movement, poetry and multimedia to help children name and understand emotions with compassion. Recommended for ages 6 and up, the musical draws from real experiences of children in Singapore and hopes to give children and adults alike the language to have honest conversations about our feelings. On a trip to Kranji, three children find themselves lost on the Feelings Farm where emotions are shifting landscapes they must learn to journey through, both together and alone. Guided by a mysterious Cloud, they tumble through the Jungle of Joy, brave the Field of Fear, sail across the Swamp of Sadness, and explore other familiar feelings. Come along for a magical adventure that will surprise and move you. Tickets are priced at S$30.

Visit Esplanade’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.

3. ActiveSG March School Holiday Programme 2021

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Have the kids try out some new sport this March holidays or join them in family sports activities organised by ActiveSG! How about inspiring your child to gain an interest in aviation sport through building a mini chuck glider together? Or let your child be intrigued by this non-violent martial art in this workshop with hands-on simple self-defence techniques. There’s also an Aqua Family Workout where there’s a specially tailored exercise programme catered to enhance strength and mobility. There’s even an Archery Family Camp for kids age 4-12 where they will be introduced to archery, shooting techniques, equipment used & more. Want more? Check out the other sports camps like badminton, rock climbing, floorball, dance or better yet, opt for a half-day holiday camp!

If you are a Singapore citizen or a Permanent Resident, sign up as ActiveSG members and use your ActiveSG dollars to offset the payment (up to 30%) for the programmes.

For more information, visit My ActiveSG’s website

4. Gardens by the Bay – Sakura Featuring Hello Kitty

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Enter a world where pink rules and Hello Kitty graces the walkways of the Flower Dome amongst fields of cherry blossoms. Walk through the torii gates and enter a Japanese landscape to admire these seasonal sakura. The elegant Japanese red-crowned cranes or Tancho grace the Flower Field this spring alongside pink blossoms of sakura and momo (peach blossoms). Stroll alongside Hello Kitty as she takes you on her ideal flower viewing itinerary, from posing beside rickshaws to locating the best spot for nodate, an outdoor tea ceremony. Also get ready to be inspired by the Japanese art of fabric wrapping – furoshiki, with a picnic all laid out for you and the family! Get your tickets here.

For more information, visit Gardens By The Bay’s website.

5. ARTARY Creative Brain Labs

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Specially designed to focus on developing creativity as an essential part of whole brain development, Creative Brain Labs at ARTARY is a suite of training programmes where kids are provided with early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.  Let your little ones discover and explore art through fun and play, and enjoy a whole range of stimulating art activities that they don’t ever experience back in school! Taking place on March 18 and 19, 2021, Creative Brain Labs consists of sessions focused on Flexibility, Imagination & Originality, Decision Making, Communication & Self-Expression. All ARTARY Holiday programmes are suitable for children aged 5 – 12 years old (unless otherwise stated) Artworks will be customised to each child’s skill level and no prior art experience required. Each day begins at 11.30am till 4pm. Refreshments served between 1.30 – 2pm. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Cost of lab sessions are S$198 + S$40 (materials & refreshments).

Visit ARTARY’s website for more information and registration.

6. Jurong Bird Park Wildlife Quest With Detective Blue

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For a fun-filled family day out this March hols, see the bird park through a new lens with its first digital GPS game trail – Wildlife Quest with Detective Blue. Embark on a digital quest with Detective Blue, an intrepid blue throated macaw, and join him on his adventures as he seeks to learn about his fellow feathered friends. The digital trail happens every weekend, on public holidays and during the school holidays from 6 March to 27 June 2021. The Wildlife Quest with Detective Blue game code is available as an add-on option for S$10 when you purchase admission tickets online. Access the game on your mobile device and begin the quest at the Penguin Coast with your Detective Blue sun visor. Head over to iconic exhibits like Flamingo Pool and Wings of Asia to answer quiz questions and complete special tasks.

During the journey, learn about the amazing adaptations of birds, such as the unique feeding behaviour of flamingos and distinct vocalisation of the critically endangered straw-head bulbul. Complete all location-based challenges to unlock the rest of the rewards including an exclusive keychain and explorer badge. What’s more, The first 250 participants who complete Detective Blue’s Quest between 6 and 21 March will be invited to an exclusive Hello from the Wild Side session on 27 March, to meet more of Detective Blue’s bird friends including Quincy the double yellow-headed amazon and a pair of toco toucans and their caretakers over a ‘live’ video call.

For more information on all activities and promotions, click here

7. The Artground March Programmes

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The Artground is back with cool workshops and events for kids! These are offered on the weekends and include performing arts workshops and performances; storytelling sessions, gardening-inspired workshops and arts & craft activities. Weekend programmes are chargeable, with the exception of some artist works-in-developments and trials. Some highlights this March hols include Hats Off To You!, an art and craft workshop catered for 3 years and up to express their creativity and create their very own bucket hat using fabric scraps. For the younger ones, there’s also Baby Beat, which is a cosy seated performance of classical music favourites with classic and/or ethnic instruments for the youngest of audiences and their carers. There are also Storytelling and Music sessions.

For the full programme line-up, click here

8. Otah & Friends

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Meet and greet with Otah the Otter as he makes a special appearance at Otah & Friends this school holidays! Have a swimmingly good time with themed activities and get your smartphones ready for an insta-worthy story! Singapore’s first otter-themed escapade Otah & Friends has extended its run until April 4, 2021 and now you can look forward to an otter-this-world experience with refreshed offerings! Spanning 2,500 square feet of a fantasy world, the immersive experience brings together two favourites of Singaporeans – otters, and photo-taking. Go on an escapade through visually-stunning and brightly coloured rooms, and seek Otah out before the cookies in his oven burn. After finding Otah successfully, grab some refreshing lemonade, and soft-baked ooey-gooey cookies from instafamous homegrown bakery Whiskdom!

From April 1-4, 2021, you can also embark on an egg-hilarating Easter Egg Hunt, where they have to collect five eggs that are hidden throughout Otah’s home.

For more information and to book your slot, visit Otah & Friend’s website.

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