Since travelling overseas may not be possible this year, here are some activities that are sure to keep your little ones from boredom this school holidays and festive season!
IKEA's Annual Drawing Competition
Do your kids love doodling and drawing? Are they always thinking about the most out-of-the-world creatures? If so, sign them up for IKEA’s annual drawing competition. A few chosen designs will be selected to contribute to IKEA’s SAGOSKATT collection and sold globally. 100% of the collection’s proceeds will go towards the Association for Person with Special Needs to support children’s right to play. This year, the proceeds will be supporting the implementation of new programmes, subsidy of students’ school fees and other initiatives alike.
Simply download the drawing templates on IKEA’s website and drop the completed drawings into dedicated boxes at IKEA Alexandra or Tampines before 29th November.
IKEA Alexandra: 317 Alexandra Road 159965
IKEA Tampines: 60 Tampines North Drive 2 528764
Cable Car Sky Dining
Marvel at spectacular scenery from 42 storeys high while you enjoy a scrumptious meal infused with the authentic flavours of 7 Singapore’s favourite dishes. Delicacies such as wok fried chili crab meat with mini mantou, traditional hainanese chicken rice and tauhu goreng with peanut sauce placed in a bento set, a meal fit for all ages. The Flavours Cabin offers an experience like no other as you and your loved ones admire Singapore’s skyline while enjoying good food together.
The duration of the ride would last for 2 rounds of the cable car’s journey from Faber Peak to the harbour and Sentosa, which is approximately an hour long. The Flavours Cabin is available from now till end of December 2020, even on New Year’s Eve! At $71.50 per person, don’t miss the opportunity to have fun with your kiddos on another level. Book your slot now at One Faber Group’s website.
109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203
Roaring Dino Christmas With Paw Patrol
From 4th to 27th December, join the PAW Patrol in the first-ever PAW Patrol Dino Rescue-themed e-hunt in Singapore, happening at City Square Mall! The Paw-some Dino Rescue Treasure Adventure comprises a total of five self-guided e-activities to complete. Bring your little ones on a quest by scanning any of the five PAW Patrol Dino Rescue QR codes within the mall, leading you to different e-games and e-activities that can be played on your mobile devices. Playing these games with your child would definitely strengthen the bond as you test your knowledge on T-rex facts and solve an e-puzzle.
Catch exclusive snippets of the new PAW Patrol Dino Rescue during the hunt by scanning QR codes available at the various activity stations and look out for the virtual Augmented Reality (AR) session with the pups! This is definitely an experience not to be missed.
180 Kitchener Road 208539
ION Orchard Jurassic World Cafe
Are your kids obsessed with dinosaurs? Be sure to bring them to the pop-up Jurassic World Cafe at ION Sky. Enjoy panoramic views from 56 levels high, up to 218 metres above the ground. This exciting dining concept brings you Instagram-worthy themed menu, with options such as Volcano Curry, Fossil Excavation Cake, Geologic Parfait and more. Your kiddos will be amazed by the life-sized LEGO model of Blue, the fan-favourite Velociraptor from the franchise.
Jurassic World merchandise are available for purchase, including limited edition collectibles such as Mattel’s Snap Squad figurines.
The pop-up experience will be open until 3rd January 2021. Book your reservation here.
2 Orchard Turn, Level 56, 238801
In conjunction with the Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore campaign and the upcoming Home, Truly special exhibition, Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020 explores the topic of change through self-facilitated onsite activities and a range of online programmes. Live-streamed programmes include an inter-generational music workshop and food-making session, as well as a Christmas virtual craft workshop and an interactive storytelling session. Various online programmes such as a virtual gallery tour and poster design are also available for you and your little ones to try at home.
Don’t miss the opportunity to try out these free-of-charge experiences that are fun and educational at the same time. Find out more on the National Heritage Board’s website.
93 Stamford Road 178897
HomeTeamNS Khatib Adventure HQ
HomeTeamNS Khatib recently opened their doors to the public and it truly seems like a blast! The Adventure HQ is the first and largest multi-installation indoor adventure centre in Singapore, with 10 kaleidoscopic installations. It caters to all levels of adrenaline thrills, ensuring fun for all members of the family. It has Singapore’s first indoor roll glider, which is the combination of a roller coaster ride and the experience of hang-gliding and the longest, 14m, indoor slide. It also has the first 165m long indoor artificial caving and biggest two-tiered, 16 elements indoor challenge ropes course in the nation.
The hub provides time-slots to adhere with COVID-19 restrictions, where the maximum number of people that are allowed in the vicinity are 50 per session. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays and would require booking via their mobile application beforehand. More information available on their website.
2 Yishun Walk, 767944
Tuesday – Friday: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time slots: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holiday, Public Holiday and School Holidays: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Time slots: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Pricing (per entry)
Off Peak: $10 (HomeTeamNS Family Membership), $14 (T-Play Member), $20 (Non T-Play Member)
Peak: $10 (HomeTeamNS Family Membership), $16 (T-Play Member), $25 (Non T-Play Member)
All children below 12 months old are entitled to free entry.
Changi Festive Village
Changi Festive Village – Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport’s annual festive event is back again! This time, there are new activities in place that would be sure to get your family rearing to go. At Terminal 3 (T3), this year’s centrepiece festive exhibit, Dino Wanderland takes place as visitors would have the chance to walk alongside and snap photos with majestic dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Also located at T3 is Singapore’s largest double-storey snow fun house, tokidoki Snow Holiday. Play around in real snow and slide down the 12-metre-long snow luge with your little ones!
Terminal 4 houses more dinosaur-themed activities, such as Dino Bounce, Dino Kart and Dino Fest. Dino Bounce is a massive 30-metre-long bouncy castle that includes a 4-metre-tall slide and a tree maze while Dino Kart provides guests with an adrenaline-pumping go kart experience. When the sun sets, the night-karting is complete with colourful, bright neon lights and a lighted tunnel to race through. A sight not to miss is Dino Fest, Singapore’s very first dinosaur-themed carnival market with 50 stalls of yummy street food, festive-themed merchandise and more.
Lastly, bond and learn through play with your little ones with A Night at the Airport, a unique experience that Changi Experience Studio at Jewel has specially curated. Through this 2-day-1-night family camp, you would learn more about Changi Airport through behind-the-scenes experiences and a festive craft workshop. After a fun-filled day, enjoy a magical sleepover in tents at Changi Experience Studio. However, if nights don’t work for you and your loved ones, don’t fret! Have a picnic at Cloud9 Piazza in comfort. Each Glamping tent fits up to 5, perfect for a family day out. More information for the Festive Village can be found on Changi Airport’s website.
Terminal 3: 65 Airport Boulevard 819663
Terminal 4:30 Airport Boulevard 819662
Jewel: 78 Airport Boulevard 819666
Thursday and Friday: $7 (Adults, 12 years and above), $5 (Children, 7 – 12 years old)
Saturday and Sunday: $9 (Adults, 12 years and above), $6 (Children, 7 – 12 years old)
Children below 6 are entitled to free entry.
- Spend and redeem activity passes: 1 complimentary pass for every $30 ($80 for supermarkets) spend with a maximum of 4 activity passes in a single receipt at public areas at T1, T3, T4 or Jewel.
- Direct purchase: $8
- Spend and redeem activity passes: 1 activity pass at a discounted price for every $30 ($80 for supermarkets) spend with a maximum of 4 activity passes in a single receipt at public areas at T1, T3, T4 or Jewel.
- Discounted prices:
Weekdays (Monday – Wednesday): $8 (Novice circuit), $10 (Pro circuit)
Weekends (Thursday – Sunday): $12 (Novice circuit), $18 (Pro circuit)
- Direct purchase
Weekdays (Monday – Wednesday): $12 (Novice circuit), $15 (Pro circuit)
Weekends (Thursday – Sunday): $16 (Novice circuit), $22 (Pro circuit)
tokidoki Snow Holiday
- Spend and redeem activity passes: 1 activity pass (child/adult) for every $30 ($80 for supermarkets) spend with a maximum of 4 activity passes in a single receipt at public areas at T1, T3 and Dino Fest at T4.
- Direct purchase: $13.90
Glamping In The Clouds – Glampicnics
Weekdays (Monday – Thursday): $160 per 3 hour slot
Weekends (Friday – Sunday) $180 per 3 hour slot.
Changi Experience Studio Play + Sleepover
Adults (21 years old and above): $60 (excluding meals)
Children: $48 (excluding meals)
Virtual Christmas Wonderland 2020
For the first time, Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s iconic year-end festive event at Gardens by the Bay. invites you to a virtual realm which you can enjoy from the comfort of home! Fans of Christmas Wonderland have the choice to either visit the event on site at Gardens by the Bay or participate online.
In the virtual land, you will have the opportunity to have a video call with Santa at Santa’s Workshop, challenge your friends to a snowball fight at the Snow Playground, try your hand at game booths at the Jolly Carnival and even shop for gifts at the Bells Market. The online games are suited for all ages, so little ones can join the fun!
On site at Gardens by the Bay, visitors can head to the Walk of Lights stunning installations brought in from Italy. A total of eight light installations will illuminate the Supertree Grove. Visitors are required to pre-book a 30-minute session and purchase their tickets an hour prior to their visit. To adhere to social distancing measures, Christmas Wonderland will launch with a maximum of 430 people per 30-minute session, with a maximum of five persons allowed per group. Book your tickets here.
18 Marina Gardens Drive 018953
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks x tokidoki Christmas Collaboration
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks (STSS) and tokidoki have collaborated to launch a limited-edition Christmas membership card and cushion. Both the card and cushion feature signature tokidoki characters dressed in Christmas costumes and Santa hats from the Holiday Unicorno series. The Christmas tokidoki XXL Membership Card was launched on 23rd November 2020 in STSS stores nationwide. Top up $30, for new customers, and $20 for existing XXL Card members to receive the limited edition tokidoki card. The XXL card can be used to prepay any STSS products.
The limited-edition cushions, in green and red, are available both online and in stores at $24.90. You can also buy them as a Purchase with Purchase, priced at $7.90 with a minimum purchase of $12 worth of food products for regular customers and at $6.90 with a minimum purchase of $12 worth of food products for current XXL Card members. The green cushion is available from now till 9 December and the red cushion is available from 10th to 31st December 2020, while stocks last. The cushions are also exclusively available online as a set for 2 at $37.50. Don’t miss out on these adorable merchandise and get yours now!
#HighFive With Singa The Kindness Lion
In partnership with the Singapore Kindness Movement, Singa the Kindness Lion would be celebrating the festive season at Waterway Point with a campaign that sends a virtual high five to your loved ones or even to our frontline heroes! Join in the #High5Singa Instagram contest as a pledge to continue to be a more caring and kinder member of our community. For every public photo submitted with the hashtags #High5Singa and #WWPXmas20, Waterway Point will donate one bag of 5kg rice to The Food Bank Singapore. 1,000 bags of rice will be distributed, providing up to 16,600 meals across Singapore. You can also contribute individually to The Food Bank Singapore by visiting National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre’s (NVPC) online organisation, Giving.sg.
The contest ends on 3 January 2021 at 11.59 pm. 10 winners with the most creative entries will each receive one set of Singa NDP Limited Edition Box Set and a $50 Frasers Digital Gift Card. 50 consolation prize winners will each receive a DIY Singa in a Bauble – a white mini resin Singa figurine that can be painted or decorated in any way to express one’s creativity. The winners will be announced in the comment section of the contest post on 8 January 2021.
Here are the steps to participate in the #High5Singa contest:
- Snap a photo of yourself doing a high five gesture with the Singa Christmas Tree at Waterway Point’s Village Square at level one.
- Post the photo on Instagram and write down words of encouragement in your caption. (Note that private accounts are to be made public during this contest to qualify.)
- Include the hashtags #High5Singa and #WWPXmas20 to qualify for the contest.
- Follow @kindnesssg and @waterway_point on Instagram for updates.
Terms and conditions are available on Frasers Experience’s website.
i'mable Gift Market
SG enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities, has organised i’mable Gift Market as part of the celebration of the Enabling Lives Festival that is happening till 22nd December 2020. The Gift Market offers a variety of gifts from over 30 socially conscious brands to choose from, ranging from gifting, bakes and treats, apparels and accessories as well as home and living items. Purchases above $150 and above would receive mystery gifts, while stocks last.
There are also 9 workshops for various activities such as handicraft, festive baking, aquascaping sessions and more. The prices of the workshops range from free of charge for Spotlight On The Blind to $220.00 for Binary Style’s Design Your Own Singapore Scarf workshop. Metta would be holding festive baking workshops and your little ones can look forward to bringing home a set of Christmas series cupcakes or their very own classic Christmas log cake. Everything Green would be conducting an Urban Farming with Microgreens workshop where you can master the basics of how to grow microgreens and kickstart your gardening journey with your kiddos. Junior Art Lab is also conducting a Design Your Own Face Mask workshop using vector illustrations on Microsoft Powerpoint software! It is a perfect bonding opportunity with your little ones as the mask comes in either adult or junior size and come up with one-of-a-kind designs together!
Sign up for the workshops at their website now.
Turn The Lights On With M Malls
This festive season, M Malls, consisting of Jurong Point, AMK Hub and Swing By @ Thomson Plaza, are featuring a series of tips and tricks for celebrating with your loved ones. Featuring celebrity hosts Kate Pang, Keith Png, Maureen Ow (Miss Tam Chiak), the trio would bring you on a journey with three livestream sessions that are currently ongoing on 3rd, 10th and 15th December 2020, from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm, on the Facebook pages of the malls mentioned.
In addition to the online livestream sessions on the Facebook pages, there are also offline activities – Santa’s Sleigh Lights, Santa’s Fabulous Giveaways and Jurong Point 25th Anniversary Exclusive. Santa’s Sleigh Lights is a fun activity for the whole family, where you would be going on a hunt to search for colourful QR codes scattered around the malls to help Santa fix his sleigh and win gifts in return. Santa’s Fabulous Giveaways gives you a chance to win an exclusive Gift Wrap Set, Customised Tote Bags and M Malls E-Vouchers when you spend at any of the three malls. Lastly, Jurong Point’s 25th Anniversary Exclusive entitles customers to receive $50 M Malls E-Vouchers, $20 Giordano E-Voucher and Gift Wrap Set when you spend $350, while stock lasts, only available at Jurong Point. Head on down to M Malls with your loved ones today.
Jurong Point: 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886
AMK Hub: 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
Swing By @ Thomson Plaza: 301 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574408