Still wondering where to go and what to do with the kids for your upcoming family vacation? Keep the children busy with our guide on where to go and what to do during the school holidays. From relaxing staycations to the annual Children’s Festival, bring the family out to enjoy these fun activities and events in Singapore.
1. Big dreams start here
Located on Sentosa Island, KidZania is an interactive indoor theme park where children aged 3 to 17 years old get to experience the real world through realistic role-play. From piloting a plane, flipping hamburgers to conducting labrotary tests, these hands-on experiences help to introduce important life skills and build confidence. KidZania often hosts overnight camp where kids can immerse themselves in different industries and take one step towards their dream career.
2. Dine out with the family
Dine with ease at our child-friendly restaurants that will satisfy both the kids and grownups!
Having trouble finding the perfect restaurant for the picky eater? At The Carvery, a dazzling assortment of meltingly tender roasts to the medley of complementary delights will delight the whole family. Daily lunch buffet starts at just $21++ for kids.
MITZO RESTAURANT & BAR
Located right in the heart of town, drop by Mitzo at Grand Park Orchard for their popular all-you-can-eat weekend brunch where kids under the age of 6 get to dine for free. On top of its special barbequed pork that is the highlight for many diners, even fussy eaters will be delighted at the extensive a la carte choices of delicious dim sum, wok dishes, desserts and seafood delicacies. Drop off the kids in a special playroom that will keep them entertained while the adults catch up over specialty cocktails.
3. Get upclose and personal with animals
For aspiring zoologists and animal lovers, what better way to spend the day than at the Wildlife Reserves parks? Aside from the usual activities held at the three attractions, the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park will be hosting educational overnight and day camps in June. Choose to take up the role of an animal keeper at the zoo, get up close and personal with feathery friends at Jurong Bird Park or spend a night with the birds and animals at all three parks.
3. Family day out at Children's Festival
Happening from 15 – 30 June, go heads over heels at the Children’s Festival featuring Disney Pixar’s Toy Story. This Toy Story-inspired festival taps on the upcoming release of the movie in mid-June and will see the Supertree Grove lit up, transforming the garden into a colourful and dazzling carnival. Expect carnival game booths as well as activities where the little ones can immerse in the adventure of the Toy Story characters. Some of the excitement to expect includes Star Adventurer, where young visitors can race in self-driving cars in order to recharge Buzz Lightyear; and Bo Peep’s Adventure, a fun obstacle course for children to test their speed, agility and endurance.
4. Book a relaxing staycation
A staycation is the best way to feel like you are on a vacation without all the fuss! Whether it’s engaging in imaginative play at Grand Park City Hall or unwinding amidst the tranquil surroundings of Park Hotel Clarke Quay, make your next family staycation one to remember. Book the Family Moments package to enjoy special perks such as free stay for children under 12 years old, complimentary kid’s meals and family-friendly in-room amenities tailored for little ones.
5. Indoor fun at SuperPark Singapore
Beat the sunny Singapore heat by heading indoors for a day of fun. Nestled within the comforts of Suntec City Mall, SuperPark boasts 3 themed areas with activities from the flying fox, augmented climbing wall, pedal car and more. Taking up a massive 40,000 square feet across 2 floors and with over 20 activities, this activity park will keep your kids well entertained throughout the day while developing their motor skills.
7. Experiment and Invent
The Science Centre Singapore has lined up a series of enrichment programmes, activities and workshops just in time for the school holidays. Children from as young as 3 years old can take part in these enrichment programmes, where they will be introduced to technology and exposed to coding through interactive stories and games. There are also programmes and camps for the older children, like being a paleontologist for a day at the DinoQuest Camp, building their own playground at KidsSTOP™ Innovative Designers (KIDs) Camp or simply learning about science and the evolution of things.
8. Visit Jewel Changi Airport
Opened to much fanfare in April 2019, Jewel Changi Airport lives up to the hype as the latest must-visit destination for the young ones and the young at heart. While the 40m rain vortex is a sight not to be missed, Jewel is packed with kids-friendly stores, facilities and amenities within two sprawling floors. Let the kids catch ‘em all at the first official Pokémon Centre in Singapore, explore a mega playground or watch a movie in the city's first dedicated cinema for families.