What to Do in Singapore

2012 June school holidays guide (Part 1)

By Diana TanEvents - 25 May 2012 12:00 AM | Updated 9:38 AM

2012 June school holidays guide (Part 1)

Preschool’s out! Take your little ones on interactive “play dates” they’re sure to love you for. These activities let your children interact with newly-found buddies and even bits of nature, plus teach them a thing or two in a fun way.


Animal Friends Show

Cultivate a love for animals and nature in your child by taking them to this enjoyable charade between the animals at the Singapore Zoo and their trainer presenters. This is one of the best ways in town to get upclose with the zoo animals, and you can even take photos with them after.

Where: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd., 6269 3411

Cost: Regular admission rates of $20 per adult and $13 per child


Barbie™ I Can Be™... Rock Star
Barbie™ I Can Be™... Rock Star

Barbie I Can Be... Rock Star

At this Great Singapore Sale special featuring the world’s most famous fashion doll, you can watch an exciting stage performance about Barbie’s rock star aspirations, have photos taken of your girls in Barbie costumes, watch your kids design their own rock star outfits and even win limited edition Barbie dolls.  

Where: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, 6595 6565

When: 26 May–24 Jun

Cost: Free

Website: www.citysquaremall.com.sg


Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play

This puppet musical based on hit television series 'Charlie and Lola' is a heart-warming story about a brother and sister and the obstacles they have to go through before they get tucked into bed at night. Adapted specially into an ideal early theatre experience, this is definitely one to enjoy with the babies.

Where: DBS Arts Centre, 10 Merbau Rd., 6733 8166

When: 31 May-10 June

Cost: $38-58 from Sistic

Website: https://www.srt.com.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=67


Children’s Treasure Hunt

Planning a fun excursion for your kids and their friends? Organise a guided tour through the lovely Singapore Botanic Gardens and end the activity with an exciting hunt for “dinosaur eggs”! The programme is conducted on an ad hoc basis, so call 6471-9961 or email [email protected] to enquire and register in advance.

Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd., 6471 7361

Cost: $8.50 per child


Count to Ten!

Learn more about Asia through a showcase of 10 objects (hence the name), as well as a hands-on gallery chock full of games and puzzles even parents can try. Then, embark on an exciting adventure trail, after which your kids will be given a special prize.

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Plc., 6332 2982

When: through 30 June

Cost: Free for local and PR students, adults pay regular admission fee.


Peter and Blue Go Around the World
Peter and Blue Go Around the World

Peter and Blue Go Around the World

After successful stagings two years in a row, the Singapore Dance Theatre introduces a brand new sequel to the fun 'Peter and Blue' ballet series. A great way to educate the little ones, this performance communicates meaningful morals while creating a wonderful fairytale world.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Dr., 6828 8377

When: 8-10 June

Cost: $22


Run about at Fidgets

At Singapore’s largest soft play-ground, you can watch your children wade in the ball pool, scurry through translucent plastic tubes and skim down slides without having to worry for their safety. A giant parking lot and 100-seater café mean it’s convenient for big groups to pop by for a spot of colourful fun.

Where: Fidgets, #04-05 Turf City, 200 Turf Club Rd., 6466 7611

Cost: Free-$15


Sampan Rides

If you’ve yet to enjoy this unique experience, you should, and with the kids in tow. Relax and even play pretend as you sit in a Chinese wooden boat floating down the canal at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, one of Singapore’s greatest shopping attractions.

Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave., 6688 8868

Cost: $10


Storytelling Comes Alive!
Storytelling Comes Alive!

Storytelling Comes Alive!

The international award-winning event lets kids come close to performers so they may enjoy an intimate and more interactive storytelling experience. Combine the joys of reading, listening and acting in a joyful mishmash of giant books and master storytellers. 

Where: Forecourt of Images of Singapore, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Island

When: through 24 June

Cost: Free


Style it the Army Way

As part of the National Heritage Board’s Children’s Season 2012, kids can try on uniforms, play video games that take them straight into the battlefield and even test the mini armouries, to give them a taste of what army life is like.

Where: Army Museum of Singapore, 520 Upper Jurong Rd., 6861 5154

When: through 24 June

Cost: $3 per child, $5 per adult


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