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The school break is imminent, and you know what that means — bored kids running amok at home, pestering their parents to go out and do something, anything. 

But just because the pandemic placed holidays on the back burner, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some fun things to do with kids in Singapore. There are plenty of events and activities to check out during the school holiday period, and the good news is that many of them are absolutely free! From swim camps to self-defence lessons, cooking classes to hiking trails, here are some of the many ways you can keep them occupied.

1. A playground hunt across the island

With loads of time on everyone’s hands, take this opportunity to explore the island through the lens of the little ones by taking them across the myriad of playgrounds found in Singapore!

COMO Adventure Grove

COMO Adventure Grove, for one, is where kids can frolic in nature within the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ new Gallop Extension. Let them swing and slide, or climb on structures inspired by the aerial roots of the Weeping Fig or the warty surface of a cempedak.

Address: 5 Gallop Rd, Singapore 258960

Opening hours: Monday to Friday — 7:00am to 7:00pm

Admiralty Park

Over at Admiralty Park, kids of all ages will have a blast riding down 26 unique slides, including a 34-metre-long outdoor slide, a 9-metre-high tube slide, and a slide spacious enough to accommodate a family of four down the hilly terrain. The enthralling park features three main play areas — Junior Play, Family Terracing Play and Adventure Play.

Address: 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 739087

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

West Coast Park

West Coast Park offers one of the largest playgrounds in Singapore, where the young and the young at heart can romp around a giant pyramid-shaped rope course, a Viking ship, wobbly bridges, and a zip line play area.

Address: W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

SMIGY at Paya Lebar Quarter

Looking for something indoors? SMIGY at Paya Lebar Quarter should offer oodles of entertainment as one of the largest indoor playgrounds in the East where kids can scamper on obstacle courses, swings, trampolines, slides and ball pits.

Address: PLQ Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Road Singapore, #03-05/06, Singapore 409057

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday — 10:00am to 8:00pm, Friday to Sunday — 10:00am to 9:00pm

Kiztopia Club

Find Kiztopia Club right next to Waterway Point in Punggol, a safari-themed indoor playground equipped with a pretend supermarket, arcade games, ball pits and obstacle courses.

Address: 85 Punggol Central, #01-01/02/03/04, Singapore 828726

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday — 10:00am to 8:00pm, Friday to Sunday — 10:00am to 9:00pm

Canopy Park

Of course, you can’t forget Jewel Changi Airport’s own Canopy Park, the 14,000-square-metre recreational park packed with exciting attractions such as the Manulife Sky Nets, where kids can bounce and walk on giant nets suspended 25 metres above ground.

Address: Jewel Changi Airport, Level 5

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday — 10:00am to 10:00pm; Friday to Sunday and Public Holidays — 10:00am to 11:00pm

2. Tease out the Einstein in them at Singapore Science Centre

Learning might be the last thing a kid wants to do as a school holiday activity, but at Science Centre Singapore, they’re combining education with scientific fun. KidsSTOP offers programmes for  kids of all ages to get their little lab coats on and get down with experiments. 

As part of their March school holiday line-up, they’re having a pancake party for toddlers — a fun way to teach them simple kitchen science concepts while they bond with their parents as they make and taste their own pancakes together. More wacky kitchen science awaits in a programme for older kids when they learn how to make edible bubbles. 

Every second Sunday of the month is Tech Funday, where parents and kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities by tinkering with tech toys together. 

If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to stay overnight at the Singapore Science Centre, wonder no more. Families can spend a night in tents at KidSTOP during the school holiday to learn survival skills, the scientific way!

Address: 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Price and Opening hours: Friday to Sunday, school holidays and public holidays — 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Refer to their website for ticket prices

3. Pick up a life skill in swimming classes

Train your children how to swim well from young and who knows, they could very well be future Olympians! Have them spend their days in pools, where they can learn valuable life skills as a school holiday activity in Singapore, while still having fun splashing around in the water with new friends.

SWISH! Swimming

At SWISH, first-time swimmers can gain water confidence through fun games, songs and water toys. Holiday camps are available for your children to improve their swimming skills and gain water safety knowledge after just one week of consecutive swimming. They'll be gliding underwater, free-floating and climbing out of the pool by themselves in no time. 

Address: Dempsey Hill, 72 Loewen Road, #01-08, Singapore 248848Prices and

Opening Hours: Refer to their website for class and camp schedules and fees

The Swim Lab

The Swim Lab, on the other hand, offers lessons revolving around basic aquatic movements such as foundational swimming skills. Kids will be taught to perform a sitting dive, control their breath underwater, kick in streamlined positions and do some basic swimming with arm movements. There’s a 4-day swim crash course for both pre-schoolers and children aged 5 years and up for them to learn vital physical skills necessary for success in swimming — or any sport for that matter.

Address: Sports Lifestyle Centre @ Bukit Merah, 3500A Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 159837

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

State Swim Swimming Schools

Founded in Australia, State Swim Swimming Schools has a branch in Singapore that promises to produce confident young swimmers. That’s where their SwimVac holiday programme comes in — the structure ensures that kids can see their skills and confidence progress over the course of a 5-day programme.

Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City North Wing, Level 4, Singapore 038983

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

4. Whip up a taste for cooking at culinary camps

What better way to get your kids to (literally) develop a taste for good food than getting them to go hands-on with kitchen skills? Culinary boot camps are available for all junior master chefs out there, where they get to gain confidence in cooking and ultimately be proud of preparing meals by themselves. After the school holidays, you might even have little Gordon Ramsays running your kitchen — without all the foul language, of course.

Cooking Class Singapore

Cooking Class Singapore offers boot camps for kids to learn about healthy food choices, safety in the kitchen, and the art of creative food plating. The Junior Culinary Boot Camp is suitable for children of all age groups, including children under 7 (though they will require their parent’s supervision in the kitchen studio).

Address, Price and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

Camp Asia

Over at Camp Asia, professional chefs promise to take kids through a new world of flavours by teaching them how to cook familiar and exotic starters, mains, desserts and cakes from scratch. Not only will the chefs teach how to prepare scrumptious meals, but they’ll also explain the processes to ensure the kids understand the reasons behind them.

Address: Stamford American International School, 1 Woodleigh Lane, Singapore 357684

Price and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

Tomato Cooking School

The workshops at Tomato Cooking School are perfect for kids to get serious about cooking since they’ll each get their own professionally equipped cooking station and whip up dishes independently under the guidance of veteran chefs. In addition, their upcoming Italian cooking camp will have kids exploring different Italian dishes (think pizzas, ravioli, cannolis, focaccia bread and more!) to cook and bring home for mum and dad to dig in.

Address: 278 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238319

Price and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

5. Build confidence with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) conditions practitioners with discipline, confidence, team building and problem-solving — all great character-building tenets to instil in kids. Plus, your kids will have all the wrestling skills they’d ever need to stand up against larger-sized bullies (only if they have to, of course).

The break is a great time to get them into trial classes! If they’re into it, you could always sign them up for more classes beyond, making BJJ more than just a school holiday activity. 

Field Assembly

Field Assembly offers BJJ lessons for children to get them into the sport while still having fun — physically-demanding moves like rolling and grappling on the ground are taught through games and exercises.

Address: Holland Village, 17B Lorong Liput, Level 3, Singapore 277747

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for class schedules and fees

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem believes in training the innate self-defence skills of kids, letting them build up physical strength, kindness and communication skills that are applicable both on and off the mat.

Address: Serangoon Branch — Spazio @Kovan #B1-03, 767 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534635; Siglap Branch — 54 Burnfoot Terrace, Singapore 459839

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for class schedules and fees

Gracie Academy

Gracie Academy will be a good place for parents looking to toughen up their kids. The Gracie Bullyproof programme teaches kids to use verbal assertiveness and several non-violent self-defence techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted by their peers.

Address: 197A Kitchener Road, Singapore 208536

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for class schedules and fees

6. Ascend to greatness with rock climbing

We all know how much kids just love to climb on things, so might as well give them a safe environment where they’re encouraged to clamber on everything.

Kids get to expend their energy while strengthening their muscles and flexibility, not to mention getting them to safely conquer their fear of heights. What’s not to like about indoor rock climbing?

The Rock School

The Rock School is a state-of-the-art facility offering an array of classes for kids to get started in the sport together with their parents. Their Fun Climb Workshop is conducted every school break for new and experienced climbers to try ascending the gently-sloped walls through fun games. Parents typically sign their kids up for the popular Step Up Coaching Beginner’s module, a crash course that will turn tots into little mountaineers after the 4-day programme.

Address: Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467352

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

My Little Climbing Room

My Little Climbing Room is a facility for kids to try out climbing without adults around, with climbing walls designed to cater to children's height and reach with multiple safety measures. There’s also an augmented reality climbing wall that offers interactive games. Or, sign up for a holiday climbing camp that will have kids psyched up for five days of activities to build their physical and mental strength.

Address: Promenade @ Pelikat, 183 Jalan Pelikat #B1-101 Singapore 537643

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

7. Hit the hiking trails

Get away from the urban jungle and immerse yourself in real ones. Hiking is a great way to get your kids to reconnect with nature and the great outdoors. But it might mean more crowds at popular walking trails across the island during Singapore holidays, so what not go off the beaten track?

Bukit Batok Hillside Park

Try taking the whole family into Bukit Batok Hillside Park, a forgotten area where nature has reclaimed old structures like artificial rock installations and broken lamp posts. Kids will have a fun time navigating hilly terrains to find old structures like pavilions and a well — traces of what would have been a vibrant recreational park in this hidden part of Singapore.

How to get there: Across the road from Block 315 along Bukit Batok West Avenue 2, find an opening into the forest — the trodden trail to Bukit Batok Hillside Nature Park should be visible from the pavement.

Pulau Ubin

Alternatively, you could always take your kids on an offshore island adventure at Pulau Ubin, where the rustic kid-friendly trails, wetlands and viewpoints serve as a reminder of Singapore’s rich biodiversity. Be sure not to miss not trekking up Puaka Hill on the western end of the island, which offers a majestic view of Ubin Quarry.

How to get there: From Changi Point Ferry Terminal*, take a bumboat (approximately 15min) to Pulau Ubin 

*Please check ferry schedules before heading down.

TreeTop Walk

If all else fails, entice your children with the chance for Instagram-worthy photos at TreeTop Walk, the 250 metre-long free-standing suspension bridge above the forest canopy of MacRitchie Reservoir. It’s a perfect setting for a #FollowMeTo snap too, thanks to stunning panoramic views of verdant greenery.

How to get there: From the entrance of Windsor Nature Park car park at Venus Drive, follow the trail and directions that will lead you straight to TreeTop Walk after an hour’s trek. 

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday — 9:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday to Sunday and public holidays — 8:30am to 5:00pm, closed Mondays (except public holidays). Last entry at 4:45pm

8. Soar at trampoline parks

It's a scientific fact that kids have so much more energy than adults, so high-octane activities like soaring in the air sounds like a good time. Trampoline parks have been in trend in the last few years, offering folks young and old a place to bounce and prance around without worrying about broken bones.


As Singapore’s first trampoline park, AMPED kickstarted the craze with foam pits and parkour platforms to let everyone try their hand at doing backflips safely. Kids should have a blast building up trampoline skills while playing dodgeball, laser tag and Nerf gun battles while bouncing around in their Get Camped holiday programme.

Address: The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road,  Level 2 Sports Hall, Singapore 239351

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

Bounce Singapore

Over at Bounce Singapore, there are programmes for people to hone gymnastics skills such as somersaults, doubles and twists. Otherwise, you and your little ones can bounce around in free jumping arenas and try basketball dunks, Ninja Warrior-like obstacle circuits and high-performance trampolines with vertical walls to pull off mid-air tricks. The Bounce Tramp Camp holiday programme offers 3 whole days of high-flying fun for all kids aged 3 and above. 

Address: Cineleisure, 8 Grange Road, #09-01, Singapore 239695

Prices and Opening hours: Refer to their website for camp schedules and fees

Bonus: Changi Airport school holiday activities

At Changi Airport this March school holidays, expect to see the largest Chupa Chups lollipop installation and other colourful photospots scattered around Terminal 3. You can also snag exclusive Chupa Chups premiums such as Chupa Chups-themed cooler bags and collapsible lunch boxes! There’s also a line-up of workshops for the little ones to try their hands on arts and crafts, robotics and coding.

As much as we’d love to take the kids abroad during the school break, it’s not that possible for everyone. Nonetheless, there’s something for every child to spend their days and experience new activities here. New adventures await the entire family! 


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