It seems like we just celebrated the new year yesterday and here we are, on the cusp of the first block of school holidays. Yes, it’s just a week to the marvellous March holidays, and if you’re that parent scratching your head about what to do with your kids during the break, here are some ideas to get you excited!
1. Be an entrepreneur at Sentosa KidzFlea
Children aged 7 – 12 years old will get the chance to become PLAY-trepreneurs by manning a stall at the award-winning Sentosa KidZ Flea during the March Holidays. This unique experience will equip your child with basic business know-how, and promote the values of empathy and compassion by encouraging him/her to donate part of the proceeds to charity. Make money for a good cause, and have fun while you’re at it!
Date: 11 to 18 Mar 2017
Time: 2 – 7pm
Venue: Beach Plaza
For more information, go to March Into An Island Of Fun, Entertainment and Excitement
2. Build Your Child’s Character
Character is a trait which one was not born with, and must take responsibility for forming. Good Etiquette and Character development are essential life skills which enrich the socio-emotional capacity of our next generation.
Cool Character Workshop
Date: 13 March 2017
For more info on their March holiday workshops and register, go to Cool Character Workshop
3. Be a Baker
Genius R Us brings you a special At The Farm theme this March. Have a full hands on experience baking and decorating cakes, pies, cookies and more.
Venue: City Square Mall, West Gate Kids Club, Cristofori@Liang Court
Duration: 2 hours
Time: 10.30 – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 3.30pm, 4 – 6pm
Cost: $45 for 1 child, $75 for 1 parent and 1 child
Workshop fees inclusive of all workshop materials, ingredients, packaging, recipe and Kidz @ Work photo in frame. Please note that class duration may vary depending on the recipe and the class size. Minimum of 4 pax to commence a class.
For more info on their workshops and register, go to Genius R Us March Holiday Programmes
4. Be a fireman for a day at a SCDF Fire Station
Photo credit: FreeFuninSingapore
Every Saturday, kids are welcome to come for the Open House of selected fire stations islandwide, where they’ll learn more about the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the art and science of fire-fighting, explore a fire truck, try out equipment such as spraying special water guns, and even meet and greet some real-life firemen!
Venue: Alexandra Fire Station, Ang Mo Kio Fire Station, Bishan Fire Station, Bukit Batok Fire Station, Central Fire Station, Changi Fire Station, Clementi Fire Station, Jurong Fire Station, Paya Lebar Fire Station, Sengkang Fire Station, Tuas Fire Station, Woodlands Fire Station, Yishun Fire Station, Tampines Fire Station
Opening hours: Every Saturday from 9 am to 11 am.
For more info, visit www.scdf.gov.sg/visit_our_fire_stations
5. Support Local Farmers
Date & Time: 11 Mar (12pm-6pm) and 12 Mar (10am-4pm)
Venue: D’Kranji Farm Resort
Come join local farmers and makers at Kranji Farmers’ Market! Discover Singapore’s countryside and enjoy local produce, artisanal foods and fun for everyone
For more information, go to Kranji Countryside Farmers’ Market
6. Catch a Fish
Bring your kids to places where they can catch fishes in man-made longkangs. Usually the children will be allowed to bring home all the fishes they have caught. Sometimes a mini fish tank will be included in the package as well.
For a list of places to go, visit Longkang Fishing In Singapore
7. Ride A Pony
Riding on horses can be a little scary for kids. That’s okay, because we trotted the island to discover where you can saddle your kids up for a pony ride or horse riding lessons.
For a list of places to go, Pony Riding For Kids In Singapore
8. Shop For Your Child’s Stuff
Receive S$15 SPH Malls Vouchers with S$200* spend at any Paragon Junior store. Maximum 2 same-day receipts.
Date: 11 to 19 March
For a list of participating merchants, visit Little Ones’ Big Rewards At Paragon Junior
9. Have Fun at Vintage Playgrounds
Many of the Singapore old playgrounds of yester-years have been demolished since the widespread interest in them after a Straits Times report in 2012. So hurry and visit the rest before they are gone. It is a race against time. Leave no regrets.
We have compiled a list to make your hunt easier (correct as at 2016), visit Singapore’s Remaining Old Playgrounds
10. Learn About Singapore’s War History
It is the 75th aniversary of the fall of Singapore. Let your child learn about the history of Singapore during World War Two and the Japanese Occupation.
Apart from visiting the former Old Fort Factory (now renamed to Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and Its Legacies), here are some suggestions for you:
- Reflections At Bukit Chandu Museum
- Kranji War Memorial Park Singapore
- Changi Chapel and War Museum Singapore