22 Onsite & Online Activities for Kids this September School Holidays 2021 (Singapore)

 

Just like that, we are already in the final third of 2021 - is it me, or did this year zip by really quickly??? The year-end exams are round the corner but before that, there is still the September School Holidays for kids (and parents) to get through! 



With the kids getting a 10-day breather from school, here's a handy list of activties that will be happening over the next one week. There are a good mix of both onsite and online activities happening so take your pick according to your preference. Stay safe, everyone!


Families for Life My Family Weekend 2021

3 - 5 Sep 2021; Various Timings

FREE




Families for Life's annual My Family Weekend is back to kick off the upcoming September school holidays! Get ready for an evening of fun family games like “Don’t Get Lost Maze Game”, “Spell With Us”, “Mentimeter Quiz” and more , and win attractive prizes! Prizes include F&B vouchers and one lucky family will walk away with the grand prize of a 2D1N staycation at Shangri-La Singapore. For more details, visit HERE.


Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 (Digital Edition)

Now til 26 Sep 2021

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

FREE



Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and learn about Chinese traditions and customs from the comfort of your own home with the digital edition of the well-loved Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival!


Held online via the memorial hall’s Facebook page (@sysnmh), this year’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival aims to bring heritage closer to home, through an exciting line-up of family- friendly digital initiatives such as learning how to guess lantern riddles, craft demonstrations and gamified content on the stories of Chang’e, Houyi and many more. Besides the digital offerings, visitors to the memorial hall can look forward to its thematic lantern installation, Those Moonlit Moments ..., which promises to make for great photo-moments under the stars.



For more information, visit HERE.


Mid-Autumn Festival at Rainforest Lumina

Now til 26 Sep 2021

7.15pm – 12am (Last entry at 11.15pm)

Singapore Zoo

Adult $18 | Child (3-12) & Senior Citizens $14



Experience a luminous mid-autumn and capture special moments with family and friends. See Rainforest Lumina in a new light as a line-up of mid-autumn festive treats and activities await! Enjoy up to 30% off* when you purchase tickets online.


Wildlife Quest CACAWnival

3-12, 18-19, 25-26 Sep 2021 (WEEKENDS & SCH HOLIDAYS)

Jurong Bird Park

Admission Charges apply



Take a break and fly down to Jurong Bird Park for the September school holidays! A litany of activities await at Detective Blue’s Wildlife Quest CACAWnival! For more information, visit HERE.


Crossing Cultures at ACM: Beyond Pen & Paper (Online)

3 - 5 Sep 2021; Various timings

Asian Civilisations Museum

FREE




Explore Asia’s rich literary and bookmaking traditions through a series of workshops and activities on the art of book crafting and writing. Be inspired by beautiful texts and scripts from ACM’s collection, and from stories found beyond pen and paper. For more information, visit HERE.


Dinosaurs of Antarctica

From 3 Sep 2021

Fridays – Sundays, Public and School Holidays: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Omni-Theatre

$14/pax



From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of million years ago. Join us as we roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians, and enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals, where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision.


Together with intrepid Antarctic scientists, go on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic changes globally. Welcome to the prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome toAntarctica!


Be An Energy Saver Gallery Hunt

3 - 12 Sep 2021

10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm

Science Centre Singapore

$5



Learn about energy and sustainability with our paid Science Centre Singapore and Be An Energy Saver Gallery Hunt bundled package! Activities include:


Young Energy Saver Trail: Complete various missions around the galleries and collect 15 stars to redeem an “I’m A Young Energy Saver” badge. Be sure to swing by the newly opened Energy Story exhibition for the full experience!


Natural Lighting & Ventilation*: Learn about the building features that help to facilitate natural lighting and ventilation to reduce energy consumption.


Incandescent Bulb vs LED (Part 1)*: Find out which item uses more energy: the incandescent bulb or the LED lamp.


Incandescent Bulb vs LED (Part 2)*: Design your own experiment to determine whether an LED is more energy efficient than an incandescent bulb.


*These activities are complimentary for Science Centre Singapore ala-carte ticket holders as well.


Children's Festival featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens

3 Sep - 4 Oct 2021; 10am - 7pm

Supertree Grove Ticket

Free access. Fees for workshops apply



Gardens by the Bay presents Children's Festival featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens – an outdoor trail featuring larger-than-life inflatables! Join Art-Zoo characters Bruno Bear and Little Kong as they reunite with their Wonder Gardens friends – Cheerful Caterpillar, Radiant Rhino Beetle, Super Speedy Snail and the Lovely Ladybirds, and create many new memories at the Supertree Grove!


Pick up your complimentary trail booklet and discover the fun stories our Art-Zoo friends have to share. Complete the trail activities and get to bring a piece of the Wonder Gardens home. Activities are suitable for children aged 4 to 12 years old and each child can be accompanied by one adult to enjoy some family playtime together. For details, visit HERE.


Pesta Ubin 2021

4, 5 & 11 Sep 2021

Pulau Ubin

FREE (Pre-registration required)



Pesta Ubin is a kampung-style Open House at Singapore’s last rustic island, Pulau Ubin!  Pesta Ubin is the highlight of each year of  ‘Celebrating Ubin’, which is made possible by the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN). FUN brings together those who are committed to working together for Ubin. Pronounced ‘Pays-ta’, Pesta is Malay for festival or party. Pesta often describes festivities that bring a community together, such as a wedding; or a cultural celebration. For information on various activities, visit HERE.


Museum Roundtable 25th Anniversary Celebrations – Mystery Museum Tours

4 - 26 Sep 2021

Various locations

From $10/pax



In celebration of the Museum Roundtable’s 25th Anniversary in 2021, the National Heritage Board has prepared an exciting lineup of special anniversary programmes this September. From 4 to 26 September 2021, members of the public will be able to register for specially curated tours that will give participants different and unusual insights into the collections and workings of “Mystery Museums'' in Singapore. For more information and to book tours, visit HERE.


MOON-LIT! A MID-AUTUMN SEPTEMBER @SDC

4 - 26 Sep 2021

Singapore Discovery Centre

FREE



Hop over to SDC this September for a celestial Mid-Autumn month with a line up of exciting activities for you and your family. Be ready to float over the moon!


Moon Mirrors

From 4 September 2021 onwards | All Day (Installation lights up from 6pm) |Discovery Lake | FREE

Come enjoy a serene evening with this floating light installation by the Discovery Lake under the night sky. The 'Moon Mirrors' installation reflects the yearnings of homecoming and reunion.


Rabbit Lantern Craft

4 - 26 September 2021 | Weekdays: 1pm to 6pm | Weekends: 11am to 8pm | Play Ground | FREE

Make your very own paper rabbit lantern in this fun, kid-friendly craft activity, or light it up when you join our special Lantern Walk storytelling programme!


Moon Tales @ Gallery

4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 September 2021 | 2:30pm & 4:30pm | Permanent Exhibits Gallery - Through The Lens of Time | FREE, pre-registration required | BOOK NOW

Step back in time and light up your lanterns as we journey through the olden days to the present. Let our storytellers share the different tales of the ‘Moon’ and its significance as you explore our gallery.


Moonwalk (Trail Activity)

4 - 12, 18, 19 & 21 September 2021 | Weekdays: 1pm to 6pm | Weekends: 11am to 8pm |Play Ground | FREE

Hunt for clues to learn more about the Moon and its significance by taking part in this self-guided centre-wide trail!


Marvellous Trees

(An Interactive Virtual Programme)

6 Sep 2021; 10am - 10.0am

FREE

*Suitable for children in P1 – P4



What is a tree? How do they grow? If one tree looks just like another to you, join us for this interactive programme to learn some key differences between different types of trees. Children will discover the importance of trees to animals and the various ways trees disperse their seeds. This virtual programme consists of an interactive talk and activity with light movements. There will also be a demonstration of how to make a seed propeller using a template provided. Register online via HERE.


KidsSTOP™ Academy Activities Week

6 - 10 Sep 2021

*15 minutes for each activity

KidsSTOP™

$10 for two activities for one adult and one child

Not inclusive of KidsSTOP™ admission charges



Join in for some fun and educational hands-on activities at KidsSTOP™ this school holidays! Kids will get to learn more about science from creating and playing with their personalised craft, which they will get to bring home at the end of the session.


Activity 1: Bottle Airplane

Learn more about energy transfer by creating an airplane with a propeller that spins.


Activity 2: Little Astronaut Light Up Card

Blast off to space in our KidsSTOP™ rocket with the help of a DIY LED circuit card.


Storytelling: Monkey Puzzle

(An Interactive Virtual Programme)

7 Sep 2021; 10am - 10.0am

FREE

*Suitable for children in N1 – P1



Where is monkey’s mum? Monkey is lost in the forest and wants to find his mum. Along comes Butterfly who tries to help but keeps finding the wrong animals. Join us for a fun-filled and interactive storytelling session to find out if Monkey finds his mum. Register online via HERE.


S.T.E.A.M. Festival: Cook and Click Challenge

5 – 6 years old: 7 September 2021, 10am – 5pm

7 – 8 years old: 8 September 2021, 10am – 5pm

KidsSTOP™

$180 for one adult and one child



Whip up a scrumptious plant-based meal with your kid and learn professional food styling tips from award-winning photographer, Wilfred Lim. Register for this onsite workshop to ace your next Instagram shoot! Participants are encouraged to bring decorative props, and capture their culinary masterpiece using their own mobile phones.


Peppa Pig Live - Perfect Rainy Day

[With Pre-Event Testing]

7 - 12 Sep 2021

Tue & Fri: 1pm, 4.30pm & 8pm | Wed-Thu & Sat-Sun: 9.30am, 1pm, 4.30pm & 8pm

Esplanade Theatre

From $78



Peppa Pig is back with a brand new Musical Adventure promises to make the biggest muddy puddle ever! As an unexpected storm comes by, Peppa Pig’s grandparents arrives at her house along with their loveable pet, Polly Parrot, followed by Peppa’s friends Rebecca Rabbit and Suzy Sheep. While the storm continues, Peppa Pig feels very bored because they are stuck in the house and have nothing to do.


Mummy Pig suggests putting out “A Rainy Day Play”.  Everyone contributes essential and different elements to create this wonderful play perfectly. This charming live show is filled with family, friendship, colour and fun, don’t miss all the laughter of Peppa Pig Live - Perfect Rainy Day! For tickets, visit HERE.


Habits of Rabbits

(A Pet Responsibility Virtual Programme)

8 Sep 2021; 10am - 10.0am

FREE

*Suitable for children in K2 – P3



Rabbits love carrots! Is that true? And if it is, what else do rabbits eat?  Join us to learn some basic care tips for pet rabbits, understanding their behaviour, as well as the importance of considering adoption when deciding to get a pet. Participants will get the chance to meet our furry and friendly pet ambassadors through a virtual tour too! Register online via HERE.


Nature Play: Weaving with Plants

(An Interactive Virtual Programme)

9 Sep 2021; 10am - 10.0am

FREE

*Suitable for children in N1 – P1



Let kids weave with plants and create a beautiful piece of art from the materials that they’ve collected from their nature walk! They’ll get to display your colourful flowers, uniquely shaped leaves, bendy twigs and other special items that they’ve found on your walk. Register online via HERE.


Storytelling: Peep Inside the Garden

(An Interactive Virtual Programme)

10 Sep 2021; 10am - 10.30am

FREE

*Suitable for children in N1 – P1



A sunny garden hums, buzzes, creeps and crawls with life. Join us for a fun-filled and interactive storytelling session as we peek inside to explore and see what we can find. Register online via HERE.


My Community Festival 2021

10 Sep - 3 Oct 2021

FREE & Ticketed




My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences. From the fading craft of carving names into stone to immortalise the memories of the dead, to the centuries-old art form of wayang kulit — these are just some of the traditions still practised by Singapore’s multi-faceted communities. These form the cornerstone of My Community Festival (MCF), the ground-up community heritage festival that will be returning for its second edition from 10 September - 3 October 2021. 


Organised by non-profit organisation My Community - with support from the Singapore Tourism Board - the festival is an opportunity for festival-goers to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, while opening doors to the hidden gems within Singapore’s neighbourhoods. Check out the various programmes HERE.


Jumptopia @ Downtown East

Now til 10 Oct 2021

Mon - Thur: 10am - 5pm (5 sessions daily)

Fri - Sun & Sep Sch Hols: 10am - 10pm (6 sessions daily)

Downtown East

$18 per pax



Kiztopia will also be launching its very first offsite ticketed indoor event, Jumptopia, at D’Marquee in Downtown East from 28 Aug to 10 Oct 2021. Spanning 12,000 square feet, the play tent will house seven giant Kiztopia Intellectual Property themed (IP-themed) bouncy castles, craft activity zones and a variety of fun, engaging activities. Just in time for the school holidays, the little ones can look forward to a bouncy good time at Jumptopia! For tickets, visit HERE.


Around the World at Changi Airport

Now til 10 Oct 2021

T1 & T3, Changi Airport

FREE



Since travel is out of the question for now, fulfill your travel cravings by visiting these pop-up exhibitions featuring some of the world's most iconic landmarks from Australia, Hong Kong, China, London, Sweden, Indonesia and South Korea. Visit HERE for more information.