13 awesome holiday activities to check out with junior [Photo Gallery]

From exciting shows to mega indoor/outdoor play, discover all the cool things to do during the March school hols.

And just like that, the March school holidays are around the corner! For many parents, this means scrambling to suss out family-friendly things to see and do, in order to make the most of this week-long stretch with their little ones.

Out of inspiration? We’ve sniffed out spots, activities and events that are a perfect fit for you and your little fella.

 

Scroll through our photo gallery to check out our recommendations!

#1. Gretel and Hansel

WHEN: 13 March to 19 April

WHERE: 20 Merbau Road, Singapore Repertory Theatre

TIME: 10am (weekdays), 11am (weekends and public holidays)

PRICE: $26 to $49

WHAT: The Singapore Repertory Theatre never disappoints when they stage kid-friendly productions. This time, they’ve added an interesting gender role reversal twist to the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. In this version, Gretel is the central character who learns to appreciate her new brother, in this tale that teaches kids to love their siblings and work as a team. (Photo: Singapore Repertory Theatre)

#2. Wild Rumpus by The Artground

WHEN: 24 January to 5 May

WHERE: #01-40 Block J Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road

TIMES: 9:30am to 5pm (Wednesday and Thursday), 930am to 6pm (Friday and weekends)
PRICE: Free

WHAT: If your child loves all things arty, this one at The Artground is for them. The facility, which aims to provide positive arts experiences for kids through interactive art installations, is showcasing Wild Rumpus. Junior will get to experience various tactile materials through touching, hugging and squeezing unique displays. Visual artist Adeline Loo, whose work incorporates waste fabric and upcycled materials, helms the project. (Photos: The Artground)

#3. Going Play-ces

WHEN: Till 28 April

WHERE: 47 Malan Road, Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

TIMES: 10am to 6pm

PRICE: $22 (children aged 1 to 12). Free for first accompanying adult, $10 for additional adult

WHAT: In Going Play-ces, kids will interact with multiple exhibits and navigate various landscapes like the city, sea and jungle to learn about sustainability and creativity, while appreciating the value of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) in their everyday life. Scrapper City is one such exhibit in the hands-on exhibition by independent children’s charity Playeum where young ’uns will brainstorm how to put scrap materials to good use. (Photo: Playeum)

#4. Sakura Matsuri Floral Display

WHEN: 9 to 31 March

WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive

TIMES: 9am to 9pm

PRICE: Free (Admission charge to the conservatories applies)

WHAT: No time to jet off to Japan for a family holiday? You can still enjoy the beauty of the country’s iconic cherry blossoms right here at Gardens by the Bay. The Sakura Matsuri Floral Display, which was a huge hit with visitors last year, promises an even more stunning show this  this year. With more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms and a garden decked out in traditional Japanese architecture, we guarantee you’ll have plenty of Insta-worthy family photos opps.  (Photo: Sakura Matsuri Floral Display)

#5. Family Fun at the National Museum

WHEN: 16 March to 14 December

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

TIMES: Times vary

PRICE: Prices vary

WHAT: Catch Sensory Playdate by Home Play Singapore on 16 March, which features a self-guided tour and hands-on activity stations revolving around plants and animals of the 19th-century Malay Peninsula. In fact, visiting the National Museum of Singapore with your mini-me is the best way for them to learn about Singapore’s dynamic history and culture, especially since it has lined up a series of family activities till the end of the year. (Photo: National Museum of Singapore)

#6. SuperPark Singapore

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: #02-477 Tower 1 Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard

TIMES: 10am to 9pm (weekdays) and 9am to 9pm (weekends and public holidays)

PRICE: $28 to $48

WHAT: You’ll have to admit that there isn’t a kid alive who doesn’t love indoor playgrounds. At the newly-opened SuperPark Singapore, your mini-mes will definitely have a field day sampling all the 20+ activities on offer. You name it, and chances are, this Finnish-based sports park has got it! Three areas ― Adventure Arena, Game Arena and Freestyle Hall ― boast numerous activities ranging from a batting cage, flying fox and trampoline platforms, to a pedal car track and tube slide. (Photos: SuperPark Singapore)

#7. Buds by Shangri-La

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: Lower lobby (Tower Wing), Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road

TIMES: 9am to 9pm (indoor area), 9am to 7pm (outdoor area)

PRICE: $28 to $430 (packages are available)

WHAT: The activity-filed indoor playground will see your kids begging for more. Buds by Shangri-La, which touts itself as the first interactive play space in an Orchard Road hotel, spans a sprawling 1,872 sq m and features indoor and outdoor spaces, including water-play structures. The Explorer Zone for kids over age 4 has climbing equipment, slides, air blasters for shooting foam balls and a sand play area. Little ones below 4 can make a beeline for the Toddler Zone, a soft play area boasting vintage kiddie rides, floating balls, a ball pit and a piano floor. In addition, themed activity areas like Muddy (for budding artists), Stage (a music studio) and Bake (cooking and baking lessons for a fee) encourage learning in a fun environment. Parents can chill at the Recharge Café. (Photos: Buds by Shangri-La)

 

#8. SSO Concerts for Children: An Intergalactic Adventure

WHEN: 16 to 17 March

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall

TIMES: 2pm & 4pm (16 March), 2pm & 4pm (17 March)

PRICE: $25 to $35

WHAT: Your budding music lover will enjoy a breathtaking musical adventure through space at Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts for Children this weekend. Space-themed music pieces they’ll recognise include themes from Star Wars, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and the Star Trek TV series. For kids aged 4 and above. (Photo: Singapore Symphony Orchestra)

#9. Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration

WHEN: 20 to 24 March

WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk

TIMES: Various times

PRICE: $25 to $225

WHAT: The world-famous Disney On Ice returns to our shores, just in time to celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse. Mesmerising ice stunts by Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy, as well as Frozen’s Anna and Elsa aside, kids can expect to be part of the action as the gang share memorable Disney moments. Fearless cartoon heroine Moana will also be making her maiden ice appearance as she bravely embarks on an exciting seafaring adventure to save her island. (Photo: Disney on Ice)

#10. Interjecting Narrations

WHEN: Till 31 March

WHERE: Act 3 International, Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road

TIMES: Various times

PRICE: $50 for up to 4 persons, including at least one child

WHAT: Got a little one who loves being in the limelight and telling stories? Then enrol them in one of Act 3 International’s holiday theatre workshops that promise fun-filled drama activities. In Interjecting Narrations (for kids aged 4 to 7), your offspring will take part in telling imaginative stories as part of the family workshop. Not only will your mini-me be challenged to think on their feet, they’ll get to unleash their imagination and comedic talent. (Photo: Act 3 International)

#11. Everything You Know Goes Away

WHEN: 16 March to 7 April

WHERE: The Substation Theatre, 45 Armenian Street

TIMES: 2 to 7pm (Tuesday to Friday), noon to 8pm (weekends)

PRICE: Free

WHAT: An interactive playground that explores the idea of nostalgia in Singapore, Everything You Know Goes Away is part of an exhibition by The Substation. You’ll be taken back to your own childhood and likely recognise retro icons such as the Toa Payoh dragon playground or the Big Splash slides. There’s also a free storytelling session on 16, 17, 23 and 24 March (2pm to 3pm) as part of its school holiday special. For children aged 6 to 12. (Photo: The Substation)

#12. HeadRock VR Theme Park 

WHEN: Ongoing

WHERE: #01-38/39 Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway

TIMES: 10am to 8pm

PRICE:  $30 to $55

WHAT: Your little action terror will want to head to HeadRock VR for a cool, futuristic experience. Currently one of the biggest VR Theme Parks in Southeast Asia, they will be able to pick from up to 11 themed attractions, from have a blast doing battle with zombies and whitewater rafting through a Jurassic-like jungle, to trying to survive a stormy blizzard. Just don’t blame us if they start begging for VR sets at home. (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)

#13. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

WHEN: Till 24 March

WHERE: 12A Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront Event Space

TIMES: 4pm to 11pm

PRICE: Free admission. Pre-order credits for rides at www.marinabaycarnival.sg

WHAT: It’s your last chance to check out the very popular Prudential Marina Bay Carnival with junior this March hols, if you haven't already done so. A crowd pleaser, the fair has everything from kiddie to thrill-seeking rides and games, to food and even a grand lucky draw. With so much going on, it’s pretty much a done deal that the kids (and adults) will never have a dull moment. (Photos: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival)