Thinking of what to do with your kids this March holidays? Here are some fun suggestions your kids will love.
Tired from running around to different activities during the school holidays? Take a break and catch a movie with your family instead.
Meet the ancestors of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit in Early Man. This animated comedy movie tells the story of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne), an inept caveman who sets off to unite his tribe and lead them to victory against a might enemy.
When: In theatres March 8, 2018
Find out more: www.earlymanmovie.com
Shell Make the Future Singapore is a festival that celebrates bright ideas and innovation in Asia. It boasts educational entertainment, stage shows, virtual reality experiences, interactive games and more.
You little ones will have a blast on the kinetic dancefloor and racing saltwater cars. Don’t miss the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, too. Watch as 100 student teams pit their self-designed and manufactured cars against each other in an energy-efficient race.
There will also be live performances by local artistes, including Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim and Jasmine Sokko.
When: March 8 to 11, 2018, from 9am to 7pm (March 8), 9am to 5pm (March 9), 10am to 7pm (March 10 & 11)
Where: Changi Exhibition Centre
Find out more: sg.makethefuture.shell
The bi-annual Arts In Your Neighbourhood (AYN) is back from March 8 to 25, 2018. Featuring almost 50 activities at 16 locations islandwide, take this chance to experience the arts with your little ones. Enjoy a range of enriching programmes right at your doorstep, including interactive music, song, theatre, dance and visual arts.
AYN focuses on a different neighbourhood each time and this March, the focus is on Ang Mo Kio –more than a third of all activities are inspired by its heritage.
Look forward to engaging programmes like Nadine & The Enchanting Pots, an immersive and interactive children’s theatre set in a kampong, and Tell Me An (Ang Mo Kio) Story, a community photo project about Ang Mo Kio’s unique sights and sounds.
When: March 8 to 25, 2018
Where: Various locations and timings
Find out more: artsforall.sg
The ‘Fantasy Zoo’ balloon exhibition is back for the eighth year! 38 balloon artists from nine countries will come together to transform the Marina Square atrium into a zoo. Head down to Marina Square from March 9 to 18, 2018 with your kids to check out the adorable balloon animals from 11am to 10pm.
Your little ones will want to learn how to sculpt their own balloon animals from a professional balloon artist? Check out the balloon sculpting workshops for 3 to 12 year olds that are held on March 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2018 from 1.30pm to 3pm and 4pm to 5.30pm. Each session is limited to 15 children and costs $15 per child.
There are also balloon crafts and colouring sessions where your little ones can look forward to a wide array of DIY zoo-themed crafts and colouring activities. The sessions are held on March 9 and 12 to 16, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm.
When: March 9 to 18, 2018, from 11am to 10pm
Where: Marina Square, Central Atrium
Admission: Free entry; additional $15 per child for balloon sculpting workshop
Find out more: www.marinasquare.com.sg
Sports Hub Community Play Day presents the Water Festival, an event that promises a splashing good time for the whole family.
Look forward to a wide range of water-related activities that encourage active and healthy lifestyles through family-friendly sports, fitness workouts, children’s activities and more.
Your little ones will love the water playground. It features water theme rides and games, such as the Water Drum, Trackless Train and Bouncy Pirate Ship.
The water playground is located at the heart of OCBC Square and the games and rides there are chargeable.
When: March 10 and 11, 2018
Where: OCBC Square, Water Sports Centre, Splash-N-Surf
Find out more: www.sportshub.com.sg/CommunityPlayD
The Singapore Festival of Fun returns to Clarke Quay for its second year with a bigger lineup of events.
Join the Nickelodeon Fiesta, which celebrates Singaporeans’ love of food with Nickelodeon characters. There are nine food-themed game booths, where you stand a chance to win limited edition collectibles.
Don’t miss the photo opportunities with Spongebob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There’s even a ‘Nickelodeon Trail’ where your kids can discover the heritage behind their favourite local dishes.
At the Clarke Quay Streetfest watch street performers from London’s Covent Garden, who will be here for the first time.Your little ones will be mesmerised by the showcase of acrobatics, escapology and daredevil acts.
When: March 10 to 11 (Nickelodeon Fiesta) and March 13 to 18 (Streetfest)
Where: Fountain Square, Clarke Quay
Find out more: www.festivaloffun.sg
Making its debut at Singapore Design Week 2018, District Design Dialogue Holland Village (DDDHV) features the design takeover of 10 empty terrace houses at Chip Gee Gardens.
Collaborating with more than 50 local creatives and businesses, these 10 houses will be filled with art installations, design, activities and workshops across many categories, such as fashion, food and lifestyle.
Your little ones will love The Playground, a house dedicated to nurturing young and curious minds through experiential play and design. The house features interactive installations and workshops to engage children in learning through play. Look forward to attractions such as the string maze, rainbow room and robot petting zoo.
When: March 10 to 18, 2018, from 10am to 8pm daily
Where: Chip Bee Gardens, Holland Village
Find out more: www.DDD.sg
Encourage your little ones to develop their creativity and empathy through drama. Act 3 Drama Academy’s March holiday workshops intertwine storytelling with drama activities and exercises.
There are one-session and five-day workshops to suit different schedules. The workshops cater to specific age groups to help their mental and physical development, and culminate in a performance for family members (kids aged 3 and up).
When: March 12 – 25 (various dates, times and fees)
Where: Act 3 Drama Academy
Find out more: www.act3international.com.sg
Going to the circus is always a magical experience, but did you know that there’s a lot of science behind those breathtaking performances?
Take Junior to the Circus! Science Under the Big Top exhibition and let him discover its secrets.
Go behind the scenes and explore close to 20 circus performances – from learning the science of sword-swallowing to understanding how contortionists squeeze their bodies to fit into small spaces.
There will be Carnival Games available at the exhibition from March 10 to 18, 2018. With every Circus! ticket purchased, visitors are entitled to 3 free tries at any of the following games – High Striker, Ring Toss, Connect 4 and NERF Target Practice.
When: Now till March 18, 2018, from 10am to 6pm daily
Where: Science Centre
Admission: $15 per child (for ages three to 12) and $20 per adult. There’s also a family bundle at $64, which admits two adults and two kids.
Find out more: www.science.edu.sg
Got an active child who loves nature? Let them zip line, Tarzan swing and go through fun obstacle courses through Forest Adventure!
Your little ones get to choose between three courses: Kids, Junior and Grand. All of these courses involve some sort of obstacle course that can be physically and emotionally challenging so be sure to accompany them and support them throughout the way. It’ll be a fun journey for both parent and child.
Where: Bedok Reservoir
Admission: Prices start at $36 per child for a Kid’s Course
Find Out More: forestadventure.com.sg
Text: Felicia Wong/Young Parents Additional Reporting: Atika Lim