As we leave November and enter December, the school holidays are in full swing. This can only mean one thing: family-friendly activities galore. With the kids having more time on their hands, you may be thinking of taking a break from work to bring the family out for some fun, and this is a great time to do so.
It’s almost December, and Christmas festivities are up and running at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. In this event that you don’t want to miss, bring your kid to experience a tree that is not only larger than life but can sing, a skating ring, snow (and playing with it), and a projection mapping of Christmas scenes.
There will also be side-cares that everyone in the family can ride on, including pets! And of course, there will be Christmas carols playing in the backdrop to put you right into the mood for the gifting season.
Don’t forget to try out some treats at Capitol Singapore’s Outdoor Plaza and get some trinkets for everybody.
Happening from now to 26 December 2021. It is located at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. Admission is free. Find out more here.
S.E.A Aquarium is back with another event for families. Join your kid as you dance along to the aquarium’s special version of Pinkfong’s Baby Shark, take wefies with Mommy and Daddy shark dressed up in festive costumes, and make sure to have your phone out for when your little one steps on an interactive pathway that plays ‘Baby Shark’.
Happening from now to 2 January 2022. S.E.A Aquarium is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269. Tickets are priced at $23 per pax. Find out more and book your visit here.
Coding doesn’t have to be super complicated. Children are more than capable of learning how to code, and Apple has virtual sessions to make your kid (and you) familiar with it. There are three tiers of sessions: Learn to Code 1, Learn to Code 2, and Lights, Camera, Code. So whether your child is a beginner or is experienced with coding, they will be able to learn something new.
Happening on 4 December 2021 and 5 December 2021 at different timings for the various tiers. Do note that you need to have an Apple ID to sign up for the sessions. Find out more and sign up here.
Is your child obsessed with cute drawings? Well, you can now learn how to draw them as a family. This three-hour-long course teaches all the basics for drawing cartoons and chibis for you and your kid to get started on your art journey.
Help your child or let them have free reign of their creativity; whichever suits their learning style best! Encourage them and cheer them on as they complete their own masterpiece. All materials are provided, so all you need is an interest in drawing.
Happening on 29 November 2021. It will be held at 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-06,07, Singapore, 239351. Tickets are priced at $70 per pax. Register here.
Reading may be a great source of enrichment, but listening to stories is also good for encouraging creativity in children. Attend a storytelling session with your kid, where the both of you can listen to fantastical tales full of fun and excitement. Only children below seven years old will have to be accompanied by an adult, but we recommend going to the event together for some family bonding.
Happening on 3 December 2021. It will be held at Ang Mo Kio Public Library – Programme Zone, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore, 569842. Admission is free, but parents and children must register for a ticket each. Find out more and register here.
Treat your child to a night out with Untame: After Dark. Science Centre Singapore will be extending their opening hours to 10:30pm and many activities and performances await.
Crave some action? Hunt for the golden seed with the family with the BlasterNight Battle where you will be equipped with foamblasters to shoot enemies – there are even three different game modes to take part in!
Enter the four zones of fun: the Food Zone, where you can feast on delicious food, the Market Zone to enjoy some therapy shopping, the Activity Zone which is filled with old-school arcade games and neon mazes, and the Lifestyle Zone where you can chill with your kid in an immersive virtual environment with a 360-degree wall projection.
If that’s not enough, you can watch the premiere of “The Electrified Show”, a magic show that uses lights, lasers, multimedia and robotics to deliver a stunning display.
From 3 December 2021 – 5 December 2021. It is held at 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081. Tickets are priced at $45 per pax for an admission pass and $65 for a BlasterNight Battle Pass (suitable for 10-year-olds and above). Find out more and get your ticket here.
Get into the festive spirit by making your own Christmas-themed goodies! From snowman cupcakes to gingerbread cookies, your child will be the baker for the day, from making and baking the dough to decorating their designs, while you help them.
This event is great for any child who is an aspiring baker (professional or not) who wants to learn how to create Christmas treats to enjoy.
Happening on 3 December 2021. It will be held at At-Sunrice Globalchef Academy, 28 Tai Seng Street, Level 5, Singapore, 534106. Tickets are priced at $128 for a parent-child pair. Find out more and book your tickets here.
Does your kid fancy themselves a filmmaker, a master woodworker, or maybe an artist or a gardener? The GUILD Makerspace allows them to be just that. Your little one will be able to take introductory classes for these activities, allowing them to explore different crafts to see what interests them! They can also have first-hand experience in a DJ studio, which not many get the chance to have.
Happening on 4 December 2021. It will be held at 318A Tanglin Rd Phoenix Park Singapore 247979. Admission is free.
Get your creative juices flowing with a weaving drop-in activity! Using nature, you will weave and design natural looms that are perfect to hang on your wall or display on the cabinet. Suitable for both kids and adults, materials and guidance are provided for all participants.
Whether you choose to help your child with their looms or to both create different ones, this activity within the Flower Dome promises a relaxing bonding activity that will nurture mindful creativity.
From 4 December 2021 to 5 December 2021, with various timeslots. It is held in the Flower Dome. Tickets are priced at $12 per pax (excluding Flower Dome entrance fee). Find out more and register here.
It’s time to get your dancing shoes on with this free workshop! Be immersed in a storytelling session and dance along with the characters to get both a workout and enrich your child’s mind. There will be specially-curated games for you to play with your little one and bond with them.
Dance all your troubles away with your child and have a fun time with other families.
Happening on 5 December 2021. It will be held at Serangoon Public Library – Programme Zone 23 Serangoon Central NEX, #04-82/83, Singapore, 556083. Admission is free. Find out more and register here.
If you and the kids believe that you “got to catch them all”, you can now celebrate the festive season with Pikachu and friends at City Square Mall. Be surrounded by displays of your favourite Pokémon, including the six-metre tall Pikachu (perfect photo opportunity!).
Don’t forget to take a tour around Pokémon Wonderland on level one and collect themed rewards and gifts perfect for Pokémon lovers! This includes wrappers, carriers, and gift vouchers.
From now onwards to 29 December 2021. It is located at City Square Mall. Admission is free. Find out more here.