The school holidays are here, which means that the kids will be home all the time. The catch? Having them home 24/7 can be disruptive to our work lives, and you probably never stop having to be a parent and have time to yourself.
However, holiday camps and programmes are a great way to not only get your little ones out of your hair (even for a few hours), but also to entertain them and enrich their lives. With the pandemic still here, letting your children have fun is important to let them experience growing up in a COVID-free world.
Whether your kids are fans of cooking, art, or sports, these 11 holiday programmes cover all the bases.
Do your kids love all things colourful and shiny? If so, this one and a half hours holiday programme for seven to twelve-year-olds might be to their fancy. Through touching, seeing, and feeling, your children will enjoy a sensory experience to discover different types of gems and rocks around the world. They will learn about how gems are formed, where to find these precious stones through interactive activity, and will get hands-on experience with using tools for mining.
Adding on to that, they will be able to look at gems through a microscope, which we think is mega cool.
Better yet, they will get to bring a gemstone from the “Gem Mine” home as a little souvenir!
The next available dates are 3 December 2021 and 17 December 2021. Each session is priced at $40.88 per pax. Find out more and book your slots here.
Do your children love superheroes or manga characters? Well, this three-hour-long art workshop is suitable for nine-year-olds and above and teaches them how to draw their favourite characters! All teaching notes and art materials are provided, so all your kids need to bring is their love for learning and creating. Best thing to note? No experience is required, so drawing skills don’t matter.
Every Monday from 6 – 27 December 2021 with two classes at 10am and 2pm. Tickets are priced at $70 per pax. Find out more and book your slots here.
Are your kids fans of Harry Potter? Well, we don’t blame them. The series may be in its 20th year since its movie debut, but the books and movies are still greatly loved by children of today. In this holiday programme, children will get to immerse themselves in the wizarding world while learning about their own. Over five days, they will attend classes for subjects such as Transfiguration and Astronomy, and will even have quidditch lessons.
Included in the package are workshops for various items such as potions and a rice-pecking hippogriff toy that the newly-minted wizards and witches can bring home to their muggle homes.
And the best part? This programme is held islandwide in the three areas of Singapore, the East, Centre, and West, over many dates.
From 6 – 27 December 2021 at various dates, from 9am to 4pm daily. It is priced at $630 per pax. Find out more and book your slot here.
Take it from us when we say that sewing can be a very good skill to learn early on in life. It doesn’t matter whether your child is a girl or a boy; in the future, if there’s a hole in their favourite shirt or jeans, they will want to salvage it without having to make a trip down to the shop.
In this five-day holiday camp, children will learn how to style their collection, how to choose and cut their own fabric, how to operate a sewing machine, and how to construct a two-piece outfit, with a top and either a skirt or shorts!
This programme is suitable for children ages six to 10, and you can send your partner to sit with your child at an additional cost of $10 if you need assurance.
From 6 – 20 December 2021, on every Monday and Wednesday from 3pm – 5pm daily. Tickets are priced at $380 per pax and can be paid over three months at $126.67 monthly. Find out more and book your slot here.
Think your kids need to get away from their devices and enjoy what the outdoors has to offer? The Mindful Camp is created to have a good mix of mindfulness, arts, nature, and play through sports. Over five days, children will be able to participate in various activities. Apart from daily art and mindfulness sessions and nature exploration, other ventures include creative arts and even pet therapy (subject to change).
Children from six to 12 years old are welcome to join the programme, and Camp Tree removes does not have segregation of ages, which means that it won’t be an issue if you have kids three years apart and that want to be together!
From 20 – 24 December 2021 and 27 – 31 December 2021. Tickets are priced at $680 per pax. Find out more and book your slot here.
Space is a mysterious zone even to us adults, so why not let your children learn about it in a space camp that breaks down the concepts of zero gravity and lets them create their very own rockets? Over three days, your kids will have an immersive experience learning about the world beyond the atmosphere, including how we can actually live and survive in space.
Included in the camp are lunch meals, snacks, learning materials, and their very own flight suit. By the end of it, your little ones will be proud owners of a certificate of completion as well.
From 8 – 10 December 2021 and 20 – 22 December 2021 (newly added due to popular demand). Classes start at 9am and end at 4pm each day with breaks. Tickets are priced at $529 per pax (including registration fee). Find out more and book your slots here.
Want to have future architects in the family? Or maybe your children just love building things. Whatever it is, this 2-day and 3-day holiday camp explore designs and architectural concepts through hands-on learning.
For the 2-day camp, kids will be taught how to build a mini shelter with natural materials. Before they bring their creations to life, they will take the approach of using models to first imagine their design, before transforming it into a life-sized version.
On the other hand, the 3-day camp focuses on using design thinking by creating models based on specific needs of different people and creating a design for them.
And of course, at the end of both camps, they will be able to take their creations home.
The course is suitable for seven to 14-years-olds, and they will be grouped by their ages on the day itself.
From 13 – 14 December 2021 and 15 – 17 December, 9:30am to 3pm daily. Tickets are priced at $270 per pax, for the 2-day camp and $435 per pax for the 3-day camp. Prices include snacks, lunch, and materials. Find out more and book your slot here for the 2-day camp and here for the 3-day camp.
This five-day workshop makes painting a textile experience for your kids. Using only fingers to put colour to canvas without any sketching or guidelines, children can create without any restrictions to stop the flow of their creativity.
On different days, there will be different themes to inspire the paintings and spark ideas. Day one to four will be based on the four seasons while the fifth day will be focusing on the beach and the ocean.
Each day’s programme lasts for three and a half hours and is priced at $90 per session. You can choose to send your little ones to as many sessions as you want.
From 20 – 24 December 2021, from 9am to 12:30pm daily. Tickets for the full workshop is priced at $450. Find out more and book your slot here.
For those whose children are interested in learning to cook, this cooking camp is suitable for those of all age groups. Over the course of five days, little ones will take part in tasting sessions, many kitchen sessions where they will get hands-on experience making a multitude of various dishes, and even experience a (friendly!) restaurant setting where the kids are the boss.
Each day lasts six hours, from 9am to 3pm, and you can choose which days to send your child down based on the theme of the Super Chef. Pick between Christmas At Home, Super Chef Classics, and Culinary Adventures Around The World.
The kids will be separated based on their age groups, so your child will never have to feel out of place in their class!
From 20 December 2021 to 13 January 2022. Camps are priced at $710 per pax for five days, inclusive of a healthy lunch, snacks, and a T-shirt. Find out more and book your slot here. Book fast, because booking closes one week before the classes commence.
Give your children the opportunity to express themselves, gain confidence, and learn the art of acting through this four-day drama camp for five to eight-year-olds. For this camp, the theme is “heroes”, so you can expect your kids to become super-children themselves.
However, through this camp, they introduce the notion of unsung heroes, explaining the concept that people who save lives aren’t limited to those with superpowers. In this way, they will learn that there is a superhero in everybody, after which they will create their own hero to star in a play.
From 27 – 30 December 2021, from 9:30am to 12pm daily. Tickets are priced at $396 per pax. Find out more and book your slot here.
When it comes to baking, it’s always something that people are interested in at least once in their childhood. This 3-day baking camp aims to teach children the basics of making confectionaries. And since it’s close to Christmas, they will be learning to make festive-themed treats, mainly a Reindeer Cake, Santa Box Cake, and Christmas Cookies. And yes, children make it all from scratch.
With the help of experienced chefs, children from eight to 14 years old will also be able to unleash their creativity when it comes to designing their goods.
Happening on 27, 28, and 31 December 2021 from 9:30am to 12pm daily. Tickets are priced at $350 per pax. Find out more and book your slot here.