I survived my first term of being a Primary School kid’s mom! I know, I should be feeling proud of my son and saying “Hooray! MF survived his first term of Primary School!” instead. But really. I think I have been more upset than him that we haven’t been able to go somewhere to play on a nice quiet weekday for the past 10 weeks.
So yes, our first school holidays are here! What are we going to do??? One week is too short if you ask me, but we’ll just have to make do. Of the tons of holiday activities out there, here are our top 5 picks of ways to spend this short holidays!
#1 Singapore Philatelic Museum
Bet you didn’t expect that. Unless you have been diligently following our blog. But yes, top on our list would be Singapore Philatelic Museum. Because this holidays, there are two super fun exhibits going on.
Secondly, we have Collecting Magic – From Stamps to Wands. This interactive Harry Potter themed exhibit not just showcases Harry Potter stamps, you actually get to meet portraits who would wave to you along the corridors, wave a wand around to conjure spells and snap a photo at the makeshift Platform 9 and 3/4, Hogwarts Express and Quidditch field!
And to spice things up during this holiday, Singapore Philatelic Museum is organising some workshops specially for kids! Expose your kids to the world of philately by signing them up for an adventure with stamps, or get them crafting to create their own mailbox.
#2 Gardens by the Bay
Unlike #1, this should come as little surprise to anyone who knows me. Gardens by the Bay is one of my favourite hangouts in Singapore. And March holidays means time for Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay again!
This year, get ready to walk with dinosaurs at The Dye-nosaur Gardens!
Kids can go on a dinosaur egg hunt and enjoy story-telling.
And also look forward to carnival games and rides.
Don’t forget your umbrellas, because judging from the weather these few days, chances are that it’s going to rain. Which gives you a chance to re-enact the famous scene from Jurassic Park movie?
But oh… I have the perfect idea for you if it starts raining. Head into the Flower Dome for Blossom Bliss 2017!
Yup, cherry blossom are back at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome again this March holidays! Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to see these beautiful flowers without having to catch a plane.
#3 Arts in Your Neighbourhood
Okay, so you are too lazy to go too far from your home. Don’t worry. Arts in Your Neighbourhood is coming to you.
Our top pick for kids would be ‘A Dragon Behind the Door and More!’, a production specially created for the March edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood. Happening on both weekends of the holidays at Bedok on 12 March and Toa Payoh on 19 March with fringe activities spreading across the weekends!
Show Timings and Venues:
12 March 2017 (Sun), 2pm / 5pm, Bedok Town Square
19 March 2017 (Sun), 2pm / 5pm, Toa Payoh HDB Hub
11 & 12 March 2017 (Sat & Sun), 11am to 7pm, Bedok Town Square
18 / 19 March 2017 (Sat & Sun), 11am to 7pm, Toa Payoh HDB Hub
#4 Singapore Festival of Fun
Starting with the Nicklelodeon Fiesta on 11-12 March 2017 at Clarke Quay, hop on down for some childhood game with a Nicklelodeon twist. Or participate in a Nicklelodeon hunt. Limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles are waiting to be won. And admission is absolutely FREE!
If your kids are huge fans of Spongebob SquarePants, also check out the Tea Party @ Nickelodeon Fiesta. With prices starting at $89 for two pax, join SpongeBob SquarePants & Patrick for a sumptuous buffet spread at Paulaner Singapore Clark Quay with games & activities!
Coming up next, drop by later in the week for Street Fest on 14 – 19 March 2017. Kids will love the circus-cum-comedy performance by Kamikaze Fireflies at Fountain Square, or look out for walkabout performances by Pepe the Clown and American illusionist and street magician Ryan Shadow!
#5 Legoland Malaysia
Are you like me, unable to survive the holidays without getting your passport chopped? Since we can’t get away for too long, plus we’re saving up for our big trip in June (haha, can’t stop mentioning this coz I’m mad excited!), we shall just make do with Johor Bahru! *Passport Chopped*
This holidays, you can take advantage of The LEGO® BATMAN™ Movie Days promotion to get your kids in to Legoland Malaysia FREE! If you dress your kids (under 12 years old) up as one of the main characters of The LEGO® BATMAN Movie (Batman, Joker, Robin, or Batgirl), your kids will get FREE admission with one (1) full paying adult ticket purchase!
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