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13 Fun School Holiday Activities for Kids in Singapore for November and December 2018

Kids having fun at the National Museum of Singapore<Photo Credit: National Museum of Singapore>

 

It is the time of the year again – the much-anticipated November-December school holidays is upon us. After slogging for months, burying their heads in books, it is time to put away the books and for kids to be just kids. They need a break. And frankly, so do you, mums.

Here are 13 school holiday activities for the kids. Let them play because they deserve to!

Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 The Great Moscow Circus Singapore

1. The Great Moscow Circus

The Great Moscow Circus returns to Singapore for the first time in over a decade. With over 45 performers – acrobats, clowns, jugglers, daredevils – the heart-pounding show boasts the world's most dangerous and death-defying acts, including the Wheel of Death and the Motorbike Sphere of Fear. There are no animal acts.

The Great Moscow Circus will introduce a variety of circus acts in a traditional circus setting. Those who have never been to the circus, especially kids, will bound to be mesmerised.

When: now till 2 Dec 2018, various timings

Where: Under the mighty big top bayfront avenue, beside Marina Bay Sands

Click here to buy tickets


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Tales of Fearsome River Creatures

<Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore>

2. Tales of Fearsome River Creatures

Discover Tales of Fearsome River Creatures and be awed by their fearsomeness. Get up close with the tigerfish, known for leaping out of the water and catching birds in flight. Encounter the alligator snapping turtle with its sharp snappy beak, piranhas with their deadly bite, plus many more fearsomely awesome creatures of the river.

There are 3 different activities:

2.1 River Lockdown

An ancient board game has been discovered at River Safari. Play the role of an adventurer stuck in time and come face-to-face with fearsome river creatures as you attempt to escape in this exciting game quest. Stand to win a Pin of Honour when you successfully rescue yourself in this thrilling game quest.

When: 17 Nov - 30 Dec 2018 (Weekends and 25 Dec ONLY), 10am - 5pm

Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

2.2 River Trails - The Fearsome Edition

Every fearsome river creature has a story to tell. Are you ready for an adventure? Discover fun facts and fascinating urban legends along the riverbanks.

When: 17 Nov - 30 Dec 2018, 10.15am

Where: Rivers of the World, River Safari Singapore

2.3 Fearsome Feeds with River Creatures

Hear the tales of each river creature through our feeding sessions. Come face-to-face with these river-dwelling animals and be intrigued by the interesting facts about them.

  • Giant River Otters: 1.30pm*
  • Electric Eel: 2.15pm*
  • Red-Bellied Piranhas: 3.30pm*

When: 17 Nov - 30 Dec 2018 (Weekends and 25 Dec ONLY), *10 mins

Where: Amazon Blooded Forest, River Safari Singapore

Click here to buy tickets


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Superpark Singapore

<Photo Credit: Superpark Hong Kong>

3. Superpark Singapore

SuperPark is a unique, purpose-built, indoor activity park that will open just in time for the school holiday. First started in 2012 in Vuokatti, Finland, SuperPark operates more than 10 sites in the Nordic country, before embarking on an international expansion that includes Hong Kong, China, Sweden and France.

Designed with Finnish heart and know-how, this huge indoor playground – nearly 40,000 square feet – is home to over 20 activities such as Flying Fox, Pedal Cark Track, Robokeeper and augmented climbing wall. All the games have experienced supervisors, and are open to all age groups.

When: From 17 Nov 2018, 10am - 9pm (Weekdays) and 9am - 9pm (Weekends and holidays)

Where: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing) 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, Singapore 038989

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Terra Minds Science and Robotics Holiday Programmes Nov/Dec 2018

4. Terra Minds Science and Robotics Holiday Programmes

Terra Minds, which means "earth-minded", prides itself as a pioneer in providing quality and enriching Science, Robotics and Nature enrichment programmes to young children aged 3 to 12. Their programmes are specially designed to help children develop cognitive skills and to build foundational experiences for learning science at a later age.

This November/December school holiday, Terra Minds has prepared a total of 8 brand new programmes to wow your kid. Each programme provides an enriching and exciting experience for children to explore and investigate a wide range of STEM concepts. There will be lots of hands-on activities, experiments and crafts to encourage fun learning. Our recommendations? The Junior Robotics workshops, of course!

When: 19 Nov - 18 Dec 2018, various timings

Where: Tampines Mart, 11 Tampines Street 32, #02-03, Singapore 529287

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Mad Science's Flight Academy in SAFRA Toa Payoh

<Photo Credit: Mad Science Singapore>

5. Mad Science's Flight Academy

Who says learning cannot be fun? Mad Science has partnered with Kidz Amaze Toa Payoh and Jurong to bring you three amazing science camps not to be missed: Flight Academy, Junior Occupations and Mad Science Investigators.

At the Flight Academy, you get to explore the fundamentals of aerodynamics and learn about how things fly. This 3-day camp lets you partake in hands-on fun with all sorts of flying devices, the culmination of which, everyone gets to launch his or her own rocket!

5.1 Day 1 - The Wright Stuff:

Get the low down on air pressure and how it affects flight! The Mad Science Giant vortex generator makes a special guest appearance. Do the toilet paper wave and watch beach balls soar! Build 4 stunt planes: The Falcon, Mad Bat, Wind Rider and Fireball. Test your planes in the Mad Science wind tunnel. Learn how to control flight paths - left right up and down. Make your own glider. Then fly the amazing stunt plane that loops the loop to land back in your hand!

5.2 Day 2 - Up Up and Away: 

Non-planes rule the day! Test fly parachutes and compete in the Parachute group challenge. Make a hovercraft for some smooth gliding action! Fly a copter then make your own paper one. Try controlling the flight of the paper copter into a cave, the best team wins! Make the egg-stronaut and experiment with all sorts of other exciting flying devices!

5.3 Day 3 - Moving Motion:

Its time for some Inertia insanity as campers explore Motion! Watch the Mad Scientist perform the tablecloth trick, create mayhem with Karem and move wheels of steel to illustrate Newton's Laws. Campers, get ready to win the Egg drop challenge, don't lose your balance to triumph! Build the Newton Spinner and launch it to see how far it will go. Explore Gravity and Friction: Race the dragster car, build and deploy parachutes and finally make Space Food for snack-tivity, and eat it like you would in space!

When: 19 Nov - 21 Nov 2018, 9am to 5pm

Where: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Kidz Amaze, 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 319387

Price: $420 (3-day camp includes lunch and patented Mad Science Take Home kits)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Artify Studio 2-Day Art Camp in Singapore

<Photo Credit: Artify Studio>

6. Artify Studio 2-Day Art Camp

At this two-day camp by Artify Studio, children are encouraged to create art using a variety of mediums and techniques. Past editions of this holiday art camp have been proven to be a hit with both kids and parents. For this upcoming edition, you get to flaunt your creativity with tools that are not commonly associated with making art, such as stamp making, collage and matchbox. Suitable for children age 5 to 12.

*Activities for the young ones include:

  • Creating a narrative through the use of magnets and watercolour painted characters on the acrylic painted canvas
  • Painting Russian dolls and creating new patterns for different sizes of dolls
  • Designing their own little creation on foam pads to make it into their own individual stamps
  • Understanding the form of birds and colour through collaging the bird and painting afterwards
  • Creating their own characters with matchboxes and adding on the dainty little match legs

When: 20 Nov - 21 Nov 2018, 10am to 5.30pm

Where: Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan #08-05 Singapore 199018

Price: $300 (2-day camp includes materials, lunch, apron and a carrier for artworks)

Click here for more information

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Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Ignite Tennis Academy 3-Day Camp in Singapore

<Photo Credit: Ignite Tennis Academy>

7. Ignite Tennis Academy Camps

Tennis not only teaches kids valuable life skills like teamwork, dedication, and self-confidence, it has physical developmental benefits like building bone strength, strengthening the hearts and improving hand-eye coordination too.

Enrol your kid in one of Ignite Tennis Academy Camps for the ultimate time of their lives. Campers will be grouped according to their experience and the camps are suitable for children age 5 and up. Each camp lasts three days. There will be fun team games and challenges. What are you waiting for? Call up the Academy to find out which camp is best for your kid.

When: 20 Nov - 13 Dec 2018, 8am to 11am

Where: Ignite Tennis Academy @ The Salvation Army (356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674) or Ignite Tennis Academy @ Temasek Club
(131 Rifle Range Road, Singapore 588406)

Price: from $220 (depending on grouping)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Athena's Odyssey at Science Centre Singapore

8. Athena's Odyssey

Fascinated by ancient Greeks and their technology? Join Athena's Odyssey camp and learn about the science behind their technology. Embark on an adventure into the inventions of Ancient Greece Exhibition and learn how these mechanisms work through activities like hands-on replicas, model-making workshops and ancient invention science shows. This is suitable for children 9 to 12 years old, and lunch is provided.

When: 24 Nov 2018, 10am to 4pm

Where: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Price: $170 (per parent-child pair. $85 per additional person)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Mad Science Singapore Nov/Dec 2018 Holiday Camps

<Photo Credit: Mad Science Singapore>

9. Mad Science's Junior Occupations

Mad Science has partnered with Kidz Amaze Toa Payoh and Jurong to bring you three amazing science camps not to be missed: Flight Academy, Junior Occupations and Mad Science Investigators.

At the Junior Occupations camp, children get to discover and experiment with science that might just help them discover their future vocation!

9.1 Day 1 - Junior Zoologist:

Meet the call of the wild and learn all about the Birds and the Beasts. Children simulate the behaviour of animals to understand what they do to survive. Habitats! Adaptations!Camouflage! What would you do as a predator hunting for field mice? Play an intriguing game to find out. Examine special features in animals that help them to survive! The highlights: Build a Bug (and eat it), discover how an insect can walk on water, create a butterfly camouflage, make your own bird feeder to bring home, and more!

9.2 Day 2 - Junior Climatologist:

Illuminate the Reason for Seasons, and see/touch/discover the instruments used to measure Weather. Make your own thermometer to see how it works, and learn how to forecast the weather. Work up a wintry snowstorm, experience a chilly wind, create a cloud in a bottle and make a thunderstorm! Watch the Mad Scientist create Lightning and get to twist your own Tornadoes! Make and Take Mad Science Sun beads that turn colour when exposed to the sun!

9.3 Day 3 - Junior Engineer:

Get acquainted with shapes in 3D! Which basic structural shape is stronger - a triangle or a square? What is so special about the shape of an egg? Get to know engineering basics through fun activities and mind-boggling hands-on experimentation. Engage with forces when building a megastructure and discover the different models of bridges! Progress to Domes, Arches and Special Structures. Finally, everyone rolls up their sleeves to build a life-size geodesic dome from recycled materials!

When: 28 Nov - 30 Nov 2018, 9am to 5pm

Where: SAFRA Toa Payoh, Kidz Amaze, 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 319387

Price: $420 (3-day camp includes lunch and patented Mad Science Take Home kits)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Little Day Outing with Mount Alvernia Hospital: Creative Cooking Family Challenge

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10. Little Day Outing with Mount Alvernia Hospital: Creative Cooking Family Challenge

Cook up a storm as a family at the Little Day Outing with Mount Alvernia Hospital: Creative Cooking Family Challenge! Besides being a cooking competition, you will also learn about nutrition and healthy eating from Mount Alvernia Hospital's dieticians in fun and interactive ways. 

From designing craft-and-games based activities for the kids to demystifying food label reading for the adults, these nutrition experts will help everyone gain a better understanding of what it means to eat healthily. There will also be challenges where you can put your newfound knowledge to good use. A designated chef will be demonstrating how to prepare two dishes -  Animal Sushi Bento and Teddy Skiing Winterland Cupcakes - and you have to replicate and add your own unique touches to them. The family with the most creative and nutritious dishes will be crowned the Creative Cooking Family Challenge champion!

When: 1 Dec 2018, 10am to 1.30pm

Where: CulinaryOn, One Raffles Place Level 4, Tower 2, Singapore 048616

Price: $48 for a child-adult pair ticket ($30 for an additional child ticket; $18 for an additional adult ticket)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Sleeping with the Manatees @ River Safari Singapore

11. Wildlife Reserve Singapore Camps

Every school holiday, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore has hands-on learning camps that provide a perfect opportunity for kids to get out and enrich their minds on life in the animal kingdom. They are super popular and most have actually already sold out for this year. As of 12 November 2018, only two camps remain.

11.1 Sleep with the Manatees Camp

Dedicate some quality family time to learn about the aquatic wonders of the park, and spend the night snoozing in the depths of the Amazon Flooded Forest with the manatees.

*Highlights of this camp:

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Night Safari Tram Ride
  • Sleeping in the Amazon Flooded Forest
  • Jungle Breakfast with Orangutan
  • Close encounters with animals

When: 1 Dec - 2 Dec 2018

Where: River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Price: $190 for children and $220 for adults (Limited Availability)

Click here for more information

11.2 Sleep with the Penguins Camp

At this overnight camp, campers will learn about the different penguin species within the park. Be entertained by a series of mind-stimulating activities that involve family fun and participation.

*Highlights of this camp:  

  • Guided Tour
  • Sleeping in the Penguin Coast 
  • Close encounters with bird

When: 8 Dec - 9 Dec 2018

Where: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, Singapore 628925

Price: $110 for children and $130 for adults (Limited Availability)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Mad Science Singapore Nov/Dec 2018 Holiday Camps

12. Mad Science Investigators

Mad Science has partnered with Kidz Amaze Toa Payoh and Jurong to bring you three amazing science camps not to be missed: Flight Academy, Junior Occupations and Mad Science Investigators.

At the Investigators camp, campers examine Science phenomenon with equipment and demonstrations galore. Children will hone their Science reasoning skills for a week full of ah-ha moments!

12.1 Day 1 - Dry Ice Capades:

Explore the 3 States of Matter! Melt metal in boiling water - witness a shift of states from solid to liquid right before your eyes! Freeze water with just a breath of **dry ice! Visualise the volumetric difference between solid and gas. Catch a cloud with your group mates! Dry Ice - the star of the camp - is used in a series of tests to explore the States of Matter at extreme temperatures. Optical Illusions: Learn all about how light behaves through this topsy-turvy world of optical illusions. See and learn all about the physics behind the light, sight and how the brain works - a twisting coil climbs up and down without moving, and a towel turns into a dog! Try and catch the dinosaur, but then discover that what you see is a mirage! Experiment with convex and concave mirrors and explore the weird world of inversed vision.

12.2 Day 2 - Electricity!:

Have fun with the fundamentals of Electricity! Use the Plasma Ball to identify conductors and non-conductors. Use the human body to light up a bulb! Assemble Black Box components to light up bulbs and sound buzzers. Witness circuit board wizardry to see the impact of series and parallel circuit configurations. Then win points for your team with the "quickest Buzzer wins" contest! Excellent Energy: Watch a sparking demonstration by the Mad Scientist on The Law of Conservation of Energy. Identify different types of Energy, then have some ‘hands-on’ fun at 5 energy conversion stations. Play with toys to investigate energy transfer. Do the 'Bungee Jump', and learn how a turbine and generator produces electricity. Examine renewable and non-renewable energy sources and build a solar cooker/OR build a team mega energy conversion structure!

12.3 Day 3 - Black and Blue Oceans:

Explore sea ecosystems to discover fascinating adaptations. Discover rich and diverse ocean life in the different layers of the sea. How do sea creatures survive, reproduce and thrive? Play the food chain game, then progress to more sophisticated food webs. How will killing off one species impact on your food web? It's the fishing game next - get ready to fish for your team and discover how your actions can impact on the future survival of your tribe. Photosynthesis: Hunker down and decipher the process of Photosynthesis! Perform all sorts of exciting experiments to learn the chemical processes that happen in a plant during photosynthesis. Test for starch, see air bubbles form in stomata. Then extract chlorophyll from a leaf to perform cool chromatography. Experiment with prisms and find out just how important light is in the process of photosynthesis. This is Photosynthesis de-coded!

12.4 Day 4 - Harnessing Heat:

Build a Thermometer, watch an underwater volcano, indulge in sand-play, solve the black blocks mystery, perform the touch test and more! The relativity of heat, friction, heat transfer, conductivity and convection will all come to light when we harness heat in this camp! Magnetic Magic: Why do magnets behave the way they do? Create magnets, explore attraction/repulsion, see magnetic fields. Build compasses and go on a treasure hunt. Experiment with Electromagnets. Witness gravity-defying stunts then, build a MagLev vehicle that can levitate and move on the Mad Science Maglev track. Ready for more? Design and test a maglev vehicle that can move without you touching it!

12.5 Day 5 - The Scientific Method

Get acquainted with the methodology used by Scientists to formulate questions, make predictions, develop and perform experiments, collect and analyse data and draw conclusions. Sound dry?? Never fear at Mad Science, this process is simply a series of steps that we apply to 3 super fun projects!

When: 3 Dec - 7 Dec 2018

Where: SAFRA Jurong, Kidz Amaze, 33 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649848

Price: $650 (5-day camp includes lunch and patented Mad Science Take Home kits)

Click here for more information


Activities for Nov School Holiday Singapore 2018 Space Carnival by Explorer Junior

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13. Space Carnival by Explorer Junior

The Space Carnival is an action-packed 3-hour event. Explorers will get to participate in space-themed S.T.E.A.M based activities. They will also get to take home with them a special Christmas Tinker Kit.

*Activities include:

  • Look at space through VR goggles and build their very own rocket launcher
  • Overcome space obstacle course during the space-robo race
  • Learn about the different planets in the solar system by creating their own solar system hat
  • Space AR
  • Save the alien and light up the space base camp

When: 15 Dec 2018

Where: Trehaus CoWork @ Claymore Connect, #03-01, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879

Price: $48 (inclusive of a Christmas Tinker Kit)

Click here for more information

 

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