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Family Activities You Can Enjoy Under $60 This March School Holidays

Thinking of where you can go this holiday without breaking the bank? Not to worry! There are many ways to stretch the buck and still get a lot of fun. After all, true happiness and bonding with the family are some things money just can’t buy.

Start planning brief yet exciting treats for everyone with these activities that will cost you just under $60.

Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration

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Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th birthday by rubbing elbows with your child’s favourite characters like Elmo and Cookie Monster! Dance to pop songs, sing along with Oscar the Grouch, and be a guest at Bert and Ernie’s apartment. Spend the rest of the day at Universal Studios Singapore for more thrilling adventures. Watch out for various activities and photo opportunities across Singapore, too, as part of Sesame Street’s ultimate blowout!

Date: 8 March to 28 April
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Fee: Child: S$59
Click here for more information.

Mickey’s Super Celebration

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Photo credit: Disney on Ice

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Super Celebration, an interactive event celebrating Disney stories and 90 years of Mickey Mouse. Here you will see Moana live on ice, royal sisters Anna and Elsa follow the path to true love, and Fantasia in action as a Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Don’t miss out and relive even your own magical Disney memories.

Date: 20 to 24 March
Time: Show time varies. Click here for specific show times per day.
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk
Fee: Starts at S$25
Click here for more information.

Gretel and Hansel

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Photo credit: Singapore Repertory Theatre

Treat your child to a heartfelt story about siblings Gretel and Hansel, based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. This story will teach them the value of working together and appreciating one another despite occasional sibling rivalries, perfect for kids with siblings of their own.

Date: From 13 March
Time: 10am (weekdays); 11am and 2pm (weekends and public holidays)
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road
Fee: S$29 & S$26 (weekdays); S$49, S$39, and S$36 (weekends and public holidays)
Click here for more information.

Nestopia

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Photo credit: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Experience outdoor fun by the sea at Shangri-La’s Nestopia on Siloso Beach, a unique open-air play space for every family. It has 17 play sections, all with obstacle courses that will get kids to put down their gadgets and be more active! It’s also a great way for the family to unwind and relax because of its lush greenery and nature-rich atmosphere.

Time: 11am to 9pm (weekdays); 9am to 9pm (weekends)
Venue: 9 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
Fee: S$10 to S$28 (depending on the number of hours)
Click here for more information.

The World of tokidoki at Changi Airport

Changi Airport

Photo credit: Changi Airport

If your family happens to be at Changi Airport starting 15 March, make sure to check out The World of tokidoki. Meet Donutella and SANDy in person when you—yup, you and your kids—bounce and slide at the Inflatable Playground! There’s also a show flat exhibition where you can take Instagrammable snaps and purchase tokidoki souvenirs and merchandise.

Date: 15 March to 1 May
Time: 10am to 11pm (Show Flat); 2pm and 5pm (Meet and Greet)
Venue: Changi Airport, Terminal 3
Fee: Free admission. Merchandise price varies
Click here for more information.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

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Photo credit: Singapore Heritage Festival

Celebrating its 16th edition this year, Singapore Heritage Festival features various activities island-wide, including programmes at five key locations: Kampong Gelam, Armenian Street Park, Bedok, Telok Blangah, and Kranji.

Travel back in time when you hop aboard Buses and Roads: A Bus Theatre Experience and immerse in the heritage of Malay communities with Rentak Budaya 2019 – Akulah Melayu (I am Malay)which highlights Singapore’s history, aspirations, and achievements.

Kids who love art will enjoy activities, including those at Singapore Philatelic Museum Open House that features colourful and cosy galleries; Make Your Own Badge: Icons of Balestier, with illustrators from the Lianhe Zaobao Student Correspondents Club; Tiger Cartoon Drawing Workshopwhere they can create their own tiger cartoon comic strip; and “NiuBiZi and his friends” Cartoon Drawing Workshop where they will be taught how to draw the iconic cartoon character NiuBiZi.

Other activities worth checking out during the festival are: Makan Dreaming, perfect for lovers of the hawker culture; A Black-and-White Voyage, a theatre performance about the beginnings of Telok Blangah; Children’s World @ SYSNMH: A Glimpse of Balester, featuring the development of local Chinese Cartoons between the late 1800s and 1950s; and Stories for Children: Wu Song Fights a Tiger, an interactive storytelling session featuring traditional fables.

Date: From 15 March
Time and Venue: Vary per activity (Check the programme here)
Fee: Free admission. Some activities require pre-registration.
Click here for more information.

KidsConnect 2019

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Featuring various activities from dance to storytelling, KidsConnect is an interactive venue where kids get to enjoy each other’s company while learning to be creative. It also includes performances and activities facilitated by young people—making it a place where all young at hearts converge.

Date: 15 and 16 March
Time: 10:30am to 6pm
Venue: 47 Malan Road
Fee: S$25
Click here for more information. 

Arts in Your Neighbourhood

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Photo credit: National Arts Council

Harness the artistic prowess of your child through Arts in Your Neighbourhood, a celebration of different art forms from dance and literature to music, theatre, and the visual arts. Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Arts in Your Neighbourhood features interactive art programmes curated by artists and art groups, and takes place in the vibrant town of Tampines.

Date: Until 24 March
Time: Programme varies per day. Download the programme copy here.
Venue: Happens in 16 various locations in the island. Check out specific locations in the programme copy.
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

City Square Mall’s PJ Masks

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Photo credit: City Square Mall

Is your child a fan of the superhero trio PJ Masks? Now’s their chance to see them in action! City Square Mall presents a Musical Meet and Greet with PJ Masks. Dress them in their mightiest pyjamas as they take on an action-packed adventure where they will solve mysteries and become superheroes like Owlette, Gekko, and Catboy!

Date: 15 March to 14 April
Time: 2pm to 7pm (Tue-Fri); 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: L1 Stage, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

Family Fun at the National Museum of Singapore

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Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

In the National Museum of Singapore, school break is taken seriously. Its “School’s Out, Play’s In” activity features a host of different exhibits and learning sessions that you and your child will truly appreciate. Explore plants and animals of the 19th century, learn more about different kinds of birds, make your own wind-up space shuttle, and discover more about Singapore hawker food.

Date: 16 March
Time: 10:30am to 5pm
Venue: 93 Stamford Road
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

The Dragon’s Dentist 

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Photo credit: Esplanade

Embark on a gigantic adventure when you watch The Dragon’s Dentist, a story featuring a dragon and his dentist, Nonoko. As they slay through every fierce battle, they learn how to welcome new experiences by facing their fears, a lesson worth learning for every kid.

Date: Till 17 March (no shows on 4, 5, 11, 12 and 15 Mar)
Time: 9:30am and 11am (weekdays); 11am and 4pm (weekends)
Venue: 1 Esplanade Drive
Fee: S$20
Click here for more information.

Nickelodeon Fiesta

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Photo credit: Festival of Fun

 As part of Singapore’s Festival of Fun celebration, this free event will give everyone an adventure like no other. Paint your own lantern or create your own garlands when you join the DIY workshops. Hop on the first-ever Nickelodeon River Cruise and take home some fun-tastic Nickelodeon goodie bags!

Date: 23 and 24 March
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

1st GUI’s Farmers’ Market

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Photo credit: Ground-Up Initiative

Looking to teach your child something new? Check out Ground-Up Initiative’s (GUI) first Farmers’ Market, an activity filled with exciting treats. From learning about edible flowers and bushcraft to exploring potting and composting, this will be a day well-spent with other families.

Date: 16 March
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: 91 Lorong Chencharu Yishun
Fee: Free admission
Click here for more information.

The Inventions of Ancient Greece

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

Does your child have a penchant for history? Science Centre Singapore is showing The Inventions of Ancient Greece, an exhibition showcasing over 40 inventions that tell the story of ancient Greeks’ technological inventions. From astronomy to music, your child will surely be inspired with the inventive minds of Greeks. Highlights of the exhibit are the miniature replica of the world’s first vending machine and automatic door.

Date: Until 24 March
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road
Fee: S$9; free for children below 3 years
Click here for more information.

The Adventures of Rosetta and Philae

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

If exhibits are not your thing, maybe this digital movie about Rosetta and Philae’s 10-year journey to the ancient comet 67P will fascinate you and your child. This mission will have our heroes navigate through an asteroid belt and uncover the origin of the solar system until they reach the comet that only comes around the sun every 6.45 years.

Date: Until 24 March
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road
Fee: S$4; free for children below 3 years
Click here for more information.

Marina Bay Carnival

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Nothing beats an adrenaline rush-filled family bonding. Try heart-stopping rides like The Remix Extreme, Jumper Jumper, Freak Out, and Wave Swinger all available when you visit The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival! Get your heart pumping and your kids laughing out loud. It’s the ultimate family day out!

Date: Until 24 March
Time: 4pm to 11pm
Venue: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave
Fee: Starts at S$25
Click here for more information.

Peekaboo! 

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Experience a reinvented hide-and-seek with Peekaboo!, an inclusive arts festival set in Rainbow Centre, a school for children with disabilities. It is comprised of a 90-minute art tour and lets participants enjoy theatre games, films, and experiential storytelling while they also learn the value of inclusiveness. Creative workshops for kids and parents are also available and free scheduled guided tours run on Saturdays.

Date: Until 30 March
Time: Time varies per activity. Download the brochure here for the timings.
Venue: Rainbow Centre, 501 Margaret Drive
Fee: S$10 to S$25
Click here for more information.

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Featured image, photo credit: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa