26 December school holiday activities that you can do with your kids for some quality family bonding

The December school holidays will finally commence on 20 November, and of course, you’d probably want to know what activities are available so that you can start planning them for your kids.

Here is a list of 25 activities you can bring your kids to so that you can all have a wonderful family bonding session.

1. Adventure Cove Waterpark

If you weren’t able to bring your kids to Adventure Cove Waterpark previously due to its closure, you can do so now. Beat the heat and have a splash-filled weekend with them by lounging in the wave pool, swimming with the fishes, or going on the different water-rides available.

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From now until 31 December, enjoy a one-day ticket including free treats and a S$5 retail voucher from S$20 for non-peak periods and S$24 for peak periods when you book with Klook! Adventure Cove Waterpark is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269 and is open from 10am – 5pm (Fri – Sun).

2. Family-friendly staycations

Regular staycations may seem boring to your children, so why not try a themed staycation instead?

If your family is a fan of Otah & Friends, have an Otah & Friends staycation at PARKROYAL COLLECTIONS hotels. You’ll get to bring home a limited-edition Otah plushie as well as two cushions so that you can remember this experience.

Alternatively, if your family is a bigger fan of Pokémon, try out this Pokémon-themed staycation at Fairmont Singapore instead.

This staycation is available from now until 29 January 2022, and upon arrival, guests will receive a special-edition Pikachu Eco Bag and Pikachu Plush.

A Pokémon-themed bath towel, a glass cup, and a sticker set of 10 featuring Pikachu, Eevee, Gengar, Charizard and the Starter Pokémon of Sword and Shield: Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, and more, will be given as well.

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Kids will be delighted to hear that they can even loan a Nintendo Switch for free during their stay to try out various Pokémon games like the Pokémon SNAP and Pokémon Sword and Shield. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to try out the latest Pokémon game, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which will be released on 19 November.

Prices for the Otah & Friends staycation start from S$305.86 and can be booked here while prices for the Pokémon staycation start from S$494.34 and can be booked here.

3. Cruise to Nowhere

If you want to give your kids a different experience, opt for a cruise to nowhere. You’ll get to enjoy scenic views of the ocean and experience the calm of it, as well as enjoy the various activities available onboard the cruise.

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Children can also go for activities that are catered for them, like the Little Dreamers Academy at Sea. While they are at these kids-only areas, parents can take on aqua aerobic classes with onboard master trainers.

You can choose to set sail for a three-day or four-day voyage, and tickets for this November starts from S$1,063 on Klook.

4. A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore begins on 25 November so you’ll actually be able to feel and celebrate the Christmas spirit a month in advance!

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You’ll get to see blockbuster-inspired Christmas trees, as well your favourite characters, Gru, Lucy, Edith, Agnes and Margo from Illumination’s Despicable Me and Cookie Monster along with Oscar from Sesame Street all dressed in festive outfits. Head over to Minions Mail and you’ll see Kevin and Stuart attempt to send their letters by using despicable technology. This will definitely be an interesting experience especially for your kids as augmented reality will be used.

A one-day ticket, including free vouchers, is available for purchase from S$59. You can buy your tickets here. Universal Studios Singapore is located at 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269 and is open from 12pm – 7pm (Thurs – Sun).

5. HeadRock VR Theme Park

Not a big fan of rollercoasters? Fret not, because you can still feel the same excitement without having to go through the high-speeds by heading to the HeadRock VR theme park in Sentosa. This is Singapore’s first-ever VR attraction located at Siloso Road, Southside, and it offers eight different thematic VR attractions you can try out.

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Rock out to some tunes like a Jedi with Beat Saber, fire shots at the undead with Zombie Busters, or ride a raft while battling strong and bumpy currents with Jungle Rafting. No matter what attraction you try out, you’re bound to have a great time with your family.

Klook currently offers an exclusive promotion which not just entitles you to a ticket, but also entitles you to free merchandise. Prices start from S$30 and you can click here to book. HeadRock VR is located at 80 Siloso Road, #01-03, Southside Block B, Singapore 098969 and is open from 11am – 7pm (Thurs – Tues). 

6. Pororo Bouncy Playground

Fans of the famous little penguin, Pororo, can enjoy a day of bouncy fun when they visit the Pororo Bouncy Playground located at SAFRA Punggol.

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This is a brand new inflatable playground with lots of interactive activities for your kids to engage in. Once you arrive, make sure you take photos with the 2m-tall inflatable Pororo the Little Penguin that welcomes everyone with open arms. It’s so huge, you won’t miss it. Go down bouncy slides with the different characters and make sure you head over to say hello to Poby the Polar Bear as well. He will be in his snow-white igloo with challenges awaiting you.

This pop-up playground will be available from now till 13 February and tickets can be purchased online via the mySAFRA portal, mSAFRA app, or purchased onsite at the Concierge Counter located on the third floor of SAFRA Punggol. Tickets are available at $10.70 (including GST) for SAFRA Members and $12.84 (including GST) for guests for 45 minutes of playtime.

7. Pororo Park

If you feel that 45 minutes of playtime with Pororo the little penguin isn’t enough, head over to Pororo Park instead for the indoor playground. It is the largest character-themed kids indoor playground in Singapore, and it offers lots of activities.

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Dive into the Shark Ball Pool, dig into the Hinoki Pit, play-pretend at Petty’s supermarket and explore Poby’s Playgym. Kids can also hop aboard the Pororo Express Train when it’s at the station. Live shows are available daily, so kids will be able to see Pororo & Friends in person!

The ticket price for a child between the ages of one and 12 is S$36, and this includes the admission of one adult. Babies under the age of one enter for free, but adults will have to pay an admission fee of S$8. Playtime sessions are three hours each, and you can purchase your tickets here. Pororo Park is located at 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-29, Marina Square, Singapore 039594 and is open from 10.30am – 8pm (Mon – Sun).

8. D’Ultimate XCape

A new carnival has just opened at the Begonia Open Air Carpark at Downtown East, and it’s called D’Ultimate XCape. This carnival features a 10m-high octopus water slide, an inflatable bouncy castle, the all-time favourite, Uncle Ringo with its myriad of rides, as well as carnival games like basketball hoops and tin can toss.

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Play the games and win some plushie prizes, and end the day off with some wefies with the kids in front of giant containers lined with neon lights.

The entry into the carnival is free and tickets for the rides and games can be purchased separately. Prices for the rides and games start from S$5 each. D’Ultimate XCape is located at 60 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Downtown East Begonia Open Air Carpark, Singapore 519497. It is open from 4.30pm – 9.30pm (Mon, Wed – Fri) and 12pm – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun). Do take note that last entry is at 9.15pm.

9. LEGO Playdate (Holiday Edition)

Spend some quality time with your kids by having a LEGO playdate in the comfort of your own home. This is a brand new YouTube Live series with weekly contests and giveaways from 20 November to 24 December.

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Each weekly session will cover one specific topic and will feature home activities and tips on how to make the best use of LEGO bricks to build something fantastic. Be fascinated as you watch the host unbox popular LEGO sets and demonstrate creative builds.

This will be a great stay-home activity for you and your kids, and if you’re a loyal viewer, you can even stand a chance to redeem LEGO Mystery Gifts every week. Simply RSVP here and watch the first episode on 20 November.

10. Nestopia at Siloso Beach

If your kids are very adventurous and love challenging themselves to obstacle courses, you can consider taking them to Nestopia at Siloso Beach. Nestopia is one of the latest attractions to join Siloso Beach, and it’s an open-air play space with more than 17 sections and obstacle courses for you to try out.

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The netted obstacle courses connect three giant nests and two of the longest slides at Sentosa Island, guaranteeing your kids a fun-filled day.

After your kids are done playing, we’re sure that they’re going to be really hungry. So you can choose to head over to Trapizza for an Italian meal.

For one-hour of playtime on an off-peak weekday, the ticket for an adult and a child will cost S$10. This ticket for off-peak also includes one complimentary FROZT ice pop. For those who are only free on the weekends, the ticket for an adult and a child will also cost S$10. However, there will not be any complimentary ice pop with this ticket. Purchase your tickets here.

Nestopia is located at 6 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995, and is open from 2pm – 6.45pm (Wed – Fri) and 10am – 6.30pm (Sat & Sun).

11. Snow City

It is unfortunate that Singapore doesn’t experience winter, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play with snow. Hide from the heat by entering Singapore’s first permanent snow centre and play all kinds of activities in the snow. You will also be able to take lots of photos at the newly opened Ice Hotel Gallery, where you’ll see what it’s like to stay in one of those ice hotels in Scandinavia.

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This would be a unique and fun experience especially for those who love winter but are not able to travel as of now.

Snow City is having a promotion where you’ll get more discounts when you purchase more tickets. Prices start from as low as S$16.80 and you can purchase them either from Klook or from the official Snow City website. Snow City is located at 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433 and is opened from 10am – 5pm (Tues – Fri) and 10am – 6pm (Sat & Sun).

12. Take flight at Changi Airport

If you’re fascinated by the works of Changi Airport, visit the Changi Experience Studio, where you’ll get to explore the virtual world of Changi Airport and enjoy various interactive games and immersive shows.

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After you’re done, you can move on to the next attraction where you’ll get to try out a 30-minute flight simulator flying experience guided by pilot instructors at a real flight school.

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Take flight on the Garmin 1000 Cessna 172 aircraft and take in the breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline. You’ll learn real flying techniques on how to take-off and land an aircraft, and you will also need to navigate obstacles at height.

This ‘Take Flight At Changi Airport’ Aviation Experience bundle that includes entry to both attractions starts from S$75. If you’re only interested to visit the Changi Experience Studio, there is currently an 11.11 1-for-1 ticket promotion. This promotion is only valid until 21 November, so do purchase tickets early if you would like to enjoy it. Tickets for the Changi Experience Studio starts from S$17. To purchase tickets for either bundle, click here.

Changi Experience Studio is located at 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 and is open from 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sun) while the flight simulator experience is located at 63 Ubi Road 1, #01-50, Aeroviation at Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408728.

13. Future World: Where Art Meets Science

Visit the ArtScience Museum and let yourself be amazed by the collection of digital interactive installation depicting the world of art, science, magic, and metaphor.

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Walk through the waterfall and flower fields in the City in A Garden. Head over to the Sketch Aquarium where you’ll get to let your creativity run as you draw your own sea creatures on paper. Scan them and watch them be brought to life as they swim freely in the aquarium.

Craving some tranquillity? Enter Sanctuary, a digital wonderland that showcases the random and enigmatic movement of a flock of birds. As they fly away, they leave behind trails of light. Bask in the peace and feel your mind relieve all the stress you’ve been facing.

Ticket prices for this exhibition start from S$12. If you are a Sands Rewards Member, ticket prices start from S$9.80 instead. You can purchase tickets here. Please note that the Way of Birds gallery will be unavailable between 16 and 19 November due to scheduled maintenance works. 

The ArtScience Museum is located at 6 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Singapore 018974 and is open from 10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun).

14. SkyHelix Sentosa

SkyHelix Sentosa is Singapore’s first open-air panoramic ride that allows you to have a 360-degree view of Sentosa and the developing Great Southern Waterfront from 79-metres above sea level. Enjoy the views of Singapore with your legs dangling as you sip on a cool drink exclusively created for the attraction by the team at Dusk Restaurant & Bar located at Mount Faber Peak.

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While you may not be able to bring your bags onto the ride for safety reasons, there are pigeon holes available for you to leave your belongings in for the 12-minute ride.

This attraction will open on 15 December and tickets for adults cost S$18 while tickets for children cost $15. Each ticket comes with a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage. SkyHelix Sentosa is located at 41 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099707 and is open from 10am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun). Tickets can be purchased online here

15. HydroDash

If you’re looking for a splash-filled afternoon, you can consider visiting HydroDash, the first floating aqua park in Singapore. It features an inflatable playground set on water and offers four zones of floating obstacle courses that are safe and enjoyable for kids and adults alike. A compulsory safety briefing and life vests will be provided to ensure everyone is safe throughout.

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Some of the obstacle courses include a three-metre Springboard and an Action Tower. You’re bound to have a great time with the kids at this attraction.

Do note that kids need to be at least five years old in order to play.

For one hour of playtime, tickets for youths above the age of seven and adults cost S$18 each. A child ticket for those between the ages of five and six costs S$13. The child ticket includes one adult ticket and is only for admission to Zone 1.

HydroDash is located at Palawan Beach, Singapore 098498, and is open from 12pm – 6pm (Mon – Fri) and 10am – 7pm (Sat & Sun, Public Holidays & School Holidays). The tickets can be purchased on the official website here.

If you would like inclement weather insurance, you can purchase the tickets on Klook instead for an additional S$2 per ticket.

16. AIRZONE

Did you know that the world’s first indoor atrium net playground is right here in Singapore? AIRZONE is a suspended play area spanning level two to six of a mall atrium, with slides connecting one level to the next. There are distinct themed zones with each containing unique games for participants to engage in.

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Walk on the nets and you’ll find the experience quite interesting – as it will feel like you’re both sinking and bouncing at the same time.

If you find yourself feeling nervous because you can see through the nets, especially if you have a fear of heights, choose to lay down on the nets instead! It will feel just like a giant hammock.

Swim in the floating ball pit, or explore the three-dimensional net maze. Be warned that there will be a lot of crawling involved in the latter, so it’s usually recommended for kids instead. The best part of the entire playground is to climb up to the very top and slide down the big slide. Parents who are worried that the slide will be dangerous can be assured that the big slide surface is made in such a way that it is not too slippery, so it won’t be a scary fast slide down.

A single ticket costs S$25, but if you purchase more tickets, you will be entitled to more discounts. For easy booking, simply click here and choose the number of pax you would like to purchase tickets for. AIRZONE is located at 180 Kitchener Road, #02-K4, K10, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539 and is open from 11.40am – 8.40pm (Mon – Sun).

17. Otah & Friends Camp Stardust

Otah & Friends have found a new home here at the National Museum of Singapore, and you can take a look at their Camp Stardust digs from now until 20 March 2022.

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Head into the forest as Stardust Scouts and explore four different areas including a dark maze, a ball pit, a ropes obstacle course, and an Otah & Friends original arcade game. Games and puzzles are also available for you to solve so that you can retrieve four courage badges. Give them to an ancient fallen star and help it grow so that it can once again reach and glow in the sky.

Tickets are available for purchase from S$19 here. This exhibition is located at 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897 and is open from 10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun).

18. CoComelon Cafe

Fans of CoComelon will be delighted to hear that the CoComelon Cafe has just opened at CLOVE located in Swissôtel The Stamford. Head on down for an immersive dining experience, where some tables are creatively converted into booths and designed as school buses. Other than the CoComelon-themed food and beverages, kids can also use CoComelon branded utensils as they experience eating on the bus.

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While waiting for their food to arrive, kids can be occupied by the maze and colouring activity that is set on the placemats. Alternatively, they can also have fun in the playpen or have fun playing imaginary music using the floor stickers that resemble piano keys.

And last but not least, the cafe will offer a variety of exclusive merchandise like the JJ plush doll, a pack of CoComelon figures as well as school-themed playsets.

CoComelon at CLOVE operates on a walk-in basis, so no reservations can be made. It is located at 2 Stamford Road, Level 2, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 and opens from 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun).

19. Cycle on water with WaterBike

If you’re a big fan of water sports and cycling, you would be pleased to know that WaterBike Singapore has brought in a new attraction that allows you to cycle on the water while you enjoy the scenery of Pasir Ris Park.

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While group sizes are limited to two for the time being, you would still be able to bring your child with you as this activity is said to be so safe and stable, that even the young and old are able to ride it with ease. However, please do note that according to WaterBike’s standard procedure, the child has to be at least eight years old in order to ride a WaterBike.

Rental prices start from S$30 an hour, and the prices become more economical as you book more hours. You can book a slot here. WaterBike is located at Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 506927 and is open from 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sun).

20. Join a farm tour with Otah & Friends

Sign up for a half-day farm tour with Otah & Friends and all you would have to do is simply hop on their bus and enjoy the itinerary that they have planned for you.

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Your family can choose to board the bus at Chinatown or Choa Chu Kang MRT station, and from there, you will get to visit the Koh Fah Technology Farm and the Hay Dairies Farm. You’ll get to learn more about hydroponic farming at Koh Fah Technology Farm and even get to bring home your very own hydroponic lettuce. At the Hay Dairies Farm, you’ll be able to feed goats and even try fresh goat’s milk.

Once the tour is done, you will be dropped off at Chinatown or Choa Chu Kang MRT station, based on your preference indicated, along with an exclusive Otah & Friends cushion worth S$20 to commemorate the day you had with your family.

This tour is available on Saturdays and costs S$45 per person. You can book your tickets here.

21. Go glamping at ORTO Kampung Kampus

Say goodbye to camping with the usual tents at West Coast Park or East Coast Park, and say hello to taking it a step further by going glamping at ORTO Kampung Kampus! With glamping, you get to enjoy the outdoors with your family without having to sacrifice comfort.

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Each five-metre Glamping Dome is fitted with two Queen foam beds, a coffee table with two armchairs, a large carpet, an outdoor table with two foldable chairs, a cooler box with a portable BBQ grill, and most importantly, a 20,000 BTU portable air-conditioner and big fan. This promises you that it will be way cooler than the slight occasional breeze that you get from camping at the usual campsites. Furthermore, it will also be more comfortable than sleeping in a sleeping bag.

For a limited period of time, KKday is having a flash sale that will give you a 50% off the usual price for a 2D1N stay. Prices start from S$275 and you can book a suitable date for your family here. This glamping site is located at 91 Lorong Chencharu, ORTO, Singapore 769201.

22. Rainforest Lumina

Spend Christmas this year at Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo where you get to enjoy snowy night walks and engage in holiday craft activities like designing your own Christmas ornament to bring home. Season 3 of Rainforest Lumina will run until 2 January 2022.

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As you walk along the trail, keep your eyes peeled for the Creative Crew who will be spicing up the experience for you. Scan the QR codes and you’ll be able to look at fun facts and participate in mini-games like answering trivia questions or playing spot-the-difference. You will even get to unlock Christmas-themed photo filters so that you can take photos with your family after the trail.

Discover more than 10 multi-sensory zones with immersive play as you walk through the rainforest.

Tickets are available for purchase here, and cost S$14 for a child or senior, and $18 for an adult. However, Klook is having a promotion where a ticket for a child or senior is only $12.60, and the ticket for an adult is $16.20. Click here to book from Klook now. Rainforest Lumina is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoo, Singapore 729826, and is open from 7.30pm – 12am (Mon – Sun).

23. Visit a library

The end-of-year holidays are a good time for kids to catch up on some reading, so why not bring them to a library to borrow a few books so that they can occupy their time productively?

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If you stay in the west, you might want to consider bringing your kids to the revamped Choa Chu Kang Public Library which has a theme built around sustainability called (Re)connect With Nature. There, you’ll see an indoor garden, a hydroponics room, as well as new digital learning tools that include live streams of nature and information from the World Wildlife Fund Singapore.

Kids can also go on an augmented-reality (AR) learning trail, where all they have to do is scan the QR codes around the library with a smartphone and enjoy the immersive experience.

Choa Chu Kang Public Library is located at 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, #04-01/02 and #05-06, Lot One Shopper’s Mall, Singapore 689812 and is open from 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun).

24. Rock climbing

If your kid is always looking to have an adventure, why not take them rock climbing? It’s fun, plus it helps burn off a lot of energy, which means that they’ll be tired and head straight to bed as soon as you arrive home!

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Rock climbing is not just a physical workout, it’s also a mental one as you would need to analyse which path to take. This will help hone the motor skills of kids, improve their flexibility and encourage logical thinking.

Climb Central has dedicated climbing lanes for kids to ensure that a manageable difficulty for them is provided.This is located conveniently at three locations – Kallang Wave Mall, Funan Mall, and Velocity at Novena. You can reserve a slot here. First timer sets include a day pass and an equipment rental set. Prices start from S$28 for youths and S$38 for one adult and one child. 

If you’re looking to enrol your child into a rock climbing school, you can try out The Rock School, which is Singapore’s first climbing school for kids aged four to 14. It is located at Our Tampines Hub and Bedok Community Centre. The rock walls are specifically designed with kids in mind, so you can expect child-friendly handholds and gentle wall profiles. A one-month package costs S$180 and you can find out more about it here

25. Houbii Spot

Take a trip down to the Singapore Zoo and say hello to all the animals there. If you finish your exploration earlier than expected, you can head over to Houbii Spot, which is an exciting rope course for both kids and adults.

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Knowing that younger kids might love to try out the rope course as well, Houbii Spot offers one just for them at a much easier difficulty. Plus, those participating will be wearing a harness throughout the entire course, ensuring that safety is maintained.

Conquer the courses as you overlook the Lower Seletar Reservoir. This experience will be both exhilarating and breathtaking.

A ticket for kids looking to have a go at the easier difficulty rope course called the Mini Course costs S$20. And a ticket for those looking to go for the higher difficult rope course called the Real Thing costs S$38. This ticket is a bundle and includes access for one adult and one child above the age of six. You can purchase your tickets here. Houbii Spot is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoo, Singapore 729826, and is open from 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sun).

26. Jumptopia at Kiztopia

Jumptopia is back, bigger and better than before, from 19 November 2021 till 2 January 2022. The Jumptopia: Holiday Village is this year’s biggest bouncy castle carnival as it spans 44,000 square feet, which means that you’re in for a whole lot of fun.

There are 15 different bouncy castles for your kids to bounce in this time, as compared to just six versions in the first edition. Some of the exciting play areas you can expect are mazes, swings, slides, and rock-climbing walls!

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And don’t worry, your toddlers won’t be missing out on the fun as well because there is a dedicated zone with three bouncy castles. Toddlers can play in the mini ball pits, or navigate an obstacle course during their playtime.

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Parents can also join in the fun in areas like the Adventure Zone. Alternatively, you can take a break from bouncing and engage in arts and craft activities with your kids or try your luck at the claw machines.

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There are five play sessions a day, with each being two hours long. Don’t worry about the cleanliness, as there will be 15 minutes in between each session for cleaning and disinfecting.

Kidztopia is partnering with Klook as its ticketing provider and you can purchase your tickets here. A ticket costs S$28 per person, but you can choose to purchase the Family Package which comes with two tickets for S$52 instead of S$56. Jumptopia: Holiday Village is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 1, Sands Expo and Convention Centre Hall B, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956. It is open from 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun). 

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