Now that the March holidays are just a couple of days away from us, we’re sure that many of you would have been scouring the net to find something that you can do with your kids so that they can let loose for a little.
To make things easier, we have divided this entire round-up into a couple of sections.
Family-friendly activities to do in March
1. Feeding rhinoceroses at Night Safari
Many have probably tried their hands at feeding birds, ducks, and even goats, but have you ever tried feeding a rhinoceros?
In a brand new programme launched by Night Safari, visitors will now be able to get up close and meet the prehistoric-looking Indian rhinoceros, Newari, and feed him! This will certainly be an exciting experience for both kids and parents alike.
After the feeding, you can also interact with the animal care team as they share more about Newari and the species. This makes for the perfect learning opportunity for kids and get them more excited about wildlife!
Since there are limited slots to this exclusive programme, do make sure you book in advance and secure slots so that you don’t get disappointed.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Available from: 7.30pm onwards
2. Visit Fort Siloso
This March, take your kids on a learning journey to Fort Siloso where they get to learn more about Singapore’s defence story during the war.
This particular fort was one of the two known busiest batteries on Pulau Blakang Mati. When Japanese troops decided to invade Singapore by land from north Malaya, the guns at Fort Siloso were turned towards the mainland to help support the ground forces defending Singapore.
Since it is Singapore’s best-preserved 19th century fort, Fort Siloso was recently gazetted as Singapore’s 74th National Monument, making it the first site with structures to be gazetted.
With so much deep military history, it is certainly worth a visit to educate our next generation on what our forefathers went through.
Address: Siloso Road, Singapore 099981
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm (Mon – Sun)
3. Explore mental health conditions with Masks of Singapore
Mental health is something that many people struggle with, but a study by the Institute of Mental Health revealed that 78.4% of those with mental health conditions never seek any form of professional treatment for their condition.
In a bid to raise more awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, ThisConnect.today’s Masks of Singapore exhibition will be roving around Singapore at various schools, libraries, and community centres on a monthly basis. The organisation hopes that by raising more awareness among the public, mental health issues will become less of a taboo, and more of an accessible topic for people to talk about and seek help for.
The exhibition features 572 masks done by participants from all walks of life, with the youngest participant being just five years old, and the oldest being 86 years old. This is truly a meaningful exhibition you can bring your kids to, and it will help to pave the conversation of mental health from a young age.
This month, you can view the exhibition at the Woodlands Regional Library and at Nanyang Technological University.
Address: 900 South Woodlands Drive, #01-03, Civic Centre, Singapore 730900 | 50 Nanyang Avenue, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
Available from: Now until 31 March 2022
4. Uncover the past at Asian Civilisations Museum’s DigiMuse 2
The latest edition of the National Heritage Board’s DigiMuse project has been launched once again at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), but this time, it’s even better.
This year, uncover the past with two immersive mixed and virtual reality experiences that will truly make you feel as if you’re in a whole different world and time.
Channel your inner archaeologist and dig up a rare 14th blue and white porcelain from China’s famed Jingdezhen kilns, or a collection of Yuan Dynasty porcelain figurines from around the Empress Palace vicinity with An Excavation Through Time by iMMERSiVELY. You’ll get to peek into the life of a modern day archaeologist as you go for digs and clean excavated artefacts.
Enter an alternate dimension with Project Insight at the Maritime Gallery and try your hand at restoring Two Port Views: Amoy and Fuzhou, a set of paintings from the 19th century. This exhibition is in 3D, so you get to look and even feel the paintings as you learn about history from a different perspective.
Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Available from: Now until 20 March 2022
5. See new baby animals at Singapore’s wildlife parks
If you’ve been following up with the news on the animals housed in Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Wonders, and Singapore Zoo, you would have known that 2021 was a very productive year as our nation’s four wildlife parks welcomed approximately 900 newborns across 160 species. Interestingly, this number was almost double that of 2020.
Out of these births and hatchings, 44 species are listed as threatened under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.
This March, bring your little ones to any of Singapore’s wildlife parks to see the little ones of their favourite animals. Say hello to Singapore’s first Giant Panda cub at River Wonders, four additions to the pack of African Painted Dogs at Singapore Zoo, critically endangered Negos Bleeding-heart Dove chick at Jurong Bird Park, two Masked Palm Civet pups at Night Safari, and more!
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore 628925 | 80 Mandai Lake Road, Night Safari/River Wonders/Singapore Zoo, Singapore 729826
Opening hours: Jurong Bird Park: 8.30am to 6pm (Thu – Sun) | Night Safari: 6.30pm to 12am (Thu – Sun) | River Wonders: 10am to 7pm (Mon – Sun) | Singapore Zoo: 8.30am to 6pm (Mon – Sun)
6. Assemble with the Avengers at Changi Airport Terminal 3 and Madame Tussauds Singapore
Madame Tussauds has recently launched a thrilling 4D movie experience where you can get closer than ever before to Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Panther, Rocket, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, and the Wasp as they battle it out with Loki to save the world. Get ready for a wind-chilling- water-soaking and face-flinching experience when you watch the movie here!
In celebration of the launch, Madame Tussauds Singapore has collaborated with Changi Airport and Mastercard to bring to us a special one-for-one promotion that is available for those who spend at least S$50 with Mastercard at the public areas of Changi Airport (not including Jewel). So instead of spending S$88 on two tickets to Madame Tussauds Singapore, you can get in at just S$44 for two!
When you’re at Changi Airport Terminal 3, don’t forget to also head to Basement 2 beside Swensen’s for a free photo opportunity with Captain America and Thor.
Address: 40 Imbiah Road, Madame Tussauds Singapore, Sentosa, Singapore 099700 | 65 Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Singapore 819663
Available from: Now to 13 March 2022
7. Textures 2022: The Great Escape
Textures 2022 by Arts House Limited will be letting you celebrate Singapore literature through a series of immersive and imaginative activities right in the heartlands!
Look forward to family-bonding workshops such as colouring contests and parent-child storytelling sessions. You’ll also get to view visual installations that make the stories come alive.
Prefer to enjoy this activity from the comfort of your own home? You can do that too thanks to the digital programmes offered by Textures 2022. Some of them include storytelling videos and podcasts that let you experience written texts in a more imaginative way.
Other activities to do in March
Whether you’re just taking a break from the kids or looking for something to do with your partner and friends, we’ve got your covered with the following activities!
8. Explore activities with Native
Previously a Singapore-based travel booking site, Native has revamped itself ever since the pandemic to offer activities and exclusive events to cater to the local crowd.
This March, take a look at their “Like A Native” line-up of activities that will surely let you unwind like a true local. Kick off the month with a Gin Cocktail Masterclass that is conducted in collaboration with Hendrick’s Gin at Flow Bar. Here, you get to learn the basics of cocktail making so that you can craft the best drink during nights with your friends at home.
Put your skills to the test with Let’s Par-tee at FiveIronGolf where you get try your hands at virtual golf under the guidance of two professional players. Take a break in between challenges with drinks or even food before continuing again!
Those looking to do something more active can try out the Boxing & Brunch event which features a 45-minute Boombox Workout by boOm, followed by a delectable spread of food and drinks over at Carrotsticks and Cravings right after.
These are just some of the many events lined up for March, so do checkout Native’s website for more of such activities to do!
Available from: Now to 31 March 2022
Price: From S$50
9. Unwind with Majulah Live x It’s A Rap
Unwind with your partner or your friends at the latest event to grace the Sands Theatre, Majulah Live x It’s A Rap. Available exclusively on just one night, this event features 13 local veteran and up-and-coming artists coming together for a live entertainment extravaganza.
Immerse yourself in the culture of live music, rap, and comedy. You can look forward to artists such as RRILEY, Jon Chua JX, and Joy Alexis, rappers including Sheikh Haikel, ShiGGa Shay, and Yung Raja, as well as comedians such as Fakkah Fuzz, Jacky Ng, and Qamarul Haziq.
It’s going to be a fun-filled two hour programme, so definitely mark your calendars and go for it!
Address: 4 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 1, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018973
Available: 19 March 2022 only, 8pm
Price: From S$58
10. Visit SK-II’s ‘Future X’ pop-up store
SK-II has recently unveiled its next-generation ‘Future X’ pop-up store at Marina Bay Sands, and it features the beloved skincare brand’s most advanced contactless skin analysis tool, the Mini Magic Scan.
This is the first in its industry, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art facial recognition and AI technologies that allows anyone who uses it to test their skin age and receive personalised skin analysis and product recommendations in just three minutes.
This is perfect for those who are in a rush, or for those who are sometimes a little too shy to talk to the staff at SK-II. All you have to do is stand in front of the machine and you’ll get your results in just a couple of minutes. It’s as simple as that!
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #01-09, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Available from: Now until 31 March 2022, 10am to 9pm
11. Play at GR.iD
Known as the latest youth destination, GR.iD is the go-to place for students, youths, and the young at heart for all kinds of activities.
This March, gather your friends and solve a murder mystery with LOADING’s Live Action Role Playing (LARP). With real scenes used to create the game scenes, sound and light simulations, service designs, mechanism configuration, and even NPC interactions, the 2.5-hour game will surely have you fully immersed and focused on finding the culprit of the murder. To help get you into character, you can even dress up with costumes and accessories!
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #B1-03A/03B, GR.iD, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: 10am to 1am (Mon – Sun)
Price: S$68 per pax
It’s time to get fit and the best place for you to achieve your fitness goals is at The Battleground. It combines a number of workout philosophies to maximise training techniques so that you get the best workout burn possible. Plus, there are more than 10 battleground formats, so you get three concepts of working out all in one place!
Address: 1 Selegie Road, GR.iD, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm (Mon – Fri) | 10.30am to 4pm (Sat) | 10am to 3pm (Sun)
Price: Trials from S$28 | Packages from S$199
12. Rediscover Singapore’s wildlife parks with photography
Many of us take lots of photos in a day because we would like to capture memories and look back on them in the future. This March, bring out the photographer in you and take part in the Discover Mandai campaign launched by Mandai Wildlife Group and Sony by snapping photos of Singapore’s wildlife parks and showcasing them from your own perspective.
Those who are interested can go on to meet and interact with Sony’s award-winning Alpha photographers in workshops. You will also get the chance to go on a photo-walk with them as they share more about their experiences and insights.
Grab this chance now especially if you’re a budding photographer!
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Available from: Now until 31 May 2022