With the June holidays just round the corner, you can anticipate having more family-bonding activities with your little ones, much more play-time, and even a chance for them to pick up new skills as they have fun.
Instead of racking your brains at the last minute for things to do each new day, why not start planning for a month of fun and adventure, with our round-up of June holiday programmes, activities, and workshops for (you and) your kids!
June holiday programmes
Children’s Season 2022 The Night is Young
There’s something extra magical and mysterious about visiting a museum after hours, and that’s what your kids will get to do during this year’s Children’s Season, the first-ever one to take on a night theme.
Children’s Season 2022, titled The Night is Young, is presented by the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable, and runs from 28 May to 26 June. It aims to educate children and their families about Singapore’s heritage and culture, and in a whole new way, with museum programmes that are held both during the day and at night.
Artefacts Alive! is one of the programmes that will let you and your kids take to the museums after dark, to enjoy night-time storytelling and craft sessions at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Indian Heritage Centre, as well as the National Museum of Singapore.
Kids get to listen to storytellers tell tales that are inspired by the museum’s artefacts, and even create their own glow-in-the-dark handicraft at the end of it. The programme run across five Saturday evenings from 28 May to 25 June – you can register here.
Another programme your kids can enjoy this Children’s Season is Night at the Gem Museum, held at The Gem Museum every Friday evening (7pm – 10pm) for the month of June. Kids can feel like adventurers searching for hidden treasures as they explore the museum and discover its luminescent gemstones using UV and LED torches.
There’s much more to participate in during this Children’s Season, including the day-time, forest-themed Enchanting Forest programme that features craft, face-painting, and a huge maze for kids to play in.
Check out the full range of programmes at the Children’s Season 2022, here.
Address: Various venues
Junior Ocean Protector Camp at S.E.A Aquarium
In celebration of World Oceans Day (that’s on 8 June!), S.E.A Aquarium welcomes guests of all ages to join the eco-festival to learn how to protect the seas through an exciting line-up of programmes, including art installations, workshops, and a beach clean-up.
In particular, we recommend sending your young ocean-lovers to the Junior Ocean Protector Camp, a fun day camp for kids between 7 and 12, to learn about the oceans and marine biodiversity, how to protect marine animals, and the threats they are facing.
Camp participants will be embarking on a guided Ocean Protector Trail to take part in various missions. There will also be educational encounters with marine animals and an upcycling activity to learn how to reduce waste.
At the end of the camp, participants will also get to bring a souvenir home to remember the lessons learnt.
The camp takes place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 28 May to 26 June. There are two sessions a day: 9am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 6.30pm.
Participants will be split into groups based on their age and each group has a maximum capacity of 20 children.
Visit the RWS website for more information.
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Price: S$248 per child, including a complimentary dining voucher worth S$30. Enrol two or more children to receive a complimentary dining voucher worth S$80.
Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House
The first-ever children’s literary festival is here this school holiday: that’s Monstrous Fun! and it will be held at The Arts House from 17 – 19 June!
The festival hosts interactive storytelling sessions for young children (in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil languages), so your kids can gather ‘round and be enthralled by the interesting new worlds through the stories. Besides storytelling, participate in other activities like arts and crafts, yoga, or even stock up on new storybooks at the Children’s Book Fair.
Many of these activities are free, like the Paint Your Own Fabric Patch Creature!, and Monster Attack!, others are free with registration, and some require payment before you can attend.
So, to make the most of this exciting June weekend, we recommend that you check out the array of Monstrous Fun! activities planned on their website and register before you head down to The Arts House!
Address: 1 Old Parliament Lane, The Arts House, Singapore 179429
Price: View this website
Goodman Open House
The Goodman Open House is another event held on 25 June that you won’t want to miss attending with your kids, because of its eclectic range of activities for young, old, and families!
Get hands-on with puppet-making, rubber stamp printing, and a floor mural and movement workshop. There will also be performances, interactive storytelling sessions, as well as even outdoor sensory art and play, which is specially designed for children.
If you get hungry, you can even visit a pop-up food market to fill your tummies with delicious snacks before carrying on with a day’s worth of activities.
Visit this website for more details.
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
ActiveSG School Holiday Programmes
With kids so swamped during the school term, the holidays are the perfect time for them to pick up essential or exciting new skills. ActiveSG School Holiday Programmes host an array of activities for kids to learn active sports like swimming, water volleyball, and archery – to name a few.
ActiveSG even offers family programmes like Urban Farming, where you and your kids can learn to plant, weed, and water pesticide-free crops in an urban city – for free. The Boogie Bounce Xtreme (S$36) is another parent-child activity that’s available; you’ll sweat it out on a mini-trampoline as you complete an exercise routine.
ActiveSG members get 30% off on the prices of activities listed on their site.
Outdoor School Singapore Water Trekkers Holiday Camp
Outdoor School Singapore gives children in Singapore the chance to learn through a hands-on, interactive approach in the outdoors!
The school has holiday programmes lined up for the month of June, including the Water Trekkers Holiday Camp which brings the kids to local catchments to get their feet wet, spot wildlife, and learn more about our island’s water systems. Besides the Water Trekkers Holiday Camp, there are also others like the Jungle Rescuers Holiday Camp, Forest Scouts Holiday Camp, and Kampong Kakis Holiday Camp.
If you want to sign your kids up together with their friends, then it’s best to book your slots early before they run out.
Price: From S$330 per camper
Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House
Take your kids into an imaginative universe of cute little monsters and dive into literary-based programmes in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil.
Suitable for children aged between three and 12, The Arts House presents a weekend of children’s programmes including storytelling sessions, book fairs, and yoga storytelling.
Monstrous Fun! @ The Arts House will run from 17 June to 19 June. Admission is free for most programmes, with the exception of a few ticketed events. Find out more on The Arts House’s website.
June holiday activities
NERF Action Xperience
Gather the squad and battle it out with toy guns at the NERF Action Xperience, an indoor arena that houses four play zones with unique challenges for the children (and you).
Gear up with the family and let the foam bullets fly, as you go against your opponents to try to secure your team’s coloured flag. Or, let your kids mount the high-hanging obstacle courses, whizz down slides, and make their way through tunnels – while using their NERF guns to shoot at targets along the way.
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, #01-208, Singapore 039594
Price: S$39 per person, or S$46.55 for four people, when you book on Klook
Jumptopia: Wonder Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
Kids will flip out when they visit Jumptopia by Kiztopia, an indoor playground that’s open at Wonder Garden, Gardens by the Bay from now till 3 July 2022.
The large playground has eight garden-themed bouncy castles, slides, ball pits and so much more – you can be sure that your kids will have lots of fun jumping to their hearts’ content.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Pavilion, Singapore 018953
Price: From S$16.20, when you book on Klook
ArtScience Museum – Future World: Where Art Meets Science
For a museum experience that’s totally kid-friendly, visit the ArtScience Museum’s Future World exhibition.
This exhibition is loved by both kids and adults for its interactive elements, such as projected lights that react to your touch, inflated colourfully-lit balls that make noises upon crashing into each other, and a wide slide where you can whoosh down hand-in-hand.
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, ArtScience Museum, Singapore 018974
Price: S$14.90 for Adult, and S$13.90 for Child/Student/Senior, when you book on Klook
Katapult Trampoline Park
Take fun to new heights at Katapult Trampoline Park! One of the several trampoline parks in Singapore, Katapult Trampoline Park doesn’t just have many trampolines – it also has a rock wall, bag jump area, and hoops so that kids can take their aim whilst they bounce high up in the air.
Adults can certainly have just as much fun jumping up and down on the trampolines, but be warned – it’s an entire body workout too.
Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-11, Singapore 769198
Price: From S$14 per person, when you book on Klook
Hi Roller Indoor Skating
Not quite the same as rollerblading outdoors, Hi Roller Indoor Skating has a spacious indoor rink complete with dancing lights and upbeat music – much like roller discos in the ‘70s. You get to choose between inline (where wheels line up in a single row) and roller (wheels are two in front and two behind) skates, before you whizz around the rink with your kids, holding hands!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, Market Square @ Downtown East, E!Hub, Level 5, Singapore 519599
Price: S$16 for a two-hour session, when you book on Klook
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
If you’ve already been to the Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park, then why not embark on a brand-new adventure at The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum?
Home to the largest number of live turtles and turtle artefacts from all over the world, the museum lets you view, up close, tortoise and turtle species that you don’t normally see in ponds around Singapore. You and your kids can see the Sulcata Tortoise, Malaysian Giant River Turtle, Six-Legged Tortoise and more – even get to feed some that are roaming about the area.
Address: 81 Lor Chencharu, ORTO, #01-16, Singapore 769198
Price: S$6 for Child (3-6)/Senior, and S$10 for Child (6+)/Adult, when you book on Klook
Experiential Intertidal Exploration by The Untamed Paths
Remember when so many of us flocked to see the breathtaking blue bioluminescent waves at Pasir Beach just this March? There’s so much on our Singapore shores that you have yet to discover!
The Experiential Intertidal Exploration by The Untamed Paths might not be able to bring you to see the same crashing blue-lit waves, but it can let you spot the precious coastal creatures that live on the shores – and are often overlooked during the high tide.
From starfish to crabs, you never know what you and your kids get to behold during this coastal exploration!
Address: Changi Beach, Nicoll Drive, Singapore 498991
Price: S$30 for Infant (0-3), S$50 for Child (4-12), and S$100 for Adult, when you book on Klook
The Royal Albatross’ Breakfast Cruise
Take a break from rushed mornings prepping for school, and instead indulge in a slow, dusk-celebrating breakfast on the beautiful deck of the Royal Albatross.
The Royal Albatross’ Breakfast Cruise includes sailing over the calm Singapore waters from 9.30am to 11am, and a full English breakfast set complete with a free flow of coffee, tea, and orange juice. Truly kick your feet back and relax together with the kids, this June!
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: S$105.19 for Child, and S$258.89 for Adult, when you book on Klook
June Holiday workshops
The Green Capsule Terrarium DIY Workshop
Create a mini forest wonderland from your imagination together with your child at this terrarium do-it-yourself workshop. You get to choose between designing a close ornamental terrarium, an open succulent terrarium, or air plant greenwall that you can later use to decorate your home with.
With the guidance of an instructor, you and your child will have a great time building your lush terrariums side-by-side!
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, Funan, #04-11, Singapore 179105 | 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #02-143, Singapore 237994
Price: From S$33.30, when you book on Klook
Soap Ministry DIY Bathbomb Workshop
Bubble baths don’t ever get old, whether you’re 13 or 30 years old. That’s why Soap Ministry’s DIY Bathbomb Workshop is a great activity to participate in together with your kids this June holiday!
The instructor will guide you step by step on how to create your own bath bombs, from mixing the soaps and perfuming them with fragrant essential oils, to pouring them into the moulds.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a colourful assortment of bath bombs to take home with you – seashells, roses, classic spheres. Psst, perhaps it’s also time to book your next family staycation to put them to good use.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #03-04, Singapore 238858
Price: S$88 per person, when you book on Klook
Acrylic Pour Workshop
You don’t have to be afraid that your kids get a little messy at the Acrylic Pour Workshop, which lets them have fun pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas to create their own creative masterpieces.
Kids can explore fresh colour combinations and let the paint spill into unimaginable new designs over their blank canvas, before witnessing how the paint dries into a piece of art. It might not be something that you want them to do at home but, at the studio, the more paint splatters, the better!
Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, Katong Shopping Centre, #01-28, Singapore 437844
Price: S$45 per person, when you book on Klook