The March holidays are here and you usually travel somewhere with your kids for a well-deserved getaway. This year, you’re in Singapore and you’re wondering if there’s anything you can do besides going to Sentosa or the zoo for the tenth time since last year.
Not to worry, AVENUE ONE has got your back. We’ve curated a list of activities for you to do during the March holidays, from indoor art play-spaces to exhilarating sports sites to try.
Award-winning production, Balloonacy, is hitting the Sands Theatre this March. Recommended for children aged two to 6, this is a journey about an old ill-tempered man and a magical red balloon that interrupts his life, as they set off to discover the power of friendship. Combining the power of mime, clowning and more, this is a series that will have you and your kids laughing from your seats and sniffling by the time the curtain rises.
Balloonacy is playing from 13 – 21 March at the Sands Theatres, located 4 Bayfront Ave, B1, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018973. Ticket prices are at S$38 each. To book tickets online, go to SISTIC.
Yearning to cultivate your kids’ appreciation for the arts? A visit to The Artground may be a great place to start.
This accessible art centre also holds an indoor play space designed for kids aged 12 and under.
Pre-book a slot and head down to enjoy the many theatre shows, performing art workshops, and gardening-inspired craft activities. If your kids are bursting with energy, they can visit the visual art open-plan spaces that they can climbing through, over, and under at.
The Artground is located at 90 Goodman Road, Block J, #01-40, Singapore 439053. For more information on opening hours and booking tickets, click here.
Science Centre Singapore
As one of the top science centres in the world, this beloved science playground has must-see attractions for the young and old.
Aside from the usual experiential exhibits and premium cinematic experiences, there’s also an exciting line-up specially tailored for the budding science-fanatics this March.
Expect wet-and-wild activities, various Pi-day activities (dress up as Albert Einstein to enjoy complimentary admissions) and even an inaugural overnight camp, with parent-child activities, to learn survival skills. If botanics are more your scene, explore the indoor butterfly enclosure, Butterflies Up-Close, and delight in their beauty.
Singapore Centre Singapore is located at 15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081. Opening hours are from Friday to Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. To find out more, click here.
Gear up and get up close with the STAR WARS movie franchise at the ArtScience Museum this holiday. Explore the creative process of movie-making, from early concept drawings to costume design, and check out famed star ships like the Star Destroyer.
If the sci-fi movie isn’t your cup of tea, you can venture into the futuristic terrains where family-friendly exhibits, Future World: Where Art Meet Science, are at. Plunge into a world of digital interactive installations that combine art and science such as the Sketch Aquarium, where you can digitally render your child’s creation on paper to life.
If you’re looking to enjoy a leisurely lunch or afternoon tea with the kids, consider Tablescape.
Unveiling an Afternoon Tea set special, adults can sip champagne and pore over the spread of sweets and savoury treats, while the kids (aged 9 and below) have their own fun with a complimentary DIY cupcake set.
If afternoon tea is out of the books, there’s always lunch and dinner – kids can also enjoy a complimentary meal for every S$90++ spent between two adults. Here is a place for adults to indulge in grown-up luxuries while children receive exclusive privileges.
The promotion is available from 6 – 21 March. Tablescape is located at 10 Coleman Street, Grand Park City Hall, Level 3, S179809. You can make a reservation via Chope, call 6432 5566 or email [email protected]
Sakura featuring Hello Kitty at Gardens by the Bay
Your dreams of sakura-viewing in Japan may be dashed, but here’s something that comes close: a glorious cherry blossom display at the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Hello Kitty makes a special appearance at this exhibit too!
Besides these, you can also stroll down the line-up of cultural workshops and performances for a full Japanese experience: participate in a traditional tea ceremony, delight in flower arrangement, or be captivated by a folk-dance performance.
The Flower Dome is located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore 018953. For ticket prices and booking, click here.
Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express
Does luxury travel in the 1900s sound great to you?
Relive history when you board the Orient Express at this pop-up exhibition and explore the reconstituted train platform. Visitors are presented with stunning objects and documents, along with showrooms that showcase the train’s fascinating history so you’ll understand how this iconic train has left behind a legacy that shaped the world of travel.
For a more immersive experience, consider dining at the special Orient Express pop-up restaurant, headed by three Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno.
Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express is located at 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Gardens By The Bay, West Lawn, Singapore 018953. Tickets are available from S$25 onwards, at SISTIC.
Singapore Sports Hub
Integrating sports, entertainment and lifestyle into one, Singapore Sports Hub is the place to be at this holiday.
Have your kids sweat it out at the Multi-Activity Camp, a five-day camp with activities including floorball, rugby, dodgeball, and more. For something that involves the whole family, try your hands at fun-sporty programmes such as kayaking, basketball drills, and skills courses – some that even accept younger kids aged between 12 months and six years old.
And after, you can take a trip down memory lane at an exhibition dedicated to international artistes who have performed at Singapore Indoor Stadium like BlackPink and Jay Chou. If not, visit the Kallang Wave Mall for the A~MAZing Holiday activity, where you can try out the segway or hoverboard, where you can glide through an obstacle course or complete a VR Maze quest.
The Multi-Activity Camp is held from 15 – 19 March. To find out more about the camp, click here. To find out more about the sport programmes, click here. To find out more about the exhibition, click here. To find out more about the A~MAZing Holiday, click here.
For those who looking to challenge and be challenged, rope your way to victory at Houbii Spot’s man-made jungle. Worried about safety? Not to fret, as there is a harness system that allows you to be clipped on all the way.
Parents can join in the fun and challenge their kids to a rope course (with accompanying adult rates), and be rewarded with a stunning view of the surrounding lake once they reach the top.
Houbii Spot is located at Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826. Opening hours are from 10AM – 6PM. You can purchase tickets at Klook.
Kelong and Pulau Ubin Guided Boat Tour
Hop onto the next island and take in the sights of Pulau Ubin this March holidays.
First, indulge in a three-hour Kelong tour and gain knowledge about the landscape. Next, let your kids get closer to nature, watching sea-birds, wild boars, and then learning about land reclamation and fish-farming.
Tickets are sold from S$100++. You can book your tickets at Klook.