Things to Do in Singapore with the Kids This School Holiday

9 March 2021

Schools almost out and it’s time for a holiday with the kids! While leisure travel is still prohibited, many attractions and activities have resumed business, with social distancing and increased disinfecting measures. With peace of mind, you can still have fun with the kids without leaving the country. With free entries for most of the attractions and activities, it’s time to keep the kids occupied and treat them to the yummiest kid-friendly restaurants this school holiday!

Activities & Attractions

1. STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition

Source: STAR WARS™ Identities - The Exhibition

Source: STAR WARS™ Identities - The Exhibition

Featuring over 200 items such as models, props, costumes from the original film trilogy STAR WARS™, this interactive exhibition is not to be missed. From now till 13 Jun, you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to witness your favourite fiction movie, visit the ArtScience Museum for an unforgettable experience with the kids this school holiday.

Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue
Price: $25 for Adults, $20 for Concession or $80 Family Bundle

2. Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express

Source: The Orient Express

Source: The Orient Express

Go on a magical trip in the Orient Express and embark on a historical journey from more than a century ago. This pop-up attraction features two original train carriages that are classified as National Treasures of France and was shipped directly to Singapore and is the first attraction outside of France. Be enchanted by some of the most extraordinary and opulent objects that date back to 1883. For the full experience, enjoy a luxurious fine dining meal or high tea starting from $78++ per pax.

Address: West Lawn of Gardens by the Bay
Price: Starting from $25 here

3. Sentosa Kids Play Free
From now till 31 March 2021, Sentosa is offering a ‘Kids Play Free’ this March holiday. With every paying adult, each child aged 12 and below will enjoy some of Sentosa’s most popular attractions for free! Go on a Sentosa Island Bus Tour, iFly Singapore, Royal Albatross Cruises and many more. For a minimise shorter waiting time, book your tickets online here. SingapoRediscovers vouchers are eligible here.

Enjoy $4 OFF a Grab ride with promo code “SentosaFun”, while codes last only.

Address: Sentosa Island
Price: FREE

4. Garden Rhapsody at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

With unique renditions of songs from Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid and The Phantom of the Opera, go on a visual treat with stunning choreography of lights display at Gardens Rhapsody – Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay. Previously on pause, the spectacular light display returns with two shows daily, at 15 minutes each.  

Address: Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive
Price: FREE

5. Waka Waka

Source: Waka Waka

Source: Waka Waka

From giant slides to challenging obstacles, Waka Waka is an indoor playground located at Annex@Furama. Suitable for kids aged 9 to 12 years old, let the kids run riot and unleash their energy at the Safari Play Area and be king of the jungle at this multi-level playground. Or test their coordination skills at the high-element zone of Adventure Cove. For toddlers, head over to the Toddler Area for some sensory play. After hours of fun, refuel at The Lion’s Den to feed their growing appetite.

Address: Annex@Furama, 407 Havelock Rd, #05-01, S169364
Price: $25 (Weekdays) and $28 (Weekend) Admission with Kids Set Meal Bundle here

6. KF1 Karting

Source: KF1 Karting

Source: KF1 Karting

Ready, set, go-kart! Live your F1 dreams at KF1 Karting and race your way to the finish line. With karts suitable for Novice (30km/h) and Advanced (50km/h), anyone can have a fun and safe experience. If you’d like a different adventure, come when night falls and partake in Singapore’s only venue for night racing. The KF1 Kranji Track (960m long), designed by Hermann Tilke, a renowned F1 Track Designer, gets your heart pumping and have you feeling like an F1 champion.  

Get exclusive fun rate karts at KF1 Karting with our promo code here.

Address: Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Ave, S738078. It is of walking distance to and from Kranji MRT Station or Arena Country Club, 511 Upper Jurong Road, S638366. Opposite SAFTI Military Institute, walking distance to and from Joo Koon MRT Station.
Price: From $18 non-peak to $22 peak period for 30kph ride

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7. Forest Adventure

Source: Forest Adventure

Challenge the kids to high-element obstacles at Forest Adventure, Singapore’s first treetop adventure course park. Allow the kids to muster their courage at the Kids Course (suitable for aged 5 to 9 years old) by conquering 22 crossings and two zip lines, before moving on to the Junior and Grand Course for the ultimate challenge. Swing like Tarzan and take the Big Zip for a 300m ride above water for an exhilarating experience they won’t forget.

Address: Bedok Reservoir Park, S479244
Price: $39 on Tues (save $11 on the Grand Course) and $40 for Students on weekdays for Grand Course (U.P. $50)

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8. Singapore Cable Car

Source: One Faber Group

Get a bird’s eye view of Harbourfront, Mount Faber and Sentosa Island from Singapore’s Cable Car! For the most breathtaking view, board before sunset and witness the golden Sun hue setting into the horizon. Don’t miss out in grabbing a bite at the famous Arbora Hilltop Dining or Dusk Restaurant & Bar and dine with a picturesque million-dollar view after your ride.

Sign up for One Faber Group License Annual Pass at 20% OFF here. Enjoy UNLIMITED cable car rides, hotel, dining, shopping, entertainment perks and many more.

Address: Board from Mount Faber Station
Price: FREE with Faber License Annual Pass here

9. Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Source: Trick Eye Museum SG

Source: Trick Eye Museum SG

Although the optical illusion murals may play tricks on you, their special promotional ticket prices are 100% real! From a 4D wonderland and an Augmented Reality museum, immerse yourself and have a day out with the kids through these optical illusion zones. Whip out your phone for a fun Instagram shot and create a memorable experience with the family.

Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-43/44, S098138
Price: $20 OFF with a min. spend of $50 for Onsite Purchase here and 25% OFF a la carte admission tickets for Online Purchase here.

10. Wild Wild Wet

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For a splashing good time, head over to Wild Wild Wet with your kids and let them run riot at the #1 Waterpark in Singapore! Located in Downtown East, put your courage to the test at the Free Fall and take a plunge at a near-vertical drop, compete at Kraken Racers at the four-lane mat racer slide, laze at the Shiok River and many more. Bond with the little ones at the Kidz Zone where they’ll get the same adrenaline-pumping experience with the pint-sized versions of the big rides. Ready, set, splash!

Address: Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Cl, S519599
Price: Sign up for a neBo member here or here, for entry fee $18 during Off-Peak or $24 for Peak period

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Dining at Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

12. Kind Kones

Source: Kind Kones

Source: Kind Kones

Here’s an inside scoop – head down to The Forum Shopping Mall basement, and you’ll find a vegan hidden gem. Give the kids a little sugar rush here at Kind Kones, without worrying they’ll go amok after finishing a scoop. The ice cream here are made in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. Let the kids try something new, Blue Planet – a mixture of coconut, cashew and almond milk that’s dyed using Blue Pea Flower and mixed with bits of Matcha cake. Pair your scoops with their guilt-free Brownie Sundae, a flourless sweet potato brownie. Each scoop ranges from a standard $4.90 to premium $6.90.

Address: Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, #B1-27, S238884
Opening hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

13. Coastes

Source: Coastes

Source: Coastes

Bask in the sun at Sentosa with the kids and refuel at Coastes, an idyllic beach bar and restaurant adjacent to Beach Station. Bring Fido along too as they are pet friendly! While they have a range of delicious mains such as pastas and pizzas, we love their Coastes Chicken Wings ($10 for 6 pcs) - marinated with their signature secret sauce and oven-baked for maximum perfection. Affordably priced, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

Address: 50 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, S099000
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 10pm

14. Café Melba

Source: Cafe Melba

Source: Cafe Melba

Source: Cafe Melba

Located at Goodman Arts Centre in Mountbatten, Café Melba was awarded Silver for Best Family-Friendly Restaurant by Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020. The 120-seater café serves an array of dishes from Melbournian to Asian cuisines. Unwind by ordering the all-day breakfast sets from $4. On Mondays, order a main meal above $22 and your child gets a FREE kids meal!

Let the kids jump to their hearts’ content at the bouncy castle in the open field, adjacent to the café. Do call restaurant before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Book a Table here.

Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road Block N, #01-56, S439053
Opening hours: Weekdays 10am – 10pm and Weekends 8.30am – 10pm

15. Wildseed Café at The Alkaff Mansion

Source: Wildseed Cafe

Source: Wildseed Cafe

Source: Wildseed Cafe

Located at Mount Faber, Wildseed Café is housed in a picturesque colonial-style bungalow built in 1918. The building was once used as a venue for high society parties and is still known to hold intimate weddings. The building is now home to three eateries – UNA, TXA and Wildseed Café. Surrounded by sprawling greenery and vast space, it’s the best café for a weekend brunch with the family. Their menu also features kids meal set ($16) from Wagyu Beef & Pork Bolognese Linguine or Highland Pancake with Corn & Maple Syrup, comes with a dessert and drink.

Book a Table here.

Address: Telok Blangah Hill Park, 10 Telok Blangah Green, S109178
Operating hours: Daily 8am – 4pm

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16. Picotin Express (East Coast)

Source: Picotin Express

One of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore, Picotin Express has an array of Western dishes from pasta to pizzas. Order a plate of the sublime Beef Ragu Pasta or Pesto Pasta if you’re craving for Italian. For sharing (or not), some of their must-try are the Bashkir Pizza (mozzarella, tomato sauce, tandoori chicken, onions and coriander), Yili Pizza (tomato, mozzarella and pepperoni) or Azteca Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, honey baked ham with pineapple).

Don’t miss out on our 1-for-1 dining offers at Picotin Express East Coast and Bukit Timah.

Address: 382 Joo Chiat Road, S427622
Opening hours: Sun to Thurs 3pm – 1am (last order 10.30pm) and Fri to Sat 11am – 1am (last order 12.30am)

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17. The Coastal Settlement

Source: The Coastal Settlement

Source: The Coastal Settlement

Tastefully decorated with antiques such as vintage vehicles, paintings and nostalgic gadgets, step into the restaurant which might be mistaken for a museum. Or request for outdoor dining, in tropical foliage and lush greenery at their alfresco area where you get to be one with nature. Browse their extensive menu from local favourites, Western cuisine to kid’s meal. The café is pet-friendly too, so feel free to bring Fido along and let them have playtime with the kids outdoor.

Address: 200 Netheravon Road, S508529
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10.30am – 11pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am – 11pm

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