Things to Do with the Kids - Fun Activities & Attractions this School Holiday

22 June 2021 by Farihin Joehari

It’s down to the final few days of the school holiday! While leisure travel is still prohibited, many local attractions and activities are business as usual, with social distancing and increased disinfecting measures. With peace of mind, you can have fun with the kids without leaving the country. Keep the kids occupied this school holiday and treat them to the yummiest kid-friendly restaurants, with takeaway options available too.

Activities & Attractions
1. Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to Present at National Museum of Singapore

Source: National Museum of Singapore

Source: National Museum of Singapore

Bring the kids on a nostalgic walk down memory lane at the National Museum of Singapore. Organised in five different themes, such as Laying the Foundations and Coming Home – experience Singapore’s past and present through artefacts and images. Educate the kids through bite-sized content at each stage and create memories together.

Address: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level
Price: FREE Admission Daily, from 10am – 7pm, last entry at 6.30pm

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2. Blazing Adventures at Kallang Wave Mall

Source: Kallang Wave Mall

Source: Kallang Wave Mall

Redeem a FREE exclusive DIY Truck Kit and E-Games when you spend a min. $60 (or $100* for FairPrice Xtra receipts). To join, scan the QR codes provided and complete all the E-games on the Play Pass, which includes Engineering Mind Virtual Hunt & Monster Truck Obstacle Driving. Ready, blaze, go!

*Terms and Conditions apply, and while stocks last.

Address: Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Plc, S397628
Price: FREE

3. 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

4. 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 within 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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5. Ready, Set, Adventure on meWATCH

Scroll through endless kids programmes on meWATCH anytime and anywhere. With an all-in-one entertainment hub, get free access to on-demand kids’ programmes catering from pre-school to pre-teens. Entertain the kids with various shows such as Scoop, The Misadventures of Cubemelt, Word Whiz Mandarin Extension, Stor Atuk and more.

Download the app for FREE on your mobile, tablet or watch it on your big screen (Android TV, Apple TV, LG, Samsung TV or via Chromecast).

Price: FREE here

6. STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition

Source: STAR WARS™ Identities - The Exhibition

Source: STAR WARS™ Identities - The Exhibition

At the last stretch of its pop-up, visit the STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition, from now till 27 Jun. It features over 200 items such as models, props, costumes from the original film trilogy STAR WARS™. While the kids may not be too familiar with this trilogy, introduce your favourite childhood characters and witness your favourite fiction movie come to life at this interactive exhibition.

Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue
Price: $25 for Adults, $20 for Concession or $80 Family Bundle (2 Adults & 2 Children)

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7. Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express

Source: Gardens by the Bay

Source: Gardens by the Bay

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.

This exhibition has been extended till 12 Sep 2021.

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

8. 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)

9. Singapore Cable Car
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 on grabbing a bite at the famous Arbora Hilltop Dining or Dusk Restaurant & Bar and dine with a picturesque million-dollar view after your ride.

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

10. Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Source: Trick Eye Museum Singapore

Source: Trick Eye Museum Singapore

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: SingapoRediscovers Vouchers are applicable here. Purchase your tickets online to enjoy 20% OFF; Adults (13 – 59 years old) $21.25 or Child (4 – 12 years old) $17.

11. Wild Wild Wet

Source: Wild Wild Wet

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: Adult $32 and Child Day Pass $24 or $102 for 2 Adults and 2 Child Day Pass, during Peak periods.

Dining at Restaurants, Cafes & Beach 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

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 the 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 Cafe at The Alkaff Mansion

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, which 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

16. Picotin Express (East Coast & Bukit Timah)

Source: Picotin Express

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 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)

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