March Holidays: Fun Activities for Your Little Ones to Unwind and Recharge

11 March 2022

For many of us, March represents the end of the financial year, a time when we rush to file our taxes, clear our leaves, settle our invoicing, you get the drift. For the kids however, it represents the first school break of the year, a time when they can escape the classrooms for the parks and arcades, to revel in some relaxing fun.

All work and no play makes not just Jack, but anyone a dull boy and girl. In this list, we explore some of the fun activities you can considering bringing your kids to this March holidays for a full battery recharge.

1. Esplanade March On

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March On makes a return to Esplanade this March holidays with its multi-disciplinary programmes and participatory arts experiences which explore issues the young may find relevant. Running from 9 to 13 March 2022, choose from over 30 exciting events ranging from interactive workshops to music performances and even a pop-up play park where your child can bring along his or her favourite toy (or as what we would call it, chou chou/bantal busuk) for comfort!

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For the full list of events, many of which are free, check out this list here!

Cost: FREE!
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Dates: 9 - 13 Mar 2022

2. Jumptopia: Wonder Garden at Gardens by the Bay

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Escape the ordinary at this massive outdoor playground where children can spend an entire day of fun! Expect 8 unique play concepts covering over 8,600 sq ft of space from garden-themed bouncy castles to climbing structures.

While the kids wreck havoc, the rest of the family can enjoy yummy bits over at Kith Café!

Check out this page for more information.

Cost: $18 per admission
Dates: 20 Dec 2021 - 3 July 2022
Address: Bayfront Pavilion, Gardens by the Bay (Nearest carpark is Bayfront Plaza Carpark)

3. Tayo Station

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In this age and time when kids are exposed to cartoons and shows from all around the world, we won't bet against your little ones learning to mutter foreign words like "tayo" (Korean for ride), or "annyeong" (Korean for hello), especially if they have been fervently watching the Tayo the Little Bus cartoon series.

Let your kids' dreams of meeting Tayo the Little Bus come true at Tayo Station, an indoor play area located at Downtown East and is home to Tayo & friends with engaging attractions such as the 3-storey-high Gani’s Playground, Ball Pool equipped with a Cliff Wall, Hinoki Wood Pit and the star attraction, Tayo’s Road Circuit.

Get $20 OFF Savers Pass here, which allows your little one 8 visit for a year.

Cost: $26 on weekday, $30 on weekend
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Level 3 E!Hub @ Downtown East, Singapore 519599
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am - 8pm

4. Join a Terrarium Workshop at Sentosa

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Let your kids channel their inner creativity by going on this guided workshop to create their own portable forest! The workshop is held every alternate Thursday at Palawan Kidz City at Palawan Beach. At this specially developed terrarium workshop, your kids get to experience practical hands-on features and fun elements with learning concepts incorporated into them. All materials required will be provided.

Cost: $15
Address: Palawan Kidz City 31 Beach View Singapore 098008
Opening Hours: 5.30pm -7pm, 24 Mar 2022

5. Free Cable Car Ride to Sentosa

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From now till 31 March 2022, locals get to enjoy free cable car rides on the Sentosa line with every purchase of tickets to HeadRock VR, Trickeye @ Southside, Sentosa 4D AdventureLand, and Madame Tussauds Singapore. Now we're sure every kid would surely be excited at the prospects of taking the cable car. Check out more details here.

Within the same period, take 35% off your Cable Car Sky Pass (Round Trip) with meREWARDS. Say yay to more fun in the skies!

6. Children's Biennale at National Gallery

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Your precious ones will love the nine on-site artworks displayed at the National Gallery till Dec 2022. Children are encourage to touch and interact with the displays, fostering skills such as curiosity and critical thinking while they play. You can also pick up an art pack for just $5 from the vending machines, each containing a set of illustrated art activity cards and sticker sheets meant to help your little ones deepen their understanding of the artwork. Find out more details about the Children's Biennale here.

Cost: FREE!
Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm

7. Visit Mangrove Swamps with a Leg Paddled Kayak

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If you have run out of places to explore on mainland Singapore with your little ones, consider a leg paddled kayak excursion that will bring you to places such as the mangrove swamps of Pulau Ubin and Sembawang, the kelongs of Changi and Punggol or even a floating restaurant. Anyone from age 7 onwards can join, and first timers are welcome to join as well.

Aileron Yak offers Singapore’s very first leg-paddled kayak adventure, where you get to choose if you want to paddle or row. Each kayak is fitted with a special foot paddle that keeps your hands free to do whatever you want while out in the sea. When you get tired of paddling, retrieve the oar stowed in the kayak and work your hands while your legs take a breather. Peddling your way through mangrove swamps would surely be something that is not in most schools' curriculum at the moment. It makes for the perfect opportunity for your little ones to learn and get close to nature.

Cost: From $138 per pax

8. Jurassic Dinosaur - Adventure Park

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Extended due to popular demand, the indoor interactive playground allows your little ones to run wild and get up close and personal with dinosaurs in this naturalistic park setting. The primeval forest area, featuring different kinds of dinosaurs, offers great photo opportunities and viewing pleasure. Find out more here.

Cost: $25 - $28 depending on day
Address: Let’s Play @D’Marquee, Downtown East
Opening Hours: Weekday 12pm - 9.30pm. Weekend & PH 10am - 9.30pm

9. Picnic at one of the best picnic spots in Singapore

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What better way for your kids to disconnect from school and recharge than basking in all of nature's goodness with a picnic at a scenic spot. Feel the sea breeze, run wild on the grassland or simply snooze your afternoon away on a picnic mat. Some of life's best pleasures are indeed as simple as they come.

Ditch Marina Barrage and East Coast Park, which are probably going to be crowded during the March holidays anyway. Check out our list of the 10 Best Picnic Spots in Singapore here.

10. Sakura featuring tokidoki at Gardens by the Bay

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Introduce the sights and smells of cherry and peach blossoms, two amazingly beautiful flowers that can only be found in temperate climate to your little ones. Catch tokidoki’s five magical Unicornos grazing happily along the valley and in the centre field. We're sure your little ones are going to love taking pictures with these cute characters! More information on the event can be found here.

Cost: From $12 per child for entry into both Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Daily 9am - 9pm (last admission at 8.30pm)

Need more ideas? Be sure to check out our list of 7 Best Outdoor Activities to Gather the Gang for.

Photo by Clement Chai on Unsplash