School's out and fun's in! The June school holidays start on 28 May and end on 26 June this year. This much-awaited June school holidays represent the first extended break for students since the lifting of COVID-19 safe management measures in April. From jumping on bouncy castles at Gardens by the Bay's Jumptopia, engaging in holistically designed summer camp programmes such as Camp Gungho in Sentosa, to learning about Singapore's early settlers at Children's Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers exhibition, check out our list of both free and ticketed events and activities to keep your little ones' minds engaged even while away from their classrooms!
1. Children's Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers
Join Professor Alvis and his niece Bernice for a set of engaging explorations about how the people of early Singapore lived and worked. Your kids will go on a hands-on adventure to discover different trades like rickshaw pulling, rubber tapping and food peddling.
With the exciting range of interactive installations and fun-filled programmes, young children can learn about values such as perseverance, resilience and determination.
Date: 28 May - 26 June 2022
Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm
2. Far East Organization Children's Garden
Closed since the onset of the pandemic, the Far East Organization Children's Garden is finally opening its doors to little ones and their parents starting from 27 May 2022. The play area is divided into different zones for the different age groups. Toddlers aged 1 - 5 can get their bodies soaked at the Toddler Play Zone, with Fish Fountains and water tunnels to keep them entertained.
Children aged 6 - 12 can explore 2 different play zones. Conquer a maze of ropes, ladders and slippery dips at the Rainforest Tree Houses, or run havoc at the Water Play, designed with motion sensors that automatically detect the movement of children and respond intelligently with thrilling water effects while they play.
Date: 27 May 2022 onwards
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Tue - Sun: 9am - 7pm (Last admission at 6pm)
Waterplay closure: 6.30pm
Closed every Monday.
^Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday.
*Peak hours are from 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 6pm.
3. Jumptopia: Wonder Garden
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!
Date: Till 3 July 2022
Admission: $18 (Friends of the Gardens members enjoy 10% off)
Address: Bayfront Pavilion, Gardens by the Bay (Nearest carpark is Bayfront Plaza Carpark)
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am - 7.45pm
4. Camp GungHo - Sentosa Summer 2022
A fun, engaging and beneficial experience for your child this summer, Camp GungHo is a summer camp featuring holistically designed programmes that run over 5 weeks at Sentosa. Suitable for kids aged 6 - 12, children get to enjoy the activities they already love while stretching themselves to take risks, try new activities and make new friends.
There are various programmes available, and slots are limited. Check the link below for more information!
Date: June & August 2022
Address: Pickup and dropoff at VivoCity
Opening Hours: Varies
5. Snoopy Adventure at Changi Airport
We all know Singapore's Changi Airport has not and will never be just an airport. This June holidays, bring your little ones on a snow-filled adventure (yes real snow) at The Snoopy Adventure at Changi Airport.
Let your kids immerse themselves in a light, sound and snow experience without the need to travel abroad. Or climb up the two-storey snow chamber and slide down the thrilling mini slides. Other Snoopy attractions across the terminal await your family, with five Peanuts-themed photo spots, play area and meet-and-greet sessions on selected dates in May and June.
Date: 27 May - 26 June | 1 July - 3 July | 8 July - 11 July
Address: Terminal 3 Departure Hall, Area next to Skytrain
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 10pm
6. Minions Grovy Summer at Universal Studios Singapore
The three beloved characters from the Minions, along with the newest member Otto from Illumination’s latest movie, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru (in cinemas this June!) have arrived at Universal Studios Singapore and they’re ready to party! You can meet them at their own Lagoon Stage where they will have their own meet-and-greet sessions.
There are various packages available, including discounts, dining vouchers and freebies!
Date: 26 May - 14 August 2002
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Opening Hours: Wed - Sat 12am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 6pm. Closed on Mon & Tue
7. i Light Singapore
Asia's leading sustainable light festival is back, this time with various programmes to cater to everyone in the family. Join walking tours, explore light installations located at various spots around Marina Bay, or take park in GastroBeats, the ultimate festival for those who enjoy good food and fun vibes. Kids will love the massive food-themed inflatable playground where they can run to their heart's content.
Admission: Both free and ticketed
Opening Hours: Varies
8. Fire Station Open House
Another event that is resuming after being put on hold during the last 2 years is the SCDF Fire Station Open House event. Starting from 30 April 2022, members of the public can visit the Open House in person to learn more about Emergency Vehicles, their capabilities as well as having a go at donning the protective gear!
Guided tours are available every Saturday morning on two different time slots, namely 9am to 9.50am or 10am to 10.50am at 18 different venues. Walk-ins are allowed but if you are a group of 10 or more people, you will have to make a booking via the link below.
Address: 18 different locations
Opening Hours: 9am - 9.50am, 10am - 10.50am
Looking for places to hike instead? Check out our guide on The Best Hiking Trails in Singapore Suitable for All Ages.
Information is correct at time of writing.
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