Fancy a stay at a fishing village for just under $200 per pax. A going kayaking with the kids for just $1? This September list of activities for kids in Singapore has lots of new and exciting things to do – whether you’re looking to stay in Singapore, and have a short trip out!
1. Experience a Fishing Village Getaway at Rainbow Homestay, Kukup
The week-long September holidays might just be the perfect opportunity to take a short getaway to Kukup, Johor Bahru. While it may not be dripping with luxe and extravagance, Mr Wu’s hospitality has been praised to be of highest standards – so you can expect homemade zichar-style food during your stay – BBQ seafood, steamboat. All cooked and delivered right to the doorstep of your chalet, fully furnished with a karaoke room, billiard pool, darts machine, mahjong table and more.
The chalet is also located amidst the fishing jetty, and close to mangroves, making a morning stroll convenient for your little family!
Best part? Pay only $175 per pax for an all-inclusive 3D2N stay at Rainbow Homestay (lodging, food, and transport from jetty).
Contact: +60 19-771 3238 (Mr Wu)
2. Rent A Kayak for $1
In PAssion Wave’s latest initiative, you can now rent kayaks for just a dollar for 2 hours as you paddle in the basins. The catch? That you are agreeable to help pick up marine litter that you spot in these reservoirs.
Located across the island (Pasir Ris Beach, Sembawang, Jurong Lake Gardens, Marina Bay and Bedok Reservoir), simply hit up one of these reservoirs anytime between 9am to and you will be provided with every equipment you need – your life vest, paddle, kayak, tongs and pails.
3. Celebrate LEGOLAND’s 10th Anniversary
Yet another option for the September holidays’ getaway, you might want to consider taking a trip to Johor’s LEGOLAND. Commemorating a decade of celebrations, there’ll be tons of workshops, exhibitions, performances and carnival games for your kids to take part in. From a cupcake hunt within the resort and balloon twisting workshops to photo booths, there’s no doubt this will be a memorable escapade for your kids this September.
4. Get Buzzing with a Bee Encounter
Calling all with inquisitive minds and green fingers!
While this might not be the most wallet-friendly activity, among the activities for kids in Singapore this is definitely one of the more memorable ones. An exclusive rooftop farm experience, this 2 hour workshop ($115 per pax) highlights an exciting, up-close encounter with honey bees while getting all suited up in bee suits. Just imagine the anticipation and wide-eyed wonder your little kids will marvel at while observing bees buzzing and foraging around!
And that’s not all – the price you pay also includes an organic farming class and farm-to-table tastings with the honey harvested.
5. Spray Paint Some Walls… (Legally)
Every child surely has an inner Picasso in them. At Heaven Spot, Singapore’s first graffiti warehouse, here’s home to plain walls awaiting to be filled by your desires and explosive imagination. Maybe its giraffes with unicorn wings, or maybe its a bright pink hippopotamus. Whatever it may be, let your child unleash their masterminds as they suit up in a protective gear and rock those cans ($45 per pax). A perfect place to unleash your own inner child as well!
6. Take part in SAFRA’s Swim For Hope
Nothing bonds a team more than working towards the same goals. If becoming more active was on 2022’s New Year’s resolution – it’s not too late. This year, SAFRA is organising Swim For Hope, with beneficiaries from The President’s Challenge, Rainbow Centre and more. Registration opens till end September, but you have till end October to clock in all your swim distances. Now you’ve got your Sunday morning activity settled.
Opt for either the team category (swim 50km, 100km or 250km with a minimum of 5 members) or you can also opt for a parent-and-child (6 to 12 years) swim category, choosing between 1 or 5km.
7. A Minion’s Perspective Experience
Opening from 3 September to 2 January 2023, the Minions are finally arriving here for immersive activities for kids in Singapore after their world tours around Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai and more. With 8 different zones in this exhibition (from $25), your kids will get to see the Minion set coming to life.
To give a quick teaser into 2 of the zones, not only will they get to step into Gru’s Lab to design fart guns and put on some immersive goggles, they will also be able to take a peek into Girl’s bedroom and It’s So Fluffy! zone where lots of colourful photo opps can be expected. Other zones include interacting with villains and the minions zone.
8. Get Creative at Vivita – Free Maker’s Workshops!
Catered for kids aged 9 to 15 years old, Vivita’s main aim lies in building a space for budding creators to come explore their creativity through multi-disciplinary art. Their workshop spaces come fully equipped with latest tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers so your imaginative kids have all the resources to be makers. Best part? There’s no cost to memberships – and all children are free to attend these sessions.
Although their Orchard space is temporarily closed, they do have a holding workshop space whilst awaiting the opening of their new location. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Rounding up these novel activities for your kids, you no longer have to be hitting the same old malls on the weekends anymore! There’s definitely plenty of activities for kids in Singapore – it just takes a little bit of searching! Here’s to looking forward to making new memories together as a family.