13 Holiday Activities For Your Kids This December (2021)

15 Fun Activities For Your Kids This December School Holidays
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Are your kids all pumped up for the 2021 December school holidays? We bet they are! Parents, there’s no need to rack your brains to think of holiday activities for your kids. While many fun activities are still not available during this period, we’ve got you covered with a wide array of alternative paid and free holiday activities for kids in Singapore that your little ones are bound to love!

Free holiday activities for kids during the December school holidays 2021

1. Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021

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Is your little one an art enthusiast? It’s time to explore your child’s artistic side at the National Gallery Singapore’s Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021! What’s different about the festival this year is that many of the programmes have gone virtual. This includes holiday activities for your kids such as interactive games as well as fun art and craft ideas with downloadable activity sheets. 

However, if your kids are up for a little outdoor time, you can head down to the National Gallery to participate in the Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021 in person! Explore the interactive sites with nine immersive installations designed around four themes — home, diversity, environment and time. Aside from fun installations, there will also be storytelling sessions and parent-child sound exploration workshops held at the National Gallery. This definitely sounds like one of the best things to do with your kids during the school holidays!

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, S(178957)
Time: Daily, 10am – 6.30pm

2. Hay Dairies Goat Farm 

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Visiting a farm can be one of the best things to do during the December school holidays with your kids. For instance, the Hay Dairies Goat Farm provides tons of free holiday activities for your kids such as a free and easy farm tour to observe the goats go about their daily lives. You can even purchase some Alfalfa Hay for your little ones to feed the goats. Don’t forget to get yourself some fresh goat milk before bidding goodbye to the animals. Check out other interesting farms in Singapore to visit for more ideas on free activities for kids!

Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, S(718859)
Opening Hours:
Mon: 9am – 4pm
Wed – Sun: 9am – 4pm

3. Jurassic Mile

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Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brachiosaurus and Spinosaurus — if your little ones are dinosaur fans, the Jurassic Mile will be one of the best free holiday activities for kids this December! They’ll marvel at more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs with the tallest dinosaur coming up to almost five meters tall! Your little ones will definitely ooh and aah as they walk down the one-kilometre path along the Changi Coastal Park Connector. This is also a good opportunity to bust out your children’s bicycles to see the dinos on wheels! 

How To Get There: Head to Changi Airport Terminal 2 and look out for ground signages that will lead you to the starting point of Jurassic Mile

Opening Hours: 24/7 

4. Wild Wild Wet

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The best part about our tropical climate is that we get to swim all year round, which makes for one of the most fun things to do this 2021 December school holidays as well. Make a trip down to Wild Wild Wet for a splashing fun time with your kids! If you haven’t visited the water park in a long time, you’ll be happy to know that the park has expanded since its renovation in 2018. There are seven new attractions to the water park including Kraken Racers, which is a kids-friendly four-lane mat racer slide and Royal Flush, a four-in-a-raft thrilling water ride. 

Your little tot can take part in some of the fun water activities with his or her older siblings too! The Kidz Zone features four exhilarating kids-sized versions of the bigger rides! There’s also Yippie!, a shallow pool filled with soft play materials to get your child warmed up to the water. If you’re bringing a baby along, the water park provides baby water carriers and puddle jumpers for your babies to splash about safely. Planning a trip to Wild Wild Wet already? Purchase your Wild Wild Wet Tickets (available on Tinymosquito Attractions) online to maximise your savings!

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, S(519599)
Opening Hours:
Fri – Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Price: $19 – $32 on Shopee Singapore

5. Skyline Luge

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Running out of holiday activities for your kids? One great suggestion is to bring your kids to the Skyline Luge at Sentosa. The Skyline Luge is a go-kart and toboggan ride rolled into one. You can also add on a Skyride ticket and let your kids enjoy Singapore’s scenic skyline before they race down the steep luge tracks! We suggest going for the four luges and Skyride combo for the kids as one ride is never enough. Do check out discounted Skyline Luge tickets (available on DirectConnect) to maximise your savings! 

Parents need not fret about your child’s safety as each rider will receive a safety helmet and all drivers are taught how to control their luges before the beginning of the session. However, do note that only children above six years old will be allowed to ride alone while those below six can ride in tandem with an adult.

Address: Sentosa, 45 Siloso Beach Walk, S(099003)
Opening Hours:
Sun – Mon: 11am – 7.30pm
Thurs: 11am – 7.30pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
Price: $21.90 – $26.90 on Shopee Singapore

6. Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express Exhibition

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Are your kids huge fans of Thomas And Friends? Do they love riding the MRT? If it’s a yes and yes, you need to take your kids to the Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express exhibition this 2021 December school holidays! The Orient Express passenger train was known for its posh interiors and association with luxury travels back in the day. Parents may also find this train familiar as it was featured in novels like From Russia, With Love (featuring the fictional character, James Bond) and Murder On The Orient Express

As one of the best holiday activities for kids, your little rail buffs will be stoked to see the iconic long-distance passenger train first created in 1883 for themselves. This exhibition features the original 1930 carriages and a 158-year-old locomotive that were shipped directly from France. To take the experience up a notch, we recommend dropping by the Orient Express road cafe! Here, your kids can experience what it was like dining in the Orient Express while the adults enjoy a cuppa or two. There’s also an escape room at the exhibition so your kids can live out their detective dreams!

Address: Gardens by the Bay West Lawn, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)
Date: 12 Dec 2020 – 5 Jan 2022
Time: Various timings, details here
Price: $25 – $88

7. Sports Hub Multi-Activity Camp

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There’s no better way to get active and make new friends than to participate in the Multi-Activity Camp at Singapore Sports Hub! As a great holiday activity for kids, this five-day camp is designed for the little ones to try different types of sports and develop new skills in a safe yet fun environment. Some camp activities include soccer, frisbee, tennis, rugby, dodgeball, cricket and even karate. Who knows, your child may find a new healthy hobby to indulge in. Registrations are open so act fast before all slots are taken up!

Address: OCBC Arena, 5 Stadium Drive, S(397631)
Date: 13 – 17 Dec, 20 – 24 Dec, 27 – 31 Dec 2021
Time: 9am – 3pm
Price: $110/pax for one day, $465/pax for five days

8. Horse Art Frenzy Holiday Workshop

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When we think of sports for kids, we rarely think of horseback riding. But this sport can actually be enriching for your kids and help develop positive traits like patience, empathy and self-discipline. Moreover, horseback riding can improve your child’s balance, gross motor skills, muscular development and hand-eye coordination. It’ll also be the perfect thing to do this school holiday for the little animal lovers as they get to interact up close with majestic horses and cute ponies! 

Sign your little tots up for the Horse Art Frenzy Holiday Workshop at Gallop Stable for a fun-filled half-day camp! Your kids will get to meet new friends, experience art jamming, go on pony rides and not to forget, learn more about animals of course! Additionally, the Gallop Stable also offers Stable Experience sessions ($98/pax) for kids three to 12 years old. The 45 minutes session includes a stable tour, hands-on grooming, pony ride and feeding. It’s guaranteed to be one of the best holiday activities for your kids — especially if they are pony lovers!

Address: 100 Turf Club Road, S(287992)
Date: 23 – 26 Nov, 30 Nov – 3 Dec, 7 – 10 Dec, 12 – 17 Dec, 21 – 24 Dec
Time: 9am – 12pm
Price: $185+/pax

9. A2 Kids Parkour Class

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Looking for a holiday activity to burn off your kid’s excess energy? End your search for things to do this school holidays with these kids’ parkour classes organised by A2 Parkour this 2021 December school holidays! First invented as a training program for the French Special Forces, parkour has become one of the coolest sports in town right now. Get your kids’ adrenaline pumping as they run through obstacles and conquer new heights in our vibrant city. Designed for kids ages five and up, this dynamic sport will help your child develop motor skills through fundamental parkour moves such as balancing, falling, jumping, vaulting and climbing.

Address & Time: Various locations, details here
Price: $30/session, $250/10 classes 

10. STEAM Attack Holiday Workshops

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Keep your child’s brain stimulated without sacrificing fun at the Thunkubator’s STEAM Attack Holiday Workshops! The robotic and coding activities will help develop your child’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills. 

There are different themes designed for different workshop dates. Sign the little ones up for workshop one to learn all about light and shadow formation. If they are interested in machinery, workshop two will suit them better as it goes through simple machine concepts involving levers, wheels and axles. Get your kids equipped with knowledge on the latest smart technology as they build their own sensor car in workshop three. Meanwhile, workshop four happens a few days before Christmas and adopts a jolly theme of creating 3D greeting cards for Christmas. Book these two-hour workshops and give your kids something fun to do this school holiday!

Address: 304 Ubi Avenue 1, #01-85, S(400304)
Date: 23 & 25 Nov, 14 & 21 Dec 2021
Time: 2 – 4pm
Price: $55/pax per workshop, $200/pax for four workshops

11. BOUNCE Tramp Camp

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BOUNCE Inc is the perfect holiday activity for your kids to unleash their energy and soar to new heights — quite literally! Beat the boredom this 2021 December school holidays at the BOUNCE Tramp Camp, a dedicated holiday camp for kids 3 years old and up. This three-day camp is jam packed with exciting programs such as trampoline workshops where your kids get to hone their aerial skills as well as wall running to improve their agility. Your children will also get to take on the X-Park, an adventure course that provides obstacles of different difficulty levels. Plus, cheer your kids on as they brave the heights and leap off the raised platform onto a grab bag at the Leap Of Faith station! The little ones will be fully supervised throughout the camp and presented a certificate of completion at the end of all that fun!

Address: Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, #09-01, S(239695)
Date: 22 Nov 2021 – 15 Jan 2022
Time: 9am – 12pm
Price: $290/pax

12. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

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Out of things to do with your kids this school holiday? Then consider ending the year with your kids by celebrating the festive season at the annual Christmas Wonderland together! The eighth edition makes a great holiday activity for kids with its exciting new highlights a Venetian double story carousel and dine-in festive feast at ELFresco. Not to forget, you’ll also be able to witness the mesmerising 3D light installations at the Christmas Wonderland in Gardens by the Bay.

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)
Date: 3 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022
Price: $10/pax

13. A Universal Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore

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Who doesn’t like spending a thrilling day at the theme park? It is, after all, a fun thing to do with your kids during the school holidays. Excite your kids with this holiday activity by going on a trip to Universal Studios Singapore to celebrate the jolly season! Treat your eyes to the blockbuster-inspired Christmas trees and say hi to Otto from the Minions 2: The Rise Of Gru who will be making his debut for some merry mischief! Not to forget, there will be tons of rides for your kids — think Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and Puss In Boots’ Giant Journey. It’s going to be the best day of their lives! Enjoy great discounts on your Universal Studios Singapore Tickets (available on DirectConnect) when you buy them online.

Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, S(098269)
Date: 25 Nov 2021 – 2 Jan 2022
Price: $59 – $100

Fun holiday activities for kids this December

Don’t miss this great opportunity to enrich your kids beyond the walls of the classroom! Remember, the fun can continue even after the December school holidays in 2021 too! Simply bookmark some of these fun things to do with your kids all year round to have your family days all planned out for the next year! When it’s time to get ready for the new school year, equip your kids with the best kids study tables and comfortable white school shoes.

This article was updated on 30 November 2021. Additional research done by Gabriel Choo.

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