Kids Rejoice: 14 Free & Paid Activities In Singapore For December School Holidays 2019

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Are your kids all pumped up for the 2019 December school holidays? We bet they are! Parents, there’s no need to rack your brains over holiday activities for kids! We’ve got you covered with a wide array of paid and free activities in Singapore your little ones are bound to love! 

December school holidays 2019 free activities

1. Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2019

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If you’re looking for a meaningful event to kickstart the 2019 December school holidays, why not bring the kids along for an eye-opening experience at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore! As its name suggests, this is a rare budget-friendly creative event catered to art enthusiasts of all ages. With an aim to make art more accessible, all pieces showcased at the event will be priced under $15,000. 

This family-friendly event is free for children under age 16 and provides several exciting activities for the little ones. Your children can either rock along to the upbeat tunes at The Gingerbread Man Performance by SRT’s The Little Company or take part in the free If Lines Could Dance workshop to explore their creative side!

Address: F1 Pit Building, No. 1 Republic Boulevard, S(038975)
Date: 22 – 24 Nov 2019
Time: Varies depending on the date, details here

2. Fire Station Open House

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Is your child interested in becoming a fireman? Make their dreams come true this 2019 December school holidays with a visit to the fire station. Open for educational visits every Saturday, your kids can spend an exciting morning at the fire station. Watch them scale up a rescue ladder, slide down the fireman’s pole and have a go at using a fire hose! If you plan to visit in a big group (more than 10 persons), make an advance booking here.

Address: Various locations, details here
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 9am – 10am, 10am – 11am

3. Free Movie Screening

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Most kids enjoy a good movie night but heading to the cinema can be a taxing experience for parents — think wailing kids who can’t stay in their seats for long. Which is why the Tampines West Community Club’s free movie screening for 2019 December school holidays is such a great alternative! 

Firstly, it’s completely free of charge so you can leave anytime your child gets bored. Secondly, the community club has ample space for your little monsters to run around. Last but not least, the movie line-up for November and December is perfect to get your children in the holiday spirit with blockbusters like Bumblebee, Aquaman, The Grinch and Mary Poppins Returns!

Address: Tampines West CC, 5 Tampines Avenue 3, S(529705)
Date: 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 21 Dec 2019
Time: 7.30pm

4. Island Lights

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The annual Island Lights event at Sentosa Cove is back this year with impressive light installations and performances that are bound to mesmerise your kids! Curated by Space Objekt, this year’s line-up includes light art pieces from local and international artists. Check out Candy Quartz, a colourful installation with seesaws your little ones can enjoy with other kids! 

You also wouldn’t want to miss out on Pink, an interactive performance by Polina Korobova and Tina Fung which will lead the whole family into the magical world of glitter dollhouse called ShimmerShack. Did we also mention that pink cotton candy will be given out for free at the start of the performance? Yummy! Besides these Instagram-worthy installations and performances, your kids can also look forward to other festive programmes such as movie screenings and the Boat Light Parade. 

Address: Sentosa Cove Village, 1 Cove Avenue, S(098537)
Date: 16 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

5. Weekends In The Park: Mass Chalk Art Drawing

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Vandalism is against the law in Singapore but that doesn’t mean your kids’ creativity has to be restricted. At Parkland Green, the little ones can go crazy with their doodles and create impressive masterpieces! Simply grab some free chalk from any business outlets at Parkland Green and doodle on the concrete floor nearby. Don’t forget to take some Instagram-worthy shots with your child’s final piece as a keepsake of the 2019 December school holidays!

Address: Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Park, S(449875)
Time: Daily, 7.30am – 11pm

6. Mr Dragon’s Great Escape

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It’s Children’s Season at Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) this 2019 December school holidays! You know what this means — a wide array of brain-stimulating holiday activities for kids! In My Dragon’s Great Escape, your little warriors have to solve mind-boggling puzzles in a quest to free Mr Dragon. They will also meet other mythical creatures along the way who’ll help them on their adventure. The interactive installations and engaging story trail will keep the children entertained for hours. 

Once you’re done saving Mr Dragon, we suggest checking out other programmes offered by ACM! This includes a children’s fan painting workshop on 30 November and a Chinese seal workshop on 28 December.

Address: Asian Civilisation Museum, 1 Empress Place, S(179555)
Date: 16 Nov – 29 Dec 2019
Time:
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 7pm
Fri: 10am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 7pm

December school holidays 2019 paid activities

7. Build Your Own Plushie Workshop 

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Plushies play an important role for kids, often as their best friends and confidants. During the 2019 December school holidays, sign your kids up for the Build Your Own Plushie workshop! This simple workshop will teach your little ones to create plushies utilising felt cloths, stuffings, adhesive and cutting tools. The non-sewing session is suitable for kids five to 12 years old and will take them through the fun process of designing their unique product from scratch. 

Address: 428 River Valley Road, #02-07, S(248327)
Date: Ongoing every Thurs, Sat & Sun
Time: Various timings, details here
Price: $65/pax (check out with promo code to get a discount, valid till 31 Dec 2019)

8. KidZania Singapore

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Instead of asking your kids what they would like to be when they grow up, why not take them to KidZania Singapore this 2019 December school holidays to explore different occupations themselves? KidZania is a kids-friendly indoor edutainment theme park where children gain real-life experiences by role-playing in a wide variety of jobs. The 81,000 sq ft kid-sized city is modelled after the real world with buildings, vehicles and even a functioning economy! 

Here, your child can role-play as an actor, artist, pilot, cabin crew, chef, chiropractor, dentist, surgeon, financial consultant and more. The life skills acquired on the ‘job’ can boost your child’s confidence and give them inspiration for their future career goals. Additionally, the little ones will also realise the importance of money management! This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting holiday activities for kids, but before you make the trip, purchase KidZania tickets (available on Changi Recommends) for a lower price on Shopee Singapore! 

Address: Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, #01-01/02, S(098008)
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
Price: $48.30/child on Shopee Singapore

9. Skyline Luge

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Running out of holiday activities for kids? If you have not brought your kids to the Skyline Luge at Sentosa yet, the 2019 December school holidays will be a great time to do so! The Skyline Luge is a go-kart and toboggan ride rolled into one. Before that, why not add on a Skyride and let your kids enjoy Singapore’s scenic skyline before they race down the steep luge tracks! 

We suggest going for the 4 luges and Skyride combo for the kids as one ride is never enough. Do check out discounted Skyline Luge tickets (available on Changi Recommends) to maximise your savings! Also, parents don’t 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: Daily, 10am – 9.30pm
Price: $18.50 – $24.50 on Shopee Singapore

10. Sports Hub Multi-Activity Camp

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The 2019 December school holidays is a great chance for your kids to get active and make new friends! There’s no better way to do so than to participate in the Multi-Activity Camp at Singapore Sports Hub. This 5-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 (healthy) new healthy hobby to indulge in! 

Address: OCBC Arena, 5 Stadium Drive, S(397631)
Date: 2 – 6 Dec, 9 – 13 Dec, 16 – 20 Dec 2019
Time: 9am – 3pm
Price: $465/pax for 5 days, $110/pax for 1 day

11. Disney: Magic Of Animation Exhibition

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Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy and more — meet cartoon characters who have dazzled us through our childhood at the Disney: Magic of Animation exhibition this 2019 December school holidays! Curated for the young and the young at heart, the exhibition will uncover the magic behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ most iconic films, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Lion King and the ever-so-popular animated movie Frozen. The kids will get to go backstage and learn about the art and technology used to bring their favourite characters to life. Plus, they can get a sneak peek of the upcoming movie Frozen 2 at the exhibition!

Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, S(018974)
Date: 26 Oct 2019 – 29 March 2020
Time: Daily, 10am – 7pm (last admission 6pm)
Price: Various prices, details here

12. Parkour Trial Class

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Looking for a way to burn off your little monkey’s excess energy? End your search with a Parkour Trial Class organised by Superfly Monkey Dragon this 2019 December school holidays! First invented as a training programme 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 four and up, this dynamic sport will help your child develop motor skills through fundamental parkour moves such as balancing, falling, jumping, vaulting and climbing. 

Many parents share a common misconception that parkour is too dangerous for kids. But fret not, the coaches at Superfly Monkey Dragon ensure the little ones go through proper warmups, body conditioning and cool downs throughout the session. Moreover, children can gain more understanding of their body capabilities and limits at the trial class. This, in turn, makes them stronger and safer when engaging in other physical activities.

Address: Various locations, details here
Date: Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun
Time:
Mon – Wed: 5pm – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 10am, 10am – 11am, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Sun: 9am – 10.30am
Price: $35 – $38 (check out with promo code to get a discount, valid till 31 Dec 2019)

13. Imaginique Singapore Children’s Festival

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A fan of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival or Brisbane’s Out-Of-The-Box Festival? Now you can bring your kids to the Imaginique Singapore Children’s Festival that’s happening this 2019 December school holidays! Designed for young audiences, this festival presents live theatre and music experiences for children under 12. 

One of the shows you must not miss is Air Play, a street theatre performance that combines circus tricks and sculptural artistry to create a spectacular show that’s like nothing your kids (or you) have ever seen before. Think larger-than-life balloons and giant floating kites suspended in the Esplanade Theatre! 

Your kids may also like to check out LOO, a sensory performance that uses stunning visual effects and a pool of sand to narrate the breezy adventures of a gust of wind. Meanwhile, the Toddler’s Room is set up for little tots under three years old and will play host to mini dance performances to stimulate babies’ curiosity. There’s something for everyone at Imaginique, which is bound to be the highlight of your child’s holiday! 

Address: Various locations, details here
Date: 13 – 22 Dec 2019
Time: Various timings
Price: $40 – $70

14. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

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What’s a better way to end the year with your kids than with celebrating the festive season at the annual Christmas Wonderland? The sixth edition brings with it exciting new highlights including a Christmas Parade, Poinsettia Wishes floral display, 3D light installations and Santa’s Workshop — be sure to take a photo with Santa, his elves and the dancing Santarinas! While there, don’t miss out on the 18 traditional carnival games and amusement rides — a definite crowd-pleaser each year.

We for one are looking forward to Meadow Theatre which will present four theatrical productions and Blizzard Time where the children can experience a ‘snowfall’ in Singapore! Get ready to capture some Insta-worthy shots this Christmas!

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S(018953)
Date: 29 Nov – 26 Dec 2019
Time:
Mon – Thurs: 5pm – 11pm
Fri – Sun: 4pm – 11pm
24 Dec: 4pm – 12.30am
25 Dec: 4pm – 11pm
26 Dec: 4pm – 11pm
Price: $6 – $10

It’s party time for the kids!

Can’t wait to sign your kids up? In the meantime, check out other holiday activities for kids! You can head to the best climbing gyms for both adults and children or take your kids to these outdoor kids’ playgrounds in Singapore! Remember, the fun can continue after December school holidays too! Simply bookmark some of these fun things to do with your kids all-year-round.


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