Time to relax and recharge now that school’s out! With the September holidays around the corner, now’s a great time to set aside some time aside for some bonding sessions with your little ones. As always, Little Steps has got you covered. From a terrifyingly fun Halloween, to a food extravaganza, a chance to experience the magic of nature in this urban jungle and a whole bunch of other activities to learn and play, we’ll make sure that this school holiday is a fun-filled one for you. Read on for key events and activities for your little ones and your entire family!
Spanning across 60,000 sq ft, the Museum of Ice Cream in Dempsey boasts of a fabulously insta-worthy haven featuring 14 all-new installations that are all about the love of ice cream! The museum’s sprinkle pools in its New York and San Francisco locations are among the hot favs, and we get to bask in the world’s largest sprinkle pool ever! There’s also a sea of candy pink and yellow jungle adorned with 10,000 bananas plus kids can go wild in the fully functional, Singapore-inspired Dragon Playground. Nice! The Cafe, Bar & Retail Shop offers free admission to the public. Savor signature ice cream flavors at the cafe or wind down at their verdant outdoor bar with specialty milkshakes, light bites, and beverages. Coffee and tea are also available at the bar. Opens daily from 10am to 11pm every day from Thursday - Sunday.
Museum Of Ice Cream Singapore, 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837, www.museumoficecream.com/singapore
Now that school’s out, give your children an avenue to let out some of that pent-up energy! Head to entertainment hub Downtown East, where Kiztopia is hosting its first-ever inflatable palace themed playground. This indoor entertainment playground is known for “learn to play” and “play to learn” mission, so you know your little ones are in for the perfect balance of fun and discovery. There are seven giant inflatable castles, craft zones, Instagram booths and more, so hop on down down for some fun today.
Jumptopia, D’Marquee @ Downtown East (Pasir Ris), 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599, www.kiztopia.com/upcoming-events/jumptopia/
Explore the fascinating world of science at the newly Dinosaurs of Antarctica at the Centre's Omni-Theatre! There, dinosaur lovers will find themselves embarking on some roarsome adventures as they journey through a surreal world of primitive forests and thick swamps to encounter extraordinary dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. You also will journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of million years ago, alongside intrepid Antarctic scientists, as you go on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation. Welcome to the prehistoric world of Gondwana!
Omni-Theatre, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433, www.science.edu.sg/visit-us/omni-theatre/dinosaurs-of-antarctica
Gather your family and friends for some exciting adventures, where your playground is nature. ForestPlay’s September Family Package is specially curated with children and family in mind. Expect a refreshing experience, away from the hustle and bustle of city life we’ve grown to be so familiar with, through activities such as building fire pits, woodworking, mud play and sand play!
ForestPlay, 112 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098945, +65 8482 8960, www.forestplay.com.sg
Heads up – a new movie is in town, just in time for the school holidays! Introducing Paw Patrol, an animated film that will take your kids on an adventure like no other. Follow Ryder and the superhero puppies as they come together to save the citizens of Adventure City from villain Humdinger!
Now screening at various cinemas in Singapore. More information here!
The popular Children’s Festival returns to Gardens by the Bay, this time featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Garden – an outdoor trail with larger-than-life inflatable animals! Step into the fascinating Wonder Gardens as Bruno Bear and Little Kong reunite with their good friends — Cheerful Caterpillar, Radiant Rhino Beetle, Super Speedy Snail, and the Lovely Ladybirds — and create many new memories at the Supertree Grove. When you’re there, don’t forget to pick up your complimentary trail booklet and discover the fun stories that our Art-Zoo friends have to share – you’ll be able to redeem exclusive stickers when you complete the trail activities!
Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953,
+65 6420 6848, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/things-to-do/calendar-of-events/childrens-festival-art-zoo-wonder-gardens.html
When in Singapore, no matter our age, we often bond over our love for food. This September, a mighty annual food extravaganza returns, where you and your little ones can rediscover and indulge in the vibrant local flavors of Singapore. Expect a smorgasbord of events and activities, such as virtual food tours, live masterclasses, restaurant collaborations and themed workshops. The event continues to be held online, so you’ll get to enjoy everything in the comfort of home.
Singapore Food Festival, www.singaporefoodfestival.sg
Get ready for some thrills and scares, because Halloween has arrived at Resorts World Sentosa. Think Meet & Greets, scores of candy treats, photo opportunities with scary monsters, and Halloween-themed food for the complete rising scare-o-meter experience. Plus, dress up in a Halloween outfit and you may just snag a prize at the Best Costume Contest!
Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/en/attractions/universal-studios-singapore/promotions-and-events/trick-or-thrills
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with lights, lanterns, luscious mooncakes, and of course, some family bonding time. A whole serious of celebratory events await, from a street light-up, virtual tour, to a mooncake-making workshop and other online activities. It's also a good time to remind your little ones about the significance of the Festival, and how some believe that a full moon represents prosperity and unity for the family.
Chinatown Festivals SG, www.chinatownfestivals.sg
This one’s for the creative little minds. At this photography trail that’s specially designed for children, your kids will get to explore the city and discover Singapore’s historic monuments. Under the guidance of a professional photographer, these little shutterbugs, armed with child-friendly digital cameras, will learn to take the best photos of their favorite sights. Sign them up for this photography-cum-discovery adventure today! This activity is recommended for children between the ages of eight and 11.
Singapore Philatelic Museum, Coleman St, 23-B, Singapore 179807, +65 6337 3888, www.nhb.gov.sg/spm/programmes/activities-and-events/city-photography-trail
Engage in a series of physical tours and virtual experiences led by everyday Singaporeans at My Community Festival! My Community Festival seeks to showcase Singapore’s community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences. You’ll explore charming cultural gems in Singapore, meet expert craftsmen, watch traditional shows such as wayang kulit, xinyao or getai, amongst many other activities that are usually hard to come by!
My Community Festival, www.mycommunityfestival.sg
My Little Kingdom Garden Workshop at Gardens by the Bay (September 5, 2021)
Pesta Ubin 2021 (September 4, 5, 11, 2021)
Footwork 2021 at Esplanade (September 4, 5, 11, 12, 2021)
I HATE MUSIC: Stories for Big and Little People (September 6, 2021)
398.2 Storytelling Festival (September 8, 2021)
Warriors' Holiday Camp at Gardens by the Bay (September 8-9, 2021)
The Singapore Diving Talent Search (September 9-12, 2021)
*Main Image Credit: ForestPlay