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 for some bonding sessions with your little ones. As always, Little Steps has got you covered. From a terrifyingly fun Halloween to movie night out on a lawn, there are a whole bunch of activities to learn and play! We’ll make sure that this school holiday is a fun-filled one for you, so read on for key events and activities for your entire family!
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Let your kids make something really cool during the upcoming September holidays! Artgrain is hosting an Alien Succulent Clay Pot workshop using air-dry clay, turning it into wacky-looking plant pots! The workshop spans over a period of three days, and they have various slots to choose from. Bookings need to be made at least one week before the start of the workshop week, so do remember to sign your kiddos up in advance if they’re interested to make and bring home their very own out-of-this-world alien character pots!
Alien Succulent Clay Pot, www.artgrain.com.sg/alien-succulent-clay-pot-workshop
Which kid doesn’t love Gru’s minions?! Come September, Resorts World Sentosa will be hosting A Minions Perspective Experience, an interactive exhibition that has toured the world and been a success in countries like South Korea and China. The exhibition allows kids to fully immerse themselves in the world of minions, with eight different thematic zones they can explore! They’re going to have a real fun time with each interactive element, including a Fart Gun Test in Gru’s lab and El Macho Memory Game in the Villains zone.
A Minions Perspective Experience, www.klook.com/a-minions-perspective
Through the Hello, Changi Precinct exhibition at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3, kids and adults alike can learn all about the places in and around Changi Airport! There are a total of eight different districts that make up the Changi Precinct, and the interactive exhibits allow you to get a taste of each one through fascinating stories about what makes them unique. Each zone is also super vibrant and colorful — so remember to snap some pics as a family while you’re there!
Hello, Changi Precinct, www.changiairport.com/hello-changi-precinct
Kids who love learning more about our precious planet will adore this exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore. The active, engaging exhibits help showcase some of Earth’s physical functionings and also explain how Earth changes affect the different spheres. It’ll also educate the little ones about how the actions of humans impact our planet and how we can effectively respond to changes that result from it. The whole family can have a fun experience together while taking part in activities like an AR Sandbox and a Disaster Teamwork exercise.
Earth Alive, www.science.edu.sg/earth-alive
Le Le the panda is turning one, and they’re throwing a party to celebrate! Join in the fun during this month-long day to night celebration at the Singapore Zoo and Mandai River Wonders. Kiddos can meet Le Le in the day and pen down well wishes for him, and don’t forget to take photos with their adorable panda family mascots while you’re there! At night, take a stroll through Mandai River Wonders and enjoy the lovely light installations together as a family.
Panda-stic Party, www.mandai.com/pandastic-party
You might be familiar with Let’s Play at Marina Square, a thematic play space in the mall that’s been ongoing for a while now. The space previously held their Peppa Pig and World Of Nickelodeon events, and has recently become a Dinosaur Adventure Park! The newly transformed space will make young ones feel as if they’ve been transported to Jurassic Park, and is filled with lots of fun and games, including dinosaur rides and VR adventures. There’s even a meet and greet session where your kids can say hi to a dinosaur and even take some cool pictures!
Let's Play, www.sistic.com.sg/events/dino0922
Gather your family and friends for some exciting adventures, where your playground is nature. ForestPlay is specially curated with children 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
It’ll be a nice family day out at Marina Bay’s Carnival By The Bay! On both days, the carnival grounds will be open from 5pm to 9:30pm, with lots of activities to entertain the kiddos! There are interactive arcade games, cool inflates and even an outdoor movie theatre. Movies start screening at 7:30pm, and families are more than welcome to bring their own picnic mats and beanbag chairs if they’d like! You can even pack some sandwiches or light snacks so that the family can much on some food while enjoying the movie together.
Carnival By The Bay, www.marinabayalliance.com/mbacarnivalbythebay
Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival as a family at Gardens By The Bay! A lovely array of lantern displays will be lit up in the gardens once night falls, something that both you and kids can admire while taking a slow walk together through the beautiful gardens. If you’re planning to visit on weekends, you’ll be able to catch live stage performances as well as shop at their weekend marketplace. Bask in the vibrant atmosphere while you bond as a family.
Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
You may have grown up in an era when technology wasn’t as advanced, but kids these days can barely comprehend a world where everyone didn’t yet own a smartphone. Why not take them to an exhibition which chronicles the growth of technology from the 1970s all the way until 2000s, allowing them to learn more about the way people used to work, live and play back in the day. They’ll be fascinated by old-school gadgets along the way, and you yourself might end up feeling nostalgic while walking through exhibits featuring the different eras.
National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 , www.nhb.gov.sg/nationalmuseum
Celebrate Halloween early this year at the S.E.A. Aquarium! Gather sweet treats as you guys wander through the amazing aquarium — something that will definitely delight the kids — and learn more about the marina animals living there. If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to wave hello to their Skeleton Divers at the Open Ocean Habitat as they feed a tank of manta rays and fishes! The aquarium’s manta mascots will also be dressed in Halloween costumes so that the whole family can snap a picture together to commemorate the visit.
S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269, www.rwsentosa.com/deep-boo-sea
A fast-paced production that will keep your kids engaged throughout, Gretel & Hansel is about Gretel’s journey towards becoming a big sister and her initial struggles with jealousy and sibling rivalry. The humorous play will also touch on subjects like courage and family love, highlighted during scenes where both Hansel and Gretel learn to get along during their adventure into a dangerous forest. Do note that the mandarin version is performed until September 2, 2022 and the English version is performed from September 4 to September 8, 2022.
Gretel & Hansel, www.srt.com.sg/gretelandhansel
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
Bring the kids down to the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to check out the Celestial Bodies lantern installation they’ve put up for the Mid Autumn Festival. It’s an outdoor exhibit comprising of five spherical lanterns that represent Moon, Earth Sun, Saturn and Mercury. Each one is an adorable character and the kids will surely coo when they see them! Although the installation runs from August 16 all the way until September 25, 2022, during the weekend of September 3 and September 4, 2022 there will be special programs happening down at the lawn.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, Singapore 327874, www.sysnmh.org.sg
Gather your friends and family and head down to Sentosa for a complimentary outdoor movie by the beach! On selected evenings, they play selected movies so that friends and families can enjoy them together under the stars. It’s free admission with no bookings required, but do note that there are limited seats available — so you might want to come early or perhaps bring along your own mats and foldable chairs. No outside food and drinks are allowed, and there is also a size guide for mats and foldable chairs. For more info and to know which movies are playing, check out the link below.
Movies By The Beach, www.sentosa.com.sg/movies-by-the-beach
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