September School Holidays activities for kids

Holiday season is back!

It may be a short one week holiday, but rest assured, children (and parents) all over Singapore will want to maximize the one week break. Final exams can wait. It is time to recharge the batteries with activities for kids for this holiday.

We bring you our quarterly list of activities for kids for the holidays. Find an event or a place to play, take the opportunity to learn new skills , see a play or catch a movie and last but not least , explore Singapore latest attractions for families.

Without further ado, its time to PLAY , LEARN, SEE and EXPLORE!

All work and no play makes Jack or anyone else dull, so loosen up, relax, let done your hair and PLAY!

Chinatown Mid Autumn Celebrations 2014
23 Aug to 28 Sep
Various Events
Take your lanterns and go for a walk around Chinatown

Chinatown Mid Autumn Festival Walk (Free)
Meeting Point: Information Booth in front of the stage at Kreta Ayer Square
Date: 30 & 31 August 2014, 6 & 7 September 2014Time: 2pm – 3.30pm & 5pm – 6.30pm

Festive Bazaar & Carnival (Free)
Date: 23 August – 8 September 2014
Time: 11am – 10.30pmVenue: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street

Mass Lantern Walk (Free)
Date: 6 September 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm – 10 pmVenue: Starting point – Kreta Ayer SquareEnding point – Along New Bridge Road (Main Stage in front of Lucky Chinatown)

Nightly Stage Show (Free)
Date: 24 August – 8 September 2014
Time: 8pm – 10.30pmVenue: Kreta Ayer Square
Mid Autumn Festival @ The Gardens
4-14 September
6pm-11pm ( Mon to Fri) , 3 Pm-11 pm ( Sat to Sun)
Free admission
Highlights include Giant Lantern Set Pieces , Performances by local artistes , Taiwanese lantern exhibition and more. Plus fireworks on 4th September!
Check out our visit to the spectacular Mid Autumn Festival at The Gardens last year.

Geronimo Stilton Live on Stage
3-15 Sep
United Square
Mondays to Fridays : 2pm and 7pm Weekends : 2pm, 5pm and 7pm
No shows on 9 Sept, Tuesday (FREE)

This September school holiday, get ready for some cheddarfic action as we present Geronimo Stilton ‘Live’ show happening for the first time in Singapore! Kick-start the holiday with a fun fabumouse family vacation!Kids can look forward to an engaging mousey adventure filled with games, dance, songs and a whole lot of fun! Get your paws ready to tap and clap along!
From 6Sep 2014

Coming soon from a galaxy far, far away! A new indoor experience that’s fully air-conditioned and showcases over 2,000 well-known LEGO Star Wars models and iconic scenes from all six episodes and the Star Wars™: The Clone Wars animated series. Meet your favourite characters like Yoda, R2-D2, Darth Vader and the legendary Sith Lords, all made from LEGO bricks. An amazing experience for the whole family. Opening 6th September 2014!
Selected Events
Galaxy Hunt – Explore and challenge your knowledge in all 6 Star Wars Episodes.
LEGO Academy @ LEGO Technic - 11am – 5pm(Collect your LEGO Star Wars Galaxy Hunt Activity Kit here and complete your Hunt before 5pm!)
Characters Meet N’ Greet
Catch LEGO Darth Vader appearances from September 6th!The Beginning - 4 pm & 5 pmHotel Lobby - 11.30 am & 5.30 pm
LEGO Star Wars Mini Showcase
Star Wars Short Film showcase Hotel Daily – 11am to 4.30pmLEGO Academy - 11am to 4.30pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Colouring Contest @ LLM Hotel
Daily from 29 August to 30 September - 1:30pm, 3:30pm
LEGO Star Wars Mystery Mural Building Activity
Daily from 29 August to 30 September - 11am - 5pm

MoonFest 2014
5-8 Sep 2014

A Mid Autumn Celebration is an annual Chinese arts festival held in celebration of the mid-autumn festival, Chinese artists and traditional art forms. Through Chinese traditional performances, workshops and talks, it seeks to inspire and expose audiences to the intricacies of Chinese language, arts and culture. Featuring both ticketed and free programmes, highlights of the festival include Chinese opera, ensemble performances, puppetry, lantern riddles, cross talk, Chinese chess and the popular lantern walkabout.

Selected Events
Lantern Walkabout
6 Sep, Sat, 7.45pm (Gather at the Esplanade Forecourt, at 7.30pm)
Grab your favourite lantern and enjoy a moonlit walk with your family and friends along the Esplanade waterfront!

The Adventures of Wu Gang
6 & 7 Sep, Sat & Sun, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
You have probably heard the Legend of Chang Er and Hou Yi, but have you heard about the adventures of Wu Gang and the Jade Rabbit? Handsforth presents a re-imagined puppetry performance of this lesser-known Mid-Autumn tale that gets our younger ones thinking about the value of self-sacrifice.

Orchid Extravaganza
Flower Dome , Gardens by the bay
9 am to 9 pm Daily
Orchid Extravaganza
Orchid Extravaganza kicks off with Singapore Garden Festival 2014! Marvel at the spectrum of colours in the 10-metre-tall orchid kaleidoscope, wander through an orchid tunnel and enjoy the competition orchids showcased by the Orchid Society of South East Asia.

Panda Party
6-14 Sep 2014
River Safari
Adults and kids alike have lots to look forward to at River Safari this September school holidays! Visit our panda awareness booth, register for Giant Panda Forest guided tours, catch our educational show & tell segments, plant your panda pledge on our pledge wall, and create your very own panda art & crafts.
Sentosa Buskers Festival 2014
6-14 Sep 430pm-1030pm
Beach Plaza-Palawan Beach
This September, come with the whole family and be entertained by local, international and budding buskers who are all set to wow you with their amazing performances. It’s going to be an electrifying festival!
For the full listings, refer here.
Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC 2014)
6-7 September
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Hall B & C
10 am - 8pm
Tickets from $19 . Kids below 12 goes free on 7 Sep

Billed as Singapore comic con, fans of popular pop culture will be delighted with offerings from the world of toys, games, comics, anime, manga and collectibles. There will be stage performers, cosplay and autograph session. For a preview , check out our visit to STGCC 2013

Total Turtle Takeover
15 Aug -14 Sep
City Square Mall(FREE)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " Live on Stage"
6-14 Sep , L 1 Atrium
Mon- Fri : 2pm, 7 pm Sat and Sun : 1 pm, 4 pm & 7 pm
Join the TMNT as they rise from the sewers of New York City and into Singapore

Turtles TV night
5-14 Sep , B1 Fountain Square 8 pm daily(FREE)
Watch the TMNT on the large screen in 2 different episodes from season 2 and enjoy some Colouring fun too!

Singapore Top Indoor Playground

If your child is the 'sporty time' let them have a spin at the numerous indoor playgrounds all over Singapore.

Need a recommendation?

Check out our comprehensive and updated list of the latest Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore for 2014.

RWS Sea Aquairum Teachers Day Promotion
5-7 Sep
Teachers would be having a break too during this September school holidays. RWS would like to treat all MOE staff win free admission plus complimentary back of house tour. Friends and family members get a special $25 admission ( up to 6 tickets )

Use this one week break to pick up a new skill and discover your hidden talents.

The Nightingale Holiday Drama Programme
08 - 12 Sep 2014: 10am . Recommended for Age 3-5 $388
The Loft Singapore Repertory Theatre

Let your voice out this holiday and have a royally fun time navigating the big wide world with a beautiful nightingale!
Don't miss this exciting week of drama, art and craft, music, and tickets to SRT's The Little Company production of The Nightingale, plus an exclusive meet-and-greet session with the cast and a backstage tour of the theatre, all culminating in a performance at the end of the week for friends and family.

Watch a play or a musical, there are lots to see and learn during this one week break!

Bubble Magic Pep Bou's Wonderful World of Bubbles
10 -14 Sep 2014
Wed: 1pm & 3.30pm ,Thu - Sun: 11am & 1.30pm
Tickets $70,85

Bubble Magic - Pep Bou's Wonderful World of Bubbles is a brand new show from the world-renowned bubble whizz. Wordless and wonderful, Bubble Magic is a 65 minute visual and comic feast for children and adults alike.
12 Aug 14 Sep 2014
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm Sun: 12pm & 5.30pm

Conceived by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects, innovatively integrating acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music.

Drum Tao : Seventeen Samurai
5 Sep 7 Sep 2014
Fri: 7.30PM Sat: 3.00PM & 7.30PM Sun: 3.00PM

Direct from TAO's successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburg Festival Fringe, this brand new production, TAO: SEVENTEEN SAMURAI tells the story of Seventeen Samurai where they takes you on a journey to ancient times, evoking the traditional disciplines of strength, pureness of mind and the spirit of the fearless Samurai warrior, burning like an endless flame. The intense energy and sound created by the Samurai warriors chase is juxtaposed, with timeless beauty and grace from the ladies and their soulful melodies.

Looking for Mama
25-29 March 2014
Tree House@ Goodman Arts Centre

Looking for Mama tells the adventure of brave little tadpoles in search of their Mama. They meet different creatures in the pond and ask, "Where is our Mama? Are you our Mama?" Everyone tells the little tadpoles that their Mama is completely different from them. So how does Mama look like?
Follow Paper Monkey Theatre on this heartwarming journey as they show-and-tell with drama and handcrafted puppets!
Planes : Fire & Rescue
September 4
Major Cinemas
Dusty is back!

"Planes: Fire & Rescue" is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire.
Potted Potter The Unauthorized Harry Experience
9 -14 Sep 2014
Tue & Wed: 7.30pm
Thu - Sun: 5pm & 7.30pm

POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books(and a real life game of Quid ditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!

The Cat who Grew Fat and other Fables
5 - 7 Sep 2014
Fri, 10.30am & 2pm , Sat & Sun, 2pm & 6pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio $18

In a battle of wits between a crane and a tortoise, who will emerge the eventual winner? How does a bear save his monkey friend who is trapped in a bell? Ever wondered what happens when three mice discover a barrel full of oil?
These are just some of the fables you will find in this traditional shadow puppetry performance from Hunan. Let your children learn moral values such as the importance of friendship and humility through these humorous and witty fables.

The Nightingale
1 Aug -14 Sep 2014
Tue - Fri: 10am & 2pm Sat & Sun: 11am, 2pm

SRT's The Little Company brings you a refreshing new take on Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved fairy tale. Directed by Kate Golledge (Red Riding Hood, 2013), The Nightingale is a joyful burst of song that reminds us all to appreciate and value the world around us

Curious about the latest family attractions in town?

Take a peek at what's hot in Singapore (other than the infamous weather)
Alive Museum
Suntec City Level 3 , 10am- 10 pm Daily
Adult $25 Child $15
Alive Museum
Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. There are actually 2 Trick Art musuem in Singapore. Alive musuem from Jeju , Korea makes Suntec its home for its trick arts. Here you will find comic inspired and local inspired artworks amongst others.

Trickeye Museum
RWS , 10am-9 pm Daily
Adult $25 Child $15
Trickeye Museum
Trickyeye Museum is Singapore first 3D museum in Singapore. Located at RWS, this Korean originated trick art museum promises a fun time for the family.


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