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Kid's activities for September School Holidays 2013 (Singapore)

What another holiday!!!

June Holidays were just yesterday, and now September School Holidays are upon us. It may only be a week-long, but there are activities galore during this holiday, from 7th to 15 Sept. This is reserved for most students to gear up on the final exams. Nevertheless, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy.

Need help to figure out what to do this holiday?
Do not fret; we bring you the top 10+ September School Holidays for kids. These activities will help bond the families together.

1) Have a Staycation

No time for an extended vacation? A holiday is but a mere stone's throw away in Sunny Singapore. Have a staycation at the family favourite Resort, World Sentosa. Other notable locations include Marina Bay Sands, Fullerton Hotel and  Shangri La Rasa Sentosa.

See our reviews on Festive World RWS and Equarius Hotel RWS for more staycation ideas.

2) Visit the Neigbours

Sunway Lagoon

Want to travel but would prefer to take long flights? Try a bus ride to Genting or a trip to Sunway Lagoon.

Legoland Malaysia

For closer-to-home options, head down to Legoland Malaysia to see the world's first Lego Death Star from Star Wars made of 750000 Lego bricks with 10,000 unique glow-in-the-dark tiles.

Bintan Lagoon Resort

If the bus is not your preferred mode of transport, you can consider a cruise to Bintan for some Sand and Sun!

3) Cruise the High Seas

Superstar Virgo Cruise

Take a cruise to the high seas. Star Cruise has a low-season promotion at 50% off all Pax. Cruising is great for family bonding, as experienced on our cruise holiday with Superstar Virgo.

4) Have a Family Studio Session

Orange Studios
Say Cheese!

It is time to update the family portrait. If you are interested in capturing precious and fun family moments with the young ones, we recommend Orange Studios. We had a studio session with them and were pleased with the results.

Check out this space next week for a special promotion for our readers!

5) ARTS for Kids
WowART Holiday Workshops

Fancy making a mythical dragon, doing Chinese ink painting or a French artist's impression? How about a holiday art class for the kids. WowART is having a series of holiday workshops, especially for kids aged 2.5 years and up.

Check out our special discount and giveaways for the WowART Holiday Workshops.

6) Playground Time

Singapore Top Indoor Playgrounds

The holidays are always a good time to bring the child out for some playground fun. However, given the sunny conditions in Singapore, it may not be wise to bring the child out for play in the hot afternoon. Fret not; Singapore has a lot of indoor playgrounds catering to kids. Our Singapore Top Playgrounds list has been a hit amongst our readers and is an excellent source of information for parents planning their next indoor playground trip.

7) Catch a Movie
2 kids-friendly shows will be screened during the holiday week.


From above the world of "Cars" comes "Disney's Planes," an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty's not exactly built for racing—and he fears heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, inspiring a spellbound world to soar.

Coby the Robosapien

A robot boy and a human boy team up to save their respective parents, who are held captive by the organization that funded the robot's creator.

8) Visit a Pet farm

Pasir Ris Kids Kampong

There are 2 places in Singapore that we discovered for small animal lovers. The first would be the Pasir Ris Kids Kampong, and the other would-be The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum. If you are into old-style longkang fishing, the Kids Kampong is a wise choice. On the other hand, if you are always fascinated with 4 legged turtles and tortoises, the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum will not disappoint you!

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

9) Go for a Moonwalk
The Mid-Autumn festival is upon us. It's time to take out those lanterns and head outdoors to walk under the moonlight.

Mid-Autumn Festival@The Gardens

13 - 22 Sep 2013
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Mon - Fri) 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Sat-Sun)
Free Admission
This year, we recommend a new destination for your lantern-swaying kids. Head down to Gardens by the Bay for their first Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens. The Dragonfly Lake will make a good backdrop under the moonlight. There will be many performances from local and overseas groups, ranging from dance and drama to music and opera. Charity Events such as releasing sky and water
lanterns and a Family day walk will be held. 

Chinatown Mass Lantern Walk

15 Sep 2013
Start: Open Field Banda Street
 The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 celebrations will culminate with a Mass Lantern Walk. Enjoy a leisurely-paced lantern parade procession under the moonlight, dazzling street light-up and decorations in Chinatown. Be greeted by a wide range of entertainment from dragon dance and energetic cheerleading performance to percussion band during the walk. The Lantern Walk will conclude with stage performances and a pyrotechnics display in the heart of Chinatown. Open to the public.

Jurassic Safari

30 Aug-23 Sep
Sun-Thurs 1030am-1130pm
Fri-Sat 1030am-1230am
Adults -$11 Children(2-12) $5

Look forward to being thrilled by over 20 attractions, including gigantic life-size dinosaurs filling the gardens. For the only time, you can witness dinosaurs roaming, fighting and roaring among the trees and greenery in the Chinese Garden. On top of that, prepare to get dazzled by hundreds of lanterns brightening up the entire arena and lighting up the pathways as you walk around the ground of the attraction-filled garden. 

In the evening, watch the nightly live shows that feature incredible acts, including performances by Shaolin kung fu masters. These highly-trained masters bring you an unforgettable display of acrobatic feats where you're bound to get blown away by their almost super-human skills.

10) Exercise
Bay East Gardens

Time to discard the iPads and stop being couch potatoes. Visit a park, take your skates and scooters out or even jog. Exercising with the family is both healthy and refreshing. We recommend Bay East Gardens for a scenic exercise route.

11) Special Events for kids

Sentosa Buskers Festival

7-15 Sep
430pm -1030pm
Merlion Plaza to Sentosa Beach
Catch Titan the Robot, an international sensation that performed with many superstars, or watch the Tivoli Boys Guard in action, along with an enthralling mix of world-class street buskers! Don't forget to show your appreciation by tipping the busker hats. The complete Schedule can be found here. For those planning a Staycation in Sentosa, don't miss this out!

Open House @ Central Fire Station

Every Saturday at Selected Fire Station
What do the firefighters do to respond quickly to fire & rescue calls? What are the emergency vehicles available at the fire station? Do you want to experience riding on the Red Rhino and take a nice photo of yourself in a a fire jacket?

Go for their free open house every Saturday from 9-11am. For groups of less than 10, just walk in and experience the life of a firefighter. For groups of more than 10, refer to the Singapore Defence Force Site for more details.
I Wanna Play@ Link

7 -8 Sep
Marina Bay Link Mall

Start your school holidays with a blast at the Marina Bay Link Mall! I Wanna Play @ MBLM features an exciting weekend with seven game stations featuring some of our favourite carnival games– Ring Toss and Bull's Eye– the kids would love it!
The games target children 12 and below, but the whole family can join in too.
Simply spend a minimum of $10 at MBLM, win a game card to participate at these stations, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes!

Simply Switzerland

 6-29 Sep 2013
Terminal 3 Level 2 Check-in Row 11
12 pm-10pm

Children will love the Winter Playground, which consists of a giant inflatable and a ski carousel! This holiday special is available on Teachers' Day, the September school holiday and two subsequent weekends. 

There is also an interactive exhibition of Switzerland, a lucky draw contest, dessert-making demonstrations, food giveaways and a cow stacking challenge to win a 6D/5N Holiday to Switzerland! 

 Creative Chief Series

9 Sep -13 Sep
10am-1pm or 2pm to 5pm
Fee: $320

For children aged 7-12, the Creative Series aims to develop the children's literacy, creative writing and speaking with clarity and confidence. Unleash their creativity in how they think, speak, write and act.

Early bird special at $280 before 31st Aug. More information available here

12) Shows for Kids
The Tale of the Frog Prince

29 Aug-Sep 2013
Tue - Fri, 10am, 2pm
Sat & Sun, 11am, 2pm & 5pm

DBS Arts Center

The Tale of the Frog Prince is filled with humorous dialogue, colourful characters and catchy tunes. With songs like "Just a Little Scratch," "No One Wants to Kiss a Toad", and "A Special Friend," this musical play will be a treat for audiences both young and old.

Littlest Pet Shop" Live Show

30 Aug-12 Sep
Mon-Fri 2pm & 7pm ) No shows on Tues
Sat-Sun 2pm, 5pm, 7pm.
United Square

Join Blythe, the aspiring artist and her friends on their adventures!
Free Admission 
Barbie Live!

10-14 Sep 2013
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
2.45pm& 6.45pm
Thursday &Saturday:
11am, 2.45pm & 6.45pm
Sands Theatre

The stage is about to get a makeover! See Barbie™ live on stage in this all-new musical production filled with contemporary and energetic song and dance. It may not be our cup of tea, but we are sure it will be a hit with our female fans!

Bookmark this page. We will be updating it closer to the holidays!


  1. Thanks for the suggestions and collating the info. It has been useful!

    1. You are welcome LD! Hope it helps in the planning for this short break!

  2. Thanks for the post. we tried Merlion Plaza to Sentosa Beach and it was fun. Keep it up


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