Mar 2, 2012

25 March School Holidays Activities for Kids

UPDATED List here:

The school holidays are upon us once more! And though it is just a short one-week break, there are lots of things to see, do and just have fun!

1. i Light Marina Bay 2012

Back in December 2011, we had a sneak peek at the upcoming i Light Festival 2012 at Marina Bay. Now in its 2nd edition, it is Asia's first and only sustainable light art festival. Themed "Light Meets Asia", the festival will feature innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations by 30 multi-disciplinary artists, with a strong focus on works from Asia.

Apart from the blindingly beautiful light installations, visitors can also look forward to other complementary activities - including a night picnic and carnival, outdoor performances, guided light walks, educational talks and workshops - all to ensure there is something for everyone from the young to the old.

Venue: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
Dates: 9 Mar  - 1 Apr 2012
Time: 7.30pm - 11.00pm
Charges: FREE

*Night Carnival happens on Saturdays & Sundays, between 7pm to 11pm. For a complete listing of the festival's events, kindly click here:

2. Transformers Cybertron Con 2012

OOH... now this is the BIG one!

We think Daddy is the one most excited kid in our household. Any surprises there?

For the first time in Southeast Asia and following the its successful inaugural convention in Shanghai in 2010, the Transformers Cybertron Convention will be held in Singapore at the Resorts World Convention Centre from 11- 14 March 2012.

In addition to an extensive display of Transformers toys, cartoon animation and video games, there will also be panel sessions with Hasbro and Transformers experts and a 22-foot tall Optimus Prime statue!

Venue: Compass Ballroom, Resorts World Convention Centre
Dates: 11 - 14 Mar 2012
Time: 11 Mar (11am - 9pm); 12 & 13 Mar (10am - 9pm); 14 Mar (10am - 6pm)
Charges: Day Pass - $12; 4-Day VIP Pass - $68
Purchase your tickets HERE.

3. Sentosa KidZ Flea Market

This March School Holidays, ‘Playtrepreneurs’, aged between 7 and 12 and accompanied by an adult, will put on their ‘business suit apron’, set up their booths and learn the ropes of running a little business.

'Playtrons' of all ages are welcomed to visit the Sentosa KidZ Flea Market and support the aspiring young ‘Playtrepreneurs’! The buzzing flea market will keep everyone entertained with a list of performances, from fascinating magic shows to engaging puppet shows.

Venue: Merlion Plaza, Sentosa
Dates: 10 - 18 Mar 2012
Time: 2.30pm - 7.30pm
Charges: FREE (excludes island admission and parking charges)
For more information:

4. Play - The Three Little Pigs

The time has come for the three little pigs to seek their fortunes. What will happen to them when the Big Bad Wolf gets in their way?Embark on an adventure with the three little pigs as they battle the Big Bad Wolf with their charming and witty ways!

An original adaptation of the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pig teaches little ones how success can be achieved though hard work and perseverance.

Filled with humour, this endearing tale will leave you squealing with glee and howling with laughter!

Venue: DBS Arts Centre
Dates: 1 Mar - 14 Apr 2012
Time: Mon, Tues & Thurs - 10am; Wed & Fri - 10am & 2pm; Sat & Sun/Public Holiday - 11am & 2pm
Charges: $20 (Weekdays); $28 (Weekends & Public Holiday)
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

5. FUTURE PERFECT: A Bioethics Theatre Play by the Necessary Stage

3 stories are intertwined in this brand new play about human enhancement. Light-hearted, dramatic and sometimes poignant, FUTURE PERFECT is the perfect educational play to highlight issues of biomedical ethics and to leave the audience wanting more.

Please reserve your seats with Susan Lim at 6425 2516 or

Venue: Dalton Hall, Science Centre Singapore
Dates: 5 - 9 Mar 2012
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Registration begins at 2pm)
Charges: FREE

6. Musical - Sing to the Dawn

In a small village in the heart of Southeast Asia, Dawan competes with her brother Kwai for the coveted single scholarship for the City High School. Kwai just wants to further his own ambitions, but Dawan has bigger dreams in mind. When Dawan wins, she becomes the object of her father’s anger and frustration, and her brother’s bitter enemy. Confronted with an impossible decision, Dawan must find the strength and determination to do the right thing, sometimes against the advice of her elders and peers.

Kampung life, drama and song meet in this classic and timeless story of a girl and her fight for justice, against the odds.

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Board
Dates: 5 - 19 Mar 2012
Time: Monday to Thursday: 10am & 2.30pm ; Friday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm ; Saturday: 10.30am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Charges: S$32 (Cat 1), S$28 (Cat 2)
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

7. Play - Egg & Spoon

Welcome to the magic circle where we celebrate the wonders of nature. Sit down and relax on our comfy cushions as two characters, Percy and April, guide you through the four seasons. Make some friends while you play peek-a-boo in our puddles or dance at the butterfly party. You’ll see how everyone likes to sleep on the moon cushion or cover themselves with snow from their first year to their fortieth, from spring to autumn and back again.

This is a highly interactive production for very young children where you can simply rock and roll around the clock to our lullaby or crawl into the middle and be a star! *Recommended for children aged 1 to 4 years old.

Venue: ACT 3 Theatre, ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre
Dates: 6 - 11 Mar 2012
Time: 7 - 9 March: 9.30am ; 6 - 9 March: 11am ; 10.00 & 11.00 March: 10.30am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Charges: Weekday: $25 ; Weekend: $28
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

8. Singapore Botanic Gardens' (Jacob Ballas Children's Garden) March 2012 School Holiday Programmes

*To find out more about the details of each programme, please click on the title of the programme.

- Edible Flower Cake in a Pot (A Floral Arrangement & Cup Cake Decoration Workshop)
Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels
Date: Saturday, 10 March 2012
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Fee: $30.00 per child (including all materials)
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

- Pond Life Discovery (A Guided Tour)
Suitable for children in K1 – P2 levels
Date : Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Fee: $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

- Storytime with Sara at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (A Storytelling cum Guided Tour)
Suitable for children in N1 – N2 levels
Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Fee: $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

- Herbs & Spices Tour (A Guided Tour)
Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels
Date: Thursday, 15 March 2012
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Fee: $6.00 per child & $6.00 per accompanying adult
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

- “Celebrating Wildlife”- An Investigative Workshop Series: Freshwater Habitats (An Investigative Biodiversity Workshop)
Suitable for children in K1 – P6 levels
Date: Friday, 16 March 2012
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $50.00 per child (including all materials & refreshment)
Location: Botany Centre

- “Nature & Community’s Tales” Drama Series: Peacock and Juno (A Drama Workshop)
Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2012
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Fee: $10.00 per child
Location: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

9. Birthday Tea Party with Garfield & Odie

Children can join the 2-day Tea Party with Garfield and Odie filled with games, cake and refreshments. Redeem one Party pass for every $30 spent at the mall.

Venue: City Square Mall
Dates: 10 & 11 Mar 2012
Time: 2pm & 5pm

10. Great Shopping Fun @ AMK Hub

Kids Fiesta: 9 -18 Mar 2012
11am - 9pm
Bouncing Castle, Xbox 360 Kinect Game Stations, LEGO® Displays & Building Corner

It's Showtime!: 9 to 18 Mar 
Monday to Friday: 4pm & 7pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Juggling Performances & Magic Shows

Roving Characters: 10 Mar to 15 Apr 
Saturday & Sunday: 2pm, 5pm & 8pm
Featuring Clown on Wheels, Columbus Ventriloquist, Bubble Doll, Glimmer Fairies Stilt Walkers, Circus in a Suitcase Juggler & Water Dippers

11. Forest Adventure @ Compass Point

We had tried the mini 9-obstacle rope course, and we loved it!

Venue: Compass Point Shopping Centre
Dates: 9 - 18 Mar 2012
Charges: $15 and $5 for a subsequent second round.

12. Wow Experience @ Bedok Reservoir Park

Or head on down to Bedok Reservoir Park for the REAL thing, where Wow Experience will also be setting up their all times favourite outdoor games such as the Zorb and Bloop balls as well as an exciting Combat Skirmish arena on the Forest Adventure ground during the March School Holidays.

Venue: Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park
Dates: 9 - 18 Mar 2012
Charges: One hour game at $33; Half an hour game at $20.

13. Koko the Great Book Party

The story of Koko the Great is created based on the work of Liu Kang, one of Singapore’s leading artists. Now available as an e-book and app, Koko the Great includes English and Mandarin audio features, interactive animal sounds and an original soundtrack.

Come join us for an interactive audio recording session and book signing with author Natalie Hennedige, illustrator Twisstii, local celebrity Chua Enlai and media personality Danny Yeo!

Recommended for children from 4 to 7 years old.

Venue: Woods in the Books, Millenia Walk #02-32, 9 Raffles Boulevard
Dates: 10 Mar 2012
Time: 4pm - 5pm
Charges: FREE

14. Library in the sky @ Singapore Flyer

Learning has no boundaries, as storytellers from NLB’s kidsREAD initiative engage your child with a fun story-telling session from 165m - a first-ever moving library in the sky.

Venue: Singapore Flyer
Date: 10 Mar 2012
Time: 2.30pm - 3pm & 4.30pm - 5pm
Charges: $20.65 per child

15. Power Rangers Samurai Meet & Greet @ Toys 'R' Us
All timings at 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

10 Mar: VivoCity
11 Mar: Tampines Mall
16 Mar: United Square
17 Mar: VivoCity
18 Mar: Tampines Mall

16. Straits Family Sunday: Jazz it Up! - Workshop

Do your homework in style with personalised stationery. Create a pencil topper and a notepad, all with a Peranakan twist. Go on a special tour of the galleries to learn about objects that Peranakans personalised, such as nyonyaware and sarongs (geared to children aged 6 to 8).

Venue: Ixora Room, Peranakan Museum
Date: 11 Mar 2012
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Charges: Complimentary with paid admission
For more information, please visit here:

17. Holiday Activities @ Plaza Singapura

Gundam Age
Check out the latest Gundam Series, Gundam AGE! Learn how to assemble model kits from our instructors, scan the new AG Gundam model kit in the new Gage-ing machine to experience a virtual battle.

Experience Cardfight!! Vanguard @ Plaza Singapura
Role-play your favourite character from Cardfight!! Vanguard and battle it out with your friends in Card Capital using unique standing duel tables! Learn to play the game in our workshops from friendly instructors. Collect exclusive premiums when you complete our stamp rally. Form a team of three and participate in our team tournaments on 17 & 18 March!

Venue: Main Atrium L1, Plaza Singapura
Dates: 12 - 18 Mar 2012
Charges: FREE

18. Disney On Ice Presents Let's Celebrate!

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Dates: 15 - 18 Mar 2012
Time: Thu & Fri - 3.30pm & 7pm ; Sat & Sun - 10am, 2pm & 6pm
Charges: $88.50, $58.50, $38.50, $18.50.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
For more information, please visit here:

*UPDATED: Get ready for Disney On Ice before the real thing by visiting the following malls!

2 - 4 Mar: White Sands
9 - 11 Mar: Tiong Bahru Plaza
10 - 11 Mar: West Coast Plaza (Meet & Greet at 1pm) 
10 - 11 Mar: Square 2 (Meet & Greet at 3pm) 
16 - 18 Mar: West Coast Plaza

Children can interact with their favorite Disney characters through an 'Augmented Reality', try out finger skating at the 'Finger Skating Station' and create their own Disney masterpieces at the 'Colouring' corners. Also, don't forget to bring your cameras to the meet and greet sessions!

19. Barney's Musical Castle - Live on Stage

Barney returns to Singapore with one of his most loved live-action stage shows, featuring the medieval-themed, musical-fantasy adventure with kings and knights, an enchanted forest, a live marching band, lots of dancing, a costume parade and 20 favourite kid-pleasing tunes including “Mr Knickerbocker”, “The Green Grass Grows All Around” and “If You’re Happy”.

Barney, Baby Bop and BJ have found a lost crown in the Enchanted Forest and must return it to the King. Joined by children and animal friends, the dinos make their way to the King’s castle – a memorable visit and lots of fun!

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 9
Dates: 15 - 18 Mar 2012
Time: Thurs, 7.15pm; Fri - Sun, 2.30pm; Sat & Sun, 11.00am , 2.30pm , 5.30pm
Charges: S$88, S$68, S$48, S$28
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

20. World Story Telling Day @ The Arts House

Celebrate World Storytelling Day 2012 with exciting stories from around the world that you can participate in. Travel to a time when animals talked and tricksters ruled. Join in for riddle stories that the whole family can solve and stories that show you how to craft a piece of art. There will also be something special for young ones to take home to remind them to keep on sharing stories.

The Story Tree will feature stories of animals, magic and wit that will bring young ones closer to nature. This session is recommended for children ages 4 to 6 years.
Venue: Screening Room @ The Arts House
Date: 17 Mar 2012
Time: 3pm
Charges: Adult - $15; Child - $10
Purchase tickets here:

Crafty Tales will feature stories involving movement, paper-cutting and riddles to thrill. This session is recommended for children ages 7 to 9 years.
Venue: Screening Room @ The Arts House
Date: 17 Mar 2012
Time: 4.30pm
Charges: Adult - $15; Child - $10
Purchase tickets here:

21. Concerts for Children: Peter and the Wolf (SSO)

Since its appearance in 1936, Prokofiev’s immortal symphonic fairytale Peter and the Wolf has enthralled audiences of all ages. Indisputably the most popular of classical works written for children, this delightful piece recounts how young Peter sets off into the woods against his grandfather’s advice, encounters a run in with a wolf, and eventually emerges victorious – with a little help from his friends. Hear how each character in the story is depicted by a different musical instrument. Make this an unforgettable family musical outing!

*Recommended for children aged 4 to 14 years old.

Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre (Theatre), Republic Polytechnic
Date: 17 Mar 2012
Time: 11am & 1pm
Charges: Standard - S$30, S$25
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

22. MindFest

MindFest is an annual festival, organised by the Science Centre Singapore with the aim to bring together “playful inventors” of all ages. Now into its 7th year at the Science Centre, participants of MindFest 2012 can choose from the following exciting activities: Air Rocket; Air Cannon; Infinity Mirror; Light Catcher; Light Painting; Magic Wand; Wind Blades; and Wind Tubes.

Venue: The Marquee, Science Centre Singapore
Dates: 24 & 25 Mar 2012
Time: 10am - 5pm
Charges: Adults - $9; Child - $5; Senior Citizen - $6
($3 per set of activity materials)

23. The Three Big Bullies (Children's Chinese Drama)

A long time ago, there once lived a tyrant named Zhou Chu, who was feared by many for his bad temper. The bully was a little boy who has the arrogance and strength of a dragon, a howl louder than a lion, hotheaded and impatient as a tiger. The little boy always insisted on having things his way. Every child at the playground was fearful of him. Along came two evils, Tiger and Dragon, who terrorised the playground. To be well liked, the little boy decides to chase the two evils away. Will he be able to defeat the two evils and become everyone’s hero?

Experience the re-telling of a Chinese Classic (with a modern twist) about bullying and its consequences, with drama, traditional hand puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets by the Paper Monkey ensemble.

Performed in Chinese, no English subtitles. Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Venue: School Of The Arts Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive
Dates: 23 & 24 Mar 2012
Time: 23 Mar - 8pm; 24 Mar - 2pm & 8pm (50 minutes)
Charges: $20
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

24. Drama - The Little Mermaid

Watch this well-known fairy tale come to life on stage and immerse in the sparkling Kingdom under the sea with the Little Mermaid.

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building
Dates: 31 Mar 2012
Time: 8pm (90 min)
Charges: $20; $18 for child 2-12 years old
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

25. Run & Raisin' 2012

Organized by TOUCH Young Arrows (TYA), Run and Raisin' 2012 is a fund-raising event which comprises a charity run and carnival to benefit some 400 disadvantaged children and families. Enjoy a day of fun and games with your friends and family or slip on your trainers and do your part!

Venue: East Coast Park, Area E2 (Open field near the food centre)
Dates: 31 Mar 2012
Time: 10am - 5pm
5km Fun Run: $30 per pax or $110 for 4 pax
10km Competitive: $40 per pax or $150 for 4 pax
For more information and registration, please click here:

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Harry said...


Thanks! Nice article! BTW, which is your favorite holiday, and why? Just curious! ;)

The cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Harry,

Thanks for dropping by!

Our fave holiday would be one that involves a road trip, particularly in Australia. We love the roads there, and the carefree nature of such a trip there.

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