Sep 3, 2013

September School Holidays Activities for Kids 2013

(Daddy compiles)

School's out, Fun's in! Well, for one week at least anyway. And after that, we will just have to endure through the final school term of the year before getting all festive once again with the year-end holidays! Until then, here is a list of holiday activities for your little ones this September break from school.

Littlest Pet Shop 'Live' Show

Venue: United Square Shopping Mall
Dates: 30 Aug - 12 Sep 2013
Times: Mon - Fri 2pm & 7pm (No shows on Tues) | Sat & Sun 2pm, 5pm & 7pm

The Tale of the Frog Prince

The Tale of the Frog Prince musical play teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, treasure their friends and also serves as a light-hearted reminder that we should treat everyone with kindness and respect.

Dates: 29 Aug - 29 Sep 2013
Times: Tue - Fri 10am & 2pm* | Sat & Sun 11am, 2pm* & 5pm* 
*Timing is only applicable for specific show dates 
Venue: DBS Arts Centre
Tickets: Weekday $21, $18 | Weekend $29, $26
To buy tickets, click HERE.

Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb

Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb is an exhibition pairing mummies and artifacts culled from the extensive and famed Egyptian collection of the British Museum with an innovative 3D film experience. For the first time in Singapore and Southeast Asia, the secrets of the mysterious Egyptian burial practices and mummification process will be revealed in technologically-advanced detail.

If you have time, be sure to visit the Essential Eames and 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic exhibitions too. The monkies visited all three over the weekend and they enjoyed themselves!

27 April – 4 November 2013

29 June 2013 - 5 January 2014

17 August - 27 October 2013

Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Times: 10am - 10pm (Last entry at 9pm)
Admission: Click HERE for ticket prices.

Disney's Planes Movie

A spin-off of Pixar's 2006 animated film Cars, Planes takes off with an international cast of the fastest air racers around. It is a comedic film packed with action and adventure starring Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race, despite his fear of heights. With the help and support of a fleet of new and hilarious characters, Dusty wings his way into the biggest challenge of his life. Opens in cinemas islandwide from 5 Sep 2013. MOVIE REVIEW HERE.

Winter Playground @ Changi Airport

Revel and indulge in the wonders of Switzerland at Changi Airport’s ‘Simply Switzerland’ event this September! Head down to the airport to take part in the Cow Stacking challenge for a chance to win a 6D5N trip to Switzerland for 2 adults and 2 children, while children will be thrilled with the winter playground as well!

Venue: Terminal 3, Level 2, Departure Check-In Hall Row 11 (Public area)
Date: 6 - 29 Sep 2013
Time: 12pm - 10pm

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

Dates: 6 - 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 Sep 2013
Times: 12pm to 10pm
*Present a single same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$40 (S$30 for Changi Rewards members) from any Changi Airport outlet to redeem one (1) activity pass. Minimum height to participate is 0.8m.

Fly Fly Away @ The Centrepoint

Venue: The Centrepoint, L1 Atrium
Dates: 7 - 12 Sep 2013
Times: 7-8 & 13-14 Sep 1pm & 7pm | 9-12 Sep 1pm

Panda Party at River Safari

Get ready for panda-monium this September as giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia celebrate their birthdays and first anniversary in Singapore. Sign up for a free guided tour of the Giant Panda Forest or get your face painted like a panda’s. Happening from 7 - 15 Sep 2013, click HERE for a full listing of all activities!

Goodman Arts Centre 3rd Open House 

Enjoy a relaxing day of creative fun at Singapore's Largest Arts Enclave with over 12 tracks, and 150 programmes across all arts genres by over 200 Goodman Arts Centre (GAC)'s artists and arts groups! And it is all FREE for kids to try out! Click HERE to download a complete listing of the programme planner.

Dates: 7 & 8 September 2013
Time: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre (90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053)

I Wanna Play @ Marina Bay Link Mall

Test your skills with games such as Putter Golf, Kurling, Bull’s Eye, Bounce the Ball and many more at the 5 game stations in the Subterranean of Marina Bay Link Mall! Also enjoy other outdoor action at The Lawn with Tee Ball and Frisbee trials/game slots.

Dates: 7 & 8 Sep 2013
Times: 11am - 7pm
Venue: Marina Bay Link Mall
*Shoppers who spend a minimum of $10 at MBLM get to redeem a game card which entitles to play at all seven stations, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes. More details here.

Feed Me! at Gardens by the Bay

This September, come meet Gardens by the Bay's resident carnivorous plants at the Cloud Forest! Look out for the Plant Ambassadors stationed at the Lost World, who will tell you more about these fascinating plants. Then, pick up an activity sheet and make up your own story about one of the plants featured!

Dates: 7 & 8 Sep 2013
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Lost World (Cloud Forest)
Programme Fee: Free*
Activity sheets are available while stocks last, at the Education Room, the Canopy and the Lost World (Cloud Forest).
*Admission charges to the Cooled Conservatories apply.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Street Light-up & Bazaar

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There is no better place to soak in the festivities and celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival than in Chinatown. The district, where the Chinese first settled, relives the traditional festival with aplomb. Be enchanted by the lantern-themed decorations of Chinatown as New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and the inner streets of Chinatown are decorated and lit up by a spectacular myraid of over 20,000 colourful lanterns of varying shapes and sizes, creating a kaleidoscope of colours.

Official Light-Up and Opening Ceremony
Date: 7 Sep 2013
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

Street Light-up
Dates: 7 Sep - 4 Oct 2013
Times: Sun - Thurs 7pm – 12 mn | Fri & Sat 7pm – 2am
Venue: New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road, Mosque Street, Pagoda Street, Temple Street, Smith Street, Sago Street and Banda Street

Festive Street Bazaar
Dates: 6 - 19 Sep 2013
Times: Mon - Sun 11am - 10.30pm
Venue: Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Smith Street, Sago Street and People’s Park Complex

Sentosa Buskers Festival 2013

The wackiest street performances event is back on Sentosa! This September, Sentosa Buskers Festival will gather the best buskers from Singapore and around the world to entertain you with mind-blowing performances on the island. For nine days, you will enjoy performances from different cultures, from good old traditional juggling to modern day mime. The festival doesn’t stop at just busking performances, you get to learn how to juggle or have a taste at being an acrobat with help from a local circus school.

The festival stretches from the Merlion Plaza to Siloso Beach, with performances, buskers training boot camp, food street, beer garden and ‘lost and found treasures’ flea where vintage collectors can get their hands on some rare finds to add on to their collection.

Dates: 7 - 15 Sep 2013
Times: 4.30pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Merlion Plaza, Merlion Walk, Beach Plaza & Siloso Beach
Admission: Free (island admission & carpark charges will apply)
More details:

Singapore Maritime Gallery 1st Anniversary Carnival
7 -15 Sep 2013
Programme details in the poster below

Race Me To The Stars

RACE ME is the biggest scale Soap Box Derby event in Singapore so far. The 2013 finals will take place on Sept 8, 2013 at National University of Singapore, Carpark 5. Besides the soap box derby race there will also be other fringe activities at NUS carpark 5, Sports and Recreation Centre. Admission is free.

Date: 8 Sep 2013
Time: 9am - 7pm
Venue: NUS Sports & Recreation Centre, Carpark 5

The Importance of Imagination Workshop
(Details in poster below)

Barbie LIVE!

Barbie Musical comes to Singapore for one week only! 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.

Dates: 10 - 14 Sep 2013
Times: Tue, Wed & Fri: 2.45pm & 6.45pm | Thurs & Sat: 11am, 2.45pm & 6.45pm 
Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $95, $125
To buy tickets, click HERE.

Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens

Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Mid-Autumn Floral Display @ Flower Dome
Date: 9 Sep - 6 Oct 2013
Time: 9am - 9pm (Note: Conservatories will be opened till 11pm from 13-22 Sept)
*Admission charges to the Flower Dome applies

Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens 2013
Beautifully crafted lanterns light up amidst the greenery at the “Mid-Autumn Festival @ The Gardens” jointly organised by the Chinese Newspapers Division of Singapore Press Holdings, People's Association and Gardens by the Bay. The event features elaborate lantern displays, cultural performances and Chinese delicacies.

Date: 13 Sep –  22 Sep 2013
Time: 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 3pm – 11pm (Sat & Sun)
Location: Bay South, Gardens by the Bay
Programme Charge: Free admission
*More details HERE.

Moonfest 2013

Launched in 2005, Moonfest - 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 traditional Chinese 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.

Dates: 13 - 15 Sep 2013
Times: Various timings
Venue: Esplanade
Website: Kindly visit for a complete listing of programmes.

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Downtown East

Catch the movie ‘Forbidden Kingdom’ under the stars as family and friends enjoy tea and mooncake samples. Kids can participate in a signature Lantern Parade around Downtown East and also, look forward to a  vibrant LED-lit dragon dance performance. Details of event in poster above.

Pets & Friends CARE @Telok Blangah

Singapore Pets Idol reaches super-speed as Pets & Friends goes Fast & Furry at Telok Blangah this September! Get to meet fellow pet-lovers, make new friends, exchange pet-care tips or ideas and find out how you can become a volunteer of the "Pets & Friends" CARE community. Other activities include Hamster Races, Dog Obedience and Agility, Bird Singing and Rabbit Show Competitions, Cat Displays & More! 

Date: 15 Sep 2013
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Telok Blangah Community Club

Mass Lantern Walk at Chinatown

The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 celebrations will culminate with a Mass Lantern Walk. Come dressed like a lantern or bring along your creative lantern to join in the lantern walk which is open to the public. 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, energetic cheerleading performance to percussion band during the walk. The lantern walk will conclude with stage performances and pyrotechnics display in the heart of Chinatown.

Date: 15 Sep 2013
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Start Point - Open field in front of Banda Street & End Point - New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street

LEGOLAND Malaysia First Birthday Celebrations

If you are planning to visit LEGOLAND Malaysia during the weekend of 14/15 Sep 2013, you are in luck - LEGOLAND Malaysia will be celebrating its first birthday then! Be sure to expect loads of surprises and excitement as the theme park celebrates in style! More details HERE!

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Samantha said...

Thanks for sharing. Was thinking where to bring my kids to this sept. The Marina bay link mall is something new to us!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Samantha,

Glad that you found the list to be useful! Have fun with your kids this Sep sch hols! :)

Kelly said...

Really glad to chance upon this blog! I have added to my Favourite.
Please continue to update, thanks a zillion!!!

Michele said...

There's also Peter Pan shows and workshops at Centrepoint. Great blog!

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your kind words and support! :)

Cheekiemonkies said...

Hi Michele,

Thanks for letting us know. It has been added! :)

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