Jul 17, 2020

5 Outdoor & 10 Virtual July School Holidays 2020 Activities for Kids Singapore

This will probably be the only time when all kids will get a one week school holidays break in the middle of July. Strange times we are truly living in. In any case, a break is a break and if Circuit Breaker had me taught me anything, it is that spending time together with the family is never enough.

So if you are planning to head outdoors - with masks and proper safety measures, of course! - I have five suggestions for you. And since events are still not allowed to be organised, the bulk of it have moved onto the virtual online space - I have also ten recommendations for your kids too... most of them are FREE!


STAR WARS Virtual Run 2020
Now until 30 September 2020
$25 (5.4km) | $40 (40km)

In the STAR WARS Virtual Run, you get to decide what and where your running track is, be it your city, neighborhood or even on the treadmill. Run solo, or with a friend to complete your chosen distance all at once or divide it up to fit your schedule. Choose from either 5.4km or 40km run and receive a 3-D Engraved Finisher Trophy (LIGht or DARK side) upon completion! For more details and to sign up, visit HERE.

Run Nila Run Virtual Series
Stage 1: 24 - 26 July 2020
Stage 2: 7 - 9 August 2020
$9.99 per stage, or $18.99 for 2 stages

Join in the Run Nila Run - running across Singapore virtually and with your family! Sign up to run, walk or cycle your chosen distance (from 1km to 10km) and track your activity anytime between 24 and 26 July (Stage 1). You can also sign up for Stage 2, which runs from 7 to 9 August, to celebrate National Day with a good workout! To sign up, visit HERE.

Venture out to the less crowded Nature Parks

There's nothing like the great outdoors and be together with Nature. So bring the family to the nature parks... even better if they are not crowded at all. See my five suggestions HERE. Or if you prefer other options, you can see my best outdoor parks compilation in each respective GRC HERE.

Head to one of the Reopened Attractions

A host of attractions in Singapore have been given permission to re-open. Some of them are currently running promotions and I have compiled all of them for you here in one place...and you can read it HERE.

Staycation, maybe?

Need to let out those pent-up travel longings? At least some of our local hotels have reopened for staycations! More hotels are given approval every day, so you can view the list of hotels that are already accepting bookings HERE.


Playeum at Home LIVE Series
Every Friday (17, 24 & 31 July 2020)
4:30pm to 5:15pm
FREE. No registration required.
For all children aged 5 to 12

Come join Playeum at Home and let your child create! The series looks at discovering different ways of experimenting, playing and creating with everyday recyclable materials that we typically find in our own homes! What can we do with the toilet roll cores we have? Or that stack of rubber bands you have been collecting from your takeaways? Take charge, get your creative juices flowing at home and start on a maker project with Playeum's playmakers as virtual company! Join in the fun every Friday at 4.30pm on Playeum's Facebook Live!

StoryFest Online
17 - 27 July 2020

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, StoryFest is an annual festival that celebrates and showcases a variety of styles, repertoire, and cultural arts presentations of storytelling from Singapore and around the world. With the theme ‘The Heart of Story’, StoryFest Online 2020 invites audiences to experience the power of stories and be inspired to build their own community as they listen to the messages at the core of stories. Click on the links below to tart watching!

Story Picnic (4 videos)
The Story Tree (5 videos)

Ready for KiDLit!
18 July 2020
10am - 4.15pm
FREE (Registration required)

Calling all kidlit lovers! Get ready for a day filled with fun storytelling, writing and drawing activities! Join some of our beloved children’s book writers and illustrators online as they show us how to do dramatised storytelling, write wacky poems, learn about emotions and out-draw each other in an epic illustrators' battle! Light up your day with all these free activities as kidlit comes alive!

Join in for the online sessions on 18 July 2020, from 10.00am – 4.15pm, streamed live on SBC Facebook and YouTube. Register for the event HERE! For more details, visit HERE.

Tech-related Talks & Workshops for Kids, Youths & Young Parents
18 - 28 July 2020

Can you imagine your little ones coding their first Python program? How might your teens prepare for a career in cloud computing? What does science say about the way your family uses digital devices? Get your answers to these questions and more, with Smart Nation Singapore's online series of upcoming tech-related talks and workshops! Register for free HERE.

HERE COMES KAYA AND ROTI! “Where Are Our Friends?”
18 - 26 July 2020
18 - 20 July: 3pm | 21 - 23 July: 7.30pm | 24 - 26 July: 11am
$30 (PAssion Card Members enjoy $5 off ticket price)

Kaya and Roti love to tell stories and sing nursery rhymes. More importantly, they love meeting new friends. But... with everyone stuck at home, what can they do? With the help of their pal Guyou, Kaya and Roti must rally together, get creative and find new ways to connect with their friends!

Playful, imaginative and engaging, HERE COMES KAYA AND ROTI! “Where Are Our Friends?” reinvents classic Mandarin nursery rhymes as a three-part interactive family show series. Get the kids off the couch with sing-alongs, improvisational storytelling, craft sessions and more, peppered with audience participation and live interactions from the cast. For tickets, visit HERE.

Zoo-m Explorer Camp
Animal Senses (For ages 6 to 9): 20 & 23 July 2020; 10am - 11.15am
Wild Careers (For ages 10 to 12): 20 & 23 July 2020; 1.30pm - 3pm
Facilitated LIVE over Zoom

Looking for school holiday programmes to engage the children? Now they can take part in this virtual camp from the safety and comfort of home! How powerful is the African painted dog’s sense of smell? And what does it take to work in the Zoo? This July school holiday, learn all about these at the Zoo-m Explorer Camp... online! For more details and to register, visit HERE.

I Am A Young Mixed Reality Creator
20 - 24 July 2020
2.30pm - 5.30pm
FREE (Registration required)

Specially designed for students aged 10 to 15 years, the first ever complimentary “I Am A Young Mixed Reality Creator” workshop is part of the annual Caltex Singapore’s Fuel Your School Tech programme. It will be conducted as a home-based learning virtual classroom setting with at least three Science Educators in each class, guiding participants to fulfil the following objectives:
- Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
- Create an Augmented Reality project using ZapWorks and a comic book
- Complete the “I am a Young Mixed Reality (MR) Creator” programme and receive an e-certificate and badge upon completion

To register, visit HERE.

e-Pets' Day Out
25 July 2020; 3pm - 4.30pm

e-Pets' Day Out (e-PDO) is back for its second instalment on Saturday, 25 Jul! Join NParks' Animal Welfare Group (AWG) partners Cat Welfare Society (CWS), Hamster Society Singapore (HSS) and Noah's Ark CARES (NAC) as they introduce some of their adorable animals looking for 'fur-ever' homes!

Got a question about your pet that needs answering? Ask the vets and learn basic dog training tips from our animal behavourist during the live chat segments! Tune in to our AnimalBuzzSG Facebook page on Saturday, 25 July from 3pm to 4.30pm and stand to win fun packs containing limited edition merchandise, including goodies for your furry friends.

Singapore Science Festival 2020
25 July - 8 August 2020

The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) celebrates its 20th year by going completely virtual. The theme of this year’s festival, Empowered by Science, invites budding scientists and curious minds like yourself to dream big and harness the power of science to discover the limitless possibilities you can achieve. From 25 July to 8 August, #SSF2020 will offer over 30 interactive events and activities that you can access anytime, anywhere. More details on the activities will be updated at www.sciencefest.edu.sg/.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra City in Nature (Online Concert)
26 July 2020; 6pm - 7pm

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens' UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription, NParks and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be bringing you our very first City in Nature Concert, online, in the comfort of your home!

Tune in to NParksSG YouTube & Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook on 26 July, 6pm for a virtual orchestral concert featuring violinists Chloe Chua and Karen Gomyo in the second movement from Bach's Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor.

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