Haven’t planned your family calendar for the June school holidays? Run through our comprehensive guide for the coolest ideas.
Couldn’t get tickets to the musical production of Disney’s The Lion King? As Timon and Pumbaa would say, hakuna matata (Swahili for “no worries”), for there are now three additional weeks of shows to choose from.
With a globally diverse cast, dazzling sets and heart-stirring songs you love, it’s no wonder that this is the world’s No. 1 musical. Catch at the Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands from June 27 to Aug 26. Ticket prices start at $65.
If you haven’t taken the kids to Pulau Ubin, now’s a good time. Pesta Ubin spans four weeks from May 26 to June 24 and features a slew of exciting activities on this charming island.
Drop by Chek Jawa’s open house, take part in the walk, bike and run, as well as other kid-friendly activities. The celebration culminates in Ubin Day on June 24.
Immerse your little ones in Mowgli’s wild jungle adventures when you sign them up for the holiday workshops organised by Act 3 Drama Academy.
Set against the exciting tales of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the workshops will teach your kids important life lessons and moral values through storytelling and drama exercises.
There are programmes for ages seven months to 15 years. Kaa’s Hunting, a five-day workshop for ages three to four, for instance, uses upbeat songs, dance and movement to build confidence. Workshops run on various dates from June 7 to 27 and prices start at $40 per child.
Adrenaline junkies, rejoice! In celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, DBS is extending its annual DBS Marina Regatta over two weekends.
Kids can cheer Mum or Dad on as they take on Battle Bay Extreme, the most technically challenging obstacle course in Southeast Asia. It features obstacles such as tilting hexagons, inverted walls and wire crawls across three levels of difficulty.
After that, head to the DBS Creators’ Market to chill out at the communal kitchen or attend wellness activities. Or stroll over to the Bayfront Event Space to check out Thailand’s largest contemporary pop-up market, Artbox, which is back for its second and largest edition.
The DBS Marina Regatta will be held at The Promontory@Marina Bay from May 26 to 27 and June 2 to 3.
Did you know that the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts is 80 years old? It’s celebrating this milestone with an Arts Festival 2018 that welcomes all ages.
If your family likes cosplay characters, see them in action at Subarashii@NAFA on May 26. The Closing Arts Festival on June 2 and 3 will have creative workshops, outdoor film screenings and food stalls.
Or drop by on Saturdays from now until the festival ends and help paint the graffiti wall in the backyard (timings vary). The festival runs from now until June 3 at 80 Bencoolen Street. Admission is free but some activities charge a nominal fee.
Young Avengers, assemble! ArtScience Museum’s Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition is a must-visit for all superhero fans.
This cutting-edge exhibition allows you and your tots to immerse yourselves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from its introduction with Iron Man (2008) to its most recent release, the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War (2018). The exhibition runs from June 9 to Sept 30.
Tickets for Singapore resident cost $12 (children, students and senior citizens), $16 (adults) and $45 (Family package). Get them from Marina Bay Sands box offices and online.
Animated movie Duck Duck Goose tells the heart warming tale of two orphaned ducklings, Chi and Chao, who get separated from their flock. They meet free wheeling bachelor goose Peng and the trio embarks on a journey to reunite the ducklings with their flock. It opens in cinemas on May 31.
Goodman Open HouseRe: Imagined is a family-friendly arts festival centred around the theme of environmentally sustainable fashion. Take part in over 20 workshops (such as upcycling used and broken objects) and watch performances by Goodman Arts Centre’s resident artists and arts groups. Explore open studios and tours, check out exhibitions and shop at the sustainable lifestyle market. Only on May 26 from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free.
Teach your little ones to face their fears with Science Centre’s latest exhibition, Phobia²: The Science of Fear!
Understanding your phobias is the first step towards overcoming them and the exhibition promises to inspire and empower visitors over the fears that hold them back, including insects, being buried alive, public speaking, sitting for exams and the fear of missing out (Fomo). Find it in Hall B. General admission applies.
Build your little one’s confidence by enrolling him in speech and drama classes at the Julia Gabriel Centre this school holidays.
Your tots will love the Cookalicious Food Festival, which teaches three- to fouryearolds speech and drama through poems, rhymes and stories. The programmes run from June 4 to 8 and prices start at $375 per child.
It sold out in Taiwan, but now you can watch Super Mommy right here in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa. This heart warming and entertaining Mandarin musical is set in a three-generation household, who grapple with real life issues, such as family ties, domestic helpers, work-life balance and dementia.
Use the show’s themes to talk about the importance of kinship, filial piety and respect with your kids. Super Mommy runs from now until June 22. Tickets start from $38.
Isn’t your preschooler too dgety to sit through a ballet production? Not when it’s Singapore Dance Theatre’s Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure. This hour-long production for children tells the story of Peter, his dog, Blue and his cat, Calico, as they embark on a magical adventure.
Besides watching it, you can also meet the characters and participate in photo-taking sessions. It runs from May 31 to June 3 at Sota Studio Theatre (various timings). Tickets are at $30 and kids aged three to 12 enjoy a 30 per cent discount.
Inspire your little ones to dream big with Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers. Presented by National Gallery, the festival encourages visitors to imagine and reimagine the world through experiential art and active play.
Kids will love the immersive installations by artists, such as an obstacle course made of ribbons. The festival runs from June 9 to Sept 9 at various locations around the National Gallery. General admission applies.
Experience the ultimate space adventure at White Sands mall’s A Starmazing Space Adventure. Join the mass stargazing session on June 16, which will be held at the open field beside the mall in Pasir Ris (bring your own telescopes and binoculars).
There will also be space talks hosted by astronomy clubs at Pasir Ris Public Library (sited within the mall) as well as handicraft workshops. The activities run from May 25 to June 30.
What’s the history behind your favourite playgrounds? Learn more about the fascinating facts behind them in The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030.
What’s more, the feedback you give here will guide the conceptualisation of the National Museum’s first-ever permanent playground in 2019. The exhibition runs from now until Sept 30 at Stamford Gallery. Admission is free.
Discover the arts from a refreshing angle with your little ones as The Esplanade transforms for Flipside 2018. Highlights of the 10-day festival include a sonic experience in the dark, a giant puppet coming to life and an interactive electronic music piece you and your little ones can compose together. In all, there are around 200 performances and activities all over the complex. Catch it from May 25 to June 3; some programmes are ticketed.