Singapore is one of the best countries in Southeast Asia for a family vacation. If you are travelling with kids, Singapore offers a host of kid-friendly activities to make holidays more enjoyable. Singapore has witnessed a major transformation from a sleepy fishing town to one of the fastest-growing metropolises in the world.
With numerous ethnic neighborhoods and diverse cultures, you are in for a unique experience in Singapore. A host of exciting places like Universal Studios, night-time safari, and huge shopping malls await you and your family. Enjoy the best family vacation by booking bus ticket online to Singapore on redBus, Singapore.
Term 1 School Holidays
While this year-long session will end in November, March is the time for MOE school holidays between Term 1 and Term 2. Let’s first take a look at the School Holidays Calendar:
MOE School Holidays 2023 Calendar
Between Terms I & II
Sat 11 Mar to Sun 19 Mar
Between Semesters I & II
Sat 27 May to Sun 25 Jun
Between Terms III & IV
Sat 2 Sep to Sun 10 Sep
End of School Year
Sat 18 Nov to Sun 31 Dec
Given the calendar, 11 to 19 Mar is going to be a holiday session for both primary and secondary children. Now, as the holidays come closer, most of the parents start racking their brains over ‘what to do with kids during the holidays?’ We understand your dilemma and know that you may want your kids to ‘learn with fun,’ making the MOE school holidays a productive one. So, take a look at the following activities kids would enjoy during March School Holidays!
Take the kids to Sentosa Island for Free
Do you know Sentosa Island free entry has been extended till March 31, 2023? You can plan a great outing with your kids and family before April 2023 to visit the island for free. You can use the Sentosa Express, car or taxi, shuttle services as well as through the Sentosa boardwalk to avail the free entry.
Visit the Singapore Science Centre
Want a fun-filled interactive science and technology lesson? Your kids will be fascinated by the world of science at the Science Centre in Singapore. With 35 years of educational service to society, the science centre creates interest and promotes inquisitive learning. Singapore Science Center is one of the must-visit places for people of all ages.
Entry Ticket: From S$ 10.15 per person
A day out in nature at Sembawang Hot Spring Park
Do you know that your beloved Sembawang Hot Spring Park has reopened in January this year? The place where you have seen as just another hot spring area, now you can see many wonderful pools, a kids’ zone, and cafes! Also, you can take a stroll through the floral walkways. The park is spread over an area of 1.1 hectares and would be a great experience for your kids during the term 1 school holidays.
What can kids do? Children can not only enjoy a warm food bath but also visit the educational zone to learn about the groundwater cycle.
Enroll your kids for a Swimming Lesson
Though you would be excited for the term 1 March school holidays, it also indicates hot and humid weather. What can, then, be better than taking your kids to swimming pools and enroll them for a swimming class? There are several water parks and public swimming pools in Singapore that offer kids a large and well-equipped area to develop their swimming skills and have fun at the same time.
Where to go? Tampines Swimming Complex, Sengkang Swimming Complex, Splash N Surf, Swimming Pool @ Safra Yishun, Jurong East Swimming Complex
Take your Kids to the Museum of Icecream
Kids or Adults, who does not love ice cream? Satisfy your cravings with different flavours of icecreams and know their history. Rekindle your childhood memories at the Sprinkle Pool and Unicorn Park.
You can have the best time with your loved ones at this museum. Sundae School is a one-hour program held throughout March for children above 12 years. Your kids will learn how to make ice creams and the science behind them.
Entry Ticket: From S$ 47.88 per person
Enjoy the thrill of Universal Studios
Live your favourite movies through rides and experiences at Universal Studios in Singapore. It is one of the four studios worldwide with seven movie-themed zones to satiate every kid’s fantasy. Some of the famous movie zones are Hollywood, Sci-Fi City, The Lost World, New York, Egypt, and Madagascar. Get your dose of adrenaline rush by riding the roller coaster Battlestar Galactica. Experience the rapids of Jurassic Park and a 3D Shrek Show. Universal Studios is one of the must-visit places in Singapore for you and your kids.
You might have traveled the city many times and visited numerous attractions. But this MOE school holidays, try exploring Singapore on local transport. Take the MRT or LRT, travel on the causeways or the link bridge, book buses to travel to different parts of Singapore. Just skip traveling in your private car this time and see how your kids enjoy this experience. Check out the famous neighbourhoods of Chinatown and learn more about the culture of the place.
When you are travelling with your family, the area you choose to stay at is of utmost importance.
If you want to stay in one of the best shopping areas, then Orchard Road is your go-to destination. The bustling streets are lined with malls where you can find everything under the sun.
On the other hand, if you are looking for someplace central to every other tourist location, you must choose Colonial Area. You can walk to restaurants and pubs, only a short drive away from shopping, Marina Bay, and other major attractions.
To stay in the heart of Singapore and get a taste of city life, choose hotels in Marina Bay. It is home to some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks like the Gardens of the Bay and Merlion Statue.
China Town, Little India, Sentosa Island, Tiong Bahru, and the Quays are some family-friendly localities.
Some of the best hotels are:
Four Seasons Hotel, Orchard Road
Hotel Jen Hotel Gateway, Orchard Road
Hotel Fort Canning
Swissotel The Stamford
Marina Bay Sands
Explore Singaporean Culinary Delicacies
Singapore is known for its cultural diversity, which means that the cuisine available is a melting pot of several different cultures. You can try the best Malay, Indian, Indonesian, and European food in Singapore. Singapore is also famous for its fresh and delicious seafood.
While in Singapore, you should taste seafood varieties like chilly crab, Hokkien prawn mee, barbequed stingray, fish head curry, and oyster omelette. They also serve a wide variety of chicken, egg, and vegetarian dishes. You should also taste delicious Singaporean street foods like bak chor mee, bak kut teh, bee hoon, and many more.
Some of the top restaurants in Singapore are:
Jaan, Marina Bay
Iggy’s, Orchard Road
The Tippling Club, Chinatown
Waku Ghin, Marina Bay Sands
Burnt Ends, Chinatown
Apart from these places, numerous gardens and parks will keep your family entertained. If you are a nature enthusiast, include Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, Mount Faber, and Fort Canning Park in your itinerary. Kids will also be excited and intrigued by the animals in the Singapore Zoo and the River Wonders rides.
School holidays between Term I and Term II are a great way to spend some quality time with your kids and help them grow into a better person. Whether you are a Singapore National or someone travelling from Malaysia and nearby countries, you will have plethora of options to explore for a family vacation during the summer holidays.
You can make your trip hassle-free by booking bus tickets online in advance through redBus, Singapore!