For kids, June is a time of play. For parents, however, it’s a time of worry because now you have to keep the kids busy for a whole month! Worry not, because we’ve got a list of 15 things to do to keep your restless kids occupied for the June holidays.
1) Aviva Superfundae 2019
For a family day out, bring the kids to Aviva Superfundae 2019 where there are fun and interesting activities that promise to keep the family entertained all day. There will be 3 main elements for the games and activities: Connective Play, Active Play and Creative Play. These types of play aim to improve the different aspects of a child’s development, most notably communication, psychomotor skills and imagination.
Aviva Superfundae 2019
Date: 15 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Location: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
2) Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019
Do your kids love art? Then the Children’s Biennale will be the perfect place to bring them to this June! Happening from 25 May to 29 December 2019, the event aims to spark curiosity in their young visitors about the world around them while encouraging openness to discover diversity and imagining new possibilities. This will be done through visual appeal and interactive artworks that is sure to pique your little one’s interest!
Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019
Date: 25 May to 29 December 2019
Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Location: National Gallery Singapore
3) Children’s Festival 2019 @ Gardens by the Bay
If your kids are massive fans of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, this event is perfect for them! The Children’s Festival 2019 that will be held at Gardens by the Bay will make your little one’s dreams come true by immersing them into the colourful world of Toy Story 4, which will also be out in cinemas on 20 June 2019. It will be chock full of family-friendly games and activities that are inspired by popular characters Toy Story such as Buzz, Woody and friends. The different activities also aim to teach children about friendship and teamwork; two very important life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Admission is free!
Children’s Festival 2019 @ Gardens by the Bay
Date: 15 to 30 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Location: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
4) Cold Storage Kids Run 2019
Cold Storage Kids Run is one of the few kids-focused running events in Singapore and they are back again to provide both seasoned and first-time runners with a feel of what an actual running competition feels like. Get your hyperactive kids revved up for a fun day of running; it’ll be a great way for them to use up all that extra energy too!
Cold Storage Kids Run 2019
Date: 2 June 2019
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Location: Palawan Green Sentosa
5) Cool De Sac
This colourful indoor playground is the perfect place to bring your restless children to unleash all that pent up energy. The playground is a massive, sprawling space with six different play zones for kids of all ages and we promise you that they’ll be kept occupied for hours.
Cool De Sac
Location: #02-379/80 Suntec Convention Centre, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10:00am – 9:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: 6337 0205
6) Diggersite @ ORTO
To let your child feel an immense sense of accomplishment from building something, bring them to Diggersite @ ORTO. Here, they have the opportunity of trying their hands out at operating smaller versions of real heavy-duty machinery used for construction work. Parents are welcome to join in the fun too!
Diggersite @ ORTO
Location: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00am – 9:00pm (including School Holidays), 9:00am – 9:00pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
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7) Faber-Castell Art Festival 2019
Back for the third year running, the Faber-castell Art Festival 2019 aims to encourage the love of art. Look forward to portraits drawn by renowned artists, galleries of beautiful art pieces that you can purchase as well as creative art workshops for both kids and adults. Admission is free!
Faber-Castell Art Festival 2019
Date: 21 June to 30 June 2019
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Where: Marina Square Central Atrium
8) Goodman Open House 2019
Groove, dance and have a play-full at the Goodman Open House, a family-friendly arts festival that provides the family with an opportunity to enjoy and experience and submerge themselves in the world of diverse art forms. Held at Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore’s largest arts enclave, visitors can also step into the intimate spaces of the artists’ studios to better understand what goes on during the art-making process. The one-day festival will include over 20 different workshops, scrumptious food, an art marketplace as well as performances by Goodman’s resident artists and arts groups based on the themes of Music, Dance and Play.
Goodman Open House 2019
Date: 22 June 2019
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
9) Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Let your kids bask and have fun in nature at the gorgeous Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. This massive nature-themed park that is dedicated to children features interesting and entertaining interactive displays and activities that promise to keep your children occupied for hours!
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Time: 8am – 7pm, closed on Mondays
Location: 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769
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Does your kid have big dreams and wants to be a firefighter or pilot when they grow up? Let them live out those dreams at KidZania, one of the biggest names in the world of children’s indoor playgrounds. This sprawling kid-sized city gives children the opportunity to learn through role-playing different careers and these fun, realistic activities help them to develop life skills as well as the confidence to become great global citizens!
Time: 10am – 6pm
Location: #01, 31 Beach View, 01/02 Palawan Kidz City, 098008
11) Kite Flying
Show the kids that there is more to life than just video games and smartphones by showing them how to build a kite. After you guys are done with the deed, you can bring your new creation over to a breezy spot in Singapore like Mariina Barrage or East Coast Park and watch it soar high in the sky.
12) National Day Rehearsal
Unable to snag tickets for the actual National Day Parade or you don’t have time to go on the day itself? Bring the family out to watch one of the parade rehearsals instead! In the weekends leading up to the actual parade, you can watch all the action as if you were there during the actual day and it’ll be a great experience for the kids too.
National Day Rehearsal 2019
Date: Starting on 15 June 2019 and every Saturday thereafter
Time: To be confirmed
Location: The Padang, Singapore 179861
13) Pesta Raya 2019 – Malay Festival of Arts 2019
In celebration of Hari Raya, Pesta Raya 2019 aims to let you and your loved ones revel in the musical richness of the nusantara (Malay Archipelago), ranging from percussion in Fatih – The Prince & The Drum—the festival’s first ever commission for the Esplanade Theatre—to popular Indonesian music with Hetty Koes Endang, and R&B and hip hop with Singapore’s Syarif and Akeem Jahat. Aside from that, you can also feast your eyes on rare art forms which include the kuda kepang dance and Mak Yong, a UNESCO-recognised oral tradition.
Pesta Raya 2019 – Malay Festival of Arts 2019
Date: 27 to 30 June 2019
Time: Dependent on acts
14) Pesta Ubin 2019
Located on the rustic Pulau Ubin, Pesta Ubin is a kampung-style open house for Pulau Ubin that aims to spread some love and appreciation for the little island. Enjoy plenty of fun activities that are perfect for a family day out and let the kids experience some kampung fun that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Activities to look forward to include Ubin quarry kayaking, a nature walk at Mamam Beach and Hari Raya Crafts Workshops.
Pesta Ubin 2019
Date: 18 May to 30 June 2019
Location: Pulau Ubin
15) Sembawang Park Playground
Bring your hyperactive bundles of joy to Sembawang Park Playground for a whale of a time! This playground is not like your average playground; the massive play space has huge warship designed structures and long slinky slides that kids will have fun monkeying around on.
Location: Sembawang Road
16) DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre
Every kid has had an obsession or a curiosity about dinosaurs at one point in their childhood. How about taking them to an exhibition where everything is dinosaur-related? There, they get to have all their questions answered, behold the sheer scale of dinosaurs and see why they might not fit within today’s context. There are also lots of workshops and activities for your kid to keep busy this June holidays.
DinoQuest at Singapore Science Centre
Date: 1 June – 31 August 2019
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Singapore Science Centre
Price: $18 (adult), $15 (child), $52 (family)
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