Family-friendly things to do during the March school holidays

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Looking for ways to occupy your kids during the upcoming March school holidays? Check out our guide for ideas!

Bake a pizza and make a mini aquarium
Take a break from the enrichment classes and let your child exercise their creativity in these hands-on workshops organised by SAFRA! Budding chefs can join pizza and bento-making workshops, while those with crafty fingers will get to make their own giraffe keychains and mini aquariums. It’s all about having fun while learning new skills like teamwork and communication.

11 – 18 March 2017. Check the SAFRA website for more details.

Catch your favourite Disney characters on ice
Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and other beloved Disney characters as they take to the ice rink at ‘The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice’! Dive into an underwater adventure with Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo to discover what family is all about. Enter the winter wonderland of Arendelle with Frozen’s Elsa and Anna and learn about the magical power of love. Look out for Simba and his pals Timon and Pumbaa, Woody and Buzz Lightyear, and Snow White and the rest of the Disney princesses as they come together in a spectacular finale that’s sure to thrill your kids!

15 – 19 March 2017. Click here for more information and ticketing details.

Experience a carnival in the heart of Clarke Quay
From 11 to 19 March, Clarke Quay will be transformed into a carnival for the Singapore Festival of Fun. The first weekend kicks off with the Nickelodeon Fiesta, a playground-like space where families can participate in a scavenger hunt around Clarke Quay, nostalgic childhood games with a twist, and a chance to win limited edition Nickelodeon collectibles. Look out for stage games and meet-and-greet sessions with your favourite SpongeBob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters. Over the next two weekends, expect clown and daredevil performances by internationally renowned acts, entertaining circus and comedy stagings, street theatre shows and many more exciting activities. This is one family event you don’t want to miss!

11 – 19 March 2017. Visit the Singapore Festival of Fun website for more details.

Sew your own pencil case, softie and bag
Tired of seeing your child glued to their handheld gadgets? Why not sign them up for a sewing workshop by Sew Into It? They’ll get to design and create something from scratch, while learning how to use a needle and thread! Choose from pencil case, softie, shorts and reversible multi-purpose bucket bag making workshops. Prices are inclusive of all materials and no prior experience is required. Suitable for kids aged six and above.

Various dates and timings. For more information and to register, click here.

Get closer to your child in an acrylic painting workshop
If your child is a budding artist, look no further than the all-year-round holiday programmes conducted by Arthaus Singapore. Aimed at kids aged five and above, the programmes include mixed media painting, drawing and oil painting. For something different and to get arty with your child, check out the acrylic painting workshop for parents and children. Instead of using traditional brushes, the class teaches you to use everyday objects to paint. For details, you can contact Arthaus Singapore directly.

Various dates and timings throughout the year. Check here for programme details.

Build a theme park, solve crimes and learn to be an architect at these fun camps
Instead of burdening your child with yet another maths or science class, check out The Keys Academy’s wide range of camps that aim to make learning fun. If your child is into theme parks, the Theme Park Builder camp which lets him design and build his own theme park will surely get the thumbs up. Likewise, little sleuths will get a kick out of the CSI camps where they can solve crimes and put their debating skills to the test before a grand jury. And if your child is an architect-in-waiting, the Little Architects camp will equip them with design and software skills. You’re bound to find a camp that fits your child’s interests here!

For more information on the camps and schedules, visit The Keys Academy website.

Take the first step to learning coding
Get in on the coding craze with Coding Lab’s coding courses! Founded by an MIT graduate, the MIT-inspired curriculum aims to impart coding skills to children through fun, age-appropriate lessons. Through the Scratch courses, your child can learn to program their own interactive stories through a simple drag-and-drop interface. They’ll also pick up logic and command skills which they can apply to their studies and other aspects of life. There are courses available from pre-school to secondary level.

Looking for more coding options? Try the workshops by Saturday Kids, which runs the Scratch courses as well as Python and web development classes. Your child will get to build critical thinking skills and exercise their creativity while creating robots and games. It’s the perfect combination of fun and entertainment if you ask us!

Visit Coding Lab and Saturday Kids for more information.

Enjoy a concert, view some art and munch on yummy food in a park
It’s the holidays, so use this period to spend some quality time with your child. Get some fresh air and relax in the green surroundings of Jurong Lake Gardens while enjoying a concert by NParks. This year’s edition of its Concert Series in the Park: Rockestra features local artistes like 53A, Gentle Bones and Shirlyn & The UnXpected. There’s also an element of sharing and togetherness with a “community zone” helmed by representatives from arts-related Voluntary Welfare Organisations, Interest Groups and Social Enterprise Groups. Look out for art booths, fringe activities and yummy food and beverage offerings too.

11 March 2017. Check NParks for more details.

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