The Amazing List of September School Holiday Activities 2023
in Singapore for Kids
September School Holiday Activities 2023 in Singapore for Kids and Families
The September school holidays 2023 take place from 2 to 10 September 2023. However, with this year’s Presidential Elections, it will effectively start from 1 September 2023 During the short one-week break, some may use it as a time to get ready for the year-end exams, but families and kids can head out for some fun around Singapore.
Looking for what’s on in Singapore, or what kid-friendly activities are taking place during the September 2023 holidays in Singapore? We’ve put together an amazing list of activities and events for you. Find things to do in Singapore with kids during the September 2023 school vacation break for the entire family.
Get the best family and kid-friendly ideas for the September 2023 school holidays in Singapore below!
RSAF55 Open House
Paya Lebar Airport, 9 & 10 Sep 2023
Aviation enthusiasts and families, get ready for the RSAF Open House 2023! Back after seven years, this edition is bigger, better and gets phygital. Look forward to exhibitions on RSAF with simulators and hands-on games, static displays with cockpit and cabin entries, aerial capability displays showcasing fighter aircraft and more. Get all the details about the RSAF55 Open House 2023.
Curious Adventurers™ Holiday Camp
4, 6 or 8 Sep 2023
Would you like to expose your child to the wonders of nature and also help them build resilience and develop a sense of risk-taking? Curious Adventurers™ Holiday Camp (1 Day) by Outdoor School Singapore is the perfect introductory camp for first-time nature hikers. With nurturing instructors on hand to ensure our young hikers’ safety, this nature appreciation trail will develop the child’s confidence and independence while honing life skills. Get more details about this one-day adventure camp.
i12 Katong September Car-nival
1 to 10 Sep 2023
Race on down to the i12 Katong September Car-nival during the September holidays for fun kids car rides, bouncy inflatables, free parking credits and a chance to win a staycation for the family! From 1 to 10 September, kids can rev it up at the exciting i12 Katong Kids Car Circuit. Redeem either a complimentary Kids Car Ride Pass or Kids Inflatable Pass (valued at up to $8) with a minimum spend.
Get more details about i12 Katong’s September Car-nival.
At the Attractions
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, till 17 Sep 2022
The latest floral display at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome focuses on the orchids found in the east tropics, specifically those from the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam. View models of their traditional homes and also showcases of different types of kebaya. Get more details about Orchid Extravaganza 2023.
The Boy Who Became Prime Minister
Children’s Museum Singapore, till January 2024
Children’s Museum Singapore’s latest exhibition, LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister comes in, providing an accessible way for children to be introduced to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister. Get more details about The Boy Who Became Prime Minister.
Le Le’s Two-riffic Birthday
River Wonders, till 10 Sep (activities on weekends)
Pay a visit to River Wonders as Le Le celebrates his second birthday. Head to the attraction to go on Le Le’s Panda-stic Trail and enjoy the activities at the Be a Panda Keeper Activity Booth and more. There will also be Panda Mascot Meet & Greets. Find out more about Le Le’s birthday bash at River Wonders.
Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of Our Living World
ArtScience Museum, till 29 October
Take a journey through seven different ecosystems, where the beauty of living nature awaits at Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of Our Living World. From displaying breathtaking scenes captured around the world, using unique scents that mimic that of the environment and sounds that make up the scene in its habitat, the team exhibition cinema, science and technology into a compelling journey for anyone who steps foot into the exhibit. Get more details about Sensory Odyssey.
Outings & Activity Ideas
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Till 9 September, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
Join a happy family of porridge-hungry bears, Goldilocks and her father Mr Locks in this bear-faced, cheeky family musical. In this modern twist of the beloved classic, Goldilocks and the bears try to save the forest and learn the importance of taking care of our natural environment. Mandarin performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears are on till 9 September 2023. Get more details here.
Ballet Under the Stars
1 to 3, 8 to 10 September, Fort Canning Green
Ballet Under the Stars is back over two weekends in September at Fort Canning Green. Amongst the performances are Momentum, choreographed by Choo-San Goh, inspired by Sergei Prokofiev’s 1st Piano Concerto, and The Nutcracker choreographed by Janek Schergen to some of the world’s most vibrant and iconic tunes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. There is also Swan Lake offers a timeless story and a spectacle unlike any other. Get more details about Ballet Under the Stars.
Wings of My Own | Storytime with the RSAF
2 September, 2 pm to 3 pm, Bukit Panjang Public Library; 3 pm to 3.30 pm, library@harbourfront.
Go on a journey to learn about the different vocations and assets in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), as well as the RSAF’s role in protecting Singapore skies. Each participant will receive a free copy of the “Wings of My Own” storybook. This programme is suitable for children 5-8 years old. Get more details here.
Coding Unplugged: Let’s Take the Train!
9 September, 2 pm to 3 pm, Jurong West Public Library
For children between 4 to 6 years old, this hands-on, interactive session will introduce parents and their children to the curious world of coding! Discover three basic coding concepts of looping, sequencing and algorithms through storytelling and a series of enjoyable unplugged activities. From moving your body as you clap, jump and spin around to moving the train from station to station, following the commands of fellow “programmers”, you will all be very busy computers indeed! Get more details and register here.
MeshMinds 3.0: ArtxTechforGood
1 to 30 September, ArtScience Museum
This immersive showcase invites young visitors to try extended reality (XR), Metaverse and gaming prototypes developed using the latest 3D world building platforms and artificial intelligence tools. There will be fun, educational, experimental experiences that encourage visitors to ‘play for the planet’ and learn about the importance of protecting our culture and the environment in the digital age. Find out more about MeshMinds 3.0.
9 September, 2 pm to 3 pm, Jurong Regional Library
Instead of throwing things away, why not upcycle waste into board games? This programme teaches children, 4 to 6 years old, to practice sustainability by reusing recyclable materials and transforming them into fun activities for the family. Stand win prizes in quizzes and for Best Design! For the craft, parent and child are encouraged to bring a bottle cap from home. Get more details and register here.
#ChildrenforChildren – Art with a Heart
9 & 10 September, The Arts House
Curious Thoughts Giving (CTG), in collaboration with Art Wonderland, is holding the fundraiser #ChildrenforChildren – Art with a Heart on 9 and 10 September. This year’s fundraising campaign is committed to instilling a strong spirit of giving in our children. Highlights at the #ChildrenForChildren Family Carnival include performances, craft activities and more. There will also be art auctions and paid workshops. Get more details here.
398.2 Storytelling Festival 2023
From 2 September, Selected Libraries in Singapore and online
This year’s theme for the 398.2 Storytelling Festival 2023 is SPINNING TALES and it will feature a colourful tapestry with many different threads. There will be 18 sessions tailored to different audiences filled with yarns and comic stories turning rough words into golden stories. Get more details about the 398.2 Storytelling Festival.
September Holidays Family Fun at National Museum of Singapore
2, 7 & 8 September, National Museum of Singapore
2 to 10 September, Jurong Lake Gardens
Lantern Decorations at One Punggol
Till 10 September, One Punggol
Dementia Singapore Our Family Fiesta at Our Tampines Hub
9 September, Our Tampines Hub
Sports Activities at Our Tampines Hub
2 to 10 September, Our Tampines Hub
Jewel Blooms: Splendours of Singapore
1 to 10 September, Jewel Changi Airport