We all appreciate the short break during the September school holidays before the examinations begin, especially the teachers! Thinking of where to go and things to do during the September school holidays 2023?
Families will be spoilt for choice! Be transported to a week of fun with storytelling festivals, the RSAF55 Open House, Studio Ghibli pop-ups and fun events at LEGOLAND. Take your pick of things to do during the September school holidays 2023!
P.S. There is one “extra” day of school holidays this year on 11 September thanks to Polling day on 1 September.
Things To Do During the September School Holidays 2023
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i12 Katong September Car-nival
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) when you spend a minimum of $100 at the mall. On weekdays, adults will appreciate the complimentary $3 KLIK Carpark$ credits and refreshing drink from Hey! I Am Yogost they will receive with a minimum spend of $100.
More exciting rewards await at the family-friendly mall throughout the month of September. For every $100 spent, stand a chance to win a 2D1N staycation. There are two Grand Prizes of a staycation at Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong (worth up to $340), and two Consolation Prizes of a stay at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong (worth up to $220) to be won.
Other deals and perks at i12 Katong available throughout September include discounts on mooncakes from Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong’s Baba Chew, savings on Shell fuel and a free food delivery promo code.
Redemptions are limited to 3 same-day receipts. All promotions are exclusive to KLIK members and shoppers can download the KLIK by Keppel smartphone app to register. Terms and conditions apply.
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“I Can Be A Caring Commuter Hero!” Art Competition 2023
Take time to join an art competition by LTA and stand to win an iPad! Every act of kindness and compassion helps make journeys friendlier and more pleasant for all. Show how commuters can be caring and create a pleasant journey for all onboard public transport in an artwork. Young artists ages 7 to 12 can create their artwork and be one of the top three winners to win an iPad!
Little Caring Commuter Heroes can consider the following scenarios when designing their entry:
- A commuter with an invisible medical condition
- A senior commuter
- A commuter with a young child
- A commuter with mobility challenges
The closing date of the competition is 30 September 2023.
RSAF55 Open House
RSAF Open House is back after seven years. This year’s Open House commemorates the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s 55th anniversary and will be held on Saturday and Sunday 9, 10 September at Paya Lebar Air Base.
It is free to enter and open to all from 9 am to 6 pm. Expect aerial displays, static displays of aircraft and other military hardware plus a chance to get on a flight! It is a great activity to do on the last weekend of the September school holidays 2023.
Get more details about the RSAF Open House.
398.2 Storytelling Festival 2023
The annual 398.2 Storytelling Festival will launch on 2 September at Woodlands Regional Library, just in time for the September school holidays in Singapore. Participate in sessions taking place from 1 pm to 3 pm.
The theme for 398.2 Storytelling Festival for 2023 is Spinning Tales – participants can look forward to collectively weaving a colourful tapestry with many different threads with 18 sessions tailored to different audiences.
Find out more about the activities taking place during the September school holidays 2023 at this story festival.
Studio Ghibli Pop-up at Bugis+
Head to Bugis+ during the school holidays for all things Studio Ghibli – exclusive merch and novelties, gigantic Ghibli inflatables, Ghibli-themed photo backdrops, free screenings of well-loved Ghibli movies and more.
The pop-up is on till 14 September. Get more details about the Studio Ghibli pop-up.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Splash Carnival
Head to the Splash Carnival at LEGOLAND Water Park that is right across the causeway. The festival will be packed with water activities suitable for all including a LEGO Boat Race, Limbo Rock and Hula Hoop Battle, Aqua Zumba and Just Dance Wavepool plus Aquatic Symphony with Splash Carnival Parade and dance shows every Friday and Saturday!
The Splash Carnival at LEGOLAND Water Park is on till 17 September.
While at LEGOLAND Resort, you may also wish to check out the new DREAMZzz activities and 4D show at the LEGOLAND Malaysia Theme Park.
LKY100 The Boy Who Became Prime Minister Exhibition
Children’s Museum Singapore’s latest exhibition, LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister introduces children to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister. It addresses questions that kids may have such as “What was his childhood like?”, “Did he travel to many places?” and even seemingly innocent ones like “Did he have a private jet to take him around?”
Mr Lee’s story is presented through a cabinet of curiosities; information is presented in little snippets and through some of his personal artefacts that kids can get upclose to.
The exhibition is on till January 2024. Find out more about The Boy Who Became Prime Minister.
#Childrenforchildren Family Carnival
Head to The Arts House from 9 to 10 September for Art Wonderland’s first ever fundraising initiative for its sister charity Curious Thoughts Giving.
There will be a family carnival consisting of storytelling, exciting performances, raffle lucky draws, play invitations and parent-and-child programmes by Art Wonderland, Thann Singapore and SALTT Workshop. The highlight is a children’s art auction showcase created by students of Art Wonderland, in support for Curious Thoughts Giving’s beneficiaries.
Find out more here.
Prepare & Sign up for Mandai Wildlife Run
Mandai Wildlife Run is happening in the later part of September. Seize the opportunity to train for the run with your loved ones during the September School Holidays! Or prepping your fitness regime at Mandai with the six weeks of wellness activities! There will be special Sports for Kids programmes for families who sign up for Mandai Wildlife Run during the September school holidays!
NParks Ecolife Sessions
Learn about Coney Island Park’s habitats including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves and Casuarina woodlands – home to a wide variety of fauna and flora. Follow the volunteer guides to learn more about Coney Island’s history.
Sessions are on 2 September. Register here.
The free exhibition at ArtScience Museum is about art, technology and sustainability. It aims to educate kids and visitors of all ages on the importance of protecting our culture and environment in the digital age.
One experience at the exhibition is Sky Farm Island, the world’s first Roblox game which teaches players about sustainable farming. Through this game, families can grow their own food in a vertical farm located in Singapore while learning more about vertical farming and how it can help address issues such as food scarcity and climate change.
Details are here.
STPI Arty Afternoon
Discover the therapeutic qualities of paper marbling at this arty workshop held at STPI. Create and bring home paper marbling prints through the free, drop-in activity inspired by mesmerising works from Jane Lee’s latest exhibition: In Praise of Silence.
Sign up for a free paper marbling session here.
Visit Child-Friendly Museums
For an educational experience in air-conditioned comfort, visit one of the many museums suitable children. They present information in fun and innovative ways, edutaining young ones and giving them fond memories of their visits. Choose one of the museums and galleries here.
SSO’s Little Red Riding Hood
Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents a twist on the classic fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood on 9 and 10 September – Roald Dahl’s feisty Little Red is no pushover! Watch the SSO and Dandi Productions use clever lighting, music, bold costumes and theatre to show how Little Red thrwarts Big Bad Wolf’s plans.
Get your tickets here.
Candlelight Concerts: Taylor Swift, Joe Hisaishi
Can’t get your tickets to Taylor Swift’s concerts? Fret not, head to the classical version at Candlelight Concerts. Discover the music of Taylor Swift under the gentle glow of candlelight. Studio Ghibli lovers will enjoy the best of Joe Hisaishi performed by the Vocalise String Quartet.
For even more ideas, visit our Amazing List of September 2023 School Holiday Activities for Kids.
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