Hooray, the March school holidays are just around the corner! With school out from Saturday, 9 March to Sunday, 17 March 2024, parents looking for fun and engaging activities have many options of fun things to do during the March school holidays 2024 with kids in Singapore.
Things to Do During the March School Holidays in Singapore 2024
Whether it’s to attend a concert for children, visit a new park, play at a playground, make the one-week school vacation a time that is filled with fun memories with some of the best things to do during the March holidays 2024.
Here are our picks of some of the best things to do this March school holidays 2024.
1. SSO Concerts for Children: Sleepover at the Museum
What would it be like to spend your birthday at a museum? Join Mason and his friends with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) on 16 March, Saturday, on a musical and scientific scavenger hunt. The concert features orchestral performances based on the book “Sleepover At The Museum” by composer and author Karen LeFrak. The music will be accompanied by engaging narration and charming projected images.
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Children can also enjoy fun fringe activities after the concert including an instrument petting zoo, musicians meet-and-greet and a chance to see biodiversity specimens like the pangolin, leatherback sea turtle, mega bat and more from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (NUS).
This SSO Concert for Children offers a wonderful introduction to the world of classical music. It is perfect for young museum lovers and curious adventure seekers.
When: 16 March, Saturday 11 am & 2 pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Ages: Recommended for ages 7 and above
Get your tickets here.
2. March On 2024 at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s annual children’s festival March On returns from 6 to 17 March with an exciting line-up of programmes for children and their families. Get ready for a reimagining of Jungle Book, then go on a theatrical roleplaying game, explore the singing plants, new magical world and more.
Find out more about what to expect at March On 2024 children’s festival.
3. Wild Troopers Camp
Sign up the kids for a fun outdoor camp this March Holidays! At the Wild Troopers camp, nurturing instructors from Outdoor School Singapore will guide children as they learn to navigate the jungle and to be comfortable with uncertainty.
This action-packed one-day camp will ignite the children’s curiosity as they go in search of local flora and fauna. With trooper hats and camo on, they will have to protect these precious resources from the enemy before engaging in a fun Grand Water Battle!
Wild Troopers is the perfect introductory camp for children to test their grit in the outdoors while connecting with fellow troopers. At the camp, they will pick up foundational outdoor survival skills like map navigation, animal safety and judgement skills.
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Find out more and register for Wild Troopers Camp.
4. March Holidays at Children’s Museum Singapore
Plenty await at Children’s Museum Singapore during the March school holidays 2024, storytelling, engaging activities plus a Family Egg Hunt just for Easter. Join in “I Can Be A Water Hero” drop-in activities from 9 to 17 March to learn how to use water sustainably, participate in a Family Egg Hunt on selected days and go on a musical journey back in time on 17 March.
The full list of activities are dates are as follows:
- I Can Be A Water Hero – 9 to 17 March
- Story Time About Women Who Make A Difference: Forest Guardians – 14 March
- The River That Brings Us Life – 15 March
- Family Egg Hunt 2024 – 16, 23, 30 March
- A Musical Journey Back In Time – 17 March
Find out more details from Children’s Museum Singapore.
5. Visit The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
For some fun with the animals during the March school holidays 2024 in Singapore, check out the free-ranging tortoises and feed them at The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum at Lorong Chencharu. There are over 300 of them from more than 30 species! Watch out for the ones that playfully splash water on unsuspecting passers-by.
This museum will be moving with Ground Up Initiative to a new Khatib site by the end of the year. If you with to support this family-friendly place, you can also contribute to its fund-raising efforts for the big move while at the museum.
6. National Museum of Singapore Holiday Programmes: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Resolve: Hands-on Workshop by Green Nudge
Kids can learn how plastic waste is managed in Singapore and some of the challenges faced in Singapore’s journey to becoming environmentally sustainable. Then, try creating a reusable carabiner from recycled plastics, using a shredder machine and injection moulding machine!
Tickets for this March school holiday workshop are priced at $36/adult-child pair for the parent-child pair session, and at $20 per child for the drop-off session. It is part of the Plastic: Remaking the World special exhibition.
9 March 2024,
10.30 am to 12.30pm (Parent child pair session for children 8 to 11 years old)
2 pm to 4pm (Drop-off session for children 12 to 16 years old)
Where: Reunion Social Space, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore
Get more details here.
7. Take the Pokemon-themed Cable Car with Grandparents
Catch ‘em all at Mount Faber and Sentosa! Up the pokemon-catching experience on one of the Pokemon-themed Cable Cars. What’s more, grandparents above 60 get a free ride on Tuesdays. Plan an inter-generational outing on Tuesday for a fun ride in the skies. Pose with a 2.1 metre tall Snorlax too.
8. Five Footway Festival
From 9 to 17 March 2024, families can explore the history and past of Chinatown at Five Footway Festival. Learn about the history of the Five Footway, clans and associations. There will also be child-friendly childhood games at Pagoda street such as the can and ring toss, hoop wheeling, chapteh, zero point, snacks and ladders.
Festival-goers can munch on the popular traditional snacks and biscuits including Kachang Putih. Other activities at the Five Footway Festival include guided tours, movie screenings, dragon dances, wushu and more.
More details can be found on Five Footway Festival’s website.
9. Visit Harry Potter: The Forbidden Experience
Sentosa’s coastal trail has been transformed into the iconic Forbidden Forest. Potterheads can walk through the illuminated forest to encounter creatures from both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. The magically lit trail is complemented by music from the movies along with sound bites that transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail.
Learn more about Harry Potter: The Forbidden Experience.
10. Game of Karts
For those who have always dreamt of playing Mario Kart in real life, Game of Karts is for you. This gamified go-kart experience is at HyperDrive, The Palawan.
Game of Karts is a mix of strategy and skill as drivers zip around the HyperDrive track to pick up power-ups and use them to slow down opposing drivers.
Find out more about Game of Karts at HyperDrive.
11. Climb @ T3 Holiday Classes
Parents can choose climbing classes for the whole family or just the kids. The parent-child workshops are all about climbing together while the Step up! Programme introduces young climbers to the fundamentals of climbing.
In both types of classes, participants will learn basic climbing techniques, safety protocols and develop climbing foundational skills to build their confidence on the walls.
Find out more about the climbing class here.
12. Pay a Visit to the Children’s Biodiversity Library
If you have not visited the new Children’s Biodiversity Library, the March holidays could be an opportune time for borrowing some books and learn about the wonders of biodiversity at the Central Public Library. There are many resources for early readers and older ones to discover about biodiversity.
The Children’s Biodiversity Library by S.E.A. Aquarium is the first marine biodiversity-themed learning space for children at a public library in Singapore and brings the wonders of biodiversity, particularly marine biodiversity, closer to young ones.
13. Splashtopia @ Sentosa Palawan Green
Embark on a water-themed adventure like never before at ‘Splashtopia,’ where Kiztopia and Sentosa have come together to create an inflatable extravaganza!
Designed for children of all ages, this event features innovative inflatable bouncy castles, slides, and obstacle courses, ensuring a wild and thrilling environment. Immerse yourself in the excitement as Kiztopia Friends take the splash, adding an extra layer of joy to this unique water wonderland.
Find out more about Splashtopia @ Sentosa Palawan Green.
When: 8 to 31 March 2024
Where: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Purchase tickets from Klook
14. Ubi Grove Transport-themed Playgrounds
Take those wheels to the Ubi Grove playground where there are four playgrounds all transport-themed. Children can play on a cargo truck, climb into a toolbox, drive around a road circuit and explore a super-sized car. The Ubi Grove playgrounds also reflect the heritage of the area based on its play spaces.
Check out what to expect at Ubi Grove.
15. Dine Together as a Family, Where Kids Eat Free
We know how eating out can be a costly affair. What if you can take advantage of kids eat free deals? During the school holidays, many eateries offer this promotion. Barossa Bar & Grill, Typhoon Café, Tanglin Cookhouse, Tajimaya Yakiniku are some of the options where kids can eat free with one paying adult. Some of them even have playgrounds for the little ones to play at while adults enjoy their meals!
16. Visit The Artground @ One Holland Village
The Artground has opened in the west of Singapore at One Holland Village. The opening installation is “A Curious Garden” where kids can jump up on toadstools, dance with garden gnomes, spot reimagined rocks in a garden, sit on logs and create their own adventure. There is also a treehouse where kids can hideaway or hold their own secret meetings.
Inside a geodesic dome, fluffy cushions invite kids to hang out and enjoy the space. Admission fees are at $5 per person.
Find out more about The Artground at One Holland Village.
17. Squash Tryouts
Try playing squash for free at Marigold Squash Campaign. Children ages 6 to 14 can participate and sign up for a free tryout session. Each participants will also receive a MARIGOLD goodie bag, along with a Skechers discount voucher.
Visit this site to sign up for a session between 15 to 17 March. Contact email@example.com for more information.
18. Rhodol: A series of interactive encounters & Other Activities at National Gallery Singapore
Here’s your last chance to catch Gallery Children’s Biennale before it closes. Besides exploring and interacting with 11 artworks, there are other activities to look forward to.
Rhodo the friendly pink creature decides to take an adventure out of its home, only to find itself lost, hungry and scared. It has never seen a human before! Try and spot Rhodo as it makes its way around the Gallery and take the opportunity to bond with this big furry creature while you spend the afternoon exploring the Biennale!
Discover the sounds of the forest at Soundmakers by LittleCr3atures. Parents and children can participate in pairs, and discover the sounds made by various objects found on the tropical forest floor. This improvisational and exploratory session is aimed at sparking children’s sense of natural curiosity, developing their sensorial awareness and critical thinking. It costs $10 per parent-child pair for this activity, register here.
Rhodol: A series of interactive encounters
When: 9 March 2024, 2 pm to 5pm
Where: National Gallery Singapore
Free, no registration required
Soundmakers by LittleCr3atures
When: 16 March 2024, Saturday
2 pm to 2.30 pm (suitable for children aged between 3 to 6 years)
3 pm to 3.30 pm (suitable for children aged between 1.5 to 3 years)
4 pm to 4.30pm (suitable for children aged between 0 to 1.5 years)
Where: Former Supreme Court Wing, B1 Koh Seow Chuan Concourse Gallery, National Gallery Singapore
This is a ticketed programme priced at $10 per parent-child pair.
Purchase tickets here.
19. Keppel Centre for Art Education
If you are planning a visit to the National Gallery Singapore, how about popping by Keppel Centre for Art Education? There are seven interactive learning zones for children. Families can engage in highly sensory and tactile activities, as well as rest and read at new spaces.
Wander through the colourful spaces at the Keppel Centre for Art Education, inspired by the Gallery’s artworks. Kids can then express their own creativity through open-ended play.
Pre-book your slot here.
20. Go Kayaking in Singapore
Looking for fun things to do during the March holidays? It is an opportune time to bond as a family in a sport. Kayaking could be the activity to bond over. It is a family-friendly sport that’s a collaborative form of exercise. With so many reservoirs and sea all around, it is easy to go kayaking with kids in Singapore.
We have a list of places where you can go kayaking and experience the water sport safely.
21. Picnic at Fort Canning Park
The park in the heart of the city is a popular recreational spot with Jubilee Park on one side and Fort Canning Green on the other. There are nine historical gardens that can be found around Fort Canning Park including spice garden and Farquhar Garden. There is also Battlebox where local visitors can enter for free as well as an open-air archaeological dig site perfect for history buffs.
Perhaps it’s time to visit Fort Canning Park and have a picnic after visiting all the sights.
22. Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder
Journey through a century of Disney classics as Mickey Mouse and his pals take you through an unforgettable adventure! Sing along from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins, set off on a safari with Simba, and be swept away in Aladdin’s princely parade as you witness spectacular stunts and endless magical moments. Not forgetting, the up-close character interactions throughout the show that will leave you with nothing but heartwarming memories.
When: 9 to 17 March 2024
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
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