May, June and July Holiday Activities and Things to do 2012

Besides camps and holiday programs, many places are organizing special events and activities for the kids. End of May and June also coincide with quite a few events.  We are updating the events weekly as we find more interesting events so do check them out here :

Children season and many other activities to keep the kids and us busy…

Layang Layang, Fun Flying @ Marina Barrage

See expert kite flying from international kite fliers and take part in fun activities like kite making, wind gardens and  programs like making your own windmills and kites at Layang Layang – Fun Flying @ Marina Barrage

When: 7th and 8th July 2012, 10am to 6pm
Where: Marina Barrage
$$$: Free

Count to Ten! A hands-on gallery for all ages

Check out the Count to Ten gallery and the accompanying guide as an interesting way to get the kids to learn about the exhibits in a fun and interesting way.

When: 18 May -30 June 2012
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
$$$: $8 for adults.  Free admission for visitors aged 6 and below. Free admission for all Singaporean and PR students. Discounted admission -$4 for adults every Friday evening, 7-9pm

Marzipan Decoration at Ikea

Bring the kids to IKEA to decorate marzipans and be rewarded with vouchers! Limited to the first 50 kids per session per store.

When: 15, 22, 29 June 2012, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Swedish Food Market. IKEA Tampines and IKEA Alexandra
$$$: Free.

It’s Child’s Play by the Peranakan Museum

Explore the new special exhibition based on Emily of Emerald Hill, a local Peranakan play by Stella Kon. See exciting drama performances and print your own postcards with designs inspired by Emily. Watch an engaging puppet demonstration and create your own puppet to bring home. Make your own tasty pineapple tart. These are just some activities kids get to take park in at the Peranakan Museum at “It’s Child’s Play – Children’s Season Weekend Festival”

When: 16 Jun – 17 Jun 2012, 12 noon to 5pm
Where:
Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street
$$$: Free.

Travel to the future with Lego

Help build a 2m tall Kai from LEGO Ninjago, look out for LEGO mascots (Ollie The Dragon, Scientist & Slithraa) , Take part in contest “Guess The Number Of Bricks” Contest when you purchase LEGO products. Stand a chance to win annual passes to LEGOLAND Malaysia .

When: 25 May – 24 Jun 2012, 10.30am – 10pm
Where: Raffles City Atrium at Raffles City Atrium, Level 3
$$$: Free.

Art Garden 2012 at the Singapore Art Museum

Another program of the Children’s Season, Art Garden, which had been a great fun and engaging experience for us last year is back! We see some familiar favorites in the Art Garden visitor’s guide such as the “Dress me up” and the Rabbit Walter but most exhibits looks new and interesting. Check out our experience at the Art Garden 2012 !

When: Fri  18 May – Sun 12 August 2012 | 10am – 7pm daily (last admission at 6:15pm)
Where: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen Street
$$$: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Free for kids 6 year and below.  Enjoy free admission on 26 & 27 May and on Fridays.

Children’s Season 2012 -Island Adventures

Children’s Season is organized by the national heritage involves a series of children-centric programmes and engaging family activities by its various museums. Island Adventures by National Museum of Singapore allow visitors to find out what it was like to travel on a ship to an island called Singapura 200 years ago and how Singapore has changed and developed over the years into the modern city it is today,

When: Sat 26 May – Sun 22 July 2012 | 10am – 6pm daily (last admission at 5pm)
Where: National Museum, Concourse, The Salon & Garden, Level 1
$$$: $5  Enjoy free admission on 26 & 27 May | 23 & 24 June | 21 & 22 July 2012

The Amazing Adventures of Marco Polo

Asian Civilisation Museum, as part of Part of Children’s Season 2012 presents “The Amazing Adventures of Marco Polo” an interactive adventure through the museum galleries and meet interesting characters from the past. Specially designed for our younger visitors with ACT 3 Theatrics, the tours will feature TV host Anna Belle Francis.

When: 09 Jun 2012 – 10 Jun 2012, Activities from 1pm to 6pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
$$$: Free admission to galleries from 9am to 7pm

Science in the Mall – “X-ploring Dinosaurs!”

Check out animatronics dinosaurs, win tickets to the Science Centre and take part in hands on workshops at X-ploring Dinosaurs. Kids can can make a walking dinosaur model, a fossil cast of a dinosaur, do a dino dig.

When: 25 May – 3 Jun 2012, 11am – 9pm daily
Where: Plaza Singapura, Main Atrium
$$$: Exhibition and Shows are free. Workshop are available upon purchase of the workshop materials ($20) required at the event.

Tangle

Tangle is an visual arts installation designed to set aside inhibitions, draw out potential for artistic curiosity and transform space through touch, play and encounter.Suitable even for babies and toddlers

When: 18 May – 2 Jun 2012, 4pm, 5pm and 6.30 pm
Where: Esplanade Park. Rainbow Canopy, Festival Village
$$$: Free

 

Army Open House

Check out military gadgets and equipments, watch shows involving Leopard tanks from the Army, Chinook Helicopters from the Air force and exhilarating displays from the Navy’s fast craft unit, ride in a tank and take part in the Kidz Boot Camp. Kids will have the opportunities during the Army Open House to dress up as a soldier (in No.1 or No.4 Uniforms) and take part in a series of adventurous activities like a mini obstacle course, rides on mini military platforms and military-style face painting.

When: 26 – 27 May 2012 (9am – 8pm).
Where: Singapore F1 Pit (Beside Singapore Flyer)
$$$: Free

Explore how Chocolate is made at The Kindernomics Show

Bring the kids to be entertained  and educated at  Kindernomic‘s chocolate mini-workshop! They are using some interactive technology to explore how chocolate is made.

When: 25 – 27 May (Fri – Sun), 11am – 5pm, Showtimes: 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm.
Where: Atrium, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd  Singapore 238884
$$$: Free

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