Top 8 Family-Friendly Activities for The Long Awaited September Holidays

We're already counting down the days! The break where every student anticipates the most before the final year end examinations! From the period of 3 to 11 September 2022, bring your family out, enjoy yourselves before school starts next term. Here are the Top 8 Family-Friendly activities and events available in Singapore.

1. Experience VR @ Art Science Museum

Award winning multi-sensory immersive installation exhibit: We Live in an Ocean of Air.
[Image credit: Marshmallow Laser Feast]

Step into a whole new world of Virtual Reality at Art Science Museum's latest exhibit, 'We Live in an Ocean of Air' from now till 2nd Oct 2022. We won't be giving much spoilers but just know you won't be seeing Singapore, but an augmented dream-like world through those lenses.

[Image credit: Marina Bay Sands]

The 16-minute exhibition allows for free roaming and spatial interaction within set parameters. Visitors are equipped with a personal rig that includes a VR headset, heart rate monitor, breath sensors, and a body tracking device.

We Live in an Ocean of Air @ Art Science Museum

Date: Now till 2 October 2022
Time: 10am - 7pm, Daily
Venue: VR Gallery, Level 4, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974

Our Prices
Singaporeans & PR: $12 for children, students and seniors | $16 for adults
Standard: $14 for children, students and seniors | $19 for adults

 

2. Movies by the Beach @ Sentosa

[Image adapted by Sentosa]
 

On selected Fridays, weekends, and public holidays, join us for our FREE outdoor movie series by the beach!

Bring your family and head over to Sentosa for an unforgettable night of entertainment under the stars, complete with delectable food and beverages, a compelling theatrical lineup that features well-known favorites, timeless classics, and recent Hollywood blockbusters.

Dates Movie Screenings
19 August, Friday The Mummy (1999) PG
3 September, Saturday Disney and Pixar’s Cars (2006) G
9 September, Friday Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000) PG
16 September, Friday The Italian Job (2003) PG
23 September, Friday The Transporter (2002) PG

 

Conditions for entry: 

  • Limited Pax of 400 (First come, First Serve)
  • Picnic mats & Foldable chairs allowed. Foldable chair size exceeding 0.45m x 0.45m x 0.45m when unfolded and picnic mats exceeding 1.5m x 1.5m are prohibited.
  • No Outside Food and Drinks allowed. Bag checks will be conducted at entry.
  • No external Bluetooth speakers are permitted.

 

Grab your snacks & beverages at The Interim Market nearby the screening.

[Image adapted by Danial Food Diary]

 

[Image adapted by ByKidO]
 

Movies by the Beach @ Southside Sentosa

Date: Now till 23 September 2022
Time: 7.30pm (On Selected Dates)
Venue: Southside Interim Market, 80 Siloso Rd, 098969

Free Admissions! On a first come first serve basis.

*The event will be cancelled if any heavy rainfall takes place

 

 3. Re-live the 70s Retro Era & Make an Escape Through Time @ National Museum 

 

[Image adapted from National Museum of Singapore]

Time to travel back to the 70s! Those who have lived through this era can reminisce their younger days while watching the gen Zs try and figure out these 'odd contraptions' before technology blasted off. Every step you take is a walk down memory hill whether its childhood games, Nokia telephones, the darkroom or even those classic cloudy backdrops for family pictures. Remember to dress up like a typical 70s office worker or a teen of that era because you can find photo ops all around the exhibition where you can take classic and vintage-looking photographs.

[Image adapted from National Museum of Singapore]

Experience the Exclusive Escape Room, An Escape Through Time, prepared to test your skills after dark at the National Museum of Singapore.

 

The OFF / ON Exhibition

Date: Now till 30 Oct 2022
Time: 10am to 7pm (On dates scheduled for Escape Room, last admission is 5.30pm)
Venue: National Museum of Singapore

Free Admissions for Singaporeans & PRs

Others: SGD$18 per standard ticket,  SGD$14 per student & senior citizen

Exclusive Escape Room: An Escape Through Time

Date: 3, 10, 17 & 24 Sept 
Time: 1st game commences at 6.30pm

Venue: National Museum of Singapore

$15/person (Groups of 3-6) | $12/person (Groups of 7-10)

 

4. Try Skimboarding @ Skim Alley

[Image adapted by Skim Alley]

 

Before you ask, nope, it's not Kim's company. That's SKIMS. Anyway, Skimboarding, also known as skimming, is a boardsport which competitors use skimboards to ride breaking waves back to shore while gliding across the water's surface. Basically, it's pretty similar to surfing. 

 

 

 

Skimming not only enhances balance, coordination, and self-confidence, but also overall mental and physical health. Most importantly, looking cool doing advanced tricks and flips. It's a rain or shine event so come on down and try out a new sport. Children under 12 need parental assistance. 

Skimboarding @ Skim Alley

Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Location: Heritage Chalet, 125A Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121

Our Prices

SGD$28 per person -  for No instructors
SGD$40 per person -  with an instructor (Highly Recommended for beginners)

 

5. Time for a Waterpark Splash at HydroDash

[Image adapted from HydroDash]
 
Get ready your swimsuits and spend a day out at HydroDash - Singapore's first ever floating aqua park. Challenge your friends and family to this thrill-seeking obstacle course. Open to all ages with a minimum age of 5.
 
[Image adapted from HydroDash]
 
Time:
12pm to 6pm (Weekdays), 10am to 7pm (Weekends, PH, School Holidays)
Venue: 72 Palawan Beach 098498
Our Prices: 
5 to 6 years old + 1 Adult (1Hr: SGD$13 // 2Hr: SGD$26) 
7 years old onwards (1Hr: SGD$18 // 2Hr: SGD$36)
 

6. Build a Bicycle workshop 

[Image adapted by @Unspokin']

 

You'll be learning how to put together your own belt-driven riding machine from scratch at the "build your own Frigate" session. Additionally, you can modify components like the handlebars, the pedals, and more!

[Image adapted by @Unspokin']

 

An professional facilitator will walk you step-by-step and explain how each component works with the bicycle during the 4-hour workshop ($1,300). The purpose of the experience is to teach you enough so that you can fix any issue like an experienced rider would, in addition to teaching you how to build your own bicycle.

Some highlights include:
- 1 Unspokin Frigate Bicycle (worth $1,200)
- 6 beers per bicycle on the house!
- High resolution digital photographs of your session
- All materials and tools needed
- Aprons and gloves
- Experienced facilitators)

Time:
Tues to Friday (2pm to 8pm)
Saturday (11am to 6pm)
Sunday (By Appointment Only)
Venue: 3 Lorong Bakar Batu, #05-03, Singapore 34874
Our Prices: $1,300 per bicycle
 

7. Day Visit @ Singapore Zoo

 

[Image adapted by Singapore Zoo]
 

Singapore Zoo is one of the must-visit places during the holidays! Not only can  you feed animals like the White Rhino, Elephants, Giraffes and Giant Tortoises, you can also enjoy a Private Buggy Tour!

Animal feeding sessions are priced based on the food portion @ $8 each. Don't forget to book a timeslot before getting too excited for the intimacy experience with the animals.

The Singapore Zoo Private Buggy Tour is a 1.5 hour tour, priced @ $400. 

Singapore Zoo

Time: 9.30am – 11am / 2:30pm – 4.00pm

Venue: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Our prices: SGD$400 (Up to 7 pax per buggy)

 

 8. Solve puzzles @ Xcape (Escape Rooms)

[Image adapted by Xcape Singapore

 

Now that the holidays are near, it's time to set aside your textbooks and test your brains in solving back-to-back puzzles in an escape room. Test your bonds with your friends/family, challenge yourselves with unsolvable clues and see who you best connect with.

[Image adapted by Xcape Singapore]
 
Xcape offers a variety of thrill levels. Choose your room wisely because once you go in, there's no turning back.  We recommend the spine-tingling Annabelle theme from their Haunted collection for the dark knights and horror lovers. However, if you're with children or are just looking for some lighthearted entertainment, try out the funnier Kungfu Panda X theme.
 
Time: 11am-11.30pm, Daily
Venue: 161 Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188435
Our Prices: 
Starts at SGD$22 per person for off-peak periods
Starts at SGD$28 per person for peak periods