With the school holidays in full swing, you may have a million ideas running through your mind. Fret not! If you’re thinking of activities to keep yourself/your children/your family engaged and entertained, we’ve gathered a list of events and activities for you and your family/friends. Whether it’s a visit to Geylang Serai’s Ramadan Bazaar, the infamous ARTBOX at Marina Bay, free activities at public libraries or outdoor activities at Pulau Ubin, look forward to an exciting array of events and activities to engage yourself/your children/your family/your friends during the June holidays!
1. Pesta Ubin – Experience the island in all its breathtaking glory
Outdoor lovers, rejoice! In collaboration with the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN), NParks presents “Pesta Ubin”, featuring a slew of exciting activities on Pulau Ubin over four weeks. Embrace Mother Nature from 26 May to 24 June and embark on a series of outdoor adventures that highlights various activities available in the island. This includes camping, experiencing the kampong life, kayaking at the mangroves, nature walks and night walks. Visit the Facebook page for updates and other information!
2. Festival of Biodiversity – Learn more about conserving and enhancing Singapore’s biodiversity
From 2 to 3 June, participate in NParks’ ‘’Festival of Biodiversity’’, and find out how you can play your part in conserving Singapore’s biodiversity. To be held at the open space at Tampines MRT Station, you can look forward to games, crafts, interactive booths, exhibitions and fun workshops for all ages! Visit the NParks Facebook page for updates!
3. Cartoon Network: Animate Your Life – Enter the world of cartoons and meet your favorite characters
For the young and young at heart, head over to Gardens by the Bay and visit Cartoon Network’s pop-up festival ‘Animate Your Life’ from the 26 May to 10 June! This is the perfect opportunity to get up close and capture photographs with characters such as Adventure Time, Ben10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears. Click here to find out more!
4. Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers – Re-imagine the world through experiential art and play
Inspire your little ones to dream big with Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers. Presented by the National Gallery from 9 June to 9 September, the festival aims to inspire visitors, both young and old, to imagine and re-imagine the world around them through experiential art and active play. Immerse in installations by artists such as Lee Wen, We Make Carpets, teamLab, Mark Justiniani and many more! Put on your creative cap and dream big!
5. Bazaar Ramadan @ Geylang Serai – Bask in the festivities and satisfy your street food cravings
Craving for street food and Hari Raya delicacies? Soak in the Ramadan atmosphere at Geylang Serai’s Ramadan Bazaar from 12 May to 14 June. This annual festive bazaar stretches from Paya Lebar to the Geylang Serai precinct. The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is one of Singapore’s largest and most anticipated night markets with more than 800 stalls. Bask in the festivities and dive into a vast array of Malay and Middle Eastern products – from festive costumes and dazzling accessories, to home furnishings and savoury delicacies. Brave the heat and crowd, and be rewarded with the festive atmosphere!
6. Artbox Singapore 2018 – Bangkok’s flea market makes a comeback
Artbox Singapore 2018 is back for its second and largest edition. From 1 to 3 June, shop your way through lifestyle and fashion stalls and satisfy your palates from over 160 F&B booths. Artbox Singapore is held at the Bayfront Event Space beside the Marina Bay Sands. Showered with fairy lights, decorated shipping containers, vintage cars and quirky ornaments – Artbox is the perfect backdrop for your #OOTD shots! Bring along your portable USB fans, and dress comfortably!
7. National Library Board – The library is more than just a hub for bookworms
The library is more than just a quiet retreat to browse and borrow books. Throughout the June holidays, the National Library Board will host a variety of programmes from puppet shows to reading programmes and SkillsFuture workshops. Click here to check out the programmes!
8. Drone Flying Workshop – Learn to fly a drone and compete in a mini drone-flying competition
Always wanted to fly a drone? Learn to construct, operate and fly a drone in the indoor aerospace hangar at ITE College Central on the 8 or 20 June. Parents, this is a great opportunity for your child (7-14yrs) to explore hands-on skills and spend a fun afternoon together with you! You won’t be walking home empty-handed! You can bring home your own constructed drone. Click here to find out more!
9. Flower Jamming Workshop – Create floral art with fresh flowers
Ever wondered what flower jamming is? Let your creative juices flow and create floral art with fresh flowers! To be held at the 8 or 20 June at ITE College Central, work together with your child in the stunning floristry lab to create a memorable experience with beautiful flowers. Don’t worry if this is your first time, there will be experts to guide you and your child. Be surprised by what you and your child can achieve with the flowers together! Click here to find out more!
However you decide to spend your June holidays, set aside time to plan an activity and spend quality time with your family. Make an effort to put aside your devices to truly connect with your family. Have a wonderful holiday!