12 December School Holiday Activities and Programmes (2015)

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Festive Holiday Activities

School’s out for six weeks starting from 21 November 2015, and your champs are all set to take a breather from lessons and homework – at least for a while.

To help you plan their year-end activity schedule before boredom sets in, we’ve put together a list of holiday activities and fun happenings that are taking place in and around Singapore from now until the last day of 2015.

From going on an exciting journey down the human body to catching enchanting theatre productions and going on a Mother and Child dance date, you don’t really need to crack your head for ways to keep your kids entertained.

Scroll down the page to check out the list now!

Theatre Plays and Concerts

1. The Enormous Turnip

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Follow the adventures of Eek, a tiny mouse whose dream is to be noticed by the people around him. On the other hand, Diggory the gardener hopes that he can win a prize for his vegetables one day – and he got his wish when a turnip starts to grow and grow and grow.

Find out which of the two friends is strong enough to pull the enormous turnip out of the ground in this colourful and interactive theatre production filled with cute characters, memorable songs and a clear moral message for everyone.

Date: 21 November to 6 December 2015

Showtimes:

Sat & Sun – 11am, 2.30pm

Tues (24 Nov 2015) – 10.30am, 2pm

Wed to Fri (25 to 27 Nov 2015) – 10.30am

Tues to Fri (1 Dec to 4 Dec 2015) – 11am

Venue: SOTA Drama Theatre

Admission: $32 per person

Recommended age: 3 to 12

Click here for more details.
2. The Emperor’s New Clothes

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How many times have your little Champs read the classic tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”?

Let them watch the characters of their favourite fable in action by taking them to this heart-warming musical which incorporates a hint of Singaporean taste. Find out what happens to the vain and pompous Emperor when two cheeky tailors decides to teach him a lesson by weaving a “special” ensemble for the National Dress Parade on the 50th anniversary of his reign.

The rib-tickling moments in this musical are sure to bring cheer to you and your family during the holiday season!

Date: 20 November to 12 December 2015

Showtimes:

Tuesdays to Saturdays – 7.30pm

Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays – 2.30pm

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre

Admission:

Tuesday to Thursday – Tickets start from $50

Friday to Sunday – Tickets start from $55

Recommended age: 5 to 12

Click here for more details.
3. Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

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Follow the enthralling theatre production that tells the tale of Cinderella, a girl who meets her prince and true love through a missing glass slipper. With the help of a sceptical reporter who inspires Cinderella to take control of her own destiny, this classic fairy tale is given a contemporary twist complete with a colourful burst of music and spellbinding transformations that work to bring this classic tale to life.

This is the perfect show to capture the feel-good moments with your family during the holiday season.

Date: 10 December 2015 – 4 January 2016

Showtimes:

Thursday – 7pm

Friday to Monday – 2pm and 7pm (No shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Venue: Resorts World™ Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Admission:

Adult – Tickets start from $78

Kids from 4 to 12 – Tickets start from $55

Recommended age: 4 to 12

Click here for more details.
4. SSO Christmas Concert 2015
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Usher in the Christmas cheer at Victoria Hall together with the SSO, Singapore Symphony Children’s Choir and the Singapore Bible College Chorale. Under the guidance of Associate Conductor Jason Lai, you and your family will be treated to three magical musical performances filled with traditional Christmas Carols and well-known yuletide melodies.

Date: 11 to 13 December 2015

Time:

11 & 12 Dec – 7.30pm

13 Dec – 4pm

Venue: Victoria Concert Hall

Admission:

Friday and Saturday – Tickets start from $28

Sunday – Tickets start from $20

Recommended age: 6 and above

Click here for more details.
5. The Amazing Toybox Concert 2015

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If your little ones love singing and dancing to shows like Hi-5, then you’ve got to take them to The Amazing Toybox Concert and ring in the holiday season together as a family.

Abby Ant, Sheriff Bob and The Boogie Bug Dancers have been bringing high-energy, sing-and-dance performances to families in Singapore for the last 10 years, and they’re all set to celebrate this huge milestone with you.

Make sure not to miss the party this yuletide season – we hear that Santa Claus might be making an appearance!

Note: Only 160 places are available per show, so do book your seats now!

Date: 4 to 6 December 2015

Time:

4 December – 4pm

5 & 6 December – 10am & 4pm

Venue: Mountbatten Community Club

Admission: $28 per person (Both adults and child)

Recommended age: 3 to 6

Click here for more details.

Need to fill your kids’ holidays with something productive? Check out our listing of holiday camps and workshops on the next page.

Holiday Camps and Workshops
6. Playeum Holiday Camps 2015

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Photo credit: Playeum Facebook page

Have your kids ever wondered what makes things moves at a fast pace – or wished that they could bring their dream car to life?

The Children’s Centre for Creativity (or better known as Playeum) is making these possible through the following holiday camps this December:

Explore Speed Through Art
Imagine Your Car & Make It

Each workshop spans across four days, where kids get to enjoy hands-on activities at the interactive spaces at the centre. Snacks and materials will be provided.

Date & Time:

Explore Speed Through Art

24 to 27 Nov – 2pm to 5pm

1 Dec to 4 Dec – 10am to 1pm

8 Dec to 11 Dec – 10am to 1pm

Imagine Your Car & Make It

15 Dec to 18 Dec – 10am to 1pm

Venue:

Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

47 Malan Road, Gilman Barracks #01-23

Admission: $280 per child

Recommended age: 5 to 12

Click here for more details.
7. Champion Values Program
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Organised by MindChamps, this programme nurtures children to be respectful towards others and their ideas, while helping them to express themselves without fear. Emphasis will be placed on cultivating each child’s ability to see the beauty within others and embracing feedback as a seed for growth.

This two-day programme is designed with primary and secondary school students in mind.

Date:

30 November & 1 December 2015 (For P3 & P4 students in 2016)

23 & 24 November 2015 (For P5 & P6 students in 2016)

3 & 4 December 2015 (For secondary students in 2016) Fully Booked

Time: 9am to 6pm (Lunch will be provided)

Venue:

MindChamps Singapore

480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #17-01 HDB Hub East Wing

Admission: $144 per child

Recommended age: 9 and 11 only

Click here for more details.
8. Professor Snyder’s Thinking Cap Learning System
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Another popular programme by MindChamps, this two-day workshop is specifically designed to develop age-appropriate learning strategies and techniques that can be applied directly to the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Primary 1 and 2 curriculum.

Through this workshop, your K2 to P2 kids will learn about the Champion Mindset and how it will influence him/her in a positive manner. Your child will also gain confidence through self-awareness and creativity exercises while developing self-directed learning skills through creative problem solving and divergent thinking.

Date: 3 & 4 December 2015

Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue:

MindChamps Singapore

480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #17-01 HDB Hub East Wing

Admission: $49 per child

Recommended age: 6 and 8 only

Click here for more details.
9. MindChamps PSLE Early Prep Workshops
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You know that hard work pays off, and getting an early head start makes all the difference when it comes to improving your kids’ performance in school.

If your kids are due to face the PSLE in 2016 and 2017, you won’t want to miss out on MindChamps’ Early Prep Workshops for the following subjects:

English
Math
Science
Chinese

Through these 3.5-hour workshops, your Champ will get to pick up effective learning techniques that will help them tackle the subjects with confidence during the PSLE.

Date & Time:

Chinese – 25 November 2015, 2pm to 5.30pm

Math – 26 November 2015, 2pm to 5.30pm

English – 3 December 2015, 9am to 12.30pm

Science – 3 December 2015, 2pm to 5.30pm

Venue:

MindChamps Singapore

480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #17-01 HDB Hub East Wing

Admission: $68 per child, per subject

Recommended age: 10 and 11 only

Click here for more details.
10. Wings to Wings – Mother & Child Dance Date

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Photo credit: Wings to Wings

Mums, when was the last time you spent one-on-one time with your kids? Here’s your chance to set a ‘date’ with them and attend this 60-minute dance class together under the guidance of a professional.

Slots for this event are limited, so be sure to reserve yours now!

Date & Time:

5 December 2015 – 6pm to 7pm

12 December 2015 – 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Venue: Wings to Wings Dance Development Centre @ 10 North Canal Road

Admission: $35 per mother and child, additional pax at $10 per person

Recommended age: 3 to 8

Click here for more details.

Holidays are meant to be fun! Make sure to add these exciting activities and festivals to your year-end calendar.

Fun Activities and Festivals

11. The Human Body Experience @ Science Centre

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Photo credit: Science Centre Singapore

It’s been said that the best way to get a better grasp of how our body works is to dive right in!

Here’s your chance to do just that at the larger-than-life human body exhibition at the Science Centre. This life-sized journey takes you inside the human anatomy – through organs, muscles and systems – and lets you interact and play with the amazing functions of the body through lights, sounds and pneumatics.

Make your way to the Science Centre for the Human Body Experience before it packs up in mid-2016.

Date: From now until May 2016

Time: 10am to 6pm daily

Venue: Hall B, Science Centre – 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081

Admission: *Adult – $15, Kids between 3 and 12 – $12

*Standard Science Centre admission fees apply

Recommended age: 5 to 12

Click here for more details.
12. Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens By The Bay
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The biggest, most magical yuletide fair in Singapore returns to Gardens By The Bay with more dazzling Italian light sculptures, a European-style festive market and a refreshing Christmas Toyland floral display in the Flower Dome. Get ready to step into Santa’s workshop, meet his trusty elves and learn more about topiary plants and conifers in the Garden Trail, which is part of the floral display.

There’ll also be a series of festive performances out on the Flower Field with an 11-metre-tall Christmas Pyramid as the backdrop. Make sure not to miss the storytelling sessions, mascot appearances and ventriloquist acts in and around the Flower Dome.

Date: 21 November 2015 to 5 January 2015

Time: 9am to 9pm

Venue: Gardens By The Bay

Admission: Free access to Christmas Wonderland, admission charges to Flower Dome apply.

Recommended age: Perfect for the whole family

Click here for more details.

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