March School Holidays: 8 Things To Do With Children Despite The Coronavirus Outbreak

March School Holidays: 8 Things To Do With Children Despite The Coronavirus Outbreak

School’s out! It’s time for some fun.

With the March school holidays fast approaching, do not confine your kids to the four walls in fear of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They deserve a break from the monotonous routine to relax and recharge.

Singapore has ramped up measures to contain the epidemic and this is evident from the slowing rate of infection that has been outpaced by staggering recoveries.

Fret not if you have run out of ideas to treat your youngsters. We have come up with a list of 8 things you can do with them for a whale of a time this March school holidays – out of harm’s way!

1. Watch Disney on Ice presents Live Your Dream

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Behold evergreen Disney heroes ignite the courage inside your little ones as they skate gracefully to a collection of Disney melodies conveying the heart-warming tales they relish. The dazzling show portrays the likes of Mickey Mouse, his sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana and the brave-hearted sister duo Anna and Elsa from Frozen. The magic will be unveiled from 14 to 18 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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2. Paint on T-shirts and tote bags

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Allow your children to unleash their artistry at StreaksNStrokes. All the essential art materials and paints will be provided at this craft room located conveniently at Tai Seng. With easy-to-use designer stencils, what’s left is for the little ones to let their creative juices flow.  

Art is integral to a child’s success as it helps boost self-confidence, improve their motor skills and invent new ways of thinking. Sounds like an enriching experience your kids will enjoy. What’s more, they get to complete their March school holidays and take home their beautiful creation!

3. Discover multifarious occupations at KidZania

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What do you want to be when you grow up? This thought-provoking question certainly strikes a chord with kids as they have possibly been quizzed several times at different stages of their adolescence.

At KidZania, an interactive indoor theme park combining inspiration, fun and learning through realistic role-play, the younger ones can learn about a multitude of professions by enacting the tasks indispensable to the various vocations. The enthusiastic children will independently learn how to manage a store and the basics of oral hygiene, among many other exhilarating activities while overseen by adults on-site. What a great way to acquaint them with real-life situations!

Do take note that the kid-sized city will be closed for routine maintenance on 11 and 25 March – the March school holidays are not ruined!

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4. Have a roarin’ good time at Waka Waka

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A safari-themed indoor playground nestled at Annex@Furama, the apple of your eye will be in for a wild time. Navigate the multi-leveled, maze-like structure by ascending volcanoes, creeping through tunnels, bouncing off trampolines and sliding down giant slides at the main play area. Also, they can put their coordination skills to test at the Adventure Cove which encompass a thrilling rope-adventure course. 

While your kids are engrossed in their pursuits, you can unwind at the Bistro Cafe and look over them at the same time. You will be glad to know that Waka Waka is slashing the price of admission tickets by half up till 13th March (the day schools end for the semester) – a really good value for money. 

5. Experience the magic of Disney animation at the Art Science Museum

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If your child’s fondness for Disney is immense, then a trip to Disney: Magic of Animation exhibition, shown in Southeast Asia for the first time, will uplift his spirits. Discover a world of art and technology spanning almost a century that brought about his all-time favourite Disney movies like Moana and Frozen 2. 

The scrupulous techniques adopted by the talented artists and production teams to make the animated characters look realistic will blow him away. There are more than 500 exceptional art pieces comprising original drawings, paintings and sketches from the time of Walt Disney himself displayed in their full glory. That’s not all; there are captivating projections and audio-visual displays to keep him engrossed. 

The mystical interactive exhibition will be open to the public till 29 March.

6. Explore Jewel’s Changi Canopy Park

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Good news parents; Canopy Park at Jewel Changi is offering free entry for everyone from 27 February to 31 March (right through the March school holidays), which gives you and your kids access to the discovery slides, foggy bowls, petal garden and topiary walk where they can frolic on the dreamy grounds. Heads up, you and your little ones can also gaze at the fleeting beauty of cherry flowers at the garden. 

There is an additional 50% off attractions during the same time frame. From Changi Experience Studio to Manulife Sky Nets, the expansive space of the Canopy Park, which is equivalent to the size of 11 olympic-sized swimming pools offers something for your kids to enjoy.

You will be relieved to know that Jewel Changi Airport has stepped up and implemented  precautionary measures in light of the COVID-19 situation.

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7. Get your bounce on at SuperPark Singapore

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An all-in-one expansive indoor activity park with three themed areas namely the adventure area, game arena and freestyle hall boasting 20 electrifying activities, at SuperPark Singapore, you and your littles ones can burn some calories while having fun.

There is a kid’s gym, a pedal car track, tube slide, superbowling, baseball, trampoline platform and an array of other fun-filled activities for an indelible family time. Make your way to Singapore’s largest indoor activity park this March school holidays with your loved ones for an adventure of a lifetime.

8. Beat the heat at Snow City

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Let’s face it, the weather in Singapore can be sweltering. Take a respite from the humidity and escape to a sub-zero environment at Snow City. There is a host of exciting activities and hard, wet packing snow that will make you feel like you are in the northernmost point on the Earth. 

Slide down a 60-metre snow slope and snap photos with life-sized sculptures made of ice. Learn about the Aurora Borealis phenomena and the detrimental effects of global warming on the Arctic. 

Snow City has something new in store; Singapore’s coldest bumper car arena where you and your family can ride in a boisterous bumping buggies for an uncontrollable boost of adrenaline. There is an attractive package which comprises snow play and bumper car ride for a holistic experience in the winter wonderland. 

Remember, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Do not let the coronavirus outbreak dampen the March school holidays. Have fun but make sure you and your lil ones practise basic protective measures at all times. 

  • Wash hands with soap frequently.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately dispose of the used tissue.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.

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