March on, March school holidays!

It’s nearing the middle of March, and we all know what that means… yes, the March school holidays are soon to be upon us!

This year, the holidays start on the 16th to the 24th of March.

For the children, of course it’s good news. No school for a week! But for parents of these younger school-going kids, sometimes it can be quite an ardent task, to keep the little ones gainfully occupied and happy.

Although one option is just to let the child stay home  & study/do homework or play (and watch TV), many like to enrol their kids into educational, fun programs and activities. After all, this is a break to refresh the kids, and what better way to rejuvenate than being outside the home, exploring new places and doing different things!

Here, we list out some fun activities suitable for everyone and definitely great for family bonding!

 

Gardeners’ Day Out

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Leighblackall

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Leighblackall

Learn all about gardening and plants! There are plenty of fun activities which the whole family can participate in – from vegetable harvesting, garden tours, and craft workshops to make your own terrarium. Highlights also include a gardening bazaar and the butterfly garden open house.

Where: HortPark

When: 16 March, 9am-6pm

Cost: Free, but for some activities there’s a cost

For more info, visit: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=397

 

Mangrove Boardwalk Walk

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Lip Kee

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Lip Kee

A guided walk by The Naked Hermits exploring the fascinating mangroves in Singapore. Catch sightings of rarely seen creatures like the tree-climbing crab, mudskipper, and the dog-faced water snake!

Where: Pasir Ris Park

When: 23 March, 5pm-630pm

Cost: Free

For more info, visit: http://nakedhermitcrabs.blogspot.sg/2013/02/march-and-april-free-pasir-ris-mangrove.html#.UTlibByLAeo

 

Sentosa KidZ Flea Market

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Sengkang

Image from Wikipedia, credit to Sengkang

Great for honing those entrepreneur skills! Children aged 7-12 can set up little stalls to sell or trade pre-loved toys, books, accessories etc. There will also be funfair games, manicure services and performances such as magic shows and puppet shows to keep everyone entertained.

Where: Beach Station, Sentosa

When: 16-24 March

Cost: Free

For more info, visit: http://www.sentosa.gov.sg/sentosa-kidz-flea-market-is-back-this-march-school-holidays/

 

Staycation

Frasers Hospitality

It might be too late/pricy or too short a duration to bring the whole family on an overseas vacation during this period, so why not treat your kids as well as yourself to a relaxing and family bonding staycation right here in Singapore?

With Capri by Fraser’s full range of facilities like a swimming pool, spa, gym and Spin & Play rooms filled with Wii, Kinect games on every floor, kids and adults alike will be spoilt for choice for entertainment!

Whatever you decide to do, we wish all our readers a fun-filled March!

 

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