June Holiday Cheat Sheet for Kiasu Parents: Part 1

After going through weeks of stressful preparation for exams, parents will surely be looking at plans to help the entire family de-stress. Here are some ideas we’ve put together to reward our children during the mid-year holidays so that they have something to look forward to after their exams.

Travelling Overseas

As much as adults love travelling overseas for holiday, the children will be thrilled to know that their parents are bringing them on holiday trips. Parents can decide which places to go depending on the distance and number of days planned for the trip. Neighbouring countries like Malaysia have attractions like Legoland, Puteri Harbour, Angry Birds Activity Park and Kidzania.

Of course, for a more luxurious holiday treat, there will be countries further afield to consider such as Australia, Europe, United States and many more – which have no lack of attractions and activities to excite your young ones.

Place Promotions Period
Legoland (Johor)

Purchase your Legoland tickets in advance and save up to 20% off 

http://www.legoland.com.my/Plan/Prices-and-Tickets/

Ongoing
Puteri Harbour (Johor) Maybank credit cardholders can enjoy a buy 3 tickets and get 1 free to a 2 Park pass tickets to The Little Big Club and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town at Puteri Harbour.

http://www.playtime.com.my/promo

28 May to 28 June 2015
Kidzania (Kuala Lumpur) Purchase your kidzania tickets online and enjoy 10% off

https://www.kidzania.com.my/ticketing/selectdate/

Ongoing
Club Med (Phuket, Cherating, Bali, Bintan) You can also book a package with Club Med for an all inclusive holiday. The children will be thrilled this holiday with sports and leisure  activities at the Kids Club and all round dining. What’s more, kids stay for free in Club Med Phuket, Cherating Beach, Bali and Bintan.

http://www.clubmed.com.sg/cm/kids-stay-free_p-362-l-AE-pa-362_KidsStayFree-ac-di.html

Book by 30 June 2015
Disneyland (Hong Kong) Experience Hong Kong Disneyland newest and most dazzling nighttime spectacular, ‘Disney Paint the Night’, and see the park in a whole new light!
 
https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/offers-discounts/paint-the-night-explorer-club-dinner-package/
Book by 30 June 2015
Ocean Park (Hong Kong) You can bring your children closer to the animals in Ocean Park by joining their programmes to be a panda keeper or even spend a night in the oceans’ depth. 
http://m.oceanpark.com.hk/html/en/get-closer-to-the-animals/
Ongoing

 

Staycation

For some parents who prefer to spend the weekends with the children during the school holidays and not deal with the hassle of travelling out of Singapore, you can consider staycations. Sentosa, our very own island of fun will certainly be a popular choice for its myriads of hotels that offer family packages with value-added services for children.

Alternatively, you can opt for an urban retreat at a hotel in the heart of the city, just to relax or indulge in retail therapy during the Great Singapore Sale at Orchard Road.

Place Promotions Period
Shangri-la’s  Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa Book your Family Fun Package at Shangri-la’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa and let your children be entertained with endless fun while you relax at the resort. The package allow the children to stay, dine and play for free.

http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/rasasentosaresort/offers/section/rooms-suites/details/rooms-suites/fantasticfamilyfun/

Till 31 August 2015
Resorts World Sentosa Hotels Check in to a family deluxe suite at the Festive Hotel which comes with a king-sized bed and a loft bed specially for the children. The children will be able to swim in the Hard Rock Hotel swimming pool which has a man-made sandy beach and a playground in the pool. What’s more, you can engage the children in various activities at the RWS Kids Club, such as art and craft, story telling and music.
 
http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Attractions/KidsClub
Ongoing
D’Resorts @ Downtown East

Plan your staycation at D’Resorts at Downtown East and let your children meet the Ninja Turtles this June holidays. They will get to join in telematches with the cartoon characters too.

http://www.downtowneast.com.sg/events/ninja_turtles_dojo_experience_downtown_east#Promotion
 

Your children will definitely be fascinated with the Rainforest Family rooms, with décor themes like Amazonian jungle or deep sea. Surprises for children include bunk beds and complimentary activities at eXplorerkids. 

http://www.dresort.com.sg/stay/rainforest-family

29 May to 28 June 2015
Rider’s Lodge at Turf City

Let your children have a unique experience staying in a colonial-style room at the Rider’s Lodge at Turf City, where they can enjoy pony rides amidst the tranquility of the lush rural landscapes. 

http://www.riderslodge.net/index.html

Ongoing

 

Performances & Events

Performance/Event Promotions Period
28th SEA Games Catch the upcoming 28th SEA Games that will be hosted in Singapore after 22 years. This will be a big hit amongst the primary school children where they can get to watch the various sports games held in Singapore. 
https://www.seagames2015.com
5 to 16 June 2015
The Gingerbread Man

Watch The Gingerbread Man and his adventures which will be showing at the Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel.

http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/ginger0615

20 May to 7 June 2015
Peppa Pig LIVE! Watch Peppa Pig LIVE! direct from London’s West End from 30 May to 1 June 2015. Performance has been seen by more than half a million of people and finally made its way to Singapore.
 
http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Attractions/ShowsEvents/PeppaPigLIVETreasureHunt
30 May to 1 June 2015
TICKET by Clownic (Spain)

Enjoy the world-famous comic scenes at the Esplanade Flipside – TICKET by Clownic (Spain) at the Esplanade theatre studio.

http://www.esplanade.com/flipside/2015/prog-ticket.html

6 to 7 June 2015
The Smurfs Live on Stage

Catch the Smurfs live on stage for the first time in Singapore.

http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Attractions/ShowsEvents/SMURFSLiveonStage

Take part in our KiasuParents contest before 24 May 2015 and get to win a set of 4 tickets to watch the performance. 8 sets of tickets will be give away.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/content/win-tickets-catch-smurfs-live-stage

12 to 14 June 2015
The Wind in the Willows

Another interesting performance to for the whole family to catch is The Wind in the Willows at SOTA – Drama Theatre from 12 to 14 June 2015.

http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/wind0615

12 to 14 June 2015
GUNDAM

If your child is a fan of GUNDAM, he will go wild at the iconic exhibition of GUNDAM docks at Singapore to celebrate the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kits at Ngee Ann City.

http://gundamdocks.sg/

4 to 28 June 2015

 

Singapore attractions

During this June holidays, many places of interest have lined up special events catered for the entire family.

Attraction Promotions Period
Singapore Science Centre

The Singapore Science Centre has lined up a number of events happening in the June school holidays. You can get your child to learn more about DNA, Newton’s Acrobat, Light Funtastic and the colours everyday around us.

http://www.science.edu.sg/events/Pages/FamilyProgrammesatScienceCentre.aspx

6, 20, 27 June 2015
Singapore Zoo

Watch out for the Adventure at the Australian Outback at the Singapore Zoo where the Wild Aussie show and the Aussie Sunday Brunch with the kangaroos, emu, etc will start on 31 May 2015. And don’t forget the much anticipated unveiling of the koala exhibit, happening on 20 May!

http://www.zoo.com.sg

Start on 20 May
River Safari

River Safari will be hosting their first river games from 6 to 28 June 2015 where visitors may take part in animal-themed challenges, live game shows, animal encounters and even enjoy discounts on park admission fees.

http://riversafari.com.sg/rivergames/

6 to 28 June 2015
Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park will be featuring the African Wetlands and Dinosaur Descendants Exhibit, which allows the children the opportunity to experience a balanced eco-system display that aims to inspire an understanding of how birds and men co-exist.

http://www.birdpark.com.sg/exhibits/dinosaur-descendants.html#ad-image-0

Ongoing
S.E.A. Aquarium

Indulge your family in an overnight immersive experience to go behind the scenes and explore the wonders of our blue planet with fun-filled activities and games at S.E.A. Aquarium™ in Ocean Dreams.

http://www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/Attractions/SEAAquarium/OceanDreams

13 to 14 June 2015

 

Movies

An after-exam movie treat is another way to help kids destress. Movies targeted at kids will usually be released during the school holiday season.

Moreover, some cinemas offer packages where tickets for kids are cheaper or even free of charge with every purchase of adult tickets at selected timings. Don’t miss the upcoming release of blockbuster movies such as Jurassic World (11 June 2015) and Minions (18 June 2015), which your kids will certainly enjoy.


 

Holiday Camps and Programs

Look out for our next article on interesting camps and programmes to help kids enrich their minds and meet new friends during their holidays.

 

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