June Holidays 2024: Kid-Friendly Activities in Singapore

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When are the June holidays this year? For local schools, the mid-year break will begin on Saturday 25 May, and children will return to school on Monday 24 June.

If you’re not planning to travel, there’s plenty that you can do right here on home ground. Use our list below to choose activities that the whole family can enjoy!

20 Museum & Cultural Events to Check Out

Discover a hidden-gem museum — the SG Mobility Gallery

We know it can be difficult to secure tickets for many school holiday events, but you should be able to book the following visits without much hassle. 

What’s On

Date

Into the Hawkerverse | Children’s Museum Singapore

Opens 25 May
Visit the Straits Enclave Peranakan Chinese Private Museum 26 May
Children’s Season 2024: Food Trail at Armenian Street 30 May to 22 June
Convergence by Bornfire Circus (a Singapore circus collective) | Esplanade 31 May to 2 June

Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San Francisco | Asian Civilisations Museum

31 May 2024 to mid-2025
Flou Papago by Mumusic Circus (Spain) | Esplanade 7 to 9 June
UNESCO Temple Tour — Hong San See 8 June

Plastic: Remaking Our World | National Museum of Singapore

Ongoing till 23 June

iLight Singapore

Ongoing till 23 June
Self-guided Saturdays at the NUS Baba House Various dates (June)
Factory Tours by My Community Various dates (June)
Ocean Fest 2024 | S.E.A. Aquarium Ongoing till 19 July
Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon | ArtScience Museum Ongoing till 1 September

Hidden Toa Payoh Outdoor Immersive Escape Game

Ongoing, daily

A Voyage Back In Time | Children’s Museum Singapore

Ongoing, Tuesday to Sunday

Highlights of local artist Cheong Soo Pieng | National Gallery

Ongoing, Thursday to Sunday

Back-of-House Tour: Former Supreme Court | National Gallery

Ongoing, weekends

Singapore History Gallery | National Museum of Singapore

Permanent event

The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines | National Library

Permanent event

Self-Guided Tour at the SG Mobility Gallery | Land Transport Authority

Permanent event

Note: If you are signing up for a tour and your child is below 12, do check the age guidelines, or contact the organiser directly to ask if they can attend.

Pulau Ubin Activities for the Family

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Have you heard of Pesta Ubin? It’s a kampung– or village-style Open House held on Singapore’s last rustic island, Pulau Ubin, organised by the Friends of Ubin Network.

This year, Pesta Ubin runs from 8 to 23 June. Take this chance to see a different side of Singapore with the family, especially if you haven’t visited Pulau Ubin in a while!

What’s On

Date

Balik Chek Jawa by Naked Hermit Crabs

8 June (registration not required)

Going Coconuts by Cicada Tree Eco-Place

8 June

Macro Photography Workshop by Nature Society Singapore

9 June (suitable for teens)

Land Use & Nature Walk

9 June

Leopard Cat QUEST by Singapore Wildcat Action Group

14 June

The Ubin Wonders by Nature Kakis Boon Lay

15 June

Family Day

15 June

Macro Photography Outing by Nature Photographic Society Singapore

15 June (suitable for teens)

Malay Kampung Heritage Tour 

22 June

Kampung Games

22 June (registration not required)

Artefacts Handling Exhibition by Young Nautilus

22 June (registration not required)

Shore to Hill Nature Walk by LORIS & OWL

Various dates (June)

Ecological and Heritage Learning Tour

Various dates (June)

Love Chek Jawa Walk by Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Various dates (June)

Note: If you are signing up for a tour and your child is below 12, do check the age guidelines, or contact the organiser directly to ask if they can attend.

15 Green Walking Trails to Try

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park at sunset

Have a free day coming up, and not sure where to go? Pick a nature trail, download a map guide from our National Parks Board, and cross your fingers for good weather!

 

Walking Trail

Description

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This park is divided into two sections known as Park 1 and 2. On either side, visitors can explore a riverbank habitat rich in flora and fauna. 

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Explore a trail that meanders through a secondary forest. These are forests that have regenerated through largely natural processes, after the original forest vegetation was removed or disturbed.

MacRitchie Boardwalk: Chemperai Trail

A relaxing walk along the edge of MacRitchie Reservoir. Look out for the Clouded Monitor Lizard, the Long-tailed Macaque, and birds such as the Banded Woodpecker and White-bellied Fish Eagle.

MacRitchie Tree Top Walk

An exciting walk that gives you a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy.

Changi Point Coastal Walk

This boardwalk trail offers lovely views along the Changi Beach coastline. If you are here in the evening, do stay to catch the sunset.

Civic District Tree Trail

Learn about 19 species of plants and trees within Singapore’s Civic District.

Coney Island Park

Ideal for birdwatching and exploring different natural habitats, including coastal forests and mangroves.

Dairy Farm Nature Park: Wallace Trail

This walk takes you through a dense forested area that used to house a kampung community. It’s a chance to see fruit trees, butterflies, birds, and meandering streams.

Fort Canning Park: Trees of the Fort Trail

Learn about 25 tree species in Fort Canning Park.

HortPark and the Southern Ridges

Trekkers can enjoy the lush greenery of Mount Faber, Telok Blangah Hill, and Kent Ridge, as well as the rich flora and fauna of Labrador Nature Reserve.

Lower Peirce Trail

A relaxing boardwalk trail that will reward you with sightings of native animals like the Clouded Monitor Lizard, Common Sun Skink, Plantain Squirrel, and Long-tailed Macaque. 

North Eastern Riverine Loop

Venture into the less-visited areas of Singapore with this loop, which links four parks and runs through Buangkok, Sengkang, and Punggol.

Pasir Ris Park

Explore a mangrove forest, a Kitchen Garden, and a butterfly garden.

Singapore Botanic Gardens: Rainforest Trail

This trail takes you through one of the oldest remnants of primary rainforests in Singapore.

St John’s Island Trail

This walk introduces you to the natural habitats, heritage trees, and rich wildlife at St John’s Island.

Want more activity suggestions, or have your own ideas to share? Join the conversation on the KiasuParents forum!

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