With Easter just around the corner, parents are no doubt looking for some fun things to do with the brood. Whether it’s a party (with egg hunts and loads of chocolate!), a trip to a trampoline park, holiday camps and more, there are lots of ideal activities around the island for the whole family to enjoy.
#1 Take them to a trampoline park
You’re bound to have a jumping good time at an indoor centre crammed with trampolines! At BOUNCE Singapore this Easter, kids and adults alike can try a wide variety of trampoline zones and obstacle courses. For the first two weeks of April, take advantage of the Double Deal; a two-hour session for two jumpers, for just $60. You’ll also get two pairs of grip socks and a couple of refreshing slushies.
What’s in store? Take on the Free-Jumping, Big Bag and High Performance Arena or challenge each other to a game of dodgeball or basketball at Slam Dunk. For more fun, head to the X-Park, Asia’s first Ninja-Warrior-like obstacle course, and have a blast navigating the courses. Thrill-seekers will want to give the “Leap of Faith” a shot – it involves leaping off a raised platform to catch a grab bag.
The promotion is available from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 10pm (excluding public holidays). The “Leap of Faith” is separate, at $5 per jump or $10 for three jumps.
#2 Enjoy some outdoor fun
Keep the kids busy and entertained at Forest Adventure this Easter holidays. Over the entire Easter weekend (19 to 21 April), a giant Easter bunny will be offering yummy chocolate eggs to all participants.
Located at Bedok Reservoir Park, this family-friendly treetop obstacle course offers three courses catering to different ages and heights. Teens and tweens are allowed to independently navigate the course, while little ones aged five to 10 can check out the Kids Course that includes two zip-lines (under 7s will need to be accompanied by an older participant). The Junior Course is slightly more challenging, with 26 obstacles; kids under 10 will need a companion here. The bravest Adventurers will enjoy tackling the Grand Course, which has 44 different obstacles, including three zip-lines across the reservoir. The course features a thrilling Tarzan swing, too – not for the faint-hearted!
#3 Learn science, sport or a language at a holiday camp
The British Football Academy will be hosting its Easter holiday camps across two weeks in April this year. Held at Dulwich College (Singapore), the camps will be happening from 8 to 12 April and 15 to 18 April, and will cater to boys and girls aged five to 15. With instruction from UEFA- and FA-qualified coaches, kids can look forward to loads of fun as they learn the basics of the game and try their hand at tricks by famous international footballers such as Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar. There’ll also be mini tournaments amongst the kids to the test out their newly acquired skills. At the end of the week, all camp participants will have a certificate to bring home.
Camp fees are $250 for Week 1 (five days) and $200 for Week 2 (four days). Enrol for both weeks and pay $400. If you prefer just a single day, the cost is $50. Register before 1 April for a 10% discount.
British Football Academy
The Little Mandarins Easter Holiday Camp returns from 18 March to 12 April this year. Catering to ages four to nine years, the camp is filled with interactive games and activities, and you have the flexibility of signing up your child for as many days as you like. Little ones who already have exposure to Mandarin will be able to hone their language skills, while beginners can get a fun introduction to the language. Kids can look forward to five exciting themes from Monday to Friday: rhythm and movement, Chinese brush painting, kung fu, speech and drama, and traditional games. On 11 April, there’ll be an Easter Egg Extravaganza where campers will decorate Easter eggs and go on a Easter egg hunt.
Camps are held daily from 9.45am to 12.45pm, costing $78 for one day and $350 for five days.
Offering a wide selection of camps for kids ages three to 12 years, Discovery Camps will be holding their Easter camps from 18 March to 12 April. This year, the camps will be held at one location, Lorna Whiston at United Square. Little ones aged three to five years can sign up for the Multi-Activity or English Explorers camps; this year, the Multi-Activity camp will include a fun hour of coding with Dash and Dot robots. Kids aged six to eight can take part in the Actor’s Studio camp where will learn acting basics and put on a show for the parents. Those aged six to 12 can sign up for the Lego Robotics, Code Academy or Movie Maker camps.
Each camp runs from Monday to Friday (9am to 3pm) and costs $595 per child. Early drop-off is available from 8.30am. Camp fees include a healthy lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, Discovery Camp t-shirt and supplies.
Got budding little scientists at home? Sign them up for Newtonshow’s Easter Science 2.0 camp from 25 March to 19 April. New themes are introduced each season; this Easter, kids can look forward to a variety of interactive activities, such as fun experiments, games, workshops, engaging science lectures and competitions. Through these, they’ll learn about the formation of the earth, universe, planets, dinosaurs, light, human body and more. Each day, parents will receive a video about what their child has been up to, so the educational discussions can continue back at home. At the end of the camp, each camper will be presented with a special coloured T-shirt (according to their level of learning) and a certificate.
Camps are held from 9am to 4pm on Monday to Friday at three locations: 229 Joo Chiat Road, 9 Mohamed Sultan Road and 887 Bukit Timah Road. The cost is $126 per day or $630 for the entire week. There are also halal and vegetarian meal options, and a door-to-door school bus pick-up on offer.
#4 Whip up tasty treats
Get budding chefs excited by signing them up for the kids’ Easter baking class at Expat Kitchen on 6 April (10.30am to 12pm). Whip up festive treats such as mini Easter carrot cakes, Easter bunny cupcakes, chocolate egg nests and more. They’ll also have a blast decorating their masterpieces – plus, keep an eye out for the craft booth for painting Easter eggs.
Ideal for kids aged four to eight years, the session costs $55 per child. Book a spot now.
Head to the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a special Easter Day culinary workshop on 13 April (10am to 11.30am). The workshop is aimed at children aged five to 14 years, who’ll get the chance to learn about cocoa and make their own chocolate bunnies. There’ll also be a guided tour around the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.
The workshop costs $30 (per child). Register now.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Visitor Services Desk at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
#5 Have a blast with your fav Sesame Street friends
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Sesame Street will be having a huge birthday celebration at Universal Studios from 8 March to 28 April. Look forward to a host of fun activities for the entire family, including joining the Sesame Street Birthday Blowout Show, visiting Big Bird’s Nest and Abby’s Fairy Garden. Also, drop by the special gallery to relive some of the show’s favourite scenes and locations such as the 123 apartment staircase and Ernie and Bert’s apartment.
The park will be open from 10am to 6pm daily. Opening hours will be extended to 10pm on selected Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, as part of the Universal After Hours programme.
Universal Studios Singapore
8 Sentosa Gateway
#6 Head to an Easter party
Look forward to family-friendly fun at Singapore Polo Club’s annual party this Easter. The Easter Eggstravagant Party will be held on 13 April, from 11am to 1pm. Entry for members is $35, while guests pay $40. Stay updated about the details here.
Singapore Polo Club
80 Mount Pleasant Road
Looking for an Easter day out for the whole family? Head to Easter Eggstravaganza at Fat Chap on 21 April (12pm to 5pm). Besides digging into a delicious lineup of Easter-themed dishes at the buffet, yummy popcorn and cotton candy, there’ll also be fun workshops and games to take part in. Learn how to make flatbreads with the restaurant’s head chef Selamat Susanto, get creative at the egg painting booths and more. And of course, kids won’t want to miss the mini Easter egg hunt! Entry costs $25++ (four to 10 years old) and $35++ (11 years and above). Groups of four and more will enjoy a 10% discount. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6836 5994 to book your spot.
#01-643 Suntec City East Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard
#7 Visit the bird park
This April, Gudetama will be taking over Jurong Bird Park for Easter! Snap shots with supersized figurines and the towering Gudetama inflatable and don’t miss the meet-and-greet sessions with the cute Gudetama himself. There’ll also be a craft station (Penguin Coast on 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 April from 10am to 4pm) where you can create Gudetama-themed crafts. Finally, you’ll want to take part in the Easter egg hunt at the Waterfall aviary (13, 14, 19, 20, 21 April from 10am to 4pm). Find the golden egg and win exclusive collectibles. Find out more now.