budget-friendly school holiday activities ideas in Singapore

Budget-Friendly School Holiday Ideas

School holiday is just around the corner and we are sure that some parents are still looking for last-minute ideas to get the best activities for their kid, especially, the one that is enriching for the kid and won’t break the bank for the parent.

Rest assured, as a Music School, our team has been dealing with enrichment activities for so long that is suitable for the school holiday to keep them active, socializing, enriched, and most of all a win-win solution for the parent. Read more to learn our recommendations.

5 Enriching School Holiday Activities

1. Visiting Children’s Museum

The first-ever museum dedicated to kids is here in Singapore at Coleman Street. With their motto “Start With Wonders”, the Children’s Museum Singapore is highlighting the power of play in a safe environment where the kids can be creative from their imagination, spark their curiosity by working with education experts, and engage with many multimedia exhibits that create a fun and enticing environment for the kids and their families.

Address: 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Operational Time: Tuesday – Sunday | 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Admission Fee: $10 (Child), $15 (Adult), $40 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

visiting child museum singapore
Image courtesy of Child's Museum Singapore
jam pop band camp holiday music programme june 2024

2. Music Enrichment Bootcamp

Children love music, especially playing musical instruments. Learning one of them could fire up their enthusiasm and make their holiday a whole new experience. Joining a short music course not only enriches them with new musical skills but also develops their social skills by making new friends.

This school holiday, TMW Music School has a special programme – Jam Pop Band Camp – that provides all of the fundamental music lessons (piano, guitar, drums, vocals, and more) for 3 days only.

Your child can choose up to four music courses where they will learn the basics of musicianship and at the end of the programme they will be performing as a Band. Click the image to learn more about the programme.

Address: 750 Chai Chee Rd, #01-13A ESR BizPark @ Chai Chee, Singapore 469000
Operational Time: Monday – Sunday | 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Admission Fee: TBA

3. Encounter the Wildlife

Another activity that surely will get the kids so excited is to meet and greet the wildlife in the Singapore Zoo. All kinds of animals from various regions of the world are nurtured safely in the 28 hectares zoo located on the margins of Upper Seletar Reservoir. The children can learn how this wildlife lives in their natural habitat; African Lion, Giraffe, White Rhino, Giant Tortoises, Elephants, Penguin, and more; that they usually can only read or watch from a TV program.

Many fun activities will keep the children occupied and happy learning about the animals such as Animal Feedings, Animal Presentations, and more.

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, 729826
Operational Time: Monday – Sunday | 08:30 am – 06:00 pm
Admission Fee: $20 (child), $48 (adult), $20 (senior)

singapore zoo for school holiday
Image courtesy of Mandai Wildlife Reserve
changi experience studio for school holiday
Image courtesy of Changi Experience Studio

4. Go on an Adventure at Changi Airport

The best airport in the world – Changi Aiport – named by Skytrax is home to an abundance of fun-filled adventure and education centers. The Changi Experience Studio is hosting a digital attraction in an exciting virtual world – the first of its kind – along with interactive games and immersive shows for the children to learn more about aviation and the magic of technology.

During the school holiday (June 2023), Changi Experience Studio has a special program called A Night at The Airport – A Fun-Filled Journey Through Time where it’s all about family bonding time to embark on an exciting amazing race-style, playing nostalgic games about aviation, and ending the night with a magical sleepover.

Address: Changi Airport L4
Operational Time: Monday – Sunday | All Day
Admission Fee: $17 (child), $25 (adult)

5. Quality time in the Library

Set against the magnificent view of Sentosa, library@harbourfront is another best choice for spending quality school holiday time as a family. The iconic library part of the National Library Board Singapore is divided into two zones for adults & teens and children. Inside the library, your activity is not limited to only reading books because in each zone they have special themed activities that will keep you and the children fun and feeling enriched.

In the children’s zone, there is Tinker Truck where children can be creative by improving their problem-solving and reading skills through DIY activity sheets. Then the Stories Comes Alive room where a special story-telling facility brings the stories to life by utilizing special effects, images, and lights. There are still many more activities to explore in the library that will always lift your child’s enthusiasm for new knowledge.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #03-05 (Lobby F), Singapore 098585
Operational Time: Monday – Sunday | 11:00 am – 09:00 pm
Admission Fee: Free

library at harbourfront for school holiday
Image courtesy of National Library Board


School holiday is a time for the children to relax but it is always a good idea to also fill it with some enriching activities so they can have positive vibes surrounding them. Other than the mentioned above, you can also do a music trial lesson if your kid already has a specific instrument that they are interested in. Our music trial lesson is only $30 for any musical instrument, fill in the form below and our team will provide you with the details.

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