Ideas for a fun and enriching March holidays
For parents and caregivers, finding appropriate activities – fun, educational and wallet-friendly – to keep young ones occupied during the March school holidays can bring on a headache. Our list of five family- and child-friendly activities for the March break will, we hope, make it a breeze for parents and caregivers to plan a week of relaxing fun.
Arts In Your Neighbourhood
Photo: Arts in Your Neighbourhood
You don’t have to go far from home for a good time. The National Arts Council’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood initiative will bring more than 50 arts activities to locations across the island, including Bedok and Tampines, from 7 to 24 March. The programme includes performances by musicians using instruments made from recycled materials, and hands-on craft activities. Details here.
School’s Out, Play’s In
Photo: National Museum of Singapore
Families can spend a whole day at the National Museum of Singapore on 16 March and not grow bored. A plethora of events, from a wind-up toy-making workshop to art-jamming and storytelling sessions, will appeal to both children and the young-at-heart. Details here.
This two-day event features activities helmed by young people, for young people. The line-up includes drama performances by primary school pupils, a rock concert by young people and booths selling hand-made wares by budding entrepreneurs. Details here.
World Down Syndrome Day
Photo: Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)
For a community building and bonding experience, families can take part in World Down Syndrome Day to raise funds and awareness for the Down Syndrome community. Participants can join the community walk, and enjoy the carnival. Details here.
1st GUI Farmers’ Market
Photo: Ground-Up Initiative
Get fresh air and fresh produce at this farmers’ market, hosted by the Ground-Up Initiative, a non-profit community group that promotes sustainable living and eco-consciousness. Children can look forward to craft activities and kampung games, while the adults get to shop for hand-made wares to their hearts’ content. Details here.