7 Kids’ Holiday Activities To End The Year With A Bang

If you’re looking to entertain and educate your kids during the year-end holidays, you've come to the right place!

By Sean Yee        9 November 2023

Time flies! Once again, we’re closing yet another chapter and you know what that means – seasonal celebrations, contemplative introspections and more notably, long-awaited vacations! After a long year of hard work, your kids deserve a break that is dazzling, mesmerising and memorable before they embark on the next chapters of their lives. It’s not easy though, to find a holiday activity both exciting and educational. 

To help you curate the perfect end to 2023 for your kids, we have consolidated 7 exciting year-end holiday activities that promise novel and enriching experiences that they’ll remember for a long time to come! 

1. Kidz Amaze 3-Day Holiday Camps

Edible Slime Making, Laser Tag and An Organic Farm Tour – these are just a mere fraction of what Kidz Amaze’s upcoming camps have in store for your child!

Knowing how much your kids love fun, they have prepared not just one thematic 3-day camp, but three entirely distinct camps each packed with puzzles, games, and so much more!

From 28-30 November 2023, campers will find themselves in a riveting laser tag battle as they fight to be the king or queen of the hill at SAFRA Punggol! But remember, those who work and play hard will have to rest hard as well! Your kid will embrace the zen in a Kid’s Yoga session, which will be followed by a series of collaborative activities like giant board games and a whole treasure hunt.

If your kid is seeking an experience that is more imbued with nature, the camp at SAFRA Toa Payoh from 5-7 December 2023 might be more their thing. From Terrarium Making and Splatter Painting to an Organic Farm Tour, this session will inspire your child to utilise and take in the wonders of our beautiful biodiversity.

How about the whimsical and playful? Kidz Amaze’s SAFRA Jurong camp from 12 – 14 December 2023 personifies fun that is spirited and carefree! In addition to Edible Slime and Orbeez Oasis crafting workshops, your kids can truly let go of their inhibitions at Bounce Singapore and the Museum of Ice Cream.

Child of SAFRA Member/ SAFRA Junior Dependent Member: $298 per child
Guest: $348 per child

SAFRA Punggol: 28 to 30 November 2023
SAFRA Toa Payoh: 5 to 7 December 2023
SAFRA Jurong: 12 to 14 December 2023 

For more information, go to safra.sg/our-facilities/kidz-amaze/promotions

2. Canvas Ark School Holiday Programmes

Canvas Ark, SAFRA’s premium Art Enrichment Centre, has big plans to help your child unleash their inventive and artistic sides. 

A kid needs a canvas as vast as their creative vision. Hence, Canvas Ark has arranged Large Canvas Painting sessions for budding Picassos. For those who want to learn about traditional art forms, Batik Painting is the perfect introduction to this long-established artistic medium. There are also print-making and papier mache workshops for those looking for something more crafty! 

Sign up for any of Canvas Ark’s holiday workshops and get a free Canvas Ark art class (U.P $35)! Find out more at safra.sg/canvasark

Read more about Canvas Ark’s Batik Classes at safra.sg/canvas-ark-unlocks-your-childs-inner-creativity-with-batik-painting

3. The S’Peak Performance by the Public Speaking Academy

In a world where individualistic expression is key, it is more important than ever for young kids to learn to articulate and communicate effectively, especially within the public sphere. This upcoming 2-day Public Speaking Masterclass is a great opportunity for your kids to not just learn oratory fundamentals, but also develop an aptitude for eloquent self-expression in front of a crowd. This specialised and structured curriculum is packed with practical lessons, such as interview skills, perceptive storytelling and stage confidence. 

These lessons will be taught by Darren Tay, Master Trainer and World Champion of Public Speaking 2016, so your kids will be in good hands!

For kids aged 9 to 12 years old (Primary School Group)

When: 30 November 2023 to 1 December 2023
Time: 9.30am to 6pm 

For kids aged 13 to 18 years old (Secondary School Group)

When: 7 to 8 December 2023
Time: 9.30am to 6pm 

For more information, visit publicspeakingacademy.com.sg/school-holiday-public-speaking-program-for-children

4. BMT Kids Camp at SAFRA Yishun

Once more, SAFRA Yishun has begun enlisting intrepid kids for the Basic Military Training Children’s Edition (BMTCE) camp, happening this coming school holidays. Open to both male and female recruits, this 3-day camp will be unlike any other they have attended before, with a multitude of exhilarating outdoor activities that will challenge your child to think outside of the box.

In addition to military drills and songs, they will also learn useful outdoor and survival skills. From basha (tent) setups and outdoor cooking to jungle navigation, this camp will instil and inspire newfound independence. You’ll even get to attend a special passing out parade commemorating the completion of the camp!

Make sure to sign up as soon as possible as spots are running out fast! 

When: 27 to 29 November 2023 

SAFRA Adventure Club Member: $270
SAFRA Member: $297
Guest: $324 

For more information, visit safra.sg/whats-on/bmt-kids-ys 

SAFRA Yishun will also be hosting a family edition, where parents can come along for the ride! In addition to the list of activities prepared for its Children’s edition, there will also be an obstacle course and a water fight arena!

When: 1 December 2023 to 2 December 2023 

Visit safra.sg/whats-on/our-ns-family-camp-bmt-family-edition for more information.

5. Escape Room by Trapped

What better way to bond than working together against a common adversary? 

In this case, the adversary is a thematic labyrinth jammed with hidden chambers, outlandish riddles, and spectacular surprises. Trapped has just introduced its sixth season of escape rooms, ranging from paranormal sightings and sinister secrets to an exciting prison break! 

For first-timers, they recommend The Alchemist’s Cabinet of Curiosities, where your group explores the home of an enigmatic alchemist with unknown intentions. If your child is feeling adventurous and brave, they can take part in The Great Escape as a “prisoner” looking to escape a prison! 

If you are unsure of the ideal escape room that fits your child’s proclivities and tolerance, do feel free to reach out to Trapped at 6994 3430.

SAFRA members enjoy $5 off with the promotional code <SAFRA5> with a minimum purchase of four tickets. Find out more at safra.sg/promotions/trapped-sg

6. Rock Climbing

“I want to engage my kids with an outdoor activity. But it’s so unbearably hot!”

Well, you can indeed have the best of both worlds! Upwall Climbing at Downtown East has a full-fledged indoor climbing gym that brings you the ruggedness of the outdoors combined with the comfort of the indoors.

With a diverse array of climbing lanes, your kid can experiment with different sets of challenges in a safe and secure environment. And given its strategic location, you can explore the many amenities and eateries that surround the climbing gym.

Do note that you’ll need to sign up for a MindBody account to make an online booking. 

SAFRA members enjoy a 20% discount when they purchase a day single entry pass (U.P $20). Use the promo code <SAFRAUPWALL> when booking your timeslot. More information at safra.sg/promotions/upwall

7. The World of Nickelodeon

The beloved cartoon channel has introduced a whole family of quirky, silly, and endearing characters that have enlivened the childhoods of kids all over the world. This year, Nickelodeon brings to you some of its most popular stars in a fitting way – a loaded playzone-cum-fiesta with obstacle courses, art activities and thematic games! 

Join SpongeBob SquarePants to spread mischief in Bikini Bottom, or head down to Dora’s Colouring Hub where you can draw and colour some of her best friends like her monkey companion Boots! Looking for something with a bit of subterfuge and stealth? Complete The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ obstacle course to unlock their well-hidden mysteries. 

When: Till 14 January 2024 

SAFRA members enjoy an additional 5% off admission tickets with the promo code <5SAFRA>. Visit safra.sg/promotions/trip.com-world-of-nickelodeon to find out more.

Save more with SAFRA! Enjoy special deals and discounts on dining, shopping, entertainment, travel, fitness and more from over 1,500 merchant outlets islandwide. Sign up or renew your SAFRA membership for three years at the price of 1 year ($43.20 inclusive of GST)! Plus, get your spouse and children on board to enjoy the same privileges too – 1st dependent pays $5.40/year, and it’s free for the 2nd dependent onwards. Visit safra.sg/savemore for more details. 

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