Exploring fun ideas for December holidays!

AS the Singapore weatherman forecasts rain for the rest of the year, these selected holiday options for your family fun presented here include activities in sheltered locales. Take your pick, and feed the explorer in you and your family this year-end holidays!
Note: We are on the lookout for new holiday activities to suggest to our community, and so may add to these options as we go along.


Explore science at the Singapore Science Centre

DecHol_sciencecentre_1.jpgConsider signing up your primary level child for these 4 cool hands-on science explorer workshops at the Science Centre (Primary 1-3 and Primary 4-6 categories).

Held since 2004, these workshops are part of a collaboration by Starquest Enrichment and Science Centre Singapore.

Amazing Science Explorer

Dates: 1 Dec (Tue), 2 Dec (Wed), 8 Dec (Tue), 9 Dec (Wed)
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

  • Investigate the crushing power of gases! Learn more about air and pressure.
  • Be dazzled by expanding marshmallows.
  • Do the super spray experiment and more.
  • Make and take home an underwater diving device that will twirl at your command.
Super Science Explorer

Dates: 1 Dec (Tue), 2 Dec (Wed), 8 Dec (Tue), 9 Dec (Wed)
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

  • Freeze liquids before your eyes.
  • See special substances change colour and more.
  • Learn the science concepts behind mind - boggling changes.
  • Make 'Hollywood' snow and take it home.
Terrific Life Science Explorer

Dates: 3 Dec (Thur), 4 Dec (Fri), 10 Dec (Thur), 11 Dec (Fri)
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

  • Marvel at the Terrific Hollow Man and discover body secrets.
  • Learn about your amazing body.
  • Make and take home special 'mind benders'.
  • Do the powerful body chemistry and super bones experiments.
  •  Be surprised by your nerves and more!
Genius Science Explorer

Dates: 3 Dec (Thur), 4 Dec (Fri), 10 Dec (Thur), 11 Dec (Fri)
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

  • Explore the world of great Scientist like Newton, Gallileo and learn about invisible forces.
  • Do Gravity-defying experiments.
  • Spin the most fascinating top and find out how to stay dry under water and more.
  • Make and take home your 'UFO'-'Unique Forces Object'.
Workshop registration & related information
Note: Please contact the Science Centre for the latest on these workshops and on their availability. 1. For Science Centre members signing up for two or more workshops, the fee is a special $198 per workshop which cover the cost of all materials used and refreshments. Non-members pay $220. Click here for the Registration Form.
2. Lunch and supervision can be arranged for children who sign up for both the morning and afternoon workshops over two days at an additional $15 for 2 days. 3. Check out Science Centre opening hours, location and facilities. 



"School's Out" at D'Kranji Farm Resort

DecHol_dkranji_1.jpgDecHol_dkranji_2.jpgCheck in at D'Kranji Farm Resort this December for this holiday promotion (7 Nov till 31 Dec). A two-person package costs S$208++ (weekdays) / S$248++ (weekends) which includes 1 night of accommodation, complimentary cocktails and breakfast. Children pay an additional S$58++ (without extra mattress). Add S$30 for an extra mattress.

Resort activities (3pm – 7pm)
  • 45-min Pedal Go Cart
  • 1-hr Prawn Fishing
  • Bittergourd Plantation Tour
  • Cherry Tomato Potting
  • Entry to Fruits & Vegetable Plantation
  • Learn about Dragon Fruit
Contact details and how to get there

Tel: +65 6898 9228 / +65 6862 9717
Fax: +65 6862 8015
Email: dkranjiresort@singnet.com.sg

Click here for the map.


Discover Singapore travel adventure by MRT

The newest MRT line, the Circle line phase 1 between Marymount and Bartley commenced operations on 28 May. This 5-station line is conveniently linked to the older North-South Line at Bishan Interchange, and to the North-East Line at Serangoon Interchange.

Armed with a map of Singapore, plan your own relaxing Explore Singapore day (or multi-day) outing with your family by MRT only using all the lines: North-South Line, East-West Line, North-East Line and Circle Line. Let your children lead in the planning of the route and where to stop...with your guidance of course. This will help them to develop organisational and leadership skills among others, and have great fun at the same time!


Celebrate your birthday at the Birdpark!

Titled "Wild Birthday Surprises", this current Jurong Birdpark promotion offers FREE admission (normal S$18 for adults/S$9 for children 3-12 years) for all birthday boys or girls of all ages. Guests who visit the Park on their birthdays will receive complimentary admission, 10% off retail and F&B spending plus a FREE scoop of ice-cream! To enjoy all these perks on their birthdays, guests only need to present an identification document in exchange for a free Wild Birthday badge.

Air-conditioned panorail tour

DecHol_panorail_3.jpgFor a small fee (S$5 for adults/S$2.50 for childen 3-12 years), take a panoramic rail tour of the Birdpark. It is the world's only monorail that runs through an aviary. The panorail travels in a loop of 3 stations (Main Station, Lory Loft Station, and African Waterfall Aviary Station). Elevated a few metres off the ground, you can enjoy the sights while listening to the informative commentary on board. You'll get to experience the wonder of the world’s largest walk-in lory flight aviary with close to 1,000 colourful lories. The Waterfall Station part of the tour actually runs through the aviary of 1,500 free-flying birds and which has the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Watch out for the pelicans at Pelican Cove. Back at the Main Station, you can explore the rest of the park on foot, weather permitting.

Check out also other promotions below but do call to check on the availability.

Egg-cellent Saver

DecHol_lory_1.jpgDecHol_african_1.jpgFor a package price of $25 for an adult and $12.50 for a child (3 to 12 years old), enjoy:

  • Admission into the Bird Park
  • Panorail rides
  • African Waterfall Aviary Bird Feeding
  • Lory Loft Bird Feeding

Note that all components of the Egg-cellent Saver promotional package have to be utilised in a day.

Park Hoppers

DecHol_nightsafari_1.jpgDecHol_zoo_1.jpgThese offer 3-in-1 admission (S$45 for adults/S$22.50 for children) to Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, and can be purchased (1-month validity) at any of the three parks. Also available are 2-in-1 tickets (S$32 for adults/S$16 for children) that allow admission for any two of the parks.

Check availability of promotions / How to get there
Tel: +65 6265 0022
Fax: +65 6261 1869
E-mail: info@birdpark.com.sg Getting to the Birdpark