Free Activities to do with your kids this March 2021

by Marshall Cavendish Education | Mar 17, 2021

The March school holidays are already here! For all you parents who are scrambling to fill up the remaining week with something that will not break your banks, worry no more.

There are some wholesome activities that are completely FREE – whether you fancy some outdoor adventure fun for the family, or a new discovery of Singapore’s cultural heritage.

Here are our top 5 recommended activities to squeeze in some holiday fun.

1.  COMO Adventure Grove


COMO Adventure Grove at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Gallop Extension is a wonderful new nature playgarden for children. Children can swing, slide and climb on structures resembling the aerial roots of the Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), scramble over the warty surface of a giant Cempedak (Artocarpus integer) or roll and hop around the pod and seeds of a Saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina). These adaptive components help introduce children to nature through play, helps build confidence and motor skills. Best of all, loads of Vitamin D!

When: Daily, 7am to 7pm
Where: 5 Gallop Rd, Gallop Extension, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 258960
How much: Admission is free!

Get more details here.

2. Caravanserai Artists’ Market

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The Asian Civilisations Museum is hosting its inaugural Caravanserai event, which brings together several local artists, artisans and craft practitioners, inspired by the travelling caravans of past Asian civilisations. In addition to some delicious food and drinks, you’ll also get to browse through and purchase handcrafted goods such as homeware, ceramics, face masks, fans and jewellery at the lifestyle marketplace. There are also artisanal programmes for kiddos aged 8 and above! Try pottery painting sessions, embroidery, batik and patchwork classes, or create your own teacup set in a slipcasting workshop.

When: 13 – 21 March 2021, 11am to 7pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
How much: Admission is free!

Get more details here.

3. IHC (Indian Heritage Centre) Jewel Hunt


Go on a jewel hunt while discovering the rich history and heritage of the local Indian community through an escape-room style experiential game; learn the traditional art of Indian Block Printing at a woodblock printing workshop; and get treated to a nice cup of chai to complete your cultural journey at Indian Heritage Centre!

When: 13 – 21 March 2021, 10am to 7pm
Where: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
How much: Admission is free for Singaporeans & PRs; some activities are ticketed.

Get more details here.

4. Time Capsule @ The Singapore Flyer


Spanning two levels of the Singapore Flyer, the Time Capsule is a multisensory attraction of Singapore's rich history, heritage, culture and landscape. Embark on an immersive and interactive journey with R65, your time-travelling companion. Travel 700 years back to the nation's founding years shrouded in legends and myths. Fast-forward to the city's aw-inspiring future filled with aspirations and dreams. It's the Singapore story like you've never seen.

When: Thursdays – Sundays and on Public Holidays, 2pm to 10pm
Where: Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Avenue Singapore 039803
How much: Use your SingaporeRediscovers vouchers to visit free!

Get more details here.

5. Through the Lens of Time


Set sail on a visual journey and explore the history of Singapore. Using lights, sound and an adorable kingfisher as a guide, visitors will see hear the story of how Singapore came from their beginnings as a thriving maritime emporium to a British colonial port. The exhibition is part of the revamped Singapore Discovery Centre

When: Daily, 11am to 7.30pm (Mon to Thu), 10am to 10pm (Fri to Sun & Public Holidays)
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365
How much: Admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs

Get more details here.

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