The September holidays are rolling around, and here’s how you can make the break from the bustle of school a meaningful and exciting time for the whole family! Here’s some suggestions to get you started on a memorable September:
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A fun yet educational activity your family may enjoy is a trip to one of the many museums around the island. Many are free for locals to visit and you can have your pick of museums. Check out the September holiday programmes at the regal National Museum of Singapore, the elegant National Gallery, the colourful Children’s Museum Singapore, and the Singapore Art Museum.
RSAF Open House
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One awe-inspiring event is the RSAF Open House on 9 to 10 September at the Paya Lebar Air Base. This annual showcase will display the high-octane manoeuvres of the Singapore Air Force, with everything from fighter jets to hands-on activities for a terrific day! Get up close and personal with the cockpits that defend our country, and enjoy capability demonstrations by our pilots. This is one event that your kids will definitely want to attend.
Libraries, stories and more
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Explore other worlds together with your family in a good book. Visit one of the many libraries available all over Singapore to stock up on good reads for September. In particular, check out some exciting storytelling sessions with storytellers from the Storytelling Association (Singapore), who will transport you and your family into the enthralling world of fairy tales and folktales.
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If a leisurely walk outside suits your family, the National Orchid Garden is for you. Nestled in the heart of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this garden dedicated to orchids brings you the full beauty of these rainforest jewels. Look out for the school holiday promotion, where entry is free from 26 August to 10 September! With over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids on display, you will surely find plenty to look at, from the beautiful Golden Arches display to the Tan Hoon Siang Mist House. So bring your family along because the orchids are waiting!
Putting down roots with FamilyTrees
If you have a baby under 3 years old, then FamilyTrees organised by the National Parks Board is worth the experience. FamilyTrees allows families to have a direct hand in sustainability in Singapore, with your child’s birth being commemorated by a tree they can watch grow alongside them. After signing up, you can choose the area where you would like the tree to be planted, and the whole family can go down on an appointed day to watch, or even help in the planting! Have a fun and dirty day in the sun while giving your youngest and the community a growing gift that will last for decades.
Get out with a picnic
Food is a great connector, and a good old-fashioned picnic is surely one of the most exciting things a family can do together! Singapore has many beautiful parks and beaches, where you can have a meal while enjoying nature. Prepare simple and easily portable foods to have on the go, and pick your patch outdoors. Another idea is to join in the fun at the Families for Life picnic at Gardens by the Bay!