Exciting nature activities for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Lots of fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
3-11 Sep: National Orchid Garden - School holiday open house Free entry during the school holidays, for students (along with accompanying adults) visit the National Orchid Garden! There is no limit to the ratio of adult to children during this visit. So come on down and enjoy the National Orchid Garden.
3 Sep (Sat): Kidz: Celebrate Plants! The plant world is a wonderful one. It has so many varieties of unique plants in all shapes, colours, sizes and textures. They serve an important purpose of keeping balance in nature and make our City in a Garden an amazing place to live in. In this workshop, children will sharpen their observation skills and become aware of the vast diversity of plants all around us. They will also participate in a hands-on activity.For kids 5-12. Free. At Bukit Merah Public Library
3 Sep (Sat): The Birthday Day Party Sara is celebrating her baby brother's birthday party. At the last minute, she realizes she forgot the birthday present! Help Sara search for the perfect gift at the Children's Garden. Along the way, have a fun and memorable experience in this new Garden dedicated to children. For kids K1 – P2. Pre-registration is required. $8.50 per child and $6 per accompanying parent.
3 Sep (Sat): HeART for Nature - FREE workshop for kids at Lower Peirce Reservoir Park This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage. For kids 5-10 (with parental supervision). Pre-registration is required.
9 Sep (Fri): Let’s Discover Plants and Animals at the Botanic Gardens Apart from plants, we often come across many animals in the Gardens, such as, birds, frogs, squirrels, butterflies, dragonflies, ants, earthworms. Be amazed by the many different types of animals in Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden! Learn fascinating facts about wildlife in the Garden and pick up tips on respecting them in nature and our environment. You may even have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with an oriental whip snake and a monitor lizard too!! For kids K1 - P6. Pre-registration is required. $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult.
10 Sep (Sat): Young Naturalists Passport Camp at Sungei BulohThis one day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled and educational indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through worksheets, nature walks and hands-on activities. Children will earn a stamp for every completed activity, and a full collection of stamps will earn them a series of cloth badges. For kids 6-10 years old. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 40 kids.
10 Sep (Sat): Mangrove Guided Tour at Pasir Ris Park "Creatures Up Close and Personal" What exactly is a mudskipper? And who is Fiddler crab or Sesamine crab? Does a dog-faced water snake look more like a dog or a snake? Join the team and discover answers to the questions above and more. And if we’re lucky, we may be able to see some of the seashore animals at the river mouth. For kids K1 - P6. Pre-registration is required. $4 per person
10 Sep (Sat): HeART for Nature - FREE workshop for kids at Dairy Farm Nature Park This FREE art workshop helps children to delve deep into their hearts to express nature in various themed art activities like drawing, fingerprinting, origami, puppet making. The children will also learn about our natural heritage. For kids 5-10 (with parental supervision). Pre-registration is required.
10 Sep (Sat): Guided walk at the Sensory Trail, Pulau Ubin Experience Ubin's wonderful nature through your senses along our Sensory Trail, the trail will brought you to the patch of herbs and spices and a "Secret Garden" to feel the original garden used to be on the island. Much more along the trail for you to explore. Pre-registration is required. $60 per group of 15 persons, maximum 6 groups
10 Sep (Sat): Public Bird Census Programme at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve This introductory bird census programme will showcase the birds of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and its bird monitoring programme. Join us to have a first-hand experience on bird watching and research work. There is a limit of 40 participants. Bring along a hat, binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. Join us for a fun time bird watching and learning about the migratory birds at SBWR! Pre-registration is required. While the event is free, admission fees to the Reserve apply.
11 Sep (Sun): Chek Jawa Walk with Cicada Tree Eco PlaceFrom the boardwalk at Chek Jawa on Pulau Ubin, we shall see a diversity of unique flora and fauna. At low tide, exposed seaweeds used to be collected by locals to feed their pigs. From the mangroves, Attap Palm leaves were harvested for thatching while durable Nibong Palm trunks were used to build kelongs. The shallow sea here was also a rich hunting ground. Many natural resources were depended upon, and used in sustainable ways by the kampong folk who lived at Chek Jawa. This activity will be on the boardwalk, walking on mudflats is not allowed. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. $15 per person (adult or child), excluding bumboat ride and mini-bus ride to Chek Jawa.