05 March 2018

Wild fun for kids during the March school holidays!

Lots of exciting nature walks for kids and the family this holidays. Many are free! The highlight is 'The Fun Odyssea' at Sentosa. Specially for kids and the family, join Captain Patty Parrotfish and its supportive sidekick, Izzy Isopod, on their journey discovering treasures of the sea! Film screening including Blue Planet II, arts and crafts, live mural painting and more!
There are also other family carnivals, Natural History Museum open house, kids nature camps, kids night walks and special activities for kids to learn about Bishan wetlands, migratory raptors, our plants, and more!

FREE activities

10 Mar (Sat): Young Naturalist Camp at Sungei Buloh
This 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. Suitable for children from 7 to 12 years.

10-18 Mar: "Our Home, Their Home” at Seletar Mall
Learn about Singapore’s marine biodiversity through interactive exhibits and games! #Didyouknow about the natural “concert” in our seas? Many marine animals like dolphins use sounds to communicate underwater, and these “songs of the sea” will be showcased very soon at our upcoming exhibition! Discover Singapore’s amazing marine biodiversity by observing specimens of octopuses, corals and other fascinating animals. You’ll get to learn about threats they face through exciting child-friendly games stations with an inflatable slide and human claw machine! Also, create your own marine critters at our arts and crafts workshops on weekends! See you there!
From NParks facebook event post.

10 Mar (Sat): Free talk on Kids well-being and natural curiosity
Do you miss your childhood days playing at the beach? Remember being excited by sea waves and being curious about seashells and tiny sand creatures? Do you recall splashing happily into ponds, wondering about darting dragonflies and stream fishes? This talk by Cicada Tree Eco Place will help you to heighten your child's natural sense of curiosity about nature and the outdoors. Time in nature is an essential ingredient, not just leisure time. It’s an essential investment in our children’s health.

11 Mar (Sun): Woodlands Family Day
Have a fun-filled Sunday on 11 Mar 2018 and bond with your family at Woodlands Family Day at Admiralty Park. Take part in the Family Play Challenge and stand a chance to win an attractive sports bag, or join us for a nature walk from the Pavilion to Admiralty Park Playground at 9.30am!

17-18 Mar: 'The Fun Odyssea' at Sentosa
For kids and families! This March school holidays, join Captain Patty Parrotfish and its supportive sidekick, Izzy Isopod, on their journey discovering treasures of the sea!
The marine community comes together to present this explosion of fun!
- Live mural painting
- Film screening including Blue Planet II
- Arts and crafts workshops
- Meet marine scientists working in Singapore

17 Mar (Sat): Ecolife Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
This family tour introduces Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and its biodiversity through the use of interactive exploration themes and activities. Have fun working together to answer worksheets, conduct surveys and photo hunts, among other activities.

18 Mar (Sun): Free Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
The Naked Hermit Crabs introduce you to Chek Jawa without getting your feet wet. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.
Wild boar crossing! Getting close to nature at the Chek Jawa Boardwalk

18 Mar (Sun): Waterways Watch Society Family Day Carnival 2018
Waterways Watch Society is holding their Annual Carnival in conjunction with World Water Day. Immerse yourself in FREE fun-filled environmental activities tailored just for you!

MORE activities

10 Mar (Sat): Marine Open House at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Visit Singapore's very own natural history museum during their Open House. With guided tours and talks by experts on marine science. Join the treasure hunt and photo contest and win prizes! Check out the awesome “Christmas Island RED” exhibition and learn more about the sperm whale that washed up at Jurong.

10 Mar (Sat): Sara the Forgetful Dinosaur - Children's guided treasure hunt
A giant forgetful prehistoric dinosaur has left its eggs in the Singapore Botanic Gardens! Children will discover some interesting members of the plant kindgom in this guided tour ending in a treasure hunt. Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. $8.50 per child (includes $2.50 "Sara, The Forgetful Dinosaur" Workbook) and $6 per accompanying adult.

13 Mar (Tue): Wild Critter Watch at Windsor’s Rainforest Trails
Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at this recently opened park is connected to the rainforest of our Central Catchment Nature Reserve, with 2 new trails to explore. The Squirrel Trail is a boardwalk and dirt track through freshwater swamp habitat featuring Tree Pandans, kampong plants and fruit trees where we can meet the Golden-backside Ant, Golden Web Spider and White-handed Fly. $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below.

12-15 Mar: Fun for a Cause at ACRES
Visit the ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre and make a difference while having fun!

14 Mar (Wed): Day Wild Critter Watch at Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG)
Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at Singapore’s lovely old garden, a very ‘civilised’ place to start with to get to know your wild side. The level paths and boardwalks here encourage young children, and those adults ‘icky’ about forest and bugs to come outdoors to explore and sense the natural world around us. In SBG, you can easily observe a good diversity of our native wildlife that have adapted to parkland conditions. $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below.

14 Mar (Wed): Nite Wild Critter Watch at Singapore Botanic Garden
Join Cicada Tree Eco Place at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG), a lovely old garden created almost 200 years ago. It still retains its original primary rainforest patch. Although now totally surrounded by housing, busy roads and more development, this lush garden is still home to our smaller species of wildlife. The well-vegetated ponds here are nurseries for several species of frogs, and both insect and fruit eating bats roost in the garden’s palm trees. As dusk falls, kids learn to use our bat detector to hear their echo-locating calls. $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below.

13 Mar (Tue) and 16 Mar (Fri): Nature Keeper Camp for kids
Designed to stimulate the interest of the young and inculcate in them an appreciation of our forests. This one-day Nature Keeper Camp aims to nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage. Suitable for children 7 - 11 years old (Primary 1 to 5). $25 per child. Includes all materials, tea breaks and lunch. Charges subsidized by Mitsubishi Corporation.

16 Mar (Fri): Nite Critter Watch at Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk
This location is very good for a wild night critter walk and that’s why we keep going back there. As dusk falls, we will go to a nearby location to await the possible appearance of a family of Buffy Fish-owls living in the woodland habitat here. Kids will get to use our bat detector to catch their calls. We then head off to explore deep into the mangrove forest.  $13 per participant (adult or child). Free for children aged 6 years and below.

16 Mar (Fri): Plants and Their Habitats -- a guided tour for kids
Just like us, plants need a home to provide themselves with food and shelter. Plant habitats are diverse, which include gardens, ponds and even deserts. Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. $6 per child and $6 per accompanying adult. Please make the payment on the spot on the event date itself.

17 Mar (Sat): NSS Kids’ Fun with Raptors at Kent Ridge Park
Migrant raptors such as eagles, honey buzzards, bazas and sparrowhawks pass through Singapore on the way back to their breeding grounds in the north. We stand a good chance of seeing them at Kent Ridge Park, a site regularly monitored by the Bird Group in its annual Raptor Watch. Join Auntie Ee Ling as she points out these birds of prey to us. $2 per child (member) or $10 per child (non-member) will be collected on the spot.

Go wild on your own!

You can also explore on your own! Check out the many DIY Trail Guideson the NParks website. More about our wild places on wildsingapore. A tip to avoid the crowds on school holiday weekends, come early. That's when wildlife is more active anyway. And leave before it gets too hot.

MORE school holiday activities on the wildsingapore happenings blog.

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