29 August 2019

Wild fun for kids during the September school holidays!

Exciting nature activities specially for kids are lined up for the coming school holidays! Free fun ways to discover and enjoy Singapore's biodiversity!
Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs, Aug 2019
Make a difference for Coney Island with Project IsLand-A-Hand! Every evening at Jurong Lake Gardens, join a lantern walk and learn about the biodiversity there. Join nature camps at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve or Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Explore the wetlands of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio park, tour the Chek Jawa boardwalk, or learn about gardening with Sara, the Botanicosaurus. Many are free, all require registration.

FREE activities

7 Sep (Sat): Project IsLand-A-Hand - Coney Island
Love the environment, keen to explore the wilderness of Coney, and want to make a difference? Join the volunteers of Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) for Project IsLand-A-Hand (PIAH) on 7 Sept 2019 as they lend a hand to protect our environment!

7-15 Sep (Sat): Sunset Walk at Jurong Lake Gardens
Join our evening saunters at the Jurong Lake Gardens this Mid-Autumn Festival. Happening daily from 7 to 15 September, be enthralled by our guides who will be sharing fun facts and stories of the plants and animals in the garden. Capture mesmerising sunset moments and watch our life-sized lanterns come alive in their splendid display of colours. Soak in the festivities and bring your own lanterns* when you join us for our sunset walk around the gardens! *Battery-operated lanterns only. Candle lanterns are not allowed in the Gardens. For Adults and children 4 years old and above.

7 Sep (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. Limited to 40 children.

7 Sep (Sat) and 14 Sep (Sat): Ecolife Tour at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
This FREE 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.

8 Sep (Sun): Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk
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.

MORE activities

10 Sep (Tue): 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). Parents are to drop off their children and pick them back up after the programme is over. $25 per child (including halal lunch, afternoon tea-break and all craft materials)

14 Sep (Sat): Sara Goes Gardening - a guided tour for kids
Sara, the Botanicosaurus, and her siblings and friends are going to discover the joy of gardening at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Join Sara as she discovers fascinating facts and enjoys interesting stories about aloe vera, lemon grass, garlic, spring onion and many more nutritious and yummy herbs and spices. Alongside learning about plants for a healthier and stronger body, pick up gardening tips to grow your favourite plants for your very own kitchen garden! Suitable for children in K1 - P6 levels. $9 per child (includes "Sara Goes Gardening" book) and $6 per accompanying adult.

You can also explore on your own!

Check out the many DIY Trail Guides on 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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