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One thing I miss the most about being a kid, is the school holidays.

They’ve at least 3 months of just, NOTHING. 3 months in a year of waking up late, and watching cartoons and playing. Why did I ever want to grow up?

That aside, it’s the June holidays now, which means kids events are out in full force.

Here’s a list of events this June holiday where your child, niece or nephew can learn and play!

June Holiday Fiesta

1. Cartoon Network Animate Your Life

Cartoon Network is bringing “Animate Your Life” to Singapore, featuring characters from hit shows –The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time and Ben 10!

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From Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June, Cartoon Network Animate Your Life will transform Gardens by the Bay’s Bayfront Plaza into a thriving world of cartoons.

Expect a whole line up of exciting carnival games, interactive booths and workshops so you can learn how to draw your favourite cartoon characters and make sense of stop-motion.
So whether you’re a kid or just young at heart, there is something for everyone at Animate Your Life!
Cartoon Network Animate Your Life
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, Bayfront Plaza
Date: 26 May 2018 – 10 June 2018
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 3pm – 9pm, Fri – Sun: 3pm – 11pm
Price: From $12.50

2. Happy Rainbow

If you missed ArtZoo, don’t worry because there’s another bouncy playground heading to 3 malls in the East.

Happy Rainbow is an immersive art installation by FriendsWithYou, a Los Angeles-based art collective. It is a rainbow-themed playground inspired by the simple happiness found in everyday life, created for people of all ages.

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It features an interactive bounce house and oversized plush sculptures that come together to create a multi-sensory experience, transporting participants to a world filled with colour, magic and happy characters.

From 30 May to 19 June, the installation will move across 3 different malls in the East.

Happy Rainbow starts at Tampines Mall from 30 May to 5 June, before moving to SingPost Centre from 6 to 12 June, and finally Bedok Mall, from 13 to 19 June.

To redeem an entry to the Happy Rainbow installation, simply spend a minimum of $30 in a single receipt at the particular mall. The installation is open daily from 11am to 9pm daily.

Happy Rainbow
Venue: Tampines Mall, SingPost Centre, Bedok Mall
Date: 30 May – 19 Jun 2018
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Price: Free entry with minimum spending of $30 in a single receipt

3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Adventure

Fans of Jurassic Park can officially freak out because Plaza Singapura’s main atrium has been converted into a section of Isla Nubla, the fictional island that’s also home to Jurassic World.

Whether you’re a fan of the Jurassic Park franchise or just a fan of dinosaurs in general, you can immerse yourself in the wonder and thrills of the JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Adventure.

From 25 May to 17 June, enter the Gaming Zone and try your hands on the Jurassic World™ Pinball game, inspired by classic Jurassic movie moments.

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That’s not all, relive moments from the first Jurassic World movie in a full VR experience.

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Children can have fun digging in the Sandpit Excavation Site, uncovering plastic dinosaur fossils and eggs. Stand a chance to win exclusive collectible dinosaur trading cards from the JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM movie with 5 different cards to be collected each week!

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There is also a small exhibition of fossils by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

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Round off the Jurassic experience by taking a photo with a life-size sculpture of the star of the Jurassic World movie, Blue the Velociraptor!

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Welcome to Jurassic World.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Adventure
Venue: Plaza Singapura Main Atrium
Date: 25 May – 17 Jun 2018

4. Tinkercademy’s June Holiday Classes

If your kids love robotics and coding and all things tech, then it’s time to take him or her to Tinkercademy.

They conduct classes in coding and digital making in a wide variety of fields such as micro:bit, iOS, Python, Arduino, Node, cyber-security, Unity, and more.

They’re opening holiday classes this June, where beginners can learn the basics of coding and digital making using Bloxels and LittleBits.

There are also robotics classes where you will learn mechanical construction and programming. You can even learn to build your own Minecraft World with Python!

You can find a list of their June holiday classes here.

Parents, coding is going to be a VITAL skill. Just FYI.

Contact no.: 3125 6257

5. Garfield Carnival And Run

The irony of having a Garfield-themed carnival and run. Gosh.

I fell in love with Garfield, reading comics about the life of the fat tabby cat while growing up. For a while the popularity of Garfield died down, but guess not!

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The first ever Garfield Carnival Singapore is happening from 8 to 10 June 2018 at Sentosa to celebrate Garfield’s 40th Birthday Bash!

Happening at Palawan Green, Sentosa, everyone is welcome to join Garfield for a weekend of awesome birthday celebrations and a line-up of entertainment, attractions and carnival game kiosks!

Stand to win exclusive Garfield 40th Birthday Bash prizes and take photos in life-size Garfield photo booths!

Garfield Carnival And Run
Venue: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Date: 8 – 10 Jun 2018

6. Children’s Season At National Museum Of Singapore

It’s Children Season at the National Museum of Singapore!

Presented in conjunction with The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, Children’s Season will be happening from 26 May to 24 June 2018.

Image Credit: National Museum of Singapore
Image Credit: National Museum of Singapore

From playing on huge bouncy playground-themed inflatables to dancing with dancers in a digital forest, the museum has been transformed into a giant playground filled with exciting programmes and exhibitions that will allow children to explore different types of play experiences!

You can check out the full list of events here.

Do note that some of the events are sold out so hurry and get your tickets fast.

Children’s Season 2018
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Date: 26 May – 24 Jun 2018

7. Power-Packed Carnival At City Square Mall

Calling all little explorers, from 25 May to 24 June 2018, catch Dora The Explorer, Boots And Diego, and the new hero, Nella The Princess Knight live in action and join them as they embark on their first adventure at City Square Mall!

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The Power-Packed Carnival will feature various games and activities such as the Unicorn Hop, Princess Bouncer, Blaze Inflatable Slide and Ball Pit, Dora Light Trail and the Hide-n-Seek.

To redeem your Carnival Pass, spend a minimum of $60 to play in the carnival and stand to win a fun-filled Power Squad Activity Booklet!

Power-Packed Carnival
City Square Mall Level 1, City Green
Date: 25 May – 24 Jun 2018
Opening Hours: Daily: 1pm – 10pm

8. Discover Europe At Changi

Happening from 25 May to 24 June 2018, follow your favourite Sesame Street characters as they take you on a tour through Central and Eastern Europe.

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The Discover Europe exhibition will feature iconic landmarks from Budapest, Berlin, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. Don’t forget to take a photo with the seven landmarks or with the 3D Sesame Street characters dressed in various European costumes!

There’s also the Bobsleigh Ride that’s inspired by the Bobsleigh track in Prague. Choose from the 1.8 metres tall, 17-metre long straight slide or take the 30-metre curvy slide at double the height!

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The kids can also play in the kids-only inflatable playground where they can try their hands on the rock-climbing wall, crawl through tunnel tubes and slide into a giant ballpit!

Of course, the event isn’t complete without a Sesame Street characters Meet and Greet! At the S is for Sharing Live Show and Meet & Greet, kids will get to meet their favourite Sesame Street characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Abby Cadabby, and Count Von Count!

Shows take place every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm.

Take home a souvenir to remember the experience at the Giant Gachapon machines where you can win exclusive premiums and even Changi Gift Card worth S$100!

Image Credit: Changi Airport

Tokens are required for a chance at the Giant Gachapon machine. To redeem tokens, present a receipt (maximum of two receipts on the same day) with a minimum spend of S$60 (S$80 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport Public Areas Retail or F&B outlet to redeem 3 passes for the Bobsleigh Ride, 2 passes for the Inflatable Playground and 1 token for the Giant Gachapon Machine.

Don’t miss out on this Sesame Street extravaganza this June holiday!

Discover Europe At Changi
Venue: Changi Airport Terminal 3
Date: 25 May – 24 Jun 2018

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