School Holidays: A time to horse around

Camps and workshops are excellent ways to keep children occupied during the school holidays, giving them a chance to pick up new skills amid fun environments

PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
1. NINJAS AND TRAMPOLINES. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
2. 50 SPORTS ON OFFER. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
3. PICK UP PING PONG. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
4. FLY A DRONE. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
5. KID ENTREPRENEURS. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
6. DRUM TO BRUNO MARS. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
8. MAKE A BENTO LUNCH. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
10. SPOT THE COLUGO (above). PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
11. LEARN STEM THROUGH SLIME. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
12. HUSKIES AND IGLOOS. PHOTO: BOUNCE SINGAPORE, CAMP ASIA, CAMP MAGIC, DRUM TUTOR SINGAPORE, JEANNE TAN, NATIONAL PARKS BOARD, KIDS DISCOVERYWORKS, PALATE SENSATIONS CULINARY SCHOOL, SINGAFIT, SINGAPORE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, SOMOS SUMMER CAMP, THE OPEN CENTRE
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With the six-week school holidays almost here, parents need not fret about keeping their offspring occupied.

Consider signing your child up for camps and workshops that take a holistic approach, mixing horse-riding and meditation, or entrepreneurship and woodcraft. They could experiment with drones or learn about science through slime.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 10, 2019, with the headline School Holidays: A time to horse around. Subscribe