Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

As you know, children at LSS often go for learning journeys and excursions to explore the world around them. 
It’s now the June holidays, and everyone might be flocking to the latest Bird Paradise at Mandai, but if you’re not one for the crowds, check out some alternative ideas, inspired by the learning journeys our kids have been on.
Try them out with your family this holiday!

1) Air Force Museum

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 4pm | Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Public Holidays

Address: 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234

Cost: Admission is free

More info: https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/rsaf/about-the-rsaf/air-force-museum

Learn about the history and mission of Singapore’s Air Force and get up close with different fighter jets, missiles and other aviation-related exhibits on display. ​

Singapore Air Force - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

2) Tayo Station

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 8:00pm | Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:30am – 9:00pm

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Level 3 E!Hub, Singapore 519599

Cost: Ticketed

More info: https://tayostation.com/

If your child is starting to learn about different types of transportation, Tayo Station would be a great place to play, learn and explore!

During our visit here, our children learnt the names of the different land vehicles, drove the cars around the circuit and pretended to be car mechanics as they fixed the cars they were using.

Tayo Station - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

3) Kok Fah Technology Farm

Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (Weekend Market)

Address 18 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 698974

Cost: Free – Entry to the farm for walk-ins is complimentary during the Weekend Market

More info: https://kokfahfarm.com.sg/

Kok Fah Technology Farm is a local family-owned business that sells leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 40 years.

During our kids’ learning journey, children utilised their five senses to explore and learn about the different kinds of plants. Some of the activities that they have participated in are aloe vera demonstration, smelling of herbs, and soil replacement of plants. They even got to bring home a microgreen that they had potted individually at the farm!*

* The LSS kids had attended a guided tour during their visit (requires booking). If you are planning to attend the weekend market on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, entry to the farm for walk-ins is complimentary.

Kok Fah Technology Farm - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

4) Police Heritage Centre

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm | Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: 10am to 1pm | Closed on Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Address: 28 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329560

Admission: Free, but visits are strictly by appointment only*

More info: https://www.police.gov.sg/Who-We-Are/Heritage-Centre/Police-Heritage-Centre

The Police Heritage Centre (PHC) has a showcase of multifarious exhibits and multimedia displays that highlight the rich history of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from the colonial times till the present day.

During our visit, the guide shared with us about the challenges of early policing, the post-WWII period of secret societies resurgence and communist subversion, as well as how community policing has brought the police and community closer together to fight crime, making Singapore one of the safest countries in the world.

*Unfortunately slots are not available for June but you could use this time to plan for future months!

Police Heritage Centre - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

5) Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Opening Hours: 8am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm). Closed on Mondays (except when Monday falls on a designated public holiday)

Address: 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769 (at the Singapore Botanic Gardens)

Cost: Admission is free

More info:
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/jacob-ballas-childrens-garden

The children at LSS are always taught to love nature. So for the holidays, the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is somewhere we think parents can bring your kids.

This garden is the first garden in Asia ever dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.

There is much space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and our urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips!

Out in nature - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays
While the holidays often mean more time and effort is needed for parents to create a holiday programme itinerary for your child, it is also a fulfilling month where you can spend time to play and grow with your children.
Make use of this chance before the kids grow up, to create wonderful memories that you can look back on fondly.
We wish all families happy holidays!

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As you know, children at LSS often go for learning journeys and excursions to explore the world around them. 
It’s now the June holidays, and everyone might be flocking to the latest Bird Paradise at Mandai, but if you’re not one for the crowds, check out some alternative ideas, inspired by the learning journeys our kids have been on.
Try them out with your family this holiday!

1) Air Force Museum

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9am – 4pm | Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Public Holidays

Address: 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234

Cost: Admission is free

More info: https://www.mindef.gov.sg/web/portal/rsaf/about-the-rsaf/air-force-museum

Learn about the history and mission of Singapore’s Air Force and get up close with different fighter jets, missiles and other aviation-related exhibits on display. ​

Singapore Air Force - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

2) Tayo Station

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 8:00pm | Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:30am – 9:00pm

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Level 3 E!Hub, Singapore 519599

Cost: Ticketed

More info: https://tayostation.com/

If your child is starting to learn about different types of transportation, Tayo Station would be a great place to play, learn and explore!

During our visit here, our children learnt the names of the different land vehicles, drove the cars around the circuit and pretended to be car mechanics as they fixed the cars they were using.

Tayo Station - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

3) Kok Fah Technology Farm

Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm (Weekend Market)

Address 18 Sungei Tengah Rd, Singapore 698974

Cost: Free – Entry to the farm for walk-ins is complimentary during the Weekend Market

More info: https://kokfahfarm.com.sg/

Kok Fah Technology Farm is a local family-owned business that sells leafy vegetables in Singapore for the past 40 years.

During our kids’ learning journey, children utilised their five senses to explore and learn about the different kinds of plants. Some of the activities that they have participated in are aloe vera demonstration, smelling of herbs, and soil replacement of plants. They even got to bring home a microgreen that they had potted individually at the farm!*

* The LSS kids had attended a guided tour during their visit (requires booking). If you are planning to attend the weekend market on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, entry to the farm for walk-ins is complimentary.

Kok Fah Technology Farm - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

4) Police Heritage Centre

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm | Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: 10am to 1pm | Closed on Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Address: 28 Irrawaddy Rd, Singapore 329560

Admission: Free, but visits are strictly by appointment only*

More info: https://www.police.gov.sg/Who-We-Are/Heritage-Centre/Police-Heritage-Centre

The Police Heritage Centre (PHC) has a showcase of multifarious exhibits and multimedia displays that highlight the rich history of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from the colonial times till the present day.

During our visit, the guide shared with us about the challenges of early policing, the post-WWII period of secret societies resurgence and communist subversion, as well as how community policing has brought the police and community closer together to fight crime, making Singapore one of the safest countries in the world.

*Unfortunately slots are not available for June but you could use this time to plan for future months!

Police Heritage Centre - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

5) Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Opening Hours: 8am to 7pm (last admission at 6:30pm). Closed on Mondays (except when Monday falls on a designated public holiday)

Address: 481 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259769 (at the Singapore Botanic Gardens)

Cost: Admission is free

More info:
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/jacob-ballas-childrens-garden

The children at LSS are always taught to love nature. So for the holidays, the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is somewhere we think parents can bring your kids.

This garden is the first garden in Asia ever dedicated to children. Its theme of ‘Life on Earth Depends on Plants’ aims to educate and instil a love for nature in children. The Garden is a complete nature-learning environment, where children can delve deeper into the ecology of plants and our environment through discovery and experiential learning.

There is much space for exploration, adventure and play, with a farm, an orchard, and a forest with its own stream and ponds. Young adventure seekers can explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas; budding naturalists can walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses; and our urban gardeners can observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips!

Out in nature - Little Shepherds' Schoolhouse Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays
While the holidays often mean more time and effort is needed for parents to create a holiday programme itinerary for your child, it is also a fulfilling month where you can spend time to play and grow with your children.
Make use of this chance before the kids grow up, to create wonderful memories that you can look back on fondly.
We wish all families happy holidays!
Ideas for Learning Journeys of your own for the June Holidays

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