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Just before you think you’re running out of ideas to keep the young ones occupied, here are some fun activities you can do with your kids on sunny Singapore.
1. Run around the newly opened Coastal Playgrove
Located at where the Big Splash site (in East Coast Park) once was, the Coastal PlayGrove is the tallest outdoor play area in Singapore! It’s not just your average playground – it’s an all-in-one outdoor classroom, play garden and water play area. The best part? It’s not exclusive to kids too (young-at-heart can join in the fun too).
Coastal Playgrove, 902 East Coast Park Service Rd., 449874
2. Bounce around on a suspended playground!
The whole family can now channel their inner ‘Spiderman’ or ‘Air-stronaut’ and have a ball of a time at AIRZONE, Singapore’s first-ever indoor suspended net playground at City Square Mall. It has an elevated ball pit and giant slides, all held up on nets in mid-air – all of that in a mall. Did you know, the netted structures in place are strong enough to suspend two fully laden Singapore passenger buses lying on their sides?! Also, check out its awesome party packages – perfect for birthday parties and special occasions!
Airzone, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, #02-K4, K10, 208539
3. Splash around in the water on a hot day
4. …Even for free!
5. Jump for joy at a trampoline park
Ten minutes on a trampoline is equivalent to a 30-minute run, or so says NASA. Get your holiday hopping at a trampoline park like AMPED Trampoline Park, BOUNCE Singapore or Katapult Trampoline Park (prices range from $10 to $19 an hour).
6. Or play a game of laser tag
Choose from popular indoor centres like LaserOPS (for kids 7 and up) and Tag Team (which also offers Archery Tag), or book a Weekday Mania session with Combat Skirmish Singapore for outdoor games at a designated park Mondays through Thursdays.
7. Snow for it at these wintery wonderlands
8. Who’s a happy camper?
SOMOS runs summer camp experiences with enhanced classes like their signature “Kidspreneur” lessons, which teach basic economics and business concepts through minigames and marketplace role plays.
SOMOS, 5 Temasek Boulevard Suntec Tower 5, 038985
9. Whip up a feast together (or learn to do it)
Encourage your child’s gastronomical curiosity – and brush up on your own culinary skills – by taking a cooking class together. Stores like ToTT regularly host Junior MasterChef sessions, while places like Big Fun Kitchen teach baking and cooking to kids and adults.
10. Embrace the arts
Head over to Inspired Arts for a range of fun-filled and art-focused weekly classes, camps and many more aimed at encouraging kids to express themselves through the arts. Check out daily Parent & Child Workshops at ARThaus Singapore or find out more about their holiday programmes and camps, or order a side of art jamming with your cuppa at My Art Space Café or Arteastiq.
11. Wish upon a star (when you spot one)
Drop by the observatory at the Singapore Science Centre every Friday night and be awed by the shining stars, clusters and planets. Trust us, this is totally worth letting the kids stay up a little late. For more activities that include shows and more, refer to the schedule here.
Singapore Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
By Candy Lim and Atifa Othman/ Updated May 2019 / Updated April 2021 / Images: Courtesy of the respective businesses featured + Sara Lyle Bow + 123RF.com
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