Not sure what to do with your little ones over the holiday season? From outdoor activities to picking up skills, here are endless opportunities for fun!
LEARN A NEW HOBBY
Genius R Us
Bring out your inner chef at the Parent And Child Baking Workshop! Learn a new skill, spend some quality time with your little one and make cookies, cake pops and other treats, too! Suitable for kids aged two-and-a-half to 12 years. For more information, call 6338 0009 or visit www.geniusrus.com
Enrol your child in The Science Centre’s exciting two-day Truly Madly Science Camps this June, where they can explore the wonders of science through a range of fun programmes and activities. Choose between two camps: Wilderness survival and scientific concepts in video games like Minecraft. Suitable for kids aged 10 to 12. Visit www.science.edu.sg.
Pororo Park Singapore
Your little ones will have a field day running about the 11,000 sq ft indoor playground at Marina Square, starring characters from the award winning Korean animation, Pororo The Little Penguin. See Pororo and his friends during the Sing-Along and Meet & Greet sessions during the weekdays, or catch the mini musical together with your children on the weekends! Visit www.pororoparksg.com for more.
Roam about the huge themed indoor playgrounds here with your kids, available at four locations islandwide. Each outlet has different themes like the beach, jungle, outer-space and safari, so there’s always something new to discover. They also provide birthday party hosting services for kids, and a bistro lounge for you to relax at while watching your child at play. Visit www.thepolliwogs.com
Suitable for little thrill seekers, the world’s first indoor suspended net playground beckons at City Square Mall. The nets were originally designed as safety nets for high-wire circus acts, and are suspended in between floors of the mall. Each zone has a different attraction, such as a giant slide that goes down one level, a suspended ball pit and a mini obstacle course. Visit www.airzone.sg
With a new and improved facility, the Forest Adventure park boasts different age-appropriate obstacle courses and six ziplines. Little daredevils can also opt to go on the highest and longest zip line in the park: 14 m high and 300 m long, it offers a thrilling view of Bedok Reservoir! Visit www.forestadventure.com.sg
Farmart Centre Singapore
Get connected with nature at Farmart Centre Singapore, which organises fun activities such as farm tours and animal feedings. Your kids can get acquainted with different animals like goats, hamsters, rabbits, tortoises and more at their mini animal corner, and learn about farming in Singapore. Visit www.farmart.sg
Staying indoors? Entertain the kids with these engaging video games the whole family can enjoy
Ages 4 and up
The Big Journey
Platforms: PC, MAC, iOS & Android
Feed The Hungry Cat!
In this casual jump-and-roll adventure, play as the really hungry Mr Whiskers and navigate the whimsical looking world to hunt for his favourite dumpling maker. This simple and fun mobile game is sure to keep your little one happy.
Ages 7 and up
Platforms: PC, MAC & Xbox One
In this adorable open world game, play as a slime rancher on a faraway planet trying to make a living. Collect slimes and devise strategies to take care of them, while exploring different zones on the map to discover new slimes.
If your child is an avid Instagrammer, why not let him learn more about photography and enhance his visual sense at the Young Photographers Camp? The three-day-two-night camp is for children aged eight to 16, and no prior photography experience is needed to participate. Visit www.objectifs.com.sg
The KpopX Fitness Kids class is a great way for children to stay active. Through a combination of simple K-pop dance moves and aerobics, your little one will be able to follow the lesson easily and keep toned at the same time. Visit www.myactivesg.com
From May 25 to June 3, enjoy visual arts installations, workshops and live theatre events at the 100 And 100 More Festival For Young Audiences, as well as the new interactive Rolling @ TAG children’s play area with curved slopes, tunnels and more. Visit www.theartground.com.sg
Take a trip down memory lane while your kids learn about Singapore’s iconic playgrounds at The More We Get Together exhibition. It showcases Singapore’s playgrounds from 1930 to 2030, like the Dragon playground, and an installation for toddlers by French artist Matali Crasset. Visit www.nationalmuseum.sg
VISIT A MUSEUM
Immerse yourself in the exciting digital interactive exhibits and beautiful installations at the Future World exhibition. They use science and art to create an unforgettable experience for the family, and provide amazing backdrops for photos. Visit www.marinabaysands.com/ museum.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Explore the evolution of life on Earth at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum: The two-storey building houses natural artefacts like plant and animal fossils, dinosaur skeletons and meterorites. At the museum’s Christmas Island Red exhibition, learn all about the Australian island’s famous migration of millions of Christmas Island red crabs, plus its diverse range of over 200 species of animals, including frigatebirds and booby birds. The exhibition is free with the basic admission fee to the museum.Visit https:/lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
With a mix of thrilling and kidfriendly rides and attractions, your whole family will have a wild time at Adventure Cove Waterpark in Resorts World Sentosa. The Adventure River takes you down stunning scenes, including an underwater tunnel with marine life swimming around you. Older kids will enjoy the thrills of rides like the Tidal Twister and younger ones can splash about in the Seahorse Hideaway, a wading pool with fountains to play with. Visit www.rwsentosa.com
Encourage a love of animals and independence with the Junior Zoo Keeper one-day experience, where kids get to see what goes on behind the scenes of looking after the animals in the zoo. Visit www.wrs.com.sg.
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Ages 10 and up
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Platform: Nintendo Switch & PS4
The first three titles from the original 1996 Crash Bandicoot series now have better graphics and improved controls! Play as the whacky bandicoot Crash, going through exciting levels and defeating evil villains in this adventure game.
Ages 10 and up
The Last Guardian
This adventure puzzle game lets you play as a young boy who befriends a giant creature called Trico. With impressive graphics and an endearing storyline, you can solve puzzles while being moved by the relationship between boy and beast.
Ages 10 and up
Kirby Star Allies
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Explore the colourful world of Dream Land with the well-known pink puffball, Kirby. Your child can either play alone with a few computer-controlled allies, or you can join in the fun and fight on the side of good together!