What: During the one-hour treasure hunt for “dinosaur eggs”, kids will wander around the Singapore Botanic Gardens with a guide, and discover some interesting plants on the way.
Visit: Tickets at $8.50 per child (includes a workbook), from 10 am – 11 am. Email email@example.com to register.
2. Sea From Another Perspective
What: Have you visited the latest SAFRA Punggol?It has the first indoor water playground in Singapore that spans 23,000 square feet and three stories tall – twice the size of the Kidz Amaze indoor playground at SAFRA Toa Payoh.
Visit: Fees from $8 per child (four hour
Photo: Kevin Lim/Straits Times
3. Become A Film Buff
What: Check out kid-friendly films at Big Eyes, Big Minds like Take One, Two, Achoo!, and Home Sweet Home. At the National Gallery Singapore.
What: Singapore’s first live mermaid, Syrena, is scouting for merlings for her next Bronze Kid class intake in July. During the group lessons, kids will learn to swim safely and confidently in a mermaid tail. Syrena will also impart lessons on Mermaid Mythology 101, where kids can learn about mermaid culture and what’s life really like under the sea.
What: Peter & Blue Go Around The World is an hour long ballet specially created for children. It tells the story of Peter, his dog Blue and cat Calico, who goes on a magical adventure in a magic boat that takes them anywhere around the world. There’ll be meet-and-greet sessions,
photo-taking and balloon sculpting.
What: Kids get free-flow art materials at EatPlayLove Craft Café which serves Thai Western meals to boot. In addition, you can purchase their easy craft kits for your kids, such as paper puppets, DIY dolls and monsters, sock monkey and Shrink plastics.
Visit: At #01-07, 28 Aliwal Street. Fees at $5 per hour.
Photo: Aliwal Arts Centre
8. Show Cute
What: Give them a special treat at POMPOMPURIN Café which will delight both young and old. Every corner of the 78 seater café is cute – from Purin wallpaper, cutlery, table mats, to “Tomodachi House”, which are the four-seater booths. The main dishes, set meals, beverages and desserts are all plated in Purin designs – simply adorable to eat!
Visit: At #04-08 Orchard Central.
Photo: Pompompurin Cafe
9. Spend The Night With Horses
What: Rider’s Lodge offers value-for-money staycation experience and horse-riding lessons. Stay in one of the 40 colonial style rooms with views of the paddock. Besides riding lessons, kids can get up close and personal with the magnificent horses and learn to groom, feed and care for them.
What: There are now two new zones and 30 per cent more 4D art exhibits created just for families at the Alive Museum. Take hilarious photos of your kids in Thumbelina’s tiny world, form a love equation, or make believe you’re being eaten alive by Marilyn Monroe!
What: At iFly Singapore, kids can attempt indoor skydiving,
or experience what it’s like to fly in a wind tunnel.
Visit: At #01-01 43 Siloso Beach Walk. Fees at $119. Visit www.iflysingapore.com for discounts.
Photo: iFly Singapore
12. Go to Work With Mummy
What: Singapore’s first co-working space Trehaus has child-minding facilities and play based activities to engage kids while mummy works. This June, the teachers will be teaching kids about endangered animals and how to reduce and recycle through play and art and craft.
Visit: At #03-01 442 Orchard
Road. Fees at $20 per hour, in addition to a
monthly subscription fee from $350. Visit www.trehauscowork.com.
13. Work For A Day
What: KidZania Singapore is an indoor theme park that looks like a real miniature city. Kids get to role play as a fire-fighter, surgeon, flight attendant, pizza chef, and even a bak kwa shop assistant in close-to-real-life settings.
Visit: At 31 Beach View, Sentosa. Tickets
from $25 – $58. Visit www.kidzania.com.sg.
14. Plan A Cartoon Fest
What: There’s one child-centric movie released every week: The Angry Birds Movie (May 26); Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (June 2), Doraemon The Movie: Nobita And The Birth Of Japan 2016 (June 9), Finding Dory (June 16), and Ice Age: Collision Course (June 30).
Visit: At cinemas islandwide. Tickets from $7.
Photo: Disney's Pixar
15. Jump Non-Stop
What: The new trampoline park at Orto that lets kids jump as far and as high as they like. The main court is built with over 30 interconnected trampolines so parents and kids can leap to and fro and even try to bounce off trampoline walls!
What: “There’s nothing more satisfying than a large sheet of white paper and paint (and hands!) to a young child,” says Barbara Daey, director at Tanderra, a members’ club for families that offers a range of play spaces, classes, and spa. “It’s amazing what young children can create from recycled materials like old bottles, boxes and twigs with just a little imagination.”
What: Break away from the comfort of the urban jungle and head to the three-day Zoo Explorer Camp at the Singapore Zoo. Learn to feed a snake, spend time up close with giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia, or hold a hissing cockroach if you dare!
Visit: At the Singapore Zoo. Fees at $331.70. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
18. Under The Sea
What: This year’s Imaginarium exhibition istitled Over the Ocean, Under the Sea. Kids explore the wondrous beauty of marine creatures and the underwater world, and think up new ideas to protect Earth.
What: Don’t miss CBeebies’ Mister Maker’s first live theatre tour in Singapore. Watch him create amazing art pieces with common materials and introduce The Shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle!