PSLE is finally over and life has gone back to normal, perhaps a little TOO normal now that your child had passed the dreaded examinations and is officially “let off the hook”. After the initial elation, things should have quietened down and your child is probably getting a little bored. Fret not! Here are some interesting places to bring your child to energise and engage him all over again.
Finding a farm in Singapore is about as rare as finding a four-leaf clover but there is one farm here that has been well-known and popular for many parents. Founded in 2000 by Ivy Singh and her husband Lim Ho Seng, Bollywood Veggies has, over the years, expanded to house a culinary school and a museum within its confines. With a bistro serving up fertiliser and pesticide-free ingredients, you and your child will get much bonding time together.
Address: 100 Neo Tiew Road Singapore 719026
Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 9.30am to 6.30pm; Sat-Sun 8am to 6.30pm
Far East Organisation Children’s Garden
The hot weather in Singapore is perfect for some wild, wet, fun in a water park. Head over to Gardens by the Bay and look out for the Far East Organisation Children’s Garden. This outdoor playground is filled with water tunnels, stepping springs and various jets that have the mission to get everyone drenched! Enjoy a day out with your child in the water playground as you bond over games of catch. It is a great way to destress too!
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens, Dr Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 10am to 7pm; Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park
If you are staying in Yishun or somewhere near Yishun, the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park is a perfect pre-or post-dinner venue. Bring your child to the jetty where he can admire the regular guys fishing from the reservoir or you could share an evening walk together as the sun set over the horizon. The view from the jetty is pretty stunning!
Address: Yishun Ave 1, Singapore
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours. Best time to visit: between 5pm to 7pm daily
AMPED Trampoline Park
Spend a day of fun at Singapore’s first indoor trampoline park as you bounce your stress away while enjoying the company of your child. Just one hour of non-stop jumping will have your child sweating and burning energy like never before – all within a safe and children-oriented environment. With more than 5000 ft. of bouncing platforms, your child and you can surely have lots of fun together. Just make sure you reserved a place before you head over!
Address: The Herencia 46 Kim Yam Road #02-11 Singapore 239351
Opening Hours: Mon 10am to 7pm; Tue 3pm to 10pm; Wed-Fri 10am to 10pm; Sat 9am to 10pm; Sun 9am to 9pm
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Want to bring your child to relive “Night at the Museum”? Well, technically, you can’t because the museum here does not have that life-giving plate. Nonetheless, we have an impressive natural history museum that you and your child should not miss. While PSLE may be over, it is always a good time to bring your child for some edutainment during the holidays. Head over the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum where your child can get up close to natural history in an exhibition gallery spread over 2 floors, 15 zones and 2,500 sqm. There are specimens of South-east Asia plants and animals here, but the highlight is the chance to get up close to three 150 million-year-old dinosaur fossils! Well, that might not be as cool as a walking bony T-Rex but it is still an amazing thing to see.