Do you have a headache just thinking where to bring your children to have fun during the school holidays? We know your pain. Since we cannot be overseas for the whole school holiday, we need other ideas in Singapore.
Fortunately, there are many places in Singapore where we can bring our children to. Here is a list of 6 really lovely places to visit.
1. Old-school Full Dragon Playground
If you are hoping to show your kids the kind of playgrounds that you had fun during your childhood, look no future than the full dragon playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 6. It comes complete with a sandpit – just like how it was for us in the past. This is the only outdoor full dragon playground with a sand pit so bring your kids there before the sand is carted away and filled in with those rubbery grounds.
2. Changi Point Coastal Walk
If playgrounds are not your thing, perhaps you will be intrigued by Changi Point Coastal Walk. Located in the eastern region of Singapore, this walking trail gives you the “walk by the sea” feel without getting wet with the sea surf. The elevated boardwalk has six main segments – Creek Walk, Beach Walk, Sailing Point Walk, Cliff Walk, Kelong Walk and Sunset Walk. In every section, you get to see different things in focus, and it is a great place to spend the evening just strolling along with your family.
3. My Tree House at National Library
Reading is a good habit and one which you can encourage through regular visits to the library. Even if the school is out for the next 5 to 6 weeks, it doesn’t mean that your kids are not going to touch any books. In fact, it is the best time for them to indulge in books that they enjoy. My Tree House at National Library is an excellent place for kids because of the decorations and charming little corners for them to settle in. Spend a few hours here each week to help your children cultivate a love of reading.
4. Hay Dairies Pte Ltd (Goat Farm)
If you are not aware of this famous goat farm in Singapore, you may have live in a well all these while. Located in the west, Hay Dairies is the perfect farm to head out for an outing. It is open six days a week and is closed only on Tuesday. Admission is free, so you don’t have to worry about entrance tickets before heading there. Let your children enjoy feeding the goats and if they are keen, let them have a go at milking! When you are done, buy some fresh goat milk home for a change.
5. Fire Stations
Do you know that some fire stations hold open house on every Saturday morning from 9am to 11am? Well, now you know. Bring your children for an educational tour and learn more about what our brave firemen do.
6. Singapore Science Centre
This is a one-stop place for the whole family. Walk through the different exhibits on display, stop by at KidsStop to let your children have some fun while you rest. After that, head to the Omnitheatre for a 360-degree immersive show with the vast NanoSeam Dome Screen. If there is time after that, you can head over to Snow City where kids can have some fun with artificially-created snow. While it is nothing near the real thing, it is still somewhat cool for kids to play in.