TL;DR – Don’t know where to take the kids this week? Read this.
1. Farmart Centre
To many people Singapore has been nicknamed the ‘concrete jungle’ and most people don’t even know that we actually have a ‘country-side’ and farms. Hence, people travel miles away from home to ‘exotic’ countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam etc. to visit their countryside. Farmart Centre is an example of a farm located on the outskirts of Sungei Tengah Road in Choa Chu Kang, where families with kids can get away from crowded shopping centers to a idyllic, rustic, back-to-nature environment. There’s a whole range of fun and educational activities for the whole family – from a petting zoo, feeding the animals, a farm tour to a smorgasbord of deliciously-affordable hawker and tze-char dining options. If you have no idea how to get to Farmart Centre, there is even a complimentary shuttle bus service from the bus stop diagonally across Lot 1 Shopping Mall (in front of Choa Chu Kang CC).
67 Sungei Tengah Rd, 699008
2. Kallang Wave Mall (Rooftop Water Park)
To beat Singapore’s heat, why not take the kids out for a day of splashing and swimming at the pool? Not just any swimming pool though, but specifically the Splash-N-Surf water playground located on the third floor of Kallang Wave Mall. This water playground is a great place to hang with kids, letting them cool down and get soaked. Best of all there is *no admission fee into this waterpark! There’s a decent range of entertaining recreational outdoor activities suitable for kids of all ages – from a huge water play area that consists of a structure with five colourful slides, whimsical play structures like mushroom-shaped fountains and water spouting windmills and a mini 0.6m wading pool for the little ones to thrilling wave-riding lessons on for the older kids. There are toilet, shower and changing facilities available in the vicinity.
*Free admission to the Splash-N-Surf Playground.
(Entry tickets required for the Surf Clinics and Lazy River)
1 Stadium Place, 397628
3. KidsStop @ Singapore Science Centre
KidsStop @ The Singapore Science Centre is definitely a unique interactive indoor-playground that promotes both education and play for the little ones. KidsStop creates a safe and guided environment for the kids to experiment and explore around the four different zones – Experience, Imagine, Dream and Discover – which aims to enhance and draw out various skills through cooperative play and imagination with the help of built-environments. Your child could try his or her hand at being a cashier at a supermarket, a builder, a pilot or even interact with nature! KidsStop has two fixed play sessions per day – with the first session from 9:30am to 1:30pm and the second session from 2pm-6pm. Get the most out of these play sessions with your kids by getting there on time and spending the full four hours!
15 Science Centre Rd, 609081
4. Zoom Park Asia
Zoom Park Asia located in Pandan Gardens is Singapore’s largest indoor trampoline park. The indoor park features a gigantic cushy foam pit located next to a 17-metre lateral rock wall, dodge ball trampoline courts, trampoline basketball courts, tumble tracks, balancing beams and high performance mats for acrobatic stunts . The kids will definitely be occupied the whole time with the plethora of activities available and parents can hang out at the cafe while waiting for their kids. There are even courses available at Zoom Park Singapore like the acrobatic-trampoline lessons for the kids, where they can master the sport of trampoline or trampoline fitness class for the adults.
200 Pandan Gardens, #01-14, 609336
5. Urban Ski Singapore
Don’t fret if you haven’t had time or the money to plan for a winter family holiday in Korea or Japan because you can now ski or experience the snow right here in sunny Singapore! Urban Ski Singapore is an indoor rotating ski slope located at Millenia Walk has brought the snow and skiing experience to our very own doorstep. The kids will be thrilled as they would be able to put on thick winter jackets and try skiing or snowboarding for the very first time. There are ski and snowboard clinics, camps and private lessons available for kids with extremely professional and patient instructors to guide them every step of the way. The kids can challenge themselves by attempting to master all 5 levels of skiing or snowboarding and progress from a total newbie to the advance stage in a couple of lessons. Each ski/snowboard session runs for 1-hour and it is guaranteed to fun, intensive and progressive. This is definitely a great weekend or school-holiday activity for the whole family and a great way to escape the scorching heat!
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-46/47/48/49, 039596