List of Ideas For Bringing Kids Out During School Holidays

List of Ideas of Bringing Kids OutMy favourite source of school holiday fun is none other than Cheekiemonkies blog. So many of my inspiration come from his information sharing. When it comes to what to do with the kids during school holidays, I will start planning as early as during exams period. I want to ensure my kids are not deprived of playdates or outdoor activities even though I am working full-time. So, I will take off from work and bring them to interesting places to play.

Some of my friends around me also ask me for ideas and the funny thing is: it is relatively easy to rattle off a list to them which some we have tried and loved. But when it comes to my own planning, I have much consideration to suit all my 3 kids with their different age groups. The solution is really to separate one-to-one date with each of them or combination of 2 kids while one kid is with the daddy or find a place that suit all 3 of them.

Since I am searching for ideas, I will also share them on this post for my future reference and of course I hope you will find them useful too. I will be updating this list as and when there are new places that come to mind. If you have more interesting places to recommend, I welcome you to leave your comments and I shall add on to the list.

I have categorized into Indoor Places and Activities, Outdoor Places and Activities and Home Activities. I try to list most of the activities to be valid throughout the whole year round and not just customized to holiday periods. For those that are happening only for a short period of time, I will be updating this list regularly.

Indoor places and activities

1. Safra Punggol Splash Indoor Water Playground

Read review here.

2. Children’s Seasons (annually)
Date: 28/5 – 31/7
Suitable for age: 3-7yo

Website: http://www.museums.com.sg/programme-and-exhibitions/childrens-season-1

3. Imaginarium at SAM @8Q

Read review here.

4. Movies
If you have Safra card, then you must watch a movie using its 1 for 1 promotion on weekends! Promotion ends 26 June 2016.

Website: http://www.shaw.sg/sw_cinema.aspx

5. Kidzania

Book online is cheaper!

Review: http://www.cheekiemonkie.net/2016/04/kidzania-singapore-ultimate-activities-guide-review.html

6. Playeum

Do you know that Groupon or Deals.com have discounts for Playeum entry from time to time?

Website: http://www.playeum.com/

7. Bowling

Do call up and ensure the bowling lanes have kids bumpers, and most do!

Website: http://www.superbowl.com.sg/toa-payoh

8. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Read review here.

9. Theatres for Children

Act 3i Drama for Children (currently showing in May/June 2016)

Website: http://act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/

10. National Gallery of Singapore

Website: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/see-do/tours

11. ArtScience Museum

Some past exhibitions

Future World

12. Philatelic Museum (Stamp Museum)

Read review here.

13. Trampoline Park, Kaboodle

Website for Kaboodle: http://www.kaboodlekids.com.sg/

14. Esplanade Pip’s Box

Read review here. Continue reading

KidsSTOP Review and Tricky Treats Halloween event

KidSTOP1

Ever since KidsSTOP opened in June, I have been wanting to check this out with the kiddos. What a timely invite by the KidsSTOP folks for a media preview of Tricky Treats Halloween at KidsSTOP, we had a fabulous time to experience before the Halloween special starts today 27 Oct! And of course, the kids were so excited for the KidsSTOP play after that, we stayed there for a full 5 hours! Continue reading

Cool de Sac – The perfect place for playdates

Cool de Sac entrance

Having read about the great reviews on US imported Cool de Sac from SassyMama and JBabies on this new playhouse cum cafe, I wanted to check it out myself too. So, I recommended this place to the other mummies from my son’s class when we were cracking our brains on a place where mummies can chat and kids can play without much supervision. Continue reading

The Canopy Playground @ Changi Airport T1

Did I tell you that Singapore’s Changi Airport is a favourite family venue to have fun, eat and shop to your heart’s content? I must have when I shared on the Sponge Bob Bouncing Castle last Christmas. Whenever we ran out of ideas or the rain comes to spoil all outdoor plans, we always know where to go. Changi Airport! It never fails to entertain our kids. Canopy Playground We checked out The Canopy Playground at Terminal 1 some weeks back. This playground is really for younger kids like my little toddler YT. Although small in scale, we were surprised to find out that it has almost everything a full size indoor playground has! Continue reading

Having fun party at Fun@Giggles (+Giveaway!)

Fun@Giggles playground – courtesy of Fun@Giggles

YH has been invited to many birthday parties at this age. We were honoured to be invited including his siblings and us, parents to most of the parties. But to be invited to indoor playground parties, due to the more expensive cost and limited invitees, siblings are usually not invited and we perfectly understand. So when we turned up as Continue reading