What we did at Safari Zoo Run

On 29 Feb, we ran our first Family Run at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. While we imagined that we would be slow jogging for the entire 2.5 km, we were proven quite wrong. There were many participants and since this was a family fun run, strollers were allowed and we ended up strolling even from the start of the run. However, as the animals came into sight, many started to stop along the way and we eventually had a good and fun distracting slow run. While Master 9 was irritated at first by not being able to run as fast as he liked, the crowd tapered in and he was able to run, dash, walk and then took turns to push the empty stroller.

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This run’s biggest draw is certainly being able to jog by and say hi to giraffes, lions, zebras and many more. There are so many runs in a year, I am beginning to appreciate the unique theme of each run. I must say Safari Zoo Run is attractive to kids because of the animals. Each participant who signed up for this run would be entitled to enter the Zoo and River Safari on that day at no added cost, plus 50% off Night Safari entry. That also explains the more costly run fees. But if you do your sums well, it covers the cost of entry together with the run and then it doesn’t seem so expensive after all. Continue reading

Safari Boo – Trick or Treat at River Safari

Source - River Safari

Source – River Safari

We had our first Trick or Treat Halloween fun ever. And guess where we went to see friendly ghost, mummy, frankenstein, witch and even wizard? RIVER SAFARI!! And you can’t believe that River Safari can be as amazing as Night Safari at night! No, there is no scary ghost that appears out of nowhere. There is no zombie to catch the kids. All you see are friendly mermaid, Hogwart School student, little animals, insects, fairy, barn owl, raccoon, tarantella spider, and lots of sweets, chocs, and Safari fun! Continue reading

June Holiday Activities List 2014

It is the first school holiday which will see both my school-going kids stay home together for an entire month. I have never done up an activity list for the school holidays. And since I am researching for activities to occupy their time, I might as well consolidate my finds here. (Most of the images have links to more information, remember to click on them.) Hope this is useful to many parents out there. And if you do have interesting ones, I would love you to tell me in the comments and I will add to the list! Good things have to be shared! 🙂

1. Children’s Seasons

Childrens seasons 2014

When: 24 May – 29 June

Happening at: Various Museums, click here.

Ticketing: Free for Singaporeans and PR

The National Heritage Board presents the 3rd year running Children’s Seasons 2014. Continue reading