Every week we will be giving you 10 Things To Do with your kids in Singapore until we reach the magical 100, by which time you will definitely be spoilt for choice!
Part 7: There are some exciting activities for everyday, any day and those special occasions you look forward to each year. Either way, they offer time well spent with the family.
61. Pet a bug at the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom.
Home to more than 1,500 live butterflies as well as other rare and intriguing insects, it’s the perfect place for a game of ‘I spy’!
Tel: 1800 736 8672, Website: http://www.sentosa.com.sg
62. Stay at a kelong.
Not quite in Singapore but close enough! Located just a two and a half hour boat ride away, the kelong is a relaxing getaway particularly for water-sports enthusiasts. Go jet-skiing, canoeing, island hop around Bintan, go fishing or even swim in the net-enclosed sea water pool. Sumptuous seafood meals are all included in the package. It’ll be a real treat for the kids to experience the simple life.
63. Take an InspireFamily Dancercise class together.
Even if you’ve got two left feet, this class offered by Inspire Mum & Baby will have everyone dancing in no time at all. You’ll be having so much fun wiggling and grooving to Hip Hop and Reggae music, you won’t even think of it as exercise! Private lessons can also be arranged.
64. Vote online for your favourite float at the Chingay Festival.
The Chingay Festival is always spectacular to watch and you’ll have a good time if you’re watching the parade ‘live’. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the giant glittering floats that are hands-down the biggest attraction on show. If there’s a clear favourite with the family, make your vote heard!
65. Craft your own bear.
You and your child can build a stuffed animal from start to finish, dress it up and even get to make it as huggable as you want at the Build-A-Bear Workshop! Not restricted to just bears, there are lots of other cute and cuddly animals to choose from too.
66. Paint eggs at Easter and have an egg hunt.
Lots of hotels have special egg-painting activities that kids will enjoy. You can even create works of art right in your own home and have an egg hunt using mini chocolate eggs wrapped in foil. It wouldn’t really matter even if they found out the Easter Bunny was a hoax!
67. Get wet and wild at the Singapore Zoo.
Start the day off right with breakfast with an orangutan (9 - 10.30am) before you hit the trails and catch the animal shows! Hop aboard a guided buggy tour, ride around on the tram or even wander about the Zoo on foot. The Rainforest Kidszworld, the water theme park within the zoo, is a must especially for the kids so be sure to bring your swimwear!
68. Watch a movie at the cinema.
Watching a movie with a toddler is a little more attractive with Cathay’s Mum N’Tots movie deal. Catch any G or PG-rated show from Monday to Friday before 2pm and each adult ticket purchased entitles you to a free kid’s ticket.
69. Dress up for Halloween.
It might not be as big a holiday as it is in the United States but it’s still an opportunity for some good ghoulish fun for the whole family. Look out for Halloween parties happening all over the island including the Singapore Zoo! Your family could even have your own party complete with haunted-house décor and invite the neighbors. Costumes are mandatory, of course!
70. Catch the light up on Orchard Road at Christmas.
Just once a year, Orchard Road is bedecked in glittering lights and baubles – a sight not to be missed and best taken in on foot. Look our for carolers and special performances that take place over the few days leading up to the Grand Concert held on the big day.