Things to Do with your Kids

Part 8

By Loo Pei FenEvents - 28 August 2009 12:00 AM | Updated 09 June 2010

Part 8

Whether it's taking off for a quick jaunt or cultivating a young culture vulture, tap on our ideas for the kids to have a fulfilling time!

 

I Only Have... 1 HOUR:

Playtime at the Esplanade
1 Esplanade Drive, Recital Studio                      
Cost: $15 per person
Website: www.esplanade.com/whats_on/esplanade_presents/series/playtime/index.jsp

Perfect for pre-schoolers aged two to four, these 40-minute presentations are part of the Esplanade's Playtime series. The young audience will begin nurturing their interest in performing arts by joining in the narration with simple actions. Each presentation aims to develop toddlers' linguistic and physical awareness while encouraging interaction and play with other members of the audience. New features will be updated regularly so bookmark the site! Best enjoyed by kids aged 2 to 4.

 
I Only Have... 3 HOURS

Skating Trial Class
Tel: 6246 6362
Cost and locations vary; check website for more details
Website: www.skate-with-us.com

Skating's a fun activity that you can do with the kids, so don't worry if you need more help than them! Skate With Us (SWU) has a sports programme approved by the Singapore Sports Council, and has dedicated instructors on hand to teach the basics and more. Your kids will even learn the right way to fall, and everyone will embark on the Foundation Course to get the fundamentals right. Classes are also available in a family format of minimum four pax, as well as their very own SWU Junior Programme for kids aged three to 12. Best enjoyed by kids aged 3 years and up. 


I Have... 5 HOURS:

Johor Bahru Half-Day Tour
Cost: From $36 onwards
Website: www.viator.com/tours/Singapore/Malaysia-Johore-Bahru-Half-Day-Tour-from-Singapore/d18-3695MYRC

Keen to get out of town but don't want to venture too far? Put on your tourist persona and sign up for this half-day cultural tour to Johor Bahru (JB). Expect to visit a batik handicraft centre, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque set on top of a hill overlooking the Straits of JB, and a kampong. End off with a visit to The Royal Mausoleum, with its serene and tranquil atmosphere for the Royalty of JB. The kids will realise cemeteries aren't just spooky compounds when they admire the unique architecture of this Muslim cemetery. Best enjoyed by kids aged 5 years and up.

 

I Have... The Whole Day:

1-Day Batam Island Tour
Cost: $26 per infant; $40 per child and $48 per adult (excludes terminal fee and driver's tip) 
Website: www.celestiallinkholidays.com

This is one jam-packed tour that's suitable for everyone in the family. Enjoy these sites being transported in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach: The historical Barelang Bridge, Ngha Trang Memorial Wall, Galang Museum, Vietnam Village, Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple and more. A delicious seafood lunch awaits you, as well as shopping on the island. This rate includes a two-way ferry ticket from Singapore to Batam and back, as well as seaport tax. Suitable for kids aged 3 years and up.