[UPDATED 21 December 2021]
The government has announced today (Dec 21) that children aged 5 to 11 will begin their Covid-19 vaccination next Monday (Dec 27)! While children under the age of 12 have been allowed to head out unvaccinated, parents, rejoice, because your concerns can now lay to rest! If you're looking for some activities to spend some quality time together during the last two weeks of the December holidays before your kids head back to a busy school year, read on to find out more! ?
P.S. Read these articles if you're looking for activities in Singapore :)
Things you can do with your kids in Singapore this December
1. Go on one of the walking tours with Monster Day Tours
Credit: Monster Day Tours on Facebook.
Take your pick of one of the guided walking tours from the heritage tour series or the urban tour series. Places that you can choose include Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Civic District, Marina Bay and Changi Jewel. You and your kids can have fun learning from a local guide while taking part in activities such as food sampling, finding hidden places and many more. Discover hidden gems that you might not have noticed before while getting some physical exercise by walking!
Each of the locations has its own fair share of yummy halal food options that you and your kids can enjoy. For Singaporeans, you can also choose to make use of your SingaporeRediscover vouchers if you have not already done so. You can do so by clicking on the link provided on the Monster Day Tours website, which will redirect you to Klook.com.
Cost: $40 per person (on their website)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Date/Time: Varies (Depending on the tour picked)
Meeting point: Varies (Depending on the tour picked)
2. Visit ForestPlay by kidztreehouse at Tanjong Beach Walk
Credit: ForestPlay on Instagram
Let your kids loose at Singapore's first nature adventure playground! Each play session is an unstructured, risky play experience, which your child will be bound to love. There are plenty of experiences for them to choose from, which includes the nature swing, woodworking, mud play, sand play and lots more. The ever-friendly certified nature rangers are always there to help guide your kids so that they can have all the fun in a safe manner. Do refer to their Covid-19 measures in their advisory. Do not let your children put on anything that you do not want to get dirty. Your kids will need to put on long pants, long sleeve t-shirts, covered shoes and gloves. Some clothing merchandise can be purchased from ForestPlay.
Remember to also bring extra clothing, mask, footwear and extra plastic bags for used clothing for your kids. You can pack your own food from home or you can consider takeaway from the Good Old Days food court's halal-certified Asian menu or Western menu in Sentosa near Beach monorail station as the kids will surely be hungry after all that active play! ?️
P.S. Sentosa has a whole variety of activities for you and your kids to enjoy! Check our guide for what to do and halal food nearby!
Cost: Single session: $39.90 per session/ Special rate of $35 for 1.30pm - 3.30pm time slots
Package prices: Super pass (4 sessions + 1 free) - $159
Duration: 2 hours
Date/Time: Wednesday to Sunday. 10am-6pm. Booking required (Booking website)
Address: Sentosa Island, 112 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098945
3. Go park-hopping or playground-hopping with your kids
Go playground exploring in Singapore from east to west and enjoy the exciting play spaces in the different parks. You can consider going to Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport, Sengkang Riverside Park, Fort Canning Park, Botanical Gardens, Admiralty Park and Jurong Lake Gardens. There are many features to explore in these playgrounds such as the canopy bridge, mazes, amazing slides, swings, sand play, zip lines, nature playgrounds and many more! There will be more than enough activities to keep your kids occupied and to burn that high energy. Warning: This adventure may last over a few days!
Cost: Free for all except Canopy Park at Jewel Changi Airport
Canopy Park only admission price (includes Topiary Walk, Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls & Petal Gardens -
Standard fee: $5 For Singaporeans: $4.50 Additional charges applies to the other sections.
Duration: OTOT (Own Time Own Target)
4. Interact with ponies and horses at Gallop Stable Pasir Ris
Credit: Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris on Facebook.
Put on your sun hats and prepare your rain gear! If your kids love horses or like being out in nature, you can consider a day trip to Gallop Stable at Pasir Ris Park. Children aged 3 years and above can opt to take a pony ride. You can also sign up for the feeding session for the horses. ?
Pony rides sessions: Tuesday to Friday (10am-12pm & 2pm-7pm) / Saturday to Sunday & PH (8am - 12pm/ 2pm-7pm)
Feeding session: Weekends only (8am-12pm & 2pm-7pm)
Cost: $10 per pony ride/ $2 per feed packet
Address: Cark park C, 61 Pasir Ris Green, Singapore 518225
5. Have a calm and relaxing playtime at The Joy of Toys
Credit: The Joy of toys on Instagram
If you are trying to escape the tropical heat or the unpredictable weather, indoor gyms and play areas are a good bet! For a calm morning or afternoon of play, you can head down to The Joy of Toys at Clarke Quay Central. There are plenty of toys to choose from, dollhouses, train sets, dramatic play, puzzles and many more. There is also a dedicated babies & toddlers play area. This indoor play area is equipped with a hot water dispenser and diapering area so that your younger kids can take a break in between playtime. There is also a snack table section for the older kids who needs a snack. Remember to check the online crowd meter on their website before you head down so that you can choose to go when there is a lesser crowd and have a more comfortable bonding session with your kids.
Opening hours: 10 am to 8 pm daily
Cost for entry to Toddler play space
Mon - Friday (excl holidays): $18 unlimited playtime (with re-entry), $8 1 hr playtime (continuous)
Sat, Sun & holiday: $18 2 hr playtime (continuous),$8 1 hr playtime (continuous)
Cost of entry to Main play space (for school-aged children)
Mon - Friday (excl holidays): $23 unlimited playtime (with re-entry) $8 1 hr playtime (continuous)
Sat, Sun & holiday: $27 2 hr playtime (continuous),$8 1 hr playtime (continuous)
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-51 Clarke Quay Central (Yellow Zone), Singapore 059817
6. Explore the creative side with Inspired Arts
Credit: Inspired Arts on Facebook
Minutes away from Farrer Park station and Mustafa Centre lies the Inspired Arts studio, where Hamish and his team inspires others with their art ideas. With the beautifully hand-crafted wall art bookshelf feature and the variety of materials to choose from, kids can spend their time in the studio recreating their ideas in 2D or 3D forms. If your kids love doodling, painting, creating and just having fun exploring with materials, they would love the Inspired Arts studio. Check out their art sessions based on different themes or the December art camps that are coming up! ?
Cost: Depends on programmes chosen
Address: 11 Sam Leong Rd, TRIO Level 2- 207903
Contact details: +65 91469428
7. Work on projects with architecturally trained coaches at BeepLab
Credit: BEEP LAB on Facebook
Are your kids between 5 to 14 years old and are interested in designing and architecture? If they are, sign up for a session or the December camp at BEEP LAB where your kids can work on design and building projects with Albert and his team, passionate educators at BEEP Lab who are also architecturally-trained designers. The facilitators will guide them through design principles step by step and then put their ideas into action using recycled materials. The kids will then get to proudly bring home their creations!
Cost: Depends on programmes chosen
Address: 200 Pandan Gardens #02-01, Singapore 609336
P.S. Kids getting hungry? Here are some places around Jurong you can fill up those tummies!
8. Make DIY slime with your kids at home!
Credit: The Imagination Tree on Facebook
Try out some simple slime recipes from The Imagination Tree and your kids and you can have hours of endless fun playing with slime. The basic ingredients for this recipe are safe for children and pretty easy to purchase. Do make sure you supervise your children throughout the process though and it is best not to the slime get stuck in anyone's hair! Your kids can personalise their own slime by adding food colouring, glitter, scents and so on. Here's the link to the tried and tested DIY slime recipe. Enjoy the sensory adventure! ✨
Have a wonderful December with your kids and your loved ones!