Between work, school, and other commitments and obligations, it’s so important to carve out some time dedicated to quality family time. So it’s no wonder that during the weekends, you’ll see plenty of Singaporean families spending time together, whether that’s enjoying a home-cooked meal at home together, or heading outdoors to enjoy the latest family-friendly activity the little red dot has to offer.
If you live in Singapore’s North-East and are currently struggling to figure out what you’re going to do on your next free weekend as a family, worry no longer. Here are 4 suggestions for a fun day out the whole family can enjoy!
1. Explore Singapore’s wildlife at Coney Island
Ever since Coney Island Park officially reopened to the public in 2015, it has become a favourite weekend destination for families across the country. There’s no shortage of family-friendly activities to do here, especially for parents who want to bring their children a little closer to nature. Walk or cycle through the park’s winding nature trails and see what wildlife and greenery catches your eye, bring along a camera to capture some nature photography together, or spend a leisurely afternoon out birdwatching – time to see if you can spot those feathered friends in the sky!
2. Enjoy water slides at Splash @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol
Though there are several Kidz Amaze indoor playgrounds at SAFRA centres across Singapore, Splash @ Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Punggol is the first indoor water playground of its kind! Spanning a stunning 23,000 square feet, visitors of all ages can look forward to non-stop fun while cooling off in the various water pools and play areas. Water theme parks are also a good way to get in a good amount of exercise for your children that’s fun and engaging, helping them build healthy lifestyle habits for the future. With 5 slides, 8 play decks, and a separate dedicated toddler wading area, Splash @ Kidz Amaze promises endless weekend fun as a family.
3. Cycle at Punggol Park Connector and Waterway Park
One of the best ways to provide meaningful weekend enrichment for your children is by bringing them outdoors for an active day of family-friendly activities There are many benefits of outdoor play and activity for young children including education through direct exposure to nature, opportunities to learn personal risk management and responsibility, and socialisation opportunities with others. Being outdoors also gives them fresh air and a healthy dose of Vitamin D, which helps build healthy bones and improve their immunity. The North-East of Singapore has no shortage of trails and routes to explore with your family, from Punggol Park Connector to Waterway Park to the ambitious Coast-to-Coast Trail that will take you from Coney Island Park all the way to Jurong Lake Gardens.
4. Go prawning at Punggol East
Prawning has become a popular family-friendly activity in Singapore in recent years as it is suitable for almost all ages, and you can enjoy the satisfaction of digging into your own catch at the end of the day! Thanks to this growing popularity you can now find prawning spots across the island including Riviera Prawn Fishing and Hai Bin Prawning in Punggol. Prawning can help your children practice their motor skills and patience, and older children will also get a chance to better understand where their food comes from. It’s also a great way to spend some quality family time together as you won’t even notice time flying by while you’re concentrating on your catch of the day.
Enrich your Child’s Weekend Plans with MindSpace
We understand that as parents, you want to offer your child as many opportunities for fun as well as learning and enrichment as possible while you still can. However, planning new and elaborate family-friendly activities near you every single weekend can quickly lead to burnout for parents too.
Why not take it easy on yourself by enrolling your child in one of our weekend enrichment classes instead? Here at MindSpace, our after school student care centres offer structured environments where children can learn and have fun at the same time alongside other peers of the same age. Our weekday and weekend enrichment programmes alike are designed according to the latest in research-based pedagogy as well as the most updated syllabus from Singapore’s Ministry of Education.
If you live in North-East Singapore make an appointment at our after school student care centre in Sengkang or after school student care centre in Serangoon (Lorong Chuan) to find out more about our programmes and educators. You can also get in touch with us for more information.