With the school term in full swing, Singaporean parents are undoubtedly trying to figure out how to include spending quality family time together as part of their child’s weekly routine. If you live in East Singapore and are struggling to find family-friendly activities over the weekend, fret no more. Here are five things to do in Tampines and Pasir Ris that are sure to make the weekend fly by in a flash.
1. East Coast Park
East Coast Park (ECP) is a fan favourite even with families living on the other side of the island, and it’s no surprise why. From biking to rollerblading to picnicking to swimming to barbequing, there’s no end to the family-friendly activities you can enjoy here. Grandparents, extended family, and friends can even join the fun, as there’s no shortage of space available at ECP. Plus, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the MindSpace After School Student Care Centre @ The Flow (East Coast), so it’s perfect for a family outing once enrichment class has wrapped up!
2. Our Tampines Hub
Ever since Our Tampines Hub (OTH) opened in 2017, it’s become a mainstay for community life for those living in Tampines, Pasir Ris, and the far east of Singapore. Check out books together as a family at Tampines Regional Library, sit down to a delicious meal together at any of its various family-friendly restaurants and eateries, or go for a leisurely swim at its various family-friendly swimming pools – there’s an activity available for every type of family.
3. Tampines Eco Green
Tampines Eco Green is located within a 20-minute walk from MindSpace After School Student Care Centre @ Tampines Junction and is another great spot for nature-loving families to hang out and spend some quality time together. With various terrains to explore including grasslands, wetlands, and rainforest hiking trails, this is a great place to introduce your children to Singapore’s flora and fauna up close. You can even cycle within the park or take the park connector down to Tampines Biking Trail for a more active day out.
4. IKEA Tampines
While IKEA is technically a furniture and home goods store, its creative layout and wide assortment of products have made it an ‘attraction’ for many Singaporeans too. Whether you’re redecorating the living room or putting together your child’s first ‘big kid’ bedroom, you’ll find the hours just melt away as you explore IKEA’s winding pathways together. Parents can also drop younger children off at the SMÅLAND indoor playground to enjoy unlimited fun while you get to focus solely on furniture shopping.
5. Downtown East
Downtown East has been a major entertainment hub in Pasir Ris for decades, and it has only gotten better over time. There’s Wild Wild Wet for hours of water park fun, Upwall Climbing for the adventurers at heart, HaveFun Karaoke for the natural-born performers, Tayo Station for all of the little Tayo fans out there, and so much more. Our MindSpace After School Student Care Centre @ Aranda Country Club is also nearby, so you can blend your enrichment and entertainment plans together seamlessly.
Enrich your Child’s Weekend at MindChamps MindSpace
Planning out family time over the weekend doesn’t always mean picking enrichment over entertainment or vice versa. MindSpace’s various after school student care centres located throughout East Singapore make it easy to arrange for quality time together without disrupting your child’s studies or enrichment schedules. From Tai Seng to Tampines to Pasir Ris, our weekend enrichment classes enable primary school students to brush up on their essential subject knowledge while simultaneously building social skills through interactions with their same-aged peers.
Whether your family lives along the East Coast or in the heart of neighbourhoods like Bedok and Simei, there’s a MindSpace after school student care centre near you that’s ready to help your child grow and develop a Champion Mindset. Reach out to your nearest MindSpace centre for more information, or get in touch to learn more about our programmes, educators, and classes. You can also explore our blog for more tips and resources on parenting, such as how to boost your child’s individuality and creativity and tips on creating a conducive homework routine for children.