Ah, the December holidays. Is there any time dearer to children? After a year of slogging over homework and exam papers, it’s time for your little ones to relax and enjoy the freedom idleness brings. But with classes only resuming in January, there’s a chance you might run out of things to do with Junior sooner than you’d like. If you hope to prevent your little ones from rotting away in front of the television with a mobile phone in one hand and a fidget spinner in the other, here are five awesome holiday activities you can enjoy with your family.
Take A Holiday Workshop
Playeum, Singapore’s first children’s centre for creativity and registered charity, has created a series of holiday workshops to inspire children through play. Happening on selected dates in November and December, the Playeum roster is full with day-long workshops for crafty little ones. Children will learn how to upcycle everyday trash and turn them into treasures like a Christmas hat or floating vehicle. Find out more about Playeum workshops here.
Head Quayside For Christmas
Spend a weekend at the picturesque Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove to enjoy brunch by the water. Just for the festive season, the mall is hosting special festive activities for the little ones. Children can climb aboard the Christmas express and take a ride through a festival village decorated with Christmas-themed inflatables. Kiddos can also try a hand at carnival games. You can even take a family photo with Santa’s magical sleigh which blows out bubbles every 15 minutes. Post your Christmas memories on Instagram with the hashtag #Quaysideisle and stand a chance to win $100 Quayside Isle dining vouchers.
Visit A Wonderland By The Bay
Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair returns bigger and brighter than before. This year, visitors will be able to skate under the light of stunning luminarie light sculptures and be delighted with performances by Circus Abyssinia as they make their Asian debut. While the children play, parents can wine and dine at SAVOUR: Christmas Wonderland, this special edition of the gourmet food festival will feature nosh from Michelin-starred restaurants offering delectable fare from as low as $6. For more information visit www.christmaswonderland.sg.
Have A Splashing Good Time
Rent a pedal boat, canoe, or kayak and take the kids out on the Kallang River for a splashing good time. If your family is looking for a more leisurely time, bob down the lazy river in floating donuts to beat the heat. Children can also try their hand at surfing Stingray half-pipe or splash around the Kids Water Playground. From now till 31 December 2017, you can rent a boat and enjoy free entry to the Lazy River at the Splash-N-Surf! For more information, visit www.sportshub.com.sg/WaterSportsCentre.
Play As A Family
Rope in the grampies for a special event held at the Sports Hub. This December, the whole family can take part in a unique 3-generation (3G) massage workout, a special Family Adventure Race and a KPOPX Anniversary Dance Off. What’s more, you can take part in carnival and arcade games as well as enjoy live performances. A host of activities has been lined by for the special day, check out more at www.sportshub.com.sg/CommunityPlayDay.