A Five Day Activity Guide for The September School Holidays

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As we kick off the September school holidays, we bet many of you mamas out there are frantically trying to plan a series of activities to entertain the little ones. As it’s a really short break for the kids, there are many who will decide against a trip abroad but there are still some activities that you can do with your children to make the September holidays a memorable and fulfilling one. With that in mind, we’ve put together a five day activity guide that we hope will help take the stress out of the planning.

Monday — BOUNCE INC

Bounce, soar and climb a wall with your child at BOUNCE, a spring loaded urban playground in the heart of Orchard Road. With over 24,000 sq. feet of colourful, circus-grade padding, giant air bags, and interconnected trampolines, this playground offers a wide range of fitness activities to entertain the little ones.

There are designated jumping zones for children three years and above (or under 110cm tall) that allows them to jump and do some ‘aerial sports acrobat’ without injuring themselves.

  • Address: #09-01, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695.
  • Designated Junior Jumper zones: 10am to 4pm on weekdays | 10am t- 12pm on weekends. S$17 for first hour, S$12 every subsequent hour.
  • Minimum age for general entry: Three years of age and above.

All participants are required to wear the specially designed BOUNCE Grip socks (S$3/pair) and sign a waiver (a parental consent form is required for jumpers below 18 years old).

Please visit Bounce Inc to book your BOUNCE slots in advance.

Tuesday — ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ by Act 3ACT3_International_Jack_and_the_Beanstalk_

For a culture hit, introduce your mini to the classic fairy tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Act 3 International’s entertaining  production of the story follows Jack’s adventures after he sells his family’s only cow for five magic beans.  As the show is located at the National Library Building, a post show visit to the library for some quality reading time would be a great way to pass the rest of the day by.

  • Duration: 6 to 18 September 2016
  • Address: Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, Level 5, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
  • Ticket prices: $28 for child or adult on Weekdays | $38 for child or adult on Weekends (including Monday, 12 September). *$46 for child or adult with Backstage Tour.  All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees
  • Booking by Internet: www.sistic.com.sg; Credit card payment only | By Telephone: SISTIC hotline: 6348 5555; Credit card payment only; Mon to Sat: 10am – 10pm | Sun & Public Holidays: 12pm to 8pm.

For more information, please call ACT 3 International at +65 6735 9986 or visit Act3 International.

Wednesday — Botanic Garden

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If the haze isn’t an issue, a mid-week trip to the Botanic Gardens for a picnic is a fantastic idea  as it provides the kids an opportunity to connect with nature. Research has shown that children who are frequently out in the open with a good amount of sunlight are less prone to wearing glasses. Now there’s  a little tip for you!

What to bring:

  • Water, cookies and some sandwiches
  • Insect repellent (really important given that Zika has grown into a problem)
  • Wet wipes or towel
  • Sunblock
  • Raincoat and umbrella (in case it rains)
  • Picnic mat

Address: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569.

For more information, please visit Botanic Garden.

Thursday — Kidzania

It is never to early to introduce your kids to the concept of hard work and career progression. And you can do precisely that at Kidzania — an interactive indoor playground where children get to try their hands at different jobs. By giving the little ones an insight to the world of work, they can hopefully gain a sense of responsibility while providing them with inspiration to set goals and chase their dreams.

  • Address: Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, Singapore 098008.
  • Admission Prices: Infant – Free (below two years of age) | Senior Citizen – SGD $25 (60 years and above) | Toddler – SGD $25 (two to three years of age) | Adult SGD $35 (18 to 59 years of age) | Kids – $58 (Four to 17 years of age).

Please visit kidzania.com.sg to book tickets online.

Friday — Nature Walk at Henderson Waves

Great for family outings, the Henderson waves is a structure standing at 36-metres above Henderson Road. Filled with a rich variety of flora and fauna, it s one of the best spots for a panoramic view of the Southern islands.  The five kilometre hiking trail connects Mount Faber Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park and is a great way to spend some quality time out in the open away from the television with your child and the perfect way to end the school break.

This picture is my favourite so far!

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What to wear:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • light clothing

What to bring:

  • Insect repellent
  • Wet wipes or towel
  • Sunblock
  • Raincoat and umbrella (in case it rains)
Address: Henderson Road, Southern Ridges, Bukit Merah, Singapore 159557. 

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