In need of outdoor activity inspo for the kids? Look no further – here are five of our favourite activities to book in the calendar with the fam this school hol! And psst… we’ve also got staycay voucher up for grabs for even more family fun!
We can all agree on one thing – we’re pretty lucky when it comes to things to do with the kids here in the Little Red Dot, especially in the great outdoors! And while we love our kids trying new things (like the fun activities below), we know it can be a bit nerve-wracking for us parents.
Although we all try and follow safety tips for fun outdoors, you might also want to take out insurance to give you extra peace of mind. But that’s a big task in itself – which one do you pick? Well, parents, we’re here to help. Not only are we sharing our fave outdoor activities, but we’re also giving you top tips on how to pick the right insurance, all in one place! So all you need to do is focus on outdoor fun – you’re welcome!
(That’s not all! Remember, read until the end to bag staycay vouchers to make this the best hols yet!)
Five fun outdoor activities for your end of school hols bucket list!
1. Make a splash at Hydrodash
Want the kids to burn off excess energy this school hols but struggling to motivate them in these tropical climes? We’ve found the perfect answer: HydroDash Singapore – SG’s first floating aqua park! Head over to sunny Sentosa and watch as your kids take on the inflatables and scale new heights before making a big splash for a much needed cool down. Good luck getting them to leave!
2. Take a hike at a nature reserve
The ultimate outdoor activity (and it’s free!) – taking a hike at one of the many parks or nature reserves in Singapore is one of our favourite school hols activities. We have a particular soft spot for MacRitchie Reservoir, which has something for everyone! From the Lornie Trail for little legs to the TreeTop Walk with those who have a head for heights. Psst, plan ahead and remember to pack mozzie repellent, especially with the number of dengue cases in Singapore.
3. Ready, set, go at a karting track
Who’s family doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition?! Get the whole family involved and take to the lanes at one of the karting tracks around Singapore. We can confirm it’s pretty addictive (Dad, we’re looking at you), and if you have a younger kid at home, many of the tracks allow you to ride together (just check the height restrictions in advance). We’ll see you in the pits!
4. Bounce to your heart’s content
If the fam is up for some high energy activities but prefers to stay indoors, then a day out at the trampoline parks is for you! The Little Red Dot has loads of fun trampoline parks, with some even catering for young children aged 12 and below. Just remember to bring a pair of socks as you’ll need it for a bounce-riffic time!
5. One for those who love scaling new heights – rock climbing
Rock climbing is definitely not something for the faint of heart. More than just a physically challenging activity, rock climbing tests one’s mind-body connection as well. Climbers need to be strong and flexible, while being able to think logically and quickly at the same time. Don’t worry if you or the kids are new to it, there are plenty of kid-friendly rock climbing gyms around for the family to try out!
Sounds great, but can’t help thinking – what if things go wrong?! Read on:
We get it – planning outdoor activities in SG for all the fam is tough, especially if you’ve got accident-prone kids like ours. And then there are things like the dengue risk when it comes to outdoor fun (especially when it’s at an all-time high like it is at the min). Even without these worries, you can guarantee you’ll plan an action-packed itinerary for the school hols, and someone will get ill and then it’s time to cancel. We don’t want to be doom and gloom, but we’ve been there!
How to minimise risks (so you can focus on the fun!)
So, what’s a parent to do? Well, one option to give you some peace of mind and reduce those worst-case scenarios is insurance. Many of us have corporate insurance policies with work, so that’s enough, right? That may not be the case. Check your policy – as it might not cover the above, which is not the surprise you want at the end of the school hols. Here are some things you might want to consider when choosing an insurance policy…
- Have a budget in mind – Depending on the type of insurance policy you choose, paying the premium could be a long-term commitment. Ideally, you’ll want to stick to your chosen policy for the long run to enjoy the coverage and benefits to the fullest.
- Check the fine print – Familiarising yourself with the policies will help prevent any unpleasant surprises when you need to access its benefits. The last thing you want during an emergency situation is to find out that your policy doesn’t provide coverage for it – yikes!
- Consider your family’s lifestyle preferences – While you’re shopping around for insurance plans, consider getting one that protects you and your family while you’re doing things that you love. Not only does this give you additional coverage, but you also get to really enjoy your outings with peace of mind.
Corporate policy not cutting it? Here’s another option…
One policy to keep you covered this school hol is PA Secure by Income. This is a flexible and no-frills personal accident insurance plan that protects both your family and your finances. From just $195¹ a year for a family plan, your whole family will enjoy four key personal accident benefits, such as medical expenses coverage due to an accident, and protection against seven infectious diseases² (e.g. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, dengue fever, chickenpox). Plus, PA Secure’s family plan covers an unlimited number of dependent children³ at no additional premium.
To further enhance your family’s coverage, PA Secure offers two optional lifestyle benefits that you can add to your policy at just $18 a year each insured person, per optional benefit. These are:
- Child and Student Care Expenses⁴
This benefit is for families with children who are attending childcare and student care. If your insured child is hospitalised due to an injury or infectious disease; or on certified medical leave from contracting an infectious disease, you can claim up to $500 (per incident) for childcare or student care fees.
- Event and Staycay Expenses⁵
Who doesn’t love staycations and attending fun events? With this additional coverage, you can get reimbursement for non-refundable deposits or ticket fees that are incurred should you have to cancel your staycation or event due to hospitalisation as a result of an accident or infectious disease.
Keen to find out more about PA Secure? Check out Income’s website for more info.
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Income’s PA Secure Important Notes and Ts&Cs
- This premium rate is applicable for Plan 1 (Family) with yearly payment arrangement.
- This plan does not cover infectious disease diagnosed within 14 days from the policy start date as well as any infectious disease which has been announced as:
(a) an epidemic by the health authority in Singapore or the Government of the Republic of Singapore; or
(b) a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO);
in the affected countries, from the date of announcement until the epidemic or pandemic ends.
- Dependent child(ren) means your child(ren) who are also the insured person(s):
– Under 18 years of age; or
– Under 25 years of age; unmarried and not on full-time employment; and are primarily dependent upon you for maintenance and support. For example, full-time students or national servicemen.
- The child and student care expenses optional benefit covers the insured child if he/she is unable to attend childcare or student care due to him/her:
– being required to stay as an inpatient in the hospital for 4 days or more due to an injury or from contracting an infectious disease; or
– being confined at home for 5 days or more under written medical advice by a medical practitioner due to an infectious disease.
- The event and staycay expenses that we will reimburse is the non-refundable deposit or ticket fees incurred by the insured person. We will not pay for claims that are less than $50.
Please refer to the policy contract for the full list of infectious diseases and terms, conditions, and exclusions of the coverage here.
This article is for general information and should not be relied as financial advice. All opinion and information in this article are solely those of HoneyKids Asia. HoneyKids Asia is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all information and intellectual property used in this article. Income is not responsible to any party for this article. You should seek advice from a qualified advisor if in doubt. Buying insurance that are not suitable for you may impact your ability to finance your future insurance needs. Precise terms, conditions and exclusions of this plan are found here.
Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.
Information is correct as at 17 June 2022.