Who says kids should have all the fun? If you’re keen to bond with your kiddo at fun workshop, you can be sure that by hanging out at martial arts class, a lyrical music session or even a high-energy parkour adventure, you’ll get some pretty cool quality time together.
Bust out that creativity to create a masterpiece
Run by two talented ladies, Carolyn and Aisha, ARThaus is a painting studio where anyone, big or small, can explore and express their creativity in a stress free and cozy environment. With workshops and camps suited to every medium, ARThaus doesn’t stop there. It even holds parent and child workshops for you to art jam it out with the kids in a programme that’s personalised to suit your learning pace and help you produce that magnum opus.
ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619; www.arthaus.com.sg
Make a splash at a mermaid session
Yep you read that right: there is a school for mermaids and it’s right here in Singapore! And what’s more there are no age limitations on making your little prince or princess’ dream of becoming a real life Neptune or Ariel come true: the School just asks that kids can swim at least 15 metres with a flotation device, and tread water for 10 seconds. Run by real-life mermaid Syrena at her Singapore Mermaid School, lessons are all about bonding and having fun while learning to swim as graceful mermaids. The classes are also perfect for developing your child’s confidence in the water, and have the added bonus of being a wonderful workout for your abs and glutes too! Win, win!
87 Science Park Drive, Singapore, e. email@example.com; www.themermaidsyrena.com
Kid climbing the walls? Leap into a family parkour session!
Join a Parkour Family sesh with parkour and free-running wizards, Superfly Monkey Dragons, where the whole fam can pick up this dynamic discipline and learn seriously cool stunts and moves! See who’s best when it comes to balancing, landing and rolling, jumping, climbing and vaulting around a series of obstacles: parkour has some serious cool factor with the kids.
Various Locations, p. 8511 5510; www.superflymonkeydragons.com
Sing it loud at a music class for tots and parents
We say it’s never too early for little ones to appreciate music, so if you want to add to your nursery rhyme repertoire while bonding with your tots age six months to five years, then Musikgarten by Joyhouse is where you should be heading. There are three sessions to choose from, split according to the age of your little one, and the early childhood music programmes include Family Music for Babies (suitable for six to 18 month bubs), Family Music for Toddlers (designed for children age 16 months to 3.5 years) and The Cycle of Seasons (perfect for kiddos age three to five years).
231 Bishan Street 23, Singapore 570231, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.joyhouse.sg
Rock on with some rock climbing!
Climb alongside your little Spidey at the Child Tag Team Climb class with The Rock School. Encourage one another to scale the lofty heights of the climbing walls, and double your fun by helping each other to the top of the pile. Sessions run for two hours and class sizes are kept to a nice size limit of eight.
Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467352, e. email@example.com, p. 6242 2106; www.therockschool.sg
High kick your way to family fun at a martial arts class
Now here’s a fun and active way to keep the whole family busy: Muay Thai family sessions! JR Martial Arts believe that kids need a lot of attention from their folks (we agree!), and so the parent-child classes are designed for quality time together while picking up a cool new sport to boot.
8 Selegie Rd, Singapore, p. 9025 7005; jrmuaythai.com
Go on a fishing adventure!
Set sail with kids age five and over to Lazarus Island, where the whole family can learn both the basic theory and the practical angling skills needed for fishing. No experience is necessary, but it is highly recommended that participants have decent sea-legs without phobias of being near the sea!) Both young and old are sure to have fun reeling in new skills!
52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887, p. 9003 7485; www.mffa.com.sg
Create some memories and a fashion project at a family crafting session
If you have small fashionistas age six to 12 years, with a flair for craft, then the Fashion Makerspace Princess Ballerina Tote Bag workshops will have your parent-child bonding dreams all sewn up for sure. Sequins optional! Personalised tote bags and cute tutu skirts are what we are talking about. The whole family can bust out their creativity by learning to sew, designing a fashion project and turning ideas into reality with finished DIY projects. All materials, sewing tools and sewing machines are provided, all you need to do is book and turn up!
10A Trengganu Street, Singapore 058464, p. 6802 5482; www.fashionmakerspace.com
Put those idle hands to good use
Planning to spend a day at Science Centre? Why not throw in a parent-child Tinker Technique workshop too? With workshops happening throughout the year, you can make all sorts of gadgets from catapults to toy cars – code and all! And while you’re helping the little one operate the hot glue gun and some of the heavy hammering, you’ll both be able to scratch that DIY itch and learn something new!
Tinker Technique, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081; www.science.edu.sg
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty
Everyone knows just how much kids love messy art and crafts. Well why not join in the fun at a pottery making session at Clay Cove? Suitable for kids aged three and up, this two-session activity is a therapeutic and totally fun bonding experience where you and your child will get to create, decorate and glaze a cup and a saucer. You’ll be able to make your cup and drink from it too!
Clay Cove, 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard, #04-05, Singapore 238876, p. 6733 8129, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.claycove.com
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