Looking for a workshop you can take with your kids in Singapore? From rock climbing to mermaid school, martial arts to singing, we’ve found a heap of cool classes where you can bond with your children...
Who says kids should have all the fun? If you’re keen to bond with your kid at a cool workshop or course in Singapore, we’ve got some fab ideas up our sleeves. From martial arts classes and lyrical music sessions to a high-energy rock climbing adventure, you and your mini me will love getting stuck into one of Singapore’s best parent-child workshops. And the bonus is, you’ll get some serious quality time together too!
PARENT AND CHILD WORKSHOPS IN SINGAPORE
1. Bust out that creativity at a painting studio
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 cosy environment. With parent and child workshops, as well as camps suited to every medium, ARThaus offers programmes that are personalised to suit yours and your little one’s learning pace and help you both produce that magnum opus. Feeling inspired? Check out our list of art classes and let that creativity run wild!
Where: ARThaus Singapore, 901A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589619
2. Make a splash at a mermaid session
Yep, you read that right: there is a school for mermaids 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. What’s more, classes are 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!
Where: Various locations, email [email protected]
3. High kick your way to family fun at a martial arts class
Now here’s a fun and active child and parent workshop to keep the whole family busy: Muay Thai family sessions! Evolve MMA 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. Undecided on martial arts? Get the lowdown on why it’s fabulous for the whole fam.
Where: Locations at Far East Square, Orchard Central, Clarke Quay Central, and KINEX. Contact each venue individually or email [email protected]
4. 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 fancy getting musical while bonding with your little one from newborn right the way to seven years old, then Kindermusik with Love Studios is where you should be heading. There are four workshops to choose from, split by age. All are focused on developing a love of music, as well as a whole host of skills, including sensory awareness and fine motor skills. Bonus!
Where: Locations at Rochester Mall, Katong V Mall, United Square and Sengkang. Contact each venue individually or email [email protected]
5. Rock on with some rock climbing!
Climb alongside your little Spidey at the Double Up Parent and Child 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. Psst – check out these rock climbing gyms too for loads of climbing fun with the kids!
Where: The Rock School, Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467352, e. [email protected], p. 6242 2106.
6. Leap into a family parkour session!
Want another option for a parent and child workshop in Singapore where you can work up a sweat? Join a Parkour Family sesh with parkour and free-running wizards, Superfly Monkey Dragons. 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, rolling, jumping, climbing and vaulting around a series of obstacles. Parkour has some serious cool factor with the kids!
Where: Various locations, p. 8768 6010
7. Put those idle hands to good use
Heading to the Science Centre Singapore? Then why not check out the Family Science Programmes too! With parent and child 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 hammerings, you’ll both be able to scratch that DIY itch and learn something new!
Where: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
8. Go on a fishing adventure!
Set sail with kids aged five and over to Lazarus Island, where the whole family can learn both the basic theory and the practical angling skills needed for fishing. Although no experience is necessary, 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!
Where: My Fishing Frenzy Academy, 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887, p. 9003 7485
9. Create some memories and a fashion project at a family crafting session
If you have small fashionistas aged five to 12 years with a flair for craft, then the Fashion Makerspace workshops will have your parent-child bonding dreams all sewn up in no time. Sequins are optional! Personalised tote bags and backpacks 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!
Where: 42B North Canal Road (Level 3), Singapore 059298, p. 8139 7787
10. 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.
Where: 402 Orchard Road, Delfi Orchard, #04-05, Singapore 238876, p. 6733 8129
11. Jump in the pool for a swim class
Swim classes are the perfect way to bond with the littlies, and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to options. It’s also a crucial skill given the pool life we know and love in Singapore, as well as wet play options galore at every corner. The Little Swim School offers sessions from paddlers, all the way up to adult classes. Parents accompanying little ones are encouraged to get in on the action, which makes the lessons super engaging!
Where: Westway, Queenstown Swimming Complex, Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex and Home TeamNS Sembawang Clubhouse, p. 6747 5232