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Hmmm… what to do today? We’re now in Phase 2, which is fabulous news – especially as more businesses are opening up again. We’ve now got libraries, museums and more to get excited about. Huzzah! So, without further ado, if you’re at home with the kids, you’re going to need some things to do this week. Check out all you need to know about Phase 2, plus some inspo for activities with kids this week. You’re welcome!
All about Phase 2… and what it means
We are in the midst of Phase 2 of reopening (it began on 19 June), and we are STOKED! Freedom, at last! However, don’t think the pandemic has disappeared – the risk of Covid-19 is still there. To do your part and stay safe, you’ll still need to limit close contact, maintain hygiene (keep washing those hands!) and continue with the safe distancing. In essence, wear your mask at all times when you leave the house, and stay at least one metre away from others.
Small-group social gatherings are now allowed, too. Small in the sense we’re talking about a maximum of five people. We’re just glad we get to see familiar faces, to be honest! Households may also receive up to five visitors at home, which is great news if you’ve got a birthday coming up.
Things to do with kids this week
Head to the park
This is one thing we can’t wait to do – actually sit and play on the grass again! Yep, parents: parks are officially open for fun again. Wondering where to go? Check out our guide to the best parks for kids in Singapore and then let them enjoy all that fresh air. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Come to think of, don’t forget the mozzie repellant either…
Explore Jewel’s Canopy Park
It’s one of our top places to spend a few hours, so we’re happy to hear Canopy Park is now reopen. Check out our guide for the full scoop.
Curl up with a book at the library
Bookworms, unite: libraries are now open. Hooray! We’re already going through our TBR lists picking out what we’ll be borrowing first. Want to know the best libraries to take the kids to? Read our full article about it, then get reading!
Check out a museum exhibit
Boost the kids’ brain cells this week with a trip to a museum. A few select places have opened their doors, and more are following suit. Top of our list? The Art Science Museum. Find out what’s open and what’s closed in our handy guide.
Head to the zoo
Singapore Zoo, how we love you! We can’t wait to say hi to all our animal pals again. Just remember it’s running at roughly 25% occupancy, so be sure to get there early.
The pools are open, so why not take a quick dip with the littlies? We’ve also pulled together a guide on our fave public pools. Let’s just hope it stops raining so we can go enjoy them! Don’t forget to check out our guide to where to buy the best kids’ swimmers so you can get all the gear.
Hit the shops
While we’ve been shopping up a storm online throughout lockdown, nothing quite beats hitting the shops IRL. So we’re jumping for joy that our fave shopping malls in Singapore are open again for trade. Yippee! If you’re looking for things to do with kids this week, why not head to your nearby mall and stock up on everything you’ve been missing.
Eat INSIDE at a restaurant or cafe
Hmm, what to do today for dinner? Yep, no more relying on delivery and takeaway, whoop! Heading out to one of our fave kid-friendly restaurants and cafes is set to become a reality and we are EXCITED. From burgers and pizza to ice-cream and afternoon tea… where to begin? Just note: play areas on site at restaurants aren’t yet open, so don’t go especially for that reason!
We don’t know about you, but we’re looking slightly overgrown after all this #stayhome business! If you can leave the kids at home with a loved one, why not treat yourself and get that unruly mane under control? Otherwise extend the beautifying to the kids and go take them for their own kids’ haircut. A great option if you’re wondering what to do today!
Head to the playground…
Anyone else overjoyed that playgrounds are open again? Now for this rain to stop… If you get a dry spell this week, take the kids to burn off some energy on the climbing frames, swing sets and roundabouts.
… or the beach
Yesssss… sand play and splashing the sea awaits! Beaches will also be open in Phase 2. If you’re looking for things to do with kids this week, why not grab all your gear and head to the seaside?
So what ISN’T open in Phase 2?
While we’re happy with all the new ‘things to do this week’ inspo, certain activities are yet to resume. Here’s what activities are still off the table:
- Entertainment venues
- Large-scale events and venues
- Indoor and outdoor attractions, such as indoor play centres, cinemas and theatres.
It’s pretty wet at the mo, so if you’re umming and ahhing about what to do this week, there’s always the faithful indoor activities to consider. We’ve got a great list for parents of toddlers, plus lots of rainy day activities, too. And don’t forget to check out summer camps, too!
Whatever activities with kids you decide on this week, don’t forget to keep wearing your face mask. Watch this space for more updates!
Have a great week.