Whether you're going out or chilling at home, here are some fantastic ideas for the weekend.
The cool weather has given us a respite this past weekend. As much as we love cosying up at home, we can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with some fresh air at East Coast Park or Sentosa. Better yet, we might even pack our bags for a day by the beach to really soak up the sun! The kids can run around and splash in the water with Dad while Mum can read a book or two. Alternatively, if it does rain, why not bring the tykes to a trampoline park to bounce away their energy instead? Either way, it’s bound to be a fun weekend ahead. Need more ideas? Here are some fab things to do this weekend around town…
Top things to do this weekend
#1 // Sign the kids up for a cooking class
If your little one is slowly showing interest in food and wanting to help you in the kitchen, then we say it’s probably wise to sign them up for some cooking classes! It’s a great indoor activity on a rainy day and hey, we could always use an extra pair of hands when we’re whipping up a meal for the family. Plus, it’ll be nice to cop a muffin or two once they’re done with their lessons. Just keep an eye out if you’re letting them bake in your kitchen – we have a feeling the kiddos might nip into your stash of baking chocolate when you’re not looking…
#2 // Spend a day at East Coast Park
One of our favourite places to hang out on the weekend has got to be East Coast Park. With 42 kilometres of beach views and sea breeze, it’s the perfect spot to take the kids out for a ride on the bike, scooter or skateboard. And, the park has no shortage of pit stops for you to take a break, too. We especially love Parkland Green or PS. Cafe by the Sea to have tea. Psst, we’d recommend reserving a table before going – it’s bound to be crowded on a hot day!
#3 // Jump around at a trampoline park
Looking for a high-energy activity to tire your kiddos out? Easy – take them to a trampoline park! It’s a solid option for the weekend, and a great way to spend some quality time bouncing around with the kids. Did we mention that trampolining is also a great workout for you, too? According to NASA, an hour-long session is equivalent to a three-hour run… what a workout! Definitely remember to bring a spare change of clothes and masks after this sweat-inducing activity… Oh, and book your slots, of course.
#4 // Let the teens pick up a new skill
Look, there’s nothing more we want as parents than for our kids to find something they love to do and succeed in. And there are tons of new and unique skills our teens can pick up – from archery to fishing and even clay pigeon shooting! So, why not spend the weekend exploring these alternative sports for teens to try? Who knows, you might just find an activity for the remaining weekends of the year!
#5 // Read a classic
In case you didn’t already know, we love books (have you joined our HoneyKids Book Club?). This weekend, snuggle up on the couch with the kids and read a book by Roald Dahl! He’s one of our favourite kids’ authors ever. Psst – some of his novels have been made into movies, so you can pop that on after you’re done reading these books! Perfect weekend activity at home, we say.
#6 // Pop over to Sentosa
There’s nothing like chilling by the beach on a hot, sunny day with our mum-approved swimsuits on. And we find that the beaches at Sentosa are the best! So head on over this weekend with the kids to play some beach volleyball and hangout by the beach. Or, you could check out the ton of other exciting activities the island has to offer – like Madame Tussauds or Universal Studios Singapore. Don’t forget to book a table at one of the many beachside restaurants and pool clubs, too!
Wait, there’s more!
Looking for more things to do this weekend with the kids? Phase 2 means sports, public facilities and gyms, plus tuition and private enrichment classes (except singing or voice training classes) have resumed. Which we have a LOT of time for.
What ISN’T open in Phase 2?
While we’re pretty chuffed about all the ‘things to do with kids this weekend’ inspo, you’ll have to wait a little longer for some activities to resume. Here’s what the government has listed as the still-closed facilities and activities:
- Entertainment venues
- Large-scale events and venues
- Some indoor and outdoor attractions
- Paintball game centres and billiard halls.
Whatever activities with kids you decide on this weekend, don’t forget to keep wearing your face mask. And yes, when the kids are back to school, working from home will still be the norm where appropriate for the foreseeable. Watch this space for more updates!
Enjoy your weekend, folks!