International schools are finally on break and we’ve started summer holidays right alongside a lovely long weekend. Now that we’re emerging into a new week, we’ve got plenty of things to keep the fam entertained, fear not. Top tip: don’t forget to check out our guide to what’s happening during Children’s Season before it ends on 24 June. What else is happening this week in Singapore? We’ve got five reasons to get the kids – and you – excited…
1. Head to the field for a little footie
Now that the World Cup 2018 has officially kicked off, sports-loving kids (and the husband) are probably glued to the screen and working up a real soccer fever, it’s the perfect time to check out soccer classes to pick up their own soccer tips and tricks. Craving something a little more off grid? There’s plenty of adventure sports for kids to try out too.
2. Climb through a crochet playground
There’s a playground making the rounds around Singapore and it’s made entirely of crocheted rope! The RopeScape is a colourful work of art kids will love to play in. Donate $5 for 20 minutes of playtime, and all proceeds are donated to the Association for Person with Special Needs (APSN) – Centre for Adults. The RopeScape will be at YewTee POINT until 24 June before it moves on to the next location.
3. Sail away, sail away, sail away!
HoneyKids is sailing off on a yacht this week for some much-needed down time. We’re looking forward to dinner, drinks (and maybe even the odd moment of karaoke). We’ll be exploring Singapore’s offshore islands and although we’re ditching our kids for this one, this day out is definitely one to have on your radar for a special occasion for the whole family. If a yacht is a step too far, there’s still time to make it away on an island getaway before local school holidays wrap up.
4. Tuck into delish dumplings
It’s Dragon Boat Festival today so head over to the water for dragon boat racing, fringe activities and plenty of eating opps: bak chang (glutinous rice dumplings), anyone?
5. Befriend The Little Prince
With Children’s Season in full swing, we still can’t get enough of the adorable sculptures by French sculptor Arnaud Nazare-Aga at The Little Prince exhibition. We even heard they’re opening a super special tactile exhibit in October where you’ll get to feel the sculptures in a dark room. “It is only in the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – indeed!
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