The School Holidays have well and truly begun. And given the fickleness of the weather we have been having of late, I thought a compilation of Indoor Activities for Kids will be rather appropriate.
1. Throng the shopping centres (& queues) to catch the Christmas Shows at the Malls
It's Christmas season, and once again the malls will be invaded cartoon characters adored by all kids. From Transformers, Hello Kitty, Dora to Barney to Angry Birds to even Playmobil, click here: http://www.cheekiemonkie.net/2012/11/updated-christmas-shows-at-malls-2012.html for a detailed listing for all the shows happening this festive season!
2. Say Hello Kitty, and hug Barney & friends at the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park
Only a 20-minute drive from the Tuas Checkpoint and 10 minutes away from LEGOLAND Malaysia, the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park houses popular global children’s characters from Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, The Little Big Club - think Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder - and LAT.
And best of all, everything is INDOORS!
Newly opened on 22 Nov 2012, step into a magical marine world seen through our planet’s largest window to the ocean. With more than 800 species of marine animals, the aquarium is home to majestic manta rays, enormous goliath grouper, Napoleon wrasse, and other gentle giants of the sea. Come face-to-face with over 200 sharks and uncover the centuries of myths about these ocean predators.
|Photo courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa|
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm daily
Tickets: Adults $29 | Child (4-12 yrs) & Students $20 | Senior Citizens (60 yrs & above) $20
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
4. Get all nostalgic at the Children Little Museum
This tiny gem is packed with stuff from the old days from toys, school memorabilia to even a old drinks stall push cart! Definitely a must-go for parents to reminisce and for children to know more about the Singapore in the past.
Read about our experience here: http://cheekiemonkie.blogspot.com/2010/03/children-little-museum.html
Address: 42 Bussorah Street (in front of Sultan Mosque), Singapore 199460
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 10.00 daily
5. Witness hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks come to life at The Art of the Brick Exhibition
Click HERE to view more photos during my recent media visit.
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Dates: 17 Nov 2012 to 14 April 2013
Time: 10am - 10pm daily
Adult: S'pore Resident $13 | Non-S'pore Resident $15
Senior Citizen (65 years & above): S'pore Resident $12 | Non-S'pore Resident $14
Child (2-12 years): S'pore Resident $8 | Non-S'pore Resident $9
Tickets can be purchased through HERE, and at all Marina Bay Sands box offices.
6. Let your kids go bonkers in one of the many Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore
Click HERE for a list of my Top 10 Indoor Playgrounds.
7. Get a taste of life during the Japanese Occupation at the Old Ford Factory Museum, or pay your respects to the gallant dead at the Reflections at Bukit Chandu
The Old Ford Factory Museum played a vital role in Singapore's history, as it served as the venue for the formal surrender of Malaya by the British Forces to the Japanese Army on 15 February 1942. This museum tells the many tales of those who lived through the Japanese Occupation years. We were there 2 years back (http://cheekiemonkie.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-heart-museums-old-ford-factory.html) for a Kids event, and I was particularly amazed by the interesting Japanese Occupation-related exhibits there. Definitely worth a second trip there.
Address: 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588192
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 9.00am to 5.30pm | Sundays, 12.00pm to 5.30pm
Yet another gem of a museum tucked away in a secluded corner of Pasir Panjang, the Reflections at Bukit Chandu Museum commemorates the gallantry and sacrifice of men of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment who defended the Western sector of Singapore in February 1942.
Address: 31-K Pepys Road, Singapore 118458
Opening Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
8. You don't have to fly to enjoy Changi Airport
We simply love going down to the Changi Airport simply because we love the open spaces there, especially in Terminal 3. From the Aviation Gallery, Interactive Art Booths, Kids Playground to Singapore's tallest indoor slide (12m high! Gulp!), we never get bored during our time at Changi Airport. Oh, and there's still the skytrain for us to take too!
And now with the inclusion of the Angry Birds Space Lounge which features a space-themed indoor playground with fun obstacles, slides and a gigantic ball pit, there is no way my monkies will pass up a chance to head down to the Airport.
For more information, please visit http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/fun-for-the-kids.
9. Catch a musical, or two
Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show: 27 Nov - 2 Dec 2012
Fantastic Mr. Fox: 1 -16 Dec 2012
10. Gorge on popcorn while watching an animated movie at the Cinemas
If all else fails, there is always the Cinema for the kids to catch a cartoon this holiday season.
Movies showing now: Frakenweenie & Rise of the Guardians
Opening on 6 Dec: Hotel Transylvania
Opening on 20 Dec: Wreck-It Ralph
So there you have it - our list of Indoor Activities for kids to make this year-end school holidays easier to get through. Next up, our Outdoor Activities listing so stay tuned for it.