Nov 28, 2012

School Holidays Outdoor Activities for Kids

(Daddy compiles)

How's everyone coping with the School Holidays so far? Sanity still intact I hope. After last week's Indoor Activities list, here is the compilation of Outdoor Activities for Kids to get you through the remainder of the Holidays.

1. Re-live your own childhood by sussing out Singapore's Old Playgrounds

Let your kids know there is more to rubber mats and plastic slides found at today's playgrounds by showing them the playgrounds of yesteryears. Those were the days when playgrounds came in the shape of dragons, doves, elephants, pelicans and even watermelons!

Read our Old Playgrounds trilogy HERE.

2. Splash your way to outrageous fun at the newest water park in town, the AdventureCove Waterpark at Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa

Promising endless splashes of fun, Adventure Cove Waterpark is an aquatic adventure park with something for everyone. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zoom down thrilling waterslides such as Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster. Chill out with friends at Bluwater Bay wave pool, or grab a tube and journey down Adventure River, passing through 14 themed zones including a tropical jungle garden and a grotto inhabited by whimsical sea creatures. Snorkel over a colourful coral reef with 20,000 friendly fish or wade amongst dozens of rays as you touch their velvety wings.

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.

3. Experience the Christmas magic at LEGOLAND Malaysia

You know the drill. It's the theme park that kids can't get tired of, because it is just so deliriously fun. And from now until January 2013, watch Asia's Tallest LEGO Christmas Tree light up and add some Christmas joy to the festive season.

Read about our LEGOLAND Malaysia review HERE.

4. Join in the imaginative fun with Playmobil at Sentosa PLAYcation

Venue: Sentosa, Palawan Beach (Port of Lost Wonder Ship Hull)
Dates: 24 Nov - 30 Dec 2012

We had been to the Sentosa PLAYcation over the weekend and you can read about our experience HERE.

Playmobil Play Pit 
Time: 2.30 - 8pm daily
Playmobil Mascot Meet & Greet
Time: 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm (Every Thu - Sun)
The Playmobil Challenge 
Time: 5.30pm – 6pm (Every Wed – Sun)
Storytelling Comes Alive!
Venue: Sentosa, Palawan Beach (Port of Lost Wonder Ship Hull)
Date: 24 Nov – 2 Dec 2012
Time: 4.30pm – 5pm & 7pm – 7.30pm (Every Wed - Sun)

For a full listing of all activities available, please visit HERE.

5. Walk the Boardwalk

Bring the kids to see a side of Singapore that is rarely seen as they come face to face with mudskippers, crabs, kingfishers, monitor lizards and more! There are a few Boardwalks in Singapore, namely the Changi Point, Chek Jawa, and Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalks.

Chek Jawa offers the most diverse marine life that one can possible see in Singapore, and you can sign up for a FREE guided tour on 8 Dec 2012 (9.30am) with the Naked Hermit Crabs. For more information and registration, click HERE.

If you want some place closer to home, check out the Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk.

I never knew such a place existed in Singapore before, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves when we were there back in April this year. You can read more about our journey HERE.

6. Jungle Out Loud with Zoo Hoo 2012

Zoo Hoo is back with a musical twist! Jungle Out Loud to nature's tunes, animal calls and join in the groove with a host of exciting activities!

Get on your feet!
Usher in a day of fun-filled musical adventure with a welcome dance! Dance away with the tribal dancers and be sure to snap a picture with them as they rove around to spread the beat of the jungle!
Time: 9.30am & 12.30pm
Venue: Singapore Zoo Entrance

Lunchtime Groove
Sing along to the wild tunes and boogie away with our Jungle Juniors’ interactive song and dance performance that will surely satiate your appetite for food and fun!
Time: 11.30am & 1.00pm
Venue: Ah Meng Restaurant (Courtyard)

Fun with Dora & Diego
Explore the musical rainforest with your two best friends from Nickelodeon! Take part in exciting stage games, win attractive prizes and even stand a chance to Meet & Greet Dora and Diego!
Time: 11.45am & 2.45pm
Venue: Rainforest Kidzworld Amphitheatre
*Stand a chance to win exclusive invites to Dora's & Diego's Tea Party. Click HERE to enter!

Animal Talk
Get a chance to meet some of our animals and learn all about their calls, clicker training and more, in an upclose and personal session with zoo staff!
Time: 12.15pm & 3.15pm
Venue: Rainforest Kidzworld (Birthday Pavilion)

Enriching Encounters
Answer the calls of the wild! Witness how animals vocalize and even have fun with different musical instruments to enrich and stimulate their minds!

King of the Savannah (Lion Token Feeding Session)
Time: 1.35pm
Venue: Lion Exhibit

Ape-solutely Melodious (Orang Utan Token Feeding Session)
Time: 11.00am & 3.30pm
Venue: Free Ranging Orang Utan Island
Elephant Symphony (Elephants at Work and Play Show)
Time: 11.30am & 3.30pm (Only from 1 Dec)
Venue: Elephants of Asia
*All activities are free of charge and weather permitting. Usual admission rates applies.

7. Experience the Singapore countryside by visiting the Kranji Farms

Kids will be fascinated by things that they do not normally see in their everyday life - like goats, frogs, fishes or even organic produce.

The Kranji Countryside has many farms to choose from, and you can read about our excursion HERE.

8. Have a Ho! Ho! Ho! HortPark Christmas!

Get ready for a Gardeners' Day Out at the HortPark on 8 Dec 2012. There will be activities throughout the day from 9am to 6pm. For more information on the activities and timings, please click on the picture below.

9. Ride the waves at the Wave House

Enjoy the thrills and spills of flowriding at the Wave House on Sentosa! Kids can start off with the Double Flowrider, which is for beginners as the waves generated are safer and non-curling. Read about our experience HERE.

Useful info - Minimum height of 107cm to bodyboard on the Flowrider, while a minimun of 135cm is required to stand up on the Flowrider. For more information and pricing, click

10. Get active with the entire family at U Family's Family Night Out Ultimate Play

Get active with your kids this December school holidays! Play Frisbee in unconventional ways and indulge in lots of family laughter and bonding. A spread of family fun activities and competition awaits you. Each family will also receive a Ultimate Play Starter Kit worth over $20. Details below:

To register, click HERE.

Hope that you will find this compilation just as useful as the Indoor Activities listing previously. I have said it before and I will say it again - Have loads of fun with your little ones this school holidays, and may your sanity always be with you.

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Justin Torres said...

Cool outdoor activities! But I think those are not just for kids, because even old people will gonna enjoy it too!

My latest post that similar to you -->Basic outdoor activities to keep you fit and healthy!

Special needs schools Cheshire said...

Every parents should have to do such a amazing thing so that kids will be happy and also learn something new always for their best future.... adventures picnic is the bet solution..

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