5 Fun Experiences To Enrich Your Family’s June Holidays

Exciting and meaningful activities for young and old.

By Sean Yee      19 May 2021

Once again, the June school holidays are right at our doorstep. As students rejoice at the conclusion of yet another long semester, some parents may not be as exhilarated at the prospect of their child’s long break, and understandably so. Coupled with the thought of keeping the youngsters occupied for the weeks ahead, there’re also the current restrictions and safe management regulations to contend with. To help alleviate your stress over planning, we have collated a list of unique and meaningful activities that will definitely spice up your children’s – and family’s – June holidays!

Photos: ToTT

Cook Up A Storm At ToTT Cooking Studio

Like to get hands-on? ToTT Cooking Studio offers a myriad of cooking classes catered to families looking to cook and bake together. Live your Masterchef (and Masterchef Junior for the kids) fantasies as you and your family take on a range of dishes – from classic comfort dishes like homemade pasta to exotic desserts such as molten lava cake.

What You’ll Learn:

With classes taught by experienced culinary veterans, you can expect a thorough demonstration of the recipe of choice, followed by a hands-on session for your family to experiment and recreate the dish. With a typical package catered for 1 child and 1 parent, families with two children can potentially form duos to compete for culinary supremacy!

Classes range from $108.00 to $138.00 for 1 child and 1 parent. Junior Chef classes are suitable for kids aged 5-12. ToTT Cooking Studio is at 2 Tampines Central 5, #02-14 Century Square. Please refer here for ToTT’s safety measures. For more info, go to tottstore.com/classes.

Photos: Ola Beach Club

Soak In The Sun At Sentosa Island

This staple vacation spot still has its fair share of surprises for the entire family, but one of the firm family favourites is of course, taking in the sun, sea and sand. Coast the gentle waters by Siloso Beach on a kayak with a partner, or on a donut (you read that right) led by a speedboat. The more intrepid can try stand up paddle boarding, or solo kayaking.

What You’ll Learn:

One of Singapore’s most historical recreational islands, Sentosa Island stands as a reminder that Singapore is much more than rigorous academics and bustling work projects. Unclutter your mind amid the island’s serenity and take a breather from the everyday hustle.

The watersports centre can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests per booking. Click here for online booking or call 6265 5966 for enquiries. Water activities at Siloso Beach are open to kids 7 years and above. Those under the age of 12 must be able to fit into a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). 

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Use Your Wits At Lockdown SG

Lockdown SG’s escape rooms are the perfect avenue for families to challenge their collaborative wits and tactical shrewdness. With a wide catalogue of kid-friendly rooms to pick from, families will need to work together to unravel clues and mysteries in a bid to escape. Kids will love the room names which are mostly associated with contemporary kid-friendly references, such as Bearcraft: Dreamworld, a room inspired by the popular game Minecraft, and Bearry Potter and the Secret Doors, an allusion to the Harry Potter series.

What You’ll Learn:

You are only as strong as your weakest link. Discover the importance and power of cooperative teamwork as your family members learn how to trust one another’s strengths and make the most of them.

Current bookings are for a maximum of 2 pax only. From $22 per person on weekdays and $25 per person on weekends and public holidays. Lockdown SG is at 277 Orchard Road, #02-02 Orchard Gateway. For more info, go to lockdown.sg.

Photos: Nerf Action Xperience Facebook

Shoot Zombies At Nerf Action Xperience

Make fantasy a reality at Nerf Action Xperience. Equipped with a nerf gun, you will need to work with your family unit if you want to storm treacherous terrains and conquer your adversaries.

For those with a competitive streak, work with or against your family at Zombie City as you fight off hordes of zombies, or secure precious minerals crucial to Earth’s survival at Camp Dune. Test your limits at The Summit, where you will need to climb to base camp, or conquer a fear of heights at The Volcano, where you navigate past challenging obstacles to escape its roaring flames. If you are looking for a break from the excitement, express your creativity as you pelt targets with your favourite colours!

What You’ll Learn:

With modern education and the working world becoming increasingly competitive, exhilarating fun is an excellent and therapeutic way to alleviate stress and anxiety!

Nerf Action Xperience will operate at 25% capacity till 13 June 2021 and with a maximum of 2 guests per group (no intermingling). Tickets start from $59, which includes a digital photo, a pair of grip socks and a $10 retail voucher. Participants must be 7 years and above. Certain obstacles are only available for participants 1.3m tall and above. Nerf Action Xperience is located at 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-208 Marina Square. For more info, go to nerfax.com.sg

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Outdoor Fun At Coastal PlayGrove

At over 4.5 ha, the newly renovated Coastal PlayGrove (formerly known as Big Splash) hub comprises a massive outdoor playground equipped with rope-based obstacles and a vertical net play area, the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore, a water play area and an outdoor classroom by the sea.

Make your way up the 16m, four-story high Play Tower and test your agility as you navigate through stepping pods, grip walls and the numerous obstacles awaiting you. Conclude your escapade at the peak of the tower, where you can take in the picturesque panorama of the entire park before diving into the slide! The littler ones can clamber on the low-lying Leisure Nets, which are structured like an obstacle course with increasing difficulty.

Families looking for a more enriching experience can drop by the Nature Playgarden. There are several themed sections to introduce children to different habitats. From bamboo tunnel trails to a sand pit, there are many learning opportunities here for the family!

What You’ll Learn:

Put those mobile phones away and relish the simple joys of a communal space buzzing with people from all walks of life. It’s an opportune moment to make new friends while having fun with the whole family.

The Water Play Area (wading pool and jet fountain) at Coastal PlayGrove is closed till 13 June 2021. Keep to a group size of up to 2 persons, and always wear a mask, except when you’re engaged in strenuous exercises. Do check SafeDistParks.nparks.gov.sg for crowd levels before visiting. Coastal PlayGrove is at 902 East Coast Park Service Rd. For more info, go to www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park/coastal-playgrove

What plans do you have for the family this June hols? Share them with us at magnsman@sph.com.sg!