The school holidays have begun and the kids are raring to go! Sign them up for these classes or spend a day out at these playgrounds to work off some of that boundless energy, where they can pick up some new skills and make new friends too!
StepUp Learning & Dance
With K-pop dominating popular culture and the music scene, it’s no surprise that kids are all aping their fave pop group’s dance moves in TikTok videos! Your kid may not be a K-pop idol but you never know what hidden potential they may have. So why not let them try out their moves in a dance class during the school break; aside from picking up the basics of dance, they also get to build confidence, learn discipline and fire up their budding interest and passion.
StepUp Learning & Dance at SAFRA Punggol offers ballet, jazz and hip hop dance classes for kids and teens, and if they’re good enough, they get to showcase their talents at event performances and even competitions! Check out their website for more details on the wide range of courses, as well as videos of their students’ performances.
SAFRA Members receive 15% off lesson fees. For more info, go to www.safra.sg/promotions/safra-and-servicemen-11b/stepup-learning-and-dance
StepUp SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, #04-02
StepUp SAFRA Yishun, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, #01-02
BazGym Gymnastics School
We’re impressed with what Bazgym Gymnastics School offers – gymnastic activities that provide physical exercise, build confidence and strength, and improve coordination and agility. There are courses for kids as young as three years old (parents are encouraged to join in the fun), to those for adults looking for a different kind of workout besides going to the gym.
For the kids, there are courses for different ages, ranging from the Mini-Bear to the Gym Boy/Gym Girl programmes. Using trampolines, balance beams and monkey bars, the gymnastic programmes help kids build self-esteem, bond with their group mates and learn teamwork and discipline.
SAFRA Members and Affiliated Members enjoy a $70 referral fee (to be offset against school fees) and 5% off school fees. For more info, go to www.safra.sg/lifestyle/bazgym-gymnastics-school
BazGym SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, #04-01
BazGym SAFRA Jurong, 333 Boon Lay Way, #3C-01
Located in the heart of the Singapore Zoo, this outdoor rope course offers gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding forest greenery from the viewing platform.
Kids get to climb and swing all they like (in a safety harness and helmet of course), accompanied by trained staff to assist and guide them. It’s still challenging as it requires balance and confidence to overcome their fear of falling and of heights.
The courses have different difficulty levels, so pick the one suitable for your child – either the Real Thing (for climbers below 110cm) or the Mini Course (for climbers 110cm and above). Make a day out of visiting the zoo, then let the kids blow off steam at Houbii Spot!
80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Zoological Gardens
Their tagline says ‘Choose your experience’ – and that’s what makes Nerfax so fun and exciting for your older kids and teens. Your kid gets to choose one or all of the activities and experiences in an 18,000 sq ft indoor space, including CampDune, a competitive activity where the objective is to win your opponent’s flag and avoid getting ‘blasted’; Zombie City, where your job is to blast and ‘destroy’ physical and digital zombies, and Create, great for the younger ones as they get messy in the process of spray painting ‘arty’ tees which they get to keep and wear after.
Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-208
Safe distancing measures apply; for more info, visit nerfax.com.sg
The sweltering heat can really get to us on some days and sometimes, the best way to cool down is to get outdoors and have some water-splashing fun! Check out Singapore’s first floating Aqua Water Park located at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach where you and your kids can bounce, slip, slide and jump your way through an ‘inflatable’ course!
Expect lots of plastic inflatable obstacles, spread over three different courses with varying degrees of difficulty. There are inflatable climbing towers, springboards, moving wheels for you to skip through, slippery bridges to cross over (not easy!) and even a trampoline where participants can jump to their heart’s delight. There’s also a kid-friendly zone with an obstacle course for the 5 to 6-year-olds. Most importantly, the water park has lifeguards at every station to oversee the safety of your kids.
Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Safe distancing measures apply; for more info, visit www.hydrodash.com.sg
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