From trampolining to cooking, this list is all you need.
1. Camp Magic
A unique blend of circus, art, story, soccer, music, ukulele, cooking, craft and performance (phew!), Camp Magic has something to interest every child.
This year’s Summer Holiday Programme explains Native American stories, known as transformation myths. Each tale focuses on a different Native American tribe and explores the interconnection of the story world with humans and animals.
Choose from six weekly itineraries, starting from June 13th. Children will also take part in various activities throughout the weeks, such as reconstructing traditional dwellings like the wigwam and the pole teepee.
The programme is suited to kids aged three to 12, with an Additional Skills Development Training for kids between seven and 12.
Registration is available online.
2. Marsden Swim School
Does your little one enjoy an afternoon splash in the pool at your condo or home? Then cultivate a love of swimming with Marsden Swim School’s Learn to Swim programme.
It teaches your child the basics, with the option of progressing to the Stroke Development programme. Kids may join the mini, junior and senior swim squads later on. Marsden also has aqua fitness classes, adult beginner swimming classes and an adult swim squad.
3. Total Fitness & Leisure (TFL)
Doing a sporting activity is proven to help children learn commitment, discipline and leadership. TFL specialises in tennis coaching and swimming classes for children of all ages and abilities.
What’s a hit with the kids? TFL’s Swim Combination camps. There is also Mini Tennis for kids aged four to 11 and, for the adults, fitness and Ladies Morning clinics plus boot camps and circuit training.
4. Zoom Park
This massive trampoline park spans 20,000 square feet and has a host of super-cool attractions like a rock wall, foam pit, two dodgeball courts, tumble tracks, wall runs and much more.
Certified coaches run the fitness and trampoline classes, and there are three birthday party rooms if your tot would like a sporty party. Check out Zoom Night as well: It’s an active evening on trampolines for kids and teens. But Zoom Park isn’t only for the youngsters. It’s also great for your company’s team-building events.
5. Alpha Academy
Give your kids a reason to love badminton at this state-of-the-art facility. The air-conditioned space has 12 full badminton courts and its core curriculum focuses on four aspects: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental Aptitude.
The academy offers classes for beginners right up to advanced players, all of which are taught by professionally certified coaches and guided by the internationally recognised Badminton World Federation (BWF) modules so students can reach their highest potential.
6. Kiddy Fun
This colourful, interactive space has an indoor soft playground specifically designed for kids age 6 and below. Filled with comfy lounges, free and age-appropriate magazines and books. They also offers drinks and healthy snack options.
Looking for a party venue for your bub’s birthday? Kiddy Fun has specially chosen party themes as well as special rates for playgroups.
Teach your child the importance of water safety by signing him or her up for swimming lessons at aquaDucks. The swim school offers world-class Babies and Learn to Swim programmes designed for children’s safety and enjoyment in the water.
Classes are conducted by a specially selected team of trained aquatics teachers at private pool facilities with regulated pool temperatures.
8. Tanglin Arts Studio
Dancing helps develop creativity and music appreciation, keeps your child fit and active and improves coordination. Yet best of all, it’s just plain fun! So why not consider a Summer Dance Camp at Tanglin Arts Studio?
The camps and holiday classes take place in June and the finalised dates will be announced on the Tanglin Arts Studio website in mid-May. Check for updates!
9. Whizz Kids
Science can get a bad rap for being boring with a capital B, but Whizz Kids proves this isn’t true with engaging programmes like Elec-Bits, Lego Robotics, 3D printing and moviemaking – designed by qualified teachers with input from doctors, scientists and other experts in the field. Each session has four age-appropriate experiments, which are conducted in a fully insured and safe environment.
10. Village Camp
Kids will have a blast this summer at one of four different camps held at United World College South East Asia’s East campus.
The classic Village Day Camp encourages campers from around the world to try new activities in a secure, social environment – helping them to build self-confidence, explore new interests and make new friends – while the Football Camp allows young footballers to sharpen their skills, and enjoy the world’s most popular sport under professional guidance. The Language Camp is where campers learn English or Mandarin, taught by qualified native speakers, and the Leadership Camp is to help kids develop their leadership qualities early on. Register online.
This full-scale tennis academy offers a wide range of programmes such as mini tennis lessons for children aged 4 to 10, progressing up the ranks to the tournament squad.
It also has Ladies Morning Clinics, Women’s International Tennis Singapore (WITS) team training and private coaching for all abilities.
Training is conducted by professionals with extensive experience in both playing and coaching.
One of Singapore’s most dynamic sports coaching companies, Sport4Kids offers multi-sports classes, soccer, basketball, tennis and swimming. Each class is taught by a qualified coach and focuses on skill development and coordination with a side of fun.
Unsure which sports class to send your child to? Arrange for a free trial to gauge his or her interest first.
Bonus: Sport4Kids hosts holiday camps and sports birthday parties.
13. L’academie de Danse
This friendly ballet school by Maud Toledano offers daily training as well as presentations at international ballet competitions for young students who want to dance professionally. Several of the school’s students have been accepted to prestigious companies like the Paris Opera, San Francisco Ballet and Jeune Ballet Geneve.
Try the Baby Ballerinas programme, which prepares little ones from the age of 3 for ballet in a playful way.
Mums, don’t be shy. Sign up for the adult ballet classes to get that arabesque on pointe!
By Hazel Joanne Vincent de Paul, The Finder, May 2016