Whether it's the heat, rain or haze, you can never have too many indoor play options for kids in Singapore. Here are 3 more to add to your list this week.
The Singapore Writers Festival for children is back this year, repackaged as the SWF For Families. There is something for everyone in the family, from storytelling and art and craft sessions for young children to panel discussions on writing for teens and workshops for parents on how to make storytelling come alive.
Where: Mostly at the Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
When: Oct 30 to Nov 8, various timings
Admission: Free except for ticketed events.
Want to let your child try growing vegetables, fishing from a river and cooking his own food? All this is possible at this new indoor playground for pretend play.
It comes with a toy farm, a fishing area, a kitchen and a supermarket. There is also a castle with a treasure chest full of costumes for children to play dress-up.
Where: 02-21 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, 10am - 7pm (Sunday to Friday), 10am - 8pm (Saturday and public holiday)
Admission: $25 a child, free for parents and babies 12 months and below
Let your kids work off their energy at a trampoline park. The park has an external vendor who conducts classes for children and adults.
The sessions are divided into categories: 11 and under; 12 and older; and all ages. Children under three need to be accompanied by a parent.
If it gets crowded on weekends, head to other trampoline parks that have sprung up recently, including Zoom Park at Pandan Gardens, Skyhigh Trampoline Park at Serangoon Garden and Katapult Trampoline Park at Lorong Chencharu.
Where: 02-11 The Herencia, 46 Kim Yam Road; and Level 2 Yo:ha, 200 Jurong East Avenue 1, opening hours vary
Admission: $10 to $18 an hour
By Lea Wee, The Straits Times, October 4, 2015
Photo: Courtesy Little Planet Playland website