Four new edutainment places for kids
Learning doesn’t necessarily mean chaining your kids to the desk. Children make sense of the world around them through play – and that’s why we’ve taken a gander at some of the edutainment spaces that recently opened up around town.
Located right next to Punggol MRT/LRT station, the surburban retail and lifestyle hub offers a variety of dining and shopping outlets and more.
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Singapore's first and only tree top adventure course offers a rope course built in the trees, with various obstacles such as ladders, swings, nets, trapezes and tunnels. There are separate courses for adults and kids.
Curly and Spike
Even kids are getting style-conscious these days. Encourage your child’s inner diva from an early age with a visit to Curly and Spike. Run by JWT Kids Gym, this kids-only hairdressers-cum-beautysalon not only trims wayward locks back into shape, but also offers manicures, pedicures and even massages (for all those stressed kids?) amidst a vivid and fun interior. Prices on request.
TOTT, or ‘Tools of the Trade’, is Singapore’s (and Asia’s) largest shop specialising in culinary related products, services and activities. This 36,000 sq ft venture houses a bistro, a cookbook corner, children’s play area, a ‘Bake & Go’ counter, a 12-counter cooking studio and a 64-seater demo studio. While supervisors assist children in baking 30-minute cakes, adults can peruse the goodies: from NordicWare and Jamie Oliver merchandise to private and corporate courses.
Playing police and thief in the yard is so 1985. If combat is what your tiny brave one seeks (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t want to play a shoot-‘em-up with friends), then Combat Skirmish is the laser tag boot camp worth attending.
Kidz Amaze, Toa Payoh
No, SAFRA is not just for army boys. SAFRA Jurong has an interactive three-storey play system that features one of the highest indoor spiral slides in Asia and – wait for it – mounted turrets that shoot foam balls ($396/20 children; $16.50-$36/additional child). If the birthday boy or girl prefers to crawl through tunnels, explore themed zones and solve puzzles, then SAFRA Toa Payoh has it all. Here, kids can learn something about the world we live in, so it’s both fun and educational (same price as SAFRA Jurong). And no worries if the birthday kid is just two months old. SAFRA Toa Payoh even has an Infant & Toddler Play Zone designed by early childhood experts for your tots to roll around in total safety.
Sentosa Palawan Beach Amphitheatre
This open-space holds daily animal shows