5 Types Of Summer Activities

5 Types Of Summer Activities

Once the summer holidays begin, parents start to realize how much effort the schoolteachers put into taking care of the children. Within days, their constant bubbling energy demands an outlet, especially on the weekends. There are a number of wonderful spots in Singapore where parents can visit on the weekend with the children. These spots are great for two or three days worth of activities and look great on the "What I Did All Summer" essay after school starts.

#1 - Parks

Children may love going crazy at playgrounds, but natural parks and gardens bring out an innate happiness like no other. Thankfully, Singapore is blessed with many wonderful green areas that children will love to spend their day. For natural beauty, there is the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Lower Selector Reservoir Park, The Bukit Timah Nature Reservea and the Botanical Gardens. Children that are fond of spending quiet time with their parents will appreciate the Chinese and Japanese Garden and the MacRitchie Reservoir.

#2 - Beaches

A little water action is necessary during the summers, and beaches are the best way to get started. Singapore has lovely beaches and water parks where children and the parents can splash away to their hearts content. There is an option to travel to Kusu Island for the day or try Changi Beach. The Singapore River is another attractive option, especially for kids that love the water but not enough to get in it and start swimming. There is also St. John's Island and the Qian Hu Fish Farm. Children may appreciate the NEWater Visitor Centre and the Mana Mana East Cost.

#3 - Science And Culture

The summer holidays a great time to learn more about various cultures and science. Parents, consider taking the kids to the Kranji War Memorial and Little India. Both places will leave the children open eyed with wonder. After that comes a visit to the Changi Chapel and Museum, for kids that have an interest in architecture as well. Other than that, parents should try out the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom along with the Crocodilarium. End the fulfilled summer holidays with visits to the Singapore Art Museum, the City Gallery, The Science Centre and The Discovery Centre.

#4 - Sports Activities

Children that can't stay away from sports get a special treat over the holidays. There are many great options to explore. Start with the Shaws Little League to learn more about baseball. From there, try out the JWT Kids Gym for exercise that delights and keeps the young ones healthy. Walking up all the way to Henderson Waves bridge is super fun, as is trying the G-Max Reverse Bungy. Try out the air-conditioned golf course LilliPutt and make one small trip to The Turf Club if you still have the energy.

#5 - The City

Another great place to take the kids weekend after weekend is The City. It is a beautiful interactive playground, found at Liang Court. It has been set up so that young children between the ages of 2 to 8 do not stop thinking and learning when they are on holiday. The activities at The City are designed to make sure that the kids have fun all day long and get some valuable lessons from it. The kids get to play on their own and have guided activities to help them understand and apply new concepts.

You can have birthday parties at The City as well, which works out great for the children that want to invite their entire class for the day! Parents can avail memberships as well, allowing them to have some peace of mind when it comes to planning out summer activities for the kids.