However, not many parents know that quite a few of these fun places are around their neighbourhoods. If you’re living in Sengkang and Punggol, you’re in luck! Here are sites where you’ll enjoy whooping it up with your mini-mes.
Scroll through the gallery for ideas on where to go for a meaningful family day out.
#1 Fire Station Open House
50 Buangkok Drive
Opening hours: Saturdays, 9am to 11am
Is your family up bright and early? You’ll want to consider attending the Fire Station Open House that’s held every Saturday morning. Your kid can watch firefighters sprinting into action and saving the day, and also learn about the different equipment used. Don’t worry, you’ll also get plenty of photo ops, so don’t miss this chance for an interactive and educational day at the fire station! In fact, this doesn’t take place only in Sengkang, but all over Singapore as well.
Enjoy prawn fishing here with your family, since it boasts four prawning ponds and is open 24/7. You and your brood can kick back after all that hard work and tuck into the crustaceans you’ve caught and barbecued (free pit available). If you’d rather someone else do the cooking, then trot over to Whisk and Paddle for a bite. (Photos: www.littledayout.com, https://lioncitygirl.net/)
#3 Sengkang Riverside Park
Since your little one will spend the day admiring what nature has to offer ― from mangroves to fruit trees, your family outing will be a great learning experience for junior. Birds you can spot here include the Collared Kingfisher and the Purple Heron. Fuel up at the affordable Mushroom Café, which serves local favourites like mee rebus and curry chicken, priced from $3 to $5.50. The halal eatery is located in the park’s Multi-Purpose Hall the park. (Photos: www.susanwong.blogspot.sg, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/)
#4 Splash @ Kidz Amaze at Safra Punggol
Level 3, 9 Sentul Crescent Opening hours: 1pm to 7pm (Mon – Thurs), 1pm to 9pm (Friday), 10am to 9pm (Saturday – Sunday, PH and School Holidays)
Price: Child below 18 months, free; 18 months to 13 years: Off-peak/$16 (non-member), $12 (Safra member). Click here for more price details.
Does the weather seem too torrid or overcast for outdoor activities? No worries, you can avoid the sun and rain while havings lots of water fun! Safra Punggol has an indoor water playground containing four slides of different heights ― two of the larger slides are for older kids who must be at least 1.2m tall. Another section contains water guns, so that your kid will have a splashing and soaking good time. You can even host your mini-me’s birthday bash here, since it has three themed party rooms! (Photos: www.safra.sg, www.evespiration.com)
#5 Orchid Bowl at Safra Punggol
#05-03, Sentul Crescent
Opening hours: 10am to 1am (Sunday to Thursday, PH), 10am to 3am (next day) (Friday – Saturday, PH eve)
Price: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, $16.20/hour (Safra member), $20/hour (guest), Click here for more price details.
Thanks to kid-friendly bumpers, your little one can take part in bowling fun at Orchid Bowl. Simply adjust the settings whenever your kiddo plays ― how convenient! By the way, mini-bowlers will use the special 5-pound ball with five holes (easier for them to hold the ball). You can also have fun by letting the machine take a picture of your faces, so that they’ll be the characters on score results screen. (Photos: familystaycationsg.com, https://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/)
#6 Punggol Waterway Park
Try a serene morning or evening stroll here, or a fun bike ride at this peaceful spot! You won’t need to worry about your little ones not being able to ride bikes as you can rent two or four-seater bikes and ride with your child, or bring along their scooters for them to tool around in! (Photos: www.justrunlah.com, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/)
#7 Sengkang Swimming Complex
57 Anchorvale Road Opening hours: 8am to 9:30pm daily