COVID-19 may have thrown a spanner into our travelling plans, but with the vaccination travel lanes put into place and cruise options available, there are more places to bring our little ones overseas. It has also been almost 2 years since the borders have been more or less shut, with various travel bubbles forming sporadically as the COVID situation improves.
That being said, ask any Singaporean and one would comment about the pent up frustration of not being able to travel beyond our small country, and the mundaneness of working from home with nothing to look forward to. This frustration could not have been more apparent for young families with children. For the young ones, being cooped up for a whole month mostly at home, with social relationships with friends sustained only through text threads, tik tok videos and memes, one could imagine how much pent up energy is inside of them ready to be unleashed.
Other than the obvious places like Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Zoo and your neighbourhood parks, there seems to be few places of interest for families to bring their children to over the weekends, let alone be able to use your Singapore Rediscover vouchers.
Maybe now is the best time to take time to smell the roses, and to visit the local attractions and to support local businesses. Especially for families with young ones, it may be useful to expend the energy of your little ones by engaging in a car rental company for a weekend getaway, and to visit a few places of interest along the way.
Here are 8 fun places you can visit for families with children this december holidays:
1) Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC)
No, this is not your ordinary museum. Sweet tooths unite, as our dream museum has finally come alive!! With 14 sensory installations, customers who reserve tickets would be led by a team of MOIC guides that will bring you along on a journey through MOIC. Of course, there are unlimited sweet treats along the way!
Tickets [Available online only]:
Kids (Aged 12 and below): FREE
For those without tickets, fear not, as their Cafe, Bar and Retail is stacked with delectable speciality milkshakes, light bites and beverages available for purchase.
Time: Hours [Applicable after 13 Aug 2021]
Open Daily: 10AM – 11PM
Closed on Tuesdays
Location: 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837
For more information, visit: https://www.museumoficecream.com/singapore
2) Mini Golf at Holey Moley
Excited to play golf, drink, and eat, all in one setting? Well, Holey Moley Golf Club presents to you the exciting opportunity to do just that. Drive down in your rental car to the indoor range and you get a psychedelic experience of 27 different holes to put your putting skills to the test. With activities fit for every age group, Holey Moley is no doubt the best place to be as a pit stop for one on a road trip. They also present themselves as an awesome venue for corporate parties, personal celebrations, for bachelor/bachelorette’s nights, and birthday treats. For parties, you may rent one of our MPV or SUV vehicles for an easy commute to the site.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your golf clubs and enjoy a fun day’s out at Holey Moley!
For more information, visit: https://www.holeymoley.com.sg/
3) Time Capsule – Singapore Flyer
For history buffs, this is the ride for YOU! Take a trip down memory lane on Singapore’s 700-year-old journey. From Sang Nila Utama catching sight of the legendary lion, to the making of the small village and the metropolitan city we see today, visitors would be enthralled by the constantly evolving sights of Singapore.
This is a complementary multi-sensory ride that takes guests on a 30 to 45 minute time travel to the past and back. An adventure not only educational for the little ones, but awe inspiring as visitors get to enjoy the sights of the iconic bay area of Singapore. Definitely an attraction not to be missed!
Location: The Singapore Flyer
Time: Wednesday – Sunday, PH (3 pm – 10 pm),
Flight Operations closed on Monday and Tuesday. Last Admission at 9.15pm.
Pricing: From $15
PSA – Scheduled Replacement and Maintenance Works: Please note that the Time Capsule is temporarily unavailable from 18 October – 30 November.
For more information, visit: https://www.singaporeflyer.com/en/ticket/time-capsule
4) Kitztopia Club
Keen to bring your kids out for a joy ride in your rental car but have no idea where to head to as a destination? At Kitztopia, allow your child to be amazed by the ever changing and diverse themed rooms. Through interaction with other children and learning through play, it would help aid social, physical, emotional and cognitive development of the child.
Location: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-09
Time: Mon to Thurs: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Fri to Sun & Eve of Public Holiday: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Pricing: Start from $28, depending on the duration you go for, the charges vary.
Each ticket allows the admission of one child + one adult.
Additional adult(s) will be $12 per pax.
Children under 12 months old can enter for free when accompanied by a paying child & adult. Please refer to their ticketing page for more details.
For more information, visit: https://kiztopia.com/play/
5) Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
Interested in Pottery and want to learn from the best? This pottery company, founded in 1965, has survived the ever-changing times and adapted to different economic climates, in hopes of promoting awareness and better understanding of the unique craft. Be it attending a public workshop or to hold team building corporate events, they have an event for everyone.
For more information, visit: https://thowkwang.com.sg/
6) Splats Paint House
Is the stress from working from home getting to you? Or do you feel cooped up at home with no outlet to vent your frustrations? Splat Paint House is here for you to channel your inner picasso and unleash your creativity in ways where art sees no boundaries.
Location: 207a Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574346
Time: Mon: Closed
Tue to Thurs: 3PM – 9PM
Fri: 3PM – 10PM
Sat: 11AM – 10PM
Sun: 11AM – 8PM
Pricing: From S$39 onwards
For more information, visit: https://www.splatpainthouse.com/
7) COMO Adventure Grove, Singapore Botanical Gardens
Remember climbing trees in your home garden as a child in the 80s? COMO Adventure Grove at Singapore Botanical Gardens presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to create new climbing experiences on the iconic Weeping Fig Tower Playground! The 5.8m tall structure, though made out of metal, has been intricately crafted to feel like tree-branches. Energetic children can swing around the nets and hammocks, while being close to and reconnected to nature.
Timing: 7AM to 7PM.
For more information, visit: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/sbg/our-gardens/gallop-entrance/como-adventure-grove
8) Superparks by DreamUs
Don’t fancy the afternoon sun? Superparks is an all-in-one indoor activity park, with activities for all ages done with a Finnish twist. It aims to bond people of all ages through interactive play, with different arenas – game, adventure and freestyle that is not only safe, but enriching for the whole family. From flying fox, trampoline parks, to tube slides and climbing walls, this is definitely one attraction you should not miss.
Location: SuperPark in Suntec City Mall
Weekday: 10.30AM – 8PM
Weekend/PH/School Holidays: 9AM – 9PM
For more information, visit: https://www.superpark.com.sg/
Intend to Rent a Car?
Too many places to visit, and don’t want to stress about whether you can rush from one place to another? Why not rent a car at BizLink Rent-A-Car and allow your family to enjoy a safe, comfortable and convenient ride as you plan for the December holidays.