10 best kid-friendly indoor activities in Singapore

February 14, 2017
  • Clip ‘N Climb
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    This indoor climbing theme park opened last December at the new HomeTeamNS clubhouse in Our Tampines Hub, a huge community complex opposite Tampines Central.

    Here, you’ll find 19 quirky wall routes, where both kids and adults – beginners, as well as experienced climbers – can enjoy the thrill of scaling 8m-high walls.

    As the grips are unique to each climbing station, you get to face a variety of challenges.

    Instead of dull grey walls that you might find at other climbing centres, Clip ‘N Climb is awash in bright colours, with energetic music to boot.

    The concept hails from New Zealand and there are now over 100 branches worldwide.

    There is no minimum age for climbers; they just need to weigh between 10kg and 150kg. If you’re not joining your kids, make yourself comfortable at the waiting area, which has sofa benches – and free Wi-Fi.

    How much $18 for members, $22 for People’s Association or Safra members, and $25 for guests.
    Visit www.fb.com/ClipnClimbHomeTeamNS 

    Related: Review: Clip ‘N Climb theme park at HomeTeamNS Tampines 

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  • Playeum and Trapped Escape Room Singapore
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    Playeum:
    Located in Telok Blangah, this hotspot (pictured) for creative learning is the first of its kind in Asia.

    Dedicated to producing learning opportunities for children, Playeum’s third exhibition, A World Full Of Stories, provides unique environments and installations, within which children can create their own stories, as well as immerse themselves in stories from different cultures.

    How much $20 per child (12 months to 12 years old); free admission for one accompanying adult; $10 per additional adult.
    Visit www.playeum.com 

    Trapped Escape Room Singapore:
    Imagine being trapped in a room. To find your way out, you and your team (two to 10 people) have to solve puzzles, discover hidden clues, and uncover mysteries.

    The experience at this escape room in *Scape, Orchard Road, is guaranteed to come with lots of laughter and fun. Check the website for information on which rooms are suitable for younger children, as some may have props and themes that may be too scary for them.

    How much $28 per person; off -peak rates are $22 per person on weekdays before 6pm, and $18 for students aged 21 and below.
    Visit www.trapped.sg 

    Related: Review: Playeum’s A World Full of Stories exhibition for kids 

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  • Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle
    3 / 7 Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

    Take your little ones on a historical tour through Singapore’s oldest surviving brick-built, wood-firing dragon kiln, erected in the 1940s in Jurong West. You also get to see a live demo at the potter’s wheel.

    Another option: take part in a hands-on pottery session with your child to create your own masterpiece.

    How much $35 per child or adult for a hands-on workshop (two hours) with one hand-building artwork; $50 per adult for a workshop (three hours) with hand building and using the potter’s wheel to create two artworks.
    Visit www.thowkwang.com.sg 

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  • KidStop @ Science Centre and Urban Ski
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    KidStop @ Science Centre:
    The exhibits at the Science Centre can be too intimidating and complex for preschoolers, which is why it created this special space for them.

    At its permanent exhibit on marine conservation, little ones can colour their favourite fish and scan it to watch it come alive on the ocean screen.

    In March, Kidstop (pictured) will launch a new programme for ages two to three, where you and your child can learn more about science themes through dance and play. Each theme consists of four one-hour sessions, and is priced at $150 for four sessions. Themes will change monthly.

    How much From $10 for children and $5 for adults.
    Visit www.kidsstop.edu.sg 

    Urban Ski:
    Who says you have to travel overseas to ski? Enrol your kids in Urban Ski’s school-holiday ski clinics, and watch as they fall in love with the sport. Better yet, learn to ski as a family.

    It’s hassle-free as all equipment, boots, poles and helmets are provided, and there is no need to wear thick, cumbersome winter jackets.

    If your kids are aged four and older, and have mastered skiing basics, they can also participate in Saturday morning play-and-learn sessions at Millenia Walk.

    How much $130 per session for Kids Club Ranger members (four to eight years old), and $80 per session for Kids Club Explorer members (nine to 13 years old).
    Visit www.urbanski.com.sg 

    Related: 5 family-friendly things to do in Serangoon 

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  • Katapault
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    A whole new level of fun awaits you at this indoor trampoline park in Sembawang, which also offers slacklining, slamdunk, dodgeball, wall running, and free-falling.

    Children below seven can enjoy the 60-minute Kid Jump. Older kids can sign up for an eight-week long Gymkour class, which combines the art of trampolining and parkour, to take their flips and

    somersaults to the next level.

    How much From $15 per hour (Mondays to Thursdays, all day; Fridays until 5pm); $11 per hour for students (weekdays, before 5pm).
    Visit www.katapult.com.sg 

    Related: 4 cool playgrounds in Toa Payoh and Bishan 

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  • Tag Team and iFly Singapore
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    Tag Team:
    Kids and parents combine forces to engage in multiweapon battles, where each team player uses his own weapon of choice from Tag Team’s (pictured) laser series.

    Young ones will have a blast trying out the laser rifle, laser handgun, laser sword, laser bow and the laser glove. There are two centres, in East Coast Park and Downtown East in Pasir Ris.

    How much From $13 per person.
    Visit www.tagteaminc.sg 

    iFly Singapore:
    Here’s your chance to do something amazing with the kids (they must be at least seven years old), by defying gravity at Singapore’s only indoor skydiving facility, located in Sentosa’s Siloso Beach.

    Under the watchful eye of professionals, you and your children can skydive solo in the world’s first largest themed wind tunnel for indoor skydiving that is almost five-storeys high. The Challenge includes two skydives, and The Adventure, four.

    How much $119 for The Challenge and $199 for The Adventure per person. Super off -peak rates are available if you book online in advance.
    Visit www.iflysingapore.com 

    Related: 10 family-friendly things to do in east Singapore 

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  • Kidzania Singapore
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    Children get to work, learn and play in this educational theme park, which offers fun and interactive activities. They can also role-play to be whoever they want to be – a surgeon, pilot, museum curator, pizza chef, journalist, fire fighter, ice-cream maker, dentist, and even an actor at the theatre where parents can watch a show put on by the kids.

    How much $25 per toddler (two to three years old); $58 per child (four to 17); $35 per adult (18 and above).
    Visit www.kidzania.com.sg 

    Related: Review: Laser Quest at HomeTeamNS Tampines 

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