BEAT THE STRESS

Ex­ams are loom­ing but your chil­dren can still en­joy the Septem­ber break – with th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties to help them blow off steam, all less than an hour long!

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Cover Reads - BY SA­MAN­THA ANN YOUNG

Let your kids blow off steam ahead of their ex­ams.

1 Ex­pat Kitchen #02-01, 9 Nor­ris Road, tel: 6299-4221. www.ex­pat-kitchen.com How long One hour on Sept 11, 10am-11am. Call or reg­is­ter on­line. Max­i­mum 20 slots. What they’ll do Kids will learn how to mea­sure in­gre­di­ents, mix and bake. They’ll also make choco­late balls and sweet-potato curly noo­dles. Cost $30 for one child. 2 Blow+Bar 7 Rodyk Street, #01-32 The Wa­ter­mark, Robert­son Quay, tel: 6238-7338. Open Mon-Thu, 10.30am9:30pm; Fri & Sat, 10am-9.30pm; Sun, 10am-8.30pm. www.blow­plus­bar.com How long 15min to 1 hour What they’ll do Treat your nine-to-12-yearold daugh­ter to a re­lax­ing mani-pedi ses­sion. Get the works – a clas­sic man­i­cure and pedi­cure – with the Princess pack­age, or opt for nail paint­ing only in the Princess Just Pol­ish. Cost Princess: $20 for a man­i­cure; $45 for a man­i­cure and pedi­cure. Princess Just Pol­ish: $12 for fin­gers; $27 for fin­gers and toes.

1 Horsecity Gal­lop Sta­bles Bukit Timah

100 Turf Club Road, tel: 6463-6012. Open daily, 10am-7pm. www.gal­lop­stable.com How long 30-45min

What they’ll do An in­struc­tor will teach kids seven years and above the basics of han­dling and rid­ing horses – how to mount and dis­mount, walk, trot and steer – in a fenced-up rid­ing arena.

Cost $65 for a 30min les­son; $85 for a 45min les­son. 2

Fish­ing Par­adise 81 Lorong Chen­charu, tel: 9753-2596. Main pond: Open daily, 8am-2.30am. Kids’ pond: Week­days, 5pm-2.30am; week­ends and pub­lic hol­i­days, 8am-10pm. www.fish­ing­par­adise.com.sg How long At least 1 hour

What they’ll do Your kids will ex­pe­ri­ence a slice of kam­pung life – and de­stress as they wait for the fish to bite. Fish from the kids’ pond can­not be re­moved but if you’re fish­ing from the main pond, and want to take your catch home, you’re only al­lowed to re­move the Asian cat­fish, toman, patin and tilapia. How­ever, you’re en­cour­aged to re­lease the fish back into the wa­ter.

Cost Kids’ pond: $5 for each catch; main pond: $10 an hour; $30 for six hours; $50 for 12 hours.

3 For­est Ad­ven­ture

825 Be­dok Reser­voir Road, tel: 8100-7420. Kid’s Course: Open on week­ends, school and pub­lic hol­i­days, 10am-6pm. Grand Course: Open daily, 10am-6pm. Closed on Mon, un­less it’s a pub­lic hol­i­day. www.forestad­ven­ture.com.sg How long One hour for the Kid’s Course, 2.5 hours for the Grand Course. What they’ll do The Kid’s Course, for chil­dren aged six to 11 years or 1.1m to 1.45m tall, has 16 ob­sta­cles – from a zip line to crawl­ing through a tun­nel sus­pended in the air. The Grand Course, for those 10 years and above, has 34 ob­sta­cles – kids will en­joy cross­ing sus­pended bridges and logs, and choos­ing from four zip lines. You’ll need to su­per­vise your child on the Grand Course. Cost $30 for the Kid’s Course; $42 for adults and $40 for those un­der 18 for the Grand Course.

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