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!
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.