Want to spend a few hours on your own but can’t find any­one to keep an eye on your kids? Try th­ese drop-off ser­vices.

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

Drop-off ser­vices for when you need a few hours to your­self.


Level 5 Paragon, 290 Or­chard Road, tel: 6735-7369. Open MonThu, 11am-7pm; Fri-Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days, 11am-9pm. www.fid­ Your kids will be su­per­vised by staff and kept busy with craft ac­tiv­i­ties such as paint­ing, clay sculpt­ing and even mak­ing their own air­plane. Their work­shops are be­tween 30 and 90 min­utes long, and are rec­om­mended for chil­dren aged four years and above. COST $15 for a 30min ses­sion; $25 for a 90min ses­sion. Sub­se­quent charges of $8 for ev­ery ex­tra 30min.


#02-12/13 Leisure Park Kal­lang, tel: 6440-8355. Open Mon-Fri & Sun, 10am-8.30pm; Sat, 10am-9.30pm. www.peek­a­ Ac­tive ones will have end­less fun at this in­door play­ground’s ball pits, slides and tun­nels. Look out for spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the hol­i­days, such as craft work­shops and oc­ca­sional ap­pear­ances by their favourite car­toon char­ac­ters. Kids have to be four years old and above to be dropped off. Staff walk around the play area to en­sure the safety of the chil­dren. COST $15 for two hours, $5 for each sub­se­quent hour.


#04-20 The Grand­stand, 200 Turf Club Road, tel: 6763-9775. Open Tue-Fri, noon-6pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm. Pamper your pre­cious ones – from two-mon­thold ba­bies to 16-year-olds – with a re­lax­ing mas­sage! Only those 10 years old and above with no med­i­cal his­tory, and those on re­peat vis­its who are com­fort­able with­out their par­ents, can be left un­ac­com­pa­nied. COST Mas­sages for kids up to four years old: $28 for 15min; $50 for 30min. For kids five years old and above: (Week­days) $20 for 20min, $28 for 30min; (week­ends) $28 for 20min, $38 for 30min.


#05-08 Far East Shop­ping Cen­tre, 545 Or­chard Road, tel: 6887-4280/6555-1849. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm. www.hap­pykid­sclub­sin­ga­ Kids six months to 12 years old will be kept busy at the in­door play area and with pro­grammes on arts, mu­sic, dance and sci­ence. You must book two or three work­ing days in ad­vance; slots are al­lo­cated on a first­come, first-served ba­sis. COST $55 a ses­sion on Mon, Wed & Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm. $18 an hour (min­i­mum of four hours) for other days and times, sub­ject to avail­abil­ity.

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