Staying indoors can get suffocating, especially when kids are filled with energy just ready to go for a day out. With the COVID-19 virus dampening the mood, these are 5 places where you can still go and do fun things while taking a breather from being cooped up indoors.
Plan a Staycation in Singapore
Staying home can be a bore, so why not book a staycation? Create precious family moments with your little ones and take your family on a great getaway where children under 12 stay for free! Take your kids to go on a fun afternoon of exploration with our School Holiday Kid’s programme from 14 to 22 March, and let your kids try their hand at towel origami, designing their own door tag and even making DIY pizza. Slide away from the stress, unwind with your family, and get some well-deserved family time with upscale amenities include spacious rooms/suits and more at no additional charge.
Alternatively, you can also grab your loved ones or friends and celebrate Grand Park Orchard’s 10th anniversary with 30% off Club rooms and Club Suite rooms! Spend a night out with your loved ones at Mitzo or chill by the pool at Bar Canary when you book a room with the hotel.
There’s no better time than now to take a quick escapade and lavish you, your friends and your family with some time away from the worries of life.
Unleash Your Creativity
Indulge in high tea and let your creativy run wild at the same time at art jamming sessions. The artisan boutique art teahouse, Artisteaq, has a few outlets across the island, but their flagship outlet at Mandarin Gallery remains the most popular. From their signature high tea sets with your classic high tea savouries and sweets, to their seafood high tea sets with oysters, pan seared scallops and smoked salmon, the boutique teahouse aims to get your creative juices flowing by tantalising your taste buds. Stay at Grand Park Orchard just across the street and drop by for a high tea art jamming session to escape the heat and the crowds.
The lion city may be small and covered in blocks after blocks of high-rise buildings as far as the eyes can see, but hidden among the urbanity are these best nature trails in Singapore. Get some fresh air amongst the lush flora and fauna at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, also the first and only tropical garden officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Kids who are aspiring horticulturists and green fingers will love the Botanic Garden's variety of educational programmes from forest tours to a storytelling session. Stay at Grand Park Orchard, just a 5 minutes drive away from the 161-year-old tropical garden.
Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve is another popular nature trail in Singapore. As Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park, the wetlands provide visitors a gateway into the life that flourishes in the mangroves, such as herons, kingfishers, sunbirds and mudskippers. Trek through this serene ecological jewel and discover life outside of the city’s bustle.
The National Gallery Singapore has long been known to run various kids and family programmes throughout the year, so spare a few afternoons and discover exhibitions, workshops and activities that both you and your family can participate in. From drop-in family activities that changes every month, to family art workshops and Stories in Art that brings kids on a journey of story behind artworks, it’s easy to spend the entire day at the National Gallery for a fun, enriching experience.
Let The Kids Run Free when You Dine Alfresco
Dining together can be a great way to unwind and spend some downtime with your family. Be it dining alfresco and enjoy the evening breeze at The Carvery or Porta, or eat at the comfort of your home or room and call for delivery from Cocobolo or Tablescape, be spoilt for choice as you explore ways to lavish your family with a new dining experience.
Bringing together gourmet retail and modern European cuisine under one roof, dine alfresco at Porta and spend a relaxing evening with your family. Alternatively, spoil your family with tantalising roast spreads at The Carvery and let your little ones eat to their hearts’ contents, or let the kids frolic by the pool at Cocobolo Poolside Bar+Grill as you indulge in classic barbeque delights.
New experiences are always around the corner, so be it choosing to take an idyllic weekend getaway with your family, or simply having a meal out on the town, it’s time to fight cabin fever create memories with your loved ones this March.