Let your kids and their imagination run wild at these cool places in Singapore

 

TAKE A RIDE ON THE WILD SIDE

Get away from the concrete jungle and connect with nature at Coney Island Park. Here, 50 hectares of wildlife haven lie along a 2.4km trail, which is easily accessible via a rented bicycle from Punggol Settlement just 500m away. The trail is also short enough for a leisurely walk if you prefer. Relax on the rustic beaches or go birdwatching at the three specially built bird hides; you may even spot the free-roaming lone bull who is apparently a permanent resident of the island now.

Note: There are no amenities except for a toilet at the eastern end of the island. Bring your own water as there are no shops or vending machines. Wear pants and covered shoes, and put on plenty of insect repellent to protect yourself from the sandflies in the area.

Where

Nature park on an island off Punggol

Getting there

From Punggol interchange, take bus 84 to Punggol Point Park/Punggol Settlement, then walk or cycle 500m east along the Punggol Promenade Nature Walk to Coney Island West Entrance

Open

7am–7pm daily

Fees Free

nparks.gov.sg

AN INCREDIBLE IMAGINARIUM

Let your imagination take flight at MOSH, a multimedia centre where technology meets entertainment. You can create your own imaginary worlds and see your artwork come to life. Design any marine creature and watch them swim in a projected ‘ocean’ (pictured below), trigger fireworks with your dance moves, launch a jumbo jet from your hand, and more! Everyone’s an artist here. There are five zones for you to explore – have fun!

Where

31 Beach View #03-01 Palawan Kidz City

Getting there

Walk five minutes towards Palawan Beach from Beach Station in Sentosa

Open

10am–9pm daily

Fees

Adult $28, child $22, family bundle $48 (includes entry for one adult and one child)

mosh.com.sg

MY LITTLE PONY

Love horsing around? Get up close and personal with these handsome creatures at Horsecity. The little ones will enjoy three rounds of guided pony ride in the grass tracks. The relaxing rides are available on weekends for children three years and older, and under 40kg in weight. After saddling up, visit the resident donkey and feed the cute mammal with chopped carrots.

Where

100 Turf Club Road

Getting there

From Sixth Ave MRT, walk five minutes to Turf Club Road towards The Grandstand

Open

Pony rides available Sat & Sun, 10am–12pm & 2pm–6pm

Fees

$10 per ride

horsecity.com.sg

BOUNCE LIKE A BUNNY

Defying gravity sounds like a tall order, but not if you’re at AMPED Trampoline Park. With 5,000sqft of interconnected trampolines, this facility lets you bounce as high as you can as if gravity’s non-existent. You can also test your balance by traversing some slacklines on top of foam pits, and perfect your slam dunks by playing a bouncy version of basketball. Definitely a fun place for kids, this is also good for mum and dad to burn those calories and get in shape.

Where

River Valley branch:

46 Kim Yam Road, The Herencia #02-11

Jurong East branch: 200 Jurong East Ave 1,

Yo:Ha hostel, Level 2 Sports Hall

Getting there

River Valley branch: From Somerset MRT, take a shuttle bus to The Herencia (available Mon–Fri 8am–8pm)

Jurong East branch: From Jurong East MRT, take bus 334 and alight at Jurong Polyclinic. Walk towards Jurong View Secondary School. Yo:Ha hostel is right next to it

Open

Mon 10am–7pm; Tue 3pm–10pm;

Wed–Fri 10am–10pm; Sat 9am–10pm;

Sun 9am–9pm

Fees

From $10 per hour

ampedsingapore.com

PHOTOS: MOSH