As we move into a period of increased restrictions, let us share some online or self-guided activities for you and your family to stay safe while having fun!
As we see an increase in the number of COVID cases in the country, let's see what families can do to have fun while still staying safe. If you have a specific question about what do do, leave it on our Community Forum and let try to use our collective efforts to help each other!
Now, let's see what we have for you this week!
1. Go On A Virtual Run - SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon
Dates: 1 Sep - 3 Oct (Registration), 1 Nov - 28 Nov (Race Period)
Fees: from $5 per pax
The SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon aims to promote an active fitness culture and strengthen bonds among active servicemen, NSmen and their families! Families can take part in the Families for Life 10km Challenge and complete a total of 10km during the 4-week virtual event.
While the goodie bag is already fully redeemed, participants can still receive the event tee!
2. Have A Movie Night At Home
Venue: At Home
Bring out the pop-corn and snacks, and have a family movie night in the comfort of your own home! With streaming services, Netflix, Disney+, YouTube, etc, you now have (almost) an infinite choice of family-friendly movies and series to watch together.
Need help knowing what to watch? Here's a list of 25 kid-friendly series and movies to catch - the list is a little old, but will provide you with a starting point!
3. Glamping In Your Living Room
Venue: At Home
Fees: Free (do it yourself), from $250 (outsource)
Bring the camping experience into your house! Turn your living room into a mini campground for a great family time for the family! You can set this up by building your own fort at home, or outsource the set-up to an external party like Glamping Society who will arrange the entire experience including tents, beds, bedding and soft toys
This is a way to experience the wonders of camping without the heat or bugs. And if things don't go as plan, you are still in the comfort of your own home!
4. Discover Online Enrichment Classes
If you are keeping your kids at home, either by choice, HBL or any other reasons, you may want to keep the kids entertained and educated at the same time! We have put together a list of enrichment providers that provide online classes, from music to coding, from paid workshops to free trials, we hope that the list will give the kids something to explore and a new skills to pick up! The list includes
- EDOOVO - Math, Science Mandarin
- Skill Samurai - Coding
- Fawn Labs - Bath Bomb Making Workshops
- Art Wonderland - Art
- LVL Music School - Violin
5. Head Outdoors To Nature With The Family
Despite our relatively small size, Singaporean families are blessed with an abundance of parks and reservoirs to explore, many of which are family-friendly too. If you are thinking of heading out to explore nature with your family but is not sure where to start, here's a list of 11 Family-friendly Nature Walking Trails to get you started!
If you like to get more details of specific parks or to read about the latest parks, you may also visit our Park's Page that consolidates all the recent articles that we have written on parks.