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5 Experiential Play Places More Exciting than Playgrounds!

Play is an integral part of childhood, and in Singapore, there are several fun spaces to take your kids to! Instead of the usual indoor playground that offers slides and ball pits, check out these experiential play spaces for kids that promise a whole new level of excitement!

5 Experiential Play Places

Princes and princesses unite!

Step into magical setups that look like a fairy tales coming to live! Children who love dressing up as royalty and attending balls will enjoy the interactive programs at Tiara Society. Well, it’s not just tête-à-tête experience with princess gowns, swords and cookies. Potterheads can embark on a wizardly quest in Singapore’s only Harry Potter-inspired escape room! Get ready for some spellbinding fun as you shed your muggle identities to pit your magic against others.

Celebrate your child’s birthday: Planning a surprise princess birthday party? Once Upon a Time offers different party packages with a variety of themes to cater to different age groups too!

Playing dressing up
With a myriad of princess costumes for every girl (and woman!), get dressed to experience how a princess (or prince) spends her day!

Risky play with nature

Can you imagine your kids rolling around in mud and working with real saws, hammers and nails to construct something from scratch? Not for the fainted hearted parents (and kids!), Forest Play offers a safe place for children to connect with nature while sharpening life skills through hands-on experience. Risk awareness, critical thinking skills and decision-making processing are at work while they get creative.

Interact with digital art

At Future World, Marina Bay Sands, you will enter a multi-sensorial space with interdisciplinary art exhibits done in collaboration with teamLab from Japan. Kids and adults will be in awe of the various art meets science elements at this experiential playground. Colours, lights, music, multimedia visual displays… and even engage in creating art and interactive play!

Pro-family perks: On Fridays, up to 4 kids enter for FREE with every paying adult!

Play with snow!

Beat the heat with winter in Singapore – yes, you read right! Don on a full gear of winter wear and slide down a three-storey high and 60-metres long snow slope on a snow tube! The sub-zero temperatures mean that snow play and snow fights might go wild! Don’t miss the playground zones, the coldest bumper car arena, Ice Hotel Gallery Experience with Five Thematic Ice and Snow Art Installation zones and Winter Shooting Arena when you visit Snow City Singapore.

Learn about ice, snow and science: Snow City hosts enrichment programmes for preschool, primary and secondary school students too! Check their website for event or your child’s school to find out if they might have plans too.

Experiential Play Places that is more exciting than playgrounds.
Touch, see and taste all that happiness at the Museum of Ice Cream in Singapore! Credits: MOIC.

Eat (almost) unlimited ice cream

The highly raved Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has landed in sunny Singapore! Everybody loves that cool source of happiness. This multi-sensory museum brims with 14 unique exhibits like giant and fun activities for guests to partake. Most importantly, there are heaps of unlimited ice cream throughout your journey! Families with kids, do book the day experience as the night admission involves adult-centric activities along with alcohol, and is recommended for those above 18.

Fun mum tips: Looking for a party venue? MOIC is a unique space for birthday parties! Skip the usual indoor playground – this is way cooler!

Running out of ideas on what to do with your toddlers? Here are some free (or almost free!) indoor activities you can do with your kids at home if you prefer not to head out. I know that some parents have noticed that their children who were born during the COVID-19 period are seemingly hitting their milestones later. Now that the situation is somewhat better, do take the necessary precautions and take your little ones for some outdoor learning. Besides allowing their eyes to rest, nature offers a wealth of benefits for their growing immune system while they observe new surroundings too!

What are some of your children’s favourite experiential play spaces in Singapore? Do share them too! With smart financial planning done right, there will be enough moolah to spend on your kids along with sufficient savings for rain days. Feel free to get in touch and we can discuss how I can support your parenting adventures.

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