Another year has come and gone. As the year-end approaches, we look back at some of our top stories on Little Day Out and noteworthy attractions for families and kids in Singapore that opened in 2018.
Beyond The Usual
2018 was a year where a variety of interesting attractions opened in Singapore.
February 2018 marked the arrival of Airzone Singapore, Singapore’s first-ever suspended net playground. Spanning multiple levels, kids (and adults) get to scurry up and down cargo nets slung out in mid-air. Children love hanging out (no pun intended) at the suspended ball pit and navigating around the rope maze at Airzone Singapore. Who knew that the void in a shopping mall could be turned into a playground?
SuperPark, originally from Finland, also opened in Singapore this year. This indoor activity centre features activities where the human body is the “engine”.
The year-end also saw the arrival of the Holey Moley mini golf centre at Clarke Quay. With three mini golf courses, Holey Moley is filled with whacky and silly holes. Grab a club and putt your way past Golf-zilla, the Flintstones, E.Tee and other pun-filled mini golf holes.
One other spot which gets an honourable mention is King and the Pawn, a game café. While game cafes are not new, we found this cosy spot both inviting and great for hangouts.
When it came to playgrounds, one location we were thrilled to see open this year was PLAYtopia at Our Tampines Hub. While the indoor playground is hardly very large, this playground inside the Tampines Regional Library – the first playground in a library – had been long-awaited and adds to the numerous play options for kids around Our Tampines Hub.
One of our favourite outdoor playgrounds, the crazy tilting train playground at Tiong Bahru Park, also reopened – just in time for the September school holidays.
2018 also saw the revamp of the Marina Barrage Water Playground. The new water playground is great for a spot of splashing fun.
A notable spot that also reopened this year was Marsiling Park. Formerly tarred with a seedy reputation, the park was also given a spruce up and now has three children’s playgrounds, including a butterfly-design one. With this update, Marsiling Park is now a family-friendly outdoor destination in the north.
Expanded Little Day Outings
This year, we were also happy to partner with many different organisations to bring fun and bonding experiences to families and our readers.
For Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we organised baking-themed Little Day Outings at Genius R Us where everyone got to put their cooking skills to the test.
Carrying on with the food theme, we also had fun learning about nutritional and healthy eating in a Creative Cooking Family Challenge presented by Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Learning was also central to our Little Day Outing to S.E.A. Aquarium for Ocean Fest! in June 2018. Participants got to increase their awareness of the need for marine conservation and being more eco-conscious.
June and July saw us go on an Urban Treasure Hunt organised together with Hua Language Centre.
We also had plenty of adventure around Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, including martial arts lessons, in an Amazing Race held together with Zhou Academic Studio in November.
Our popular Amazing Sandcastle Building Workshops with Castles Can Fly were also held during the June school holidays, providing families with fun bonding opportunities as they worked together to create impressive sandcastles.
Thank You, 2018
The last 12 months have been exciting times. The many new attractions that have opened in Singapore present even more options when it comes to fun things to do in Singapore.
Bring on 2019!