Bite-Sized Parenting: Staying Active As A Family – Ideas & How To Do So

Bite-Sized Parenting: Staying Active As A Family – Ideas & How To Do So
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We all experience much inertia as a family sometimes to move and lead a more active lifestyle. Who is usually drawn to the couch and screen? Hands up if you wish to have fun with your kids while staying active as a family!

Here are eight activities to try! Getting fit together means growing stronger together!


Ideas on How To Stay Active as a Family

1. Walk in the Park

The simplest and the most straightforward activity for staying active as a family is to head to the park and take a walk together with the family. Choose a park – whether it’s the one nearby or one where you have never visited, clocking steps together can help in fitness and in strengthening relationships. Parks we recommend include Thomson Nature Park for its Hainanese village ruins, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Botanic Gardens.


2. Climb Up a Wall

Climb Up a Wall


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Time to drive everyone up the wall! We mean scale the wall as a family of course.

Climbing at gyms such as Ground Up Climbing is a fun family affair. There are beginner routes and family members can cheer one another on. Usually, children end up cheering their parents on, especially those with a fear of heights. Parents can also support their children when belaying is required! Prefer bouldering? There are also bouldering walls to try plus a children’s play area!


3. Cycle, Scoot, Rollerblade

Cycle, Scoot, Rollerblade

Pick your choice of wheels and head out exploring either on a bicycle, a kick scooter or inline skates!

One popular route to take is the Marina Bay area, Sentosa and Punggol-East Coast.


4. Jump at a Trampoline Park

One easy way to get hearts pumping is to head to a trampoline park! All you need are socks and energy to bounce your hearts out!


5. Head to an Obstacle Course or High Elements Rope Course

Head to an Obstacle Course or High Elements Rope Course

Conquer your fears as a family! Head to a High Elements Rope Course such as Adventure HQ, Houbii at Singapore Zoo, Forest Adventure, Mega Adventure, Clip N Climb and more! Playgrounds such as SuperPark and Xcap8 are perfect for families too.


6. Water Park Time

How about cooling off in the heat and having fun at the water park? Spots like Adventure Cove and Wild Wild Wet, Hydrodash or even water play areas at Kallang, Singapore Zoo and Toa Payoh are great fun!


7. Play a Sport Together

Active SG Singapore frequently holds activities for the whole family. Check this site for the latest family-centric events, which are free to join! Alternatively, how about choosing a sport you used to play in your younger days (ahem) and teaching it to your children? Book the required sport facility, get ready the equipment and viola – the sport becomes a special family ritual!


8. Find Your Tribe

Sometimes, we all need a little peer pressure to get started on something. Find your tribe and join a club so the like-minded community can get your family off to an active start. It could be a running club, or a cycling group or even a hiking enthusiasts’ community. Join an existing group so everyone is encouraged to participate in the activity together!

For instance, Fit Mummy Nation organises activities for mums and their children. Mums eager to lead a more active lifestyle can also join in the mums-centric activities, apart from the family events.


Get Stronger, in Relationships and in Physique

We hope these ideas will help your family get moving together with the ultimate goal of enjoying one another’s company! Wishing you much strength not just in physique but stronger bonds amongst your loved ones.


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