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