Family time may be essential, but so are date nights where it’s just you two parents hanging out! Finding pockets of time to bond with your other half becomes more difficult once you start a family, so it’s important that you fill it up with only activities you both enjoy.
That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of different things you can easily do in twos around Singapore, and the best part is they won’t take long to complete either — so you can still get home in time to tuck the kids into bed!
Enroll in a pottery class together at Urth & Phire and learn how to create ceramics out of clay. It’s a relaxing process that also encourages creativity, so you can both switch off for a couple of hours while having fun experimenting! To make the workshop date more meaningful, why don’t you both make something for each other? It’ll be a nice gift and lovely gesture because you’re creating something from scratch with your other half in mind.
Urth & Phire, 2 Pereira Rd, #05-02A 2ConnecTT@TS, Singapore 368024, +65 9770 4862, www.uppottery.com.sg
Remember the days when you’d rush to the arcade after school let out? Relive those memories with your other half at Fat Cat Arcade, where they’ve got a large variety of different games that you and bae can try out together! Some require you to collaborate while others pit the both of you against each other, but whichever games you choose you’re guaranteed to have a really fun time! Tickets can even be collected and exchanged for various presents at the end of your date.
Fat Cat Arcade, 313 Orchard Rd, #05 - 05, Singapore 238895, www.facebook.com/fatcatarcade
Indulge a little by watching a movie at one of Golden Village’s Gold Class cinemas. The seats are spacious and extra comfortable, perfect if you both need to rest your bodies during this well-deserved downtime. Don’t worry about getting hungry midway either, because meals can be ordered and eaten during the movie too. They’ll be sent straight to your seat, so get ready to be pampered without moving nor lifting a finger.
Golden Village, Various Locations, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gv.com.sg
If you’re going on your date in the daytime, we’d recommend having a meal at CANCHITA Peruvian Cuisine. It’s an experiential dining destination that serves traditional Peruvian cuisine and colourful interiors. The magnificent view outside also makes you feel like you’re seated in the middle of the Amazon forest, and the restaurant feels really spacious due to the floor-to-ceiling windows all around. You’ll not only be enjoying a satisfying meal but also get to enjoy the beautiful setting as well!
CANCHITA Peruvian Cuisine, Dempsey Rd, 9A 9B, Singapore 247698, +65 8028 1994, email@example.com, www.canchita.sg
We may not get to enjoy all four seasons in Singapore, but you can experience colder temperatures at Kallang Leisure Park’s ice-skating rink! There, both you and bae can enjoy skating on a superior ice surface with quality finishes — so do expect a stellar skating experience! If it’s your first time and you’re slightly nervous about skating in the rink, you can sign up for one of their courses and learn the basics from a qualified instructor first.
Kallang Ice World, 5 Stadium Walk, Level 3, Singapore 397693, +65 6348 1347, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leisurepark.com.sg/ice-skating
Did you know that Apple offers free creative classes in-store? There are a bunch of different classes you can choose from that teach you how to make fresh content using Apple products. If you and bae are into content creation and want to get inspired together, sign up for one (or a few!) of these sessions so you can learn some neat skills side by side. The date can even be extended by whipping out your Apple equipment after putting the kids to bed and working on a creative project together.
Apple, Various Locations, www.apple.com
Be transported back in time to the 1960s by taking a trip to Pulau Ubin! It’s a lovely and rather peaceful place to visit, and you and your other half can either take a slow walk around the island or hike up Puaka Hill. This date idea is perfect for couples who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a bit, and you can both even use this opportunity to take in the scenic views and snap some couple shots together.
Pulau Ubin, Via Bumboat At Changi Point Ferry Terminal, 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172, +65 6542 7944
Beat the heat with a cold dessert at Roji Monster Ice Cream! This popular dessert place in Taiwan made its way to Singapore earlier this year, and is most known for their customizable signature Monster Ice Cream. You can add a mix of traditional Japanese and local toppings to your dessert, so go crazy and create a dish that’ll give the both of you a sugar rush!
Roji Monster Ice Cream, 52 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088473, +65 6223 1023, www.facebook.com/RojiMonsterIceCreamSingapore
The best thing about going for a workshop at Tombalek is that the end product can be put to good use at home. If you’re both into cooking or are cheese enthusiasts, you can consider their Cheese And Chopping Board Making Class. If you want to make something for the kiddos, go for their Toy Making Class. At the end of the day, you’ll get to bring back a product that will have a meaningful place in your abode.
Tombalek, Blk B #10-22, 7 Mandai Link, Singapore 728653, +65 9732 5956, email@example.com, www.tombalek.com
There’s nothing better than a good ol’ bowling game during date night! Engage in a little friendly competition with bae and see who gets the highest score by the end of the night. K Bowling Club even has cosmic lights and groovy tunes to set the mood as you bowl! If you have some extra time to spare, you can also try your hand at darts and the claw machines available there.
K Bowling Club, 313 Orchard Road, #03-27, 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895, +65 9127 0313, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kbowlingclub.com
Art Jamming At Artisteaq, www.arteastiq.com
Stand Up Paddle at Sup Ventures, www.supventures.sg
Indoor Golf At Holey Moley, www.holeymoley.com.sg
Catch An Interesting Film At The Projector, www.theprojector.sg
Try Rock Climbing At Climb Central Singapore, www.climbcentral.sg
Attend A Jumping Fitness Class At Jumping Singapore, www.jumpingsingapore.com
Conquer A Treetop Obstacle At Forest Adventure, www.forestadventure.com.sg