While Paya Lebar may be known as the neighborhood where the airbase is located, you may be surprised to find out that there are also many shops, restaurants, and fun places for the kids to play. So take a stroll with Little Steps and discover Paya Lebar and its surroundings!
If you are in the mood for some tasty seafood then head to Goodyear Seafood Village Restaurant, which is a Chinese food stall style restaurant serving up traditional and affordable meals. Be sure to take a large group of family and friends here so you can order a selection of their famous dishes including the Assam fish head, salted egg fish skin, and their Bak Kut Teh (a pork rib dish cooked in broth). It does get quite busy, so be sure to book for dinner, especially if you want to sit in the air-conditioned area.
Goodyear Seafood Village Restaurant, 15 Tampines Ave, Singapore 529788, +65 9642 5800, good-year-seafood-village.business.site
If your little ones love climbing all over the furniture at home, then head to My Little Climbing Room so they can expend some of that energy in Singapore’s first indoor climbing playground made specifically for children! It is a great way for the kids to build confidence, gain strength, and balance. From normal climbing walls to obstacle courses and even an augmented reality climbing wall, the little ones will be sure to have fun!
If you are looking for a range of high-quality toys for your little one, then head to T For Toys. They sell local and international toys with a focus on those that are educational. From arts and crafts to activity sets, building blocks, puzzles, costumes, and wooden toys, your kids will be sure to find something they love. And if you can’t make it to the store in person, you can order toys online for home delivery!
Refuel Cafe is a great place to stop by if you are in the mood for brunch, lunch, or even dinner. The food here is tasty and the ingredients are nice and fresh. With a large range of food options, you are sure to find something to suit everyone’s tastes, whether it is waffles, a hearty bowl of pasta, or just a refreshing drink.
If you are looking for somewhere fun to take the kids to expend some of that pent up energy, then look no further than Bouncing Kids Pte Ltd which is an indoor playground for children. With a range of tunnels, mazes, slides, balance beams, swings, and even a ball pit to play in, the kids will be sure to have a fun time! Bouncing Kids Pte Ltd even have birthday party packages and a cafe on-site, and is suitable for kids ages 1 to 12.
If you can’t get your kids' noses out from behind their screens, then at least get them to do something productive and enroll them in a coding class with Computhink. Suitable for ages 6 to 16, Computhink runs weekly kids scratch and python coding classes for beginners through to advanced programmers. Computhink makes learning coding fun as kids get to create their own games, while also learning to become logical thinkers.
Note: In-person classes are suspended until 2021, and all classes will be held online until then.
Located next to the Paya Lebar airbase, The Air Force Museum is an interactive way for the kids to learn about the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). With hands-on exhibits, role-playing games, and an extensive outdoor display of jets and missiles, your little ones will be sure to have a fun and educational experience. And the great thing is admission is free!
Note: The Airforce Museum is currently closed due to scheduled maintenance. The reopening date is TBD.
If you are looking for a way to change up your exercise routine, then check out the classes at Dream Dance And Yoga. Offering a variety of yoga classes: yin, aerial, and yoga wheel, as well as belly dancing classes, you will be fit in no time. And Dream Dance And Yoga isn’t just for the adults, check out their fun “Mother and Child” Bellydancing class!
Imagine the exhilarating feeling of flying through the air amongst the treetops in Singapore! You can do this and more at Forest Adventure. Forest Adventure is an adventure park that has over 40 obstacles and 3 giant zip lines, where you can test your balance, strength, and bravery! With three different courses (grand course, junior course, and kids course) this place is fun for both kids and adults.
With over 70 cooked food stalls and a wet market, Haig Road Market & Food Centre is the place to visit if you are after tasty and authentic local food. With a variety of dishes from soups, to noodles, clay pot, Malaysian and Indian curries, to shaved ice desserts and freshly squeezed juices, this place is vibrant and the great thing is it is a really affordable food option for a family outing.
Haig Road Market & Food Centre, 14 Haig Rd, Singapore 430014
City Plaza may not be the flashiest of the malls in Singapore, but it is a place where you can pick up some fantastic bargains. Selling items such as pre-loved clothes, vintage toys, and traditional costumes, it is a great place to browse and to find some one-off items. City plaza also has a range of places to eat, and an array of beauty services (think: hair and eyebrows) that won’t break the bank.
City Plaza, 810 Geylang Rd, Singapore 409286
If you are looking for somewhere that has great dining and shopping options then check out Paya Lebar Quarter. This is a flashy new mall, urban, and business space with an indoor and even a little outdoor playground to boot. The mall has over 200 shops with beauty, health, fashion and food (to name a few). There is also a big square that hosts a variety of events, has a range of alfresco dining options, and an outdoor water fountain that the kids will love.
Paya Lebar Quarter, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057, www.payalebarquarter.com
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