With the International Women’s Day approaching (March 8), we have been thinking about how to offer little women the adventure their hearts yearn for! Dressing up and ponies are nice and all, but some hands-on, challenging fun is what helps girls realize their strength and empowers them to find their unique place on the spectrum between princess and rebel! Our Top 10 Singapore Adventures for Rebel Girls are perfect spots for exploring their capacity for adventure, so let’s see what exactly Singapore offers to those who seek it…
Forget about mermaids and step onto a wakeboard for some real lagoon action! The Singapore Wake Park is a perfect place to take your little rebel to for a day of learning a new, unbelievably awesome sport and enjoying the sun in this insane playground for kids and adults. After you and your girl try out the beginner-and-child-friendly systems, you can both feast your eyes on the action happening at the full-size cable while you enjoy the breeze in the Park's Coastal Rhythm café and restaurant and literally feast on their generous portions of freshly prepared food. Make sure to check availability, rates, and promos, like the 1-for-1 Lady Power Thursdays!!!
The Yard is Singapore's premier acrobatics and urban sports facility and a perfect place for your little daredevil to discover or work on her superpowers. The Yard's offer is wildly comprehensive and includes programs for all ages and levels. We love their holiday gymnastics, freestyle and trampoline camps, as well as their regular recreational gymnastics programs, but keep an eye on upcoming events and the rest of their offer too! They are highly qualified experts who take your kid's abilities, development and athletic future very seriously, all the while having in mind that they are a ball of energy and that movement is first and foremost fun and liberating!
Give your little spider lady the chance to taste the adventure by taking her to one of Singapore's many climbing spots, developing her sensory, problem-solving and motor skills, as well as creativity, focus and mental persistence along the way! The Rock School offers diverse indoor and outdoor climbing programs especially for kiddos which always pair the act of climbing with games and exploration (sometimes even costumes and partying too!). They are also organizing their first Adventure Camp which takes place this March! Climb Central is another amazing facility packed with developmental and fun activities for kids and families and special guided programs for everyone. Another gem is HomeTeamNS, a non-profit association that celebrates the Singapore Police Force and Civil Defence Force by setting up amazing sports and social activities venues. Though they offer far more than climbing, their Clip ‘n Climb theme park is an all-inclusive no-age-limit gem packed with climbing challenges! Kinetics has a Rugrats and Junior Climbing Team which emphasize peer support and equipping kids for competitive climbing (or just enjoying themselves in the healthiest of ways). See what suits your little rebel best and watch her as a mountain and then the sky take the top of the climbing wall's place as the limit!
The Rock School, Bedok Community Centre, 850 New Upper Changi Rd, 01-06, Singapore 467352, +65 6242 2106, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore 529649, email@example.com, www.therockschool.sg
Kinetics Climbing, 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore, +65 6291 5045, www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg
If you have a lover of the seas and adventure on your hands and playing pirates just don't do it anymore, why not teach her how to become the captain of her own ship (sort of - don't worry, chasing the horizon will have to wait)? There are a lot of opportunities for smooth sailing in Singapore. Singaporean sailing programs and courses teach little sailoresses the basics of sea(wo)manship, including basic sailing techniques and theory, boat handling, rope work, the physics behind sailing, all the while working as a team, deepening their love and respect for nature and developing leadership skills!
Sailing in Singapore, Click here for more information
Skateboarding. A means of transport, an art form, a sport - and undoubtedly a means of empowerment! Singapore offers plenty of skate parks for beginners to get to know their boards, safely work on their balance, practice tricks and meet other cool little peeps. Though a persistent little skating lady will undoubtedly eventually venture into the streets of the city and whizz from one hangout to another like the little rebel she is, for the beginning you should keep the little energy monster restrained within the confines of one of Singapore's well-equipped skate parks.
Skating in Singapore, Click here for more information
While we are on the subject of awesome means transportation, parkour has to be the ultimate one! With nothing to use but your own body and mind, you learn to navigate complex environments and overcome unpredictable physical (and mental!) obstacles. Talk about empowerment. Parkour is a mix of a bunch of different activities like climbing, jumping, swinging and rolling, to name a few, with a few martial arts thrown in the mix as well. This may seem a bit extreme, but Singapore has just the team to set the groundwork for transforming what you see as a fragile little girl into what you will see as nothing less than a superheroine. Superfly Monkey Dragons Parkour Academy will make sure that she learns in a completely safe and supportive environment and gets to know her limits, as well as her capabilities!
Superfly Monkey Dragons Parkour Academy, Click here for more information
If your little girl feels an unquenchable need for speed or simply wants to try what it's like to steer the wheel herself, we have just the place where she can try it out without safety concerns - and in good company. The Karting Arena has a special, discounted price for kids aged 9-16 and offers special birthday packages for the age group too! Check their availability and get your little rebel ready for an exhilarating ride!
If your little rebel is an adventure seeker and just playgrounds aren't enough to release all of her energy, why not take her to the enchanting island of Sentosa where there's a Mega Adventure in store for both of you and the entire family. The adventure park is heaven for little and big adrenaline-loving adventurers with its MegaZip, MegaClimb and MegaJump. You may need to restrain your little rebel from going on these, depending on her age. However, if all else fails, there is the MegaBounce, a dynamic bungee assisted trampoline perfect for doing wild acrobatics and enjoying the view while jumping up to 8 meters high! This is bound to keep her occupied while you zip line through the jungle. Or did she get the adventure genes from the other parent?
Mega Adventure, 10A Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099008, +65 3163 4394, www.sg.megaadventure.com
What better way to conclude this roundup than with the Singapore Sports Hub that welcomes all sports fans to watch, play and support sport! We will take a not-so-wild guess and say that your little rebel would be most interested in their fun activities. We already covered their Climb Central meant for little climbers from the age of fun five, so let's see what else they've got. There's a Splash-n-Surf water park with a variety of attractions for those who like to do fun wet, Shimano Cycling World for those who like to do fun on wheels and learn along the way, different kids dance classes for little rebels with a sense of rhythm (or without it - there's more fun in imperfection anyway) and some community fun for those who like to do fun in groups! These include another skate park and a well-equipped playground, which may sound pretty dull after all this, but may be just what your girl needs. Finally, if your little one is 8, you are in for a surprise!
Singapore Sports Hub, +65 6653 8900, www.sportshub.com.sg
Skate Park & Playground, www.sportshub.com.sg/more-fun
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