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Unique New Things To Do With Kids In Singapore

What To Do, See, And Watch In The New Year!

Check out the latest scoop on new, unique, and fun things to do with kids in Singapore.

Before you know it, we’re already into the first quarter of 2021! With several Covid restrictions being lifted further, it’s time to start making plans to meet up with family and friends. Whether it’s a new outdoor playground, nature trail, or latest café, Little Steps has narrowed down the highlights as we zoom ahead into mid-year!

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    Trending Family-Friendly Activities In 2021

    Make your free time count with the family by heading down to these new activity spots in Singapore. You and the little ones will be spoilt for choice, with just how many options there are!

    1. Singapore’s tallest outdoor play at the former Big Splash at East Coast Park is open! Boasting 4.5 hectares of several play areas catering to different age groups, this much-anticipated outdoor play area boasts magnificent slides, a water park with water jets and wading pools, plus a nature play garden for the younger ones! More information on Coastal PlayGrove HERE!
    2. For a taste of the sun, sand, and sea, head down to the oh-so-popular HydroDash at Sentosa. The floating water park includes 4 zones, each with different activities and challenges that will have you experiencing thrills and spills in no time!
    3. Giant slides, rock climbing, playground platforms – they’re all found at the new Adventure HQ @ HomeTeamNS Khatib. The fun doesn’t even end there, because more features will be opening in 2021, such as the giant roll glider that is suitable for both kids and adults.
    4. Arcades are the fastest form of escape into a world of fun, so bring the kids over to the newly renovated Timezone at Westgate - it’s the largest in Singapore! On top of the standard gaming machines, there are also bowling alleys and themed rooms to host birthday parties!
  • New Restaurants And Cafes In 2021

    Singapore is a food haven, so it’s really no surprise that there is a bevy of new cafes and restaurants popping up on our shores every month. No matter what the occasion, see where to make reservations for your brunch,  lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches!

    1. Neptune - The same folks behind Atlas, Lunar, and Columbus Coffee Co. have spread their influence to the East with their latest resto, Neptune. Serving up Japanese-inspired fare, this café is decked out in a zen-like outfit with green tiles and pretty wood finishings. Check out the hot fav Big in Japan which costs SG$16.90, and comes with grana panado scone with 3 different condiments served on its side: yuzu jam, honey mascarpone, and cold shrimp & salmon in dill sauce. Delicious!
    2. Overrice – This new halal eatery has been racking up rave reviews, and for good reason. They serve Mediterranean rice bowls with plenty of options like chicken (SG$9.90), beef (SG$10.90), and falafel (SG$9.90). Their eatery is also modeled with New York influences – worth checking out!
    3. Spuds – If there’s one food item kids and adults can both agree on, it’s fries! Spuds specializes in different, unique fries flavors, such as chili crab and pizza. They also have churros for those looking to have a sweet treat and a Unicorn Rainbow Nacho Cheese option that will excite the little ones.
    4. East Coast Commune – Eastsiders have a brand new café to visit for good food and gorgeous interior décor. Perfect for weekend brunches, their menu of delights like Big Breakfast (SG$14) will help start your day right. With the number of greenery in the dining area, it’s also great to take photos at!
    5. Guilt – For a real guilty pleasure, visit Guilt. The cookie bar is located at Arab Street, bursting with creations cheekily named after pop culture, like Fifty Shades Of Grey, an Earl Grey vanilla cookie, and Kaya Jenner, a kaya cheesecake!
    6. Haute & Cauld – Desserts are always welcome, and a new ice cream joint is none other than Haute & Cauld. Besides its clever name, get impressed by mouth-watering flavors like Pistachio Thai Milk tea and Crème Brulee. The ice cream and waffles combos start from SG$12, great for sharing.
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    Top Family-Friendly Events In 2021

    A new year signifies new family-friendly events to look forward to! From museum exhibitions to sports competitions and even boarding an old-school train, here’s how you can spend your weekends and free days with your little one.

    1. Bring the kids along for a fun day out at Otah and Friends, Singapore’s first otter-themed experience! They can roam around the colorful playrooms for 45 minutes, play hide-and-seek with Otah the otter, and take plenty of pictures. Tickets start from SG$15. Now - April 4, 2021.
    2. Walk through the torii gates and enter a Japanese landscape to admire the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, this season at Gardens by the Bay. Adding kawaii vibes to the hanami or flower viewing tradition is Hello Kitty, who is making a special appearance at the Flower Dome for the first time ever! Now - April 11, 2021.
    3. Changi Airport presents an immersive experience of Times Square-inspired world of Hershey’s Chocolate at Terminal 3 (T3) Basement 2! Customize a Hershey’s Bucket of Happiness (SG$9.90) and fill with Hershey’s Reese’s and Hershey’s Kisses chocolates, including three new-to-Changi flavors — Hershey’s Kisses filled with yogurt, strawberry, and hazelnut. Now - May 3, 2021.
    4. Say Aloha and uncover fun facts about some of these inhabitants in the ecosystem, such as the raccoon butterflyfish, yellow tang, slingjaw wrasse, and the aquarium’s iconic manta rays, all while spotting special tiki totem icons on the Tropical Trail. Expect the unexpected at the S.E.A Aquarium! Now - June 11, 2021.
    5. All aboard The Orient Express! This pop-up attraction is now open at Gardens by the Bay, with tickets starting from SG$25. You’ll get to explore an old-school train carriage, look at cool artifacts and get a history lesson too! Now - June 13, 2021.
    6. To get a little more in touch with the Singaporean heritage, visit the Singapo人 permanent exhibition at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. There are interactive games, multiple zones, and visually engaging setups for all ages!
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    Birthday Party News Singapore

    Throwing huge birthday parties are a thing of the past for now due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate your little one’s big day! Here are some ideas and tips to take note of when planning a birthday party this coming year.

    1. If you want to invite more than 8 friends, then a virtual party is the way to go. Fizazzle is a party specialist that organizes celebrations over Zoom, complete with decorations and party packs individually sent to guests with themes like Lego and Harry Potter. 
    1. For live parties to have fun together in real life, Jelly Bean Party has a host of activities you can choose from, including bouncy castle rentals, magic shows, and slime making workshops. With the latest TikTok craze, you can also choose a dance party option for your kiddo’s birthday!
    1. If you haven’t made positive changes towards sustainability yet, then 2021 is the year to do so. From cakes to decorations, there are plenty of ways to plan a more eco-friendly birthday celebration and do your part to save our planet.
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    Pregnancy News In Singapore

    Becoming a new parent in 2021? With the wealth of resources available to guide you through your pregnancy and ensure you have a smooth journey as a first-timer, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Little Steps has rounded up some of the most important things to take note of.

    1. Germs are a big no-no, especially with the ongoing pandemic. Arm yourself, and your baby, with a UV Sterilizer from Lollababy to ensure your milk bottles are safe and clean. Not only can the device fit up to 9 milk bottles, but it can also sterilize toys and accessories!
    2. For a smooth pregnancy journey, consult Mother and Child for their range of services available, ranging from prenatal to postnatal. Whether it’s prenatal yoga to reduce your stress levels or getting your breastfeeding concerns answered, they’ll have your back to ensure you transition into your role as a new parent with ease.
    3. Good news if you’re giving birth sometime in 2021! The government has announced a one-off Baby Support Grant of SG$3000 for all newborns from now until September 30, 2021, to help parents cope with the demands of raising children during the pandemic. Additionally, Mothercare is extending VIP membership discounts to all Singaporeans giving birth in 2021 so parents can save more for their shopping!
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    New Family-Friendly Hotels In Singapore

    Plan your staycations and treat you and the family to some rest and relaxation with these new and upcoming hotels in Singapore. With traveling most likely not happening any time soon, these will be the next best thing!

    1. The Clan Singapore - An elegant, high-rise hotel located centrally in the Central Business District, The Clan combines a touch of history combined with modernity, as the hotel has subtle influences of its Oriental heritage while featuring modern amenities like a sky pool on level 30 as well as a spacious gym.
    2. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore – Located in east Singapore is the newly opened Dusit Thani Laguna resort. Dads will love it here since there are two golf courses on-site, while mom and the kids can soak in the huge swimming pools or relax with a spa treatment. Best part? It’s close to Jewel Changi as well, so you can easily visit for shopping and dining.
    3. Ink Hotel Singapore – Hailing from Melbourne, Ink Hotel is set to make its Singapore debut come 2021. Already a success among youths in Australia, the hotel will focus on being eco-friendly with reusable amenities, a funky interior design worthy of Instagram, and affordable rates.
    4. PARKROYAL Marina Bay – Most recently opened partially in December 2020, the new year will see PARKROYAL Marina Bay offering all of their room categories by May. Expect family rooms, a garden theme interior, and spectacular views of Gardens by the Bay.
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    After School Activities in Singapore

    Beyond education in school, there are new and exciting programs to sign your little one up for so they can expand their knowledge and skills. Find out more about what classes to consider in Singapore.

    1. OWIS Chinese-English Bilingual Program – To help students aged 6 to 11 hone their language skills in both English and Chinese, this program includes lessons taught in both languages. Some topics covered include Art and Physical Education.
    2. Krystal Charm – Respect and manners are taught from a young age. To get an expert to impart lifelong traits, Krystal Charm provides courses for kids aged anywhere from 4 to 19 years old.
    3. Maddspace Dance Program – If your kid likes to move it, move it, they can show off their dance moves at Maddspace! They have classes specialized in K-Pop, ballet, hip-hop, and more for kids as young as 3 years old.
    4. heART Studio – Art jamming is popular among adults, but kids can join in the fun too. heART Studio provides a program that not only trains their creativity through art but also other skills like problem-solving and communication.
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    New Kids Shops In Singapore

    From toys to books, we can never get enough of things to buy for our kids. Little Steps narrows down some stores you can check out for your next shopping spree!

    1. The Better Toy Store – Boasting award-winning, top quality, and sustainable toys, you’ll definitely find something perfect for your child here. There are always new products added daily, and even free shipping and gift wrapping for purchases above SG$100!
    2. Trunki ToddlePak – Never have the fear of losing your kiddo again with the help of these safety reins. They come in quirky animal designs and adjustable straps so children will be more willing to put them on. The next time you visit the park or mall, you can be assured that they won’t wander off anymore!
    3. Decathlon Orchard – Decathlon is fast taking as our favorite shopping haunt! With their latest outlet at The Centrepoint, it’s even more convenient to shop for all our sporting needs. Kids will love the robots at this outlet, while parents can make use of the VR headset to get a “camping” experience.
  • New Walking And Cycling Routes Singapore

    With new routes in Singapore for families to walk and cycle through, there’s no better time to explore our island! Instead of the usual MacRitchie Treetop Walk and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, consider these trails instead for your next family day out.

      1. Rail Corridor (Central) – Spanning about 4km, a stretch of the Rail Corridor, called the Rail Corridor (Central) is now open and features both nature and heritage. The stretch now has 8 designated access points for the public, including 2 that are wheelchair-accessible.
      2. Changi Jurassic Mile – Choose to explore Singapore’s very own Jurassic Park by foot or on wheels when you trek or cycle through these new installations. The 3.5km path also connects you between East Coast Park and Changi Airport!
      3. Bukit Batok Nature Park – For a leisurely walk suitable for the whole family, head here. The walking route is right next to peaceful waters and there’s also a playground where kids can enjoy to their heart’s content.
      4. Kranji Marshes – If your kids love wildlife, take them to visit Kranji Marshes, where various species of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies call home. Not only can you do a walk, but you can also head up the Raptor Tower to try to spot even more amazing animals.
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    Movies In 2021

    Got your TraceTogether tokens or downloaded the app? If yes, you and the little ones are all set to visit the big screens! From cartoons to superhero blockbusters, here’s all the family-friendly flicks you can expect to book tickets for.

    1. Black Widow(April 29, 2021)
    2. Cruella (June 3, 2021)
    3. Minions: The Rise Of Gru(June 24, 2021)
    4. Peter Rabbit 2 (July 2021)
    5. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings(July 8, 2021)
    6. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (November 2021)
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