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June 2018

Top 10 Places to Bring the Kids for Dad Dates!

Looking to spend more quality time with the kids? Here’s our selection of the 10 best Singapore destinations for Dad Dates!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, you may be feeling more resolved than ever to spend quality time with the kids. While family fundays are common, how about some one-on-one Dad time with the Kiddos instead?


The best part? Dad Dates don’t have to be boring trips to the neighbourhood mall. Here’s our selection of 10 places where you can remind your little ones why Dad’s the hero and have fun, too!

1. Wave House


Have you always wanted to ride the waves? Then head over to Wave House, located on the sandy beaches of Sentosa Island. While Singapore’s the perfect tropical island, we rarely see waves that are great for surfing. That’s where Wave House comes in. With The FlowBarrel, you’ll be able to show Junior how to ride 10-foot waves! Surfing amateurs need not fear – the ride’s surface is designed to absorb impact – so you can battle the waves without worry.

Once you’re all wiped out from the fun, head over to the restaurant for a well-deserved meal with the kids. Sit back, relax, and soak in the sun with colourful mocktails, large pizzas, and all kinds of kid-friendly finger food.

Where 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007
When 12pm – 9pm (Mondays to Fridays) & 11am – 9pm (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays)
Cost From $30 per 30-minute session for The FlowBarrel
Web Click here

2. Pulau Ubin


Are you an adventure seeker? If your answer is “yes”, then there’s no better place than Pulau Ubin. Gather the Kiddos, pack your bags, and head over to one of Singapore’s unspoilt islands. If it’s the kids’ first time in Pulau Ubin, lead them on an exploration to Chek Jawa. It’s a great location to teach your little ones about nature, as many ecosystems can be found within its small area. If your mini-mes aren’t so little anymore, take on the challenge of Coastal Hill Forest. Take a hike up the hill overlooking Chek Jawa, and keep your eye out for plants and animals that aren’t commonly found on Mainland Singapore.

If you’d prefer leaving the teaching up to the experts, then opt for free guided tours of the island. There are guided walks available along Chek Jawa intertidal, Chek Jawa boardwalk, and even a Kampung Tour. Find out more about the guided tours here.

Where Pulau Ubin
When 5.30am – 9pm daily (Changi Point Ferry Terminal)
Cost Free
Web Click here

3. Xcape Funtasy


Nothing breeds teamwork like an escape room! If it’s been a while since you’ve spent quality time with the kids, an escape room is the perfect opportunity to bond with them. We love Xcape Singapore’s Kungfu Panda X – The Return of Tai Lung. While some escape room games may be too frightening for younger audiences, we’re sure the kids will have a blast solving mysteries with Po. Work together to stop Tai Lung, stronger than ever, from seeking revenge and stealing the Wuxi Finger Hold. Plus, you never know, the kids may end up surprising you with their investigative prowess instead!

Where Bugis Village, 152B Rochor Road, Singapore 188427
When 11am – 10.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays) & 11am – 11.45pm (Fridays to Saturdays)
Cost From $22 per participant
Web Click here

(See also: Unleash Your Creativity at Children’s Festival 2018: Small Big Dreamers at the National Gallery Singapore)

4. Universal Studios Singapore


If you and the kids are thrill seekers, there’s only one place in Singapore to get your fix! Universal Studios Singapore is the best destination for adventurous Dads and kids alike. If your tummy doesn’t churn at the idea of jaw-dropping heights, then strap on and take on Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs. CYLON. Fans of Jurassic Park can also look forward to trying the new Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ride, inspired by the movie!

For younger children, Dads can skip the rides and spend more time on the myriad of shows offered at the theme park. From Elmo’s TV Time, Shrek’s 4D Adventure, and the Lake Hollywood Spectacular firework show, there’s something for every child (and Dad)!

Last but not least, Dads and Kiddos can stuff their faces with the wide variety of food offered within the theme park. From burgers at Mel’s Drive In, to cheesy pizzas at Loui’s NY Pizza Parlor and must-try yoghurt soft-serve at Stardots, you’ll never go hungry.

Where 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
When 10am – 6pm daily
Cost From $56 per child (ages 4 – 12) & $76 per adult (ages 13 – 59)
Web Click here

5. Adventure Cove Waterpark


With the afternoons reaching 35 degrees in Singapore, there’s no better time to cool off in the water. Gather the kids and make your way to Adventure Cove Waterpark for some summer fun! Here, you’ll be able to spend time with Junior and Bub through thrilling rides, as well as encounter marine life together. If you’re up for it, challenge yourselves with high-speed water slides and race each other on the Dueling Racer!

If you prefer to relax, grab a tube and drift lazily along the Adventure River. Remember to stop in the underwater tunnel and take in the marine life swimming around you. For Dads and children who love marine life, don’t miss out on the Rainbow Reef. Watch in wonder as you snorkel amongst 20,000 friendly fish! The Ray Bay is also an epic opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with dozens of sting rays.

Where 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
When 10am – 6pm daily
Cost From $30 per child (ages 4 – 12) & $38 per adult (ages 13 – 59)
Web Click here

6. Clip ‘n Climb


Clip ‘n Climb is an action-packed climbing theme park created for fun-seeking climbers of all ages! Try your hand at the 19 exciting and colourful climbing challenges within the theme park. Dads can take on the more difficult – and higher – climbing walls, while the kids can challenge themselves to more age-appropriate walls.

Not only is this climbing theme park thrilling, it’s also safe! The introduction of the TruBlue Automatic Belay system promises climbers a safe descent to the ground. Clip ‘n Climb also promotes bonding between parents and children as they conquer climbing challenges together. Nothing says “Dad’s my hero!” than watching him scale great heights.

Where HomeTeamNS Tampines, 1 Tampines Walk, #03-03 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523
When 12pm – 9pm (Mondays* to Thursdays), *2pm – 9pm (First Monday of the month), 10am – 11pm (Fridays, Saturdays & Eve of Public Holidays) & 10am – 9pm (Sundays & Public Holidays)
Cost From $25 per participant
Web Click here

(See also: Avengers Assemble! All You Need to Know About Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes at the ArtScience Museum)

7. AMPED Trampoline Park


Trampoline parks are all the rage these days. And what could be more fun than spending an afternoon bouncing up and down with the Kiddos? AMPED Trampoline Park features 35 inter-connected trampolines for hours of fun! Dads can challenge Junior at a game of basketball at the Slam Dunk Zone – may we suggest the winner gets an ice-cream? Don’t slip and fall off the beam at the Gladiator Zone – where Dads and their little ones can battle it out. Our favourite? The Foam Pit, where you can take a deep dive into a pool full of foam!

Extra-adventurous Dads can challenge themselves to the Ninja Warrior Course, too. We promise the kids will be wide-eyed in awe. What’re you waiting for? Book an afternoon at AMPED Trampoline Park for some bouncing bonding time!

Where #02-11, 46 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239351 (River Valley Outlet) & Yo:Ha (Level 2 Sports Hall), 200 Jurong East Avenue 1, Singapore 609789 (Jurong East Outlet)
When 10am – 7pm (Mondays), 10am – 10pm (Tuesdays to Fridays), 9am – 10pm (Saturdays) & 9am – 9pm (Sundays)
Cost From $12 per hour
Web Click here

8. The Karting Arena


Do you and the children have a need for speed? The Karting Arena is the perfect destination for all speed fanatics! Buckle up and get ready to fun kart on Singapore’s first electric go kart track. These electric-powered karts are perfect for the little ones – as they’ve superior acceleration and are built on a lighter race chassis for better handling.

Race each other in the arena with no worry! Each kart has even weight distribution, electronic speed control, and emergency shut down features, ensuring a fun, fast, safe racing experience. Who will take the crown? Our bet’s on Dad.

Note: Drivers must be aged 9 or older, and be at least 140cm tall.

Where #01-01B, 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, South Car Park, Singapore 287994
When 10am – 10pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Cost From $30 per child (ages 9 – 16) & $38 per adult (off-peak)
Web Click here

9. The Cage


How better to bond with Dad than and old-fashioned game of football? While we’re in the thick of World Cup season, we bet football fever is at an all-time high. Let the kids run around the pitch and practice their techniques, while Dad can play coach and show off his skills! Fancy a little bet? Try a penalty shootout with Junior and Bub. In this hot weather, the winner will love a popsicle or ice-cold drink.

If you prefer to work together, then make it a playdate at the cage! Dads can team up with their little ones as they take on another family’s team. We’re sure this will help the Kiddos bond with their Dads instantly.

Where 38 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399635 (Kallang Outlet) & 220 Turf Club Road, Singapore 288001 (Turf Club Outlet)
When Open 24 hours daily
Cost From $35 per hour
Web Click here

(See also: Father’s Day 2018: Surprise Dad with 28 Brilliant Buffets, Exciting Events and More)

10. LaserOPS


Do the kids often team up with you while playing video games at home? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to bring the fantasy to reality at LaserOPS. This state-of-the-art Indoor Laser Tag arena promises adrenaline-pumping fun and challenge! With 5,500 square feet of arena and up to 35 different games, there’s something for every skill level and age.

Battle each other while navigating through a maze, or work together to shoot down opponents! Dads can hone their team of Kiddos and battle skills in tactical games with others, or simply just have an exhilarating shootout. We also love how LaserOPS is completely indoors – which means no unpredictable rain or unbearable heat can stop the fun!

Where 60A Orchard Road, #B1-04/05/06 The Atrium @ Orchard, Singapore 238890
When 12pm – 9pm (Sundays to Thursdays) & 11am – 11pm (Fridays & Saturdays)
Cost From $15 per participant
Web Click here

That’s our selection of the top 10 destinations for Dad Dates with the kids! It’s so important to spend time with those precious to us. Time passes more quickly than we think, and before we know it, our children will be all grown up. There’s no better time than the present to indulge in fun, games, and a whole lot of bonding with the little ones!

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