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10 exciting and affordable parent-child courses to try out this June holidays

People's Association Parent Child courses - June school holidays
Learning a new skill together is a fun way to bond for parents and children. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Today’s community centres (CCs) offer a wide variety of innovative and up-to-date courses. Many CCs also offer parent-child activities where parents and children can learn a new skill and spend quality time together.

If you are looking for activities to do with your children this June school holidays, here are 10 parent-child courses you should definitely check out.

1. Strut The Runway With Mum And Dad!

In this course, you and your child will learn the basics of modelling and secret tips to looking great from all angles. As both of you develop confidence, you may even start strutting like top models! If your child has a knack for performing and enjoys putting up dances or modelling new clothes for relatives to see, this is the perfect course to join with him or her.

Date: May 30, 2017, Tuesday
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Woodlands Galaxy CC
Course Fees: $40/pair (M) $50/pair (NM)
Register here

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2. Junior Handyman Workshop

In today’s use-and-throw culture, simple repair skills are sorely needed. In this handyman workshop, you and your child will be introduced to the world of D.I.Y. As you make a door signage together, learn about common hand tools and important safety techniques. Do note that for this course, participating children must be between 9 to 12 years old. This course is co-created with Home-Fix D.I.Y Pte Ltd.

Date: June 1, 2017, Thursday
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Boon Lay CC
Course Fees: $70/pair (M) $80/pair (NM)
Register here

3. Superfit. Family Mega Workshop

People's Association Parent Child course - SuperFit.Fam
Get fit and fabulous as a family. PHOTO: ISTOCK

In this workshop, learn core strengthening exercises that incorporate simple cross-fit elements you can do as a family. Cross-fit uses various exercises to build up different muscle groups. Join us with your child and get fit and fabulous as a family.

Date: June 3, 2017, Saturday
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Ci Yuan CC
Course Fees: $5/pair (M) $7/pair (NM)
Register here

4. Fun For The Family! – Hot Glue Crafts

This course will surely appeal to the crafty types. With some hot glue, create different kinds of art such as key chains, hair clips and photo frames together with your child.

Date: June 8, 2017, Thursday
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Cheng San CC
Course Fees: $14/pair (M) $24/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $4
Register here

5. Grow Your Own Organic Herbs & Spices

People's Association Parent Child course - Grow your own organic herbs and spices
Learn how to grow and consume your own fresh herbs. PHOTO: ISTOCK

Urban farming is growing in popularity in our little city-state. There is simply joy in growing and consuming your own fresh herbs. In this course, you and your child will learn about the popular herbs available in Singapore, their benefits and how to use them in herbal remedies and cooking.

Date: June 13, 2017, Tuesday
Time: 2pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Bukit Batok CC
Course Fees: $43/pair (M) $48/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $12
Register here

6. Be A First Aider

Does your child aspire to save lives when they grow up? Encourage his or her aspiration by signing up together for this course. It covers basic first aid skills so that everyone can be prepared to deal with accidents that may happen at home. This interactive and practical session will teach you how to conduct emergency care and prevent common injuries.

Date: June 14, 2017, Wednesday
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Toa Payoh South CC
Course Fees: $30/pair (M) $40/pair (NM)
Register here

7. Time Traveller With Daddy At Dinosaurs Land

Have a child who adores dinosaurs? Then this is the course for you. Together with your child, travel to the land of dinosaurs through role-play, speech and drama, and crafting. Not only will you and your child learn about the world of dinosaurs through educational play, you will also go home with handicrafts of time-travelling mementos. Please note that this course is only open for father-child pairs.

Date: June 16, 2017, Friday
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Tampines North CC
Course Fees: $40/pair (M) $50/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $10
Register here

8. Quick & Easy Halal Dishes

People's Association Parent Child course - Quick & Easy Halal Dishes
Cook up a delicious feast with your child. PHOTO: ISTOCK

In this 2-hour course, you and your child will learn how to make a delicious feast comprising honey chicken mustard, cream corn with cheese and yoghurt fruits parfait. The course will impart easy tips and tricks to use in the kitchen.

Date: June 17, 2017, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Woodlands Galaxy CC
Course Fees: $30/pair (M) $32/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $5
Register here

9. Spoon Flower Tea-Light Candle Holder

Upcycling is all the rage now. In this course, you and your child will learn how to make beautiful flower tea-light candleholders by using disposable plastic spoons. You can decorate your home with your proud creations after the course.

Date: June 18, 2017, Sunday
Time: 2pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Clementi CC
Course Fees: $15/pair (M) $20/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $4
Register here

10. Food Preparation 101

If your child has been inquisitive about cooking and loves being around the kitchen, this is a great course to attend. Both parent and child will learn the basics of whipping up a good meal, from preparing ingredients to basic kitchen safety tips. After the course, you might even gain yourself a little kitchen assistant at home.

Date: June 19, 2017, Monday
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Bukit Batok CC
Course Fees: $30/pair (M) $45/pair (NM)
Material Fees: $5
Register here

Course fees are discounted for PAssion Card members.

  • (M): PAssion Card members’ price
  • (NM): Non-members’ price

For more School Holidays Series courses, log on to www.one.pa.gov.sg now!