SINGAPORE - Make family time all the more special with these ideas and activities.
Learn: Fun enrichment classes while on staycay
A creative writing programme and an art class for your child during a staycation? You heard it right. These are part of Shangri-La Singapore's new Family Playcation Wellness Camp, for which it has partnered with enrichment providers.
Your child can also go on a mystery hunt, going around the hotel premises to interview staff and put together clues, to hone his critical thinking and social skills.
The one-and-a-half day programme is for children, aged five to 10, staying at the hotel on Fridays and Saturdays, from Sept 17 to Dec 12. With your child well taken care of, you and your spouse can unwind and enjoy couple-time.
Rates start at $718++ for a three-day, two-night stay and includes daily breakfast at The Line restaurant for two adults and one child below 12. Pay an extra $188 nett for another child. You will also enjoy $50 nett dining credits per night.
Eat: Hello Kitty-inspired shabu shabu
Treat your kids to a Hello Kitty-inspired meal at character cafe Kumoya. Known to change its themes regularly, its Orchard Central outlet unveiled its latest look last Wednesday (Sept 1). It is decked out in pink and blue motifs featuring the famous feline by Sanrio.
A highlight on the menu - with no pork, lard or alcohol - is the shabu shabu set (from $24.90 for one person). Choose from 10 soup bases and eight meat, seafood or vegetarian platters.
To complete their set, would your kids prefer the Hello Kitty-molded rice or pretty pink noodles? Psst, do not tell them the noodles are made with healthy beetroot.
Info: Kumoya's Facebook page
Play: Sports for tots and pre-schoolers
Improve your little one's motor skills, coordination and confidence through sports.
The Singapore Sports Hub has been offering indoor classes for children, aged 12 months to five years, at OCBC Arena since November last year.
These are conducted by coaches who specialise in sport and movement in early childhood every Saturday. Choose from five age-appropriate programmes.