With Easter just around the corner, you may be lining up something fun to do with the fam. There are so many things to choose from – whether it’s an Easter party (egg hunts and loads of candy!), a trip to a trampoline park or an aquarium, or trying a baking class. Here are just a few of the great activities around the island this April that you and the kids will enjoy.
Have a jumping good time
Kids and adults alike will have a blast at BOUNCE Singapore, a trendy trampoline park in the heart of Orchard. Take on a range of exciting trampoline zones including a Free-Jumping Arena, Dodgeball, Slam Dunk, Big Bag and High Performance Area. This urban playground also houses Asia’s first Ninja-Warrior-like obstacle course, X-Park, that will have you climbing, jumping, running and zipping through the air to the finish-line. Get a rush of adrenaline as you leap from a raised platform in the “Leap of Faith” to catch hold of the grab bag or impress fellow jumpers with some fancy stunts.
Psst… Enjoy a “4 Jumpers for $60” promotion from 10 to 13 April when you book online with the promo code EASTER17. Also, get into the Easter holiday spirit with the Bounce Bunny from 14 to 16 April – sample delicious Easter chocolates and get your cameras ready, because this bunny’s got some moves you won’t want to miss!
Serve up sweet treats…
Excite your junior chefs with an Easter baking class at Expat Kitchen on 1 April. Great for kids aged four to eight years, the class will cover tasty Easter-themed treats such as mini carrot cakes, iced Easter cookies, chocolate egg nests and Easter bunny cupcakes. Your little ones will also get to bring back a gift box of delicious treats to enjoy at home!
Psst… The session costs $55 per child and runs from 10.30am to 12pm. Book a spot now!
…or something a little less sinful?
After all those sweet treats and indulgent Easter brunches, you may be looking for something healthier to offset the calories. Expat Kitchen’s Gluten Free Baking Course might just be the thing! Come by on 10 April and discover wholesome gluten-free dishes that are healthy but yummy as well. Learn how to make delicious alternatives such as cinnamon raisin bread, pita pockets and Italian quinoa bites.
Psst… The session costs $165 and runs from 10am to 1pm. Sign up for a spot now!
Of course, you have to drop by an Easter party
The Party Elves Easter Picnic 2017 returns with more family-friendly fun on 16 April. Go on the signature Easter egg hunt, take part in a range of fun games for kids aged two and above, and enjoy a leisurely picnic.
Psst… Tickets cost $32 per child, with free entry for accompanying parents, and the event runs from 9am to 12pm. Contact 9883 9671 with any enquiries. Hurry and get your tickets now!
#B1-01, 25 Dempsey Road (Under Long Beach Seafood)
… and an egg hunt!
Photo Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Drop by the Jurong Bird Park for the Easter Surprise at Smurfs’ Lost Village. From 8 to 30 April, check out 3D Smurf figurines and hunt for Easter eggs hidden within the Waterfall Aviary. Snap up some pictures of the Smurfs and your little ones with the backdrop of the towering waterfall.
Hear much-loved bunny fables
This Easter weekend, what would be more perfect than to listen to timeless fables and folktales of rabbits! Drop by Rabbit Tales, a storytelling session that is part of Cluny Court’s monthly collaboration with The Storytelling Centre, a non-profit organisation in Singapore. Watch stories come alive – from proud bunnies in Aesop’s fables to the adventures of the mischievous Brer Rabbit.
Psst… The session will be held on 15 April from 12pm to 12.30pm. It’s ideal for kids aged four to seven.
Put your green thumbs to the test
Take a leisurely morning stroll around the serene grounds of the Singapore Botanic Gardens while your kids take part in an Easter garden-planting workshop, “Easter Day Special: Hop Bunny Hop”, on 8 April. Children will put together a mini garden using recycled materials like drink bottles and bottle caps, while learning the importance of taking care of the environment. This hands-on workshop is great for kids aged five to 12.
Psst… The workshop costs $10 per child (including all materials) and will be held at the Botany Centre from 10am to 11am. Note that parents will not be allowed to sit in. Register a spot before 5 April.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Botany Centre Classroom 1 & 2 (Level 3)
Visit some amphibian and aquatic friends
One of the planet’s most colourful and dangerous animal wonders – the poison arrow frog – has leapt its way into S.E.A. Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa. These creatures may look beautiful, but do beware, as they secrete deadly toxins through their skins to ward off predators. See them in the new Central and South American exhibits. Other new cool residents to check out include the rare platinum alligator gar, a primitive fish that arrived last December.
Psst… The S.E.A. Aquarium is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $18 for children aged three to 12 and seniors. Also, from now until 30 April, students can enjoy exciting discounts on admission tickets (as low as $24 for one attraction) to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure Cove Water Park. They can also upgrade their one-day tickets to annual passes at a great price!
Attend an Easter church service
Head over to CHIJMES for its annual Good Friday and Easter services in a gothic-style chapel, with its high ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows.
Psst… The Good Friday service will be held on 14 April, while the Easter Sunday service will be on 16 April. Stay tuned for service timings!
Stock up on Easter candy, knick-knacks and more
What’s Easter without candy eggs and bunny chocolates? Find them at supermarkets like Cold Storage and Marketplace, or at speciality stores such as Marks & Spencer, Candy Empire and Candylicious. And get ’em early, before they sell out!
Another place to pick up some Easter treats – baked goods, eggs and more – is the Pacific Marketplace (Level 1) at Pan Pacific Singapore. A highlight this year is Pastry Chef Eddy’s Yoghurt Lemon Carrot Sponge Cake. Excite the little ones with adorable White Chocolate Animal Eggs, a Chocolate Candy Box with a selection of Easter eggs and other delicious treats such as hot cross buns and Matryoshka dark chocolates. Get them from 3 to 16 April from 8am to 10pm. Too busy? Place by an order by calling 6826 8240, visiting pacificmarketplace.sg or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus, you can enjoy 15 percent off if you order before 14 April!
Looking to whip up your own Easter treats instead? Head to Phoon Huat for cupcake cases, moulds, cookie cutters, ingredients and more. Find out their store locations now.
For Easter decorations and DIY items, Spotlight is your best bet. Pick up some baskets, candy moulds and decorations for your Easter party at Level 5, Plaza Singapura.
Daiso is also another great place to get fun stuff for all occasions! Check out the one nearest to you now.
You could also swing by Bed Bath N’ Table for its cute accessories and decorations for Easter. Get your hands on bunny gift bags, egg collecting baskets and even bunny-themed tableware. #B1-41/41A/42, Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road