Have you ever wondered where to bring your child to after you pick them up from preschool in Bukit Panjang? Not to fret, as we’ve compiled a list of child-friendly places that will keep them entertained. These places are suited for children attending preschool and childcare centres in Bukit Panjang to explore and experience. A...
Have you ever wondered where to bring your child to after you pick them up from preschool in Bukit Panjang?
Not to fret, as we’ve compiled a list of child-friendly places that will keep them entertained.
These places are suited for children attending preschool and childcare centres in Bukit Panjang to explore and experience.
A checklist of places to explore after picking your child from preschool and childcare centre in Bukit Panjang
1. Senja-Cashew Swimming Complex
Swimming is a great workout for young children as it teaches them self-confidence and life skills. It’s also an excellent low-impact cardiovascular activity that does not create impact stress on the body.
At Senja-Cashew Swimming Complex, there is an infinity pool with jacuzzi for the adults and a children’s pool. Preschoolers who have yet to learn how to swim can play in the water playground with stairs, a tunnel and a slide.
Bring along some water toys for them to train their fine motor and hand-eye coordination skills through play. Scooping, pouring, squirting, stirring are all actions that aid in brain development and can complement their lessons at the childcare centre.
Address: 101 Bukit Panjang Road, Singapore 679910
Monday – Tuesday: 8am – 9.30pm
Wednesday: 2.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed in the morning for pool maintenance)
Thursday: 7am – 9.30pm
Friday – Sunday: 8am – 9.30pm
2. Dairy Farm Nature Park
In 1930, Fred Heron, the Managing Director of Cold Storage, brought in 24 Friesland dairy cows into Singapore and established Dairy Farm Nature Park. Though there are no longer any more cows there, the name of the first tropical dairy farm in Singapore remains.
Here, you can go on a 1.1km trek along Wallace Trail to observe the fauna and flora that live in this area. Butterflies, dragonflies, birds and plants can be spotted if you’re observant enough. It is surely a treat for young children to see!
Address: Along Dairy Farm Road
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 7pm
3. Bukit Batok Town Park
A hiking trail from carpark A of Dairy Farm Nature Park leads to Singapore Quarry – a disused quarry that operated until the late 1980s. Its current form is a wetland habitat that is home to many rare species of dragonflies. Dubbed as “Little Guilin”, the scenic view that greets hikers at the end of the trail is a beautiful reward. Kingfishers and dollarbirds are among the less common birds that can be seen at the quarry.
Another popular trail is the South View trail from the Visitor Centre up to the summit with a peak of 163.63m. It could get quite challenging for younger preschoolers, so be sure to prepare food and drinks, natural mosquito repellent and perhaps a hand fan for when it gets too warm.
Address: Along Bukit Batok East Avenue 5
Opening hours: 24 hours
4. One Thing Coffee
One Thing Coffee is located in the basement of Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. Specialising in Korean desserts, you can savour treats such as bingsu (Korean shaved ice), cakes, coffee and thick toasts.
The main draw of this cafe is the indoor playground that is small yet enticing enough for children to spend at least an hour or two playing there after their day at preschool in Bukit Panjang wraps up. There is a pit filled with hinoki wood pellets for play-pretend construction fun, a larger ball pit with a slide and climbing structure, some ride-on toys and even a dress-up area for wannabe princesses and superheroes.
Address: #B2-17, 170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 588179
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm, closed on Mondays
5. T-Play HomeTeamNS
Covering a respectable 4,200sq ft, T-Play HomeTeamNS is an indoor playground with a predominant transportation theme.
Made in Sweden and assembled in Singapore, there are “airport check-in counters” and “helipads” for aviation lovers. The usual features of indoor playground like ball pits, slides and tunnels are present but adorned with black and yellow stripes to fit the theme. There is an obstacle area with a zipline, rock climbing wall and climbing tunnel!
Toddlers and younger children will not feel left out as the toddler play area has height-appropriate structures and slides with giant foam blocks for stacking and a bean bag corner to unwind by doing some reading or colouring.
Address: Level 2, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7 Singapore 659003
Monday – Thursday: 1pm – 7pm
Friday & Eve of Public Holidays: 1pm – 9pm
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and School Holidays
Are you keen to explore other kid-friendly places outside of Bukit Panjang after preschool?
Written by Jamie Koh