What’s there to do in Sembawang, an area in northern Singapore and its surroundings?
Plenty, it seems!
Play pretend at a construction site with functional machinery or swing at a playground designed by the community. We’ve discovered and picked out five fun things that you can do with your child after classes end in your child’s preschool in Sembawang!
Diggersite @ Orto
Your kids can have safe fun at a “construction site”!
Located near MindChamps PreSchool @ Nordcom II in Sembawang, Diggersite @ Orto is a secured space where children can gain valuable knowledge about construction sites and the equipment used. In addition to taking in the fresh air at the open-air compound, children can manoeuvre the construction equipment which are scaled down but very much functional! There is a total of seven construction zones, each with its own machinery and assigned task.
Children will marvel at the machinery which includes tower cranes, hydraulic excavators and even wrecking balls for them to knock over some bottles. Though it is a scaled down version of a construction site, safety is taken into consideration and there are child-sized helmets, vests and an instructor will be on hand to guide the children.
Address: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Monday – Friday: 11am till 9pm including School Holidays
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays: 9am till 9pm
Dine in a colonial bungalow on a hill overlooking the Straits of Johor
Although nutritious food is served in kindergartens in Singapore, the view at Beaulieu House is unbeatable. Beaulieu House is a century-old colonial building with its origin as the seaside house of the Davids, a Jewish family in the mining business. After the war, British naval officers and their families continued to reside in it until the restaurant took over in 1979.
Now an award-winning restaurant with glowing reviews on travel sites, Beaulieu House specialises in Western and Chinese cuisine. You can have braised oxtail with traditional red wine sauce or soft-shell crab either inside the restaurant or in the al-fresco area with a view of the seaside.
Address: 117 Beaulieu Rd, Singapore 759837
Monday – Sunday: 11am till 2.30pm, 6pm till 11pm
Closed on Wednesdays except on Public Holidays
Adventure Playground @ Canberra
Have a swinging fun time after kindergarten in Singapore
What’s so special about this playground that makes it a must-visit for your child after ending preschool in Sembawang? The entire design of the 185 square metre playground is the collaborative effort of 1,800 Canberra residents, with 150 residents chipping in to build it.
Heavily inspired by the kelong, or fishing jetty, the brown poles resemble stilts and there are ropes and nets that remind one of fishing nets. The main attraction is a climbing feature that was incorporated as the children wanted a treehouse in the compound.
Address: 334 Sembawang Close, Singapore 750334
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Sembawang Public Library
Inculcate the love of reading in your child from young!
Singapore’s public libraries are stocked with the latest titles and feature cosy enclaves for children to quiet down and immerse themselves in a book. As with other attractions in Sembawang, the interior of the Public Library is inspired by the area’s shipbuilding heritage. Shipping container lookalike spaces allow visitors to sit and read, and there’s a Reading Deck where parents can read alongside children.
Address: 30 Sembawang Drive #05-01 Sun Plaza, Singapore 757713
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11am till 9pm
An inclusive playground for children after preschool in Sembawang!
Have a swinging good time in this playground with a large variety of swings. Most importantly, this playground is catered to children with special needs. There are plenty of wheelchair-friendly features such as ramps, handrails and special swings to secure wheelchairs on. Panels with bells and drums let visually handicapped children join in the fun. Rather than avoiding playground altogether, children with special needs can now interact freely and play with their friends.
Address: 344 Sembawang Close, Singapore 750344
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Looking to enrol your child in a preschool in and around Sembawang?
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Written by Jamie Koh