Children studying in kindergartens in the east are blessed with lots of attractions in the vicinity. There is something for everyone after the little ones get picked up from preschool in Changi.
Relax in a cafe off the beaten track, cycle or play at the beach or even enjoy some water play at a nearby mall – the possibilities are endless!
Here are some suggested activities you can do with your kids after their day ends at preschool in Changi.
Changi Point Coastal Walk
Observe nature along a 2.2 km long boardwalk
Starting from Changi Creek in the east and ending at Changi Beach in the west, this 2.2 km trail covers different terrains and scenery over six sections – Creek Walk (280 m), Beach Walk (660 m), Sailing Point Walk (600 m), Cliff Walk (180 m), Kelong Walk (200 m) and Sunset Walk (120 m). It will take about 1.5 hours to 2 hours at a comfortable pace to walk to-and-fro.
Spot less commonly seen birds like Brahminy Kites, Black-naped Terns and Pacific Swallows, as well as natural flora adorning the pathways. The boardwalk is home to 10 Heritage Trees and other native species unique to Singapore.
Said to be one of the best places to view sunsets in Singapore, the Changi Point Coastal Walk is also a splendid way to unwind and calm down through the sights and sounds of nature after picking your child up from their kindergarten in the east side of Singapore.
Address: 6 Changi Village Road, Singapore 509907
Opening hours: 24 hours
Changi Beach Park
Relax by the beach with the evening sea breeze
Changi Beach Park is one of Singapore’s oldest beach parks and it still maintains a rustic atmosphere with a kampong feel. Its pristine white beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to the many activities that take place daily, from swimming, jogging, cycling, picnics and barbeques.
There are two outdoor playgrounds with a nautical theme, and there’s even a raft with an oar for children to play pretend!
Address: Nicoll Drive, Singapore 498991
Opening hours: 24 hours
Playground at Changi City Point
Have some splashing and climbing fun to end the day after preschool in Changi
There is a playground located on the second level of Changi City Point with both wet and dry features. The wet area includes gentle fountains, swings and mini-pools for children where the little ones can expend all their excess energy before winding down for the day. If you don’t want the hassle of drying your children off after water play, there’s also a dry area with a treetop obstacle course and landscaped rooftop garden for exploration. The climbing equipment hones their hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength.
Due to its convenient location in a mall, you can easily get food or groceries before heading home.
Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 Singapore 486038
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily
The Coastal Settlement
A quaint, curated collection of knick-knacks from around the world
The Coastal Settlement can be described as a paradise for vintage lovers. Vespas, bicycles, typewriters, rotary dial phones and old paintings adorn the shelves along the walls and in glass cabinets. To add on the ambiance, sentimental oldies are played in the background.
Food is a mix of Western and Asian dishes with a Modern Fusion influence, like the Hae Bee Hiam Mentaiko Salmon Pasta and Chendol Custard. Be prepared to pay about S$30 per diner for meals.
Outside the restaurant, there is a vintage garden swing for your children to play on while waiting for food to be served.
Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
Tuesday – Thursday: 10.30am till 11pm
Friday & Eve of PH: 10.30am till 12 Midnight
Saturday: 8.30am till 12 Midnight
Sunday & PH: 8.30am till 11pm
Closed on Mondays, except on Public Holidays
Chock Full of Beans
See the amazement on your child’s face when they see the 3D latte art
Chock Full of Beans is known for its 3D latte art in the shape of bears, cats, monkeys and even snowmen which is sure to fascinate young children. The cafe is a laid-back and cosy space with a red-brick wall feature. Enjoy your handcrafted drinks together with some light bites or have your dinner here. There is an extensive food menu with choices ranging from sandwiches, pasta and salads.
They serve all-day brunch on weekends, where you can get to try their bircher muesli or stack of 3 pancakes with warm maple syrup if you send your child to preschool on Saturdays.
The best thing is that the cafe does not charge GST or service charge, so all prices are NETT and kept affordable.
Address: Blk 4 Changi Village Road, #01-2090, Singapore 500004
Monday: 11.30am till 6pm
Tuesday – Friday: 11.30am till 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30am till 10pm
Open on Public Holidays
Written by Jamie Koh