When it comes to Holland Village, cool bars, live music and Friday nights usually come to mind. But did you know that there are numerous kid-friendly places in the area?
Here are some fun activities and foods you can try with your kids after picking them up from MindChamps Preschool @ Holland Village.
HDB playgrounds at Holland Avenue
A short five-minute walk from the preschool at Holland Village would bring you to outdoor play areas located at the HDB. It is your classic HDB playground with slides, springboard grounds and enough shade to keep them cool.
It is located off the main road so kids can explore and bike around safely. There are two HDB playgrounds around the area – one near to Holland Road and another just before the corner of Commonwealth Avenue.
The playground at Watten Estate
An even bigger playground – complete with a flying fox, swings and slides – is located at Watten Estate. Adults can also join the kids on a scooter ride around the park. The shady trees will ensure your little ones do not overheat in this weather while still getting some fresh air.
Outdoor play is essential for improving the cognitive and physical abilities in growing children, as well as giving them a good outlet to destress after school. The following video features the many lessons that children can learn from playing outdoors:
Indoor playgrounds to avoid the heat
If your Champs prefer to beat the heat, you can try out the indoor playgrounds around the area. One of them is Go-Go Bambini, located nearby at Dempsey. Their unique playscape also features a flying fox, ball pits, climbing walls and Singapore’s tallest indoor slide.
Children will have endless fun exploring the four levels of facilities, which promise to be challenging for kids of all ages. There is also a special toddler area for kids below the age of three, which features a small ball pit with safe, fun games. Parents can also relax at the in-house cafe, which has a small library and free Wi-Fi.
Have a bite near MindChamps Preschool @ Holland Village
The whole family can also a nice afternoon tea at D’Good Cafe, tucked away at the second floor of Holland Avenue. With three floors including a quaint rooftop area, you would be sure to find a seat.
They have a special swing seat for relaxing and looking at the beautiful scenery while you sip on a cup of coffee. Adults can try their signature blend coffee or tuck into homemade English Breakfast. Kids offerings include pasta dishes, sandwiches and soups.
Sample organic fare at Open Farm Community
While this lovely bistro can be slightly crowded during weekday afternoons, it is definitely worth a visit. Kids can reconnect with nature by playing around the small farm here or have a go at lawn bowling or table tennis. Food is made fresh using mostly organic produce, with the kid’s menu offering fish pie and Caesar’s salad, among other things.
These are just a handful of places you can visit with your kids before or after lessons at MindChamps PreSchool Holland Village. There are many more cafes, shops and organic supermarkets around the Holland area for everyone to enjoy.
Written by Steffi Wee