Given the hectic lifestyle many Singaporeans lead, it can sometimes be challenging for parents to dedicate time for quality family bonding activities. But your time is one of the greatest things you can share with your child.

So if you have been thinking about spending some quality family time with your child, why not take some time off work to bond with your child after pre-school? What’s more, you need not jostle with the weekend crowd!

However, you may have this question pop into your mind, “What are some fun activities to do with my child?”. Well, the answer, as it turns out, is plenty, especially if you stay in Sengkang or Punggol.

These non-mature estates are popular among young families. This is evidenced by the various family-friendly amenities cropping up throughout the North-East – just take a quick look at the number of pre-schools in Sengkang and Punggol!

Perhaps this is why these estates have garnered a reputation as one of the most family-friendly neighbourhoods in Singapore. So as you fetch your child from their pre-school in Punggol or Sengkang, here are the top family activities you can consider doing close to home.

Activity #1 – Prawning at Hai Bin Prawning

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Hai Bin Prawning is located near Riviera LRT station, so your family need not worry about travelling a fair distance from the LRT. Another good news is that the establishment is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Your family can take the time to pick up your child from their pre-school in Punggol and head home to prepare before heading down.

With some bait and a little patience, you and your family can have a taste of the fruits of your labour, as there are barbecue pits located onsite for everyone to try their hands at grilling the prawns they have caught. Salt and seasoning are also provided for those looking to add a little oomph to their meal.

Address: 6 Tebing Lane, #01-04, Singapore 828835

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Activity #2 – Make a splash at Splash @ Kidz Amaze

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As we approach the hotter and drier months in Singapore, the rising temperatures certainly have us seeking a way to cool down. If your child enjoys swimming, why not take them down to Splash @ Kidz Amaze and make a splash! As one of the largest indoor water parks in Singapore, the whole family will never run out of things to do for the entire day.

The best part? It is indoors (no need to worry about these pesky UV rays) and only a 2-minutes walk from the nearest LRT station – Sam Kee LRT station. There is no need to fret about the travel time after picking your child up from their preschool in Punggol.

Address: 9 Sentul Crescent, Punggol SAFRA, Level 3, Singapore 828654

Opening hours: Mon – Thurs: 1pm – 7pm, Fri: 1pm – 9pm, Sat and Sun: 10am – 9pm

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Activity #3 – Enjoy the scenic view at Coney Island Park

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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? In that case, the scenic views at Coney Island Park may just be the palate cleanser you need. The nature reserve is some way off the beaten path, so your family might have to travel a fair distance from your child’s preschool in Punggol.

With plenty of wildlife and floral and fauna to spot, you can plan a family picnic or keep active by renting a bicycle to cycle around the area to take in the view. And don’t forget to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!

Address: Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, Singapore 829325

Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 7am – 7pm

Activity #4 – Take a leisure walk at Sengkang Floating Wetland

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Sengkang Floating Wetland is an excellent alternative for nature lovers who prefer to stay within the vicinity of their child’s pre-school in Sengkang. The place might be the largest man-made wetland in Singapore, but it is also home to various species of birds and fish. It is the ideal spot to take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalks and enjoy the scenic view after a hearty meal.

Address: Anchorvale Street, Singapore 544834

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Activity #5 – Take in the sights at Sengkang Sculpture Park

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Don’t dismiss Sengkang Sculpture Park as just another nondescript park among the HDB estates. This place has its unique charms, featuring plenty of stunning art sculptures across its sprawling grounds. It is the perfect place to stoke your child’s inner creativity!

There is also a playground situated in the park, which will undoubtedly delight your child. There is probably nothing your child loves more than to unwind and work off all their energy after a day spent at their preschool in Sengkang.

Address: Compassvale Street

Opening hours: Open 24 hours


With a plethora of things to see and do in the North-East, you can schedule plenty of family bonding time with your child without worrying about running out of activities to do. So start planning out the itinerary and arranging your days off! There is no denying that your child would be excited to spend more time with you.

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