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Hello and Happy Father’s Day to all of the great Dad’s out there, including the special Dad in our house, Steve. I hope everyone has had an amazing day.

Boat Quay and Clark Quay

A morning aquarium adventure down Boat Quay and Clark Quay

It’s the school holidays for most parents right now, and while that fills some parents with joy, knowing how to keep the rascals entertained can be quite grueling.

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa

Before I share my top quirky picks from our blog so far, I wanted to share this amazing blog by fellow Singapore blogger “Cheekiemonkies.” They’ve written “More than 50 Activities to Maximise your Children’s June School Holidays 2014” and I must say, it’s a very inspiring list of activities. Nice job. You really don’t need to go any further than this list for ideas, and I wanted to thank my friend Wendy McEwan for pushing this one out. Great find.

One note, if your kids are not in a Singapore school, try and wait until July to do the popular venues. I believe the Singapore kids head back at the beginning of July, so that should ensure quieter days at the big attractions. However, for some of the off the beaten track stuff, do make sure they are open. Once the local schools head back, much of the entertainment will only be on the weekends.

Little India

Little India

So to add my suggestions for the coming weeks and months, I went back through our blog for our top 15 Off the Beaten track blogs – which includes some obvious kids’ activities and some a little more ‘out there.’ For example, I’ve got two Singapore temple blogs because I just think these places are fabulous and love taking the kids there. If you’re curious like me, take a look because you are very welcome to visit.

Pasir Ris Kids Kampong

Pasir Ris Kids Kampong

My top 15

  1. #2 Sengkang Swimming Complex and Sengkang Floating Wetland
  2. #8 The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and Polo Club
  3. #13 Boat and Clarke Quay Morning Adventure
  4. #25 Jurong Lake Park and Chinese Gardens
  5. #30 Haw Par Villa
  6. #31 Little India – an Urban Adventure
  7. #37 Pasir Ris Kids Kampong to 112 Katong
  8. #39 Pasir Ris Beach Park – Singapore’s Biggest Outdoor Playground?
  9. #47 – A Brunch and Quirky Farmart
  10. #49 Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery & Republic Singapore Air Force Museum (RSAF)
  11. #50 Kranji Farms
  12. #51 Bottletree Park and Orchard Bowls Yishun
  13. #53 Japanese Gardens and Kids Amaze
  14. #58 Arab Street and Tampines 1 Water Playground
  15. #60 Longkang Fishing and Sembawang Beach
Farmart fish

Farmart

If you’re staying in Singapore for the holidays, you shouldn’t have a day of boredom with Cheekiemonkies 50, as well as some of my more obscure adventures.

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery magnificent doors

Good luck and enjoy. Do let me know if anything captures your imagination, or if there is any other great recommendations for all of us?

Cheers

Andrea