What: Children can try out a 7m slide, excavate fake dinosaur bones from a sandpit and find out more about the human body at KidsSTOP (above). Singapore's first science centre for children caters for those eight years and younger, and boasts features that encourage exploration.
Where: 21 Jurong Town HallWhen: From June 6 When: Timeslots available from 9.30am to 7pm (weekdays), and 10am to 7pm (weekends and public holidays)
Admission: For Singaporeans, $23 (children) and $13 (adults); for non-Singaporeans $28 (children), $18 for (adults) on school holidays
Info: Call 6425-2500, or go to www.kidsstop.edu.sg
BUKIT TIMAH SADDLE CLUB
What: Children can take a four- to six-minute pony ride for $10 at the saddle club (below).
Where: 51 Fairways Drive
When: 10.30am to 1pm, Sunday
Price: $10 for a pony ride for those aged between three and 12
What: Horse-riding provider Gallop Stable has three outlets, including Horse City at Turf Club Road, which offers pony rides and group, private and junior riding lessons. It also has Shetland pony rides and donkey feeding sessions. Visitors are advised to book in advance by e-mail.
Where: 100 Turf Club Road
When: 8am to 8pm
Admission: Hour-long trail rides cost $85 on weekdays and $95 on weekends for groups, and $95 on weekdays and $100 on weekends for private sessions
Info: Go to www.horsecity. com.sg or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book sessions
3. FESTIVALS FOR THE YOUNG
What: The Esplanade's 10-day Flipside festival, celebrating the lighter side of the arts, starts today and is suitable for anyone above the age of seven.
Families can attend ticketed shows by Canadian puppeteer Jeff Achtem and comedian Judee Tan, among others. Visitors can also enjoy free acts around the arts centre. Catch the Pants Down Circus in a comedic show at the Outdoor Theatre, or step up to lead a roving professional orchestra looking for a conductor.
Where: The Esplanade
When: Today to June 8, various times
Admission: Free and ticketed, depending on the event
Info: Call 6828-8377 or go to www.esplanade.com/flipside
STORYTELLING COMES ALIVE!
What: Those who prefer the outdoors can head to Sentosa's Palawan Beach for Storytelling Comes Alive! (right), which offers interactive story-telling sessions and a craft corner. Check out the live-sized Playmobil display, playpit and cafe.
Where: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
When: Tomorrow to June 29
Time: 11am to 7pm