September holiday fun for kids

September holiday fun for kids
Children having fun on the slide at The Polliwogs.
PHOTO: The Polliwogs

1 Learn about your body

What does it feel like to be swallowed? How squishy exactly is the intestine?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Science Centre's multi-sensory Human Body Experience exhibition, where visitors can step into the mouth of a 6m-tall human face, feel the soft texture of the stomach lining and experience being "swallowed" as they squeeze their way through the throat.

With an array of light, sound and pneumatics (pressurised air) special effects, it is hard for visitors to fall asleep during this biology lesson.

Where: Science Centre, Hall B
When: Indefinite
Admission: Adult $15, child $12 (three to 12 years old)
Info: Go to www.science.edu.sg/ exhibitions/Pages/hbx.aspx

2 Kitchen smarts

Let your children pick up some useful kitchen skills. Baking school Creative Culinaire will hold classes for kids aged six to 12, where they will learn how to make chocolate as well as bake a chicken, and others.

Safra also has two baking workshops for children aged three to 12.

Creative Culinaire's September holiday Junior classes

Where: 17 Eng Hoon Street, 01-03 Eng Hoon Mansions
When: Various
Admission: $50 for chocolate, kueh, tarts and decoration classes; $100 for Junior Chefs Cook-out class
Info: www.creativeculinaire. com.sg/

Safra's baking workshops

Where: Passion Fruit Gem workshop - Safra Jurong; Baked Doughnuts workshop - Safra Toa Payoh
When: Sept 5 (Passion Fruit Gem), Sept 13 (Baked Doughnuts)
Admission: $26 (member), $32 (guest)
Info: Go to www.safra.sg/

3 Build and bond

Bond with your kids by building sandcastles at workshops conducted by Castle Beach at East Coast Park every weekend.

Participants have to buy one of the two building kits, which cost $42 and $50.

The four-hour workshop starts with a 10-minute demonstration on how to use the building kits, after which families can spend the rest of the time working on their sandcastles.

Where: East Coast Park, Car Park E2
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 7pm
Admission: Buy a $42 or $50 building kit to take part
Info: Go to www.castlescanfly.com/

4 Rowing workouts

Sign up for the Singapore Canoe Federation's kayaking orientation programme, a three-hour course that teaches basic kayaking techniques and water safety tips. There are no age restrictions.

More advanced paddlers can head to the Water Sports Centre at the Singapore Sports Hub, rent a kayak and paddle at their own pace.

Only walk-in registrations are allowed. Children must be at least nine years old and all who are aged 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult.

Singapore Canoe Federation's kayaking orientation programme

Where: MacRitchie Reservoir or Kallang Water Sports Centre
Admission: $30 a person
Info: E-mail gohes@scf.org.sg

Canoe & Kayak Rental at The Water Sports Centre

Where: Singapore Sports Hub
Rental hours: 7am to 7pm (last rental at 5pm)
Admission: $8 to $18 for two hours, $18 to $39 for full day
Info: Go to www.sportshub.com.sg/

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