Here are 4 exciting activities for you and your kids!
Weekends offer a wonderful opportunity for families to finally sit together and share some precious moments of life with one another.
If utilized the right way, weekends can be a good time for family bonding.
However, with the widespread use of various electronic devices, such as smartphones, iPads, iPods, laptops and various other video gaming gadgets, the concept of spending weekends together has been severely damaged.
By no means is it regarded as quality time if the family is sitting together in the living room… but with everyone busy using their own devices and not interacting at all.
You will be surprised to know that as much as 82% of the children living in Southeast Asian countries use their electronic devices mostly for entertainment purposes, like playing video games, listening to music, watching movies or using various social media channels to keep in touch with their friends.
This kind of behavior is weakening the family bonds.
In order to best utilize your weekend time with your loved ones, it is best to drop these devices and engage in more fun and social activities.
The following list of 4 outdoor activities gives you very refreshing, healthy and possibly productive ideas for children as well as adults.
1) Overcome Adversities Scaling A Rock Wall
Whether you are an adult or a kid, you will definitely have loads of fun rock climbing walls.
In order to make it more appealing and exciting, you can have a competition among the participants to see who gets to the top first.
Rock wall climbing is the best outdoor sports activity that can get you, your spouse and your kids in shape after a week of being sedentary.
There is a separate wall for each member of your family according to skill level. If you are not an expert, you can start with the beginner walls.
It is a fun activity that can develop independence and confidence in your kids.
Although you can lend a helping hand in the initial phase, but once they have learned the art of climbing a rock wall, they will gradually make to take their own decisions.
It is also an ideal sport to cultivate a sense of determination in growing kids. They will also develop both upper and lower body strength by doing it on a regular basis.
If you live in Singapore, you can go take your family to the following locations to enjoy this activity.
Climb Central OnSight Climbing Gym
#B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall 100 Guillemard Road
1 Stadium Place Singapore 399718
2) Enjoy The Speed And Thrill… Driving Like F1 Drivers
Formula 1 racing is a type of sports activity that kids of all ages will love.
Instead of taking your kids to the playgrounds or giving them the freedom to spend their weekends playing video games on their iPads, you can offer them something unique and exciting by taking them go-karting.
Your kids will simply love to ride on one of those four-wheeled go-karts in a circuit.
Go-karts come with or without engines, but kids will love those with low-powered 4-stroke engines since they feel like they are driving a real Formula 1 racing car.
Driving these go-karts can give your kids the freedom they need to make independent decisions. Children go through the learning curve every time they put their feet on the brake paddle or turn the steering wheel.
This type of activity can sometimes reveal some hidden aspects of their personality that you never knew.
If you live in Singapore, you can take your kids to the following venues to participate in this adrenaline-charged activity.
Kartright KF1 Karting Circuit
511 Upper Jurong Road 1 Turf Club Ave
#01-05 Singapore 738078
3) Discover The Joys Of Horseback Riding
Many families lead a very hectic and fast paced life, for them it is a good idea to take a stroll off the beaten path.
Children love being around animals.
They like touching them and riding on them… and when it comes to riding the the obvious choice is a horse!
Horseback riding is an activity that all your family members can enjoy.
It’s a kind of sports/recreational activity that can help your kids learn how to establish a connection with the animal.
Once they are able to learn how to establish a connection with animals, it could help them socialize better with each other and the family.
If your kids are daring enough, they can try taking the horse to the canter. They won’t find this one-of-a-kind thrilling experience in any other sports activity.
Places in Singapore where you can take your family for horseback riding experience.
Gallop Stable Bukit Timah Saddle Club
100 Turf Club Road 51 Fairways Drive
Singapore 287992 Singapore 286965
4) Help Your Kids Develop Agility That Benefits Them For Life
If your kids love to experience adrenaline-pumping sports, you can take them to try out this activity called parkour.
It is actually a military training exercise that was developed way back in the 1980s to train military men and women. With the passage of time, parkour has now become a contemporary sport and is liked by kids and adults.
You will have to perform a series of jumps, leaps, and skillful maneuvers in order to clear some structures like fences and railings.
Your children will learn how to tackle challenges and how to overcome hardships.
If they are not trained enough or if you are more concerned about their safety, you can always enroll them first in the professionally-led classes. Help them learn the art of survival.
You can visit the following venues to find out more about this fun sports activity.
A2 Movements Gymkraft
Citimac Industrial Complex#01-12 100 Guillemard Road
605B MacPherson Rd Singapore 399718
While it is important to engage your kids and your family in such healthy sports activities, it is equally important to make sure that they are safe and secure while participating in these physical activities.