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Planning for a family day out can be stressful, as looking for something that everyone enjoys doing can be tough. While travelling is an easy solution to that, the current pandemic has made it hard to take short trips to nearby countries.
If you’re looking for something for the whole family to do, a workshop might be the activity for you! There are a wide variety of workshops in Singapore, ranging from pottery to cooking and even perfume making.
To make planning for family day easier, we’ve rounded up 5 family-friendly workshops in Singapore that promise a day of fun!
1. Learn how to become a Masterchef
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Cooking can be a fun activity for children, and if you come from a family of foodies, a cooking class is the perfect way to spend some quality time together!
Palate Sensations Culinary School offers a wide variety of courses across a broad spectrum of cuisines, ranging from desserts to comfort food and even Traditional Chinese Medicine! The studio also offers special classes for children that aim to build kitchen confidence, with each course focusing on a different menu.
Palate Sensations also offers a parent-child class, where parents will work together with their little ones to create their own dish from scratch. Each workshop is usually about 2 hours, with all ingredients included. Aside from the main dish featured, you’ll get to learn how to make a complimentary dessert as well!
Do note that due to current COVID-19 measures, masks have to been worn at all times unless you are tasting during the class.
Palate Sensations Culinary School
Price: ~$75 per pax
Location: Chromos #01-03, 10 Biopolis Road
2. Explore Singapore’s street art
If your little one loves learning more about Singapore, a virtual tour that explores Singapore’s history through street murals is the perfect activity!
Discover the rich heritage of Little India through its street art through a virtual tour, and learn more about the events and culture of the neighbourhood that inspired these pieces! A ‘live’ guide on the ground will also share more about the artists behind the murals, before you’ll get to end off your experience with a virtual art workshop!
Get the chance to create your own masterpiece based on one of the murals visited during the virtual tour, with an art kit specially delivered to your home! Led by an instructor from Art Flock, you’ll learn how to make use of different mediums to create your very own art piece!
Do note that the art kit will be delivered to your house. Find out more about the experience or sign up for an upcoming session here.
Mural ArtWalk + Virtual Art Workshop
Price: $40 per pax
Location: Home via Zoom
3. Try your hand out at pottery
Pic credit: Goodman Ceramic Studio
Pottery is a great hands-on activity to keep the little ones entertained, and it’s a great way for the family to spend some time together!
Goodman Ceramic Studio offers a variety of different pottery classes, including kids programmes as well as family-friendly workshops. The studio has both wheel throwing and hand-building classes, although their family classes focus more on wheel throwing. Learn how to create your own mug, or build your own keepsake together as a family!
Each workshop typically lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours, and there are even special workshops available for those below the age of 6. Goodman Ceramic Studio also offers a family throwing programme, which lasts 4 sessions and includes 4-6 vessels over the course of the lessons.
For a full list of workshops and programmes, please refer to their website.
Goodman Ceramic Studio
Price: From $55 per pax
Location: 90 Goodman Road, #01-37 Block G Goodman Arts Centre
4. Learn how to make soaps as a family
Pic credit: Soap Ministry
If your little one enjoys bath time, learning how to make soap is the perfect workshop to keep your little one engaged!
Soap Ministry is a well-known soap making company, and they offer soap making workshops at their retail outlet. They offer different types of workshops, ranging from cold process to melt and pour and even bath bombs!
Family-friendly workshops include the melt and pour workshop, where participants will get to create 5-7 hypoallergenic soaps from scratch. If you have a bathtub at home, the bath bomb workshop is the perfect option, where you’ll learn the different techniques used to create natural bath bombs.
Each workshop is between 1-2 hours, and you’ll be required to book your slot online before heading down. For more details and workshop schedules, visit their website.
Price: From $48 per pax
Location: Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road #03-04 or #04-08 LW Technocentre 31 Toh Guan Road East
5. Unleash your artistic side
Pic credit: ArtFlock
There’s no denying that painting at home can be a messy affair, and if you’re dreading the clean-up that follows one of these sessions, an abstract art jamming session might be the perfect weekend activity!
ArtFlock is a cosy art studio that offers a special Action Art Collective experience, where instead of the usual brushes, you’ll be using tools such as a spinning machine, pendulum and more! The studio encourages making use of unconventional techniques such as splashing to create your own masterpiece.
Each session is 2 hours long, and f you’re afraid of getting dirty, fret not as the studio provides protective gear. You’ll also get to take home a 40x40cm art piece at the end of your session.
To find out more about Action Art Collective or book your spot, please visit their website.
Price: From $48 per pax
Location: 221A Upper Thompson Road
Are you interested in more family friendly brainstorming activities that keeps you moving with your children? You can check out our Puzzle Hunt Series comprising of 4 different hunts that allows you to win a special prize and collect it after each hunt! You can also check out our Sentosa Magic Tour where a magician will be your guide for the day while you find out what tricks they have up their sleeves!