1. PLAY ALL DAY
Where can you go for some water play, imaginative fun and plenty of fresh air—all for free? Westgate Wonderland, of course! The largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore, located on the fourth floor of Westgate, it boasts multiple features to stimulate the imagination of any child. The facility’s centrepiece is a 10m-tall tree house, surrounded by a mini rock-climbing wall and various climbing structures. This nature-inspired play facility also features plenty of water-squirting spouts to keep kids feeling cool when the temperature rises. As its tagline goes, “It’s Playtime, All The Time!”
2. PLAN A PARTY EFFORTLESSLY
Whether it’s your little one’s first birthday or your bestie’s baby shower, Kidz Party Store (#04-12) has a wide selection of birthday party supplies. These party experts also cater to special requests like customising and styling parties, including dressing up of dessert tables. They are currently running a bundle deal of 12 helium balloons and a balloon bouquet for just $49.90 (usual price $55.50).
3. HIT THE CLUB
For a spot of uninterrupted shopping, drop the kids off for a session of toys and games, art and craft activities as well as indoor and outdoor play, at Westgate Kids Club Powered by Genius R Us on the fifth floor of the mall. An ample selection of reads, Lego bricks, tablets, and more means the kids will probably not even notice that you’re gone. Simply spend $30 (for Kids Club members) or $60 (for non-members) at Westgate, for two hours of playtime, on the same day of purchase.
4. INSTILL GRACE AND DISCIPLINE THROUGH DANCE
Providing a well-rounded dance curriculum, The Ballet School (#04-10) offers classical ballet training with qualifications and summer dance programmes each year. These yearly courses are taught by overseas guest dance instructors so that kids have a chance to be more explorative in their passion for dance. Other classes in the school also include Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Dancesport, Pilates and Yoga.
5. ENSURE A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
Give your kids the bedroom of their dreams at Kids Haven (#04-14), one of Singapore’s leading destinations for children furniture. They can take their pick of beds ranging from car- to safari-themed styles, and also solid pine wood beds with classic designs. Besides the off-the-rack variety of bedware, Kids Haven also produces a series of customisable beds for a small premium to fit specific dimensions.
6. INDULGE IN QUALITY FAMILY TIME
For the perfect family bonding activity, head to Mind Games (#04-K3) and enjoy playing board games while sipping on a cuppa or indulging in the café’s irresistible desserts. Come June, the café will be organising weiqi sessions (also known as “go”, a traditional Chinese abstract strategy board game) to stimulate analytical skills and even academic abilities.
7. GET FIT THROUGH PLAY
My Gym (#04-39) is a popular children’s play and fitness centre that aims to develop healthy minds and strong bodies through a specially designed facility and programme. Each week, parents and tots can discover a completely different gym setup and participate in a fresh programme that helps build self-esteem, independence, coordination and even cognitive abilities. Tailored for the younger set from the age of seven months to just over four years, the classes allow tiny tykes to explore their brand new setting and learn through play.
8. PICK OUT CUTE GIFTS
Shopping for the right gift is a breeze at Sanrio Gift Gate (#04-29). This novelty shop carries the full assortment of Sanrio products, with over 2,000 items adorned with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio character designs. Plus, from 1 June to 31 August, 2017, the store is holding its annual membership recruitment drive: Members enjoy year-round discounts and other benefits, and receive exclusive welcome gifts like a limited-edition three-in-one travel set and a character membership card.
9. GET A HEALTH BOOST
Every parent strives to give their child the best nutrition, and what little ones consume at such a tender age makes a huge difference to their health and development. Enter VitaKids (#04-28), a one-stop shop for family health. The store provides a carefully curated and international selection of quality dietary supplements, personal care products, organic and natural healthy foods, and eco-friendly household cleaning products. You’ll also receive friendly advice from the staff on the best picks to suit your family’s needs.
10. NURTURE THE LOVE OF LEARNING
The Learning Lab (#04-33) enriches your child’s education journey through a range of specially designed programmes in English, Mathematics and Science. This tuition and enrichment centre has a proven track record of top students and offers stimulating classes that bring lessons from the real world into the classroom. Learn more about cultivating your child’s passion for learning with The Learning Lab at the centre’s booth at Atrium F, Level 2, Westgate, from 5 to 11 June, 2017.
11. CULTIVATE A PASSION FOR LEARNING
Founder Clarice Lim started I Love Learning Achievement Center (#04-09) because she wanted to nurture the future generation’s natural love for learning. The trained exercise psychologist and educator founded the centre to ensure that every child’s potential can be realised. Beyond merely cramming for exams, the programme uses learning strategies to motivate students—aged from two to 16—and enhance their results.
12. KICK START A LIFELONG LOVE FOR MUSIC
Kids from the age of two can enroll in Yamaha Music School’s (#04-40) programmes, which cover music appreciation, singing and fun on the keyboard. Individualised and group lessons on piano, drums, electric guitar, saxophone and other instruments are also available. For more music programmes, Aureus Academy (#03-18) offers tailored piano, guitar, cello and even drum lessons. Just for the holidays, Aureus Academy will hold summer camps for young talents.
Get ready for an adventure at Westgate Summer Camp
For the second year running, Westgate is hosting a Summer Camp that promises thrills and excitement. Themed “The Adventure Edition,” Westgate is bringing outdoor adventure right into the mall. Its Courtyard will be transformed into the wild savannah, housing high-octane activities like a mini obstacle course, fun arcade games and craft workshops that all sport a safari theme. While the kids are having a ball of a time, parents can check out the plethora of irresistible buys during the Great Singapore Sale. Providing multiple photo opportunities, the fun-filled adventure is open to all, with a minimum spend of just $80 at Westgate for an entry pass. Bring out your best, the city’s best, now at Westgate. Westgate Summer Camp: The Adventure Edition is on 2 – 4, 16 – 18, 23 – 26 June, from 12pm – 8pm, at The Courtyard, Level 1, Westgate.
Westgate is at 3 Gateway Drive (next to Jurong East MRT station). Visit www.westgate.com.sg