If you are a parent in Singapore, you’ll know that it’s not cheap when it comes to family outings. Fret not – there are still top bonding activities for the family that not only do not break the bank, but help you enjoy credit card perks at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds: making memories with your family and relaxing, knowing you’re in for exclusive credit card rebates and rewards.
1. Be a fireman, journalist or DJ for a day
Kids will enjoy an immersive role-playing time in this indoor family entertainment centre. Having just opened its doors in April this year, the 81,000 square feet KidZania Singapore offers an interactive entertainment experience for kids in a kid-sized city. What’s more, KidZania Singapore is the first KidZania in the world to house a full-wing fuselage of a Boeing 737!
*Exclusively for Maybank Credit and Debit Cards, enjoy 10% off on all admission tickets and regular-priced merchandise at KidZania Singapore.
2. Thrill the kids with a theme park day
Take your family for a full-day theme park experience at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. With more than 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND® is packed full of family conveniences and high-tech features. Build and race LEGO cars, conquer LEGO kingdoms or plunge down into a tropical jungle at Dino Island.
*Maybank Card members enjoy up to 30% special offers on admission ticket to LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort.
3. Feast on gastronomic delights
Expect wonderful dining promotions in Singapore all-year round. Whether it’s the Amara’s skylight feature and open-concept kitchen, or a refreshing Mediterranean dining experience at The Knolls, let the unforgettable ambience, delectable dishes, and charming company of your loved ones work their magic on you.
*Citibank cardholders get a minimum 10% off total food bill.
4. Celebrate dance
Here’s the perfect chance to introduce your kids to the world of classical ballet -- the Singapore Dance Theatre’s Masterpiece in Motion. This annual triple-bill brings the finest examples of choreography, with the world premiere of Midnight Waltzes by François Klaus, the company premiere of Bournonville Divertissements by August Bournonville, and Opus 25.
*Enjoy up to 20% off tickets with Maybank Cards.
5. Have a movie night
Caught up with the latest romantic comedy with your teen? How about the latest animation flicks for your 7-year old? HSBC’s Movie Card at Golden Village cinemas let kids watch for free every day!
What’s more, you get to enjoy a popcorn set (worth S$9.30) with every two standard tickets purchased.
6. Discover your sporting brilliance
Get active with kiddoes and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Singapore Sports Hub. The facility offers sports like basketball and beach volleyball to zumba, kickboxing and chapteh kicking. You can also perfect your freestyle stroke at the Aquatic Centre – or simply relax with the family at the children’s water park Splash-N-Surf.
*OCBC cardholders enjoy 3% rebates on tickets for shows, concerts or sporting events at: OCBC Aquatic Centre, OCBC Arena, National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium or Water Sport Centre
7. Be dazzled by garden displays
Enter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations as Singapore goes into full bloom at the Gardens by the Bay. Explore landscapes and fantasy gardens created by renowned local and international gardening luminaries. And if you find orchids irresistible, embark on an unforgettable journey into the vibrant, diverse and colourful world of the region's most exquisite orchids.
*15% off admission tickets to single or two Conservatories for OCBC cardholders.
8. Wax on, wax off
Roll out the red carpet and feel like a celebrity among celebrities. At Madame Tussauds Singapore, you can pose with your favourite A-Listers, challenge sports stars, hop on stage with music legends and come face to face with international icons from Singapore, Asia and beyond. Hop aboard the “Spirit of Singapore” and bob along for a quick overview of the sights of Singapore with your family. We are pretty sure your kids will enjoy rubbing shoulders with celebrities, albeit wax ones.
9. Venture out and about
Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your family holidays be limited to “safe” destinations like Hong Kong or Bangkok?
Take your pick: Cruise the backwaters of Kerala on a houseboat, spend the night with a local family in a remote village in the hills of Chiang Mai, or sleep on a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay. Make your family holiday as memorable as it can be by doing activities beyond the usual shopping or visits to theme parks.
*20% off base fares on selected AirAsia flights when you pay with your OCBC MasterCard cards.