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The trials and tribulations of being a parent include ensuring a wholesome education for your children. That means bringing them for after-school tuition and extracurricular activities. But it doesn’t have to be all work and no play.
Located less than 10 minutes from Orchard MRT by foot, Forum the Shopping Mall has a great many enrichment classes to complement a child’s school curriculum. And once classes are over, the fun begins with family-friendly things you can do with your kids at the mall.
1. Attend dance classes for all ages at All That Jazz
Here’s an interesting activity for mother-daughter bonding: Mommy & Me classes at All That Jazz. The dance academy specialises in jazz, of course, but also offers a variety of other dances classes including Ballet, Tap, Street Dance, and Musical Theatre for all ages.
The Mommy & Me class is a 45-minute combo of jazz and ballet, especially for little ones between 2-3 years old, so mommy can get them comfortable with the idea of eventually attending such classes on their own.
If your toddler has been showing signs of interest in dance, music, and performing arts in general, this could be the start of honing their talents and encouraging them in their artistic pursuits. The academy has classes for all ages and levels of abilities, so even siblings can join together.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm | Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
Contact: All That Jazz website
2. Shop for children’s furniture for study & playtime at Flexa
Pretend play toys are always a good idea to keep things enjoyable at home and let kids’ imaginations run wild. Most of us have had a cash register, cooking set, or builder’s toolbox to play with during our childhood. Flexa has all this and more at their retail store in the mall.
Furniture at Flexa, such as bunk beds and study desks, are suitable for kids ranging from babies to teens. The mini table and chair sets for little ones will make colouring and homework a cheerful affair and hardly take up any space in the nursery.
There are study desks with flexible height adjustments so they grow together with the child.
There are even beds with attached slides to make getting out of bed every morning a little more fun.
Opening hours: 10.30am-7.30pm, Daily
Contact: Flexa Singapore website
3. Indulge in all-natural vegan ice cream at Kind Kones
With an increasing awareness of lactose intolerance amongst Asians, it’s no wonder dairy-free products are becoming all too common. Beat the heat with Kind Kones’ vegan ice creams (from $6.80) that are also free from artificial additives and refined sugar.
Best-selling flavours include Salted Chocolate Chip and the Black Forest, while Charcoal Vanilla is a kid favourite – have it in a cup or a flourless gluten-free cone (+$1.50). Make it extra fancy with additional toppings such as rainbow sprinkles (+$1) and chocolate chips (+$0.50).
Wholemeal charcoal cones come at an additional $1.
Those on a keto diet don’t have to miss out on treating themselves either. Browse through the Kind Kones’ fridge display for flourless desserts (from $2.50) such as cake slices, cupcakes, doughnuts, brownies, and superfood blissballs.
Price: $6.80/junior scoop, $8.80/single scoop, $13.80/double scoop
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 9010 8557 | Kind Kones website
4. Enjoy fresh cold-pressed juices from $6.49 at EGA Juice Clinic
If you’re wondering why a juice store is being referred to as a clinic, it’s because EGA Juice Clinic uses the medicinal properties of fruits and vegetables to solve common ailments and health issues such as constipation and acne.
Rooted in the practice of Ayurveda, the juice combos here are created with all-natural ingredients and for different purposes such as improving metabolism or aiding weight loss. They even sell 50ml power shots ($6.49) as immunity boosters and natural painkillers.
Best-sellers include the organic turmeric latte mix ($26.75) and ginger coffee ($16.05).
Dr CT Ratheesh, co-founder and senior consultant at the clinic, can tell you more about the different juice cleansing packages (from $116.99/day) that are suitable for different body types and health issues. These juices act as meal replacements for a day and come with a schedule to follow.
Opening hours: 8am-7pm, Daily
Contact: EGA Juice Clinic website
5. Wind down with over 1,000 wines to choose from at 75cl
While the kids are occupied with their enrichment classes, adults, it’s time for you to have some fun too. As the clock strikes wine o’clock, get your tipple fix at 75cl, a wine retailer holding over 1,000 labels of wines and spirits from all over the world.
Ranging from affordable options at $27 to higher-tier wines that start at $265, there’s something for every kind of budget and tasting palette. If you prefer a different spirit, they also stock whisky, rum, vodka, and liqueurs.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm- 8pm | Sun 12pm-6pm (Closed on PH)
Contact: 75cl website
Shop, dine & play at Forum the Shopping Mall
With tenants like Toys”R”Us and The Little Gym, Forum the Shopping Mall is one of the more family-friendly shopping centres along Orchard Road. There are numerous education centres including one for Mandarin classes, as well as classes for taekwondo and speech and drama.
Additionally, you can get grocery shopping done at SuperNature and grab a bite at one of the many restaurants and cafes including Brown Butter, a popular pink cafe.
As an added incentive, the first 10 readers to spend $200 in any stores at Forum The Shopping Mall will receive a $25 mall voucher. Simply flash this article along with your receipts on the same day at the Information Counter on Level 2 to redeem the voucher*.
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Address: 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
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Photography by Doreen Fan.
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