KINEX mall family-friendly activities

There’s so much more to just giving and receiving gifts during the festive season. With the school holidays in full swing, treat yourself and your kids to some fun at KINEX mall

From now till 26th December 2021, you’ll be able to redeem gift sets, free parking and cashback by spending at the mall. From getting manicures and massages in the name of self-care to playing arcade games and signing up for holiday classes for the younger ones, here are some new things to do at KINEX this Christmas season.

1. Play games at Tokyo Games Station

Unleash your inner 90s kid through arcade games at Tokyo Games Station (#B1-21). With old school games such as Street Fighter and The King of Fighters, it’ll be a blast to the past for you and the fam.

Ongoing promos: 

  • Buy a $10 ticket card to get bonus $2 
  • Buy a $20 ticket card to get bonus $5 
  • Buy a $50 ticket card to get bonus $15 

The arcade also boasts a variety of activities ranging from $0.50 to $1.60 each play, like claw machines and Treasure Trove, a fishing game that’ll bring out your competitive side. Earn e-tickets while playing for a chance to redeem gifts ranging from little knick knacks to cute plushies and even a Nintendo Switch. 

2. Get a manicure at For Duchess, by Duke

Getting a manicure might just be one of the best forms of self-care. You’ll get time away from the screen because your hands are occupied and you’ll also feel good about your new set of nails after the session. Wind down with mani-pedi at For Duchess, by Duke while waiting for your kids to finish their enrichment classes. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. 

Image credit: For Duchess, By Duke

If you’ve been wanting to get your nails done but never seem to have the time to, try out their one-step express gel manicure ($9.90), which will have you in and out in just about 10 minutes. Those who want a full-on manicure experience with cuticle care and dead skin removal thrown in, can opt for their classic gel manicure ($38).

The shop accepts walk-ins and appointments operates on an appointment-only basis so make sure you make a booking and secure your slot before heading down for a mani-pedi sesh

3. Intro your kids to coding at The Lab

Coding is an up and coming skill to have today, so no harm letting the kiddos start young.

The school holidays may be here but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. Apart from enrichment classes in the usual Math and Sciences subjects, introduce your kids to coding through hands-on activities like building robots and through computing. 

Image credit: The Lab

The Lab (#03-01) is a newly-opened coding school in KINEX that specialises in teaching coding to kids aged five to 16. From building coding robots with LEGO to grasping the Python programming language, kids can gain problem-solving and creativity skills to utilise in real-life situations. 

Contact the outlet at 8488 7017 for more details on the courses available. 

4. Get a massage & health treatments at Guang An TCM

elax with cupping therapy or foot reflexology
Image credit: UOL Malls

If you resonate with the aches and pains that come with running after the little ones, you’re in luck. Guang An TCM (#02-12) is a new Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinic at KINEX that specialises in Chinese medicine and services like acupuncture, Tui Na massages and even fertility treatment. 

Opt for cupping therapy (from $25) that utilises glass cups and suction to promote blood flow and remove “toxins” from your body or go for foot reflexology (from $39) to wind down after all that festive shopping. If you’re looking for a holistic massage to target your full body, Guang An TCM also offers full body massages (from $60).

5. Send kids to KINEX holiday camp

L-R: Cajon Playing, Drum 101
Image adapted from: KINEX

The 3-day long KINEX Holiday Camp will be held from 8th – 10th December, featuring activities like Dance To The K-Pop Beat, Manga Art, Cajon playing classes and even Chinese craft classes. 

Kids will also have the opportunity to pick up dart skills, learn a new instrument, coding and robotics and participate in festive craft workshops to make their own tote bags and soaps. 

L-R: K-Pop dance class, Coding and Robotics class
Image adapted from: KINEX

The kids won’t be the only ones benefiting from the day camp. Sign up and receive a free single scoop of Cookies & Cream gelato from Paradiddle Gelato, a free slice of cake at Kith Café and a free drink from Little Dot Red Tea.

You’ll also be able to redeem a $10 game pass for Tokyo Games Station and a 1-for-1 mummy-daughter classic gel manicure session at For Duchess, by Duke.

Holiday camp sign-ups are going at $400/pax (worth $700) and includes lunch for all days provided by restaurants like Kucina Italian Restaurant and Fatburger. Flash this article at KINEX’s Customer Service Counter at Level 2 for a $50 discount off the programme fee. 

Slots are limited to 30 and registration closes on 7th December  2021. 

Dates: 8th – 10th December 2021 (7-12 years old)
Time: 10AM-3PM

Bonus: Kickstart your Xmas shopping at KINEX

Don’t miss out on deals for the dudes who want to score casual wear, workwear and accessories at a discounted price. From dress shirts to bermudas and accessories like wallets and belts, Men’s Branded Outlet (#01-38) has deals of up to 80% off original prices on brands like Callaway, Van Heusem, Daniel Hechter and Crocodile. 

No festive season is complete without shopping. Head to ISLE & ISLE (#01-32) for a range of ladies’ clothing suitable for casual brunch dates and year-end family get-togethers. There are also sale bins where tops, dresses and bottoms go for $3-$10 a piece.

Ring in the festive season by decking your home in Christmas decor. From 7FT-tall Christmas trees to decorative ornaments and centrepieces, KINEX has an extensive range of decor shops for you to choose from.

The decor shops even have a colourful array of synthetic flowers that know no season and will keep your house looking vibrant and fresh all year round. 

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In partnership with Extra•Ordinary People, KINEX will also be holding a Christmas Gift Shop (#01-24) from 1st – 26th December 2021 with 100% of the proceeds funding programmes and initiatives that benefit the special needs community. You’ll be able to shop handmade crafts, jewellery and other festive pieces. 

Get Christmas freebies when you shop at KINEX

From now till 26th December 2021, visit KINEX for fun suited for both parents and kids and you just may be able to redeem freebies throughout the Christmas season. Participate in enrichment activities, arcade games and even self-care with massages and manicures and get rewarded for your spending. 

Christmas Surprise Gift Set (left) and 4-in-1 waffle maker set with a matching kitchen mitten and trivet (right)

What joy is there in shopping if not for the free gifts and discounts? While you’re indulging in family-friendly activities at the mall, be sure to look out for these promos from now till 26th December 2021:

  • Christmas Surprise Gift Set: minimum spend $250 ($200 for U-POPP members & selected cardholders)
  • 4-in-1 waffle maker with a matching kitchen mitten and trivet: minimum spend  $400 ($350 for U-POPP members & selected cardholders)
  •  Festive Craft Workshops: minimum spend $100 ($80 for Office Executives and Katong Regency Residents)
  • 1 hour of free parking on weekdays: minimum spend $30 in a single receipt.

With these new things to do and perks to claim, your Christmas activities will be sorted for the year-end. 

Sign up for KINEX holiday camps here

11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436950
Opening hours: 10:30AM-9:30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6702 3610

This post was brought to you by KINEX.
Photography by Milim Tay.
Note: Terms & conditions apply for redemptions and deals.
Cover image adapted from: KINEX

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