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Seow Bei Yi and Cheryl Mui
Friday, Jun 6, 2014

Education, Singapore

Kids all abuzz

The Straits Times | Seow Bei Yi and Cheryl Mui | Friday, Jun 6, 2014

Children play doctors and physicians at the Sen-sation station where they get a chance to don scrubs and wear stretoscopes and examine various body parts at KidsSTOP, Singapore's first-of-its-kind science centre for children.

1. SCIENCE

KIDSSTOP

What: Children can try out a 7m slide, excavate fake dinosaur bones from a sandpit and find out more about the human body at KidsSTOP (above). Singapore's first science centre for children caters for those eight years and younger, and boasts features that encourage exploration.

Where: 21 Jurong Town HallWhen: From June 6 When: Timeslots available from 9.30am to 7pm (weekdays), and 10am to 7pm (weekends and public holidays)

Admission: For Singaporeans, $23 (children) and $13 (adults); for non-Singaporeans $28 (children), $18 for (adults) on school holidays

Info: Call 6425-2500, or go to www.kidsstop.edu.sg

2. HORSE-RIDING

BUKIT TIMAH SADDLE CLUB

What: Children can take a four- to six-minute pony ride for $10 at the saddle club (below).

Where: 51 Fairways Drive

When: 10.30am to 1pm, Sunday

Price: $10 for a pony ride for those aged between three and 12

Info: www.btsc.org.sg

HORSE CITY

What: Horse-riding provider Gallop Stable has three outlets, including Horse City at Turf Club Road, which offers pony rides and group, private and junior riding lessons. It also has Shetland pony rides and donkey feeding sessions. Visitors are advised to book in advance by e-mail.

Where: 100 Turf Club Road

When: 8am to 8pm

Admission: Hour-long trail rides cost $85 on weekdays and $95 on weekends for groups, and $95 on weekdays and $100 on weekends for private sessions

Info: Go to www.horsecity. com.sg or e-mail enquiry@horsecity.com.sg to book sessions

3. FESTIVALS FOR THE YOUNG

FLIPSIDE

What: The Esplanade's 10-day Flipside festival, celebrating the lighter side of the arts, starts today and is suitable for anyone above the age of seven.

Families can attend ticketed shows by Canadian puppeteer Jeff Achtem and comedian Judee Tan, among others. Visitors can also enjoy free acts around the arts centre. Catch the Pants Down Circus in a comedic show at the Outdoor Theatre, or step up to lead a roving professional orchestra looking for a conductor.

Where: The Esplanade

When: Today to June 8, various times

Admission: Free and ticketed, depending on the event

Info: Call 6828-8377 or go to www.esplanade.com/flipside

STORYTELLING COMES ALIVE!

What: Those who prefer the outdoors can head to Sentosa's Palawan Beach for Storytelling Comes Alive! (right), which offers interactive story-telling sessions and a craft corner. Check out the live-sized Playmobil display, playpit and cafe.

Where: Palawan Beach, Sentosa

When: Tomorrow to June 29

Admission: Free

Time: 11am to 7pm

Info:www.sentosa.com.sg/en/gallery/events/ storytelling-comes-alive

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