Usually we try to stay clear of shopping centres over the weekend. With two young active children, crowds do not appeal to us at all. The best part about being a stay at home mom is being able to do the necessary shopping on weekday afternoons when there are no crowds.
Last weekend we took the children to Punggol. Sounds like an unlikely place to have fun but there is a fairly new park connector near the eating outlets. The children had fun at the small fitness corner, lots of families were cycling, taking walks and just enjoying the park.
We had dinner at the Japanese restaurant, the food was alright, nothing spectacular . After dinner we promised the kids that we’ll take them bowling. It was our first time to Downtown East, just shows you how often we go out. It wasn’t too crowded when we got there but it sure was packed by the time we left.
The kids bowling is actually located in the main bowling alley. There are two little lanes with rails on the sides for children. Each came is $2 and you can change your coins at the counter. There was a short queue but I can imagine the place can get pretty crazy. One thing to note, it can be quite cold in the bowling alley so bring a sweater for the kids. Ally had lots of fun bowling, Max just enjoyed banging the ball loudly on the lane.
After bowling we headed over to the little train ride outside of Burger King. It was a very simple ride that goes around a small track but both the kids loved it. Max kept wanting to go on it over and over again.
We joined the kids on the first ride then decided that they were safe to ride on their own. The two of them looked really cute sitting together.
It was definitely not one of our usual weekends but we all had fun. Matt and I were just saying how nice it is that the kids still think we are cool and want to hang out with us. We know it’s not going to be like this forever so we’re making the most of it while we can.