If you are a parent looking for outdoor fun activities for kids and yourself in Singapore, here’s one recommendation for you to consider – Forest Adventure!
Its located at Bedok Reservoir Park. If you are travelling via car, you can park at Carpark A, walking distance about 5 minutes to reach the Forest Adventure point.
Its recommended to do a pre-booking online before you go. There are 3 selections for you to choose:
1. Kids Course – for aged 5 to 9. Min. height 1.1m. Accompanying adult required to tag along for supervision
2. Junior Course – for aged 10 and above. Min. height 1.35m.
3. Grand Course – suitable for teens and adults with min. height 1.45m.
I had made booking for my 3 kids on Junior Course. There are different timings to be selected as there is a limit on number of players per time slot. Sports shoes must be worn for these activities.
Upon reaching, we did the necessary registration, payment and signed disclaimer form. And we sat at the waiting area for our turn to attend safety briefing before commencement of the Course.
The Junior Course comprises one loop from the Kids Course and one loop from the Grand Course. It has 26 awesome obstacles and 2 ziplines, including 1 over the water.
There is a 20 minutes safety briefing where the kids will learn to use their equipment and how to move on the course.
Do remember that this is not a guided tour and the kids are expected to complete the course without the supervision of an instructor. 😎
After completing the safety briefing, my kids were ready to GO! off to the Kids course with 13 obstacles and 1 zipline.
My kids took about 45 minutes to complete the Kids Course. I stood at the ground, following them as they passed through each obstacle, taking photos and giving moral support.
My eldest daughter did the obstacles without much constraints. Her movements were fast and steady. 👍💪
My son was also quite agile, which surprised me as he hardly exercised. 👍😚
My youngest daughter got stuck during one obstacle, which was the net alike spider web. It was not easy at all as the net was not tight from end to end but you would feel it shaking bit by bit as you moved along to get to the other end. I could see her burst out with tears suddenly as she got frightened by the shaking. But with the instructor and me on the ground below cheering for her, and her elder sister and brother encouraging her at the other end, she plucked up her courage and managed to climb to the end to the next obstacle. Well Done! 👍💪
The kids took a 10minutes rest for toilet break and water. I had some worries about my youngest daughter and asked if she would be ok to continue with the Grand Course. To my surprise, she told me she was ok for next one! 👍💪
And so my 3 kids went on with the Grand Course, which consist of higher and difficult level, 13 obstacles, 1 zipline and 1 zipline with water. 🙏
The kids took an hour to complete the Grand Course. Awesome ones! 😍
I had full of admiration for my kids who still could pose their lovely smiles at the end of a tiring 2 hour workout. Bravo! 👍
You are not allowed to give up during each course as the 13 obstacles are linked to one loop and your safety equipment that is latched to the loop doesnt allow you to break yourself away at any point. If you want to get out of the loop, you have to finish all the obstacles. Noone can help you phyiscally along the way except yourself. You need to have the courage, determination, stamina and strength for this activity. 🤓
And playing the zipline is not just a swing over and you can get to the other end easily. The zipline is a very long distance (I would think like 100m apart). If at the starting point, you didnt swing hard enough, you might find yourself stop at halfway or a quarter before the other end. So you would need to think what you could do to help yourself to reach the other end. 🤯
There was a rope hanging below the legs. My youngest daughter couldnt use her hands to grab the ropes to pull herself to the other end. 😟 This is the time where you need to use your brain instead of your strength. So what she did next was amazing. She used her legs to hook the rope up till her hands could reach for the rope. Then she pulled the rope forward with her both hands to slide to the other end. 👏👏👏
This activity greatly bring out the potentials & capabilities in the kids and boost up their confidence level for completing all the obstacles with no help given. All dependable on their own.👍🙏
I strongly recommend this GREAT activity and would definitely encourage kds to go again next time!