Mention Bedok, and the iconic East Coast Park will inevitably come to mind. However, the sprawling mature estate has loads more to offer families on the lookout for fun and wholesome weekend activities.

Here are some activities for you to consider on your next outing.

Catch the Sunset at Bedok Reservoir

The 4.3km gravel track around Bedok Reservoir is great for active families who enjoy skating, cycling, running, walking or bird watching. Plus, there are two playgrounds that can appeal to the energetic preschoolers and primary schoolers . Come evening, you will be treated to a glorious sight of an orange-pink sunset with the on-site bistro asthe ideal place to enjoy the view and wind down after an active afternoon.

Feel the Thrill at Forest Adventure

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Located at Bedok Reservoir Park, Forest Adventure is a treetop obstacle course that will thrill children—the minimum required height is 1.1m— and adults alike. You and the little ones will need to conquer multiple obstacles and crossings above ground, including zip lining across the reservoir. Everyone will be subjected to a 20-minute safety briefing before the fun begins. After all, safety first!

Reel in a Catch at Bedok Jetty

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Right in the middle of the crowded East Coast Park, you will find the tranquil Bedok Jetty, a favourite spot for anglers and those looking for quiet respite. If you’re not into fishing, the jetty has now become a spot for children to run off steam, chat with recreational anglers and ogle at their catch. For extra early risers, Bedok Jetty is also where you can get a magnificent view of the sunrise.

Get High at The Rock School

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Kids as young as four can now try scaling a rock wall at The Rock School located at Bedok Community Club. The boulders, walls and facilities are designed for young ones in mind, complete with child-friendly handholds, gentler wall profiles and eye-catching colours.

Introduce Great Hawker Fare to your Kids

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What’s a day of physical activity without good food as a reward? A mature town like Bedok is chock full of hawker centres and coffeeshops with stalls that have earned legions of fans over the decades. There isn’t one specific location to mention here but most foodies won’t be disappointed by places like the East Coast Lagoon Food Village (satay and sambal stingray, anyone?), Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre (the carrot cake is a must-try) and Fengshan Market & Food Centre (where you can find a highly raved about soupy bak chor mee).