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Activities like cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading, longboarding and riding a scooter offer opportunities for the family to bond while staying fit. If your little ones are into having fun on wheels, here are some beginner-friendly places across the island you can visit.
If your young ones are just starting out on their skating journey, the Stadium Skatepark is a great place to visit. Located near Gate 14 of the National Stadium, this beginner-friendly spot is far less intimidating than some of the larger skateparks in Singapore, but well-equipped with a mini-ramp, low rails and small street obstacles that are perfect to practice some tricks.
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With its graffiti walls and a sheer number of skaters doing cool tricks, the Somerset Skatepark can seem a little intimidating to the newbies. But it does offer a wide, open area for beginners to practice the basics, and ramps of varying heights that can cater to different skating levels.
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The flat terrain at Marina Bay Waterfront makes it perfect for those learning to rollerblade, longboard, cycle or skateboard. Plus, with Marina Bay Sands, Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay in the area, other family members can enjoy the views as they picnic or fly kites while waiting. If the family is feeling up for it, you can also follow the route all the way up to the east and wrap up the day with a meal at the National Stadium!
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Missing the cold weather overseas? Enjoy the feeling of having the cold wind in your hair as you skate across the ice at Kallang Ice World. If you or your family are still starting out, there are free support frames for kids and skating courses to help you find you find your footing. So while you won’t find snow, you will get truckloads of fun and exercise—without the scorching Singapore sun. Prices begin at $17.50 for adults and $15 for children for two hours. Skate-rental is included.
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The Hi Roller Indoor Skating Rink is a modern take on the popular roller discos of the eighties. Expect the same catchy tunes, only this time, you can choose from both roller-skates or rollerblades. The rink is divided into two zones to fit both beginner and expert skaters, so you can indulge in a bit of nostalgia while clocking in your exercise for the day, no matter how strong a skater you are. A two-hour session starts at $12 for adults, and $10 for children, not inclusive of rentals.
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly cycling trip that’s slightly off the beaten track, the Green Corridor could be what you’re looking for. The 24km route which follows the old railway line from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar is mostly flat and there are plenty of entry points along the way, so you can plan a route that works best for the family.
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