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But wait - that doesn’t mean that you’d have to miss out on the matches and scores completely. There are plenty of family-friendly places in Singapore where you can gather with other football-loving families and enjoy the highlights of the replay.
The best thing about these places? They have facilities to keep your kids entertained so you can take them along too!
Click ‘Next’ to find out where you can catch the FIFA World Cup with your kids.
'Live' screenings for the FIFA World Cup 2014 matches are available, but this is limited to selected matches only. So, be sure to call up beforehand to check before heading down.
Our tip for handling restless kids: Your mini-me’s are welcomed to head to the soft play corner to play and squeal to their heart’s content. This play corner is available on weekends only until 6pm.
The Bank Bar + Bistro
One Shenton #01-01
1 Shenton Way
Tel: 6636 2188
Monday to Thursday 8am to 12am
Friday 8am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 12am
During the period from 13 June to 14 July 2014, there will be a free ‘live’ screening area in the departure transit lounge set up across all 3 airport terminals. According to Asiaone News, matches will be screened on 19 large high definition TV screens at the viewing areas.
Our tip for handling restless kids: Your kids get their share of football fever too by taking part in the ‘virtual' FIFA matches. 10 Sony PlayStation game consoles will be set up in the area during the World Cup season to keep the young (and young-at-heart) happy and entertained while waiting for the last call of their flights (available outside match times only).
Click here for more information.
Our tip for handling restless kids:There will be lots of fun fringe activities organised during the FIFA season, so do get your kids to join in the fun as well. Nothing gets kids more excited about participating in a game than the mention of prizes that they could win at the end of it all.
Check with your Community Centre on the timing of matches.
It is best to call them up before coming to check on screening times.
Our tip for handling restless kids: Take them to the Rock Shop to have a look at the amazing collection of souvenirs, mementos and collectible items. We hear the signature tees are a hot favourite!
Hard Rock Cafe Singapore
50 Cuscaden Road
#04-01 HPL House
Tel: 6235 5232
Click here to view opening hours.
At the Hog’s Breath Cafe at Chijmes, you can choose to catch the live sports action on the ultra large projection screen in the al fresco area or grab a seat in front of one of the big TV screens in the restaurant itself.
Our tip for handling restless kids: Apart from the Hosgter’s Kids’ Menu that this place offers for under 12s, they’ve even set up a playroom where your kiddies can hang out (available on Sundays only).
Hog’s Breath Cafe
Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street
Block A #01-26/27
Tel: 6338 1387
Open daily from 11.30am to 1am
(Last order 10.30pm, snacks and appetisers available till closing time)
As the official fast food restaurant for the FIFA World Cup 2014, McDonald’s will be screening ‘live’ matches at 38 outlets islandwide. On top of that, there will also be themed events and weekend carnivals at selected stores where you can put your football skills to the test.
Our tip for handling restless kids: McDonald’s is featuring a special FIFA World Cup menu for a limited time only with items such as Chicken Caramba, Beef Picante burgers, Copa Banana pie and Lime Fizz.
These are sure to be a big hit with your kids - but if all fails, there’s always Happy Meal and the Hello Kitty plushies that you can get to keep them entertained.
Click here for details of the FIFA fever at selected McDonald’s islandwide.
All match screenings are open to members and guests - snacks and refreshments will be provided FREE (while stocks last).
So be sure to get there early!
Our tip for handling restless kids: There are plenty of activities available for kids at all SAFRA Clubs - from swimming to squash and badminton. So you can whisk your kids off to enjoy the facilities, before you immerse yourself into the FIFA celebrations.
Click here for more details.
Having a blast writing about parenting topics as I embark on that amazing journey myself. I’m a mum to a beautiful baby girl who never fails to amaze me every single day.
Where will you be watching the replays of the FIFA World Cup 2014? Do you have a kid-friendly venue to recommend? Share with us by commenting below!
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