Want to break free from the usual kids-friendly hangouts places and try for something more thematic liked sports related or football inspired? In an effort to introduce a healthier lifestyle for you, we have recently visited a family-loving establishment newly opened in the heart of Singapore.


Nestled among the luxurious greenery in Woodleigh Park, we found a newly opened stylish sports park offering a wide variety of sports and fitness facilities for all ages. 

Well-known by football fans of Cafe Football from Old Trafford (UK), Cafe Football Singapore is the first franchise in Asia located in THE ARENA is partly owned by Manchester United greats Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, who were previously in town to grace the official launch in April!

The football-themed restaurant brought together with Arena Fitness and Arena Football at The Arena, conceptualised by two passionate football supporters and partners, Simon Tan and Derrick Goh.

Spanning across 200,000 square feet of floor area, the family-oriented sports park aims to promote a healthier lifestyle among families who also shares the same passion for food and sports especially – Football. Offering a wide variety of sports and fitness activities for all ages, this is the perfect location to gather, get fit and dine together.

Their plethora of programs includes Football, Muay Thai (yes you hear us right, for kids as well!), Aerial Yoga, Dance and Functional Fitness! There will also be an indoor rock wall which will be ready by July this year, featuring two augmented climbing walls!


To complete the experience of being a one-stop fitness destination, there is a full-fledged restaurant Cafe Football Singapore in The Arena. It is decorated with leather sofas for guests to soak in a homely and lay back ambience while you indulge in a scrumptious meal after a workout or two.

A unique restaurant that feeds a love for food and football, you will appreciate a diverse, well-rounded menu with some subtle nods to the beautiful game.  

We’re super impressed by the nifty thoughts presented all over the welcome area of THE ARENA when we stepped into the main reception area. Walls were decorated with football-inspired thematic designs, even to the extent of replicating a football club’s dressing room. There are many exhibitions football collections on displays, including autographed ones! Even the stellar red brick wall of the stadium stand is replicated.

Sofas with soft pillows are seen dotted around the reception area with Cafe Football Singapore located at both sides of the reception area, where it splits into the East Stand main dining, bar and bistro area and West Stand for more corporate meetup corner. 

Whether you are here for a workout or just to buy time waiting for your kids to finish their football training with the JSSL academy or Real Madrid Football School whom regularly hold classes at the Football pitch, Cafe Football Singapore is the best spot to chill or feast on. Putting their main focus in offering quality menu for all, kids are more than welcome to join in despite having a bar area and darts machine available in the restaurant.  

We enjoyed a mouth-watering tasting session and had exceptionally enjoyed the signature Referee Chocolate Cake. Below are some of their must-try dishes we highly recommend!

Check out our video on our Facebook page, even the menu had a football themed layout with terms used such as Extra Time (coffee, tea etc) or Main attack for their main dishes!

We can sit the whole day drooling over these.. 

Kids are welcome to request for free sweets from the chefs or the friendly staff there might even bring a handful over to your table!

For sharing: Team Mates Platter that includes chicken wing, satay skewers, tempura prawns and corn chips at $18. Top it up with a pint of draught beer to complete the finger licking good sensation! 

For Healthier choice: Line Up Salmon comes with a succulent salmon sprinkled with lychee salsa, mixed green salad, sweet cherry tomatoes and topped with house dressing, for just $18. We paired this dish a glass of chilled orange juice.

For Local twist: Crayfish Hor Fun a perfect wok-fried kway teow with a generous serving of crayfish, prawn, squid and drizzled over with superior tasty egg sauce at $18. 

Speciality: Desserts for the sweet tooth – Referee Chocolate Cake at $9. Can we have another serving, please?

In conjunction with Mother’s Day this week, The Arena and Cafe Football Singapore will be offering a special promotion for families! To reserve a table for that special woman in your life, contact the restaurant via their Facebook pageCombining live match screenings, good food with a football-themed interior and menu, Cafe Football Singapore is open daily from 11 am to 12 mn with the last order at 10.30pm.


11 May – 14 May 2017

  • Fitness: Mother to exercise for free with a paying adult
  • Cafe Football: Free dessert with a minimum of 1 main course, limited to 1 per table.
  • Spa element voucher (worth $224.70)


Apart from getting your fitness class booking online, THE ARENA has pushed out an app – THE ARENA SINGAPORE APP allows users to plan their fitness regime conveniently. Programs are split among four studios – ARENA FLYWITH FITNESS, MMA, WAREHOUSE DANCE FITNESS, AND DUNGEON FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

Want a more height-seeking activity, be anticipated as there will be a new launch in July for the ARENA EXTREME with indoor rock-climbing sessions for both adults and kids, including the interactive augmented wall!

Other activities that are suitable for the strength building includes ARENA MMA (For Muay Thai and MMA lovers).

You may learn more about all the various classes offered at ARENA FITNESS by clicking here for the descriptions as well as timings. Good news for early risers that some classes begin at 9 am in the morning! Look out for a new adventure course rolling out for the littlies end of the year as well!


The football pitches are the gems of THE ARENA as they are installed with FIFA Quality Pro (used to be known as FIFA 2 Star) Ultrasport™ 60mm artificial grass and it is the most durable product in the market with 16,000 Dex duotone monofilaments.

The Arena is the first and only facility in Singapore to be using this quality of turf for their customers! Don’t forget to check out 3 of their pitch options below or you may also click here to find out more on the pitch availability to rent for sports-related events or even kids party celebration!   

  • 1 x 11-a-side 
  • 2 x 7-a-side
  • 3 x  5-a-side  
  • Grandstand may accommodate 540 capacity 

Whether you are looking for some serenity away from the urban bustle, sourcing for a kids-friendly gathering venue with an awesome menu, staying fit with your family or looking to catch some “live” football actions, we see THE ARENA as the perfect destination for family and friends to get together!

See you there! 


Location: 48 Woodleigh Park Singapore 357844

Contact: +65 6717 8228 

How To Get There: 

  • 7 mins walk from Woodleigh Station
  • Bus ride arrive at PUB Recreation Club 
  • Drivers may either exit at CTE via Braddell Road or PIE via Upper Serangoon Viaduct

Includes Complimentary Car parking for approx 90 car lots. 

You may also reach them on Facebook | Instagram | Website | 


WIN! A SET OF Mother’s Day Dinner Set for 4!

Family Staycation Sg is giving away a set of Mother’s Day Dinner set for 4 to the above mention giveaway.

Contest Period: 9 May – 11 May 2017 | Contest closes: 11 May 2017, at 11:59 am.

A set of Mother’s Day dinner set includes:

  • 2 Main Courses
  • 2 Kids Meal
  • 4 drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • 1 Mother’s Day cake slice!

Follow below steps to win above experience: 

  1. Like FamilystaycationSG & The Arena Facebook page
  2. Share our post & Tag at least 3 friends who would love to have this family experience on Mother’s Day (Post privacy must be set to ‘public’ so that we can see your entry). 
  3. Comment one of the four facilities found at The Arena.


  • 1 lucky winner will be randomly selected, results will be announced on 11 May 2017.
  • All results are final.
  • Winner’s prizes are not transferable for sale.
  • Collection details will be advised via confirmation email. 

Good Luck!


FamilyStaySg Team

Disclosure: The Post & Giveaway prizes are sponsored by Fit Factory Sg.

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