Located at level 2
Hot/cold water dispenser
2 Breastfeeding rooms
1 Changing station
Photo generously contributed by Deniece Tui.
Latte e Miele is a simple cafe that serves gelato and coffee, located at the Grandstand at #01-34B. But a quarter of it’s premises is a play corner for kids. The finger foods and drinks are average. Their gelatos are not bad and it is a nice place to chill out. It’s always full on weekend nights though. So it might be difficult to get a place to sit if you are in a big group.
The main play area is a simple structure of slides, which is more suitable for toddler and younger kids.
There is a small corner with other toys like mega bloks and bead maze. Similarly, these are more suitable for toddlers, which is perfect for my toddler. 🙂
It sure is good enough for a place where you can simply sit and chill and allow your kids to play. We were there on a Saturday during lunch time and the place is deserted. Which means we could let our toddler play in peace without worrying about him being trampled on by larger kids.
In the middle of the Zoo is the children’s zoo. Part of the children’s zoo is a large playground for the kids to play in. Many families take their lunch break at KFC there and have the children play in the water to ease off the heat before carrying on their walk around the zoo. If you are a Friend of the Zoo, you would probably spend many of your weekends here! 🙂
At the kids area at the Jurong Bird Park, there is a playground and a water-play area. At the same zone you can find the nursing room and outdoor shower areas. As with the zoo, this is a good place for families to take a break from the heat and the walking and spend some time playing in the water.
Here is the dry zone.
Most kids are attracted to the wet zone. Whats new right? 😉 It is not as crowded here as compared to the zoo’s water play area.
There is also a smaller area suitable for toddlers. And from the picture, you can see that the changing area and toilets are within the same area.
Currently there is an SG50 promo where if you buy one ticket, you are entitled to unlimited entries for the entire year of 2015! Head down to the Bird Park today! 🙂
Westgate mall probably has the largest free outdoor playground in Singapore. It is located at Level 4. When they first started, they were very well run with security employed to do crowd control and to limit the number of children in the playground. The even had a first aid booth. However, recently, I realised that there is no more security at the entrance. Good thing is that you no longer need to queue up to enter. Bad thing is there can be many children in the play area so parents got to be more cautious.
Their toddler area is generally quite empty and very well separated from the main play area as it is quite a distance away.
There is a rock wall for the budding climbers which is usually quite empty as well.
And here is where all the kids are. The main play area which consists of 3 different tree structures with slides and is not suitable for toddlers as parents will find it hard to maneuver inside.
There is also a water play area and although stated for 2-5 years old, many kids who are playing there are older than that. Next to the nursing room at west gate, there are shower areas for the kids.
For our boy who just turned 22 months, he was not interested in the toddler area anymore. He would have loved to play at the waterplay area but daddy and mummy weren’t prepared for that. He was too young to play in the tree structures. Thus, he settled for this which he loved. 🙂 Saves mummy and daddy the hassle of running all over the place too. 🙂
Located at L1 & L2
2 changing stations
1 Breastfeeding room (with electrical point)
Hot/cold water dispenser
You will have to exchange your IC or driving license at the information counter at level 1 for the key to the Breastfeeding room. (No need if you just need to use the changing stations to change diapers) This is quite inconvenient if you are on Level 2. Room is clean but since changing stations and water dispenser are at a common area, it is well used by the people who work there.
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