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Playground @ IMM

Many do not know but there is a large playground (with waterplay features!) on level 3 of IMM. It is outdoors and you can exit near Long Beach restaurant or Hai-Di-Lao.

The best thing is though outdoors, the playground is sheltered so the kids can play even when there is a light drizzle.


There are sections of the main play area that are suitable for both the younger kids and the older kids. The purple slide (in the first pic) is actually very high. So parents do need to be around to ensure safety of the younger ones.

Right beside this play area there is also a waterplay area. This area though is not sheltered so it can be pretty hot in the daytime.


The waterplay area’s water is turned on at certain timings of the day. So do not expect to go early before it gets hot. The water sprays only turn on at 10am. Not sure why they made it that way. The first time we were there at 9am only to be disappointed that the water has not started yet. Here are the opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10.30am to 9.30pm (Closed every Thursday from 7.00pm onwards for events and on the first Wednesday of every month, except PH for maintenance)

Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am to 9.30pm

There is also a shower area at the playground. So it is very convenient if the kids were to play at the waterplay area.

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[Review+Giveaway] My Little Giant @ Big Box 

My Little Giant is a very new playground which just had its soft launch last week. Thanks to the management, we were invited for a play date there today! It is already open to the public, but the official opening will be on 01 October 2016. *Scroll all the way down for a giveaway!*


Tickets to the playground can be purchased towards on the right side of the main entrance. They are having a soft launch promotion now where kids enter at $12 on weekdays (Mon-Thu) and $16 on weekends (Fri-Sun, PH). Children below 3 are at 50% off for a temporary period of time too!


Original prices are $20 and $25 respectively for weekdays and weekends.

Before you enter, you can change into your socks at the right side of the entrance. There are many shoe compartments here for you to deposit your shoes. If you have forgotten to bring your socks, they can also be purchased at the counter. Bags can be left there as well but do not leave your valuables there. 


At the entrance, the staff will tag you with their wrist tags and Ensure you sanitize your hands before entry. 


Once you step in you will be able to see their major white slide that ends in a humongous put of white and blue balls. The slide is really fast and it is really meant for the strong hearted!Hubby and Lil Nugget loved it. But Korkor and me were not great fans of it. Too much for me I’d say. I screamed from the top all the way until I landed into the ball pit. It was fun though. Just scary. 


Here’s a view of the slide from the top.


The place is a maze. Lil Bub ran in and I couldn’t find him anywhere. That’s what made it so fun for the kids. 


The play area has 3 storeys to it. Each floor is linked to the next via easy to climb steps and smaller slides. They are so easy to climb that my 19 month old needs no assistance!


There are other areas to play as well within the 3 level obstacle course. Eg. A Trampoline, shooting area, swings, and a train at the 3rd floor!


Lil Bub was loving the crawling and climbing through the playground. It helped that the areas were huge and adults could easily maneuver themselves through it too!


More pictures of the playground. All pictures showing a different section of it! Top pic is another slide at the 2nd floor, bottom left is an enclosed slide from 3rd to second floor, and there are also some coupe cars for the little ones to drive around on the first floor. 


Highlight for many kids other than the main white slide would be the HUGE ball pit. This photo shows only half of it or a section where there is not many people. Some kids are playing at the other end of the ball pit. Yes, that’s how big it is!


More pictures of the ball pit just because I love the colours of the balls! 


There is another section of My Little Giant where it is like an arcade for kids. These are charged differently and you will need to purchase a card with credit inside to use it at the rides and arcade machines. There are kiddy rides, game machines, train ride and a Carousel!


Lil Bub loved the excavator the most. What’s surprising right? It was not easy to scoop the balls up into the boxes though and he needed Daddy’s help for that. 

The kids had a lot of fun at the spanking new playground at Big Box. And Daddy and Mummt are glad that they have expended their energy and is now soundly napping at home. 🙂

Thanks to My Little Giant, there will be 5 entry passes up for a giveaway! You can go to our Facebook page for details on how to enter. Closing date for entry is 09 Oct 2016. Winners will be announced the next day and passes will be valid until 31 December. All the best! 

Link to enter giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/471d31df8/

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VivoCity Children’s Playground

VivoCity’s 2nd floor outdoor children’s playground have been closed for renovation for some time now. We always drop by to check if it has opened every time we are there and recently it was open! 


Some things remain the same but overall it has been revamped. The water play area is totally different now. 


There is a trampoline area which is new. The slope that was from the previous playground is still there but they added a proper slide to it. 

There is some addition of new playground structures very similar in style to the old playground. The kiddy car rides vendor is still there and the other part of the playground next to it is still undergoing renovation. 


The highlight for us as usual is the waterplay area. Just remember to bring some extra clothes and toys for the kids to play!


At the end of the day if you want to, the nursing/diaper change room is just nearby next to QB kids and world of sports. You can find out more about the nursing room here

Lastly, and best of all, here’s what it becomes in the evening. 🙂 

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Happy Castle @ Westgate Mall

Amidst the haze, we went around searching for nearby indoor playgrounds that we have not been to before and hopefully is of a different concept than the usual ones. 

We chanced upon one new play area at Westgate mall level 4. It is a new place, less than a month old. And we decided to let our kids try playing there. 


It looks like a sandplay area with lots of balls and sand toys, a slide and a small ball pit. The only difference is that instead of sand, the pit is filled with what initially seemed like the rubber/plastic at those indoor artificial turf Football pitches. I found out later it was Cassia Seeds. Which means it was all safe for our babies to play in it! 


Kids play with them just like sand. But good thing is they are all clean after that as it doesn’t stick to their clothes and body. Really a good thing for all parents!! 


My elder loved playing there so much he refused to leave and when we finally managed to get him to leave he made us bring him back the next day again to play!


Here are the charges for the Cassia Seeds pit. Very affordable if you just want your kids to try it out for 15mins. They provide free disposable socks but if you have your own, you can use those too.

On our next day there we bought the $68 package. It is transferable so we can share the 10 hours amongst our 2 kids. And they count down to every 5 minutes. So if one plays for only 10 minutes, then you just have 9h 50mins left. Very consumer friendly. 

For young kids, parents are allowed to go in with them. They do not have a strict age but whilst I was there, they even allowed a mummy with a scared 3-4yo boy to go in. The boy warmed up a bit later and the Mum left to wait outside. 


As you can see the area is quite small so the fewer parents there are inside the more kids it can fit. Parents should longer around to watch their kids too just to ensure they play safely. There is only 1 staff and she is only doing the collection of money and issuing of receipts. 

We should be going there again for the 3rd day in a row today!! See you if you are going too! 

Update (02 Sep 16): They have a new slide structure! More things for the kids to play with but it also means less space for the kids. 

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Diggersite @ East Coast Park

Our first activity for the Long Labour Day weekend is to go to the Diggersite!! We have been wanting to bring our boy there as he is a BIG fan of excavators, bulldozers, cranes, etc. 

We had a little trouble finding the place as we didn’t know exactly which part of ECP it was at. Here’s what we found out. Look out for the carpark with Long Beach restaurant and Burger King. You will see the Diggersite once you turn into the carpark. 


They have an indoor area and an outdoor area. Head to the indoor area to purchase your tokens. 1 token for $7, 3 for $18 or 10 for $50. 


At the indoor area as well where you purchase the tokens are 2 excavators and you get to play “toy catcher” with them. You also get to choose your helmet and vest and suit up for your hard labour coming up!


Outside is a small tentage with one stand alone digger where you can practice knocking down bottles. 

And then there is the main outdoor area with 3 excavators to dig sand. Good thing is that all are shaded though it can still be pretty hot in this sweltering heat. 


This is what the kids come for. To dig sand like a real construction worker!


For more information you can visit their Facebook page here.

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Kallang Wave Mall – Playground

Have you been to the new Kallang Wave Mall that it at the new Singapore Sports Hub? There is a FREE water-play area for the kids at the rooftop and it is HUGE!!

There are 4 slides in all with different levels of difficulty. The orange one as shown in the picture is the largest one they have.

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This is where the smaller slides are. They are essentially at the same play structure.

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Here’s a small swimming pool  where a lifeguard watches over and some water-play area for the toddlers

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Here’s a clearer and closer view of the toddler area.

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There is a really good view here too! Grandparents will just sit there and chat while the kids play and the parents watch over them.

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The Bub took a really long while to warm up. He was so satisfied just sitting there with his water-play cups (we bring those along all the time for water-play!) and splashing at the toddler area.

He decided only to try out the slides when we were about to leave. and he tried all 4 levels of the slides! His catalyst was meeting a friend at the playground. And she was really daring so Bub followed along. (I, however have kept my phone already so no pictures at the slides.)

Coincidentally, we went by the playground again one week later and he met the same friend! 🙂

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So I managed to snap some pictures of him coming down the slides 🙂 These are the Level 1 and 2 slides. The blue one is Level 3 and the Orange slide is the scariest!

On the other side of the rooftop is a lazy river. (That is not so exciting for the kids). But you can always pop by there to have a look. 🙂

The Bub keeps asking, when can we go to Kallang Wave Mall again?