Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kidzland Indoor Playground at the Grandstand, Singapore

I can't digest the fact that after more than a decade of living in Singapore, I was finally able to make my way to The Grandstand. The amusing part being that when I did, it was at the behest of my kids!

Engulfed by lush greenery within one of Singapore’s most elite neighbourhoods, The Grandstand is an expansive lifestyle destination. The foodie that I am, my main motivation to visit had been PasarBella, a gourmet paradise tucked away in a family, lifestyle and dining enclave. To put it simply - PasarBella is a farmers market. One of my closest friends in Singapore had highly recommended going there on many occasions but it never came about.

When the day finally arrived, there was another reason for us to go which was to keep the kids engaged for a major part of the day. My parents were in Singapore and we wanted to take the kids out to someplace they would enjoy. Kidzland is one of the largest themed and integrated indoor children playground and family entertainment centre located at The Grandstand. Suitable for children aged between 2 to 10 years of age, this huge space packed with abundant activities is guaranteed to entertain the little critters!

After my kids were done grabbing a quick bite at PasarBella (while I was going around gawking at the fresh produce!), we headed over to Kidzland. It was just after opening hours on a weekday morning so we were fortunate not to encounter too much crowd during the whole time we were there. 



It was our first visit to Kidzland and thus we were non-members. The membership offered at Kidzland is free. How it works it that first, you have to register your child at the counter. You will then be given a card and you have to top-up money into the card (either $50 or $100). This stored value card then gets tapped at each station and the relevant amount of money gets deducted. If you run out of money, top up the card again. Simple enough right?

Adults entering the centre will be charged S$5 for the second and subsequent adults/guardians.

I don't know the reason but the process of registration seemed to take eternity. That was my only gripe with our experience at Kidzland. For those who don't have their own mode of transport, another could be that The Grandstand is not easily accessible by public transport so taking a cab would be the most convenient option. Anyway, moving on, once the initial formalities were over with, it was time to get in on the action! The kids had already been running around the games arcade exploring every nook and corner until then. The blinding colors and dazzling lights had done their job to keep them engaged for a while. But they were too young to really comprehend the games (that are typically catered to kids aged 4 to 10 in my opinion).

The Forest
This jungle-themed indoor soft playground is the prime play area for toddlers. It consists of 3,000 sqf of playing structures including a giant rainbow net, climbing structures, a swing, slide, merry-go-round, soft shooting & a mini rock climbing wall.

Know that all children and parents (or guardians) must wear socks and Kidzland wristbands before entering The Forest. Also be aware that re-entry is allowed for that day which means that young visitors can enter to play, exit to grab lunch at The Grandstand, and then go back in again to continue to play to their heart's content, within a day. 



My 2.5 year old toddlers were quite taken with the psychedelic rainbow net but they were too young to truly enjoy it. They did climb up and bounce a bit but after a while the novelty wore off and they wanted to explore the more age-appropriate play areas. 



They absolutely loved the giant three-lane slide and one of my twins in particular went on it about 50 times even though the ascent to the top was inundated with obstacles!



The swinging merry-go-round was a striking feature too. Although keep an eye on your little ones in case they get too close too it when it gains full momentum. 


The rest of the space has interactive play machines, a carousel, naughty castle, craft & activity room, performance stage and party rooms.




There is also an indoor sand pit which we didn't take the girls to. Maybe next time!










Like I said, my kids were very taken with all the glittering lights. This particular game caught their attention the most. They stood transfixed for at least 10 minutes!


Don't be fooled by the cool assured picture that you see here. My little one has no idea what she is doing! 😂



Here are my troops playing a game which I must admit looked like a lot of fun! They were shooting water jets at an array of fierce looking dinosaurs. Much to my surprise, my kids were actually pretty good at this one! 



With many attractive features and facilities offered at Kidzland, it is guaranteed to bring a world of fun and adventure to the little ones. This indoor playground is one of the better ones I have seen in Singapore and it will definitely help to cement The Grandstand’s status as a promising and exciting children’s enclave.


My rating for this indoor playground is




Kidzland
The Grandstand
Level 2 Unit #02-14
200 Turf Club Road
Singapore 287994,

 Phone: +65 6763 3773
 E-mail: admin@kidzld.com

Operating Hours:
10:30am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
9:30am - 9:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH, School Holidays)


Cheers,
Megha


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