Nov 30 2011
Of course, having found out about the opening of a new indoor playground at the new joint in the east (Changi City Point), it isn’t long before the girl gets a go at it. Made a date with the BFF and her boy, and took the long train journey down to Expo today.
Reached early for lunch and some quick shopping. And it’s amazing how the temptation of a playground visit could make my fussy eater finish her lunch in 15 minutes when it usually takes her about an hour… but of course, the fact that it was Macs nuggets and fries probably helped too.
So away we went… Under promotion, we went in for $8 unlimited play. The usual rates are $16 for weekdays and $18 for weekends and public holidays (details here).
Did my girl like it? ….
“Mommy, I’m WAAYYYYY shorter than the height limit of 130cm so can I go and play now?”
“And my next station, the rocking horse!”
Mommy note: Beneath the flying balloons, there’s this rocking horse, a see-saw rocking thingie, the ikea tunnel, and some spongey blocks and jig-saw.
“But my biggest fav has to be the ball pit!”
“Cos I could spend hours on the water slide…”
“… Or minutes climbing in and out of the Ikea tunnel…”
“… Or stopping by the blocks section, building tall towers and long bridges…”
“But I’ll ALWAYS come back to the ball pit… diving in headfirst cos that’s the real fun!”
Mommy note: This ball pit is great cos it’s HUGE (bigger than any others I’ve seen in SG) and DEEP (check out the next pic)!
“I LOVE SWIMMING IN THE BALL PIT! ”
“But what’s really great about this place is there’s a separate area for quieter play when I’m breathless and slightly tired… Like running Thomas the train on the tracks…”
“… and building a townhouse with the blocks…”
“There’s even a table for the music-lover in me with musical instruments like xylophone, guitar and a seldom-seen accordion!”
Mommy note: And Melissa & Doug puzzles and jig-saw too…
“But what I really love here is the pretend tea-party…”
“… and cooking my own meal at the play kitchen!”
“And what’s best? I got to enjoy it with Aunty Kat and Elliot too! I had so much fun I don’t want to leave!!!”
Believe it or not, she spent almost 3 hours running and screaming and jumping and diving in there, and still had energy for more! But the mommy decided it was finally enough and brought her out for some biscuits and stroller-ed her around for her nap (and did some shopping at the same time )
Oh how lucky you easterners are to have a new happening shopping centre with so many outlet stores! Nike, Adidas, Crocs, Esprit, and even Payless!!! … Or maybe I should count my lucky stars I don’t live so close else my wallet will be crying from abuse.
So while the mommies shopped, the kids entertained themselves… Or at least they tried to. Imaginary conversation between the kids:
“Mommy, I’ll help Aunty Kat watch over Elliot as she look-see-look-see… Does that earn me any brownie points?”
Elliot: Hey, I want that biscuit in your hand…”
Elliot: “Yo, you hear me? I want whatever that is you’re holding!”
Yahn: “Nope. Your mommy said you should be drinking milk so stop trying.”
Elliot (touches Yahn’s chin): “If I call you pretty… can I at least get a bite?”
Haha… I couldn’t resist this last one. Cos he was seriously using his fingers and stroking Yahn’s chin! Zoom into the picture if you don’t believe me! He’s so going to be a lady-killer… at such a young age too! Wonder where he learnt this from.
Verdict: It’s great. Petite Park is great. Changi City Point is great. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves today! We love Petite Park for the active play area (especially the BIG and DEEP ball pit)… and the pretend play area which we don’t really find in other indoor playgrounds. And because it’s kindof open, there’s plenty of light making the place bright and chirpy. But it did get a little crowded the later part of today when there was a sudden influx of older kids.
Nonetheless, we really did have so much fun. And I would definitely go back again… When I’m not feeling so lazy about making the distance all the way down.