Singapore may be small but it’s packed with so much fun, and new kid-friendly restaurants, playgrounds and exhibitions open every day to keep the kids busy as bees. Last weekend, in-mall edutainment play centre Kiztopia opened in Marina Square, spanning 18,000 square feet of pure fun. We took our junior reporter to check it out and he took to it like a duck to water. Read on for our review…
All the fun in store
When you step in, you’re immediately greeted by at least one of its 11 unique mascot characters hanging around the play centre. We’re especially fond of Bell the bear, who sits beside the stage in Hero Square. But all 11 of the characters are super cute and even star in their own superhero-themed cartoon shorts that are aired at the Hero Stage.
Apart from a street of shops for pretend play, workshops and parties, you’ll find a driving track for little ones to put the pedal to the metal, AR studios, a bouncy castle, a mini train ride, three playgrounds for all ages, a trampoline, ninja obstacle course and a hinoki pit.
We have to say we’re big fans of Pepe’s Ball, a dedicated soft play area for smallies that comes with a ball pit, mini playground, and padded equipment for tummy time.
The big kids will love the slides found on every playground. Especially the one that stretches all the way up to the second floor and leads down into a seriously awesome ball pit. We even had a go ourselves!
Join in the fun
Parents are encouraged to have a blast with the kiddos. The trampolines and playgrounds are able to accommodate adults (we gave it a shot) or at least big enough for you to trail behind your overeager brood. Plus, each admission pass admits one child and one adult so why not get your money’s worth? When you’re done with the fun or just want to take a break, you can chill out at one of the tables in Bell’s Pantry for organic meals like smoked salmon, eggs benedict, mac n’ cheese and pancakes served all day. You can also access #FreeWifi@MarinaSquare so definitely take advantage.
And if all the fun spanning practically half a mall isn’t enough, then you can check out the upcoming educational programmes and classes. Classes start in August and include rhythmic gymnastics, cooking classes, phonics and reading and science and robotics.
Marina Square, #01-09 to 15, #01-26 to 29, alight at Esplanade, Promenade or City Hall MRT, Single Entrance tickets range from $28 – $48 for one child and one adult, subsequent adults at $8 each; kiztopia.com
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