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Jurong @ The Canopy, Indoor Playground ~ KIDS AMAZE
Our first trip was during the pre-opening of SAFRA.
We were invited to come and try out the facilities
before the public. Children and adults came out with
some scratches and small cuts (from the slides). Daddie
checked into the playground area while Mumsie & I chilled
out at the sitting area near the pretty, bright, orange lockers.
We decided to make a return trip there on DD2's birthday last
October and she said that was her best birthday ever.
Upon reaching the entrance of SAFRA, we immediately saw the
indoor playground entrance beckoning to us.
Upon entering the premise, we were greeted with a huge
3-storey indoor playground space! Awesome structure!
We checked out the rates and checked in the two eager girls
into the play area. They were already jumping around in
You guys can check out the rates below.
Do note however, they have different rates for Public / School
Holidays. If i remember correctly, they also have different rates
for weekdays and weekends.
Hubs took leave that day and i am a SAHM, hence we made
use of the cheaper weekday rate.
Upon payment of the charges, the girls were given a stamp
to officially allow them into the indoor playground... and they
were told to sanitize their hands. In fact, we actually already
asked the girls to go to the toilet first and have their hands
washed prior to making payment. The stamp allows children
to go in and out of the play area to go for a break... for any
toileting needs... to rest awhile... or i suppose even for some
40 winks! Especially for the younger children... they CAN get
Hubs and i didnt' accompany them in to play. We went around
recce-ing the place & eventually sat down at the cafe to have
some snacks. I'll get to the snack part later.
There was a snakey yellow slide which the girls have taken
with Gramps during first visit but not without scratches and
some minor cuts, despite folding their arms in while sliding
down. I wouldn't suggest long sleeve t-shirts cos all that
playing tend to make the kiddies sweaty & uncomfortable.
So, no pain no gain. Haha!
The long slide ended in a ball pool which the girls really loved!
While recceing around the second level, we chance upon two
massage chairs ($1 token kind). One chair was spoilt then so
hubs and i took turns. It was so-so nia... but for $1.00, guess
it was okay lah.
Within sight of where we're trying out the massage chairs,
there was also a sitting area for children who aren't playing.
Creative area.. we saw some toddlers drawing.. some brought
their own toys to play too.
There were many colourful foam balls that the children could
collect. I saw cuties packing balls into recycled bags available
to be placed into vacuumed holes...
.... that brought all the collected balls into one giant cannon.
In every like 10minutes internal the cannon would auto shoot
all over the place and colourful balls would be raining on everyone.
The girls liked that a lot.
Almost like the "raining gum balls" kinda
experience Adam Sandler had in his movie; Bedtime Stories.
Hubs and i sat down for a tea break after the recce-ing around.
I ordered cappucino on that rainy day, soft drink, cheese fries &
the scrummy brownie.
The cafe called, Hanis Cafe, also has a small and enclosed area
within sight for children to play. Parents can chill out for drinks,
snacks, catch up on ME time with reading... or free wireless
The cafe also offers venue for birthday celebrations and events.
Where's the picture of that extremely deliciously cheesy plate
of cheese fries? Oooops.
Oh here it is..
Did i mention that the cheese fries were scrummylicious?
Well, watcha waitin' for? Dunno what to do with the kiddies
this hols... head on down to Boon Lay MRT station and take
a short walk to SAFRA Jurong today. When you're done there
there's also retail therapy at Jurong Point Shopping Centre....
Mind you, there are two buildings of the mall now.. JP1 and JP2.
Endless shopping outlets and not too mention, more makan places
to try out!