Review: Diggersite at Orto leisure park in Yishun

By Elisa Chia   — May 19, 2017
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    If Junior has a fascination with construction toys, you must take him to Diggersite. The popular role-playing worksite has moved from East Coast Park to Orto leisure park in Yishun.

    Its larger premises allow the one-year-old Singapore start-up to offer more vehicles that children and adults can operate.

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    When Young Parents visited, there were seven stations, including a new tower crane that lets you lift and transfer magnetic bricks.

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    Another new addition to Diggersite’s new premise is the mine tractor, which takes you around the park, like a “choo-choo train”, quips its founder Edwin Lim. This has been a hit with the preschoolers.

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    The activities are an awesome way to hone hand-eye coordination – even the adults’ – and to bond with the kids.

    Here, at the log grabber station, the challenge is to grab and roll the logs down a ramp to knock down plastic bottles filled with sand.

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    And this is probably the only place in Singapore where you can operate a forklift without a licence.

    It isn’t as easy as it seems, even for the adults. But, don’t worry, there are instructors to guide you along.

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    There is no minimum age requirement for the activities here. While kids aged five and above can operate most vehicles independently, those who are younger can partner with an adult.

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    Over the next few months, the team aims to introduce more machines and fun, such as concrete-mixing, brick-laying and wall-painting. It also plans to create more shade.

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    Before heading to this role-playing worksite, don’t forget to pack sunblock, insect repellent and water bottles for the family.

    You can also find drink and ice cream vending machines at the park. There will soon be an air-con cafe where you can get meals and, yes, some respite from the heat.

    How much Weekday rates start from $25 for 10 activities for each child or adult, and $20 for every subsequent person.

    Find out more www.fb.com/diggersite

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