10 indoor playgrounds to visit before Pinkfong Baby Shark’s one opens in 2020

November 12, 2019
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    Coming to Singapore in 2020: An indoor playground with Pinkfong or Baby Shark as its theme.

    SmartStudy, the South Korean company behind Pinkfong, is preparing to open a playground in Seoul – and Singapore will have its first branch in Southeast Asia.

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    Ryan Lee, co-founder and chief financial officer of edutainment company SmartStudy, revealed this when he was in Singapore in June 2019. “The weather is hot and humid here, so I think there is an opportunity to do a kids’ indoor playground, one that is Pinkfong or Baby Shark-themed,” he told The Sunday Times.

    The dizzying popularity of the two-minute-long Baby Shark song and video – first released in 2016 and then went on to break the Internet – shows no signs of abating. With 2.9 billion streams and counting, it is the ninth most-viewed video on YouTube.

    (Photo: The Straits Times)

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    While details about the Pinkfong or Baby Shark indoor playground in Singapore have not been finalised, the brand’s co-founder hopes it will open next year.

    Till then, here are other fun and fabulous indoor playgrounds you can visit with your kids.

    (Also read: Where to go with kids in Singapore)

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  • Pororo Park
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    Before Pinkfong’s Baby Shark characters caught our kids’ imagination, there’s Pororo the Little Penguin who also hails from South Korea. This themed playground opened in 2015 at Marina Square.

    The experience starts off with a train ride into the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest and a dip in the Shark Ball Pool. Other highlights include the Pororo House – a replica of Pororo’s House in the cartoon – and Poby’s Jungle Gym playground.

    How much Public rates are at $29.90 per kids aged two to 12; $24.50 for those from aged one to two; accompanying adults pay $6.

    Find out more www.pororoparksg.com

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  • Kiztopia
    5 / 13 Kiztopia

    Marketed as Singapore’s largest edutainment playground in a mall, Kiztopia launched in June this year at Marina Square. It boasts 18 different play areas, including role-playing rooms, a ‘ninja warrior’ course and even ‘augmented reality studios’.

    How much Depending on the duration of play, the rates range from $28 to $48 for kids aged 12 and below.

    Find out more www.kiztopia.com

    (Also read: Fann Wong’s secret for getting her son to lose interest in screen time)

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  • Buds by Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
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    Explorer Zone, its indoor play space for kids aged four and up, has specially curated installations to suit five themed areas: Fire Mountain, Waterfall, Underwater, Space and Mesh Cave.

    Babies and toddlers aren’t left out – there’s a dedicated play space for the little ones.

    How much Public rate is at $48 for three hours for kids aged four to 12, $28 for tots aged one to three, and includes one adult entry per child.

    Find out more here.

    (Also read: Best Instagram photo spots with your kids in Singapore)

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  • Changi Experience Studio
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    The Canopy Park – with its wonderful mazes, sky nets, slides and more – may be getting all the attention at Jewel Changi Airport, but you should take your kids to the Changi Experience Studio too.

    Located on level 4, the airport-themed attraction provides lots of educational fun over 10 zones that occupy about half the size of a football field.

    How much If you’re a Singaporean, it costs $13 each for kids and seniors; $19 each for adults. Families enjoy a bundle rate of $54 (for two adults and two kids/seniors). Free entry for kids below six years old.

    Watch our video and find out more here.

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  • T-Play
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    Here’s another transportation themed playground – think airport check-in counters and helicopter landing pads.

    Made entirely in Sweden and assembled in Singapore, the main play area has trampolines, tunnels, ball pits and slides, a rock-climbing wall and pull-up rings. There’s also a separate area for toddlers, with smaller slides, a mini ball pit and stackable foam blocks.

    T-Play is located at HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok clubhouse.

    How much Walk-in rates are $4 for toddlers aged 18 months and below (inclusive of one adult) during peak and off-peak periods. Kids above 18 months old pay $16 (entry includes a maximum of two adults) during off-peak periods.

    Off-peak periods are Mondays to Thursdays, excluding public and school holidays. Playtime is unlimited during off-peak periods and capped at two hours during peak periods. HomeTeamNS and T-Play members pay less.

    Find out more www.hometeamns.sg/bukitbatok/t-play

    (Also read: This aviation-themed indoor playground at Jewel Changi Airport will keep your kids very busy)

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  • Superpark
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    Join your kids at this spacious play facility, which is made up of several areas across two levels, each offering fun games and activities for everyone in the family.

    The Adventure Area, for example, is an indoor playground that includes obstacle walls, trampolines, slides, play towers, and a pedal car-racing track.

    The Game Arena has spaces in which to play baseball, golf, street basketball, and a host of other action-packed games, like Superpinball, Superhoop and Superbowling.

    The Freestyle Hall is an all-in-one indoor sports park, with trampolines, a foam pit, a climbing wall, and a skate and scoot area.

    Kids under eight years must be supervised by an adult aged 18 and above. All activities have minimum height requirements – for instance, your child has to be at least 1.2m tall to use the trampoline platform and obstacle wall.

    How much Tickets start from $22 per person. Kids under age three enter for free.

    Find out more www.superpark.com.sg

     

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  • Kidz Amaze
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    Kindergarteners and older kids can slide down the 18.5m indoor spiral slides – one of the highest in Asia – and play with foam blasters at the interactive foam ball arena.

    Other play elements include Illuminaze – an illuminated ball maze filled with sensorial experiences and opportunities to explore; Rainbow Maze, a suspended knitted maze that encourages kids to crawl, climb and balance on their own; and Fun Pit, made up of wave slides that land kids in a large pool of balls.

    Climb and Roll is designed for toddlers to help them develop their gross and fine motor skills.

    How much Public rates start at $14 per child; accompanying adults pay $2. Children below 18 months enter free. Kids below age four must be accompanied by an adult. Family packages are available. Safra and Kidz Amaze members pay less.

    Find out more www.safra.sg/enjoy/kidz-amaze/

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  • My Little Climbing Room
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    If your little one loves to climb, he’ll enjoy this indoor climbing playground. Take on the Augmented Reality Wall, which merges the latest technology with climbing; the Obstacle Wall, which is like an obstacle course on a wall; or the four-metre-high wall, which is high enough to give your child a good challenge without intimidating him.

    The Number Wall has colourful designs and numbers to help your kids learn to count, while the Hangout Zone features a ladder, a monkey bar, a swinging rope and a wrecking ball that your child can swing on.

    Besides building confidence, the climbing walls and zones can help improve your child’s core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.

    How much $22 per child aged three to 12; $11 per child below three. Playtime is unlimited on weekdays and sold in 90-minute sessions on weekends, public holidays and school holidays

    Find out more www.mylittleclimbingroom.com

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  • Kidzland
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    Located at The Grandstand, this indoor playground houses several play zones for kids of different ages.

    The Forest has a ball pit and structures for kids to climb and explore; the Beach is a cassia-seed “beach” with toys; and Magic Pen features digital colouring books with touch screens and projectors so that kids can project their drawings on the walls.

    Other offerings include a carousel, arcade games, interactive play machines, a kiddie castle and a craft area.

    How much Free entry for babies under one (accompanying adult pays $5). Toddlers aged one to three pay $16 on weekdays and $18 on weekends, while kids aged three and up pay $20 on weekdays and $22 on weekends. Entry is free for the first adult and $5 per subsequent adult.

    Carousel rides cost $5 per child; arcade games cost $2 to $5 per game; outdoor games like Battle King and Fishing cost $5 per game.

    Find out more www.kidzlandsg.com

    (Also read: How these Singapore parents designed creative play areas in their homes)

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  • Aquarius Cove
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    This small indoor playground near Central @ Clarke Quay is perfect for play dates and afternoons when you want to get active with your tot.

    The ocean-themed space has an oversized musical boat that sings and moves, a cute dolphin carousel, a ball pit, bouncy castles and inflatable slides, submarine-shaped tunnels, and even a jungle gym. Socks are required here.

    How much Free for ages 11 months and below; $10 per child aged 12 to 29 months; and $18 per child aged two-and-a-half years and up. Entry is free for two accompanying adults (18 years and above) per paying child; subsequent adults pay $5 each.

    Playtime is unlimited on weekdays (excluding public and school holidays) and capped at two hours per entry on weekends and public and school holidays.

    Find out more www.aquariuscove.com

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