The place looks rather small from what we can see, but since it was pretty early and there were not that many kids around, we decided to give it a go. I ignored the fact that I had to take off BabyMoo's sandals and put on his socks whilst standing / squatting at the mall's corridor as the 3 small seats next to the shoe cabinets were taken up by 3 helpers who were having their lunch there.
We almost changed our mind, if it wasn't for the boy who was all excited and raring to go!
|Warming up on the baby slide|
|A little ride around the periphery|
Daddy first brought him in, but less than ten minutes after I left them there - he called me back and told me that he had hurt his back trying to squeeze through the narrow tunnels!
So it's Mummeh to the rescue! (There goes the opportunity for a manicure and pedicure session. Sigh.)
|Fun at the ball pit!|
After the ball pit, he decided to do the serious climbing and sliding!
BabyMoo actually still needs to be supervised, especially on a 3 storey high apparatus, but after the first round - ClumsyMummy just cannot squeeze, crawl and keep up with him... so I decided to just let him go on his own.
|For the first time, he explored and climbed on his own... I would not have let him if there were bigger kids at play!|
You cannot imagine how my heart was in my mouth the entire time, and every moment which he disappears from sight - I panicked just a little bit more. The sense of relief when he finally appears from the huge slide down from the top storey is palpable.
|Don't ask why Superboy there needs to come down a slide when he can jolly well fly.|
I tried to haul him away after barely half an hour, but of course, the boy protested... as he was just beginning to enjoy himself.
|I became a contortionist and took the weary old bones for a ride. I scraped my knees on the exposed wood parts!|
I didn't like that the padding is pretty worn down at some places, exposing the wood / whatever lies beneath. (see photo above). I think it's extremely dangerous for the kids. The slide also had duct tape(!!) affixed on it, which I hoped was for purely decorative purposes. I know duct tape fixes everything... but HELLO?!
|Duct taped monstrosity|
I talked to BabyMoo and managed to
Children below 4 needs to be accompanied by an adult, and there is an extra charge for any additional adult. I wondered how parents of older toddlers who already need minimal supervision can make themselves comfortable since there aren't any seats apart from a cordoned off area which seems to be used for parties and exclusive events.
They do have a 'drop off' option, though, where you can leave the kids there if they are above 4 years old and are comfortable on their own. The toilets are all the way to the opposite end of the mall, though - so I'm not sure how that would work out, since I didn't ask if the staff would accompany the child should he / she needs to use the bathroom while the parents are away.
I seriously doubt that we will visit again though - in view of safety reasons and that there are other places which are much more spacious and do not charge for additional adults to be within the premises. The Management should really look into repairing some of the worn out areas, as they pose a safety hazard to the kids at play. A disclaimer and signing an indemnity clause prior to the visit does not mean that the Management can be lax in this aspect, and that parents cannot be assured of a safe environment for the kids to play in.
Perhaps, then - this could also have been prevented.
Leisure Park Kallang (next to Indoor Stadium)
5, Stadium Walk,
Tel: 6440 8355
Sunday - Friday: 10.00am - 8.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 9.30pm
2nd accompanying adult: $3 per entry
10 months to 23 months: $12 per entry
24 months and above: $15 per entry
Drop-off (4 yrs and above):
$15 for 2 hours, $5/hr for every subsequent hour
DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated to the Management of Peek-a-Boo, nor have been compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.