The Polliwogs @ Suntec City

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Way back in November 2013, I spotted a very familiar logo featured on a hoarding while I was passing by the roundabout at Suntec City. At that time, the entire place was undergoing major renovations without any specific date of completion, so it was a classic case of keeping me in suspense while I looked forward to the opening of The Polliwogs at Suntec City.

As the renovations were completed in phases, every time a section reopened, I scanned through the shop listing for our favourite playground to no avail, until finally - almost ten months after I saw that logo - the latest addition to the playgrounds in The Polliwogs group opened at Suntec City's Tower 4.

Our family have always been fans of The Polliwogs' playgrounds because they are well maintained, clean, and there is crowd control. Furthermore, I do believe that safety is always their priority because even at the oldest playground (East Coast branch), the equipment is cared for despite heavy usage. There are no exposed metals, stray ropes or torn mats, which is a very common sight in many other indoor playgrounds due to wear and tear. It is also important that there is ample space for kids to run about with minimal risk of hurting one another, and for this reason alone, I love the layouts at all Polliwogs playgrounds.

I kept my fingers crossed that the new play space at Suntec City kept to the Polliwogs' standards that we are used to, and decided to keep any expectations that I have to the barest minimum.


When I walked though the entrance, I took a moment to take it all in.

Just when you think that they've continuously made improvements to enhance the entire playground experience with the opening of every new outlet, they've gone and made The Polliwogs at Suntec City not only bigger - but much, much better.


There is ample room to keep shoes and belongings.



A changing / nursing room complete with a wash basin and basic amenities, but there are no restrooms within the area. The nearest ones are quite a distance away, so do make sure that your kids go before they enter!


The Polliwogs is not only a place for the kids to burn excess energy, it's also a place where parents can take a breather in comfort while the kids are at play.


Refreshments:

I'm not sure if the extended cafe menu has been introduced to its other outlets, but at the Suntec City outlet, you can have a substantial meal for lunch or dinner, instead of only finger foods and drinks.


There is complimentary free flow of coffee and tea for Value Play Pass holders. Other snacks can be purchased at the counter.



The Polliwogs' Parties

Spacious room(s) for a party where you need not worry about food, drinks or entertainment for the kids. What's not to love?

Complete info on party packages here.



Toddler Area
(for kids below 3 years old)

The Toddler play area, near the entrance, is kept far away from the main play area, thereby minimising the risk of older kids straying into the space. I like that things like this are taken into account when designing the place, because as parents, we know how accidents between kids can happen even with the most stringent supervision provided.



A bouncy rink thingy (it's not a castle nor does it have a shape - pray tell should you find a word best to describe it!) kept Caden amused for a long time... and Daddy joined in, too - on the pretext of looking after him. 

I'm not sure how safe it will be when there are a lot of kids bouncing about in it, though... I do hope that there will be at least a staff who will monitor the maximum number of kids allowed on it at one time on busy days.



Kids Area
(for kids above 3 years old)

Moving on, the Kids' Play area is a delight. I'm sure the kids will have a blast anyway - but I'm speaking more for the adults! When you have a kid who still needs minimal supervision, indoor playgrounds can be a back breaking experience, especially since the hubs and I aren't exactly of average height. Thankfully, we didn't need koyoks (medicated plasters) after today's play - because the tunnels and play spaces are actually high enough for us to walk through by just bending our heads forwards slightly, and in some places, walk upright! YAY!!

These photos were taken while I was standing upright. I went on the blue and white roller slide numerous times... the smooth (and fast!) roll down was a trip!


What's Polliwogs without the ball cannons? They have become synonymous with every Polliwogs outlet!



The boy had so much fun - with the added bonus of having almost the entire (brand new place) all to himself. He exhausted himself after almost 3 hours, but it was an afternoon filled with happy grins and laughter!




He was totally drained of energy, and yet refused to admit that he's tired.


When he couldn't even manage a smile for the camera, I decided that it was time to leave - which was met with an almost inaudible protest and plea to stay.


We leave you with my favourite shot of the day. We'll see you at The Polliwogs soon!


To celebrate the opening of their new playground, entrance to The Polliwogs @ Suntec City is FREE or AS-YOU-WISH this Friday, 29th August 2014 between 10am and 6pm.

All collected entrance proceeds will be donated to the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION of Singapore.

See you there!

The Polliwogs @ Suntec City

3 Temasek Blvd, Tower 4
#02-724 Suntec City Mall
(Level 2 of Tower 4, diagonally across McDonalds and to the left of Cold Storage)

If driving, park at the Red Zone and take the escalator next to Giant, up to the main atrium. Take another escalator up to the 2nd level.

Tel: 6887 4860

Operating Hours:

Sun - Thur: 10am - 8.30pm
Fri - Sat: 10am - 9pm

Admission charges

below 24 months

Monday - Friday: $13.00 (unlimited play)
Saturday & Sunday: $13.00 (2 hours)

2 years old - 12 years old

Monday - Friday: $20.00 (unlimited play)
Saturday & Sunday: $25.00 (2 hours)

Subsequent half an hour (or part thereof) at $5.

Drop off (for kids age 4 - 12)

$15 per hour charges apply in addition to existing entrance fees. Subject to limited vacancies.

Value Play Pass

below 24 months

$65.00 for 7 visits, over a course of 6 months

2 years old - 12 years old

$125.00 for 7 visits, over a course of 6 months, inclusive of weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Email: ContactUs@thepolliwogs.com

Disclaimer: Caden thanks the very nice people at The Polliwogs for the chance to be one of the first (very fortunate) kids to experience their newest playground at Suntec City. Mummy thanks Maxine of The Polliwogs for making the boy supremely happy - and for exhausting him enough to sleep at 8.00pm!

5 comments :

  1. Hi Regina,

    The last time that we went back to Singapore in April 2014, part of Suntec was still covering with canvas with sounds of hammers and saws. Glad to know that it is back now in action. Hope to visit the Polliwogs when we are back this Oct. I can drop my son there and do some shopping... Nice!

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe,

      He will love it!! It's Diana's regular Sunday hangout, too ;)

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  2. Is the fee inclusive of free entrance for both parents? :)

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  3. I am so angry!!!!!
    We took the kids to Polliwogs for some afternoon fun one Sunday. The one near us at Robertson Quay was closed down so we went to Suntec City. Three days later both my kids were sick with fevers over 39 degrees, vomiting and coughing. It has been 6 days and the fevers are just over but they are terribly out of sorts from being so sock for so long. The Polliwogs at Robertson Quay was much better at cleaning and sterilization. I am so mad. This place is a germ factory --- Boycott Please !!!!!

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