It’s the start of a one week school holiday (again). This time, it’s a 4-day break for PSLE marking with one public holiday, which means I have 9 days of having the 4 younger kids at home with me! We’re going to start our week off with a trip to the swimming pool. We actually intended to go to the Jurong East Swimming Complex as #4 went there last week with her school and she enjoyed herself very much. However, when we reached there, we were so disappointed to find that it was closed! They close for cleaning on Mondays. So do note that. The next nearest alternative was Jurong West Swimming Complex (do note that they close on Tuesdays for cleaning).
Although smaller than Jurong East Swimming Complex, it was not too bad for a public pool. They have a central play structure for the younger kids, a long slide for the older kids, and a shallow pool for the babies. Kate did not dare to play at the play structure as there was a lot of water falling from everywhere. So her siblings decided to take her to play in the Lazy River. You can rent one of those yellow round float for the kids to sit in and relax while they get pushed along the river. Personal floats are not allowed in the river. Each float costs $2 for a 2 hour rental period. You also have to put a deposit of $3 per float. I rented 2 for the 5 of them to share.
|The floats are rented from this Guest Services counter at the entrance|
#3 brought along a friend with her. She came over to study with #3 as this week is supposed to be a study week for the children as the exams are next week (they are in P5). I told them to take a break from studying to go have some fun at the swimming complex without the crowds.
|They can all handle Kate beautifully|
They went a couple of rounds around the Lazy river. There are parts in the river where some water falls on you while you drift along. Kate was unprepared for that and she didn’t like it. She had enough and wanted to get out.
They tried taking her to the very shallow baby pool to play with the water but she kept shaking her head and refused to go in. She had had enough of the water!
|The shallow pool is just by the side of the play structure|
Since she didn’t want to play anymore, they returned her to me and went off to enjoy on their own. The weather was perfect, slightly overcast so it was not hot.
I gave her a snack and she’s all good now!
|Her usual cheery self, with a lot to say…|
Sane tip: Do rent the float. It’s pretty relaxing to just float along… All your problems can wait… Oh, and keep the entry card for your exit. I threw them into one of the many bags we had and we had to dig everywhere to find them.
Save tip: Less than $10 for an afternoon of fun for everybody is sure a good deal!
Jurong West Swimming Complex
20 Jurong West Street 93
8am – 9.30pm
(closed every Tuesday)
Adults: Weekdays $1.50 Weekends $2.00
Child/Senior: Weekdays $0.80 Weekends $1.00