The kids had such a special treat yesterday. We went for the LEGOLAND Malaysia Water Park media preview. It is in fact the largest LEGOLAND Water Park in the World, and the only one in Asia. It is targeting kids between the ages of 2-12. I took the 4 middle kids along (they are currently aged between 7-13) and they all had a blast! 

The first thing that greeted us was the Lazy river. It was bright and cheerful with giant Lego blocks floating all around. The kids immediately grabbed their floats and hopped on. As they floated along, they picked up the soft blocks and customized their raft.


Kids under 107cm have to be accompanied by an adult. There are both single and double rafts. It is a really long lazy river so you can just lie back and relax. You enter and exit the river from the same place. The building in the background is the LEGOLAND Hotel which is scheduled to be open early next year.

It was lunch time so I told the girls to hit the slides as there were hardly any queues. This was their favourite slide among all as it was thrilling and they could all slide down together. You have to bring a blue mat up and then slide down on your tummy. This slide looks scarier than it really is. #5 was initially afraid to try it but after the girls persuaded him to join them, he loved it and kept on going.

Slide racer: min height of 107cm
This slide is suitable for the younger kids as it is quite gentle.
Twin Chasers: min height 102cm
Red Rush
There are a few slides where you can slide down together on a tube. There are the 2-seater tubes and also the round tubes which can fit 3 or 4 people.
Splash and Swirl: it spins you around, don’t get dizzy!

They found this red and yellow striped slide to be the scariest ride in the whole park. But it was still manageable for #2 and #3, although #5 didn’t dare to ride it.

Brick Blaster

There are shoe racks at every ride where people placed their slippers, spectacles, t-shirts etc while they went up the ride. Very useful.

The kids took a break to have lunch at 2.30pm and by then the lunch queues were much shorter. Heard from a lady that they queued for more than an hour to get their food during the lunch hour! There are only 2 F&B outlets. The Beach ‘n’ Brick Grill serves a mix of Asian and Western main meals. It is right next to the Wave Pool.

Their sets are priced at RM25 and you have a choice of Nasi Lemak rice (which is not very lemak) with roasted chicken, Roasted chicken leg with fries, Hot dog with fries, Salmon fingers with fries or Burger (chicken or beef) with fries. The sets comes with a cup of cut fruits and a soda (choice of Fanta, sprite, coke, iced-lemon tea, or mineral water). They also have kids meals like sausages or nuggets with fries.

The kids relaxed in the wave pool while I queued for lunch. They found the waves much too mild. It is more suitable for the younger kids. We could take Kate here the next time!

We managed to get a table but during the peak lunch hour, there were not enough tables. The food was decent, enough to fill their hungry tummies! They were more keen on quickly finishing up their lunch to return to the slides.

Nasi Lemak with roasted chicken, Salmon fingers with fries, Fruit cup

There are ample seating around the park, but it was hot, hot hot! Wish we had a cabana to ourselves. They are for rent at RM300 per day which comes with towels, some drinks (in a fridge), and a safe. But the best of all, a ceiling fan! I even saw some people having a snooze inside.

The popular ones were right where the action was, by the wave pool. You can rent them from the Guest services counter at the entrance. Max: 4 pax

For the toddlers, they have a shallow pool with slides and larger-than-life DUPLO animals. There’s a bit of shade over the shallow pool, which was very thoughtful.

They also have interactive stations where kids can build structures and shoot jets of water at it to make them spin.

The kids were going to start on the play structure but it started to drizzle and there was lightning so they suspended all play areas. This interactive play structure allows the kids to aim water cannons at one another. And of course, perched right on top is the perennial favourite of the giant water bucket. This bucket is really huge as it pours 350 gallons of water each time!

Joaker Soaker

We decided to grab a snack to wait out the rain. After all that climbing to get to the top of the slides, they were hungry again, so we ordered some sides from the Brick Bay Café. They have Cheesy potato wedges (RM5), Curly fries (RM5), Fried chicken wings (RM15), and hot and cold drinks. They also have sandwich combos for RM25.

#4 and #5 entertained themselves by building lego structures as it continued to drizzle. The lifeguard was very friendly. He was even helping #4 to hold up her structure as she fixed it, as her base was not stable.

There are lockers for rental at RM20 (small) and RM40 (large) for the whole day. We couldn’t find the shower facilities as there were no clear signs, and after asking the staff, we realised that you have to enter the locker room near the entrance of the park before you can see the shower area.

What an awesome day they had! LEGOLAND Water Park will be open to public from tomorrow, 21 October 2013.

Adult:                  RM105
Child/Senior:        RM85
Toddler: (0-2yrs): RM10

For Combo Admission of Theme park and Water park, and Annual Pass ticket information, click here.

Parking is at RM7 for the whole day.
There is also a coach service from Singapore Flyer which arrives in LEGOLAND in less than an hour. It costs $20 for a return journey. The great thing about taking the coach is that they have a separate lane and you don’t have to be caught in the causeway jam!

Sane tip: Go against the grain. Lunch time is the best time for them to play the slides as the queue is the shortest. Besides, lunch time is the worst time to queue for food.

Save tip: Tickets purchased online at least a week in advanced entitles you to 20%.

Thank you, the kind people behind LEGOLAND for our awesome day out!

~  mummywee – parenting 6 kids in Singapore without going mad or broke  ~

Amped: Singapore’s first Trampoline Park

What do you get when you cover an old gym with almost 50 trampolines? A super bouncy hour of fun! We took the kids to Singapore’s first trampoline park over at Tanjong Katong and they loved it!

ALL having a blast

My girls came to me after only about 10 minutes to say that they were thirsty and hot! They stood in front of a big fan and cooled off. Each entry comes with a free bottle of cold water and they downed almost half of it. Having their thirst quenched, they went back to bounce some more. The boys were busy stacking up the foam blocks and bouncing all around the foam pit.

The foam pit

The boys played for almost half an hour before they came back for a water break. There is a sitting area for the parents.

After about 45 minutes of bouncing, they were very hot and tired but we told them that they had only 15 minutes left so they went back to make the most of it. They raced one another up and down the whole stretch, bounced off the walls, and tried to jump as high as possible. There was a fair balance of children and teens. There were also a couple of adults bouncing. After the hour was up, they were ready to leave.

My Godson and his bro… all hot and sweaty!

The boys said the one in Canada was more fun as they had a disco ball, neon lights and great music. Well, perhaps they will open a couple more here with different themes in future as business is really good. You have to go online to book and pre-pay for a slot to ensure your kids don’t get disappointed. When we went online, there were many slots already fully booked a few days in advanced.

This place is open to all ages, but for kids below 3, an adult must accompany them on the trampolines. For kids aged 4-11, they need an adult on the premise. I feel that this place is most suitable for ages 5 and above. Some of the teenagers were jumping really high and trying to do flips so it might be a bit rowdy or dangerous for the tiny ones.

Sane tip: This place really tires the kids out, which is great! #5 was so exhausted he promptly fell asleep when we reached home.

Save tip: Mondays are only open to 11 years old and under and it’s the cheapest day to visit at $9 per hour. Weekends are priced at $15 per hour. Oh, and don’t forget the socks or you’ll have to purchase it there.

Amped Singapore
369 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437126
Tel: 86694894

~  mummywee – parenting 6 kids in Singapore without going mad or broke  ~

Jurong West Swimming Complex

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
Singapore 648965

Operating Hours:
8am – 9.30pm
(closed every Tuesday)

Adults: Weekdays $1.50 Weekends $2.00
Child/Senior: Weekdays $0.80 Weekends $1.00

~ – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore  ~

Ice Skating at The Rink in JCube

Ice skating is one of the activities on their school holiday ‘must do list’. Although The Rink at JCube is newer, they still prefer to go back to the one at Kallang as they have fond memories of that place and the staff there remember them. However this time, #2 decided to go to JCube as she is considering inviting her friends there to celebrate her birthday and she wanted to familiarise herself with the place (she has to run through all the steps with us before she dares to go independently with her friends).

Rates are at $19.50 per child which includes 2 hours admission, rental of skate boots, gloves and socks. We brought our own gloves and socks. Adults who are not skating pay $3.50 to sit in the viewing gallery (that’s me… I’m trying to tell myself to start joining them in all these physical activities but it’s easier to just sit at the sideline and watch).

They run on a 2 hourly schedule, after which they clear out the rink for a 15 minute re-surfacing. To maximise your skating time, do note their session timings: 10.30, 12.45, 3.00, 5.15, 7.30. They have Disco nights on Fri and Sat at 9.45pm. (Check their website before you go as they occasionally close their rink for certain private events).

One thing they prefer here is the skate boots. Not only are they newer, but they are much easier to don and they have a snug fit due to the design of the straps. There are ample lockers to put your belongings.

Children who are not able to skate independently can rent the cute little Penguin Skating Aid at $10 for 2 hours. Adults can rent the Seal Skating Aid (which is slightly taller so you don’t have to bend as much) at $15 for 2 hours.

If your child is skating for the first time and is apprehensive, you can help her along like this loving dad. I will show this picture to #5 and convince him to join us the next time. My 4 girls took to ice skating naturally when they were about 4 or 5 years old and I expected my boy to follow suit. However, he is more timid by nature and does not like to try new things. I guess I will have to lead by example and skate with him. No more excuses for me!

Once the child is used to it, she can push the penguin along independently.

After skating round and round, the 3 of them decided to add some fun and race one another around the rink. They decided to go 2 by 2 as the rink was too crowded for skating three abreast.

#3 giving precise instructions on where to skate

Ready, set, go! They ended up perspiring even in the cool temperature!

There are vending machines selling hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks. The hot drinks machine sells milo, chrysanthemum tea, teh tarik, café latte, cappuccino etc, at $1 each. After skating around in the cold, the hot milo tastes so good!

When I take the older kids to such activities, we use the divide and conquer strategy. The hubs will be at home taking care of Kate and he usually takes her and #5 to the playground.

We have come to the end of our 1 week school holidays. How quickly it went by. Time to settle down for the last school term before the year end holidays come around again!

The Rink
2 Jurong East Central 1
Level 3, JCube S (609731)
Tel: 66842374/5

Opening Hours:
10am – 9.30pm
(closes later on Fri, Sat & public holidays)

Sane tip: I stayed with them for about an hour as they liked me to watch how they were doing. After they settled in, I left them to skate by themselves for the next hour while I went to find a salon to cut my hair and have a nice wash and blow.

Save tip: The rate we paid was $15.50 per child. Not sure if that was a promotion price or a revised rate.

~ – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore  ~

Gardens by the Bay with some very special children :)

We organised an outing to take a group of children with intellectual disability to Gardens by the Bay. We went to their group home the last school holiday and played games with them. This time we decided to take them outdoors for some fun. A total of 4 families joined in, and 1 more couldn’t join us but chipped in to help us defray our transport and food cost. (Thanks, Sam!)

All of my kids came along, and 3 of them brought along a friend each. I like to expose our kids to children who are not as fortunate as themselves to help them develop empathy and compassion. The kids were first briefed about the children we were going to receive so that they would have an understanding of what to expect and so the younger ones will not blurt out any remarks which may hurt the feelings of the children.

We started the evening by heading over to Texas Chicken for their dinner. We had called earlier to pre-order the food and everything was smooth and orderly. Besides Texas Chicken, there is a row of casual dining including Peach Garden noodle house, Hill Street coffee shop and Union Square café serving hotdogs. Sprinkled throughout the Gardens are various cafes and they even have Satay by the Bay.

We bought tickets to the Sky Way bridge and queued to go up. Tickets are at $3 for children and $5 for adults. You can either take the lift or walk up 7 flights of stairs. Some of the kids were afraid of crossing the bridge and we encouraged them.


We all made it over to the other side and were greeted with this beautiful scenery. We saw a different side of our friends as they laughed and posed for pictures. They were all in high spirits as they mingled freely with our children. Some of them are so sweet and endearing and they seem to have no cares in the world.

After we descended from the Sky bridge, the children formed a big circle and played Frisbee at the empty patch of grass in front of the exit of the bridge. Then we distributed lanterns and walked as a group around the gardens. We passed a koi pond with lots of fishes.

As we walked, we came to this humongous statue of a sleeping baby. It seemed to be floating in mid air! This 7 ton bronze cast sculpture is gifted to the Gardens by renowned sculptor Marc Quinn.

Further on, we saw some huge and colourful dinosaurs. Of course, the boys were drawn to it. The dinosaurs are made of cloth and there seems to be light bulbs inside it. It is probably an installation for the mid-autumn festival.

We reached the end and we walked back to the Supertrees as there was a simple 10 minutes light and sound show. There is one show at 7.45pm and one at 8.45pm. It is nice to just sit back and relax with your family and friends and take in the whole atmosphere. Somehow, it reminded me of my childhood where we used to watch the musical fountain in Sentosa. 

The kids were getting tired and asked if we were going home soon. We told them yes, right after we send our friends up their van. Time to say our goodbyes and till we meet again next time!

You can book this wheelchair transport service for $200 per outing. It can accommodate 1 wheelchair and about 5 family members. Would be great to take wheelchair-bound grandparents out for a birthday meal or to see the Christmas lights. Each van can take a maximum of 3 wheelchairs.

One of the mummy asked if anyone wanted to go and have dessert at Sogurt as the kids did a great job of mingling and taking care of our friends. All of them shouted “Yes!” Didn’t they say they were very tired… ?

Sogurt is a DIY yoghurt place where you first choose the flavour of your yoghurt then you add the toppings. Payment is by weight. I instructed the kids not to take too much as they often can’t finish it and besides, it would cost quite a lot! They were good children, and they didn’t over-do it. It cost me $30 for the 8 of them. (Remember to ask for the 10% student discount).

Do let me know if anyone is keen to join us and I’ll keep you informed about our outing the next school holidays!

Sane tip: Gardens by the Bay is a large grounds and the kids can have all the space they need to run, roam, and shout as much as they like. I’m going to take them back there again with their bicycles!

Save tip: Pack a picnic, throw in their wheels and a Frisbee and you’ll have great fun all for nothing!

Silveray Pte Ltd
Tel: 93845566

There are a lot of wheelchair bound elderly around who have been kept indoors as they cannot afford the transport to go out. Do take a look at the silveray website and contact them if you are able to sponsor a silveray ride.

(several outlets)

~ – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore  ~

Korean BBQ and rock climbing

We picked #1 from school as she had to go in for chemistry lessons, then we headed off to lunch. This Korean BBQ buffet in United Square is unbeatable in price! Weekday lunch for children (3-12 years old) is at $9++ while adults are at $14++. The spread was very decent, with the usual meats like beef, chicken and pork. The kids loved the garlic chicken.

Typical Korean side dishes were available including kimchi, fresh lettuce, whole raw garlic, etc. They had a few varieties of soup such as seaweed soup, creamy chicken ginseng soup, kimchi soup and seafood soup. Examples of some cooked food they had were fried chicken, curry, glass noodles and spicy rice cake.

There was a little counter with salad and fruit. Drinks were also included, with 3 options of rice drink, lime juice and pomegranate.

#2 had fun grilling the food to perfection for all of us. She loves cooking!

They had a really full and satisfying meal. This outlet is very big, and even though it was a weekday lunch, the place was 3/4 full. Reservations can only be made for dinner. After lunch, we walked to the atrium and they were just starting the “Littlest Pet Shop” show. The older kids needed to do some shopping so I sat with #4 and #5 to watch it. 

Then we were off to rock climbing. Every school holiday, this is on their list of ‘must do activities’. Their favourite place was Border X at Orchard Central but it recently closed down. We like to try different climbing places to get a different experience. For most rock climbing establishments, you do need to make a booking in advance to ensure there is an instructor available to belay you (the guy holding the rope). Student rate is $11 per hour. You also have to include $10 for each child’s gear (harness and climbing shoes). As I am not certified to belay, and I have no inclinations of doing such a tough job, I hired an instructor to belay them for $20 an hour.

They took turns and #3 went first. She loves climbing. She is very quick and agile. She tried many different lanes to challenge herself. 

#2 has improved a lot over the years. She used to be fearful of heights, and her leg muscles were rather tight. But she did really well today. I was very surprised and impressed with her improvement. (She tells me that this was actually one of her hidden talents which has since blossomed!) Well, either way, I’m proud of her.

#4 being shorter than the rest couldn’t climb the same lanes as the older ones. She started to get cold feet when she watched the others shimmy up the wall. I told her she did not have to do the same walls as her sisters. She just has to do whichever wall she is comfortable with. There are 6 lanes of varying intensities for the beginners wall. Kids as young as 4 can start climbing here.

The beginners wall

#1 loves all such sport, including bungee jumping, absailing, forest adventure type obstacle courses. She started with the other walls and managed to make it halfway up this intermediate wall. Well done!

Ssikkek Korean BBQ Buffet
101 Thomson Road #B1-15
United Square S (307591)
Tel: 62548123

Climbers Laboratory
48 Toh Guan Road East
#05-153 Enterprise Hub S (608586)
Tel: 65159363

Sane tip: Nothing too stressful for me… I sit there and watch them while they have fun. After a session like this, they go home and are all nice and tired out.

Save tip: I like to do these things during the school holidays as weekday prices are usually cheaper than weekend prices. It all adds up when you have too many kids!

~   mummywee – parenting 6 kids without going mad or broke  ~

Polliwogs, Snow City, Durian party

I like to take opportunity of ‘free’ no school days to take them out. Everywhere is less crowded and sometimes entry fees are cheaper.

My dear friend’s kids who are in the French school seldom get a chance to play with my kids as their holidays are not in sync. So today was a perfect chance to take them out together. We went to Polliwogs at Robertson Walk. This place is best for 1-8 year olds.

Not crowded as it was 10am on a Friday

Although the play area looks rather small compared to a lot of other indoor playgrounds the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. They took a break and we ordered some munchies to tide them over till lunch.

Nuggets, fish fingers, onion rings, fries

The snack platter is enough to feed 5 kids for a snack ($19.80).

They have a separate play area for 0-3 year olds. This place does get very crowded and noisy on the weekends.

Play area for 0-3 year olds

By 12.30 they had about enough of playing and we adjourned for lunch. We took a stroll down towards the river and had lunch at Shunjuu. The kids love eating the morsels of food from the grilled sticks.

Their faves: cheese with pork, rice cake, ox tongue

Next it was off to pick #2 from school and head over to what they were looking forward to: Snow city. We met another friend and her son there and they were all so excited. The last time I went there must have been a good 7 or 8 years back. Only #2 and #3 had a recollection of the place. We got suited up and entered the snow area. (Cameras are not allowed inside)

Why are my hands so huge..

#4 exclaimed, “Huh just like that? I thought it was a city?” (she imagined they were going to play snow, build snowmen, throw snow at each other). I assumed they knew what the place was like so I forgot to explain to them what exactly it was going to be. The name is also a little misleading. I think it should be called “Giant Ice Slide Playground” because basically, the main thing you do there is to walk to the top, wait your turn, and slide all the way down. And repeat.

At first they were a little apprehensive as the slide did look rather intimidating. They saw little kids as young as 3 having so much fun sliding down again and again that they decided they should give it a go. When he reached the top, #5 was terrified and wanted to back out. They all encouraged him and the staff said he could sit on his elder sister if he preferred. In the end, the 4 of them sat on their own rings, held hands and went down together. They said it was really fun and wasn’t as scary as it looked and they started trooping up the stairs for more rounds.

Admission fees was for a 2 hour play and includes the loan of the jacket. Jeans are allowed, however I saw quite a few kids coming out with their jeans wet. So if you are not going straight home, either bring a change of clothes or rent their waterproof pants. They do allow woollen gloves if you have your own, but my kids came out with their gloves soaking wet and their fingers very cold. So it’s a good idea to rent their proper gloves. The temperature is a cold -12degrees and their ears and faces were all red.

After 2 hours of the slide, they were happy, exhausted, and ready to leave. We got some snacks like fishballs, popcorn chicken and hot milo from the café. They have proper food like spaghetti bolognese and fish and chips etc but the seats are rather limited.

We got home and we all missed our dear little Kate. She still wasn’t fully recovered and didn’t have much of an appetite. Daddy went to market and bought her a nice, fresh fish for her dinner.

Where did you all go the whole day

I had a warm shower, sat with the kids for their dinner, then it was off for a ‘Durian party’ with some mummy friends.

Saving the best for last – mao shan wang

Followed by juicy mangosteen

What a yummy and relaxing end to a long day of fun.

Sane tip: Kids do influence each other. My kids are not very daring, but my friend’s son is fearless. If he wasn’t around, I would probably have to spend alot more effort in persuading them to try the slide the first time. If you have a timid child, it would not be a good idea to go along with another timid friend, especially for the 1st time.

Save tip: The passion card has a good family deal for Snow City – $49 for 2 adults and 2 children.

11 Unity Street #02-18
Robertson Walk S(237995)
Tel: 67370982

30 Robertson Quay
#01-15 Riverside View S(238215)
Tel: 68873577

Snow City
21 Jurong Town Hall Road
S (609433)
Tel: 65602306

~   mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore  ~

Kate had amazing fun at Kidz Amaze

Today the kids celebrated National Day in school, and were released at 10.30am. #3 took opportunity of the early dismissal and had it all planned with her 2 best buddies. I was to take them for pepper lunch, followed by dessert at sogurt, then adjourn to Kidz Amaze indoor playground at Jurong Safra. They get unlimited play till 7pm for $8.25 (that’s the current promotion for weekday, non-school holiday price). I dropped them off at Kidz Amaze and left to settle the other kids.

After Kate had her afternoon nap, I took her, #4 and #5 to Kidz Amaze to join the rest. The main play area is actually not suited for babies under 2 years as there are a lot of older kids there and they tend to be a bit rowdy (admission is for children until age 18).

Main play area

However, the older ones were so excited to take her on all the slides and since it was not so crowded I agreed to let her go in. She has so far only been on slides at the playground. This was the first time she went on a big slide. She seemed to enjoy it.


Next, they took her to the King of Slides! This 3-storey slide is the highest indoor spiral slide in Asia! It does look intimidating, especially for a 9 month old baby. The kids told me it’s not very fast, but sometimes it makes them a little bit dizzy. I looked at the structure and since it goes round and round, not straight down, I was quite certain she could handle it. And she absolutely loved it! I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s the youngest baby to have tried this slide.

I went down the highest indoor spiral slide in Asia!

She spent the rest of the time climbing all around the huge play zone. Her siblings had to surround her as there were a lot of other kids scrambling and running about and they might just knock her over or step on her little fingers.

With 5 of them looking after her, I could take a breather and I went over to sit at the café to write this post. If your child doesn’t have any older siblings, why not rope in older cousins or neighbours when you take her out to such fun places? The older kids will be more than happy to babysit and you can have a break!

There is a separate little play area meant for the 0-5 year olds. Although it is a tad small, the good thing is that it’s right by the café so you can keep a close watch on your toddler.

She was there for probably just over an hour but she sure was exhausted. I guess now that she’s tackled this giant indoor playground, my options on places to take her have suddenly widened. I have so far only taken her to Gymboree and SingKids at United square. I can now try the rest of the other indoor playgrounds that have sprouted up in recent years.

Sane tip: I like such indoor playgrounds as the kids can entertain themselves while I chill at the cafe.

Save tip: I always take opportunity of such school ‘free days’ to take them to places which are cheaper on non-peak times. We always inform one another on special promotions going on. Do email me if you know of any and we will spread the word 🙂

~   mummy wee – a blog on parenting 6 kids in Singapore  ~