Sembawang Park was where Daddy spend his family picnic Saturdays when he was young. It is still popular with families today.
Then we heard about a Battleship at Sembawang Park from Cheekiemonkies. We are not talking about the warships at Sembawang shipyards :p
The warship’s superstructure seems to sail through the sandpit gracefully. Kids were getting real busy around the vessel. The starboard and port looks formidable.
How can we miss the Naval artillery, kids love to initiate shore bombardment with the massive cannons.
The boat’s hull offers more activities, and cooling shades.
The stern and bow replicated, look at the realistic rudder and propellers !
Video : This warship clip should be able to convince parents to head North for some battle actions soon
Ahoy mate, it sounds exciting, you might be wondering how one can climb onboard the warship? We have listed three safer conventional routes. Adults be warned, these three routes are designed with kids in mind.
#01- If your kids love to run into a wall, this will be the ultimate entry point. You need to run and torpedo yourself head first into the black hole. Some bruises can be expected. Parents can opt to nudge the smaller kids forward.
Adults stay OUT please, to be wedged midway might not be a pretty sight !
#02 – The easiest way to scale the boat. Every sailor must know how to navigate the rope ladder. Sand-on-head is part of the experience.
#03 – Rock climbing is easy if you have suitable footwear. This route is recommended for junior Special Forces. Daddy found out barefoot ascend is akin to a painful reflexology session! Ouch.
The three routes are challenging, but you might be asking why do kids bother?
What is so enticing up there?
At the top, this Slide is between two and three stories high, but kids do not mind at all. After struggling to reach the peak, it is immensely satisfying to slide down in fast fashion.
Boon Wee and Boon Kang were taking turns to pull and push the smaller two up the “levels” haha.
From the top, if you look 360 degrees around the playground, you will see happy families at every corner. Be it jogging, cycling, scooting or just a simple walk, the lush surroundings are so soothing.
You will also notice why the deck is not adult friendly. Parents need to keep bending our backs or wriggle through the port holes. It is Not cool for Daddy to play catching with the sneaky kiddos.
Once we disembark, kids are spotted building sandcastles. Sandplay is as exciting as the slides. Do bring your caterpillar bulldozers or shovel and buckets along
This circular swing must be the highlight for most kids. Simply pack 5 or 6 kids on board, and adults start to rotate the swing in a circular motion. Giddy, but Fun ! (did you catch the video above?)
Sembawang’s seaside is still popular with families after so many years.
- More info about Sembawang Park can be found at nParks website. Do pop by our Fanpage album to see how SengkangBabies conduct naval warfare.
- There is a toilet and taps nearby to help clean off the sand.
- A word of caution, once the swing is in motion, we need to be aware of the swing’s “orbit”. Someone’s child did not realised the swing in action and was KNOCK down hard
Fortunately, it was only a minor bruise. nParks indicate this playground is recommend for 6 to 12years old, never leave your child out of sight.
A few Sats ago, Boon Yee and Boon Xin were invited to Fun@Giggles. All respectable indoor playgrounds must be equipped with balls pit right
Located at Marine Parade, opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Mall, we followed Giggle’s bunny to find our own burrow of Fun!
Fun@Giggles is located on the 2nd floor, next to ANZ bank.
Every kids need to register on Ipad first
Admission fees for weekdays are for unlimited play, and weekends subject to 2 hours cap.
After taking a few minutes seconds to warmup, Boon Yee and Boon Xin wasted no time to trial the obstacles ! Daddy hated his Standard Obstacle Course (SOC), he wonders why kids love to punish themselves :p
Slides are adults-friendly but beware, the other kids will be staring at you !
And so we climb, jump, slide, balance and enjoy our morning workout.
The friendly staff brought the kids attention to this “orange arch” called Sona. We have to press a button for SONA to tell us a number sequence, then proceed to step on the numbers with our feet. It is all Fun until the third round, timer countdown runs faster, more numbers to remember, and your limbs are weak after all the hopping haha.
(Hint, tag team with your buddy to beat the system)
Fun@Giggles offer both Static (painting) and Mobile (motorcycles) Fun, kids can alternate between the two activities.
You can choose any ride and race with your friends. (Sorry Adults, motor racing is a kids-only activity)
At another corner, parents can help to inspire the kids in their arts and craft pursuit. It is a good opportunity for kids to catch their breathe after all the slides, Giant Balls, and Hide&Seek.
Front and rear view, although Fun@Giggles definitely has a lot of corners for kids to hide and explore.
Another highlight with Fun@Giggles are the friendly staffs. The big brothers and sisters will help kids with the different Fun stations, rock climbing too. Parents will feel safe to leave the kids behind for one or two hours.
If balancing act is too simple…
..what about some acrobatic activities ?
Video : Fun@Giggles got so many Fun stuffs, and friendly staffs
“Happy Kids = Happy Parents“. With four kids, we can guarantee this statement is True.
The balls pit might be shallow, but balls are balls, and kids will try their best to camouflage themselves within the colourful balls.
In another room, Fun@Giggles’ Parties are very popular. Click for party details.
Bye bye Fun@Giggles, kids left their playground with more than a few Giggles
You might be interested in some of the events conducted at Fun@Giggles too, eg First-Aid-for-Infant-and-child. We would like to thanks Fun@Giggles for inviting us.
We visited Port of Lost Wonder (POLW) twice before, but only blog about the opening experience last April. We love this Pirate boat in Sentosa.
Thanks to Angeline (PrincessDana)’s invite, our family got to enjoy POLW’s “BBQ under the Stars” session. Daddy look at the invitation and got a bit confused.
Is POLW still opened from 6.30Pm to 9.30Pm in the evening?
We did not remember any BBQ stalls in our previous visits.
The $35(Adult) and $30 (Child) BBQ entrance fees includes alacarte selection of main dish like beef rump, sausage platter, Chicken Thigh or maybe burgers for kids.
Parents can enjoy their BBQ dinner in peace, as they watch the kids running around. Occasionally, we shout to the kids “Come and EAT !”
Daddy did not capture too much food photos as we were hungry the sky was turning dark. Do pop by PrincessDana’s blog with more gorgeous BBQ photos
Besides the BBQ and Water, we can also catch candy floss and movie! No wonder Boon Yee is beaming.
Did anyone mention the cool FOAM party ! And we thought the kids would be tired after a morning session at WWW (foam too)!
Although we did not see any stars, the night scenes are simply mesmerizing, and the water cold. Daddy eventually join the kids on the Pirate Boat, but for some reason, could not catch the energetic kids !
We recently blog about couple Date Nights, and Daddy would recommend POLW for those parents out there who want some candlelight moments, while keeping their sights on the kids. The sea wind helps to enhance the romantic experience