Battleship at Sembawang Park

Sembawang Park was where Daddy spend his family picnic Saturdays when he was young. It is still popular with families today.
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Then we heard about a Battleship at Sembawang Park from Cheekiemonkies. We are not talking about the warships at Sembawang shipyards :p
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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.
Battleship at Sembawang park

How can we miss the Naval artillery, kids love to initiate shore bombardment with the massive cannons.
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The boat’s hull offers more activities, and cooling shades.
Sembawang park playground slides

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 !
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#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.
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#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?
Sembawang warship playground

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.
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Boon Wee and Boon Kang were taking turns to pull and push the smaller two up the “levels” haha.
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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.
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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.
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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 🙂
Sembawang park sandplay, Sembawang park sandcastle

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 park swing

Sembawang’s seaside is still popular with families after so many years.
Sembawang park seaside

– 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.

Click for more fun playground recommendations here, or try more sandy pits at Ang Mo Kio, Pasir Ris, Punggol my Waterway, Tiong Bahru, or West Coast Park.

– Love Navy stuffs? Read our 2013 Navy Open House voyage