Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Children’s Garden in Gardens by the Bay Singapore

I've been to Gardens by the Bay in Sinagpore many times before, but this was the first time we were able to check out the Children's Garden. I think a lot of people don't even know about this place, since usually you just go the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest Conservatories. I myself just found out about the Children's Garden when I was searching for stuff my kids could do in Singapore. And guess what, the best thing about this place is that it's totally FREE!

Anyway, the Far East Organization Children’s Garden is located quite at the far end of Gardens by the Bay. That's why probably you won't see it unless you're really going there. Usually, the farthest we would get when walking from Marina Bay Sands is the conservatories kasi. And that's a long walk na ha. That's why this time, we just took a cab and we were dropped off at the Visitor Centre. From there, it's just a short walk to the Children's Garden.

You also get to pass by lots beautiful trees and plants along the way. The kids loved pretending they were in a forest or jungle. We also gave them the map so they were in charge of leading the way.

Water Lily Pond 
where are we going kids?

Anyway, the Children's Garden is like a big playground that is designed to enhance your child's physical and cognitive skills through sensory playtime elements. There's interactive play delights, water play features and educational programmes in a lush natural setting.

There's a Toddler Play Zone for 1 to 5 year olds. My kids found this too "babyish" na daw so we just skipped this part. But it would be perfect for the younger ones to play around in.

Meanwhile, the Rainforest Treehouses is for the older ones, 6 to 12 year olds. This is where my kids had fun running up and down and crossing the bridges. There were also cool rope elements, swings and slides!

There was also this web looking thing made out of rope, where you could do some rock climbing.

But the highlight for us was definitely the Water Play area. Fountains and sprinklers galore! After the kids got all sweaty from the playground, this was the perfect place to cool off. So definitely bring your swimsuits and towels because you won't be able to resist splashing and running through here!

The Water Play is linked to sensors which detect the movement of children to create a corresponding sequence of water effects. It was just so fun, promise!

these flowers tilt over when filled with water

with the stunning Marina Bay Sands and the Conservatories as your backdrop

And don't worry, there are shower areas and changing rooms nearby for you to dress up after. The showers are just open stalls though, and there's no soap and shampoo. So it's really just to rinse off (unless you bring your own toiletries).

Anyway, this was deinitely one the best experiences we had on this trip and I would recommend this to anyone with children visiting Singapore. Even I felt like a kid again when I was playing here! And again, did I mention it's FREE?! So next time you're in Singapore and thinking of where to go as a family, the Children's Garden should top your list. :)

Far East Organization Children’s Garden
Gardens by the Bay Singapore
Tuesdays* - Fridays: 10am - 7pm
*Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday.
Weekends & Public Holidays: 9am - 9pm
Closed on Mondays

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