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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Happy Willow

Earlier in June, my family had the opportunity to experience the indoor playground, Happy Willow. Princess, the Rock and I were pretty excited to go for this outing, for different reasons obviously. They, of course, were looking forward to the play opportunity while I was glad to be able meet some of the mom bloggers from SMB. (You know, put faces to the names of Facebook friends.)

To be honest, when I first stepped into Happy Willow, I was kind of disappointed with the smallness of it, as compared to other indoor playgrounds like Go-Go Bambini, The Polliwogs, eXplorer Kid and the likes. But I realised very soon that size did not matter in this case as Princess and the Rock enjoyed themselves nevertheless.

The playground is divided into five main areas:

The Kid's Den:

This is the area where the main play structure is. Although the area is smallish, I found the space planning well thought out and there is a variety of "climbing challenges" for the little ones to conquer.

The Toddler's Turf: 

As the name suggests, this area is meant for the younger tots who may not be ready for the Kid's Den. There are some cushion blocks, small "ball pool" and some toys. My children did not linger here for long so I think they might not have found this area challenging or fun enough.

The Pretend Play area:

I was pleased to see the mini picnic tables and kitchens; this area reminded me of The City at Liang Court, which the Princess loved. The wooden rocking horse and train set were also firm favourites of the Rock, as you can see from the photos above. :)

The Book Burrow:

For those who need a little time of quiet, the Book Burrow can be a place of tranquility. I checked out the books available and found the collection interesting, many of which my children would enjoy as bedtime stories! There were some colouring sheets and colour pencils for those who want a change of activity. While we were there, there was also a story telling session. We could tell from the children's expressions that the story telling was definitely a crowd pleaser. This area can be made available for birthday parties if desired, with an adjoining room if a bigger space is needed.

The Rest and Cafe area:

There is ample resting area for parents at Happy Willow; comfortable sofas and chairs allow parents to unwind with a cuppa from the cafe or catch up with some reading while the children are having fun. The availability of baby chair also means that feeding time would be made easier with the toddler "trapped" rather having them roaming around. Haha!

I think Happy Willow is worth a visit, especially if you are around that area. It has a bit of everything in one place so it is especially suitable for children who get bored easily or who like a variety of activities.

Happy Willow

1 Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis, Connexis Tower, #B1-06, Singapore 138632

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9:30am to 7:30pm

   Admission Fees  

Weekdays – Monday to Fridays (3 hour playtime)
S$18 per child (2 years old and above) 
S$10 per child (9 months – less than 2 years old)

Weekends – Saturday, Sundays 
& Public Holdiays (2 hour playtime)
S$18 per child (2 years old and above)
S$10 per child (9 months – less than 2 years old)
S$3 per subsequent block of 30 mins.

Willow Play Pass (6 sessions)

S$95 per package 
for children 2 years old and above S$50 per package 
for children 9 months to less than 2 years old.

Disclaimer: We were invited by Happy Willow to check out their indoor playground for the purpose of this review. All content and comments are my own.

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