Tuck away in a corner of Outram near the old Tanjong Pagar Railway station, is the Spottiswoode Park Estate. Over there, we found a lovely playground that the kids love.
The first thing that caught our attention was this ladybug rocker. And if one is not enough, there are two more creepy crawlies around.
I really love the look of these rockers. The only downside, they are a little tall. So younger kids may need help to get up.
One thing about this playground, we notice there are a lot of climbing structure. From the photo above, you can see the brown curve climbing structure on the left. Behind that brown curve, is a green and yellow steps with pole. If that is not enough, here are more.
The boy call this “Mistletoe Mountain”.
Hardly see a dual ladder around.
They thought of the younger ones too.
This playground seems to be more suited for older kids. There is no simple way to get up except fo this ladder. However, having a higher profile means, the kids can run around under it.
If that is not enough, how about a game of hop scotch?
This playground is located just behind the multi-story carpark (Blk 108 Spottiswoode Park Road). If you are nearby do drop by and check it out.
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Where is Jalan Selaseh Park? Its near Seletar Hill. We happen to chance on this playground because my SIL chio us for a meal at a Chinese restaurant near there.
As with all parks, the playground over there is a little different. There is a “Spider Web” right in the middle.
To the left of the web is a climbing structure and slide.
For young toddlers, there is the rockers.
Or a merry-go-round, that will certainly burn off some calories for the parents.
There are also two swings on the right of the web. However, there was constantly some kids on the swing, so I didn’t manage to take a picture. The swing is a little different from our usual. It has a flat seat instead of the curved ones. It reminded the girl (4.5 yo) of the wooden swing she stood on in the Malaysia farm. So she stood on that swing too.
The place wasn’t crowded when we reach about 5pm on a Saturday. It got a little more crowded when its closer to 6pm. However, there were many small insects flying around that day. And I got bitten my them. So we didn’t stay long at the playground. So do remember your insect repellent if you are paying this playground a visit.
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This time round we venture a little deeper to what I call the obstacle play area of West Coast Park.
This play area is just next to the flying fox, closer to the sea. It’s basically a series of climb structures. Let’s take a closer look.
It is interesting to note that the orange “log” above will actually turn when the kids attempt to cross. Thereby increasing the difficulty.
My almost 6 y.o boy could accomplish most of the obstacle while my 4 y.o girl only played with the tunnel. Still they like it a lot and will pretend the tunnel is their fortress and hide inside. We have been to west coast park a few times and they always come back to this area.
Next to these obstacles and behind the flying fox, you will find two “big” swings.
I really like these swings as the kids can lie down on it and it turns into a hammock immediately. For younger kids, parents can go on top and place the toddlers on their lap easily. We also manage to put the girl and her cousin on the swing together, and they had fun with each other company!
West coast park is such a gem to us these days. Unfortunately, the weather has been erratic. We hope to explore more of this park soon! Have you been to other areas of the park? Let us know!
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West coast park is a very big park with many many play areas. Last weekend I brought the kids to explore one section of the big park.
The west coast park is very famous for its big spider web, we stumble onto this smaller version at right side (facing the play areas) of the big web. This smaller version is a good training ground for my boy who is still afraid of the big web. I hope he conquer this soon and promote to the big web.
Beside the small web is this balance play area. The girl who is not so confident of her physco motor skills tried the balance area from the wider bouncy area to the broad platform at the left. She was happy just to be running around the platform too.
The boy started on this balancing beam. It was not easy as you can see some areas are not flat but curved up. He manage to complete the course by himself but at some points, he sat down and move using his butt.
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We first came across tree top adventure when we visited Melbourne in 2014. We have since been looking for something similar for ourselves and the boy in Singapore since we came back. And we finally found it at Forest Adventure.
So what exactly is a tree top adventure. It is a high element obstacle course that takes place among the trees. You are expected to overcome the obstacles and make your way down, which usually ends with zipping down a line.
It’s good for adults as I treat it like fun exercising. You will require a certain amount of strength to complete the course. I was aching the next day after I completed the adult Grand Course at the forest adventure. For children, it helps them overcome their fear of heights and also teaching them to persevere on. The sense of accomplishment when they finish is surely rewarding.
Here are some examples of the obstacle courses for the kids.
Do not worry, if your kids follow instructions, they are pretty safe. Your kid will be belted to the line and it definitely can take their weight. Cause it’s the same line they will use to zip down when they finish their course.
You can find out more about their opening hours on their website. Pre-booking is required.
I have visited a fair bit of neighborhood playground in Singapore, but I realize there are very few that is dedicated to toddlers. And I found one at Pinnacle @ Duxton.
Naturally, the equipments are lower and milder. I shall let the pictures do the talking.
Yup, that’s all for the playground. Simple? You bet. But kids still love it. My elder two (5yo and 4 yo) have made request to go back when we are in the vicinity. I don’t really get it as I feel they are a little too old for it. But you know they know the best since they are the ones playing. I have brought them to other playgrounds which I think look fun only to have them tell me it’s not. And true enough there isn’t any kids playing there each time we pass by. So I guess it’s better to leave the verdict of a playground to the kids.