[Media Invite] Splash @ Kidz Amaze – Safra Punggol
The first half of 2016 has been an exciting year for those of us staying in the North-East because we’ve got a spanking new mall in the form of Waterway Point and most recently, SAFRA Punggol has just opened its doors.
The 5-storey tall club is packed with family-friendly facilities and offers a slew of events and activities for all ages. One of the facilities that garnered the most interest, from parents and children alike, has to be Splash @ Kids Amaze, the first indoor water playground in Singapore.
A couple of weekends ago, we had the opportunity to join a group of parent bloggers and their little ones for a fun evening at Splash @ Kids Amaze to check out their fantastic facility. We were completely knackered by the end of the session but the kids had SO MUCH FUN! I believe not a single one of them were willing to leave the pool without any dragging, crying, whining and “a while more pleaseeeeee”!
We reached the place at about 530pm and it was rather crowded, but not uncomfortably so. The space is huge, spanning 24,000 sq ft, and the crowd is controlled at a maximum of 400 pax for each 4-hourly slot so there was sufficient space for everyone without us having to jostle our way around.
It features eight play decks, five slides, a themed splash pad and several party rooms that are connected to the indoor playground for kids (between 18 mths to 18 yo) to have some splashing good time at the ‘Enchanted Deep Sea’.
themed splash pad
We let the kids warm up by waddling around the Splash Pad. The water level barely reached our ankles and the floors of the pool were textured, making it a safe area for the kids to explore and get accustomed to the water!
One thing we really appreciate about Splash, is the temperature-controlled water. It was so much more comfortable playing there compared to the pool we have at our place. It’s also a huge plus that we are not exposed to the elements because the kids could continue playing, without being affected by the erratic weather that we have been experiencing.
The atmosphere was fun and boisterous because all the kids were having so much fun in the water and there are a number of crew members around the facility to engage the kids and also to keep a look out for their safety. That said, unless your child is old enough to play independently, I won’t suggest leaving them to play on their own!
main play area
After (quickly) warming up at the splash pad, we moved on to the more exciting play area. As we moved past the octopus wall mural, the space opened up dramatically with 3 times the ceiling height, letting in abundant of light and echoes of excited chatters, cheers and exclamations from the children as they climb up the decks and splash down on the different water slides.
The water at the main play area is slightly deeper (up to our calves) and the water playground, with all its decks and slides, seems more suitable for kids who are slightly older. However, parents are encouraged to join their kids at play so the younger ones can always try the the lower decks and slides in the company of mummy and daddy.
After multiple times of going up and down the decks and slides, splashing around and going back and forth the splash pad and the main play area, we had to drag and coax for the 2 little ones to wash up and go for dinner.
If you happen to be taking the last slot (5-9pm), be prepared to be mesmerised by the magical light effects, lighting up the water playground as the sun goes down. As the crowd thin out and the place quieten down, the view and atmosphere was almost surreal.
There were lockers in the toilets for rental (remember to bring coins!) and we found the toilets to be rather clean even though it is already at the end of the day. The water is heated (hallelujah!) and there is a body soap dispenser in the cubicle so I managed to have a rather comfortable shower despite forgetting to bring my body wash along.
verdict & Admission info
Now, is Splash @ Kidz Amaze worth the trip and will we ever go back again?
I would say…
YES YES YES!
It is a safe and fun environment for the little ones to explore and get accustomed to water play, great for kids who are still a little apprehensive about hitting the water. Being sheltered from the elements and having temperature controlled water are also great plus points which make us want to go back.
Most importantly, the look of pure joy and excitement on your little ones’ faces will make you want to return again and again to this “Enchanted Deep Sea”!
Safra Punggol is conveniently located near Punggol MRT station. You can opt to walk for about 5-10 mins from the MRT station or take the LRT for 1 stop to Sam Kee LRT Station.
Admission Charges. Credit: www.safra.sg