I love free play areas for kids but indoor playgrounds are great rainy-day sanity savers so I like checking the new ones out. I brought Anya to Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Toa Payoh yesterday after her school excursion.
Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Toa Payoh is 12,700 square feet with three interconnected themed zones: The Cave, Tree Tops and The City. As far as Anya was concerned, The Cave is where the ball pit and the foam ball shooters can be found and The City is where the slides are!
The Cave is probably her favourite bit and we spent the most time in there just filling and turning on the foam ball shooters and watching the balls shoot out. The kids and some adults (ok fine, me!) were really fascinated to see how the foam balls could ‘fly’ in mid-air on the jets of air. I couldn’t stop playing with those machines!
There is also a machine which sucks the foam balls up to a basket on the second level. The basket overturns every now and then and foam balls pour down to the delight of all the kids. Another machine sucks in foam balls and spits them out from a ‘rock’ facade halfway across the room.
The Tree Tops zone is mainly made up of the usual obstacles, tunnels and bridges you can find in most indoor playgrounds. Lots of fun for kids to run around in but it didn’t really attract Anya’s attention so we spent the least time in that area.
There are three touchscreen displays where kids can assemble jigsaw puzzles, spot the difference between pictures, play sorting games, etc. I didn’t really want Anya playing games on those screens because she can easily play similar games on an iPad at home any time. But I guess the screens are pretty good for when a kid wants to take a break from the mad running and climbing around.
The City has two curved tube slides and three wave slides (side by side). Nothing as high as the ones at Amazonia but still very fun nonetheless. The tube slides are a little bit squeezy for adults (ahem) but there are little windows along the length of the slide so it’s not dark inside and kids won’t be scared to go in on their own.
There are also these tunnels right at the top of The City and it was really tiring for me to get through them! They look like spiral slides that have been placed on their sides but there are little cushioned bits inside so kids can climb through quite easily.
There are hand sanitiser dispensers in the reception area but the use of these was not enforced. Temperature of the child and accompanying adult was also not taken. But I like that there are child-sized toilet bowls and kid-friendly low sinks in the toilet. There’s also a baby room but I didn’t get to look inside so I don’t know if it’s set up for just diaper change or for nursing as well.
There is supposed to be a separate infant and toddler playhouse for kids between the age of 2 and 36 months but it hadn’t been set up yet when we were there yesterday. There are two big party rooms and each can accommodate up to 50 people. A no-frills party package for 20 kids starts at $396.45 for a Kidz Amaze member while a party package with frills (goody bags, food, party facilitator) for 20 kids goes up to $759.70 for a non-member.
Entry fees on weekdays are $7.50 for Kidz Amaze members, $9 for SAFRA members and $11.20 for non-members for unlimited play. On weekends and public holidays, fees are $10.70, $12.85 and $16.50 respectively. Accompanying adult pays $2.15 and kids below 4 have to be accompanied by at least 1 adult. A family package for 2 adults and 2 kids is $23, $26.75 and $34.35 respectively. Kidz Amaze membership (one-time membership fee) is $21.40 for SAFRA members and $53.50 for non-members.
Kidz Amaze is open from 1-7pm on weekdays (10am-7pm during school holiday weekdays) and 10am-9pm on weekends and public holidays. It’s located on the first floor of SAFRA Toa Payoh which is at 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh.