There are two playgrounds at Marina Square that are free of charge. The one that has been around for many years is located at Level 3, outside Kiddy Palace. The other one is at Level 1 of the new wing, inside Emporium Shokuhin.
Playground on Level 3
This is one of my favourite shopping centre playgrounds, because it is indoors and air-conditioned! MF has been going there since he was 8 months old!
So what was there for a 8.5 month old baby to do back then? Well… After being cooped in a carrier for hours (while mummy did her shopping), he was just relieved to be let out. So he just crawled around the playground and practiced his stand. If you have a crawling baby, make sure you prepare socks, because the floor is a bit rough. (Once I allowed MF to crawl on a floor like this without socks, he ended up with abrasions.)
Back then, the main play structure was too tall for him. But now that he is 5 years old (how time flies (!!), he can make full use of the whole playground!
3 year old MY had no problem following his older brother up the play structure, though he was too young (or timid) to do the fireman stunt.
So how did he come down instead? He came down via the slide.
There were some rocking equipment which the boys rocked so hard I was afraid they would break them!
And the little car at the side has been around for ages. Back when he was a baby, MF didn’t know anything about driving. So all he did was to play with the yellow knob at the side. Not sure what was so fun about it, but he could play with the knob for a good whole 15 minutes.
Now that the kids knew what it meant to drive, they had a good time being drivers. From the way MF handled the clutch, you can guess that our family drives a manual car.
The babies and toddlers nowadays are luckier than MF. The playground here has been expanded to the corridor outside the gym. The new area looks like it is intended for toddlers.
There were activity boards that were short enough for babies and young toddlers.
And this giraffe that I never quite figure what it was for… I suspect it’s for kids to climb up? Saw it before at Clementi Mall’s playground though my kids kind of ignored it then and also now.
There are benches at the side for parents to rest. On weekday afternoons, the playground is pretty quiet but towards the late afternoon, it would get more crowded. On weekends, needless the say, the playground is SUPER crowded. So thank goodness they have expanded it and there is now one more playground at Emporium Shokuhin to distribute the crowd!
Playground at Emporium Shokuhin
While the playground on level 3 catered more for active play, the one at Emporium Shokuhin provided TV, toys and writing boards to keep kids occupied. Visit my post on Emporium Shokuhin for more details on this playground.
Information on Marina Square
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
Getting There: Esplanade MRT (CC3)
Telephone Number: 6337 8474
Looking for more playgrounds at shopping centres?
Visit our Singapore Shopping Centres Playground page!
Looking for more activities for kids at Marina Square?
Check out Pororo Park Singapore!
Check out Emporium Shokuhin & Kohi Koji!
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