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Detailed Review of Fidgets World @ The Grandstand (Updated 11 April 2015)
Getting to Fidgets World
To get to Fidgets, you need to take the lift INSIDE Pasarbella up to level 3. There are ramps to get you up from the open space carparks if you are pushing a stroller. The best place to park when headed to Fidgets is at the open carpark in front of Giant. From there, use the ramp where Hansang restaurant is. If you are parked on the other end of Turf City (where all the sports facilities are), there is a ramp near Slappy Cakes. DO NOT park on the upper storey carpark above the second hand car dealers, I don’t think there is a way to get your stroller down from there.
Arriving at Fidgets World
Fidgets World underwent major renovations in 2013, redoing their entrance twice. It is absolutely beautiful now, with the lit shoe racks and clouds on the ceiling.
They now provide FREE lockers, located above the shoe racks. You just need to get the keys for a locker from the sign-in counter. The locker is not big though, just meant for your valuables and not your gigantic diaper bags.
Once you enter, there is clear signage to point you to the various areas.
Active Play Area at Fidgets World
At the active play area for older kids, the playscape is essentially the same thing they have been using for the past donkey years. The active play area is considered pretty large by today’s standards. (Most of the newer playgrounds opened in recent years are much smaller, something I blame on rising rental cost.) What I like most about the active play area here was that it had many slides!
In 2013, they replaced the flooring and placed comfy sofas for parents to rest along the active play area.
What I did not like about the active play area here was that it was virtually impossible for adults to follow their children through the play area here. Which makes this place more suitable for older children who are capable of moving around on their own. Look how narrow the passages get!
So for younger kids, unless they are brave and agile enough to move around the active play area on their own, the active play area here may not be suitable for them. My kids are indoor playground junkies though… So at 2 years old, they had no problems playing on their own and they love it here!
Toddler’s Play Area
If you have been to the old Fidgets, you will recognize all the play equipment – they simply moved them over and the area is now more condensed. In the past, it used to be 3 clearly separate zones for babies under 2, toddlers under 4 and an area for cars. Now they are placed next to each other to form one big toddler zone. Below are photos I took in 2013 before they completed their renovations:
Play area for toddlers:
Play Area for Babies:
Cars and Toys area:
In 2013, they renovated the area by putting up new wallpapers and it made the whole area look much more cheerful!
There are cloud-shaped glass panels now so that you can see through to the active play area for older kids from the toddler’s area (and the other way round).
And these are the most recent photos I have, taken in 2015. It seems they have been changing their ride-on vehicles.
There is an abundance of comfortable seats next to the toddler’s play area so parents can relax at the side while keeping an eye on their toddlers.
Dressing-up and Cat-walk Area
Near the toddler’s play area, there is an area which I think is for dressing up with a runway next to it.
2 years later, I returned and it still looked as empty as ever. This is kind of creepy if you ask me. It looks like some abandoned circus or carnival.
The kids like the starry runway though.
MF and his playdate loved running along the runway (I think they took the name ‘runway’ too literally). At least they stopped to pose once in a while for the camera.. I think they have the potential to be Singapore’s Next Top Models!
And here is MY doing his catwalk in 2015:
Fidgets World Cafe
The cafe has been revamped with a lot more variety in their menu (but pricier than it used to be). They have managed to pack a lot of tables and chairs into the seating area to cater to the weekend and holiday crowd.
They even have little tables for kids, located next to the toddler’s play area!
There are TV monitors for you to see what is going on in the active play area. There are also magazines for parents to help themselves to.
And I loved it that they had an ice water station where we could just help ourselves to cups and water!
Other Facilities at Fidgets World
Next to the sign-in counter, there was a nice cozy corner. It has remained empty since 2013 till now. Really not sure what it’s for.
They have some music rooms, but there was nothing going on when I was there. I peeked into one of the rooms and it looked like it had become a store room.
There are two nursing rooms at Fidgets World. One is the old one located at the end of the long corridor, past all the party rooms and music rooms. That is also where the toilets are located.
The other one is located beside the dressing up area, closer to the toddler’s play area. There is even a power point in this nursing room if you need to use your pump.
Other Activities available at Fidgets World
There is an Art & Craft section at Fidgets World. It costs $12 (on top of entry fee) to enrol your child in an Art & Craft session. It is essentially the same thing as Fidgets Island, which I have blogged about on this post.
They also have Baking Classes ($31 on top of entry fee) and Bake Decoration Classes ($16 on top of entry fee). They do not have classes everyday (if I’m not mistaken, only on Fri, Sat and Sun) and there are limited time slots, so do call up to check for available slots if you intend to enrol your child in either of these classes.
- Large active play area
- Nice toddler’s play area
- FREE entry for babies under 1 and adults
- Nursing rooms and toilets within the playground
- Unlimited playtime everyday
- No re-entry. (Which means if you want to spend the whole day there, you will have to dine at their cafe.)
- Difficult for adults to follow their kids through the active play area.
- The flooring can be quite slippery around the cafe area, even with non-slip socks on.
Fidgets World The Grandstand Admission Fee (Play Rate)
+ Usual entrance fees apply
- Art & Craft: Starting from + $12 per child
- Baking Class: + $31 per child
- Bake Decoration Class: + $16 per child
– Art & Craft: Approximately 40 minutes.
– Baking Class: Approximately 1.5 hours.
– Bake Decoration Class: Approximately 40 minutes
For just $5, you can join the Fidgets membership. It gives you 10% discount on F&B purchase at the cafe and one FREE visit during your child’s birthday month!
Fidgets Prepaid Pass
I LOVE this Fidgets prepaid pass. For $99, you get 6 visits. And it is not limited to Fidgets World! You can use it at Fidgets City (at Marina Bay Sands) or Fidgets Island Paragon!
Information on Fidgets World
Address: The Grandstand a.k.a. Turf City (200 Turf Club Road), #03-10, Singapore 287994
Tel: +65 64667611
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm daily
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