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Detailed Review of Polliwogs Suntec City
Alright, I am finally getting down to writing my 7-months late review for Polliwogs at Suntec City. Time flies doesn’t it? I can’t believe I procrastinated for 7 months! Sorry Polliwogs, please don’t strike me off your invitation list! Let’s get to business.
Getting to Polliwogs Suntec City
Polliwogs is located at Tower 4 Level 2. Tower 4 is the end where Carrefour used to be. Polliwogs is quite hidden, so look out for McDonald’s instead – it is right next to McDonald’s. You can also look out for Toys R Us, it’s along the same row of shops.
If you are arriving by MRT, I would advise you to alight at Promenade, not Esplanade.
Polliwogs Suntec City Active Play Area
Polliwogs playgrounds have always been focused on active play, and the active play area here did not disappoint! It is recommended for kids aged 3 and above.
The active play area here was much larger than the one at Vivocity branch. The wonderful thing about the play area here was that you could see inside the play area without have to crawl in. (Unlike their Robertson Walk branch where your kid cannot be seen from outside once he / she enters the active play area.)
What I DO NOT like about the active play area here was how short the passages were.
What it means is, if you want to follow your kids through the play area, you need to get on your knees to crawl with them. Like this.
Thank goodness for me, both my kids were seasoned indoor playground visitors and had no problem getting around on their own. The steps and obstacles were easily managed, even by my two year old.
Within the active play area, you would also find the air blasters zone.
I love the air blasters zone here because all the guns and machines were installed low enough for even my two year old to reach effortlessly.
Polliwogs Suntec City Toddler’s Play Area
Just like all other Polliwogs branches, there was a toddler’s play area here for children aged below 3.
Toddlers would have little problem moving around the play area on their own.
In my opinion, the toddler’s area here is the BEST among all the current Polliwogs branches. MY went up and down the slides over and over and over and he never seemed to get bored of them!
There were also four activity boards in the toddler’s play area.
And there was another smaller standalone slide and water trampoline that used to be Singkids‘ signatures, but are now pretty common.
What I was most impressed with was that they bothered to cover the wall around the entrance of the toddler play area with thick foam!
Bouncy Castle at Polliwogs Suntec City
I LOVE the bouncy castle here. It was big and sturdy, unlike the small flimsy ones found at other playgrounds.
However, when I was there on a crowded Sunday, it was extremely rowdy and definitely too dangerous for young toddlers.
When I was there during their opening ceremony, they kept the bouncy castle and used the area as a show area. Hence, when there are events / shows going on, the bouncy castle may not be available.
Polliwogs Suntec City Cafe
There were two main seating areas for parents at Polliwogs Suntec City, one of which (the ‘red zone’) was in the midst of the active play area.
When I was there on a weekday, the red zone was closed off.
There was also a row of seats beside the toddler’s play area.
You can sit back and enjoy a coffee while watching over your toddler!
Unlike other branches where there was a proper cafe counter to place your food and drinks orders, there was only an inconspicuous stand here. When I was there for the first time on a crowded Sunday, I couldn’t even find a staff to take my order. But when I was there on a quiet weekday, there was a staff perpetually stationed at the stand.
I felt the food and drinks here were a tad pricey and pretty so-so. And they charged service charge and GST. Boo…
With each paid entry, you are entitled to one free cup of tea / coffee from the cafe. Don’t forget to take your receipt to the counter to redeem your free drink!
Other Facilities at Polliwogs Suntec City
There was a nursing cum diaper-changing room located within the playground.
There were two party rooms with a removable partition between them.
There was also a laser fury game which was not included in the admission fee. It costs $3 for one game or $5 for two games.
Activities at Polliwogs Suntec City
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4pm, there are activities such as art and craft / story-telling for children carried out at Polliwogs Suntec City. When I was there on a Thursday, they had a story-telling session followed by a game of ‘pin the tail on the donkey’. There are no additional fees for the activities.
On Saturdays at 6pm, there will be interactive live shows.
Admission Fee (Play Rate) for Polliwogs Suntec City
Weekdays (Unlimited play time):
Children Below 2: $13
Children Above 2: $20
Weekends (2 hours play time):
Children Below 2: $13
Children Above 2: $25
Additional play time: $5 per half hour
Value Play Pass (for 7 visits, unlimited play time):
Children Below 2: $65
Children Above 2: $125
I find the value play passes here pretty value for money. It can be used at all branches, so you need not be restricted to going to the same playground over and over again to finish using up the pass.
They do not have free entry for babies below 1 and hence I do not recommend this playground for babies. Please see this post for my recommendations for babies under 1.
I would recommend this playground for children who are able to play at the large active play area independently, since that is the main draw of this playground.
- Large active play area
- Large seating area for parents that is spread-out throughout the playground
- Huge and sturdy bouncy castle
- Cafe subject to GST and service charge
- Active play area too short for parents to follow through
- WHERE IS THE BALL PIT???
Overall this is my favourite among the 4 Polliwogs branch. It is directly accessible by MRT and spacious. The toddler’s play area here is also better than the ones at their other branches. However, it faces tough competition from Cool De Sac. I really cannot decide if Cool De Sac or Polliwogs is better! They have their own strengths: Polliwogs for active play, Cool De Sac for the sheer variety of activities for kids.
Information on Polliwogs Suntec City:
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-724 to 727, Tower 4, Suntec City Mall,
Getting There: Promenade MRT (CC4 / DT15)
Tel: 6887 4860
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8.30apm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
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[disclaim]Disclosure: I visited Polliwogs Suntec City 3 times over the past 7 months. First time in August 2014 where I paid for the visit. Second time in October 2014 on a free invitation to attend their grand opening. Third time in March 2015 using free play passes I won from Cheekiemonkie’s giveaway. [/disclaim]