I bring the kids to Jurong East pretty often because there is SO MUCH for kids to do there! (Follow my ‘Jurong East’ tag for all activities in the area.) But most of the time, I hang out at JEM and Westgate because there are JEM Play, Fidgets Island, Westgate Wonderland and Westgate Kids Club there. I have not ventured much across the road to where J Cube is. Until I had to go to Singapore Science Centre. And that was when I discovered this.
When the kids saw this cool playground, they made a beeline for it. I checked the board and it said ‘For children aged 5-12 years old’.
I actually thought this playground was more suitable for younger children. There was a slide, but it was not very tall.
Young children would have no problem climbing up the steps on their own. (LOL at 2 year old MY’s face.)
And down he came, entirely on his own. Definitely not the ‘at least 5 years old’ kind of slide I see at some other playgrounds where I would bar him from going on his own.
There were some rock-climbing features around the playground.
4 year old MF climbed up with ease.
The 2 year old, motivated by his elder brother, also attempted to climb up. And he did it – entirely on his own! The rock climbing walls were inclined, not vertical like normal rock climbing walls, making it easy peasy even for young kids.
The ropes were slightly more challenging. MF could hold the ropes and climb up, but MY couldn’t.
There was also a spider-web structure that was suitable for young children as well.
There were 3 of these spinning things that made MF go dizzy. Though he looked more crazy than dizzy.
And tunnels for kids to run through.
At the far-end of the playground, there was a structure that kids could climb up. This was the only part of the playground where I had to watch my young children. But you know, it reminded me of the Pelican playgrounds I played at when I was young? Where I would climb up the hole at the top and sit on top. That was SO much higher. And didn’t even have a minimum recommended age of 5 years old. Oh well… Times have changed.
There was also a gallery walk for residents to learn about the history of the Jurong East area.
As we continued our walk towards Singapore Science Centre, there were these giant ball lamps. They lit up with different colours at night. This was not part of the playground, but try telling that to a 2 year old. Colourful Balls = Playground to them.
Dream playground was located right behind J Cube. Since J Cube didn’t exactly have a playground of their own, this playground would do if you are looking for a place for kids to play near J Cube, especially if they are too young to ice-skate.
This playground is ran by Jurong Town Council and open 24 hours daily. Getting There: 3-minutes walk from Jurong East MRT (EW24 / NS1)