This is our first review of an indoor playground. Decided to try out Explorer Kids (we went to Ang Mo Kio hub but there's one at Down Town East too) because their rates for babies and toddlers is much lower than other play gyms/ indoor playgrounds. Just $5 for under 3 year olds (and 1 parent gets to go in free with the child). Their kids rates are about $12 I think.
I chose to go today (Thursday) cos I read online that they wash the balls in the ball pit every Wednesday night. Lol.... the less germy the better right. I would avoid this place on Mondays because it's Members Day and they get entry for $4, so it will be swamped with older kids since its much cheaper that day. For a tot, not much difference since the normal price is $5 anyway... so might as well go on a less crowded, non promo day.
I read reviews online saying the place is bad and service is poor. But when I got there at 12noon ( their weekday opening time), the girl on duty was friendly and helpful. At 12noon, there was just one other child there, he was about 7 years old.
When I was putting on my socks, he was putting on his socks too (his mom was just sitting at the bench nearby) and he said to me " You so big already, still want to play?"
Then I said, "I'm not here to play, I'm a parent! I brought my baby here to play." And I pointed to Myla in my Tula carrier.
Then he said "Ohhhh... I thought that your school bag"
-_- wise ass. lol
Wish they had some small toddler slides for her to go on. I will be back again, it's not too far from my place. (By the way if u have any places to recommend that's around Novena area please let me know, I'd like to try. Heard there's a nice one called Kid's Amaze Safra Toa Payoh that has a good size area for toddlers to tumble around?).