Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bub & Me: Waterplay at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

The last time we were at Jacob Ballas, Lil Pumpkin did not have a chance to have fun at the waterplay area. Thankfully it was a hot sunshiney day last Sat and I brought her swimwear so she had a ball of a time there!

The waterplay area at Jacob Ballas is not very big, nor contains many interesting gadgets or structures as in some of the other wet playgrounds in the Zoo, shopping malls etc., but it is sufficient for young kids to scream, splash & run around :)

Many a times, I'm truly amazed at how kids enjoy life's simple pleasures... Just give them a pail, water and they are sooooo happy!

Lil Pumpkin enjoys swimming and playing with water. She likes to splash herself, or being the naughty imp that she is, she will sometimes "ambush" and splash other people!! haha

The water jets and fountains have a time limit, so it stops after a while and you have to touch a sensor to re-activate it. If you are wondering about the patch on her knee, it's because she fell and scraped her knee just at the entrance of Jacob Ballas!

Luckily there is an information desk at the entrance with first aid services. There's also an area for stroller parking, and you can get brochures, maps etc. on Jacob Ballas and Singapore Botanics Garden. Take the time to explore the many dry play areas too!

Our sweet Lil Pumpkin. Mummy loves seeing you having so much fun! :)

Does your kid like to play with water? What other wet playgrounds do you recommend to go to?

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16 comments:

~Summer~ said...

This looks fun! I love the Zoo one too! Hope her wound wasn't that bad (I guess not since she still looked so smiley and happy!) =p Let's have some water fun together next time yeah!

Kim Brison said...

Great pictures! Looks like a fun day :)

Deb @ home life simplified said...

that looks fabulous - my kids love water play now at 7 and 8 1/2 and since they were babies!

Misha - TheBlingBuoy said...

Looks like a lot of fun! She is such a cutie!

Theresa said...

I love taking the kids to those types of water parks. We have 2 we like to go to in our area that the kids have a blast at. Like you said, it's the simple things that can keep them entertained for hours! My kids would stay all day if I let them!

Oliveoylz said...

Love all the happy shots of pumpkin in her swimsuit! Yes, I just love to hear kids screams of happiness! It is just so infectious! My kids and (I) love the waterplay at Hard Rock Sentosa a lot! I'd love to bring her to the Jacob Ballas one of these days too! (Hope pumpkin's wound has healed by now...noticed the huge patch. Poor gal)

アンゼエリン said...

New place for shopping spree at SG? Oh what happen to lil pumpkin knee?

Jess@Diary of a SAHM said...

Oh I was going to ask about the knee; it looks like a ripper!

W have a free water playground near our place that the ki love going to. There are small watersides for the little ones, and big ones for Taylahs age. It's good fun and a great activity for when it's so hot.

Ai Sakura said...

Summer: yup, most definitely when you are bk!

Kim: it was such a lovely day!

Deb: I don't think the fun ever ends haha

Misha: aww thanks :)

Theresa: that's true.. best part is that so many are free too!

Oliveolyz: I haven't been to the one at Hard Rock Sentosa actually. Will check it out! thanks for the info..

Angeline: Nope this one is a children's garden near Botanics Garden. She scraped it a little :/

Jess: Ooo I love those with slides too! But usually the free wet playgrounds don't come with over here.

Julie said...

Oh that looks like such fun. We have a similar set-up at Darling Harbour in Sydney, but I have never had the kids' costumes on hand at the right moment. And yes, our kids LOVE water play!

Ames said...

Awesome photos. Lufflump loves water too :)

SportyMummy said...

Great photos Ai! I love the ones with the bucket....such great memories! My kids were all water babies... in fact, they are still at their happiest playing in the water!!

Rhianna said...

Water and fun just go hand and hand don't they? Even though we live in the tropics there are not many water play areas here

Brandi Yee said...

How fun does that look??! She is so adorable...seriously! Glad her knee will be ok ;)

Susan said...

Water play areas in playgrounds sure make for a great play time :)
Sophie loves the on at the zoo and also the one at 112 Katong Mall.

Erin O'Riordan said...

My nieces love to play at the waterpark.