Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bub & Me: Sentosa Spooky Junior's Magical Ball @ Port of Lost Wonder

Last Friday we brought Lil Pumpkin to the Sentosa Spooky Jr Magical Ball at the Port of Lost Wonder {POLW}! Located at Palawan Beach, POLW is Singapore's first kids' club by the beach specially designed for children up to aged 12 years old. It provides a unique experience of family bonding with a signature Pirate-themed water play area, themed islets for picnics and leisure activities and distinctive retail and dining experiences for the very young and young at heart.

It wasn't so much a party to celebrate Halloween but more of a chance for the kids to dress up and have fun! I didn't really dress Lil Pumpkin up or paint her face as I knew she'd be more interested in getting wet at the water play area haha. She brought along her little witch hat though ;p The party provided coloured masks for all the little kiddos to wear and decorate with embellishments. Lil Pumpkin said she was the Pumpkin of the Opera!!!!! :P

The whole of POLW was magically transformed! Families could explore six wonderlands with all sorts of fun-filled activities including a scavenger hunt, a bubble party from a colourful cauldron and dress up sessions with glitter tattoos and manicures. We could also listen to fairy tales at their storytelling sessions and paint our own mini pumpkins.

Since it was a "ball",  most of the staff were actually dressed like fairies, princesses, princes instead of scary witches or goblins, which was good since it won't frighten the little ones...

Some came as turkeys as well in honour of the Autumn season heh. This turkey lady was so hilarious. Her head was too heavy and it kept falling down!

If you didn't dress up but wanted to, you can even rent costumes from the Royal Boutique!

Lil Pumpkin in front of the huge Pirate Ship at the waterplay area. Kids under 6 need to be supervised at all times and there are staff around looking out for the safety of all the children. There's water guns, small & large tunnel slides {which even I enjoyed!!} and water fountains to play with.

POLW is usually closed at 6.30pm daily {Pirate Ship closes at 6pm} so it was a real treat to be able to swim and play there at night under the stars!

Big splash from the Pirate Captain's big bucket head haha

I enjoyed getting wet and wild with my dear Lil Pumpkin! Such a joy seeing her so happy since she just looooooves waterplay areas :)

The boy had fun with her at the different stations too. Here they are mixing their own bubbly concoction of drinks.. surprisingly, despite all the different ingredients they added, it still tasted rather delicious ;p

Some of the usual activities you can find at POLW during the day when it is open.

Before we left, we checked out the souvenir shop, Just Wonder. It's well-stocked with snacks, edutainment toys and games, and exclusive POLW apparel, beachwear, stationery, bags, slippers etc. Didn't find the items over-priced actually as you sometimes do at tourist attractions..

Bought this t-shirt and a hooded beach towel for Lil Pumpkin as souvenirs of our first outing there :)

Sentosa Port of Lost Wonder
Palawan Beach {near Beach Car Park}
Tel: 1800-SENTOSA {736 8672}
Mon - Sun: 10am - 6.30pm {Pirate Ship closes at 6pm}
Admission: Adults free, Kids {aged 12 years & under} S$10 weekdays, S$15 weekends.

Tips:
  • Bring swimwear and extra clothes for everyone
  • Food and drinks available at the on-site restaurant, Port Belly, or at the souvenir store, Just Wonder
  • Pirate Ship waterplay area is closed monthly for cleaning & maintenance. See schedule here
  • There's a daily capacity limit at POLW. Go early or book your tickets in advance online.

Check out the rest of our Bub & Me activities or list of kid-friendly places in Singapore :)

* Disclosure: Spooky Junior's Magical Ball event coverage was due to an invitation from Sentosa. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

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7 comments:

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me said...

Wow I bet you ALL slept well that night, looks like lots of fun for you all. Love Lil' Pumpkin in the pumpkin, the association wasn't lost on me Ai. Em xx

Josefa Pete said...

What a gorgeous day! I can't believe how much Lil' Pumpkin is growing up! Must keep this place in mind if we visit Singapore x Josefa #teamIBOT

mail4rosey said...

So many fantastic pictures here and I just love your haircut!!

alissa apel said...

I love all the colors in this post!

How wonderful that you still can wear shorts! Here's it's rainy and dark.

Stacy said...

'Pumpkin of the opera' is hilarious! Woww fun event... looks like you were there from morning till night, eh?

EssentiallyJess said...

My computer is not loading anyone's images today (think I've reached my monthly download limit) so I feel like it's built up all this suspense! It sounds awesome, and possibly even more so cause I can't see anything! :)

Take Charge Becc said...

What an amazing place. I am exhausted just looking at the photo's!