Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Westgate Wonderland - The largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore

Westgate Wonderland, the largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore, will be officially opening its doors on 26th February, (Wednesday). In Westgate Wonderland, your children will be able to experience and enjoy this one-of-a-kind fantasy garden themed playarea surrounded by oversized replicas of flora and fauna, a 10-metre tall tree house, and an enormous watering can that actually sprays water!

Located on level 4 of Westgate Shopping Mall in Jurong Gateway, Westgate Wonderland is open to children of all ages and free-of-charge. Other than 10-metre tall tree house and enormous watering can, there are giant insects in beautiful detail, lily pads and flowers. It has dry and wet areas and different play zones catering to children of varying age groups. Interactive elements include: a large watering can with an active spray nozzle; musical flowers with flower bud steel drums; blue bells that respond to touch with musical sounds and lights; and large flowers with spinning canopies that create a kaleidoscope of light patterns on the ground.

Doubling the fun for the little ones is the Kids Club (西城儿童俱乐部), a supervised play area for children aged four to 12 located one floor above Westgate Wonderland on Level 5. Kids Club will offer programmed activities amidst a 4,600-square foot thematic outdoor playground and an indoor clubhouse, thus creating a lively, fun and safe environment for children. Daily activities include obstacle races and treasure hunts. Thematic educational activities will be held on the weekends, such as marine life conservation workshops run by theme park S.E.A. Aquarium, arts and craft workshops by enrichment school Genius R Us, story-telling sessions by National Library Board volunteers and screenings of popular children’s films.  Housed within the Kids Club is also a reading corner stocked with books on loan from the National Library Board. Children can also look forward to group birthday celebrations every first weekend of the month.
Shoppers simply need to spend a minimum amount at Westgate to redeem their children’s free admission to the Kids Club.

Westgate Wonderland and Kids Club are among a host of family-friendly features at Westgate, which is positioned as a family and lifestyle mall. The mall is managed by CapitaMalls Asia, which is also behind the popular playgrounds at IMM Building, Sembawang Shopping Centre and Junction 8.

Westgate Wonderland - The largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore
Westgate Wonderland - The largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore
Photo - Today Online

Raising the bar higher for the two thematic playgrounds at Westgate, CapitaMalls Asia has specially engaged the services of Adirondack Studios, an established US theme park designer whose previous work includes attractions at Universal Studios and Disneyland, such as The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida and the Revenge of The Mummy roller-coaster ride at Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa. CT-Art, a Singapore-based playground specialist, partnered Adirondack Studios on developing the two playgrounds.

Apart from Westgate Wonderland, the Family Zone on Level 4 will house a wide range of retailers that cater to children’s every need. These include enrichment centres I Love Learning Achievement Centre (new to market), Stalford Learning Centre, The Ballet School and Yamaha Music School; as well as activity and well-being centres BabySPA and My Gym. Parents can also shop for toys, clothing and accessories for their little ones at Avenue Kids, Adidas Kids, Baby Elephant, Kiddy Palace, Minitoons, and Tom and Stefanie. In addition, vitamins and health foods catering to children can be purchased at Vitakids. Those seeking to capture their loved ones’ special moments can visit Flash by Morffew, an established Australian photography studio specialising in children’s photography that is setting up its first outlet in Singapore at Westgate. For a dose of literature or to grab some stationery, parents can bring their children to Borders, the well-loved lifestyle bookshop and café returning to Singapore under the management of Popular Holdings. In addition, My First Skool child care centre can be found on Level 5 of Westgate. 

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