Adventure Cove for kids, RWS Singapore

The first time we came to Adventure Cove was about a year ago, just hubby and me. We didn’t think it would be suitable for our kids yet. We tried it today with the kids. The original plan was Port of Lost Wonder but tickets were all sold out.

We had a lazy morning and had lunch at RWS before proceeding there. It was an extremely hot day even when we reach only around 3pm. So everyone was rather grumpy and cranky.

There has been some changes since we last came. Footwear is now allowed in the premises. They might have learnt from the good example of legoland because they even have the same shoe racks placed around the attractions! We appreciate this change because it’s really painful to walk barefooted on the pebbled floor through the whole park!

The last time we came was without kids and movement was unrestricted by staircase anywhere. We brought along the stroller today knowing the kids might need it on the way back if they are exhausted. Then we remembered the staircases we encountered the last round. Argh. But hey we managed to find a stroller friendly path anyway!

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Here , here. Tucked at the extreme right side near the entrance. Phew!

We also saw this popular fountain that we thought of bringing the kids here in case they have nothing of interest in there.

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The park was exceptionally crowded due to the holiday period and our jaws dropped when we saw the chaotic situation at the main changing room and locker room. Luckily we knew there are other changing rooms further inside so we went straight in for that.

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Because it was unplanned, we had to let the little one go without nap in order not to miss the fun. The park closes at 6pm so we had only 3 hours. The female shower room already had a queue when we reach. There were only 5 shower cubicles at 1 side and a few more at the other shower room next to the lockers. Didn’t manage to take much photos as my camera was mostly in the locker since we need to get wet. The photo on top is the kids shower room. The other female shower room is just nearby. There are only 2 kids shower cubicle and 2 toilet cubicles here. So most people ended up having a quickly shower at the outdoor showers.

If you forgot your sunblock, toiletries and towel etc, there’s a main shop at the main entrance and a kiosk inside to get the items

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So that’s for the facilities for kids that I found useful. For play, we played at mainly 3 play areas.

Seahorse Hideaway

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We spent the longest time here as Nat had a little toilet training accident here. It’s was her first swim diaperless and I was changing at the toilet when Nat wanted to poo! Hubby quickly carried her to the toilet but didn’t make it there. Nat had already pooed in her swim suit. Yikes!

Hubby broke out in sweat while waiting for me to come to the rescue. I cleaned her up and washed the swim suit with soap. Sweat!

Big Bucket Tree House

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We wanted to try the splashy pool here but the kids didn’t like, so we left soon after.

Bluwater Bay

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The kids liked this wave pool, surprisingly. The last time we came, floats were allowed here. But no floats seen here today.

They enjoyed the waves splashing on them. Only con here was that the flooring was too rough and the kids ended up with some scratches.

Adventure River

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We ended our day with a ride here. The floats were actually too big for the kids so next time we must bring along our own floats for the kids.

Ticket price for 2 adults – $50 with MasterCard promotion
Ticket price for 4 and above – $26
For weekend pricing

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Hi-Tea Buffet with Kids Activities at Cafe Mosaic, Carlton Hotel Singapore

We checked out Cafe Mosaic over the long weekend finding out from a friend about the kiddy activities they hold here during the weekend hi-tea. Sounds like a good place to catch up with some friends while the kids also get entertained. 

Cafe Mosaic

Cafe Mosaic

The kids were welcomed by this sight of colourful balloons. No kids can resist this. 

Cute balloon animals!

Cute balloon animals!

The Food

I wasn’t really looking forward to amazing food selection before coming, knowing it’s just a hi-tea buffet so I guess without high expectation, there wasn’t much disappointment.

The main course selection was not wide, but enough for a light lunch. Food was ok but nothing to shout about.

Main Course of cooked and raw food

Main Course of cooked and raw food

 For the seafood section, they only had salmon sashimi, mussels, raw oysters and fresh prawns. Beside this was the salad bar where you can toss your own healthy salad.

The sushi range was limited, but i find the sushi quite nice. Too bad there wasn’t soba.

Then there is a singapore rojak counter, where you can toast your fried fritters and mix your rojak to the right taste. There are also some keropoks, crackers and fried fish fingers for the kids.

Then comes a row of cooked savoury food. A mixture of Chinese and Western food, you can find, aglio olio, seafood cottage pie, teriyaki baked salmon, mutton steak, broccoli with mixed vegetables and hainanese chicken rice  complete with dark sauce, ginger and chicken rice chilli. Then there is a chinese herbal soup and a cream light curry soup. I personally find the chicken rice and rojak the best dishes among them.

Desserts and coffee

Desserts and coffee

Then comes the desserts, fruits and coffee/tea after the main course. The desserts were ok but the ice cream was a disappointment. The few of us separately commented on the ice cream. We were expecting some premium ice cream, but it seems not.

The Kids Activities

Ok, so the food was nothing the shout about, hopefully the kids activities can make the mark?

Balloon sculpting

Balloon sculpting

The balloonist makes really nice balloons. The kids love them a lot and the best part was that it’s unlimited per kid. We saw some kids being reject for a 2nd balloon because they were not guests of the cafe but were there to attend some party.

Then there’s a rather long storytelling segment which the same balloonist was reading, probably quite a number of books to the kids. During the session, kids were required to answer questions and ‘earn’ tokens which they can use it to exchange for gifts after the session.

STory Telling

STory Telling

And they really did exchange for many gifts!

Frantic gift exchanging

Frantic gift exchanging

After a chaotic gift exchange, the kids proceeded to a cupcake making session. They had to pipe the cupcake premix into mini muffin cups and add in their favourite toppings. That’s it. The baking will be done by the chef. We just need to come back in half an hour’s time to collect the cakes

Cupcake mix for each kid

Cupcake mix for each kid

The staff preparing to bring the cupcakes to the oven

The staff preparing to bring the cupcakes to the oven

Done!

Done!

This was the last activity of the day. Kids had fun and the best part was also the catching up session of the grown ups 🙂

Great catching up!

Great catching up!

And great interaction for the kids!

Balloon fight!

Balloon fight!

 

Fun for young kids at Iskandar, Malaysia (Part 3 of 4) – LegoLand Hotel

We stayed at Legoland Hotel when it just opened in 2013 and it was a hit with the kids. We decided to return there this year for Nat’s birthday treat. The first thing that impressed us was the the very fun lobby filled with like million pieces of Legos and many play structures and colourful Lego displays to entertain the kids while we check in at the counter. The big question on our mind was won’t there be guests/kids who decide to take home some for souvenirs?

We found the answer when we returned that day. The answer is a definite YES.

Wonder if they would refill this?

Wonder if they would refill this?

Then we saw this sign that wasn’t here previously. 

It's hard, but let's try

It’s hard, but let’s try

But it didn’t really make a difference to the kids. They were still happy as lark once they enter.

Huge pirate ship

Huge pirate ship

Kids sized walk in castle

Kids sized walk in castle

They just jlike zooming here and there, in and out of the castle, spinning the wheel of the pirate ship or just dip into the Lego pool to build something.

Finding brick to build the Lego wall

Finding brick to build the Lego wall

Hope this steering wheel can withstand countless rough plays

Hope this steering wheel can withstand countless rough plays

Just before entering the lifts to the rooms, we’ll pass by some more play area with even more Legos. Duplos, foam and regular Lego. There’s also an Xbox 360 gaming area which is hugely popular. Nic can be stucked here for a long time. It’s a bit chaotic when a lot of kids try to join in the same game but it’s quite cute to see they will ultimately get the cue and take their turns when 1 kid leaves and they will also realise who xbox has determined to be the main controller to select the game options.

Just Dance Kids 2014 Xbox 360

Just Dance Kids 2014 Xbox 360 at bedtime

More Legos

More Legos

Foam Legos

Foam Legos

More foam Legos

More foam Legos

And so when we finally drag them out of here, we get to go to our room in a ‘disco lift’. Lift that plays disco music and disco lights all the way until we reach our level. 

King bed view

King bed view

They also get all excited at their nicely themed rooms. We have tried both the Adventure and Kingdom room. Both were very nicely decorated. They were thoughtful enough to include a box of duple Lego (not meant to bring home). a little treasure hunt game for some Lego souvenirs in the safe box and even kiddy sized wash basin!

Kids area with own tv

Kids area with own tv

Bunk bed which the kids enjoy climbing up and down

Bunk bed which the kids enjoy climbing up and down

The last time we came, toothbrush and toothpaste was not provided, leaving us in panic mode to get from the stores at Medini. Lucky they do sell. This time round, they actually provided. What a pleasant surprise.

Toothbrushes provided now

Toothbrushes provided now

2 wash basins, 1 kids sized

2 wash basins, 1 kids sized

We like the Lego monuments around the room and different themed room gets different designs. How interesting.

Kingdom themed room

Kingdom themed room

Lego display at Adventure theme room

Lego display at Adventure theme room

Beds

We booked the suite room for 5 guests and it comes with 1 King bed, 1 double deck bed and 1 pull out bed. Breakfast for 5 is also provided. The King bed seems wider than the usual King bed so we suspect it might be American king bed. Love the size! But I do hear comments that the bed is not so comfortable. It was ok for us though.

Food

Breakfast is provided at the buffet restaurant at lobby floor. The kids love to come here, not because of the food, but because they just like to bring their own plates and get their own food. They may not eat it in the end so we always ask them not to take too much. We found that the Chinese noodles there totally cannot make it, but western food like sausage and eggs are ok. The favourite was the cereals though. We also like the lively deco of the restaurant and would go around looking at the amazing giant lego displays.

Kids still in jambes to beat so we can be here early to beat the crowd

Kids still in jambes to beat so we can be here early to beat the crowd

The dinner buffet we think is quite alright with a barbecue booth at the balcony that we can place orders of bbq meats. The candy table was a novelty, but lucky my kids don’t really eat, but they like the display anyway. We particularly like the kiddy food section here as it’s something not so easily found at buffets. But whether the food here is suitable for kids or not, it’s quite subjective. My kids prefer Chinese food to western food, so tend to prefer the fried rice to the macaroni and cheese, for example.

All for kids!

All for kids!

On the top left photo is porridge, plain and flavoured for infants just starting on solids! I tried it and it’s not salty at all. So infants also have something to eat here. There are also many jars of crackers and snacks for the kids and adults.

For the adults, the food was decent but can be better.

Didn't manage to take pix of all the buffet selection

Didn’t manage to take pix of all the buffet selection

Halfway through the dinner, the girls were thrilled by the sudden appearance of a princess! A princess in Legoland? We never knew that. Nic was all in awe by the princess. 

A princess at Legoland!

A princess at Legoland!

We had the dinner buffet here as a birthday dinner for Nat. The restaurant kindly provided a birthday cake and had a group of staff singing a birthday song for the birthday girl. But Nat was sleeping by the time they brought the cake, so we brought it to the room instead.

Zonked out after all the day activities

Zonked out after all the day activities

Later on in the room, after Nat wakes up

Later on in the room, after Nat wakes up

We found out later on that there was a storybook reading session by the princess while we were having dinner. We missed it this time, but hope we’ll catch it the next time.

Finally, we think the kids had a great birthday celebration here at Legoland, because Nic requested to come back here for her birthday as well! We’ll see again huh.. 

Fun for young kids at Iskandar, Malaysia (Part 2 of 4) – LegoLand Water Park

We got our free tickets to Legoland Water Park by renewing our Legoland annual pass. Water park definitely sounds attractive given that our weather is so hot here. So we needed to check it out.

There is a separate entrance to the water park from the theme park. The entrance is near to the Legoland Hotel as well and you can get tickets there. There’s is less queue over here. 

The website ticketing says children from 3 years old onwards need to get a ticket but actually, under 3 years old is also chargeable, although at only 10 RM. But they give you 2 pieces of swim diapers! Good move to make kids still on diapers to wear a swim diaper! And in case you forgot to bring yours, you also need not worry. 

After getting the tickets, there’s a flight of stairs leading to the park, lucky we didn’t bring the stroller!

Then you’ll see the lockers and changing room. You can leave all your belongings here before proceeding to have fun in the park

Keyless locker system

Keyless locker system

Lots of lockers

Lots of lockers

You can wear your shoes to the main park area, unlike AdventureCove at RWS, Singapore.Good news because you don’t have to walk barefooted on the scorching, rough grounds around the park. Slippers and footwear not allowed at AdventureCove! Major boo! You can then deposit your footwear at the crowded shoe racks all around the park.

There are lots of such shoe racks around, so you don't have to squeeze here

There are lots of such shoe racks around, so you don’t have to squeeze here

The park was mainly opened when we went, but there’s this toddler area that was under renovation which looked just like the place for our kids. We really wish it was open for play that day!

Young kids area to be filled with water?

Young kids area to be filled with water?

Look at the mini slide!

Look at the mini slide!

And the fun begins!

Build a Raft River

Only entrance to the river

Only entrance to the river

There are lots of safety life vest of different sizes right at the entrance here so  it’s easily available for everyone. And because this is the only entrance/exit to the river, if you miss it, you will need to go another round. On a crowded day you might have to wait patiently for a rubber float to come by. The one we have at Adventure Cove have lots of different exits, so usually people just jump into the river and swim/float/splash in the river to get to the next ride. The floor was simply too hot to walk on!

Lots of floating legos to collect

Lots of floating legos to collect

I think I can say we love this river the most because we went 3 rounds in it and almost Nic still wanted more. It’s a no-brainer ride. Just hop in and ride and collect Legos on the way. It’s a nice cooling ride under the hot sun. 

Imagination Station

This station should attract the young kids mainly. You just shoot water and collect Legos around the pool and splash around. It’s a bit too high for Nat, so we didn’t stay here for long. Too tiring carrying her and play. This station is supposed to stimulate the kids imagination where they build lego structures and see whether they can withstand the flow of the water, but everyone just enjoy spraying water anywhere. It’s fun this way too

'Attacking'lego structures with water spray

‘Attacking’lego structures with water spray

for the big kids. Too high for Nat

For the big kids. Too high for Nat

Joker Soaker

Get ready to be soaking wet

Get ready to be soaking wet

This must be 1 of the main highlight of most people. We tried it and it was really cold when you first get in, so be prepared. It was also not that suitable for our girls yet as there were lots of tunnel slides leading to a pool of water. Nat was adventurous and wanted to try but Daddy held her back as I was somewhere else with Nic, so couldn’t help to look out for Nat at the other end of the slide. Most people would sit under the huge bucket just as it’s about to be filled up and wait for it to splash with really powerful force. We couldn’t run far enough away from it. 😛

Powerful splash

Powerful splash

Lego Wave Pool

Best venue for photo with the Legoland Logo

Best venue for photo with the Legoland Logo

Then we explored the Wave pool. I think the wave pool here is less interesting than ours at Adventure Cove. The wave was rather weak and there was not strong times. Just remained the same strength throughout.

Meanwhile at Adventure Cove, we can bring in their big floats , sit in it and ride the waves. Its super fun!  

If you or the kids are getting tired, you can actually rent 1 of these cabanas for a rest. The idea is cool but the price is not cheap. It’s 150MYR for half a day of rental.

Sheltered cabana with curtains for privacy

Sheltered cabana with curtains for privacy

The rest of the rides weren’t suitable for the kids at all. Look at the height of those slides

Lego slide racers

Lego slide racers

We’ll probably freak out even if they dared to ride

We were glad that we went in with free tickets as our kids were not able to take most of the rides and those that they could do, we can find them at our water playgrounds here too. So for now we’ll probably just stick to our Legoland theme park annual pass.

Fun for young kids at Iskandar, Malaysia (Part 1 of 4) – LegoLand Theme Park

This is the 1st part of a series of 4 entries that I will be writing about a mini holiday at our neighbour country, Malaysia. The other 3 parts will be

1. Legoland Water Park

2. Legoland Hotel

3. Little Big Club

We signed up for the Legoland annual pass when it first opened simply for the reason that it was much cheaper during the launch and we just need to visit it at least twice a year to get the pass worth the money. Our kids didn’t really enjoy the rides there then until recently when we renewed it because they gave free tickets to the newly opened Legoland Water Park.

I think the most distinct feeling between going to a theme park in South East Asia versus other parts of the world, must be the WEATHER! On any usual day, Legoland is just HOT, HOT, HOT. When it’s not so hot, it’s pouring rain! So either you brave the hot sun, or you get lucky and reach there just after the rain stops. BEST CONDITION EVER!

We were 50% lucky with the perfect weather to be in legoland. Out of 4 times we were there, 2 times was the just-after-rain weather, 1 time hot till everyone was cursing and swearing and 1 time when it was raining cats and dogs and all plans had to be cancelled. Dampening weather. So if plan to just be there for 1 day, hopefully the weather is will not spoil all the fun.

Transport

Legoland is just a short drive from Singapore via the Tuas Checkpoint (when there’s no jam). It’s relatively easy to get there as there are signs along the way. The map on Legoland website is vague and the instructions for driving, too simplified. Then if your GPS is very updated, you probably might find your way there using the given coordinates of N 1 25.642, E 103 37.792. But our Garmin GPS simply cannot find the route and it lead us the wrong way too, but our was probably not updated. It might be easier if you read the map on Google Map before you set off. Streetdirectory Malaysia couldn’t even find the route. Kind of disappointing as it’s my favourite map app for Singapore.

Directions from Google Map

Directions from Google Map

The blue stretch of road is supposedly the 2nd link expressway, and you’ll get on this road straight after you exit the Malaysia checkpoint. You will pass by 1 toll plaza along the way and the same toll plaza when you return. So it would be convenient if you have the Touch and Go card ready (similar to our cash card in Singapore). You can buy it at 1 of the office-like booth somewhere at the Malaysia customs. If I remember correctly, the booth is before you check in to Malaysia but you will probably need to look around for it.

Touch and Go Card that you can buy at some booth at the Malaysia customs.

Touch and Go Card that you can buy at some booth at the Malaysia customs.

The directions on Legoland says exit at Exit 312 but it’s a bit confusing because there are actually also another exit 312D or something, with an alphabet behind. Don’t exit there, travel further down and you can find the Exit 312 without any alphabet behind. I didn’t managed to find a map that displays Exit 312. So i think this enlarged view should be a rough gauge.

Enlarged view of exit

Enlarged view of exit

After you exit, the map looks like it’s just going straight, but there’s a confusing roundabout along the way which might get you turning in circles, so you just need to make sure you don’t exit at the wrong turn, aim to go straight and exit at the opposite of the circle. Here’s a closeup view

Roundabout to take note

Roundabout to take note

Carpark

When you finally reach Legoland, you will be able to see several carparks. If you are early, you can choose anywhere to park that is nearest to Legoland. We found that the Legoland Hotel carpark is the best as it’s the nearest to Legoland. Bad thing is, it’s not free. You need to pay for this carpark. Next best lot could be the one at Medini Iskandar. It’s not exactly that near, but you could drop by 1 of the restaurants/cafes at Medini for breakfast or dinner before or after your trip. And it’s sheltered! But, it’s also not free of charge.

The worst carpark should be the open carparks. These carparks are huge and cheaper. It’s capped at RM7 while medini and the hotel carpark is chargeable by the hour. But it’s under the hot sun, the roads are uneven and when it rains, you potentially need to walk through some water puddles to get to your car. If you need to keep your stroller, or tuck the kids into the car seats, buckle their seat belts and it’s raining, you’ll probably feel like crying.

Rides and Shows (Yes, they have shows!)

The park is quite huge for for a 1 day visit with young kids, considering their nap times. Our usual parts of the park that we would go are Imagination, Lego Kingdom, Lego City and Miniland.

Overview

Overview

MiniLand

For some reason, every time we come here, it either rains or drizzles. Either that or the sun was too scorching hot that we didn’t really feel like taking photos here. I did take some pictures of the miniature landmarks impressively built by lego pieces. It’s enjoyable just seeing the miniature vehicles moving around or the mini dragon dance. But it would definitely be nicer if the weather was less harsh. So during 1 of the visits, we only managed to take photos here when it’s dark and I think it actually looks nicer than the day view due to he colourful lightings and the nice breeze after the rain.

PSA night view

PSA night view

Petronas Twin Tower

Petronas Twin Tower

Realistic looking container ship with load of containers

Realistic looking container ship with load of containers

Singapore Flyer Night View

Singapore Flyer Night View

Miniland in the day

Miniland in the day

 

LEGO KINGDOM – Royal Joust (Horse Ride)

Legoland Kingdom

Legoland Kingdom

Then comes 1 of Nic’s favourite rides. ‘Horse’ riding. There is a height limit for this ride and Nat couldn’t make the mark. How disappointed was she. This ride is a single kid ride and we were quite impressed Nic rode through without any whines or cries and waving to us along the way. There’s a safety seat belt for the kid and the throttle of the horse is quite mild so it’s quite safe and definitely non scary. It’s also open air throughout so parents can monitor the kid anywhere along the path just to make sure they see us and parents to have a peace of mind.

Staff securing the seatbelt

Staff securing the seatbelt

Parents can monitor the kid anywhere outside the premises of the ride

Parents can monitor the kid anywhere outside the premises of the ride

LEGO KINGDOM – Carnival Games

While the big sister is having fun at riding horse, the small one went nearby to play other games. These carnival games are chargeable but there’s not much choice since the little one was disappointed being too little.

LEGO CITY – Driving Center

Lego City

Lego City

Nic’s next favourite ride is at this Junior Driving School. Each kid gets to ride 2 rounds around the circuit. They need to be able to step on the paddle and manoeuvre the steering. Minimum age is 3 years old. Nat could make it but wasn’t really able to drive it. The staff eventually had to help her. Nic was surprising quite steady when it comes to steering and driving around the bends. Proud Daddy moment as Daddy had taught her previously.

Steering round the bend

Steering round the bend

Stucked at starting point

Stucked at starting point

A very reluctant staff came to help

A very reluctant staff came to help

The first time Nic took this ride, she got a ‘driver’s licence’ for free. This trip it became chargeable, no Nat didn’t get any. Oops. Sorry Nat, Mummy will make 1 for you instead.

LEGO CITY – Boating School

This is a ride for the whole family, finally. We quite like this ride because the boat is not tied to any fixed rail structure. You can really steer it freely and even bump into other boats or walls. The first time we took this ride, we took our own sweet time and let many other boats overtake us until the staff was signalling us to come back. Oops again.

Looking safe in a safety jacket

Looking safe in a safety jacket

Blocked by a lousy boat driver in front of us

Blocked by a lousy boat driver in front of us

LEGO CITY – The City Stage

I never really heard or read or seen anyone posting a live performance at Legoland. So we were quite surprised they actually have a live performance. I think the kind of performance changes frequently. We were not able to get a schedule anywhere, not even from the ticketing booth. According to them, the schedule is printed on a daily basis. So if you want to know what shows are there tomorrow, you will have to enquire tomorrow. And we did try, but they still didn’t manage to give us a schedule. Weird.

We were enthusiastic mainly because Nic enjoyed the performance a lot and wanted to watch it for a 2nd time.

Soccer themed dance performance

Soccer themed dance performance

They got the kids up to join in the dance. The kids were so excited dancing away with a sparkly pom pom. Nic was still warming up. The music was This time for Africa by Shakira. So catchy, Nic asked me to find the song for her later that day.

Getting the kiddy audience to participate

Getting the kiddy audience to participate

A souvenir for participating

A souvenir for participating

Nat is upset cuz we kept asking her to join Nic on stage

Nat is upset cuz we kept asking her to join Nic on stage

We would have thought that the performance was yawning, but to the kids it’s was music and dance and lots of fun. Nic almost took home this trophy she held for photoshoot! If only!

Phototaking with the cast

Phototaking with the cast

IMAGINATION – Observation Tower

Lego Imagination

Lego Imagination

We were lucky on this day that there was absolutely no queue for this ride that day. Usually, the queue is unbelievable. We were here on a weekday, that’s why. It’s a nice relaxing, air-conditioned ride, a  cool way to get away from the heat for a while. It’s a total no-thrill ride suitable for everyone in the family to just view Legoland from high up in the air.

The Tower

The Tower

Aircon just above us! Cool!

Aircon just above us! Cool!

View from the top

View from the top

IMAGINATION – Build and Test

This is definitely the place to chill off (for the adults), and to take shelter if it rains. The con of it is that there’s a quota for entry to the Build and Test section. They only allow a certain number of kids in at anytime. So you might have to wait for your turn, but it’s ok. There’s another section for building the blocks while waiting for your turn. It’s air-conditioned!

It’s usually crowded so there will be lots of competitors racing their cars. Nic couldn’t take to losing very well yet but will be triumphant when she wins. Mummy is stressed up designing and building the fastest race car for her to win every race. Sweat. Some designs she does win all the races, some designs the car is breaks into pieces. Load of fun. They can be racing a gazillion times here until their physical batteries runs flat. Literally.

Showing off our race car

Showing off our race car

Trial and error with the best race car

Trial and error with the best race car

Love the steering wheels

Love the steering wheels

The race track

The race track

Some photos I took on previous trips

Building in process

Building in process

Waiting area

Waiting area

IMAGINATION – Sheltered Children’s Playground

The last stop has to be this playground here, if the kids are still energetic and doesn’t seem ready to KO anytime. It’s also a good place to shelter from the rain so it gets really crowded if it rains. It’s also warm inside here when it doesn’t rain. Either way, the kids sweat buckets when they are here so we try to leave it to the last, so we can wash up and go home after that.

Photo taken at previous trip

Photo taken at previous trip

Lots of space to run

Lots of space to run

Photo taken on previous trip

Photo taken on previous trip

Photo taken on previous trip

Photo taken on previous trip

No time to explore

These are other areas that we haven’t got time to explore. But since we have the annual pass, we will be back to check them out.

Lego Technic

Lego Technic

Lego Adventure

Lego Adventure

For Mummies and Babies

There is a baby room just opposite the sheltered playground. Only women and children are allowed in. I can’t believe I didn’t take any photos there. I thought I did but I just couldn’t find it. It’s a nice place to chill and take a rest. There are also duplo lego tables and lego sets for children, nursing room, toilets, diaper changing room, arm chairs, baby cot, hot water and food warmer. Well equipped room for mummies and babies.

Food

I think it’s a good idea to do some planning on where to eat before you start the day at Legoland especially when you know it’s going to be crowded. We would usually eat at the nearest eating place we can find when it’s lunch time so sometimes we don’t have much choice on what to eat, unless you walk around until you find a suitable place. But if the kids are hungry and tired, that’s not a good idea. Better to settle them first before the tantrum starts. So plan your visit so you will end up at a eating place that you like.

I remember there was once, we ended up at a small kiosk selling limited malay food with a huge crowd and it was raining. The mood made us totally don’t feel like eating and the food was horrible. Bad choice.

 

IMAGINATION – Pizza Mania.

Pizza Mania is just opposite the children’s sheltered playground. Pizza here is not bad, if your kids eat pizza. Mine usually don’t but they ate this that day, phew.

Pizza here is yummy

Pizza here is yummy

The set meal

The set meal

LEGO CITY – Market Restaurant

You can find Asian and Western food here. Lots of seats and food’s not bad, but some zircons were leaking water.

The roasted chicken looked yummy but it’s a bit dry.

Roast chicken rice

Roast chicken rice

Fish and chips were normal and not a great hit.

Fish and chips

Fish and chips

Fruits – you need this after a hot day under the unforgiving sun

Fruits

Fruits

Grilled chicken drenched in a generous serving of sauce. This chicken was a hit. The meat is so tender you don’t need effort to tear the meat from the bone. It’s full of flavour and not too dry. Worth a try.

Grilled chicken

Grilled chicken

The King’s grill at Lego Kingdom looks interesting but we haven’t tried that yet. Maybe the next time.

Last Note

Finally, some tips if you are visiting Legoland. Remember your sunblock, hat, fan and towel. It’s useful to have a face mist too to cool you down instantly and avoid being dehydrated. Bring umbrella or ponchos too. You never know when you will be getting the rain. When it rains at Legoland, it pours.

Strollers and lockers are available for rent, but you might want to bring your own in case your kids KO before you reach the car.

Rented double stroller

Rented double stroller