{Media Invite} Pororo Park Opens in SG

While we have been to so many indoor playgrounds, Pororo Park Singapore is the only one in Singapore that is themed after the very much loved penguin.  Pororo Park Singapore is a 11,000 sq ft play and educational indoor playground located at Marina Square, level 2.  Pororo Park Singapore will be the first in Southeast Asia, and the largest character-themed indoor playground in Singapore.  Targeted for children 1 to 9 years old, expect to have fun play elements, specially curated programmes and a theatre with live performances at the themed playground.

My children literally grew up with Pororo and Friends.  From the daily cartoon on TV to their activity books and utensils, their love for the penguin is evident in my household.  Of course by now at 6yo and 8yo, the love would have somewhat shifted to other more mature characters like Lego Ninjago and Frozen princesses. I was half expecting them to reject my proposal of visiting the new Pororo Park at Marina Square. However they gamely agreed to the media invite and was even very excited over the thought of it.

Pororo Park SG

Pororo Express

The Pororo Express is a train ride for kids and the iconic centrepiece of Pororo Park.  Expectedly, all the children were queueing up to have their chance on the Pororo Train.  Despite being only a very slow and short round trip, there is something strangely about train rides that simply attracts the little ones – even Jiejie wanted to have a go at it.  The ride is administered by two staff on duty who ensured that everyone is safely belted and doors locked properly before the train starts on it’s journey around the “ice cave”.

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Pororo House

For fans of Pororo, this will be a familiar sight with all of Pororo’s furniture in place, including this oh-so-cute bathtub.  According to my observation, this bathtub is a must-take photo attraction for every parent and child.  Don’t forget yours!

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Shark Ball Pool

This is indeed another highlight within Pororo Park SG.  With a huge ball pool consisting of padded base and walls, it has entertained the kids with non-stop play in the ball pool.  They enjoyed swimming and diving amongst the balls.  While I was hoping for a deeper ball pool (that is, more balls added) for more diving fun, I guess having it any deeper will endanger the littlest ones.  I’m guessing the pool to be about 20-30cm deep.

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Eddy and Petty’s Rooms

Happening at Eddy and Petty’s rooms aside from holding character-themed birthday parties, educational classes such as Petty’s Art Class and Eddy’s Science Class will also be held regularly to provide a holistic edutainment environment.
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Poby’s Jungle Gym

This zone is one great mad house for the children.  I suppose no child would pass up the opportunity to crawl, jump, slide and crawl around?  Atypical of all indoor play gym / playground, the entire structure is safely padded for safety.  I looked like a pretty small structure but I’m not kidding when I tell you to expect the kids to want to play there for 1+ to 2 hrs and still not wanting to leave.  Both my kids were totally drenched in sweat by the time we could fish them out of Poby’s Jungle Gym.  Do remember to pack a spare change of clothes for the little ones before leaving Pororo Park lest they catch a cold from the mall air-conditioning.

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Tong Tong’s Little Theatre

Both the young and young at heart can also look forward to mini parades, character meet-and-greets, and sing-along shows featuring Pororo and friends at Tong Tong’s Little Theatre.  Additional shows will be scheduled on weekends to ensure that every minute spent at Pororo Park Singapore is filled with boundless fun and endless surprises.

Loopy’s Café

A very spacious 60-seater cafe that offers Korean-inspired main dishes and desserts, with free Wi-Fi for parents who can chill while the kids enjoy themselves.  The decoration is very simply done although I felt that it could have been more spruced up to reflect the Pororo-themed setting.  If there could be Pororo-themed utensils and character-dining, it would attract the kids a whole lot more!

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Rody’s Toy Store

Fronting the premises of Pororo Park SG is Rody’s Toy Store featuring a wide range of Pororo merchandise.   Visitors can purchase their favourite original character-themed souvenir and toys which includes soft toys, activity kits, clothing and accessories.

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Amenities

As a family-friendly indoor playground, Pororo Park has adequate amenities such children restrooms and nursing room (available soon).  There are shelf spaces available for shoes and a designated area for parking strollers as well.

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Admission

Except for expenses incurred at the café and merchandising store, expect to enjoy all the above attractions at a single admission price without the surprise of having to pay for additional play tokens.

Admission Rates (base on 2 hours playtime)

Age Group Non-Member Annual Member Partners^
Children aged 2 to 12 years $33.50 $23.50 $28.50
Children below 2 years $24.50 $16.50 $20.80
Accompanying adults $6.00 $2.50* $3.50*
Babies below 1 year Free Entry
Additional playtime $5 per block of 30 minutes (of part thereof)

*Up to 2 adults. Additional accompanying adults will be charged normal admission rate (see Non-Member).
^ Card members of DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, Popular Bookstore and SAFRA will get to enjoy Partners’ admission rates.
All admission charges are inclusive of GST.
Rates and offers are subject to change without prior notice.

How to Locate

Navigating to the new Pororo Park at Marina Square was really easy.  Pororo Park Singapore is located at Marina Square’s new retail wing at #02-29.  Entrance to the new retail wing can be found opposite Marks & Spencer (#02-109) OR via the walkway between Tag Heuer (#02-152) and Goldheart Jewelry (#02-279).  If driving, find your way to the carpark at RED ZONE (strange but it is actually painted in pink).  Park near the lobby with escalator.  The indoor playground is just next to the escalator.  How convenient!

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Even though the indoor playground is targeted at children aged 1 to 9 years old, I thought that it may be more suitable for 1 to 6 years old.  If only the Poby’s Jungle Gym can be 2-3x larger, it will definitely be another story altogether!

About Pororo Park Singapore

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6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-29 (Map)  |   +65 6829 2203

Web | Facebook | Instagram | Email : info@pororoparksg.com

Opening Hours :  Sun – Thu: 10.30am to 8.00pm | Fri & Sat: 10.30am to 9.00pm

Thanks to Pororo Park SG, we were invited to the media preview and the kids had a blasting great time.  Thank you for joining us on SAys! Happy Mums.  If you liked what you’ve read on our blog, please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.  We hope to see you back again soon.

~ SAys! Shirley 🙂

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About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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