|Supertree : Gardens by the Bay|
We are back to Gardens by the Bay over the weekend. We were invited as the media , to attend their recently launched educational programmes for public - The Talented Plants Tour.
This tour is part of a series of guided conservatory tours known as KIDS AT THE CONSERVATORIES that are specially designed for kids ages 4-9.
Read here for our earlier reviews
Gardens by the Bay- Bay South Review
Gardens by the Bay for kids!
|Kids at the Conservatories : Talented Plants Tour|
The 'Talented plants tour, takes the kids a spin around the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. A programme specially designed for kids ages 4 to 6 years old, it teaches the children how useful and important plants are to all living things. A craft activity is organised at the end of the tour for the children using recycled materials to reinforce the important lessons learnt during the tour.
|Talented Plants Tour|
|Enjoying the tour|
I was given a sticker with my name on it. Officially only I can participate in the tour. Louis had to be supervised by my parents. However Louis did sneak in every once in a while to 'participate' in the tour.
|The Flower Dome|
Our First stop was the Flower Dome. We started the programme with a visit to the Australian Gardens
|Ms Grace conducting the talented plants tour|
|Flowers at the Flower Dome|
The tour in the Flower Dome lasted about 30 minutes. We did not explore the whole of the flower dome (which probably can take up to 1 hour of so). Remember to get your stamp before you leave the flower dome for a re-entry to explore at your own pace after the tour. There are alot more to see and explore in the Flower Dome.
If you like to linger around the cloud walk and admire the scenery, do remember to get a stamp for re-entry. There are definitely more things to explore at the Cloud Forest. Our tour of the domes lasted about 1 hour. Thereafter we proceed back to the room for our activities section of the tour.
For the activity, we are to make our own bottleneck tree from newspaper and a bottle of empty mineral water (you need to bring your own bottle). This is the part that ALL the kids and parents enjoyed. It was a relatively easy activity for us to do and after about 15 minutes, we all have a part of Gardens by the Bay to bring home with us.
For the first timers to the Gardens by the Bay, this tour may be a good introduction to the conservatories. For repeated visitors, if you want an edutainment tour for kids, you may consider this option.
For the seasoned visitors, this tour may be underwhelming as its purpose is to give an introduction to the conservatories for the kids.
The tour is currently only avaliable during the September school holidays. As of today , booking is closed. However we understand that Gardens by the may reintroduced this event in the near future as part of the tours avaliable at the Gardens.
After the activity, we were specially invited by Gardens by the Bay to take a walk on the OCBC skyway (Note: This is not part of the tour)
Since we had not been there the last time we visited , we gladly took up the offer.
It did not take us long to
|The Wacky Duo at the OCBC Skywalk|
Thanks Gardens by the Bay for the opportunity to participate in the tour. We had an enjoyable afternoon.
Talented Plant Tour
Suitable for: 4 - 6 years olds
Date: 1, 2, 4 & 6 September 2012
Time: 10.30am & 2.00pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
Fees: $18 per child (excludes conservatories ticket)
Group size: 10 – 12 children (Tour will only run with a group size of at least 10 children)
Gardens by the Bay
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Directions to the gardens are available here
See map for details
Disclaimer : The Wacky Duo were given a complimentary tour as part of the review. No monetary rewards were given. All opinions are of our own.