There is a new indoor theme park in town.
Pororo Park opens its doors at Marina Square in November.
Who is Pororo?
|Admission card - Don't lose it!|
Given that we are *ahem* connoisseurs of Indoor Playground, we had to give it a spin when the invitation came to review it. Having been to many playgrounds around Singapore, how does Pororo Park stacks up?
Housed in Marina Square and spanning over 11,000 square feet, Pororo park is billed as an edutainment playground that integrates a theme park, indoor playground attractions, educational classes and entertaining shows under one roof. It's targeted audience - Kids from age 1 to 9.
On first glance, the place looks much smaller than it is touted. To call it a theme park will be quite a stretch. A more suitable term will be a large indoor playground with different stations for different age group.
Shark Ball Pool
|Shark Ball Pool|
The first thing that would probably catch the child's eyes when they enter is the Shark Ball Pool. It is rather large pool that kids can play in. However there are limited activities you can do. Other than sinking yourself in the pool of blue and white balls, the only other activity is to stuff the Shark's mouth with balls. After 5 minutes of doing that , it may be time to move on to other activities.
You would need not go far to find Pororo House situated next to the Shark Pool.
Pody's Jungle Gym
|Pody's Jungle Gym|
Tong Tong's Little Theater
|Tong Tong Theater|
Another Pororo special will be the Tong Tong Theater. Pororo and his friends entertains with song and dance routines. Pre school kids would find this charming while older kids might be a tad puzzle by it.
For toddler's there are also specific play areas for them.
|Free & Easy colouring class|
For a 'theme park', Pororo park is surprisingly underwhelming. As an indoor playground, it falls short in comparison with other Indoor playgrounds around the island. There are pockets of fun, but the attention span at each station is rather limtied.
In our opinion, Pororo Park is best suited for fans of Pororo and for preschool kids. In terms of pricing, it is a little steep in comparison with other playgrounds. A visit for a family of 4 ( kids age 2-12) will set you back by $115 for 2 hours (as of Dec 2015) This is double the price of similar size playgrounds in the vicinity. Repeated visits would be hard to justify at this price.
The Little Details
Pororo Park Singapore
6 Marina Boulevard
Marina Square #02-29