5 reasons why we love the Airzone net playground at City Square Mall
Located at City Square Mall in Singapore, Airzone offers the unique experience of a suspended indoor net playground that will excite both kids and adults.
My kids have badgered us for the longest time to let them play at Airzone, an indoor suspended net playground at City Square Mall. The playground’s been there for more than a year and we've walked by it a couple of times. Sure, it looks fun but I have always had doubts if it was something for my girls. Given that they have never been much for heights, I had a feeling they’d chicken out once they stepped onto it!
Well, I finally caved after being asked for the hundredth time and they promised they were ready for it. Once they checked in, boy did they prove me wrong as they climbed and bounded up and down the different levels fearlessly. I guess sometimes our kids do know better than us!
It was great watching our kids thoroughly enjoying themselves with no hint of fear. Here's why we now absolutely love Airzone (and why you and your kiddos will too!).
1) The thrill of being suspended mid-air in a shopping mall
Did you know Airzone is the world’s first suspended net playground in a shopping mall atrium? According to Airzone, there are over 100 net playgrounds around the world but they are exclusively outdoors. So having been on Airzone, you'd have the bragging rights of being on a world first! Ha!
Given the sweltering heat in Singapore right now, I might have second thoughts if this was outdoors, but it isn't and we're thankful we could enjoy the playground in the cool surroundings.
There are three main levels of play at Airzone excluding the check in level at level two - where you’ll need to climb up to level three to play - and level six, which you can climb up but all you can do is slide down from there to level five.
While you could clearly see through the gaps in the nets, it didn't daunt our kids at all. I asked them if their knees were wobbly and they confidently said "No!”. I think mine would have turned jelly. *squeak*
2) You can climb through a 3D-maze
On the fifth level is a 3D net maze with two layers of net that requires a lot of crawling to get through. This is our kids’ favourite feature at Airzone but they did remark that after all the climbing, it felt rather hot!
3) You can 'swim' in a ball pit
On the third level is a huge ball pit, another of our kids’ favourite, where they could gleefully dive into and 'swim' in it.
4) Other fun features
There are other fun features at Airzone including two giant inflatable balls which many kids had fun pushing and head-butting them around...
and another two ‘wrecking’ balls where they could sit and swing on.
To get down to the level below, you need to slide down the blue slides on the sides which our kids said were fast but not too scary. In fact this was another highlight for them such that they were climbing up, running across the net and then sliding down the slides again.
5) It promises a good work-out
Rather than treating the nets as a giant hammock and lazing in them, chances are your kids will be bouncing from one feature to another working out quite a sweat.
The process of climbing to the top level is equivalent to climbing more than four flights of stairs, according to Airzone. The soft bouncy nets is not easy to walk on such that both your thighs and calves will get a good workout, while running on them is almost like doing continuous lunges, it said. No wonder our girls worked out quite an appetite for lunch and zonked right out at bedtime!
Yup, we’ll definitely be returning for this one!
Bonus tips for your trip:
- You can purchase tickets at the door at $20 for a one hour session - the sessions go hourly starting from 11am till 9pm (the last session of the day is at $18). A four-session pass is available at $70. There is also the option of booking online on Airzone's website so you can secure a spot - only a maximum of 60 is allowed on Airzone at one time. We bought our tickets from Klook, however, which was also at a reasonable $17 per pax for use during peak periods like weekends. Children younger than seven will need to be accompanied by adults, by the way.
- If like us you're not much for crowds, try going early. We were there at 11am on a Saturday and there were only a few kids there. But more came closer to noon when we left.
- Read the comprehensive FAQ on Airzone’s website before heading down which will tell you things like the appropriate footwear (secured closed toe shoes recommended), no re-entry is allowed (pee before you go!) or if you just need assurance on safety (the nets are strong enough to hold two fully laden Singapore passenger buses!).
Find Airzone Singapore at Level 2 at the north atrium of City Square Mall at 180 Kitchener Road. Ticket sales open daily from 1045am with the first session at 11am and the last session starting at 9pm.
Disclaimer: We paid for our visit, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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