Is it worth taking the kids to Jewel Changi Airport's Hedge Maze?
Jewel Changi Airport's Hedge Maze is a novel experience for those who have not been to a garden maze.
We had a school-specific holiday recently and took the opportunity to visit Jurassic Mile, and thereafter, Jewel Changi Airport. We had visited most of the attractions at Canopy Park already, except for the Hedge Maze and Mirror Maze. In the end, we decided on visiting the Hedge Maze as we had already been to a mirror maze at Science Centre and thought the former would be something novel as we hadn't been to a garden maze before.
It was a lil exciting at the start as we wandered past hedges after hedges and I had to yell to the kids to not wander off by themselves in case they got lost in the maze. But I realised soon after that that's not too big a worry because after going several rounds, we more or less knew our way around it. And despite the fact that it's the largest hedge maze in Singapore, it didn't take us long to cover the entire maze and find our way out because it really isn't that big and there are exit signs on the top of the maze which you can follow if you are really lost!
It can get a little boring after a while (okay, we were trying to stay there for as long as we can to get our money's worth!) but the hedge maze is not without it's charm. We really quite like some of the unexpected and lovely features there, like the watch tower at the core of the maze.
We love the view from the watch tower, which feels pretty surreal when you look down at the maze.
There's also stretch at the maze where artificial flowers pop out and retract suddenly. It was a pleasant surprise when we wandered there.
And there are pathways where when you push open gates, you can see the gears turning underneath.
It would really have been much nicer if there were more of such surprises in the maze. I think it could have been something more whimsical like an Alice-in-Wonderland kind of maze.
If you don't want to stay there to take loads of pics and vids like us (and erm make our money's worth), allowing 15-20 minutes for the attraction would suffice as it can get a little boring and repetitive when you simply wander around the maze.
I probably wouldn't pay full price of S$10.80 for adults and $7.20 for children and seniors (Singapore resident rate) for the hedge maze. But this time it didn't cost us much as we had utilised our SingaporeRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) and with children's tickets subsidised at up to $10 per child: we essentially just paid $1.60.
The tickets for Hedge Maze comes with entry to Canopy Park, so the kids could still play at the Discovery Slides and Foggy Bowls.
I think so far our favourite attraction at Canopy Park is still the Bouncing Nets. The free Discovery Slides come a close second but with only two slides operating and having to go one big round to queue for the slides again once you slid down one slide, they do take the fun out of it on a crowded weekend. So thank goodness, we were there on a weekday which was rather quiet.
I guess that just leaves us with the Mirror Maze that we had yet to explore at Canopy Park! If you've been there, let me know if it's good!
Disclaimer: We paid for our tickets, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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