Taking your kid to Jumptopia at Gardens by the Bay? Here are 10 things to know
Kids will have a bouncing good time at the beautiful bouncy castle playground at Jumptopia: Wonder Garden at Gardens by the Bay.
Since Jumptopia: Wonder Garden opened late last year at Singapore's Gardens by the Bay (GBTB), we've been seeing so many pictures of it on social media. The colours and play concept at the garden-themed bouncy castle playground looked so unique and beautiful, I marked it as a must-visit for our family!
Well, we finally made a trip there early February and the playground is as enormous and as beautiful as we had expected! If you're wondering if you should take your kid to Jumptopia: Wonder Garden, here is our review and also 10 things you must know!
1) What's at Jumptopia at Gardens by the Bay?
Brought to you by Kiztopia, Jumptopia: Wonder Garden is a creatively-designed and huge garden-themed bouncy castle playground spanning 8,600 square feet of space at GBTB. It is at the GBTB's Bayfront Pavilion till 3 July 2022 and operates daily from 10.00am till 7.45pm.
If you count the inflatables, there are four of them but out of these, there are eight unique play concepts which includes slides, mazes and super cute features like vegetables, insects, plants, fruits and logs.
i) Honey Flower Kingdom and Bell's Flower Pot
A brightly-coloured and whimsical garden filled with flowers, trees, and cute giant insects. My kids spent the most time here as they loved jumping on the flowers and insects, and rocking on a see-saw-like frog!
ii) Happy's Garden Maze and Raby's Veggie Farm
A veggie farm with carrots, peas, corns and mushrooms galore!
We super love these cute carrots!
iii) Tiger's River Cruise and Eli's Blue Pond.
The highlights here are a tall slide, which lets you slide into a ball pit...
...and this cool swing-like feature!
iv) Drago's Tropical Forest and Mark's Fruit Obstacle Course
A really pretty and colourful space with fruits like bananas, strawberries, oranges and kiwis. You can also scale the dragon feature in the centre!
Another lovely feature here is this smaller pastel slide, which was a lot less crowded than the slide at Tiger's River Cruise.
2) What age group is it suitable for?
Both kids and adults can have a bouncing good time at Jumptopia! It's definitely suitable for pre-schoolers (4-6 years old) and kids in the primary school-going age (7-12 years old). I would be a little wary taking those way younger there as there were many excited kids running around that might accidentally knock into them.
My girls who are 9 and 11 years old enjoyed themselves too but being a little older, they said they would prefer more obstacle course-like bouncy castles and they felt they would have had more fun if there were less people that day. That said, I can still attest that there were many younger kids (look to be pre-schooler age) that were having a lot of fun, likewise for parents who were happily bouncing with their kids!
3) Is it crowded?
We visited on the third day of Chinese New Year which happened to be a school-specific holiday for my girls. We thought it wouldn't be crowded as it wasn't an official holiday but alas, I think most people took leave on that day to take their pre-schoolers there! So it was pretty crowded, and especially so at the Tiger's River Cruise slide. Being rather particular about social distancing, my kids only went for one slide there and then hung out at less crowded areas.
I asked a staff at the venue if the crowd was similar to a weekend and she said weekends would usually have slightly more people, so I can imagine it being more crowded on weekends. There is a maximum capacity of 80 people per session, according to the staff. So, if you can, I'd still advise going on a weekday to maximise your bouncing fun!
4) How much is it?
Tickets can be purchased from Klook. Standard tickets are at $18 per person (kids below 1 year old can enter for free). A family of four package is available at $16.50 per person while Friends of the Gardens member can get 10% off standard ticket prices with a minimum purchase of three tickets. You purchase tickets at the door too but entry is subjected to capacity limit.
5) Do you need to pre-book?
When booking tickets at Klook, you'll need to select your visiting date and time. Sessions are at 10am – 11.45am, 12pm - 1.45pm, 2pm – 3.45pm, 4pm - 5.45pm, 6pm – 7.45pm. You can walk in too but entry is subjected to capacity limit.
6) How much time should you budget?
Each session is one hour and 45 minutes. It was more than enough for us. We actually only spent an hour there as we weren't so comfortable with the crowd but many in the same session were still happily bouncing away when we were leaving!
7) What safe management measures are in place?
The usual SMM like mask-wearing are in place. At the time of writing, visitors aged 13 years old and above must be vaccinated in order to enter the event space. Also, 15 minutes is allocated for thorough cleaning and reset of the bouncy castles between each play session.
Do note that though mask-wearing is a requirement, some children's masks do slide down from all the jumping and running around. As per regulations in Singapore, children below six years are not required to wear masks so we did see some younger children there without masks. The above is one reason why we cut short our visit. But if you're not particular about this, I think you will still have a ball of a time!
8) What to bring and wear?
Comfortable outfit that lets you jump around easily! Socks are required and you can bring your own. We'd recommend anti-slip socks as the bouncy castle surfaces are pretty smooth.
Many visitors left their water bottles and bags at the shelves near the shoe racks. So you don't really need to hire a locker (available outside the venue) if you don't have valuables in your bags and don't mind leaving them at the shelves. That said, we carried our bags with us onto the bouncy castles!
9) Where is it located?
This is located at Gardens by the Bay's Bayfront Pavilion. It is not near to the GBTB's main entrance where the McDonalds, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome are. In fact, it is a ten-minute walk from Bayfront Pavilion to the above attractions.
If you're driving, park at the Bayfront Plaza Carpark. The carpark entrance is the first GBTB carpark entrance you'll see on your left when you're on Marina Boulevard.
10) Till when would Jumptopia be at GBTB?
Jumptopia operates daily from 10.00am till 7.45pm at GBTB's Bayfront Pavilion till 3 July 2022
With the March holidays coming up soon, are you planning to visit any attractions? Do share with us in the comment box below!
Disclaimer: We paid for our tickets, and my opinions and reviews here are strictly my and my family’s own.
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