After being to a few indoor playgrounds (with fairly good experiences in each of them), we decided to try SingKids Playstation at Vivocity. It costs $18 for an hour of play, with one parent included, which is more than Amazonia and Polliwogs.
In a nutshell, I was extremely disappointed. Although the playground admits children under the age of 3, many features are clearly not suitable for under 3s.
There was an area that looked like it was for toddlers, but as it was not clearly designated, anyone could go in. The young toddlers in this playground will probably be mixing around with older children, who can get pretty rowdy at these places (I suffered a painful kick to the face while trying to shield Samantha from an energetic girl playing on the bouncy slide/castle).
The bouncy slide/castle
The layout of the place is rather haphazard. There was practically no walking space between some playground machines, while there was a big empty space with just a few chairs near the back.
There was practically no space to walk
Some of the machines were poorly maintained. There is this boat that slowly rocks from front to back in the playground that has some broken/missing parts at the helm of the boat. What remains at the helm is a circular protrusion, which is dangerous if a child were to lose balance while the ship is tilting. The child could fall from the back of the ship to the helm, potentially knocking any part of his/her body on the circular protrusion. In fact, this happened to Samantha and she hurt her arm on that.
Boat with missing helm bits
Samantha demonstrating how one could get injured, before she really did
Also, some areas were poorly lit, especially a balancing beam area located under overhead tunnel.
While the balloon cage with colourful balloons flying everywhere was quite fun, there were more safety issues than the balloon cage could have made up for.
You could say that I am being overprotective, and it’s ok for kids to get a few bumps here and there, but I expected the indoor playground to be a safe, protected environment. They clearly did not even bother to deal with simple issues like spacing of machines.
I’m giving this place a thumbs down, because of the numerous safety issues (despite all the rave online reviews).