Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden – Singapore Botanic Gardens

Kids these days are not playing enough. And by play, I don’t mean being glued to the iPads or iPhone. I mean having good old fashion fun under the sun, running, tumbling and getting all sweaty.

With my new year resolution to get more active, I hope to be a positive influence to Sophie with my new lifestyle. That said, we try to bring her on weekends to play instead of being copped up at home or in the shopping malls.

2 weekends ago, I decided to organize a kids day out for my group of mummy friends whom I’ve known since our preggie days. I also invited a Ai and her daughter along, since we talked about organizing a play date.

The idea is simply for our kids to have fun under the sun. And what better way to do that, than at the much loved Singapore Botanic Gardens. There is a water play area at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden and the kids went wild!

Sophie’s new swim suit that’s begging her to grow taller… faster!

Strutting her stuff

When the kids first arrived, they were all within a meter from their parents. But it didn’t take them long before they were running and chasing each other.

Sophie was having so much fun with the water fountains that she dragged me to join her. I didn’t expect to get my bottom wet but all in the name of having some fun with Sophie. I’ll say that’s pretty worth it.

 Alexis was not left out either.

Thankfully, we enjoyed a very good weather that morning and the sun was partially hidden shielding us from the scorching sun. In any case, the kids were cooled by the water play so it’s really a great combination of fun under the sun.

Sophie and friends

Besides the water play area, Jacob Ballas also makes a great outdoor nature classroom where kids can learn and discover about plants, nature and the environment. With so much to do, it’s definitely worth a visit for the weekends.

See my little bunny Sophie hopping over a jet of water that sprayed unexpectedly at her!

Which other water playground do you like to bring your kids to? We’ll be checking out a new water playground in the East this weekend. Stay tuned for the review and another new place for the kids next weekend 🙂


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  1. Dee March 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm Reply

    Lovely pictures and I can see Sophie, mom and dad are enjoying themselves too! We love to bring Dot there too. Being there many times and still loving it.
    Will stay tune to your new water playground next week 🙂

    • Susan March 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm Reply

      We tried bringing Sophie to the playground beside it, but she still doesn’t like the sand. Think she much prefers the water play area anytime 🙂

  2. Summer March 2, 2012 at 8:25 am Reply

    This looks so fun! Kids all love water, don’t they? I hope I can arrange some playdates next time too! Anyway I nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. =) Keep blogging and stay in touch!


    • Susan March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply

      Yes, that would be nice. After all in sunny Singapore, water play is always welcome by the kids. Thanks for the lovely award dear. It’s nice to stay connected with fellow mums online isn’t it?

  3. Madeline March 2, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply

    Hey, we’ll probably see u there at the new playground in the east! Then we can meet in person! Heh

    • Susan March 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm Reply

      Oh looking forward to see you guys there!

    • Susan March 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm Reply

      Hi Madeline, we finally meet in person. Our girls seems to enjoy the new water playground. Guess I may bump into you again there.

  4. Christina March 2, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

    I didn’t know that Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden have a water play area! I hope my girl will enjoy as much as Sophie when I bring her there one of these weekend.

    • Susan March 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm Reply

      Yeah it’s lots of fun for the kids, you should bring her there. She’ll love it.

  5. Ai Sakura March 3, 2012 at 1:29 am Reply

    It certainly such a fun day! Look forward to meeting up with you all again.. Have a splashing good time this weekend too 🙂

    • Susan March 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm Reply

      Sure, I’ll definitely be planning another play date with the rest of the kids again 🙂

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  7. Kimberly March 12, 2012 at 5:46 am Reply

    Great pictures! That garden is very pretty and it looks like a lot of fun! We are working on the exact same goal around here these days! — Spending more time outside =D

    • Susan March 13, 2012 at 8:12 am Reply

      Why not, after all the kids always love to be outdoors and run around!

  8. Abi April 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm Reply

    I love the cute photo caption “Sophie’s new swim suit that’s begging her to grow taller..faster!” LOL! She’s so cute!

    • Susan April 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply

      Haha, thanks Abi!

  9. Cynthia June 5, 2012 at 8:17 am Reply

    So cute!! Must take my kids here!

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