Let the kids loose at an indoor playground, sit back and chill for a couple of hours? Ha, no chance of that at this upsized, multi-activity park. Spanning 40,000 sq ft over two levels, SuperPark is bigger than eight basketball courts, and designed for adults to play alongside children. Great for family bonding, not when you just want a latte and watch the little ones.
The activities range from the more leisurely, like pedal cars, to the more vigorous, like rock-climbing and trampolines. The more sizeable parts of the park, like the Flying Fox section, a skate park, and a pedal car track, are interspersed with stations to challenge pinballs and shoot hoops.
With seven party rooms and post-party access to the park for all guests, it has upped the ante for birthday celebrations. Any invitation is likely to garner a full guest list – it is hard to resist a day of merry-making at a massive playground.
Upon a media invite, the Superbly team, with kids from four to 15 years old, spent a weekday evening at SuperPark.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY…
The Kid’s Gym is super fun! I can build using the blocks, then run and crash into them. It is my most favourite.Xuanhe, 4 years old, speed monster, comedian and collector of toy vehicles and personal scribbles.
Exuberant and sociable, Xuanhe is the livewire of the party. This four-year-old had much fun heaving and stacking blocks and then hurtling into them. His other favourite is the Ninja Track. It is a mini obstacle course, about the size of a quarter basketball court, with wobbly swings and a foam pit. “I like the Ninja Track because I know how to be a ninja because I watch Ninja Turtles. And I like the driving one (Pedal Car) because I like to drive like Mummy.” Yes, he is Hamilton in the making.
Jen is of the same age as Xuanhe, but is the antithesis of him. She is super shy but loves to people-watch. She was preoccupied with Ninja Track, where she intently balanced herself on the swing platforms to reach the end of the obstacle course. In between, she climbed and slid down foam blocks larger than herself at a neighbouring station.
One of my favourites is the arcade game that lets me jump and dive, just like with my Xbox 360 Kinect.Alexander, 11 years old, die-hard Tom & Jerry fan, animal lover and aspiring pizza baker.
11-year-old Alexander had a blast at iWall (virtual parkour), Super Pinball, Pedal Car and the trampolines. He was very taken with the interactive video game that let him try out heroic stunts. Surprisingly, he also enjoyed crawling through tunnels and exploring the jumbo playground, Adventure City, which we thought would appeal more to younger kids.
Bryan, amateur skateboarder, was keen to check out the skate park – the only air-conditioned one in Singapore – after seeing posts of it on Instagram. But he was disappointed by its size, and wished it was more spacious.