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We were with the boys at Vivo City  on the weekend and noticed two new activities to do with little ones. The first is a magnificent mini-train ride (the Mini Express Train Ride @ Vivo City), and the second, an indoor kids playroom, SingKids.

Based next to each other, head to Starbucks on the Waterfront (think Harbour front end) on the ground floor for both activities. Starting with the train ride, the “station” is outside the doors, near the flower sculpture, and you’ll see the ticket booth off to the right. Once aboard, the ride goes all the way along Vivo’s waterfront and back. It’s a good 10 minute adventure, and if you’re feeling brave, the kids can ride unsupervised while you enjoy a coffee. Having two boys, they were in absolute heaven when they saw the train, and at only $5 per head, we thought it was a pretty reasonably priced activity for kids.

Then there is SingKids which is directly opposite Starbucks, also on the first floor. We didn’t go inside this time, but it’s good to know it’s there. Let us know how age appropriate it is if you go? They say it caters for up to 12 years, but I can’t imagine too many 12 years olds wanting to play here.

To give you a little bit of background, on the Website they claim:

“SingKids® PlaySystem is unique and a brand new concept in indoor playgrounds! It’s innovative and imaginative! Be wowed by bright and colorful soft play equipment and toys! Clean and safe, it’s an exciting environment for the whole family! It’s truly interactive play for kids and parents, not just parents sitting and watching their children!”

Located in four places across Singapore, SingKids pricing is $18/child for two hours off-peak and $18 for one hour during peak times. Subsequent hours are $10/child/hour. You can also sign up as a member, which reduces the price to $14/head. It’s open from 10am to 10pm and is a birthday party option as well.

It also looks like SingKids is responsible for the new Bumper Cars at the front of Vivo, near the water fountain – and while we haven’t been on these either, it looks like fun. There’s a video on the SingKids site if you want to see what I’m talking about.

Let us know if you go?