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Buds by Shangri-La: A Creative Learning Environment for Kids
Indoor playgrounds aren’t just limited to your typical see-saws and slides. Buds by Shangri-La can offer you and your kids amazing learning experiences through different types of play! Take this opportunity to bond with your kids while also helping them develop much of their skills and discover their talents.
Buds by Shangri-La: An Overview
As hinted by the name, this indoor playground is located inside Shangri-La Hotel, a five-star deluxe hotel in Singapore. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is consistently voted as one of the best hotels in the world, and it’s for many reasons. It’s located around a plethora of shopping choices, from antique shops to quaint food stalls to designer shopping malls.
Significant events take place in this grand hotel such as the historic meeting between the People’s Republic of China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping and the Republic of China’s President Ma Ying-jeou. Given such a historic event taking place at such a hotel, you can expect to see an indoor playground that fits into such a high-quality space.
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Although Buds by Shangri-La is inside a hotel, it is not limited to its guests, so you don’t have to worry about having to check-in. This indoor playground houses many features that allow kids aged one to 12 years old to explore and learn in a creative and experiential environment. Plus, adults can also get to bond with them as they play around Buds!
There are two zones in this indoor playground – one is for older kids while the other is catered to younger ones.
Explorer Zone (4 to 12 years old)
Upon entering this zone, you will already be welcomed by the sight of a large ball pit. In the middle of this ball pit is a net structure that can take you up to the second tier which is a netted meshscape – take note that adults are strictly prohibited in this particular area no matter how light you may weigh. There’s a slide made of nets as well for your kids to go down on.
Another portion of this zone is a cassia seeds playground. Cassia seeds look like dark brown soil that is much coarser than sand but not too much that the kids can’t touch it comfortably. This may sound scary to some parents – this is an indoor playground after all, why is there an area with soil-like material? The seeds are non-toxic and will not harm your kids even if it’s swallowed, which makes for a safe play space! To add to its calming and natural scenery, the backdrops of the wall are painted with scenic views of nature like mountains and trees that even (or especially) the adults will enjoy!
There’s also an area in this zone where kids can shoot rubber and foam balls into a wall with holes. They can reach this particular area by sliding into the ball pit.
This is a zone specifically catered to kids up to four years old. This is an entirely padded area which makes for an excellent spot for your toddler’s soft play. Features in this zone include Vintage kiddie rides, climbers, crawlers, and a smaller ball pit with regular and roller slides, and a piano floor! You can also find multi-sensory features such as a bouncy suspension and also a machine where they can press a button and watch balls float in the air! Of course, parental supervision is encouraged in this zone!
That’s not all! Buds by Shangri-La also offers three activity spaces that each have unique features:
Muddy is the activity space for kids who want to explore art. They can participate in a storytelling session and also create pieces of artwork that relate to the storybook used at the beginning of the session. In some sessions, kids can create their own graffiti on the walls with fluorescent paint!
This one is set as a music studio that has most of the essentials – a piano, drums and cymbals. Your kids can have a firsthand experience of a producer with the room’s DJ console, a massive screen for music videos, and a computer where you can play your favourite pop music! You can even find costumes and wigs if your kid wants to try being a performer!
Your kid can work with actual chefs from the hotel in this particular activity space. They can take part in hands-on baking classes and learn baking techniques like decorating, folding, and more! Of course, your kids get to bake their own treats as well!
Some Things to Keep in Mind:
Kids who wish to go in and out of Buds by Shangri-La need one of the staff to tap their wristbands to unlock the door.
Outside food is not allowed inside Buds by Shangri-La except for water and baby milk.
Children aged below four years old require adult supervision at all times. In turn, adults are not allowed inside unless accompanied by a child.
Kids and adults that will accompany them should wear socks to enter. Socks are available for purchase at the reception.
Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Call 6213 4833/44
Daily – 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Free for hotel guests staying in the Themed Family Suites and Family Deluxe Rooms
Other hotel/apartment guests, visitors to the restaurant and spa
$28 per child (four to 12 years old)
$18 (below four years old), inclusive of one adult
$48 per child (four to 12 years old)
$28 (below four years old), inclusive of one adult
All charges are for a three-hour block
Classes and special activities are charged separately.
Buds by Shangri-La’s Best Feature
Activity Stages where children can unleash their imaginative skills and creativity in more than just one area. There’s an area for those who want to explore their interests in music and performing arts. Another area that your kid can go to is a space where they can try their hand at cooking and baking with an actual chef. Lastly, there is another area for the ones who wish to unleash their inner artist. These are broad spectrums for kids to dip their feet in and see which ones they might get a good hand at.
Why We Like This Indoor Playground
There’s so much to do in Buds by Shangri-La, and that’s what’s so loveable about this indoor playground! It takes an unconventional approach in providing entertainment for both the kids and the adult – Buds by Shangri-La has created spaces for children to explore and realise their talents, interests, and much of their skills.
What Others Have To Say About Buds by Shangri-La
This local guide particularly loved the Stage activity space with their kid!
There’s really a lot you can see and enjoy in Buds by Shangri-La, and this local guide is a testament to that.
Everything about Buds by Shangri-La meets the expectations of many families.
Buds by Shangri-La gives you the opportunity to bond with your kids while also giving them the freedom to learn in a creative environment. What’s not to like? Visit Buds by Shangri-La’s website to get the full details!