The City @ Liang Court – a pretend play heaven! {Review + Discount}

The usual indoor playgrounds offer the typical outdoor playground terrain (albeit on a larger scale and slightly safer with padded floors) with the obvious added perk that rain isn’t an issue when you need a playground and some of these playgrounds may have a small area for pretend play.

Now imagine a place designed just for pretend play for children, with learning stations packed with all the nifty little toys that children need for pretend play. Impossible, you say? Well, I thought so till we went to check out The City at Liang Court last weekend. The place is a pretend play heaven!

It’s pretty obvious why it’s called The City – the place is a microcosm of a city, or at least they have tried to incorporate some of the main elements which coincide with a child’s first understanding of a city.

There is a police station:

The City (Liang Court)

a post office (mail room):

The City (Liang Court)

a restaurant/cafe:

The City (Liang Court)

a hair salon:

The City (Liang Court)

a supermarket (which is the largest learning station):

The City (Liang Court)

a fire station:

The City (Liang Court)

a clinic/ nursery:

The City (Liang Court)

The City (Liang Court)

The responsible, caring nurse

a school (classroom):

The City (Liang Court)

a central park where you can go camping or play games:

The City (Liang Court)

The very happening doctor who went camping

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The man who is still intrigued by toys 😛

The City (Liang Court)

Games to play can be found in the toy box in the picture

and well, every city needs a hero!

The City (Liang Court)

There’s an area with large foam blocks to build a city and pretend to save the city from Godzilla:

The City (Liang Court)

And there are costumes to make the whole idea come alive:

The City (Liang Court)

I was simply blown away by this little city and my children definitely were! Here’s the proof!:

The chefs:

The City (Liang Court)

The City (Liang Court)

And hey, even a chef needs a break!:

The City (Liang Court)

Hairstylist at work:

The City (Liang Court)

The City (Liang Court)

Sending out letters:

The City (Liang Court)

The City (Liang Court)

They even provide stamps! The City’s stamps of course!

The teachers:

The City (Liang Court)

The teacher in deep thought

The City (Liang Court)

the natural student:

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There are real toys in the shelves so little children can help themselves to the toys

The fireman who lost his way:

The City (Liang Court)

The multi-talented nurse:

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and the doctor who’s taking a break at the cafe (again):

The City (Liang Court)

The policewoman with her friends on their patrol cars:

The City (Liang Court)

But most of all, they LOVED the supermarket!

Pretending to be the cashier:

The City (Liang Court)

The City (Liang Court)

fruit seller:

The City (Liang Court)

Doctor is out shopping… somehow this doctor does his rounds around the whole city and not his clinic…

The City (Liang Court)

the shopper:

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I personally loved how the supermarket carries products and even brands which are familiar to the children

The City (Liang Court)

which vegetable should I buy for dinner?

The City (Liang Court)

hmmm, what else shall I buy?

Oh look who came by to buy groceries! Thor and Superman must love their cereals!:

The City (Liang Court)

A couple of points which I shared with the bosses of The City during my visit were the sharp corners at the cooking area of the ‘restaurant’ which happened to be just near my little boy’s head when he walks around and the fast-moving patrol cars during the crowd. They will be looking into making those corners safe for kids and they reassured me that they will speak to kids who do not comply with driving safely in the compound. I saw that there is actually a ‘road’ demarcated on the floor for the cars, so technically, they should drive only on the roads and pedestrians have a shared responsibility for looking out for cars.

As for the supermarket, I think older children would benefit if there were price tags so that they can make full use of the cash register which actually works (and have some math practice while they are playing)!

Other points to note: checks on temperature and hand sanitisation should be done upon entry. Doors should be closed at all times to prevent little children from slipping out of the place.

Overall, we absolutely loved the place and I would highly recommend the place to parents who have kids who love pretend play and I think this place would appeal more to girls overall. I had a great time dressing up my boy – luckily, adults can enter for free! 😛

If you’re thinking of a venue for your kids’ birthday party, you can consider this place as they have a party room. There was a party that day when we were there:

The City (Liang Court)

Alicia at the party!

And if you’re wondering, so where do parents take a rest while kids work hard at play? There’s a small lounging area just right at the entrance:

The City (Liang Court)

And there are light refreshments available for purchase:

The City (Liang Court)

As for little tummies that get hungry? Well, we learnt that the small tables and chairs at the cafe area are strictly meant for pretend play so all food and drinks are to be consumed at the lounging area! 🙂

The City (Liang Court)

Off we go to the larger tables, Alex!

Thinking of heading to The City right now?

Just for readers of this blog, simply quote SIMPLY MOMMIE at the front desk when registering to receive a 10% discount on one time entry (valid till end January 2013)!

The City

177 River Valley road, #03-04A Liang Court, Singapore 179030

Opens daily  from 10am to 7pm

Tel: 6250 6507

Admission fees

Unlimited play time per entry!
Adults, Free
Babies under 1 year, Free
Under 3 years, $18
3-8 years, $22

Membership Package
For only $50 enjoy an Annual Membership! Benefits include:

§  15% discount per entry

§  10% discount per birthday party

§  Priority to access to explore The City

§  Exclusive discounts for The City events

Family Value Package
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www.thecity.com.sg

www.facebook.com/TheCitySingapore

Disclosure: I received complimentary entry for this review. All opinions expressed are as usual, 100% mine.

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6 Responses to The City @ Liang Court – a pretend play heaven! {Review + Discount}

  1. Ooy Mei says:

    Mini Kidzania? I like it…will definately make a trip there. Thanks.

  2. Ai Sakura says:

    glad to see your kids having fun there! too bad we didn’t go at the same time though, would have loved to meet you 🙂
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    • simplymommie says:

      haha, yes! I was supposed to go on Fri evening but by the time we got there, they were closing! So we went back on Sunday 🙂

  3. Adora says:

    We absolutely loved it too!!! Wish I were 4 years old again!

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