This in­door play space boasts six amaz­ing land­scapes. Here’s why your kids will love this one-of-a-kind fun ex­pe­ri­ence. By FE­LI­CIA WONG

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This in­door play space boasts six amaz­ing land­scapes. Here’s why your kids will love this one-of-a-kind fun ex­pe­ri­ence.

The weather has been pretty un­pre­dictable re­cently, so it’s no won­der many par­ents are turn­ing to in­door spa­ces for their lit­tle one’s play dates, such as Playeum Chil­dren’s Cen­tre for Cre­ativ­ity at Gill­man Bar­racks.

While this non-profit space for kids has been around since 2015, it reg­u­larly changes its ex­hi­bi­tions, so there’s al­ways a rea­son for a re­turn visit.

Its lat­est one, Go­ing Play-ces: A Wan­der­ful Ex­plo­ration of New Land, en­cour­ages your lit­tle ones to use their imag­i­na­tions to ex­plore a va­ri­ety of land­scapes, in­clud­ing the sea, jun­gle, outer space and more.

Here’s what your fam­ily can look for­ward to at this hands-on ex­hi­bi­tion’s six amaz­ing “Play-ces”.


When you first en­ter, you’ll be greeted by Home­land (pic­tured above), a fas­ci­nat­ing floor-to­ceil­ing dis­play made from an as­sort­ment of re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als from its pre­vi­ous ex­hi­bi­tions, such as wine crates, buck­ets and more.

Your lit­tle ones can leave be­hind their cre­ations from The Fu­ture Maker Space to be dis­played here, too.

Land of Light

Land of Light (pic­tured right) was in­spired by the sun and aims to stim­u­late the sense of sight.

Chil­dren get to play with opac­ity and colours through hand­made light struc­tures.

Dur­ing our visit, we found that this was the most pop­u­lar space with younger kids.

The Be­yond

Send your lit­tle ones on a jour­ney through outer space.

Learn about re­flec­tion and re­frac­tion through play in this dark space (pic­tured far right), which fea­tures a wall of geo­met­ric shapes visi­tors can move around, a dis­play of CDs and more.

Kids will also have fun with the small slide, which they can use to en­ter and exit the room.


Get away from Sin­ga­pore’s ur­ban land­scape and em­brace na­ture with Jun­ga­loo (pic­tured top).

Chil­dren will love crawl­ing through the man-made weave of re­cy­cled fab­rics, ropes and strings in this space.

They will also be ex­posed to the out­doors through a large soil pit of vary­ing heights.

Scrap­per City

Playeum be­lieves that there’s no such thing as waste, which is why Scrap­per City (pic­tured far left) uses re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als to ex­pand chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tions.

This ex­per­i­men­tal space of­fers large scrap items, in­clud­ing tubes, hoses, tires and pipes, which are of­ten re­garded as trash.

Your lit­tle ones will think, imag­ine and col­lab­o­rate with one another to come up with new ways of us­ing these ev­ery­day ma­te­ri­als.

The Fu­ture Maker Space

Your lit­tle tin­ker­ers will have a blast here.

The space (pic­tured left) en­cour­ages them to de­con­struct, rein­vent, ex­per­i­ment and trans­form dif­fer­ent types of in­dus­trial and elec­tronic waste.

With fea­tures like a mar­ble run wall, a dis­play of old elec­tronic waste, cup­boards and draw­ers full of scrap ma­te­rial and more, it’s no won­der this is one of the most pop­u­lar spa­ces in the ex­hi­bi­tion.

The Go­ing Play-ces: A Wan­der­ful Ex­plo­ration of New Lands ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til April 28, next year. Tick­ets are priced at $22 per child aged one to 12 years old; one ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult per pay­ing child en­ters for free. Each ad­di­tional ac­com­pa­ny­ing adult pays $10.

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