Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Little One @ Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is a place we love visiting. It is located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. For me, the easiest way of accessing is to take the MRT to Botanic Gardens Station and stroll in from there. 
It is supposed to be a 10 minutes walk from the Bukit Timah Gate (There are various entry points to the Botanic Gardens) to Jacob Ballas but usually we would take half an hour because we would be pausing and admiring the beauty in the park.

Beauty located just outside the garden itself.
I love the patterns of the gates of the garden.

Look! Who do we spot early that morning enjoying its stroll in the park too?  Usually, when we come, the swans are either hiding or swimming in the waters.
Do you see what I see?
Lovely place
If you are in a mood for learning (about plants), the Botanic Garden is a great place to do so, especially in the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden where many of the plants are actually labelled.

I usually like to encourage Little One to bring her scooter along to visit the garden. It shortens the whole trip (from the station to Jacob Ballas) by 10 minutes. 

At Jacob Ballas, scooters, bicycle and skateboards are not allowed. You can keep them at the Visitor Centre, in exchange they would give you a tag to for claiming your property later.

There are plenty of areas to explore in this Garden  but I shall highlight the activities Little One enjoys playing.

1) A-Maze-ing Play

Little One loves to zag through the maze, dashing her way around to find the exit.

A-maze-ing Maze

Nearby, I find pleasure taking loads of photographs of plants and animals alike. There were lots of snails and butterflies that particular December morning. 

2) Playground

Needless to say, kids are fond of play area. This particular one comes with sand. It is suitable for toddlers to play too, with supervision, of course.

Parents or care takers can sit and look at children playing around.
3. Waterplay area
Which kid does not like water play? The water play area was closed for maintenance the last time we visited in December.

4) Suspension Bridge

This is one bridge Little One love to cross. It does shake! Excitement and trill!

Lovely flowers, wonder what's their name? Unfortunately, these are not labelled or did I miss the labels ?

More fruits! We found saga seeds too.!
5) Tree House
This tree house, according to Little One is as fun as the Dragon playground at Toa Payoh Lor 6. Little One played while I sat on the beach nearby reading, listening to the calls of the birds. Quite a pretty scenario to picture myself in, but I can't spot any birds. On top of that, I could not concentrate on my book as I was constantly looking up to see if Little One was alright.

Little One had been climbing and sliding down for countless times. She even tried sliding on her tummy but it is not advisable because she complained that the slide actually hurt her when she rubbed her tummy accidentally (lying down) against the surface.

More animals spotted! Lizards, squirrel, tortoise, snail, dragonflies and  even a rooster!
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden (NUS Bukit Timah Entrance)
1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens 

Tips: The best time to go is in the morning. Not only it is not scorching hot, you get to see lots of animals too! (They don't love the heat too! hahaha...)

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  1. These are wonderful shots - every single one!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

  2. I was gonna post on it this week too but wanted to share a video and haven't uploaded it yet haha. It IS such a fun place!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  3. Gorgeous photos. I'm particularly drawn to the bridge photo.

  4. Love the pictures and the introduction . I'm excited to bring my two kids there! Keep on writing!


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