The Artground: Accessible Play Space for Children

Parents looking for a creative destination to introduce their artistic minis to some artsy fun, needn’t look any further than The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre. I recently visited the multi-disciplinary play space with my turbo-charged 3-year-old little man, Max and fearless 15-month-old little princess, Eva, and they wasted no time in exploring the 500 sqm centre which hosts four zones to inspire play, learn and discover. There are no rules here! Only fun to be had.

My little princess marched through the entrance (in her typical impatient fashion) and straight into the multi-sensory arena. She climbed onto a large structure with a chalkboard on one side to inspire little ones to create their own little drawings and she, of course, demanded an applause once she reached the peak.

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Max invited her to explore a hidden cavity underneath the structure and pull out the bright pink and yellow foam noodles to create their own art installations. Some ended up on the other side of the room and were methodically collected by other little minis to create their own little artsy displays. Next on their “hit list” was the inclined walkway and slopes up to the baby stage where they waited patiently for the interactive storytelling and sing-a-long session to start. The walkway up to the stage is cleverly designed to motivate crawling toddlers to start walking. Parents and babies can relax on a cushion and explore the suspended visual art exhibition, Down The Rabbit Hole – a stimulating zone where babies can look up and enjoy the colourful giant sized creatures hanging from the ceiling! Next station on their assault course was

Next on their “hit list” was the inclined walkway and slopes up to the baby stage where they waited patiently for the interactive storytelling and sing-a-long session to start. The walkway up to the stage is cleverly designed to motivate crawling toddlers to start walking. Parents and babies can relax on a cushion and explore the suspended visual art exhibition, Down The Rabbit Hole – a stimulating zone where babies can look up and enjoy the colourful giant sized creatures hanging from the ceiling!

On their assault course was The Cube Box where toddlers and pre-schoolers are encouraged to create their own crafts and wall hangings from the vast assortment of cardboard pieces, crayons and textiles, and the Poop Ball (yep, that’s what it’s called) where they grabbed little light catchers and searched for eggs before running through sea of blue streamers in the ‘Under the Sea’ zone.

The great thing about The Artground’s open-plan playground is that it caters to the whole family. Visitors of all ages can hop, skip and crawl around and explore the interactive art installations and discover something different with each visit. It also offers both indoor and outdoor activities including gardening workshops, storytelling and music programmes. And with Melba Café right next door, the whole family can devour lunch from the yummy family-friendly menu after that.

The Artground
Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053
Tel: + 65 6925 0621
Open: Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am – 5pm
theartground.com.sg

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