We started the weekend by celebrating my nephew’s 5th birthday at Fidgets. Liam had so much fun that the moment he woke up from his nap, he ran amok the entire Fidgets playground, testing the Bo’s flexibility through the various structure by asking his papa to follow him. Thankfully I was baby wearing Ollie, so my back was spared 🙂
I’ve been wanting to check out how parties run at Fidgets, since it was also one of my shortlist party venues for Liam’s upcoming 3rd birthday. Happy to conclude that it is really a nice place to have a party. The party hosts were extremely engaging and patient with the kids, there was lots of space for everyone (kids & adults) in the room to sit/stand without getting into each other’s way, and it was clear that the kids enjoyed themselves so much that when the playground was eventually closed for the day, you could see the disappointment on most of their faces, especially my son’s who almost…almost threw a tantrum…thanks to the staff at Fidgets who were quick to let him know that playground closure meant that everyone (and not just him) couldn’t play.
The cousin and I were just saying the other day how easier and simpler it becomes to host a birthday party as our kids get older…all they want is a cake of their whatever they are into and friends to play with! I couldn’t agree more. I didn’t use to understand the attraction of having a party at an indoor playground when the party guests and birthday kid were mostly out of the party room…but I do now.
On Sunday, we took a family outing to West Coast Park. For some reason I can’t remember when was the last (also the first) time we were there but this time round, he could go on and enjoy more play structures such as the Flying Fox and obstacle courses. And of course we had to do some sand playing, our little man’s favourite, while we were there. Seeing him have so much fun made us very very very very tempted to check out the 2 new developments that were just directly across the park. Hmmmmmm. We’ll see.