Marine Cove @ ECP Playground Opening Day!

So, we brought the kiddos to the newly opened Marine Cove today. As much as I want to just chill in a small quiet corner of the house with a coffee & book, I decided to peel my lazy butt off the floor & check out the much hyped massive playground!

Today was the grand opening & boy was it packed!!! Like seriously, if it was this packed on a weekday evening, be prepared to be overwhelming on weekends!

Crowds aside, this might be our new favourite playground haunts in the east! Massive playground, sun, sand, sea, coffee joints – all our favourite factors married into one Marine Cove.

Big E refused to leave even when he was extremely tired when the sun has set.

I couldn’t take much pictures of the playgrounds because there were too many kids, parents, grandparents, helpers, strollers, bicycles & my back was sore from babywearing Baby E, who fell asleep moments upon reaching Marine Cove, for too long & running after Big E… you get the picture. But I reckon if you are reading this post, you would have had seen plenty of photos & articles online.

What we (I use the term ‘we’ cos it involves my view, my hubs’ as well as our kids experience) love about the New Marina Cove:

  • Massive Playground for kids of almost ALL ages! Older kids love the mega structure. There are other area for younger kids to play & roam about. I can go on and on about the playground. Or you may want an in-depth review with photos over on CheekieMonkies.
  • Ironically, though the place is packed, the sheer size of the playground can accomodate a lot of children without feeling overwhelming.
  • Big E & his cousin tackled the rope bridge so many times that I lost count.
  • There’s other play areas for my baby nephew who just started to walk, to roam about. He was so excited he missed his nap time.
  • Kids’ shower & toilet – Low toilet bowls & height appropriate sinks in the kids’ toilet. No more carrying a toddler and hovering precariously over adult toilet bowls.
  • A decent range of F&B options. Nothing like sitting down with a glass of iced latte while the kids play. Note: 2 F&B outlets Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf & Babalicious both have a sizeable children play area within their premises.
  • The playground is FREE!!! I strongly believe that playgrounds should be a free commodity especially in a first world country. That’s why we hardly go to indoor playgrounds that require me to pay. (IMHO, the best free outdoor playground I’ve ever been to was in London.)

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Is it worth visiting?

ABSOLUTELY!!!

But coming from an introvert Mommy, I would skip the weekend crowds and go there during weekdays after the hype dies down.

I foresee that this will be one of our new favourite places to hang out for the rest of this year!

Xoxo,

Jingyi

 

How to get there?

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Photo credit NParks

Located at East Coast Park Area C, Marine Cove is accessible via East Coast Park Service Road. There will be a total of an estimated 430 carparks in Carpark C2 & C3.

 

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