What is “The Parenthood”?
The Parenthood is one-stop parenting hub providing education and entertainment for family. The Parenthood provides a lot of things under one roof;-
- An exciting indoor playground for the little ones
- An international preschool
- F&B dining
- Beauty salon
- Zag & Zibbo gym
- Shopping:- baby care products, toys, clothing, stationery, educational materials and more.
When I walked around, there are loads of toys from international brands such as Disney Princesses, Little Pony, Marvel, Nerf, Playdoh, Star Wars, Sylvanian Families, Whipple, Hello Kitty and much more. For babies, there are stroller, sling carriers, baby bath products and toiletries. There are also pre-natal and post-natal needs such as breast pumps, milk bottles, bottle sterilizers and nursing pads for mums.
Where is “The Parenthood”?
After lunch, we went to The Parenthood which is located at Unit SP3 F003, Sunway Pyramid West. (There is another “The Parenthood” located at Second Floor, Sunway Putra Mall, No. 100, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
We walked through Padini and across the air-conditioned link bridge. There’s a big double-decker bus at the entrance of The Parenthood Playland.
What is the Play Rates?
In July 2017, we went to “The Parenthood” in Sunway Pyramid West with my kid’s friend. The play rates to the indoor playground is RM21 (for below 2years old) & RM42 (for above 2years old). Parents’ entrance is free for each paid child. All kids and parents need to wear socks before entering the indoor playground.
My friend suggested this indoor playground because she can purchased the tickets with her HSBC credit card which is having promotion “get 1 complimentary entrance ticket with purchase of 1 entrance ticket (2years old & above). We have 5 kids (2years old & above), 1 kids (below 2 years old). After discounted price, I paid RM21 each for my 2 kids.
In December 2017, we went there again with the same group of children but we expect to pay normal rate (without promotion). To our shock, the price shot up to RM60++ (2years & above). But for each ticket, we will get 1 free ride of Merry Go Round, 1 free cotton candy and there will be superheroes (ironman) appearance for photo taking.
Recently, I checked the play rates again and the price is RM62.55 (2years & above) and RM31.30 (below 2years old).
What I Like About This Playland ?
Indoor playgrounds are a great place for kids to have a great time, no matter the weather and time. They can expend their energy in a safe, controlled environment, and have a great time while doing so!
The soft-contained structure and play equipment are wrapped in soft foam to absorb the impact when children fall or bounce around. As such, an indoor playground is usually a safer play area compared to an outdoor playground. I let my 5years old girl explore this playground on her own with her friends while I just keep an eye on my 17months girl.
This playland can be considered quite large and I am satisfied with the supervision as there is a staff on duty at almost every activities to ensure that everyone stays safe. There is once incidence where my daughter is standing too near to the long slides and a staff managed to grab her before other kids who are sliding down knock her. However, this is not a place to drop your kids to play while you shop. You still have to keep an eye on your own kids.
An indoor playground should be clean and hygienic. It is easy for an indoor playground to get messy such as food gets spilled and dust gets tracked in from outside and so on. Overall, I’m satisfied with the playland spaces and equipment is clean and in working order, so I and my kids can play without having to worry.
A Wide Variety of Activities
This playland have a wide range for all different sorts of kids and age group such as:
- 4 colourful high & wave slides
- 4 colourful low slides
- Ball pool
- Donut slide
- Balance Beam
- Mini Swing
- Net rope
Slides are a popular attraction for kids; no matter big or small area, children love to go up and slide down, exciting and fun. In this play land, they have 4 colourful high and wave slides are no doubt the attraction of this play land.
My 1year++ baby girl like to slide into rectangle shape ball pool and surrounded by hundreds of colorful balls. The four colourful slides are shorter compared to the one at the entrance and safer for my baby girl. I think ball pool is a must-have for all indoor playgrounds, it is simple but creates fun for kids. It is a good memory of childhood and happiness. Besides, some cute cartoon images are added to the outside of ball pool.
My kids are also attracted to the trampoline in this playland. Jumping on the trampoline, they will stay upright and go to a greater height. As they work out their whole body, kids will develop better fitness, balance, and coordination. Parents no need to worry about safety because they have fences around and soft cover. However, I still need take my 1yr++ daughter out if other kids jump too fast and high as she keeps falling down and I’m afraid she will get injured.
Balancing is a major gross motor skills for my toddler and preschooler to learn. They encourage stability and balance. The balance beams are dangling, so it is challenging for kids to go through, which can enhance their courage. My 1yr++ daughter unable to cross this beam the first time. When she is 2yrs old when we 2 visited the 2nd time, the can cross this beam with some help.
In this playland, there is a different alternative to the normal slides. Not sure if it’s call the donut slides. Both my girls like to slide down using a cushion bag like how a child slides down the hill. There is one ladder to go up and the other side is sliding board. It is very exciting experience when kids sit inside the cushion bag and slide from higher level to ground. They are friction between cushion bag, so children can slide down very fast.
My elder daughter also tried the slide tunnels and net rope. However, she don’t like it as she was stuck halfway and find it difficult to climb up or down. Hope she can find a solutions to play this activity and overcome her fear.
Location : Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, SPWF003, First Floor, Green Zone, 3,
Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website : https://theparenthood.com.my/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/sunwaypyramidwest/