The end of April / beginning of May has to be the best time of the year in Indonesia with so many public holidays almost every week! It means I get to spend lots of time with Samudra, but it also means trying to find ways to have adventures without heading to the mall. I have been seriously running out of ideas this year and struggling to find new places to explore. So when my sister mentioned we should try out Playparq Kemang for a change I was definately up for it!
I have passed this place so many times over the past 7 years and was always curious about it but never looked further than the front wall, although I went a couple of years ago to Playparq Bintaro and loved it. I’ve also been curious as to why no-one ever mentions this as a play date option, but always suggest the nearby Playground Kemang.
We arrived and my first impression that it was a pretty small park and the equipment all looked a little tired and old and I could definately see the appeal of Playground Kemang with it’s grassy area as opposed to this park. In saying that, we soon settled in and ended up staying over three hours with Samudra having a great time and the only reason we left was that it started to rain.
Samudra was a little hesitant climbing on the equipment at the beginning and was crawling on his hands and knees over the bridges by himself, but in no time, he was running everywhere and going down the big slides which I’ve never seen him do before. My little boy is growing up and getting brave!
Inside there is a little cafe (I didn’t check the menu at all) and an enclosed play area for toddlers. It was a little dark inside and the equipment again looked a little tired, but Samudra still loved it and had fun making new little friends while climbing, sliding and exploring.
The highlight was the little water play area, splashing around in the sun before the rain decided to suddenly appear. There is also a small pool area with a water feature mushroom and tipping buckets which was a little slippery but a hit with the kids there.
The park is very compact and could do with some updating, but when you’re a kid none of that really matters… as long as you can run around outdoors, play, climb, explore, splash and use your imagination… it’s always going to be fun.
Jl. Kemang Timur Raya No.72, RT.9/RW.4, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan