Lately I’ve been feeling uninspired and stuck as to what to do with Samudra in our limited spare time together as we always seem to end up doing the same things every chance we can, and I really like to be able to mix things up a little whenever we can. As much as I enjoy going to the mall every now and then and taking Samudra to the indoor play centres inside, it inevitably ends up with me returning home with bags of goods I don’t really NEED and or necessarily WANT, but in the moment that I see them beneath the shiny mall lights, I feel I MUST have them in that moment to somehow make my life complete! I love taking Samudra to Playground Kemang and doing as many outdoor activities as possible to let him run wild, and that’s why I loved our play date catch up at Dunia Inline Skate so much.
We met up for a weekend play date and it just so happened there were literally hundreds of little school marching bands holding a competition on the same day. We weaved our way through a sea of colourful costumes, drums and xylophones, screaming and laughter and finally made it up to the red shipping container which is the counter for Inline Skating. Samudra insisted on bringing his little blue fold up bike which he incidentally received for his birthday from the awesome owners of Dunia Inline Skate Park, Tommy & Fithri, and proceeded to push his way around the skate track despite the bike being way too small for him these days.
The kids had so much fun running, pushing bikes, riding scooters, and learning to skate around the track and we ended up spending hours there which was so lovely. Even the brave mumma’s put on some skates and learnt to skate in the blazing sunshine. Treen and I both had roller skates when we were little which we used to roll around the verandah on at home and up and down our long dark hallway, and then I bought a pair of roller blades which I wore around the streets of London with my flatmates, but haven’t put wheels to my feet in the many years since. I think I have too much fear in me now that I’m that much older and will break my bones if I fall, but it looks so fun! Maybe I’ll be braver next time!
There are skates for hire at the track, or you can bring your own, or even buy your own in the shop, and book yourself in for a lesson with the awesome and super friendly instructors. And once the little ones have tired of going around the track, there’s grass inside the track to kick a ball around in or just run around and have fun in.
Thanks Tommy, Fithri and Azzam for having us all!
The kids certainly had a great time together and we had a lot of laughs before exploring Taman Mini further..but more on that adventure later!
- Check out the skate park at :
- Dunia Inline Skate Berlokasi di Kompleks Keong Emas Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta Timur
- (Located very close to Gate 3 TMII)
- Phone : 021.9025.7282 / 0858.1331.6534
- Opening hours : Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 18:00pm Sunday 06:00 am – 18:00pm Monday : Closed