Jungle Gym @ Bangsar Shopping Centre – Review and Halloween Costume Party!

Movement is good for brain development and physical activity can enhance academic performance. When children engage in free play, they learn a whole lot of things we don’t even realise they are learning. What better way to entertain the children this holidays than with an opportunity to move and to play at a jungle gym?

As much as I love for the kids to get out to the parks and outdoor playgrounds, the combination of bad weather, mozzies (dengue), rubbish, and broken playgrounds have been kind of off-putting. From time to time, I enjoy relaxing with a coffee in an air-conditioned environment where I can keep half an eye on the kids while I have a real adult conversation with friends…

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym in Bangsar has been around for a while but they have revamped the place and beefed up their offerings for parents and children alike. I was recently invited to review their “new” premises…

We’ve been to Jungle Gym quite a number of times and both G1 and G2 love it. Well, what’s not to love? Jungle Gym comes with the mandatory features that all kids demand and love:

  • ball pit
  • slides

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  • crawling tunnels
  • climbing structures

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  • trampoline – this is not a common feature in many jungle gyms
  • air guns that shoot foam balls
  • pop ball machine
  • baskets to collect the balls – this is seriously the most under-rated feature because it entertains the children for hours as they fill and empty their baskets. I honestly don’t know what it is about this activity that captivates the children so but it appears it is not only my kids that enjoy doing this.

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  • activity boards

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There is really not much else you could ask for. The place is simple enough for infants and toddlers but still interesting enough to hold the attention of the older children. It isn’t so small that the kids get bored of the activities quickly, and it isn’t so large that you have a hard time hunting your kids down when it’s time to go home.  It’s a fine balance that I think they have managed pretty well.

Although the overall structure is still pretty much the same as it was before, they have added some new features, like the activity boards, a water slide and a spiral slide. I also like that they have made the place brighter.

One of the features of Jungle Gym that I have always liked is their adjoining bathroom contained within the jungle gym itself. There is peace of mind that the children can go to the toilet on their own without having to leave the premises.

Roller Sports

If you have older children that have “outgrown” the jungle gym, you can still entertain them at the roller-rink where they can rollerblade, or learn how to if they don’t already know how. Jungle Gym also offers lessons for beginners and confident rollerbladers alike, although these must be pre-booked in advance.

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Jungle Gym Cafe

Jungle Gym have their own cafe serving food and drinks where Mums and Dads can chill and mingle with a coffee and some finger food while the children entertain themselves. They offer a range of “child-friendly” meals so the kids can also break for lunch or a snack if they get hungry in between all that play and fun.

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Entry Fees

These are the current pricing at the time of writing this review.

Week Day

  • Toddler (below 2 years) – RM15
  • Jungle Gym Only – RM28
  • Roller Sports Only – RM28
  • Combo – RM48

Weekend/Public Holiday/School Holiday

  • Toddler (below 2 years) – RM20
  • Jungle Gym Only – RM35
  • Roller Sports Only – RM35
  • Combo – RM58

Yearly Visit Pass

  • RM880
  • 50 entry passes to Jungle Gym OR Roller Sports
  • Transferable
  • Valid daily
  • Valid for 1 year from date of purchase

Multi-Entry Visit Pass

  • RM280
  • 10 entry passes to Jungle Gym OR Roller Sports
  • Transferable
  • Valid daily
  • Valid for 3 months from date of purchase

Personalised Party Packages

If you are planning a birthday party, Jungle Gym makes it very easy with their customisable party packages. They will help you organise everything from the buffet line and themed decorations to the goodie bags and special activities. Choose from one of three party packages (these details are current at the time of writing this review):

Zebra Package

  • 2 hours exclusive party area
  • unlimited play time at either Jungle Gym OR Roller Sports world
  • Birthday Invitation Card
  • 3 types of food: chicken sausages, mini tarts, french fries
  • Drinks
  • 1 free return entry pass for the Birthday child
  • RM48 per pax; mininum 15 pax

Lion Package

  • 2 hours exclusive party area
  • unlimited play time at Jungle Gym AND Roller Sports world
  • Birthday Invitation Card
  • 6 types of food: chicken sausages, mini tarts, french fries, pasta bolognese, spring rolls, konyaku jelly
  • Drinks
  • 4 free return entry passes for the Birthday child
  • RM78 per pax; mininum 15 pax

Artsy Party

  • 2 hours exclusive party area
  • unlimited play time at Jungle Gym AND Roller Sports world
  • Birthday Invitation Card
  • 8 types of food: chicken nuggets, sandwiches, chicken sausages, mini tarts, french fries, spaghetti bolognese, chicken drummets, konyaku jelly
  • Drinks
  • 1 complimentary activity of either water-based manicure, sand art, OR temporary tattoo
  • 4 free return entry passes for the Birthday child
  • RM98 per pax; mininum 20 pax

Extras

A party planner is available to help organise the party theme and goodie bags. All party decorations, food, and goodie bags are handled by Jungle Gym’s passionate team of party planners. Jungle Gym stresses that their candy buffet contains quality items (e.g. Ferrero Rocher chocolates), and their cupcakes and cookies are baked with home-made goodness.

Check out some of the themed parties they have previously organised…

Frozen

Little Mermaid

Lego Star Wars

Halloween Costume Party

From time to time, Jungle Gym holds special events. This coming Wednesday, Jungle Gym will be having a Halloween Costume Partyf from 1pm to 4pm. For just the regular price of a Jungle Gym entry, your child will receive unlimited play time in the jungle gym, free face painting and games, food and drinks. They will also go into a lucky draw to win a prize, receive a free entry pass that they can use another day, and be entitled to participate in a “best costume” contest.

Don’t miss out – hurry and book your tickets! Contact details below…

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Contact Details

Facebook: www.facebook.com/junglegymplayland
Address: 4th Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, No. 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 012-391 1529; 03-22822643
Email: info@junglegym.my
Operating hours: Mon-Sun 10am to 9pm

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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