The kids love water slides, water play and lazy river so the first thing that came to our minds was Jurong West Swimming Complex. Even though it’s really far for us, we chose Jurong West Swimming Complex simply because of the ample sheltered parking lots and not-so-crowded featured public pool.
It may not have as many water features as other featured pools, but the water features are enough to entertain the kids. Best of all, we go in for ‘free’ as we still have balances in our ActiveSG accounts. For weekends, it’s two dollars for adult and one dollar for child or senior citizen.
As the swimming complex is on the second level, we need to take a lift. We can see the water play area as soon as we reach the entrance to the swimming complex. The swimming complex has two 50m pools, one of which is sheltered, one water play area, one lazy river, one slide and one jacuzzi.
After parking our things at our usual spot (it’s really not so crowded even on a Saturday morning), the kids head straight to the water play area.
There are two gentle water slides at the kiddies play station. Only kids below 1.2m are allowed to ride the slides. Once, the eldest kid was whistled at by the lifeguard stationed there. Nevertheless, the kids have fun walking and playing amongst the water fountains and sprays.
I find that the water current at the lazy river a little stronger than the other lazy rivers that I’ve been to but of course, the kids love it. Just go with the flow but you will need to hold on to the younger ones though.
The kids can’t get enough of the three storey high water slide. The only hurdle is to climb up three storeys to get to the slide. There is hardly any queue on a Saturday morning thus you can slide as many times as your legs can climb.
The jacuzzi located at the corner of the kiddies play area, is strictly for adults.