Are you a fan of Enid Blyton stories? If you are, you would surely have heard of the famous Magic Faraway Tree, along with familiar names such as Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky? If this sends your heart racing and brings back memories of your childhood, just like it did for me, you won’t want to miss out on the Enid Blyton-themed event held at Gardens By the Bay for the annual Children’s Festival.
Four special lands from the Magic Faraway Tree have been recreated — Land of Enchantments, Land of Tea Parties, Land of Toys and Land of Nursery Rhymes. Entry to this event is free for all public, and you can also purchase a Magic Pass to enjoy additional activities. There’s lots to do even if you don’t purchase the Magic Pass. There are free programmes such as storytelling, magic shows, science demonstrations, take pictures with the mascots. Or just revel in the picnic atmosphere where the lawns have been decked out in the Enid Blyton theme, with bouncy floats, see-saws and rocking chairs!
We were lucky to be invited to the opening of the Children’s Festival last weekend. Here are some pictures of our special lunch party just for media, as well as pictures of the Magic Faraway Tree area.
This is how you throw an enchanted party feast! Such a good idea for a birthday party theme! Inspiration for next year!
Enchanted Pink Lemonade??? I’m loving it already!!! The water doesn’t need to be fancy, just the name is enough!!!
Love the picnic style food tray. It all adds to the enchanted theme. I really enjoyed the media lunch. I hope Edward did too….
Here’s Papa and Edward entering The Magic Faraway Tree event area
Nice spot for a photo, if only the skies weren’t so grey!
One of the free exhibits for the children to play. This one, you turn the crank on the ride, and the soldier will clash the cymbals!
Love the picnic atmosphere here. This area is free to access too.
I love how the Gardens by the Bay team have creatively decked the place in bouncy plastic candy floats. I suppose these are for lying or sitting on, but of course the children have taken to jumping on them. Good fun!
Edward was one of the children jumping on the bouncy floats. Idea for when your kids love bouncy castles but yet you can’t fit an entire one into your house! I saw these at Toys R Us last week, going for about $60.
$2 to come into The Enchanter’s Marvellous Mirror Maze
$6 to enter this Candy Party where a huge inflatable donut awaits all. Look for the blue ”candy” to redeem a free container of candies.
Not really very suitable for toddlers unless you really watch over them like a hawk, as the space is pretty confined and it’s hard to get a firm footing. We wanted to explore more, but alas, it started to pour torrentially and we had to call it a day. I haven’t used up all of the Magic Pass yet, will have to find a way to return before 10 June!
If you get the $12 Magic Pass, it also gives complimentary entry into the Flower Dome for children. The Begonia Brilliance is on-going now, so don’t miss that! Oh and if you love going to the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest, you must check out the Friends of the Gardens annual passes which are going at 50% discount currently!
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Children’s Festival @ Gardens by The Bay
Sat, 26 May 2018 – Sun, 10 Jun 2018
Location : Supertree Grove within Gardens by The Bay