My children loves to climb. To name a few, the monkey bar or the indoor/ outdoor climbing walls are among their favorites. Even the door grill always be the "victim" whenever they need to unleash the adrenaline.. :|
One of the example :P
Well, I guess none of them are achrophobia (afraid of heights), just like their mommy (me!). Hihi. I'm a certified communication tower climber, and I used to climb communication towers in East Coast of Malaysia when I first started working as an RF engineer 13 years back. Despite the hot sun and the sweat, it was fun. Arghhh, I do missed the moments.. :)
During my 4 weeks off last December, I found out that Groupon (they are now moving to Fave, by the way) had a promotion for school holiday for the entry pass to Funtopia Courtyard. Since it was a good deal (you need to find a good deal when you have 3 or more children, mommies..huhu), plus the place is in Subang Jaya, which is our home area, I quickly grabbed the offer. It was RM40 for entry of 4 (RM10 each) for all attractions. I glad I did. It was an awesome experience for the kids and as a mom, I was amazed of what my children are capable of!
The three FN were so ready to kick start and have fun!
While I was registering the kids, they were being escorted inside where they have to watch a short clip about Funtopia and its safety briefing. Once settled, kids were helped to wear harnesses and helmets.
My children started off with Jungle ropes activity:
(requirements – 54 inches tall/ 137cm, closed toe shoes)
Jungle ropes consist of 4 challenges which challenging flexibility, balance and physical strength. Rope courses offer a wide range of difficulty levels appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Firstly, they have to climb up to the first checkpoint, to cross to the next checkpoint they have to go through the rope/hanging bridge..
Abang did it with style...
and below clip shows how my youngest child, Falisya Nayla did it. At first, I was a bit skeptical as she looked nervous. As compared to her twin sister Faiqa who is fearless, Falisya seems to be a bit reserved when it comes to height. Well, I think I had underestimated her, Falisya actually did it like a champ! I just love the fact that she had pushed her limits with determination.
Faiqa also did well, however she was shivering at first as she couldn't handled the cold temperature at Funtopia. Even I at times shivered, so I would like to suggest to mommies who are keen to bring their child here, please bring your kids' sweater just in case. It was so sweet of Faiqa's instructor to lend her over-sized sweater to Faiqa..
Since Faaz and Falisya were the first two to arrive at the checkpoint, they got to do the second activity together. It may look simple, but it actually required a lot of energy to pull the string and at the same time to keep the balance between themselves.
From the 2nd checkpoint, the kids have to cross the plank bridge, where it requires the flexibility and balancing. The 4th activity in Jungle Rope is crossing the checkpoint via the hanging ropes. This activity requires physical strength via the hands.
Faaz started the 3rd activity while Falisya waited for her turn. At the background, Faiqa was crossing towards the checkpoint with her instructor.
Upon completion, and while waiting for Faiqa. Well done, kiddos!!
Next, Faaz, Falisya (and later) Faiqa went to the next section, the Fun Climb (requirements – minimum 20 kilograms of weight, closed toe shoes)
Here, the kids get to enjoy the Fun Walls; which consist of interactive climbing walls that engage both children and adults in the fun of climbing. Did you know that climbing develops a sense of balance, precision and courage, but the best part of it is that it comes naturally to everyone.
The spider web :Panjatlah puas-puas ye anak-anak, 10x pun takpe, mommy tak marah..LOL!
The tall ladder : Falisya in action
The hanging ropes + blocks
The Funtopia Alphabet Climber
Love to see how Faiqa naturally climb all the way up without hesitation and later on sliding down to the bottom smoothly. Awesome!
The highlight at Fun Climb would be the giant slide where the kids were required to wear a huge jumpsuit, been hanging to the top of the slide and slided down as they letgo their hands from the holder. Cool sangat! The kids naik berkali2..haha!
Getting ready for the fun..
Ready to be slide up first..
My girl in action. Syiok wei! :D
For mommies with small kids with height and weight below the minimum requirement for both activities above, then Magic Maze section is the place for your child. (requirements - 1-8 years of age, socks required).
Here, the Funtopia soft play area is primarily for toddlers or children ages up to 8. Get lost in the obstacle area, jam out in the ball jam room. You can explore, tackle the obstacles, slide down a level or find your way around the maze.
So if you are interested and keen to bring your child, below are the details for your reference. Funtopia Courtyard is situated at Courtyard Mall, Jalan SS15/4G, SS15 Subang Jaya (Besides Donutes Restaurant, nearby the SS15 LRT station)
and the opening hours is between 10:00am to 10:00pm daily! (note: Weekdays usually has cheaper rate as compared to Weekends). Beginning 14th Jan 2017, the new entry price to Funtopia are as below:
For more info, you may want to check their official website here.