Welcome to Fanpekka!!!
This is the town that Tonttu casting his magic spells.
Fanpekka is one of the newer indoor playground that we’ve heard very good rave reviews on.
So we decided to try it when we head down to JB for our weekend trip. It is located at the AEON MALL Tebrau City, a very nice mall that we are impressed at. From our hotel at KSL resort, it took us about 20 minutes by cab to reach the place, which costs us about Rm30 (the driver refused to take by meter but oh well).
The indoor playground area is hugeeee…. And we ended up playing there almost the whole day before eventually the children surrendered unwillingly to return back to the hotel. I also like that the toys are of high quality materials from Japan and it is very evident when you touch and play them.
Admission was very reasonable at Rm55 for each child and Rm11 for each adults. We like it to be structured this way unlike the other playground like the Angry Bird or Thomas Park which charges exorbitantly for the adults too.
Fanpekka was divided into 6 play zones:
1.) Lasten Ocean
2.) Lasten Castle
3.) Role-Play Leikkimokki
4.) Assembly Leikkimokki
5.) Toy Corner
At the entrance, there's a huge chain of train awaiting where kids are able to ride at a price of Ringgit 5 for a couple of rounds. We didn't ride them but saw a couple of children riding happily.
Oscar was given a passport upon entry which he has to go through immigration for clearance :) This boy is excited everytime he is holding a passport because it means we are going away for a holiday. This certainly sounds like one.
Lasten Ocean & Lasten Castle
A huge boat with floating balls awaiting the kids to jump straight right in.
There space inside the boats are huge and can fit many children at once. Kids can also rock climb right from the side of the boat to get up there. And most importantly, the various slides down are extremely fun that the children and adults did so over and over again, nonstop throughout.
Do look out for secret areas too... shhhhh
The Role Play section was the other section which was the highlight and we spent a lot of our time there.
This isn't exactly the same like what we have on Kidzania because that caters to the older kids but this one is designed in a classic manner where kids are able to put on various uniform to role play. They have the firemen, postman, chef, florist, butcher and pizzaman.
What we are also impressed at is the quality of the materials they are using and they are all of a high quality. We vetted that it is made in Japan!
The workshop area is another one which was extremely popular with the kids.
At first, we didn't know what was that until my wife came to find out what it actually is. You can actually build a house from scratch and there are many various "houses" that you can build.
Ours was a school that we picked and after we build our house, we've done up the house with some pretty accessories like flower pots, slides and some toys and chairs. This was pretty fun.
There is a cafe which we can access from the playground inside which is really nice given that we were famished and would like to take a break in between.
The cafe serves very delicious food from Western, Indian and the local cuisine, at a very affordable pricing.
Overall, we love the place and would be back when Oliver is slightly older like his brother so he could join in much of the fun :)
If you have not been there, you should try it. Kids will love them.