Lately I’ve been stuck as to where to take Samudra in my spare time as I feel like I have exhausted so many places in the past two and a half years and I have been feeling in desperate need to see something new. At just the right moment, a message was posted on a Mum’s group forum on Facebook last week, and after seeing pics of dinosaurs posted, we decided we had to go check this place out.
After a beautiful (and extrememly hot!) early Sunday morning walk around Ragunan Zoo, checking out the elephants and monkeys as always, we decided to head the short distance to Carrefour Transmart Cilandak to cool down and check out KidCity.
This building has recently been renovated and everything is still fresh, shiny and bright and I felt a sense of excitement to be checking out somewhere new… but my reaction was nothing compared to Samudra’s as soon as we walked through the lobby doors into the small mall. Samudra looked up and saw a sign with a dinosaur and some flying dinosaurs hanging from the roof and started jumping up and down and squealing with happiness! It was so adorable really.. So we had to practically run up the escalators to the second floor…
KidCity was heaving with people on a Sunday morning and it was a sensory overload with so much noise and bright lights flashing and the sounds of dinosaurs roaring. It was such a great atmosphere and just watching Samudra’s reactions was absolutely priceless as we walked around. The theme of KidCity is ‘Dino in Paris’ and the place is decorated in a French theme and even has a mini Eiffel Tower to sit under.
Unfortunately I didn’t have my proper camera with me (it’s been waaaaaay too long!) so I only have some terrible phone photos to share but you can get a feel for what the place is like. It was super fun to go along with such a hyper excited child and Samudra was in absolute heaven with the dinosaurs there.
You need to purchase a card for at the Kashier to be used at the little snack shops in the area, as well as another card at the Moulin Rouge counter to be used for any rides or games your kids may want to play on, these can both be topped up with more cash at any time. There’s a soft play area for the smaller kids and a roller coaster for the older kids as well as a few other rides, and lots of games down one end for the older kids to play on.
The floor below KidCity is full of restaurants and a few little shops and then Carrefour is on the bottom floor.
Going by Samudra’s reaction, any kids that love dinosaurs, noise and rides will love this place and I can’t wait to take my little one back again soon for some more laughs and fun.
Check it out:
KidCity – Transmart Carrefour
Lantai 2, Jl Raya Cilandak KKO, Cilandak Timur, Jakarta Selatan 12560