Parkland Green at East Coast Park is the place to dine if you are out on the weekend. Recently revamped this stretch along East Coast Park houses a mix of dining and retail outlets for families.
Last Friday the kids and I were invited to try out the food at the dining establishments and have a round playing laser tag. The kids were thrilled that they would get a chance to play laser tag as they haven’t tried the game before.
Having tried all the establishments at Parkland Green here are my recommendations.
(For Alfresco Dining)
This restaurant really takes the cake for service and quality of food. Sandbank is the first restaurant that I have seen which has a 15 metre plunge pool within it’s premise. The concept of “cooling-off” and having a tasty meal really appeals to me. (The pools were still under construction when we were there so we weren’t able to test it out.)
This was absolutely yummy. The succulent ribs just melted in my mouth when I ate them
I’m not really a fan of chicken wings but eating the juicy wing on the sampling plate made me crave for more. It was THAT good!!
Monkey boy really loved eating this pizza. Cajun prawns and jalapeno peppers made it spicy but it wasn’t overpowering. It tasted different from the traditional Hawaiian pizza and it certainly whet his appetite as he happily helped himself to his siblings’ shares as they don’t eat spicy foods.
I personally loved the fusion of flavours of the pizza and this is certainly a dish which I would order if I were to visit Sandbank again with the kids.
( For Brunch or Tea)
St. Marc Bar and Bakery
This is the place to go for afternoon treat or brunch. They have one of the yummiest Chocoro. The flaky croissant filled with dark chocolate is really mouth watering.
The chocoro makes for a great light afternoon tea snack together with tea or coffee.
The boys weren’t very hungry as we had been sampling food at the different outlet and I didn’t expect them to be able to eat any more.
I was surprised when I saw both boys gobbling up a plate of Spaghetti Carbonara each when it was served to our table. It must have tasted really good as they finished their plates without letting me sample any of it. Monkey boy said that the Carbonara was the best that he had ever tasted.
Doggie boy really “attacked” the soft serve ice-cream on the waffle when it was served. I had to momentarily removed the dish from his radius before I could cut it into smaller pieces for all to savor.
If you have restless kids like mine dining at St Marcs will not be an issue. There are toys available at the restaurant to keep young kids occupied. The kids took a dump truck and the bead sorter toy to our table to play with while waiting for the food to be served.
(For your sporting needs)
The kids were attracted to the colorful skateboards and helmets when we entered the shop. They explored the shop on their own and were happy to browse around. They tried out some of the skateboards and scooters that were on sale.
There were so many things that the kids were interested in and wanted for me to purchase for them as Christmas presents.
Being practical, I decided on a flipbelt for myself instead. This belt would certainly come in handy when I travel with them or when we are out exercising in the park. The kids already had skateboards and scooters at home so they did not need additional sets.
( For a fun time)
This was certainly the highlight of the afternoon. The kids couldn’t wait to play laser tag at Tag Team. We had the opportunity to experience two 15 minutes missions at each arena and loved it.
The boys went off with the other boys in the group while tiger girl and me went to play with the girls. We were split into two different groups so that we could try out the different arenas at the same time. The boys tried out the indoor – mystery room while we tried out the outdoor arena on our first attempt.
Each player was loaded up with a laser gun and sensors and lead to their bases before the game started.
Even though the gun was nearly as big as her Tiger girl handled it like a pro. She happily charged around shooting the players in the opposite team when the signal GO was given.
It was an unbalanced fight from the start as we were outnumbered 5 to 3 during our 2nd mission. However we rose up to the challenge and squashed our opponents flat as we won the mission with a final score of 26: 20!! It proved that resilience and determination pays off and I was really proud of our achievement.
I personally preferred the indoor arena as compared to the outdoor one as the guns were lighter and being in air-con we did not sweat as much as during our 1st session. The boys too preferred playing in the mystery room as compared to the other arena.
We would certainly be back again for another round of laser tag this school holidays.
20 East Coast Parkway Singapore 449875.
Disclaimer: We were invited by NParks to check out the restaurants and other businesses on a Friday afternoon. All opinions are 100% my own.