There’s a new, digital, indoor playroom in town and it’s sure to wow your kids.
Brought to you by the Japanese game centre Namco, DOCODOCO is unlike any playroom you’ve seen before. There’s a sensory beach where kids can dig in the sand while the sound of waves crash over them, slide down a waterfall (our toddler’s favourite!) and search for frogs and butterflies in the lily pond all without getting wet.
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You’ll be wowed by the virtual reality kitchens where your junior masterchefs can chop and cook up ingredients to put together their favourite dishes. There’s also a jungle-themed ball pit where hippos, elephants and even crocodiles make an appearance!
Bigger kids will love playing on the climbing frame — it was definitely a bit advanced for our 3-year-old climbers but they gave it a shot. There are cargo nets and climbing walls, poles to slide down and wobbly ladders to traverse.
Then there are also more traditional activity stations with wooden train sets and an abundance of play kitchens and barbecues to inspire little imaginations.
The youngest visitors aren’t left out either. There’s a soft play corner for tiny tots with a mini slide and plenty of age-appropriate toys for them to get into (without being bowled over by the big kids!).
We loved seeing plenty of staff on hand to help kids get the most out of the virtual reality sensory experiences (and also to crowd control).
Cost Of Tickets
Children 6 to 23 months — $100 per hour
Children 2 to 12 years — $180 per hour
Adults — $50
Sassy Mama tip: Parents can switch out during the session. We visited for an hour and had to drag our kids out. They definitely could have spent 1.5 to 2 hours.
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily
Food Options: There is a seating area where you can eat your own snacks. Really though you’ll want to maximise your limited playtime so plan to dine before or after your session.
There are plenty of family-friendly dining options in The LOHAS ranging from McDonald’s and Starbucks to Outback Steakhouse and Genki Sushi.
Toilets/ Nursing Rooms/ Changing Facilities: There are no toilet facilities inside DOCODOCO so make a visit to the mall’s facilities before you enter.
Sassy Mama tip: Many of the mall facilities don’t have change tables. There’s a well-appointed baby care room next to Starbucks on Level 3. It has multiple change tables, a bottle warmer and a private nursing room.
Other tips/ tricks/ need to know:
Don’t forget your socks! Shoes are stored in racks outside the play area. There are lockers to store your valuables while you play and a stroller parking area (also with locks).
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How To Get To DOCODOCO
Public Transport: The LOHAS is connected to the LOHAS Park MTR station on the purple line. You may need to change trains at Tseung Kwan O.
Driving/ Parking: There is parking available at The LOHAS for $22 per hour. Keep your receipts as there are often free parking privileges with minimum spending.