The Joy Of Toys
The Joy Of Toys
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The Joy Of Toys is a specialty indoor playground in Singapore with a remarkable selection of toys in a conducive environment. Our mission is to provide a fun and relaxing recreational area where families can enjoy toys with high play value.
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Ting
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Nov 2022 • Family
My husband has been bringing my toddler to JOT a few times and I’ve heard it had a variety of toys, so decided to bring my baby to the soft padded room. It had hair on the floor and rough flakey cracks of the padding and worn out toys. The customer service leaves much to be desired as well. Rude and unreasonable.
Written 15 November 2022
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Hi Ting (Wang1234Jung). Thank you for visiting us recently. We apologise that you were put off by the "rough flakey cracks" on the Toddler Play Space floor padding. We believe your were referring to our old padding which had deteriorated over the years and accumulated a lot of peels and scratches. We have since completely replaced the floor padding as of 3 Nov. Admittedly it took us months before finding a suitable replacement as this type of padding is not widely available, or always not enough in stock. We are not sure when you visited, but it should be before 3 Nov if you still encountered the old padding. As for hair on the floor, it is not unusual as guests have a lot of hair fall which we try to clean up regularly. We appreciate if you can share more about how our staff was rude or unreasonable to you. A date and time of visit would be helpful for us to investigate. We want to get down to the facts of the incident in order to understand both sides of the story. Our team normally does not approach guests after the registration, unless we need to speak to you regarding a house rule not being followed or advise on potential safety hazards. We apologise if in fact the staff in question was not tactful towards you. We have a lot of new team members this year and while we train everyone, each staff will have their own personalities. Some may come off as more gentle while others are more stern. There will be some variations as staff are human beings. Much like we interact with different customer personalities, guests may also encounter staff with different temperaments. Rest assured, we always remind our team to be kind, sensitive and professional at all times. If we find any character issues within our team, we will resolve it and not let it fester. Regarding toys being worn out, yes some of our toys do not look brand new anymore as we've been open for 5 years. Wooden toys are very durable yet some imperfections cannot be avoided as we wipe down the toys regularly which causes the paint to fade gradually. Paint chips and surface cracks are also unavoidable due to children throwing or dropping toys on a regular basis. We do retire and replace toys that are unsafe or no longer in good playable condition. However, it is not cost-effective to replace all toys regularly just to keep everything looking brand new. We are a small business with limited resources. It is also very wasteful to discard toys which are still in good playable condition just because they don't look aesthetically perfect. You mentioned unhealthy snack selection in your review title. We believe you are referring to the drinks and snacks for sale inside the beverage area chiller. We do try to offer healthier packet drinks like milk, malt, and fruit juices. We agree the snacks like cookies, biscuits and chocolates are not the healthiest options you can offer to a child. However, there are several factors to consider with the snacks we offer for sale. First is the price point of $2 per snack, for which we can only offer pre-packaged processed snacks to fit the cost. Healthier options like fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, grains etc will cost much more to offer, and are highly perishable. With the higher price point and perishable nature of such food, it is not feasible for a non-F&B business like ours. Second is the freedom to choose. We are not pushing guests to buy any of the drinks and snacks, which are discreetly stored inside a locked table-top chiller out of reach and inaccessible to children. Adults can choose to buy or not to buy a $2 box of biscuits for their child. Guests can bring their own home-packed food or purchase healthier options in the many food shops inside the mall. We do not restrict guests from consuming outside food in our premises. We always wish our guests a happy time when visiting. We try to adjust and improve in order to continue providing an enjoyable environment while remaining financially viable as a business. If we fall short in your eyes, we understand if you do not wish to return. Thanks for your review.
Written 26 November 2022
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nnnelg
Shanghai, China15 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We’ve been coming to JoT for 3 years and the place has gotten progressively worse because of poor management. Toys are in poor condition now, place is not cleaned properly and there is still no system to manage a waitlist or to buy family tickets or membership. We still try to come back once every few months and are reminded every time that it’s not worth it.
Written 6 November 2022
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Hi nnnelg. Thank you for visiting us on 6 Nov (Sun). Your family arrived around 11 am that morning and our Main Play Space happened to be full house. The team offered the Riding Room (at $8 for 1 hour) as an alternative for your older boy who was over-aged for the Toddler Play Space. Your younger toddler girl was offered the Toddler Play Space (at $18 for 2 hours). Your children were 2nd and 3rd in our Waiting Queue to move to the Main Play Space when slots become available. Around 11:20, 2 slots freed up in Main, which were then offered to the 1st child in Waiting Queue (another family who came before yours), and the 2nd child which is your older boy. You chose to pay for the Main Play Space (at $28 for 2 hours). At this point you and your toddler girl continued to stay in the Toddler Play Space while your older boy has moved to the Main room with your helper. Around 11:50 more slots freed up at the Main Play Space. Our staff was going to approach you to offer to top up for your toddler girl to move to Main, However, you already went outside and then into the Riding Room with your toddler girl. Our staff approached you there to inform you that you have not paid for a Riding Room ticket for younger girl. Our tickets are non-transferrable and your older boy's ticket is not to be shared with a younger sibling. You refused to buy a ticket for her nor leave the Riding Room, and eventually our staff relented to let you and your toddler girl play inside until the ticket's 1 hour playtime expired. Afterwards your younger girl moved back to the Toddler Play Space. A system is in place to ensure our waiting guests are able to move to their desired play space when slots become available. However if you leave our premises or move to other rooms on your own without paying for the corresponding admission fees, you are making it difficult for our team to implement our system smoothly with the intention of making your visit as comfortable as possible. Instead they need to spend time to explain things to you with the hopes you will listen and cooperate. Regarding toys being in poor condition, yes some of our toys do not look brand new anymore as we've been open for 5 years. Wooden toys are very durable yet some imperfections cannot be avoided as we wipe down the toys regularly which causes the paint to fade gradually. Paint chips and surface cracks are also unavoidable due to children throwing or dropping toys on a regular basis. We do retire and replace toys that are unsafe or no longer in good playable condition. However, it is not cost-effective to replace all toys regularly just to keep everything looking brand new. We are a small business with limited resources. It is also very wasteful to discard toys which are still in good playable condition just because they don't look aesthetically perfect. We do not agree with your claim that the place is not cleaned properly. Cleaning and sanitation is something we take very seriously and we do not compromise on this aspect even after 5 years. On the subject of buying family tickets or membership, this is something we do not offer by choice. We did so in the past before COVID happened, after which we decided not to offer memberships anymore to fit our operational and sales strategy. We have barely raised our prices in these 5 years even if the COVID nearly decimated us and the cost of running a business in Singapore keeps increasing year on year. We still continue to offer 2 free accompanying adults as a default, as well as unlimited playtime on off-peak days. We offer very competitive admission fees even after COVID changed the indoor playground industry standards, which shifted to limited playtime rates only and charge each accompanying adult or allow 1 free adult max. We understand that as a long-time guest you may compare how things have evolved through the years. We hold no ill feelings. However, we find it interesting that regular guests do not leave good reviews when they are happy yet are quick to leave a bad review when things turn sour. In the interest of fairness we are replying to explain our side of the story. We always wish our guests a happy time when visiting. We try to adjust and improve through the years in order to continue providing an enjoyable environment while remaining financially viable as a business. If we fall short in your eyes, we understand if you do not wish to return. Thank you for your review.
Written 26 November 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leah Loy
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What a great indoor playground at Clarke Quay Central. It serves both fun for kiddos and relaxing time for parents as they have a good sofa to sit on while watching your little ones playing. And unlike other indoor playgrounds, this place doesn’t have any slides or any activity that requires bigger muscles (gross motor skills). Instead, the area is more on small wooden toys which encourages structured play like manipulative and construction for fine motor skills. Also serves an open-ended play for the great imagination of our little tots.
Written 6 April 2022
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740Elly48
Melbourne, Australia454 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
This play space is safe and spotless, with staff constantly cleaning the two areas. We visited the toddler room and found it full of interesting toys for young minds and development. Numbers are restricted so that there is room for the children to move around. A change area is provided and also two high chairs to allow for feeding and returning to the play area. A safe environment.
Written 20 November 2020
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jadezty
Singapore, Singapore124 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Great play area for toddlers and infants(above 6m). It is well-organised, spacious and clean. Good variety of toys from vehicles and tracks, kitchens for pretend play, dollhouses, puzzles, musical instruments etc. Fab way to spend a few hours with a tot. Good seating for adults to rest and fiddle with some puzzles too!
Written 7 March 2020
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DarloChick
Singapore, Singapore45 contributions
Apr 2019
My two daughters, 8 and 3 just love this place and so do I - super calm and relaxing, full of the most amazing range of quality wooden toys and puzzles. My daughters absolutely love the big dolls house rooms. I love the fact I can grab a coffee and watch or join in :)
Written 26 August 2019
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kimcobb
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We stumble upon this place and happen to be looking for something to do with kids whilst it’s very hot outside. It has great collection of wooden toys, very clean and staffs are very good. Both my 15 months daughter and 4 years old son enjoyed their play. They also serve coffee and some drinks for kids.
Written 5 August 2019
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
What a find this is not your average play area with slides and trampolines but a beautiful space with loads of toys for the kids to play with using their Imagination and skills. All the toys are wooden, designed like the Old School toys we used to play with but the built quality is amazing and Modern. They Having Amazing playsets, puzzles and wooden musical instruments. There are to play areas the one for toddlers is connected to the reception area while the main play area is a separate space with plenty of space for the parents to. Entry was SGD 22 per child with unlimited play time on weekdays. It's located on the 3rd floor of Clarke Quay Central Mall easily accessible by Clarke Quay MRT. Really amazing place we ended up going a few times Very clean the staff are also nice.
Written 13 April 2019
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740Elly48
Melbourne, Australia454 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Took our 12 month old grandson to play there and very impressed with the cleanliness, friendliness and attention to hygiene. Everyone’s temperature is taken and the children checked for infection before you can enter. The play area for under 2s is very clean and the variety of toys excellent. A good area for feeding the children and very clean and tidy changing area. Note socks must be worn by everyone.
Written 26 March 2019
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Gina Seh
Singapore, Singapore1,870 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Love all their wooden toys. This place is suitable for children aged 2-8. There are toy cars, trains, doll houses and games. The kids love it here! Easy for adults as there are sofas and chairs around. Really
Clean and comfortable. Great for kids and highly recommended!
Written 23 December 2018
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