Toy Town at the Four Seasons

Iftar season is in the air and with Ramadan evenings guaranteed to be a family affair, it’s an effort to keep energetic kids on the dining table — especially when dining out. Last night, I was at the Ramadan Tent of the Four Seasons Hotel in Kingdom Mall where it was lively and abuzz with possibly hundreds of people celebrating the first night of Ramadan there. The tables were filled with families, colleagues and friends and I can’t help but notice that they were all smiles. Indeed, the spirit of Ramadan is abound!

I was there to take a look at the play area that Toy Town had prepared in coordination with the Four Seasons, which turned one of the halls into a smaller yet equally lively version of their entertainment center. Have a look!

Colorful greetings from Toy Town at the door.

Colorful greetings from Toy Town at the door.

You could easily feel the festive vibe with all the colored balloons, banderitas and spirited children running around the hall. At the entrance, you will immediately see the crowd favorite situated in the middle of the hall: The Happy Hop, similar to a bouncy castle. 🙂

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Children raced in and out of the Happy Hop much to the mercy of their parents or nannies. Haha! They sure were having the time of their lives, careless and free. 🙂

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 Each side of the hall had its own attractions. On the right side, many of the arcade games were situated and many of the older kids (and young at heart fathers) were trying out the video games.

One of my personal favorites, the air hockey!

One of my personal favorites, the air hockey!

No coins/credits needed, you just wait your turn.

No coins/credits needed, you just wait your turn.

Shooting games for the boys.

Shooting games for the boys.

This was one interactive arcade game.

This was one interactive arcade game.

 

A view of the East side of the hall.

A view of the East side of the hall.

There was also a long line headed towards the end of the hall where kids and moms were lined up for the much coveted face painting services. I was glad to see that their talented face painting artist was a fellow Filipino and he was very patient with the eager kids wanting to have some art done.

Mr. Erwin and the kids watching him do his art.

Mr. Erwin and the kids watching him do his art.

Meanwhile on the other side of the hall was a different kind of energy coming from the toddlers. On the left side, there was a large space dedicated for children’s seating that was colorful and vibrant.

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The children could enjoy dining with their own group of friends and have a little Iftar buffet of their own. In fact, the hotel has set up food that’s specifically for the kids in this very same hall. Here are the kids’ meals they offer:

Assemble your own burger or hotdog sandwich. :)

Assemble your own burger or hotdog sandwich. 🙂

Burger patties : Chicken or beef?

Burger patties : Chicken or beef?

Grilled hotdogs.

Grilled hotdogs.

The french fries tray was expectedly empty by the time I got there. But they have wedges!

The french fries tray was expectedly empty by the time I got there. But they have wedges!

Brownie for dessert.

Brownies for dessert.

Kids were also lining up for the ice cream! Why of course.

Kids were also lining up for the ice cream! Why of course.

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This pretty little girl is all smiles.

There were a couple of mini-rides and that’s great for pictures. I even saw the Tigger ride that I liked a lot from their Sahara Mall branch. All the parents made their kids pose for a photo while on them:

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This car was a crowd favorite.

This car was a crowd favorite.

There was also a clown from Toy Town who was going around and having photos with the guests. I’m not sure if he could do magic tricks but he sure made the kids smile.

He smiled for my camera too.

He smiled for my camera too.

Making jolly memories with the kid guests.

Making jolly memories with the kid guests.

I noticed that the hall was also well managed. There were about five to six hotel staff and two other Toy Town employees who were overseeing the festivities all the time and making sure that the kids don’t get too energetic, especially with the Happy Hop. 🙂 It may sound rowdy inside but hey, that’s the sound of kids having fun!

Iftar buffet at the Four Seasons’ Banquet Hall is worth 375SR per adult and 150SR per kid aged 5 to 12 years old. Children under 4 years of age can come for free. The access to the Play Hall, games and food are inclusive in the payment. You don’t need a play card with credits to enjoy the arcade games, you just have to wait your turn. We hope you and your family enjoys!

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The Communications Editor loves rock n' roll, food trips and is a self-proclaimed, arbiter of taste.

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