Ponies. It's hard for any kid, especially little girls, to resist them, right? While we are not fervent supporters of the My Little Pony television series and to be honest, I can only name two ponies out of them all, that doesn't mean that my girls will willingly give up a chance to meet these adorable ponies 'live' on stage.
So, yes, we went for yet another Meet & Greet session at City Square Mall! Before you decide not to read on and think that it's the same old story, let me tell you what was the deciding factor that made me so resolute to attend this event.
We didn't just meet the My Little Ponies 'live' on stage, we also got to come up close with LIVE ponies too! Yes, live, tame and beautiful ponies right outside a bustling shopping mall! Now now, that does sound quite enticing, doesn't it? For me, I realised that while we had let Angel go on half a dozen pony or horse rides in Sweden, this was going to be a first for Ariel. So by hook or by crook, even if the hubby was not around and I had to solely take care of two kids who went fanatical over the ponies, I was going to do it.
At first, I was a little hesitant if Ariel was going to be brave enough to do it. Who knows, once she saw the ponies, she exclaimed "Mummy, I want, I want!" and even told me that she wanted to have the pink helmet. Yes, how girly! So, despite it being 1:30 in the afternoon and we had to queue under the hot sun for 45 minutes, that beam on her face told me that it was all worth it.
I'm so proud that you actually did it, with no fear and no complaints, my dear! Even though it lasted only two rounds and a couple of minutes, I think you did a great job and sorry to have to disappoint you when you said you wanted to go again!
As for the big sister, she was a professional at the riding part and showed even more pluck when it came to the feeding. You know, these ponies might be tame but they still gave some kids a fright and most would not choose to feed them with their bare hands, judging by how their tongues can be ticklish and how they showed off their strong, big teeth.
However, Angel was not intimidated in the least and she said confidently "Mummy, I don't need to use the spade, I can use my hands to feed the pony". And so she did, even encouraging the little sister to do so too (who did it once and decided the space felt much safer).
Interaction with Live Ponies (Pony Rides / Pony Feeding Sessions / Photo Taking Opportunities)
Date: 14 March – 22 March, 28-29 March, 4-5 April, 11-12 April
Time: 1pm – 8pm
Venue: Level 1 City Green
Price: Feeding - $2, Riding - $10, Photo taking - $10, Package price: $15
If your child is a fan of My Little Pony and would love to come up close with their favourite characters, then you definitely can't miss this!
My Little Pony Party Surprise ‘Live’ On Stage
Date: 14 March – 22 March
Time: 2pm & 7pm (Mon – Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Level 1 Atrium
With a minimum spending of $50*, shoppers can redeem an exclusive pass for the Meet & Greet session one hour prior to each show at the Level 2 Customer Service Counter, while stocks last.
*A maximum of three same-day combined receipts. 50 passes will be given out one hour prior to each show, strictly on a first-come first-served basis. Receipts used to redeem this Meet & Greet pass cannot be used for any other promotions, except for Free Weekday Parking. Other Terms & Conditions apply.
Did my kids enjoy the day's events? Absolutely, positively very very much!!! They loved the pony rides, feeding, photo printouts, Zoomoov pony rides (3 rides for $10) and watched the entire live-on-stage performance twice! Plus, they were still reluctant to leave after that!
Now, that says a lot, doesn't it? Big thanks to City Square Mall for organising this kids-friendly and fun-filled pony galore that promises a magical time for the little ones!
For more information, visit here. City Square Mall is located at 180 Kitchener Road and is directly linked to Farrer Park MRT station.
Disclosure: We were invited to the event and received a complimentary Meet & Greet Pass and a Live Ponies Interaction package. Yes, I paid an additional $15 so that both the girls could enjoy every moment together. All opinions are our own.