Sitting in an air-conditioned room right by your room might seem like a great idea in Singapore's toasty weather but where's the fun in that? Instead why not head out for some refreshing splash-splash at these awesome water playgrounds with your kiddies? It's fun and best of all, it's free!
1. Far East Organization Children’s Garden | Gardens by the Bay
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Nestled within the verdant vegetation of Gardens by the Bay, is a garden of another kind. Here the orchids spew water. Of course that’s not all the splish-splash action awaiting you and your little kiddos. There’s water tunnels, various water jets and sprays, and fish fountains to dance under!
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Tues - Fri: 10 am - 7 pm | Sat - Sun: 9 am - 9 pm
*Closed on Mondays unless it’s a public holiday, then it’s closed on Tuesday instead
2. Splash n Surf | Kallang Wave Mall
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While you enjoy the cityscape from the Kallang Wave Mall’s rooftop, little ones can take a dip at the water park to escape the sweltering heat! Featuring water play structure, slides, fountains, sprays and jets, Splash n Surf provides a refreshing break for the tots. For the younger ones, they’ve got a wading pool with spinning carousel and mini fountain.
Location: Kallang Wave Mall (Rooftop). 1 Stadium Place Singapore 397628
Daily: 8 am – 10 pm
3. Westgate Wonderland | Westgate
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While the water play area at Westgate Wonderland is small, everything else is larger than life. Situated within this fantasy garden of giant animals, flowers and play structures, is a water play area with huge watering can sprouting water intermittently and water fountains.
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Location: Westgate (Level 4), 3 Gateway Drive Singapore 608532
Daily: 10 am – 10 pm
*Closed on every last Monday of the month for maintenance unless it’s a public holiday, then it’s closed on the following day instead
IMM’s water play area has an assortment of features that will keep you little bees busy running from one element to another. After all, with water bucket, flower-like water fountains, jets, sprouts, mini-slide and water guns, there’s just so much to explore!
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Location: IMM (Level 3), 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601
Weekday: 10.30 am – 9.30 pm | Thu: 10.30 am – 7.00 pm | Weekend: 10.00 am – 9.30 pm
*Closed every first Wednesday of the month for maintenance
5. The 3 House | Changi City Point
Changi City Point’s 3 House consists of a park inspired by a treehouse, ropes obstacles course and a water play area consisting of a variety of water fountains, water buckets, sprays and a mini-spinning carousel.
Location: Changi City Point (Level 2), 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 Singapore 486038
Daily: 10 am – 10 pm
6. Happy Park | Waterway Point
In addition to the wet play area with its wading pool, lily pad stepping stones, jet sprays and mini fountains, Happy Park also has a dry play area featuring slides, trampolines, rabbit holes and climbing structures for when the little ones get tired of splashing about.
Location: Waterway Point (Rooftop), 83 Punggol Central Singapore 828761
Daily: 10.30 am – 8.00 pm | Tue & Fri: 12 pm – 8 pm
7. KidzPlay | nex
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Nex’s splash pad is packed with plenty of water action, from water sprouts, fountains and mist-sprouting-tunnel to water cannons and a gigantic water bucket. KidzPlay also has a small dry play area with slides and climbing net that you can check out.
Location: NEX (rooftop), 23 Serangoon Central Singapore 556083
Mon – Fri: 1 pm – 8 pm | Sat – Sun, Public & School holidays: 11 am – 8 pm
8. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park’s water playground is a little unusual in that you won’t find the standard water play features such as jets, buckets and sprays. Instead, here, water meanders through a series of water channels and the kids can manipulate its flow through the use of metal sluice gates.
Location: Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park
Thu – Sun: 8 am – 11 am | 4 pm – 8 pm
9. Splash Park | Sembawang Shopping Centre
You’ll find the usual suspects, such as water sprays, tunnels, fountains, buckets and water cannons at Sembawang Shopping Centre’s padded splash park. There are also free locker and open shower area facilities available.
Location: Sembawang Shopping Centre (Level 3), 604 Sembawang Road Singapore 758459
Daily: 11 am - 2 pm | 5 pm - 7 pm
10. Ninja Trail | Compass One
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Made up of 17 play elements, including slides, swings, spring rockers, climbing nets, water fountains and jets, Compass One’s Ninja Trail makes for quite a thrilling experience (despite not having a shuriken throwing mission).
Location: Compass One (Level 4), 1 Sengkang Square Singapore 545078
Daily: 10 am – 7 pm
11. Clusia Cove | Lakeside Garden
Another water park that deviates from the norm, Clusia Cove at Lakeside Garden has a tidal pool that’s designed to mimic the water movements at coastal shores, such as the tidal flow and small surface waves. Little ones can also manoeuvre the tidal gates to experiment with the flow of water.
Location: Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore 649848
Tue - Sun: 8 am - 10 pm
Monday close for maintenance, including Forest Ramble.
12. Tampines 1
Sitting atop the Tampines 1 rooftop is a wildlife-themed water playground featuring a shallow pool with Hippos spewing water, a Rainforest Area with big water showers and an Artic Corner with polar bear and sea lion slides, among others. The play area, which also has some dry play elements, is surrounded by beautiful manicured lawn and animal topiaries.
Location: Tampines 1 (Rooftop), 10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore 529536
Mon: 4 pm – 8 pm | Tue – Fri: 12 pm – 8 pm
Sat – Sun, School & Public holidays (excld Mon): 10 am – 8 pm
13. Oasis Waterpark at Nee Soon East
This large Oasis in the suburbs is made up of three main play areas consisting of water buckets, mists, showers, sprays, water cannons, and shallow pools. A quick note for parents with free-running kids, while the play areas are mostly padded, some areas can get very slippery so you might want to keep an eye on the little ones, which thankfully you can do from the sheltered rest area.
Location: Beside MSCP Block 307, Yishun Central (about 10 mins walk from Yishun MRT)
Daily: 10 am – 10 pm