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7 Free Indoor Playgrounds in Singapore to Escape the Weather


You don’t have to cut your playtime short just because it’s raining (or, with Singapore’s weather, incredibly hot).

Take note of these 7 perfectly sheltered, absolutely free, indoor playgrounds where you can hide out from the weather and still have fun!

1. The Artground

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - The Artground
Photo credits The Artground

The Artground’s play space does not have the usual make of slides, swings and tunnels, instead it allows for the imagination of little ones to freely flow from exploring the space.

The art space houses installations that kids are encouraged to freely explore and interact with, be it running around, crawling under or sliding down. Not only does it improve their motor skills, it also helps to cultivate their imagination and creativity.

The Artground also hosts various ticketed activities, including music and movement programs, over the weekends, relating to its current installation that you can join in.

Location: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road Block J #01-40 Singapore 439053
Admission: Free

Operating hours:

  • Wed – Thu: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Fri – Sun & selected PH: 9.30 am – 6.00 pm

2. PIP’s PLAYbox

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - PIP's PLAYbox
Photo credits Esplanade

PIP’s PLAYbox at Esplanade is where your young ones can freely explore arts. Less of a run-around play and more of a laid-back play kind of place.

At the activities table, kids can indulge in craftworks such as origami and coloring. The play area has a large collection of toys, including wooden building blocks, train sets and cars, that little ones are free to play with.

Aside from toys, they also have a wide range of children’s books available. You can snag one and head up the flight of stairs where little ones can chill out with their books on the treehouse-like structure overlooking PIP’s PLAYbox.

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Location: Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Dr Level 4 Singapore 038981
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm (Closed for cleaning: 2 pm – 3 pm)

3. Our Tampines Hub Playground

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - Our Tampines Hub Playground

On level 4 of Our Tampines Hub is Kids Playzone, a very simple and straightforward playground that consists of just bouncy castles. No slides, no swings and no air-conditioning. Don’t be deceived by its simplicity though, the kids seem to love it, especially the older ones.

There is a small play area on the basement level, where you can let your little tykes loose while you catch a breather. This one has air-conditioning.

There is another playground on the Sky Terrace of Level 2, which is a little bit indoor and a little bit outdoor, featuring small mounds with a trampoline on its peak, climbing structures, a UFO merry-go-round suited more for the younger kids, and more. Definitely no air-conditioning here.

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Location: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk Singapore 528523
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

4. Paragon Playground

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - Paragon Playground

Located on the fifth level of Paragon Shopping Centre is a padded playground with mini slides, tunnels and spring rocker. It may not have all the equipment found in a typical playground but it’s enough to keep little ones below 4 years busy with all the crawling, climbing and sliding.

Added bonus, there are also coin-operated merry-go-round and vehicles to climb aboard for more fun if your little ones get tired of the playground. 

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Location: Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Rd Level 5 Singapore 238859
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

5. Changi Airport Playground

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - Changi Airport Playground
Photo credits The Straits Times

Whether you’re at Changi Airport for your flight or to check out the myriad of retail and dining outlets, you’ll be sure to find plenty of play areas and coin-operated mechanical rides scattered around the terminals. 

In the viewing gallery of Terminal 1, you’ll be able to find a playground with the usual ramp and slide structures. On basement level 2 of Terminal 3, you’ll find a simple playground with a bird (or maybe it’s a platypus, we’re still figuring it out) see-saw.

And then there is the five-story rope playground in Terminal 4, which can be quite challenging even for the bravest tot but if you do get up there, it’s quite an exhilarating experience.

All of the playgrounds are free and open to public.

Location: Changi Airport
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 24 hrs

6. City Square Mall Playground

In the basement level of City Square Mall, is a small padded playground. With its mini version of climbing nets, slide, hut and spring rockers, it is more suited for toddlers. The playground is right next to Mcdonalds’s, which means you now have something to keep your kids busy with while waiting for your food to arrive.

There are two other playgrounds in City Square Mall, both of which are located outdoors—one with inclusive swings and merry-go-round as well as climbing net, slides, wobbly bridge and a fireman-esque pole (thrill factor: 5/5) and the other an orange playground more for climbers.

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Location: City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Rd Level B1 Singapore 208539
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

7. Suntec City Playground

7 Free Indoor Playgrounds - Suntec City Playground

If you find yourself at Suntec City with your little ones, swing by Let’s Play @ L3, located on, as the name says, level 3 of the mall. Keep an eye out for the Kopitiam if you’re not sure where the playground is.

The small padded play area consists of low climbing structures, spring rockers, a short tunnel leading up to a short slide, and sensory panels, making it ideal for little tots below 3 years, including crawlers.

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Location: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard Level 3 Singapore 038983
Admission:
Free

Operating hours:

  • Mon – Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

 

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day



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