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31 of The Best Free Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore



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Here's a list of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore for families to spend time and have FREE family fun at!

*Updated 24 Jun 2022

With a playground at almost every block away, the choices of where to play are aplenty! This is a list of the Best Outdoor Playgrounds (ALL FREE) in Singapore especially compiled for families always looking for more fun! 

From water play to sand play, from slides to swings, you will find the best in the list and more in our round up of the best outdoor places to go for fun - and all for free! We have put them together by categories, while some playgrounds fall into multiple categories, we have put them into the most appropriate one. 

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List of Best Free Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore

1. Admiralty Park Playground - Biggest and Most Slides!

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Location: 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 730000
Opening Hours: Daily | 24 hours
Lighting Hours: 7 pm - 7 am 

Since undergoing a revamp in 2017, Admiralty Park Playground has quickly become a family favourite and it’s easy to see why.

Admiralty Park Playground boasts the most number of slides in Singapore with varying heights and designs, from curved slides, roller slides and barrel slides to twisting tube slides. There is even a family slide, wide enough for a family of four to slide down!

The playground featuring bridges, mounds, cargo nets, swings, flying fox, sand play and inclusive play equipment can easily keep little ones of all ages and abilities occupied for hours!

2.  Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park - Slide Down From 4 Stories!

Location: East Coast Park, Area B, Carpark B2 (near to the Road Safety Park)
Opening Hours:
 Tue - Sun | 8 am - 8 pm
Closed on Mondays

Taking over the spot of the old Big Splash at East Coast Park is Coastal Playgrove. There's a vertical challenge, which is a 4 storey high climbing structure with slides from the third and fourth floor and is suitable for children 13 years and above. Surrounding the towering structure are stepping pods, hammocks, hoop maze, zig-zag bridge, ball step traverse, wobble link, grip wall, wave traverse, and disc swings.

For the younger kids, from 3 to 12 years old, there is a nature playgarden featuring play elements such as bamboo tunnel, sand pit and balancing board. There is also a water play area with a wading pool where little tykes can enjoy a splashing good time. 

3. Marine Cove Playground - The OG of Massive Playgrounds

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Location: 1000 ECP, Singapore 449876
Opening Hours: Daily | 24 hours 

Among the myriad of things to do at East Coast Park, from picnicking, cycling and fishing to camping, visiting the Marine Cove Playground with your little ones should probably be at the top of your list.

In the middle of the playground, a funnel net leads to three different slides at three different levels inside an eye-catching red tower, which was inspired by a lighthouse and a long suspension bridge leads away from the structure.

Little ones, from the young to the younger, will have plenty to keep them occupied here, from swings, see-saw, mini maze, talking tubes, and inclusive play equipment to climbing structures, mounds on a hill to scale and sensory play panels.

4. West Coast Park Playground - Run Around Open Space With Different Play Structures

Location: W Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126978
Opening Hours: Daily (Lighting Hours: 7 pm - 7 am)

One of the largest outdoor playgrounds in Singapore stands in the center of West Coast Park, a large regional park located parallel to the West Coast Highway.

Here, little ones can experience a shot of thrill zooming from one side to the other at the zipline flying fox and put their balancing prowess to test at the various balancing obstacles with varying degrees of difficulty.

If the pyramid-shaped climbing structure is too advanced for your little ones, there is a sphere climbing structure for them to conquer. With sand play, the inclusion-swings, cargo nets, slides, climbing ropes, a disc swing and a Viking ship structure to set sail in, your little ones are not going to want to leave.

5. Jurong Lake Gardens Playground - Huge Playground with Nature AND Water Play

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens, 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
Opening Hours:
Tue - Sun | 8 am - 10 pm
Closed on Mondays, except public holidays

At Jurong Lake Gardens, you can find not one but two nature playgrounds - Forest Ramble, a dry playground and Clusia Cove, a water play area. Drawing inspiration from the movements and actions of the animals that live in a freshwater swamp, Forest Ramble presents 13 nature-based play structures. Expect slides, spring boards, climbing nets, tunnels, bridges, and much more. Forest Ramble also has an inclusive play area consisting of swings, merry-go-round and musical play panels.

Clusia Cove’s tidal pool is uniquely designed to mimic water movements of coastal shores. You can splash about and waddle around in the tidal pools as well as engage the tidal gates to manipulate the flow of water. There is also a small sand play area here, so you can expect to get dirty as well. 

6. Yishun Neighbourhood N8 Park Playground - Colourful Houses On Stilts

Venue: Between Blocks 809 and 810 Yishun Ring Road and HomeTeamNS Khatib
Opening Hours: 24 hrs daily (lighting hours: 7 pm - 7 am)

The Yishun Neighbourhood N8 Park is located between HomeTeamNS Khatib and the Blocks 810 and 809 Yishun Ring Road. It provides an great spot for outdoor play with the newly opened playground, and other amenities for families to spend time in the sun. 

The new playground consist of play elements built like houses on stilts! There are 3 sets at different heights - kids can slowly build their confidence to try the higher ones! There are also ropes and slides to add to the play elements!

7. Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East - Water Play In The Neighbourhood

Location: Next to MSCP, Blk 307 Yishun Ring Road 
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri | 2 pm - 9 pm & Sat - Sun, PH and Sch Hol | 12 pm - 9 pm)

Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East, located about a 10 mins walk away from the Yishun MRT station, is a big water park that both provides relief from sweltering weather of Singapore and entertainment with its variety of features. Divided into three main play areas, the waterpark features include water sprays and buckets, a shallow pool, and giant board games.

Do note that prior booking for slots is required to play at the Oasis Waterpark and you can place your bookings via phone (+65 6758 0129). 

8. Jelutung Harbour Park Playground - Hidden Gem In The North

Location: Near Blk 488/489 Admiralty Link, Singapore 750488
Opening Hours:
[Dry playground] Mon - Sun | 24 hours & [Water playground] Mon - Sun | 9.30 am - 9.30 pm

Nestled in the midst of a residential area, Jelutung Harbour Park is home to multiple playgrounds and a water play area, among others. Though not a vast space, the water playground with its water fountains, water guns, jet sprays, and a tiny splash bucket, are probably enough to keep the kiddies entertained for a long time. There is a small changing and shower facility next to the playground so you don't have to worry about heading home in soaking wet clothes.

If that wasn't enough fun or if your little tots rather stay dry, there are other play structures scattered around the park, which includes slides, swings, merry-go-round, and climbing nets.

9. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden - For The Young Ones To Learn About Nature

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Source: National Parks Board

Location: 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun | 8 am – 7 pm (last admission: 6.30 pm)
Closed on Mondays except when Monday falls on a designated public holiday

Engaging, enriching and exciting is Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. Set off on a journey of adventure at this vast garden that has oodles of things to do.

Explore the maze, sand playground, water play area, and treehouse playground. Learn about different plants at the Potting Gardens by sight, smell and touch. Discover the farming processes and observe plants and animals that live in water.

The forest playground is most likely to be highlight of the day for your little ones. The playground houses a tree canopy, flying fox, a variety of balancing obstacles, rope bridges, cargo nets, a mini trampoline, swing, and a seat that you can beat out a rhythm with. 

Wrap your trip up with a visit to the Food for Tots café, a delicious little kids-friendly café at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

10. Battleship Playground @ Sembawang Park - Pretend Play To The Fullest!

Location: Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road
Opening Hours: 24 hrs daily (lighting hours: 7 pm - 7 am)

Situated in the north of Singapore facing the Johor Straits, Sembawang Park is a tranquil park away from the bustle of the city. Blending nature with history, families can relive Singapore's naval heritage and play at the magnificent Battleship Playground at the park too! The playground pays homage to Sembawang's links to our naval history. 

The sand-based playground will definitely excite the little ones with lots of climbing, ropes and slides to have fun on! Definitely bring along your spades and buckets for the sand play too! 

11. Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden - Water Play Venue For All Ages

MUST GO: 10 Best Outdoor Playgrounds You Must Go with Your Little Ones - Gardens by the Bay Children's Garden
Source: Gardens by the Bay

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Tues - Fri | 10 am - 7 pm & Sat - Sun | 9 am - 9 pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays if preceding Monday is a Public Holiday

You’ve got to visit the Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay with your little ones if you’ve yet to at least once and then you’ll want to keep returning. 

Without much to say, the water play area is the largest draw to the garden. Fountains of water will be splashing around with music in the air. Kids will be running around as they splash through the water. 

Also, casually sitting amidst lush greenery is the Adventure Trail with obstacles such as shaky bridges, balancing beam, monkey bars, cargo nets, and slides. In reward for completing the Adventure Play, let your little ones dance in the Water Play area where there are fountains, orchid-shaped splash buckets and Fish Fountain for the mini munchkins. The Toddler Play Area right next to it is a small playground with slide, mini rock-climbing and spring riders for the small ones.

Finally, The Treehouses that has managed to cleverly incorporate play into nature. With two slides coming out from The Treehouses, there are two different ways to access them—climb a set of stairs and cross a bridge for the lower slide or climb your way up the funnel nets for the higher slide.

12. COMO Adventure Grove Playground - Swing From "Tree" to "Tree"


Source: Playpoint

Location: Gallop Extension, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Opening Hours:
 7 am - 7 pm 

A nature playgarden, COMO Adventure Grove Playground draws inspiration from the trees found within the garden, and recreates the experience of tree-climbing and "monkeying" around. In other words, little ones have plenty of opportunities to run, climb and jump about! 

The banyan tree tower with climbing ropes, swings, and hammocks sprouting out of its branches rather than leaves, takes the spotlight. Brave kids up for a challenge can climb up the "bark" of the tree for a scenic view. Other elements to explore include a winding tunnel slide, giant saga seeds and a giant jackfruit! 

13. Road-Safety Themed Playground @ Kampung Siglap

Venue: 10 La Salle Street, Singapore 456933
Opening Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Kampung Siglap is a first-of-its-kind life skills training and retreat centre, but beyond it's "business" element, the venue is a great place for families to visit with an outdoor playground, basketball court, futsal court and cafe! 

While the road-safety themed playground is not huge, the playground makes this list of best outdoor playground due the road-system circling the playground and the working traffic lights!

14. Tiong Bahru Park Playground - Board The Tilting Train!

MUST GO: 10 Best Outdoor Playgrounds You Must Go with Your Little Ones - Tiong Bahru Park
Source: National Parks Board

Location: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Opening Hours: Daily | 24 hours 

Tiong Bahru Park Playground consist of a horizontally sloping huge train structure that is every explorer’s paradise. Little ones are free to let their imagination run wild aboard this choo choo train that has slides and climbing structures coming out of it! Tiong Bahru Park Playground is a sand playground that also has swings and a mini maze for little ones to explore.

15. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Playground

Location: Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park
Opening Hours: Daily (Lighting Hours: 7 pm - 7 am)

Lush greenery and curving river provides for a scenic view that you can admire while cycling, jogging or even having a picnic at the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. But the kids are likely to be more excited about the three play areas found in the park! You will find water play, adventure-themed and inclusive playgrounds all within the park.

Water jets and fountains are not features of this park’s water playground. Instead scattered around the park are metal sluice gates that the little ones can operate and watch as water flows through different channels. The playground not only keeps them entertained, but also aims to teach little ones about the value of water.

Tots can challenge themselves on the pyramid-shaped climbing structure fitted with nets, look out for intruders from the wooden fort, practice tree climbing with wooden logs, cross rope bridge and enjoy slides at the adventure playground.

Over at the inclusive playground, you’ll find play equipment for children of all abilities. Alongside wheelchair accessible merry-go-round and swings, are slides, climbing nets and a huge sand pit with a digger that little ones can control. If you’re dropping by this playground, we recommend bringing your own sand toys to fully enjoy the sand play area.

16. The WonderLand Playground at Dawson Vista

Location: Dawson Vista, 79 Dawson Road, Singapore 141079
Opening Hours:
 Mon - Sun | 24 hours

Hidden away at Dawson Vista is The WonderLand Playground, an Alice in Wonderland-themed playground. The small playground has several elements from the popular children's novel, such as tea cups, hats, mirrors, and cheshire cat resting on a tree branch. A climbing structure takes the centre spot in this vibrantly designed playground and surrounding it are slides, a mini-trampoline on a mound, see-saw, and climbing ropes. 

17. Tampines Green Forest Park - Conquer The High Elements Play

Location: Tampines Green Forest Park, 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879
Opening Hour: 24 hrs

Located at the Tampines Green Forest Park is this high element, cargo net, rope playground for the most adventurous and courageous kids (and parents)!

Confident climbers can try to conquer the high-element play area while younger ones can enjoy the "safer"  sand playground with lower climbing elements and more slides to play!

18. Dino-Themed Water Playground @ Causeway Point - Get Splashed By Dinosaurs

Venue: Causeway Point, Level 7
Opening Hours: 10.30 am - 9 pm

Families can expect more fun and excitement in their next visit to Causeway Point with the opening of the new Dino-themed wet playground! Located at Level 7 of the mall, the playground includes slides, splashes and water sprouts designed as dinosaurs and more! 

19. Aeroplane Playground at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park - 2 Aviation-themed Playground Awaits

Location:  The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
Date: All Days, 24hr
Admission: FREE

Come take off at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park with not one, but two aeroplane playgrounds waiting for you! You will get to board the plane and even climb up the "control tower" that oversees the entire area too! 

While you are here, you don't want to miss the many good food and a chance to watch actual planes take off too!

20. Play Court @ VivoCity - Large Play Space For Families

Location: VivoCity | 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Date: Daily, 10 am - 10 pm
Admission: FREE

The Play Court at VivoCity is a play venue for the kids! This massive space includes various play elements for the kids to run, climb, slide and more! The play venue even has a wet play section that children can go splashing in too! 

A great spot for the kids to play while parents take a breather. There are also F&B establishments located conveniently around the play area. 

21. Play @ Heights Park - Water Play, High Elements and Sand Play Awaits!

Venue: In-front of Blk 144 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
Opening Hours: 8 am - 9 pm (Water Playpark)

Located at Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Play @ Heights Park is a small family-friendly park nestled within the neighbourhood with an exciting water playpark, sand playground, an high-elements play structure, tracks for scooters/bicycles and fitness equipment too! 

The largest draw at Height Park will be the water play park. Kids be eager to go splashing in the water play area with splashing fountains, water sprouts and a ship structure for pretend play! 

You will also find a flying fox at the sand playground and also have fun at the high-elements play structure too!

22. Toa Payoh Crest Outdoor Playground - Conquer The Slopes AND Slides!

Venue: Beside Blk 131 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Opening Hours: 24 hours

Surrounded by the blocks of flats at Toa Payoh Lorong 1, the Toa Payoh Crest playground is set on a slope offering various play equipments and structures that are built into the contours of the slope. 

The entire play venue is padded and families can find play structures such as climbing nets and ropes, slides and hammocks to rest at! In fact, you will notice that the various play elements have made use of the slope to create an interesting play experience for kids.

23. Messy & Nature Play @ Sprout Hub - A Different Type Of Play For Kids

Venue: Sprout Hub, 102 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159562
Opening Hours: 10 am - 9 pm (Daily)

Opened in Oct 2021, the messy and nature play area at Sprout Hub is a new addition for kids to play at while visiting one of the largest urban farms in Singapore. While the play area is small, it is a great complement to the many family-friendly programmes organised at Sprout Hub. 

You won't find big massive structures but an area for the kids to enjoy playing within nature - our favourite spot is probably the mud kitchen! 

24. Great World Playland - Hop On The Hot-Air Balloon

Venue: Great World, Level 2, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: 10 am - 10 pm

A new transport-themed playground with a hot-air balloon, a train and a ship opens at Level 2 of Great World. Suitable for kids aged between 2 to 12 yrs old, these globe-trotting kids can visit the Great World Playland to explore a world of fun! The entrance of the playland is between Kith and Tokyu Hands. 

25. Playgrounds at The Arena @ Keat Hong - Massive Play & Sports Venue In The West

Venue: Next to Blk 411 Choa Chu Kang Ave 3 & Blk 427 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4
Opening Hours: 24 Hours

The Arena @ Keat Hong is a sports and play venue that includes a mega playground, a ship-themed playground, futsal pitch, basketball court and a badminton court.

Confident climbers can enjoy the mega-tall playground comprises of tall towers with tunnels, rope ladder and rock walls all around! You will probably hear lots of screaming while the kids slide down the many slides available too! 

For younger kids, there is a pirate ship-themed playground where they can pretend play as pirates and more!

26. Banyan Tree Playground @ Paya Lebar Quarter Parkside - Play & Relax Corner For Families

Venue: 2 Tanjong Katong Road
Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm, Daily

Featuring plenty of fun and exciting play equipment, the Banyan Tree Playground @Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) Parkside is situated next to the PLQ3 building, which is just across PLQ Mall. You will find climbing nets, slides, swings, trampoline and more!

It is also conveniently located next to Jimmy Monkey Cafe - perfect for parents to relax and enjoy a cuppa (or two!), while still being able to keep an eye on the kids.

27. Jubilee Park at Fort Canning - Nature Play With Massive Slides

Location: By River Valley Road
Opening Hours: 24hrs (Lights come one 7pm - 7am)

Located opposite Liang Court and nearby to the Fort Canning MRT is the nature-themed outdoor playground at Jubilee Park is great for the kids to run wild at! Its quite easy to notice the theme of the playground with the use of sand, logs, and nature colors. The most interesting play structure at this nature themed playground is the wooden log obstacle, followed by the trampoline bouncy nets structure. 

You will also notice that the slides have been built into the contours of the landscape too! 

28. Nature Playgarden at HortPark - Explore Nature While In Play

Location:  HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578
Opening Hours6am - 11pm

Be prepared, and be ready to allow your LO to explore with their hands as the Nature Playgarden at HortPark is built to encourage open play and exploration. And if your kids (or even yourself) get too dirty and muddy, there are little taps / streams in the garden that allows you to wash up to. 

There is no structured learning as the kids engage in open play. But you will find learning points where there are flowers, fruits and plants (with signs) within the playgarden. 

29. Splash-N-Surf at Singapore Sports Hub - Water Play For The Young Ones Too!

Location: Singapore Sports Hub, access via the entrance near to Gate 22 of the National Stadium
Opening Hours: 8 am - 10 pm (Daily)

Splash-N-Surf is located at Singapore Sports Hub and is suitable for kids of all ages! The older ones can head over to the play area for splashing fun at the playground with slides and more, while younger ones can be at the wading pool where they can dip themselves in the water or go on the swings in the pool! 

30. Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park - Tall Slides and Boardwalks

Location: Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park, along Bukit Batok Central Road
Date: Daily

The newly opened Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park along Bukit Batok Central road boast a fun playground, elevated broadwalk and more! Located beside Blk 225 Bukit Batok Central, along the main road, is the newly opened playground that features 2 play areas, one for the younger kids and the other for the older ones. 

For the younger ones, you will spot a green play equipment with merry-go-round, slide and climbing structures! The older ones will be drawn to the more impressive multi-story playground that features a tall climbing structure across multiple floors, 2 tube slides and even a rope obstacle for kids to climb! 

31. Eco-Playground at Tanjong Pagar - Nature Play with Pets Allowed Too!

Venue: Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green (in front of Guoco Tower and Orchid Hotel)
Opening Hours: TBC

Discover Tanjong Pagar (DTP) Community Green is a small field located in front of Guoco Tower and Orchard Hotel at Tanjong Pagar. Through engagement with the community, an eco-playground has been created in this space for children and pets to have fun at! 

The eco-playground is built using repurposed tree logs and aims to encourage pretend play, spark creation & discovery amongst children. The simple playground allows children to climb and jump from the logs placed in the park. There is also lots of space between the play structures, allowing kids to run around too. 

 

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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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