The Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore to go with Your Little Ones



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Here's a list of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore for families to spend time and have family fun at! You will want to visit each of these at least once!

Updated (17 Oct 2021): Added new playgrounds and updated information

With a playground at almost every block away, the choices are aplenty! This is a list of the Best Outdoor Playgrounds you should definitely check out with your little ones for an absolute fun playtime! We have ranked these according to our own opinions - let us know if you agree with us! 

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1. Admiralty Park Playground

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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

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

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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

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Location: W Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126978
Opening Hours: Daily | 24 hours
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 

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

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 [Temporarily Closed]

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 @ 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

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

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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

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 [Temporarily Closed]

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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. We’ll tell you why.

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.

The gem of this playground is 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.

For the challenge seeking little ones there are also rope structures shaped like birdcages to climb into. 

12. COMO Adventure Grove Playground


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

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Source: National Parks Board

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

Tiong Bahru Park Playground’s horizontally sloping huge train structure 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 | 24 hours
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 - water, adventure and inclusive playground - 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

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

Location: 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun | 24 hours

The Tampines Green Forest Park has two playgrounds. One simple sand playground with a standard play structure, slides and panel boards to fiddle with. The other, High Element Playground, is more for the older kids. A climbing structure of cargo nets will lead those who dared to climb to its peak to a tower, which is connected to several other towers via a suspension bridge. Following the path will lead you to a tunnel slide. Though the nets may be a daunting challenge for kids, it might prove to be fun to just attempt the climb, even if they don't end up finishing it.

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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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