17 Fun Themed Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore to Bring Your Kids



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Slide down an ant, crawl through a dinosaur, escape from a train wreck and more at these themed outdoor playgrounds!

There are several themed-indoor playgrounds (and cafes!) in Singapore and if you are raising little humans, you are probably already aware of them. But did you know that our little red dot also has a number of themed outdoor playgrounds? 

Not only will kids get to enjoy the slides, swings and all the fun things in a playground but they will also get to role-play and fly-off on pretend adventures at these themed playgrounds! 

1. Woodlands Glen Playground


Source: Playpoint Singapore

Location
Woodlands Glen, 574 Woodlands Drive 16 Singapore 731575
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Forget about running away from grasshoppers and ants, at Woodlands Glen, little ones will be running towards these insects! But worry not, for the huge grasshopper and larger-that-it-should-be ant are just play structures.

Kids can climb up the grasshopper through a small set of stairs or one of the two fireman poles, and slide down into a ‚Äėpatch‚Äô of tall grass, which they can navigate to reach a treehouse. From the treehouse, they can spiral down a tube slide. For the smaller ones, they have the ant with a slide.

2.  Fu Shan Garden Playground


Source: Playpoint Singapore

Location
Fu Shan Garden, 81 Woodlands Street 81 Singapore 730827
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Fu Shan Garden has a standard playground, with slides, climbing elements and spring rockers. But if that is not enough to satiate your little ones, there is something else here that might. Lurking within the unsuspecting residential area, is, in fact, a nest of decades-old dinosaur sculptures that kids can crawl under or slide over. The garden also has two newer additions of dinosaurs that little ones can explore.

3. Sembawang Park Playground


Source: Playpoint Singapore

Location
Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Sitting on a huge sandpit, is a colossal battleship, not quite the place where you normally find ships but this one is a wreck. The impressive structure has plenty of ropes, nets, slides, and poles, waiting to be explored. There is also a singular pendulum swing beside the ship that is highly addictive.

The battleship theme of the playground is a sort of tribute to the locale that was once home to a naval base with many shipyards.

4. Yishun River Green Playground

Photo Credits: Playpoint Asia

Location
Yishun River Green, 329 Yishun Ring Road Singapore 760329
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

On the foot of Block 330 Yishun Ring Road, sits a spacious playground with whimsical features that stimulates one’s imagination. The main feature is a set of wacky-looking Crooked Houses. Twisted into seemingly impossible angles, the houses feature a wobbly bridge, a tall ladder, a curving slide, and climbing knobs. Designed to be a Grocery and Dairy Store, they’re perfect for little ones’ pretend play.

In the middle of the playground is a large web of net for climbing up, a tube slide that’ll bring you down and a rabbit hole to burrow under. The mound upon which the net sits on also has little grooves that tots can make use of to conquer this mini hill.

At the other end of the playground sits a cluster of hammock-like swings hanging at different heights, and set on the ground in between the two are light pads. If you’re visiting after it gets dark, you can step on the light pads to see it light up.     

5. Yishun N8 Park Playground

Location
Yishun N8 Park Playground, 809 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760809
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Located beside HomeTeamNS Khatib and near blocks 809 and 810 on Yishun Ring Road is the Yishun N8 Park, home to colourful playgrounds. That’s right, there is not one but two playgrounds here. One has a standard play structure that is commonly found in a lot of playgrounds, with slides, swings, climbing nets, and a spring rocker.

For more adventures, the other playground has play structures designed to look like tree houses. The colourful tree houses are connected via a rope bridge and at the end of the trail, kids are rewarded with a slide down. There are three similar sets of the play structure ‚Äď one for the older kids, one set at a lower level for the younger kids to conquer, and another featuring cargo nets. Additionally, the playground also has tunnels, mini trampolines, climbing nets, and low-hanging hammocks for the young ones to explore.

6. The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park Playground

Location
The Oval
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Known for its striking black and white colonial buildings that have been refurbished to house charming restaurants and spas, Seletar Aerospace Park is also home to an aeroplane-themed playground. It consists of a low play structure with short slide, mini climbing net, a small plane and spring rockers for little ones, and a slightly larger play structure with a bigger aeroplane, aside from the usual slide, nets and swing.

The playground, surrounded by lush greenery, also has a giant Ludo board game and a control tower with its own spiral slide.

7. Bumboat Playground

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Location
Elias Mall, 625 Elias Road, Singapore 510625
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

Once upon a time, the bumboat, also known as the sampan was a common sight along Singapore River where it ferried cargo from larger ships to the shore. While it is not as common these days, you can still catch sight of it in some places. One is anchored near the Elias Mall.

Sitting atop a sandpit is the mosaic playground built decades ago to resemble a bumboat. The structure is split into two, featuring a climbing pole and concrete slope on one side and a tyre climbing structure leading up to a set of stairs.

8. Watermelon Playground

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Location
858 Tampines Ave 5, Block 858, Singapore 520858
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hrs

The iconic dragon playgrounds are not the only old-school playgrounds that exist today. If you didn‚Äôt already know, Tampines has two mosaic playgrounds‚ÄĒthe Watermelon playground and the Mangosteen playground, both located close to one another. The playgrounds, inspired by the fruit farms in Tampines, not only provide a nostalgic vibe of the yesteryears, but it also provides plenty of space for little ones to run wild.

9. COMO Adventure Grove Playground


Source: Playpoint Singapore

Location 
Gallop Extension, Singapore Botanic Gardens
Operating hours
Daily: 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! 

10. The WonderLand Playground

Location
Dawson Vista, 79 Dawson Road, Singapore 141079
Operating hours
Daily: 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. 

11. Tiong Bahru Park Playground


Source: National Parks Board

Location
Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Operating 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.

12. Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

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Location
28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6 Singapore 310028
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

The iconic Dragon Playground at Toa Payoh Lorong 6 was designed in the 1970s. A familiar sign of heritage, this playground sits within a sandpit with a dragon's head and a body made up of steel rings for kids to climb through. Kids can play on the slides and even imagine themselves riding on a dragon. 

The playground is not as big or exciting as many of the newer playgrounds but families still visit for the sense of nostalgia. 

13. Dinosaur Playground at Toa Payoh

Photo Credits: The Finder

Location
27 Toa Payoh E, Singapore 310027
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

Just across the street from the iconic Dragon Playground is this unique Dinosaur Playground where a T-Rex sits guarding it's nest. Unfortunately, the dinosaurs are not part of the play structures but more of a statue and decoration for the playground. One for the camera and less for the little feet. 

14. Eastbank @ Canberra

Photo Credits: Playpoint Asia

Location
Block 121 Canberra Street Singapore 751121
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

15. Hansel & Gretel Playground @ Clementi Crest

Location
Blk 445 (Multi-storey Carpark), Clementi Avenue 3, L1, Singapore 120445
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

Located at Clementi Crest, this Hansel and Gretel themed outdoor playground is aptly named The Candy Trail! Suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years old, the padded-floor playground is candy-themed with a gingerbread house, a sugar coated slide, lollipops and apple trees! The playground is not huge but it looks really sweet with candies and snacks incorporated into the design of the entire play area. 

16. Spacecraft Playground @ Jurong West

Location
739A Jurong West Street 73, Singapore 641739
Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

Greeting visitors to the playground is a huge three-storey blue spacecraft play structure with nets and climbing frames. Kids can make their way up the playground by climbing from the bottom and through the inside of the play structure. You will also find a smaller netted green structure that looks like a "spinning space saucer", see-saws and other exercise equipment too

17. Military-themed Playgrounds at Keat Hong

Photo Credits: Playpoint Asia

Photo Credits: https://punggolplaygrounds.wordpress.com/

Location

  • 818B & 818C¬†Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 Singapore 683818 (Keat Hong Mirage)
  • 815C Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, Singapore 683815 (Keat Hong Quad)

Operating hours
Daily: 24 hours 

To pay homage to and honour the forces that protect Singapore, two military-themed playgrounds can be found at Keat Hong Mirage and Keat Hong Quad where the old training camps for Singapore’s Armed Forces were located. 

At Keat Hong Mirage, the ‚Äúarmy camp‚ÄĚ playground is demarcated with green, black, and brown shades, mimicking the colour of military camouflage. Stealing the limelight, will be the lime green truck and watchtower, no one can possibly miss out its bright hues.

Over at Keat Hong Quad, you will find a white tank structure for the kids to play! Kids can climb within the tank where they will find nets to explore. They can also pop their heads out the opening at the turret 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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