10 Best Outdoor Playgrounds You Must Go with Your Little Ones

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With a playground at almost every block away, the choices are great but here are 10 Best Outdoor Playgrounds you should definitely check out with your little ones for an absolute fun playtime!

1. Admiralty Park Playground

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Location: 31 Riverside Rd Singapore 730000

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours

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!

Learn more about Admiralty Park Playground from our visit here.


2. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Playground

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Location: Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours 

Lush greenery and curving river provides for a scenic view that you can admire with a picnic or by jogging or cycling around the park. But that’s not all you can do at the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

The park is home to three play areas—water playground, adventure playground and inclusive playgrounds.

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.

Little ones 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.

Read about our visit to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Playground here.

3. West Coast Park Playground

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Location: W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126978

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours 

West Coast Park playground is the godfather of outdoor playgrounds in Singapore.

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, one-of-a-kind see-saw that seats more than 2 kids at one time, 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.

After an exhilarating and energy-consuming day of playing, you can spread out your picnic mats for a picnic or visit the nearby Mcdonalds, which fills up quickly on weekends.

This massive park is also a great location for a leisurely stroll, cycling, kite flying, watching birds take flight and camping.

Please do note that you have to apply for a permit prior to camping out at the park.

Read about our trip to West Coast Park Playground here.

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4. 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 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.

Learn more about the Marine Cove Playground from our visit here.

5. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

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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.

Photo credits National Parks Board

6. Pasir Ris Park Playground

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Location: 98 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519639

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours 

Coming up right behind West Coast Park Playground is Pasir Ris Park Playground.

An impressive climbing structure situated atop a hill with a long curving slide leads downhill where the rest of the play equipment are.

Rope tunnel, multiple slides, numerous swings, a mini bumpy hill, bridge, climbing structures, spring swing, mini maze and sensory play structures dot the playground that has three play areas—King of the Hill, Transport-themed Play, and Galactic-themed Park.

Photo credits National Parks Board

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7. Canberra Park Playground

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Location: Sembawang Crescent, Singapore 750325

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours 

While Admiralty Park Playground in a slides heaven, Canberra Park Playground is a swings heaven.

The park features different types of swings from standard swings, bucket seat swings, inclusive swings, flower-like swing and a standing swing to a rope swing that accommodates multiple kids.

The playground, with ramps, walkways and a swing platform known as the Aero Glider allows easy access for wheelchair users to have a playful time.

Also a part of the playground are slides, ropes obstacles course including plank bridges and cargo nets, a Neos electronic game station, and the bone remains of a dead and decomposed dinosaur that children are free to explore. 

Photo credits SPD

8. Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden

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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. 

Read more about our visit to the Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay here.

Photo credits Gardens by the Bay

9. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

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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.

Photo credits National Park Boards

10. Changi Beach Park Playground

MUST GO: 10 Best Outdoor Playgrounds You Must Go with Your Little Ones

Location: Nicoll Dr, Singapore 498991

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 24 hours 

Venture down to Changi Beach Park with your little ones where there are two playgrounds.

One with the usual equipment of a playground like bucket swings, slide, bridges and cargo nets.

The other is a sand playground that stands out due to its orange structure. With swings, slide, an abandoned raft to conquer the sea with and multiple climbing structures, this playground would be perfect for little climbing enthusiasts.

While you’re there, rent a bike to cycle around the park, spot the occasional planes flying above head, settle down under a shade for a scenic picnic and enjoy the cooling sea breeze with a leisurely stroll along the white beach.  

Photo credits SPHM

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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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