Parks & Nature
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden - A garden dedicated to children

September 15, 2021
Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

There are so many things to explore and learn at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden. It's one of our favorite parks to take the kids!

Part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Children's Garden is designed to emulate natural habitats, where animal and plant life coexist in balance.

It is the first (and biggest) garden in Asia that is dedicated to children and is a wonderful place where children can learn about the environment and nature.


Jacob Ballas Children's Garden is designed for children aged 14 and under.

Here's just a few of the activities that you can look forward to:

  • Explore the suspension bridge and nature play areas
  • Walk along the stream and climb into the tree-houses
  • Observe how plants grow and pick up some gardening tips

With a farm, orchard, and forest with its own stream and ponds, the garden offers children many opportunities for exploration, adventure, and play.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
Map of the Children's Garden (Image credit: Singapore Botanic Gardens)

Play Areas

There are various playgrounds scattered throughout the park where kids can put their agility to their test on log obstacles, slide down tube slides, or navigate through a maze.

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Tree house with slides

Giant toadstool shelters

Navigate your way through the maze

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Zip through the air at the Flying Fox

Interactive Stations

At the interactive stations, kids can have a go at generating power for fans and lights by cycling or hand cranks.

Things to note

Take note of the following restrictions before you visit:

  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • In order to maintain the safety of children, adults are only allowed access if they are accompanying a child.
  • Glass objects, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and other related items are not permitted to be brought into the Children's Garden due to safety reasons
  • Pets are also not allowed


Be sure to check out Food for Tots cafe, a kids focused cafe which is just next to the garden.

In keeping with the Children's Garden's mission of cultivating a love of nature, Food for Tots aims to inspire kids to be eco-conscious as well.

Among the eco-friendly features of the cafe are an upcycled colander light installation, themed recycling bins, and an herb wall.

There's also an interactive play area with a reading corner.

Brunch is offered all day with an extensive children's menu that includes everything from yummy chocolate banana pancakes, to creamy bacon and mushroom pasta, and Ham & Cheese Toast Dippers.

It's the perfect way to satisfy hungry tummies after a day of fun in the sun!


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481 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259769

Opening Hours

8am-7pm (last admission at 630pm)

Closed on Mondays except for public holidays


Free admission


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