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23 of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore

23 of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore

Updated:
April 7, 2021

Here's some of our favorite outdoor playgrounds in Singapore. 😊

We guarantee that they're all places that parents will love to take your little ones over to climb, run, and slide to their hearts’ content.

And they are all free!

Outdoor Playgrounds by Location

Central

1. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

2. Far East Organization Children’s Garden - Gardens by the Bay

3. Como Adventure Grove

4. Jubilee Park at Fort Canning

5. Nature Playgarden at Hortpark

6. Playground at Hortpark

7. Adventure Playground at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

8. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

9. Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista

10. Toa Payoh Crest Playground

11. Pirate themed playground at Sentosa Cove Village

12. Esplanade Park Playground

13. Labrador Park Playgrounds

East

14. Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

15. Marine Cove Playground at East Coast Park

16. Pasir Ris Park Playground

West

17. Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

18. Water Play at Clusia Clove

19. West Coast Park Adventure Playground

North

20. Admiralty Park Playground

21. Marsiling Park Playground

22. Battleship Playground at Sembawang Park

North-East

23. Playground at the [email protected] Aerospace Park

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Central

1. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is one of our favorite parks to take the kids as there’s just so many things to explore and learn!

Children will have fun exploring the different zones with the park having a farm, orchard, and forest with its own stream and ponds.

Kids will enjoy the play features that are scattered all over the park such as the flying fox, mazes, swing rope bridge, playground, caves, and water play area.

There are also inclusive play features for children with special needs.

Opening Hours: 8am-7pm, closed on Mondays except for public holidays

Location: 481 Bukit Timah Road

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2. Far East Organization Children’s Garden - Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay Childrens Garden

Set within a lush natural setting, the Children’s Garden targets two groups of kids, 1-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds.

The garden consists of a few areas:

Water Play area (6-12 year old) for kids who love splashing about in water. The water play is linked to sensors which detect movement to create different water effects.

Toddler Play Zone (1-5 year old) that is perfect for toddlers to climb about and play around. There are play structures here such as a sway bridge, stepping springs, as well as the Fish Fountain with its interactive landscape of water tunnels and fish sculptures.

Rainforest Tree Houses (6-12 year old) situated within a dense canopy of trees, two tree houses towering 4 meters and 7.5 meters respectively link a 130 meter long forest trail.

Adventure Trail (6-12 years old) with numerous play structures and obstacles for kids to climb, balance, and slide down.

Toddler Playground which is supposed to be meant for kids 1-5 years old. However, the type of play structures here and the relatively small area means that this area will probably interest kids on the younger end more.

Opening hours:

• Weekdays (Tues-Fri): 10am-7pm

• Weekends (Sat-Sun, Public Holidays): 9am-9pm

• Closed every Monday

• Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday

• Waterplay and Fish Fountain areas are closed at 630pm on weekdays and 830pm on weekends/public holidays

Location: Gardens by the Bay

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3. Como Adventure Grove

Image: Playpoint Singapore Pte Ltd

The Como Adventure Grove playground is one of the attractions at the newly opened Gallop Extension at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Inspired by forest canopies, jungle trails, and Singapore’s diverse flora, it’s a wonderland designed to inspire curiosity and encourage exploration.

Look forward to a 5.8m banyan tree tower, exciting tube slides, climbing nets, swings, and even a giant jackfruit. Plus admission is free!

Opening hours: 7am-7pm

Location: Gallop Extension, Singapore Botanic Gardens (Tyersall Gallop Entrance).

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More info on Singapore Botanic Gardens' website.

4. Jubilee Park at Fort Canning

Jubilee Park at Fort Canning

Set amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning, this is a nature inspired playground with lots of space and play structures for kids to engage in.

Interesting structures include the wooden log obstacle, bouncy nets, rope bridge, and slides built into the hill slopes.

You'll find a wide variety of swings to choose from (including two wheelchair friendly ones).

We love the really soft and fine sand here which is great for the kids to play with!

Opening Hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: Bounded by Clemenceau Avenue and River Valley Road

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5. Nature Playgarden at Hortpark

Designed with pre-schoolers in mind, the Nature Playgarden aims to inspire children to spend more time outdoors and spark their love for nature.

You won’t see the usual slides and see saws commonly found in playgrounds here.

Instead, there are nine areas where children can climb, jump, and balance on, play with sand and gravel, build structures with natural materials, engage in musical play with bamboo poles of different sizes, and play with water.

Opening Hours: Although Hortpark is opened from 6am to 11pm, the playgarden is lit by natural sunlight only. For safety reasons, please refrain from entering at night or during bad weather.

Location: 33 Hyderabad Road

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6. Playground at Hort Park

Hort Park has not one but two playgrounds! Aside from the Nature Playgarden, there's a more conventional playground with slides and climbing structures.

The play structures are spread over a few areas of the park though they're all within a short walking distance of each other.

We love that the playground is surrounded by different types of gardens including children focused ones such as the Pitter Patter Potter Garden where kids can learn about everything from seed dispersal methods to recycling and gardening.

Opening Hours: Although Hortpark is opened from 6am to 11pm, the playgarden is lit by natural sunlight only. For safety reasons, please refrain from entering at night or during bad weather.

Location: 33 Hyderabad Road

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7. Adventure Playground at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

This playground has several unique play structures for kids to climb and slide around in such as the:

  • Pirate ship design play structure with climbing poles and slides
  • Climbing pyramid structure
  • Concrete rock wall with climbing ropes and tube slides

There’s also a dedicated area for the younger kids with swings, play structures, and a merry go round.

Opening hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: 510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1

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More info on National Park's website

8. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

Tiong Bahru Park Playground

The highlight of this playground is the crazy tilted train. Kids will love the challenge of trying to stay upright while navigating through the train’s slanted cabins.

There are also swings, kiddie rides, a zipline, and a padded area for toddlers

Opening Hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: Along Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road

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9. Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista

While not the biggest in size, this Alice in Wonderland inspired playground certainly wins in the whimsical department. You'll feel like you've stepped straight into the storybook, complete with Cheshire Cat and magic mushrooms.

The play structures are divided into those for 2-5 and 6-12 years old, with a surprising number of different play elements packed into this compact space.

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Dawson Vista, 78 Dawson Road, Singapore 141078

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10. Toa Payoh Crest Playground

This playground is a little different from the usual ones as it's set on a slope and many of the play structures feature some sort of climbing play such as climbing nets, ropes, and little hills.

Definitely one of the most tiring playgrounds we've been to!

You'll need to make your way up to the top of the slope in order to slide down so the kids will definitely be exhausted at the end of the day!

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Block 131

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11. Pirate themed playground at Sentosa Cove Village

Pirate themed playground at Sentosa Cove Village

With picturesque views of the waters and marina, you won’t find a playground with a better view in Singapore.

The highlight of the playground is the magnificent pirate ship which kids are sure to love exploring, climbing, and sliding down from.

When everyone is exhausted, unwind at the numerous child friendly cafes and restaurants at Quayside Isle which is just round the corner.

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Sentosa Cove Village, 1 Cove Avenue

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12. Esplanade Park Playground

Outdoor playgrounds are a rarity in the city centre. So this playground seems almost like an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

Located near Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, this playground is relatively small but makes up for it with great views of the Singapore River, city landscape, and historical buildings in the Civic district. Don't forget your sand toys as the entire playground is filled with sand.

Opening hours: Park lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: Along Connaught Drive, opposite Padang and City Hall

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13. Labrador Park Playgrounds

With beautiful seaviews and lush greenery, the playgrounds at Labrador Nature Reserve must surely be in one of the most scenic locations in Singapore.

There are actually two playgrounds here, a smaller one near the sea and a larger one inland.

A stroll by the water is also great way to relax with the kids. You'll even encounter numerous World War II relics such as machine gun bunkers along the way!

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East

14. Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

Occupying the site of the former Big Splash, the Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park features a Play Tower, water play area, Nature Playgarden, Outdoor Classroom by the Sea, as well as retail and dining options.

At 16 metres high, the Play Tower is Singapore's tallest outdoor play feature with a 4 storey vertical net play area (suitable for children 13 years old and above), and long tube slides on the third and fourth floor.

The slide on the fourth floor is also the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore!

Meanwhile, the water play area is suited for kids aged 5-12 where they can splash about in wading pools with numerous water jets.

At the Nature Playgarden, children will be able to play in an environment immersed in nature with tunnel trails, teepee hideouts, log trails, and sand pits.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-8pm

Location: 902 East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449874

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15. Marine Cove Playground at East Coast Park

Marine Cove Playground
Image: National Parks Board

The 3,500sqm children’s playground at Marine Cove offers a range of play equipment suitable for children of all ages. Located near to the beach, the playground offers lots of open spaces and good views of the sea.

Highlight of the playground is the three storey, 8m high tower. Modelled after a lighthouse, the tower consists of many play elements including slides, a rope bridge, and climbing net courses.  

There are also inclusive play elements that encourage children of different abilities to play together. The inclusive play equipment is designed for children to spin, rock, and swing around in to improve their muscle control.

Parents will find no shortage of dining options nearby to chill out in. You can choose from a whole host of family friendly F&B establishments, including one of Singapore’s largest McDonald’s outlets.

Opening hours: 24 hours

Location: Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway

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More info on NPark's website

16. Pasir Ris Park Playground

Pasir Ris Park Playground

Set amidst the lush greenery of Pasir Ris Park and with views of the sea, this playground is a favourite of many parents in Singapore.

Aside from the usual swings and slides, there are different themed zones with various play features as well such as climbing bridges, suspension bridges, zip lines, climbing nets, a maze, and music play area. There’s also a padded zone for toddlers.

A highlight for many kids will be the King of the Hill zone with a pyramid climbing structure set on top of a hill. Little climbers who make it to the top will be rewarded with a long slide down back to the foot of the hill.

Opening hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: 110 Pasir Ris Road

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West

17. Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens
Image: National Parks Board

A sprawling nature playgarden, suitable for children aged between 5 and 12.

Inspired by the environment of the forest wildlife, the playground has many features that mimic the creatures that inhabit the freshwater swamp forests such as the otter, heron, and frog.

Children can look forward to variety of swings, jumping stations, suspension bridges, climbing structures and giant slides.

With 13 different exciting stations to explore, children will have plenty of opportunities to create their own unique adventures and play experiences.

Opening Hours: 8am-10pm, closed on Mondays except public holidays

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens

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18. Water Play at Clusia Cove

Water Play at Clusia Clove
Image: National Parks Board

Experience water movements that mimic tidal patterns and movements of coastal shores in this 3 hectare water playground.

Opening Hours: 8am-7pm, closed on Mondays except public holidays

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens (near North Carpark)

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19. West Coast Park Adventure Playground

One of Singapore’s largest outdoor playgrounds, you’ll find a wide variety of different play structures here.

The soaring climbing pyramid is one of the prominent features here with tube slides to get back down once you make it to the top.

Kids will come across many other interesting play structures as well such as bridges, balancing beams, a climbing sphere, ziplines, obstacle courses, tunnels, and even a Viking ship play structure.

Toddlers can explore away at a dedicated area too. There’s also an inclusive playground designed to be accessible to wheelchair users.

Opening hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: West Coast Ferry Road

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More info on National Park's website

North

20. Admiralty Park Playground

Admiralty Park Playground
Image: National Parks Board

A must visit for slide lovers (aka all kids), the Admiralty Park Playground features a massive 26 slides, the most of any park in Singapore!

It also has the longest and tallest tube slide in a public park in Singapore, a double barrel slide which stands at about 9m tall and 23m in length.

The playground caters to all ages, with faster slides for the older kids and gentler slopes for the younger ones. It’s not all about slides either as the playground has plenty of other play features as well such as a flying fox, sand play area, suspension bridges, and swings.

There is also an inclusive playground area with a swing for wheelchair users and an inclusive merry go round.

We guarantee your kids will love this place!

Opening Hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: 31 Riverside Road

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More info on National Park's website

21. Marsiling Park Playground

This playground actually consists of four separate areas within Marsiling Park, all within a short walking distance of each other.

Each play area has its own unique play structures such as climbing ropes, balancing beams, swings, and slides.

The main play area is the Fun Play area where you'll find a play gym with slides as well as play equipment with musical elements for an interactive play experience.

We really love the peaceful ambience of Marsiling Park with its lush greenery and tranquil setting next to the large pond. You'll want to enjoy the scenic views of the pond from the boardwalk.

Opening hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: Woodlands Centre Road adjacent to Bukit Timah Expressway

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22. Battleship Playground at Sembawang Park

The maritime theme of this playground is a tribute to the naval heritage of Singapore as the area was once a British naval base.

The centrepiece of the playground is a battleship complete with turrets and decks.

Kids are sure to enjoy exploring the various corners of the ship with many nooks and crannies that they can climb and clamber on.

located in the tranquil surroundings of Sembawang Park, it’s also a great location to just chill by the seaside, or enjoy a barbeque with the family.

Opening hours: 24 hours, lighting hours are from 7pm-7am

Location: Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road

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More info on National Park's website

North-East

23. Playground at The [email protected] Aerospace Park

Playground at the Oval@Seletar Aerospace Park

An aviation themed playground complete with aeroplanes and a control tower. Kids will love running around the lush fields and open spaces.

You can also watch the private planes go by at Seletar Airport, which is right next to the park.

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: 2 Park Lane Singapore 798386

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