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28 of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore

28 of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore

Updated:
October 9, 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 most of them are free!

Outdoor Playgrounds by Location

Central

1. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

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

3. Musical Playground - Gardens by the Bay

4. Como Adventure Grove

5. Jubilee Park at Fort Canning

6. Nature Playgarden at Hortpark

7. Playground at Hortpark

8. Adventure Playground at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

9. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

10. Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista

11. Toa Payoh Crest Playground

12. Esplanade Park Playground

13. Labrador Park Playgrounds

14. Great World Playland

15. Marina Bay Playground

Sentosa

16. ForestPlay Nature Adventure Playground

17. Pirate themed playground at Sentosa Cove Village

East

18. Coastal Playgrove at East Coast Park

19. Marine Cove Playground at East Coast Park

20. Pasir Ris Park Playground

West

21. Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

22. Water Play at Clusia Clove

23. West Coast Park Adventure Playground

North

24. Yishun N8 Park Treehouse Playground

25. Admiralty Park Playground

26. Marsiling Park Playground

27. Battleship Playground at Sembawang Park

North-East

28. Playground at the Oval@Seletar 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. Musical Playground - Gardens by the Bay

Musical playground - Gardens by the Bay

Located within the Active Garden at Gardens by the Bay, the Musical Playground features an assortment of unique outdoor percussion instruments.

Strike up a tune on the xylophone, bang on drums, or strike on long pipes to see what kind of sounds you can create!

There's even sheet music so you can play simple tunes like Happy Birthday and Mary had a Little Lamb.

Opening hours: 5am-2am

Location: Waterfront Promenade, Gardens by the Bay

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4. Como Adventure Grove

Como Adventure Grove

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.

Como Adventure Grove

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

Opening hours: 7am-7pm

Location: 5 Gallop Road Singapore 258960

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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. 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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9. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

The whimsical tilting train playground at Tiong Bahru Park offers lots of play features for kids of all ages.

Expect lots of topsy-turvy challanges, climbing poles, ropes, and fun slides all around the train.⁠⁠
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Try to make it through the carriages from one end to the other, it can be quite treacherous!⁠⁠


⁠⁠The kiddos can also ride alongside the train on the horse-shaped kiddie rides or even climb up the cactuses surrounding the train. ⁠⁠⁠

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

Location: Along Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road

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10. 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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11. 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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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!

Opening Hours: Park lighting hours from 7pm-7am daily.

Location: Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119187

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14. Great World Playland

Located on level two of Great World, this playground is one of the best free mall playgrounds in Singapore.

The main feature is the impressive looking hot air balloon play structure with its super long tube slide.

Younger kids may find the hot air balloon too challenging, but there's still lots of fun equipment for them here, including a pirate ship, choo choo train, trampoline, and toddler spring riders.

Plus you're in a mall (and a family friendly one at that), so you'll have access to plenty of amenities.

Conveniently, Kith Cafe is just next to the playground, making it a perfect spot to relax in air conditioned comfort while still watching over the kiddos.

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Location: Great World, Level 2 (next to Kith Cafe), 1 Kim Seng Promenade Singapore 237994

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15. Marina Bay Playground (Outside Red Dot Design Museum)

This playground makes it to the list based on its views alone.

Located right outside the Red Dot Design Museum, it's a small playground with some unique climbing features.

One of the kids favorite here is the rotating climbing structure. Climb to the top to get a 360 degree view of the magnificent surroundings.

Don't forget to bring your scooters and bikes to enjoy the gorgeous views of the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade!

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: 11 Marina Boulevard Singapore 018940

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Sentosa

16. ForestPlay Nature Adventure Playground

Image from: ForestPlay

Run by early childhood nature school Kidz Treehouse, ForestPlay is Singapore's first nature adventure playground for kids 4-14 years old.

Located in Sentosa, the 13,000 square feet outdoor area is filled with unique and fun challenges and is a place where kids can engage in unstructured play amidst the backdrop of lush greenery and ocean waves.

Guided by ForestPlay's experienced play-workers, children will use tools and materials such as recycled wood, tyres, and ropes to create and build on existing structures.

Aside from the Build and Tool Play Area, there are many other activities that kids are free to engage in such as:

  • Mud and Sand Play
  • Obstacle Course
  • Self-expression wall and craft
  • Nature swing
  • Outdoor cooking
  • Learning circles and teepees

Sessions available:

  • 10am-12pm
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • 4pm-6pm

Location: 112 Tanjong Beach Walk, (Focus Adventure), Singapore 098945

Admission: 

  • Single Session Pass: $39.90 (2 hours)
  • Super Pass (4 sessions + 1 Complimentary): $159
  • Mega Pass: (8 sessions + 3 Complimentary): $319
  • Ultra Pass: (12 sessions + 5 Complimentary): $479

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17. 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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East

18. 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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19. Marine Cove Playground at East Coast Park

Spread out over 3,500sqm, the playground at Marine Cove is one of the largest in Singapore and offers a range of play equipment suitable for children of all ages.

Located close to the beach, the playground has plenty of open spaces and wonderful views of the sea.

The three-storey, 8-meter high tower is this playground's highlight. 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 here that encourage children of different abilities to interact and play together. Kids can spin, rock, and swing around on the inclusive play equipment to improve their muscle control.

The younger ones won't be left out either as there are various toddler play areas here as well.

And with a whole host of dining options nearby such as McDonald's and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, parents will have no shortage of places to chill out in when running after the kids becomes too much!

Opening hours: 24 hours

Location: Marine Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway

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More info on NPark's website

20. 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

21. Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens

Forest Ramble at Jurong Lake Gardens
Image from: 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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22. Water Play at Clusia Cove

Water Play at Clusia Clove
Image from: 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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23. 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

24. Yishun N8 Park Treehouse Playground

Yishun N8 Park Treehouse Playground

The design of the Treehouse Playground at Yishun N8 Park is one of the most unique in Singapore, featuring colorful playhouses on stilts.

There are a total of three sets of playhouses, each consisting of three to four playhouses connected by net bridges.

Climb up nets or poles to get to the playhouses, then make your way through before enjoying a slide back down.

The playhouses are of different heights so children with different climbing skills can still enjoy them.

Yishun N8 Park Treehouse Playground

Aside from the playhouses, there are also play features such as trampolines, swings, and tunnels here.

Plus, there's an older playground just next to the Treehouse Playground that promises loads of fun for the kiddos as well!

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Location: Between HomeTeam NS Khatib and Blk 809 and 810 Yishun Ring Road

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25. Admiralty Park Playground

Admiralty Park Playground
Image from: 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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26. 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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27. 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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North-East

28. Playground at The Oval@Seletar 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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