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13 Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore [2024]

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Outdoor Playgrounds Singapore

Best Outdoor Playgrounds Singapore
Best Outdoor Playgrounds Singapore

With so many things to do in Singapore, what about outdoor play for children and families?

Of course, we have it!

Our play areas are the best in the world, highly exciting, with safe and fun apparatus and play pieces to climb, swing, slide and spin upon, and to develop essential gross and fine motor skills!

Themes range from adventure play to nature play.

Best Outdoor Playgrounds Singapore

1. Coastal PlayGrove

(Credit: National Parks Board)
(Credit: National Parks Board)

Welcome to Coastal PlayGrove, the crowning jewel among the playgrounds in Singapore. The playground area is the former Big Splash water theme park.

It is a kid’s dream come true where it includes the tallest outdoor play tower in Singapore, a nature play garden, and a play area with water play elements within. The vertical challenge will give you a high adrenaline rush and the long slides will make you feel ecstatic.

The views around the entire area are also great, especially the panoramic view of East Coast Park. This is a great place to bring your children and have some fun too.

2. Tampines Green Forest Park

(Credit: My Chirpy Life)
(Credit: My Chirpy Life)

A great way to explore the Tampines Green Forest Park. This playground is divided into 3 sections: the largest one is the obstacle course area while the near by has a fitness corner and the little one in the photo is walkable tot’s playground.

The gauntlet on the top of the structure, the cargo net and the tall slide are the highlighted obstacles. Kids enjoyed it and loved it! Suitable for families who wish to explore high-element obstacles in playground.

3. Admiralty Park

(Credit: TimeOut)
(Credit: TimeOut)

26 slides, 1 playground. where do they go? They go to Admiralty Park! One of the playgrounds with the most slides in the world, as of now. It used to be in a little spot in Singapore called Hougang, known for its older population.

The park recently moved to Admiralty Park, as it is known 一 of Singapore’s newer and much bigger residential areas. The playground (as seen above) has 3 sections called Junior Play, Adventure Play and Family Terracing Play. Besides the fun, the playground incorporates different features so that children of all abilities can play in the park. For example.

4. Marine Cove Playground

(Credit: Sunny City Kids)
(Credit: Sunny City Kids)

Marine Cove Playground is located right next to the beachfront, consisting of a whole lot of swings and slides and a bubble-shaped three-storey play structure. It is divided into two age-specific areas for toddlers and older kids, with an ample area for parents to sit and relax while their kids are entertained.

5. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

(Credit: Busy City Kids)
(Credit: Busy City Kids)

Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first children’s garden in Asia. It houses a farm, an orchard and a forest with streams and ponds.

Kids can jump around on trampolines, hide in tree houses and go zipping through the air on a flying fox zipline, all while learning about the birdlife and the importance of habitats thanks to a new Global Trees Canopy Walk.

This garden is a place for children to discover their curiosity about nature through adventure and play.

6. Jurong Lake Gardens

(Credit: Little Day Out)
(Credit: Little Day Out)

Jurong Lake Gardens is one of the biggest nature parks you can find in the heartlands. They have obstacle courses, sunken trampolines, a zipline and a tower slide. Everything is gigantic and there are just so many things to do. This place is really good for burning off your kid’s energy and also for parents who just want to take a leisurely stroll and chill. Bring some food and just spend the whole day here.

7. West Coast Park

(Credit: Flickr)
(Credit: Flickr)

Free entrance to West Coast Park, a 50-hectare play zone with a camping site, barbecue pits and children’s play areas. Highlights include a large zip line, pyramid-shaped rope course and a wooden Viking ship playground. Great value for families who want to spend the day outdoors.

8. Jubilee Park

(Credit: Cheekiemonkies)
(Credit: Cheekiemonkies)

Jubilee Park, near Fort Canning MRT Station, is a park with a nature theme built around a playground – which in turn incorporates natural elements with its playthings. There are swing sets, a log scramble, hydraulic see-saws and a treehouse including climbing nets.

It’s a wonderful place for children to run around, climb, swing, ponder, splash in the water play areas, and express their creativity. It’s surrounded by greenery and nature, which is pretty nice.

9. Tiong Bahru Park

(Credit: NParks)
(Credit: NParks)

It’s just one of the things that keeps Tiong Bahru Park’s train playground — with other features like slides, ramps, ziplines, swings, and a padded play area for toddlers — a big draw among the many playgrounds in Singapore. Kids of all ages could spend many hours having a blast on this peculiar playground in Singapore. It has tilted train that tips the fun factor up as you play.

10. Pasir Ris Park

(Credit: Little Day Out)
(Credit: Little Day Out)

Pasir Ris Park is a nature park which has pony cart rides, mangrove swamp boardwalk, a bird-watching tower for nature lovers. The playgrounds at Pasir Ris Park are also abundant and they have specifically different age group playgrounds as well.

Furthermore, the park has facilities such as barbeque pits and nature trails which makes it a good location for family gatherings and outings. Pasir Ris Park is also a great place if you feel like playing with flowers and plants while your children play around at the playground.

Notable Mentions

11. Labrador Nature Reserve

(Credit: Sunny City Kids)
(Credit: Sunny City Kids)

The scenery has seaviews and greenery, and consists of two playgrounds – the sea one and the inland one. There are a lot of accommodation units in the nature reserve, such as World War II relics and a forest hammock where people can relax. I love it a lot.The playground is inside the nature reserve, which means you can immerse yourself in the history as well as in the play mood.

12. Woodlands Circle Green Park

(Credit: TheSmartLocal)
(Credit: TheSmartLocal)

The massive slide, bridge and climbing nets that stand at Woodlands Circle Green Park mean that it is a paradise for the adventuresome kids who visit the playground. Here children can actually learn how to not be so afraid of height, and duly challenge their nerves under the supervision of their parents. In theory, the purpose of playgrounds is to provide kids with exercise and have some fun.

13. COMO Adventure Grove (Singapore Botanic Gardens)

(Credit: HoneyKids Asia)
(Credit: HoneyKids Asia)

COMO Adventure Grove, a play space in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, has been built around a tree design, while materials that were used to construct it are recycled: the park’s natural theme teaches children a love of nature as they play.

In this playground, we can see the eco-friendly values displayed on the environmental information board. Its opening hours and location are provided online for visitors to plan their trip conveniently.

Outdoor Playgrounds Singapore

Being different, each of these playgrounds caters treasures – ranging from the more inclusive and universally accessible facilities at Admiralty Park, to the naturalistic play at Jubilee Park, to the historically significant seaside of Labrador Nature Reserve – offer their unique elements of interest and engagement for different age groups.

In addition to helping children stay active, learning and exploring outdoors in playgrounds also promote creativity and social interaction, and best of all, a love for nature. Do take your children to appreciate and savour these wonderful spaces before this year comes to an end.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions about outdoor playgrounds in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore below:

What is the best time to visit these playgrounds?

It is best to go at this time of the day to avoid the hot afternoon sun and to enable children and adults to enjoy outside activity. It is cooler and less busy and can be very pleasant.

Are there any safety measures to keep in mind?

Always keep an eye on them and do not let them out of your sight; take enough water with you to keep hydrated and encourage children to drink often especially on sunny days. Use quality sun screen regularly to protect their skin from the UV rays. Get to know where the playground site is and how the layout is with the different hazards.

Do these playgrounds cater to children of all ages?

Essentially, most playground fall into following formula. They have a section for toddlers, an older kids section and a section for everyone in the middle. It is obvious that each section has equipment and activities that are age appropriate. This attribute makes the playground more fun for kids of all ages. Parents know their kids enjoy it and if your family has kids of different ages is also easier to go to the playground.

Are there any playgrounds suitable for children with special needs?

Play areas in Admiralty Park and other places are set up as universal play places to cater to individuals with different abilities. The play equipment and activities are in an inclusive manner where they are suitable for special needs children – ie, children with disabilities – to play together as one. Such play areas often include equipment with sensory play, wheelchair-accessible structures and other suitable designs.

What should I bring for a day out at these playgrounds?

Some essentials for a day at the playground are water for drinking, some snacks with energy and some sun cream for no smoking. Also some hat to protect you more from the sunburn and also some change of clothes if you go in the waterplay ground.

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