Located at Area B of East Coast Park, at the former Big Splash site, the 4.5ha Coastal PlayGrove is the latest family-friendly destination at East Coast Park that has everything you need for a day of endless fun.
Take on the Play Tower, which is Singapore’s tallest outdoor play feature, featuring 4-storey vertical net play area and slides on the third and fourth floor. The latter being the tallest outdoor slide in Singapore. The water play area guarantees fun for children as they run through the numerous water jets and splash around the wading pool and streams. Children can also reconnect with nature and engage each other in spontaneous play at the nature playgarden flushed with greenery.
Coastal PlayGrove also features NParks‘ first outdoor classroom by the sea, a sand pit and an expansive multi-purpose lawn to support sports activities and large-scale events. Visitors can also enjoy the diverse food and beverage options available.
Play Tower – Vertical Challenge and slides
Suitable for children aged 13 years and above. Vertical Challenge is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am – 8pm.
The 16m, four-storey high Play Tower houses the Vertical Challenge, a vertical net play area and numerous rope-based obstacles which includes stepping pods, hammocks, grip wall and disc swings. Visitors can scale up and scramble through the nets and obstacles to reach the very top. Once at the top, take a moment to enjoy the breezy winds and the lovely 360o view of East Coast Park and the sea. If you’re raring to go for another round, take the enclosed tube slides on the third and fourth floor for a quick descent and start all over again.
Water Play Area
Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am – 8pm.
Beat the heat by splashing around at the inclusive water play area which consists of wading pools connected by a stream with numerous water jets that light up at night. The water play area is wheelchair-accessible. A toilet is located close by which allows visitors to dry up and change out.
The nature playgarden at Coastal PlayGrove is interwoven into the landscape, to enable children to play in an environment immersed in nature. There are several themed sections to introduce children to different habitats. In all play features, natural materials such as wood, sand, and gravel are used. Biodiversity attracting trees and shrubs are planted to pique the curiosity of children.
In the first section, children can explore bamboo tunnel trail which evokes a sense of mystery. In the second section, children can engage in imaginative play as they hop along the log trails and hideout at the teepees, all while being surrounded by a mix of exotic shrubs that attracts butterflies and native plants to mimic the native forest habitat. The last section consists of a trail leading to a sand pit that is planted with native shrubs that attract biodiversity. Children can spot the various flowers and fruits, and the wildlife they attract such as butterflies, bees and birds.
Outdoor Classroom by the Sea
NParks’ first outdoor classroom by the sea for pre-schoolers has a chalkboard with boulders and log stools, and a view of the sea. This feature offers preschools in the area more programming options, as they can conduct activities in the outdoor classroom, coupled with play in the nature playgarden. They can also peer into an old hornbill’s nest and observe interesting plants in the outdoor classroom. Interested to hold programmes at the outdoor classroom?
How to Get to Coastal PlayGrove Singapore
Address: 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
Bus: 401 (only operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (TBD)
Admission: Free (COVID-19 crowd control in force)
Nearby places to check out:
- Amber Beacon Tower
- Marine Cove Playground
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