Let your kids enjoy some unsheltered fun out in the sun! TNAP sums up our choices for outdoor play spaces in Singapore.

1. West Coast Park

West Coast ParkPhoto: NParks

We call this the children’s haven in the West. At Area 3 is the Adventure Play Area with challenging and exploratory activities suitable for both the young and old. There are more than seven play areas with various play structures. For a more peaceful option, head on to Area 1 for a quiet breather.

What else you can do there: Barbecue, cycle, camp, fish and fly a kite (You can get good and affordable kites via Shopee)

2. Jurong Central Park

Jurong Central ParkPhoto: NParks

Jurong Central Park is the first in Singapore to have life-sized board game features, such as Snake and Ladder playground and the Ludo Garden. Definitely an exciting playing field for the children. It’s situated just across Boon Lay MRT station and is well accessible via Jurong Park connectors.

What else you can do there: Cycle, jog, picnic

3. Pasir Ris Park

Pasir Ris ParkPhoto: NParks

Located at the eastern region of Singapore, Pasir Ris Park has a rich heritage that deserves a mention. “Pasir Ris” means beach bolt-rope in Malay, which implies a narrow beach. Despite that, there is a large playground with giant space-net and play stations to keep the children fully occupied, at least for a good 2-hour.

What else you can do there: Pony ride, water sports, roller blade, teach your kid how to cycle with a Learner’s Bike, barbecue

4. Children’s Garden – Gardens By The Bay

Outdoor Playground in Singapore Gardens By the Bay Children's Garden

A world of adventure awaits at Far East Organization Children’s Park! And yes, this includes the children’s all-time favourite, water play. The highlight for this area will be the 7.5-metre tall tree house and interactive water tunnels where kids can rediscover the sights and sounds of nature and fun.

gardens by the bay waterplay children's garden

What else you can do there: Visit Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest and Flower Dome.

5. Tiong Bahru Park

tilting train tiong bahru park

The tilting train in the adventure playground is the main feature for this area and its majestic view is loved by most children. There are also other enjoyable amenities such as merry-go-round, flying fox, and plenty of swings for ultimate playtime. This park is relatively cosy in size, at 3.9-hectare only.

sand playground tiong bahru adventure park

What else you can do there: Picnic, play ball games at the field, exercise at the fitness stations

6. Sembawang Park

battleship at sembawang park

Inspired by a warship design, this Sembawang Battleship playground is an instant fun factor for children and a play area like no others. It truly mirrors the rich naval history of the area. We say that this playground is suitable for the older children as it requires challenging moves such as climbing the rope ladders and rock climb.

What else you can do there: Barbecue, cycle, rollerblade, fish

7. Westgate Wonderland

Westgate playground

This thematic 11,000 square feet outdoor playground is located at level 4 of shopping mall, Westgate, and is surrounded by larger than life flowers, plants, insects, as well as other interactive structures. There is also a water play area for children who love getting wet. The playground comes alive at night, with lightings and amazing sound effects.

What else you can do there: Shop and dine at the mall

8. Hort Park Playground

Located near Labrador Park and Pasir Panjang MRT station lies Hort Park, with lush greenery and beautiful landscapes. There’s a thematic playground housing all things educational on wildlife and the floral and fauna. Suitable for children of all ages.

What else you can do there: Picnic, visit the exhibition room, attend workshops

9. IMM Roof Garden Playground

This playground is located at level 3 and similar to most malls, it is divided into wet and dry areas. The dry area consists of slides, tunnels, monkey bars and many other stations, while the wet area consists of water spray structures where children can aim and shoot water through those play equipment. What we love about this area is the thoughtfulness of having dedicated water cooler stations to keep the children hydrated.

What else you can do there: Shop and dine at the mall

10. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (located in Singapore Botanic Gardens)

jacobs ballas childrens garden slides

Jacob Ballas Garden Waterplay

A garden created and dedicated to the children. Adults must be accompanied by children to enter this garden. There are various spots formed to etch memorable experiences for the children:

1. Sandpits – For the creators (children who are creative and love building and creating stuff).
2. A-maze-ing Play – For the active ones (children who never gets tired of playing hide-and-seek)
3. Tree House – For those who are not afraid of heights.
4. Suspension bridge – For the adventurous.

What else you can do there: Buy a picnic basket at Casa Verde, visit the Swan Lake, Eco Garden, National Orchid Garden, Healing Garden and Herbs Garden, attend workshops

11. JEM Playground

JEM outdoor playground

Located on the top floor of the shopping mall, there are climbing frames for older kids and water play for the younger ones.

Outdoor Playground in Singapore JEM

What else you can do there: Shop and dine at the mall

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