Picking a destination for the whole family on a weekend can be a tough decision sometimes, so here is a concise list of fun, free playgrounds for the young ones to run free while the adults can enjoy their time too.
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
The 2-hectare sized Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden (pictured above) is packed with many interesting features and stations for children to explore and discover nature. One interesting element is the Sensory Garden which lets children learn about nature through engaging of their senses like their sense of smell and touch. The extensive play area aims to educate and instil love for nature in children through interactive installations and fun-filled activities. Parents can join in on the nature loving at the gardens too!
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
Opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm) Daily. Closed on Mondays.
Alexandra Canal Linear Park
The Alexandra Canal Linear Park links Commonwealth Avenue (Queenstown MRT) to Tanglin Road with a 1.4 metre-long track. Along the park connector, there are many different play areas for kids to hang around and have fun. Nearer to Tanglin Road, there are playgrounds more suitable for younger children. Along the way there are challenging play areas like the rope playground ideal for older kids.
Address: Various entry points along the park connector from Commonwealth Avenue to Tanglin Road
Opening hours: 24 hours daily
Marine Cove Playground
The sprawling playground at Marine Cove is 3,500sqm, and features many unique play stations designed to suit children of all abilities. The extensive playground includes: a three-story play tower at the center with three slides of different levels and a rope bridge, a swing set that stimulates sense of balance, sensory panels and a quiet corner. Each element encourages muscle control through different movements like spinning, rocking, and swinging.
Address: Marine Cove @ East Coast Park, Car Park C2&3, Singapore
Opening hours: 24 hours daily
The playground at Nex located in Serangoon is almost like a mini amusement park. There is a waterpark and a dry play area, and on top of that the pet-friendly mall allows owners to bring their pets to the play area. With a wide array of shops and restaurants for parents and kids, everyone will have a good time there! Be sure to take note: only certain lifts allow pets!
Address: Nex Mall Level 4R Rooftop, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm
The sleek and futuristic Westgate Mall houses the largest rooftop playground in Singapore – the Westgate Wonderland. After a day of shopping around, the whole family can head up to explore the giant insects, flowers and plants. With a 10-metre tall treehouse, the vibrant wonderland also has various climbing frames, slides and a water play area that will definitely keep the children coming back! Suitable for kids from 2 – 12 years old.
Address: Westgate Mall Level 4 Rooftop, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532
Opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm