Want your kids to go outside and have some fun? There are plenty of outdoor play areas that can be found throughout Singapore. They are great places to burn off all the excess energy of your children. Here are two free outdoor playgrounds that really stand out.
Children’s Garden – Gardens by the Bay
The 1-hectare Children’s Garden playground at Gardens By The Bay has everything a child could want to play with. It spreads over 5 play areas designed for different age groups: Adventure Trail, Rainforest Tree Houses, Toddler’s Play Zone and Water Play Areas, all integrated with nature. There are obstacles and bridges to cross, tree houses to climb, bars to swing and a variety of slides. Kids will enjoy hours of active play fun! And to ensure your children’s safety, there’s even staff from Gardens by the Bay stationed at various points of the park. Besides the dry play areas, the water play zone features the Fish Fountain for toddlers and the Water Play Area complete with water splines, a hydro vault, and orchid-shaped splash buckets to keep the older children busy. It is a great way for the kids to cool down after all the jumping and climbing. There are plenty of bathrooms, lockers and changing rooms in this area.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays* – Fridays: 10am – 7pm (Last admission at 6.30pm) * Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday / Weekends & Public Holidays: 9am – 9pm (Last admission at 8.30pm) / Closed on Mondays
Official Website:Children’s Garden – Gardens by the Bay
Nearby Accommodations: Hotels in Marina Bay
Children’s Garden Map and Location
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore, 018953 – between the Cloud Forest and Satay Club.
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Located within the Singapore Botanic garden this is a great park to keep your little tots occupied. With multiple play areas, there is plenty to do in this playground, which offers a large amount of play equipment, including a sand pit, a tree house with slides, a maze and a water-play area, where fountains spout out from the ground to help kids escape the heat. The 2-hectare sized Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden also aims to educate and stimulate children to care for nature through interactive installations and fun-filled activities.
Opening hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm (last admission at 6.30pm). Closed on Mondays (except when it falls on a designated public holiday).
Official Website:Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Nearby Accommodations: Hotels in Bukit Timah
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Map and Location
In the Bukit Timah Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens – Address: 481, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769