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23 Best Free Playgrounds In Singapore – Unique Themes, Water Play Areas & Giant Slides

Free playgrounds in Singapore

Playgrounds are a fail-proof way for kids to unleash all their energy, and a guaranteed spot to lift any kidult’s spirits. In fact, while many of us think public playgrounds are catered to children, there are many with equally thrilling slides and rope courses that kiddos and adults alike will get a good kick out of.

From family-friendly playgrounds ideal for your crawling tot, to others with 4-storey climbing structures and 34m slides, here are the best free playgrounds in Singapore to let your inner child – or your actual child – run wild.

What to prepare before visiting a playground in Singapore

When your child is scampering all over the playground, you’ll want to make sure that they’re wearing proper footwear so they don’t trip over themselves or the playground equipment. Running shoes and strap-on sandals would be the most appropriate. Loose slippers and slides might be a tripping hazard for young ones.

If you’re planning for some water play, then remember to pack a change of clothes, for both yourself and your child, so you’re not soaking wet going home.

Of course, pack plenty of water to keep your kids hydrated in Singapore’s sweltering heat. Sunscreen is helpful in warding off harmful UV rays, and wet wipes are also handy to clean up muck-covered faces. Snacks are also a thoughtful inclusion, in case the kids get peckish after a whole day’s worth of play.

We’ve broken down the playgrounds by region, so it’s easy to pick one nearest to you:

Region of Singapore Playgrounds
North Mandai Wildlife West
Causeway Point
Admiralty Park
Oasis Water Park
Jelutung Harbour Park
Sembawang Park
Circle Green Park
Canberra Park
South Jubilee Park
Children’s Garden at GTBB
Great World Playland
Tiong Bahru Park
East Coastal Playgrove
Tampines GreenForest Park
Dakota Breeze
West Bukit Gombak Park
Alice in Wonderland Playground
Woodlands Vista Park
Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park
Clusia Cove
Central Play @ Heights Park
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Toa Payoh Crest
COMO Adventure Grove

– North –

1. Mandai Wildlife West

Next to Bird Paradise

Look out for the giant waterfall at the entrance to the playground.

The next time your family has an outing to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, have your kids burn off any pent up energy at Mandai Wildlife West. Located just next to Bird Paradise, this free-to-enter park has 5 nature-themed playgrounds for little ones to run amok.

If they fancy themselves a Dora the Explorer or her cousin Diego, they’ll love climbing all over the wooden bridges and mini rope ladders. But it’s not all play here either. The playgrounds have been designed to mimic mangroves and forests for a teachable moment on ecosystems.

If the lil’ ones still have gas left in the tank, then head next door to KidzWorld which is nestled in Singapore Zoo to complete your day out in Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

Address: 20 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729825
Opening hours: 6am-9.30pm, Daily
Contact: Mandai Wildlife West website

2. Causeway Point

IG-worthy dinosaur sculptures & play areas

Image credit: @causewaypointsg via Instagram

Dino-lovers will enjoy this Causeway Point water playground with dinosaur-themed elements.

There are a couple of unique playground equipment to try out, such as an “erupting” water volcano fitted with 1 wet and 1 dry slide on each end. There’s also a rib-cage-shaped swing structure for kiddos to rest on. For cute pics, pose next to the colourful dinosaur sculptures built around the playground.

If junior loves splashing about in water, then you’ll want to check out these other water parks in Singapore too.

Address: 1 Woodlands Square, Level 7, Singapore 738099
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Causeway Point website

3. Admiralty Park

Longest outdoor public park slide in SG

You’ve probably seen this roller slide online before, and for good reason. After all, the 34m slide at Admiralty Park is the longest public park slide in Singapore.

Beyond its famous roller slide, the entire playground is also pretty much slides galore, with 26 slides in total. These include an array of regular, roller, and tubed variations for slide-lovers to go nuts in. Of course, it also has regular net courses and climbing areas for a good workout.

Address: 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 739087

4. Oasis Water Park

5,600sqm of water play

Image credit: @neesoontc via Instagram

If you’re looking for a huge water playground, the Oasis Water Park is an aptly named playground in Yishun with a large water play area for kids and adults alike to splash around in. It includes features such as water buckets, mist, sprays, and even a shallow pool.

Those who prefer to remain dry can chill around on the surrounding benches, or head over to a dry play zone with giant paintings of old-school games such as hopscotch on the ground.

Address: 307 Yishun Central, Singapore 760307
Opening hours: 9am-7.30pm, Daily
Contact: 6257 2722

5. Jelutung Harbour Park

Wheelchair accessible merry-go-round

Image credit: @winston0 via Instagram

The Jelutung Harbour Park is another neighbourhood playground with water facilities such as cannons and sprays to enjoy a refreshing splash under. It’s ship-themed, so you’ll spot structures such as fishes, wind sails and ship wheels scattered around.

There’s also a dry play area with the usual playground essentials, from slides to climbing nets. A notable feature is its inclusive merry-go-round structure that’s built into the ground, making it accessible by wheelchair.

Address: Near Block 488/489 Admiralty Link, Singapore 750488

6. Sembawang Park

Shipwreck-themed playground

Those looking for IG-worthy themed playgrounds should check out Sembawang Park. The play area is interestingly shaped to resemble that of a ship-wreck, with some parts of the structure sunken into the ground, and others at a slightly tilted angle.

The playground is equipped with climbing ropes, bridges, and walls to get around, plus a metal tube slide.

Address: 1200 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758526

7. Circle Green Park

3 playgrounds & climbing dome

If you’re up for a climb, the 3-storey climbing dome at Circle Green Park will be enough of a reason to pay it a visit. The netted structure has a ton of connected ropes for you to spider-man your way up, before ending off with a slide down from the top.

Younger kids and those who aren’t big fans of height elements can stick to the pirate ship section of the playground, which has easier nets to navigate and a smaller slide.

Address: Woodlands Circle, Singapore 730736

8. Canberra Park

Abundant swings & net play structures

Swings are a playground fave for many of us. They’re just the right balance of fun and thrilling and don’t require much physical exertion for those of us who just want a chill time. If swing sets are your go-to playground ride, you’ll enjoy spending time at Canberra Park.

With a larger-than-usual selection of swing types, you’ll no longer have to wait in line to chope the 2-3 swing sets that playgrounds typically have.

Work up more of a sweat by climbing this relatively complicated net structure that features intertwined ropes and ladders.

Address: Sembawang Crescent, Singapore 750325

– South –

9. Jubilee Park

Child-friendly obstacle courses & swings

Image credit: @parksfunmomnson via Instagram

Another sandy playground paradise in the middle of lush greenery, the Jubilee Park Playground at Fort Canning Park has obstacle courses that both older and younger kids can enjoy.

Little ones can climb and crawl around low-lying parts of the wooden obstacle course, where there are long flat-laying logs to manoeuvre. Meanwhile, older children can explore the more challenging bits where a little more climbing is required.

Beyond an obstacle course, there are also inclusive swings with protective features for smaller-sized tots, as well as regular swings for the rest to enjoy.

Address: River Valley Road, Clemenceau Avenue
Contact: Fort Canning Park website

10. Children’s Garden at GBTB

Toddler area & water play

Image credit: @marie_with_babiesg via Instagram

If you find yourself at Gardens By The Bay with the fam, be sure to check out their Children’s Playground. One of its most popular zones is its wet play area, which has sprinklers, water buckets, and a ton of free space for kids to zoom around.

Image credit: @aussie_boymum_in_singapore via Instagram

There are also other dry zones, including a 130m treehouse trail with obstacles such as ladders and ropes for older children to explore.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: Thu-Sun & PH 9am-7pm, water play area closes 6.30pm. (Closed from Mondays to Wednesdays)
Contact: Far East Organisation Children’s Garden website

11. Great World Playland

Hot air balloon & pirate ship structures

Image credit: Play Point

If you haven’t been able to travel with your kiddos, perhaps this travel-themed playground at Great World will suffice for now. A good place for kids to learn about different transportation modes, from hot air balloons to pirate ships, the Great World Playland has themed play structures suitable for kids of all ages.

Older ones would enjoy making their way up a jungle-gym-like rope course at the hot air balloon play structure, while little ones can enjoy playing in less challenging areas including a mini pirate ship and train structure. Do note that Great World Playland is temporarily closed for renovation, and will reopen on 13th March.

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Level 2, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6737 3855 | Great World website

12. Tiong Bahru Park

Tilted train-themed playground

At first glance, this aesthetic tilted train-themed playground looks like a relatively easy one to navigate. But while it may appear like an unassuming IG photo spot, it actually has some pretty challenging zones. It has several features such as tube slides and climbing walls, and even a flying fox set at the front of the playground.

The interior of the train cabins will make for a pretty fun challenge to crawl through, due to its twisted angle and build. 

Address: 1 Henderson Road, Singapore 159561

– East –

13. Coastal Playgrove

4-storey climbing tower & giant slides

This one’s perfect for height-lovers. The Coastal Playgrove houses an impressive 4-storey climbing tower with a 11.9m slide down. Its vertical climbing area poses a challenging feat, even for older kids and adults.

Once you’ve hauled yourself to the top, you’ll enjoy a thrilling 11.9m slide down from the 4th storey. If 11m is a little too daunting, take the alternative slide from the 3rd storey instead – just 7.3m down.

Those who are afraid of heights will still get to try these slides, as the playground has staircase access to each level of the climbing tower, so you can get to the top without climbing. Tots will also get their share of fun at child-friendly areas including mini climbing nets, sandpits, and a wading pool.

Address: 902 East Coast Park Service Road, Singapore 449874
Opening hours:
Vertical Challenge (net climbing area): Tue-Sun 8am-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Slides: 8am-10pm, Daily

14. Tampines Green Forest Park

3-storey towers to climb, with smaller sand-pit playground for younger kids

Image credit: Semec Enterprise Pte Ltd

If your kid’s gung-ho enough to brave high elements, this one would be right up their alley. The free playground at Tampines Green Forest Park consists of several soaring towers to take on, culminating in a rewarding ride down a lengthy slide.

Reaching the slide isn’t a piece of cake though, as you’ll need nimble limbs to traverse the suspended bridges. Tread carefully on the suspended rope bridges, or swing from the overhead monkey bars to make it across.

Image credit: Semec Enterprise Pte Ltd

For those with kids who’re not too keen on taking on the 3-storey towers, they can settle into the sand pits of the nearby pint-sized playground instead. It consists of multiple poles and bars to climb on, and has little bridges to traverse which lead to mellow slides down into the soft sand.

Address: 879A Tampines Avenue 8, Singapore 521879

15. Dakota Breeze playground

Aviation-inspired structures to climb on

Image credit: Playpoint Singapore

For those with children with aspirations of conquering the skies as a pilot, then head to the playground of Dakota Breeze. This aviation-inspired playground has a plane-like structure formed with bars and ropes. Curious tots can climb all over the frame and balance on the cargo net in the middle.

Image credit: Playpoint Singapore

Make sure to stop by the heliport tower too. Here, the children can scale the wooden tower and after crawling through a narrow passageway, they get to make their escape via a whiz down a slide. The playground’s padded flooring is a nice touch as well, as it mimics the runways of airports for maximum immersion.

Address: 90B Jalan Satu, Mountbatten Road, Singapore 392092⁠

– West –

16. Bukit Gombak Park

Rock climbing wall & butterfly garden

The set-up of the Bukit Gombak Park is pretty straightforward to get around, with fun little elements to try out. This includes stepping stones to test your balance on, and a rock climbing wall that kids can crawl up.

At the top of the slope, you’ll be able to slide back down to the ground floor, but be sure to check out the butterfly garden first before you head down.

The sensory garden has gorgeous colourful flowers and different insects and critters that you can get up close and personal with.

Address: Along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, opposite Bukit Batok Driving Centre

17. Alice in Wonderland playground & Woodlands Vista Park

Whimsical playgrounds with colourful & wacky installations

Image credit: Play Point

Alice In Wonderland is a cult-classic tale with some of the coolest visuals to this day – and fans of the story can now step into a mini “wonderland” at this quirky, photo-worthy Queenstown playground.

The Alice In Wonderland-themed playground contains many references to the famous story, such as 1 big and 1 tiny door at its entrance with a “drink me” shrinking potion, and figurines of characters such as the Tweedle boys.

Address: 80 Strathmore Avenue, Singapore 141080

Queenstown isn’t the only neighbourhood with an Alice in Wonderland-themed playground. Up in the north, Woodlands Vista Park is another one that features icons from the novel. You’ll spot the Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, and even a row of giant playing cards hidden among giant slides and climbing gyms.

But this playground isn’t just for kids. It also has a fitness centre with exercise equipment that can charge your smartphone. Just plug in the charger and go ham – you’ll see your phone’s battery percentage increase the longer you work out.

Address: 580 Woodlands Drive 16, Singapore 730580

18. Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park

3-storey tube slide

Image credit: @sebastienbruggemen via Instagram

The highlight of Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park is its 3-storey climbing structure and slide. While you’ll need to climb all the way up to ride the slide down, those who aren’t keen on heights can still enjoy navigating a rope obstacle course at its base.

Address: Between Bukit Batok Central Road and Bukit Batok Street 21

19. Clusia Clove

Auto-disinfecting water play area & tidal pool

Clusia Clove is the place to bring young’uns for some messy water play, with the assurance of cleanliness thanks to its auto-disinfection system. This is because the water, which comes from both Jurong Lake and general rain water, goes through a natural cleansing filter to rid it of dirt particles.

The playground’s water areas include an eco pond and even a ripple tide pool. For a full beachy experience, there’s also a sand pit to explore.

Beyond the wet area, there’s also a dry Forest Ramble playground with 13 zones named after swamp animals. There, you can find a zipline, long tube slides, and trampolines.

Address: 102 Yuan Ching Road, Jurong Lake Gardens, Singapore 618663
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6969 1598

– Central –

20. Play @ Heights Park

Ziplines, trampoline & water play

The Play @ Heights Park is a hidden gem in Toa Payoh, with a ton of wet and dry zones to explore. These include dry sandpit areas to a “splash zone” with water jets and wading pools.

We’re certain that not only kids, but also adults, will enjoy riding on the zipline and going crazy on the built-in trampolines.

To top it all off, there’s even an exercise area for our fellow fitspo friends or parents to enjoy while the rest have fun splashing around the play areas.

Address: 144 Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore 310144

21. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

Adventure trails, farm & orchard

Image credit: @shaunwee.js via Instagram

The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden playground is the perfect place for a little nature excursion with the kids. Catered to those aged 14 and below, it has multiple zones for children to explore and get in touch with nature.

Image credit: NParks

For instance, play areas include a flying fox, treehouse structures, and suspension bridges, all set amidst the surrounding greenery for kids to enjoy. There are also farms, gardens, and pond areas for young’uns to learn about nature up close.

Address: 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 1800 471 7300

22. Toa Payoh Crest

Swampland-themed play area

Image credit: @retrochichi via Instagram

Unlike the usual colourful playgrounds we’re familiar with, the Toa Payoh Crest playground has a unique structure. It looks like a swampland.

Young’uns with a knack for climbing will probably get the most fun out of this playground. The concept for this is a pretty cool one – visitors can trod their way up by climbing up the undulating slopes with the help of built-in ropes, before finishing with a rewarding slide back down.

Address: Block 131 Toa Payoh Lorong 1, Singapore 319759

23. COMO Adventure Grove

Nature-themed obstacle courses

Image credit: @mychirpylife via Instagram

Decked out in wooden branch-like structures and a sandy floor, COMO Adventure Grove is the perfect setting for a slightly more rugged playtime in the heart of nature.

The ropey play structures here will let kids live out their Tarzan dreams as they manoeuvre their way from “branch” to “branch”. Its highlight is a 5.8m-tall Weeping Fig tree structure, with extending branches fitted with ropes and swings. The main tree structure itself is a vertical climbing rope course, with a 4m metal slide at the very top.

Image credit: @beansforbee via Instagram

P.S. There’s also a huge durian structure for durian lovers to strike a pose.

Address: 5 Gallop Road, Singapore 258960
Opening hours: 7am-7pm, Daily
Contact: COMO Adventure Grove website

Playgrounds for all ages in Singapore

From playgrounds with challenging jungle gym-like structures, to water play areas that’ll keep little ones entertained for hours, there are plenty of public playgrounds in Singapore that are perfect for the young and old.

The next time you’re feeling like having a family outing, you know where to head to.

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Originally published on 29th July 2022. Last updated by Khoo Yong Hao on 10 March 2024.


Gwyn Lim

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