Free water play areas in Singapore


Water playgrounds SingaporeImage adapted from: @thepunggolbabies

We’re no stranger to Singapore’s blistering hot weather. On such days where the sun just isn’t cooperating, playground excursions get ruined as well, because no one wants to be drenched in sweat even before reaching the location. Although air-conditioned indoor playgrounds and jungle gyms are a possible solution, most of them come with entry fees. 

But you don’t have to spend a single cent to let your children cool down and still have a day of fun. Singapore is scattered with free water playgrounds where your little energetic kiddos can splash around in shallow pools or get a refreshing shower of water from massive dunking buckets.

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1. Palawan Pirate Ship – pirate themed


Palawan Pirate ShipImage adapted from: @julieandjunde

Kids can unleash their inner Captain Jack Sparrow or Blackbeard at Palawan Pirate Ship. This playground at Sentosa is designed after a pirate ship where kids can climb on deck and roleplay as the captain while having fun splashing around. 

Palawan Pirate ShipThe Pirate Head bucket
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If there’s a queue for the tubular slides, they can pop by the sprinklers or brace themselves for The Pirate Head bucket that dunks water. The strong shower is refreshing, sure to make the little ones go “ahhh” – or as a pirate would say, “arrgh”.

With the sheltered benches just nearby, you can get supervise your kids and while taking a rest. This playground paradise is a 2-minute walk from Palawan Beach so you can conveniently swing by to catch the sunset.

Note: Kids must be dressed in swimwear to enter the playing area

Address: 60 Palawan Beach Walk, Singapore 098498
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-6PM


2. Kidz @ Wet Play Area at Northpoint City – long tunnel slides


Kidz @ Wet Play AreaImage credit: @the_working_mum81

Sliding down long tunnels and getting drenched under a water-dunking machine are just some of the activities kids can enjoy at Kidz @ Wet Play Area at Northpoint City. There are also water fountains and sprays for added excitement. While you’re there, let the children spend some time in the farm-themed dry area as well. 

Kidz @ Wet Play AreaDry farm-themed playground 
Image credit: Northpoint City

Address: Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769098
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM


3. Splash-N-Surf at Singapore Sports Hub – toddler-friendly swings


Splash-N-SurfImage credit: @vicffie

Splash-N-Surf at Singapore Sports Hub will tick off all the boxes for an ideal kids’ water playground. They have water jets, long tubular slides, a shallow 0.6-metre pool and little swing seats for toddlers to get a kick out of splashing their feet in the water. 

Splash-N-SurfImage credit: @ondysplace

As a “reward” for bringing your child here, you get to bask in the beauty of the city skyline. 

Address: 1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 367688 (Level 3 of Kallang Wave Mall)
Opening hours: Daily, 8AM-10PM


4. Ninja Trail at Compass One – wet obstacle course


Ninja TrailImage credit: @ayulhuda

The Ninja Trail at Compass One is a play area that fuses water elements into a 13-segment obstacle course. Meaning your kids won’t just be splashing around in water, but also get to achieve a sense of accomplishment when they finish the challenge. 

Ninja TrailImage credit: @qi_cheng1311

The activities include reaching the end of a stepping-stone trail in the middle of mini fountains, with the highlight of it all being a water slide to zoom down. Besides the wet area, there’s also a dry area complete with springy animal rides and swings 

Address: Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545078 (Level 4)
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-2PM, 5PM-9PM


5. Wildlife Wet Play Area at Tampines 1 – jungle and Arctic-themed areas


Wildlife Wet Play AreaImage credit: Tampines 1

From a jungle-themed playground to an Arctic-themed one with realistic-looking iceberg fixtures, your little tot will get the best of both worlds at the Tampines 1 Wildlife Wet Play Area. Here, kids can frolic about the hippo fountains or slide down polar bear- and seal-shaped slides. 

Wildlife Wet Play AreaImage credit: Tampines 1

The play area is sizeable so there’ll be plenty of space for children to have fun despite the crowd. There’s also a shaded play area that block out the sun’s rays. 

Address: Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536 (Level 5)
Opening hours: Mon: 1PM-9.30PM | Tue-Fri: 12PM-8PM | Sat-Sun: 10AM-9.30PM


6. Far East Organisation Children’s Garden at GBTB – flower-shaped sensor sprays


Far East Organisation Children’s Garden at GBTBWater Play Zone with many poles that spray water
Image credit: Gardens By The Bay

Far East Organisation Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay has both a Toddler Play Zone (for children ages 1-5), and Water Play Zone (for children ages 6-12 years). Younger kids can enjoy a swaying bridge, springy stepping stones as well as water tunnels. The other water play area is entirely devoted to jets with sensors that can detect movement and spray accordingly. 

Although the features of the playground are not elaborate, they’re nonetheless fun – proof that you can find happiness in the simplest of things. The water-dunking machines are also designed to look like flowers, drawing inspiration from the flora and fauna of GBTB.

Age restrictions: Toddler Play Zone: 1-5 years, Water Play: 6-12 years
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 
Opening hours: Mon (closed) | Tue-Fri: 10AM-6.30PM | Sat-Sun: 9AM-8.30PM


7. Westgate Wonderland – garden-themed, with giant watering can fountain


Westgate WonderlandImage credit: @westgatesg

Any idea how the giant beanstalk in Jack and the Beanstalk grew so big? Maybe with the help of a giant watering can! And you can find one at Westgate Wonderland which has a garden theme with many water sprays. This place also has a blow-drying station so you can take your kids home afterwards with ease. 

Westgate WonderlandImage credit: @westgatesg

If your children have exhausted the water playground, head on to the 10m treehouse where they can transform into little Tarzans with rock walls, slides and netted areas to crawl through.

Age restrictions: 2-12 years
Address: Westgate Shopping Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532 (Level 4)
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM


8. IMM Garden Plaza – rotating water cannons


IMM Garden Plaza Image credit: @immoutletmall

Kids just love competing with each other in friendly water-gun fights. At IMM Garden Plaza, they can get their hands on miniature water cannons or rotating water guns which they can manoeuvre.  

IMM Garden Plaza Image credit: @immoutletmall

This water playground also doesn’t overlook safety with cushioned mats at the end of slides to ensure that the little ones don’t get hurt while having fun. 

Address: IMM Outlet Mall, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601 (Level 3)
Opening hours: First Wed of the month (closed) | Mon, Tue, Fri: 10.30AM-9.30PM | Thu: 10.30AM-7PM | Sat-Sun: 10AM-9.30PM


9. Lot One – animal-shaped water sprays


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West-siders can rejoice with Lot One’s animal-themed aquatic playground featuring water sprays shaped like giraffes and elephants. Apart from the colourful water features, there are also buckets that tip to create mini waterfalls. 

Address: Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Singapore 689812 (Level 5)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-2PM, 5PM-8PM | Sat-Sun: 12PM-8PM 


10. The 3 House at Changi city Point – butterfly water-dunking buckets


The 3 House at Changi City PointImage adapted from: @ryan_looi120

The 3 House is another tropical-themed water play area, featuring butterfly-shaped dunking buckets and water sprays all around. An additional perk is that this play area is right outside Koufu so you can conveniently pop by for a meal when the kids have worked up their appetite. 

Age restriction: 12 years and below (shorter than 1.4m)
Address: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038 (Level 2)
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM


11. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park – educational water features


Bishan-Ang Mo Kio ParkImage credit: @esthergoaxl

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is mostly visited for its many sandpit playgrounds with sections like winding tunnel slides and mini rock climbing areas. Their water play place is equally fun, with innovative parts like man-made water channels and draining systems. 

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio ParkImage credit: @yellowlemonie

The park has also incorporated gates which children can play with to restrict the water flow, allowing them to learn about the movement of water. This makes for a fun educational outing.

Address: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Car Park B)
Opening hours: Open 24 hours, Thu-Sun: 8AM-11AM, 4PM-8PM (water is activated)


12. Happy Park at Punggol Waterway Point – giant interactive “pond” with lily pad stepping stones


Happy Park - Punggol Waterway PointImage credit: @thepunggolbabies

The relatively new Punggol Waterway Point is a large mall with a sizeable wet playing area called Happy Park, which comes with shallow pools, jet sprays, fountains, and cushioned stepping stones in the shape of lily pads. The sprays maintain gentle water pressure, making them safe for kids of all ages. Shaded benches surrounding the area also make it comfortable for parents to rest while supervising their kids. 

If you visit this place in the evening, you’ll get to see it lit up in beautiful LED lights. 

Address: Punggol Waterway, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761 (Level 2)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10.30Am-8PM | Sat-Sun: 10.30AM-9.30PM 


13. Splash Park at Sembawang Shopping Centre – mini moveable water guns


Splash Park - Sembawang Shopping CentreImage credit: @lady_rayne_celine

Kids living in the North, Splash Park at Sembawang Shopping Centre has everything a water playground needs – mist machines, water guns, slides, and overturning water buckets. And since it’s usually less packed than other wet play areas, you don’t have to worry about coming at a certain time to beat the crowd.

Splash Park - Sembawang Shopping CentreDry playground
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Just a stone’s throw away is the dry playground which is equally spacious and has many play elements like fireman poles to slide down and mini rock-climbing slopes.

Address: Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758459 (Level 3)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-2PM, 5PM-8PM | Sat-Sun: 11AM-8PM


14. Marina Barrage Water Playground – overlooking a scenic view


Marina Barrage Water PlaygroundFountain Square
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We all know what a day out at Marina Barrage encompasses – if it’s not kite-flying and picnicking at the field, it’s enjoying the beautiful view of the Marina Bay skyline. But the Marina Barrage Water Playground will give you a new reason to visit. 

Marina Barrage Water PlaygroundImage credit: @ariff_yatim

The aquatic play area is complete with 4 sections including the Water Jet Tunnel, a corner filled with water sprays, a fountain zone and a shallow pool suitable for toddlers. 

Address: 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951 
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 12.30PM-9PM | Tue, Thur, Sat-Sun: 9AM-9PM


15. KidzPlay@SkyGarden at Nex – giant water bucket


KidzPlay@SkyGarden - NexImage adapted from: @geraldinepk

Although KidzPlay@SkyGarden at Nex sees many visitors each day, it is large enough to always have space for all to enjoy its play facilities, such as the mist machines and spray tunnel. There are also many benches for parents to take a seat on while looking after the kids. 

KidzPlay@SkyGarden - NexImage credit: @kopimilk

As with many water playgrounds, the water-filled tipping buckets here are a favourite. 

Address: NEX Shopping Mall, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083 (Level 4R)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 1PM-8PM | Sat-Sun: 11AM-8PM 


Water parks for kids in Singapore


The next time you’re racking your brain for a weekend outing with your child, visit one of these refreshing outdoor play areas for an exciting afternoon. You might just be tempted to join in the splashing fun yourself because ultimately, there’s a kid in all of us, no matter how old we are.