Children learn so much from play! “Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength,” says the American Academy of Paediatrics.
It also helps them “learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills.” Also, what’s life without some fun ‘n’ laughter?
Here then are some of the best playgrounds in Singapore – the outdoor ones, that is. They are proof that the best things in life come FREE! 🙂
Admiralty Park playground
The newly revamped Admiralty park playground has a whopping 26 slides, including Singapore’s first family slide, on which a family of four can slide down together. It also boasts of Singapore’s widest outdoor slide.
The playground is divided into three main areas, namely Junior Play, Adventure Play and the Family Terracing Play, ensuring that it caters to children of all ages.
There’s also a swing that parents and toddlers can enjoy together. What makes this park truly special is the inclusive playground, with thoughtful facilities like wheelchair swing and inclusive merry-go-round.
Where: Admiralty Park, Near the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 and Riverside Road.
West Coast Park playground
West Coast Park is known as the “Play Center of the West”. From the red climbing rope pyramid to the little red fire engine, there’s lots happening for the kids. This park is really 6 playgrounds rolled into one!
There’s the “Pyramid” play zone, “Zipline” play area, “Viking ship” playground, “Toddler” play area, “Wooden obstacle course”, and an inclusive playground which is designed to be wheelchair friendly.
Where: West Coast Park Playground, 71 West Coast Highway, Singapore 126844
The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
This one is popularly known as the “Aeroplane playground”, because at the center of the playground is a blue, red and yellow plane that kids can get into. There is also a “control tower”, swings, tunnels, monkey bars and a life-sized Ludo area at the playground!
Where: The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park, 2 Park Lane Singapore 798386
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Playground
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This playground is located inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Highlight is the tree house with slides, suspension bridge, sand pit and water play areas.
Where: 481 Bukit Timah Road (Botanical Gardens), Singapore
Pasir Ris Park Playground
This is a huge, super-popular and well-shaded playground in Singapore.
There’s loads for the little ones to do as well. Sample this – a ‘flying-fox’ zipline where children can ‘fly’ across the playground! There is also a rope-climbing pyramid which ends in a 16 metre-long slide.
And don’t forget to try the wobbly suspension bridge!
Where: Pasir Ris Park Playground is located along Pasir Ris Road, near the Pasir Ris Sea Sports Club. Enter in through Elias Road.
Marine Cove Playground
The Marine Cove playground is located at East Coast Park and is inspired by the lighthouse theme. There are plenty of swings, cargo nets and slides to keep the little ones entertained for hours!
There are toddler areas and crazy mirrors as well!
Where: East Coast Park, Car Park C2&3, Singapore
Canberra Park Playground
Imagine a tunnel made up of dinosaur bones? Expect this and a lot more at the Canberra Park playground!
You’ll see a wide variety of swings here, including those for children with disabilities. For the more adventurous, there is a super long rope obstacle course.
Where: Sembawang Crescent, Singapore 750325
Changi beach park playground
This one is close to the beach, which is why it has got a very seaside, nautical theme. The colours are bright orange, and there are climbing nets, sails and even a wooden raft.
And of course, kids will love watching the planes flying in towards Changi airport.
Where: Changi Village Road, Changi, Singapore
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Playground
There are 3 playgrounds in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. One of them is a water playground and the other, an inclusive playground. The highlight of the Adventure playground is a wooden blue and turquoise fort with look out holes and bubble windows.
Behind the fort is a 4-tier concrete structure complete with wooden ramps, climbing ropes and slides.
Where: Adventure Playground is opposite Blk 246, Ang Mo Kio Street 41.
Tiong Bahru Park Playground
Kids will love the cute and imaginative train structure of this playground. Exit the train through the slides.
The playground, located close to Tiong Bahru Plaza also has also a mini maze, zip lines, swings and a merry-go-round.
Note: This playground is currently closed for upgrading till 30 May 2018.
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