If you would have taken notice of the number of times you or your kids complained about the heat when walking around Gardens By the Bay, you’d lost count! Well, how does playing in a basketball-sized water fountain sound?
Yes, you read it right! Located at the far east of the gardens is the Far East Organisation’s Children’s Garden that is filled with interactive play areas, water play features and occasionally educational programmes. The best part – admission is free for everyone!
This interactive children’s garden started operations in early 2014 and have seen a minimum of 800 visitors per day, excluding those of school visits. The play areas including the water fountains are designed for kids aged 4 and up, with adult supervision recommended.
At the entrance, you’ll be greeted with the basketball-sized water fountain that has an automatically-operated-orchid-shaped splash buckets, hydro-vaults and water splines. Also, the water actually goes in sync with the songs that are playing in garden!
For the younger ones, there is a mini water fountain called the Fish Fountain that is more baby-friendly. However, adult supervision is strictly required for the Fish Fountain.
Adults and children are allowed in the water area and swimwear is not required. Always make sure to take off any footwear before entering the water play areas or you’ll be whistled at by the ground staff!
For parents who just want to sit and relax after exploring the other gardens, then the amphitheatre is perfect for you! This canopy-sheltered 300-seater amphitheatre occasionally holds performances such as cheer-leading during events. It is also conveniently located in front of the water play areas so you can still keep an eye on your kids.
The Children’s Garden also comes with play areas that includes a treehouse that even the adults would be excited about.
The toddler play area in located on the east of the Children’s garden and it comes withsee-saws, slides, swinging ramps and rocking horses that are suitable for the younger ones.
The older kids however, can head over to the Treehouses , which are accessible through the 130m Adventure Trail.
The Adventure Trail consists of friendly obstacles such as the Spider Web, swinging ramps, tube slides and more. It is important to note that parent supervision is highly recommended as there will be no staff stationed in here and the Treehouses.
After completing the trail, the kids will be greeted with a suspension bridge that leads to two of the Rainforest Treehouses.
This playground definitely stands out from all the other playgrounds in Singapore especially with its hammock swings, swinging nets and a suspension bridge made entirely of rope in the treehouse itself! The Treehouses come with great safety features so parents don’t have to worry about anything. However, it does get a little narrow at some parts so do be careful when it gets crowded!
Lastly, the Children’s Garden also comes with a no-seat café that sells both savoury and sweet delights such as spaghetti, fries and ice cream. I should add that apart from their amazing ice cream flavours such as maltese and durian, their fries are amazing!
It is important to note that all play areas will be closed when there are lightning warnings and rain. Last admission will be 6:30pm on weekdays and 8:30pm on weekends and public holidays. So head down to Gardens By the Bay’s Children’s Garden with your kids now for an all-round fun for the whole family!
For more information, visit their website.
Location: Gardens By the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
Operating hours: Tuesdays – Fridays: 10am – 7pm, Weekends & Public Holidays: 9am – 9pm
Mummies and daddies, if you’ve visited the Children’s Garden, do share your experiences with us below!