Admiralty Park Playground is a fantastic, free playground for kids of all ages. With a flying fox, nets to climb and 26 different slides, it’s a big hit!
Unlike many other playgrounds in Singapore, Admiralty Park Playground truly caters to ALL ages, from 2-year-olds wobbling down the baby slides to tweens navigating tunnel slides. Older kids will love the Family Terracing play area which caters to five to 12-year-olds while younger kids will love the Junior play area which caters to two to five-year-olds. Keep reading as we list out the key highlights (by age!) with our top tips when visiting and how to get there!
Admiralty Park Playground: for kids of all ages!
Admiralty Park makes clever use of the areas’s hilly terrain. Here you’ll find the highest number of slides in one area in Singapore: a total of 26 slides at the park’s playground! Look out for five different types of slides.
26 Different Slides
There are open side slides, closed-in tube tunnel slides, curved roller slides, straight roller slides, and huge wide metal slides where the whole family can slide down at the same time!
There are three play areas at Admiralty Park, ‘Adventure Play’, ‘Family Terracing Play’ and ‘Junior Play’.
Junior Play at Admiralty Park Playground
Best for: 2 to 5-year-olds
Junior Play is aimed at 2 to 5-year-olds and is a riot of fun with enclosed lime green tube slides wedged into a hill, plus metallic open slides of varying heights, bridges, hillocks and tunnels. To make things safe, instead of steps there are cargo nets to reach the slides. There are also fun slopes marked with footholds to climb up to the slides.
Wheel Chair Swing
We loved that there was an Inclusive Playground at the Junior Play area with a swing for wheelchair users only – with hand ropes to be able to swing oneself back and forth, plus an inclusive blue seated merry-go-round with a driving wheel to go faster or slower as you please.
There are plenty of swings at Admiralty Park Playground too. We LOVED the Expression Swing, located at the Junior Play area(a bucket seat and regular seat on the same swing). No more pushing your little one endlessly by standing behind them – now parents can sit on a swing and swing their little ones automatically!
There are many areas surrounding the playground that are filled with sand so although you are heading to the park, don’t forget to pack some beach toys! Kids are fascinated with everything and the sand areas can occupy young ones for a very long time so remember to bring along the right toys for them to have the best time playing in the sand.
Admiralty Park Playground’s Family Terracing Play
Best for: 5 to 12-year-olds
Admiralty Park Playground’s Family Terracing Play area is geared towards older kids. Two long, very high double barrel metallic tube slides command the playground with a smart enclosed cargo net to climb back to the top. These Double Barrel Tube Slides (approximately 23 metres long and 9 metres tall) are the longest tube slides in a public park in Singapore so you can imagine the speeds kids go whizzing down them! There are also many other fun slides including ones that go through the ground. If you are worried that the slides might bore your kids, don’t fret! There are countless other playground equipment for kids to play with that all kids are sure to enjoy.
At the top of the hill of Admiralty Park Playground you’ll find a flying fox that whizzes around a circle and it is a hit with the older kids. You can’t see this from the entrance of Admiralty Park so you’ll need to climb up the hill to find it but it is most definitely worth the hike!
Adventure Play at Admiralty Park Playground
*Adventure Play at Admiralty Park Playground is temporarily closed for improvement works until 30 June 2022*
Best for: All ages (from 3 to bigger kids as old as 12 +)
The Adventure Play section of Admiralty Park Playground consists of two sets of roller slides – one goes straight down the hill for the thrill seekers (a 32-metre long High Adventure Roller Slide), the other roller slide meanders in curves down the hill and is 34 metres long. The rollers actually slow the slide down so kids going down on their bottoms will need to pull themselves down to build up a bit of speed.
Pro Tip: It’s much faster if you squat so that your feet are on the rollers!
It gets pretty busy here at this free playground so plan your visit first thing before it gets too hot. Check out our video of the playground above!
The nature area – which is the more rustic portion of Admiralty Park – opened in March 2018. This 20 hectare nature park together with the 7 hectare urban park makes up the 27 hectare Admiralty Park. Located to the North of Admiralty Park playground, the nature area is perfect for a walk or a jog or simply to unwind after the kiddos have had their fun at the Admiralty Park playground. Built around a river, Sungei Cina, the newer Nature Area affords the opportunity to walk amongst an increased diversity of species in the secondary forest, mangrove, riverine and open grassland habitats.
Boardwalk, Bridges and Viewing Platform
There are three bridges located within the nature area which allows visitors to cross over to either side of the river bank whenever they like. Cross over to the west side for canopy trees or head up north to check out the mangrove boardwalk and viewing platform to get that little bit closer to nature. Plus look out for outdoor classrooms where you can learn more about the more than 100 species of plants and animals that dwell within the forest.
Sassy Mama Tips for Admiralty Park playground:
- Bring water bottles
- Wear suncream and hats – there’s some shade from trees at Admiralty Park, but best be sun safe!
- Bring snacks – kiddos get hungry fast. If you forget, don’t worry! There is a restaurant, Shiok Garden Hotpot & BBQ Buffet, located within Admiralty park.
- Bring beach toys – kids will have tons of fun playing in the sand as well as the rest of Admiralty Park Playground.
- The great thing about this park is the variety of slides for different ages. If you have multiple kids who will want to explore different play areas it’s best to come with help so one adult can watch the younger one and the other adult can watch the older kids.
How to Get to Admiralty Park
How do you get to Admiralty Park? To get here you’re looking at a 15-minute walk from Woodlands MRT.
Location: Admiralty Park Playground, close to the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 and Riverside Road
Closest Car Park: Admiralty Park West, enter via Riverside Road. Another parking option is Republic Polytechnic (on Republic Crescent, off Woodlands Avenue 9).
Admiralty Park Playground, 6A Admiralty Rd, Singapore 732006