Admiralty Park Playground is a fantastic, free outdoor playground in Singapore. With a flying fox, climbing nets, swings and 26 different slides, it’s a big hit with kids of all ages!
Admiralty Park Playground is the best outdoor free playground to head to if your kids love slides! This children’s 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. Here are the key highlights of Admiralty Park Playground plus our top tips and key info on how to get to Admiralty Park in Woodlands.
Admiralty Park Playground: Longest outdoor slide in Singapore!
Singapore has lots of parks with slides the Admiralty Park playground boasts a slide that’s 34 metres long! The Curved Roller Slide may not be the fastest slide in this Woodlands park but so far is the longest outdoor slide in a public park!
Admiralty Park Playground: slides for kids of all ages!
Admiralty Park makes clever use of Woodland’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 at Admiralty Park
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.
A highlight at the Junior Play area at Admiralty Park Playground is Singapore’s first family slide. This slide is wide enough to accommodate a family of four sliding down at the same time!
Where: Junior Play is located closest to the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 and Riverside Road.
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.
First Expression Swing in Singapore
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 as they join in the fun!
Admiralty Park children’s playground also has two other sets of swings for bigger kids.
Sandpits for play
There are many areas surrounding the playground that are filled with sand so although you are heading to a park, don’t forget to pack some beach toys!
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 Admiralty Park 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! Look out for fun yellow suspension bridges that connect the Family Terracing Play area at Admiralty Park Playground.
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 Admiralty Park playground above!
Admiralty Park Nature Area
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 with all that running and sliding!
- 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 free outdoor park is the variety of slides for different ages but these are spread out in different areas. If you have multiple kids who will want to explore different play areas it’s best to come with help to watch the kids play in different sections of Admiralty Park.
Cafe and Restaurants at Admiralty Park
There’s only one restaurant at Admiralty Park, Shiok Garden Hotpot & BBQ Buffet features an extensive selection of popular Hotpot and BBQ items that cater to the Halal crowd.
Where: 31 Riverside Road, Admiralty Park, Woodlands, Singapore 739087
How to Get to Admiralty Park
How do you get to Admiralty Park? It’s 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, Woodlands, Singapore 732006