Admiralty Park Playground is a fantastic free playground for big and small kids alike. 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-years-olds.
Admiralty Park Playground Slides: 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. 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
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.
Admiralty Park Playground’s Family Terracing Play
Best For: 5 to 12-year-olds
Admiralty Park Playground’s Family Terracing Play area is geared to 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!
At the top of the hill of Admiralty Park Playground you’ll find a flying fox that whizzes around a circle and 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.
Adventure Play at Admiralty Park
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.
There are plenty of swings at Admiralty Park Playground too. We LOVED the Expression Swing (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!
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!
New Nature Area Opens
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. 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. 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:
- Bring water bottles
- Wear suncream and hats – there’s some shade from trees at Admiralty Park but best be sun safe!
- Bring snacks – there is no food kiosk or snack stop on site.
- 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 do you get to Admiralty Park? To get here you are 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).
Lead image credit: NParks