Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is now bigger and better with a flying fox, canopy bridge, wheelchair trampoline, veggie farm and new kids cafe, Food for Tots!
In fall 2017 Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden opened its doors to a new wing of the extended garden and can we just say how amazing it is?! It’s always been one of our favourite parks and with its new two-hectare extension doubling its size, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is now officially the largest children’s garden in Asia!
We love how NParks has woven in different ecosystems, textures (different paths, bridges, bumpy gravel, smooth wood), adventure, fun and art (huge bird sculptures) within the new gardens – plus there is plenty to learn and experience making this one amazing outdoor classroom for wildschooling!
In addition to the original faves of water fountain play area, sandpit, herb garden, maze and a tree house with slides, the new extension sees a cute cafe, Food for Tots (by Food for Thought) complete with colouring pencils and a little play area. There’s the ‘farm’ which is a plot with loads of veggies growing from pumpkins to luffas and winged beans plus workshops for hands-on activities and learning about ecosystems. There’s a flying fox (whoop!) and a cool raised canopy walkway protected by netting plus more treehouses, a wheelchair friendly trampoline (kudos!) plus some percussion play and a fairy den– that’s not official lingo, but if you go take a peak you’ll see what we mean!
Kid-Friendly Restaurant Food for Tots
When Food for Thought café in the Botanics with their outdoor play area closed a few months ago – you cried, we cried. Good news though, they are back – this time it’s called Food for Tots and it’s located at the all-new, revamped Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.
Food For Tots!, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, 1H, Cluny Road #01-K1, Singapore 259604
Hand On Activities & Nature Tours
For older kids (10 -14 yrs), there will be guided Nature Rambling Tours to explore the various trails and habitats in the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.
Head on over to the new Jacob Ballas now mama – plenty of fun to be had.
Jacob Ballas, Botanic Gardens, 481, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
Close on Mondays. Open 8 am to 7 pm (last admission at 6.30
2nd, 4th and 5th photos courtesy of “National Parks Board”.