Check out our favourite green spaces and kid-friendly parks in Singapore. From parks that are great for kite-flying to the best spaces for a run-around, climbing frames and more!
Are you looking for a kid-friendly park in Singapore to spend quality time with your family? Check out our list of the best parks for kids all around the island — they’re the perfect destination to keep busy on weekends or over the holidays. From treetop walks to ziplining, parks for kite-flying to wide open spaces to kick a ball about, these are our favourite parks in Singapore for kids!
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- Parks in Singapore: North
– Admiralty Park
– Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
– Coney Island Park
– Punggol Waterway Park
– Sengkang Riverside Park
– Woodlands Waterfront Park
– Yishun Park
- Parks in Singapore: South
– Labrador Nature Reserve
- Parks in Singapore: Central
– Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay
– Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay
– Fort Canning Park
– Hort Park
– MacRitchie Reservoir Park
– Marina Barrage
– Singapore Botanic Gardens
– Windsor Nature Park
- Parks in Singapore: East
– Changi Beach Park
– East Coast Park
– Pasir Ris Park
– Pasir Ris Town Park
- Parks in Singapore: West
– Bukit Batok Nature Park
– Jurong Central Park
– Jurong Lake Gardens
– West Coast Park
Best features of Admiralty Park: 26 slides for kids of all ages, flying fox, climbing nets, swings, inclusive playground with wheelchair swing, merry-go-round
Restaurants in the park: Shiok Garden Hotpot & BBQ Buffet
Sassy Mama’s Review: Admiralty Park is one of our favourite parks to visit with the kids because there are SO many slides (even the grown-ups can enjoy!). The kids love running around the open spaces, climbing up the hill and whizzing down the slide at full speed. There is also a small sand play area and toddler playground for the younger tots, so they don’t get run over by the bigger kids! There is plenty of lush greenery around the park, where you can take Insta-worthy photos and explore the flora and fauna with your littles to nurture a love of nature. Do note that it can get pretty hot if it’s sunny, so bring lots of water to stay hydrated and sunscreen and hats to be safe. There’s only one restaurant here – Shiok Garden Hotpot & BBQ Buffet – so plan ahead for your meals and pack snacks to keep the kids satisfied when they need a break from the playground. – Cherilyn
Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay
Best features of Bay East at Gardens by the Bay: unobstructed view of the Singapore skyline, open fields (great for picnics!), cycling and jogging path, amazing photo ops!
Sassy Mama’s Review: We love the access to this beautiful (and less crowded) side of Gardens by the Bay. This park is perfect for bike rides and picnics with the littles. There’s also plenty of cover for when it pours, out of nowhere – happens so very often! Whether it’s kiddie yoga lessons, scooting around or just spotting otters cross the river, there’s never a dull moment here. Walk further and you cross Marina Barrage to Satay by the Bay for a quick and easy dinner. Avid photographer? The east side of the park gives you the most gorgeous shots of our city and its famous landscape too. –Natasha
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Best features of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: Adventure playground, sand play, picnic spots, water playground, restaurants, lots of lush greenery, dog-friendly park
Restaurants in the park: Burp Kitchen & Bar, Canopy Garden Dining & Bar, McDonald’s
Sassy Mama’s Review: As one of Singapore’s largest urban parks, it houses several water playgrounds, well-equipped play areas and sand pits, so it’s lovely to splash about and cool down after cycling around or just kicking a football. And there are some great restaurants in the park itself (there’s even a McDonald’s). Also, with its heavy slant on eco-diversity, there are several initiatives to keep the park as green as possible – and we’ve actually participated in tree planting here. Sometimes it’s the perfect place to just sit down and unwind amid the lush greenery while the kids run amok. It’s probably also the most dog-friendly park on the island with its two huge dog run areas – and there are some gorgeous dogs there, too! ~ Priyanka E.
Bukit Batok Nature Park
Best features of Bukit Batok Nature Park: dog-friendly park, stroller-friendly paths, pond, playground
Restaurants in the park: None
Sassy Mama’s Review: There’s so much to love about this park! For one, it’s a dog-friendly park (unlike nearby Bukit Timah). It’s also got some decent elevation (for Singapore) so you can hike or run up the steps to the WWII War Memorial and actually feel like you’re getting a workout. The park is otherwise paved and quite stroller-friendly, with a beautiful quarry pond that feels very different from any place else that I’ve been on the island. And it’s got great kid bonafides, including plenty of monkey-spotting, and a fantastic playground with bathroom facilities nearby. – Kate
Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay
Best features of Gardens by the Bay: children’s water play, treehouse, playground, food court, space to run around
Restaurants in the park: Jurassic Nest Food Hall, Shake Shack, Mylo’s, other F&B in Gardens by the Bay
Sassy Mama’s Review: Our family loves Gardens by The Bay. It’s easy to access with its own MRT stop, and offers loads of fun for kids but also for out-of-town visitors. Any visit to Gardens by the Bay with our kids invariably starts with the water playground. Such a wonderful way to cool down in the Singapore heat. It is usually followed by an hour or two of play in the adjacent playgrounds which provide endless fun for kids. We love taking visitors through the Super Tree Grove and then the domes. The domes have the most stunning architecture and plant collection and offer a nice break from the heat. We usually end our trip to the park with a visit to outdoor food court Satay by the Bay for coconuts and local food before heading back home. – Emilie
Changi Beach Park
Best features of Changi Beach Park: sand play, water play (at the beach!), jogging and cycling tracks, BBQ pits, fishing
Restaurants in the park: Changi Beach bistro, BBQ pits
Sassy Mama’s Review: Because I literally grew up on that sand, and being there, smelling the sea breeze brings back so many childhood memories of being with my mom and dad. My dad and I used to play this game where we would lay on the sand and try to identify the planes that would fly overhead on their way to Changi Airport. We also used to go fishing there as a family, and it’s where I learnt how to hook a worm at the end of the fishing line. Just nearby you can hop onto a ferry to go to Pulau Ubin. And so many food options from local fare to a great cuppa flat white at Changi Village! – Nadia
Coney Island Park
Best features of Coney Island Park: bird spotting, cycling paths (including bicycle rentals), diverse plant and bird species
Restaurants in the park: None
Sassy Mama’s Review: I personally love Coney Island for how rugged it is! The dry look of the trees and bush give it such a cool autumny charm, although don’t be fooled – it does get pretty humid. Getting there is pretty easy too – take bus 84 from Punggol bus interchange – and there are a few bike shops to choose from for you to rent a bicycle for a ride around the island. The little beaches are great for taking breaks or having picnics, and we noticed there’s a wide variety of colourful birds and bugs to discover there that you won’t normally see on the mainland. Interestingly, there’s also a horse ranch located at the Punggol Promenade, Gallop Stable (you’ll see it when you alight at the bus stop) if the kiddos would like to try a little horse-riding!
East Coast Park
Best features of East Coast Park: playgrounds, nature play gardens, swings, water sports, Xtreme SkatePark, beach volleyball courts, cycling paths, BBQ pits, hawker centre and beach-y vibes!
Restaurants in the park: huge range of restaurants at East Coast Park
Sassy Mama’s Review: Hands downs our favourite family-friendly park as there is something to do for everyone! For one we love to bicycle there, and we especially love the Cyclist Park with its special cycling paths and obstacle courses! You can cycle through the East Coast Park all the way to the ArtScience Museum, spotting monitor lizards and otters on the way! You can have a go in a dinghy (small sail boat) at one of the sailing clubs dotted along the East Coast park. You can also rent a Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) or go wakeboarding at the Singapore Wake Park where kids as young as 4 are able to join in the fun. And if the kids are still not tired, you can always take them to Marina Cove Playground which is paradise for any child – just make sure you go there early mornings or late afternoons as this playground is not covered! Whatever we do, we always make sure to grab a fresh young coconut at the gorgeously situated Hawker Centre overlooking the ocean to replenish our depleted minerals on a hot day.
Read More: Guide to East Coast Park
Fort Canning Park
Best features of Fort Canning Park: Jubilee Park Playground, spice garden, sprawling lawns
Restaurants in the park: Tiong Bahru Bakery
Sassy Mama’s Review: Mamas love Fort Canning Park – a centrally-located park with its wide open spaces and hills (feel the burn as you push the pram uphill). Kiddies love the Battle Box – the former headquarters of the British military and an underground, tunnel-filled exploration wonderland, while everyone loves to picnic on the grass! The opening of Jubilee Park Playground (handily right next door to the Fort Canning MRT Station) has only boosted Fort Canning’s bonafides.
Read our Guide to Fort Canning here.
Best features of Hort Park: nature play garden, themed gardens, walking trails, gardening workshops and activities
Restaurants in the park: Vineyard and Canopy
Sassy Mama’s Review: This oft-forgotten park is full of surprises. It is lovely to stroll around the many themed gardens and our kids love trying to catch a glimpse of butterflies in the Butterfly Garden, exploring the edible garden for humungous luffas or growing aubergines and sniffing out for mint and lime. There is a play area and sandpit as well as plenty of space to use scooters, and we’re big fans of the Nature PlayGarden (although there’s not much shade so bring hats and sunscreen!). If all the greenery has inspired you to make your own balcony more botanical there is a large gardening shed with herbs and plants on sale as well as monthly gardening events. If you are feeling adventurous, Hort Park actually connects to Mount Faber, Kent Ridge and beyond so it is the perfect starting point for a long walk fringed with greenery throughout and often above Singapore. –Beate
Jurong Central Park
Best features of Jurong Central Park: sand play, climbing structures, slides, life-sized board games, ponds
Restaurants in the park: McDonalds
Sassy Mama’s Review: We loved the game-themed playgrounds at Jurong Central Park. They bring back childhood memories (before every child has a phone!) and gives kids and grown-ups a chance to play the old-school Snakes and Ladders game, explore the Ludo Garden and climb up the Dice Tower! The kids can spend hours building sand castles and running around the wide, open fields to burn off their energy. There are also ponds in this park where you can spot dragonflies and bird species for a fun game of ‘I Spy’ with the kids.
Jurong Lake Gardens
Best features of Jurong Lake Gardens: water play, playground, ActiveSG Park, dog-friendly park with a Dog Run, parkour park and bouldering wall, playground, swings
Restaurants in the park: Starbucks, Fusion Spoon, The Ride Side Skate Café
Sassy Mama’s Review: Jurong Lake Gardens in the heartlands is situated around the beautiful Jurong Lake (where you may spot otters). This huge park encourages families to explore nature (something we at Sassy Mama are 100% for!). The Lakeside Garden Park is a whopping 90-hectare park. Lakeside is centred upon the concept of “Biophilia”, our innate emotional connection with nature (much like the Nature Playgarden at Hortpark). The Forest Ramble area is officially for kids ages 5 to 12 years, but younger kids will have fun at the playground, and there’s a water playground and sand play park as well as a cafe. Our faves are the trampolines, rope courses and adventure bridges! – Beate
Labrador Nature Reserve
Best features of Labrador Nature Reserve: playgrounds, sand play, outdoor fitness stations, bird watching spots, BBQ pits, fishing spots, heritage trails, guided tours, jogging and cycling paths
Restaurants in the park: Tamarind Hill
Sassy Mama’s Review: I’m loyal to Labrador Park since it’s literally at my doorstep. We’ve spent many a Sunday scooting down the boardwalk and walking along the sea! The park is right by the water so there’s almost always a pleasant sea breeze, which is a huge plus in sunny Singapore. A park with not one but two playgrounds, a sandpit, outdoor workout stations, lawns and a maze in which the kids can chase each other….what’s not to love?! We’ve had countless running races, picnics, boat sighting fun and relaxed Sunday evenings there and occasionally, we’ve even been greeted by a family of peacocks! Bonus points for even having its own MRT stop! – Fiana
Read our guide to Labrador Reserve here.
MacRitchie Reservoir Park
Best features of MacRitchie Reservoir Park: rich biodiversity, hiking and walking trails, TreeTop Walk, bird watching
Restaurants in the park: Mushroom cafe
Sassy Mama’s Review: Still hard to believe there is this mass expanse of parkland in the heart of Singapore. We don’t go to MacRitchie Reservoir Park often but when we do everyone in my family – especially my husband – loves it. It’s just so green, so lush and a nature lover’s dream. Covering 12-hectres surrounding a reservoir, the MacRitchie Reservoir is a great spot for family walks. When we go, my kids love to hike over to the TreeTop Walk, a 250-meter suspended pathway between the two highest points in MacRitchie, Bukit Peirce and Bukit Kalan. At the TreeTop Walk’s highest point, you’ll be 25 meters above the ground – my kids are a bit older and they love getting that adrenalin rush of being that far off the ground. It’s a good long walk and needs to be done early morning to avoid the midday heat. It’s also nice that there’s a cafe on site so you can cool off with a refreshing coconut afterwards. Great way to tire them out! – Andrea
Read our guide to MacRitchie here.
Best features of Marina Barrage: open field with plenty of picnic spots, panoramic view, kite-flying, water play
Restaurants in the park: None bring your own picnic!
Mama’s Review: There is so much to love about Marina Barrage – the dam with a park on its rooftop (yep, you read that right). First off, this park has to be one of the breeziest spots in Singapore, which in turn makes it a mecca for kite-flying. The large lawns are perfect for picnics and for kids with kites, while water babies can cool off in the children’s water play area. And Insta-devotees are sure to love the stupendous views of Marina Bay and our sparkling Singapore skyline. – Kate
Pasir Ris Park
Best features of Pasir Ris Park: paths for cycling, jogging and inline skating, HUGE playground, swings, slides, mini maze, sand play, mangrove boardwalk, BBQ pit, three-storey bird watching tower, water sports, camping, nature play garden
Restaurants in the park: Georges @ The Cove, Rasa Istimewa Restaurant
Sassy Mama’s Review: Pasir Ris Park is not as big as East Coast Park by any measure but the fact that it’s by the beach makes it a great alternative! My favourite activity there is just to cycle around with music in my ears. With kids in tow, there’s plenty to entertain them in the form of a large playground with swings, slides, hills, a bridge, a mini maze and more. There are also opportunities for camping, bird watching and nature walks along a mangrove boardwalk, and a kitchen garden where kids may get inspired to grow their own herbs and veggies at home! It’s also a great place for your kids to try their hand at horseback riding at Gallop Stables. And of course, you’d want to feed those hungry mouths after a fun day out at the park and you can do that at any of the restaurants in the park itself – or just book a BBQ pit and do it yourself! –Nadia
Pasir Ris Town Park
Best features of Pasir Ris Town Park: fish pond, playground, fitness corner, paths for cycling, jogging and inline skating
Restaurants in the park: None
Sassy Mama’s Review: Located right next to Pasir Ris Park (literally, just across the street), Pasir Ris Town Park is much more subtle and has a very different park vibe. The giant fish pond is the biggest highlight, my kids enjoy chilling next to the water and watching the pros fishing BIG fishes. But the best part is definitely the side pond where kids can learn and practice fishing, and my young one LOVES the kiddy place for fish feeding and scooping! – Michell
Punggol Waterway Park
Best features of Punggol Waterway Park: cycling and inline skating path, therapeutic garden, water play, sand play
Restaurants in the park: lots of restaurants at Punggol Container Park
Sassy Mama’s Review: Kids love the water play area at Punggol Waterway Park. Though it’s not big, it’s a nice spot for kids to cool off after running around or cycling through the park. They also love building sand castles nearby, while the grown-ups can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view (and a break!). It’s also a relaxing place to cycle with older kids on the weekend and start establishing healthy habits. And if you feel like venturing further, the Punggol Waterway Park is one of four parts linked by the North Eastern Riverine Loop of the Park Connector Network, so you can run or cycle to another park nearby too!
Sengkang Riverside Park
Best features of Sengkang Riverside Park: inclusive playground, sand play, swings, reservoir, nature play garden with an edible garden, cycling track, jogging path
Restaurants in the park: Tenderbest Makcik Tuckshop
Sassy Mama’s Review: When we first visited this park, my kids didn’t want to leave! They loved exploring the inclusive playground, the swings, and playing with sand. This park can get quite crowded in the late afternoons though, as one of Skool4Kids’ largest campus sits within this park. But if you don’t mind the crowd, it’s a great place for kids to unwind after school and for parents to get in touch with nature again or squeeze in a workout while the little ones play. And if you’re looking for a fun family activity for the weekend, bring your bicycles and enjoy cycling with a scenic view of the Punggol Reservoir!
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Best features of Singapore Botanic Gardens: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, playgrounds, sand play, water play, maze, nature playground, flying fox, climbing nets, bouncy trampoline, diverse nature
Restaurants in the park: restaurants and cafes in the Botanics
Sassy Mama’s Review: There are about 160 reasons why we love Singapore Botanic Gardens to match the 160 years it has been around to grow and mature. Though its longevity can be seen everywhere from its enormous grandfather trees to its colonial buildings, it also benefits from Singapore’s characteristic ever-evolving approach. We love the Learning Forest that features a network of boardwalks and elevated walkways allowing visitors to explore habitats ranging from a freshwater forest wetland to a lowland rainforest. Your older kids can learn about freshwater forest wetland ecosystems at the Keppel Discovery Wetlands and littles can marvel amongst a collection of some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia! The Botanics (a UNESCO World heritage site) stretches over a huge area and so you can get lost (in a wonderful way) within. Kids love the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden with its treehouse slide. For visitors check out the exquisite orchid garden or walk around Swan Lake.
Read our Guide to Botanics Gardens.
West Coast Park
Best features of West Coast Park: Adventure Playground, kite flying, open fields, paths for cycling, jogging and inline skating
Restaurants in the park: McDonald’s
Sassy Mama’s Review: Overlooking the sea, West Coast Park near Clementi is defo my fav! The playground area is one of the biggest and best in Singapore: Zip lines, climbing frames, swings — it’s great for all ages. The part I love the most is actually the huge amount of paths around the park – we love taking the kids and their scooters or their Ezy Rollers for a good run around! I can run alongside them! There is also a great place to hire bikes, or go-karts and this is a big hit in our family. Also Parkrun operates a 5k there every Saturday morning. Shame there is only a McDonalds there for F&B, though. – Georgina
Windsor Nature Park
Best features of Windsor Nature Park: walking and hiking trails, natural wildlife, nature photo opportunities, bird watching
Sassy Mama’s Review: While this park doesn’t have playgrounds like your typical neighbourhood park, we love this park for getting immersed in nature. When you walk through the Hanguana Trail with your kids, you can spot different types of native plants and take cherished photos with your kids that will freeze this moment in time. Those with older kids can take a hike up the TreeTop Walk and marvel at the lush greenery and variety of flora and fauna throughout this park. And if you pay close attention, you can even spot different types of birds along the trails, which will help your kids hone their attention and awareness of their surrounding environment.
Woodlands Waterfront Park
Best features of Woodlands Waterfront Park: multi-generational playground, sky bridges, slides, swings, waterfront view
Restaurant in the park: Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant
Sassy Mama’s Review: Sometimes, we just need a break from the city view. That’s when we head to Woodlands Waterfront Park, where we can give our eyes a break from tall buildings and screens and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Straits of Johor, while the kids burn off their energy at the two-storey high adventure playground. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy a workout along the jogging and cycling tracks, while the kids have plenty of space to run wild and free!
Best features of Yishun Park: playgrounds, sand play, fitness corners, walking trails, nature play garden
Restaurants in the park: Yishun Park Hawker Centre nearby
Sassy Mama’s Review: For those in the North, Yishun Park is a fun park to spend the day out with the kids. There is plenty of space for them to run around, and we especially love the Nature Playgarden, where there are steps and a climbing structure made of logs. The kids love to practice their balance and agility on these logs and build sand castles at the sand play area. If your kids like playing ‘I Spy’ like mine do, look out for rambutan and jackfruit trees throughout the park! And when the kids get hungry, we can simply pop over to the Yishun Park Hawker Centre to re-energise with a cold drink and snacks (or a meal) before heading home.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan a fun family day out at one of these fab parks in Singapore!