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Best Kid-friendly Shopping Malls in Singapore with Free Playgrounds

Kid Friendly Indoor Mall Playground Singapore Waterway Point

Here’s our list of the best kid- and baby-friendly shopping malls in Singapore with free indoor playgrounds, outdoor playgrounds, and water play!

Looking for a decent shopping mall in Singapore to take the kiddos? We’ve found a bunch with free indoor playgrounds and outdoor play spaces – some even have free water play (though many of these, like the one above at Waterway Point, are still closed due to Covid). Save this list for when you have shopping errands and need to reward your kids afterwards with some free play!

Click on the links below to skip to a kid-friendly shopping mall in Singapore near you:
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Central

313 Somerset

313 is a super central shopping mall in Singapore. On the Sky Terrace next to Food Republic sits a small alfresco (covered) free playground best for tiny tots to keep busy while mama grabs a bite to eat. There’s padded flooring, too – so it’s good for crawlers. The nursing rooms at 313 Somerset are available at B3, Level 1 and Level 5.
Shopping mall hours: Daily, 10am-10pm.
 313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Sky Terrace on Level 5, Singapore 238895


City Square Mall

Image credit: City Development Limited

With three playgrounds located at this eco-friendly shopping mall in Singapore, there are a few play options for big kids and little ones! The newly reopened outdoor Eco-Playground at Level 1 is sure to be a hit with its unique structure and fun playground equipment. The revamped Inclusive Playground has also reopened! Featuring a climbing net, a swinging bridge, and a tall green slide plus inclusive swings and a wheelchair accessible merry-go-round, all kids are welcome to play here. If you would like to escape from the sun, head indoors for the indoor playgrounds. It’s a smaller area for toddlers located conveniently next to McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts.

Older kids can also check out the amazing AIRZONE Suspended Net Playground for tons of indoor fun!
The nursing rooms at City Square Mall is available at Basement 1, Level 2 and Level 4.
Shopping mall hours: Daily, 10am – 10pm.
 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539


Forum The Shopping Mall

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Hip Kids Club Playground is located on level 2 of Forum Mall next to the information counter. There’s a wooden style playground with climbing structures and slides, padded flooring, and toddler-ready low to ground structures, to keep the little ones occupied after a day of shopping. Unlike all our other mall playgrounds, there is a small annual fee of $25 and an application form to complete, then you need to book hour-long slots ahead of time. In return you score some pretty sweet discounts at many of The Forum’s kid-friendly stores. Best for toddlers and younger kids.
The nursing rooms at Forum The Shopping Mall is available at Level 1.
Shopping mall playground: Mondays to Fridays, 11:30am – 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays & PH, 10:30am – 5pm
Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238884


Great World

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Great World Playland is a free playground at the Great World shopping mall in Singapore. Kids can choose a mode of transport to explore the world – there’s a hot air balloon, galleon ship, or the choo-choo train! Designed for a wider age group (3-12 years old), little adventurers will have a great time exploring, climbing, and sliding! Aside from a long metal tube slide there are climbing nets, a mini floor trampoline and tunnels to explore. We also love that there’s a Kith cafe nearby so mums and dads can get some coffee and watch their little ones play in full view!
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 10am – 10pm (closed during wet weather)
Great World, Level 2, Kim Seng walk 2 Singapore, Singapore 237994


Marina Square

Located just outside Kiddy Palace and Mothercare on level 3, you will find a padded ground play area (indoors and air-conditioned) for the little ones, and a new space-themed playground for the 2-and-up set.
The nursing rooms at Marina Square are available at B1, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
Shopping mall hours: Daily, 10:30am-10pm
Marina Square Mall, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594


Paragon

When it’s super hot outside, make a beeline for one of Singapore’s indoor aircon free playgrounds. Paragon is a top pick for a kid-friendly shopping mall in Singapore – especially for youngsters under 5 – with its climbing wall, mini- slides and tunnels, plus benches for parents and helpers to perch on nearby. Keep some coins handy for the merry-go-round and vehicle coin rides (unless your kids are blissfully unaware these machines move!). We love popping into this free playground before or after a dim sum lunch at Crystal Jade on the same level.
The nursing rooms at Paragon are available at Level 3 and Level 5.
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 11am – 4pm & 5pm – 8pm
Paragon Shopping Mall, 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859


Suntec City Tower 3

This super shopping mall in Singapore is home to one of our favourite indoor playgrounds SuperPark! But if you are looking for free play, there’s a playground with a small play area consisting of a crawling tunnel and a slide along with some cars on springs that bounce up and down. It’s right next to some Zoo Move animal rides and coin rides (so bring some pennies!). The soft padded area makes this spot a good one for crawlers – the playground is better for 12 months to 5-year-olds.
The nursing rooms at Suntec City are available at Convention Centre (Level 1 and 2), Tower 3 (next to Toys R’ Us).
Suntec City Tower 3, Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983


The Grandstand

Not the blingest shopping mall in Singapore, but The Grandstand does have lots of kid-friendly stores, a swim school and gymnastics classes for kids. There is a small outdoor play area, located on the way in from the car park (right by Marsden Swim School. There are swings, a merry-go-round and a cute little pretend road map for kids to ride around with their scooters or small bikes. Do note it is not shaded so on a hot day, you’ll need to cover up.
The nursing rooms at The Grandstand are available at Level 1 (Pasarbella, within “Rooms of Ease”) and Level 1 (restrooms near Lift 9)
Shopping mall playground: 10am – 10pm
The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994


Tiong Bahru Plaza

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Not really a shopping mall, more of a neighbourhood shopping centre, but you’ll find a new kid iconic funky playground on top of the Plaza, shaded and breezy most of the time. Let the little ones run loose in this retro designed area that has some uniquely designed structures like a wide slide, see -saw, trampoline and an inclusive merry-go-round. It’s a little on the small side but nevertheless, it’s something different to your average shopping mall playground.
The nursing rooms at Tiong Bahru Plaza are available at B1, Level 1 to Level 3
Shopping mall playground: Monday to Friday, 11am to 8pm (closed on public holidays)
Tiong Bahru Plaza, 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732


VivoCity Sky Park

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VivoCity is a really kid-friendly shopping mall in Singapore thanks to the multiple kids’ stores, cinemas, Polliwogs indoor playground (ticketed) and the free outdoor playground that has reopened! Head to level 2 for the outdoor kids play zone with wide low slides and a trampoline for little ones. Ages 6 and up can enjoy the taller climbing structures and swings. We love that there are lots of kids’ clothing shops like Cotton On and Mothercare right next to this free mall playground! Unfortunately, the water fountain and water play areas are closed until further notice.
The nursing rooms at VivoCity are available at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
Shopping mall playground: 10am-10pm
VivoCity SkyPark1 Harbourfront Walk, Levels 2 and 3, Singapore 098585


IKEA Alexandra

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]

Though IKEA is not a shopping mall, it is still a great place to shop at and it has a fully equipped indoor playground for kids! The indoor playground, also known as IKEA Smaland, is a self-contained area at the entrance of IKEA. Before you begin shopping, check your kids into the play area and allow them to run wild and play whilst you shop for everything you need. Kids have to be between the heights of 90cm to 120cm to enter and they will only be allowed to play in the space for an hour. Kids will have so much to play with for the time that they are in Smaland, from an arts and crafts station to a huge ball pit, and are bound to have so much fun!

Shopping mall playground: 10am – 9pm
IKEA Alexandra317 Alexandra Rd, Singapore 159965


Junction 8

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
The playground on level 3 of Junction 8 features a see-saw, in addition to other swinging, bouncing, and balancing rides for wee ones. For the bigger kids, there is a not-very-big-but-pretty-satisfying climbing structure incorporating wavy platforms, tunnels, and slides. Daredevils can try the climbing challenge constructed out of three man-sized polyhedrons.

The nursing rooms at Junction 8 is available at Level 1.
Shopping mall playground: 10am – 10pm
Junction 8, 9 Bishan Place, Singapore 579837


NEX

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
The Nex rooftop playground has both wet and dry play areas. The dry area will keep kids busy with slides and bridges, while the water play sees spray tunnels, water cannons, and a giant tipping water bucket to cool you down. Do note the dry area ends up quite slippery and wet, so be sure to watch your little ones carefully.

The nursing rooms at NEX are available at Basement 1, Basement 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Sky Garden.
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 11am-9pm.
Nex, 23 Serangoon Central, Level 4R, Singapore 556083


East

Changi Airport: T3 Slide

Best Kid-friendly Shopping Malls in Singapore with Free Playgrounds T3 Changi Slide

There’s no need to make any excuses for including an airport in this list – as we all know, Changi Airport Terminal 3 is essentially a shopping mall with runways. And The [email protected] (billed as “the world’s tallest slide in an airport”, a really competitive category) is the business. There are two slides – the 4-storey tall slide which goes from the Arrival Hall (level 1) to Basement 3, or the smaller one that starts on the food and shopping level at Basement 2. The smaller one is free, and gets rather crowded on weekends; the bigger one is a real thrill but the rides must be redeemed (every $10 spent at the airport may be redeemed for one ride at the level 1 info counter). There are height restrictions of 1.3 metres tall and maximum 2 metres tall. Take a ride down the one-and-a-half storey tall slide at Basement 2 for free to see how you like the speed, before you enjoy the larger one. Participants have to be at least 1.1 metres tall. Maximum height allowed is 2.0 metres tall. (There is also a small free playground in Basement 2).
The nursing rooms at Changi Airport are available at every Terminal and in Jewel Changi Airport.
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 12pm to 10.:30pm.
 Changi Airport Terminal 3, Airport Boulevard


Kallang Wave Mall

The free Splash-N-Surf water play area on the rooftop (level 3) of the Kallang Wave Mall has water sprinklers, waterslides (with different options for children of varying ages), a merry-go-round with little bucket seats, fountains, sprays… basically everything fun that can be done with water! Kids can play in a good 50cm of water, which makes it a really decent pool – all with a great view of the downtown skyline!

For the small amount of $2 you can also purchase a tube ride on the lazy river with your tot. There is also the Stingray wave rider as another option there for a fee. Suitable for kids of all ages for the splash park section. Age restrictions apply for other activities. Do note that floaties/waterwings are not allowed as they do not consider them as a fool-proof safety device.
Shopping mall playground: Splash-N-Surf is open daily, 8am – 10pm. Pre-booking required.
 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628


Parkway Parade

The marine life-inspired free playground at the side of Parkway Parade is a cute play area with a dolphin slide, and springers resembling a seahorse and octopus! Located at Level 1 of the mall, kids can have a great time at this playground. Currently, a small section of the playground is under maintenance but kids can still play with all the other playground equipment!
The nursing rooms at Parkway Parade are available at Basement 1, Level 1, Level 2 (inside Isetan children’s department) and Level 3.
Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449269


PLQ Mall

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The Parkside free outdoor playground is pretty new. It’s located between PLQ3 and the residences, and is right next to Jimmy Monkey Cafe (one of our fave kid-friendly cafes) – perfect for enjoying a coffee and nibbles while the kids go climbing, swinging and running at the playground! It gets pretty hot at midday, but also quickly becomes shaded from about 3pm. Highly recommended for playdates so mamas can chat while the kiddos play nearby!
 PLQ Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057


Seletar Mall

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The free playground at Seletar Mall, can be found on level 4. Partially sheltered, there is a good range of play things here, from good old slides to climbing nets and bouncy cars, swings, see-saws, balancing lines and climbing platforms. This accessible, colourful free playground is particularly suitable for under-5s.
Seletar Mall, 33 Sengkang W Avenue, Singapore 797653


Changi City Point

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
East Coast mamas will especially enjoy the ‘The 3 House’ – the interactive wet and dry park on the 2nd floor of Changi City Point Mall. Ideal for younger tots, there are swings, gentle fountains and mini pools for cooling off in, and a playground with climbing equipment (best for older siblings as the ropes course can be tricky!).

The nursing rooms at Changi City Point are available at Basement 1, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 10am to 10pm.
 Changi City Point Mall, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038


Compass One

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
The Ninja Trail is mostly a water trail that consists of a wet obstacle course for little ninjas to fight their way through (duck, climb, dodge and slide). The green waterslide is good fun and is sure to keep kids active for a while. There are also a few spring animals to bounce on, along with swings to enjoy in a dry area.

 Compass One Shopping Mall, 1 Sengkang Square, Singapore 545078


Eastpoint Mall

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
This free mall playground is on level 6 of Eastpoint Mall. You can find a great hulking structure crossed by strong ropes – perfect for a nautical-themed playground and for little climbing monkeys! There is a ship-like play structure, plus slides, little swings, and more things to climb. But be forewarned, mama: there is very little shade.

 Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, Singapore 528833


IKEA Tampines

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]

Similar to IKEA Alexandra, IKEA Tampines also has a fully equipped indoor playground for kids! Located at the entrance of IKEA, the indoor playground at IKEA Tampines has the same rules as that of IKEA Alexandra: Kids have to be between the heights of 90cm to 120cm to enter and they will only be allowed to play in the space for an hour. However, the indoor playground at IKEA Tampines is much bigger and boasts many more playground equipment for kids to play with. From ball bit to slides, a movie area, a special glass crawl space and more, kids will have a blast at this indoor playground.

Shopping mall playground: 11am – 8pm (On Weekdays), 11am-10pm (On Weekends)
IKEA Tampines,60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764


Tampines 1

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
Fans of Jungle Junction will love the jungle-themed water playground at Tampines 1 Shopping Mall – we promise you’ll have a whale of a time! Water slides, mini pools, swings and scavenger hunts are perfect for little tykes to burn maximum energy, while animals (that would be grown-ups dressed in animal costumes) roam the grounds keeping the kids entertained. It is jungle-themed after all!

The nursing rooms at Tampines 1 are available at Level 2 and Level 5.
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 10am to 9:30pm, except Mondays when it’s closed from 4pm for cleaning.
Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536


Waterway Point

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
Happy Park is a wet play area located on level 2 of Waterway Point. Beat the heat and cool off in the wading pool or the small splash area. Nothing too fancy but a great way to freshen up and for the kids to splash around in the water for awhile.

Shopping mall playground: Daily, 10:30am – 9:30pm
Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761, Tel: (+65) 6812 7300


West

IMM

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
IMM Shopping Mall in Jurong has a dry and wet area. The dry playground is shaded and has small slides and a merry-go-round for the younger tots, while the wet zone consists of a flower-themed water play area on the third level of the Garden Plaza, complete with watermills and spraying flowers. With the clever use of rubber floors, there is no slipping over for wet babes. Older children can take great pleasure in controlling the water fountains, just watch out, mama: you might get wet, too!

The nursing rooms at IMM is available at Level 3
Shopping mall playground: Daily, 10am – 10pm.
 IMM Shopping Mall, Level 3 Garden Plaza, IMM Shopping Mall, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601


Lot One Shopper’s Mall

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
The wet playground at Lot One will cool grumpy munchkins off with fountains, spray tunnels and water jets all available for the taking. Do take note, though, that the water play area is only available from 12 to 2pm and 5 to 8pm on weekdays and from 12 to 8pm on weekends. 

Shopping mall playground: Monday to Friday, 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 8pm.
Lot One Shopper’s Mall, 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Singapore 689812


Westgate Mall

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
There is a perfect playground in Jurong for cheeky pixies and elves Westgate Wonderland, the fantasy garden that has sprung up on level 4 of Westgate Mall. Here, a gigantic watering can rains down on drenched and squealing elves, while water fountains spout liberally from the ground. Bigger kids can shimmy up the playground’s towering tree house while the younger set romps among oversized bluebells, fruits and critters, some of which respond to touch with light and music!

The nursing rooms at Westgate is available at Basement 1
Shopping mall playground: daily 10am – 10pm.
Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532


North

Canberra Plaza

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New neighbourhood shopping mall Canberra Plaza is home to Singapore’s third A&W outlet, Starbucks, Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Daiso. There’s also an indoor playground located within McDonald’s at Canberra Plaza. Let kids run wild within the playground with slides, crawl spaces and more as you pick up a quick meal at McD.

[Water play at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice] Canberra Plaza is also home to a rooftop water play area! Located at level 3, kiddos can splash around the play area and play with multiple water playground equipment. The water play area is not too big so kids will not exhaust themselves playing and it is a fun way for them to relax and have fun!
Canberra Plaza, 133 Canberra View, Singapore 750133


Sembawang Shopping Centre

This shopping mall in Singapore has two playgrounds for kids to play in, a dry playground and a wet playground. The dry playground located at Level 3, is a small area for little ones to have fun in with slides and multiple other playground equipment.

[Water playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
Sembawang Shopping Centre
lets kids run wild in the 15,000 square foot open-air wet playground (whoa!). That’s a ton of water pistols, propellers, buckets of water and fountains to keep your kiddies out of mischief. Although the playground is open all day, the splash area only gets wet between 11am and 2pm and again from 5 to 8pm daily. Pick your time to make sure you get there when it’s wet! 

Shopping mall playground: Daily from 10 am to 10pm (splash area is only open 11am – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm).
Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758459


Causeway Point

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
At Causeway Point, you can take your pick of three playgrounds: there is a safari-themed one for toddlers on level 2 with lions, a giraffe, hippo, monkey, crocodile and a lonely zebra-striped car. There is a second one on the same level for train-crazed children, featuring a good-sized locomotive with slides. Finally, on level 7 is where kids can be rewarded with water sprinklers, sprays, fountains, water guns, and a great big water bucket.

The nursing rooms at Causeway Point are available at Basement 1, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.
Shopping mall playground: 10:30am – 10:30pm.
Causeway PointWoodlands Square, Singapore 738099


Northpoint City 

[Playground at this shopping mall in Singapore is closed till further notice]
A popular haunt for families Northpoint has a 5,400 square foot wet/dry playground on the centre’s roof that will have your water babes squealing in delight. There are dinosaur-themed water features, water jets, tunnels, fountains and multi-play structures, plus a small playground for those kiddies who prefer to stay dry.

The nursing rooms at Northpoint City are available at Basement 1, Basement 2, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.
Shopping mall playground: daily 11am-9.30pm
NorthPoint City, 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 76909


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