Looking for an outdoor playground near you? We count down the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore (all FREE) from East Coast Park playground to Bukit Batok playground for all the best slides, swings and climbing frames!
We love a free outdoor playground, all the better if that outdoor playground is near you! Wondering where to take your next weekend adventure with the kids in tow or planning what to do over the holidays? We’re lucky to live on an island filled with fab parks not to mention tons of indoor playgrounds perfect for when the weather gets too hot (or rainy). Is there anything better than watching your kids soar to new heights on a swing or beam with pride after climbing to the top of a pyramid on an outdoor playground? And then there are the myriad benefits of outdoor play, from risk-taking to socialisation to the mood-boosting effect of sunshine. So here’s our roundup of the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore so that you can find out where to find all the best swings, slides and climbing structures in town – all for free.
P.S Always check NParks website before heading out for the latest outdoor playground Singapore news in case of closures!
Find an outdoor playground near you by clicking the links:
Choa Chu Kang Mega Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong
Heights Park Toa Payoh playground
East Coast Playground: Marine Cove Playground
West Coast Adventure Park Playground
PLQ Parkside Playground
Bukit Batok Playground
The [email protected] Hong
Battleship Playground @ Sembawang
Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Playground
COMO Adventure Grove Playground
FEO Children’s Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
Jubilee Park Playground @ Fort Canning Park
Jurong Lake Gardens
The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
Pasir Ris Park
Tiong Bahru Train Playground
Tampines Green Forest Park
Woodlands Circle Green Park Playgrounds
Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: North
1. Heights Park Toa Payoh Playground: swings, trampolines, water play
Play @ Heights Park is a new outdoor playground and water play area set within the HDB of Toa Payoh Lorong. The water playground consists of a ship structure with water jets that kids can aim and ‘fire’ (so don’t stand too close parents!). There’s a fun water channel to navigate the water with sluices (bring your own toy boats to sail). There’s also a sand pit with swings, a zipline/flying fox and if you walk further down, there are a few more outdoor playgrounds. There’s a toddler playground with a soft padded floor, a race track for scooters and tricycles, a large climbing structure with slides which is the main outdoor playground and a trampoline area!
The Toa Payoh Water Play Park and the outdoor playground have some outdoor shower stalls where kids can rinse off before and after going to water play. This is a great playground near you if you live around Yishun and Sembawang.
Location: Heights Park playground is located in front of Block 144 Toa Payoh Lorong 2.
How to get to Play @ Heights Park Toa Payoh Playground: By car and park within Toa Payoh Lorong.
With a whopping 26 slides – as well as swings, climbing structures, a zip line, and separate areas for toddlers and big kids – Admiralty Park Outdoor Playground in Woodlands is hands-down one of the coolest outdoor playgrounds in Singapore. You could easily spend a few hours here (we certainly have!), and there are also convenient amenities like kiddie sinks and toilets, nice wide paths for scooting, and a Sakura Buffet adjacent to the parking lot (in case the kiddos get hungry).
* Adventure Play is closed for improvement works until 30 June 2022. View this map for the nearest alternative Junior Play and Family Terracing Play areas.
Location: Admiralty Park Playground, 6A Admiralty Rd, Woodlands Singapore 732006
How to get to Admiralty Park Playground: By car and park at Admiralty Park West, enter via Riverside Road.
Closest MRT is Woodlands.
Newly re-opened in January 2019, this spacious outdoor playground nestled between the Kallang River and a little pond features lots of sand, six big kids’ swings, a climbing frame and two tunnel slides. There’s also a pirate-ship structure that’s fun for littlies. Thumbs up for the fact that this outdoor playground mostly shaded, too! NB: There are actually multiple outdoor playgrounds within the park; the inclusive outdoor playground is on the eastern side of the park.
Location: Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569983
How to get to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground: By car and park at Bishan Ang Mo Kio Carpark B. Ang Mo Kio MRT is a 30-minute walk away; many bus lines stop nearby the park.
If your kiddo is obsessed with airplanes, Seletar Park outdoor playground is perfect for its combination of airplane-themed play equipment and the opportunity to watch aircraft landing and taking off at the adjacent private jet airport. On top of all that, you’ve got some great dining options and plenty of open space to play at the nearby Lower Seletar Reservoir. The water playground at Lower Seletar Reservoir has recently reopened too!
Location: Seletar Park Outdoor Playground, 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386
How to get to Seletar Park outdoor playground: By car and park at The Oval @ Seletar (free!). Jalan Kayu MRT is a 20-minute walk away.
Reflecting the rich naval history of Sembawang (parents will love gawking at all the gorgeous black and white houses in the ‘hood en route!), this super cool battleship-themed outdoor playground rates for its expansive sand pit and challenging climbing activities (there are lots of ropes and ladders – perfect for aspiring pirates!). Facing the Straits of Johor, Sembawang Park has a small beach (currently closed) and you can see Malaysia in the distance (just careful for roaming charges!)
Location: Sembawang Park is located at the end of Sembawang Road
How to get to Sembawang Battleship playground: By car and park at one of two parking lots, one by Tuah Road and one by Sembawang Road. Sembawang MRT/LRT station is about 7 minutes away by car/30 minutes on foot.
Circle Green Park in Woodlands Circle is a stretch of greenery and playground sandwiched among HDB blocks. If you simply drove past you’d never guess that it’s home to one of the biggest net outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! It’s about 3 storeys high with a massive slide, bridge and climbing nets, so it’s best suited for older kids. There are also two other outdoor playgrounds nearby that are great for younger ones. For food, walk down for about 10 minutes to Woodlands Mart (768 Woodlands Ave 6, Singapore 730768) where there are two food courts, a few convenience shops and a McDonald’s.
Location: Circle Green Park, Woodlands Circle
How to get to Woodlands Circle Green Park Outdoor Playground: By car and park at a number of multi-storey carparks in the area, the nearest ones being Woodlands Mart, and Blocks 737A, 739A and 728A. Admiralty MRT Station is about a 15-minute walk away
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: East
Coastal PlayGrove is the newest free outdoor playground to open at the former Big Splash East Coast Park. Coastal PlayGrove boasts the tallest outdoor play feature in town – it’s 16 metres high – with fun climbing net challenges for older kids (13 yrs+), a nature playgarden with sandpits and teepees, and a water play area. There are two slides, the first slide is 7.3 metres tall but the second slide is a whopping 11.9 m tall with a little loop in it (both for 13 yr olds and above).
Location: Coastal PlayGrove, 902 E Coast Park Service Rd.
How to get to Coastal Playgrove East Coast playground: By car and park at Car Park B2.
This playground is for the nature lovers! Pasir Ris Park outdoor playground is a firm fave due to the combination of its idyllic waterfront setting, its huge range of play equipment – including a climbing pyramid, rope bridge, zip lines, long slides, swings and more – and other nearby attractions within the park, like fishing and pony rides. There is a lot of well-shaded playground equipment for kids of all different ages.
Location: Pasir Ris Park Outdoor Playground, Pasir Ris Road near Elias Road
How to get to Pasir Ris Park Playground: By car and park at Pasir Ris Carpark D. Pasir Ris MRT is about a 20-minute walk away.
East Coasters rejoiced when this huge new outdoor playground opened in East Coast Park in 2016. There are both big kids and toddler play areas, and all manner of cool climbing structures, swings (including multiple accessible swings), and slides. The highlight is the 8-meter high lighthouse tower that’s accessed by various rope ladders (and features 3 slides to get down). We also give a thumbs up for the handy kids’ toilets and showers on the premises, and have a feeling your children will love the adjacent McDonalds… Fair warning though, this outdoor playground can get very crowded on weekends!
Location: Marina Cove Outdoor Playground, 1000 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449876
How to get to East Coast Park Marine Cove Playground: By car and park at East Coast Park Carparks C2 & C3. Closest MRT is Eunos.
The Parkside outdoor playground is pretty new. It’s located between PLQ3 and the residences, and is right next to Jimmy Monkey Cafe – perfect for enjoying a coffee and nibbles while the kids climb, enjoy the swings and run around at the padded playground! It gets pretty hot at midday, but becomes shaded from about 3pm. Highly recommend for playdates so mamas can chat without worry and the kiddos play nearby!
Location: PLQ Parkside Playground, 2 Tanjong Katong Rd
How to get to PLQ Parkside Playground: By car and park at PLQ Mall, Closest MRT is Paya Lebar MRT Station.
11. Tampines Green Forest Park: cargo net challenge playground
Tampines Green Forest Park is a massive outdoor playground in the East! The high-up cargo nets are the highlight of this play area surrounded by Tampines Green Forest Residences. There are three sections – a large outdoor playground structure, a tall tower with cargo nets and a huge slide plus another outdoor playground with a sandpit and smaller climbing structures and slides for younger kids.
Location: Tampines Green Forest Park, 879A Tampines Ave 8
How to get to Tampines Green Forest Park Playground: By car and park at Tampines Green Forest Residences.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: West
West Coast outdoor playground is huge with lots of different subsections to play at – kiddos highly rate the giant climbing pyramid at its centrepiece – recently reopened after renovations! There’s also a cool obstacle rope course in another playground area, an inclusive outdoor playground, and no less than four flying foxes. You’ll also find plenty of sand for digging, and other toddler-friendly features like swings. The park also has a nice wide-open expanse for kite flying, bicycling tracks and even karting! Consider yourself warned that there’s a McDonald’s nearby (decent for coffee!).
Location: West Coast Park, 70 West Coast Highway, Singapore 126978
How to Get to West Coast Park Playground: By car and park at West Coast Park Carpark 3, by MRT: Haw Par Villa MRT Station is about a 30-minute walk away.
The nature-inspired outdoor playgrounds at Lakeside Garden have fun structures to climb on, swing from, and slide down – there’s so much for kids of all ages. Officially this outdoor play area is for kids ages 5- 12 years, but younger kids will have fun at the outdoor playground too. Clusia Cove is the water playground for a cool-off play, and when you are hungry there’s Fusion Spoon cafe for casual Western and Asian food. Do note that Forest Ramble playground and Clusia Cove are closed on Mondays.
Location: Jurong Lake Gardens, 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
How to get to Jurong Lake Gardens Outdoor Playground: By car and park at Jurong Lake Gardens North Carpark, closest MRT is Lakeside MRT.
14. Bukit Batok Playground: Huge slides and swings
Bukit Batok outdoor playground has bright yellow swirling (non-metallic) tube slides to whizz down, and a smaller green outdoor playground geared towards preschoolers with its short slide, easy climbing structure and shaded min-den. Also look out for the small balancing obstacle course where kiddos can try to navigate while hanging on the ropes! When the kids have finished playing, take a stroll along the stunning elevated boardwalk that leads towards the summit point at the peak of Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park.
Location: Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park outdoor playgrounds are along Bukit Batok Central road.
How to get to Bukit Batok outdoor playground: By car and park at Bukit Batok Central near Block 225. It’s a 10 minute walk from Bukit Batok MRT station.
The newly opened Choa Chu Kang Playground also known as The Arena @ Keat Hong, is making waves for its three amazing outdoor playgrounds. With a stunning treehouse-like tower to massive slides that loop multiple times before reaching the bottom, pirate ship play equipment and swings, there is something fun for children of all ages in each of the three playgrounds. The first outdoor playground is pirate-themed with slides and lower climbing structures suitable for kids aged two to five. Look out for merry-go-rounds and also parent-child swings at this playground. The other two playgrounds at The Arena @ Keat Hong are more suitable for older kids with massive slides, towers, cargo nets and climbing equipment. This truly sprawling play area looks like heaven for kids! You’ll also find lots of sports facilities at The Arena @ Keat Hong from Pentanque to volleyball, basketball. and more!
Location: The Arena is located between Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 and 5.
How to get to The Arena @ Keat Hong playground: By car and park at Block 428. It’s a 9-minute walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT station.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: Central
The COMO Adventure Grove outdoor playground is inspired by the distinctive parts of trees found within the Botanic Gardens. A 10m banyan tree structure made with steel posts hand-painted to look like bark texture, takes pride place at COMO Adventure Grove playground. Climb to the top of the 5.8m banyan tree tower via netted ropes for ace views, have a go on the swings and hammocks! Then zoom down two long tube slides at 4m and 2.1m long, designed for speed and thrills!
Location: COMO Adventure Grove, 5 Gallop Rd, Singapore 258960
How to get to COMO Adventure Grove Playground: By car and park at the Gallop Extension or if driving via Tyersall Avenue from Holland Rd, choose the car park on the left which is the closest parking to Como Adventure Playground.
There is so much to love about this corner of Singapore Botanic Gardens, from the classic giant treehouse slides within the outdoor playgrounds (set in a giant sand pit with lots of lush shade), to the kid-friendly fare at Little Spot, to all of the new additions that were opened in 2017, including (but not limited to) a zip line, an accessible trampoline, and an educational canopy walkway. In fact at four hectares, Jacob Ballas is officially the largest children’s garden in Asia! Opening hours are 8am to 7pm (last admission is at 6:30pm – entry is free of charge), and it’s closed on Mondays!
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
How to get to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Outdoor Playgrounds: By car and park at Jacob Ballas car park. There’s additional parking across the street at NUS and Evans CCAB Sports Complex. 10-minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT.
The Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay serves up a combination of water play with fun fountains and a shady adventure outdoor playground with treehouses, rope walks, and a 130m nature trail. This outdoor playground is definitely one to bring your swimsuit and a towel along to (there’s a water playground for older kids and one for toddlers too). The park is closed every Monday; opening hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 9am to 7pm (last admission at 6pm).
Location: The Far East Organization Children’s Garden, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953.
How to get to Far East Organization Children’s Garden: By car and park at Main Entrance Parking lot. Bayfront MRT is about a 20-minute walk away.
This outdoor playground has been one of our faves since it opened in 2019! Jubilee Park playground in River Valley is conveniently located right next to Fort Canning MRT Station and within walking distance of the CBD, Orchard and Clarke Quay. Highlights include multiple swing sets, a see-saw, a log scramble and sand pits, a “treehouse” and climbing nets, and two big slides (one of which is long and tall enough to be a bit scary for toddlers). Do note that there is no shelter from the sun and the outdoor playground can get extremely hot and sunny at midday. Happily there’s lots of kid-friendly food in nearby Robertson Quay!
Location: Jubilee Park, Corner of River Valley Road & Clemenceau Avenue
How to get to Jubilee Park playground: By car and park at Fort Canning Jubilee Car Park. Fort Canning MRT Station is adjacent to the playground.
This old school adventure outdoor playground is a total classic! Kids of all ages will go crazy for the tilting train that features a series of climbing tunnels (it can be a bit scary for kiddos under 3, though). You’ll also find multiple slides, swings, a flying fox, and a spinning merry-go-round. Be sure to bring buckets and spades, as there’s lots of sand play area for digging and sand castle building, too. The outdoor playground is in the middle of Tiong Bahru Park, which is fairly compact but has a lovely gazebo, some big steps for climbing, and a few paths that are perfect for scooting.
Location: Tiong Bahru Park, 1 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159561
How to get to Tiong Bahru Train Outdoor Playground: By car and park at Tiong Bahru Park Carpark; Tiong Bahru MRT is a 10-minute walk away.
Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green has a new Eco Outdoor Playground within its sprawling 1,650sqm space. This outdoor play area doesn’t have the traditional climbing structures, swings and play equipment – it’s more of an open expanse for kids (and furkids) to run around in but there are some fun structures available for open-ended play!
Location: Tanjong Pagar Eco Playground, Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green in the middle of Tras Link, Wallich Street and Peck Seah Street.
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