Looking for an outdoor playground near you? We count down the best outdoor playgrounds in Singapore (all with free entry!) from playgrounds with the best slides to playgrounds with swings and more!
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 fabulous parks, not to mention tons of indoor playgrounds perfect for when the weather gets too hot (or rainy). But sometimes your kids just want to use the swings, play in the sandpit or climb to the top of a climbing frame pyramid on an outdoor playground? There are 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.
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Find an outdoor playground near you by clicking the links below:
Outdoor Playgrounds in the North:
– Admiralty Park Playground
– Battleship Playground @ Sembawang
– Woodlands Circle Green Park Playgrounds
– Marsiling Park Playground
– Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground
– The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
Outdoor Playgrounds in the East:
– Aeroplane-themed Playground at Dakota Breeze
– Coastal PlayGrove
– East Coast Playground: Marine Cove Playground
– Pasir Ris Park
– PLQ Parkside Playground
– Tampines Green Forest Park
– Sengkang Riverside Park Playground
– Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point
Outdoor Playgrounds in the West:
– Choa Chu Kang Mega Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong
– Jurong Lake Gardens
– West Coast Adventure Park Playground
– Bukit Batok Playground
– The Arena@Keat Hong
Outdoor Playgrounds in Central:
– Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Playground
– COMO Adventure Grove Playground
– FEO Children’s Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
– Heights Park Toa Payoh playground
– Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden
– Jubilee Park Playground @ Fort Canning Park
– Sentosa Cove Village
– Tiong Bahru Train Playground
– Toa Payoh Dragon Playground
– Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground
Best Free Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: North
1. Admiralty Park: Woodlands Outdoor Playground
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 Shiok Garden grill buffet adjacent to the parking lot (in case the kiddos get hungry).
* Some areas may be closed for improvement works.
Playground location: Admiralty Park Playground, 6A Admiralty Road, Woodlands Singapore 732006
How to get to Admiralty Park Playground: By car – park at Admiralty Park West, enter via Riverside Road. Closest MRT station is Woodlands MRT.
2. Battleship Outdoor Playground at Sembawang Park
Reflecting the rich naval history of Sembawang (there are also lots of gorgeous black and white houses in the ‘hood to admire 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 and you can even see Malaysia in the distance.
Playground location: Sembawang Park is located at the end of Sembawang Road
How to get to Sembawang Battleship playground:
By car – park at one of two parking lots, one by Tuah Road and one by Sembawang Road.
By bus – take bus 882 from Sembawang Bus Interchange or 169 from Woodlands Bus Interchange.
By MRT – Sembawang MRT/LRT station is about 7 minutes away by car/30 minutes on foot.
Read more: Kid-friendly Guide to Sembawang with Natural Hot Springs & More
3. Woodlands Circle Green Park Outdoor Playground
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.
Playground location: Circle Green Park, Woodlands Circle
How to get to Woodlands Circle Green Park Outdoor Playground: By car – parking available at Woodlands Mart, Blocks 737A, 739A and 728A. Admiralty MRT Station is about a 15-minute walk away.
4. Marsiling Park Playground
Formerly named Woodlands Town Garden, Marsiling Park now boasts a one-of-a-kind butterfly-shaped playground! There are nets, climbing structures, slides and a fitness corner, overlooking the picturesque Marsiling Park pond with accessible boardwalks for a nice stroll. You can also learn about mangroves here! There’s Teh Tarik Cartel on site if you get peckish – think local dishes, with a huge beverage menu (perfect for quenching your thirst after some playground time!).
Playground location: Woodlands Centre Road, Singapore 738930
How to get to Marsiling Park Playground: By car – park right at Marsiling Park’s car park. It’s a 9-minute walk to Marsiling MRT station.
5. Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground
On the off chance that Admiralty Park is crowded, drive a little down the road and you’ll find Woodlands Waterfront Park around the corner! Woodlands Waterfront Park is a lovely coastal park in Woodlands that offers amazing sea views and is so close to Johor, Malaysia (you can even see the Singapore-Malaysia border from the jetty!). We love coming here at sunset! The Woodlands Waterfront Park playground has two-storey high climbing nets, playground swings and small slides for younger ones. There’s Rasa Istimewa Restaurant on site (halal) offering Malay and fusion food, delicious satay and yummy icy desserts.
Playground location: Woodlands Waterfront Park, Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759956
How to get to Woodlands Waterfront Park Playground: By car – park right at Woodlands Waterfront Park. Bus 856 from Woodlands Bus Interchange stops right at the park. It’s a 30-minute walk to Woodlands MRT station.
6. Seletar Aerospace Park Outdoor Playground
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. Make sure to check out the water playground at Lower Seletar Reservoir too!
Playground location: Seletar Park Outdoor Playground, 2 Park Lane, Singapore 798386
How to get to Seletar Park outdoor playground: By car – park at The Oval @ Seletar (free!). Jalan Kayu MRT is a 20-minute walk away.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: East
7. Coastal PlayGrove Outdoor Playground
Coastal PlayGrove is a free outdoor playground located 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 years+), 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 (best for 13-year-olds and above).
Playground location: Coastal PlayGrove, 902 E Coast Park Service Road
How to get to Coastal Playgrove East Coast playground: By car – park at Car Park B2.
8. Pasir Ris Park Outdoor Playground
This outdoor 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.
Playground location: Pasir Ris Park Outdoor Playground, Pasir Ris Road near Elias Road
How to get to Pasir Ris Park Playground: By car – park at Pasir Ris Carpark D. Pasir Ris MRT is about a 20-minute walk away.
9. East Coast Park Playground: Marine Cove Outdoor Playground
East Coasters rejoiced when this huge 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 McDonald’s… Fair warning though, this outdoor playground can get very crowded on weekends!
Playground location: Marina Cove Outdoor Playground, 1000 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449876
How to get to East Coast Park Marine Cove Playground: By car – park at East Coast Park Carparks C2 & C3. Closest MRT is Eunos. Or come here by bike!
10. Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point
Happy Park playground at the top of Waterway Point is massive, with multiple slides and climbing nets and even a water play area! Make sure to bring an extra change of clothes and keep your eye out while the kids play. Since the dry and wet play areas are right next to each other it’s all bound to get wet and may be a bit slippery.
Playground location: Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
How to get to Happy Park Playground at Waterway Point: By car – park at Waterway Point.
11. PLQ Parkside Outdoor Playground
The Parkside outdoor playground is 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 over coffee without worry while the kiddos play nearby!
Playground location: PLQ Parkside Playground, 2 Tanjong Katong Road
How to get to PLQ Parkside Playground: By car – park at PLQ Mall. Directly connected to Paya Lebar MRT Station.
12. Sengkang Riverside Park Playground
Sengkang Riverside Park has the Punggol Reservoir running through it, making it a lovely spot for an early morning or late afternoon stroll. The Sengkang Riverside Park playground (also called Kidzpatch) is a great size for younger kids, with a few slides, swings, bridges and climbing structures. There’s also a sandpit!
Playground location: Sengkang Riverside Park, Anchorvale Street, Singapore 544834
How to get to PLQ Parkside Playground: By car – park right at Sengkang Riverside Park or at the nearby HDB blocks. The Kupang and Farmway LRT stations are nearby.
13. Aeroplane-themed Playground at Dakota Breeze
Take the kiddos to the new free playground at Dakota Breeze for its aeroplane-themed climbing structure, slides, seesaw and heliport fun with its padded ‘runway’. Read more about the Dakota Breeze playground here.
Playground location: Dakota Breeze, 92A Jln. Satu, Singapore 392092
How to get to Tampines Green Forest Park Playground: Dakota Breeze playgrounds are approximately 3 minutes (100m) walk from Dakota MRT Station.
14. Tampines Green Forest Park: cargo net 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.
Playground location: Tampines Green Forest Park, 879A Tampines Ave 8, Singapore 521879
How to get to Tampines Green Forest Park Playground: By car – park at Tampines Green Forest Residences.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: West
15. West Coast Park Playground
West Coast outdoor playground is huge with lots of different subsections to play at – kiddos highly rate the giant climbing pyramid at its centrepiece! There’s also a pirate ship playground with swings and a sandpit, a separate inclusive outdoor playground, and no less than four flying foxes. 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!).
Playground location: West Coast Park, 70 West Coast Highway, Singapore 126978
How to Get to West Coast Park Playground: By car – park at West Coast Park Carpark 3. Haw Par Villa MRT Station is about a 30-minute walk away.
16. Jurong Lake Gardens Outdoor Playground
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 to 12 years old, but younger kids will have fun here too. Clusia Cove is the park’s water play area and when you’re 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.
Playground location Jurong Lake Gardens, 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
How to get to Jurong Lake Gardens Outdoor Playground: By car – park at Jurong Lake Gardens North Carpark. Closest MRT station is Lakeside MRT.
17. Bukit Batok Playground
Bukit Batok outdoor playground has bright yellow swirling tube slides to whizz down, and a smaller green outdoor playground geared towards preschoolers with its short slide, easy climbing structure and shaded mini 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.
Playground location: Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Park outdoor playgrounds are along Bukit Batok Central road.
How to get to Bukit Batok outdoor playground: By car – park at Bukit Batok Central near Block 225. It’s a 10-minute walk from Bukit Batok MRT station.
18. Choa Chu Kang Playground: The Arena @ Keat Hong
Choa Chu Kang Playground, also known as The Arena @ Keat Hong, makes waves for its three amazing outdoor playgrounds in one sprawling space. With a stunning treehouse-like tower, massive slides, pirate ship play equipment and swings, there’s 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. You’ll also find lots of sports facilities at The Arena @ Keat Hong from Petanque to volleyball, basketball and more!
Playground location: The Arena is located between Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 and 5.
How to get to The Arena @ Keat Hong playground: By car – park at Block 428 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4. It’s a 9-minute walk from Choa Chu Kang MRT station.
Best Outdoor Playgrounds in Singapore: Central
19. Play@Heights Park Playground
Play @ Heights Park is an outdoor playground and water play area set within the HDB of Toa Payoh Lorong 2. 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 mini sliding gates – 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 connecting 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.
Playground 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 – park within Toa Payoh Lorong 2.
20. Toa Payoh Dragon Playground
Toa Payoh Dragon Playground has to be one of THE most iconic outdoor playgrounds in Singapore! The dragon head is tiled with terrazzo and tiles while the body is made of colourfully-painted steel rings which children can climb through. It’s the use of these terrazzo tiles that gives this playground its mosaic aesthetic that has become a trademark look depicting old Singapore. This free outdoor playground offers some climbing fun, a slide and a sandpit to dig around in. We reckon it’s worth heading here for some selfies for nostalgia’s sake!
Playground location: Blk 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 310028
How to get to Toa Payoh Dragon Playground: By car – park at Block 29 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh. It’s a 20-minute walk to Toa Payoh MRT station.
21. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Outdoor Playground Singapore
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio has a spacious outdoor playground nestled between the Kallang River and a little pond featuring 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.
Playground 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 – park at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park Carpark B
By bus – Buses 71, 133, 136, 262 all stop near the park
By MRT – Ang Mo Kio MRT is a 30-minute walk away
22. COMO Adventure Grove Outdoor Playground
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!
Playground location: COMO Adventure Grove, 5 Gallop Road, Singapore 258960
How to get to COMO Adventure Grove Playground: By car – park at the Gallop Extension or if driving via Tyersall Avenue from Holland Road, choose the car park on the left which is the closest parking to COMO Adventure Playground.
23. Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Outdoor Playgrounds
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 including 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.
Playground location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 481 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
How to get to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Outdoor Playgrounds: By car – park at Jacob Ballas car park. There’s additional parking across the street at NUS and Evans CCAB Sports Complex. It’s a 10-minute walk from Botanic Gardens MRT.
Read more: Singapore Botanic Gardens: What to See, Do & Where to Eat
24. Far East Organization Children’s Garden: Gardens by the Bay
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 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 to Sunday from 9am to 7pm (last admission at 6pm).
Playground 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 – park at Main Entrance Parking lot. Bayfront MRT is about a 20-minute walk away.
25. Jubilee Park Outdoor Playground
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. There’s lots of kid-friendly food in nearby Robertson Quay!
Playground location: Jubilee Park, Corner of River Valley Road & Clemenceau Avenue
How to get to Jubilee Park playground: By car – park at Fort Canning Jubilee Car Park. Fort Canning MRT Station is adjacent to the playground.
26. Sentosa Cove Village Playground
Ahoy Matey! It’s all hands on deck at this outdoor playground in Singapore! Head down to Sentosa Cove Village and let kiddos explore this pirate-themed outdoor playground. Surrounded by the Marina, kids can enjoy a cool breeze as they play and explore. With swings, slides, climbing equipment and more, little ones are sure to have a blast. Once the kiddos are done playing, be sure to take a walk along the pier or head down to one of the many kid-friendly restaurants nearby.
Playground location: Sentosa Cove Village, 1 Cove Avenue, Singapore 098537
How to get to Jubilee Park playground: By car – park at Sentosa Cove Village. Take the MRT to Habourfront MRT Station before taking the monorail or bus into Sentosa.
27. Tiong Bahru Train Outdoor 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.
Playground location: Tiong Bahru Park, 1 Henderson Road, Singapore 159561
How to get to Tiong Bahru Train Outdoor Playground: By car – park at Tiong Bahru Park Carpark. Tiong Bahru MRT is a 10-minute walk away.
28. Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground
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 or play equipment, but it’s more of an open expanse for kids (and furkids) to run around in with some fun structures available for open-ended play!
Playground location: Tanjong Pagar Eco Playground, Discover Tanjong Pagar Community Green in the middle of Tras Link, Wallich Street and Peck Seah Street.
How to get to Tanjong Pagar Eco Outdoor Playground: By car – roadside parking available at Wallich Street. Tanjong Pagar MRT is right across the street!
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