Beat the heat with our picks of the best water playgrounds in Singapore for FREE water play!
Is there a better way for the kiddos to beat Singapore’s relentless heat than cooling off in the water?! There are so many great outdoor water play options for kids of all ages to splash around in. Most are part of Singapore’s best parks and playgrounds, so kids can really work up a sweat before getting wet. From the newly reopened water park playground in Tampines 1 to the new water park at Toa Payoh (complete with flying fox, bucket swings, trampolines around the corner and a mini track too) to the impressive water sluice gates at the Clusia Cove Lakeside water playground, we’ve rounded up the best free water play in Singapore so your little ones can splash away to their heart’s content (and your wallet can stay safely in your bag)!
Lead image: Dino-themed Water Playground @ Causeway Point
The FREE rooftop water playground at Tampines 1 mall is now open again! We are jumping up and down with excitement. Kids will love splashing around the play space that has a few little slides, sprinklers and water fountains!
From the pics we have seen there even seems to be a dry play area with a slide too. There is also a wash area to get cleaned up afterwards. See more pics of this water playground here.
Water playground deets: open from 12pm to 8pm daily (except Mondays 4pm to 8pm); Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1 Singapore 529536.
Good news for parents and kiddos in the north! The water playground at Causeway Point is reopening, and it’s going to be dino-themed! There’s a 2.2m hollow dinosaur rib cage with water jets, a Toddler Dino Zone, Adventure Volcano and Crater Zone, two long, winding slides, giant rocks and even a mist-spraying volcano. In the evenings, the Dino-themed Wet Playground comes alive with neon lights! Watch the video here for a sneak peek before it opens on 20 June 2022. Entry is free and no pre-booking is required!
Water playground deets: Dino-themed Water Playground @ Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square Level 7, Singapore 738099, open daily from 10:30am – 9pm
Residents living in the Yishun area can now enjoy the largest community water park in the heartlands – Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East.
Spanning an area of 5,600sqm, the water playground consists of three main areas of water play including a 3.5metre high circular water curtain. Kids will love running through the mist cloud and dodging the water jets, as well as wading through the shallow pools and playing with the water wheels.
Snacks are easily accessible thanks to vending machines and drinking fountains, and there are plenty of benches and umbrellas shading the area. There are shower facilities for when you’re ready to dry off and head home, and you’ll even find nursing rooms with hot water dispensers!
Water playground deets: Open daily: 9am – 7:30pm
Oasis Waterpark @ Nee Soon East, Blk 307 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 760307
Possibly the best-known water park in Singapore! This one is particularly great if you have kids of different ages, as the bigger ones can run riot in the main part while the little ones can play in the dedicated baby and toddler area. Indulge the kids by alternating between the adventure playground and the water play, or make a day of it and throw in a visit to the cooled conservatories as well. Toilets and showers are close by and there are plenty of cafe options too.
Water playground deets: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9am – 6:30pm, last admission 6pm. Closed every Monday. Closed on Tuesday if the preceding Monday is a public holiday.
Far East Organization Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Image courtesy of Blub Creative
This new water play park in the heart of Toa Payoh has been buzzing with activity ever since it opened, and it’s not hard to see why! Featuring sand play (with swings and a flying fox!), a playground with climbing structures and an exciting water playground, it promises tons of fun for kids of all ages. Just down the road there’s Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream where you can pop in to cool down with some delicious ice cream and coffee!
Water playground deets: Play @ Heights Park Toa Payoh, 144-148 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310144
Jelutung Harbour Park within an HDB at Admiralty Link offers some free water play for kiddos! Look out for water fountains at this small but fun water playground. There’s also another playground with slides for kids not wanting to get wet!
Water playground deets: Near Blk 488/489 Admiralty Link, Singapore 750488
Opening Hours: 24hrs, Water Play Area (9.30 am – 9.30 pm)
** A section of the Water Play Area, East Coast Park Area B2, will be closed for improvement works starting from 27 June 2022 and is expected to be completed by mid-August 2022. Part of the Water Play Area will still be open for use.*
Coastal PlayGrove is a free playground at the former Big Splash East Coast Park site. It boasts the tallest outdoor play feature in Singapore (16 metres high) with fun climbing activities, long metallic tube slides, a nature playgarden with sandpits and teepees, plus of course a water play area! The inclusive water play area has a fun wading pool and refreshing jets of water for kids to play in. The water is too shallow for swimming (it’s about shin deep) but kids will have a great time cooling off and splashing around the fountains. In the evenings the water fountains will be illuminated in various colours to splash around in! Bring hats if you are here during the heat of the day. A toilet is located close by for kids to change into swimmers.
Water playground deets: Open Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am – 8pm. Closed on Mondays for maintenance.
Coastal PlayGrove Playground, 902 East Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449874
The water playground experience of Clusia Cove at Lakeside Garden is cleverly designed with tidal patterns, surface ripples and directional currents that mimic water movement of coastal shores. Kids can wade in and control the water flow using the sluice gates, muck about in the cool pools and follow the channels that lead to rockpools. There’s also a closed-loop water recycling system that treats water naturally without chemicals. There’s a café onsite, too, called Fusion Spoon for casual Western and Asian dining – perfect for a lunch break after all that play!
Read more about Lakeside Garden Jurong here!
Water playground deets: Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8am – 10pm, Jurong Lake Gardens, 100 Yuan Ching Road, Singapore 618662
If flying kites, running amok and leisurely family picnics on the grass are not quite enough to keep your rugrats happy, your adventure bunnies will love the fountains and shallow pools of the water playground at Marina Barrage. Older ones can test their skills by predicting which fountain will spray water next.
Water playground deets: Open daily: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30 – 9 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 9pm
Image courtesy of Kyle Lam via Flickr
This lovely water park is located right next to Seletar Reservoir. Kids can wade down the ‘stream’ and play under the two water fountains, before ending up in the pond which flows down to the main fountain area. Enjoy the breeze coming off the water while the kids play, and wander along the jetty to check out the views of the reservoir.
Water playground deets: Open daily: 9am – 9pm
Lower Seletar Reservoir Park Water Play, Yishun Ave 1, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore 769139
Image courtesy of CPG Consultants
Located at the Pond Gardens in the upper half of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (closer to Upper Thomson Road), this water playground is one of the most engaging we’ve seen. It’s less about running through fountains and spraying water jets, and more about kids learning how to control and direct water (while still having loads of fun!). Little ones can open and close sluice gates, follow streams down gentle slopes and play with the moveable barriers along the channels. There are toilets nearby for changing.
Water playground deets: Open Thursdays to Sundays, from 8am to 11am and 4pm to 8pm.
Opposite Blk 223, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560223
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at the Singapore Botanic Gardens is a great place to while away a day with the kids (read all about it here).
Water playground deets: Jacob Ballas, Botanic Gardens, 481, Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259769
The water play area here isn’t large, but it’s a nice spot for little ones to cool off after scooting along the Park Connector and checking out Punggol Waterway. There are plenty of water jets encircling the splash pad, and a series of bright orange arches spraying water that kids will enjoy running through. Bring sand toys and enjoy some sensory play in the sandpit next to the water play area. There are toilets and vending machines nearby, and plenty of shaded benches.
Water playground deets: Punggol Waterway, 10 Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828851
Image courtesy of HDB