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Beware! Your kids will not want to leave these 5 places in Singapore


Affectionately known as the Garden City, Singapore with its vast open areas and lush green spaces has long been a popular destination for a fun-filled family holiday in Southeast Asia. And now, with an abundance of exciting Indoor and outdoor as well as water themed playgrounds, there’s never been a better reason to pack the bags and jet the kids off for a holiday in Singapore. Here are our five recommendations for family-friendly playgrounds in Singapore:

 1.       Waka Waka by the Polliwogs

Waka Waka by The Polliwogs

If you only have time for one playground, let this be it: Waka Waka by the Polliwogs is a safari jungle themed indoor playground in Singapore – and the perfect solution to a rainy day. This fantastic undercover playground encourages kids to learn through play with a range of animal-themed adventure activities for all ages. A large junior area caters for babies to toddlers with bouncy castles, sensory walls and even a water-bed trampoline with sea creatures. The main playground is built for older kids and boasts a multi-tiered play area filled with colour-changing trampolines, a rock-climbing volcano, exciting tunnels and slides and a whole lot more. Encourage your kids to take part in the interactive performances where they are invited to dance and join in on the games and activities. For kids aged four years and above, the Waka Adventure Cove offers a variety of adventure themed activities such as rope and climbing challenges.

Waka Waka by The Polliwogs

 2.       Adventure Cove Water Park

Adventure Cove - Sentosa

The Adventure Cove Water Park is one of the newest water playgrounds in Singapore. Voted within the top 10 water parks in Asia by Trip Advisor, you’ve simply got to add this playground to your Singapore bucket list.  Situated in Sentosa Park, the Adventure Cove Water Park has an abundance of exciting water rides and slides for all ages as well as a wave pool, lazy river and aquarium. Don’t miss a chance to race your friend and family along the Dueling Racer slide and explore the thrilling Wet Maze with its two level aqua play experience – an obstacle course filled with hidden water pistols and a whole lot more. For those looking for something a little more leisurely, why not experience a snorkel session through the Rainbow Reef where you can get close to over 20,000 different colourful fish.

 3.       Universal Studios Singapore

Universal Studios Singapore

Welcome to Southeast Asia’s first Hollywood theme park! Universal Studios Singapore is an exciting outdoor playground in Singapore that promises hours of fun for the whole family with 24 film-themed rides and film sets from popular Hollywood movies. Kids will love the exciting rides based on popular children’s movies such as Sesame Street, Jurassic Park and The Mummy - and even attractions featuring much-loved characters like Puss in Boots. Jump on board the Transformers the Ride where you’ll have to fight off enemies in 3D or travel through Madagascar on a river boat ride – but prepare to get wet! Wind it all down with a family-friendly performance such as the animated Shrek 4D Adventure.

4.       Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay

Children's Garden @ Gardens by the Bay

The Far East Organisation Children’s Garden at Gardens by the Bay is the ultimate outdoor playground in Singapore filled with interactive play areas and educational activities for all ages. Toddlers under five can enjoy an interactive play zone with a swinging bridge and a Fish Fountain filled with water tunnels and sculptures to keep the little ones entertained. For older kids, the Rainforest Tree Houses located in the canopy of the trees offer fun-filled aerial walkways to explore while a water playground boasts an exciting series of aqua sensors and water effects. And while the little ones learn and play in the gardens, you can relax knowing that they’re well looked after by watchful staff.

 5.       Adventure Playground at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Adventure Playground

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of the city’s largest urban parks and promises the ultimate family day out in Singapore. There’s endless lush greenery and wide open spaces for you to have a picnic while the kids to let off some steam and in the middle of it all, you’ll find an exciting outdoor playground for kids of all ages and special needs – there’s even wheelchair friendly merry go rounds and swings! The open-air playground is made up of three separate play areas, including a giant water playground, a large adventure playground and a third area with an enormous sand pit. The best part? This mega playground is FREE to enjoy so if you’re looking for something reasonably affordable to enjoy in the city, make sure you tick this outdoor playground off your Singapore “to do” list.

Singapore is the ultimate destination for an active family holiday with exciting indoor, outdoor and water playgrounds spread across the island, offering fun-filled activities no matter the weather. Plan your visit to Singapore today!

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Lauren Morling
Lauren Morling is a South African freelance writer living in London. She has a passion for digital marketing and has been published in The Touristin, a Luxury Travel Blog, Life As a Human and the Daily Mail. Lauren works in digital marketing and has a journalism degree from the University of Cape Town.
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