Let’s face it, as adorable as kids are, they have the potential to turn a shopping trip in Singapore into madness. Incentivize your kiddos to keep it together with the promise of a trip to the playground (conveniently located in the mall itself!) after the shopping. Let us assist in your shopping strategy by rounding up the best shopping mall playgrounds for children in Singapore.
This nature-themed, sheltered rooftop playground pulls double-duty with both wet and dry play areas. The dry area is shaded with a mini carousel, while the wet play area features fountains and water cannons. If the little ones are feeling adventurous, there’s a seven-metre tree house that has two spiral tunnel slides!
IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Level 3 Garden Plaza, Singapore 609601, p. 6665 8268. Playground open daily 10am-10pm.
2. Causeway Point
At Causeway Point, there are two dry indoor play areas great for toddlers (110cm and under). The munchkins can join the “animals” bathing in a pretend river or enjoy the two-slided train-like climbing structure! Do remember to leave your footwear by the entrance.
Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099, p. 6894 2237. Play ground open 10.30am-10.30pm.
This sparkling rooftop playground consists of both wet and dry play areas. If your kids are waterbugs, they’ll love the spray tunnels, water cannons, fountains and water buckets for a splashin’ good time! A simple play structure with slides and bridges for those who are more water-shy.
nex, 23 Serangoon Central, Level 4R, Singapore 556083, p. 6416 6366. KidzPlay open daily 11am-9pm.
4. City Square Mall
Situated in the first eco-mall in Singapore, the playground is eco-friendly too! Made of wood, the playground features kampong-style tyre swings and climbing structures. But this shopping centre has more up its sleeves – a play fountain in the basement, a sky park at level 6, and interactive eco-learning kiosks scattered across various levels that will entertain the litties to no end!
City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539, p. 6595 6595. City Garden open daily 10am-10pm.
5. 313 Somerset
Great for toddlers, this playground is on the roof at 313′s Sky Terrace next to Food Republic. While the parents get a panoramic view of Orchard Road, this fun spot is great for the littlies whether it’s post-shopping or pre-munchies! Plus, the playground’s padded flooring means safety and comfort for your kids.
313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Sky Terrace on Level 5, Singapore 238895, p. 6496 9313. Playground open daily 10am-10pm.
The indoor (air-conditioned!) playground has a climbing wall, mini- slides and tunnels. Plus, the benches around the play area mean that mums can catch some rest while keeping a watchful eye on the tots. Older kids can keep themselves occupied with gaming stations, and there are coin-operated kiddie rides too!
Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859, p. 6738 5535. Playground open daily 10am-9pm.
Located in the courtyard on the second floor, this large wet-and-dry play area is covered in Astroturf, so no worries about scrapes while the littlies can play on the large slide, low hill-and-tunnel play area, the merry-go-round. We also like the wading lagoon on the rooftop that allows kids to cool off during the day.
Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Levels 2 and 3, Singapore 098585, p. 6377 6860. Playground open daily 10am-10pm.
8. 112 Katong
Parents in the East rejoice! The newest shopping mall in the region has a wet rooftop playground equipped with wet slides, swings, water showers, and tipping buckets. Kids who don’t like getting wet (is there even such a thing?) can check out the musical play equipment at the side of the playground.
112 Katong, 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802, p. 6636 2112. Aqua Playground open daily 10am-10pm.
9. Tampines 1
This wildlife themed rooftop water playground guarantees to keep the kids soaked and very well occupied. Great for little people aged 5 to 12 years, they can learn about wildlife conservation too! Added kudos for the unisex kiddy toilet cubicles at the changing area, which means no more queuing in the main (adult) bathrooms.
Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, p. 6572 5500. Rooftop Water Playground open Mon 4pm-9.30pm, Tue-Sun 10am-9.30pm.
10. Changi City Point
The 3 House, suitable for kids below 12, is located on the second level of Changi City Point. The wet area sports include spraying fountains, mini-pools and swings, whereas the dry area has a treetop obstacle trail for kids to cross and climb. Add another element to their play with the landscaped rooftop garden, equipped with interactive art installations just above the play area!
Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038, p. 6511 1088. The 3 House open daily 10am-10pm.