Awesome shops AND a cool play area for the kids? Parents, you're winning at life! Here's our ultimate guide to the best playgrounds at Singapore's shopping malls...
Let’s face it, as adorable as kids are, they have the potential to turn a shopping trip in Singapore into utter madness. Incentivise 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…
West of 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 (we reckon it’s best suited for kids aged five to 12 years old). If the little ones are feeling adventurous, there’s a seven-metre treehouse that has two spiral tunnel slides – so cool!
IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, Level 3 Garden Plaza, Singapore 609601, p. 6665 8268. Dry playground opens daily from 10am-10pm, wet playground open Monday to Friday 10.30am-9.30pm, and weekends from 10am-9.30pm.
Located in the courtyard on the second floor, this large wet-and-dry play area is covered in Astroturf, so no worries about scrapes. The littlies can play on the large slide and in the low hill-and-tunnel play area, plus they’ll love the seesaw and the merry-go-round.It gets pretty hot, which is why the water jets are a welcome respite. Warning: the battery-powered ride-on cars are going to send your kids wild! We also like Vivo’s 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 opens daily from 10am-10pm.
It’s no surprise we’re a huge fan of this honeycomb-themed playground. Kids will get to jump on trampolines, swing on hammocks, and scramble their way around the canopy through fun and safe nests throughout the complex. They’ll also love running through and splashing around in the mini fountains and pool, too.
JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, Singapore 608549, p. 6225 5536. Playground opens from 10am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, and 10am-10.30pm Friday and Saturday.
Head to the largest rooftop garden in Singapore and play at this whimsical playground! Drawing inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Westgate Wonderland has larger-than-life flowers, giant ladybugs and a 10-metre tall treehouse. Explore the slide in the cracked flowerpot, cool off under the huge watering can or rest under the petals of the flowers that dot the area.
Westgate, 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532, p.6908 3737. Playground opens daily from 1oam-10pm.
Central/South of Singapore
Great for toddlers, this playground is on the roof at 313′s Sky Terrace next to the 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 opens daily from 10am-10pm.
This 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 opens daily from 10am-9pm.
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 littlies to no end!
City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539, p. 6595 6595. City Garden opens daily from 10am-10pm.
Suntec City is playground heaven for kids – there are not one, but six indoor playgrounds at this mall, including its very own play area on level 3! There are also colouring stations for kids of all ages to enjoy, and a swaying bridge and tunnel in the play area, too.
Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983, p.6266 1502. Playground opens daily from 10am-10pm.
North of Singapore
At Causeway Point, there are two dry indoor play areas great for toddlers (120cm and under) – a train and jungle terrace. The munchkins can join the “animals” bathing in a pretend river or enjoy the two-slide train-like climbing structure. Do remember to leave your footwear by the entrance.
Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099, p. 6894 2237. Playground opens daily from 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! For those who may be water-shy, there’s a simple play structure with slides and bridges, too.
NEX, 23 Serangoon Central, Level 4R, Singapore 556083, p. 6416 6366. KidzPlay @ SkyGardenOpen weekdays 1pm-8pm; weekends, public holidays and school holidays 11am-8pm.
This massive wet playground dubbed Happy Park is true to its name: look out for it sprawling water features – from spray trumpets to waterfalls, and lily trees around the play area designed for kids to climb on, with a water curtain that splashes from the centre. Also, don’t miss the rabbit-themed dry playground with tall slides, trampolines and rabbit holes for a great session of hide-and-seek! Have a little one? Check out Wonderland – Waterway Point’s brightly-coloured indoor playground with toddler-friendly play areas.
Waterway Point, Level 2, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761, p. 6812 7300. Playground opens from 10.30am-8pm.
The coolest part of this futuristic-looking playground isn’t just its verticality, but its hexagonal rock climbing cubes – equipped with climbing holds that allow kids to climb all over them. Plus, the wallhola installation has a slick metal slide that is popular with kids of all ages.
Junction 8, Level 3, 9 Bishan Pl, Singapore 579837, p.6354 2955. Playground opens daily from 10am-10pm.
East of Singapore
Jewel Changi Airport
Did you think we’d not mention the playground in one of Singapore’s hottest and iconic malls of 2019 with two dedicated play areas? We’re heading to the Changi Airport with the kids just for this! The young ones will enjoy the play area on level 2 featuring stunning European birch plywood play pieces by Essa Grace, a boutique furniture line for kids. On the other hand, the older kiddos (and even the adults!) will enjoy the activities at Canopy Park – like the Discovery Slides, Mirror Maze and Manulife bouncing and walking Sky Nets.
Jewel Changi Airport, Level 2 and Level 5, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666, p.6956 9898. The wooden play area is open 24 hours, and Canopy Park opens Sunday-Thursday 10am-12am, Friday-Saturday and eve of public holidays 10am-1am.
Head to the roof of the mall where a vertical playground awaits! This wallhola installation is the perfect structure for kids who love to climb around and build their motor skills at the same time. And, it’s still challenging enough for older kids to explore. And, there are floor trampolines, see-saws and slides to enjoy, too!
Singpost Centre,10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408600, p.6909 1644. The dry playground opens daily from 10am-10pm.
Formerly known as OneKM shopping mall, this playground has two slides, a four-way see-saw and a trampoline so the kids can jump around to their heart’s pleasure. The younger ones will certainly enjoy climbing around the brightly-coloured structure, while the older kids will love the castle-themed structure and climbing their way to the top of the tower.
Kinex,11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157, p. 6702 3610. The playground opens daily from 10.30am-9pm.
Seletar Mall’s rooftop playground is great fun for adventurous little ones! They’ll have a ball with the playground’s fire truck structure: it has three slides, climbing nets and hammock swings for the kiddos to rest after running around.
Seletar Mall, 33 Sengkang West Ave, Level 4 Seletar Mall, Singapore 797653, p.6341 6252. Playground opens daily from 10am-10pm.
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