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There are plenty of kids-friendly places and family activities in Singapore, but for an idea that lets you beat the heat raging outdoors, why not consider bringing the little ones to an indoor playground?
From free indoor playgrounds, play areas within shopping malls to playpens large enough to host a birthday party, the options are never-ending. With this list, you’ll know just where to take your kiddo the next time they bug you for a playground date!
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1. Indoor Play Area at Jewel
There’s no doubt that Changi Airport is one of the most kid-friendly places you can find in Singapore! If you’re looking to beat the heat while still letting your kids enjoy some sunshine and greenery, head on over to this indoor playground located in the heart of Jewel.
Tucked away in the West Gateway Garden on Jewel’s Level 2, this free playground is designed with natural elements in mind, and suitable for children aged three to five. Your little ones are sure to have a blast traversing the rolling wooden hills or climbing and hiding in the latticed wooden cave. The foliage and shaded seating area is also a great place for parents to take a breather from all your Jewel shopping escapades while the kids play their hearts out!
Address: Airport Blvd., Level 2, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666 (Next to Tim Ho Wan)
Opening hours: Opens daily from Xam to Xpm
2. Space-Themed Indoor Playground – Marina Square
Level 3 of Marina Square shopping mall is home to a countless number of parenting and kids shops. Kids apparel, toys and baby gears – they’ve got them all. So it’s only fitting that there’s a playground to host parents on a shopping break and kids looking to expend their energy.
The 110m-wide play area features an adorable indoor playground pop-up with mini ramps and slides designed after extraterrestrial motifs – spot the green alien friend peeking out of his spaceship! Kids will be able to crawl and climb around the structure, while also express their creativity with interactive boards.
Address: Level 3, 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
3. Paragon Junior Playground – Paragon Shopping Centre
On your next jaunt to Orchard Road, seek comfort at Paragon’s indoor playground at Level 5. Hidden from the more crowded floors below, the play space has free entry all-day and is situated right next to a massive Mothercare store.
Not only does the main area have two large slides to incite plenty of smiles, but it also has tunnels, climbing walls and bridges to train little ones’ confidence. Just adjacent lies a coin-operated ride in the form of a mini merry-go-round and a kiddy automobile ride. Extra good news for parents – there are seating areas to watch over the kids, plenty of stroller space and nursing rooms just nearby too!
Address: Paragon Shopping Mall, 290 Orchard Road, Level 5, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
4. The Artground – Goodman Arts Centre
If you’re looking for locations where you can take your kids for free in the east of Singapore, The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre is truly the place to go!
The educational space spans both play and art spaces, with the former including plenty of amenities inspired by Singapore snacks. Think slides designed after ice cream waffles, balancing beams shaped like giant love letter biscuits and climbing pods that look like curry puffs.
Aside from the playground, The Artground also hosts educational programmes at The Whitebox, that include dance, storytelling or performance theatre. Meanwhile, The Good Garden section has an outdoor urban garden for kids to develop a better understanding of Mother Nature. With so much to see and do, there’s no doubt that your children can have a holistic and wholesome experience all in one location.
While entry to The Artground at Goodman Arts Centre is free, you will need to book entry and reserve slots online with a S$15 refundable deposit before heading down. After all, it is a popular spot with weekend revellers, so best to chope a slot during peak periods.
Address: 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 BLK J, Singapore 439053
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday – 9:15am to 10:30am, 10:45am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 3:15pm, 3:45pm to 5:00pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
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1. T-Play Khatib – HomeTeamNS Khatib
Taking pride as Singapore’s first fully Peranakan-themed playground, T-Play Khatib is visually striking from the get-go due to the iconic dragon facade that calls to mind the original dragon playground at Toa Payoh.
Combining heritage and modern play features, this indoor playground in Singapore offers interactive experiences for kids aged 12 and below through smart interactive spheres, tunnels, mini trampolines and spiral slides. All this while dad and mum can sit at the cafe to sip on a cuppa and watch over their young ones.
Entry also grants kids complimentary craft and colouring activities, which will provide them a breather after running, hopping and jumping about.
Address: HomeTeamNS Khatib, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944
Admission: S$20 (HomeTeamNS member), S$40 (Affiliate), S$50 (guest)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday – 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday and Eve of Public Holiday – 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, School Holidays and Public Holidays – 10:00am to 9:00pm. Closed on Monday.
2. Canopy Park - Jewel Changi Airport
Besides the free kueh-themed playground, there is also another Changi Airport playground worth exploring at Jewel Changi Airport. The Canopy Park has plenty to offer for indoor playtime, and is suitable for kiddos aged between 18 months and 12 years old.
For just S$5 per entry, stroll along the Petal Garden and whisk down the Discovery Slides which double as an art piece to admire. Kids will also particularly enjoy the Foggy Bowls, where they can play with mist that form clouds. The Topiary Walk is another feature that is particularly educational. It features photo stops with various cute animal topiaries, so even little ones can learn more about them along the way.
With so many delightful activities around, it’s no wonder that Changi Airport is truly a kids’ wonderland for toddlers and older children alike.
Address: Airport Blvd., Level 5, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Admission: S$3 per entry for Changi Rewards and Capitastar members, S$5 per entry for non- members. S$4.50 for Singapore residents. (Changi Rewards membership is free.)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – 10:00am to 10:00pm, Friday to Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holiday – 10:00am to 11:00pm
3. Pororo Park – Marina Square
Conveniently located within Marina Square, Pororo Park is a perfect place to wind down during a day of shopping. From S$36 per entry, let your kid roam free while you rest, and watch them take on the many amenities that this indoor playground has to offer.
The first thing you’ll note is how many animal mascots they have, since Pororo Park is based on a character-themed concept from Korea. Ride the Pororo Express Train with your kid at every 45-minute interval or perhaps they would prefer to tackle Poby’s Jungle Gym of maze-like structures. Other activities include the classic ball pit named the Shark Ball Pool, and a mini-construction area at the Hinoki Pit.
If the kids need a break, settle down for a live mascot performance at Tong Tong’s Little Theatre, where they can also get up close and personal with the characters after for a meet-and-greet session. Each play session lasts for three hours.
Pororo Park also offers event packages that are also suitable for birthday parties.
Address: #02-29, 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Admission: S$36 per child (inclusive of one adult). S$10 for babies less than 9 months old.
Opening hours: Opens daily from 10:30am to 8:00pm
4. Tayo Station – Downtown East
Venture to the East of Singapore and you’ll find Tayo Station at Downtown East’s E!Hub. Suitable for kids aged between one and 12 years old, the indoor playground is designed after the popular Tayo the Little Bus animation series and is more than just your average playpen.
Not only can kids watch episodes of the show at the Rainbow Lounge, but they can also be better equipped with newfound skills and knowledge, such as learning about road safety at Tayo’s Road Circuit. Over at the three-storey Gani Playground, kids can train their motor skills by climbing a mini rock wall and jumping into the giant ball pit at the Cliff Ball Pool.
Younger children aren’t left out either – the Toddler Play area is a dedicated space where little tots up to three years old can roam freely. Want to meet Tayo in person and take pictures? Then book a slot during weekends or public holidays where he makes a guest appearance!
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Level 3, E!Hub, Downtown East, Singapore 519599
Admission: S$26 on weekdays and S$30 on weekends and public holidays (inclusive of one accompanying adult). S$8 for additional adults.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 10:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – 10:30am to 8:00pm
5. Waka Waka – Annex@Furama
Plan a family date at Waka Waka, where kids aged two and up can visit to have a ball of a time. The playground is Safari-themed, which means that the little ones can feel like they’re bravely venturing into the great outdoors while still being completely under shelter.
The entire space is separated into zones catering for different age groups too, so you won’t likely have to deal with a crying child who can’t complete a challenge. You’ll also find unconventional play features here, such as the adventure rope course and a wave slide fitted with real water and slides. Don’t leave without spotting the life-size statues of lions and zebras too, that add a touch of realism to the safari world.
With all that playing, you’re bound to get famished. Thankfully, Waka Waka also has their Eat & Play Family Deal (from S$80) that includes an ala carte buffet lunch or dinner for two adults and one kid. Parents can also kick back at the wait areas while their little ones take on their Safari adventure.
Address: 407 Havelock Rd, #05-01, Annex@Furama, Singapore 169634
Admission: From S$23 for non-peak and weekdays, from S$28 for weekends and school holidays.
Opening hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday – 10:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday to Sunday – 10:00am to 8:00pm. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It’s time to explore Singapore’s best indoor playgrounds
With our list, you won’t need to stress over where to bring the kiddos this weekend. All of these indoor playgrounds in Singapore offer hours of fun without even having to break a sweat in the heat outside.
Besides upskilling their coordination and agility, these playgrounds will also be a welcome escape for the little ones, and make for family bonding at its funnest.
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