17 Less-Crowded Playgrounds And Parks To Go With Your Kids In SG


Qistina Bumidin •  Feb 11, 2022

[UPDATED 29th March 2022]

Happy wearing-mask-outdoors-is-optional day to you! And of course, happy 10-people-hangout-session day! ? It's really exciting to go out with our loved ones with lesser restrictions, but we understand if you're still stumped on where you can bring your kids out to have some fun in the sun while still being safe in the face of the ever-changing pandemic situation. Well, fret not! You can still head out and spend some quality time with your little ones with these 17 safe, outdoor activities!

P.S. If you're looking for other outdoor activities to check out, we got it all covered for you right here:

Note: Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we encourage families to check with the respective events beforehand and to stay home if they are unwell.  

Less-Crowded, Fun Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Kids In Singapore

Land Playgrounds

Perhaps your HDB playgrounds might be a little too monotonous for your kids, or the popular Marine Cove or Admiralty Park playground is too crowded. We found 8 different adventurous playgrounds (which are free by the way!) around the island which are less crowded but filled with even more fun!

1. Jubilee Park at Fort Canning

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For a more central location, the Jubilee Park at Fort Canning has multiple swings, large climbing nets, a log scramble and more. As with many playgrounds in Singapore this one has no shelter from the sun, so the best times to visit are mornings (shaded until almost 10 am) and early evenings. It’s also worth taking a stroll around the rest of Fort Canning Park, as there are lots of beautiful gardens, great views from the top, and even a lighthouse! We have an ultimate guide to Fort Canning Park (with halal food nearby too!) for your next weekend getaway with your family for you to check out! 

Address: River Valley Road

Opening hours: 24/7

2. Play Area at HortPark

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HortPark's gorgeous lawns, themed gardens and play gardens are perfect especially for those of you with kids! This free park offers nine different play features built with natural materials. Remember to bring hats (as it is not very covered) and go early to avoid the hottest part of the day! 

Address: 33 Hyderabad Rd, Singapore 119578

Opening hours: 6am-11pm daily; the Edible Garden is open 24/7

3. Tiong Bahru Park Playground

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The horizontally sloping huge train structure is every little explorer’s paradise. Your kids are free to let their imagination run wild aboard this “choo choo train” that has slides and climbing structures coming out of it!

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It is a sand playground that also has swings and a mini-maze for your little ones to explore. Think that there’s nothing for you to do in Tiong Bahru? Our Muslim-friendly guide to Tiong Bahru will prove you wrong!

Address: Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732

Opening Hours: 24/7

4. Toa Payoh Crest Playground

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Set on a slope, this playground is a little different from the usual ones as it recreates a swampy style playground thanks to its looping terrain, plus rope bridges and stepping stones, obstacles and tunnel slides. Fret not, though! This playground is suitable for kids between the ages of 5 and 12!

Address: Toa Payoh

Opening hours: 24/7

P.S. There’s a lot of halal food for you to try when you’re here! From $1 nasi lemak meals to affordable halal Japanese food, you’re spoiled for choice! 

5. Sembawang Battleship Playground

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Take your little pirates to play on the “battleship” playground at Sembawang Park. The playground is modelled like a warship with gun-turrets, propellers, rudder, an upper deck and more. It sits in the middle of the sandpit, making it look like a beached shipwreck waiting to be explored! With a climbing wall, poles, nettings and firemen poles, your kids will be climbing around the playground and exploring the ship! 

Address: Sembawang Park, Sembawang Road

Opening hours: 24/7 (lighting hours: 7 pm - 7 am)

P.S. There are so many spots in Sembawang for you to check out! You can soak your feet in Singapore’s very own hot spring, or check out this park connector for some IG-worthy photos that makes you look like you’re overseas!

6. Aerospace Playground

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This wonderful Seletar Aerospace park playground right outside Wheelers’ Estate features two play areas suitable for toddlers and older children. From a colourful propeller plane play structure to air traffic control tower slides to a helipad merry-go-round and swings, it seems like you and your kids are travelling!

The Hampstead Wetlands Park nearby is a tranquil place you and your kids can have a nice stroll at. This hidden park is a green sanctuary and rustic spot in Seletar. With plenty of local flora and fauna, the easy walking trail is perfect for a quiet weekend getaway in the middle of the busy city Take a stroll on the winding boardwalk, and get ready to spot some interesting birds flitting about!

Address: 15 The Oval, Singapore 797874

Opening hours: 24/7

Address of the Hampstead Wetlands Park: 1 Baker St, Singapore 799977

7. The WonderLand Playground

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If you’re around the Queenstown area, there’s a hidden playground that you should check out! This Alice-in-Wonderland-themed playground has several elements from the popular children's novel, such as teacups, hats, mirrors, and the witty Cheshire cat resting on a tree branch.

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A climbing structure takes the centre spot in this vibrantly designed playground and surrounding it are slides, a mini-trampoline on a mound, a see-saw, and climbing ropes. 

Address: Dawson Vista, 79 Dawson Road, Singapore 141079

Opening hours: 24/7

8. Yishun N8 Playground

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This hidden gem is a treehouse playground with houses on stilts! It is made up of three sets of interconnected, colourful houses elevated on stilts, with low swinging hammocks and tiny trampolines all awaiting for your kids to come and play! 

Address: Blk 330 Yishun Ring Rd

Opening hours: 24/7

9. Yishun River Green Playground

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This park includes interactive light stepping pads, crooked houses, hammock-swings, long slides, a tunnel, and more. Suited for your older kids, Crooked House, as it's called, is perfect for imaginative play! ? The structures are made from weatherproof wood, so if rain or shine, the fun continues! ?

Address: No. 809, Yishun Ring Road, #04-4229, HDB Yishun, 809 Yishun Ring Rd, Block 809, Singapore 760809

Opening hours: 24/7

Water Playgrounds

Trying to beat the sweltering heat, but the beaches are just too crowded? Head out to these water playgrounds instead! 

10. Oasis Waterpark (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

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Located at Nee Soon East in Yishun, it is the first community spray park set within a public housing estate accessible and free to the public. Divided into three main play areas, the waterpark features include water sprays and buckets, a shallow pool, and giant board games. As your little ones splash around, you can rest your feet while keeping an eye on them from one of the many benches around the park. No walk-ins are allowed, so do call to book a slot before heading out! 

Address: Next to MSCP, Blk 307 Yishun Ring Road

Opening hours: 10am-10 pm daily

Contact to book a slot: +65 6758 0129

Slots available: 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm, 7pm-9pm

P.S. Here Are 12 Halal Eateries In Yishun So You Won't Have Any Excuse To Avoid Travelling To The North Of SG

11. Lower Seletar Reservoir Park Water Play Area

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This water play spot is designed for young children and consists of a wading stream, a central fountain area and two water spouts! Your kids can wander about a little stream area where the water flows among brown-and-green, gently rolling slopes. Jets of water spray out of the ground at the fountains of the Lower Seletar Reservoir Park water play area, for even more splashing fun! Lower Seletar Reservoir Park also has scenic views, which is perfect for any nature walks with your family! Check out what our HHWT Tribes member has to say about her outdoor getaway with her family at the park!

Address: Yishun Ave 1, Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore 769139

Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily

12. Jelutung Harbour Park Water Play Area

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This water play area lies in Jelutung Harbour Park, a hidden spot in Admiralty and Sembawang area. Located in front of Blk 488 and 489, the ship and sea serpent themed play area features water fountains, water guns, jet sprays, and even a tiny splash bucket for extra squeals and thrills! It’s free and you don’t need to make any prior booking slots too. There is also a small changing and shower facility next to the water play area too! Apart from the water play area, there are also fun activities you and your kids can do together, such as multiple playgrounds, fitness corners, a basketball court and a running track that circles around the entire park. 

Address: Admiralty Link

Opening hours: 24/7; Water play area (9.30am-9.30pm) 

13. Jurong West Swimming Complex

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While it’s smaller than its sister Jurong East, it’s still big on fun! There’s a kids’ pool with play structures and an adrenaline-fuelled, three-storey long winding blue waterslide, a lazy river, plus a Jacuzzi and two 50-metre pools (one indoors). Once you’re done, have a nice meal at any of these 13 halal food spots

Address: 20 Jurong West Street 93, Singapore 648965,

Opening hours: 6.30am-9.45pm (Mon, Wed-Sun); 3pm-9.45pm (Tues)

Price: Check out here

Booking slots open at 12pm daily, so do book in advance before heading out! 

Nature Parks 

Sometimes, a nice stroll along a beautiful park is a good enough bonding activity with your kids. We give you 5 parks that aren’t as popular and crowded as others for your cycling, kid-friendly hiking, and picnic plans. 

14. Tampines Eco Green

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At first look, it might not look so appealing, but as you walk in further, you’ll come across sprawling greenery formed by open grasslands, freshwater wetlands and secondary rainforest, and you’d never guess they are located in one of the most populous neighbourhoods in Singapore. 

Address: Tampines Ave 9, Singapore 520491

Opening hours: 7.30am-7.30pm

15. Yishun Pond Park

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Featuring a pond surrounded by colourful plants and a variety of trees, shrubs and marshland plants as well as several bird species, Yishun Pond Park is a great place for visitors to get close to nature. Cycle or race with your kids up the spiral tower to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding areas!

Address: Yishun Central, Singapore 760323

Opening hours: 24/7

16. Clementi Woods Park 

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If you love taking a walk on open lawns, Clementi Woods Park is perfect for you! There's a playground and nature play garden which is ideal for those with kids. The hidden park also has a community garden where residents nearby can do some gardening. At one end of the park, you'll also find Masjid Tentera Diraja, a hilltop kampong mosque that has been there since the 1960s! 

Address: West Coast Road

Opening hours: 24/7

17. Zhenghua Nature Park

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This hidden gem is located in Bukit Panjang and might be a new favourite spot for you and your kids. On top of a multi-purpose event lawn, a children’s play area, and an exercise station, Zhenghua Nature Park features a 2.5km jogging/cycling track which runs parallel to the BKE. With rich wildlife, your kids might get excited seeing monitor lizards and long-tailed macaques sharing the pathways too! Just be mindful of your kids’ safety. It’s much busier in the afternoon, so head out in the morning and get a fresh start to your day! 

Address: 466 Segar Rd, Singapore 670466

Opening hours: 24/7

P.S. You can check out more hidden nature parks around Singapore right here! 

With these less-crowded places, rest assured that your kids can still enjoy safely! Stay safe out there!