April 27th, 2017
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing,” said George Bernard Shaw, and he’s got a point. Children are children because they play, just like how playgrounds are symbolic of all things young and innocent. We put together a list of some of our favourites where our little ones can play their hearts out. Time to break out that sunscreen!
Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden Playground
The Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is the first garden in Asia dedicated to children. Opened on Children’s Day in 2007, the garden is a child’s dream come true, with a magical playground unlike any other amidst the lush greenery of Botanic Gardens. Get dizzy on the spinner at the sandpit, or play hide-and-seek in the hedge maze with your kiddo. The treehouse is an adventure every child dreams of; it even comes with a slide for a quick get-away.
Residents of Sembawang will be aware of this looming maritime themed playground in the neighbourhood. Designed to remember the town’s naval history and heritage, the battleship comes complete with turrets and sloped decks that children can manoeuvre up and down, before shooting down one of the many escape hatches disguised as slides.
The largest thematic rooftop playground awaits your restless critter atop Westgate Shopping Mall. The 11,000-square foot outdoor paradise will keep your children amply busy while you indulge in your own retail therapy below. The playground has both dry and wet zones that cater to kids of varying ages. There is also a larger-than-life garden that makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Fu Shan Garden Dinosaur Playground
We love the combination of dinosaurs and play that aren’t theme parks. The quirky playground at Fu Shan Garden, 81 Woodlands is a mini Jurassic park that oozes old-school charm and creativity. The dinosaurs are littered around the park, with some even serving as functional slides (think long-necked brontosaurus slide).
Children’s Garden @ Gardens by the Bay
Have a splashing good time with the water features at Children’s Garden – an interactive landscape of water tunnels, fish sculptures and fountains. Tailored to children from various age groups, the playground helps to build your little one’s physical and cognitive abilities while ensuring a ton of fun. The centrepiece is undoubtedly the Water Play, which detects the movement of children to create delightful water effects.
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