Singapore’s Best Water Playgrounds

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Water play spots really are the best thing to happen to our hot, sweaty little kids. If you aren’t in a mall, chances are you and the kids are suffering in our sweltering heat. So the next time you’re looking to bring the kids out to burn some energy, consider these awesome water play gems.

Gardens By The Bay

18 Marina Gardens Drive S(018953) | +65 6420 6848

It’s hard to believe that this one-hectare water play area for children is free given that there are readily available lockers and children showers, as well as staff on hand to ensure nothing goes wrong as your little ones enjoy playing with water.

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The wet area is divided into two with the fish fountain being more suitable for those under six as adorable looking stone fish statues spout out gentle streams of water.

Image Credit: Choo Yut Shing

Splash @ Kidz Amaze

9 Sentul Crescent S(828654) | +65 6585 8710

Have fun in the Enchanted Deep Sea at Splash @ Kidz Amaze’s indoor water playground; you get to cool down and avoid the sun at the same time. The park is divided into two main areas – one for younger kids and one for older ones. The splash pad is the area set aside for toddlers and a giant octopus with water spouting out of his suction pads hangs overhead.

The water structures here emit gentle streams of water and can be manoeuvred to allow children to “shoot” one another. If your tot is courageous enough, he can attempt taking the shorter slides over at the ‘big kids’ area. Stay until the evening to see the place light up in an enchanting purple hue.

Image Credit: Safra Punggol

Marina Barrage: Water Playground

8 Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Barrage S(018951) | +65 6514 5959​

If you want to bring the kids out for an outing to fly kites and then cool off in the water, Marina Barrage is the ideal location. This water play area looks like your typical water feature but it’s one that kids are allowed to skip and hop amongst the shallow pools of water and fountains.

It may not be the most fancy water play area in Singapore, but it doesn’t stop the kids from having the time of their lives.

Image Credit: Marina Barrage

Botanic Gardens: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden

1 Cluny Rd S(259569) | 1800 471 7300

Within Singapore UNESCO World Heritage Site lies a garden that’s dedicated just for kids. In fact, adults aren’t allowed in, unless accompanied by a kid. As it’s made just for little ones, it isn’t complete without a water play area.

Here you’ll find spouting water at toddler-friendly heights. It’s not too fancy, but it’s a great place for little ones to cool down, especially after exploring the garden.

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Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East

1 Pasir Ris Close S(519599) | +65 6581 9128

This old-time favourite location for water fun in Singapore does not leave the little ones out of the equation. Though the park consists of many fun water rides and slides that are catered to older kids, preschoolers can have a blast at the Kidz Zone where fun rides have been shrunk down to a size that is safe and suitable for tots.

If you have babies with you, check out their Baby Water Carrier that allows you to bring your babies into the water with you.

WaterWorks At The Science Centre

15 Science Centre Road S(609081) | +65 6425 2500

Scientific principles and water fun come together at this outdoor area at Science Centre Singapore where children can learn about science while cooling off at the same time.

Shoot jets of water and discover how much water you use in daily life or test your ability to get through the water maze without getting wet. Parents would appreciate the giant dryer where minis can dry off once they are done playing.

Image Credit: Science Centre Singapore

Birdz of Play At The Jurong Bird Park

2 Jurong Hill S(628925) | +65 6269 3411

After a day out exploring and learning about feathered friends, head to Birdz of Play to have some splashing good fun. There’s a wading pool for smaller ones, along with sprays and slides that every child would love. Sit on ducks and enjoy getting wet by the jetstreams of water or run through the green hoops and try to avoid being sprayed.

We dare say that your kids might want to visit the bird park more often than you would have ever imagined after getting to play here.

Image Credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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