So, don’t hole up at home because you have no excuse not to head out for some outdoor play, when the cool water is just so inviting.
Since SmartParents has rounded up the best water play areas in Singapore just for you, all you need is to slather on some sunscreen, pop your sweeties into their cute swimsuits, and get set for some water fun!
Scroll through our photo gallery to check them out!
KidzPlay at Nex
WHERE Level 4R SkyGarden, 23 Serangoon Central, 6416-6366 PRICE Free admission. WHAT This huge mall in the heart of Serangoon is home to a rooftop water play area on the 4th storey. Run through mist sprayers and water sprinklers, or get set to be splashed after a huge centrepiece bucket tips over every couple of minutes. Don’t fret either if you don’t want to get wet, the dry playground is great for the little ones. With benches located by the playground, parents can chill while keeping an eye on their kiddos. The bathrooms are conveniently located a short walk away. After all that water play, you can head to the library located on the same floor too cool off and for some quiet time. The play area is open from 1pm to 8pm on weekdays, and 11am to 8pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. It’s closed in wet weather. (Photo: Nex)
Adventure Cove Waterpark
WHERE 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, 6577-8888 PRICE $24 for kids, $32 for adults (Singapore residents). WHAT Zip down thrilling slides at this huge waterpark in Sentosa. Older kids will want to try Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster, while families with littler kids can splash about at the Bluwater Bay wave pool. Float away on a tube, down Adventure River, which offers 14 stunning scenes, or check out the latest attraction, a two-level Wet Maze, where you have to navigate your way around even as you avoid sneaky water blasters. You can even interact with marine wildlife here like the friendly rays and bottlenose dolphins. Check out the website for opening hours. (Photo: Resorts World Sentosa)
WHERE 10 Tampines Central 1, 6572-5522 PRICE Free admission. WHAT Your little animal lover will love this rooftop water play space with smallish slides that are better suited for younger children. They’ll learn about wildlife conservation while exploring the arctic and sliding down a “polar bear”, and running around the hippopotamus fountains. Shower facilities are available. Open from 4pm to 8pm on Mondays, noon to 8pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 8pm on weekends, public and school holidays. (Photos: Tampines One)
Sengkang Swimming Complex
WHERE 57 Anchorvale Road, 6315-3574 PRICE 80 cents/child, $1.50/adult, on weekdays; $1/child, $2/adult on weekends and public holidays. WHAT Our public swimming pools aren’t just for serious swimmers or weekly swimming lessons ― they’re fantastic for water play, too. Sengkang Swimming Complex has a fun pool for the younger kids, with lots of slides and features, including a big bucket that spills water every few minutes. Older kids will enjoy the larger slides, such as the twist and the speed, while parents can relax in the Jacuzzi. Open from 8am to 9.30pm daily. (Photo: ActiveSG)
WHERE Level 4, Compass One, 1 Sengkang Square, 6819-0733 PRICE Free admission. WHAT This rooftop spot may be small but the offerings are very interactive and promise to keep your tot entertain for an extended period! Junior can clamber up a Net Traverse, then slide down with a big splash. Or give The Ninja Trail ― a mini-water obstacle course ― a shot, where you can chase after water jets, or run through a misty tunnel. The shower, next to the play area, is still very clean and new. Open from 10am to 7pm. (Photos: Compass One)
Wild Wild Wet
WHERE Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 6581-9128 PRICE Tickets from $14/child and $20/adult. WHAT Before water play areas sprung up in almost every other mall, Singaporeans would make a beeline for Wild Wild Wet in search of splashing good fun. The water park, which underwent a major revamp last year, has now doubled in size and boasts seven new attractions. This includes Kidz Zone, where you have pint-sized versions of larger rides, Splash Play, a shallow wading area with waterjets, and the Wet & Wild Fountain for junior to run through. Adults can try the larger, thrilling rides, like the almost-vertical Free Fall, or Slide Up, a 4-storey high ramp. Open from 1pm to 7pm on weekdays, and 10am to 7pm on weekends, school and public holidays.
Jurong East Swimming Complex
WHERE 21 Jurong East Street 31, 6563-5052 PRICE 80 cents/child, $1.50/adult, on weekdays; $1/child, $2/adult on weekends and public holidays. WHAT Westies, you’ll love this public pool! Though the entrance fee is the same as other public pools, the cost of a ticket gets you a toddler pool, complete with water jets and slides, as well as a wave pool with simulated waves for 15 minutes every hour. It even has a lazy river, where you can hire $2 rubber tubes to float around in. Open daily from 8am to 9.30pm. (Photo: ActiveSG)
Birds of Play at Jurong Bird Park
WHERE 2 Jurong Hill, 6269-3411 PRICE: Entry is included in the park’s admission prices, ($19/child, $29/adult). WHAT No visit to the Bird Park is complete without spending time in this well-known water play area! You’ll splash among “flamingos” and “parakeets” while waiting for the huge bucket of water to tip over. Littler ones will enjoy the shallow wading pool that boasts lots of little spouts and sprinklers too. Shower facilities are available. This play area is open from 11am to 5.30pm on weekdays, and 9am to 5.30pm on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)
Rainforest Kidzworld at the Singapore Zoo
WHERE 80 Mandai Lake Road, 6269-3411 PRICE Entry is included in the Singapore Zoo admission prices, ($22/child, $33/adult). WHAT Junior will be thrilled with this huge tropical animal-themed water play area ― featuring colourful sprayers, rain arches, water flush slides and tubes, as well as a jumbo water bucket. Though there’s also a dry play area there, we bet the little ones won’t be able to resist getting wet! Warm showers (yay!) are also available. (Photo: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)
Gardens by the Bay Children’s Garden
WHERE 18 Marina Gardens Drive, 6420-6848 PRICE Free admission. WHAT This is the place to be if you love wide open spaces! The huge water play zone boasts numerous water sprinklers, sprayers and splash buckets, and of course, lots of space to run around. Littler ones will enjoy the fish fountain, where they can climb up fish statues that squirt water jets from their mouths. Parents will love the spacious shower area, as well as generous seating area where they can sit and watch junior play. Open from 9am to 9pm daily (except Monday). (Photo: Gardens by the Bay)
WHERE Level 4, Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, 6908-3737 PRICE Free admission. WHAT Singapore’s largest thematic outdoor mall playground has a fantasy garden theme. Your sweetie will frolic among larger-than-life replicas of flora and fauna, giant insects, musical flowers, a 10m-tall tree house and an enormous watering can that sprays water. By the way, the water play area is partially sheltered ― which will really be welcome if you go on a particularly hot day! Open from 10am to 10pm daily. (Photo: Westgate)
The 3 House at Changi City Point
WHERE 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, 6511-1088 PRICE Free admission. WHAT Located at level 3, mini-dynamos can expect lots of splashing around at The 3 House rooftop play area. Water will pour down from buckets disguised as butterflies, spray cannons will shoot jets of water from, and you can get soaked running through spray tunnels. If you rather not get wet, there’s also a dry playground. Open from 10am to 10pm daily.
Splash-N-Surf at the Singapore Sports Hub
WHERE Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, 6653-8900 PRICE Free admission for the kid’s pool and water play area; $2 per day for the lazy river. WHAT Enter this impressive water play area on level 3 and your kiddos will surely make a beeline for the slides and water sprays at the two-storey play structure. You can also check out the shallow pool, or jump into the lazy river. Kids under age 2 can ride in bucket swings. Changing rooms and lockers are available nearby. Open from 8am to 10pm daily.
Waterworks at Science Centre Singapore
WHERE 15 Science Centre Road, 6425-2500 PRICE Entry is included in Science Centre admission prices ($6/adult and $4/child during peak hours, free of charge for Singaporeans during non-peak hours). WHAT When it comes to water, there’s plenty to learn such as concepts like volume and flowrate ― and what better way to learn it than at the Science Centre Singapore’s water play area, Waterworks? A giant mechanical water clock tower with an anemometer lets you measure wind speeds, while a rain gauge assesses the amount of rainfall. Junior can run around the water maze while avoiding sprays of water, or shoot jets of water into containers to find out exactly how much water people use in their daily activities. Open from 10am to 5.30pm daily. (Photo: Science Centre Singapore)
Palawan Pirate Ship
WHERE Palawan Beach Sentosa PRICE Free admission. WHAT If you haven’t already checked out this amazing water playscape, make tracks to Palawan Beach, stat! In the shape of a huge pirate ship, this structure has two large water slides, plus two smaller ones for the toddlers, as well as countless spray jets and sprinklers. We love that lifeguards are always patrolling to keep it safe for mini-guests. You can also stow your belongings in a locker ($3 for 24 hours). Lots of shower facilities are available. Open from 10am to 6pm daily.
WHERE Level 3, Safra Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, 6585-8710 PRICE From $8/child, $2/accompanying adult. WHAT This three-storey indoor waterscape will certainly draw oohs and ahhs from the little ones. The main water play structure, with an Enchanted Deep Sea theme, has plenty of play elements, such as tunnel slides, a giant bucket, as well as a shallow area for tots. And since it’s located indoors, you can keep on playing, come rain or shine! Open from 10am to 8pm from Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm from Friday to Sunday, public and school holidays. (Photo: Safra)
Happy Park at Waterway Point
WHERE 83 Punggol Central, PRICE Free admission. WHAT Wet and dry play areas are beautifully incorporated into this rooftop space. Your munchkins with have lots of fun playing with the water curtains and jet sprays, as well as lily pad-like stepping stones. Those who prefer to stay dry can make for the trampolines and slides in the dry areas. Younger kids will love to crawl among the little water spouts on the padded ground. Open from 10.30am to 9.30pm daily.
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