5.23.2014

Singapore Best Indoor Playgrounds ( 2014 - 2015 -2016-2017 Edition)


It is time for a reboot!


Our original post on the top indoor playground in Singapore is a perennial favourite among our readers. It had been constantly on the top of the weekly reads even though the post was about 1 year old. So it is apt that we have a reboot version. Over the past 1 year, we have (surprise surprise!) visited more indoor playgrounds throughout Singapore. It will be our pleasure to give you an update on the new kids of the block !

READY, GET SET , GO!
 
 
UPDATED 2016 Edition

Note to Indoor Playgrounds operators :  Do drop us a mail at here if you would like to invite us for a review of your playground. With a readership of over 200 000 over the past one year for this post , this is the definitive indoor playground guide in Singapore!

Singapore Top indoor playground for 2016.

East End
Diggersite@East Coast


The Brief
Not your typical indoor playground. This attraction has both indoor and outdoor stations. The main difference is that you can to operate mini cranes and excavators instead of running around in circles in a playpen.

Check out our Bob the Builder experience

What's Hot
  • The mini Excavators. Which kids would not love a chance to operate one of them?
  • Close to East Coast Park, so you can combine several activities in one day
  • Even bigger kids or teenagers can operate them

What's Not
  •  Not your typical playground
  • Some may find $7 for a 5 minute ride too expensive. Cheaper alternative at $50 for 10 rides is available.
Find them
Raintree Cove
1020 East Coast Parkway #01-04


Recommended For
Kids who wants to practise their psycho-motor skills.

Fun @ Giggles 


The Brief
A playground with a heart. Fun@Giggles is a playground with 2 distinct areas, Fun@Giggles indoor playground and Fun@Giggles Waterplay

A peek at Fun@Giggles

What's Hot
  • Close to Parkway parade.
  • Interesting Interactive Waterplay area
  • Sensory play area catering for children with special needs

What's Not
  • Indoor playground is not your typical playground. Caters more for kids 2-8 years old.
Find them
Fun@Giggles
87 Marine Parade Central, 440087

Recommended For
Sensory Play. Suitable for younger children and children with special needs.

Happy Willow @ One KM
Happy Willow @ One KM
 
The Brief
The new kid in Town for 2015. Happy Willow is now open in the East at the newly minted One KM. Expect a kids den made up on a 2 storey play structure for older kids and a generously size toddler area. Let's Play!

See how we play at Happy Willow

What's Hot
  • New Shopping Mall, new playground. Always a good reason to visit.
  • Playground has the essential play structures for a good time
  • Generous Toddler area , great for smaller kids

What's Not
  • Playground is a little on the small size, so older kids may get bored after a while. 


Find them
Happy Willow
11 Tanjong Katong Road #02-01/02 
One KM 
 Singapore 437157

Recommended For
Playdates , especially for toddlers in the East.





Ho2T Playland
Ho2T @ Katong V
The Brief
East side indoor playground located at one of the East latest shopping arcade, Katong V. Choose your destiny, be a robot or a human and do your battles at the playarea. Ball Pits, toddler area, slides are are here in this smallish establishment.
Read about our race at ho2t

What's Hot
  • Playground has the essential play structures for a good time

What's Not
  • It is rather small, so older children ( above 8 ) may find it cramp
Find them
Ho2T
Katong V
30 East Coast Road , #03-09/12
Singapore 428751


Recommended For
Smaller hyper kids. This space is not too crowded and should attract the smaller kids.


Explorerkid @ Downtown East



The Brief
One of Singapore's oldest playground in Singapore has a makeover in 2016.  Mega play area , rock climbing , lit ball pits , adventure highlands are still around. There is a new station for sand play too. It may have shrunk in size but it has up the facilities.

Watch how we conquer the obstacle course.

What's Hot
  • Adventure Highlands now open for kids below 110cm
  • Larger area for Toddlers
  • Sand play area with kinetic sand
What's Not
  • Located in the Far East at Pasir Ris meant losing 3/4 of the targeted audience
  • No space for adults to have a cuppa
Find Them
Explorer Kids Website
E! hub Downtown East 3rd Floor1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599

Recommended for
Adventures - The Adventure Highlands is challenging!

Central

MOSH @ SENTOSA


The Brief
Singapore first digital indoor playground.Opened in 2016, it is a brand new kind of play imported from Japan

 Read about our experiences at the Virtual playground.

What's Hot
  • Digital play area from Japan
  • Draw your own creation for the digital aquarium
  • Watch paper planes transformed magically to digital planes
  • Located in the heart of the state of Fun - Sentosa
What's not
  • A little costly compared to normal playgrounds.
  • Higher entrance fees for adults who would most likely be there to just supervise play
Find them
31 Beach View #03-01
Palawan Kidz City
Singapore 098008

Recommended for
The futuristic kids, especially those that has a love affair with iPads, iPhones and other touch devices.

Pororo Park @ Marina Square


The Brief
Singapore first indoor theme park. This playground is found at Marina Square. It is the first Pororo theme playground outside Korea.

 Catch us on a train at Pororo Park.

What's Hot
  • Pororo theme play area
  • A Train ride in the playground
  • Located in a Shopping Mall
What's not
  • A little over rated as a theme park. Otherwise a decent theme playground for fans of Pororo.
Find them
Pororo Park @ Marina Square
6 Marina Boulevard
Marina Square #02-29
Singapore 039594

Recommended for
Kids who needs a place to hang out while parents do their shopping.


Fun N Laughter @ City Square Mall

The Brief
City Square Mall latest playground . This hidden playground is located in the corner at the basement. It may not be a big playground, but it is great for parents who would want a place to drop the kids off for an hour or 2 of play while they shop.

 See us laught at fun n laughter.

What's Hot
  • Everything you would find in an indoor playground
  • Located in a Shopping Mall
What's not
  • A little smaller than compared to your typical playground
Find them
Fun N Laughter @ City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road
#B2-32
Singapore 208539

Recommended for
Kids who needs a place to hang out while parents do their shopping.


The Polliwogs @ Suntec City

The Brief
Suntec City latest playground. The fourth baby of the famed The Polliwogs brand, this playground is touted to be the largest The Polliwogs in town. There are 2 main play areas for bigger kids and a smaller play are for toddlers

Our polliwogs experience.

What's Hot
  • Largest The Polliwogs playground
  • Decent size toddler area
  • Good food Selection
  • Laser Play Area
What's not
  • Little kids may get overwhelm by the bigger kids in the main play area. 
  • Laser Play cost extra to play
Find them
The Polliwogs @ Suntec City
3 Temasek Blvd, Tower 4
#02-724, Suntec City Mall 


Recommended for
Kids who want to stretch their legs. Large premises to roam about.

Cool De Sac @ Suntec City
Cool De Sac @ Suntec City

The Brief

This would be the one of the newest indoor playground in town. House in the newly renovate Suntec City, this mega playground features seven different zones to cater to children from age 0-12. There are the Tots area for kids 3 and under, a padded Play area, a Tree House , Blocks section for Lego fans, Arts station for the budding artist , Backstage for costume play and a Tweens area filled with consoles for older kids.

What is there at Cool De Sac - Let's find out!

What's Hot
  • This is the place to go for families with children within different age group.
  • Play stations for different genders
  • Suitable for play dates
  • Parents have a chill out area served with food from Bristol Cool
  • Great price. One of the cheapest in town . $26 for UNLIMITED play on weekend!
  • All inclusive price even for activities like arts and craft and face painting
What's not
  • Toilets are outside the playground
  • Individual play area are smaller ( but there are enough play areas to entice the children )
Find them
Cool De Sac
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-379 (Next to The Cocoa Tree)
Singapore 038983

Recommended for
Families with children of different age group


The Polliwogs @ Vivocity
Polliwogs @ Vivocity


The Brief
Vivocity has a new Indoor Playground. This well known franchise opens its third outlet at Vivocity. Expect rock climbing station, a reasonable size play area and a decent toddler area filled with a mini ball pit and even a Merry go round. Expect the usual slides , shooting gallery and ball pits in this well established playground.  

So who wins at Rock Climbing at Polliwogs? .

What's Hot
  • Playground with a view of Sentosa at some areas
  • Dining area for adults
  • Decent size toddler area
  • Located in one of Singapore best malls for families= shopping time for adults
What's not
  • Lack of staff in the play area
  • Little kids may get overwhelm by the bigger kids in the main play area.
Find them
The Polliwogs @ Vivocity
1 HarbourFront Walk
#03-12 VivoCity
Singapore 098585

Recommended for
Mothers who want a place to shop( Vivocity) Kids who love a good workout would like this place too.


Fidgets City @ Marina Bay Sands
Fidgets City @ MBS
The Brief
An indoor playground in the City's swankiest Shopping mall?

Yes, there is one at the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sand. Now you have a reason for serious shopping without distraction as your children roam about this smallish playground. The playground may not be in the best  conditions but it has one of the best location.

Read this before you headt to Fidgets city!

What's Hot
  • The only indoor playground at the Shoppes
  • Great for parents who are doing serious shopping as it allows drop-off service
What's Not
  • Equipments are showing wear and tear and needs to be replace
  • Play area and toddler area are somewhat sparse
  • Limited space to run

Find Them
The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands
B1 - 57
10 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956

Recommended For
The serious shopper and the not so serious player



The City @ Liang Court
The City
The Brief
Billed as Singapore first indoor learning playground, the City is not your typical indoor playground. Expect role playing in different locations such as the supermarket, the clinic, the superheros zone and lots more. Superheros outfits and princess gown are available.

Read about our superhero experience at The City

What's Hot
  • Great place to be a superhero. Dress up as Spider-man, Superman, Thor amongst others
  • Want to experience shopping in the supermarket? How about a Doctor? A realistic mock up is on site to allow kids a trial
  • Feels like a giant playroom
What's Not
  • Play is not structured, thus learning is limited
  • No slides or climbing structures for the hyperactive kids
  • Limited toys option. Play is mostly dependent on the child's imagination.
  • Not for younger kids below 2 
  • Older kids must find it a bore after a while
Find Them
The City
#03-04A
Liang Court, 177 River Valley road
Singapore 179030

Recommended for
The Superhero wannabe. Great place for a party for older kids.

Amazonia @ Great World City

The Brief
The first time we visited Amazonia, we were in awe of the jungle play gym. The sight of a 4 storey slide is utterly enticing. The climb up was a fun challenge and the way down was even more shiok. The toddler's play area was relatively big and 'enclose' away from the main play area ensuring younger tots have their share of fun.

What's Hot
  • The best and highest slide in an indoor playground. Think Big Splash for the older generations who are reading this.
  • Challenging vertical play structure.
  • Jungle theme playground that takes the theme seriously.
  • 3D Glow Golf and Space ball areas for kids and adults.
What's Not
  • No Peak and off-peak price.
  • Entrance fees at $33 per child age 3-12 is too much for a normal family outing.
  • Other extras like Glow Golf and Space balls require additional fee.
Find them
Amazonia Webpage
Great World City mall, Level 3 Unit #03-08,1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore , 237994.

Recommended for
Special occasions due to the high fee. The birthday parties were a blast.

Up North

Splash @ Kidz Amaze

Splash @ Kidz Amaze

The Brief
Singapore's 1st indoor Water Playground. Get away from the blazing sun and the rainy days and head indoor to the new 3 storey high water playground.

The complete Splash @ Kidz Amaze Guide

What's Hot
  • Stay safe from hot sun and rainy days
  • Who does not love water play?
  • Cheap rates for SAFRA and Kidz Amaze Members 
  • Family pass ( for 4) rates
What's Not
  • Older children age 10 and above might find it a little lame
  • There are better slides in swimming pools nearby

Find Them
Splash @ Kidz Amaze
Level 3, 9 Sentul Cres, 828654
 Recommended for
Any weather play session. A break from all the 'dry' indoor playground

Skyhigh Trampoline Park



The Brief
Not your typical playground. There is only one thing to do there and that is to jump! The kids are not complaining though, they could jump for hours if allowed to!

Read the Review Here

What's Hot
  • Always want to be Michael Jordan? Want to do somersaults? This is the place to go.
  • Great for  kids and teens!
What's Not
  • If you are looking for a typical playground, look away now as this is not the playground you seek.
  • Not for toddlers 
  • Need a car to reach the location

Find Them
Skyhigh Trampoline Park
Burghley Lifestyle Hub #01-05, 45 Burghley Drive 559022 Singapore.

Recommended for
Big and small jumpers. Jump and have fun as a family.

Katapult Trampoline Park

The Brief
The newest Trampoline Park in town for 2016 (Apr 2016) , from free fall to slam dunk to dodge ball, there are plenty of jumping you can do here.

See how we jump here.

What's Hot
  • Great for older kids and teens
  • Expert Jumping zones
  • Within Orto and that means alot more activities and dining around the facilities
 Read our ORTO review here

What's Not
  • The facilities are geared towards older kids
  • Not for toddlers

Find Them
Katapult Trampoline Park
81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-11 ORTO, 769198

Recommended for
Bigger jumpers. Jumping is a great way to burn calories!

Fidgets@ The Grandstand
Fidgets@The Grandstand
The Brief
The 'brand new' old kid of the block. Fidgets have undergone a facelift and is now known as Fidget's World. Now occupying almost the whole 3rd floor of the new Grandstand, it is refreshed with a new cafe , new toddler area, party rooms and impressive shoe racks.

Check out how big Fidget is here

What's Hot
  • New look, flooring , new cafe , new toddler area, new activities. Same old great fun.
  • The 3 different climbing structures and a wicked slide
  • Space to run run run
  • Most bang for the bucks $19 unlimited play on weekends and $95 for a pass for 7 visits ( $13.57 per visit) * As of 2015
What's Not
  • Slogan change from keeps them moving to keep them screaming. It's real Loud in there.
  • Separate cafe area from the main play area means your child is out of sight during play time.
Find Them
Fidgets website
200 Turf Club Road#03-10 Singapore 287944

Recommended for
Value adventurers. For the facilities and the space, it's a bargain.

Go Go Bambini

Go Go Bambini @ Dempsy
The Brief
Located in the swanky Dempsy area and next to Ben and Jerry's It is one of the first indoor playground that had emerged in Singapore. This was the first place where the wackies were exposed to indoor play. Expect the usual slides, obstacles and balls pit. There is a smallish toddler's area with a cafe on site.

What's Hot
  • The 3 storey cage-like play structure
  • One of the steepest slide found in indoor playground
  • The swanky location
What's Not
  • The location, you need to drive or to be driven in order to reach the premises.
Find Them
Go-Go Bambini Website
BLK 8 Dempsey Road, #01-15 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247696
 
Recommended for
Ice cream lovers, after all it is a good excuse to visit Ben and Jerry next door.

Wild West

Kidsstop @ Science Center


The Brief

One of the West rare indoor playground. This playground takes a twist with the main focus on edutainment. Mixing science with play, there are alot of stations to explore within one place.

Read about our science experiences at Kidsstop

What's Hot
  • The Big J - a very very very steep slide. We dare you try level 5!
  • Numerous stations to explore.
  • Located at Science Center means you can spend the day there with activities at Science Center
  • Huge discount for Singaporeans and PR at only $10 per session for weekend
What's Not
  • Tailored for kids 4-8 
  • Play by sessions
Find Them
Kidsstop Website
21 Jurong Town Hall Rd, Singapore 609433
 
Recommended for
Science lovers. Kids age 4-8 would enjoy this.


The list is by no means exhaustive, there are plentiful indoor playgrounds in Singapore that we had yet explored. Here is a special mention of those that we have yet to visit.
SAFRA indoor playgrounds located in Jurong and Toa Payoh. Literately the highest in Singapore.
Indoor Playground located in Fusionpolis
An international indoor playground in Singapore. Located at Changi Airport T3, Vivocity and United Square. Bumper cars are available at Vivocity.
Nested at Changi City Point. Meant for kids under 7
Make building blocks with foam . Let imagination be your guide. Located at East Coast Parkway

* Do note we are not responsible for your experiences in the reviewed playgrounds. Do check again with the individual playground on their current operation status.

Happy Playing!



39 comments:

  1. Hey, this is a great post! Very useful guide to finding indoor playgrounds in Singapore :) Sometimes, I run out of ideas to bring my kids, this would be a very useful list to generate new places to go. Do you worry about the kids catching the flu or something from these playgrounds though?

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    1. Thanks Meng. Actually the kids did fall I'll once or twice during the visits. However I am not too worries as they do catch the flu bug in school too. In fact I think it may be good in the long ran as it build their immune system :) more importantly they get to play and interact with others as compared to just staying at home to play.

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  2. Fwah I likey this list! Thanks man =)

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  3. Dear everyone
    These indoor playground are really good

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  4. Hi! Thanks for this list - definitely something to bear in mind! What would you recommend for a six month old infant?

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    1. 6 months may be a little small to enjoy a playground. The indoor playgrounds are not really build to cater for young tots. However you might like to try Hokey Pokey as it is less rowdy there.

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  5. Great post! Which place do you recommend I take my 1 yr old..I plan to take him and his 4 yr old sister for his first birthday..we live in east but I don't mind driving to a good place that might even be far..thanks a ton !

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    1. For younger kids , Hokey Pokey will be the safest bet. No much of a playground but more focus on toys suitable for below age 3

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    2. Thank you so much..will try out hokey pokey :)

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  6. Hi, in your opinion, where would u suggest bringing a 2yr old and a 5yr old active boy?

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    1. Hi Wen, for younger children, Hokey Pokey works best. However if you would like to expose them to indoor playground strutures, go for the smaller playgrounds first like Fun n Laughter or Happy Willows. :)

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  7. Hokey pokey has closed millenia outlet.

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  8. Any comments where to bring a 5-year old boy too?

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  9. For those that you haven't been too....
    Giggles - Tiny & boring. Don't waste time.

    Kids Amaze - cramped for adults so not suitable for younger kids who can't move independently. the jurong one is super fun bcos the structure goes very high up.

    Peekaboo - small and built upwards. quite boring too... only perk is the cheap drop-off if you need it.

    Singkids@Playsystem - ok to go once in a while because it looks pretty. but it can't sustain interest for long, especially if you get one of those multiple-times card.... you will struggle to finish it.

    The Petite Park - it's really tiny and only suitable for younger kids to hang out for a short while.

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    1. Thanks for filling in the gaps :)

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    2. The one at West Coast Plaza has closed down. One place lesser to bring the kids to now.
      Any new places to update the list with?

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  10. East coast poliwogs have closed too.

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  11. thank you for this!!!

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  12. Explorer kid is being renovated, they have a temporary location close by. May not be equivalent to this review.

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  13. There is a new children indoor playground + trampoline park located at UE Biz Hub East (below NTUC Xtra).
    I think the name is so called BearyFun. My two little monkeys have lots of fun there!!! Since it is new so worth to explore:)

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    1. Thanks for sharing ! Will try to check it out when we are in that area

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  14. Playhouse @ Rochester is permanently closed.

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  15. I am coming to Singapore for holidays next month. Which place do you recommend me to bring my 3.5 years old daughter. Thank you.

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  16. Where do you recommend me to bring my 3.5 years old daughter in Singapore. I am a tourist.

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    1. If you are staying in town, the nearest playgrounds are Amazonia at Great World City , Polliwogs at Suntec and Vivocity, Cool de sac at Great world city. All theses places are great for 3.5year old :)

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  17. Hello. Any reviews on BearyFun Gym at Changi UE BizHub? An indoor playground and trampoline park.

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    1. Unfortunately we have not been there , so could not comment

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  19. Hi we have been to Kaboodle Kids and surprisingly, my 11 years old boy enjoyed playing and building the giant blue blocks. Is a good place to explore kids' creativeness and imaginations. I strongly recommend.

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    1. Thank you . Please share the post :)

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  21. Wah... Awesome post man.. Didn't know so much "hidden gems" for kids nowadays. Our fathers' generation all play "go li" (marbles) only. hahaha. Will try out some of theses places in Singapore for my kids. Will share the post for my friends too. (:

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  22. Hiya.. I will be visiting in September with my 1 yr old. I will be staying near bencoolen . Can u recommend a place for my toddler..?

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    1. Try Suntec City. There is Polliwogs and Cul De Sac there.

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  23. Great information that provide to all mummies, thank you so much

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