Singapore Indoor Playgrounds Guide (2017 / 2018 Edition)



Play hard.


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 for the past 3 years with 500 000 views to date.  Previously we had been covering only indoor playgrounds. The playscape has grown throughout these years in Singapore. Today, kids have the luxury of experiencing different kind of playgrounds such as trampoline parks and rock climbing venue.

Time for an update!
 
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 500 000  for this post , this is the definitive indoor playground guide for parents in Singapore!

East End
The East had seen an exodus of playgrounds during the past years. Happy Willows, Diggersite , Hot2Play and more had left the scene. Smaller players had taken over the mantle. We think the high rental price in the East is probably what cause playgrounds to 'disappear' from the usual haunt. Still there are places to explore.

Onsight Climbing Gym @ Gullimard Road

The Brief
Rock Climbing for beginners to experts. It is a good place to start the route to Everest


What's Hot
  • Sessions tailored for kids and families
  • Walls with various degree of difficulty
  • Great for kids to develop Psychomotor skills

What's Not
  • Kids below 5 might find it daunting
Find them
Onsight Climbing Gym
100 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399718


Recommended For
Potential mountaineers. It is never too early to start.


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, a popular shopping  / educational hub
  • Interesting Interactive Waterplay area
  • Sensory play area catering for children with special needs

What's Not
  •  Caters more for kids 2-8 years old. Older kids might find space limited
Find them
Fun@Giggles
87 Marine Parade Central, 440087

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

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!

Omocha! World @ One KM

The Brief
This is technically not a playground but a mini arcade center. Tuck away at One KM, this arcade center boost old school ticket games. Compared to the bigger arcade centers, this one has one of the best value toys you can change for your tickets . Our favourite arcade center till date!

What's hot
  • Value for money prizes. You can get a decent prize for what you spend.
  • Old school ticketed games

What's not
  • It's not really a playground
  • Smaller than the usual arcade centers.
Find Them
Omocha! World
11 Tanjong Katong Road
One KM, #02-04/05
Singapore 437157

Recommended for 
Fans of arcade games

Central
Central rents might be sky high but being in a prime area, you are sure to find a playground or two

Kidzania @ Sentosa

 
The Brief
The famed Kidzania opens its doors at Sentosa. This is where kids get to work and earn their keeps.

Everything you need to know about Kidzania is in this post.

What's Hot
  • Kids learn to role play from the many jobs that they can undertake
  • Get rewarded for job done
What's not
  • Long queues for popular jobs
Find them
Kidzania
31 Beach View Sentosa

Recommended for
Kids who wants to experience what their parents do in a job.


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.


Diggersite  @ Suntec City (New 2017)


The Brief
Cranes indoor?
Mini cranes have landed in Suntec City. Having experienced them in the defunct East Coast outlet, We are glad that Diggersite had moved into a more central position


What's Hot
  • Operate mini cranes like pros
  • Located in a Shopping Mall
What's not
  • A little smaller than the outdoor locations
Find them
Diggersite
Suntec City

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

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.

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.

Cow Play Cow Moo (New 2017)
The BriefThe largest UFO Catcher / Arcade center opens in Suntec City. If you love the UFO catchers from Japan and the arcade centers from US, this is one place that combines the best of them

What's Hot
  • Largest number of arcade games under one roof
  • All the latest arcade games featured in youtube videos such as Plush Time Wins and Crane Couple
  • Can try UFO catcher at the same place
Need UFO Catching tips, read ours here.

What's Not
  • Prizes are plenty but it takes alot of tickets to exchange them. Not recommended if you are solely playing for prizes instead of fun.

Find Them
Cow Play Cow Moo
Suntec City
8 Temasek Boulevard
Singapore 038988

Recommended for
Any weather play session. A break from all the 'dry' indoor playground




Up North

When we speak of North, the notorious Yishun tends to cloud the conversation. There are more goodies there to discover.

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
The West used to be devour of play with the exception of Science Center. These past few years lead to a surge in playgrounds in the area. Let's check some of them out

My Little Giant @ Big Box


The Brief
Forget about indoor playground. Welcome to Indoor Play Park. This is more than just an ordinary playground, there is an arcade center, ufo catcher, outdoor train and crane rides, 9D  rides and more.

Check out our experience here

What's Hot
  • All in one Entertainment center. Kids will be entertain all day.
  • Arcade center has no entry fees, you can enjoy the outdoor games and arcades without paying entrance for the indoor playground
What's Not
  • No Eating area, but Big Box itself has tons of food options.
Find Them
My Little Giant
Big Box , 1 Venture Avenue #01-12 
(Next to Jurong East MRT Station) Singapore 608521
 
Recommended for
The Play junkie. It is a one stop shop for all day fun.

Zoom Park Asia @ Pandan Gardens


The Brief
The biggest trampoline park in town. Enuff said.

Check out our experience here

What's Hot
  • If you want to jump, this playground has plenty of place for you to do so.
  • Great for parkour fans
What's Not
  • It's a little warm with limited air con
Find Them
Zoom Park Asia

200 Pandan Gardens, #01-14, 609336
 
Recommended for
All kids who could not stop jumping!

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


There is more!
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.



Diggersite @ Orto

The Brief
Diggersite moved from the East to the North. Kids would love to operate these mean machines.

Find Them
Diggersite Website
Orto

Kids Amaze @ Safra Toa Payoh
The Brief
SAFRA indoor playgrounds located in  Toa Payoh. Literately the highest playground in Singapore.

Find Them
Kids Amaze website
293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 319387 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387

Mr Bean Playground @ Changi Airport
The Brief
An international indoor playground in Singapore.

Find Them
Mr Bean Playground website
Changi Airport T3 B2
The Petite Park@ Changi City Point
The Brief
Playground for kids under 6!

Find Them
The Petite Park Website
Nested at Changi City Point. Meant for kids under 7
Kadoddle Kids@ Katong Square
The Brief
 Make building blocks with foam . Let imagination be your guide. Located at East Coast Parkway

Find Them
Kadoddle Kids Website
88 East Coast Road, #02-05 Katong Square, 423371

The Polliwogs @ Eastpoint Mall (New 2017)
Find Them
The Polliwogs Website
3 Simei Street 6, Eastpoint Mall #04-07 Singapore 528833

The City @ i12 Katong (New 2017)
Find them
The City Website
112 East Coast road #03-31 i12 Katong

Kidzland@ Grandstand
The Brief
Grandstand latest playground. There is an arcade center there too!

Find Them
Kidzland Website
Grandstand 200 Turf Club Rd


La Plage @ Suntec City
The Brief
Mini Play are for tots

Find Them
Suntec City

* 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.

1 comment:

  1. Dont go to La Plage. They will pester you to sign membership and refused to honor my membership (2nd visit) just because my wife wallet got lost. They were very rude and dishonorable.

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