Sun’s out, fun’s out! With the imminent summer months promising increasingly hot weather all around, an easy way to get the kids cooled down is by getting them soaked silly. The best part? Singapore has many water parks to beat the heat at, and they’re absolutely free! Here’s our guide to where to get doused in heap-loads of bliss together.
Amidst the running tracks, stadium lights and Olympic-sized pool at Singapore Sports Hub lies a kid-friendly escape. Situated on the third floor of Kallang Wave Mall, families can spot this outdoor water area easily from its colorful exteriors and expansive size. While admission rates apply for their Lazy River and mini-surf station, their free play area is enough to make the kids go wild.
Splash-N-Surf, Level 3, Kallang Wave Mall, 1B Stadium Walk, +65 6653 8900, www.sportshub.com.sg/communities
Kidzplay, Level 4 SkyGarden, nex, 23 Serangoon Central, Singapore 556083, +65 6416 6366, www.nex.com.sg/Information/Amenities
Step into a mystical and magical world at Westgate shopping mall, where young ones will undoubtedly be impressed with their surroundings at every turn. After you’re done putting a smile on the their faces at the “Fantasy Garden” area, head to the giant yellow watering can to start getting drenched in fun! Don’t let the kids catch a cold either by making use of the free blow-dry room once they’re done.
Westgate Wonderland, Level 4, Westgate Shopping Mall, 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532, +65 6908 3737, www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/westgate/en.html
Ahoy, mate! It doesn’t get any more themed than the gigantic pirate ship that sits invitingly on Palawan Beach in Sentosa. The spacious playground is every young pirate’s dream adventure – there’s slides galore, a map for role-playing fun and decks for them to climb on for a better view of the surroundings. If the kiddos want to get absolutely doused, they can wait for the giant bucket that will awash them with a powerful flush.
Palawan Pirate Ship, Palawan Beach, Sentosa, 1800 736 8672, www.sentosa.com.sg/Explore/Attractions/Palawan-Pirate-Ship
Gardens by the Bay is a great destination to bring the kids to, especially since they have a large water play space at their Children’s Garden section. The tall spray jets present plenty of opportunities for kids to join in some splashing good time, and the structures are motion-sensitive to form different water patterns, which provide an interactive element. There’s also lockers if you intend to join in with the kids!
Far East Organization Children’s Garden, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953, +65 6420 6848, www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/attractions/far-east-organization-childrens-garden.html
Probably the most recognizable water playground in Singapore is the outdoor area at VivoCiy’s third level. Step outside and join the perpetual crowds relaxing by the waterfront, by hopping right in the host of experiences that includes a low-rise pool for both young and old. While the little ones can wade around and get immersed in the experience, parents can keep watch by sitting on the boardwalk and dip their toes in the relaxing waters too!
Sky Park, Level 3, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585, +65 6377 6870, www.vivocity.com.sg/kidsfun
Just like how its named after a treehouse, The 3 House at Changi City Point is a great alternative to conventional playgrounds. The treetop dry zone is equipped with an obstacle trail, but for more thrills, the wet play area is where the action awaits. Filled with water sprays and swings, your child will definitely not want to leave. Hungry? Head next door to Koufu to grab a bite while waiting.
The 3 House, Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038, +65 6511 1088, www.changicitypoint.com.sg
Happy Park, Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761, +65 6812 7300, www.waterwaypoint.com.sg
Open daily, the not-so-hidden gem at the top of Tampines 1 shopping mall is full of adorable attractions. From the water spraying hippos to the seal-shaped slides, kids and toddlers will relish spending a couple of hours here. The “Antarctica” area is not only a visual treat, but also where kids can take turns on the exhilarating polar bear slide. It can get crowded during peak hours, so make sure to head there early!
Rooftop Playground, Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536, +65 6572 5522, www.tampines1.com.sg