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Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

Enjoy The Great Outdoors At These Hidden Green Spaces

Nicknamed as the City in a Garden, Singapore’s reputation as the world’s Greenest City is no surprise. With plenty of family-friendly parks and hidden gems such as playgrounds and flower gardens nestled within, it is a perfect way to get the kids away from their gadgets and immerse them in nature. Here are some of the best hidden green spaces for your little ones to explore!

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  • HAMPSTEAD WETLANDS PARK: Baker Street *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Spanning over 3.23 hectares, discover the enchanting beauty of nature at Hampstead Wetlands Park. Nestled in Seletar Aerospace Park, this eco-friendly haven offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s a conducive environment for plants, birds and other wildlife that inhabit freshwater ecosystems. Whether you're an avid bird watcher, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Hampstead Wetlands Park invites you to explore its diverse ecosystems, showcasing the delicate balance of flora and fauna. Do take note that there is no carpark on site and the nearest carpark is at 2 Park Lane.

    Hampstead Wetlands Park, Baker St, Singapore 799977, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/hampstead-wetlands-park

  • ANN SIANG HILL PARK: Telok Ayer *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Ever been to this historic park? Ann Siang Hill Park is a hidden oasis that used to be the locations of one of Singapore’s earliest Cantonese Chinese burial grounds which was located at the foot of this hill. A Malay school was also situated on the hill to provide education to the son of the Temenggong of Johor and other young members of royalty. Stroll through well-maintained pathways, surrounded by vibrant flora and historical artifacts, creating a unique atmosphere that transports you through time. Do keep a look out for different tree species at Ann Siang Hill Park, in particular, the tamarind, cinnamon, nutmeg and breadfruit trees!

    Ann Siang Hill Park, 78 Club St, Singapore 069447, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/-/media/nparks-real-content/gardens-parks-and-nature/diy-walk/diy-walk-pdf-files/pioneers-trail-ann-siang-hill-park-and-telok-ayer-green.ashx

  • KETAM MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK: Pulau Ubin *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    If you and your little ones are big mountain bikers, we’ve got the perfect spot for you! Embark on an exhilarating adventure at Ketam Mountain Bike Park, located in Pulau Ubin island. This premier mountain biking destination beckons thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike to explore its thrilling trails that wind through lush tropical landscapes and dense mangrove forests. With a variety of terrains catering to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned riders, Ketam Mountain Bike Park offers an adrenaline-pumping experience against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery. This 45-hectares park is the ultimate playground for adventure so gear up and head down!

    Ketam Mountain Bike Park, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/activities/fitness-sport-and-wellness/mountain-biking

  • ROWER'S BAY PARK: Seletar Club Road *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Rower’s Bay Park is truly one of the best hidden spots, but we think it deserves more love! Rower’s Bay is part of the 60 km first phase of the Round Island Route (RIR). Serving as a rest and gathering point for park users along the RIR, it features a boardwalk that brings visitors closer to the water, a lookout pavilion, swales and a wetland. If you love taking scenic nature photos, head down for a trip with your family at Rower’s Bay Park.

    Rower's Bay Park, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/lower-seletar-reservoir-park/rowers-bay

  • ZHENGHUA NATURE PARK: Bukit Panjang *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    If you’re from Bukit Panjang, there’s a good chance you might have seen this park before but if you aren’t, do give Zhenghua Nature Park a visit. This sprawling park seamlessly blends lush greenery with serene water features, providing a tranquil escape from the urban hustle. Immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems, meandering trails, and picturesque ponds that make up this enchanting landscape. If you’re an avid birdwatcher then you’re in for a treat too! Over 37 species of birds have been spotted at the park, some of them including the Olive-backed Sunbird, Flameback Woodpecker, and Pink-necked Green Pigeon. Rediscover the simple joys of life in Singapore’s green embrace at Zhenghua Nature Park.

    Zhenghua Nature Park, bounded by Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), BKE Slip Road to Kranji Expressway (KJE) and Dairy Farm Road, www.nparks.gov.sg

  • CHESTNUT NATURE PARK: Chestnut Avenue *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Skirting the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Chestnut Nature Park totals 81 hectares, making it Singapore’s largest nature park to date! Traverse the winding trails that lead through towering trees, revealing the beauty of the primary and secondary forests. Chestnut Nature Park is a paradise for mountain biking enthusiasts, with dedicated trails that cater to riders of all skill levels, providing an exhilarating experience amidst the natural splendor. Picnic areas and well-maintained amenities make it an ideal spot for outings and gatherings with your loved ones. Pack some snacks and bring your kiddos over to explore this green paradise.

    Chestnut Nature Park, Chestnut Ave, Singapore 679514, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/chestnut-nature-park

  • TAMPINES ECO GREEN: Tampines *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Escape to the green heart of the east at Tampines Eco Green, a nature lover's haven in Singapore. Experience the serenity of this park as you soak in the sun and explore the well-preserved marshlands, tranquil ponds, and meandering trails that wind through the park. The park is wheelchair accessible but do take note that pets are not allowed, cycling, poaching, fishing and mass gatherings are prohibited. Come discover the harmony between urban living and the untouched beauty of Tampines Eco Green.

    Tampines Eco Green, Tampines Ave 9, Singapore 520491, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/tampines-eco-green

  • TELOK AYER GREEN: Telok Ayer *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    If you’re ever seeking to escape the bustle of city life, Telok Ayer Green is a tranquil spot you can head over to. The park pays homage to the area's rich history, seamlessly blending contemporary design with the charm of the past. With its thoughtfully designed features, including seating areas and public art installations, Telok Ayer Green is not just a park; it's a vibrant community space that invites you to relax, recharge, and savor the harmony between nature and urban life!

    Telok Ayer Green, 186 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068632, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/telok-ayer-green

  • DUXTON PLAIN PARK: New Bridge Road *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Tucked away within the vibrant Tanjong Pagar district, this meticulously landscaped park seamlessly blends nature with contemporary design, creating a tranquil haven for city dwellers. Duxton Plain Park demonstrates a harmonious fusion of greenery and art installations. Surrounded by lush green lawns and thoughtfully curated flora, the park invites visitors to unwind, whether through a leisurely stroll, a peaceful picnic, or simply basking in the beauty of the surroundings. If you’re in the area, do give a Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant, which happens to be found along Duxton Plain Park a visit too.

    Duxton Plain Park, New Bridge Rd, Singapore 089140, https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/duxton-plain-park

  • JURONG ECO GARDEN: Jurong West *Secret Parks To Explore With Kids In Singapore

    Perhaps the most hidden park in our list, Jurong Eco Gardens has still got much to offer! The Jurong Eco Garden spans a 50-hectare site, with a 5 hectares green core situated at its heart. Designed to be its lungs, the green core provides a place of respite for both the human inhabitants as well as the ecology of the site. It is located in between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and CleanTech Park and although it is tucked away, this park does promise scenic views.

    Jurong Eco Park, Cleantech Loop

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