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Family-friendly playgrounds in shopping malls


If you can’t get to the shops without the kids, at least go somewhere with a playground. The kids will put up with the shopping knowing that the fun will soon come. Here’s a roundup of 12 shopping centres with playgrounds (both wet and dry) that you can plan happy shopping trips around!

Changi City Point, Changi
Children can choose to play in the wet or dry playground (or both). The wet area, features spraying fountains, mini pools and swings while the dry area has a treetop obstacle trail to cross and climb.

The 3 House
5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Level 2
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm


VivoCity, Harbour Front
The mini playground and water fountain on Level 2 are suitable for small children. There are swings and lots of fun equipment. Not much shade, so it can be hot. There is also a roof-top skypark garden and massive water feature.

1 Harbourfront walk, Levels 2 and 3
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm


Nex, Serangoon
The SkyGarden playground has overhead sprinklers and big rotating buckets tipping out water. The dry area has multiple slides, a big crawling area and activities for children to enjoy. Recommended for children aged five to 12.

KidzPlay @23 Serangoon Central, Level 4R
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm


IMM Building, Jurong East
Discover tipping buckets, flower-shaped windmills and plenty of colour at the water playground. Nearby is a shaded dry playground with rock-climbing walls. Visit the recently launched seven-metre-high treehouse playground.

2 Jurong East Street 21, Level 3 Garden Plaza
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm


Sembawang Shopping Centre
Oodles of space in this 15,000-square-feet open-air splash area. There are water pistols, tipping frogs, water propellers and lots more. The dry play area alongside is sheltered from the sun under a canopy. A small bathing area is located nearby. Recommended for children under 12 years old.

Splash Park
604 Sembawang Road, Level 3
Opening hours: 11am – 2pm and 5pm to 8pm


Northpoint Shopping Centre, Yishun
This wet play area has dinosaur-shaped water features including ground sprays, spouting dinosaur mouths, soft crawlers and tunnels.

Play Rooftop
930 Yishun Avenue 2, Level
Opening hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm


112 Katong, East Coast
One of Singapore’s newest shopping malls has a fun roof-top water play area with wet slides, swings, water showers and tipping buckets.

Aqua Playground
112 East Coast Road, Level 4
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm


Marina Square
This small indoor playground is most suitable for toddlers. Rocking “animals” and a little house with slide are safe for younger children and will keep them occupied for ages.

6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm



City Square Mall
Located in Singapore’s first ‘eco mall’. As you would expect it’s an eco-friendly playground with swings and slides plus an educational element providing children with a learning experience about ecology and nature.

City Garden
180 Kitchener Road
Opening hours 10am – 10pm


Paragon, Orchard
A small playground with slides of varying sizes, tunnels and hiding spaces, carousels and kiddy rides. Suitable for younger children.

290 Orchard Road, Level 5
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm


Lot One, Choa Chu Kang
The large rooftop playground has spray guns, water jets, tipping buckets and a spray tunnel for children to crawl in.

21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4, Level 5 Roof Garden
Opening hours: 12pm – 2pm and 5pm – 8pm on weekdays and 12pm – 8pm on weekends


313 Somerset, Orchard
Toddler-friendly dry playground situated next to 313’s Sky Terrace. Fun and has a great view over Orchard Road.

313 Orchard Road, Level 5
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (11pm on Fri and Sat)