Sun’s out, kids out
A dinosaur park, a vertical playground… Singapore’s got a special kind of the great outdoors.
Dinosaurs in Singapore! At this playground in Toa Payoh, mama T-rex guards her eggs while her baby is poised for play. The dino-crazed little ones will love running around and under this huge sculpture.
There’s also a small food centre and neighbourhood supermarket one block away – so you can pick up drinks if your young ones wear themselves out trying to climb the dinosaur.
Blk 27 Kim Keat Avenue, Toa Payoh
NEXT: The iconic dragon playground →
We couldn’t leave out the iconic dragon playground – the childhood of every Singaporean old enough to catch themselves saying “back in the day…” – which was thankfully left intact after the old blocks of flats around it were demolished.
This one is missing its swing, but is in great condition otherwise. Find it opposite Safra Toa Payoh. Park in the small lot by blocks 29 and 30.
Block 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
NEXT: The wallholla →
A vertical playground? Now that’s cool. This structure, called a wallholla, stands nearly three storeys tall and lets kids climb, crawl, jump, hang and slide on its wavy platforms. There are also climbing grips on each side that let children scale the outside of the cage.
There’s also a net climbing structure and metal slide nearby. Best for kindergarteners and older kids.
Block 160, Bishan Street 13
NEXT: The UFO →
This adventure playground here has clusters of play structures, including a pyramid climbing net, a tree-climbing structure, a rope bridge, a climbing wall and several slides.
It’s a long walk from the car park, though. If you’re planning on visiting only this part of the park, consider leaving the car at the HDB lots across the street at Block 247 Ang Mo Kio Street 21, instead. There’s an overhead bridge nearby to cross the road safely with the kids.
Best for children aged six and up.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
NEXT: The dinosaur park →
By Young Parents, May 2016 / Updated by Melodi Ghui May 2019
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