Check out the spankin' new Coastal PlayGrove at the site of the former Big Splash water theme park in East Coast Park. It features a water play area complete with two wading pools and a narrow stream lined with water jets to up the splash factor. If you happen to swing by in the evening, you'll be treated to colourful lights setting the water play area aglow. The water feature is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 8am to 8pm and is conveniently located near a public toilet for a post-fun clean-up. While you're there, check out the 16 metre tall tower and vertical challenge at Coastal PlayGrove.
Nothing's better than a cool drink in Singapore's tropical weather. Or how about a refreshing dip instead? When temperatures are high, take the kids out to cool down at these free aqua playgrounds around the island (though in one case, it's a steamy warm bath for the feet). We've checked out where to go for the best sprinklers, bubblers and water fountains that are great for kids (and adults). Best of all, they are all in public spaces and have absolutely no admission fees.