The best rooftop playgrounds in Singapore
Here’s where to bring your kids if you need them out of your hair while you shop. The largest rooftop mall playground in Singapore – yes, it’s a thing – bears a ‘fantasy garden’ theme, and is split into two sections. Children aged five and above can terrorise the dry play area, which is home to all manners of slides, rock walls and interactive installations. There’s also a 10-metre high treehouse. And if you have toddlers, they can roll around the mini water park – it gets awfully crowded on weekends, so you might want to rethink leaving them unsupervised then.
Complete with sprinklers, water pistols and a lazy river, Splash N Surf is the place for some playful aquatic action with your tots. While the water play area is only open to kids, the lazy pool caters to both adults and children. You and your kiddo can also learn to half-pipe surf at the Stingray and master riding on the boogie board.
Overlooking Punggol Waterway park, this playground has both wet and dry play areas for the kids to hop between, so they won't remain soaked all day. Keep an eye out for your young ones as they take on challenging aquatic obstacle courses or simply let them slide down the child-friendly rubber surfaces of the playground's terraced landscape.
This outdoor water playground is dominated by bright red giant mushroom and two tall flowers spitting out arcs of water on the kids below. There's also an ankle-deep pool with swings suspended over it and a child-friendly ropes course which is the driest part of the playing field.
There's plenty of room for kids (and the young at heart) to run around on the spongy, wave-print turf of Nex's Skygarden. Home to an eclectic spread of installations like mist machines and a massive centrepiece bucket that creates a torrential waterfall when it tips over, kids tend to lose track of time at this fun-filled rooftop play area.