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Directory: Singapore’s Free Shopping Mall Playgrounds
Aside from regular neighbourhood playgrounds, our little ones can have much fun for free at these play areas in our major shopping malls. All you need to do slather on the sunscreen before letting them play outdoors.
Aqua Playground at Level 4, open 10 am to 10 pm daily
Best for 5 to 12 year olds. There are baby swings for children aged 18 months and below. This huge outdoor wet playground is clean, but does not have a changing room so you may end up having to tow your wet kids to the common restrooms on Level 4. No footwear is allowed. Also take note of the swinging glass door – it swings inwards.
There is a small playground at the Sky Terrace on Level 5, outside the Food Republic food court. It is open from 10 am to 10 pm. Seating is available, as is a view of Orchard Road.
There are two dry indoor play areas, one with “animals” bathing in a pretend river, one with a climbing and sliding structure. They are open from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm for children under 110 cm. Children and parents must leave their footwear by the entrance.
The outdoor water play area called The 3 House (read: the tree house) on L2 is designed for children 12 years old and below. It also includes equipment for very young children. Open from 10 am to 10 pm, this is accessible from the glass door within Koufu food court. From The 3 House, you can climb up the stairs to The Gardens and The Arena (a performance space) on level 3. There is a nursing room available just outside The Arena.
Outside the main entrance there is an outdoor playground which is eco-friendly – all the equipment is made of solid wood. There are slides, swings and a climbing structure, as well as a “Living Maze” nearby to get lost in.
The outdoor rooftop playground has a water play area, a sheltered dry play area, and a seven-metre tall Tree House from which older children can slide down through tube slides. It is open daily from 10 am to 9.30 pm. Dedicated changing rooms are available.
The Roof Garden on level 5 has an outdoor playground which consists of water play and covered dry play areas. It also has a Kids TV Room. The dry play area is open from 10.30 am to 10.30 pm. The water play area is open from 12 pm to 2 pm, and from 5 pm to 8 pm on weekdays, and from 12 pm to 8 pm on weekends. Outdoor showers are available. You can also use the Family Toilet by the cinema.
In front of Kiddy Palace on level 3, there is a roundabout-like playground on padded flooring. It consists of various play structures suitable for younger children and is open from 10 am to 10 pm. There is some seating nearby.
The KidzPlay at level 4R consists of outdoor wet and dry play areas. It is open from 11 am to 9 pm. No footwear is allowed. There is plenty of seating available, but with no dedicated changing room, you’ll have to walk to the common toilet, which can be a bit of a hike.
The Kidz@play outdoor playground is on the rooftop of the new wing. It has a sheltered dry play area for younger children. It is open daily from 10.30 am to 9.30 pm and has dedicated changing rooms and showers.
The playground on L5 is popular with both locals and tourists. There is a shoe rack and a bottle of sanitiser at the entrance. Children between two and six years old are welcome to play between 10 am and 9 pm. Seating is available inside and outside the play area, and the baby changing room and the nursing room are nearby.
There is a Family Lounge on level 4 near the exit to the carpark. Anyone who has spent $50 (maximum of three combined receipts in one day, except from Kopitiam and Carrefour) can enter (1 adult + 2 children, or 2 adults + 1 child, or 2 adults. S$5 per additional person is applicable) and stay for one hour for free. There are toys provided, as well as board games, cable TV and Xbox.
The rooftop has a dry play area which is open from 10 am to 10 pm and water play area which is open from 11 am to 2 pm, then from 5 pm to 8 pm on weekdays, and from 11 am to 8 pm on weekends.
The outdoor playground is at the Sky Garden on level 3. It is accessible from the Tropics Zone in Tower One (beside Toys “R” Us). It consists of one climbing and sliding structure with monkey bars.
The outdoor water and dry play area is on level 5, and is open from 10 am to 9.30 am. Best for five to 12 years old children, there are unisex kiddy toilet cubicles at the changing area.
There is an Open Plaza on level 4 which has an outdoor playground with slides, a climbing structure, and an Interactive Room. The room is accessible from 11 am to 9.30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and from 10 am to 10 pm from Fridays to Sundays and on Public Holidays.
The open area on level 2 has crawling tubes, spinning seats, a hill and slide, a seesaw, and a water play area for very young children. There is a sizable baby changing room next to it. Seats and tables are available. There are water lagoons on level 3 in which children love to wade.
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