1. Get Vertical
Climb, hang, swing, slide, run and jump around this vertical playground with your kids called a Wallholla. Encased in a three-storey high metal grid cage, the Wallholla is made up of undulating ribbon-like layers. Suitable for children aged five to 12, kids can walk on the wavy layers at some points, or scale them at others. As they navigate their way through the cage, some surfaces change to become rope mesh or simply gaps. Parents on the lean side can join in the fun too.
At Cambridge Estate, Bishan Junction 8 level 3, block 158 Bishan Street 13, Jalan Mengkudu and Ang Mo Kio Ave 2.
2. Man Your Battle Stations
The Battleship Playground is predominantly made of wood and comes complete with gun turrets, smoke stacks, propellers and even a rudder. To scale onboard, there are three entry points. The first is by climbing up a rock wall, the second is via a rope ladder and the third is through an escape hatch at the side of the ship. Designed for children between six and 12 years old, younger children may find it a bit more difficult (and intimidating) to scale the rope ladders to go up onto the decks. Once up, expect more crawling and climbing to get to the slides. The front part of the Battleship is a hollow structure with tilting platforms for kids to demonstrate their agility.
At Sembawang Park, located at the end of Sembawang Road.
3. Visit Farm Animals For Free
Visit Farmart Centre at 67 Sungei Tengah Road, on weekends, and get up close with farm animals such as goats, bull frogs, tortoises, rabbits, birds, fish and hamsters at the Weekend Animal Farm Corner. Farmart Centre houses a collection of shops, a farmers’ market, petting zoo and food outlets serving local fare. On weekends, the animals are all free to visit but if your kids wish to feed the farm animals as well as the koi in the Koi Pond, food is available for purchase at $5 per bundle of animal feed. Visit farmart.com.sg.
4. Revisit The Past
Reminisce your childhood days with junior at Children Little Museum, a quaint gallery located at 42 Bussorah Street. There’s an interactive barber shop display, a mock-up of an old-school classroom, and a vintage mamak shop outside the museum selling tikam-tikam stuff from yesteryear. Plus, toys you’ll want to play together with your kids.
Open every day from 11 am to 9 pm.