What: A fully integrated family entertainment centre where kids and their family can play and eat in a 9500 square feet facility. From jungle play gyms to 3D glow golf and even toddler play areas, there’s fun to be had for all.
Prices: S$17-S$33 (depends on membership)
Where: Great World City Mall, #03-08, Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994, +65 6235 4522, www.amazoniafun.com
What: An interactive learning playground that encourages role and pretend play featuring realistic environments and scenarios for kids to to develop motor skills and have fun at the same time.
Where: Liang Court, #03-04A, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore 179030, +65 6250 6507, www.thecity.com.sg
Power Kids Gym
What: Previously known as JWT Kids Gym, Power Gym Kids offers a wide range of programmes for babies, toddlers and school children up to 10 years of age. Kids are guaranteed fun and laughter as they tumble about and play in the spatial environment.
Prices: S$12 an hour
Where: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square, #02-02, Singapore 239917, +65 6333 8511, www.powerkidsgym.com
What: Based off David Rockwell’s popular “Imagination Playground”, Kaboodle Kids encourages play with giant foam blocks to develop cognitive and social skills.
Where: 902 East Coast Parkway, Block B, #02-05B, Singapore 449874, +65 6247 7020, www.kaboodlekids.com.sg
What: The largest indoor playground in Singapore, Explorer Kid features fun and challenging play stations for kids to develop motor skills. The centre aims to encourage learning through exploration.
Where: E!Hub @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, 3rd Floor, Singapore 519599, +65 6589 1668, www.explorerkid.com
What: Kids get heaps of fun playing at Polliwogs, located at Vivocity. There is a dedicated toddlers only area and a mini rock climbing wall for kids to play and explore. There is also a cafe for parents to wait at.
Where: Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-12, +65 6376 8097, www.thepolliwogs.com
What: A specially designed play arena for kids to engage children from 18 months to 18 years of age! There’s even an indoor water playground.
Where: Safra Toa Payoh, Lorong 6, Singapore 319397, +65 6377 9889, www.safra.sg
What: Paragon Junior’s free indoor playground is configured to optimise the development of kids between ages two and six.
Tykes can also choose from five kiddie rides featuring popular characters like Peppa Pig.
Where: 290 Orchard Road
What: This small indoor playground near Central @ Clarke Quay is perfect for play dates and afternoons when you want to get active with your tot.
The ocean-themed space has an oversized musical boat that sings and moves, a cute dolphin carousel, a ball pit, bouncy castles and inflatable slides, submarine-shaped tunnels, and even a jungle gym. Socks are required here.
Prices: Free for ages 11 months and below; $10 per child aged 12 to 29 months; and $18 per child aged two-and-a-half years and up. Entry is free for two accompanying adults (18 years and above) per paying child; subsequent adults pay $5 each.
Where: 29 Carpenter St
Buds by Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
What: Explorer Zone, its indoor play space for kids aged four and up, has specially curated installations to suit five themed areas: Fire Mountain, Waterfall, Underwater, Space and Mesh Cave.
Babies and toddlers aren’t left out – there’s a dedicated play space for the little ones.
Prices: Public rate is at $48 for three hours for kids aged four to 12, $28 for tots aged one to three, and includes one adult entry per child.
Where: 22 Orange Grove Rd
Changi Experience Studio
What: The Canopy Park – with its wonderful mazes, sky nets, slides and more – may be getting all the attention at Jewel Changi Airport, but you should take your kids to the Changi Experience Studio too.
Located on level 4, the airport-themed attraction provides lots of educational fun over 10 zones that occupy about half the size of a football field.
Prices: If you’re a Singaporean, it costs $13 each for kids and seniors; $19 each for adults. Families enjoy a bundle rate of $54 (for two adults and two kids/seniors). Free entry for kids below six years old.
Where: Jewel Changi Airport
What: Located at The Grandstand, this indoor playground houses several play zones for kids of different ages.
The Forest has a ball pit and structures for kids to climb and explore; the Beach is a cassia-seed “beach” with toys; and Magic Pen features digital colouring books with touch screens and projectors so that kids can project their drawings on the walls.
Other offerings include a carousel, arcade games, interactive play machines, a kiddie castle and a craft area.
Prices: Free entry for babies under one (accompanying adult pays $5). Toddlers aged one to three pay $16 on weekdays and $18 on weekends, while kids aged three and up pay $20 on weekdays and $22 on weekends. Entry is free for the first adult and $5 per subsequent adult.
Where: #02-14, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
What: Marketed as Singapore’s largest edutainment playground in a mall, Kiztopia launched in June this year at Marina Square. It boasts 18 different play areas, including role-playing rooms, a ‘ninja warrior’ course, and even ‘augmented reality studios’.
Prices: Depending on the duration of play, the rates range from $28 to $48 for kids aged 12 and below.
Where: Marina Square Level 1, 01-09
My Little Climbing Room
What: If your little one loves to climb, he’ll enjoy this indoor climbing playground. Take on the Augmented Reality Wall, which merges the latest technology with climbing; the Obstacle Wall, which is like an obstacle course on a wall; or the four-metre-high wall, which is high enough to give your child a good challenge without intimidating him.
The Number Wall has colourful designs and numbers to help your kids learn to count, while the Hangout Zone features a ladder, a monkey bar, a swinging rope and a wrecking ball that your child can swing on.
Besides building confidence, the climbing walls and zones can help improve your child’s core strength, balance, coordination and flexibility.
Prices: $22 per child aged three to 12; $11 per child below three. Playtime is unlimited on weekdays and sold in 90-minute sessions on weekends, public holidays and school holidays.
Where: 183 Jln Pelikat, #B1-101
What: Before Pinkfong’s Baby Shark characters caught our kids’ imagination, there’s Pororo the Little Penguin who also hails from South Korea. This themed playground opened in 2015 at Marina Square.
The experience starts off with a train ride into the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest and a dip in the Shark Ball Pool. Other highlights include the Pororo House – a replica of Pororo’s House in the cartoon – and Poby’s Jungle Gym playground.
Prices: Public rates are at $29.90 per kids aged two to 12; $24.50 for those from aged one to two; accompanying adults pay $6.
Where: 6 Raffles Blvd, #02-29 Marina Square
What: Join your kids at this spacious play facility, which is made up of several areas across two levels, each offering fun games and activities for everyone in the family.
The Adventure Area, for example, is an indoor playground that includes obstacle walls, trampolines, slides, play towers, and a pedal car-racing track.
The Game Arena has spaces in which to play baseball, golf, street basketball, and a host of other action-packed games, like Superpinball, Superhoop and Superbowling.
The Freestyle Hall is an all-in-one indoor sports park, with trampolines, a foam pit, a climbing wall, and a skate and scoot area.
Kids under eight years must be supervised by an adult aged 18 and above. All activities have minimum height requirements – for instance, your child has to be at least 1.2m tall to use the trampoline platform and obstacle wall.
Prices: Tickets start from $22 per person. Kids under age three enter for free.
Where: #02-477, Suntec City (North Wing), 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1
What: Here’s another transportation themed playground – think airport check-in counters and helicopter landing pads.
Made entirely in Sweden and assembled in Singapore, the main play area has trampolines, tunnels, ball pits and slides, a rock-climbing wall and pull-up rings. There’s also a separate area for toddlers, with smaller slides, a mini ball pit and stackable foam blocks.
Prices: Walk-in rates are $4 for toddlers aged 18 months and below (inclusive of one adult) during peak and off-peak periods. Kids above 18 months old pay $16 (entry includes a maximum of two adults) during off-peak periods.
Off-peak periods are Mondays to Thursdays, excluding public and school holidays. Playtime is unlimited during off-peak periods and capped at two hours during peak periods. HometeamNS and T-Play members pay less.
Where: 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7
This story was first published on June 17, 2017, and was updated on July 11, 2019.