15 of the Best Parks in Singapore for Families

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Heading outdoors is a great family activity. And, if you are looking for the best parks in Singapore for families, we have the list right here.

Best Parks in Singapore for Families

The best parks in Singapore for families provide a green space for all to enjoy. They also have little attractions such as a playground or unique sights to take in.

Here is our list of the 15 best parks in Singapore for families.

1. Labrador Nature Reserve

Playground at Labrador ParkThis lovely nature park has multiple facets that make it attractive for families. With a broad seaside promenade, the park is perfect for kids to scooter along. Two playgrounds beckon – one with a two-level play tower and a maze, and another beside an old World War Two bunker. View a replica of the Dragon Tooth Gate, stretch your feet over the water at the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk, or explore remnants of a fort. Labrador Nature Reserve is one of the best parks in Singapore for families.

2. Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Bishan Ang Mo Kio ParkOne of the largest parks at the centre of Singapore, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is also one the most picturesque. It has a gentle rolling terrain matched by a gently flowing river that was converted from a concrete canal. It is no wonder that otters enjoy frequenting the park. Kids can choose to play at a Bubble Playground, Adventure Playground or Water Playground. Various ponds, including one filled with lotus plants, and a dog walk, make Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park a nature spot for everyone.

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3. Bukit Batok Nature Park

Located at Bukit Batok Hill, Bukit Batok Nature Park is criss-crossed with paths that wind under the lush canopy of a secondary forest. Head deeper into the park and you will arrive at a towering granite quarry with a reflecting pond at its base. The park also has a children’s playground and exercise area. At the top of the hill is a historic World War Two site.

4. Hindhede Nature Park

Hindhede Nature ParkHidden at the foot of Bukit Timah Hill is Hindhede Nature Park. Here, broad and easy paths lead to playgrounds filled with swings, bouncy trampolines and a zip line. Venture further in and you will be looking at the open face of Bukit Timah Hill where the Hindhede quarry once operated.

5. Singapore Botanic Gardens

Singapore Botanic GardensIt is impossible to write a list of the best parks in Singapore for families without mentioning Singapore Botanic Gardens. With a history stretching back more than 150 years, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is divided into four cores. The Tanglin Core is the oldest section of the Gardens and where you can find waters of Swan Lake. At the Central Core, there is the National Orchid Garden while Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden is tucked away at Singapore Botanic Garden’s Bukit Timah Core. The latest core is the Tyersall-Gallop Core where the Learning Forest is located.

6. Changi Beach Park

Plane Spotting, Changi Beach ParkFacing the sea at the northeastern edge of Singapore is Changi Beach Park. Families can rent bicycles here, dine at a bistro or barbecue into the evening at one of the barbecue pits in the park. There are two children’s playground at Changi Beach Park, a nautical-themed playground close to Changi Village, and another near the barbecue pits. Unique to the park is its location which makes it perfect to watch the planes coming in to land at Changi Airport.

7. Sembawang Park

Sembawang Park, Battleship PlaygroundSembawang Park is a calm oasis found beside the bustling shipyards in the north of Singapore. Paying homage to the industrious ship-building activity, Sembawang Park has a massive Battleship Playground that kids can conquer. It also has barbecue pits for big group outings or families can head to the colonial Beaulieu House for some local fare.

8. Woodlands Waterfront

Woodlands Waterfront JettyTake a walk along Singapore’s longest civilian jetty that stretches out toward Malaysia from Woodlands Waterfront. This breezy seaside park is also perfect for cycling while adventurous children can take on the towering heights of the aerial playground.

9. Gardens by the Bay

Things to Do at Night in Singapore for KidsGardens by the Bay is commonly associated with its Flower Dome and Cloud Dome but there is much more to this sprawling parkland in the city. Visit the Supertree Grove to gawk at the massive structures, or stop by the lush Heritage Gardens. Kids can climb a treehouse at the Far East Organization Children’s Garden or put on their swimmers and splash around the water playgrounds there. Keep a look out for the many events that are frequently held at Gardens by the Bay too.

10. West Coast Park

West Coast Park Playground's PyramidWest Coast Park is well known for its ultra-fun Adventure Playground. With play zones catering to two-year-old to 12 year-olds, it is no wonder that West Coast Park is considered one of the best parks in Singapore for families. But there is more to West Coast Park than the playground alone. Fly a kite at the Grand Lawn, go on an expedition along a boardwalk through a mangrove swamp or hire a pedal go kart and tackle a twisty road course. West Coast Park is also a NParks approved camping spot for the adventurous and brave.

11. Pasir Ris Park

Transport Playground at Pasir Ris Park - Best Parks in Singapore for FamiliesPasir Ris Park stretches out along the coast and is home to many attractions. At Elias Road, the massive Pasir Ris Park Playground provides oodles of fun with a variety of exciting play zones. Hire a bike and go cycling around the expansive park. Trek through a mangrove swamp, climb bird watching tower or barbeque by the sea. There are also designated areas at Pasir Ris Park for camping.

12. East Coast Park

East Coast Park CyclingThis massive park stretches along the eastern length of Singapore, from the city to Changi Airport. For families, the centre of activity is at Marine Cove. Its large playground flanked by eateries, make it a wonderful spot for a day out at one of Singapore’s best parks for families. But there is much more to experience at East Coast Park. Hire a bicycle or quad-cycle the entire family can pedal on together. Try out wakeboarding or skimboarding. East Coast Park is an outdoor lover’s paradise.

13. Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve Extension

PodThis family-friendly extension to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve features a children’s obstacle course and exhibits that explain about the ecosystem at the wetland reserve. Go for a trek on trails and step over the water on a boardwalk. There is also an unique mud experience where you can get up close and view the life found at the Sungei Buloh mudflats.

14. Punggol Point Park

Punggol SettlementFound at the end of a long winding road is Punggol Point Park. Here, you will find Punggol Jetty along with children’s playgrounds and a small beach. Next to Punggol Point Park is the restaurant-filled Punggol Settlement where you can also rent bicycles to explore the surrounding area. Close by is Gallop Stable @ Punggol Ranch which offers horse-riding. From Punggol Point Park, you can also head to nearby Coney Island Park with its natural beauty and Casuarina Exploratory.

15. Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden SingaporePart of Jurong Lake Gardens, Chinese Garden makes our list of the best parks in Singapore for families because of its unique setting. Unlike other parks, the architecture at Chinese Garden is an attraction in itself. You will want to visit the towering traditional pagoda, or explore the two smaller ones set by the lake. Step into a Suzhou-style house with a hidden cave or hop across a pond on stepping stones. There are plenty of insta-worth spots around Chinese Garden and its neighbouring Japanese Garden. Plus, as a bonus, you can feed the web-footed animals at the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum.

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