Aeroplane Themed Playground Takes Off at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park

Aeroplane Playground at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park
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Looking for an airport-themed play space with green open spaces in an idyllic colonial setting, and a view of an actual airport runway? Get your kids jet set for the newly opened airplane themed playground at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park. This space has it all with various dining options to boot!

Overview of The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park (The Oval @ SAP)

The Map of The Oval

Bounded by Jalan Kayu, Yishun, Punggol and Sengkang in the northeast of Singapore, The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park is a unique estate exuding old world charm, sited next to Seletar Airport.

Colonial Bungalows at SeletarColonial Bungalow Grounds at The Oval, near Seletar Aiport


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Once upon a time, back in the 1930s, the many black and white colonial bungalows served as residences for officers from the British Royal Air Force.

The Gardens

Take a leisurely stroll around the Seletar Aerospace Hub estate and step back in time. You’ll find that they still dot the vicinities of The Oval, Hyde Park Gate and Old Birdcage Walk.

 

Picnic at The Oval

32 of the bungalows have been gazetted for conservation, and six of them have been converted into lifestyle businesses, including restaurants and cafés.

Overview of the Playground at The Oval

Besides the unveiling of the aeroplane themed playground in March 2016, new tables have also been perfectly placed right next to the airport runway.

 

Seletar Airport

So, if you prefer to stay away from the crowds, you have the option of laying down your own picnic baskets on the open lawn or at the tables while waiting for our (we wish) private jet to take off.

Boardwalk near the Seletar Airport runway

 

Works are underway to build a boardwalk that fronts the runway. This could make quite a runway for active and aspiring pilots, stewards and stewardesses!


More on the Airplane Playground at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Hub

Playground Plane Deck

The airplane themed playground faces you as you enter The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park from Park Lane. From a distance, you’ll spot the deck designed in the shape of an aeroplane.

Aeroplane Playground at The Oval

Let your kids pilot the propeller jet and slide back down onto the tarmac. It’s time to be #OvalZealous.

 

Playground Control Tower

Or climb up the control tower and be a high flier checking out the real planes taking off and landing at the nearby Seletar Airport.

Playground Mini Planes

Younger kids can pilot their own mini jets too.

Playground Ludo

If you wish to stay grounded, introduce the kids to an enlarged game of Ludo.

Playground-Hammock

Toddlers can fit into the swing seats and the older kids can chill out on the hammock swing.


Dine in Style at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park Cafés and Restaurants

Since December 2016, The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park has been home to these restaurants and cafés:

Wheeler’s Estate

Wheelers-Outdoor-CafeWheeler's Estate-Caravan

Wheeler’s Estate is an offshoot of the family-run business and popular bicycle café – Wheeler’s Yard – in Balestier. The ground floor of the bungalow is the café, while the second storey carries the full restaurant menu.

2 Park Lane, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 798386
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 10 pm; Friday and Eve of Public Holidays: 11 am to 10.30 pm; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8 am to 10.30 pm
Tel: +65 6262 0001


Youngs Western Restaurant

Youngs Bar & Restaurant

Youngs Western Restaurant, the first landmark you will see before you turn into The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park, serves modern European food inspired by visits to various European countries. Enjoy outdoor seating or within the cosy air-conditioned interiors in this 130-seater bar and restaurant.

3 Hyde Park Gate, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 799531
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 1 am; Friday & Eve of Public Holidays: 11 am to 2 am; Saturday: 8 am to 2 am; Sunday and Public Holidays: 8 am to 1 am
Tel: +65 6734 2850


Di Wei Teochew Restaurant

Di-Wei-Teochew-Restaurant

Di Wei Teochew Restaurant, by the Pentagon Group, is a familiar face at Seletar having set up Birdcage Bistro at Birdcage Walk. They serve traditional Teochew fare such as sugar-coated yam strips, cold crabs, treasure duck stuffed with glutinous rice and dried shrimp.

1 Oval, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 797859
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Tel: +65 6262 5946


The Summerhouse
Wildseed Café and Bar

 

The SummerhouseWildseed CafePergola at The Summerhouse

The Summerhouse garden-themed restaurant provides a perfect backdrop for weddings and parties with their pretty garden and pergola. Opened by the 1-Group, its sister restaurants are Una in Rochester Park and Botanico at Singapore Botanic Gardens. It has a farm-to-table concept, with Wildseed Café and Bar on the ground floor. The multi-concept duplex houses a coffee roaster, a floral shop and an edible garden.

3 Park Lane, The Oval @ SAP, Singapore 798387

Opening Hours: 

The Summerhouse Dining Room
Wednesday to Friday: 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday to Sunday: 12 pm to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm

Wildseed Cafe
Daily: 10 am to 7 pm

Wildseed Bar
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday: 4 pm to 10 pm, Wednesday and Thursday: 4 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday: 4 pm to 12 mn

Tel: +65 6262 1063

Band at Wildseed BarOn weekends, you may find bands belting it out at The Summerhouse and Wheeler’s Estate.


More Dining Options at Seletar Aerospace Hub

Other dining options near The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park include:

JTC Aviation Two

690 West Camp Road

On the opposite side of The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park, JTC Aviation Two – a multi-tenanted 11-storey development for aerospace companies – houses an aeroplane-themed food court with six stalls and a café on level two.


Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Café

Seok Seng Vintage Cafe

For cycling enthusiasts, Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Café is located quite near the Seletar Airport Control Tower.

Bike Repair Station at The Oval

The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park has thoughtfully placed bicycle parking and repair facilities, with an eye that you can cycle your way around to explore the area.

Have a great little day out exploring The Oval and the surrounds. You’ll take off to a distant land with more than just Instagram-able moments with the kids!

 

How to Get to The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park

By Train:
From Punggol MRT
Go to the bus stop at Punggol Temporary Interchange, Punggol Place.
Board bus 117 and alight at Seletar Aerospace Drive, just right before The Oval.

By Bus:
103, 117

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