4 cool playgrounds in Toa Payoh and Bishan

January 07, 2017
  • Block 27 Kim Keat Avenue
    1 / 4 Block 27 Kim Keat Avenue

    Dinosaurs in Singapore! Hidden in Toa Payoh, this mama T-rex guards her eggs while her baby is poised for play.

    While there’s only another small dinosaur-shaped play structure there, the dino-crazed little ones will love running around and under this huge sculpture.

    There’s also a small food centre and neighbourhood supermarket one block away – so you can pick up drinks if your young ones wear themselves out trying to climb the dinosaur.



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  • Block 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
    2 / 4 Block 28 Toa Payoh Lorong 6

    We couldn’t leave out the iconic dragon playground, which was thankfully left intact after the old blocks of flats around it were demolished.

    This one is missing its swing, but is in great condition otherwise. Find it opposite Safra Toa Payoh. Park in the small lot by blocks 29 and 30. 

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  • Block 160, Bishan Street 13
    3 / 4 Block 160, Bishan Street 13

    A vertical playground? Now that’s cool. 

    This structure, called a wallholla, stands nearly three storeys tall and lets kids climb, crawl, jump, hang and slide on its wavy platforms. 

    If it gets too crowded inside, there are also climbing grips on each side that let children scale the outside of the cage.

    There’s also a net climbing structure and metal slide nearby. Best for kindergarteners and older kids.

    Related: 4 fun things to do with the family in Sembawang 

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  • Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1
    4 / 4 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, along Bishan Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1

    The adventure playground here has clusters of play structures, including a pyramid climbing net, a tree-climbing structure, a rope bridge, a climbing wall and several slides. 

    It’s a long walk from the car park, though.

    If you’re planning on visiting only this part of the park, consider leaving the car at the HDB lots across the street at Block 247 Ang Mo Kio Street 21, instead. 

    There’s an overhead bridge nearby to cross the road safely with the kids. Best for children aged six and up. 

    Related: 6 playground rules you must teach your child

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