These indoor playgrounds are perfect for your tot’s playdate – and you won’t have to worry about the heat, rain or haze! Here are some of the best for young children in Singapore.
Buds by Shangri-La
It is branded as Singapore’s largest play space designed and built for kids in a hotel, and includes a dedicated play space for toddlers. There are jumpers that let them bounce up and down, gentle slides, shallow ball pit and kiddy rides.
Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Find out more: www.tinyurl.com/BudsByShangriLa
If your little one loves travelling on different modes of transport, cruise down to T-Play, an interactive transportation-themed playground located within HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok. There’s a dedicated toddler zone with age-appropriate facilities, as well as an area where the younger ones can play with huge building blocks and foam toys. The facility is open to the public.
Where: HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, Singapore 659003
Find out more: www.hometeamns.sg/t-play
This Amazon-themed playspace has a dedicated play area for toddlers. Your older kids will love the long wavy slides and ball blaster zone.
Where: Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-08, Singapore 237994
Find out more: www.amazoniafun.com
Designed by early childhood experts, the visually appealing play space has huge spaces for kids to play in, from tall climbing areas to deep ball pits. Its interactive features and fun play elements will engage your child’s sense of direction, motion, and coordination.
Where: Safra Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Lor 6, Singapore 319387
Find out more: www.safra.sg/enjoy/kidz-amaze
(Also read: Video: Kid-friendly guide to Admiralty Park’s playground)
At Kaboodle, creativity and imagination is the name of the game. Release your little one into this space filled with fun foam blocks, noodles, and balls to build their own imaginary playground. They’ll then be encouraged to demolish their creation and start afresh, now with a different playground in mind. Another great choice for indoor playgrounds for toddlers.
Where: 902 East Coast Parkway, #02-05B Katong Square, Singapore 449874
Find out more: www.kaboodle.com.sg
(Also read: Parent’s guide to the Airzone playground at City Square Mall)
Cool de Sac
Treat your children to an engaging play session at Cool de Sac, where there are tree houses, ball pits, dress-up, video games, and more activities for those running youngins. There’s also a large padded area for the little ones under 6 months old – even if they’ve yet to learn to walk.
Where: Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Blvd, #02-379/80, Singapore 028983
Find out more: www.cooldesac.com.sg
Going furniture shopping at Ikea? Booooring – for the kids, at least. Drop them off at Smaland, a magical forest with spider webs to climb and clogs to hide in. When they’ve exhausted their energy, they can cool down while watching a movie under the enormous spruce tree. And this indoor playgrounds for toddlers is free!
Where: Ikea, 317 Alexandra Rd, 159965
Find out more: www.ikea.com
The first Pororo Park in Southeast Asia, this cute themed playground is great for one-year-olds and kids up to age nine. Your tots will love https://www.pororoparksg.com/the train ride into the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest, as well as exploring the various role-playing toy stations around. Read our review here.
Where: #02-29 Marina Square
Find out more: www.pororoparksg.com
A version of this article first appeared in The Finder; additional reporting by Young Parents