Indoor playgrounds are where the adults can finally take a seat (unless your child won’t stop asking you to go down the slide repeatedly) and the kids can go all out on the bouncy houses or ball pits. While indoor playgrounds are a relatively new concept, it has quickly risen in popularity due to its educational factor and has now evolved into many different themed spaces.
So, which indoor playground should I bring my kid to? From aquamarine to safari-themed and adult to toddler-friendly playgrounds, this list covers them all!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Let ‘em Play
While some indoor playgrounds offer limited access to parents, all of the activities here are children and adult-friendly. Not only is it a family-centric edutainment hub but it also serves as the perfect venue for birthday parties and team building, student learning journeys, kid holiday camps and weekly courses!
As an advocate of active mind and body, parents and children can partake in augmented reality bouldering, climbing walls and indoor high elements obstacle course. Kids who are fascinated with science and technology will especially love the Robotics Lab which houses a number of educational and programmable robotics kits from all over the world!
Contact: +65 6266 6125
Location: 18 Boon Lay Way, #01-100, Singapore 609966
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm | Sat-Sun 8.30am-8.30pm
2. Pirate Land
In the midst of busy Centrepoint is Pirate Land, an indoor playground and kid entertainment centre, all in one. The interior is reminiscent of Venetian ships with tall wooden windows and decks to boot. This 8,000 square feet facility is kept under hooks by the friendliest crews so parents wouldn’t have to worry about letting their kids go wild at sea.
Children will be lost in a wave of fun with the all-pirate themed play elements. From trampolines and bouncing house to playing pretend at the Toy Bricks Street and Supermarket to the jungle gym, sand play and Ocean Animal projection drawing – the kids will lap it all up in excitement. Infants and toddlers are also welcomed in the specially designed early childhood play zone. Make new memories with your little ones at the Laser Tag, Tank or Racing Car battles. If that isn’t enough, drag your partner or fellow play-date friends to the VR section, exclusive to adults!
Contact: +65 6694 2345
Location: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #03-09/101, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am-8pm | Sat-Sun 10.30am-9pm
3. Waka Waka
Waka Waka is where you can let your kids run wild in the Safari. At The Lion’s Den, you can hang around with other fellow lion parents and watch your little cubs charge their way through the safari-themed obstacle courses.
The Safari Play Area is a multi-levelled maze where kids can unleash the Tarzan in them and swoosh down giant slides, scale volcanoes, crawl out of a tunnel and bounce off trampolines. Parents are welcomed to join in the fun at the Adventure Cove where you and your child can get through a high-element rope adventure course together! Parents with toddlers will be happy to know that the Toddler Area boasts a Cassia sandpit, a fun slide and more sensory play areas where curious minds can wander freely.
Contact: +65 6738 7733
Location: 407 Havelock Road, Annex@furama, #05-01, Singapore 169634
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-8pm
4. The Joy of Toys
The Joy of Toys is a unique speciality indoor playground that offers a remarkable selection of wooden toys that are housed in a conducive environment for all. In a comfortable space, parents and children can spend time together playing with toys from acclaimed brands and manufacturers.
There are a total of three play spaces at The Joy of Toys namely the Structured Play, Open-Ended Play and Toddler Play Space. The Structured Play is where preschoolers and school-aged children can spend time on manipulatives, construction, developmental toys and brain teasers. The Open-Ended Play is where kids can immerse themselves in a role-play situation and play with miniatures, dolls and food!
Last but not least, the Toddler Play Space is where toddlers and crawling babies can roam freely in a baby-proofed space as they play with age-appropriate toys.
Contact: +65 9007 4679
Location: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-51, Clarke Quay Central (Yellow Zone), Singapore 059817
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 10am-8pm | Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Kidzland is the epitome of an indoor playground with its 7 different attractions and a separate room for private parties. With its wide play selections, kids of all ages will definitely be able to find something they like.
The Forest is a jungle-themed playground with a rainbow net and a huge sea of balls that your kids will love diving into. The Beach is actually a Cassia Seed Pool, great for developing sensories. At Block & Sand, children can play with kinetic sand tables and build blocks. The Magic Pen is a hit amongst kids as they will get to see their drawings projected on the screen while the Handy Craft area allows for the creative side to appear. Have a ball of a time at the arcade with the Kidzland tickets you have earned and maybe even test your luck with the crane machine games!
Contact: +65 6763 3773
Location: 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, #02-14, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-9.30pm
6. Aquarius Cove
As its name suggests, Aquarius Cove is an ocean-themed indoor playground where playdates, waves of laughter and the best birthday parties happen. Aquarius Cove is packed with life-sized features which further intensifies the level of fun while playing!
Upon entrance, visitors will be greeted with an aquatic bouncy castle and a marine ball pit next to it. Children can slide into the bed of balls where giggles are mostly elicited at. The musical boat entertains children with its singing and moves – a certified heart-stealer. P.S. Remember to wear or bring along a pair of socks!
Contact: +65 6532 5550
Location: 29 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059923
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-6pm | Sat-Sun 10.30am-6.30pm
7. Little Planet Playland
Role-play is an engaging form of activity that helps a child develop important life skills. Being able to play make-believe in a safe and low-threat environment also allows children to learn more about the world at a pace that they are comfortable with. Now, where exactly can our children have the privilege of experiencing all of this?
Little Planet Playland at The Centrepoint features six various themed play sections with children-sized facilities for farming, castle-stay, shopping, cooking and more. This miniature world stimulates a child’s thinking wheels and allows for hands-on and interactive experiences to take place. Parents can sit back and watch your little kiddos imagination run wild as they interact with one another – or even join in to build new memories together!
Not to forget, the Arts & Crafts area calls for some handicraft work and can be transformed into a function room for private events when booked.
Contact: +65 6268 6595
Location: 176 Orchard Road, The Centrepoint, #02-21, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: Sun-Fri 10am-7pm | Sat 10am-8pm
PLAYtopia places a strong emphasis on instilling traits of community, harmony and unison in children. This is so that parents can aid their children in building the foundation of a prosperous community in the future. Here, kids can learn how to navigate through the world with the programs and activities that have been meticulously prepared by the Elite Fit team.
In hopes of cultivating a culture of respect and inclusivity through play, the programs here are designed to foster bonds and close generational gaps between adults and children. The specialized activities also focus on boosting confidence and development of sensory and motor skills without forgetting the element of fun.
P.S. Check back on their website regularly for an update of upcoming programs and activities that you should not miss out on!
Contact: +65 6969 3700
Location: 1 Tampines Walk, #03-02, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
9. the petite park
The team behind the petite park believes that playing is a valuable learning tool throughout the span of early childhood. As such, they have designed an imaginative, challenging and safe space for children under 7 to explore freely.
the petite park houses two different play zones, the Active Play and Pretend Play. The former contains two specially imported play equipment all the way from France where even the littlest ones can make their way up the mini wall climb safely! Gross motor skills can be strengthened at the all-time favourite ball pit and car racing track.
Meanwhile, the latter requires imagination where your child can utilise natural and eco-friendly wooden toys, building blocks and lego walls in their play. With pretend fruit stalls and kitchen utilities, children can also immerse themselves in their very own utopia.