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Indoor Fun For Little Ones

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When the mercury rises and it is too hot to play outside, check out these indoor playgrounds!

The recent spate of hot weather means that it’s not recommended for children to be playing outdoors for various reasons, including the risk of heat exhaustion.
Why not consider taking them to an indoor play area instead – here are five options to consider, some of which offer free admission!

(Image credit: Smigy Playground)

Smigy is an indoor playground with three outlets, with all locations sporting candy-coloured themes and fun sections such as ball pits, carousel rides and “sand” pits. There’s also a play area filled with toys at the PLQ Mall branch, handy for times when the little ones have exhausted themselves from running around!

Admission fees from $23.


10 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ Mall,l #03-05/06, Singapore 409057
101 Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall, #01-18 to 28, Singapore 307591
298 Tiong Bahru Road #02-115A, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168730


Tel: 8797 3001

The Artground @ One Holland Village and Goodman Arts Centre
(Image credit: The Artground)

Run by arts charity The Ground Co Limited, which aims to create meaningful arts experiences for children, The Artground @ One Holland Village is a beautiful and welcoming space where young imaginations can run wild. The nature-inspired play area has reimagined rocks in a garden, a discovery trail and a treehouse.

Over at The Artground @ Goodman Arts Centre, its Visual Arts Space is transformed into playful interactive spaces, with themes changed regularly. The current theme, ‘Many Alternative Possibilities’, focuses on the future of transport, and is conceptualised in conjunction with students from Pathlight School.

Admission fees at $5 per entry at The Artground @ One Holland Village / $15 per ticket (admits up to 5, with the option for a refund) at The Artground @ Goodman Arts Centre


Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Rd, #01-40 BLK J,
Singapore 439053
7 Holland Village Way, #01-20, One Holland Village, Singapore 275748


Tel: 6925 0621 (Goodman Arts Centre)
6935 5023 (One Holland Village)

Canopy ParkLocated on the top level of Jewel Changi Airport is Canopy Park, an indoor park filled with play attractions such as giant slides and mazes. One of the more interesting sections at Canopy Park is ‘Foggy Bowls’, where four life-sized ‘bowls’ fill up with mist at regular intervals, which should amaze children as they imagine themselves to be playing among the clouds.

Admission fees at $6 per entry for Singapore residents.


Address: Jewel Changi Airport, Level 5

Children’s Museum Singapore

A surprisingly well-kept secret that should be on the minds of more families, the Children’s Museum Singapore is dedicated to learning through play. Housed in a colonial bungalow that’s just a stone’s throw from City Hall MRT, the two-storied museum has immersive and interactive galleries, and activities for families.

Admission is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.


Address: 23-B Coleman Street,
Singapore 179807

Joy of Toys
(Image Credit: Joy of Toys)

As its name suggests, Joy of Toys is an indoor playground with a focus on toys. Divided into three play areas, the Main Play Space is suitable for preschoolers and school-aged children, providing a balance between structured play, task or learning-driven play, and open-ended play, which encourages pretend and role play. The Toddler Play Space features age-appropriate toys, while the Riding Room is designed for confident children to explore while riding on mechanical toys.

Admission from $19; admission to the Riding Room is $8.


Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-51 Clarke Quay Central (Yellow Zone),
Singapore 059817