The long-awaited Children’s Garden at Gardens By The Bay has opened, adding to the incredible experiences on offer at what has quickly become a Singapore icon. Far East Organisation contributed $10 million to build The Children’s Garden, and thousands of children will be grateful.
The Children’s Garden is a one hectare state-of-the-art children’s play space that has been custom-designed for kids aged one to 12. The emphasis is on encouraging children to play, move, interact with nature and explore the environment. There are water play areas, lush gardens, climbing equipment, bridges and importantly, a café for parents.
Sensibly, the facilities are split into age groups. For the one to five year olds, there is a fish fountain water play area, seesaw, swings, hammocks, balancing beams and lots more playground equipment in a sandy soft setting. A dense garden surrounds this exclusive area, so the big kids can’t easily wander in.
Six to 12 year olds will need to bring their swimsuits to get stuck into the large water play area. Nearby, the two forest adventure tree houses are a maze of ropes, ladders, elevated platforms and hanging pods that connect with slippery dips and bridges. If the kids ever tire of it, which is doubtful, they can run along the tree-lined paths to the adventure trail, lined by 100 species of plants. This section encourages jumping, crossing, climbing, reaching and jumping with monkey bars, spider nets, climbing rocks, balancing beams and swaying bridges.
Find The Children’s Garden between the Cloud Forest and Satay By The Bay, five minutes from the drop-off point and car park.
Entry is free. The play area is open from 9am to 9pm and closed on Mondays.