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Fun for the kids in the gloomy weather

Fun for the kids in the gloomy weather

Keep your wellingtons and raincoats away with these indoor playspaces.

The monsoon season in Singapore is upon us, with unforgiving rains and unpredictable waves of heat. It certainly puts a damper on the end-of-the-year holiday fun but fret not, because tucked away in the concrete jungle is a bunch of playspaces you can bring your kids to.

Interactive Playspaces.

Future World at the ArtScience Museum. The exhibit is divided into 4 sections – Nature, Town, Park and Space. It is highly interactive, where your little one can draw a building or a car and watch it come to life on a screen. Take part in augmented realities where he or she can interact with projected images or build blocks and throw balls that change colors when you interact with them.

6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Find out more here.

Let ‘em Play comes next. They’re pretty special – featuring the world’s first global gaming platform for climbing walls. It utilises Augmented Reality and body tracking technology, so kids can play games as they climb the rock walls of the playspace. Your precious ones can also take part in a game of pinball where they can climb up and down the rock climbing wall to hit the ball to each other.

18 Boon Lay Way, #01-100, Singapore 609966

Find out more here.

MOSH! (derived from the Japanese word Moshi; ‘Greetings’ or ‘If’) is an immersive digital playground that leans on the interactivity with multimedia and technology. Located in the resort island of Sentosa, the playspace is divided into 5 different sections:

LAND: Hide & Seek
AIR: Paper Plane Adventure
SEA: Doodle Aquarium
SPACE: Firework Party
FANTASY: World of Wonder

Each section offers a different experience: from transposing your kid’s drawing into a digital aquarium, to see fireworks of lights display and many more.

Find out more here.

31 Beach View, #03-01, Palawan Kidz City, Sentosa , Singapore 098008


KidSTOP is an indoor edutainment playspace located at the Singapore Science Centre. The activities will not only fill their fun bubble, but teach them at the same time. This playspace is divided into zones, namely Imagine Zone, Experience Zone, Discover Zone, and Dream Zone. It might be a little out of the way, but you can hit the rest of the Science Centre, its Omni-Theatre (the world’s latest 8K digital planetarium system) and the Snow City all in a day.

Singapore Science Centre

Find out more here.

21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433

Playeum, the Children’s Centre for Creativity is housed in Gillman Barracks, an ex-military reworked into a cluster for the arts. It is a charity with a strong vision for learning and creativity. Playeum helps your child learn through exploring, expressing themselves and using their senses to interact with the world around them. Their ideology is scientific, with a specific and well-thought out pedagogy (methodology of teaching). They are Reggio Emilia-inspired, meaning that children learn through expressions, social interaction and have some control over their own learning.

Here’s an interesting reason why you should take your kids to Playeum:

Find out more here.

Block 47 Malan Road, #01-23 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444

Kaboodle Kids is an edutainment centre that encourages creative, imaginative ways to play. Kaboodle Kids has four different concepts of play – the senses, arts and crafts, building and general play. Their classic blue odd-shaped building blocks will encourage creative problem solving skills from the kids. There are many other things for the children to do here, like making arts and crafts and destroying the blocks they built. Kaboodle also comes with a cafe for parents to sit back and take a well deserved break.

Find out more here.

88 East Coast Road, #02-05 Katong Square, Singapore 423371

Simulation Cities.

KidZania is an attraction nestled in the beaches of Sentosa, but it’s a city within the island. It’s a roleplaying playspace where your kids emulate real life, complete with jobs and a salary. There are countless amounts of careers to choose from and facilities to match. Your kid can be a doctor, a museum curator, a photographer, and even a firefighter. Kids will earn kidZos, KidZania’s very own currency which they have complete independence over – to purchase goods and services or save it in a bank account. There are ATMs and iKiosks throughout the city of KidZania for the children to utilise. The learning opportunities here are endless – from learning the inner dwellings of different career paths to grasping the concept of managing money.


More information on their official homepage here.

Palawan Kidz City, 31 Beach View, #01-01/02, Singapore 098008

The City is another such simulation city where your little one can learn through an immersive experience. The City outlets are centrally located, at Clarke Quay and Katong. There are a lot less roles to play here than at KidZania (10 to 69 unique roles), but a learning experience nonetheless.

Check The City out here.

177 River Valley road, #03-04A, Liang Court, Singapore 179030
112 East Coast road, #03-31, i12 Katong, Singapore 428802

Indoor Playgrounds.

The Polliwogs are play centres designed for serious fun for the whole family. There are 4 different centres situated across Singapore so it won’t be too much trouble finding one near you. 3 of them offer:

  • Advanced play equipment, meant for parent-child bonding
  • Nutritious food and snacks
  • Weekly activities and gatherings
  • Experienced staff members and professional entertainers
  • Polliwogians (Their themed characters)
  • Themed-party planning and organization

The newest and latest Polliwog centre, the “Waka Waka” at the [email protected] is a safari-themed playspace that offers bouncy castles, giant wave slides, obstacle rope courses, and many more.

Find out more here.

3 Simei Street 6, #04-07, Eastpoint Mall, Singapore 528833
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #02-724, Tower 4, Singapore 038983
1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-12 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
407 Havelock Rd, #05-01 [email protected], Singapore 169634

Go-Go Bambini has what they claim to be Singapore’s largest indoor slide, a flying fox, a ball pit, even interactive foot pianos and many more. If your kid is under the age of 3, they have a dedicated toddler area that offers a safe and fun-filled experience for them. Go-Go Bambini also has a cafe for you to sip lattes and indulge in a sinful scoop of New Zealand natural ice cream while your kids enjoy the facilities. And yes, it has Wi-fi.

Find out more here.

Blk 8 Dempsey Road #01-15, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247696

Amazonia play centre offers 10,000 square feet of air-conditioned fun. From 3D glow-in-the-dark mini-golf with dinosaurs and pirates, to Space Ball, a glow-in-the-dark cannon shooter game. A jungle gym with an 8-metre wave slide, ball pits and suspension bridges. Seek shelter under the shade of the Amazonia jungle and sit at their bistro where you can sip a cup of fancy cappuccino with the other mummies and daddies while your kids have a ball of a time. It also comes with a soft-themed toddler area so your little rugrats can play without any knee scraping.

Find out more here.

Great World City Mall, Level 3 Unit #03-08, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore, 237994.

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