Need ideas on how to keep your kids occupied over the weekend, during the school holidays or on a public holiday? Here are 7 unique playgrounds situated in neighbourhoods that are worth exploring! Plan a family outing or organise a playdate with friends, and give your kids some outdoor playtime and happy childhood memories.

1. Tiong Bahru Tilting Train

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Head over to Tiong Bahru Park, where a whimsical tilting train play structure awaits your children. There are plenty of age-appropriate climbing and balancing challenges for children of all ages. Bring your beach toys if your kids enjoy playing with sand.

2. The Arena @ Keat Hong

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This massive playground in Choa Chu Kang might just keep your kids entertained for hours! With tall towers to climb and explore, long slides to enjoy and a pirate ship to play pretend in, this is a great place for children to release their endless energy.

3. Wonderland Playground at Dawson Vista

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Another unique and whimsical playground you won’t forget, this Alice in Wonderland inspired- playground in Queenstown has plenty of vibrant design details for everyone to admire. There are separate play structures for preschoolers and primary schoolers, which makes it a great playground stop for kids of all ages.

4. Road-Safety Themed Playground @ Kampung Siglap

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Young lovers of all things wheel-y will delight in this motoring-themed playground in the Siglap area, complete with mini traffic lights and rubberised road crossings. You have to head to the Kampung Siglap Lifeskill Training & Retreat Centre to access this public playground – a hidden gem for families looking for a quiet but interesting play area.

5. Aviation-themed Playground at Dakota Breeze

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Let your kids’ imagination soar high at this aeroplane-themed climbing structure and adorable heliport slide! Here your kids can run along  the rubberised runway markings, truly a unique design which makes for a memorable outdoor play experience.

6. Toa Payoh Crest Playground

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Not your typical flat playground, this Toa Payoh playground uses the natural sloping terrains to challenge and thrill kids with climbing ropes and long slides. There’s also an obstacle course and stepping stones to let kids build agility. Toddlers and preschoolers haven’t been forgotten – they get a separate play area on the second floor of one of the blocks nearby.

7. Tampines Green Forest Park

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Adventurous kids who find thrill in high elements will love scaling the tall and challenging climbing net at Tampines Green Forest Park. Once they have conquered it, they can cross the cargo nets to reach the other towers and finally, whoosh down the long tube slide and repeat again. For younger kids, there’s a sizable sand playground area with plenty of elements to explore and keep themselves occupied.