• Pasir Ris Beach Park

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This ex­pan­sive sea­side park stretches from Pasir Ris Road to Jalan Loyang Be­sar and is di­vided into three sec­tions by two rivers – Sungei Api Api and Sungei Tampines.

It’s a child’s haven – from the three-storey bird­watch­ing tower to the cy­cling track, as well as a six­hectare man­grove for­est to ex­plore. But the park’s best fea­ture is the huge play­ground with its seem­ingly end­less stretch of play struc­tures. It’s suit­able for kids of all ages – your tod­dler can “get lost” in the baby maze or fly high on the baby swings while your fouryear-old can at­tempt wob­bling across a draw­bridge or climb­ing into a lit­tle fire truck to play “pre­tend fire­man”.

For older chil­dren, there’s a fly­ing fox, a rope-climb­ing wall and climb­ing nets which in­clude a tall pyra­mid of ropes (they’re tightly woven so it’s rel­a­tively safe for chil­dren in­tent on skim­ming up high), a spin­ning disc (think a big satel­lite dish that twirls) and slides of all heights and sizes to keep them busy for hours.

The play­ground is shaded by mas­sive trees, so you don’t have to worry about it get­ting too sunny for your lit­tle ones. While they play, stretch your legs on the pic­nic benches around the play area.

If your kids get sweaty from all that fun, go to the beach that bor­ders the park for a quick dip. Bet­ter yet, bring small buck­ets and spades so they can build sand­cas­tles.

No time to pack a pic­nic lunch? Just buy food from al­fresco cafes lo­cated within the park – choose from lo­cal or Western fare. Or head over to a van of­ten parked near the play­ground to grab canned drinks and ice cream sand­wiches.

End the day with a leisurely pony ride at a nearby sta­ble within the park – this pri­vately-owned fa­cil­ity will give guided rides to your chil­dren (start­ing from preschool­ers) for just $10. Want to feed the pony af­ter? You can, for $1. OPEN­ING HOURS Open 24 hours daily. The sta­ble is open Tue-Sun, 8am to noon and 2-7pm. Note: The play­ground is un­der­go­ing ma­jor ren­o­va­tion works un­til next year. A sec­tion that in­cludes the climb­ing nets and ob­sta­cle cour­ses is cur­rently closed. But the play area with swings is open.

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