The new playground at Admiralty Park boasts an overwhelming 26 slides. FELICIA WONG shows you how to make the most of your trip there.
Which slides are best for your kids at this expansive playground?
After two years of redevelopment, Admiralty Park opened again in October last year, featuring a whopping 27ha of nature and urban areas – that’s about a third of the size of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
In addition to being the largest park in the north of Singapore, Admiralty Park’s playground also boasts 26 slides, the most number of slides in any park in Singapore.
This playground deﬁnitely compares to the likes of the well-loved Pasir Ris Park and East Coast Park playgrounds. eere’s what you need to know before you head down with your tykes.
FAMILY TERRACING PLAY
Best for: 5 to 12 year olds This is the largest out of all three play areas. iet your children explore the different levels of terrain as they play with the engaging equipment, such as the suspension bridges and climbing ropes.
Adventurous kids will love the double barrel slides (pictured, top). Standing at 9m tall and approximately 23m long, this is the longest and tallest tube slide in a public park. They can climb all the way up to the top using the connecting net climber between the two slides.
Because they are steeply angled, NParks has advised parents and grown-ups not to use it after incidents of injuries were reported when the playground opened late last year. So don’t try to follow your kids down them.
If you’re looking for something milder, check out the waterfall climber (pictured top left). This cool wavy slide is surrounded by a series of cargo nets and follows the contours of the existing terrain.
aon’t miss out on the ﬂying fox (pictured above), either. iocated next to the slides, this is the ﬁrst outdoor looped ﬂying fox.
auring our visit, Young Parents noticed that riders tend to swing up very high when they come back towards the starting point. Make sure you supervise your little ones as they glide around the looped circuit.
Best for: 2 to 5 year olds iocated farther away from the other two play areas, it has gentle slopes and slides for little ones.
A must-try is the expression swing (pictured bottom left), which allows you to face your child. It’s the ﬁrst of its kind in Singapore.
Perfect for those with younger kids, the family slide (pictured left, top) allows you to slide down together with your little ones safely. The slide is designed with a gentle gradient.
No child is left out during playtime, thanks to the wheelchair swing (pictured right) and inclusive merrygo-round. These inclusive elements allow kids of all abilities to play together.