AD­MI­RALTY PARK

The new play­ground at Ad­mi­ralty Park boasts an over­whelm­ing 26 slides. FELI­CIA WONG shows you how to make the most of your trip there.

Young Parents (Singapore) - - Contents -

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.

JU­NIOR PLAY

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.

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