Who says the fun has to be over when you start working? Here are our favourite playgrounds for adults to jump, run, and clown around in.
Airzone Playground @ City Square Mall
You can literally drown in this ball pit with 40,000 balls. If you haven’t heard, blogger Vivien Low shared on Facebook when she fell into the ball pit and couldn’t stand up. Once you get orientated to the sensation of navigating through these balls, you can take the challenge to the next level. Work your core strength and balance by standing up and moving around for a ball fight with pals. The pit is just the first level of fun. On the next level, there are three zorb balls to push around and play with. On level five lies the maze. It is simple and spacious, making it easy for adults to climb through. Try to wear long pants for protection and well, modesty.
Info: Visit www.airzone.sg
Address: Level 2, North Atrium, City Square Mall
Bedok Reservoir Forest Adventure
This outdoor adventure’s grand course has a whopping total of 44 obstacles that will take you about two hours to complete. From walking on nets at a good height and taking a Tarzan swing to doing a mini bungee jump, you will be challenged both physically and mentally, especially if you have a fear of heights. You have to jump off a 9.6m platform and swing 15m into a net, before reaching the hardest obstacle, Sherwood Crossing – octagon planks suspended between two platforms. It looks easy, but the moveable planks will work your core and arms as you try to keep your balance. You’ll cool down from all the adrenaline with a 300m zip across the scenic Bedok Reservoir.
Info: Visit www.forestadventure.com.sg
Address: Bedok Reservoir
Price: $50 for Grand Course
If you want to pretend that you are in the set of The Hunger Games, try your hand at a round of action-packed Archery Tag. It combines elements of dodgeball, paintball, and archery in a fast-paced game that is designed to make you and your friends run everywhere while having fun. You can play this indoors or outdoors with anyone above the age of 10. Don’t worry about getting hit because the arrows are specially covered with foam to make it totally safe and painless.
Info: Visit www.combatarchery.sg or call 9792-9179
Address: 38 Jalan Benaan Kepal
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Asia’s best zip line spans 450m and lets you fly at 60km per hour over the stretch. The Megazip also has the first three-wire zip line so you won’t have to face your fears alone. While you’re at it, go for the additional activities – the 36-obstacle treetop course (Megaclimb), bungee-assisted trampoline (Megabounce), and a 15m free-fall stimulator (Megajump). This is a family-friendly experience and a must-try for adventure seekers. The beautiful view is also a bonus.
Info: Visit sg.megaadventure.com or call 6722-3785
Address: 10A Siloso Beach Walk
Price: From $54 for Little Explorer Package (Megazip and Megabounce)
Katapult Trampoline Park
At Singapore’s first trampoline park within a park, you can jump around while enjoying the view of greenery outdoors. This 14,000 sqft compound has a freefall station where you can jump off a two or three-metre platform into an airbag. Additionally, they have professional trampolines for people looking to learn flips and tricks. Want a workout? Head down on Saturdays to attend their Katafit class – a high-intensity cardio workout on trampolines.
Info: Visit www.katapult.com.sg or call 6754-5188
Address: #01-11 81 Lorong Chencharu
Price: $15 per hour on weekdays from 10am to 9pm (12pm to 9pm on Mondays), $19/h on weekends from 9am to 9pm, socks $3
This huge 40,000 sqft indoor playground is a great place for families because it has over 20 activities for kids and adults alike. Sectioned into three areas – Adventure Area, Game Arena, and Freestyle Hall – you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. There are plenty of ball games, climbing games, and other activities to try!
Info: Visit www.superpark.com.sg or call
Address: #02-477 Suntec City Mall, Tower 1
Price: One day ticket $35 on weekdays from 10am to 9pm, $48 on weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 9am to 9pm
(Also read: Review: SuperPark Singapore (We Got a Fun Workout!))