Dempsey Hill is a sprawling recreational area full of shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes where families, kids, and couples can spend hours flitting away the afternoon. It’s grown considerably over the years and has a plethora of fun things to do which the entire family can enjoy. Did you know that Dempsey Hill was named after General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey? Explore, learn, eat, shop, and enjoy! Here is our guide to the best kid-friendly restaurants, playgrounds, and things to do with kids in Dempsey Hill, Singapore.
Nestled deep within the lush greenery of the Dempsey precinct, Pantry features a huge netted trampoline, a swing set with slides, and a fleet of bobby cars. While the kids burn off some energy, you can recharge your batteries with a strong cup of Joe and one of their yummy homemade cakes or other goodies.
The Pantry at Loewen Gardens, 75 Loewen Road, Singapore, +65 6 474 0441, https://thepantry.com.sg/cafe/
For kiddos who need to burn off some energy this is a great place for you. Bring some socks and let them run around for hours. Join in the fun, too, with their unique playground. Once you’re worn out, enjoy wireless high-speed Internet and reading from their extensive library in the café. They even do parties!
Go-Go Bambini, Blk 8D Dempsey Rd, #01-15 Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Hill, 247696, +65 6474 4176 www.gogobambini.com
At Swish, their programs enable little ones to practice holding their breath, kicking their legs, and blowing bubbles. The classes are designed keeping the age group in mind. While toddlers build confidence in water through singing songs and water toys, the older set are introduced to swimming styles like freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly in a fun and engaging manner.
Swish Swimming, 72 Loewen Road, #01-08, Dempsey Hill Singapore 248848, +65 9832 2522, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/swishswimming?fref=photo
Foodies, get excited for dishes using ingredients directly from the restaurant's garden. The menu will be ever-changing, featuring dishes that are inspired by seasonal produce. Think rustic and simple food, full of flavor. Be sure to keep an eye on their schedule for family friendly events including workshops and fun activities. Bon appetite!
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road 248819, Singapore, +65 6471 0306, www.openfarmcommunity.com
This charming little nook set in the heart of Loewen is sure to make the hearts of every chocolate lover melt. They set up shed not that long ago and have been delighting the senses of all that go. Chocolates are made fresh every day using only the best and finest ingredients. They have some unusual flavors too, from mango lime to lemongrass coconut. Fruit lovers will enjoy their fruit purees while die hard cocoa fans will love their fresh cream and butter fillings.
Anjalichocolate – The Artisan Chocolatier, 73 Loewen Road, 01-15 & 16, Singapore, 248843, +65 6509 6800, www.anjalichocolat.com
Having opened in 2018, The Yard is a go-to place for gymnastics for kids of all ages. Ideal for kids 18 months - 10 years, this playground of gym equipment offers gym classes, the NinjaZone (martial arts, parkour, etc), and competitive gymnastics classes too. They also offer camps and can arrange birthdays for kids too. Whoo-hoo!
The Yard Dempsey, 72 Loewen Road, Dempsey Hill, 248828, www.theyard.sg
This is a fabulous location for a family meal, especially their Sunday Roasts which are famous and not to be missed. There’s a play area outside where you can watch your little ones through huge glass windows. Relax, enjoy, and repeat!
Tree Lizard, 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore, +65 6834 3969, www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-Lizard/214741842028641
Parrots, cockatoos, parakeets, macaws, oh my! Come play with over 20 parrots and friends at Dempsey Hill…for free! Every day from 5pm to 7:30pm, little bird watchers are invited to hold, feed, or just watch the colorful feathered friends as they play on the jungle gym for birds in Lotto Garden. Bird keepers are on hand to assist with holding, feeding, and sharing fun facts about the parrots. It’s the perfect pre-dinner activity…play with the parrots and then head to dinner at one of the many family-friendly restaurants at Dempsey Hill!
Lotto Garden @ Dempsey Hill, Block 26, unit 0104, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249686, Look for the gated bird playground next to Lotto Carpets Gallery
Famed for their delectable French croissants, Tiong Bahru Bakery just opened a gorgeous, jungle-themed oasis perfectly situated within the lush surrounds of Dempsey. The alfresco bakery shares its space with sister company Open Farm Community, featuring wooden floorboards and fixtures, skylights and tent poles for a cozy safari feel. The full menu of pastries and bread are readily available here, along with some Safari-exclusive items like the new rainbow power breakfast jars with select herbs plucked fresh from the on-site edible garden. Going along with the whole eco-friendly glamping experience, this safari-themed bakery is fitted with Airbitat coolers to maintain the outdoor temperature at 25 degrees - perfect alfresco-dining experience!
Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819, +65 6877 4876, www.tiongbahrubakery.com. Opens daily from 8am to 5pm.
The all-exclusive members-only family members club, Maggie & Rose, is set to open at Dempsey in Singapore come early 2019! In partnership with Kids21, this new fab club boasts of a spanking 5000sqft indoor and outdoor space, overlooking lush greens where activities will also be conducted. The facility is set to offer a Play And Learn Drop Off Programme, big kids activities as well as holiday camps. More Information on its precise location and unique creative spaces will be revealed soon so watch this space as we'll be bringing you the inside scoop!
Maggie & Rose @ Dempsey, http://maggieandrose.com/
Through the Little Mandarins unique and innovative teaching style, your little ones will grow in self-confidence, learn teamwork and build on their language development. They work with five key principals; let them play, help them grow, encourage them to make, teach them to care and enable them to share. They also run holiday camps so sign them up for the summer!
Little Mandarins @ Loewen, Block 71, Loewen Road, #01-03/04 Singapore 248847, +65 6473 8377, email@example.com, www.little-mandarins.com
Ben & Jerry's is back at Dempsey Hill! Get ready to indulge in Chunky Monkey, Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz, New York Super Fudge Chunk and Strawberry Cheesecake. Little ones will love the wide selection of ice creams, sorbets, sundaes, smoothies and shakes on offer. Just expect one big sugar high!
Ben & Jerry's, Blk 8 Dempsey Road #01-14, Singapore, 247696, +65 6473 3231, www.benjerry.com.sg
Little House of Dreams is a Singapore based, homegrown bakery specializing in bespoke cakes, cupcakes, cookies, cake jars, and other freshly baked goods. At Dempsey, they offer a selection of savory comfort food guaranteed to please your tummy! The highlight of the menu is their range of burgers, with homemade patties and brioche buns baked in-house. Come dine in their indoor garden!
Little House of Dreams, Blk 8 #01-14, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679, www.littlehouseofdreams.com/
Cuckoo is a lifestyle store located in Dempsey. They find beautiful, timeless and handcrafted treasures that every home will love. They also have limited edition pieces and one-of-a-kind contemporary designs too. Their aim is to make your little one’s room more charming and more magical. They also have a design service, gift cards and baby registry.
Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store, Block 6B Dempsey Road, Singapore 247662, +65 9111 3598, http://cuckoolittlelifestyle.com/
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