While you can kick back and enjoy the cafés, salons and art galleries there’s also plenty of things to do with kids in Singapore. There’s swimming classes for babies and kids, cooking and art classes for kids, education and enrichment centres in the Loewen by Dempsey Hill cluster.
Art, Play & Shop at Duxton Playground
New to Dempsey Hill, Duxton Playground includes, play, classes and retail. Kids can learn about famous artists, politicians and rebels who dreamt of making a difference in the world when they were young! They can take art classes that empower them with creativity and equip them with confidence. There are Birthday Art Jams and Art Sessions open for family and friend groups, or individual bookings. Duxton Playground Artist and Pottery class packages are also available!
On the retail side, the Little People Big Dreams book collection inspires kids with stories of amazing people who have made a difference. It’s featured alongside cuddly jellycat soft toys that make great gifts for young ones. There’s a clothing line, too, with Duxton (for adults) and Duxton Kids collections, including T-shirts and other clothing, and art aprons. Plus, you can enjoy affordable snacks and drinks for the littlies, plus fresh bagels and coffees for grown-ups made fresh daily to take away.
Block 73 Loewen Road, #01-16A
8950 6885 | duxtonkids.com
Tango Classes at Dancers Dream
Latin dance classes sound like fun for any age group! At Dancer’s Dream Studio, the children’s dance curriculum focuses on a balance between skills and play-based learning. In addition to syllabus figures that dancers must learn, there are dance-related games to enjoy, with creativity encouraged and introduced within dance routines. It’s a great opportunity for children to learn more about teamwork, independence and trust.
8D Dempsey Road, #03-06
6873 0378 dancersdreamstudio.com
Chocolate Making Workshop @ Anjalichocolat!
Looking for a fun family activity? Why not sign up for a chocolate-making workshop at Dempsey Hill’s very own chocolate factory! At Anjalichocolat, you’ll get to learn the art of chocolate making and get a chance to create your own edible art, using top quality Belgian chocolate like Belcolade and Callebaut.
73 Loewen Road, #01-15/16
6509 6800 |anjalichocolat.com
Invictus International Education
Invictus International School offers a holistic education that provides the opportunity for children to flourish. The Dempsey Hill campus offers Grade 1 Prep to Grade 6 international education and incorporates the surrounding outdoors and nature into the learning. Launched in August 2020, the Personalised Learning Programme has been added to the curriculum to benefit slow learners, students with learning disabilities and those learning English as an additional language.
73 Loewen Road, #01-21
6259 3877 | invictus.school
Special Education at MSIS
Using arts-based therapy to teach numeracy, literacy and independent living skills, Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS) was launched in 2014 to give all children a right to education. Every student is given an individual learning programme that focuses on their specific needs, while the teachers use the power of dance, drama, music and visual arts to aid in learning, and gradually bring the child one step closer to the ultimate goal: becoming a self-sufficient and happy adult.
75C Loewen Road
6634 8891 | msis.edu.sg
Kids Swimming Classes
Tackle the heat and jump right in with some swimming classes for kids at SWISH! Swimming, which won both a Gold and Silver gong in Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. This family swim school offers swimming classes for children aged four months and above in both an outdoor pool and a temperature-controlled indoor pool. While water babies paddle around in safety and comfort, older kids and adults can have fun building water confidence through the school’s popular swim lessons.
72 Loewen Road, #01-08
9832 2522 | swishswimming.com
Gymnastics & Trampolining?
Sporty or not, your little one is bound to have a blast at The Yard! This spot won three awards (including two Golds) in the Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2022, and has everything from gymnastics and trampolining to parkour and freestyle programmes; there’s something for all age groups and ability levels too. Take a look at the holiday camps, which offer a mix of fun and training; you can choose your kid’s favourite activity, whether it’s recreational or competitive, and a half-day single-activity camp or full-day multi-activity camp.
72 Loewen Road, #01-07
6914 9660 | theyard.sg
Developed by a team of Early Childhood Education Specialists and Gifted Education Practitioners, GATE Junior is a preschool programme for gifted learners from three to eight years of age. Created by parent company Gifted And Talented Education Group (GATE), the programme is internationally renowned in providing differentiated education programmes to support high-ability children, nurturing not only their academic performance, but instilling important values such as grit and empathy to ensure their future success beyond intellectual ability.
72 Loewen Road, 2nd Floor
9772 4720 | gatejunior.com
This article first appeared in the March 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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