If you’re a hungry mama and papa who are looking for some scrumptious food without a dinner-time battle with bored kids, check out these family-friendly restaurants with outdoor playgrounds. Every one of these restaurants have a great outdoor play area that is chock full of activities that are perfect for your favourite pint-sized person.
10 Restaurants in Singapore With Outdoor Playgrounds
Food for Thought at Singapore Botanical Gardens
Food for Thought at Singapore Botanical Gardens is very popular with parents who have fiesty kids in tow. The restaurant area is extremely spacious, meaning there’s plenty of room for high chairs, push chairs and excitable toddlers. There is also an outdoor play area and a baby changing mat. It’s a great location for mummy meet-ups.
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Spruce at Phoenix Park
Spruce at Phoenix Park is a family-friendly spot that offers a great kid’s menu and an outdoor playground that is suitable for older kiddies. The area is renowned for mosquitos though, so make sure you use plenty of repellent to ward off the little critters. If you don’t have any to hand, give a member of staff a shout and they should be able to help out.
The nearby covered playground is great for the older kiddos but as it is set slightly back from the restaurant, so it is not ideal for unaccompanied younger toddlers.
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The Pantry at Loewen Gardens
Situated right next to Loewen Gardens, “The Pantry” is the ideal venue for adults to enjoy nice food and a relaxed chat while the kiddos entertain themselves. The menu options for kids are both healthy AND delicious and parents alike will not be disappointed with the fare on offer. It can get pretty busy at weekends so you need to be close by on stand-by to keep an eye on your littlies.
Do check out the PlayClub, which is available every Saturday for children aged between 2.5 and 6. It features stories, art and activities conducted by the teachers from White Lodge and is free when you spend more than $20 at the cafe.
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Brussels Sprouts at Big Splash
Brussels Sprouts at Big Splash is a favourite with families and gets very busy at the weekends. This place takes kid-friendly to the nth degree. There are colouring activities, children’s entertainers on weekends, a great kid’s menu and both and indoor and outdoor play area, so the kiddos will be happy in all weathers!
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The Coastal Settlement at Changhi
Quirky, bright and cheery, this is a restaurant that’s worth going out of your way for. Your kids will love the carnival-style vintage playground complete with toy rocking horses, vintage cars and swings, while you will be engrossed by the wide array of antiques and memorabilia from days of yore.
The restaurant is set amid a lush tropical landscape, so make sure you bring plenty of mosquito repellant.
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Trapizza at the Shangri La
Trapizza is part of the Shangri-La hotel and enjoys a fantastic kid-friendly location right on the beach. The menu is largely pizza and pasta-based dishes and there are a range of kid’s dining options available.
The location is fantastic for families with kids of all ages. In addition to all the fun of the beach, there is a small playground with basic play equipment and an activity play area.
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Prive at Keppel Bay
Prive at Keppel Bay is a great family-friendly cafe that offers alfresco dining and healthy food options. The kid-friendly menu is just $12++ for a main course, dessert and soft drink.
In addition to all the fun of the small playground, kids will benefit from the large area by the waterside that offers plenty of room for running around, scootering or biking without the crowds that are around at Sentosa Cove.
On the first Sunday of every month, Mr Egg entertains with magic tricks and balloon sculpting. The cafe also has a playground in its outdoor area and colouring activities for children.
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Rochester House Cafe
Rochester House Cafe is a fabulous kid-friendly destination that has tons of stuff for kids to do. Whether they are dressing up, role playing and trampolining, or letting loose on the outdoor playground, you kids are in for a whale of a time. The play areas are especially great for older kiddos but the setup and the amount of littlies around means that you will need to keep a very close eye on your toddlers. All in all, it’s a great destination for your kids, but perhaps won’t be top of mama’s list for a relaxing afternoon out.
This place was built for kids. There’s indoor and outdoor play areas and even a choo-choo train. The Playhouse is charged at $8/hr or $10/2 hrs or $15 unlimited.
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The Marmalade Pantry
The Marmalade Pantry @ The Stables is a very popular weekend brunch spot that attracts families in their droves. If you’re looking for a more relaxed lunch with the kids in two, head there on a weekday. Not only will you enjoy a much quieter dining experience, you’ll also be able to take advantage of their kid’s eat free promotion, which is available for children 12 and under from Tuesday – Friday from 12pm to 5pm. One free kids main with every adult main order. There is a kids playground beside nearby Riders Cafe and a balloon artist at weekends.
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Rider’s Café @ The Saddle Club in Bukit Timah is an extremely popular brunch spot that attracts mamas and dadas in their droves. Head over there on a Sunday and your littlies can even enjoy a pony ride for just $10. Booking is advisable at weekends. Be aware that there’s a short flight of stairs up to the restaurant, which may make it difficult if you want to bring your pushchair along. A small kid’s playground can be found just outside the building.
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Want to learn about more kid-friendly dining options on the Red Dot? Check out our mammoth printable list of child-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
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