"An old Indian saying: 'It's better to know one mountain than to climb many"
― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Our Signature Wildlings style is operating Forest School out of our own, private, purposefully designed nature space(s) near to publicly managed natural areas. Our first nature space is the first of its kind in Singapore, located in the convenient, historic part of the country in Dempsey, just south of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Standing at over one acre in size, our nature space boasts all of the facilities needed to run our programmes, purposely designed to get children and families outdoors and active and connecting with the natural world.
We venture outside of our boundary into the wider Dempsey area for our own nature and heritage trail. We work with neighbours in Dempsey to expand our Forest School experiences.
Wildlings Nature Space
27A Loewen Road
Located in the Dempsey Hill area, we occupy part of the Core Collective lifestyle and wellness hub.
East Coast Park
Our Wednesday East Coast Park Accompanied Forest School session takes place in and around Coastal Playgrove. The session starts at the Outdoor Classroom before moving on to explore the surrounding area.
There are adverse weather shelters and the session goes ahead whatever the weather.
For details on how to get there please visit the NParks website: https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/parks-and-nature-reserves/east-coast-park/coastal-playgrove
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we get to Wildlings by public transport?
The closest buses are located on Holland Road:
After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Before Tyersall Avenue
CSC Dempsey Clubhouse
Opposite Peirce Road
Each stop is approximately an 8-10 minute walk through Dempsey to Wildlings.
The nearest MRT is Napier on the Thomson East Coast line which is 15 minutes walk away.
Is there car parking?
Yes. Core Collective has about 30 car parking spaces. If the car park is full there is more parking at 72 and 75 Loewen Road near The Yard and the Museum of Ice Cream.
There is an underground car park at the Tanglin Gate of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Is there a taxi drop-off point?
Yes. Taxis can drop you right at the end of the short pathway to our gate at the end of the Core Collective car park.
Are there shower or bathroom facilities?
Yes. Both, at Core Collective.
Is there food and beverage available?
Yes. Plank Pizza and Baker and Cook are our neighbours at Core Collective. They serve food for the family and are a family friendly restaurant.
Is there a space where I can work whilst I wait for my child?
Yes there is. We do not currently provide a co-working space, however, parents do use the restaurants and covered areas at Core Collective with free wifi to work whilst waiting. If your young child needs support whilst settling into a drop-off programme we are happy to provide a quiet resting space inside our fence.