"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
Dempsey and the Singapore Botanic Gardens
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 heart of the country in Dempsey, just south of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Standing at just over one acre in size, and soon to expand, our nature space boasts all of the facilites needed to run our Forest School and other programmes 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, and we utilise the neighbouring Singapore Botanic Gardens for excursions and our Wednesday preschool sessions.
Wildlings Nature Space
27A Loewen Road
Located in the Dempsey Hill area, we occupy part of the Core Collective lifestyle and wellness hub.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
We meet at the Tanglin Gate.
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 earest MRT is Queenstown which is a bus ride away.
Napier MRT will open in Q3 2022 and is a short walk away up MInden and Harding Roads.
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.
aTaxis can drop off right at the Visitor Centre at Tanglin Gate.
Are there shower or bathroom facilities?
Yes. Both, at Core Collective.
There are bathrooms at the Botany Centre near Tanglin Gate.
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.
There is a restaurant with outdoor play area near the Tanglin Gate.
Is there a space where I can work whilst I wait for my child?
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.