Being a parent is hard in so many ways.
Bringing kids out for a meal can be extremely difficult, especially if there is no entertainment to keep them occupied. However, nothing beats having the time to bond with your loved ones over a hearty meal and to see the goofy smiles on your kids’ faces. Kids are fickle creatures and probably have the same attention span as a puppy. That said, having kid-friendly elements such as a playground or a kids menu would help family meals a lot less chaotic.
From cafes with a soft-fall playground to a mini buffet catered to kids and a dedicated reading corner to the little ones, here is our guide to 13 kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore.
Having kids is pure joy, right up until the point they start to whine, cry and cause a scene in public. That’s right, nothing sucks the living joy out of a family outing quite like a tantrum-throwing child.
Dining out is inherently difficult if you have a kid that’s easily restless but it doesn’t always have to be a problem. All you need is something that’ll keep them occupied, for instance, an iPad with cartoons playing on loop (as per the norm nowadays), or better yet, a kid-centric menu with attractive yummies or even space for them to run wild and free.
Don’t own an iPad? Well, fret not mommies and daddies because here is our list of 15 restaurants and cafes in Singapore that are great for your little ones, ensuring that you’ll be able to enjoy family time through proper bonding.
Our favourite Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) is back at it again. They have opened a second cafe—Fresh Fruits Lab Z Edition—in Clementi just behind NUS.
The new outlet is nothing short of amazing. Just like their previous branch, they stick to the core of incorporating fruits into their menu as much as possible, being kid-friendly, and serving up absolutely delicious food at even more reasonable prices than before.
We already know what’s great at their first branch, so what is it about The Z Edition that makes it fantastic? A bouncy castle for kids during the weekends! And on top of that, there are some tweaks to the menu and here is everything we love.
From now until 30 Nov 2018, kids below 8 dine for free during weekends at Fresh Fruits Lab Z when you quote ‘ladyironchef’. Every order of a main course comes with a complimentary kid’s main (from the kids’ menu).
Calling all mommies: this is also the next brunch spot you must bring your kids to for a jolly good time!
No surprises here—Fresh Fruits Lab (FFL) is our favourite cafe in the East of Singapore. This has never changed since our first visit in 2015.
The themed cafe has seen a revamp recently and it is nothing short of amazing. Still keeping their core laboratory theme and incorporating fruits into their menu, FFL now boasts a colourful, pastel interior that is both whimsical and photogenic.
It has also become a kids-friendly dining outlet with a play corner for your little ones as well as a low-salt kids menu that is so reasonably priced.
How can a cafe make us fall in love so much? FFL always does it best. Here are some of our favourite dishes from its current menu. You need to bring your squad here for your next gathering!
Raising kids in Singapore is not a cheap affair and a family meal can be costly, especially when you bring them to a good restaurant; even kids’ meals at many eateries do not come cheap.
We often see parents sharing mains with their little ones—either to save money or to “not waste food”. More often than not, it’s the former.
Fortunately, there are some restaurants in Singapore that have been generously offering free meals for children. Here are 5 Restaurants in Singapore Where Kids Dine For Free.
Clarke Quay is more than a nightlife-only destination. In fact, it is a foodie’s heaven with its 20 over restaurants that open are in the day for lunch! With the area being shielded from the sun and heat, we really enjoy breezy lunches at Clarke Quay.
Clarke Quay is actually a family-friendly area by day with a plethora of mouthwatering dining options. To add on to the fun, from 06 Dec 2015 to 24 Jan 2016, Clarke Quay is holding a Sports Carnival every Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. Expect inflatable darts, giant bowling, football, kids-dine-free, as well as 1-for-1 promotions!
Shove work aside, pick a Sunday and take the time to bond with your family over fun activities and hearty meals; there is nothing more precious than spending time with your loved ones. There are actually 8 Child-Friendly Clarke Quay Restaurants – of which five of them are giving away free* meals to children!
Besides attractive promotions and fun games, Clarke Quay precinct is also offering free parking on Sundays with every S$20 spent and the opportunity to win exciting prizes such as a staycation at Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay and dining vouchers.
There are so many reasons for you to check out Clarke Quay and re-discover Singapore once more, and those with families, here are 8 Restaurants at Clarke Quay, and kids dine for free for most of them.
We understand that not every restaurant in Singapore is kids-friendly and parents often end up having to compromise on their food preferences and/ or places to dine at. And this post is dedicated to all selfless parents out there who always place their children’s needs ahead of theirs. Dining is a social activity that one and all should enjoy, and you need not alienate yourselves from the scene just because your little ones can’t be with you.
We have these featured restaurants that are complete with baby chairs, kids’ menus and kids’ utensils. There are also exciting activities within the premises to keep the young entertained while the adults indulge in some great food.
From entertaining the toddlers with District 10 UE Square’s weekend bouncy castles to bonding with your children over DIY pancakes at Slappy Cakes, Singapore has an increasing number of restaurants that are catered to family’s needs.
Here is our guide to the Kids-Friendly Restaurants in Singapore.
As you become parents, it’s inevitable for you to put the needs of your children before your own and to make sure that they are well-fed even when you are bringing them along for a gathering with friends, hence the constant need to look out for Kid-Friendly Cafes in Singapore. Some cafes only offer main course items in their menu, which is often frustrating as you cannot possibly stuff your children with such large portions of food.
Other than the portioning, another concern for parents is to make sure that their children can be kept occupied after the meal. Thankfully, most cafes in this list provide outlets of entertainment such as playgrounds or art and craft activities to keep your children engaged while you chat the afternoon away with your pals. These amenities are often available within your reach so your children will not be able to escape from your sight.
Without further ado, we share with you 12 Kid-Friendly Cafes in Singapore. Now, you and your little ones have more options when dining out!