The Best Kid-friendly Places in Tiong Bahru

The old and the new nestle snugly next to each other in Tiong Bahru. Hip cafes and swanky boutiques lounge easily side-by-side, against the backdrop of iconic conservation buildings.

One of the oldest housing estates in Singapore, the neighbourhood was built in the 1930s.

Now, neo-gentrified Tiong Bahru is also home to chic resto-cafes and upmarket shops where people – yes, even the little ones – can have some playful chomp and romp.

Come on, let’s have a little day out on foot with our kewpies and eat, browse, and play!

Nana & Bird

Nana & Bird

Both mummy and bub can have a good time at Nana and Bird Kids. Chic wear and accessories for mum, and hip apparel for children. Everyone goes home happy.

And oh, harried mummies will love the spacious – and safe – play area strewn with lovely toys to occupy the kids while the adults shop.

Bop around on a larger-than-life sized leather rabbit, muck around with click-clack wooden toys, or simply play make-believe with silly hats and weave in and out of the Alice in Wonderland-esque colour-block fitting rooms. We didn’t really feel like leaving either. 

Nana & Bird was started by two best friends Nana (Georgina) and Bird (Chiew Ling). The carefully curated multi-label store carries apparel and accessories such as Los Angeles-based Building Blocks, and funky homeware such as Heinui from France and British brand Falcon Enamelware.

Nana & Bird Kids, a recent offshoot of the original brand, features refreshing, edgy designs by labels like Singapore-owned Cavalier and Swedish brand Mini Rodini.

Nana & Bird Kids (Eng Hoon)
59 Eng Hoon Street, #01-65, Singapore 160059
Tuesdays – Fridays: 12.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Saturdays – Sundays: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm 

Read more, for the full list of places to visit.

Oodles of fun,

The full story first appeared in Little Day Out, where I’m a contributor. Little Day Out is an online resource dedicated to curating the best of Singapore for families with young children, including kid-friendly places, events and activities.

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