Learn where food comes from, feed a goat, pet a rabbit, or hang out with frogs! We’ve found 10 farm experiences in and around Singapore for a day in the countryside with the kids.
Growing up in urban Singapore, there’s one thing we know our children are missing out on: trips to the countryside and seeing real live farm animals! We want our kids to know where their food comes from, get into more outdoor activities, see a more rustic side to Singapore and enjoy some lovely animal encounters. So, we searched beyond the skyscrapers to gather these fun farm visits where city kids can see vegetables growing, feed animals and spend the day exploring the great outdoors. Pull on your wellies and head on down to these top farms for kids!
Farms in Singapore… and beyond
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
The words ‘farm stay’ may conjure up images of skipping through fields on your way to milk the cows. But the Gallop Kranji Farm Resort still manages to do a pretty decent job of giving us a slice of greenery during an overnight stay in the Kranji countryside. Plus, there’s a spa. Say no more! So while you head off for a well-earned facial, pack the kids and Dad off for a beehive tour, pony rides and prawn fishing. On this Singapore farm, accommodation is villa-style and spot-on for families. We fancy the executive villa complete with jacuzzi and steam room! Get set to make a staycay in Singapore out of it – it’s SG Clean and reopen!
Where: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
When: Open daily
Jurong Frog Farm
The whole family will love this Singapore farm with a difference, where residents are rather green and rather slimy. At Jurong Frog Farm, join a family tour and learn all about these slippery, yet cool, creatures before petting, feeding and even taking a snap with Mr Toad and Mrs Frog. Kissing is not compulsory, and we do have it on good authority that, so far, none of the frogs have turned into a prince.
Where: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164
When: Open Sat, Sun and public holidays 9am-5.30pm, Tues-Fri by appointment only.
We love hitting a good farmers’ market with the kids (such a great way to teach little ones about different veggies, fruits and herbs), so we’re taking it up a notch and going straight to the source. Bollywood Veggies is one of our fave farms in Singapore, and is a great place to take the kids for a top-notch farm visit. It’s famous for its charm and family-friendly vibe! Go on an adventure into the Kranji countryside and join a free guided tour around the Food Museum before filling your bags with healthy, organic produce from the farm shop. Enjoy a family meal at the Poison Ivy Bistro (which also happily caters to those with special dietary needs) and then wander through the beautiful lush surroundings.
Where: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
When: Open Wed-Fri 7am – 5.30pm, Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 7am – 6.30pm, closed on Mon-Tue unless public holiday.
While most kiddos don’t give much thought to where the milk in their cereal bowl comes from, essentially almost all will presume it comes from a cow. Goat’s milk, however, is considered by many to be a healthier choice. Head over to Hay Dairies – home to more than 800 goats – and get the inside scoop! Usually, you can join a free farm tour, milk a goat or two yourself and get to know these full-of-character cuties before stocking up on the good stuff to bring home. Due to Covid-19, and to protect both visitors and goats, the goat milking area as well as feeding/petting of goats is unavailable until further notice. However, you can still walk along the sheltered pathway to view the goats from a distance. One of the most fun farm visits in Singapore!
Where: No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4, Singapore 718859
When: Open daily except Tuesday, 9am-4pm.
**Currently closed in Phase 2: do check back for more details soon**
When it comes to farms in Singapore, this hidden gem awaits animal fans of all ages at the end of a dusty road in Seletar. Pitched as a kampong-style petting zoo, The Animal Resort has a heap of animals to interact with. Expect horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, storks and even a giant cassowary. Oh my! Animal feed is available at pocket-money prices to add to the whole farm experience. Don’t miss the chance to do a spot of stream fishing with the kids, too!
Where: Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
When: Open daily 10am-5pm.
Viknesh Dairy Farm
If it absolutely has to be cow’s milk in your cuppa, then make a moo-ve over to Viknesh Dairy Farm (next door to Hay Dairies) and have an udderly fun time getting to know the resident cows. Kids can feed the cows, pat a cow (not to be confused with a cowpat), and for a small fee the family will be happily whisked around the farm for a tour. Not only will you pick up fun facts, but you can buy yourself a pint of milk to bring home for that cup of tea. A great farm for kids!
Where: 6 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719607
When: Open daily except Deepavali, 9am-6pm.
Quan Fa Organic Farm
We love our organic vegetable deliveries from Quan Fa Organic Farm, and a farm visit itself is our idea of a great green day out with the kids. Step into nature’s own classroom for an awesome organic family-friendly farm tour and smell, touch and taste organic veggies, harvested on the spot! Learn about the different stages of growing fruits, salad greens, herbs and vegetables, from seeding to harvesting. No animals, but this is one inspiring, educational day out!
Where: 35 Murai Farmway, Singapore 709145
When: Open weekends 9am-5pm.
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore
Turtle lovers, unite! Here’s your chance to take a peek and feed our hard and soft-shelled friends – The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore. It’s home to 200 turtles and tortoises, with some of them roaming freely through the park. If you’re lucky, you can catch mummy turtles giving birth too!
Where: ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu, Yishun, Singapore 769198
**Pony rides, rabbit petting and falabella grooming are temporarily suspended**
Yes we know that Singapore Zoo isn’t technically one of the farms in Singapore, but did you know it has an animal petting corner? It’s full of farm animals including ponies, falabellas, rabbits, guinea pigs, pigs and goats. Head over to Kidzworld at Singapore Zoo and join a free keeper encounter session where wannabe farmers can cuddle a bunny, feed a goat and learn the difference between those ponies and falabellas. When you find out, do let us know!
Where: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
When: Open daily 8.30am-6pm.
UK Agro Farm (Malaysia)
**Over-border travel sadly not available right now – check back soon!**
Yes we’re talking farms for kids in Singapore… but this one is close enough to be worthy of inclusion. The UK Agro Farm is worth the trip across the border to Malaysia for an authentic farm visit the whole fam will remember. This is a real working sheep and goat farm so expect a genuine farm atmosphere, gazillions of woolly faces, guided farm tours and a spin around the milking sheds! The countryside fun doesn’t stop there either: check out the mini zoo and meet the resident peacocks, hedgehogs, ducks, geese and turkeys. You can also head to the ethnic cultural centre, Jakun Village, to try your hand at blow piping and climb a treehouse with the indigenous Orang Asli. All that fun may well wear you out, which is why we say make a weekend of it and stay over. The family farm has villas and dorms so that you can extend the adventure overnight.
Where: Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat
When: Open daily