09 June 2022

Farms in Singapore: 9 Kid-Friendly Animal Spots to Visit

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Joel Conceicao A long-suffering Arsenal fan who will most likely reincarnate as a Himalayan goat.

From urban farming to hidden rooftops, here are the best farms in Singapore to bring the kids for a family day out:

Animal farms in Singapore:

Singapore may not exactly give off New Zealand vibes when it comes to farms. After all, the Lion City is more concrete jungle than anything else. There are no rolling hills or verdant pastures, only mega malls and towering skyscrapers. But that doesn’t mean that farms don’t exist here. Singapore has its fair share of animal farm experiences, from goat farms where you can feed baby goats to a rooftop farm buzzing with bees. If you need travel ideas for a family day out, here are ten kid-friendly animal farms in Singapore you need to visit pronto:

Drop by the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
Drop by the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
  • Hidden Gem
  • Families with Kids
  • Local Favourite

Give turtles and tortoises some love at the Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum, a haven for shelled critters. Holding the Guinness World Record for the most extensive collection of turtle and tortoise items on the planet, this quirky spot is fabulous to bring the kids. Chill out with unique species like the river turtle, the pig-nosed turtle, the Indian star tortoise, and the African spurred tortoise, the third-largest tortoise in the world.

 

Location: ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198

Camp with ponies at Gallop Stable at Horsecity
Camp with ponies at Gallop Stable at Horsecity
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  • Luxury
  • Families with Kids
  • Couples

Enter horse and pony heaven at Gallop Stable at Horsecity, Bukit Timah, a place that ensures horseback riding remains relatively affordable in Singapore. If you’re bringing the kids, perhaps the best activity is to have a glamping session at the stables itself. You can feed the horses and ponies, go for a ride with your new hooved friend, and then spend the night in luxury under a blanket of stars.

 

Location: 100 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287992

Feed adorable baby goats at Hay Dairies
Feed adorable baby goats at Hay Dairies
  • Couples
  • Families with Kids

One of the best ways to experience a bit of farm life in Singapore is to visit the Hay Dairies Goat Farm. Plan a day here with the fam to check out the city’s only goat farm. What’s cool is that you can feed the goats with a bag of alfalfa hay ($5). And both the adults and their adorable kids will immediately become your next BFF. Go early as the milking starts at 9am, so don’t forget to set those alarm clocks!

 

Location: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4

Check out the Sundowner, a rooftop bee farm
Check out the Sundowner, a rooftop bee farm
  • Families with Kids
  • Hidden Gem
  • Out-of-city Experience
  • Eco-friendly

Sometimes, kid-friendly places aren’t great for adults in terms of entertainment. Not at the Sundowner. A super-hip, retro shophouse at Siglap is a rooftop farm unlike any. Join a masterclass that teaches you about local and Mediterranean veggies and herbs. The kids will love the apiary full of busy bees, and the parents will appreciate the farm-to-bar cocktail-making class right after you learn how to grow thriving edibles.

 

Location: 705 East Coast Road Singapore 459062

Visit Werms.Inc, an insect and worm farm
Visit Werms.Inc, an insect and worm farm
  • Families with Kids
  • Eco-friendly
  • Couples
  • Group Travellers
  • Social Impact

Did you know that worms are earth’s little eco-warriors? If you’d like to teach your kid about sustainability and zero waste, make your way down to Werms.Inc, an insect and earthworm farm where you can learn how these super worms help reduce food waste. Even if you’re squirmy about seeing these little creatures wriggle, a visit here may change your mind once you know how they help us keep clean and green.

 

Location: 1 Benoi Pl Singapore 629923

Go glamping at the rustic Kranji Farm Resort
Go glamping at the rustic Kranji Farm Resort
  • Instagram-worthy
  • Luxury
  • Families with Kids
  • Couples

There’s camping. And then there’s glamping. And then there’s glamping at a rustic farm in the middle of Singapore’s countryside. Glam it up with a glamp-cation at Kranji Farm Resort, a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated next to the marshlands of Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve, sleep away under the brilliant gaze of the stars while go exploring the farm during the day, with an herbal garden, pet zoo, and a fishing spot.

 

Location: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2 Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, Farm H, 718813

Learn about fishing at Qian Hu Fish Farm
Learn about fishing at Qian Hu Fish Farm
  • Group Travellers
  • Families with Kids
  • Social Impact

Broaden your child’s knowledge of the wonders of fish by bringing them to one of the city’s OG farms, Qian Hu Fish Farm. From colourful ornamental species to little guppies that you can catch with a net, Qian Hu is home to over 100 different types of fish. Besides, it’s also a great place to learn about the difference between old-school fishing methods and high-tech fish farming. You can even try the pedicure where tiny fish nibble the dead skin on your feet.

 

Location: Qianhu Fish Farm (Qianhu Café) 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950

Be delighted at the Bee Amazed Garden
Be delighted at the Bee Amazed Garden
  • Families with Kids
  • Group Travellers
  • Couples

Why are bees important? They are vital because we need them to help pollinate our flowers, fruits, and vegetables. And the best way to see them first-hand working their hardworking magic is to head to the Bee Amazed farm. Your kiddos can even handle bees like a real pro. Of course, they’ll wear the protective bee-keeping suit. But besides being a fun educational opportunity, this is an ideal time to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Location: BEE AMAZED GARDEN, 91 Lorong Chencharu Singapore 769201

Head to Insectta, an urban insect farm
Head to Insectta, an urban insect farm
  • Hidden Gem
  • Eco-friendly
  • Families with Kids
  • Group Travellers
  • Couples
  • Social Impact

Who would’ve thought that one of Singapore’s busiest neighbourhoods would have an insect farm? But that’s what you’ll find at Queenstown. Entering the equation is Insectta, the first urban insect farm in Singapore that rears the black soldier fly. This farm takes food waste and recycles it as valuable biomaterials by decomposing wasted food – that’s as good a reason as any to check it out!

 

Location: Insectta, 60 Jalan Penjara, S149375

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