We round up all the fish farms, goat farms and other petting farms where kids can hold frogs, pet chickens, see bees, feed ants, stroke rabbits, ride ponies and feed goats. Check out these animal farms in Singapore!
If you’re looking for a unique outing with the kids beyond the usual playgrounds and activities around town, how about a visit to a local vegetable farm or animal farm in Singapore? You’ll find most of these fish farms, goat farms and animal farms clustered in the northwest part of Singapore in the Kranji/Lim Chu Kang countryside. There are over 100 farms in Singapore ranging from those producing dairy (one of our favourites is the Hay Dairies goat farm in Singapore) to those housing farm animals, and some are open to the public! While there aren’t any traditional ‘petting farms’ here, you can usually pick up frogs at the frog farm, feed rabbits and chickens at the Eco Trail, feed goats at the goat farm in Singapore and even feed ants at the Ant museum. To get a slice of a slower pace of ‘kampung’ life, read on for our recommendations of some of the best animal farms in Singapore!
Kid-Friendly Animal Farms in Singapore:
1. Hay Dairies Goat Farm in Singapore (FREE!)
Get a chance to get up close and friendly with goats at the only goat farm in Singapore, Hay Dairies Goat Farm! Visitors can see how this goat farm in Singapore operates and take a tour around the premises for free. Try to visit between the hours of 9am to 10:30am so that the kids have an opportunity to view the goat milking session at the milking parlour. Buy some alfalfa hay ($5) to feed the goats. To top it off, you can buy fresh goat milk to take home.
If you are heading down to Hay Dairies Goat Farm in a group of 10 or more people, you will need to pre-book your visit online. Groups of 10 people and above will also need to pay an entrance fee ($6.42 for the afternoon groups and $9.63 for the morning groups) that will also include an educational farm tour package. This package includes a 200ml bottle of Fresh Goat Milk (per person), a Hay Dairies Goat Farm cotton bag (per person) as well as 1 packet of Alfalfa Hay to feed the goats (per 2 people). The morning group will also get the opportunity to view the Goat Milking Session!
How Much: Free entry! (for groups of less than 10 people)
Open: All week, 9am – 4pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Hay Dairies Goat Farm Singapore, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859,
2. Eco Trail: Petting farm to feed rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs
Where in Singapore can you take the kids to feed guinea pigs, stroke the softest Silkie chickens, learn about photosynthesis and plant seeds to take home? Eco Trail is a nature learning trail across 2.6 hectares of lovely greenery where you can go on a guided tour to learn about nature from plants to fish, insects and mammals (rabbits and guinea pigs).
Eco Trail is as close to a petting farm as you’ll get in Singapore! Go early before it gets too hot and wear mossie spray. We bet your kiddos (best for those aged 3 yrs -11 yrs) will want to stay on at the guinea pig enclosure to feed them carrots and other goodies – they are very cute! Tickets are currently selling at $23 only for a limited promotion so head down today!
How much: $23 inclusive of animal feeds (book your 1.5 hr slot ahead of time here).
Open: Weekends & school holidays, 9am to 5pm (last tour).
Eco Trail, 91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun),
3. Jurong Frog Farm in Singapore
Ever been to a frog farm in Singapore? Families can tour the Jurong Frog Farm for free or choose to take a guided tour where they can learn about the history of the farm and fun facts about bullfrogs. The tour is interactive and hands-on, with people getting the chance to feed these little hoppers and, if you’re so inclined, sample different types of frog meat!
How much: Free entry if you want to do a self-guided tour! Basic tours from $15 which includes the chance to hold the frogs and feed them.
Open: Weekends and PH only, 9am – 5:30pm.
Jurong Frog Farm, 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164
4. Pony rides at Gallop Stable
Ok, so this isn’t really an animal farm but if your kids want to pet ponies and have a pony ride, Gallop Stable is where to go! Take the kiddos (as small as 3 years old) for a short pony ride at Gallop Stable Horsecity (Bukit Timah) or Pasir Ris Park. Pony rides are just $10. There are two sessions of pony rides on weekdays and weekends (details here). Helmets will be provided and all pony rides are fully supervised by trained staff.
How much: $10
Open: Tuesdays – Sundays
Gallop Stable, Gallop Stable, Horsecity (Bukit Timah) and Pasir Ris Park
5. Singapore Zoo: Feed goats, giraffes, rhinos and more
Besides the usual animal encounters at the Singapore Zoo, did you know that you can catch some of the animals at their most active during feeding time? Book ahead online and kids can help to feed white rhinos, giraffes, and goats right out of the palm of their hands. (Please note that due to safe management measures, feeding of the animals will be conducted at a limited capacity.)
KidzWorld, usually offers pony rides, miniature horse grooming and (temporarily suspended due to safe distancing measures). There’s also a chance to interact with and pet rabbits at Rainforest KidzWorld for free! Check out our top tips for visiting the zoo with kids here!
How much: $8 per food portion for each animal feeding session.
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826
6. Bee Amazed Garden: Learn about bees!
At Bee Amazed Garden, you’ll get to learn all about bees from basic beekeeping lessons to honey tasting, as well as a visit to the beehives observatory. You’ll get to don beekeeping outfits, handle honeycombs with live bees and learn how to deal with bee stings and more!
How much: Price on enquiry.
Bee Amazed Garden, Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
7. Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum of Singapore: Feed reptiles
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore is home to 200 turtles and tortoises from Alligator turtles to Radiated tortoises, the Pancake Tortoise, Golden Terrapin and the Six Legged Tortoise with some of them roaming freely through the park. You can also pet and hand feed some of the reptiles here.
How much: From $6 for kids 3-6 years-old, from $10 for adults.
Open: All week except Tuesdays
The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore, ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-16, Singapore
8. The Singapore Ant Museum: Feed ants
Ever been to a museum dedicated to ants? Did you know that humans would not be able to exist without the presence of ants? The Singapore Ant Museum is a two-storey museum featuring more than 50 species of native ants. Learn all sorts of amazing facts about ants such as their life cycles, species, types of environment. There are also live ant feeding sessions, where kids can have a go at being an ant-keeper and feeding the ants yourself. Kids will also be guided on handling and interacting with the docile species of ants.
How much: $18 per person.
Open: Every Sat & Sun, Public Holiday & School Holidays.
The Ant Museum, 359 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534961,
9. Qian Hu Fish Farm: Feed fish & go longkang fishing
Qian Hu Fish Farm is home to over 1,000 species and varieties of ornamental fish from all over the world. This fish farm in Singapore is a hot spot for aquatic fish owners from all over the island seeking colourful fish, unique marine life (albino turtles and polkadot stingrays are just a few that caught our eye!) and aquarium accessories like aquatic plants and tanks. We love driving down because entry is free and there’s some super-fun longkang fishing which is always a hit with the kids! Check out our kid-friendly guide to this fish farm here!
How much: The fish farm has free entry! Longkang fishing costs $7/person per half/hour.
Qian Hu Fish Farm, 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950
10. The Sundowner: Meet Silkie chickens, see bees!
Mums and dads, this one’s for you! The Sundowner started off with a ‘Rooftop Farm Experience’ but now offers everything from urban organic farming (yup, you guessed it on its roof!), to learning magic tricks, marbling, mixing cocktails at The Nomad’s Tent Singapore’s first desert-themed bar and more. If you go in the day kids can don a bee suit and get up close to rescued bees (you can call The Sundowner to rescue bee hives safely) and even cuddle free-roaming Silkie chicken! Just note that even though littlies from 3 years old are welcome – everyone will need to climb a spiral staircase 3 levels up (and down).
How much: Adults $115, Kids $85.
The Sundowner, 705A East Coast Road, Singapore 459062
11. Viknesh Dairy Farm: Cows in Singapore
Direct farm-fresh milk without preservatives or additives? Now that’s a novelty! Viknesh Dairy Farms (next door to Hay Dairies Singapore goat farm) are local milk suppliers rooted in Hinduism values. As with all dairy farms in Singapore, there are no tours offered however you can show up to buy fresh cow’s milk and yoghurt. You can also purchase some grass ($10 per bundle) to feed the cows! Viknesh Dairy Farm even provides ‘Cow and Calf services’ for House Warmings, Temple Prayers, and for auspicious days or occasions like Pongal!
How much: Free entry!
Viknesh Dairy Farm, 6 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719607
Read more: 7 Urban Vegetable Farms in Singapore
12. Mainland Tropical Fish Farm
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm in Pasir Ris is where to head to for ornamental fish and aquaculture products but you can also do longkang fishing at this fish farm as well as feed the fish.
How much: Free entry! Longkang fishing costs $6 per child under 12 years old.
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm, 1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352,
13. Gallop Kranji Farm: Prawning
This is as back to nature as you’re likely to get in Singapore. While they’re known for their uber rustic villas located in the Kranji countryside, Gallop Kranji Farm also offers prawning – so if your kids want to catch prawns they can! There are also a number of farm tours nearby including the Quail Egg Farmer selling quail eggs and Bollywood Veggies.
How much: Free entry (additional prices for prawning)
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813