Looking for a petting farm to take the kids? Yes, there are animal farms in Singapore! Pop in for a farm visit where kids can learn about frogs, goats, and other animals up close in our list of animal farms in town
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 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 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 and feed some of the ducks and goats at other animal farms in Singapore (do call ahead during the pandemic as feeding animals may be temporarily closed). 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!
7 Kid-Friendly Animal Farms in Singapore
Get a chance to get up close and friendly with the goats in the only goat farm in Singapore! Visitors can see how the animal farm operates and take a tour around the premises. 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 to feed the goats and pet them. To top it off, you can buy fresh goat milk to take home (available in two flavours, original and chocolate) or sign up for home delivery.
How Much: Free entry (closed on Tuesdays).
Hay Dairies Goat Farm, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859, Tel: (+65) 6792 0931, www.haydairies.com.sg
Ever been to a frog farm in Singapore? Families can tour the 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! Activities start from just $2.
Jurong Frog Farm, 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164, Tel: (+65) 6791 7229, www.jurongfrogfarm.com.sg
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm in Pasir Ris is a one-stop animal farm for all kinds of aquaculture and landscaping needs. While most aquatic animal fans head here if they’re looking to install a pond/aquarium in their home, there’s also fish feeding and longkang fishing that’s on throughout the week.
How much: Free entry!
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm, No.1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352, Tel: (+65) 6581 2550, www.facebook.com/mainlandfishfarm
Ok so this isn’t really an animal farm but if your kids want to pet ponies and have a pony ride, this is it! Horseback riding is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am – 1.00pm for kids from 3 years old to 12 years. No prior booking required.
How much: $12 per ride ($2 goes to BTSC CARES)
Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965, btsc.org.sg/other-activities/pony-rides
This is as back to nature as you’re likely to get in Singapore. While they’re known for their rustic villas located in the Kranji countryside, they also offer pony rides (temporarily suspended due to Covid-19). The section that is open at present is prawning – so if your kids want to catch prawns or go longkang fishing they can here at Ah Hua Fishing. There are also a number of farm tours nearby including Uncle Tan’s Herbal Garden and Bollywood Veggies.
How much: Free entry (additional prices for prawning)
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813, Tel: (+65) 6898 9228, www.gallopresort.com
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 and kids can help to feed white rhinos, giraffes, goats and giant tortoises right out the palm of their hands (currently unavailable during the pandemic). KidzWorld, usually offers pony rides, miniature horse grooming and rabbit petting plus a chance to feed the goats here too (temporarily suspended due to safe distancing measures). Check out our top tips for visiting the zoo with kids here!
How much: $5 per food portion for each animal feeding session. All proceeds will help to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the region.
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826, www.wrs.com.sg/en/singapore-zoo
Qian Hu Fish Farm is home to over 1,000 species and varieties of ornamental fish from all over the world. This 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 for all the deets!
How much: Free entry! Longkang fishing costs $6/person
Qian Hu Fish Farm, 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950, www.qianhu.com
Animal farms in Singapore currently closed to the public:
Viknesh Dairy Farm: (temporarily closed to public)
Direct farm fresh milk without preservatives or additives? Now that’s a novelty! Viknesh Dairy Farms are the local milk suppliers in Singapore. Admittedly, this cow farm is quite rustic and does not cater to visitors in the form of tours. They are usually open for people who wish to drop in and see the cows and feed them (currently closed for this during the pandemic). In addition, since these farms produce fresh milk and ice cream, you can even buy some of their products or ask for home delivery!
Viknesh Dairy Farm: 6 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719607, Tel: (+65) 9001 0731, www.vikneshdairyfarm.com
The Animal Resort: (permanently closed)
Sadly The Animal Resort animal farm closed permanently in January 2021. But if you are up in Seletar, there’s other family-friendly fun to be had – check out our post on the Seletar Aerospace Playground and Wheeler’s Estate restaurants nearby.
The Animal Resort, 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061,
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