We round up all the places where kids can interact with animals – from goat farms in Singapore to fish farms, urban farms where kids can feed chickens, ducks and rabbits, cows and more. Check out these animal farms in Singapore!
If you’re looking for a unique outing with the kids beyond the usual playgrounds and activities, how about a visit to a goat farm in Singapore or a local vegetable farm to learn about where veggies come from? It’s amazing to know there are so many animal farms in Singapore from fish farms to chicken, duck and quail farms, to the one and only goat farm in Singapore – most of which are clustered in the northwest part of Singapore in the Kranji/Lim Chu Kang countryside. There are over 100 farms in Singapore including some urban farms right in town – to those producing dairy (one of our favourites is the Hay Dairies goat farm in Singapore). While there aren’t any traditional ‘petting farms’, we round up all the places where kids can interact with animals – from feeding goats at the goat farm in Singapore, to feeding ducks and chickens and collecting eggs at Sprouts Hub Urban Farm – we even list where you can feed rhinos, elephants and tortoises! 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!
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13 Kid-Friendly Animal Farms in Singapore:
Pssst! As most of these animal farms are way outta town, always confirm they are open before heading down!
1. Hay Dairies Goat Farm in Singapore: See goats (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 this goat farm in Singapore 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 to Hay Dairies Goat Farm ($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. Do note: The goat farm will be relocating in May/June 2023.
Hay Dairies Goat Farm Singapore, 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859,
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2. City Sprouts Urban Farm: Feed chickens, ducks and more
A farm in the city? City Sprouts rejuvenates urban spaces and brings educational farming practises and tours to us city kids. City Sprouts Henderson is where to head to for its signature Little Farm Explorers farm tour (1.5 hours on Saturday & Sunday, hourly from 9am to 5pm), where kids will get to explore six different urban farms. There will be lots of hands-on farm activities that include animal feeding (feed ducks, quails and chickens plus collect eggs), harvest veggies, catch fish and more! Enjoy a farm day out as local farmers guide you through an interactive eco-excursion where you’ll see, learn and experience innovative modern-day farming. This farm tour is best for kids older than 3 years old. For other farm events and activities click here.
How much: Tickets are $21 (UP $25).
Open: Saturday & Sunday, hourly from 9am to 5pm for the farm tours.
City Sprouts Hub Urban Farm, 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562
3. Viknesh Dairy Farm: Cow farm 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) is a cow farm and local milk supplier rooted in Hinduism values. As with all cow dairy farms in Singapore, there are no farm 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 also provides ‘Cow and Calf services’ for House Warmings, Temple Prayers, and for auspicious days or occasions like Pongal!
How much: Free entry to this cow farm!
Viknesh Dairy Farm, 6 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719607
4. Bee Amazed Garden: Bee farm in Singapore
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
5. Meet horses: 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
6. Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum of Singapore: Feed turtles
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 turtles and reptiles.
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
7. Citizen Farm by Edible Garden City
Another urban farm concept, Edible Garden City is a champion of the grow-your-own-food movement and offers an urban farming space for its community of local farmers. While farm visits are not open to the public, Edible Garden City hosts numerous educational farm tours, workshops, and camps throughout the year where you can learn about urban farming.
How much: various
Edible Garden City, 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
8. 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 to the fish farm is free and there’s some super-fun longkang fishing which is always a hit with the kids! Check out our kid-friendly guide here!
How much: The fish farm has free entry! Farm tours are from $10. Longkang fishing costs $7/person per half/hour.
Qian Hu Fish Farm, 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950
9. The Sundowner: Silkie chickens and bees!
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 chickens! 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: The Rooftop Farm Experience features an Organic Farming Class (40 mins), Bee Encounter (40 mins) and Farm-to-table Tastings (40 mins) and costs: Adults $115, Kids $85.
The Sundowner, 705A East Coast Road, Singapore 459062
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10. Dairy Folks: Cow dairy farm
Who knew Singapore had not one but two cow dairy farms!? Dairy Folks is a cow farm that started in 1936, with just 6 cows that have since grown to a hundred today. The Holsten Friesians cows are fed and milked twice daily and the milk produced is supplied locally. They don’t have scheduled farm tours, but you can try your luck exploring this dairy farm at your own leisure. You may get lucky and be able to feed the cows (though we can’t guarantee it). You can of course buy fresh milk, you can also get ice cream in three flavours from Dairy Folks. Order online and it’s free delivery if you spend above $20!
How much: Free entry – call ahead to check if they are open for farm visits
Dairy Folks, 5 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719608
11. 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 (tickets are around $8) and kids can help feed white rhinos, giraffes, and zebras right out of the palm of their hands. Plus it’s not just at Hay’s Dairies Goat Farm where you can feed goats – you can feed goats at The Singapore Zoo too!
The Singapore Zoo Animal Feeding Times:
Elephant Feeding: 9:30am, 11:45am & 4:30pm
Giraffe Feeding: 10:45am, 1:50pm & 3:45pm
Goat Feeding: 11:30am & 3:30pm
White Rhinoceros Feeding: 1:15pm
Giant Tortoise Feeding: 1:15pm
Zebra Feeding: 10:15am & 2:15pm
(Animal feeding times subject to change – always book ahead).
KidzWorld, usually offers pony rides, and there’s a chance to interact with rabbits, guinea pigs, and hedgehogs at Buddy Barn, a children’s petting area within Rainforest KidzWorld. 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
12. Mainland Tropical Fish Farm
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm in Pasir Ris is where to head to for ornamental fish and aquaculture products. 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.
Open: Daily 9-6:30pm
Mainland Tropical Fish Farm, 1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352,
13. Gallop Kranji Farm: Prawning & farm stay
This is as back to nature as you’ll likely get in Singapore. While they’re known for their uber rustic villas as part of its farm stay offering located in the Kranji countryside, Gallop Kranji Farm also offers prawning – so if your kids want to catch prawns they can! Activities for all ages include the in-house Fruit & Vegetable Farm Tour, Herbal Plantation Tour, Bottle Koi Feeding and Prawn Fishing. There are also a number of farm tours nearby including the Quail Egg Farmer selling quail eggs and veggie farm Bollywood Veggies.
How much: Free entry (additional prices for farm tours and prawning)
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort, 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
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These animal farms in Singapore are now closed:
Eco Trail Petting farm (closed)
Eco Trail is now closed. Eco Trail used to be a nature learning trail and farm experience across 2.6 hectares of lovely greenery where you could go on a guided farm tour to learn about nature from plants to fish, insects and mammals plus kids could feed guinea pigs, stroke Silkie chickens, learn about photosynthesis and plant seeds. Eco Trail is as close to a petting farm in Singapore as you’d get! Sadly it is now permanently closed.
The Animal Resort Seletar West Farmway Singapore (closed)
The Animal Resort one of the original petting farms in Singapore is now permanently closed. The Animal Resort used to be in Seletar West Farmway, with very rustic facilities where animals like ducks and chickens used to roam about freely. There was also a horse and rabbits you could feed. The Animal Resort has since permanently closed.
The Singapore Ant Museum (closed)
The Singapore Ant Museum is closed currently. The Singapore Ant Museum, a two-storey museum featuring more than 50 species of native ants is where we would head to for all sorts of amazing facts about ants. There were also live ant feeding sessions. The Singapore Ant Museum is now closed.
The Ant Museum, 359 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534961,
Jurong Frog Farm in Singapore (online frog meat, farm tours closed)
We’re so sad to hear that Jurong Frog Farm has officially closed as of February 2023! We used to love touring the Jurong Frog Farm for free to learn about the history of the farm and fun facts about bullfrogs (plus the kids loved the frog-catching pond). For now Jurong Frog Farm has pivoted to educational school visits and have moved their frog meat operations entirely online.
Jurong Frog Farm, 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164