Farms in Singapore – Singapore Farm Tours You Should Visit With Your Family

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Singapore’s charm goes beyond its concrete skyscrapers, super-clean walkaways, lavish restaurants and lounges and colossal theme parks. There’s also a rustic side to the island city which families travelling with kids can explore here. Perhaps a Singapore farm tour can give you a peek into this hidden charm.

Visiting the farms in Singapore with your kids is both fun and educative. Your kids get to know how their food is sourced, enjoy some exciting outdoor activities and have some memorable animal encounters.

If you wish to see what lies beyond the urbanscape of the island, then here are the best picks of farms in Singapore that you should visit with your kids:

1. D’Kranji Farm Resort

D’Kranji Farm Resort

Opened in 2008, the D’Kranji Farm Resort is the first on the list. It’s counted amongst the best farms in Singapore as it gives a good slice of natural beauty along with countryside staycation opportunities.  The villa-style accommodation provided on this farm is spot-on for families.

What to do:

  • Step into the spa for some relaxing massage and rejuvenating facial treatment.
  • Dads and kids can test their fishing mettle at the lake and catch some fresh prawns.
  • Check out some farm animals such as quails, goats and frogs.
  • Visit the Swiftlet Garden Museum to educate your kids about different birds that comprise Asian delicacies.

Where: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore

When: The farm is open daily

How much: $110 per night

2. Farmart Centre

Farmart Centre Singapore
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Set amidst lush and picture-perfect rustic landscape in Singapore’s north, this farm tour will give you all the reasons to feel relaxed. From animal feeding to casual dining, this farm provides everything you need for a weekend getaway with your family. The best part- entry to this farm is free for all!

What to do:

  • Kids can encounter a number of farm animals like frogs, goats, rabbits, hamsters and tortoises. They can feed them at animal petting corner and educate themselves about different bird species.
  • You can try your hand at prawn fishing.
  • Visit the farm shop to lay your hands over some fresh local produce.

Where: 67 Sungei Tengah Road

When: Weekdays 9 AM to 1 PM, weekends & public holidays 9 AM to 6.30 PM, school holidays 9 AM to 4 PM

How much: Entry is free

3. Bollywood Veggies

Bollywood Veggies Singapore

When you are in the Kranji countryside, the Bollywood Veggies farm is a must-visit. A trip to this farm takes you back to the Little Red Dot’s lush history. This farm gives you a glimpse of Singapore’s fresh side, and an excellent opportunity to revive your senses. A lot of eating, touring and learning awaits you here.

What to do:

  • Go to Poison Ivy Bistro between 8 AM and 6.30 PM to find some toothsome healthy-eating options.
  • Go on a walk around the 10-acre farm to feel the rustic beauty of this place.
  • Visit the Food Museum to get a glimpse of the place’s food culture history.
  • Check out some land and aquatic animals such as snails, frogs, fishes and insects.

Where: 100 Neo Tiew Road

When: Wednesday-Friday 7 AM – 5.30 PM, and Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 7 AM – 6.30 PM. The farm is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  

4. Jurong Frog Farm

Jurong Frog Farm

Started in 1981, the Jurong Frog Farm is a thriving business in Singapore that breeds the famous American Bullfrog. The farm has moved beyond the old-school ones by making the whole experience extremely educative for both kids and adults alike.

What to do:

  • Embark on a family tour and pet some frogs here. Looking for some Instagramming opportunities? You will find them here with Mr and Mrs Toad.
  • Visit the Royal Frog Shop for buying some interesting Froggie merchandise.
  • Get a glimpse of Gabbe King’s lifecycle and meet his folks at a Hands-on-Frogs’ Show & Tell session.

Where: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6

When: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9 AM-5.30 PM. Tuesday to Fridays are reserved for pre-booked tours.

How much: $12 per person

5. Qian Hu Fish Farm

Qian Hu Fish Farm

The Qian Hu fish farm is actually a re-known distributor of ornamental fish in Singapore. So don’t be surprised with the wide range of fishes you can see on this farm. Read up our more detailed visit to the Qian Hu Fish Farm here.

What to do:

  • Go Long Kang Fishing – Reminisce the good old kampong days.  Remember when families got together and children were out playing and enjoyed netting fishes from the canals and streams. $6 for 30 min or $10 for 60 min
  • Have a guided farm Tour where the guided tour takes the guests through a more informative tour, describing in greater detail some unique fishes, which continent they come from, and their native/natural habitats.
  • Enjoy and treat your feet to an alternative-healing method from Eastern Europe by the Garra Rufa fish that thrives on dead skin cells. 

Where: 71, Jalan Lekar, Sungei Tengah Singapore 698950.

Check out the Qian Hu free shuttle bus services here.

How much: Entry and visit to the aquarium is free but each activity stated above is chargeable.

6. Hay Dairies

Hay Dairies
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Home to about eight hundred goats, Hay Diaries is the place where you and your kids learn where the milk for their breakfast comes from. Besides being amicable and sociable, goats are also a good source of healthy milk. Goat milk is known to have lesser additives, lower fat content and easy digestibility. You will love these cutie pies here.

What to do:

  • Visit the large barns to see goats in their habitats. Your kids can even pet them without any fear.
  • Check the milking process early in the morning and perhaps get some for your breakfast.
  • Feed the goats with Alfalfa Hay (buy for $5), which is known for its abundant mineral and protein content.
  • Buy souvenirs such as Hay Dairies cotton shopping or drawstring bag, handmade goat soap and so much more.

Where: No. 3 Lim Chu Kang, Agrotech Park Lane 4

When: Open daily except Tuesday. Time: 9 AM-4 PM.

How much: $4.28++ per person, depending on the group size

7. Viknesh Dairy Farm

Viknesh Dairy Farm
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If you aren’t satisfied by milking the goats at Hay Diary, perhaps you should head to this Singapore farm tour. Located just next to Hay Diary, this is amongst the very few dairy farms in Singapore. The farm is yet another gateway to Kranji countryside’s rustic beauty, setting the mood for some enriching family time.

What to do:

  • Kids can feed the cows and pet them as if they are their pets. This is nothing less than a gust of fresh air for kids growing up in Singapore’s urban landscape.
  • Take a family tour around the farm and witness the cow-milking process. The session is unimaginably educative for your kids.
  • Buy some fresh cow milk from the milk supplying company here.

Where: 6 Lim Chu Kang Road Lane 8A

When: Mon to Sun: 9 AM to 5 PM (Open on Public Holidays except for Deepavali)

How much: Entry to the farm is free

8. Mainland Tropical Farm

Mainland Tropical Farm
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Fishing has always been a go-to activity for relaxation for many people. Fish lovers can find the Mainland Tropical Farm a paradise because it breeds a variety of ornamental fishes. Set amidst a tranquil landscape, this Singapore farm tour is a perfect getaway for afternoon outings. Not to forget, it’s also an excellent place to host school trips and birthday parties. It’s a place your kids can’t get enough of.

What to do:

  • Visit the Longkang Fishing area to relive good-old days of fishing in shorts and slippers. The catch will be yours to enjoy.
  • Check out the Arapaimas, which the largest freshwater fish in the world.
  • Shop for ornamental fishes like Koi, guppies and goldfish. Also, buy aquatic plants and other aquarium accessories at the farm store.

Where: No.1 Pasir Ris Farmway

When: The farm is open daily

How much: $4 per person

9. The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum
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Technically, this is not a farm, but a private museum of turtles and tortoises. Nonetheless, turtles and tortoises can fascinate anyone, especially your little ones. So it got to make this list of farm tours. At the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore, you get the opportunity to see them in their natural state. A tour of this museum will be unbelievably entertaining and educative. Here’s a video that gives you an idea of this destination.

What to do:

  • Sense the mysteries that lie beneath the jungle river, witness the Alligator turtle and behold the beauty of Radiated Tortoises.
  • Enjoy the experience of feeding a variety of rare turtles and tortoises like the Matamata, Elongata Tortoise, Thailand’s Golden Temple Turtle and many more. The highlight is the two-headed, six-legged turtle here.
  • Visit the petting corner to share a nice time with these creatures.
  • Visit the shops to buy some exciting turtle and reptile-inspired souvenirs and gifts.
  • Have a nice family picnic at the gardens here.

Where: 1 Chinese Garden Road (Note that the museum will be moving to Yishun ORTO in 2019. Please watch this space for update)

How much: $10 for adult/ $6 for senior and children

10. Quan Fa Organic Farm

If Quan Fa Organic is your preferred brand, then why not visit the farm itself? A short visit to this farm will leave you and your kids reinvigorated. The smell of fresh veggies and the coolness in the air are enough to awaken your senses. It’s one of the most inspiring tours you can have in Singapore.

What to do:

  • Witness how fresh organic produce is segregated and packed for mass supply.
  • Learn about the different stages of growing salad greens, fruits, vegetables and herbs.
  • Check out the state-of-the-art harvesting process employed for getting the best product.

Where: 35 Murai Farmway

When: Open only on weekends between 9 AM and 5 PM

How much: Admission to the farm is free.

11. Animal Resort

Animal Resort

Last but certainly not the least, you should visit the Animal Resort. The dusty road in Seletar leads you to this hidden gem, which is heaven for animal lovers. Also known as the kampong-style petting zoo, the place is home to a variety of animals that can fascinate people of all ages. Read about our visit to the Animal Resort with our family here!

What to do:

  • Have an encounter with rabbits, horses, geese, guinea pigs, cassowary and storks. All these animals in their habitats will captivate your kids’ attention.
  • Buy some fodder at really low prices and let your kids feed them. It’s worth the experience.
  • Head to the stream with your family to find fresh catches of fish.
  • Visit the pet shop to buy some interesting gifts and souvenirs.

Where: Seletar West Farmway.

When:  Open daily between 10 AM and 5 PM

How much: FREE

Conclusion

The above are some of the best farms in Singapore that beckons both adults and kids to have a nice time close to nature’s creations. These places are ideal for staycations and picnics, especially if you fancy a countryside setting. Do add them to your list of Singaporean destinations. You will remember them for years to come.

 

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