If there’s something that all locals know and love it’s Singapore’s kampong spirit! Before it became the metropolis that we see today, Singapore was an island filled with kampongs and farms. ? We’ve come a long way since those days. As a way to remember our roots, take your kids for an unconventional day out at these 11 kid-friendly animal farms in Singapore.
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1. Gallop Stable
If your kids are fans of horses, then Gallop Stable is a must-visit on this list. For a small cost of pony feed, you’ll get to hand feed the ponies but beware of the ticklish sensation - some saliva might get onto your palm! ?You can also ride horses here! There are guides who’ll escort you as you circle the perimeter of the stable. You might want to hold onto the reigns tightly, the cheeky guides may ask the horse to trot a little faster to get a reaction out of you! ?
- 61 Pasir Ris Green, Singapore 518225
- 100 Turf Club Road Singapore 287992
Tue-Fri; 10AM-11:30AM, 2PM-6:30PM
Sat-Sun; 8AM–11:30AM, 2PM–6:30PM
2. Singapore Zoo
Credit: Mandai Wildlife Reserve
Did you know that you can feed the animals at the zoo? ?YES, you can! Book online and you’ll get a chance to feed giraffes, white rhinos, and goats right out of your very palm. It costs SGD8 for a portion of animal feed, but you’ll get an up close and personal experience on top of the typical zoo experience. The feeding cups/baskets are on a first-come-first-served basis so arrive early if you want to get your hands on some of the feed!
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826
Opening hours: Open daily; 8:30AM-6:00PM (Last entry at 5:00PM)
3. Hay Dairies Goat Farm
Hay Dairies Goat Farm is the ONLY goat farm in Singapore that houses only goats! ? This goat farm in Singapore allows visitors to take a free tour around the premises and see how it operates. Try to visit between 9:00AM and 10:30AM so that the kids can see the goat milking session at the milking parlor. For even more fun, buy some alfalfa hay (SGD5) to feed the goats. And what’s a visit to a goat’s farm without bringing home some fresh goat milk right?
Address: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun; 9AM-4PM | Tue; Closed
*They will be moving soon to Neo Tiew Road, check them out before they move!
4. Eco Trail
EcoTrail™ is a lighthearted nature learning trail across 2.6 hectares of lush private farmland and clear blue skies! There are 10 Stops where you and your kids can go from one to the other to feed the guinea pigs and chickens, visit the pond life, dig for earthworms and much more. ? And don’t worry about getting overwhelmed. Visits are in 1.5 hours of guided tours along the farmland where you won’t miss a thing! ? Visitations here are limited to the weekends only so you should hurry and plan ahead.
Address: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Opening hours: Sat-Sun; 9AM-5:30PM | Mon-Fri; Closed
5. BEE aMAZEd Garden
Just as it’s name suggests, Bee Amazed Garden has lots of bees. ? From basic beekeeping lessons to honey tasting, plus a visit to the beehive observatory, you'll learn all about bees. Wear beekeeping outfits, handle honeycombs with live bees, learn how to deal with bee stings, and more! It’s truly an educational experience for the little ones too. When they see a bee next time, hopefully, they’ll know how to appreciate and act around it.
Address: 91 Lor Chencharu, Singapore 769201
6. The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
Started by a father and daughter duo, The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum of Singapore, houses more than 200 turtles and tortoises ranging 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. This place won’t feel rigid because all the staff (including the owners) are animal lovers!
Address: 81 Lor Chencharu, #01-16, ORTO 769198
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun; 10AM-6PM | Tue; Closed
7. The Sundowner Nature Experience Centre
Originally established as a rooftop farm, The Sundowner now offers everything from urban organic farming to learning magic tricks, marbling, and mixing cocktails at The Nomad's Tent, Singapore's first desert-themed bar. ? You can even call them to save some bees if you stop any! If you go in the day kids can don a bee suit and get up close to rescued bees and even cuddle free-roaming Silkie chicken! Children from 3 years old are welcome, but everyone will have to climb a spiral staircase 3 levels up (and down). ?
Address: 705A E Coast Rd, Singapore 459062
8. Viknesh Dairy Farm
Viknesh Dairy Farm provides farm-fresh milk without preservatives or additives. It’s right next door to Hay Dairies Singapore goat farm are local milk suppliers rooted in Hinduism values. ? There are no tours offered at this dairy farm in Singapore, but you can buy fresh cow's milk and yoghurt. And if you can’t wait to get up close with the cows, you can purchase a bundle of feed (SGD10) or grass to feed the cows!
Address: 6 Lim Chu Kang Lane 8A, Singapore 719607
Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-4PM
9. Ah Hua Fishing
Prawning can be fun too! Located nearby Pasir Ris MRT, Ah Hua Fishing is an open-air prawning farm that’s perfect for family-friendly fun. Join prawning competitions to stand a chance and win prize money or even home appliances. ?It’s the perfect place to instill the lesson of patience in your kids because prawning is a waiting game! You can even bottle-feed the Koi fishes here - they’re really cute.
Address: 125a Pasir Ris Rd, Singapore 519121
Opening hours: Open daily; 24-hours
10. Nippon Koi Farm
Credit: Nippon Koi Farm on FB
The award-winning Nippon Koi Farm is home to exclusively-bred koi from Japan that is directly imported and handpicked. Visit the area with your kids and let them admire the beautiful koi on display; we know your little ones will be very fascinated! Among the farm's features is the country's first large-scale aquaponics farm, which breeds and cultivates food fish. ?
Address: 51 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698946
Opening hours: Open daily; 8:30AM-7PM
11. Qian Hu Fish Farm
Credit: Qian Hu Corporation on FB
The aquarium isn't the only place where you can see Nemo and friends up close. ? There are over 1,000 species of fish here and a variety of activities available, from fun fish tours to kid-friendly workshops like tank decorating. The little ones can even learn about traditional kampong life and try longkang fishing.
Address: 71 Jln Lekar, Singapore 698950
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 9AM-6PM | Sat-Sun; 9AM-7PM
Did we inspire you to visit any of these animal farms? ? There are so many fun places to see and learn about animals in Singapore. Be sure to share this article with your friends and family so that you can head over to these places and make some fond memories!