If you are living in urban Singapore, there’s one thing that your kids are surely missing out – trips to the countryside and interaction with farm animals. So how about you change that this year? Take your children to experience the rustic flavour of Singapore, and head out to Lim Chu Kang farm areas.
This place will give them a glimpse of farm life where they can learn where their food comes from, as well as how animals live and are bred.
Not just this, they can also feed the animals and spend the entire day exploring the beautiful outdoors. In the island city, most of the animal farms are clustered in the northwest part of Singapore in the Lim Chu Kang countryside.
Lim Chu Kang Farm Area: Here’s What You Need to Know
Lim Chu Kang farm area has over 100 farms, from those producing dairy to those housing farm animals. But there aren’t any traditional ‘petting farms’ here.
So if you want to venture out with the kids to just relax, get some fresh air, and take a break from your laptops and daily stress, drive down to this area.
Lim Chu Kang Farm: 5 Kid-friendly Animal Farms To Visit
1. Jurong Frog Farm
Image courtesy: Jurong Frog Farm
Location: 56 Lim Chu Kang Lane 6, Singapore 719164
Phone: Tel: (+65) 67917229
This is a great place if you want your kids to learn more about these slippery and cool animals. There is an option to take the guided Frogology tour and you can also pet, feed, and take a snap with Mr Toad and Mrs Frog.
Plus, with June Holidays in full-swing, the Frog Quest explorer has been made virtual! In this programme you’ll fine the following:
Frog Quest activity video
Learn about the frog’s anatomy and character traits through a live Meet-An-American Bullfrog session
Q&A with a Frogologist
Availability: Tuesdays to Fridays (9 am-5 pm). Bookings should be made at least a week in advance.
Duration: 30 mins
Price: $15/ pax (minimum of 2 pax or $30 to start a session)
Souvenirs: Frog Quest Explorer Map, a Novelty Frog Pen and a surprise TOOBS Animal Figurine. You can also top up $5 (u.p. $8) for an exclusive JFF farmer’s hat, or opt for a Collagreen bioactive collagen mosquito repellent cream (15ml).
Note: All the materials and souvenirs will be sent to your home by mail a week prior to the session.
2. Bollywood Veges
Location: 100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026
Phone: (+65) 6898 5001
Your kids will love a wholesome family experience at Bollywood Vegas. They can not only wander to their heart’s content and then have a yummy healthy lunch at on-site Poison Ivy Cafe.
But on your way back home, you can even pick up some fresh produce. Don’t miss their speciality – bananas – which has more than 20 varieties!
Here’s the kid’s special menu this week:
3. Hay Dairies
Location: 3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859
Phone: +65- 6792 0931
Hay Dairies has close to 800 goats of mixed breeds, and they are all treated like royalty! That’s because every goat here chews on hay that is shipped straight from the US, as well as special feed brought in from Australia. No wonder Hay Dairies’ goat milk is so tasty!
Plan a trip early in the morning to catch milking of goats. You can also take a few bottles home by the end of the day.
4. Qian Hu Fish Farm
Location: No. 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950
Phone: (+65)-6766 7087 (10 Lines)
If your kids love fishes, then head to Qian Hu Fish Farm on the vast expanses of the Lim Chu Kang Farm. There’s a whole host of attractions on offer – from fun fish tours to kid-friendly workshops such as tank decorating.
You can even introduce your children to traditional kampong life and have a go at fishing. If you are game for a fish spa, then you can also do that here.
5. Citizen Farm
Image courtesy: Citizen Farm
Location: 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
Phone: (+65) 8817 4054
Citizen Farm is another attraction on the Lim Chu Kang Farm and is all about bringing agriculture and the community together in a sustainable way. Their farm tours and workshops (suitable from 3-years-old) offer a great day out to the fam.
Your children can also become little gardeners and get busy planting their favourite seeds. This is sure to motivate them to start their own home garden.
You can also try their workshop on microgreen and farm tour that is being organised on 11 June. This workshop is open from 9.30am to 11am and will cost $48/pax.
We hope that we’ve given you some exciting ideas to keep your kids engaged and entertained in a more sustainable way this holiday season. Remember, if you are going for a long drive and physically visiting the farms, make sure to wear your masks and remind your kids to do the same as well. Carry a hand sanitiser and avoid crowded spaces.
Note: Feeding animals may be temporarily closed due to the pandemic. So before you plan a trip make sure to call the farms and check.