Be it a wholesome day out with the fam or a weekend date idea, we’ve rounded up 15 unique farm experiences in Singapore for you and your loved ones to enjoy together.
Thinking of ways to escape the city and connect with nature? With the March holidays just around the corner, what better way to spend time as a family than with these amazing farm experiences that will have you feeling like you’re on a mini getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
1. Jurong Frog Farm
Find Singapore’s only heritage bullfrog farm tucked away in quaint Lim Chu Kang. Jurong Frog Farm not only offers guided tours where you can learn about the life cycle of the bullfrog, but they also have a thrillingly fun ‘catch a frog’ activity where you can hop along and test your mettle against those strong leapers, as well as a ‘feeding frenzy’ experience where you can grab some grub to feed those hungry frogs. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by their shop to pick up some tasty treats such as hashima and fresh frog meat.
2. Hay Dairies
Established in 1988, Hay Dairies is Singapore’s one and only goat farm, and home to over 800 of those furry pals. They provide educational guided tours and also have a free & easy walk-in tour, where you can watch how the farmhands milk and take care of the goats, as well as purchase some alfalfa hay to feed the goats as well. Visitors will also be able to purchase souvenirs such as hand-made goat milk soap and fresh bottled goat milk too.
3. The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
Home to an extensive collection of more than 700 types of turtles and tortoises, The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum also holds a Guinness World Record for the largest collection of live turtles and turtle artefacts after being established in 2001. Over there, you can look forward to petting and feeding these little hard-shelled ones as they roam around the park freely.
4. Qian Hu Fish Farm
If you are looking for a different kind of outdoor activity but at the same time an alternative to S.E.A Aquarium, Qian Hu Fish Farm might just be the place for your coming weekend itinerary. Not only do they house over a thousand species of fish with an endless aisle of fishes on the farm for you to admire, but they also have kid-friendly activities like longkang fishing, a fish spa and more at an affordable rate. What’s more, the entry is free and for those who don’t drive, fret not as the farm provides free shuttle bus services too.
5. Nippon Koi
One of the major larger-scale Aquaponics farms in Singapore, Nippon Koi Farm specialises in silver perch breeding and aquatic leafy vegetable production. Join their Aquaponics Discovery guided tour or Aquaponics Farm tour with bollywoodadventures to learn and see first-hand the coexistence of fish and vegetable farming – including hands-on harvesting of aquatic vegetables and in-house spinach ice cream.
Singapore’s first urban insect farm, Insectta is transforming waste into gold by rearing the black soldier fly (hermetia illucens), taking in food waste and returning it into the economy as highly valuable biomaterials for use in a wide array of industries such as pharmaceuticals and even, organic fertiliser or animal feed like our furry friends at home.
Hop onto the educational and insightful programmes with the farm’s kids-friendly activities like online seminars or on-site urban farm tours to learn more about how an insect farm works and try first hand at insect farming, ending the tour on a high note with a super fun chicken feeding activity for the little ones.
7. Singapore Ant Museum
Talk about unique learning experiences, Singapore’s first ants museum might just fit the bill. Go peek into the world of these little crawling creatures and get a one of a kind educational and engaging experience with the Singapore Ant Museum. Equip yourself with a pair of magnifying glasses in the two-storey museum filled with exhibitions and interactive displays as they guide you through a guided tour that comes along with your ticket.
Over at the museum, you get to spot and explore an unseen world of ants through the 50 different native species like the Trapjaw Ants, Fire Ants and other 25 intricately designed formicariums.
8. Crab Lovers Farm
Founded in 2017, Crab Lovers Farm started out as a small farm of 5000 crabs, slowly expanding into having its very own hatchery and is presently the premier supplier of soft shell crabs to local distributors and restaurant chains. Apart from rearing soft shell crabs, the farm also sells a variety of line-caught crabs and fish. For those interested in wanting to know where your favourite soft-shelled crabs come from, this is the place for you.
9. The Sundowner
Located in the quaint back alley of Siglap, The Sundowner prides itself as an Urban Farm + nature-based Experience Centre. Dip your toes into their Rooftop Farm Experience, backed by a dreamy rooftop sunset, where you can get up-close and personal with some bees, learn about urban farming and enjoy a farm-to-table tasting, where you’ll get to garnish your own cocktails or kombucha. They also offer a myriad of interesting activities such as terrarium building, honey pairings and paper marbling.
10. Bollywood Veggies
Set against the backdrop of the quiet Kranji countryside, lies Bollywood Veggies, a safe haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Started by Ivy Singh and her husband, Lim Ho Seng, in 2000, the farm offers a glimpse into rustic farming with no pesticides or fertilizers used on site, effectively making it a planet-friendly operation. The Farm also boasts a bistro, culinary school and museum, however, all group tours of the farmland have been put on hold due to the pandemic.
11. BEE AMAZED Garden
This unique visitor’s centre offers a variety of educational programmes, family activities, honey tasting, environmental talks and basic beekeeping lessons. Guests on the BEE AMAZED Garden tour can expect to be treated to a brief history of beekeeping, local honey bees and honey as well as a visit to the beehives observatory, where one can observe these busy insects in actions without being worried about getting stung.
12. Kok Fah Technology Farm
Family-run Kok Fah Technology Farm specialises in cultivating the best leafy vegetables, using the best high-tech machinery and cold chain processes, to ensure that your veggies arrive fresh and of the highest quality. In addition to educational farm tours, they also have a regular weekend market that runs from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Interested in owning your very own little greenhouse? The farm is also in the business of greenhouse construction and the installation of hydroponic systems.
13. Edible Garden City
Situated in Queenstown, Edible Garden City’s Urban Farm grows premium, pesticide-free produce locally, and the collective is also actively involved in the design, build and maintenance of food gardens in Singapore, which include restaurants, hotels, schools, residences, and more. Apart from in-person workshops and virtual programmes, they aim to educate all on the joys of sustainable gardening. Weekend workshops for the public are also available.
14. Mainland Tropical Fish Farm
Set up in 1970, Mainland Tropical Fish Farm has become quite the popular destination for those who love fish and who want to dip their toes into the world of marine landscaping. Step foot into this unique farm and feel like you’re getting a blast from the past with their ‘old-school’ outdoor fishponds, grab the kids and feed the hungry fish and even delve a little into longkang fishing, where the kiddies can bring home their catch of the day.
📍 1 Pasir Ris Farmway 1, Singapore 519352
15. Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
Finally, for the adventurous ones, why not pair this farm-centric experience with little kampong staycay? You can book an overnight stay with the farm, all while enjoying tours of the compound, visiting Uncle Tan’s Herbal Garden and the Nature Nook, as well as trying your hand at some fishing. This farm resort is also located within walking distance to many other farms in the area, so if you’re looking for a weekend adventure, this might just be it.
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