Animal Resort is one of the few reasons I am actually glad I stay in the North of Singapore. After reading about KidsRSimple’s visit to Animal Resort and realizing how near it was to my place, I whisked the kids off to check it out!
Animal Resort is basically like a little farm where kids (and adults – nothing stopping you) can go in and feed the animals. Admission is FREE! But you can only feed using the food bought from their cafe. (The animal food, not the human food.)
They were very strict about not allowing anyone to feed any other food, so don’t try to be cheapo and bring your own animal feed. Anyway the animal feed only cost $1 per pack or $2 for 3 packs.
There were many birds gathered around the counter, so we started with the feed for ‘2 legged animals’.
Since it was our first feed, I demonstrated by scattering some of the feed on the ground. Suddenly, a huge flock of birds flew over and the boys RAN!!!
I ended up being the one feeding the birds because the boys were terrified. Okay, so that didn’t turn out too well. Let’s head to the horse.
For once, I was pretty glad the boys could not read yet. I wouldn’t want them to know that the horse bites!
When we reached, the horse was grazing at the far end of the field. The boys started shouting, “HORSEY!!! HORSEY!!!” The horse ignored them for quite some time.. And suddenly, it seemed to realize someone was calling him and started galloping over!!
And again, the boys freaked out when the horse galloped over, sticking its head over the fence! They quickly scrambled.
After some calming down, MY seemed like he wanted to feed the horse.
Slowly, he inched over and passed the carrot to the hungry horse.
MF, on the other hand, just stayed away and watched.
The horse was hungry alright, because he finished the carrots in a jiffy.
Since we were out of food for the horse, we went to find the other animals.
Right beside the horse was this enormous bird!
I didn’t know what it was called. Luckily there was a sign!
Apparently after conquering the horse, the earlier birds didn’t seem so scary to MY anymore. He decided he wanted to feed them.
We passed by some roosters. They were two legged too! So the boys throw some two-legged animals feed for them.
And out of nowhere, a bunch a ducks suddenly appeared beside the pond!
We bought some dried bread, which the boys threw to them.
Next, we headed to the fish and turtle pond.
Last, and definitely the least, was the house with rabbits and guinea pigs. It was a mistake buying the feed for the rabbits and guinea pigs. When we reached the house, all the animals’ trays were FULL of the feed!! So the animals did not respond when the boys threw some feed into the cages and the boys said it was boring. Next time I shall buy carrots for the rabbits instead! At least the boys would be able to hold it and let the rabbits nibble.
At the end of the day, we washed up and bid farewell to the animals. I was very happy that they had a very low sink for little kids to wash their hands! Saved me the hassle of lifting MY up to a sink to wash his hands.
In reality, the boys refused to leave and had to be dragged off. They kept wanting to feed more and more and MORE. It was super FUN and ADDICTIVE. (You have been warned. Prepare lots of $2 when you come.)
Please bring lots of mosquito repellant if you are visiting. If you forget, no worries. You can purchase from Animal Resort. They sell those small mosquito repellent patch for 50 cents each, or a bottle of mosquito repellent spray for $10.
Information on Animal Resort Singapore
Address: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, 798061
When I was there, Sengkang W Road was not open. There was a sign that said it will open from 16 May 2015. Before that, you need to enter via Jalan Kayu,
Please note the number
in the address. When you drive along Seletar West Farmway 5, look out for the gate with a big number 81 and enter! I thought there would be some sign or banner screaming “ANIMAL RESORT”, but there wasn’t.
Tel : +65 6482 1160
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm Daily