I first learned about the Animal Resort from Mag who posted some fun pictures on her outing with Ash and it does look like a place for young toddlers to run a little wild alongside some farm animals. We brought Bubba once to the zoo but I wasn’t quite sure if she was ready for an entire day out at the zoo. We only spent half a day for she wasn’t ready to sit still for those interactive animal shows, nor did she really enjoy ‘admiring’ the animals from afar.
So one weekend when the Man was free for his usual golf activities, we made an impromptu trip to visit the Animal Resort. The Man was initially rather hesitant about going there, well, because the place is located in Seletar West. But the drive wasn’t all that bad, it took us about 20-25 minutes to get there by expressway.
- Head early for parking lots at The Animal Resort are rather limited. The place opens at 10am, we were there about 10.20am and there were possibly only 4-5 lots left after we parked.
- Bring along insect repellent! Spare no expense please. We put a mozzie patch on Bubba’s clothes and also applied insect repellent for her. As for the adults, we only stuck on a mozzie patch thinking just how bad it could be. The Man and I suffered mozzie bites after staying at the Animal Resort for about 40 minutes. Lesson learned the hard way I guess.
- We purchased 3 packets of animal feed for S$2 ($1 for 1 packet and $2 for 3 packets). There are various types of animal feed available from fish feed, dried bread, carrots and dried grass. We didn’t want Bubba handling with fish feed so we got items that would be easier for her to hold such as the dried bread and carrots.
The Bub was initially wary about going up to the ducks and the other farm animals to feed them. But once she saw what the other kids did, she warmed up to the idea and took small steps to attempt to feed them.
She loves reading ‘I love animals’ so the Animal Resort made for a fun learning ground for us to share with Bubba the various farm animals that simply came to life. Her eyes lit up excitedly and she squealed in joy when she could recognise some of the animals such as horse, peacock, rabbits, geese, etc.
We spent about 30 minutes at the Animal Resort with Bubba having majority of the fun chasing the little animals and attempting to feed or force-feed them. Check out the video compiled for a good laugh. 🙂 We left shortly after as the Man and I didn’t want to be ‘food’ for the mozzies. So lesson learned, bring along your insect repellent and use them liberally!
There’s also a small post selling some snacks and bottled water aside from selling the animal feed, so you could load up on simple food and drinks if you are feeling famished from all that running after the animals or the kids. Bring along spare change too and let your little ones have a go on these old-school rides at unbeatable price of $0.20 or $0.50! I don’t think rides like these cost this price anymore so let you child have a go on them.
I’m trying my hand at compiling videos of our experiences, so here’s a short one that I compiled of our little fambam trip to The Animal Resort. Enjoy! 🙂
The Animal Resort
Address: 81 Seletar West Farmway 5, Singapore 798061
Opens Mondays – Sundays, 10am to 6pm