With the summer holidays nearly here, we’re sure most parents have that one burning question on their minds – How do we keep our kids ‘entertained’!? Yes, there will be negotiations on screen time and over-playing of video games, but even so, there is definitely room to spare to go exploring. So, to make things easy for you – we’ve drawn up outdoor activities to keep those grey cells active and restless hands occupied. Our suggestion? Head out to Kranji Countryside – home to Singapore’s few but fabulous farms.

Luckily for us urbanites, many farms have year-round tours to give adults as well as kids a hands-on experience to ‘farm life’. For the summer holidays, there are even specially planned activities for children at the ever-popular Bollywood Veggies.

Here’s a cherry-picking from all that is happening. To start off, we are highlighting special events in June – block your calendars! Further below, we’ve arranged experiences ranging from flora to fauna to food.  Do keep in mind, if you’re going ‘out of your way’ to get there; it’s definitely going to be a half day or more affair. So don’t hurry it, take your time and enjoy getting up and close with nature!

Most of the activities are-walk in (cash only). We’ve highlighted events where prior registration is needed.

Special Events

Full day events planned by Bollywood Veggies in June 2019.

# Warriors’ Holiday Camp

Warriors Camp
Warriors’ Holiday Camp @ Bollywood Veggies

This camp is designed for the young ones to experience and explore nature and be truly inspired by it! From paddy planting to outdoor cooking, coffee painting and kampung play – the day is packed with fun activities.

Suitable for 5 to 12 years old

Note: It is recommended that children 6 and below be accompanied by a parent or elder sibling. Parents are welcome to join their children by purchasing a parent-child ticket at a discounted rate.

Date: Saturday, 1 June 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm (8 hours)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $98/child$148/child-parent (Registration compulsory. To book, click here. Get more details here)

# Rainbow Farm Day

Exploring the Farm
Exploring the farm on Rainbow Farm Day @ Bollywood Veggies

This family Sunday at Bollywood Veggies celebrates diversity – and gives you a chance to try farm-based activities, great farm to table food, and even some artisanal shopping at the Rainbow Farmers’ Market!

Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm 

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: Free Entry to Farm and Farmer’s Market │ $ 12 – $25 for Activities and Workshops

(To register, click here. Walk-ins allowed if not sold out, cash only. More details here)

List of Activities and Workshops

~ Rainbow Farm Tour│45 mins│10am,11am,2pm & 3pm│$12 per person (Children 6 and below free)

~ Paddy Planting│30 mins│10.45am and 11.45am│$12 per person (Parents can accompany children for free)

~ Recycled Rainbow Bento Sprouting│30 mins│12pm and 2pm│$15 per bento

~ Eating the Rainbow Health Workshop│45 mins│12.30pm and 1.30pm│$25 per person (Children 6 and below free)

~ Rainbow Terrarium Making│45 mins│11am, 1pm and 3pm│$25 per terrarium

Flora │Green Thumbs in Action

Bollywood Veggies has a whole bunch of activities planned for the young botanists to give them hands on experience with plants.

# Make Terrariums or Pot a Plant

Terrarium Workshop
Terrarium Making @ Bollywood Veggies

Want to take a piece of nature home with you? These activities are the ticket! Learn how to make a terrarium – a mini garden landscape in a small container. Or take the chance to get your hands muddy when you pot a plant. Either way, you get to take home a keepsake to nurture, and brighten up your home!

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019 (Except 23 June)

Time: 11am to 1.30pm (Wednesday to Friday) │ 10am to 2pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $25/terrarium ; $10/potted plant [Adults can accompany kids for free]

# Art with Nature

Art with Nature
Art with Nature @ Bollywood Veggies

Get using what nature has to offer – seeds, dried leaves, pressed flowers, broken twigs, pebbles and much more.

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019 (Except 23 June)

Time: 11am to 1.30pm (Wednesday to Friday) │ 10am to 2pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $5/bookmark$10/banner$15/tote bag [Adults can accompany kids for free]

# Paddy Planting

paddy planting at Bollywood Veggies
Paddy planting @ Bollywood Veggies

We all love our rice but do we know where it comes from and what effort it takes to grow it? Here’s your chance to appreciate the hard work farmers put in by learning how to plant paddy. Better yet, there’s fun in the education as you wade in the mud to get the job done!

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019 (Except 23 June)

Time: 1pm (Wednesday to Friday) │ 11am and 1pm (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $12/person 

Fauna│Up Close with creatures BIG and small

How can any farm adventure be complete without meeting some interesting creatures?

# Frog Quest

Frog Quest
Frog Quest @ Jurong Frog Farm

It’s time to explore – check your gear (gumboots and map); get your ammunition (frog feed for safe passage) and look for the hidden clues (stamps) throughout the farm. Wrap up in 10 minutes or get inspired to ‘hop around’ for a bit longer!

The activity includes catch-a-frog (includes rental 1 set of gumboots/net), 1 novelty frog pen, 1 frog/fish feeding box, 1 free spin for mystery gift (on completing all station activities)

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019

Time: 9am to 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday and Public Holidays)

Venue: Jurong Frog Farm (56 Lim Chu Kang, Lane 6, Singapore 719164)

Cost: $15/person

# Goat Milking and Feeding

Goat Feeding
Goat Feeding @ Hay Dairies Goat Farm

Get up close and personal with Mr. Goat at Singapore’s only goat farm. You can view how milking happens, feed a goat and get a taste of the delicious goat milk popsicles!

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019

Time: Milking sessions (viewing only) 9am to 10.30am Goat Feeding 9am and 4pm (Wednesday to Monday)

Venue: Hay Dairies Goat Farm (3 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4, Singapore 718859)

Cost: $5/pack of hay

Food │Farm to Table Experience

Farm time is sure to whet your appetite: either the exploring will make you hungry…or you’ll learn about food and get hungry! Good news is, if you’re at the farm, grabbing a bite of the fresh produce is a delight!

# Onigiri Making Workshop

onigiri workshop Bollywood veggies
Onigiri making @ Bollywood Veggies

Young chefs can start their culinary journey with learning how to make the Japanese Onigiri – one rice ball at a time!

Date: 1 to 30 June, 2019 (Except 23 June)

Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm (Friday)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $25/person [Adults can accompany kids for free]

# Eight Gingers Workshop

gingers
Eight Gingers Workshop @ Bollywood Veggies

Yes, there are EIGHT varieties of gingers and this is your chance to get to know all about them – taste, aroma, colour, heat as well as usage in food and natural remedies. Learn how to make tonics and teas using ginger to help manage ailments like colds, fever, indigestion and joint pain.

Suitable for 12 years and above

Date: Sunday, 9 June 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm (2 hours)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $45/person (Registration compulsory. To book, click here. Get more details here)

# Pink Harvest Cookout

This farm-to-table cookout session begins with a 30-minute farm tour. Participants are then put to work for their supper – they first forage and harvesting pink rojak flowers, and then cook them into healthy dishes under guidance of culinary experts.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019

Time: 10am to 1pm (3 hours)

Venue: Bollywood Veggies (100 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore 719026)

Cost: $45/person$80/couple (Registration compulsory. To book, click here)

Getting to Kranji Countryside

If not driving, you can choose to take the Kranji Countryside Express from Kranji MRT Berth 3 to explore the farms. The bus stops at multiple locations and one can hop on and off as required. Do retain your ticket if you plan to use the bus the entire day. The bus schedule is available here.

Cost: $3/head/roundtrip

Food Options: Poison Ivy (the bistro at Bollywood Veggies) opens at 8am and takes orders till 4.30pm on weekdays and 5.30pm on weekends and PH. Closed Mon and Tues.

***Secondsguru believes in transparency; hence our disclosure here that this is a sponsored article. We work only with those brands that share our planet-friendly ethos, and Bollywood Adventures Pte Ltd wears that label well. Though this content is paid for, the opinions expressed are our honest opinions, and the article was created without editing or dictation by the brand.

We would also like to mention that as Bollywood Veggies is celebrating diversity in the month of June, the Pink Harvest Cookout and Rainbow Farm Day welcomes LGBT families, friends and allies all alike. ***

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