Finally, into the last installment of my review on UK Argo Farm. Sorry for having so many posts, the kids have so much fun that we think this should be documented down properly.
The following day is F&E (Free and Easy) day, there is no guided tour, but there are still activities to fill up half a day before we check out of the chalet.
As mention, breakfast is included as part of the stay. Again, we found the food a tad on the oily side but still edible. We were served fried bee hoon, eggs and samosa. For drinks there were coffee and milo with goat milk. You bet the girl enjoyed the milo lots.
After the kids had their breakfast, we allow them to run around at the back “garden” beside the canteen. It’s so great to see the kids running around in the open. They enjoyed themselves, while we continue to have our slow breakfast.
The boy has been bugging us to let him go on the pony ride when he saw it’s available since our arrival at the farm. And so we paid RM15 to fulfill his little dream.
The ride is not long. I think at most 10 minutes. The kids were put onto a little pony, and the staff will bring the pony around the area. It’s quite safe and nothing exciting. The boy actually asked us if the pony can go a little faster. Well, I guess we have to work harder to bring the boy to real horse riding in countries like New Zealand, where the horse can really gallop in nature.
There were some old school swings just beside the pony riding area. How can the kids resist them right? Especially when it’s so different from the rubber seats we get in Singapore.
Remember we still have a packet of feeds left? Well, don’t forget to bring them out the next day. Cause it’s here at the entrance of the mini zoo that you get to use them to feed the chickens. And the chickens are certainly hungrier than the ostriches. The kids have fun throwing the grains and watching the chickens peck on them.
This is at the end of the “cornered area” of the farm, walking distance from the main lobby. The area is not very big and can be completed within 15 minutes. But because most of the animals were free ranging, the boy likes it lots and spend quite some time there. He was asking for more after we completed two rounds, but I have to reject him as the rest of the family has gone back and we are rushing to check-out so as to avoid the jam at the causeway.
We were given free Potong ice-cream as part of the stay. We decide to redeem it after our mini-zoo walk, as we were feeling quite hot. As you guess it, the ice-creams were made from goat’s milk. Initially, I dare not try it, but I saw how the boy ate without complain, I knew the smell wasn’t strong. And true enough there wasn’t much smell. But disclaimer, I ate the durain flavor, which I think should have the strongest smell to cover whatever that is from the goat’s milk.
With that we ended our short 2 day tour of the farm. Actually, if you go down early, you can complete the farm in a day. But we didn’t want to make the rush and chose to stay over. We didn’t take their lunch too, as we find their food a tad oily and we wish to head home earlier to avoid any weekend jam at the causeway.
Have you visited the farm before? Let us know how you find it. Or do you know of any other farm that is near to Singapore. Tell us by leaving a comment, we will like to visit it. T.I.A.
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