Suppose you grew up in a concrete jungle. In that case, the only opportunity you can get close to farm animals is probably during your trip.
If you are going on a family trip, that’s the more reason you should be going to a petting zoo or animal farm, so your kids would know what an animal looks like in real life.
Here are 4 Johor animal farms and Johor petting zoos to visit when you are on a family trip to enrich your children’s childhood. But, more importantly – memorable, quality family time!
- Desaru Ostrich Farm
- HS Farmstay in Muar
- UK Farm in Kluang
- RMZ Petting Land in Kluang
Desaru Ostrich Farm
(Alt text: The exterior to Desaru Ostrich Farm | 1 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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With more than 200 ostriches on the farm, this is the largest ostrich farm among all the animal farms in Johor. If Johor Bahru is your starting point, traveling here would take roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes.
This Ostrich Farm is behind a one-story barn in a small village, so do not be surprised when you don’t see any signboard. Also, the entrance does not look like a typical attraction entrance.
Upon arrival, you will have to pay the entrance fee, and you can buy some grains and vegetables to feed the animals. After that, you can freely roam around the farm and provide the ostriches veges if you buy some.
Baby ostriches, known as chicks, are sheltered in the barn. You are not allowed to feed them, but you can pet them if you want to.
Most of the ostriches are placed in their respective confinements by age groups. Don’t be afraid if you see some ostriches walking around you. They are friendly and would not attack you at all! If an ostrich is walking toward you, it’s plausible that they are hungry and you are holding their favorite food.
Other than the ostrich, this animal farm in Johor has goats, a horse, and other bird animals. If you buy some corns, you can feed them to the goats. There is also an ostrich for children to experience ostrich riding!
We recommend not wearing any shining/blinking accessories, as they might attract the attention of the ostriches and mistake them for food. Furthermore, the farm is covered in sand because it is very close to the sea, ideal for wearing sports shoes, so it’s easier to move around.
(Alt text: Two people feeding ostriches in Desaru Ostrich Farm | 1 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Operation hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.
Price: RM 20 (Adult); RM 12 (Child); free entrance for 1 year old kid and below.
Address: Jalan Telok Ramunia, Kampung Changi, 81600 Pengerang, Johor.
HS Farmstay in Muar
(Alt text: A signature building in HS Farmstay in Muar | 2 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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This family-friendly Johor animal farm is on the Northern edge of Johor. So whether you are crossing over to Malacca or coming to Johor from the Northern part of Malaysia, you should go here with your family to enjoy some quality time.
HS Farmstay is built for children to learn about nature appreciation and get closer to the animals. Inside this spacious farm stay, you will find a mini zoo to hang out with animals and a kid-friendly waterpark, among other activities provided.
You can find swans, horses, deers, porcupines, parrots, iguanas, foxes, raccoons, and many other animals inside the mini zoo. A knowledge panel is set up for each animal to learn more about them when you interact with them.
The waterpark is a vast area, and you can find some smaller pools built around it. Each pool has a different depth, and the waterpark has enough facilities for kids to spend up to hours of fun here.
If you are here for the waterpark, we recommend packing your meal. You could easily spend up to 3-4 hours if you bring children here, so make sure you prepare well.
There are accommodations for a more extended stay, and you can still visit this animal farm in Johor even if you are here to spend a few hours. There are four types of accommodation ranging from 6 to 40 occupants to fit your group size if you decide to stay overnight.
There are many other activities, including barbeque, fishing, karaoke, and more. Then, of course, you can take your child to their simple horse riding activity or treat yourself to their relaxing fish spa.
(Alt text: Deers and goats in HS Farmstay in Muar | 2 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Operation hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm daily.
Price: RM 20 (Adult); RM 15 (Child); Free entrance for 3 years old and below.
Address: PTD 4116, Parit Pajar, Jalan Kesang, 84000 Muar, Johor.
UK Farm in Kluang
(Alt text: Entrance to UK Farm in Kluang | 3 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Surrounded by lush forest trees, UK Farm is established on the outskirt of Kluang to provide serenity and fun for all visitors. Who would have thought a roughly 30 minutes drive from the center of Kluang could be so peaceful and relaxing.
UK Farm is a reputable agro resort in Johor with over 100 acres of grazing land. It is the largest sheep and goat farm in Malaysia. They provide accommodation for visitors to have a wholly authentic farm experience, with various activities to make your trip here memorable.
Whether you are here for a few days or a few hours, you wouldn’t want to miss out on their interactive activities. For example, if you are bringing kids, they can try out pony riding or feed the horse for the first time.
Run around the sheep den to complete a 3-minute challenge catching a goat through team effort. Then, visit a rabbits park, mini zoo, chicken den, and many more animal fairs to have an eventful day.
Besides animal-themed activities, you can also participate in hydroponic planting to learn how plants can thrive without soil but only water and fruit plucking activity!
If you prefer an effortless exploration, you may want to consider their 30 minutes Horse Carting activity. Their horse cart will take you on a sightseeing route to enjoy the scenery. At the same time, you check out some of their establishments, including a goat shed, meadow, ostrich enclosure, and more.
There are so many activities and packages to choose from, so make sure you take your time to explore the options on their website.
All activities depend on availability, so you will want to make some inquiries and make an appointment first. It would be a shame to be disappointed during a fun trip.
(Alt text: Hourse carting view inside UK Farm in Kluang | 3 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Operation hours: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.
Price: RM 30 – RM 300 and more, depending on activities chosen.
Call: +607-759 7555 / +6013 – 722 2299
Address: Plot 8, Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Bonus: RMZ Petting Land in Kluang
(Alt text: People interacting with the exotic animals inside RMZ Petting Land in Kluang | 4 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Here’s a bonus open-spaced petting zoo in Kluang. This Johor petting zoo is in Gunung Lambak, very close to Gunung Lambak Water Park, and around 30 minutes drive from UK Farm.
Unlike the other petting zoos in Johor, you pay a small entrance fee to interact with exotic animals.
Most exotic animals consist of different types of snakes and parrots, including Pythons, Cockatiels, True Parrots, and more. Of course, you will find some farm animals like rabbits and tortoises, too.
The animals are in their respective space, so there’s enough space for visitors to feed or take a picture with them. All animals here are friendly and harmless towards humans, so make sure you treat them gently with kindness and do not provoke them.
(Alt text: A parrot standing on an arm of a kid in RMZ Petting Land in Kluang | 4 of 4 Johor Animal Farms & Petting Zoo to Visit)
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Operation hours: 9:45 am – 5:45 pm Friday – Sunday (Close every Monday – Thursday).
Price: RM5 (Adult); RM3 (Child)
Call/WhatsApp: 012-722 5044
Address: Gunung Lambak, Kampung Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin, 86000 Kluang, Johor.
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