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Sassy Mama Field Trips: Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm

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Calling all the pineapple lovers out there!

At Go Green Organic Farm, you can see how these deliciously sweet fruits are grown and try some pineapple delicacies (naturally!). Plus, there are open spaces, playgrounds and activities aplenty. A day out here ticks a lot of boxes — getting back to nature, animals to pet and lots of room for the kids to run around.

Read more: Hong Kong Farm Visits: Where To Go To Pick Your Own

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Animals To See At Go Green

As soon as you enter the farm you’ll see a pen with goats and another with rabbits. You can buy little cups of animal food for $30 so the kids can get up close (the animals are fed carrot sticks or similar, so please don’t pick weeds or plants to feed them!).

Seeing alpacas in Hong Kong was certainly a bit of a surprise! Go Green is almost as famous for these long-necked fluffy friends as they are for the pineapples.  The staff we saw certainly attended to them with care and kids and adults who want to enter the pen to feed them are well supervised. Do note that it is an extra cost ($60) to enter the alpaca enclosure.

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Play Equipment

If we’re being honest, after months of playground closures, our kids were most excited about swings, slides and trampolines! There are two play areas in the park, the Kids Zone and the Grass Playground.

In the Kids Zone, you’ll find some small swings, a big (pineapple-shaped) sandpit, an undercover area with a magnetic toy fishing pond as well as lego and sand tables. Next to this is a bouncy castle and trampoline. Adult supervision is definitely required as there weren’t really any staff monitoring the number of kids getting involved (or at least there weren’t on our visit). There are some picnic tables and chairs overlooking the equipment so you can take a break close to the action as needed.

Over in the grasslands, there’s plenty of room for little ones to stretch their legs as well as more playground equipment. It is in the full sunshine so make sure you’ve all got your hats and sunscreen on!

Read more: The Best Outdoor Playgrounds And Parks In Hong Kong

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Kids’ Activities At Go Green Organic Farm

Throughout the park, there are activity stations to keep little hands busy. The adult ticket includes a DIY leather keyring which you can emboss with a pineapple or alpaca (of course!) and a voucher to make a small painted pineapple keepsake.

If you organise a group visit in advance you could also arrange for more structured activities ranging from guided tours to hands-on farming.

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Pineapples And Other Farm Crops

As you’d expect, you’ll see plenty of pineapples growing here at Go Green Organic Farm! You’ll also see some community gardens with a variety of other fruits, vegetables and flowers which are lovely to walk through. See if your kids can guess what’s growing!

Sassy Mama tip: While you can buy fresh pineapple from the store to take home (or devour immediately!) you won’t be able to pick your own.

Cost Of Tickets To Go Green Organic Farm

Adults: $150 which includes entry, DIY painting activity and leather keyring making as well as a pineapple blessing to hang on the blessing tree.

Kids (aged 3 to 12 years): $100 which includes entry to the park, admission to the play equipment, trampoline, sandpit, bouncy castle, toy fishing and lego.

Kids under 3: free

Entry to alpacas: $60 per person (regardless of age) to enter the pen and feed the alpacas.

Read more: The Best Indoor Play Centres And Playgrounds In Hong Kong

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Practical Information

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm, every day.

Food and drinks: There’s a small store selling cold drinks, snacks and souvenirs, but you can also bring your own food in. It is definitely worth treating the kids (and mum and dad!) to some fresh pineapple and homemade pineapple ice-cream, but also worth bringing your own lunch if staying longer.

Toilets: There are plenty of portable toilets on site. They are basic but kept clean and tidy. There is also a simple nursing room with a toilet and a chair (which could be used as a changing area), again in a portable room.

Insects: You are well and truly on a farm in the New Territories so if you or your little ones easily attract the mosquitoes, make sure you pack the repellant! It is sold in the store if you forget to pack yours.

Weather: We visited mid-September and it was sweltering. There’s not much shade so be sure to pack your sunscreen, hats and plenty of water. Likewise, there’s not much cover if it rains and the grounds (especially near the play equipment) can get muddy. Pack a change of clothes for the kids just in case.

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How To Get To Go Green Organic Pineapple Farm

MTR: Take the MTR to Kam Sheung Road on the West Rail Line. Take Exit A and it is a short walk to the farm. From Hong Kong MTR station the journey is around 35 minutes with a change at Nam Cheong.

Uber/ Taxi: About 35 to 40 minutes from Hong Kong Island. An Uber will cost around $300 to $350. The destination should be Kam Sheung Road MTR station.

Driving: There is parking for $11 per hour during the week and $12 per hour on weekends at Kam Sheung Road MTR station.

Sassy Mama tip: Don’t follow Google Maps to walk from the station to the farm. There is construction work in between the station and the walkway to the farm which makes it a little confusing. Take Exit A, cross at the pedestrian crossing and take the walkway to Kam Ho Road. Cross the road and you’ll see a tunnel that passes under the highway. Go Green provides photo instructions to help.

Go Green Organic Farm, Si Pai Shek, Kam Tin, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, 5579 2178, [email protected]www.gogreenlife.com.hk

Read more: The Best Museums In Hong Kong To Visit With Kids

Featured image courtesy of Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Go Green Organic Farm via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Go Green Organic Farm via Facebook, image 5 courtesy Go Green Organic Farm via of Facebook, all other images courtesy of Jess Mizzi.

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