This staycation was meant to be a total surprise for my 2 birthday angels, Jayden and Clovelle. Its their actual birthday and they had no idea where I was taking them till we reached Punggol Ranch. I wanted a place that we could all break away from the hassles of the city and have good time bonding together as a family. This 3 days 2 night stay came in time.
About Punggol Ranch:
Punggol Ranch – the Horse Oasis with rustic charm of a tranquil feel made ‘laid back’ location at the end of Punggol road. Located near the Punggol settlement and Marina Country Club, Punggol Ranch developed in year 2012 as Singapore’s very own cowboy town with option of country styled stay facilities within a riding environment comprised of 4 buildings of stables with 60 number of horses and ponies, 30 wagon & country styled furnished rooms with BBQ facilities, an indoor East Wood Hall and outdoor West Well & East Garden area for birthday parties and gathering, a JACKUDA square for horsey related art & craft, a bunny & miniature horse park, an indoor children playground, ground for archery and two choices of eatery outlets.
All ready to check in!
You will noticed that there are loads of decor details around you to be part of the country theme.
Right after I placed down my stuff, I started to go on a horse decor search. Look at how many horse related items I could find!
This was what happened when I tried to do with a wefie with Jayden and Clovelle could not help but be a part of it.
I told Clovelle that she needs to brush the horse’s teeth every morning and she went yeeks! Hahaha…
Let’s do some group shots!
Now with my 2 little birthday angels!
Happily slurping away…
Chloez could not decide on the toppings… Tough choice…
Hmm… Mango was still my favourite mummy. Wanna try?
I wanna chocolates and more chocolates…
Best time to get them to pose!
Quickly feed mummy before it melts… Clovelle (Can you be faster please?) Lol…
Mummy say Ah….
We walked over to Jackuda but it was not opened yet as it was too early. The kids was trying out all the rides and swings around it instead.
These swings brought back my childhood memories. I remembered I enjoyed swinging on these when I was young
Sisterly moments… Minus their messy hair of course.
Jayden acting cool apparently each time I told him to pose for the camera. He was on his own swing at the other end.
For a while, they looked similar which I always thought they don’t. Hahaha…
Mummy quietly enjoying my idle moments as I watched the kids playing and running around.
We’ve got a visitor shortly. Hi there! Think he looked still kinda sleepy. Good morning little one!
The kids were all looking in amazement as he was trying to scratch himself but rubbing his body against the dividers.
Look at their faces!
Chloez was the most courageous one in fact and went over to stroke the horse.
Then I could not help it too as I had always love horses.
Its Clovelle who still was so terrified for a start. I had decided to go and not to force it upon her till she’s comfortable.
Slowly making progress by touching with Chloez’s hands.
Its feeding time! Each packet of feed was just $2 for you to get close to the pony.
Clovelle decided to use an aid to feed but at least she was not so scared anymore. Its slow but a good progress.
Jayden loved animals since young so this was definitely enjoyable for him.
In case you wondering how it felt, you could feel the horse’s wet tongue trying to get the food as you extend you hand with the pack of carrots. So much for a wet kiss!
Jayden chose the Pokeman sand art as its one of his favourite cartoon character.
Rare moments of her seated so long just to complete a task. Honestly I was proud of her for finishing up this painting all by herself.
My turn to help too! We are a team!
Some ground rules before we enter.
Some other ponies in the stable.
Learning about the basics of the daily stable routines and how the staff took care of the ponies and horses inside here.
Nevertheless, the kids had fun saying hi to the ponies and horses and kept asking me to bring them back to see them again. In Singapore, it’s not a norm day setting to be with horses nor having the opportunity to be at such a close proximity and learn all about them. The ponies and horses looked well taken care off with clean stables. An educational stable tour is definitely a must try for kids of all ages.
Safety precautions come first!
Looks like she’s all ready!
Her Megawatt Smile that melts me daily…
Here we go…
She did it! Her first pony ride! Well done my baby. I am so proud of you.
Next in the queue, my boyfriend Jayden!
He was secretly hiding a smile as he got on the pony.
Also another first for my big baby!
Chloez’s turn for her ride!
My brave little gal enjoying every bit of it.
Gotta take a selfie with this cutie who gave my #faithangels their very first ride.
A kiss to say thank you! Hee hee…
Arena for the horses to run about.
Now my turn to ride. I was so excited and Jayden kept me company. He had grown so much since 10 years back. My 3.165kg baby would soon be as tall as me. Do you spot our facial similarities?
Woohoo! My turn my turn! (Photos taken by my dearest Jayden)
My safety helmet and riding boots all ready. Ponti is such a beauty.
Thank you Jill who had been ensuring my staycation fulfilling with my #faithangels. Not forgetting Punggol Ranch who made this staycation possible. We shall be back!
Activities that you could explore with your friends and families:
-beginner and advance riding lessons