Let The Kids Play Real Life Farmville At These Five Farms Around Bangalore

Buzzing posted on 04 April

Ten-Second Takeaway

Fancy a day out in the lap of nature? Take some time to spend it at any of these lovely fruit-picking farms in and around Bangalore. From chikoo, litchi and arecanuts to rose apples, papaya and mangoes, your kids will never leave. Plus, they’ll understand that fruits and veggies don’t come from the super market but from the Earth! Here are five farms in and around Bangalore, perfect for fruit and vegetable picking with the children.

The Farm, Bannerghatta Road

At The Farm on Bannerghatta road, kids can forage, pick wild greens, flowers and fruit, learn to find food in unlikeliest of places, plant a new patch of ginger, dig turmeric out of the ground and come back home with bags full of chikkoos, papayas, litchi and some wonderful edible greens like pandan and bay leaves.

Apart from this, they can play with the ducks, sheep, geese, rabbits, hens and the dogs. The Great Danes and the puppies are a huge hit with the children! There is also water play and the children can discover the farm library as well and curl up with a book on the hammock.

Children are usually advised to bring a spare set of clothes, water, bug spray, caps and a few other things. Food may also be provided. The Farm also conducts a fantastic variety of weekend classes. Open every weekend for private parties, picnics and children’s parties.

Where: Address: 19th KM Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore.

Contact:  +91-9980661706

Find them on Facebook here.

Homestays

19th KM Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru

Chiguru, Kanakapura Taluk

Located in Kanakapura Taluk, Chiguru is a 25-acre farm that grows a wide variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, fruit trees { including bananas, mangos, coconuts, arecanuts, rose apples and lemons} and more. Chiguru is being converted into a fully organic farm. Children can pick more than 30 seasonal fruits, pet animals, stay on farm visits, cycle, go on mango tours and more. They also curate group visits for children and expose them to organic farming in a fun way. Bird watching, cycling and farm stays are also popular here.

The farm is open to daytrips and overnight stays for groups, families and corporate parties. A Green Venture also curates some fantastic visits to the farm. Check them out here.

Where: Dodduru, Therubeedi Village, Maralawadi Hobli, Kanakapura Taluk

Contact: +91 9845258575

Check out the website here. Find them on Facebook here.

NGOs

Dodduru, Therubeedi Village, Maralawadi Hobli, Kanakapura Taluk, Bilikal Forest, Karnataka

The Green Path – Sukrishi Farm, Chikmaranahalli

Located in Nelamangala, Sukrishi is an organic farm that is spread across 40 acres of land. Home to hundreds of trees and crops, the farm also has animals and birds in their natural habitats. Children can pick vegetables and learn all about organic farming, find out how honey is made, meet the farm animals, garden with their hands and learn plenty about nature and vegetable farming. Their farm space is expansive, beautiful and their man-made ponds store rain and are a wonder to behold.

Where: Chikmaranahalli, Karnataka 562123

Contact: 080 42664777

Check them out on Facebook here.

Homestays

Chikmaranahalli, Karnataka

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Aditi Farms, Off Kanakapura Road

A chemical-free farm that is cultivated using Vedic agricultural methods, Aditi Farms grows more than 100 varieties of heirloom vegetables. Children can also see a huge collection of indigenous vegetables. They can pluck, learn about food through a walk at the farm, explore gardening and even visit a greenhouse nursery. From kale and cherry tomatoes to basil to heritage plants of all varieties, children can pluck and toss their own salads! Hariyalee conducts curated tours of the farm. Aditi Farms does not host birthday parties but group visits are possible.

Where: Off Kanakapura Road, 5km from Art of Living Ashram

Contact: +919886400312

Find them on Facebook here.

Gardening Stores

Aditi Farms, Near Gulakamale, Off Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru

Silver Oak Farms, Nandi Hills

A picturesque organic farm situated at the foot of the Nandi Hills, Silver Oak Farm is open to groups of children and families on weekends and also on public holidays. The farm grows its own vegetables, fruits and herbs, and depending on the time of harvest, fruit picking activities can be organised for the children.

If you are planning a visit, you should book well in advance. Fruit picking is available only during certain seasons of the year.

Where: Sultanpet Village, Nandi Post Office, Nandi Hills, Karnataka 562103

Contact: +91-9845652267

Find them on Facebook here.

Homestays

Nandi Valley, Sultanpet Village, Distt. Chickaballapur, Karnataka

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