by Anne Das
Attention families of Ipoh!
Are you looking for a fun-filled and refreshing way to beat the heat? Check out Refarm Kampar, a unique recreational farm just a stone’s throw away from Ipoh. This family-friendly farm is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway with the kids, and with the heatwave currently hitting us, it’s the perfect place to cool off and enjoy some quality time in nature.
Refarm Kampar is a sprawling 26-acre oasis of nature and fun. It is surrounded by hills and forests, and is blessed with a pristine waterfall that provides clean water for the crops and animals that are raised on the farm. But it is more than just a farm.
Refarm is also a place for adventure and relaxation offering a variety of activities that cater to all ages and interests. Visitors can swim in the pools, cycle through the farm, fish, feed the animals, go on a jungle trek, paddleboat, or camp under the stars!
Ipoh Echo stumbled across a wild monkey who was completely unconcerned when we approached it for a picture. Home to a wide variety of animals, from cuddly rabbits, a herd of majestic deer, goats, chicken, geese, a proud peacock and even a curious ostrich who is not camera shy! Your kids will love feeding them and learning about their unique characteristics. And if your family is more into adventure, Refarm also offers jungle trekking trails that will take you through the lush surrounding forests, where you’ll discover hidden streams and a beautiful waterfall.
One unique feature of Refarm Kampar is that visitors can bring their own food. There is a small fee for outside food, but it is well worth it to have a picnic by the pool with food cooked by mom. As Mr. Patrick Liew, Managing Director of Refarm says, “We want our guests to feel at home here. We want them to have the freedom to choose what they eat and how they spend their time. We want them to have a truly unique and memorable experience.”
But for those who don’t want the hassle of bringing food in, they have got you covered. The park sublet their restaurant to a new business owner, Sharifah Restaurant, which offers a range of ‘halal’ local and western dishes. The restaurant also provides catering services for events and parties. Their family set meals are the real deal! It’s located at the entrance of Refarm just before the ticket counter.
Mr. Liew expressed his excitement over the latest addition to the park, “Our new mini water park is a hit with families, especially kids who love the slides and splash pads. We want to create a fun and safe environment for everyone to enjoy.”
The mini water park boasts various slides and water fun, which is a well-received addition to the park’s existing four pools, catering to both young children and adults. The best part? The water park is included in the entrance fee, making it an affordable and fun activity for families.
Speaking of affordability, Refarm’s entrance fee is a steal at RM15 per person (2 years and above), which includes access to almost all the facilities and activities in the park. There are well placed directions signages all over the park with clear explanations on almost everything. And there are many kiosks set up all over the park selling cold drinks, ice cream and chilled fresh fruits if you need it.
Mr. Liew also shared his vision for Refarm, “We want to create an all-inclusive experience for families, where they can stay overnight, enjoy various activities, and even hold events such as weddings and company retreats. That’s why we have a range of accommodations available, from the hotel to the hilltop villas, and even a camping ground for those who prefer a more adventurous stay.”
Yes, you read that right, Refarm offers various accommodations for visitors. The hotel is perfect for those who prefer the comfort of air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms, while the farm stay dormitory is great for those on a budget. The Villa stays and Hilltop Villa on the other hand, provide a luxurious and comfortable stay with a stunning view of the park and beyond. For those who prefer the great outdoors, the camping ground is available for tents.
So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen and swimsuits, and head on over to Refarm for some fun and adventure with the whole family. For more details visit their website www.refarm.com.my or call 012-502-6115.