One of my good friends invited us for an impromptu play date with her kids at the Sta. Elena Farm over in Cabuyao, Laguna. The Fun Farm boasts of being a natural playground the kids and adults alike will enjoy. They have a wide range of activities for the old and young such as a small petting zoo where you can feed the animals, picnic areas, a giant sandbox, fishing in a lagoon, horse-back riding, zip-line and carabao pulled-cart riding.
Since we live in the South, it was an easy drive which took us less than an hour. We paid for the day tour package which is around PHP350 per head. If you plan to go, better call them ahead of time and make a reservation. Going into the property, you will be stopped at the gatehouse and your reservation verified first before you are allowed to enter.
We brought our own packed lunch for the day although you can also order from the restaurant at the country club if you prefer. Just make sure to order early since it takes some time for them to cook the food and bring it over. The country club and the fun farm aren’t exactly near each other. We took a look at the menu and it was reasonable. I’m just not sure about the taste. They have a small pavilion where you can eat your packed lunch. There are also some picnic tables scattered in the grounds.
Our kids enjoyed a number of activities such as animal feeding, fishing, going into a giant sandbox where they can ride swings or climb rope ladders/nets and just be kids. The property is quite large and there is a lot of space to roam. It did not feel crowded at all.
What we found nice about the place is that it made you forget about technology and gave the kids a great experience just enjoying the various physical activities they had available and just enjoying nature. Made us reminisce about how simple life was back when we were kids and there weren’t a lot of gadgets around. It was quite relaxing and at one point we even laid a playmat on the ground under the trees just enjoying the feel of being away from the city.
Some of the other more popular attractions were the horse-back riding. They had miniature horses and large horses which could carry kids and adults alike. Our daughter loved riding the miniature horse 🙂 I just loved the look on her face when she got on. She was so happy and it wasn’t scary for her. There was also a carabao-pulled cart which we tried and we had a quick ride around a short course. It was fun for the kids since it was the first time they ever rode a carabao.
The zip-line was of course a crowd-drawer and there was quite a long line. What made it nice was that two people could swing at any one time and you got two tries 🙂 It was a nice activity to have for both parents and kids. Too bad we had to abandon the attempt because just when it was our turn, it suddenly rained! We had to rush all the way back to the pavilion 😦
Here are some of the other photos from our day tour:
We enjoyed the experience immensely and it’s something we really recommend for families with kids. It’s a short drive away plus you can bring your own food. The minimal day tour fee is well worth it because you can already enjoy all of the activities they have to offer.
Till we meet again Fun Farm!
If you would like to try out the day tour at the Sta. Elena Fun Farm, please contact Ms. Wilma Villoso through Mobile No. +639209131349 or Landline No. +6328868686. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.