Planning for a last summer hurrah for your restless kiddos? You might want to consider visiting the Fun Farm at Sta. Elena in Cabuyao, Laguna.
When I learned that my daughter’s school included Sta. Elena Fun Farm in their educational field trip itinerary, I immediately signed her up.
I wanted Cesca to breathe some fresh air and experience something different from our usual weekend mall outings. It’s always been a concern for me that children nowadays are glued to their tablets, not really mobile and active.
With it’s wide open green spaces, the Fun Farm at Sta. Elena is indeed a natural playground where kids (and adults) can explore and have a taste of the farm life.
They have a variety of enriching activities for the kids that’ll make them forget about their high tech gadgets and devices for a while.
They have a mini petting zoo where the kids can interact freely with the animals. Cesca and her classmates enjoyed feeding the rabbits and guinea pigs with carrots.
There’s also a well-maintained pond where kids can go boating or fishing.
Sta. Elena Fun Farm also offers horse back riding and carabao cart rides. The cart ride was a hit to the city kids since this is a totally new experience for them.
Aside from the wide ground where they tirelessly ran around on , the kids also enjoyed the obstacle course and zip line which was the highlight of the day for my daughter.
We were worried that she might be scared to try the zip line but our big Ate surprised us when she agreed to jump. We weren’t able to take a decent photo of her on the zip line but we have video! haha!
Some tips for when you’ll visit the place:
- There are plenty of picnic tables available so you can bring your own food and drinks.
- Dress appropriately since it’s outdoor. Remember to put on sunblock!
- It’s best to call ahead for appointment as no walk ins are allowed. This is to control the number of visitors coming in.
- Entrance free per head is Php 300. This includes unlimited access to all the activities.
- Children below 2 years old are free.
- They are open from 9AM to 5PM.
Just a few hours drive away from the metro, I highly recommend the Fun Farm at Sta. Elena as a fun alternative to your usual summer destination. Let the kids run, be loud and dirty, it’ll be a priceless memory for them.