My wish to visit this Fun Farm at Sta. Elena in Laguna came true when we headed to the South one day. I thought it would be fun to let the children experience being outdoors and on a farm. They like animals. Never mind that there were carabao dung piles scattered about, it’s quite fun and funny for them, actually. My kids, they laugh at even mere mention of poop!
Our first stop was the bunny and guinea pig feeding area. The fluffy creatures were so adorable! I missed my pet rabbits. There was also a time I wanted a guinea pig for a pet. But, now that we have two dogs, I don’t even dream of adding to the “brood”.
The children went horseback riding next. It was their first time! They loved it! The two little ones shared one horse.
While the two horses walked (with the assistance of their aides), hubby and I walked, too, following them and stepping over huge carabao manure. Taking in the very natural feel of the place with lots of trees and dried leaves crunching under our shoes, I saw these quotes hanging around. Nice reminders, aren’t they?
Afterwards, we, minus the hubby, climbed up the cart one of the carabaos pulled. It was a nice swayin’ ride!
There was also fishing for kids who prefer water animals. That’s where we went next!
Sorry there was no photo of the tilapia that the kids borrowed! Just so they could see the fish up close.
Other activities that had our attention were the boat ride, the hanging bridges leading in and out of some wooden tepee-like structures, the seesaw and the covered playground in a sandbox for small children because of the size of the slide, swing, etc. I wanted to grab some snacks from Holy Carabao and drink yummy milk on the picnic benches, but the sun was setting already. I think we could have enjoyed more activities and tried organic goodies if we arrived in the morning. The farm guides there kept insisting we try the zipline. Maybe next time!
Visiting The Fun Farm was a wonderful experience and gave my children an idea of what happens on a farm. Well, this mostly gave them an idea of what animals could be found on a farm, and not the food-producing aspect of it. Yet! Around an hour and a half away from Manila, for 300Php a person, this place provides an escape for city-dwellers and for kids to flex their muscles.