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Family Day Out: Fun Farm at Sta. Elena, Cymplified!

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”.

feeding guinea pigs at the fun farm

feeding bunnies at fun farm

The children went horseback riding next. It was their first time! They loved it! The two little ones shared one horse.

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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?

quote at the fun farm

Afterwards, we, minus the hubby, climbed up the cart one of the carabaos pulled. It was a nice swayin’ ride!

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There was also fishing for kids who prefer water animals. That’s where we went next!

fishing at the fun farm

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.

23 Comments

  1. Entrance fee is worth it, I think. 300 and then all activities in the park is free. A good place for children to play with these animals.
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  2. Maria

    I love the feeding the animals! And the bunnies are cute. I would like to visit this one day.

  3. As much as I want to got here, I am still hesitant due to traffic that we will encounter travelling south.
    Nice place to have bonding with nature though.
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    1. Yes, it’s nice. Well, if you’re bright and early, it won’t be that jammed on the road.

  4. It’s a great time and place for family bonding! I’m sure you had a great one. Your kids are all cute and lovely! 🙂
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    1. Thanks, Nilyn!

  5. I would like to visit the place one day. Even if I already live in the province, I still live in a middle of an urban area. I still look forward to getting fresh air and just being with nature.
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  6. it isreally good that you got to spend quality time with your kids! i think from the pictures, they really enjoyed the adventure

  7. Millie

    Nice! This could be another “educational trip” for our homeschoolers! I’ve heard nice things about Santa Elena, just didn’t have time to go there, but after reading this post, I must write important information I gathered and shared it with my husband. We need to plan it so we can enjoy all the activities!
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    1. Yes, it does pay to plan it to maximize your day at the Fun Farm.

  8. Saph@frugalwifeblog

    Looks like a fun time! The guinea pigs are so cute!
    I’ve been on a zip line in the US. Lots of fun!!
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    1. I haven’t tried zipline yet! Yes, the guinea pigs are adorable!

  9. I love Fun Farm! We’re here year 2013 and we really enjoyed it. It is a nice place to bring kids and introduce them the farm life. I hope I can revisit this place in their “Balik-Bukid” event.
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    1. I have wondered about their Balik Bukid event, too. I haven’t been to it yet.

  10. Julie | www.myinktrails.com

    Hi Ceemee!

    Would you mind sharing how to go to the fun farm?
    We’re planning to visit, but we’re not sure how to get there via public transportation..eek!

    Help? 🙂
    Thanks!
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    1. I don’t remember, but these info from mymomfriday might help:
      FUN FARM at Sta. Elena
      Barrio Malitlit, Sta. Rosa Laguna
      Operating Hours: 9 am – 4 pm. By appointment only.
      For bookings and inquiries, email: holycarabao@gmail.com
      Call or text: +63920-4688785 or +63918-8886588
      Check their services, rates and FAQs here.

      Directions:
      From SLEX, southbound, take Cabuyao Exit. After tollgate, turn right.
      About 500 meters is the Sta. Elena Village Gate. Enter and follow the sign to the Fun Farm.

  11. The rabbits are so cute! Glad you had a wonderful time in the farm.
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  12. Thanks for sharing this! Actually, this was the first time I’ve heard of this Farm at Sta. Elena. It was indeed a great place to have a family day out. I’m sure my little toddler would love to visit this place also. Kids are usually amazed by different types of animals, so I’m sure all kids who would visit this farm would really have a great time! 🙂

    1. Yes, your toddler would love it!

  13. Love this great idea of fun bonding time. Nature is really inspiring specially for the young ones. -Macy
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    1. Yes, I love how God created nature to inspire us.

  14. Entrance is 300 per person and all activities are free na? Parang I want to bring the kids there.. How about food? Can you bring food inside?
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    1. Yes, all activities are free already, even the carrots! Yes, you can bring food inside. There are tables where you could eat.

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