Balik Bukid



I remember many of you loved my entry on Fun Farm at Santa Elena. It really is a lovely place for kids an kids at heart. My friend Hindy Tantoco manages this place with her family. I adore their lifestyle in Santa Elena. It’s what many of us dream of – fresh air, organic produce, lots of open space for children. I love that they are able to share this beautiful place with many people. And on May 27th, we can all discover the simple joys of country living in Santa Elena.


After we went to Fun Farm with my kids’ friends, we convinced Stella’s preschool to do their field trip here.


Simple joys.


BBukid Flyer


On May 27, Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate, a golf course and residential community in Laguna, is opening its gates to host its first Balik Bukid Country Fair. They’re preparing a lot of activities for the family – holistic fun, recreation and entertainment. I hope they have fresh guyabano juice from Holy Carabao because it was really good the last time I was there.


Activities include saddling up a horse, horseback riding, fishing, feeding the cows, climbing trees, and chasing chickens.


And carabao-cart rides


Obstacle 1
They’ve added more thrilling activities like off-road biking, interactive trekking, an outdoor obstacle course, rope courses, a big trampoline, a sprinkler playground, and other bukid games. Photo from Balik Bukid.


Cow Sled Ride
Photo from Balik Bukid.


The teepee. Photo from Balik Bukid.


The 1st Balik Bukid Country Fair will also feature local craftsmen and hip designers selling earth-friendly creations for apparel, accessories and home decor. And to cap off the country-style festivity, guest artists will be serenading families with acoustic vibes. There will also be healthy and organic cuisines.

For more information, kindly visit our Facebook fanpage at You can you reach Sta. Elena Golf & Country Estate by taking Cabuyao exit along SLEX.



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  • kaloka

    I miss life in the province =)

  • Cecille Espiritu

    Hi Ms. Daphne,

    I’m Cecille Espiritu of Stratworks, Inc. one of the PR & Marketing agency here in the Phils. We have a client that will conduct a media event this June 6, may I know if your available to be our event host for this event. You can contact me for more details 893-7472. Thanks.

  • Mae

    Hello, Ms. Daphne.

    May we know if you have photos of the Balik Bukid event?  If yes, could we ask you to upload them?

    Best Regards!


  • Anonymous

    Hi Daphne! Thank you so much for posting about this.  It’s through your blog that I learned about Sta. Elena and then this event.  We were at Balik Bukid last Sunday and had a great time.