This was always a problem for my friends and me – there’s not much to do for small kids in the city. We don’t have amazing parks or open spaces where they can run freely. Everything is mall-based. We’ve pretty much exhausted that. We’re members of a club where the kids get to do their sports and “cultural” activities. But I don’t want them growing up thinking life is one big country club. That’s why we got this. But it’ll take a while to build a little cottage there.
I’m so glad there’s Fun Farm at Santa Elena. This lovely place was created by Hindy Tantoco and her family – so their little kids could enjoy being around farm animals and doing things that we used to do as kids. We spent a whole day here with some friends. I’m posting a lot of photos here, so make sure you click “More…” to see all the activities and find out how to get there.
Soph, Lily and the pony ride – they must have gone around 10 times in different combinations (Sophia and Stella, Lily and Stella, plus their friends).
Stella and the teepee jungle gym.
Feeding the bunnies. The most popular activity for my girls.
They’re begging to have a pet bunny. But when Soph was two, her pet bunny died and it was traumatic!
They also fed guinea pigs.
But the bunnies were the favourites.
I did everything they did.
Joy ride at high noon.
Go ahead and get dirty, girls!! It’s good for you.
At the sandpit.
There’s always one kid who hates sand in her feet… so much like me.
I balanced on the rope across the little pond. It was harder than it looked.
The kids did the same on dry land.
Dodging giant red ants, all part of the fun.
My Lily, still dancing like no one is looking.
All the animals had names. I forgot Carabao’s name. She took a nice bath mid-afternoon.
Lily caught a fish (a few, actually). No fish were hurt in this activity. They were all put back into the pond.
Thank you for the huge open spaces.
Sophia ran to me and said she helped herd all the sheep into their cottage. I couldn’t understand what she meant ’til I saw this.
It wasn’t easy saying goodbye. Santa Elena is a beautiful place!
Fun Farm is heaven for kids and kids at heart. Bring your own snacks if you’re going. There’s a comfortable pavillion with picnic tables.
Fun Farm is located in Santa Elena Golf & Country Estate. Though it is open to the public, you will have to make advanced arrangements. It’s not on a walk-in basis. Call 0920-913-1349 for reservations. Or check out the websites of Holy Carabao and Santa Elena.