16 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Manila & Nearby: Outdoor, Zoos, Hotels & Resorts

16 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Manila & Nearby: Outdoor, Zoos, Hotels & Resorts

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Many kids in the Philippines have been stuck at home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, staying indoors can take a toll on them, especially on their well-being. So, to help you and your child safely wander outdoors and get a breath of fresh air, we've compiled a list of places you can go to where kids are allowed or that accept minors and practice proper safety measures. 

 

 


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In this article, we've also included South and North of Manila destinations where kids are allowed like attractions and resorts near Manila as an alternative to city malls and parks that kids frequented pre-pandemic. Choose from outdoor theme parks, farms, and kid-friendly resorts and hotels that have facilities such as playgrounds and offer new experiences for the entire family. They are also just a few hours away from Manila City, making them a perfect spot for a quick getaway. 

 

 

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Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Manila

If you don't want to go too far but are on the lookout for fun things to do in Manila, check out these outdoor spaces within the metro where your kids will enjoy playing in: 

Rizal Park

The Rizal Monument in Rizal Park

Rizal Park, or more commonly known as Luneta, is an urban park situated inside Ermita, Manila. This public space spans 60 hectares and honors the country's national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. In addition to naming the park after him, a large monument depicting him was also erected on the park's grounds in the 20th century. This bronze-and-granite structure has become the focal point of the park since then. The monument also contains his remains, which were laid to rest, with his two most famous novels, "El Filibusterism" and "Noli Me Tangere".


  • Book a Manila tour to explore Rizal Park and other tourist spots in the city

Bohol holiday sale packages from ManilaAside from this memorial, the park also boasts manicured lawns and wide paths where children are free to roam with their families. After strolling throughout the park, you can also enjoy a quick break by one of its many ponds or watch the water fountain at sunset when it dances and lights up to classic Filipino songs. It is also near some of the best hotels in Manila if you're looking for a staycation trip. 

 

 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 5AM-10PM 

  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring extra shirts for your little ones

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

From Taft Avenue, head onto Buendia Avenue and follow the road. You will then turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Continue on this path until you see Rizal Park on your right. 

By public transport: 

From Taft Avenue, you can ride a jeepney that takes the Frisco - Vito Cruz LRT route. You will then get off at the Museum of Philippine History along T.M. Kalaw. From there, you can cross the street to reach the park grounds.



Intramuros

Fort Santiago in Intramuros

Intramuros is a walled district within Manila City that houses several historic buildings dating back to the Spanish colonial period in the Philippines. Today, it is a popular tourist spot for Manila tour packages and now features a number of delicious kid-friendly restaurants in Manila as well. In here, you and your family can enjoy a kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) ride around the district’s grounds to see the best spots during your Intramuros Manila tour.



Coron holiday sale packages from ManilaYou can also explore the area on foot to dive deeper into the history of each building with your little ones, making this an educational trip as well. In between your visits to heritage sites, you can stroll through Plaza Roma and snack on some traditional ice cream locally known as sorbetes. Engage your child’s mind and body by visiting this cultural site that features wide public spaces and important buildings. 

 

Good to Know:

  • The district is open 24/7 but indoor attractions such as Casa Manila (limited as well to fully vaccinated)

  • Food and drinks are allowed

  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring extra shirts when touring inside the walled city

How to get there: 

By private vehicle:

From Taft Avenue, head to Ocampo Street and turn right onto Roxas Boulevard. Continue on this road until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout, take the first right onto Soriano Avenue until you reach Intramuros. 

By public transport:

From Taft Avenue, take a jeepney bound for Bluementritt and get off at Padre Burgo Street. From there, the entrance to Intramuros is about a three-minute walk away.

Kiddie Wheely Park, BGC, Taguig

Kid bikes in Bonifacio Global City

Photo by Bonifacio Global City

Exercise is key to keep you and your children in tip-top shape. Among the best ways to get your kid moving is to teach them how to bike. You can do this and enjoy a great day outdoors with your little one right in Bonifacio Global City's Kiddie Wheely Park in Taguig City. The city has transformed two open-air locations into biking spots that are open to kids and have enough space to make sure everyone is at a safe distance from each other.



El Nido holiday sale hotel and tour packagesThe first spot is the De Jesus Oval, where kids can circle the area's manicured lawn safely. This area is open to children daily. The second area is the 31st St. By Track 30th, an open-air park that is only open on the weekends. 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily

  • Bring your kids’ own bikes or scooters

  • Kids must be supervised by an adult at all times when riding here

  • Food and drinks are allowed

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 30-minute to 45-minute drive from Manila, drive along SLEX and take the exit toward Ayala from EDSA. Continue on this road and turn right onto McKinley Road, which will lead to Bonifacio Global City. 

By public transport:

Take a bus bound for Ayala, Makati, and get off at MRT Ayala Station. From there, you can cross the street to the BGC Bus Terminal on the ground floor outside the McKinley Exchange Corporate Center. The buses here take you to different spots within Bonifacio Global City. 

 

 

Kid-Friendly Places in South of Manila

Cavite, Tagaytay City, and Batangas, some of the best places in the Philippines for family vacation, are just a few hours from the metro and offer the perfect kid-friendly places near Manila:

Yoki's Farm, Cavite

Two white birds in Yoki's Farm, Cavite

Photo by Yoki's Farm

Another outdoor attraction for kids is Yoki's Farm, one of the top emerging Cavite tourist spots. It is located in Mendez, Cavite, and is one of the most accessible farms near Manila. Visitors can go on a guided tour of the 10-hectare farm to learn about their resident farm animals, the species in their plant gardens, and the objects in their antique museum.



Siargao holiday sale hotel and tour packagesKids can also channel their inner zookeepers by booking an animal encounter. This lets children come close to the animals and feed them their favorite snacks. Meanwhile, parents who have an interest in gardening can encourage their kids to join them on a hands-on farming experience where the whole family can harvest their own vegetables from the fields. 

Good to Know:

  • The farm is open for tours daily from 8AM to 5PM

  • Buying tickets in advance is highly recommended

  • It's best to visit in the mornings on weekdays to avoid crowds

  • Food and drinks are allowed and can be consumed in their food court

 

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

For this 2-hour to 2.5-hour drive from Manila, drive along SLEX and get out at exit 36 in Binan. From there, take Nuvali Road and turn right onto the Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Road. Follow this road and then turn right onto Mendez - Tagaytay Road until you reach the town proper. 

By public transport: 

Take the LRT-1 to EDSA station and ride a jeepney to PITX. From there, board a bus bound for Mendez, Cavite. Get off at the town proper of Mendez and ride a tricycle all the way to Yoki's Farm. 

Paradizoo Theme Farm, Mendez, Cavite

A staff member handles a cow in Paradizoo

Paradizoo Theme Farm is a 10-hectare property that houses a zoo and a theme park in Mendez, Cavite. Among their attractions are enclosed areas filled with farm animals, butterfly and bee farms, and a playground. Kids can also get up close and personal with animals such as rabbits to pet and feed them vegetables.



Puerto Princesa holiday sale hotel and tour packagesMeanwhile, the butterfly and bee farms house a wide array of colorful butterflies and hives of busy bees. Here, children can read all about the butterflies and bees from educational boards in the area. You can also purchase a jar of fresh honey to take home for some family recipes. Kids with lots of energy can let loose in the playground as well. This outdoor area features slides and small rock climbing-like parts that can provide hours of fun for your little ones.

Good to Know: 

  • Open daily from 8AM to 5PM

  • Pre-booking or buying your tickets ahead of time via their website is highly recommended

  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring extra shirts for your little ones

  • It's best to visit in the mornings on weekdays to avoid long lines

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hour drive from Manila, go along SLEX and take exit 36. Then, continue onto Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Road. Turn right onto Tagaytay - Nasugbu Highway and turn right into Mendez town, where Paradizoo is located.

By public transport:

Take a bus bound for Nasugbu and tell the conductor that you will be getting off at Mendez in Cavite. When your get dropped off, take a jeepney heading for Indang and get off at the Mendez Market. From there, ride a tricycle straight to Paradizoo. 

Twin Lakes, Tagaytay

Aerial view of Twin Lakes Hotel

Photo by Twin Lakes Hotel

Twin Lakes Hotel stands in the center of Tagaytay City, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines, along the Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway. The hotel is located 6 KM from popular tourist spots such as the Summit Ridge Promenade and Sky Ranch park. However, its best feature is its stunning view of Taal Lake and Volcano, one of the best geographical features of the Philippines, that can be seen from all of its 126 rooms, making it a great place for a staycation in the Philippines. This kid-friendly hotel near Manila can comfortably fit families of four to six, depending on the type.



The hotel also includes a dedicated Kids Corner, where children can play with different types of toys like building blocks and stuffed animals. For a swimming day tour in Tagaytay, the hotel boasts a beautiful infinity pool that overlooks Tagaytay. It has a wading area for smaller kids as well. 



If you're wondering if kids are allowed in Tagaytay, take note that most outdoor spaces allow them while indoor places generally allow them if accompanied by a fully-vaccinated guardian.

 

Good to Know:

  • Their reservations office is open daily from 8AM to 5PM

  • Pre-booking is required

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hour drive from Manila, go on SLEX and take the Santa Rosa exit. From there, follow the Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Road until you merge onto the Tagaytay - Nasugbu Highway. 

By public transport: 

Take a bus that includes "Nasugbu - Twin Lakes" in its stops. These buses will then drop you off along Tagaytay - Nasugbu Highway. 

Farm Hills Garden, Silang, Cavite

A room in Farm Hills Garden

Photo by Farm Hills Garden

Farm Hills Garden Bed & Breakfast is a cozy accommodation in Silang, Cavite that offers a number of themed rooms and an overall serene ambiance. The rooms boast Industrial, Modern, and Victorian decorations and are all spacious enough to fit couples or families of four or more.

The industrial-themed room features two queen-sized beds on the ground floor and another in its loft area. Meanwhile, the modern-designed room also features queen-sized beds and tall windows that give you a great view of the lush trees that surround the property. Visitors can also wade in its kiddie pool and adult-sized pool for a relaxing time under the sun with the whole family. 

Good to Know: 

  • Open daily from 8AM to 6PM

  • Pre-booking is required

  • Meals are not allowed inside rooms, only snacks

  • Guests can dine in their on-site restaurant for meals

 

 

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hour drive from Manila, go along SLEX, then take exit 36 and continue onto Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Road. Follow this road and then turn right onto Brgy. Ular Road. Then, turn left after passing by the Calvary Chapel. 

By public transport:

Take a bus bound for Nasugbu or Tagaytay and tell the conductor that you're getting off at the Olivarez Terminal. Once you get to the terminal, you can ride a tricycle straight to Farm Hills Garden Bed & Breakfast.

Toontown Park, Laguna

Ironman replicas in Toontown Park

Photo by Toontown Park

Toontown Park is a toy museum is situated in Cabuyao, Laguna, and boasts an impressive collection of figurines and action figures of all sizes. There are a total of three rooms filled with toy versions of popular comic book and movie characters such as Iron Man, The Hulk, and Wolverine from the DC and Marvel universes. Mixed in with them are collectibles from more classic productions as well, like Disney and Nintendo.



Laguna tours visitors are free to view the displays at their own pace and can snap as many photos as they want beside these famous characters. Kids and adults alike can even live out their superhero dreams for a moment by trying on a pair of Wolverine claws and the helmets of characters like Ant-Man!

Good to Know: 

  • Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10AM to 6PM

  • Food and drinks are allowed inside

  • It's best to visit in the mornings on weekdays to avoid crowds

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 1-hour to 1.5-hour drive from Manila, drive along SLEX and take exit 36 toward Calamba. Go straight, then turn left onto Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Road, then take Nuvali Boulevard until you reach a roundabout. From there, take the first exit and continue on this road until you see Toontown Park. 

By public transport:

Take a Jam Liner bus at their Buendia terminal by the LRT. This bus will take you all the way to Binan, Laguna. From there, you can take jeepneys to Cabuyao. You can also board a train from the PNR station in Buendia straight to the Cabuyao station.

 

 

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, Quezon Province

The river inside Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort

Photo by Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort

Villa Escudero is a self-contained coconut plantation situated in the Quezon province. The whole property spans 800 hectares and houses a museum and the Labasin Waterfalls. For day tours, having a meal at the restaurant by the foot of the waterfalls has become a must-do activity when visiting this tourist spot and one of the best resorts in Quezon.



Albay holiday sale hotel and tour packages from ManilaHere, travelers can enjoy delicious Filipino food while soaking their feet in the running water coming from the waterfall. You can also take your kids on a leisurely paddle on a bamboo raft on a river. The resort also features kiddie and adult pools that are great for escaping the generally warmer weather in the Philippines.

Good to Know: 

  • Day tours are from 8AM to 5PM. Kids 2 years old and below get free entrance

  • Pre-booking is required for overnight stays and day tours

  • Bring proper swimwear if you and your kids intend to swim in the pools

  • It's best to visit on weekdays to avoid crowds

 

 

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

For this 2-hour to 2.5-hour drive from Manila, go on SLEX and take the Santo Tomas exit. From there, turn right and merge onto the Maharlika Highway, then take a left at the Santo Tomas junction. Continue south towards Lucena City until you see the Quezon Province boundary arch. Turn left, and you follow the dirt road to the resort. 

By public transport:

Take a bus in the Buendia terminal that is bound for Lucena City. Let the conductor know you're heading to Villa Escudero, and the bus will drop you off at the Quezon Province boundary. From there, you can take a tricycle straight to the resort. 

Calinisan Resort, Batangas

The pool area of Calinisan Resort Hotel

Photo by Calinisan Resort

Calinisan Resort Hotel is situated in Laurel, Batangas and sits along the edges of Taal Lake. When you visit this kid-friendly resort property for your Batangas day tour, you will be treated to a fantastic view of the lake and Taal Volcano. Visitors can choose from 12 different kinds of rooms to stay in. Each room ranges in space, with some perfect for couples and others great for families of four. Meanwhile, their biggest room can fit up to 24 people.



Some of their accommodations also feature fantastic views of Taal Lake. During your stay, you can bond with your little ones in any of their several swimming pools or take turns going down the resort's water slide. While your children play in the kiddie pools, you can also unwind in the jacuzzi. Aside from their pools, the resort also features an outdoor obstacle course good for the whole family. 

Good to Know:

  • Pre-booking is required

  • Food and drinks are allowed

  • Guests can cook their own food but must pay an extra fee to use the gas stoves and grills

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 2.5-hour to 3-hour drive from Manila, you can take R-3 road to Talisay - Tanuan Road in Tanauan, where the resort is located.

By public transport:

Take a bus bound for Lipa and get off at the Sambat exit in Tanauan City. From there, you can ride a jeep to Laurel and get off at the 7-11 branch in the town proper. You can then take a tricycle straight to Calinisan Beach Resort. 

 

 

Kid-Friendly Places in North of Manila:

The provinces of Rizal and Pampanga have plenty of fun attractions for day tours from Manila where your kids can enjoy the outdoors:

Dinosaurs Island, Pampanga

A T-Rex statue in Dinosaurs Island

Photo by Dinosaurs Island

See how dinosaurs lived and interacted with nature at Dinosaurs Island, an animatronic theme park in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. As the first of its kind in the Philippines, this dinosaur theme park offers a memorable experience to visitors of all ages, especially your young ones.



In this park, the whole family can come close with life-size animated robots of these fierce creatures that once ruled the earth. Hear a model of the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex roar and strike a pose beside other dinosaur species like the Triceratops and Stegosaurus. You can also join a Jurassic Jungle Safari ride to experience how it’s like to be chased by various dinos.

 

 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 8AM to 6PM

  • Buying tickets in advance for your Pampanga tour is highly recommended

  • Expect long lines on the weekends

  • Wear light clothing such as cotton and bring water, towels, and extra shirts for you and your kids

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hour drive from Manila, take NLEX and exit at Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga. Then turn left toward Angeles City and then a right turn toward Clark.

By public transport: 

Ride a Victory Liner bus bound for Dagupan and get off at the Dau common terminal.  From there, walk toward the highway where you can take jeepneys or tricycles to Clark. 

Fiona’s Farm, Pampanga

A villa in Fiona's Farm

Photo by Fiona's Farm

Fiona's Farm is a farm resort nestled in Magalang, Pampanga. This serene getaway contains a variety of suites and wooden cottages that accommodate 2 to 18 people, depending on the kind you book. Escape with your family here to swim in any of its five pools, with one of them being a kiddie pool.



You can also enjoy an intimate dinner with your family in any of their picnic areas, their coffee and tea bar, or at the Anahaw floating restaurant. On top of this, kids can also check out their aviaries to find peacocks, ducks, other kinds of birds. When the season is perfect for fruit, visitors can even pick their own fruit, which can be a great bonding moment for parents and kids as well.

Good to Know:

  • Open daily

  • Pre-booking is required

  • Food and drinks are allowed

How to get there: 

By private vehicle:

For this 2-hour to 2.5-hour drive from Manila, take the R8 road to Angeles, Pampanga then exit onto Angeles - Magalang Road. Continue until you arrive in Magalang, where the resort is located. 

By public transport: 

Take a Victory Liner bus to the Dau terminal in Angeles, Pampanga. From there, you can take a jeep to Magalang. 

ATV Adventures Rizal 

People follow a guide in ATV Adventures Rizal

Photo by ATV Adventures Rizal

This outdoor adventure experience is great for families and kids looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity just outside of Metro Manila. One of the top Rizal tourist spots, ATV Adventures Rizal is located in Antipolo City. Children that are 7 to 11 years old can ride an ATV as long as an adult is driving it. Meanwhile, children 12 to 15 are allowed to drive their own ATV as long as their parents sign a consent form.



Don't worry about being a beginner as well since the staff provides proper lessons and instructions before each tour. All of the tours are also guided and will take you along rugged trails that lead to lush forests and beautiful rivers. The tours usually take about 3 to 4 hours to finish, while longer ones reach up to 8 hours, making sure that you and your kids have a day full of adventure.

Bring home more than just memories by adding photo and video packages that record your trip from all angles. Aside from ATV tours through nature, visitors can go horseback riding and try out archery or paintball on this outdoor property as well.

After your ATV activity, you can wind down at the best Antipolo restaurants or Antipolo coffee shops and enjoy the sunset view. 

 

 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 8AM to 6PM

  • Pre-booking is highly recommended

  • Rubber shoes are required when riding a 4x4 vehicle

  • Food and drinks are allowed

  • Wear light and breathable clothing and bring extra sets of clothes to change in after your tour

How to get there:

By private vehicle: 

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hours drive from Manila, drive along EDSA then turn towards Aurora Boulevard in Cubao. Then continue onto Marcos Highway towards Sierra Madre and turn left at the Cabading Junction until you find the Loyola Memorial. You will then turn left and drive down Sapinit Road until you see ATV Adventures Rizal. 

By public transport:

Ride a jeepney in Cubao with a signboard for Cogeo Gate 2. From this terminal, take another jeepney to Boso Boso then get off at the welcome arch of Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. Take a tricycle straight to ATV Adventures Rizal.

 

Treasure Mountain Educational Campsite, Rizal

16 Kid-Friendly Places to Visit in Manila & Nearby: Outdoor, Zoos, Hotels & Resorts

Located in Tanay, Rizal, Treasure Mountain has become one of the most popular tourist spots in Rizal and outdoor attractions near Manila because of the stunning sea of clouds and Sierra Madre mountain range views. This top camping in the Philippines destination that opened in 2017 is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, campers, families, and groups of friends who are looking for fun weekend activities near Manila. 



 

Aside from overnight camping in Rizal trips, there's also a Treasure Mountain day tour for those who just want to enjoy the breathtaking view. The best time to visit is at dawn or early morning when the weather is clear to watch the sunrise and the sea of clouds. Aside from the view, guests can also enjoy Treasure Mountain Tanay Rizal facilities like the adult pool and kiddie pool, an obstacle course with the popular spider web, or enjoy a hearty breakfast with the fam. 

Good to know: 

  • Due to popularity, it's best to book Treasure Mountain day pass or camping trips in advance.

  • If you're camping overnight, you can rent or bring your own tent. They also have lodging facilities.

  • They charge corkage fees for food and drinks.

  • Since it's located in a high elevation, it's best to bring a jacket or sweater.

  • Leave no trace and bring your trash with you.

 

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

Take the Marcos Highway route from Manila where you will pass Masinag, Cogeo, Boso-Boso Resort, Foremost Farms, Palo Alto, and Garden Cottages. The route to Treasure Mountain is on the left side of the road.  Look for the signage of the campsite on the right side of the road.

 

By public transport: 

Ride a jeepney or van going to Cogeo Gate 2, Antipolo from Cubao. Once you arrive at the terminal, ride a jeepney heading to Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal and advise the driver to drop you off at Sitio Maysayawa waiting shed. From the waiting shed, you can ride a tricycle going to Treasure Mountain.

 

Lyger Animal Sanctuary, Rizal

The Lyger Animal Sanctuary is one of the accessible zoos near Manila perfect for a road trip near Manila. This conservation center is located in Pililla, Rizal. Here, the whole family can enjoy a day learning about exotic animals such as ligers (a combination of lions and tigers), white lions, and colorful birds.

Travelers can also get up close and personal with some snakes, lizards, and birds here and even pose with them for a special photo opportunity. Meanwhile, you can admire the regal lions and tigers safely as they sleep and roam inside their fenced habitats. Visitors can even feed some of the vegetarian animals like camels and rabbits.

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 8:30 AM to 5 PM

  • Entrance is free for kids 2 years old and below

  • Pre-booking is highly recommended

  • Food and drinks are allowed

  • It's best to visit in the mornings on weekdays to avoid crowds

How to get there:

By private vehicle:

For this 2-hour to 2.5-hour drive from Manila, you can take Ortigas Avenue to E. Rodriguez Avenue and follow a winding series of paths to National Road until you reach Manila E. Road. From there, turn left onto Circumferential Road and turn right when you see the Matagbak Elementary School. Continue on this road until you see Lyger Animal Sanctuary.

By public transport: 

At the EDSA Crossing, take a jeepney with a signboard that includes Tanay, Rizal. From there, take another jeepney bound for Siniloan, Laguna. Make sure to get off in Pililla by the highway junction then take a tricycle straight to Lyger Animal Sanctuary.

Avilon Zoo, Rizal

Lions in Avilon Zoo

Photo by Avilon Zoo

Avilon Zoo takes care of the most number of animals in one property in the Philippines. This center houses over 3,000 specimens of exotic wildlife on its 7.5-hectare land. Throughout the zoo, visitors can see over 500 kinds of birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.



Most of the animals here are endemic to the Philippines and were bred in the zoo's off-site conservation center. Among the animals they take care of are the Northern Luzon Cloud Rat, Philippine Falconet, Bornean Orangutan, and Young Philippine Carabao. Combine a fun day out with an interesting learning session by joining a guided tour with your kids! 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 8AM to 5PM

  • Pre-booking is required

  • It's best to visit in the mornings on weekdays to avoid long lines

  • Wear light clothing such as cotton and bring water, towels, and extra shirts for you and your kids

  • Food and drinks are allowed

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

For this 1.5-hour to 2-hour drive from Manila, take Quezon Avenue all the way to Commonwealth Avenue. Then, turn right onto Manila Gravel Pit Road until your reach Rodriguez, where Avilon Zoo is located.

By public transport: 

Take a jeep on Taft Avenue that has a signboard with Philcoa on it. Get off at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. From there, ride a bus that passes by Commonwealth Avenue then get off at Litex Market. Ride another jeep going to Montalban and get off at Robinsons, where you will take a tricycle to Luvers Market. Finally, ride a tricycle from there straight to Avilon Zoo. 

 

 

Hiraya Childhood Play Farm, Rizal

The fields at Hiraya Childhood Play Farm

Photo by Hiraya Childhood Play Farm

Nestled in Jala-Jala, Rizal is a family-run farm called Hiraya Childhood Play Farm. The whole property spans 1.2 hectares and features spacious animal enclosures, various fruit trees, a fish pond, a camping site, and a playground. The farm also only accepts one family per day to ensure that your and your kids are safe while creating lasting memories together.

Bond with your kids while feeding the friendly farm animals or while playing traditional Filipino games on the open field such as patintero and palosebo. You can also enjoy a quiet meal together by the bonfire before ending your stay. 

Good to Know:

  • Open daily from 9AM to 5PM

  • Pre-booking is required

  • Wear light clothing such as cotton and bring water, towels, and extra shirts for you and your kids

  • Pack your own food and drinks as they do not sell meals at the farm

How to get there: 

By private vehicle: 

For this 3-hour to 3.5-hour drive from Manila, take R-6 to Ortigas Avenue then exit at the Ortigas Avenue Exit. From there, head to E. Rodriguez Avenue then National Road until you reach Manila E Road in Morong. Lastly, drive along the Pilillia - Jala-Jala Road, where Hiraya Childhood Play Farm is located.  

By public transport: 

From Manila, take a jeep to 15th Avenue in Quezon City then ride another to Ortigas Avenue. From there, take another jeep to Tanay, Rizal where you can find jeeps bound for Pilillia - Jala-jala Road. 

Travel Safely with Your Kids to These Attractions, Hotels & Resorts

The aviary in Yoki's Farm

Photo by Yoki's Farm

Rediscover the joy of exploring with your children by taking the time to visit these kid-friendly places in Manila and near Manila. Whether you want to enrich your child’s mind or just let them stretch and run around freely, there is a spot on this list that will help you give your child a fun day out.

Show them the joy of connecting with nature and animals at the farms and zoos that are only a few hours away from Manila, or enjoy a change of scenery by booking a staycation at the hotels and resorts near Manila. If you can venture further, you may also bring your kids to the tourist spots in Baguio.

 

 

After more than a year of being at home, a quick getaway just might be the best decision for you and the family. Travel worry-free as well since these destinations all observe proper safety measures to keep everyone healthy. Make sure to also pack a fully charged camera to capture all of the new memories you will be creating with your little ones!

 

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