A few weeks ago I accompanied Sophie to her first ever field trip. We headed off to Tagaytay City as early as 630am and by 9am we got to our first stop, Paradizoo Farm. This place is the sister company of Zoobic Safari , under the Zoomanity Theme Parks umbrella. We've been to Zoobic Safari and the difference would have to be that Paradizoo houses more of the petting animals and flower and vegetable gardens while Zoobic's main attraction are the tigers and several rare breed animals.
You can feed the camels, ponies, cows,etc.
you can milk the goat
Feel na feel niya ang kanyang wide-brimmed straw hat
one part of the flower garden
Sophie and the other kids listened to kuya explain the life cycle of bees.
then we're off to butterfly garden where they also explained the life cycle and types of butterflies
Next on the itinerary was Yoki's Farm where we also had our lunch. This place is totally amazing, the owner has a vast collection of buddhas and artifacts pertaining to Chinese and Filipino cultures and all other sorts. Here are just a few of those:
the golden Buddha is about 30 feet tall
Kalesa or horse-driven carriage.You can actually ride and touch the sculptures
Kids were taught hydrophonic technique of planting lettuce. That means these veggies never touched soil. I also took the opportunity to stock up on our green leafy veggies as they sell it at a very cheap price :)
On our way back to Manila, we dropped by a pasalubong store (forgot the name of the store) for a demo on how to make a buko pie.
Psst. Bawal magchismisan, makinig kay kuya...
Our last out of town stop, Gardenia plant! Picture taking inside the plant was not allowed but the tour was really educational. Did you know that Gardenia breads are actually untouched by human hands during it's baking process? And because the whole process is done by machine, the breads go through a quality control check that make sure the finished products are free of lead content.
The best part of the trip (for kids, that is) was the trip to Kidzone in Mall of Asia. They got to play for a full hour and, boy, imagine the sweat afterwards! After which, they were whisked to an ice cream station and were taught how to make their favorite dessert in the world!