For families who want to relive and enjoy the provincial, simple, and farming life – Dewi Sri Farm is a top choice and destination in Victoria, Laguna. Dewi Sri is a true working farm in the Philippines with real productive animals, trees, and vegetation that live in synergy.
WATCH: Dewi Sri Farm Experience
On a Friday, I took my son Ashton and Ate Musay (who recently celebrated her birthday) to Dewi Sri Farm. We only availed of the day tour due to the farm’s proximity via SLEX. From Bacoor, Cavite we took Daang Hari road, SLEX, and Calamba exit to the town of Victoria, Laguna.
It helped that we started our drive at 7.30AM and we arrived at the farm around 9AM, stops included. We enjoyed the travel since we passed by Pansol where there are plenty of mini resorts and salbabidas for sale – we instantly felt the summer & adventure vibe.
Dewi Sri Farm – Things to Do
When we arrived at Dewi Sri Farm, I was surprised at how it actually was a resort. I appreciated the organized layout of the place, the cleanliness, and the really relaxing atmosphere.
Ashton and I have been to other farm attractions which were also nice but Dewi Sri combined farming with comfortable resort-type areas where we can relax, chill, and eat comfortably. Facilities were all clean and attended, it makes you want to stay for more than just a day.
Little rabbits were at the entrance of the farm and instantly attracted Ashton. There was a ready basket of greens and rabbit food on the sides for kids to offer the bunnies. No additional fees for feeding the animals, no time limit, just Ashton with other kids and the bunnies.
The rabbit area is just beside the pool pavilion, kids can visit the rabbits anytime they like i.e. when the adults are still enjoying their snacks. This helped occupy the kids and parents to relax more.
Free Range Poultry: Chickens, Peacock, Ducks, etc.
Kids will be amazed to see chickens, peacocks, ducks, and geese freely running around in their midst at the Dewi Sri Farm’s free range poultry area. They will also be given pellets that the animals really love that they will come rushing to the kids. It can get overwhelming if your child is not used to seeing animals up close so do stay by their side.
This feeding activity including the pellets are also free.
Elaine, the tour guide picks up a chicken for the kids to feel and explains how the chickens live a happy life at the farm.
Unlike other farms or zoo, the animals at Dewi Sri Farm are notably happier and are living in comfortable spacious areas. Their food are fresh greens picked at the same farm – just like these happy healthy goats that Ashton got to feed.
Small details like tied up grass being readily available for the kids make this farm experience very smooth and comfortable. Parents don’t need to fickle and just enjoy the sight of their happy kids learning.
This is the ultimate bukid experience that even I have not tried – riding a raft above the fish pond, by the pilapil and among the rice field. Because Ashton is very happy and relaxed in the previous activities, I was surprised he readily jumped onto the raft with other kids to experience this ride. This tour is one of the most stress-free I ever had, if you have a 5 year old I am sure you know what I mean!
With other kid visitors, my son pulled onto the rope to cross to the other side and back. The ride is safe and the water is just 3ft plus a resident farmer guides everyone across. This ride like everything else is free.
Vegetable & Fruit Juicing 101
When we went, Breville was promoting their juicers and offered free lessons on what juicing is all about. Juicing vegetables and fruits allows people (especially those not used to eating healthy) to get nutrients inside their body by drinking juice. It is similar to blending but without the pulp or fiber.
I was able to try one of their juicers with Ashton, it was so tempting to grab one machine (Php 9,000 up). The kids drank many of the healthy concoctions and other visiting adults also grabbed the chance to up their nutrient intake with all the juice samples.
Now this Breville juicer is on my wish list, I prefer blending but have to admit that it is challenging to ingest pulpy vegetables. Sometimes, I resort to freezing them before blending which may damage the nutrients vs. drinking them raw.
Swimming at Dewi Sri Farm
There are 2 interconnected pools at the farm, one for kids and the other for adults. My 5 year old enjoyed the safe 3 ft. pool as well as the inviting water temperature (not cold, not hot but just right). Ashton learned how to use arm floaters here at the farm, I guess all the positive activities prior to swimming increased his confidence.
I also enjoyed swimming with fellow moms who were also with their kids. I wish I can stay longer at the deeper pool but for Ashton’s safety I simply enjoyed waddling at 3ft.
After swimming, the kids enjoyed feeding golden or red tilapia at the fish pond. The feeds were free for all and the fishes jump towards the food. This was the perfect activity to calm and relax the kids down – just enough for them to focus on the next activity.
Hydroponics and Vegetable Picking
Dewi Sri Farm has a vast hydroponics farm where they plant greens like spinach. A resident farmer taught the kids what hydroponics is (growing plants in water) and how to harvest them properly. All the kids were all ears and were genuinely interested in this farming technique.
I also setup a small hydroponics in our backyard farm and learned how to improve it by listening to the stories from Dewi Sri Farm.
The best part of this activity was letting the kids pick as many spinach as they could. These were also given to us to take home. Hooray!
Then, the kids were also taught how to plant seedlings into hydroponics. The medium they are using are just cotton. I hope to involve Ashton in our own hydroponics setup at home soon.
Dewi Sri Farm Prices & Rates
The Dewi Sri Farm day tour costs P480 per person, this already includes 2 snacks and 1 lunch. I find this very reasonable especially with all the things we got to try and learn. Note that what the kids can enjoy, the adults can too.
This is our morning snack when we arrived
Lunch was kid and adult friendly, and even included dessert (not in photo, see video)
Our afternoon snack before going home
If you like you can bring your own snacks (limited to small packs of chips or biscuits) just in case.
Dewi Sri Farm is a sulit getaway that is very accessible and just near Metro Manila. There are not so many places like this that offer resort comfort with a true working farm experience. Note that before going to Dewi Sri Farm, you must make reservations and book. It’s very easy, just text or call the following numbers: (049) 5762651 or 0917 524 5155 .