We spent around 4 hours at Hiraya Farm, and it was a jampacked day of fun and memory-making! Coming straight kite flying, it was time to explore other parts of the farm!
Animals Up Close
Duck, Duck, (No Goose)
One of the Mati and Hannah’s favorite experiences from Hiraya Farm (which they can’t stop talking about) was how they got to feed animals up close! They’ve previously been to farms and zoos where the animals were in enclosures, so this was a totally new experience for them.
At Hiraya Farm, they got to feed goats, rabbits, a pig, ducks as they roamed about, give a carabao a bath, and even hold a snake!
Speaking of fishing, the pond was full of azola (natural fish food which ducks can also eat) which were used to feed the small fishes in the pond! If you’re visiting in the next few months the fish will be grown and the water will be clear for fishing! 🙂
Bonbon the Monkey and Turkeys
While we waited for Kuya Dennis to bring Tala the carabao for her bath, Mati and Hannah found comfy hammocks to take a break from their animal caring duties!
Bath Time at Hiraya Farm
Kinky The Pig
After everyone had their turn giving Tala her bath, it was time to feed Kinky the pig. I love how Hiraya Farm is set up – all the animals are just in their own space, and at night time they are moved closer to socialize with one another.
The Scariest Part of Hiraya Farm? 😉
Haha our yaya ran far, far away when she heard Kuya Dennis saying he going to get the snakes.
Hiraya Farm has two Burmese pythons, Joyjoy (black) and Mikki (yellow). They are non-poisonous and have had zero striking history, which was all I needed to hear to let the kids near the pythons.
Fruit Picking at Manawari Farm
Part of the available activities listed at Hiraya Farm was fruit picking! It wasn’t in the main farm, but at the nearby Manawari farm. It was a short 5-minute ride away on the kuliglig!
Manawari farm is the next phase of development for Hiraya Farm’s owners and we can’t wait to go back in the next few months to check it out (they are planning to put up a zip line!)
How To Book Your Own Trip To Hiraya Farm
You can message Hiraya Farm on their Facebook page. They’re very responsive and answered all my questions promptly and completely.
As of this writing, they are only accepting one family/group (7 pax-17 pax) per day. The rate below is good for 7 pax, and the fee for each additional person is Php 300. Babies below one year old can enter for free.
Here are the FAQ’s they sent when I confirmed by booking (50% bank deposit) with the rates for the special activities and items for rent/sale.
You Won’t Regret It
I can’t emphasize how sulit (worth it!) our trip was in all aspects. Initially, I was a bit hesitant about the distance & travel-time (2.5 hours), but I’m grateful we pushed through! Everything about Hiraya Farm was so relaxing, enjoyable (and even educational!) that Mati and Hannah keep asking when we’ll be going back.