October 23, 2014

Trip to the Zoo

One more day and my son will have his school break. Yey! I don’t have to set my alarm clock for one week. I have more time to do the household chores and finish my backlogs because we have no homework and quizzes. Last review later because tomorrow is the last day of his second periodical test. We need to review for Christian Living, Health and Computer.

Anyway, do you have any plans for sembreak? Are you looking for sembreak activities where you can take your kids while they are on vacation. I know that I posted before some zoos that you can visit under Zoomanity but I’ll be sharing to you more zoos that we have visited here in Philippines.

Let me start with Manila Zoo. I’ve visited this zoo twice, one when I was 7 years old and the second time was when I went with my own family. Yes, after two decades. The elephant was still there and I saw that they offer a boat ride too. I heard that there is Kinder Zoo beside the Manila Zoo which I haven’t visited yet. 

Read: Manila Zoo

Next is Ark Avilon Zoo, we celebrated our son’s 3rd birthday in this zoo because at that time the weather is unpredictable so we chose an indoor interactive zoo. The zoo is not that big, in fact you can enjoy the place for one hour. The good thing about this zoo is, it is located in Tiendisitas so you can shop or play at the Fun Ranch if you have more time. 

Read: Ark Avilon Zoo

We also visited Avilon Zoo, the sister company of Ark Avilon Zoo. This zoo is much bigger and located in Rizal and it took us more than two hours just to tour the zoo. 

Read: Avilon Zoo

Paradizoo is the first zoo that my son visited which is located in Mendez, Cavite. 

Read: Paradizoo

The place is not that big so if you still have time try to visit Residence Inn Zoo which is located in Tagaytay. You won’t miss this zoo because it is along the highway. There are more activities and in addition, you can watch animal shows. 

Read: Residence Inn Zoo

Zoobic Safari, we have just visited this zoo this year and so far this is the memorable one because we enjoy the tram ride, the lion safari and tiger safari. I heard that they also offer Zoobic Night Safari and I’m not sure if it is the same with the Night Safari that we’ve experienced in Singapore. 

Read: Zoobic Safari

Lastly, we also visited Baluarte during our Laoag and Vigan Trip. The good thing about this zoo is there is no entrance fee so don’t forget to include this in your itinerary. 

Read: Baluarte

Manila Zoo 

Quirino Ave., Adriatico St., 
Malate Manila Luzon Philippines 
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 
Telephone numbers: (632) 400-1884 (Manila Zoo)
(632) 522-6179 (Kinder Zoo)

Ark Avilon Zoo 

Frontera Verde Ortigas Avenue corner C-5
Pasig City, Philippines 
Telephone No. 706-2992 
Fax No. 706-2993 
Email Address: arkavilonzoo@gmail.com 

Avilon Zoo 

Bo. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal 
Tel. Nos.: (632) 941-8393 * (632) 948-9866 (63917) 899-5126 
Fax: (632) 941-8530 * 
Email: info@avilonzoo.com.ph 


Km. 63 Panungyan Road, 
Mendez, Cavite, Philippines 

Vigan, Ilocos Sur 
7 AM to 6 PM - 7 days a week 

Residence Inn Zoo 

Km. 65 Barrio Neogan, 
Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hwy,
City of Tagaytay 4120 
Phone:(046) 413 1376 

Zoobic Safari 

Group I Ilanin Forest 
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines


  1. Among the zoo you guys visited, which is the best and most worthy of visiting?
    My 6 yo daughter would love to go! Zoobic we've been there.

    1. So far, Zoobic is the best and we're planning to go back again this year. :)

  2. We've brought the kids to Manila Zoo, Avilon Zoo and Residence Inn. We want to take them to Zoobic Safari next! :)

  3. so... what's the best zoo out there?? :)

  4. We were just talking about bringing Mila to her first zoo trip. What will you recommend for a 15 month old toddler?

    1. I suggest Ark Avilon Zoo because it is indoor zoo so di mainit for baby. The zoo is not that big so di rin nakakapagod. :)

  5. My daughter doesn't have a sem break! Nakakaloka! They just don't have classes on friday and then classes resumes monday again.

    1. I don't think we can go anywhere...ang sad no? Siguro next time we'll go to Paradizoo.

    2. Ang sad nga. Good thing we have sem break. I also noticed my neighbors, they still have classes.

  6. We have been to Zoobic which is really great. We've got free tickets to Manila Zoo so that would be our next visit. I do wish to go to Ark Avilon Zoo, is it worth visiting?

    1. Yes, you can feed animals in Ark Avilon Zoo.

  7. been to avilon before with my niece, i will try the other zoos with my son and niece soon!