10 Best Things To Do with Kids And Family in Tagaytay, Philippines

by Saket Newaskar Updated on 19 Oct 2018

Sky Ranch in Tagaytay Tagaytay with Kids

Tagaytay in Cavite is one of the best weekend getaways to enjoy with kids and family. Blessed with a pleasant weather, this town in the Philippines draws a lot of attention, owing to the many kids and family-friendly activities it has in store. While a few places are just right to relax and unwind, others are perfect for family get-togethers and bonding. These attractions are also ideal to visit with kids. Not only do they prove to be entertaining, but also educational. Read on to know exactly where to go in Tagaytay with kids and family to have a great time.

Tagaytay with Kids and Family (Content Index)

  1. Live a day with your favorite characters at DreamPlay
  2. Interact with a variety of animals at ZOORI
  3. Observe wildlife up-close at Ark Avilon Zoo Park
  4. Enjoy an enthralling day at Sky Ranch
  5. Enjoy a day-out at Picnic Grove
  6. Get closer to nature at Paradizoo
  7. Be perplexed by visiting Puzzle Mansion
  8. Enjoy family-time at People’s Park in The Sky
  9. Hike up the active Taal Volcano
  10. Admire art at Museo Orlina
  11. Kids Friendly Attractions in Tagaytay
  12. More Related Things To Do in Tagaytay

Let's explore these things to do with kids and families in Tagaytay, The Philippines:

1. Live a day with your favorite characters at DreamPlay

Dream Play - Tagaytay for Kids Dream Play - Tagaytay for kids

Located around 61 kilometers away from Tagaytay, Dreamplay is an entertainment venue for kids. This state-of-the-art facility is packed with a plethora of attractions that will let your children have fun to their heart’s content. Kids can meet their favorite characters from DreamWork films. These include Kung Fu Panda fame Po, Madagascar characters, The Lion King characters, and many more. Many fictional worlds like DinoTrux, Afro Circus, Shrek's Swamp Stomp, and Wall of Destiny have been created for the children. Kids can also buy a variety of DreamWork merchandise at the store located inside the amusement center.

  • Fee:
    • Entrance ticket - Php 1,500.00 per child
    • Php 680 per adult (These are for an entire day; hourly tickets are also available)
    • Kids who are below 80 centimeters have free entrance.
  • Hotels and restaurants: Have delicious snacks at Chez Gingy which is located within DreamPlay.
  • Recommended Duration: Full Day

2. Interact with a variety of animals at ZOORI

Zoori Zoo at TagaytayZoori Zoo at Tagaytay - A spot for kids

ZOORI is a mini zoo located within the Residence Inn in Tagaytay. Although small, the zoo is great for kids to view and interact with many animals. The variety of species that can be seen at ZOORI include reptiles, lions, monkeys, tigers, miniature horses, goats, camels, and many birds. The aviary here is packed with vividly colorful birds. Many shows are also held here that showcase the fierce animals in action. Other activities that kids and adults can enjoy at the mini zoo include zip-lining, driving a Superman and cable car, horseback riding, and zing ride for kids.

  • Fee:
    • Entrance ticket - Php 249 per adult
    • Php 199 per child
    • Free entrance for kids who are 3 Feet and below.
    • Various attractions may have varied cost.
  • Hotels and restaurants: The best nearby restaurants to visit include Marcia Adams’ restaurant, Breakfast at Antonio’s, and Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant.
  • Recommended Duration: 2-3 hours

3. Observe wildlife up-close at Ark Avilon Zoo Park

Ark Avilon Zoo Park TagaytayArk Avilon Zoo Park Tagaytay

Ark Avilon Zoo Park is located around 64 kilometer away from Tagaytay and is a great place to visit with family and kids on a holiday. This is an indoor zoo which lets children interact with a variety of animals. These include a python and an orangutan. The prime attraction at Ark Avilon Zoo Park are the many birds found here. You can see eagles, hawks, kites, falcons, along with macaws, sun conure, Jardine's parrot, and cockatoos. The zoo has derived its name from the arc-shaped building that it is housed in.

  • Fee:
    • Entrance ticket - Php 500.00 Per person
    • Php 300.00 per kid who is 3 Feet or below.
  • Hotels and restaurants: It is best to get packaged food to the park.
  • Recommended Duration: 1-2 hours

4. Enjoy an enthralling day at Sky Ranch

Sky Ranch, Tagaytay for kids
Sky Ranch, Tagaytay / flickr.com

Packed with many exciting rides and activities, Sky Ranch tops the best places in Tagaytay for kids. This mini amusement park is the best place to visit with kids in Tagaytay since many of its rides are designed especially for kids. These include Wonder Flight, Red Baron, and Lobster Pot. One cannot miss a ride on The Sky Eye which is considered to be the tallest ferris wheel in Philippines. Providing a panoramic vista of the entire Tagaytay, it is a favorite attraction in Sky Ranch amongst visitors. For a day full of entertainment and fun, the entry Fee of the amusement park is not too costly. Peak rush to Sky Ranch is recorded during summer and yuletide seasons.

  • Fee
    • Monday to Friday - Php 80.00
    • Weekends and Holidays - Php 100.00
    • Free for children 3 Feet or below.
  • Hotels and restaurants: Sky Ranch has many kid-friendly restaurants such as Kenny Roger and Roasters, Krispy Kreme, Kuse, and Mesa, within its premises.
  • Recommended Duration: Full Day

5. Enjoy a day-out at Picnic Grove

Nature Trail Tagaytay - Picnic Grove
Picnic Grove, Tagaytay / wikimedia.org

Located on a hilltop, Picnic Grove is a great outdoor destination, perfect for family gatherings. Blessed with serenity and panoramic vistas, it is a perfect spot to enjoy a day-out. Picnic Grove offers many activities for family in Tagaytay. These include zip-lining and horseback riding. You may even leisurely stroll along the boardwalk that is surrounded by lush greenery. Picnic Grove is perfect to visit with kids since it has large open areas where tots can engage in a variety of outdoor activities. You will usually see children flying kites at this place. Before leaving the place, do not forget to buy souvenirs from the many stores here.

  • Fee
    • Entrance ticket - Php 50.00 per person
    • Parking - Php 35.00
    • Zipline - Php 200
  • Hotels and restaurants: A few of the kid-friendly restaurants near Picnic Grove include Koorah Koorah restaurant and Alamat Restaurant.
  • Recommended Duration: 3-4 hours

6. Get closer to nature at Paradizoo

Paradizoo, Tagaytay - Theme based park for kids
Paradizoo - Exploring Tagaytay With Children / wikimedia.org

Paradizoo is one of the best kid-friendly places in Tagaytay. Spread over a land of 10 hectares, this a theme based park along with a zoo located within the premises. A great place for nature-lovers, this place is divided into numerous sections such as vegetable garden, flower garden, farm frenzy, orchid plantation, and meditation garden. The best features of Paradizoo are butterfly farm, honey bee farm, and goat house, where you are educated about these living creatures and their significance. The themed park also conducts many educational tours that are great for the kids to gain knowledge. The Paradizoo Cafe, located inside the park, is perfect to enjoy some quick bites.

  • Fee
    • Entrance ticket - Php 199.00 per adult
    • Php 149.00 per child
    • Children who are 3 Feet and below have free entry.
  • Hotels and restaurants: Located close to Paradizoo, you can enjoy a stay at the Paradizoo Lodging.
  • Recommended Duration: 2-3 hours

7. Be perplexed by visiting Puzzle Mansion

Puzzle Mansion, Tagaytay for kids
Puzzle Mansion Tagaytay / wikimedia.org

One of the best things to do with kids in Tagaytay is to visit Puzzle Mansion. Established in 2012, this is a museum which boasts of holding the biggest jigsaw puzzle as recognized by Guinness. It has an extensive collection of 1,500 puzzles that are showcased on two floors. The puzzles are either flat, spherical, 3D, or 4D, and are made of a variety of materials like wood, cardboard, and plastic. The subject of the puzzles varies on a wide range, including people, historical events, nature, cartoons, and fictional characters. You may buy puzzles for your kids at the store located within Puzzle Mansion.

  • Fee: Php 100.00 per head
  • Hotels and restaurants: Antonio's Restaurant is one of the closest restaurants which is kid-friendly and great for a fine dining experience.
  • Recommended Duration: 1 hour

8. Enjoy family-time at People’s Park in The Sky

Peoples Park in The Sky People's Park in The Sky, Tagaytay / wikimedia.org

People’s Park in The Sky is a great place to enjoy a day-out with family and kids in Tagaytay. The park has an unfinished mansion built in the Marcos era, the Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of Fair Love, and a weather radar station. Although the path leading to the top of the park is quite steep, it will prove to be worth all the efforts once you reach the top. Panoramic views including the Taal volcano, lake, and the entire Tagaytay greet you at the peak. You can rest under the shaded areas here and enjoy the gentle breeze. Kids can have fun riding horses at the People’s Park in The Sky at minimal cost.

  • Fee:
    • Entrance price - Php 30.00
    • Parking Fee- Php 20.00
    • Horse-ride - Php 20.00
  • Hotels and restaurants: While you may enjoy quick bites at a few eateries located in the park, you may also have a hearty breakfast at the Pancake House.
  • Recommended Duration: 1-2 hours

9. Hike up the active Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano - a perfect family getaway
Taal Volcano (a good spot for kids to hike up) / flickr.com

One of the perfect getaways for the family in Tagaytay is Taal Volcano. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines and poses to be a prime attraction in the town. While a hike to the peak will be a great outdoor activity, it may also prove to be a great educational tour for kids to understand geology. The trail is very easy and can be trekked by amateur hikers too. Kids may also ride ponies to reach the top. Being located in the middle of Taal Lake, you may also enjoy boating to Taal Volcano. The lake formed inside the volcano is called the Main Crater Lake. Start your hike as early as possible to avoid the crowd and the scorching sun of Philippines.

  • Fee:
    • Hiking up to the peak is a free activity. Boat rides to the volcano are not too expensive and may cost between Php 1500 - Php 2000.
  • Hotels and restaurants: A few hotels providing the best view of Taal Volcano include Taal Vista Hotel, Taaleña Restaurant & Bar, and Josephine Restaurant.
  • Recommended Duration: Half Day

10. Admire art at Museo Orlina

Museo Orlina - Kid friendly MuseumMuseo Orlina Tagaytay

Visiting Museo Orlina is one of the best things to do with family in Tagaytay. There can be no better place in Tagaytay to make kids appreciate good art. This is an art gallery that showcases the artwork of glass sculptor Ramon Orlina. The art pieces exhibited here will surely leave you stunned. Many tours of Museo Orlina are organized for students as well as adults. Many temporary exhibitions, showcasing talent, is also hosted here. Museo Orlina, at time, also hosts musical concerts that are perfect to be attended along with family.

  • Fee:
    • Entrance ticket - Php 100.00 per person
    • The price is slightly waived for students and senior citizens.
  • Hotels and restaurants: A good place to have delicious dishes near Museo Orlina is Morielli’s.
  • Recommended Duration: 1 hour


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Author: Saket Newaskar
Saket is CTO and co-founder @ Triphobo.com. Saket loves to travel the world with his daughter and wife. He has travelled over 40 countries.

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    Taal Volcano

    Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Island, View Point

    Address: Taal Volcano, Batangas, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

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    Sky Ranch

    Tags: Entertainment, Rides

    Address: Tagaytay – Nasugbu Via Tuy Road, Barangay Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City (Beside Taal Vista Hotel)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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    Puzzle Mansion

    Tags: Museum, Entertainment, Resort, Games

    Address: Cuadra Street, Brgy Asisan, Tagaytay, 4120 Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Puzzle mansion is a museum where you can find the record-breaking puzzle collection of Gina Gil Lacuna who is a Guinness world record holder for the largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the wor...Read more

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    Our Lady Of Manaoag

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue

    Address: Tagaytay - Calamba Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A beautiful place replete with serenity, this shrine was built as a replica of the Lady of Manaoag Shrine in Pangasinan. As you approach the gate, you will be delighted with a huge towering statue of ...Read more

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    Museo Orlina

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Hollywood St., Hollywood Subd. Tolentino East, Tagaytay City, Santa Rosa - Tagaytay Rd, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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    Picnic Grove

    Tags: Paint Ball, Trail, View Point, Walking Area

    Address: Tagaytay Picnic Grove Complex, Barangay Sungay East-End, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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    People's Park In The Sky

    Tags: View Point, Entertainment

    Address: Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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    Nurture Wellness Village

    Tags: Leisure, Spa

    Address: Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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    Taal Lake

    Tags: Island, Water Body, View Point, Lake

    Address: Luzon, Philippines

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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    Ayala Malls Serin

    Tags: Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment, Mall

    Address: East, 4120, Tagaytay - Nasugbu Hwy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

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