Bonding has been the least priority in most of the families. I always hear people complaining that they don’t have enough money to waste on such. But activities like these really helped my family relaxed and get to know each other more. We have to admit that seeing and being with your family members almost 24 hours doesn’t mean that you already know what they do and want. I recommend doing family activities once in a while that doesn’t have to slash your budget. It’s the togetherness that matters.
As I promised, I would post budget friendly bond. So, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is one of those. Located in 1100 Diliman Quezon City, Philippines. The park is not free but the entrance fee is very affordable, for adults you have to pay Php 8.00 and Php 5.00 for students/children. If you are planning on bringing your car, parking fee are: Php 25.00/bus ; Php 15.00/car and jeepney ; Php 8.00/tricycle and motorcycle.
Once you enter the facility you will forget that you’re still in the metro. It’s nature in the heart of the city. A very good place to be one with mother earth and just relax.
We used our time to catch up with our lives. Bonding while lounging in our picnic mat.
And indulged a cup of “dirty” ice cream (it’s not really dirty) and enjoyed the rest of our stay.
Because the place is maintained by the Protected Area and Wildlife Bureau, they have this mini zoo that kids would surely love.
Prepping for a picnic can be stressful, sometimes, especially if you’re in a tight budget. But you don’t have to spend too much. Our budget is Php 2,000.00 for our food and trip. We already enjoyed 2 pastas, fried chicken, our veggies, fresh mango fruits, nachos for snacks and lemon iced tea. See? It’s a lot already.
My look for today should reflect the place. The turquoise pants from GIORDANO stands for the green trees surrounding the park. My yellow Top from H&M shine bright as the sun that day. My ensembles are all from H&M as well. My jelly pale pink slippers are from CELINE. Sorry if I’m being cheesy already 🙂
Great way to end the day? SMILE.