Sunday, 14 October 2018

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE PH AT ALFONSO, CAVITE


It was the perfect weather to take pictures that day, not too sunny and a bit cloudy but the perfect lighting for photos.  We are so glad that we picked this place for our son's first field trip.  The place was eye candy, literally and figuratively.  We were at the Gingerbread House PH in Alfonso, Cavite.  The place where sweet tooth people like myself and "Instagram-is-life" peeps would really enjoy.  The Gingerbread House PH is a small candy-themed park located at Matagbak - Palumlum Road, Alfonso, Cavite.


Every corner of the place is so so instagrammable.  At the front, there is a giant gingerbread house signage that welcomes you.  I really love the pastel-colored vibe of the place.  The kids were so excited to enter.  We called before going to this place but did not avail their packages.  The place is open every day from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The entrance fee is only 50 PHP to take unlimited pictures.  Children 2 feet and below are free.  You can also ask them for senior citizen discount.


The place has so many inspirational signs and framed quotations seen scattered throughout the property.  Upon entering, you will see lots of spots where you can take your photos with your kids.  Every corner is very well thought of.  They made sure that every angle of your picture, you have a nice background.


Dreamcatchers and other knick-knacks are on display and available for sale.  I really love the vibrant colors of the dream catchers.  They have a variety of colors available to match your space at home.  This would be perfect for the kid's bedroom as it is known to catch nightmares and bad dreams.  It is also a symbol of protection and comfort.


Our little bunny had lots of fun posing for pictures.  He enjoyed naming shapes and colors and even sang nursery rhymes.  I appreciate that the place is not only kid-friendly but also enjoyed by kids at heart like us moms.  It was perfect for bonding with the family, especially with our kids.


The Gingerbread House PH also offers activities for you to enjoy.  They can teach you how to make dream catchers, build and decorate your own gingerbread house, and meet the GBH mascots, Betty and Bobby.  They also have a fish spa.  You can also have lunch at the property but reservations have to be made for these.  There are also tour packages ranging from 150 pesos to 670 pesos for prep school and grade school students.  Their minimum number of students for you to be able to avail the package is 50.


There is also a smores bar where you can buy your very own Smores kit and make Smores at the site.  We did not try doing it though as it was very early in the morning and kids still have lots of energy to burn.  Smores bar kits are sold for 100 pesos per kit.


Our little bunny enjoyed this small wooden playhouse.  It had real doors and windows.  He enjoyed going in and out of the playhouse and playing peek-a-boo with us.  The playhouse even had an inflatable gingerbread man beside it.  My kid was too afraid to hold the gingerbread man's hand though as it was moving because of the electronic air pump.


This was my favorite spot at the Gingerbread House PH.  It was a little shabby chic cottage in my favorite color, of course.  It reminded me of Rachel Ashwell and all things vintage and pastel.  It was the perfect place to have coffee or tea.  It was so cute and perfect for a little girl.  It made me wish I had a little girl so we could play here.


They also have a do-it-yourself hot cocoa station where you can make yourself some hot cocoa.  We did not try it though as we did not know if it was reserved for other guests or if anyone can make their own drink, but my kiddo does not drink cocoa so we passed and just took more photos.


Next, it was time to go inside that giant life-sized gingerbread house.  It was so pretty and reminded me of the story of Hansel and Gretel.  Good thing, there were no witches here, just lots and lots of candies and goodies inside.


The stairs going up the gingerbread house were lined with candy canes.  It also had lights on each stair step which we were not able to see because it was daytime, but I imagine the place to be very beautiful even at night.  The kiddo was so excited to see what's inside the big gingerbread house.


There were a bakery and cafe shop inside the gingerbread house.  It smelled like heaven inside with freshly baked goodies.  There were cupcakes, cookies, crinkles, and pies for sale.  Their prices were a bit steep though as a reasonably sized cupcake sells for 90 pesos each, even more than the entrance fee itself.


They also offer pasta, all-day breakfasts, and soups.  Hot and cold beverages and even milkshakes are also offered.  Mr. Potato Head soup sounds yummy.  You can also bring food inside the vicinity, but they will charge you 30 pesos corkage fee per person.


Of course, no gingerbread house is complete without candies!  They have lots and lots of candies for sale.  Too bad the kids were too amazed at the place to even notice that there were candies available for sale.  All they wanted to do was explore, play, and take pictures.


Tables and seats are available for dine-in customers.  The place was so homey.  It looked like and smelled like your grandma's home, you know, a clean and tidy house with the smell of delicious food prepared by grandma.  They even have Christmas decorations up and it is only October.  I wonder how the place will look like once it's Christmas season.


Inside the house is a very ginormous teddy bear.  You can snuggle and take pictures with him.  The kids were amazed but some were too afraid to even touch him.  The place was also decorated with lots of quotations and lollipops.  There were gingerbread men scattered throughout the house.  It even had a second floor where there is a small play area.


After exploring the gingerbread house, we went straight to Candy Village.  It was a small area where kids could run and play.  There were swings and slides and lots of playhouses.  We spent a good amount of time here resting from exploring the place.


The Candy Village, as expected, was very colorful.  The houses were pastel colored and perfect for picture taking.  When you go to this place, may sure that your camera or phone's battery is full because taking a picture is serious business in this place.  


My son was too giddy about the swings.  It was his favorite and went back a couple of times.  I don't blame him.  I love swings too.  I could imagine this place at night with the bonfire.  It would be really fun telling stories with friends and family and eating smores and hotdogs here. 


Here is another one of the many playhouses at Gingerbread House PH.  This one is Christmas themed.  I love the red and white candy cane theme with candy cane trimmings.  I also love the creativity of making a snowman out of old tires.  He is too cute!  Please excuse my son's face.  I think he's too tired from running around and posing for pictures and mom telling him to smile, smile, smile!


There is also this one big picture frame that looks like a Polaroid picture.  It even has a bench where you can comfortably sit while someone's taking pictures of you.  The dad and the kiddo were my models obviously.  I was their official photographer for that day and I really loved it.


This is their activity area.  If you availed their packages, this is where you will have lunch and make dream catchers and decorate your gingerbread houses.  They also have a trampoline and kiddie rides inside this covered area.  It also has a stage where I assume the mascots perform.  This is where all the students met up and rested for a bit before going to our next destination.  The mommies were already too tired following the kids and taking pictures.  It's not easy being a photographer and a nanny at the same time.


There is also a small museum about the Gingerbread House PH.  We did not spend much time inside as it was too dark and there was no tour guide.  This is because I assume we were early and they just opened when we arrived at the place.


A souvenir shop is also available for all your pasalubong for family and friends.  They have T-shirts, mugs, stuff toys, and ref magnets.  Most of their items for sale are Christmas themed like snowmen and of course, the gingerbread man.


Overall, it was a fun experience for the kids.  They really did enjoy running around and exploring the place.  They had lots of fun playing and just being kids.  I would recommend this place if you love taking photos and creating lots of sweet memories with your child.  It could be a perfect weekend date for your kids or even a birthday treat.


 For tour packages, please see the rates in above photo.  All rates are on a per person basis.  No split packages.  Minimum of 50 pax.

I WANNA SEE THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE!


The Gingerbread House PH is located at Matagbak, Palalum Road, Alfonso Cavite just a few minutes away from the main highway (Nasugbu Tagaytay Highway).  You will pass by Reptiland before reaching Gingerbread House PH.

If you wish to contact them, their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/thegingerbreadhouseph.
Message them on Facebook messenger at m.me/thegingerbreadhouseph.
You can call them at (+63)


Do you love gingerbread?  What do you think about the place?  Please send us your thoughts through the comment section down below.  Next up on our trip, the Puzzle Mansion.  Have a sweet day everyone!

41 comments:

  1. Hi.
    We didnt know that place and, it's so cool!! What a perfect destination for a family trip!!! I wood love to know it (and eat in there :)

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  2. What a unique experience!!! I have never been to a GINGERBREAD HOUSE before- just Santa's House and a Haunted House! I love this idea!

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  3. Looks like you had a blast! But aaah I’m so jealous, putting this place on my bucket list !

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  4. Oh my god! This place looks amazing. I would definitely visit if I could :)

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  5. What a cool little spot for the whole family. I wish they had a place like that out here!

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  6. That's an awesome place for kids! Or me I would love it too lol

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  7. I really love to visit Gingerbread in Cavite someday. Well I'm from Pampanga :)

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  8. Oh my! it sounds super fun! Gingerbread house! Such a sweet idea! But I guess I'd overeat there due to smell

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  9. This looks so awesome! I would love to got to a gingerbread house!

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  10. It’s like an escape back to my childhood! Hansel and Gretel feels! 🤗 I also like the small cottage with the purple outline. If only I could visit! Thanks for sharing this 💖

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  11. This is surprising! I'm happy to know this place exists in Cavite. It does looks fabulous and a total package indeed. Thanks for sharing the price I believe it's affordable.

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  12. Wow this looks amazing for both the young and the young at heart. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos and experiences.

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  13. This looks like such a fun place! I love gingerbread flavored anything, so I would love to visit.

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  14. What a magical wonderland! I would have loved visiting a place like this when I was your son's age (haha, or even visiting it on my own now!).

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  15. A real ginger bread house? How cool is that! I didn't know this even existed. My son would love to visit.

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  16. This is not at all what I expected but it is so cute!!! That would be such a fun day with the family! <3

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  17. The gingerbread house looks so so cool! I would love to visit, so much fun!

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  18. This is such a cute place to go visit! wish we had something like this in Canada.

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  19. This looks like such a cool place! Looks like the perfect place for both little and "big" kids! You nailed it on all the Instagram pic opportunities too!

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  20. Its really a nice and wonderful place for the family trip. Almost every thing is there to make our family specially child to be happy.

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  21. Geraline Batarra17 October 2018 at 11:39

    First time to hear about this place and it really looks like a nice place to visit and I am sure kids are definitely enjoying there.

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  22. This looks like a fun place to visit with the kids. I would love love to go here one day.

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  23. Looks like a great place to visit while in the Philippines. May need to add it to my want to do list.

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  24. How fun, what a cute place to visit!

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  25. Oh wow, I had no idea such a wonderful place exists here in Calabarzon! Parang gusto ko tuloy puntahan with my son and my niece. :)

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  26. This place sounds like a dream for the kids. I like the options in the packages. Perfect for families.

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  27. This is adorable! I wouldn't mind living here myself hehehe Gingerbread also happens to be one of my favorite cookie flavors.

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  28. This is so cool. My son would love this, and it looks like there is so much to do!

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  29. I bet the kids would love this! Gingerbread houses are the best!

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  30. Oh wow, what a fun place to explore with the family.

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  31. Wow, that place is so beautiful and it is really good to visit with your kids and I am sure they will definitely like and enjoy in this place.

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  32. Geraline Batarra18 October 2018 at 11:36

    Wow, this is such a cool place and I am sure kids will definitely enjoy to be there.

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  33. This is crazy, I love it! I want to go here so badly!

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  34. I can't believe a place like this exists! This is sooo cute. I wish they had this in Maryland

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  35. I never knew this place existed! I wish we were closer, but we will have to try to visit someday!

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  36. This looks like a fun place for young families. You must of had a great time.

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  37. So cool fantasy come true such an awesome place especially for kids

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  38. What a cool place to visit. My kids and I would have spent a lot of time at that smores bar.

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