VILLA CAMPESTRE AMUSEMENT PARK
They have animals to feed and pet, pony rides, small amusement rides and slides, and "ice" skating just to name a few activities.
It is mainly set up to handle local groups (for birthday parties and similar gatherings) during the week, but everyone is welcome on weekends. One big note — this is local — meaning they may not have a bi-lingual guide available. If you need an English-speaking guide, call ahead and make sure they can accommodate you.
It is a small, local place — so don’t expect a Disney-like experience. If you go without a group, they will set you up with others to form a group of about 4 to 10 kids. Each group gets assigned a guide who takes you around to each of the different areas. They promote themselves as an educative farm.
They have a pig race area, pony rides, stables with horses, goats and a miniature bull, bunnies and chickens in cages, a cow and calf for the milk exhibit, and a baby goat and sheep feeding/petting area. There are ducks, chickens, and even a turkey running around.
At each animal area, a guide collects all the kids and talks with them about the animals. The kids are allowed to touch, pet and hold the animals if they want, but no one is forced to do anything. The last stop after the animals was a hand-washing station. Nice touch!
After visiting the animals, the guide moves the group to the "active" side of the park. There is a tree house with slide, 3 mechanical amusement rides, and bouncy houses and a “canopy” zipline, and another slide.
They also have an "ice" skating rink, with a plastic slippery material instead of ice. It is pretty neat, and sort of gives you the ice skating experience without the cold! They have things you can lean on for balance, and even chairs so little kids can get pushed around. If you don’t want to wear skates (which do allow you to slide easier) you can wear booties over your shoes as you slide on the "ice".
You don’t get to milk a real cow, but she was there in a pen, and the guide may squirt the kids with her milk. They have a wooden cow that they show the kids how to "milk". But you can pet the cow and calf.
Their website says this park is for kids up to 12 years old. I think any kid older than 8 or 9 years may find it "lame". But for babies, as long as they can stand on their own, they are allowed to do things. Kids 1½ or 2 years old participate in all the activities (with mom or dad helping), and have a ball! There are a few activities the adults of the group can participate in —feed the goats and "ice" skating.
- Admission is $15 for kids 1 to 12 years old. Adults are $12/person.
- The park is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm. Last entrance is at around 3pm.
- Call them to make reservations for groups/parties on the weekend or during the week. You pick the activities you want to do when you plan your party — there are 12 activities to choose from.
- Allow 2 or 3 hours max.
- You can call 787-731-6799 for more information or to make a reservation.
- Free parking. Clean restrooms. Clean park. Nice guides.
Villa Campestre Bo Sta Rosa III Guaynabo, Guaynabo, 00959, Puerto Rico (about 15 or 20 minutes from San Juan)
GPS COORDINATES: 18.365944, -66.132384