Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Updated Post: More Fun in Circle of Fun, Quezon City

I wrote a post about Circle of Fun in 2010.   I'm happy to note that this post alone has gotten 3,300+ hits in the internet. I hope that more families go to Quezon City to visit the Circle of Fun.

Since then, new rides and attractions were installed.

Pedal or Paddle?

Clean track for renting pedals

Man-made lake where you can paddle your duck boats

Bigger and better carousel

Wheel of excitement

Water fun

 Bump your way around town

A ride to the stars

Exhilirating Wild Wind
Bring your children and experience the fun at Circle of Fun.

It's more fun in Circle of Fun!

--Wondermom A.

Post from 2010:

I am always on the look out for fun stuff to do for kids on weekends. Recently, my kids and I travelled not far from our home, at Circle of Fun, Elliptical Road in Quezon City. I was surprised that they renovated the the park to include a playground (Circle of Joy), a bike rental (P 100/hr) and a theme park (Circle of Fun) with different rides and activities not only for children but also for adults (e.g. Wild Wind, Bump cars, water zorb, swing carousel, duck rides, animal carousel, Dinousaur, Alien and Egpytian-theme houses).

Parking entrance fee for cars is P15.00. The Circle of Joy is free but the Circle of Fun has an entrance fee of P 20.00 per adult/kid (more than 3 meter in height). Ride fees average from P30.00-50.00 per adult/kid. Not bad for a theme park, although the size and variety of rides is not comparable with Enchanted Kingdom, of course, but nevertheless the joy and happiness that children get from them is the same. My kids loved them.

If you walk further down the biking area, you will be able to go to the Quezon musuem where they have several memorabilia of President Manuel L. Quezon. There is no entrance fee, only a minimal donation for the musuem. The guard said that the remains of President Quezon are still inside the musuem but when I researched it in the internet, it says that since the 1970s, the remains are no longer there.

Anyway, I am glad that the Quezon City government was able to renovate the place, I see a lot of people riding bikes, strolling with their kids, eating ice cream, exercising, and just plain enjoying the green landscape in the center of a busy metropolis. I hope that the new administration of Mayor Bautista would continue and further improve the park so that more and more people would be able to enjoy it.

And now, whenever we pass by Circle, my kids always point to the park, with a happy smile on their faces.

P.S.The downside there is that there is no good quality restaurants near the playground area. The restaurant area of the park is at the front of City Hall, which is already far from the playground area. I hope the administration will further improve the dining facilities inside the park so that it becomes another UP Technohub area : )