Let’s get back on the pages of our bedtime storybooks and live through again our childhood fantasies by visiting Gingerbread House PH in Alfonso, Cavite. The place was conceptualized by the famous story of the siblings, Hansel and Gretel, who lost in the middle of the woods and found a gingerbread house full of sweet pastries without knowing it is owned by a witch.
It is a sweet oasis in the middle of Alfonso, Cavite every kid and kid at heart will surely delight in. Though it is located in Alfonso, Cavite it is just few minutes away from Tagaytay City so it is a perfect side trip on your Tagaytay itinerary.
How to get there?
From Tagaytay Olivarez, ride a Nasugbu-bound jeepney or bus and ask the driver to drop you off in Brgy. Upli (right beside the Shell gasoline station). Upon reaching Brgy. Upli, chartered a tricycle that will take you to Gingerbread house (fare will be P70 one way).
Getting Around Gingerbread House:
Upon reaching the entrance of Gingerbread house you have to pay a P50 entrance fee. The bakeshop in left front where fresh breads and pasalubongs were being sold serves as the main entrance as well.
After the main entrance you have to pass through a mini forest-like tunnel with hanging vines. At the end of the trail, you will be greeted by a wishing well where you can bid your wishes.
The main structure of the place which is the Gingerbread house itself charmingly stands at the middle of the area. It will make you a happy kid wanting to taste its sweetened façade. It has candy canes on the staircase, artificial snow at the entrance and sweet pasties design on the walls making the building like a gigantic cake ready to be eaten! The main Gingerbread house is actually a Christmas-themed restaurant that offers mouth-watering pastries such as muffins, cakes, brownies, milkshakes, gingerbread (of course!) and even serves all day breakfast.
Right beside the gingerbread house is a fish spa that you can try for P50 per 15 minutes.
They also have as well a Candy Village where a lot of gingerbread house miniatures and playhouses perfect for picture taking.
You can also buy a dream board where you can write down your dreams and tie it on their dream wall. It’s fascinating how many dream boards are tied up on their wall! It’s like a wall of thousand dreams waiting to be fulfilled.
The place also has a small man-made waterfall, open air bed, swings, souvenir shop and even offers s’mores making session.
Gingerbread House PH also has their own Gingerbread Hall where various activities can be done and have their own museum where a lot of gingerbread houses are being displayed.