Looking for great ways to bond with the kids this summer?
Planning the best summer activities with the kids can be tricky—painstaking, even. For parents, it can mean cautiously blocking off dates on work-filled calendars, organizing activities the youngins’ will (hopefully) love, and making sure everything runs smoothly. And though beach trips, long road trips, and travels abroad are surefire ways to bond during the summer, planning these can take a lot of time, money, and commitment.
But don’t fret—you don’t need to travel far nor plan hard to make timeless family memories. If you’re eyeing in-city or near-city activities for the family, we’ve listed down the best options at exclusively discounted prices. What’s more is that they’ll keep you and your kids happy during the season, too!
For kids who love to play dress up: Enchanted Forest Easter Party
On April 21, 2019, celebrate Easter Sunday at F1 Hotel Manila’s highly anticipated Enchanted Forest Easter Party inclusive of a lunch buffet and loot bags. Perfect for the kids and the young-at-heart, the party is four hours of fun-filled Balloon Twisting, Face Painting, Bubble Show, Photo Booth, an Easter Egg Hunt, and more exciting activities. Don’t forget to show up in your best Enchanted character costume to get a chance to win amazing prizes!
F1 Hotel Manila
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
(02) 908 7888
For kids who love sweet treats: Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt
Looking for an egg-citing time to spend Easter? Take the family out to Brentwood Suites in Quezon City for their half day Easter Event on April 21, 2019, where you can satisfy yourselves with a mouthwatering brunch buffet and excite the kids with an Egg Hunt. Plus, enjoy a Film Showing, a Puppet Show, and Pastry Decorating that makes for a fun-filled celebration. Lauded as a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awardee, this hotel is a top choice for some quality family bonding time.
6 G. Garcia St., Brgy. Paligsahan
Quezon City, Philippines
(02) 927 8888
For kids who love toys and games: Kids Club Access
Jazz up play time for your kids by giving them 1-Day Unlimited Kids Club Access at Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Unleash your kid’s creativity and energy with the club’s colorful toys, fun costumes, games, video console, and the kid-favorite ball pit. This exclusive offer also entitles your kid to 1 Item from the Kids Menu of The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge, which is located only a few steps away from the Kids Club. After a well-spent day of playing, your kid can happily munch on a mouthwatering meal from the Kids Menu’s selection of favorites like macaroni with melting mozzarella, spaghetti carbonara, and many more.
Novotel Manila Araneta Center
General Aguinaldo Avenue
Araneta Center, Quezon City
(02) 990 7888
(02) 990 9111
For kids who have a knack for learning: Junior Hotelier Program
Want to enjoy some R&R while you let the kids have fun? This 2-in-1 summer package will surely fit the bill: Acacia Hotel Manila’s 1 Session of Junior Hotelier Program with a Deluxe Room Staycation for 2 with Breakfast Buffet. Let your future hotelier participate in 1 Session of the Junior Hotelier Program, an interactive role-playing summer program for children 7-12 years old that offers a firsthand experience in hotel management. Mixing fun, excitement, and learning, the educational program spans culinary, housekeeping, and mobile photography activities, depending on your chosen date. An afternoon snack and a pastry will also be served, and all kid participants will be awarded a certificate after the session for a job well done.
Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive cor. Commerce Avenue
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 720 2000
(02) 588 5888
For kids who love interactive activities: Kidzoona or PlayLabPH
Do you have energetic kids? Spend the best weekend in Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria with this jam-packed deal. Indulge in their Grand Deluxe Room for 4 inclusive of Breakfast Buffet at Seven Corners, 8 scoops of Gelato from Seven Corners Express, 2 Movie Passes to Robinsons Movieworld Galleria, and last but not the least, Two (2) 60-minute Tickets for Kids to Kidzoona or Two (2) 2-hour Passes for Kids at PlayLabPH. With this stay’s luxurious amenities and list of fun kid-friendly activities, the whole family will surely feel the summer vibe.
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
1100 Ortigas Ave.
Ortigas Center, Quezon City
(02) 633 7222
For kids who love to swim: Outdoor Kiddie Pool
Want to beat the heat? Cool off with the kids this summer in one of Manila’s finest stays. Book a stay in Belmont Hotel Manila’s Family Room for 4 including Buffet Breakfast and access to the hotel’s top-of-the-line amenities. Let the kids don their swimwear and beat the heat in their kiddie pool while you take a dip in their jacuzzi and outdoor pool. Best of all is that you and your family can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city while you enjoy some poolside fun.
Belmont Hotel Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay
(02) 318 8888
For kids who love nature: Day Tour at Lotuspod Bed & Breakfast
If your child enjoys being outdoors, whisk them away to a Day Tour at Lotuspod Bed & Breakfast. A 3-hectare farm resort in Laguna only 1.5 hours away from the city, the resort provides a quick summer breather away from the city. This tranquil destination is home to the Lotuspod Explorer Club Treehouse, where kids can explore, climb, and slide in the ultimate playground that also boasts a cozy reading nook for children. For a minimal fee, you can also opt to learn the benefits of organic farming when you join their educational Agritour hosted by in-house agriculture scientists. If your kid is more adventurous, you can let them avail of complimentary use of the zipline and trampoline.
Lotuspod Bed & Breakfast
2340 Kalsadang Putol Street, Purok 6
Brgy. Puypuy, Bay, Laguna
(0995) 237 0590 (SMS Only)
For kids who love to bike and explore: Hacienda Half Day Tour at Prado Farms
Reconnect with nature and strengthen family bonds at Prado Farms, a well-loved 5-hectare eco-resort only a 2-hour drive from the metro. On a Hacienda Half Day Tour, you and your little explorer can discover the quaint and family-friendly property by bike or through a leisurely stroll. If availability permits, you can also enjoy carabao rides, fishing, and pig feeding. Plus, if you want your kid to eat healthier, this is a prime spot to introduce them to delicious healthy meals. This half day tour is also inclusive of lunch and snacks made with ingredients from their organic farm.
(0998) 804 5395
For tips on discovering the best family-friendly activities in the city, check out DG Traveler’s Manila section.
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