Looking for great ways to bond with the kids?
Planning fun activities for 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 long road trips and travels abroad are surefire ways to bond, 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, too—whether it rains or shines!
For kids who enjoy music and dance: Dance Class Passes
Spark your child’s imagination through dance, storytelling, and arts and crafts with a 10-Class Pass for Play Dance for boys and girls aged 2-4 years old or a 12-Class Pass for Ballet for boys and girls aged 4-5 years old at Ballet Philippines in Greenhills or CCP. These performance workshops will not only let them be exposed to music and creative movement, but will also help them develop creativity, camaraderie, and confidence that lasts.
Greenhills, San Juan
F&B-5, Arts Plaza, Greenhills Theater Mall, San Juan
(beside Music Museum)
(0915) 630 6968
(0939) 390 2398
CCP Complex, Pasay
Ground Floor, CCP
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay
(02) 832 3689
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 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 Deluxe Room for 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) inclusive of Breakfast Buffet at Seven Corners, 8 scoops of Gelato from Seven Corners Express, 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, you’re sure to enjoy family bonding time.
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
1100 Ortigas Ave.
Ortigas Center, Quezon City
(02) 633 7222
Alternatively, those simply running on a tight vacation schedule may choose to avail of Playlab PH’s Kids Pass for 2. With this one-day activity, tech-savvy kids can experience the future of playtime with 14 fun and creative installations, including a digitally-lighted slope, interactive wall-climbing, and more!
4/F Robinsons Galleria
EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue
Ortigas, Quezon City
(02) 242 8402
(02) 242 8405
For kids who love to swim: Outdoor Kiddie Pool
Want to take a dip? 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 splash around 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 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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This article was last edited on August 9, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.
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