Play & Learn

Have the best time with your kids: Here are some bonding ideas

ByTiffany ReyesFebruary 7, 2023
asian family playing in garden
For making memories with our children, we don’t need to always go on big trips, which can be tiring and stressful to plan. Sometimes it takes a short drive within the city or to nearby provinces for the best bonding time for our children. We’ve listed down some ideas.
For adrenaline-filled adventures in the city
For those in Metro Manila, malls are always a top option for family dates. However, sometimes mall time could be expensive and too usual. How about making new experiences together as a family?
Children who need to shake off those extra energy may troop to Play By Okada in Okada Manila, which has mazes, tall slides, a mini town, and some sports areas where adults can play with their kids. Priced at 588 per child for a 2-hour play, children of all ages will have a fun time. The area is disinfected after each 2-hour session. After your play date, you can watch the awesome Okada fountain show and have a feast at restaurants in the area.
For car-crazed kids, the iconic northern mall’s newest attraction EkartRaceway is a good choice. SM City North’s Edsa’s EkartRaceway has tracks and karts for kids and the kids at heart. Price ranges from P750 to P1200 for a 10-minute ride.
If you’re looking for a game show-like adventure with your kids, head to Gootopia at 3rd level of South Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. It’s going to be a slimy day of fun, with lots of games and activities at only P699 per head.
Animals and nature
Looking for a greenery adventure? Drive to the Fun Farm in Sta Elena, where your kids can run and play safely, ride horses and a carabao cart, try out a zipline, and have a picnic day with family and friends. This gem in the south also houses many animals; let kids feed the bunnies and koi fish! It will surely be an unforgettable weekend for the family.
Looking for somewhere in the North? San Rafael River Adventure in Bulacan offers a variety of activities either for day tour or for a week-long fun. Go on a banana boat ride, do some fishing, and experience their floating restaurant.
Interactive playtime
If you want something new for your inquisitive kids, try Dream Lab, a vast learning space that allows children to see how everyday products are made by making their own. Located in Ayala Malls Circuit in Makati, Dream Lab also has great play areas that bring the best sensory experience for children.
You can also have a literally sweet bonding time in the Dessert Museum, where you can take lots of great family photos. Children will enjoy ball pits, themed slides, and yes, it’ll be raining desserts! At the last stop, you can get candies and other sweets.
Want to bake your cake and eat it too? Have fun with your budding pastry chefs in Bakebe PH, which is available in multiple locations. Let children have a fun baking experience in a space that provides all the ingredients and gadgets you need for sweet learning time.
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