Do the kids in your family need a break from screens? Or are you the one in need of a break from the city? Whatever your situation, if you’re looking for a place to bring the whole fam, here’s a list of kid-friendly destinations in and out of Metro Manila to give them a fun-filled day.
What started as a simple hobby turned into a green sanctuary where sustainability and the beauty of farming thrive. Yoki’s Farm is an ideal place for your next family get-together, letting children interact with animals and do basic hydroponic farming. There’s also a museum where you can admire various antiques, pieces of machinery, and Chinese vases, to name a few, on display.
Location: Tabluan Road, 1, Mendez, Cavite
An animatronic theme park and museum in Pampanga, Dinosaurs Island provides an immersive experience into the world of dinosaurs. Kids will enjoy attractions like Jurrasic Jungle Safari, Dino Adventure Ride, and Dino World of Fun, where dinos can run and move. The theme park is open daily, from 8 AM to 6 PM, which means you can bring your little ones here anytime they want.
Location: Clark Picnic Grounds, Gil Puyat Ave, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga
The Dessert Museum
If your child has a sweet tooth, bringing them to the Dessert Museum will earn you a warm hug. The modern art museum is one sweet wonderland with eight dessert-themed rooms full of every candy you can think of. Aside from the four desserts they give away during the tour, kids aged three and below can enter for free as long as they have one paying adult with them!
Location: Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, Metro Manila
Art in Island
Admit it, asking kids to pose and smile for photos can be quite a tricky job. If you really want to immortalize their childhood years, bring them to Art in Island. Compared to traditional museums and art galleries, Art in Island is home to interactive 3D artworks that let kids have fun while engaging their imagination. Make sure they have socks on before coming here because the whole place is a shoe-free zone.
Location: 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
The summer heat is almost unbearable, so visiting Inflatable Island is a sure way to cool down. Floating on the waters of Olongapo, kids will have a blast going through colorful inflatable slides, towers, bridges, swings, and more! Kids can swing by the cottages to recharge after a fun-filled day. There’s a height requirement of 3.5 feet, and adult supervision is needed for children ages 3 to 6 years old.
Location: Subic Bay Waters, National Highway, Lower Kalaklan, Olongapo City, Zambales
Learning about your country’s culture is crucial, especially for a child’s growth. Lakbay Museo showcases the rich heritage of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao without needing to hop on a plane. It’s a good way to introduce kids to the Philippines’ famous attractions, cultural dances, how people from various regions dress themselves, and yummy native delicacies.
Location: Level 1, S’Maison, Seaside Blvd, Coral Way, Pasay, Metro Manila
Entering Girasoles Farm feels like walking straight into a fairytale. Kids are welcome to walk around, watching beautiful sunflowers and other colorful blooms as they sway with the wind. Of course, you can’t leave the flower farm without taking home some cute items from the souvenir shop.
Location: Sitio 3 Diversion Road Barangay, Candelaria, Quezon
The Mind Museum
Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. started the Mind Museum in 2012 and has since become a place that highlights everything about science. It’s home to over 250 interactive displays about plant life, atoms, the universe, technology, and dinosaurs. There’s also a section designed for children 2 to 6 years old. As a non-profit museum, you’re welcome to give donations, so more kids will have an opportunity to enjoy this museum in the years to come.
Location: JY Campos Park, 3rd Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
Where are you planning to bring the little ones this summer? Let us know in the comments!