Has your kid had enough of basketball camp, refuses another art class, or rolls his eyes at the idea of an acting workshop? We found seven not-your-typical summer classes that will challenge your kid and keep him out of your hair. Win-win!
1. Jump Yard
Your kids will jump for joy when they hear there’s now a trampoline park in the metro. The trampoline fun at Jump Yard offers a dodgeball court, basketball rings (where slam dunk dreams come true), foam pits for jumping into, a wall climb, balance beams, monkey bars and foam bags. Everyone’s welcome to join, but kids ages 11 and below need to be supervised by an adult. Read more about them here.
Have a budding Katniss at home? Enroll him in archery classes at the Archery Academy Archery. This sport improves your child’s focus, balance and coordination, discipline, and even her confidence. Classes are held at an indoor shooting range. Visit their Facebook page here to learn about their summer program.
Enroll your toddler or preschooler into a multi-sport and exercise program. Brought here from Australia, Ready Steady Go Kids move little bodies through drills and exercises that teach them the basics of 10 different sports: football, tennis, basketball, hockey, golf, AFL or Aussie Rules Football, rugby, athletics, cricket, and T-ball. For little kids, classes involve a lot of dancing, singing and general jumping around. The program is open to kids ages 2 to 7. Read more about them here. Enroll your child in their summer program through their website found here.
Let your child experience the joys and fulfillment of altruism by letting him help out for a good cause this summer. Find a cause your whole family can get behind at the GO! Volunteer Expo organized by iVolunteer Philippines. Drop by anytime at the event venue this Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati. Learn more by visiting their website here.
Introduce your kid to the natural world this summer! The Jensen Kinder Farm is all about organic farming. They're well-equipped to make sure your children will learn more than a thing or two about plants and animals while having fun at the same time. There are plots with growing crops, an array of tools, prepared kid-friendly agriculture lessons, poultry and fish, and soon an aquaponics system. Read more about them here.
6. Flow House Manila
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So your child can swim now thanks to last year's summer swimming lessons. Take water summer activities up a notch and go flowboarding! Flowboarding is a combination of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. Flow House Manila is the first to offer the flowbarding experience in the Philippines, and kids are welcome to try it out! You might be tempted to give it a go too once you see how much fun it is. Check out their website here.
7. Flying Trapeze Philippines
Here’s something that will get your kid’s adrenaline going: flying trapeze! Excite, challenge and thrill your child (who has always dreamed of hitching a ride on Baymax or Toothless) by letting her have a go at Flying Trapeze Philippines. Brave kids ages 6 and up can soar through the air with experienced coaches at 25 feet from the ground. Think your kid’s up for it? Check out their website here.