• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on April 28 to 30

    Enroll your child in summer classes, watch movies for free, head to Kid Con 2017, shop and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Have fun at a fair just for kids

    Every day from April 17 to May 17, SM City East Ortigas will have something fun for kids planned out at their Kid Con 2017. Set up is a play park just for kids and a different workshop every day on dancing, arts, singing, modelling, baking and more. See the full schedule of activities and mechanics for joining at the SM City East Ortigas Facebook page


    Read stories and make crafts

    Spend quality bonding time with your little one at Ayala Museum's Mommy and Me Storytelling series. This weekend the focus will be on story comprehension. The session features the story Ang Kaibigan Kong Bato. An art activity follows afterwards on basic painting techniques It's happening this Saturday, April 29, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati. Each session is P750. Register here. For inquiries, call 759-8284.


    Let your child join a photo workshop

    Is your child showing interest in taking photos? Let her join Manila Workshops' Young Photographers: Photography Workshop for Kids (ages 8 to 12 years old). Facilitated by professional photographer Keith Dador, the workshop will teach your child about key aspects of photography including lighting, composition and more. The event is happening this Saturday, April 29, 1 to 5 p.m., at the Launch Garage, Calle Industria, Quezon City. Participation fee is P2,500. Register here

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    Enroll your child in summer classes

    Keep your child engaged, entertained and learning by enrolling her in Mirriam College's summer classes (for kids ages 10 to 15)! Equip her with 21st century technology skills through a basic robotics class from May 2 to 8, and advanced robotics from May 8 to 12. They're also offering swimming classes in their on-campus pool from May 2 to 13, and May 15 to 25. Miriam College is located at Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. For more info on Miriam College's summer classes, visit MC.edu.ph or call 580-5400 loc. 5001.  


    Spend an afternoon with Shopkins

    The Shopkins Shoppies are coming to Manila! The hit Youtube stars are taking center stage for a live musical show on April 28 to 30 at the Market! Market! Activity Center, Taguig. Show times are 1, 3 and 5 p.m. 


    Watch films for free!



    The first-ever Swiss Film Festival is happening from April 28 to 30 and May 5 to 7 at Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City. And guess what, they're screening movies for free! Some family-friendly movies not to miss include Heidi, Vitus and Rascals on the Road. 

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    Sing your heart out!

    DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila’s DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, is searching for talented children ages 6 to 12 years old to join and sing their favorite Trolls movie soundtrack in the first “Trolls Sing Off” and vie for the grand prize of: P20,000, DreamPlay annual pass and plaque, P3,000 gift vouchers at DreamShop and Chez Gingy, an overnight stay at Nobu Hotel Manila, and other exciting prizes.

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    Weekly elimination rounds will be held on April 23 & 30, and May 13 & 21 at 2pm. Qualifiers will compete in the semifinals on May 7 & 28, 2pm, where six finalists will be chosen to compete in the grand finals on June 12, 2pm. Finalists will also bring home four complimentary DreamPlay passes, P1,000 DreamShop voucher and a souvenir photo with Dreamworks characters. Visit the DreamPlay Facebook page for more information.

    Join a parenting workshop

    About to become a new parent? Attend The Parenting Emporium's ABCs of Newborn Care and ABCs of Breastfeeding workshops. Topics to be discussed in the morning session include feeding, burping and bathing your little one. Then, the afternoon is allotted for everything breastfeeding. It's happening this Sunday, April 30 at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P350 per session. 


    Shop at a summer sale

    Get as much as 70% off at Robinsons Galleria's Exlusive Summer Sale! Participating brands include The North Face, World Traveller, Native Shoes, Victorinox and more. It's happening this April 27 and 28 with an entrance fee of P100, but if you have a Robinsons Malls VIP Card, you can come on April 26 with no door charge. 


    Shop for baby 

    This weekend's your last chance! Baby Company is having a Baby Gear Sale only until April 30. Get up to 50% off on selected strollers, carriers, car seats at Baby Company stores. A few nursing and feeding items will also be on sale for up to 30% off so check that out too. 

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