• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on February 24 to 26

    Head to Baguio for the flower festival, learn baby first aid, attend a talk on gifted children, have fun at the British Festival and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Head to Baguio for the Panagbenga Festival


    The Grand Street Parade and the Grand Float Parade of the Panagbenga Festival is happening this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26 at the Panagbenga Park, Baguio! Marvel at huge floats covered in colorful flowers in bloom and watch dances from performers donning beautiful flowery costumes. If you're planning on going, come prepared. Find a quick guide on the festival here. The Panagbenga official Facebook page can be found here


    Learn baby first aid


    Know what to do in an emergency. Attend PlayWorks' Baby First Aid Class aimed for parents, yayas and anyone else who takes care of your child. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Playworks, Aguirre Building, Makati City. Participation fee is P2,500. For inquiries and to register, call 816-32-73. 


    Attend a talk on parenting gifted children



    Is your child gifted? The Hands-On Parenting While Earning Network and Playworks is holding a talk all about gifted children. Giftedness 101 will have author and mom of gifted kids Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag talk about identifying gifted children and the differences in parenting a gifted child. The event is happening this Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 to 4 p.m., at Playworks, SM Aura, Taguig. Participation fee is P750. Register here.  


    Have fun at a festival of all things British



    Always wanted to go to England? You're in luck, England is coming to Manila! The British Festival is happening this weekend, Feb. 24 to 26 at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. There will be a generous sampling of British food delights, activities, entertainment, workshops, car displays, street artists and more. The kids will love seeing Harry Potter's Platform  9 3/4 and the Loch Ness monster in the flesh too. See the event schedule here


    Watch a fireworks show 


    Who doesn’t love fireworks? Watch the night sky come to life at The 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. It’s happening every Saturday, from Feb. 11 to March 18 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. This weekend, pyrotechnic companies from China will be putting on a show! Ticket prices start at P100. Get them at SM Tickets outlets or online here


    Participate in several parenting workshops
    The Learning Basket is having a couple of workshops this Saturday, Feb. 25 that’s all scheduled to happen at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee for each workshop is P600. Feel free to bring the kids as the venue has a playroom for kids.  


    Starting Your Preschool Homeschool at 9 a.m. that will cover the basics of homeschooling your child including the different options available and practical homeschool activities. For more info and to register, click here


    The second workshop is Literature-Based Learning: Using Picture Books As Stepping Stones To Learning at 1 p.m. Here, parents will learn how to incorporate books into homeschooling. Materials include handouts, downloadables and printables, and a free children's book for your little one. For more info and to register, click here.  


    Say hi to Chase and Marshall

    Does your little one absolutely adore Paw Patrol? A Meet and Greet with Chase and Marshall is happening this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Uptown Mall Atrium, Taguig. Paw Patrol is on the roll! 


    Watch an award-winning documentary on pregnancy


    Marvel at the miracle of human life and come see the first Philippine screening of the award-winning documentary In Utero, a documentary film about life in the womb and its lasting impact on your child. The event is happening this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. at the Megamall Conference Center, Pasig City. Ticket price is P500. Watch the trailer here. To reserve a ticket, call 0917-599-6875. 


    Create your own clay figures



    Have a day of crafts with the whole family! There are activities for both mom and dad, and the kids at Hobbes and Landes, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig on Sunday, Feb. 26. Check out the poster above for details. For more details and to register, email provenancedesignsandcrafts@gmail.com 


    Shop and munch at a bazaar 


    Need to unwind? The Passionfly Bazaar is just the thing. They've got the best in fashion and food along with fun activities and workshops all set up for you this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Axon, Green Sun, Makati. You don't have to worry about bringing cash too, the bazaar accepts credit cards. 


    Shop for intimates

    Replace those loose-gartered panties! Shop for intimates tagged up to 50% off at SM Store's Underwear Sale which runs until March 5 in all SM Stores nationwide. 


    Eat out


    Weekend were made for eating out with the family! Pancake House is offering a promo where you get two of their best-selling dishes for P370. Your options include: Special Salisbury Steak, Spaghetti Taco and Pork Vienna. 

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