• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on March 10 to 12

    Visit a museum, shop at a weekend market, Join a mindfulness workshop for parents, and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Spend a day at a fair for parents and kids

    Ready for another Momzilla Fair? There will be booths filled with all kinds of baby and parent must-haves and goodies handpicked from premium brands. Take a sneak peek at some of the products you'll be seeing at the fair here. Plus, together with The Parenting Emporium, there will be free talks on topics like newborn care, baby massage and natural remedies for kids. Lots of raffle prizes will be up for grabs too. Meet and connect with new mommy friends at the fair happening this weekend, March 11 to 12, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the 4F Century City Mall, Makati.


    Run with the whole family

    Get active with the kids at Mommy Mundo's Mommy Milkshake Run! Enjoy the morning breeze with the whole family because everyone's invited to join; moms and dads, expectant moms, tots and teenagers, and lolos and lolas! Strollers are allowed too. Choose to run 3K or 5K i the morning, and then cool down at a family fair set up at the venue afterwards. The event is happening this Sunday, March 12, starting at 5:30 a.m., at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more info and to sign-up, click here.  


    Join a mindfulness workshop for parents

    Stressed out? The Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychological Services is offering a free mindfulness workshop for parents entitled Keep Your Cool: Be Mindful! The workshop will help moms and dads develop empathy and self-regulation, improve parent-child communication, and respond better to personal and parental stress. The event is happening this Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (updated schedule to the poster), at the Ching Tan Room, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. For inquiries and registration, email bulataocenterworkshops@gmail.com.  


    Try out a few kids’ summer art classes for free

    Hobbes & Landes, in partnership with Little Luna, is hosting workshops this summer, and this weekend they're holding free trials for it! So, if you're thinking of enrolling your child in that don't miss this. The free trial for All Around the World in 10 Days Arts and Crafts is happening this Saturday, March 11, 1:30 p.m., at Hobbes & Landes, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and the free trial for the Storytime Art Workshop is happening on Sunday, March 12, 11 a.m., at Hobbes & Landes, Greenbelt 5, Makati.  


    See how fast your child can build LEGO

    How fast can your child build a LEGO set? The LEGO Trio Speed Building Competition, hosted by Hobbes & Landes, is happening this weekend and any LEGO fan would not want to miss out. It's a team game so those ages 7 to 10, and those ages 11 to 14 should form groups of 3 to enter. Once that's settled, flex those fingers and head to Hobbes & Landes, Greenbelt 5 on March 11. Competition is at 3 p.m. but registration is only until 2 p.m. Winners will be crowned after everyone has had a chance to compete. Prizes are at stake! 


    Watch a movie about love and dogs



    Based on a novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the surprising story of a devoted dog who finds his purpose in life through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love in different lifetimes. Light, funny and heartwarming, this is the perfect Sunday family movie. Catch it in theaters this weekend.


    Make shadow puppets

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    Challenge your artistic child with another interesting creative project at Ayala Museum's Diorama Shadow Puppets Workshop. Open to children ages 7 to 12 years old, artist Alwin Reamillo will be teaching kids how to create their own shadow puppets inspired by historic figures and heroes. In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to present their own puppets. The event is happening this Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ayala Museum, Makati. Participation fee is P2,750 which includes materials, lunch and certificate. For inquiries and registration, call 759-82-84 or email education@ayalamuseum.org.


    Spend your Sunday at a community market

    From now on, there's a new leisure destination you can head to for that much-needed relaxing Sunday brunch activity: The Grove Sunday Community Market. Located at The Grove by Rockwell in Pasig and open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the market will have scrumptious food for the taking (empanadas, sandwiches, sweet treats and more), fresh produce, artisanal oils and sauces, fresh pastries and more. Booths selling handmade items will be there too. Pets are welcome at this outdoor market, so bring your furry pal along. 


    Visit a science museum 

    Haven't been to The Mind Museum yet? Take advantage of their anniversary promo! Their all-day passes are on sale for 50% off until March 15, and redeemable until June 30. The Mind Museum is located at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  


    Shop for appliances

    Robinsons Appliances is having an Appliance Sale! Get up to 50% off on selected home applianced at the Mall Atrium of Robinsons Magnolia this weekend until March 16.

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