Your kids' summer vacation may be winding down but there is still a lot of time left to bond and explore with them. If you've run of activities and out of town trips, indoor playgrounds can be your savior—for an hour or two, your kids can play to their heart's content and use all their pent-up energy. We've rounded up some indoor playgrounds in the metro and arranged them according to their rates so you know where to go according to your budget. (Rates are for 1 child and 1 adult unless stated otherwise.)
Recommended for kids ages 2 to 8 years old, this indoor playground has a mini-traffic town where kids pretend to drive on the road, a sand pit, a trampoline house, two ball pits, carousel, obstacle courses, slides, and more. Read more here.
2F, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Upper McKinley Road, Taguig City
Rates start at Php200 for 1 hour for Type B branches and Php300 for 90 mins for Type A (branches with the largest floor areas) in Metro Manila
Kidzoona has a lot of branches in the metro, with their newest located at the W Mall in Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City. Touted as an indoor playground that is both educational and fun, young kids can while away the time on their kiddie obstacles, ball pits, slides, and inflatables. They also have an area for role-playing where kids can pretend to be a doctor, firefighter, restaurant staff, baker, and more. Each branch offers a variety of activities depending on the floor area, so expect hours of fun for your child!
Awesomeville is a compact playground with slides, padded ramps, walkways, bridges, obstacles, a trampoline, and a ball pit. There are also a couple of swings, a small play area with foam blocks, and some plastic animal rockers. Even with its competitive pricing, we were told that the place rarely gets crowded even on weekends, so your child can play to his heart's content. However, do check their Facebook page as it sometimes gets rented out for a private party. Read more about Awesomeville here.
4F Gateway Tower, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
This underrated playground has a massive floor area with different rooms and stalls housing different activities, such as a fire station and hospital, a playroom with cooking sets and doll houses, as well as a 'gym' with obstacles, and a bouncy house. There's also a ballpit, a video game station, and a dance room. Adults can even keep themselves entertained in the videoke room!
But what sets it apart from other indoor playgrounds is its functional excavator, where kids can get on the machine and dig! All these for a reasonable price. Read more about Fun City here.
Ground Level, Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
Rates start at P249 for kids 1 to 5 years old, Php299 for adults for the 1st hour
The newest trampoline park offers two play areas: One, a playground for small kids with a foam pit, slides, an obstacle course, and more; Two, a trampoline area for older kids with climbing walls, a dodgeball, and volleyball zone, basketball hoops, and another foam pit. This way, everybody gets to have fun! Read more about Bounce here.
Southmall Access Road, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas City
The trampoline park has over 2,000 square meters of jumping space, so if you have kids with boundless energy, consider taking them here. Apart from foam pit and trampoline squares, they also have a dodgeball court, a Slam Dunk Basketball zone, and four Olympic trampolines for older jumpers. Younger kids can challenge themselves by scaling up a wall climb, balancing on beams, crossing monkey bars, and swinging on foam bags. Read more about Jump Yard here.
Frontera Verde Complex, Ortigas Ave. cor. C5, Pasig City
The park has about a dozen trampolines stretching from wall to wall, a foam pit, and some basketball hoops. A word of caution: while kids two years old and above are allowed, there is no separate area for them to play so it is highly encouraged that a guardian is with them at all times.
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The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
From its name, the play place brings together all your favorite characters from various Dreamworks movies like How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, and Shrek. There are various attractions like climbing the Wall of Destiny, Cooking with Gingy, crossing the Thread of Enlightenment (a giant obstacle course), and creating your own dragon (and making it fly!). There's also a multilevel play area, a theater, and a storytelling area. Your kids can even learn how to make their own animated film! Read more here.
City of Dreams, Asean Avenue cor Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Paranaque City
The giant, interactive space allows kids aged 4-14 to role-play grown-up professions and live out their dream careers. From police officer to recording artist to urban farmer, kids can choose from over 70 immersive role-play activities. Each role-play activity lasts between 15 to 30 minutes. They can become firefighters, for instance, and get a chance to ride a fire truck and put out an actual fire. They're even taught the value of money! For every job accomplished, they get 'wages' which they can put in a bank to save and earn interest. Read more about Kidzania here.
Park Triangle, 11th Ave, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Another massive indoor playground that aims to fuse fun and learning, Play at Okada Manila has 8 purpose-built play areas designed for kids 1 to 16 years old. Kids get to role-play their favorite professions, wander around a maze, play with interactive videos, sports, and even go on stage to perform. It is said that the facility can accommodate up to 300 guests at a time. Read more about Play here.
Upper Ground Level, Coral Wing, Okada Manila, Entertainment City, Paranaque City