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  • Family Weekend Itinerary! Where to Go, Eat, and Shop on July 1-2

    Let out your inner kid this payday weekend at these family fun places, restaurants, and shops.
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • With the start of the new school year and the ever-busy work week, let's make the most of this payday weekend with a family bonding activity. So here are a few ideas you can try this July 1 and 2: 

    Where to go

    Let our your inner kid with the kids, and head to Ball Pit Manila in Makati. Here ball pits are not just for kids, so dive in! The space offers a comfy lounge area so you can chill and relax afterwards. They serve snacks, sweet treats and coffee too. 

    You and the kids will literally jump for joy at Trampoline Park in Greenfield District Manila. They have a few dozen trampolines stretching from wall to wall, a foam pit, and even basketball hoops if Dad and Kuya want to practice their dunk tricks.   

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    Where to eat

    Do you know why all things Harry Potter are popping up on social media this week? It's the 20th anniversary of the publishing of the first book! Celebrate with the kids and head to The Nook Cafe, a Harry Potter-themed cafe in Maginhawa Street, Quezon City. You'll feel like you stepped into the magical world as you marvel at wands, owl figurines, Quidditch equipment and more that adorn the space. Mom and Dad can enjoy a cold glass of Butterbeer too. 

    Take the kids out to brunch and sit down for a meal at Early Bird Breakfast Club in Century City Mall. Their delicious and filling dishes and perky interiors is a definite great start to your weekend. Try out their bestsellers including the Yin & Yang Champorado made with rich Belgian dark chocolate and served with toasted dilis.  

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    Where to shop

    The weather might be gloomy, but that won't stop your little one from bringing on the sunshine! Get two tropical tees for P500 at Gingersnaps stores. They also have styles for kids ages 2 to 14.

    Hey, mom, here's your chance to cop that signature K-beauty and hoard Korean cosmetic products! Etude House and Tony Moly are having a buy-1-take-1 promo at selected boutiques. Promo runs only until supplies last so hurry! 

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    Where to spend your me-time

    Need to unwind, mom? Head to Mom's Day Out by Sun Life Financial where, in just one day, you can look forward to a pamper session, a talk on self-care and money management. Get a chance to win an educational fund for your kiddo too! It's happening on July 1 at I'M Onsen Spa in Makati. Open to mom with kids ages 7 and below. To register, email monha@sunlife.com. 

    Head to the cinemas either with all the kids or just hubby this weekend. Our family film pick? Watch the ever amusing Gru in his new movie Despicable Me 3 where he meets his long-lost charming and more successful twin brother Dru. Other movie choices this weekend include The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (this one's definitely for mom!) and the animated In This Corner of the World, a Japanese highly-acclaimed coming-of-age story. 


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