• Family Weekend Itinerary! Where to Go, Eat, and Shop on March 16-18

    There's so much the whole family can do this weekend!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • It's a payday weekend! Make the most out of it and enjoy quality bonding time with the family. Do something fun, eat good food, shop and unwind. Need ideas? Here are several things happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you should check out:

    What to do

    Treat the kids to budget-friendly Fun City

    Need ideas on where to take the kids? Head to Fun City at Ali Mall in Quezon City. At P250 an hour for one child and one adult companion, the kids get to play in a bouncy house, pretend-play booths (fire station, hospital, etc.), a sandbox, an obstacle course gym, and ball pits. But our favorite is the mini excavator where the kids can get on the machine and start digging. 

    Moms and dads, they have an area for adults as well with video games and videoke. Read more about Fun City here.  

    Ride bikes with the whole family

    If you're feeling adventurous, head to The Bike Playground at Circulo Verde in Quezon City. They have an outdoor trail, a kids track, and a pump park for more experienced bikers.

    Day rates are at P65 if you bring your bike. They also have bikes for rent, for both kids and adults, at the playground. Don't know how to ride a bike? Ask them about reserving a slot for their cycling class for kids. 

    Head to the cinemas

    If you're itching to head to the cinemas this week, here's a family movie you can catch. Showing in theaters now, A Wrinkle in Time follows the journey of 13-year-old Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) through space as she uncovers the mysteries behind the disapperance of her brilliant scientist father (Chris Pine). It also stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling. 

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    Where to eat

    Have Sunday family lunch at Palm Grill

    Eat out with the family at a restaurant both adults and kids will enjoy. Palm Grill in Quezon City takes pride in its chicken — have a plate and you'll see why. Spot.ph recommends the Green Chicken, coated in seven spices, coconut milk and toasted coconut. There's also the Olympus Roast, drizzled with a peanut sauce. And for the kids, Oswalda's Fried that is coated in golden, crunchy breading and sat in a bed of gravy. For dessert, you can't go wrong with CocoRoons. With its cozy interiors, there's your relaxing Sunday lunch sorted.  

    Unwind at St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts

    Treat yourself and the kids this weekend to some sweet, sweet dessert at St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Desserts in High Street Central, Taguig. Get some much needed air and sunshine and take a seat outside. Choose from a menu of house-made ice cream, churros, crepes, waffles, and breakfast and lunch meals. Grab a cup of coffee too.  

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    Where to shop

    Buy on-sale strollers, car seats, and more at Baby Company

    Lots of baby gear will be on sale for the whole month of March at Baby Company. Get up to 50% off on strollers, baby bouncers, carriers for babywearing, car seats, and more. 

    Shop for children's books

    Yes, there's another books warehouse sale happening in the metro on the same weekend! From March 16 to 18National Book Store is offering books priced at just P50, P125, and P175. The sale is happening at the National Book Store in Quezon Ave., Quezon City

    Scholastic is having a Warehouse Sale until May 27 located at 70 C. Raymundo St., Pasig City.

    Shop for a wide selection of picture books, fiction and nonfiction books, classics, popular series, inspirational and arts and crafts for as low as P50. Don't miss the 3 for P100 promo on selected books as well. 

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    Where to spend your me-time

    Check out the #ColorGram pop-up exhibit


    It's your turn to have your picture taken, mom! If you're planning on going to the mall, drop by the #ColorGram pop-up exhibit at the Block Atrium, SM City North Edsa in Quezon City. It's fun, colorful and has lots and lots of IG-worthy spots. Kids seem to enjoy the ball pit too.  

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