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7 Play Areas And Pasyalan In The Metro Kids Can Explore
PHOTO BY (from left) facebook/play at okada manila, facebook/dreamplay
  • Metro Manila remains under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 until the end of November. With the more relaxed alert level, recreational areas that were closed for almost two years can now flip their signages to "We're Open" again.

    We round up the play areas, museums, and other pasyalans with indoor facilities that announced the resumption of their operations. If you do decide to bring them to these places, bear in mind the basic health protocols that we still need to follow as the threat of COVID-19 is still present.

    Keep your masks on, practice physical distancing, and make sure to wash and sanitize your hands as needed. It would also be best to ask the establishments about their safety protocols. (Read doctor's tips on how to protect kids against COVID-19 here)

    As a last reminder, we echo Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire's statement: "Kapag nakita na natin na parang crowded na ang lugar, huwag na nating isama ang ating mga kabataan."

    7 indoor recreational areas for kids in Metro Manila

    If you're all set to have your family bonding with your kids, here's a list of indoor places you can visit:

    DreamPlay

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    This indoor theme park located inside the City of Dreams Manila will finally open its doors on November 19, 2021. If your kids are fans of Dreamworks characters like Shrek, Trolls, and the Madagascar gang, they will definitely enjoy DreamPlay's attractions.

    Ticket rates: Php1,500 (participants), Php250(non-participants)

    For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/dreamplayph

    National Museum 

    Let your kid learn about and appreciate Philippine history by taking them to the National Museum of the Philippines.
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    Introduce important historical and cultural artifacts to your kids with a visit to the National Museum. You and your kids can explore its four buildings, National Museum of Fine Arts (NMFA), the National Museum of Anthropology (NMA), the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH, pictured above), and the National Planetarium (NP). Visitors are required to reserve their slot online through the museum's website a day before their visit.

    Ticket rate: Free

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    For more information, you may visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/nationalmuseumofthephilippines or website www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph.

    The Dessert Museum

    Make your kids’ day extra sweet by paying a visit to The Dessert Museum.
    PHOTO BY facebook/the dessert museum

    Located within the Conrad Hotel Manila Mall of Asia Complex, The Dessert Museum has eight different-themed rooms that will surely awaken your kids’ sweet tooth. The place is Instagram-worthy, too!

    Ticket rate: Php699 - Php799/person for two-hour tour

    For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/thedessertmuseum or website www.thedessertmuseum.com.

    Manila Ocean Park

    Be fascinated with sea animals and other attractions at the Manila Ocean Park.
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    The Manila Ocean Park, the first-ever marine-themed park in the country, is now allowing minors as long as they are accompanied by a fully-vaccinated adult. They have attractions such as the Oceanarium, Trails to Antarctica, Super Toy Collection, Jellies Dancing Sea Fairies, and World of Creepy Crawlies.

    Ticket rate: Starts at Php499/person

    For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial or website www.manilaoceanpark.com.

    Arcovia City

    Have a delightful stroll with the family around Arcovia City.
    PHOTO BY facebook/arcovia city

    Opened to the public only in 2020, Arcovia City is where kids can enjoy strolling and taking pictures with the Christmas displays found all over the township.

    For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Arcovia-City-210420409515825.

    PLAY at Okada Manila

    8 different fun "neighborhoods" await your kids at PLAY Okada Manila.
    PHOTO BY facebook/play at okada manila
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    PLAY Okada Manila reopened last November 12, 2021. Think of it as a mixture of Kidzania and Kidzoona, where kids can learn and play at the same time. It has eight different 'neighborhoods' like Little Town, which encourages pretend-play, and Little Park, which is a level-up playground. Cick here for our guide.

    Ticket rate: Starts at Php488

    For more information, visit okdmnl.ph/PLAY. You may also contact +632 8555-5779 or email them at play@okadamanila.com.

    Kidzoona 

    Make the most out of Kidzoona's interactive activity areas.
    PHOTO BY facebook/kidzooona Aeon Fantasy Group Philippines

    Select Kidzoona branches located in Metro Manila malls have reopened. Your kids will have endless hours of play 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.

    Ticket rate: Starts at Php200 depending on mall branch location

    For more information, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/kidzooona.ph or their website www.aeonfantasy.com.ph

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    If you're looking for out of town destinations, click here for places you can visit in Subic and Clark.

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