• Family Weekend Itinerary! What to do, Where to Eat and Shop on November 9 to 11

    A weekend guide in Metro Manila for the whole family.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Family Weekend Itinerary! What to do, Where to Eat and Shop on November 9 to 11
PHOTO BY Play Nation Philippines / Facebook
  • Every weekend is a chance to unwind with the family, but what new things can you do in the big city? Don't fret —we’ve taken out the guesswork and planned out the activities for you. Watch shows, eat in a new restaurant, and start on your Christmas shopping. Let’s go!

    What to do this weekend

    Celebrate Children's Month

    Get educational materials and freebies when you register online!

    Did you know November is National Children's Month? Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and Save the Children are hosting a family day titled "Pwedeng-Pwede! Sining Kalinga Para sa Batang Pilipino" in support of positive disciplien for children. It will be on Sunday, November 11 at the Eton Centris Open Grounds from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Have fun with the whole family while learning through board games, arts and crafts, storytelling, workshops, and live performances!

    Admission is free but if you want to avail of educational materials and freebies, register online by clicking here. For more information, check PETA's Facebook page or message them at 0917-6601714.

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    Celebrate International Science Museum Day

    If your kids are science buffs, they can enjoy 7 different shows at the Mind Museum for free!
    PHOTO BY the Mind Museum/Facebook

    On November 10, the Mind Museum will be staging free shows every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Canopy Plaza (located outside of the museum). If your kids love science, then this is a must-visit and it will not cost you a thing!

    Here are the show schedules:

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    • 10:30 a.m. – Fun Physics
    • 11:30 a.m. – Carnival Science
    • 12:30 p.m. – Frozen Science
    • 1:30 p.m. – Our Changing Climate
    • 2:30 p.m. – Rainbow Reactions
    • 3:30 p.m. – Science with a Bang
    • 4:30 p.m. – Spooky Science
    • 5:30 p.m. – Frozen Science

    Catch a hilarious play

    Yes, this re-telling of the classic fairytale is especially for kids!
    PHOTO BY Repertory Philippines/Facebook

    Get ready to laugh when you watch the magical musical re-telling of the classic fairytale Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale on November 11, 3:30 p.m. at the OnStage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

    Apart from dragons, a handsome prince, and an evil would-be Queen, this re-telling includes a really great hair stylist named Edgar who will help save Princess Rapunzel and make her look fabulous! You will love it as much as your kids!

    Ticket prices start at Php500! Call REP at 843-3570 or Ticketworld at 891-9999, or buy tickets online.

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    Where to Eat

     Play games and enjoy good food at Play Nation

    Singapore-based games café Play Nation recently opened a new branch in the country, located at UP Town Center in Quezon City, and we’re sure it will become a new bonding destination for the whole family! They’ve got an extensive selection of board games and video games for all-day fun, plus they’ve got great food so you won’t even have to go out if you’re feeling hungry.

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    Apart from games, the cafe also offers pasta, rice bowls, and snacks for when you're feeling hungry.
    PHOTO BY Play Nation Philippines / Facebook
    Want a couple date without the kids? They’re also open until 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday!
    PHOTO BY Play Nation Philippines / Facebook
    Board game and console packages vary depending on which day you come to play. Board games start at Php150 for an hour and Php200 for 3 hours, while console game packages start at Php200 for an hour and Php250 for three hours. They also have a package that comes with food and drinks!
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    Where to Shop

     11th Momzilla Fair

    It's okay to bring the whole family because there are a lot of things to do in this three-day fair!

    Momzilla’s last fair of the year is happening this weekend, November 9-11, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 4th and 5th levels of Century City Mall Makati. There are over 200 participating brands where you can shop for baby essentials at exclusive prices and gifts for the moms in your life. You’ll even get to win amazing prizes from some of the brands!

    Feel free to bring the whole family as there are activities for everyone! Get your family portrait taken at their Christmas wall and the kids can while away the time in play areas set-up by Fun Nest and Caleb’s InPlaytafun. There will also be talks and classes facilitated by the Parenting Emporium with topics from breastfeeding to newborn care.

    Tickets can be purchased at the registration booth during the event. For inquiries, e-mail momzillaph@gmail.com and follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts for updates.

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    Crazy Clearance

    Get huge discounts on apparel, bags, shoes, and even kitchen appliances!

    After you’ve gotten your fill of baby essentials, you can also get a headstart on your Christmas shopping at the Crazy Clearance sale happening on November 9 to 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at San Beda University, Manila. Get up to 70% discount on apparel, bags, shoes, and even kitchen appliances!

    They have over 70 participating brands including Fitflop, Native, Herschel, Jansport, Crissa, Bossini, Philips, Rubbermaid, 3M, Euroo, and GE! It’s a big, big sale you wouldn’t want to miss!

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    Lazada Philippines 11.11 Shopping Fest

    This one-day event is something shoppers look forward to every year!

    If you don’t want to go out of the house to shop, you can also do it in the comforts of your own home. On Sunday, November 11, Lazada is giving up to 90% discount on their website in this special one-day sale! Start curating and see how big the discounts will be by clicking here.

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    Zalora 11.11 Singles' Day

    Complete your holiday wardrobe with Zalora's biggest sale this year. Get up to 70% off on shoes and bags and an extra 35% off on selected items. For apparel, get 25% off when you buy 2 pieces and 30% discount if you buy 3 or more. Sports brands are discounted up to 70% off with an additional 25% off on selected items.

    Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale

    Shopee is hosting a shopping party from today ‘til Sunday! From November 7, you can celebrate Beauty Day, Gadget Zone Day, Women’s Day, Shopee Mart Day, and gear up for their big Christmas sale on November 11! Get big discounts on various items and even enjoy free shipping!

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