Here are more places, shows and games to enjoy with your children this new year.
Your kids can tour Shrek’s swamp house, cook with Gingy, help the Penguins of Madagascar build a boat, become a kung fu master with Po, build their own dragon and fly it, watch a puppet show and more at DreamPlay, the first DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space in the world.
DreamPlay, upper ground floor of The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila. Operating hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends. Get a weekday pass for P680 and a weekend/holiday pass for P880. The “How To Train Your Dragon” VIP package is available for P1,400 on weekdays and P1,600 on weekends. Children below 80 centimeters get in free.
When was the last time you went to Enchanted Kingdom? One of this amusement park’s newer attractions is Agila the EKsperience, the country’s first flying theater.
On weekdays, regular day pass costs P800, junior day pass, senior citizen and PWD pass is P500, and junior PWD pass is P350. On weekends, regular day pass costs P900, junior day pass, senior citizen and PWD pass is P600, and junior PWD pass is P400. Tickets available at SM Tickets, Ticketnet Online and Ticketworld. Enchanted Kingdom is at RSBS Boulevard, San Lorenzo South, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna. www.enchantedkingdom.ph
‘Matilda the Musical’
Watch the international touring production of “Matilda the Musical” at The Theatre at Solaire in March.
Before watching the show, read the Roald Dahl book with your kids and watch the film version together.
Tickets available on Ticketworld, ranging from P2,000 to P7,000. But there’s a Tuesday special—one price across all orchestra seats (P3,800) and one price across all balcony seats (P1,800).
Uno Flip and Uno BTS
Want new ways to play this beloved card game? Uno Flip (P249.75) lets you change the game when you flip the deck, while BTS fans will love the Uno BTS edition (P399.75).
Both games are available at Toy Kingdom.
This trampoline park is equipped with Olympic trampolines and also has monkey bars, swinging foam bags, foam pits, balance beams and more. You can also play dodge ball and cage ball.
Kids have to be at least 3 to enter the arena and they have to be at least 6 to jump with the bigger kids in the trampoline park. There’s a toddler area for younger kids to enjoy.
Wear comfortable and stretchable clothes with no buckles or hardware. Grip socks are available to purchase in the park but you can also wear your own.
Jump Yard is at Frontera Verde Complex Ortigas Ave. corner C5, Pasig City. Fees are P250 per hour per jumper from Mondays to Thursdays and P350 per hour per jumper from Fridays to Sundays and holidays. www.jumpyard.ph
Also a trampoline park, Bounce Philippines promises 18 different activities for you and your family to enjoy.
There are branches at SM Southmall, SM City North Edsa and SM City Batangas. Rates are P349 per person for the first hour and P199 for every extra hour. There’s also an unlimited option for P549. Students with ID get a discounted rate of P275 while toddlers 1 to 5 years old pay only P249. There are weekday, early bird and night promos as well. www.bounce.com.ph
This new Pixar film, to be released in March, is about two 11-year-old brothers (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) who go on an adventure to find magic in the world so they can spend one more day with their father who has passed away.
Pinto Art Museum
Spend the day in this sprawling museum featuring the major works of contemporary Filipino artists, particularly the art collection of its founder, leading Filipino neurologist Dr. Joven Cuanang.
Not only are the museum and its galleries vast and filled with various genres, it has a vast multilevel garden, too, where the children can roam, and a cafe for family meals.
Pinto Art Museum is at 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, Rizal. Opening hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from Tuesdays- Sundays. www.pintoart.org
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’
Do your kids love the Minions?
Get another dose of these banana-loving yellow henchmen in “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” out in theaters in July.
The Mind Museum
The Mind Museum is home to over 250 science exhibits, shows and demonstrations that can be enjoyed by kids (and adults) of all ages.
Museum hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Sundays. It’s closed on Mondays. There are three-hour tickets (P625 for adults, P475 for kids and private school students up to college, P190 for Philippine public school students up to college and teachers) and all-day passes (P750). The Mind Museum is at JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. www.themindmuseum.org