Summer Family Day Out Ideas + Promos 2015
Do you ever think about where to go or what to do during holidays and weekends...except the mall? Wouldn't you love to go someplace fun or try something new?
I've recently been looking at possible trips and go-to places for the family this summer. I have a number of places on my list, that I felt the need to share them (and take note of them) through this blog post :)
Mostly I am eyeing FUN but educational trips and activities, because I want to hit two birds with one stone, since part of our Homeschool Preschool is planning educational "field trips" from time to time; it also doubles as our family bonding time.
The ones listed here are a mix of places we've been to and planning to go to. I've also included some summer promos! Yay!
Museums1. Museo Pambata, Manila
The last time I've been here was ages ago! I honestly couldn't remember the exhibits here anymore, and I'm sure it's improved now, so I am eager to come with my children.
Unlike traditional museums where facts and artifacts are displayed behind glass shelves only to be admired but not touched, Museo Pambata features hands-on exhibits that encourage children to explore and discover various concepts while they play.
They have Theme Rooms like Old Manila and Pamilihang Bayan among others, where the kids can explore and have a learning experience. They also have Collections, like a kite and doll collection, and Special Exhibits.
I'm planning a trip soon, because they have an ongoing 50 pesos OFF admission fee promo, good for up to five persons, valid from March to August 2015.
Just Save and Print this coupon below, and show upon entry at the museum on the day of your visit.
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2. The Mind Museum, BGC Taguig
We've recently been to here just 4 months ago because we were able to purchase some Deal Grocer coupons. We had fun, and especially loved the Shadow Box, the Piano Stairs, and the Dinosaurs (Kiel was so into Dinosaurs that time, so it was worth it).
The Mind Museum has more than 250 hands-on, interactive exhibits. You can also get to witness actual science experiments and demos, and watch special shows.
I'd love to come back, because we didn't get to explore the place fully. I would like to try their custom-built planetarium and 3D mini-theater next time, maybe when the kids are a bit older for it too.
And the best part is, Deal Grocer has an ongoing deal again! An All-Day Pass for only 450 pesos, from the original price of 750 pesos! Valid until end of July, 2015.
Hurry and purchase some coupons now while there are a few still left!
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3. Ayala Museum, Makati
Admission Fees are as follows:
Regular Resident* = Php 150
Resident Student/Senior Citizen = Php 75
Regular non-resident = Php 350
Non-resident Student/Senior Citizen = Php 250
Regular Resident* = Php 225
Resident Student/Senior Citizen = Php 125
Regular non-resident = Php 425
Non-resident Student/Senior Citizen = Php 300
* Residents are Filipinos and foreigners with proof of residence in the Philippines.
** Basic admission covers Ground to Third Floor galleries, while full admission covers admission until the Fourth Floor galleries, which include pre-colonial gold and other special artifacts.
*** Teachers get free admission year-round upon presentation of their faculty IDs.
Or you could take advantage of this Summer Promo: For only 600php, get an All-Day Pass access to both Ayala Museum and The Mind Museum! (All-Day Pass visits can be done in separate days, good for one-time use at each museum)
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Theme Parks and Fun Activities1. Manila Ocean Park, Pasay City
I've always wanted to go to the Oceanarium, since I've never been to one. And I'm sure the kids would love it too. I'm sure Kiel would love to see Penguins, Dolphins, and Jellyfish. We're just thinking of the right time to go here, since I've heard it gets crowded and it's hard to appreciate it when there are lots of people.
Anyway, I am looking at their Summer Bundles, and the Deep Sea Rush 6 looks like a great deal :)
|More details HERE|
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2. Philippine Science Centrum, Marikina
And I'm so happy that they have an amazing 50% discount on admission fees (from P130 to just P65) this summer! Valid until June 30, 2015!
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3. Art in Island, Cubao
It certainly would be interensting to have a unique background in your pictures for a change right? I'd love to visit this soon, at least with the husband for a one-of-a-kind date day, or with the grandparents and my siblings in tow, so we can have group shots :)
Adult = 500php
Student = 400php
Children below 3 ft = FREE
Operating Schedules: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am to 9:30pm (selling of tickets until 8pm only)
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4. Fun Ranch, Ortigas/Alabang
Get the Ride-All-You-Can Pass* in Ortigas for only 170php (from 340php) or Unlimited Indoor Playdium Pass in Alabang for only 195php (from 390php) from Deal Grocer HERE.
Red Baron Plane Ride
Kiddie Bumper Boat
Deal Grocer Promo: Ride-All-You-Can & Indoor Playdium Passes
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5. DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila
DreamPlay is a fully immersive, technology-rich entertainment space for the family.
We have yet to visit this, since I was informed that this is more for the older kids. My two toddlers can still come in free, but may not be able to enjoy the attractions and rides yet.
I'm including this in the list, so perhaps you can check it out, and leave me a feedback, please? :)
Here are the admission rates, and it looks like it would be best to come there on a weekday!:
Zoos and the Great Outdoors1. Sta. Elena Fun Farm, Cabuyao Laguna
|L: Kiel feeding bunnies. R: Going on a Carabao ride|
We had the chance to go here last year during the Dimayuga Family Reunion. If you want to spend some quality time with the family outdoors, this is highly recommended! It's in the name itself - it's FUN! For an entrance fee of just 300php, you can already do a lot of things in the Fun Farm:
- Mini Zip-line
- Playground and sand house
- Carabao-cart riding
- Animal feeding (rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks)
- Obstacle course
- Organic Vegetable Garden
- Bike trail
- Use of Pavilion and picnic grounds
I definitely would love to go back here :)
Adults/Kids: Php 300
Below 2 years old: FREE
Senior Citizen with Valid ID: Php 240
2. Avilon Zoo, Rizal
Anyway, we loved it there. the zoo was clean, well-maintained. And there were lots of animals to see. I'd love to take my children here next time :)
The 7.5 hectare facility located in Rodriguez, Rizal houses more than 3,000 specimens of exotic wildlife representing more than 500 species of birds, mammals reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes and invertebrates.
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3. Ark Avilon, Frontera Verde, Ortigas, Pasig
ARK AVILON ZOO is the only indoor interactive zoo in the Philippines located in Frontera Verde, Pasig City. With a two storey building resembling the biblical Noah's Ark. ARK AVILON ZOO is home to various friendly animals that guests can interact with.
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How about you? I'd love to get some feedback if you've been to any of these places, or if you can suggest any other summer day-out, go-to places.
Here's to a FUN summer!