5 Family-Friendly Activities in Metro Manila (Part 2: South Version)

Family activities benefit parents as much as they benefit children. They open up opportunities for you to discover more about your children’s interests and preferences, allowing you to form deeper and stronger connections with them.

If you’re aiming to fill your weekends and holidays with activities for learning and bonding with your entire family, here are our suggestions from the south of Metro Manila!

5 Family-Friendly Activities in Metro Manila (Part 2: South)

Conquer obstacle courses at Gootopia

Photos courtesy of @gootopiaph on Instagram

Location: 3rd Floor, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Rates: starts at 399 (promos are available for online booking)

Sharpen your body coordination and problem solving skills minus the heat and inconvenience of the outdoors in Gootopia! Your goal in these obstacles is simple: get scores that will keep you safe from being blasted by slime! However, if you’re in for the slime blast anyway, then prepare for the “messy fun” this unique experience will bring! Every corner is Instagrammable too, so you can take photos, along with your own slime kit, home.

Learn about marine life at Manila Ocean Park

Location: Quirino Grandstand, 666 Behind, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila

Rates: starts at 699

Photos courtesy of @manilaoceanparkofficial on Instagram

Tour the Manila Ocean Park and bring your family to a science class outside the four walls of a classroom. See the Oceanarium, or the famous walkthrough tunnel with marine creatures, and enjoy sea lion shows and penguin encounters! Your kids will surely enjoy seeing these marine creatures come to life from their books and toys, and it’s the perfect time to brush up on your marine biology classes, too.

Discover Filipino delicacies at Food Wanderer x Lakbay Museo

Location: 2nd Floor, Filipino Village, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, ParaƱaque, Philippines

Rates: Online rate 699, walk-in rate 799

Photos courtesy of Food Wanderer x Lakbay Museo on Facebook

There is surely a family story tied to a specific food or delicacy. As you go around Food Wanderer x Lakbay Museo, you get to take photos in their oversized displays of food, and you also get to relive memories associated with them. You can also form a list of must-try food with your family in case you haven’t tasted them yet. Don’t worry, there’s a shop that makes these delicacies available for you right before you leave the museum.

Build your entrepreneurial spirit at Dream Lab

Location: Upper Ground Level, Ayala Malls Circuit, Makati City

Rates: day passes start at 788 day pass for 1 person

Photos courtesy of Dream Lab on Facebook

Many parents believe that it’s never too early to start their kids on business and entrepreneurship. If this sounds like you, then you’ll definitely want to book a visit to this business simulation that will encourage every member of your family to “be your own boss.” Your bonding time in Dream Lab will not only give you insights on starting a business, but will also guide you on the processes involved such as which papers to accomplish and which government agencies to go to. Who knows, you might finally go for the family business you’ve been aiming after your time in Dream Lab!

Jump your heart out at WiiJump Philippines
Location: 2nd Floor Expansion Wing Festival Supermall Alabang Muntinlupa City., Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Rates: starts at 399

Photos courtesy of WiiJUMP Philippines on Facebook

Forget all your worries and be a kid for a while as you jump your heart out in this trampoline park. You don’t only say goodbye to stress, you also get your much-needed cardio! How’s that for a family bonding, right? This park also offers other activities such as basketball, sticky wall, and wall climbing for your entire family to enjoy.

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities in the north side of Metro Manila, check this out.

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