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10 Things to Do While Visiting Philippines with Young Kids

Travelers believe- family vacations are where memories are made. No matter which locations we are planning to travel, we all want to have perfect opportunities of doing endless activities with our kids.

With a combination of white sandy pristine beaches, dream islands, calm turquoise waters, stunning landscapes, friendly locals and fun activities that kids will love- Philippines is a fantastic destination for all family holidays. Even while walking in the street of Islas Filipinas, your young ones will sure have an adventurous feeling and without losing the modern comfort! 

You’d be surprised to know that there are plenty of cool activities to do but even though, I tried to list down 10 things you would not want to miss.

  • Running and made-up games at Skypark:

When it comes to kid-friendly activities in the Philippines, Cebu will be in the top of the list. From lots of family attractions, The Sky Park near SM Seaside in City Cebu has definitely got it all for children of all ages.

Besides the blue and lush greens sea water, this destination is fantastic for uplifting the learning and imagination skills of your child.

The wide area playground offers three types of choice; fun and play, water play and sky play. Sky play is designed by the well-renowned designer, inspired by UFOs and outer space.

Prehistoric gigantic animals, interactive water features, splash sliders, refreshing shower, obstacle game set-ups, and adventure on a pirate ship are the great attractions.

  • Ice Skating in SM Seaside:

It’s another rare and unique game of Cebu especially for young children because of the weather. While Filipinos have only summer and rainy season, this extraordinary thrill game is enough to entertain your family.

As soon as you reach there, the first thing should come to your kid’s mind is to try “Ice Skating”. Even newbies can get guidance facility; so no worries of failing. Rather let them enjoy. It’ll be a lifetime slide and glide freezing experience just after summer vacation.

Hockey games and sled rides are also available for experienced riders.

  • Play at Waterpark Resort:

Slide and swim are always a great family hit no matter which season it is. And if the playgrounds are at near the beach, young ones won’t be able to resist the glassy waves.

Actually, in the Philippines, there are lots of exiting water bowl but in Cebu you can find some real place for a big splash.

Most of the waterparks are facilitated with themed swimming pools, waterfalls, inflatable tubes, waterslides, Jacuzzi, water curtains, seesaw, and obstacle climbing nets. Besides kid’s zone, parents can chill out with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and signature light snack foods while resting.

Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa, Talima Adventure and Water Park, Royal Vista Resort, Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark and Sky Water Park are some of the big names in terms of entertainment facilities.

  • Feed your need for speed at Kartzone, Mabolo:

Young kids are always thrill seeker for extreme sports. So Kartzone is the ultimate attraction for teenagers. It’s located just behind the Jollibee and Burger King. Tickets are available for 8-laps but have to pay extra for head mask or helmet if you don’t have any.

Let your kids jump into the car and let them taste some speed. Feeling left out, no worries as a parent you can try this too!

  • Beach activities:

When you are taking your young kids in the Philippines you should add some beaches in your lists. The calm and warm water is a great fun for swimming and wading in.

You can rent a beach chair and umbrella and watch your kids swimming with the tubes or riding skim boards at the wave. Don’t forget to bring a long range observation binocular to check your young ones every activity.

Becoming sand mermaid, building sandcastles, creating beach arts, fishing, Tart Car driving, beach bowling, tug of war, beach style is the biggest fun activities your older kids can have.

  • Snorkeling tour at the blue water:

Snorkeling tours are a fantastic way to spend days with your kid, which are available mostly in Boracay’s beach island. Sailing through the ocean’s wave and blue crystal clear water and watching tropical natural environment are great fun.

It’s a very healthy and relaxing exercise and it lets one to discover underwater marine life. It helps to boost confidences as well.

  • Riding the blue water:

A sailing holiday is one of the fantastic ways of spending vacations even with the young kids. Choose one of the sailing trips in the Philippines and make perfect summer memory. Besides it’s a great opportunity to visit the beautiful coves as well.

Sailing opportunity boosts patience, perspective, sense of responsibility, and instills valuable habits which kids couldn’t learn anywhere else. In a simple sentence, it’s a different set of adventure that your child would like.

  • Visiting Ecopark in the Philippines:

Enough with the beach activities! Now it’s time to switch off your electronic gadget and explore some eco-parks in the Philippines. Most of those parks are well equipped with running, hiking, tracking and many more outdoor activities.

Bringing your kids near to the heart of nature will help them to come closer to environment. La Mesa, Cogon, Payag sa Asinan Eco-Tourism Park, Masungi Georeserve Eco-Tourism Park and Minalungao National Park are on the top of the lists for various field trips, hanging on giant hammocks and huge spider webs.

  • Kids-friendly Museums:

Museums are not only the primary source of learning the future and the past, exploring some good Museums can bring out the aesthetic side of your young ones as well.

If your child loves to explore scientific experiments to the next level, add few in your itinerary lists. It allows scopes to enjoy planetarium shows, interactive exhibits, learning programs, fun learning activities.

If you enter into the Upside Down Museum, certainly your kids will discover an upside-down world and where you can capture snaps of mirror house, giant sneaker or headshot, floating corner and lots more!

  • Visiting theme Café and Restaurants:

Being a parent means lots of responsibility even when selecting recopies for your young one as well. Thanks to rich Filipino culture you can have lots of dining option in the metro.

Ordering through iPads and receiving foods by electric train tracks that run through the restaurant is indeed a true fun. Even while waiting for the foods there are lots of arrangements to keep your child busy. Some are equipped with a mini basketball gaming option to entertain.

Wrapping up:

Philippines is a country dotted with many amazing things to do especially when you will visit along with your beloved kids. The listed options are the best recommendations to enjoy a whole new level of fun and excitement for your young ones.

But above all consider few precautions which will make your family trip just as better.

  • Prefer taking apps based transportation rather local
  • Don’t walk alone or scattered especially at night
  • Careful in flashing currencies
  • Take safety precaution while swimming

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