Weekends and holidays are opportunities for family bonding or spending time with the kids. On some days, it can be fun to stay at home with the whole family. But more often than not, kids find it more enjoyable to go out and explore instead of staying in the house. Luckily, there are plenty of fun spots for kids to accommodate your weekend bonding activities. If you wish to stay out for the weekend, it is easy to choose from the many family-friendly staycation hotels in Quezon City that you can book online using websites such as Traveloka, too.
Art in Island Museum
One of the fun spots for kids in Quezon City is the Art in Island Museum. Here, one can tickle the child’s imagination with art pieces that they can actually interact with. Art in Island Museum features a gallery of 3-D art that comes to life through photos or selfies. The best thing about this museum is that kids can actually have fun with the artworks. They can touch the paintings and goof around with them if they want, unlike in other museums where art comes with a “pls. do not touch” warning. A visit to this art museum is like a combination of art appreciation and photo-shoot exercise for the kids. They can let their imagination run free and think of different ways to act out scenarios for each art work. Taking photos in the museum isn’t just fun. It also becomes a learning process when kids are encouraged to express themselves in the photos. They come in as guests, become part of the art with their photos, and come out as artists.
Art in Island Museum is located at 15th Ave. Cubao Q.C. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays 9:30 am to 9:30 pm but tickets are sold until 8pm only. Entrance fee is Php500 for adults and Php400 for kids. Expect some crowd during the weekends.
Wow Toy Museum
Another Museum worth exploring is the Wow Toy Museum. There is no question about it, kids love toys. But instead of going to the toy store, why not bring your kids to a toy museum? Broaden their perspective in toy appreciation by exposing them to classic toys from grandpa’s generation to the present. Some of the toys featured in this museum came from as far back as the 1950’s. There are also rare collectibles that come from different parts of the world like US, China, Russia, Europe, etc. It will be fun to see how toys have evolved from grandpa’s time to the present. You can also bond with your kids by showing them toys from your generation. Some of these toys may bring back childhood memories and make you feel like a kid again. This is one of the fun spots for kids in Quezon City that adults can also appreciate.
Wow Toy Museum is located at 99-101 Sergeant Rivera Street Quezon City. For visits or inquiries please call 3636247 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedal N Paddle
Feel like spending time outdoors? Check out the Pedal N Paddle attractions at the QC Memorial Circle. There are loads of fun things to do with your kids in this part of the Circle. The main attractions here are the Go Kart Rides and the Boat Rides, hence the name Pedal N Paddle. Other attractions inside the Pedal N Paddle area include rides like the Carousel, Garden Train Ride, Golden Gate Ride, Skybike, and 4D Ride. There are also classic town fair games like Dart Balloon Game, Shooting Gallery, and Mini Strike Zone.
Pedal N Paddle is at the Quezon Memorial Circle grounds and open during Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays: 2:00 pm – 8:00pm; Saturdays, Sundays: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays: Closed. An entrance fee of Php20 will be charged at the gate with separate ticket charges for each attraction.
Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe
Museums and parks aren’t the only fun spots for kids in Quezon City. There are also dining places in QC where kids can have a blast. The Barkin’ Blends Dog Café at Rosa Alvero St., Loyola Heights, QC and The Nook Café in Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, QC fall in this category.
Barkin’ Blends Dog Café is a perfect place to dine for pet lovers. This quaint café has a separate area for diners and a dog zone for the pets. Guests can play with the puppies in the dog zone for two hours. However, an entrance fee of Php180 is required to get into the dog zone. This already comes with a free drink. Once in the dog zone, kids can take their pick among the adorable pets (Golden Retrievers, Beagle, Pug, Irish Setter, Poodles, Siberian Husky, etc.) to play with. However, kids should be reminded to follow the Café Rules for Handling Dogs for their own safety and to protect the welfare of the dogs.
The Nook Cafe
Kids and tweens who are avid fans of Harry Potter can also enjoy a visit to the The Nook Café in Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village QC. Aside from the Harry Potter Inspired Menu and Butter Beer, kids can also enjoy going over the different HP memorabilia and board games in the café. However, the café is a bit small and can get a bit crowded with Potter fans on some days.
There are plenty of fun spots for kids in Quezon City. Some are already mapped as favourite hang-outs for the family while others are yet to be discovered. One thing is for sure though, nothing beats fun time spent with the family no matter where you are.