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11 fun indoor play spaces in Metro Manila

by Jillian CariolaPublished: November 2, 2017Updated: November 22, 2017

For kids and the kids at heart, these physically challenging play spaces let you have some active fun while staying indoors.

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Going to nature or theme parks and adventure-oriented outdoor facilities is a fun way to spend time with your family, but when the weather won’t play nice, the constant threat of rain can really dampen your plans (pun intended). What happens then is that you and your kids resort to staying at home, parking yourselves in front of the television or computer, and zoning out, taking breaks only to eat before going back to your catatonic state.

Now more than ever, adults and kids should get up and be active. Several studies have shown that prolonged sitting can lead to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in adults. And in a study conducted on young girls between the ages of nine and 12, it was discovered that uninterrupted sitting for three hours showed a decrease in proper function of the arteries, which is also connected to heart problems.

This weekend, why not turn off the TV and put down your gaming consoles? Even in less than perfect weather, you can whisk your family away to any of these indoor play spaces to keep your health in check while having loads of fun.

KidZania Manila

Park Triangle North, 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

What better way to let your kids feel what adulthood is really like than through an hours-long immersive experience? KidZania is an indoor play city where children four to 17 years old can choose from over 100 role-play activities from baking to design to even car selling, all of which can help them understand how the adult world works. Here, they can get a job, earn money, and interact with fellow KidZanians, all the while developing the physical, mental, and social skills they need to be successful as they grow up.

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KidZania Manila. Photo from manila.kidzania.com

KidZania Manila is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, contact KidZania Manila at +632-711-KIDZ (5439), email info@kidzania.com.ph, or visit manila.kidzania.com.

Jump Yard

Fontrera Verde Complex, Ortigas Ave. corner C5 Road, Pasig

Put a lazy kid on a trampoline and even they can have fun bouncing around for hours. Now, bring them to a facility where practically all the floors are bouncy and you’ll probably have a hard time convincing them to leave. Jump Yard is the first and largest indoor trampoline park in the country where guests can bounce around while enjoy activities like basketball and dodge ball. No matter the expertise level, children and adults can have fun safely as trained marshals are around for assistance. Highly unlikely, but should you get tired of jumping at the open jump trampolines, you can explore other activities like cage ball, slam dunk basketball, foam pit, wall climbing facility, and monkey bars.

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Jump Yard. Photo from jumpyard.ph

Jump Yard is open Mondays to Thursdays (except holidays) from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays (except holidays) from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more details, contact Jump Yard at +632-544-0703, +63915-618-2183, or +63908-472-0031; email jumpyardph@gmail.com, or visit jumpyard.ph.

Ballpit Manila

101 Urban Ave., Makati

When you’re an adult looking for a fun way to be active while destressing, playing in a pool full of plastic balls probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. Ball Pit Manila is challenging that notion by offering exactly what their name suggests: a pit filled with plastic ball. An adults-only facility, Ball Pit Manila will remind you of the more carefree, bygone days of your childhood as it surrounds you with 80,000 white plastic balls for you to dive and play around in. Offering a jolt back to the reality that you’re actually an adult now is a complimentary cup of coffee with your hour’s stay. While this is mainly an adults-only playground, kids are allowed on Sundays, so you can just as easily spend quality time with your kids here.

Ball Pit Manila is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more details, contact +63995-383-2603, email ballpitmanila@gmail.com, or visit ballpitmanila.com.

Trampoline Park – Zero Gravity Zone

The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong

Providing even more bounce in your step toward healthy fun is Trampoline Park – Zero Gravity Zone, where kids of all ages can experience “zero gravity” enjoyment. Aside from the main trampoline court and foam pit, jumpers can take on more challenging activities like Gravity Dodge Ball and Gravity Parkour. Trampoline Park also offers other fitness activities that take place on trampolines, namely AeroDance, and hour-long Zumba dance class; Gravity Fitness, an hour-long high-intensity low-impact structured fitness class; and Gravity DJ Beats, which is basically a trampoline dance party that takes place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Kids also get their very own special activity through Gravity Kidz: once a month, toddlers up to five years old are hosted at a themed event with fun activities and music.

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Trampoline Park - Zero Gravity Zone. Photo from trampolinepark.ph

Trampoline Park – Zero Gravity Zone is open Mondays to Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more details, contact +63905-453-3879, email zgztrampolinepark@gmail.com, or visit trampolinepark.ph.

Dreamplay by Dreamworks

City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Ave. corner Macapagal Ave. and Roxas Blvd., Entertainment City, Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque

Every kid who grew up watching movies by DreamWorks can plunge themselves into their own favorite 3D movie through City of Dreams Manila’s DreamPlay. Open to kids 80 cm tall to 17 years old and adults 18 years old and above, the park hosts activities inspired by movies like Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Madagascar. Guests can take part in kung-fu lessons, explore one of many multilevel play areas, watch a storytelling puppet show, see a 4D movie at the DreamTheater, learn to make a gingerbread man, create their own animated film at the DreamStudio, and more.

DreamPlay by DreamWorks is open Mondays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 pm; and Fridays to Sundays and during Holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, contact City of Dreams Manila at +632-800-8080 or +632-808-0909, email dreamplay@cod-manila.com, or visit cityofdreamsmanila.com/dreamplay.

Climb Central Manila

The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong

Are your Spidey senses tingling in your search for a more athletic activity space? Here’s a place where being driven up a wall is precisely how you can get your natural high. Climb Central Manila houses about 750 sqm of climbing wall space, making it the Philippines’ largest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing venue. This facility is fully equipped too; practically all you need are comfortable clothing and a pair of socks. Walls are designed to accommodate everyone, from pro climbers to those with little to no experience at all. As intimidating as the thought of hoisting yourself up a vertical climb as an adult, you’d be surprised to know that kids as young as five years old can be tethered to a harness and guided as they scale the wall, making this an ideal activity for the whole family.

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Climb Central Manila. Photo from climbcentral.ph

Climb Central Manila is open Mondays to Fridays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, contact +632-721-8307, email info@climbcentral.ph, or visit climbcentral.ph.

ActiveFun

9th Ave. corner 28th St., BGC, Taguig

There are a number of ActiveFun branches all over Metro Manila, but the holy grail is the facility located in BGC: an entire building of twists and turns, slides and ladders, and bars and balls for your kids to exhaust themselves in. And it’s not just a huge playground; it is also just as well known for hosting children’s parties. As a one-stop shop for your kid’s party, ActiveFun takes care of everything: an event package includes everything from themed decorations to food and entertainment.

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ActiveFun BGC. Photo from the ActiveFun Facebook page

ActiveFun BGC is open Sundays to Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, contact +632-869-0800 or +632-869-9509, email info@activefun.ph, or visit activefun.ph.

The Mind Museum

J.Y. Campos Park, 3rd Ave., BGC, Taguig

While your kids are on their feet exploring, why not give their brains some exercise, too? Consisting of over 250 interactive exhibits presented in five interconnected stories, The Mind Museum proves what has long been the belief of the likes of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil DeGrasse-Tyson: science is cool. Inside, one is bound to learn a thing or two about the world, what exists beyond our planet, and advancements in making life easier by visiting the Atom Gallery, Life Gallery, Earth Gallery, Universe Gallery, and Technology Gallery. The Mind Museum also occasionally hosts traveling exhibits and special exhibits, and even extends the fun of discovery and learning past your kid’s bedtime through sleepovers and camps right inside the facility.

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The Atom Gallery at The Mind Museum. Photo from themindmuseum.org

The Mind Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, contact +632-909-6463, email inquiry@themindmuseum.org, or visit themindmuseum.org.

Ninja Academy

2nd Level, Industria at Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

If you've ever watched an action movie teeming with physical stunts and thought to yourself, "I wish I could do that," you're in luck. You can actually make a regular thing out of this rigorous but fun training by signing up for parkour lessons at Ninja Academy, the country’s first indoor parkour facility in Metro Manila. Depending on the type and level of activity you’re looking for, you can sign up for Parkour Coaching, where you can learn the basic techniques; NinjaFit, their exclusive weight loss or muscle gain program; or The Gauntlet, which consists of a 30-minute workout followed by a 30-minute obstacle course. And here’s something perfect for your furniture-climbing kids: workshops for children are available on Sundays.

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Ninja Academy. Photo from the Ninja Academy Facebook page

Ninja Academy is open Mondays to Fridays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, contact +63917-14-NINJA (64652), email info@ninjaacademy.ph, or visit ninjaacademy.ph

Cosmic Kidz

G/F, South Park Building, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay

The term “play area” seems a bit simplistic here; with four stories consisting of tunnels, slides, ball pits, rides, and climbers, Cosmic Kidz in SM Mall of Asia’s Kids Universe is more like a play palace. The high-end intergalactic-themed kiddie facility is designed to accommodate children by age and learning level. At the first level are activities appropriate for children up to three years old; interactive educational toys occupy the second floor; and the rest of the activities can be enjoyed by older kids and even adults.  Bonus perk: Cosmic Kidz is located inside a mall, so finding a place where you and your famished brood can eat will be easy.

Cosmic Kidz is open during mall hours. For more details, visit the SM Mall of Asia Facebook page.

LazerXtreme

4/F, Market! Market!, BGC, Taguig

How about a little fast-paced fun to really get your heart rate going? LazerXtreme is the first of its kind in the Philippines: a laser tag experience that features futuristic effects through high-end gear and a well-outfitted play area. For 15 minutes, up to 30 players of all ages can dodge and tag each other all around the facility’s 300-sqm split-level gaming arena: a maze of ramps, passages, secret chambers accentuated by lights in motion, glow-in-the dark murals, and music. And be sure to brush up on your action movie quotes: impersonating your favorite sci-fi hero is almost a given here, as game bases include Tron, Avatar, Red Earth, and Star Trek.

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LazerXtreme. Photo from lazerxtreme.com.ph

LazerXtreme is open during mall hours. For more details, contact +632-856-6467 or +632-856-6469, email info@lazerxtreme.com.ph, or visit lazerxtreme.com.ph

 

Sources: mayoclinic.org, well.blog.nytimes.com, manila.kidzania.com, jumpyard.ph, ballpitmanila.com, trampolinepark.ph, cityofdreamsmanila.com/dreamplay, climbcentral.ph, activefun.ph, ActiveFun Facebook page, themindmuseum.org, ninjaacademy.ph, Ninja Academy Facebook page, ourawesomeplanet.com, smartparenting.com.ph, lazerxtreme.com.ph

 

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