A day at the park is a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your kids. What’s more, it encourages love for the outdoors and a healthy and active lifestyle.
Check out these 7 parks, which you can visit for FREE.
1. Rizal Park, City of Manila
A visit to Rizal Park is a good opportunity to introduce our national hero, Jose Rizal, to young children. Kids of all ages will enjoy running around the Children’s Playground, Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Noli Me Tangere Garden, and the Orchidarium and Butterfly Pavilion. Arrange a picnic, fly kites, and enjoy the artworks on display. Take photos by the huge flower clock and the relief map of the Philippines.
These outfits from SM Kids are park-ready!
2. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
The university’s 2.2-kilometer Academic Oval is closed to cars on weekends! Kids can jog, ride their bikes, and walk their pets around the tree-lined oval (just remind them to clean up after their furry friends – just in case). The Sunken Garden is a favorite venue for football and frisbee games.
This look has fun written all over it.
3. Roxas Boulevard Baywalk, Pasay City
The little ones can enjoy the breathtaking Manila Bay sunset. They can also try to catch a fish or two!
Don’t be afraid to get those sneakers dirty! The smiles afterward are worth it.
4. Terra 28th, BGC, Taguig City
Aside from a playground and jogging path, Terra 28th in Bonifacio Global City has courts where kids can play traditional Filipino games like piko, patintero, and luksong baka.
Arrange a park play date – the more friends around, the merrier!
5. Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City
A memorial to President Manuel L. Quezon, kids can ride bikes (they can bring their own or rent), drop by nearby museums (for a minimal fee) and enjoy the flower and succulent gardens. They might be also interested to see Joy of Urban Farming, and be inspired to plant their own fruits and vegetables!
Bring snacks – all that playtime can make them hungry.
6. Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village; Washington Sycip Park, Legaspi Village; and Ayala Triangle, Makati City
If you’re living in a high-rise in the concrete jungle that is Makati, these green spaces are a welcome treat. Kids can take a break from their gadgets, stretch their legs, and use up all their bottled-up energy running around these parks.
Introduce your kids to analog activities 😉
7. Marikina River Park, Marikina City
Bring the kids for some quality time after a busy school week!
All outfits are from SM Kids, available at all branches of The SM Store.