Peek At The Week | August 10-17
by: Manila For Kids
 

What to do in rainy Manila? This week, the kids can be a mermaid, run against their own digital avatar, go to a Pokemon Go lure party, and much more! Enjoy Manila!

PLAY | Be a Mermaid for a day

OceanPark Always dreamt of becoming a mermaid? At Manila Ocean Park you can make your dreams come true! They have a promo to try out this awesome activity until the end of this month. Ongoing until August 31 PHP 350 Minimum age is 5 Book online at  https://www.manilaoceanpark.com  

SWEAT | Nike Unlimited Stadium Run

Nike Unlimited Stadium Nike's Unlimited Stadium is a 200 meter running track where you run against your own digital avatar.  It grows in size depending on your speed and distance, motivating you to push a little harder. How cool is this! Be sure to register online to secure your spot. August 5- 21 | 4-10PM For 16 and up Free Nike Unlimited Stadium, 9th corner 32nd, Bonifacio Global City Register online at www.nike.com/manila or call the hotline at 02- 463-4814  

WIN |  Tickets to Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom Calling all kids between ages 6 to 12 years old! Are you a hero? Share your own photo doing a good deed on the comment area of Enchanted Kingdom's FB page, and tell them why you think you are a HERO! Five (5) lucky kids get the chance to win five (5) complimentary tickets each to take their families to EK on August 21, 2016! Contest period is from August 4 to 18 For 6-12 years old Free to join, just share your photo on https://www.facebook.com/enchantedkingdom

WATCH |Japanese Puppets

PuppetCCP Experience Bunraku, the traditional theater arts of Japan and the only one that involves puppets. Here is a glimpse of the puppet tradition that will surely amaze you with its stories. This event is part of the commemoration of 60 years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and the 20th Anniversary of the Japan Foundation, Manila. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM Admission is FREE on a first-come, first-served basis Cultural Center of the Philippines,  Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City CCP Little Theater More info

JOIN | Sketch Fest

Sketch Fest Talented sketchers should join Manila Bulletin's annual Sketch Fest on August 29. It is an on the spot sketching competition for all ages. New this year is the Exhibition category for 16 years old and up. In this category they are accepting finished artwork ready for exhibition on the day of the event. Online registration is ongoing. August 29 | 8 AM-5 PM Deadline for submission of entries for the Exhibition category is August 20 For registration and other details: http://www.mb.com.ph/mbsketchfest/

CREATE | Art Workshop

barkin'blends Aside from meeting all the cute doggies in the cute dog cafe, you can now work on your creative side. Barkin' Blends Dog Cafe is hosting an art workshop! How about creating an artwork of your pet? The workshop is inclusive of materials and snacks. August 13 & 14| 2-6 PM PHP 600 on a first come, first served basis Seat reservation https://store.barkinblends.com/products/art-workshop-acrylic-landscape-painting-aug13

WATCH | Roald Dahl's  BFG

BFG See the children's book of Roald Dahl come to life on the big screen! The BFG, a story about a little girl and a gentle giant, will be out in the cinemas on August 10. August 10 | cinema hours Nationwide

VISIT | Roald Dahl Exhibit

roald dahl British artist Sir Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating Roald Dahl books, sent a special sketch for the Philippines through British Ambassador Asif Ahmad. The sketch features the Big Friendly Giant and Sophie, the lead characters in the story The BFG.  To celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th anniversary, the British Embassy Manila invites everyone to drop by the Creativity is GREAT - featuring Roald Dahl exhibit. It is only a simple and small exhibit so best to combine with a visit to the movie. August 8 - 14 | Mall hours Free Level 3 Atrium of SM Aura More info British Embassy Manila

WATCH |  French movies in the Open Air

alliance francaise Alliance Française, Institut Français and the French Embassy, bring a mini ciné club to the peaceful suburbs of Manila. The French will invade Molito Alabang, and turn the strip mall’s perfectly manicured gardens into a picnic place. French, Filipinos, and everyone in between are invited to grab a little piece of grass for themselves. Rest, relax, and enjoy yourselves while watching some beautiful French films, from the animations of internationally renowned artist Michel Ocelot, to the family drama of La Bataille de Solférino. Alliance Française has specifically chosen films that will appeal to the entire family, from the smallest members to the largest. August 13 & 14 | 11 AM- 8 PM Free entrance Molito Alabang, Madrigal corner Commerce avenue, Muntinlupa More info

JOIN | Selfies For Science

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Calling all teens who love to travel and take selfies!
The Mind Museum is creating a new exhibition called “The Teenage Brain: Wiring in Progress”, and they’d love for you to be a part of it! Send photos of you during your travel for a chance to be part of the exhibit. If your photo is chosen, you also win museum passes and discount coupons to share with your friends!
Deadline submission August 14
Submit your entries to photos@themindmuseum.org
Email subject: Photo for Teenage Brain

MEET | My Little Pony

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My Little Pony lovers can now meet their favorite characters in person! Head to Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall this weekend.
August 13 & 14 | 2-6 PM Free SM Megamall

WATCH | Blue Man Group

BlueManGroup The Blue Man Group is comedy, theatre, rock concert and dance party all rolled into one. For the first time in Manila, this global phenomenon will blow audiences away with their high energy show.  The Blue Man Group is accompanied by a live band whose tribal rhythms help drive the show to its unforgettable climax. Buy your tickets NOW to avail of their extended family package of Buy 2 and Get 2 for 50% off! September 14 - 25 | 2 and 8 PM PHP 1000 - 5600 Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult The Theatre at Solaire, 1 Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City Tickets

WATCH | Hansel & Gretel

hanselundgretel Repertory Philippines presents Hansel and Gretel, a musical based on the classic fairy tail of the Brothers Grimm about two hungry children, a witch and a gingerbread house. Read your children the story and come to the theatre after to watch the musical!
August 13 to October 30 10.30 AM | 1.30 PM | 3.30 PM
PHP 420 - 630
Onstage Theatre, 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1, Makati Tickets Hansel and Gretel musical

PLAY | Pokemon Go Lure Party

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Pokemon Go has arrived in the Philippines and we have seen kids and adults getting crazy over it! Stay safe and take the family this Friday to a Pokemon  Go Lure Party in over 50 SM malls!
August 12 | 5 - 9 PM Free 50 SM malls nationwide Register 

PLAY |  Baby & Me

baby & me Something for the little ones. Take your baby to Spark Discovery Center and bond through music, movement and guided play. Sign up for a free trial class this Tuesday! August 16 | 10 - 10.45 AM For babies 6 - 12 months Free trial class Spark Discovery Centre, 34 Jupiter Street, Makati Facebook

SWEAT | Kidzania Sports Clinic

kidzania Get a chance to learn from the best coaches in the Philippines and join the upcoming KidZania Games 2016 Sports Clinics! Wear your sports attire and rubber-soled shoes this Saturday and head to Kidzania to play volleyball or football. Make sure to book ahead and receive great discounts! August 13 | 11-12  NN | 12.15 -1.15 PM Make sure to avail of their 1st birthday promo or FiveForFun promo for best deals Tickets https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/kidzania/Online/ ENJOY YOUR WEEK! Tips for kid-friendly activities in the following weeks can be sent to manilaforkids@gmail.com or http://m.me/manilaforkids  We'll be happy to include your tip in our next Peek At The Week!