Peek at the Week | November 3-9
by: Manila For Kids

We found 16 kids activities to do in Manila this week!

 There are not too many activities this week, but we found you some very interesting ones! How about a potions making class at the Wizarding Academy and if you dare, go visit the Walking Dead haunted horror house. Or opt for some lighter entertainment with Once On This Island or go to the movies and see Trolls. Let's also support the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra with their fund raising concert. Fans of the the TLC channel should head to Bonifacio High Street for a big festival with workshops and a meet with your favorite hosts! Science lovers will be busy watching all the films from the Science Film Festival and visit the Science Circus. Go try out a sewing class and end the day with fireworks at Art In Island. Have a great week!

CLASS | Potions making at Wizarding Academy


 See the magic come alive and step into a world of wizardry. Participate in an exciting Potions Class at the Wizarding Academy of Venice Grand Canal mall, and learn all about making your own concoctions.

November 4-6 Friday 4-9 PM Weekend 2-8 PM PHP 200 Tickets at the Venice Grand Canal Concierge More info

OUTDOORS | Astro Camp


Bask in the beauty of the cosmos! Learn about and sleep under millions of stars with fellow stargazers and wake up to the traces of the Leonids meteor shower and of the planets drawn along a lakeside dawn. Go on an Astro Camp and catch the cosmic glory. 

November 19-20 | overnight PHP 3750-4250 Sign up now for early bird rate Soloviento, Lake Caliraya, Laguna More info Register

ENTERTAINMENT | The Walking Dead Haunted Horror House


Dare to survive the dead-zone and make it through the walker infested walled-city this Halloween at Eastwood City.

Until Nov 11| 6 PM PHP 170 Parental guidance under 13 years old Eastwood Mall More info 709-0888 Website

 MUSEUM | Museo Pambata


Enjoy a performance of lights and shadows with students from the Philippines Highschool of the Arts!

November 5 | 10 AM PHP 250 Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd, Manila Facebook

MOVIE | Trolls


The princess of the happy-go-lucky Trolls teams up with the only unhappy member of her kingdom to rescue her friends from a kingdom that seeks to eat them.

In cinemas nationwide Rated-PG

MUSIC | Family Concert


This is more than a coming-of-age concert, this is Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra's solo debut. MSO Music Academy students come together to raise funds to build their own rehearsal hall in Circuit Makati in an evening paying their youthful homage to the greats of classical music in the masterworks of Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart. And to show that they are indeed the orchestra of the future, they will be playing Lady Gaga, Guns n' Roses, and Coldplay as well! Each ticket is a raffle ticket to win an exclusive MSJO concert experience and prizes for any music lover.

November 5| 7:30 PM PHP 1000 Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCPLIttle Theater) Cultural Centre of the Philippines Tickets

EVENT | TLC Festival

tlcTLC, the leading international travel and lifestyle channel, is back with a bigger and better second edition of TLC FESTIVAL Philippines. Bonaficio High Street will be transformed into a buzzing global village, inspired by some of your favourite TLC programmes. Plus, get up close and personal with your favourite TLC personalities - Janet Hsieh from Fun Taiwan, Surfing the Menu's Daniel Churchill and Hayden Quinn, and America’s favourite baker…Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro! You can register for several culinary and art workshops.

November 5 | 11 AM-  11 PM Free Bonifacio High Street Info & Register

WORKSHOP| Basic Sewing


Itching to be stitching? Join Amber Folkman (a.k.a. A Momma Abroad) for a Simple Sewing Workshop. The project: a felt applique for a tote. During the three-hour session, students will learn to operate a standard sewing machine, practice basic stitches, and learn rules for applique with proper turning/speed technique, adding texture and layering. The workshop includes the following: All materials needed for the workshop (felt for applique, canvas tote, practice canvas, and extra notions; use of sewing machine (feel free to bring your own); post-workshop snacks

November 5 | 2-5 PM For 12 years and up PHP 1500 The Glass Bar, Sapang Buho Rd. Brgy. Daily. Antipolo More info



Who doesn’t know the story of Annie! The little orphaned girl, the mean Miss Hannigen, the rich man helping Annie to  search for her biological parents, and all the famous songs we all know by heart. Take the whole family to see Annie live on stage in Manila!

September 30 - Dec 4 | 3 & 8 PM PHP 860-3442 Resorts World Manila, Pasay Tickets 

EVENT | Science Film Festival


The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication. The festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad audience and demonstrates that science can be communicated in an educational, as well as entertaining manner. During the festival period, the films are screened non-commercially in museums, schools, universities and other educational venues. The Goethe-Institut in partnership with IMAX and SM Cinema present the special screening of the film "A Beautiful Planet" as a kick off to the festival.

November 8 - December 16 Various locations Facebook Website


MUSEUM | Science Circus


Visit the Mind Museum's newest exhibition and discover the unusual in your everyday experience with interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind. Enter a room where gravity does not apply as you expect it to, engage your minds in puzzles, evoke your inner engineer, learn from the secrets of the Masters of Illusion, and so much more!

Until January 31 PHP 200 The Mind Museum, BGC Facebook Tickets

EVENT | Lights & Fireworks


You are invited to the '2016 Art in Island Lighting Ceremony + Fireworks Display + Christmas Exhibit'.

November 5 | 7 PM Free Art In Island, 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Quezon City Facebook

MOVIE| A Monster Calls


A twelve-year-old boy encounters a giant monster that tells him stories and forces him to confront difficult truths about himself.

In cinemas nationwide Rated-PG

FUN | Sea Lion Trainer


Manila Ocean Park's newest Be a Sea Lion Trainer Encounter is something your kids should try! In a 45-minute program, you’ll get a chance to be a Sea Lion Trainer and meet their talented Sea Lion friends.

Daily | 10 AM- 3:45 PM PHP 800 Minimum age is 5 Manila Ocean Park Tickets

THEATRE | Hansel and Gretel


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!

Until December 15 10.30 AM | 1.30 PM | 3.30 PM
PHP 420 - 630
Onstage Theatre, 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1, Makati Tickets Hansel and Gretel musical

 THEATRE | Once On This Island

poster_onceonthisisland Once On This Island is a captivating legend of romance between a peasant girl and a rich city boy whom she saves from death. This calypso-flavoured re-telling of The Little Mermaid opens on a Caribbean island where villagers comfort a little girl with the story of the orphan Ti Moune, destined to love too much for the human heart to bear. Staged with minimal props, sets and costumes, Once On This Island delivers melody, love and joy in tropical abundance.

November 5 | 10:30AM & 1:30PM PHP 730

Tanghalang Yaman Lahi, Emilio Aguinaldo College, 7th fl. Ermita, Manila Tickets