While beaches and resorts are typical summer staples, there are a lot of awesome things to do around the city—best part is you don’t have to go too far!
You can bounce around trampoline parks, solve complex puzzles and roleplay, try your hand at archery, or discover your inner speed demon on the racetrack.
Here's a handy list to help you make the best of your summer in Manila…
1) JUMP YARD
Jump Yard is the first and largest trampoline park here in the Philippines. With 2,000 square meters of space, the possibilities of fun seem endless!
Here are a couple of things you can do in the park: plunge into their foam pits, play dodgeball, maneuver through their obstacle course, climb their rock wall, and bounce to your heart's content on Olympic trampolines.
JUMP YARD INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Frontera Verde Complex, Ortigas Avenue Corner C5, Pasig City
Monday to Thursdays: 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm
Fridays 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Telephone: +632 544 - 0703
Mobile: +63 908 - 472 - 0031 / +63 915 - 618 - 2183
2) TRAMPOLINE PARK – GRAVITY ZONE
Just a short walk from the Shangri-La Mall in Mandaluyong City is Trampoline Park – Gravity Zone. This old warehouse has been transformed into one of the coolest trampoline parks in the Philippines.
In this family-friendly park, you can soar high in the main court, bounce your way to the best slam dunk, play some hardcore games of volleyball and dodgeball, dive into a foam pit, or attend Parkour and Gravity Zumba fitness classes.
See blog post: TRAMPOLINE PARK: Jump, Laugh & Be Fit!
TRAMPOLINE PARK – GRAVITY ZONE
The Portal, Mayflower Street, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
Mobile: +639 0545 33879
At KidZania Manila, kids ages 4-14 can roleplay their dream jobs in the 55 unique activity centers! With a minimum of 4 hours inside, your kids can experience what it's like to be a pilot, fireman, veterinarian, actor, and more! Children can even earn kidZos, KidZania's currency, and buy goodies at the store!
See blog post: A KidZanian Guide to the Play City of @KidzaniaManila!
Park Triangle, North 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Facebook: Kidzania Manila
4) DREAMPLAY BY DREAMWORKS
Inspired by the wonderful movies of DreamWorks, DreamPlay is a play center that brings out kids' creativity. Located in the City of Dreams Manila, it's a great place for youngsters to hang out while their parents enjoy the casino.
Some of the things you can do inside DreamPlay are: cooking with Gingy the Gingerbread Man from the Shrek movies, playing in the Afro Circus from Madagascar 3, and making your own dragon in How To Fly Your Dragon (inspired by the How To Train Your Dragon movies).
DREAMPLAY by DreamWorks
Upper Ground Floor, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams Manila
Operating Hours:10 am to 10 pm
Telephone Numbers: +632 808-0909
Ticket Purchase: At the DreamPlay entrance, or online via SMtickets.com.
5) MYSTERY MANILA
Bring out your inner sleuth with Mystery Manila! These exciting games are simulated puzzle experiences that can be played by up to 6 people. You and your friends your friends rack your brains to solve puzzles by piecing together complex clues under a time constraint. Each game has an exciting theme, so be sure to check them all out!
MYSTERY MANILA (CENTURY CITY MALL BRANCH)
Unit L305 3rd Floor Century City Mall,
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St, Brgy. Poblacion,
1210 Makati City , Philippines.
Telephone: +632 718 92 51
Mobile: +63 917 820 64 69
Mondays to Fridays: 1.00pm to 9.30pm
Holidays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9.00am to 930pm
MYSTERY MANILA (LIBIS BRANCH)
Unit 9A, JW Plaza Building, 195 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave. (also known as C5, right across the street from the entrance of Eastwood, Libis) Brgy. Bagumbayan, 1110 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Telephone: +632 501 28 24
Mobile: +639 175 820 808
6) BREAKOUT MANILA
Ever wanted to experience a zombie apocalypse? Why not experience a zombie apocalypse with fun puzzles?
The most infamous installment of Breakout Philippines is Adarna's Lair, where you play as a detective trying to uncover the secrets of the virus that caused the spread of a zombie outbreak in Manila. Rumor has it that Dr. Adarna has something to do with the outbreak. You must go to his house and look for evidence to tie him to the virus, and find a way to stop the infection before it's too late!
Paragon Plaza Ground floor Reliance St., corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1550
Facebook: Breakout Philippines
7) GANDIVA ARCHERY & CAFÉ
In the heart of Ortigas City is a place where archery enthusiasts can go and relieve stress from city life. The Gandiva Archery Range & Cafe got its name from the Hindi epic, Mahabharata. In the poem, Arjuna uses his mythical Gandiva bow at the battle of Kurukshetra.
Grounded in a philosophy of having both a healthy body and a healthy mind, the archery range has a cafe that serves delicious vegetarian meals.
GANDIVA ARCHERY RANGE & CAFÉ
Unit 703-705 One Corporate Center, Julia Vargas Cor. Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City Philippines
Telephone Number: +638-8771 / 638-4549
8) CITY KART RACING
Falling every June, The Sodi World Series brings some of the best Go Kart racers from around the world to Paris. Drivers from ages 6 and above compete locally in a series of exciting qualifying rounds before they head to the championships. Of course, you and your family could always just race for fun instead!
CITY KART RACING
City Kart Racing, Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati City 1207 Philippines
Mobile: +63 917 455 1060 / +63 920 411 2645 / +63 915 447 1060
Facebook: City Kart Racing at Circuit Makati
Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm to 12:00am
Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 12:00am
9) BALL PIT MANILA
If you're tired of the daily grind of adulthood, unleash your inner kid with Ball Pit Manila! Situate in the middle of Makati, it's a perfect hangout for co-workers who want to unwind from the stresses of work.
For P349, you can swim around in the ball pit for an hour and get 2 regular iced teas or coffees. Ball Pit Manila also offers a selection of card and board games for people to enjoy. So if you're near Red Planet Hotel in Makati, drop by for a fun and quirky experience.
BALL PIT MANILA
101 Urban Avenue, 1224 Makati, Philippines (Beside Red Planet)
Mon-Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10) SKY RANGE
If you want the most luxurious gun-toting experience in Manila, you can opt for the Sky Range at Solaire Resort & Casino. Located on the highest floors, the premier indoor shooting range boasts an awesome arsenal of handguns and rifles as well as a bar and café. Enjoy your shooting experience with a touch of class this summer!
Solaire Resort and Casino, 1 Asean Avenue, Parañaque
Operating Hours: Tue-Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
(Monday is open for walk-ins)
Mobile: +63 906 454 7116
Telephone: +632 548 4870, +632 548 4871
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: We wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Do you have any other suggestions for fun summer activities in Manila?