Summer is on its way, and that means Easter is right around the corner! Make time to celebrate Easter with Family, from Easter brunches, making craft cookies, staycations, Holy Week retreats, and to even joining a creative Easter Egg hunt with Mystery Manila.
Here are some fun ideas on where celebrate this special holiday together as a family…
1. Mystery Manila X Ayala Museum
This Easter, Ayala Museum and Mystery Manila present a one-of-a-kind egg hunt for brave and adventurous young explorers!
Scattered golden eggs have mysteriously appeared inside the museum galleries! An ancient manuscript long under the museum’s safekeeping tells a legend about how our ancestors’ spirits travel across time to spread the gift of the Phoenix. Could this be related to the eggs?
For more information: www.ayalamuseum.org
2. Makati Shangri-la
During the holiday weekends, April 8 to 9, and during holy week, April 13, 14 and 15, kids can participate in cookie-decorating classes with the hotel’s friendly pastry chefs. They get to bring home their creations for free. Registration is at the selling booth of Sinfully near the concierge.
CHOCOLATE STAYCATION: Guests may create new memories with their kids this year in the company of Rafa and Friends. Guests who book two nights at Makati ShangriLa, Manila from April 7 to 16 will get two free tickets to the Easter Sunday Party. There will be surprise presents and chocolate treats in the appointed guestroom.
EASTER SUNDAY PARTY IN THE RIZAL BALLROOM: On April 16, children will be in for the most unforgettable Easter egg hunt in a forest adventure and city adventure. They will be delighted to watch Rafa and Friends’ first musical show. There will also be a magic show, a giant sunken ship inflatable playground, children’s meals and wonderful Easter prizes to bring home.
EASTER FAIR: Guests staying from April 13 to 16 will have the little ones entertained with interactive sessions in the comfort of the hotel facilities. Every day, there will be arts and crafts, cookie-decorating classes and children’s movie screening.
DINING SPECIALS: Throughout the season, guests may take the family on a culinary journey around the hotel and discover the best finds from five restaurants, namely, Circles, Inagiku, Shang Palace, Sage Bespoke Grill and Lobby Lounge. They can look for Rafa, Pao-Pao, Pochie and Bubbly at the restaurants for a nice surprise treat.
For inquiries and booking, guests may call (63 2) 814 2560 or send an email to [email protected]
3. City of Dreams Manila
Luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila gears itself for the Lenten and Easter holiday season with a host of activities to suit various inclinations, from church visits to exciting Easter-themed promotions for rooms, dining and events during the Holy Week.
Families looking to unwind amidst a modern and vibrant oasis can avail of a staycation at Nobu Hotel Manila that also offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to the nearby Shrine of Jesus church from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday. The Holy Week Retreat package, which is available from April 9 to 16, consists of a two-night stay at P18,300 net or three nights at P24,800 net and includes: a luxurious accommodation for two persons with buffet breakfast at Nobu restaurant, DreamPlay passes for 2 adults and 2 children, daily Aqua Zumba classes, gym and pool access. Children under 12 years old are free of charge, if sharing room with parents. Daily breakfast at Nobu is complimentary for 2 adults and 2 children, 5 years old and below. For children ages 6-12 years old, buffet breakfast is 50% off the adult rate.
The young ones and the young at heart in the family will have a grand time at DreamPlay’s Easter Sunday Celebration on April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With the Easter VIP package, guests at this DreamWorks-inspired play space are entitled to an enticing Easter brunch buffet at Chez Gingy, all day park access, fun-filled Easter activities, special Easter bag with goodies, and “Secret of the Master” movie pass at the Dream Theatre. Guests can join Kung Fu Panda’s Po and other Dreamworks characters in Easter fun activities such as Egg-stravagant Egg Hunt, photo op with Po, Gingy’s “Baking is Colorful” cooking class and dance routines by well-loved DreamWorks characters with the DreamPlay Dreamers. The Easter VIP pass is at P1,799 net per child (80 cm. & above, up to 17 years old) and P1,499 net per adult.
Guests and families who love Nobu’s new-style Japanese-Peruvian fusion artistry, can complete their holiday dining experience on April 16 at the restaurant’s Easter Sunday brunch buffet highlighting Roasted US Prime Ribeye, Authentic Kobe Beef Fried Rice, Chicken Foie Gras Gyoza, Whole Fish New Style and Nobu Style Roasted Chicken. The Easter brunch buffet also features a variety of appetizers, hot dishes, sushi, sashimi, cut rolls, grilled skewered meats and vegetables, breakfast pastries and desserts.
A complimentary green tea-white chocolate Japanese Easter bunny exclusive to Nobu diners is provided per table. The Nobu Easter brunch buffet is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P3,880++ per person. An additional P990++ or P1,990++ per person applies for the standard alcohol drink package and premium champagne drink package, respectively.
CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
4. Marco Polo Ortigas
Gather up and go hippity-hopping this Easter as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila cracks the bunnies’ egg surprise for all guests.
Join us as we hop ‘n hunt for egg-citing treats and a day full of fun activities for the little kids as Piccolo Kids Club presents Hop Hop and Away. Enjoy workshops such as luggage making, and cupcake decorating. Play around and meet new friends at the play area. Watch the amazing magic show and balloon twisting. Paint eggs and hang it at the Easter tree. For rates starting at Php 1,400, have fun in all of these together with an Easter brunch. Even moms and dads are welcome to join, too. Special gifts will be given. Enjoy 20% savings when you dine in on April 16.
Have a sweet Easter egg-scape with room offers that are perfect for the holiday retreat. Indulge in an overnight stay with breakfast for two adults and two kids aged 6 years old and below at Cucina from April 7 to April 17, and enjoy a special rate starting at Php 5,900. This comes with 20% savings on Piccolo Kids Club’s Hop Hop and Away activity on April 16, and 20% savings in the hotel’s restaurants and bars.
Be with family and friends in this special occasion as Cucina brings a sumptuous Bounty Bunny Feast, highlighting the dishes that reminds us of the joy of this event. Make it more festive with sweet homemade chocolate bunnies made in front of the guests on April 16, for lunch buffet.
Celebrate Easter at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. For more information, contact (632) 720 7777 or book online via www.marcopolohotels.com or email: [email protected]
On April 18th to the 20th, enjoy a mouth-watering spread featuring special dishes such as Easter lamb with Provençal vegetables and other stuffed vegetables, Easter bunnies and candies this Easter.
La Veranda, the glass enclosed terrace of Spiral will be an Easter paradise for kids with balloon twisting, a color your egg atelier, a kiddie salon (make up, manicure, hair styling).
Rate is set at Php 1,980 +++ for adults and Php 1,350++ for children from 4 years old until 11 years old on April 18th lunch.
Rate is set at 2,750+++ for adults and Php 1,350+++ for children from 4 years old until 11 years old on April 19th lunch.
Rate is set at Php 3550 +++ for adults with champagne and Php 2950 +++ for adults without the champagne option and Php 1500+++ for children from 4 until 11 years old on Easter Day brunch, 20th April.
Rate is set at Php 2950 +++ for adults and Php 1350+++for children from 5 until 11 years old for Easter dinner, 18th to 20th April.
Easter Egg Hunt Hampers at Spiral to Go. Bring the wonderful Easter experience to your home and as gifts for your family and friends. Spiral 2 go has wonderful Easter hampers filled with eggs, bunnies made of chocolate and the bestselling chocolate chip cookies and wine. A special Easter egg hunt kit is also on offer which allows you to organize your own egg hunt at home.
SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Sofitel Manila
Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988
6. Conrad Manila
Experience the essence of Easter celebrations at Brasserie on 3 with a sumptuous brunch buffet on 16 April. Enjoy a hearty selection of innovative main courses, sustainable seafood options and a decadent array of desserts, all for your dining pleasure.
Kids also enjoy one (1) complimentary ticket to our Easter event for every two (2) paying adults.
Easter Sunday Brunch is set at Php 3,000 nett per person.
7. Resort's World Manila
Kids aged four to 12 are invited to have fun on the farm on Easter afternoon at the country’s premier tourism destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) with the Easter Barnyard Adventure at The Plaza in Newport Mall on April 16, starting at 3:00 p.m.
The RWM Easter Barnyard Adventure is loaded with educational and fun activities for children of RWM members and guests. Various booths will also offer treats and toys for the kids and the young at heart. Exciting prizes await kids who come in costume and participate in the Easter Barnyard games.
RWM guests who download the RWM Mobile Companion app and shop or dine with a minimum of P2,500 single receipt at any participating Newport Mall outlet until Easter Sunday can get the chance to win one of 500 exclusive tickets for this fun family event.
Receipts from RWM signature restaurants, Belmont Hotel, and Remington Hotel of the same value will also be honored.
Interested RWM guests must present their receipts and show the RWM app on their mobile phones at the membership counter located at the second floor of Newport Mall from 12 noon to 12 midnight daily. On the day of the event, redemption will only be from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Qualified participants will be entitled to pick one stub for a chance to win an entrance ticket to the exclusive event. Lucky winners each get one ticket for one child and one adult companion to attend the Easter Barnyard Adventure.
RWM also lets the faithful fulfill their religious obligations at Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) as the spacious 1,500-seat theater is transformed into a grand place of worship for the Easter Sunday High Mass.
Concelebrated by Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak and Fr. Larry Tan, the Easter Sunday commemoration on April 16, 11AM is open to the public. Mass goers will be moved and inspired by the angelic voices of the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, assisted by the RWM Orchestra.
Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City. Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 (2) 908-8888
Buddha-Bar Manila’s Magical Easter features an exciting lineup of activities that promises to make the celebration of the Easter Sunday for families more memorable than ever before.
Among these is the Easter Bunny Trail that kids will surely enjoy. Participants of these activities will receive exciting prizes and giveaways. Magical treats will also be given away for the first 30 reservations.
Aside from these, Buddha-Bar Manila also offers a sumptuous spread of delicious cuisines that will be served at the Easter Lunch Buffet. It opens from 11am to 2pm with free-flowing non-alcoholic drinks.
The Buffet with Magical Play Pass is priced at PhP475 for kids, (ages 10 and below), and PhP950 for Adults.
Part of the Easter festivities is the Search for the Magical Egg (Easter Egg Hunt), which will happen in the Magical Program at 1pm. The program also features magical shows and exciting games. Kids can watch this magical extravaganza if they purchase a Magical Play Pass priced at PhP250 only.
Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Ave, Makati City. For inquiries and reservations, please call 8566719, 8566859, or 09989833918.
Live an Awesome Life,
Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Here's an invitation to join us for a solemn Holy Week Retreat and Grand Easter Feast at Bo Sanchez's Shine Forth…
Join Kerygma preachers Bo Sanchez and Alvin Barcelona, plus dynamic priests Fr. Bob McConaghy and Fr. Bong Lo on a Holy Week Retreat at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 13 and 14 (Holy Thursday and Good Friday), and receive God’s message for you there.