Events January 2017

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Kids events in Manila January 2017

Happy New Year everyone! Hope this year will be a peaceful and tolerant one! Here is our first monthly list of the year, with tips for child friendly events, activities and workshops in Manila. You'll find things to do for all ages and interests, we try to include something for everyone! Make sure to check back regularly as we will update this list throughout the month. If you have a tip to add in this list, simply share it with us. Send an email to or message us on Enjoy Manila!


SPORTS | Archery War Games

Level up your Archery skills. Try out Archery War Games in Ninja Academy Las Piñas. Form a team and battle it all out with total strangers and laugh out loud while doing it. Reminder: Any cloth or sports wear that'll cover your arm is recomended. 🙂 See you in battle!

 January 28 | 2 - 6 PM
For older kids
Php 400 or Php 350 per head for a group of 6
Ninja Academy Las Piñas


WORKSHOP | Electronics 101

Learn the basics of electronics from circuits to transistors and start your way to making your own electronic project

January 28 |2-3 PM and 3-4 PM
For all ages, under 9 needs adult supervision
Php 50
The Mind Museum lobby, BGC, Taguig
Register at


PLAY | Digital Stories

Enter the five chambers of Planet Story where you can star in virtual worlds and share your own digital stories in a new exhibit at The Mind Museum. Play with different virtual instruments and show your moves in "Musical Storm", ride your own rocket and explore the universe in "Other Worlds", catch a flying trinket in "Mystery House", travel with the magical egg in "The Seatmate", and dive into colorful adventures in "Dreamland".

January | 9 AM - 6 PM
Php 150
The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig


PLAY | Dinoplay

Dinoplay is back! And this time the Southern kids don't need to travel far as it has landed in Alabang Town Center. Explore the mind-blowing world of dinosaurs, and go dig for bones! You can reserve your day and time (each slot is 1.5 hrs) or just walk in during mall hours.

January 20-29 | 11 AM-8 PM
For every purchase of an ATC Cinemas gift card worth Php 270, you receive 1 ticket for Dinoplay. The gift card is available at the satellite booth in front of the Dinoplay entrance and can be used any time to watch a movie at ATC.
Activity Center, Alabang Town Center


MOVIE | Ballerina

A poor orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina gets a chance to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet.

In cinemas nationwide
Rated -G


MUSEUM | Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Museo Pambata with lots of arts and crafts!

January 28 | 8 AM- 5 PM
For the whole family
Php 250
Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd, Manila


WORKSHOP | Dim Sum Class

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Can't get your little munchkins to stop eating dumplings? Turn them into young dim sum masters by having them join our dim sum making classes this weekend! See you and your kids at The Hub for a fun morning of cooking and learning!

January 21-22 | 10 AM
For ages 6-12
Php 1,588 inclusive of lunch and 2 hrs adventure zone
Shangri-La The Fort, BGC, Taguig

MUSEUM | Photographs 

Originally trained in as an airplane mechanic, Tommy Hafalla (b. 1957) volunteered on medical missions to the most isolated areas in the Northern Philippine Cordillera, where he was introduced to the people and their ritual way of life. For over three decades, he has been photographing the way of life of the indigenous communities in this region, which includes Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao, and the Mountain Province. His photographs are now on view in the exhibition ILI: Photographs by Tommy Rafaela.

January 17-29 | 9 AM- 6 PM
For the whole family
Ayala Museum, 2F Function Room, Makati


WORKSHOP | Weaving

Weaving with the Weavers Workshop held in our HQ itself! Spend the day with our artisans, shop from our newly (re)opened showroom, and learn the skill of weaving this Friday. Inclusions: a workshop where you will weave your own purse that you can take home, and special discounts (50% off our R2R Living items and 10% off fashion pieces if you were born in the Year of the Rooster. 

January 20 | 9 AM-12 NN & 1-5 PM
Php 500
R2R, 87 Sct. Fuentebella, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City



WORKSHOP | Felt Crafts

This is a 3-hour session of workshop with Nicolaika Villacorta that covers the basics of Felt Craft Making.The participants will be able to finish 2-3 projects. The workshop is inclusive of your own felt craft kit, materials, and snacks. All proceeds of this workshop will benefit kids of UP PGH Cancer Institute.  Young and old alike can join! 

January 28 | 2:30-5:30 PM
Php 1,200
For age 10 and up
Cafe Mithi, 131 V. Luna Extension, Sikatuna Village, 1126 Quezon City
More info 0995 756 0252


MUSEUM | Cafe Scientifque

What do you think should our own national space program do for the Philippines? Join The Mind Museum for another Cafe Scientifique with  Pecier Decierdo. Share your thoughts on this issue during a discussion to be facilitated by Pecier Decierdo, the museum's resident astronomer.

 January 21| 4:30 PM
Event is free, but seats are limited
For older kids



WORKSHOP | Basic Digital Photography

Flying School Bus organizes the 1st ever Homeschoolers “Shutter Club” – Basic Digital Photography Class with instructor Joe Galian - founding faculty, AB Photography in DLSU-College of St. Benilde. The 6 classes are designed to teach homeschoolers all aspects of basic digital photography. 

Starts January 25 | 10 AM-12 NN
Php 1900 (6 classes)
Homeschoolers grade 7 and up



LEGO | Monthly Mini Build

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Christmas is not yet over at LEGO! Head over to their stores in Park Triangle BGC, Alabang Town Center and TriNoma to get and build a Present, you get to keep it too! Limited slots available, so hurry and register early. 

January 10 & 24 | 5-8 PM
January 15 & 29 | 11 AM - 2 PM
For kids 6-14 years old
Park Triangle BGC, Alabang Town Center and Trinova



CRAFTS | Year of the Rooster

Molito Alabang continues to offer nice weekly activities at their activity area. Best thing is, they offer this for free! 2017 is Year of the Red Fire Rooster, and they prepared fun workshops and activities for the family and kids around that theme.

January 15 | 4 PM Rooster Craft
January 22 | 4 PM Chinese Calligraphy
January 28 | 6 PM Chinese Dragon Dance
For the whole family
Molito 3 Activity Area, 2nd Floor



PLAY | Dinoplay

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DinoPlay is back at The Mind Museum! Come and play as a dinosaur as you step inside our Dino Den, play paleontologist and dig for fossils, and so much more! Explore the awesome world of dinosaurs in this traveling exhibition featuring hands-on activities for kids 2 to 9 years old. 

Until January 15 | 9 AM- 6 PM
Php 100-200
For kids 2-9 years old
The Mind Museum, BGC


MOVIE | Sing

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

In cinemas nationwide from January 4 onwards
Rated PG


WORKSHOP | Rainbow Program

The Rainbow Program is a program uniquely designed for Rainbow Children, a new generation of children, who are known to be sensitive, intuitive, creative, passionate and giving. They may struggle with mainstream and traditional protocols and often diagnosed with learning disabilities, ADD or ADHD. The program provides tools for children to go through their daily adventures with ease, fun and excitement.

Saturdays | 10-11:30 AM
For kids 4-16 years old
Php 750 per class
More info 09178273073 or
SouLove Center, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa


ARTS | BGC Arts Center Festival

The BGC Arts Center Festival will be a showcase of performing arts, exhibitions, and other forms of artistic expression that will illuminate the many layers that modern Filipino artists are animating to give voice to the range of the human condition. There are special performances for kids: on Saturday Pinocchio by Kids Acts and on Sunday a children's play by Artist Playground. With a variety of events to explore, you will see the colors, hear the music, and feel the movement. 

January 14 & 15 | 9 AM onwards
Some performances require tickets
BGC Arts Center, 26th Street corner 9th Av, BGC, Taguig



SPORTS | Parkour

Parkour is an obstacle course training where kids learn to safely jump, roll, climb and run through an obstacle course. Highly recommended for kids who are full with energy! Kids introductory parkour classes starting January 14 at Ninja Academy.

January 14 | 10-12 AM
Php 4,500/4,900 for 9 classes
 For kids ages 6-12
Ninja Academy Las Piñas
Ninja Academy Pasig


OUTDOORS | Kids Camp

 Encourage your kids to spend the weekend in the great outdoors! Teach them the value of nature, agriculture, and social entrepreneurship. Join the Kids Camp at GK Enchanted Farm, Angat, Bulacan on January 14. Activities include: Farming & planting; Feeding Animals; Make your own toys with Plush And Play; Peanut spread-making with First Harvest; Baking with The Make Peace Bakery; Art workshops and games. Registration fee includes meals and all activities. Parents are welcome, too! 

January 14 | 9 AM- 4:30 PM
Php 2,200
GK Enchanted Farm, Bulacan


WORKSHOP | Alchemy 101

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Alchemy 101 is Solove Rainbow's best selling features class. Kids experiment with essential oils and create their own potions!

January 14 | 2:30-4 PM
Php 1,000
For kids ages 8-14
Reserve you slot at 09178273073
SouLove Center, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa


THEATRE | Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy, that opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea.

 January 20-22 | 3:30 & 7:30 PM
For older kids
Php 1,100
Emilio Aguinaldo Theatre
1221 General Luna St. near Taft Ave and UN avenue
Tickets available @ Ticketworld 
or Call Ephesus office
646 9330 


EVENT | Fashion shoot & catwalk 

Walk like a doll,dress like a doll. If your child is into fashion and photoshoots, they will surely enjoy this event! The kids will receive a Perfect tutu casual dress, learn the basics in a modelling workshop, have a photoshoot and join the fashion show!

January 21 | 3-7 PM
For kids 3-10 yrs old
Php 3,000
Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue
More info 09060081960


WORKSHOP| Journaling 

Start the year right, fuel your creativity, and make new memories this 2017! Spend the afternoon creatively documenting using your ABC Daily Journal at Abbey Sy's journaling workshop. Learn the different ways to chronicle your day-to-day activities and experiences. Decorate your journal pages with a selection of stickers, washi tapes & craft tools free for use at the venue. 
NOTE: You must purchase a copy of ABC Daily Journal inside Fully Booked in order to enter the venue. Please present your receipt at the venue entrance. This will serve as your official ticket.

January 21 | 1-3 PM
For older kids 
Free workshop but you must purchase the ABC Daily Journal for Php 399
Fully Booked, BGC, 5th floor


EVENT | Smartkids Asia

SmartKids Asia, Asia’s Largest Educational Kids’ Fair is a fun family event where parents and children can discover and experience educational stimulation and mind-expanding fun. Endorsed by and partnered with high profile influencers, SmartKids Asia offers unparalleled opportunities to explore the potential of children through must-see demonstrations, family-centric exhibits and product booths

January 28-29 | 10 AM - 8 PM
Php 250 for 2 adults + 2 kids
For the whole family
SMX Convention Center, Hall 3-4


THEATRE | Environmental Play

This free public show is part of the 2017 Zero Waste Month celebration, hosted by The Zero Waste Recycling Movement. The performers are from the Smokey Mountain Youth called Mga Inak ng Inang Daigdig.

January 28 | 6-8PM
For the whole family
Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City


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! It's their last month so make sure not to miss it!

Until January 31
PHP 200
The Mind Museum, BGC