Peek At The Week | October 20-26

Manila for kids

We found 24 kids events to do in Manila this week!  

What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut, a mermaid or an athlete? Be Anything You Want to Be at the Barbie event, join their fun activities and get the chance to walk the runway! If your dream is to be a modern princess, why not also participate in the auditions for the next Disney Princess?

Music lovers can get a free basic ukulele tutorial and will love to listen to Vivaldi performed by the kids from the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra. Families eager to join early Halloween festivities should head to Makati for a Street Meet with lots of live performances, Trick or Treating and other family activities, don't forget to wear your scariest costume! Design Week Philippines has also lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy, try out the Bamboo bikes for kids or their creative workshops!

Young kids will enjoy the fun and games with Bubbles, Buttercup and Ben 10 from the Cartoon Network while their older siblings can explore the schools at the Higher Education Expo and watch the talented crew from Rock*Well dance their hearts out. Read on for even more fun stuff to do. Enjoy your week!


EVENT | Barbie - You Can Be Anything

Barbie Manila For Kids

Unleash your imagination and live your dreams at this amazing Barbie - You Can Be Anything event at the Lucky Chinatown Mall Atrium! Enjoy cupcake decorating, Barbie artsy studio, pink golf course, Barbie playhouse, great shopping deals, fun activity booths, games, and the chance to walk on the pink runway! Official launch is on October 22, with many fun activities you don't want to miss so make sure you'll be there! The Pink Runway is on October 29.

October 17-31 | 10 AM - 9 PM
Min. purchase of PHP 500 to get an event pass
Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo Manila
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EVENT | Makati Street Meet

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Save the date for the spookiest Halloween street celebration this year at the Makati Street Meet, to be held at Paseo de Roxas (Ayala Avenue to Makati Avenue beside Ayala Triangle Gardens). Featuring well-loved Salcedo Market finds, over 20 Halloween activities for the whole family including Trick or Treat, live performances, and other surprises. Come in your scariest costumes!

October 23 | 4-9 PM
Paseo  de Roxas


EVENT | Design Week Philippines

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Visit Design Week Philippines and bring the kids to Creative Environment Intramuros this weekend. Lots of exciting activities to join! There is T-shirt Silkscreen Printing, Fancy up my Kalesa, Kids Bambike Tours, EZ commute, Handmade Paper Filigree, Baybayin workshops and other activities! There are is a little bazaar and nice food. Great for a family day.

October 15-23
Plaza Roma, Intramuros
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MOVIE | Kubo and the Two Strings


Young Kubo's peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

In cinemas nationwide



MUSIC | Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra


In the ongoing Composer Series by Alabang Town Center, the new generation takes center stage in an all-Vivaldi concert. Watch the 30-piece Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) under the baton of Maestro Jeffrey Solares, as they perform at the Town Plaza.

October 23| 6 PM
Alabang Town Center
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AUDITIONS | Disney Princess - I Dare To Dream

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 Ariel never stopped exploring, Princess Tiana worked hard to make her dream a reality, Merida was bold and brazen, Cinderella dreamt like there was no midnight. If you have big dreams to become a modern Disney Princess, join the auditions as Globe goes on a journey to search for the next big dreamer! Either upload your video or join the I Dare to Dream on-ground auditions.

October 22 | 10 AM- 4 PM
For kids 9-16 years old
Alabang Town Center
More info 



MOVIE | Ooops! Noah is Gone


Ooops! Noah is Gone is the classical, beloved, timeless biblical story of Noah’s Ark. This time, though, it’s not about the winners, but the losers, who are often a lot more fun than than those on the right side of the evolutionary fence. Go on a family movie date, join the SM Cinema Family Movie Day and catch Ooops! Noah is Gone. Kids watch for free* when you buy 2 SM Cinema movie tickets.  *applicable to kids 4 ft. below

October 23 & 23
SM cinemas
Rated G
 More info


EVENT| Cartoon Network

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 Create Playtime with Finn, Jake, Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, Grizzly, Panda, Ice Bear, and Ben 10 in a weekend of fun and games! Get a chance to win exclusive items and be one of the first to see new CN shows!
October 22-23| 11 AM- 10 PM
Bonifacio High Street, Amphiteather BGC
More info 730 1010




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


 EVENT | Higher Education Expohigher-education-expo

1st Annual Exhibition for Universities, Colleges, Senior High Schools, Graduate & Vocational Schools, Creative Arts Institutes and other organizations for Tertiary Level Education.

October 21-23 | 10 AM - 7 PM
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
Register at
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DANCE | Ride Wit Us

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Love to dance or enjoy watching it? Then you can't miss these highly energetic dance concert by Rock*Well!

October 23 | 6 PM
PHP 300-400
Henry-Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
More info


PLAY | Monthly Mini Build


 Join the Lego Monthly Mini Build. In October kids can learn how to make this school bus. Claim your stubs from the cashier and play away!

October 25 & 30
For kids 6-14 years old
If younger must be accompanied by an adult
Alabang Town Centre & BGC


WORKSHOP | Cooking for homeschoolers 


This cooking class is designed for Homeschoolers who want to learn how to cook & bake as their TLE subject! (Grade 1 and up) Cooking Class for 10 sessions taught by competent instructors and chefs from the famous 25 Mushroom Kitchen!

starts October 25 | Tuesdays 3-4:30 PM
For homeschooled kids 6 and older
PHP 5000 (10 sessions)
25 Mushroom at Valle Verde V Clubhouse, Pasig City
Registration form

WORKSHOP |Halloween Mask Making

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Let your kids create their own Halloween mask that they can use for their yearly trick or treat. Sign up for free at Molito's halloween mask making workshop.

October 23| 4 PM
Molito 3 Activity Area, 2nd Floor
Molito Alabang,  Muntinlupa


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!

August 13 to 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



WORKSHOP | Ukelele Basics


Ukulele Underground Philippines (UUP) will be holding a free ukulele basics tutorial at the Paco Park. This is especially for everyone who have zero to beginner level uke skill. 

October 22| 9:30 AM
All ages
PHP 10 to enter the park
Paco Park, Quezon City
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JOIN | Global Experiment


Why are NASA and the world's science museums coming together to ask you to take pictures of clouds? It's to help us plan for a better future for humanity and the planet. Join this Global Experiment, and help NASA to contribute to the science behind one of the biggest problems facing humanity right now - climate change. Simply download the Globe Observer app , log on to The Mind Museum account, and start taking pictures of clouds. Extended to October 22.

October 1 - 22
Download Globe Observer app from App store or Google Play
Log on to The Mind Museum account
Take pictures of clouds
All details in the picture
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MUSEUM | Murder at the Museum


The senior curator of Ayala Museum is murdered during his gallery rounds just hours before the annual Midnight Museum event held every Halloween. But there is something very suspicious and amiss as it seems that the curator is aware not only of the threat to his life but also who is behind it. But why keep it a secret? If you think you have what it takes to crack the curator’s code, then join Ayala Museum for a very, very special ESCAPE-THE-MUSEUM game crafted by Ayala Museum together with the game experts of Mystery Manila. Register now as there are limited slots!


October 28, 2016 | 7PM – 12 MN
PHP 850
For older kids
Ayala Museum, Greenbelt, Makati
Facebook Ayala Museum


BOOKS | Storytelling Sunday

bookstop-projectThe Book Stop Project & WTA Architecture and Design Studio, in partnership with Molito, brings Storytelling Sunday! Join them and share the beauty of stories to the children of Almanza Elementary School at The Book Stop in Molito, Alabang. For those interested in helping out, please fill out the form below. Your older children could do the storytelling!

October 23 | 9 -11 AM
Molito Alabang


ANIMALS | Manila Ocean Park


Great discounts come in bundles! Visit Manila Ocean Park and receive big discounts by ordering one of these packages.

September 1- December 1
Manila Ocean Park



MUSEUM | Museo Pambata


Watch a shadowplay performance by the students of De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde at Museo Pambata.

October 22| 2 PM
PHP 250
Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd, Manila




This October 22-23, it's lights off again at The Mind Museum for another Science Sleepover: In Creatures Of The Carnival, Mr. Halim Awe’s Circus is in town for a show, but now they don’t want to leave. Are you ready for a night of busting mysterious and mythical creatures lurking in the museum?

October 22-23
PHP 3500
Mind Museum, BGC


WORKSHOP | Watercolor


Kids and kids at heart! Join Ayala Museum for a Watercolor Workshop with the Googlygooeys!

October16 & 23 | 9 AM- 12 NN
PHP 4000
Ayala Museum, Greenbelt, Makati


SPORTS | Hike to Balara Windmill


Join the Hash House Harriers as they run/hike this Sunday in Balara Windmill. 

October 23 | 2:30 
PHP men 250, women 100, kids 50
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