by Mich Escultura
Looking for fun outdoor activities near Manila that the whole family can enjoy? Whether your family is into extreme sports, educational tours, or a little bit of both, we’ve compiled this list just for you. Here are some of the fun outdoor activities to do with your kids near Manila where your family can have a day (or two!) of fun!
Don’t worry, just because these places are fun for kids, doesn’t mean adults won’t have fun too!
With the simulated surfer waves at Flow House Manila, you won’t need to go very far to learn how to surf with their flowboards! Flow House Manila is an all-in-one water attraction that allows the entire family to experience the beach lifestyle within a Mall. So just imagine the endless possibilities – shopping, dining, relaxing, and of course, enjoying the beach vibe!
Address: Seasons Mall Molino, Bacoor Blvd., Bacoor, Cavite
Contact Numbers: +63998 555 2176 | +63925 566 7666
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 12mn; Saturday to Sunday, 8am – 12mn
Entrance Fee: Flow House Manila has yet to set up a site for their fees, so they encourage you to give them a call at the numbers listed above during their operating hours. You can also message them on Facebook to learn more!
2. Tree Top Adventure, Subic
Want a safe place for your kids to experience the thrills of ziplining amidst a spectacular view of nature? Search no more with Tree Top Adventure, Subic, the zipline park that focuses on your safety above all else while still bringing you the ride of a lifetime! Combine your family’s need for adventure and the wonders of nature only at Tree Top Adventure!
Address: Jest Area, Upper Mau, Cubi Point, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact Numbers: +6347 252 9425 | +63922 576 9156
Entrance Fee: Mix and match your activities here.
Experience the thrill of the outdoors at this ultimate outdoor playground in Porac, Pampanga. Sandbox redefines your conventional definition of outdoor fun with attractions like their giant swing, the aerial walk challenge, ATV and UTV rides, and outdoor archery. If you want a fun and safe place for your kids to participate in these activities, Sandbox should definitely be on your list!
Address: Porac Access Road, Porac, Pampanga
Contact Numbers: +63917 803 3099 | +6345 432 0014
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:20am to 5:30
Entrance Fee: Their rates and packages can be found here.
Teach your kids about the circle of life at the Bataan Pawikan Sea Turtle Conservation, where they can learn all about the lives of turtles. Bear witness from the day pawikan eggs are laid to the day they’re hatched and up until the little turtles swim towards the sea. Take note that the turtles lay their eggs at around January to February, and these eggs hatch 25 days later.
Address: Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan
Contact Numbers: +6347 237 4476 | +6347 237 475
Entrance Fee: For a couple of hours just viewing the sanctuary and a handful of their turtles, you can get in for just Php 20!
But if you want a more immersive experience, it’s Php 3,700 per person, and this includes transportation, dinner for day 1, breakfast and lunch for day 2, accommodations at their designated dorm rooms, travel insurance, tour guide fees, and other fees associated with the tours and attractions.
5. Avilon Zoo
Take the kids on one of those outdoor summer activities that also doubles as a learning experience about animals at the country’s largest zoological institution in the Philippines. With 7.5 hectares of land filled with more than 3000 exotic wildlife animals, Avilon Zoo is sure to open your kids’ eyes to the wonders of nature.
Address: 9003 GP Sitio Gulod, San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal
Contact Numbers: +632 948 9866 | +632 948 3986
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 8am to 5pm.
Entrance Fee: Php 700 for adults and kids above 3.0 feet, Php 400 for children below 3 feet. Children younger than 12 months can enter free of charge.
This open water marine theme park allows you and your kids to interact with all sorts of marine animals like dolphins, sea lions, and even sharks and turtles! Ocean adventure has a wide assortment of activities for the whole family such as swim encounters with the animals and aquariums to observe all sorts of sea life.
Address: Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Contact Numbers: +6347 252 9000
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Entrance Fee: That depends entirely on the activities you want to try out. Here’s a complete list of admission prices.
Want to bask in the wonders of nature without traveling too far from the city? Hidden Valley Springs offers a relaxing getaway with the added comforts of home. Take the kids for a dip in the natural spring pools or allow them to explore the tropical rainforest. And once you’re done exploring, you can retreat to the comforts of their beautiful casitas.
Address: Since it’s a hidden valley, you’ll need to follow carefully the directions they have on their page. But you may also want to get in touch with them via their Makati Office at 111 Carlos Palanca Jr. St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.
Contact Numbers: +632 818 4034 | +632 840 4112 to 14
Republ1c Wakepark is a super convenient venue where you can learn how to wakeboard this summer. They use cables (not boats!) to pull you through the water and the obstacles, making it both fun and safe for those who love watersports. After going through all the obstacles, you might be too tired to go straight home, so they also offer accommodations within the area for the whole family!
Address: West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali, Calamba Laguna
Contact Numbers: +63947 892 4961 | +6349 559 4834
Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 5:30pm; Friday to Sunday, 8:30am – 10pm
Entrance Fee: Check out their rates here.
Here’s another marine summer activity the whole family can enjoy, and it’s much closer to the city! Manila Ocean Park offers animal attractions that allow you to interact with all sorts of animals like sea lions, dolphins, sharks, and even birds of prey! Your kids will love dressing up as a mermaid at the Mermaid Swim Experience, or trying their hand at training sea lions!
Address: Manila Ocean Park behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila
Contact Numbers: +632 567 777 7
Operating Hours: The attractions each have different hours. Here are the full details.
Entrance Fee: Pick out which attractions you want from their comprehensive list here.
10. Corregidor Island
Go on a fun-filled day trip at historic Corregidor Island. It’s a great place to go for the entire family to have both learn and enjoy with activities like kayaking, hiking, jungle survival and exploration camping, and bird watching. And if you want the kids to know more about our country’s history, the Night Lateral Visit allows you to explore the 1,000-bed hospital area used during World War II.
Contact Numbers: For reservations, call +632 834 6857 to 58
Entrance Fee: Their rates and packages can be found here.
Clark Adventure Park boasts a multitude of activities from a relaxing dip in one of their pools to more adrenaline-filled outdoor activities like their 460-meter zipline, dune buggy riding through lahar dunes, and an exciting round of airsoft. With nearby affordable accommodations catering to your post-adventure needs, your entire family can stick around and make the most of your stay!
Address: Road to Paradise Ranch, Mabalacat, Pampanga
Contact Number: +63920 623 0986
Entrance Fee: Individual rates for each activity can be found here.
12. Bambike Ecotours
Go on an educational ecotour with the whole family on a bike that’s made of bamboo. Bambikes are bamboo bicycles created by the lovely folks who live in Gawad Kalinga villages. They’re perfect for city cycling, especially in scenic places like Intramuros. Don’t settle for just another boring tour; take your kids for a ride on a Bambike as they learn more about our country’s history!
Address: Plaza San Luis Complex, Real St. corner General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Contact numbers: +632 525 8298
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Tour Schedule: 10am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 5:30pm. But you can also book a 1-hour express tour by giving them a call!
Fees: The 2 ½ hour tour spans 10 locations, and costs Php 1,200 per head. This includes the bike and helmet rental, bottled water, and entrance fees. The minimum age for this is 10 years old.
Express tour fees start at Php600, and you can choose where you’d like to go.
Outdoor activities are everywhere, from within the metro to just a couple of hours away. With such a wide selection of things to do at these venues, every member of your family will find at least one super thrilling activity to try.
Which of these places are you looking to try out? Let us know in the comments below!