Who says that rainy days in Metro Manila are no fun at all? We all know how the wet season can ruin your weekend plans with family and friends. But these all-weather recreational spots will tell you otherwise. Make the most of the situation and you’d be surprised at the number of things you can do. So don’t let the daily downpour spoil your mood and try our suggestions for fun things do when it’s raining.
Jump for joy
Jumping up and down on a trampoline provides a ‘ridiculously good exercise’ according to Time Magazine. It provides the same benefits to the body as running nine kilometers per hour or playing basketball and football.
Don’t have a trampoline at home? Then hop on over to the country’s first indoor trampoline park in Pasig, Jumpyard. Aside from practicing your aerial skills, you can try Slam Dunk Basketball, Dodge Ball, and have fun diving into the Foam Pit. Visiting Jumpyard makes for an exhilarating and enjoyable activity for families with teens and young kids.
Join an arts and crafts workshop
If you’re fond of arts and crafts, how about joining a weekend workshop to polish your skills? Indulge your creative side through different workshops from Maartsy. They have several sessions so be sure to check their schedules. Learn how to make plushies, resin jewelry, dreamcatchers, or macrame plant hangers and meet fellow crafts lovers. The diverse range of workshops oftentimes includes lessons on nail art and applying cosmetics.
Let kids be adults for a day
For parents who are constantly seeking ways to keep their kids busy, bring your little troops over to Kidzania in BGC for a slice of adult life. The place is built like a small city with different shops and services like bank, hospital and fire station. Sign your kids up for role-playing sessions where they can experience working as a banker, lawyer, artist, radio DJ, and other occupations.
Kids entering the facilities receive Kidzania ‘money’, which they can use for buying from the shops on the premises. They can even earn more from working in the different establishments. It’s definitely an exciting way to let kids learn life lessons to help them prepare for the real world.
Be an escape artist
Escape rooms are becoming a favorite bonding activity in Metro Manila. There’s a feeling of instant gratification when you solve the clues that lead to the exit door of the room. For someone who loves a challenge, escape rooms are a must-try with your workmates, relatives or barkada.
Breakout Philippines is one of the most popular escape room games today. You can choose from a variety of themed rooms then hatch a plan with your companions to make your way out before the given time limit. It has several branches around the city, including one in Serendra BGC, just a short distance from Avida Towers Turf BGC.
Visit a museum for free!
When it’s raining heavily, spend the day getting acquainted with the country’s rich culture by visiting a museum. The opening of the National Museum of Natural History gives you another reason to go museum-hopping in Manila. The structure housing the museum is something to marvel at—a restored 1939 neoclassical building that was once home to the Department of Tourism.
After exploring the wonderful galleries, wouldn’t you want to linger and bask in the beauty of the majestic halls while waiting for the rain to let up? While you’re in the area, don’t miss dropping by the National Museum of Anthropology and National Museum of Fine Arts in the National Museum complex. Admission to these museums is free.
Turn your Zen mode on
A staycation is always a great idea when you’re too lazy to leave the house. It’s the perfect time to watch TV shows or movies on Netflix or start reading that book you bought months ago. If you want some company, call your girlfriends and book a mani-pedi session at home from spas like Celebrity Nails and I Do Nails.
The rainy season is not so bad at all if you know how to maximize your free time. Let these enjoyable activities inspire you to think positive and have fun despite the gloomy weather.
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