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Summer Destinations near Metro Manila for Kids
Summer Destinations for Kids near Metro Manila

Move over beaches! Summer doesn't only mean going to the beaches to cool off. There are also more fun and exciting summer destinations to explore!

Summer is definitely for kids! It's the time of the year when kids are on vacation from school as well as the time for a much-deserved vacation. Kids shouldn't be just staying inside the house busy with their gadgets. Parents should bring them outdoors for them to learn and experience new things. If the beach is not your thing this summer, here are my top 5 summer destinations for kids near Metro Manila.

5 Summer Destinations for Kids near Metro Manila

Tallest Ferris Wheels in the Philippines
Sky Ranch Tagaytay with my High School Barkada

1. Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Sky Ranch is a 5-hectare theme park located just beside Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. The parks boasts of different fun rides such has a Ferris wheel, carousel, super viking ride and other rides that the kids will surely enjoy. The main attraction at SkyRanch Tagaytay is the "Sky Eye", a Ferris wheel standing at 207 feet tall and dubbed as one of "the tallest Ferris wheel in the Philippines". The ride which costs 150 pesos offers majestic views of Taal Lake and its surrounding ridges.

TRAVEL TIME FROM METRO MANILA: 1.5 -2.0 hours (via private or public transportation)

SEE ALSO: Top 5 Things To Do in Tagaytay City

Sky Ranch Tagaytay

Location: Kilometer 60, Aguinaldo Highway Tagaytay City, Cavite (across Casino Filipino / beside Taal Vista Hotel)
Contact Numbers: +632 862 7704 (Metro Manila) / +6346 831 7000 loc 6347 (Tagaytay)
For info on park schedule, ticket prices and how to get there, click HERE or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SkyRanchTagaytay.

RELATED ARTICLE: SkyRanch Tagaytay: Your Next Food Destination in Cavite!

Corregidor Island Day Tour Package by Sun Cruises
Exploring Corregidor Island

2. Corregidor Island, Cavite

Corregidor Island is considered as "one of the country's last military bastions," that served as one of the harbor defenses of Manila Bay during the Second World War II. Located in the province of Cavite, it has been declared as a protected area and is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Philippines. Bring your kids to Corregidor for them to learn more about our country's history.

TRAVEL TIME FROM METRO MANILA: 1-1.5 hours (via private or public transportation)


Sun Cruises offers daily trips to Corregidor island which departs from Manila at 8:00 AM and arrives in the island at 9:15 AM. They also offer several tour packages such as day tour, overnight tour, historical walking tour, photographer's package and other tour packages that will suit your needs. If you're traveling with a big group, you can even customize it by coordinating with them. For more details on their packaged tours, checkout my post HERE.


  • 7:00 AM - Check-in time & Boarding time
  • 8:00 AM - ETD Manila
  • 9:15 AM - ETA Corregidor (Guided tour with Lunch)
  • 2:30 PM - ETD Corregidor
  • 3:45 PM - ETA Manila

RATES (as of November 2014):

Day Tour Package:
  • Day Tour Weekday Adult Rate - PHP 2,250.00/person
  • Day Tour Weekend Adult Rate - PHP 2,449.00/person
  • Day Tour Child Rate (3-11 yo) - PHP 1,400.00/person

Inclusions: Roundtrip ferry transfers; shrine and entrance fees; guided island tour and buffet lunch. Weekend rate applies to Saturday, Sunday and Holiday trips.

For your booking inquiries and reservation, please contact:

Sun Cruises Inc. Reservations Office

Address: Fernando Ma. Guerrero corner Paseo Palisoc, CCP Complex,
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers: (632) 834-6857 to 58, (632) 831-8140, (632) 834-1523 (Fax)
Mobile Numbers: (63)917 513-2625, (63)922 337-0068
E-mail Address: suncruises@magsaysay.com.ph
Website: www.corregidorphilippines.com

Sun Cruises Inc. Sales Office

Address: 21st Floor Times Plaza Bldg., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos. (632) 527-5555 local 4511 and 4512
Fax No. (632) 527-5555 local 4513
E-mail: sales@suncruises.com.ph

Tallest Ferries Wheels in the Philippines
Pampanga Eye at Sky Ranch Pampanga

3. Sky Ranch Pampanga

Located in San Fernando City Pampanga, "Sky Ranch Pampanga" promises its guests a ticket to great adventures! Bringing your imagination to life with larger than life rides that will either test your fear or take you to the peak of excitement, this outdoor amusement park feature a total of twenty three (23) rides including a double decker carousel, super viking, express train, drop tower, dream log and bumper boat, among many other exciting and fun rides. One of the main features of "Sky Ranch Pampanga" is the Pampanga Eye (ferris wheel) which is hailed as the tallest and biggest in the Philippines standing tall at 65 meters. Riding the Pampanga eye will treat you with a perfect view of Mt. Arayat and the beautiful horizon of the province of Pampanga.


SEE ALSO: Sky Ranch Pampanga Photos, Ticket Prices, Operating Hours and How to Get There

Sky Ranch Pampanga

Location: SM City Pampanga, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Contact Numbers: +632 862-7704 / 862-7712 (Metro Manila) / +6345 963-7681 to 85 (Pampanga)
For info on park schedule, ticket prices and how to get there, click HERE or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SkyRanchTagaytay.
Related post: Sky Ranch Pampanga

Things to do in Pampanga Zoocobia Fun Zoo
Zoocobia Fun Zoo

4. Zoocobia Fun Zoo, Pampanga

Located on top of Sacobia Valley in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Zoocobia Fun Zoo is an ideal place for kids, families, friends, students and adventure-seekers. But it is much more than a place to see and interact with animals, it is also a place where one can enjoy nature, learn about animals and enjoy activities that will bring out the adventurous person in you.

TRAVEL TIME FROM METRO MANILA: 2-2.5 hours (via private or public transportation)

SEE ALSO: 15 Fun and Exciting Things To Do in Zoocobia Fun Zoo You Shouldn't Miss!

Zoocobia Day Tour Package Rates

  • Package A: Zoocobia with Ranch Tour - Php 500.00/person
  • Package B: Zoocobia with 460m Zipline - Php 400.00/person
  • Package C: Zoocobia with Zooc Ride - Php 300.00/person
  • Package D: Zoocobia with Zing Ride - Php 300.00/person
  • Package E: Zoocobia with Horseback Ride - Php 300.00/person
  • Package F: Zoocobia with 3 Giant Slide - Php 300.00/person

How To Get To Zoocobia?

To get to Zoocobia Fun Zoo, you may refer for the directions on the map below:

Things to do at Zoocobia

Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Location: Paradise Ranch Avenue, Sacobia Valley, Clark
Contact Number: 0922-860-0317
Email: info@paradiseranchinclark.com
Website www.zoomanity.com.ph/zoocobia

Things to do in Nuvali Laguna
Fun, Thrill and Adventure await at 'CAMP N' in Nuvali Laguna

5. Camp N in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna

Camp N is a premier outdoor adventure and team-building facility that aims to serve as an incubation for self-discovery through obstacles and challenges testing one’s physical limits, mental abilities, and even character and values. Located just an hour away south of Metro Manila, Camp N is a convenient destination for bonding among coworkers, families, and friends looking for active fun and adventure. There is no age limit but there is a minimum requirement for height at 4 feet. Guests must not also exceed the weight limit of 270 lbs.So, if your kid is more that 4ft tall, they can experience the fun, thrill and adventure at Camp N.

TRAVEL TIME FROM METRO MANILA: 1-1.5 hours (via private or public transportation)

SEE ALSO: Fun, Thrill and Adventure await at 'CAMP N' in Nuvali Laguna

What to Expect at Camp N:

  • Adventure Tower (Rollercoaster Zipline, Free Fall, Climbing Wall, Rappel Wall)
  • Obstacle Courses (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Aerial Walk
  • Low Ropes and High Ropes
  • Kids activities: Strider play areas, camping groups
  • Nature activities: Running and biking trails
  • Greens & Patches (a demo organic farm)

Package Rates:

Infinity - Php 1,300.00
*** Entrance, Zipline, Free Fall, Rappel Wall, Climbing Wall, Aerial Walk, Obstacle Course, Initiatives, High Ropes
All-Challenge - Php 800.00
*** Entrance, Zipline, Free Fall, Rappel Wall, Climbing Wall, Aerial Walk, Obstacle Course, Initiatives
All-Gravity - Php 600.00
*** Zipline, Free Fall, Rappel Wall
Zip & Air - Php 500.00
*** Long Zipline, Climbing Wall, Full Aerial Walk
Jump & Air - Php 450.00
*** Long Free Fall, Rappel Wall, Full Aerial Walk
Short Stint - Php 450.00
*** Short Zipline, Short Free Fall, Level 2 Aerial Walk

How to Get to Camp N, Nuvali

To get to Nuvali, one can take any of the five South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exits at Mamplasan, Sta. Rosa, Eton-Greenfield, Silangan, and Canlubang. Nuvali is also easily accessible via public vehicles from major centers like Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Balibago. Shuttles to and from Nuvali terminal to Camp N will also begin regular schedules beginning April 16, 2016.

Learn history and Experience fun and adventure this summer season with these awesome summer destinations for kids near Metro Manila!

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