ALL ABOUT KIDZ CITY
This indoor playground was opened in 2015, and is operated by the same company that runs several big indoor playgrounds in Metro Manila, including the huge Cosmic Kidz at Mall of Asia. It has two floors of play area. The equipment is well padded and maintained, and seems to share a theme of transport vehicles, and not just climbing structures, making the place a little more unique and interesting. It is suitable for kids at or above 3 years old, and maybe some kids up to 10 years old still find it fun.
Source: The Fort City
- Half Hour: 200php
- One Hour: 280php
- Unlimited: 480php
- Adult Pass: 120php
LOCATION: Indoor Play and Party area at SM Aura, Basement 1, South Entrance
OUR OWN EXPERIENCE
It was 5am when we started our travel from Pangasinan to Manila. Along the way, I was online searching for indoor playground near BGC since it is our fave tambayan. We’ve already been to Kidzoona (an indoor playground too), so I’m looking for another place to play with Veon (#mommode).
Then tada! #millinealmom
Shown above, obviously it’s sold out but try to sign up for waiting list to be notified (just click the image above). Metrodeal has been my go-to online shop for services shopping like restaurants, spa and salon, and even tourist attractions.
I got the unlimited play for only P199 instead of P480; perks of being a techy mom =) So paid on same day and time, I got the voucher then I just printed it out.
MOM TIP: Buy ahead of time if you are not in a hurry and print it at home or where there’s a cheap printing shop because as far as I can remember, I paid 20 pesos just for 1-page-colored-print! Sorry, #tipidmom.
Here’s our Playtime!
KIDZOOONA vs KIDZ CITY
Just like in Kidzooona, you have to take off your shoes as you go inside but you’ll go through picture taking (child and adult). Unlike in Kidzoona, you’ll just sign a waiver, which I think in Kidz City is better because there is really a face recognition and safer.
Also, they have 2 levels in Kidz City; 1st floor is for small and big toys and 2nd floor is for pretend plays. Unlike in Kidzoona, it is just a huge 1-floor playground but I like that because it is more spacious.
The good thing is that they both offer party reservations which is the new trend in cities. Old style birthday parties be like at home or restaurants, but now they focus more on play. At least, it is more fun but pricey!
They also offer these workshops.
My son is at his hyper active stage which is toddler age. This is when he discovers and explores new objects and people, and develops greater independence. It is good to expose him to environment that promotes learning and positive behavior because he learns through imitation.
He can already recognize objects from vegetables to fruits, shapes and colors and many more. He can also recite names of the people around him; form simple sentences; even follow simple instructions and directions.
As parents, we must develop and enhance these skills. So I want him to enjoy his toddlerhood, letting him play until he drops but at the same time equipping him the knowledge that he will need not just in school but in his entire life.
Kidzooona is a Japanese-owned indoor playground by AEON Fantasy Group. They have 800 outlets in Asia in which 28 of it is in the Philippines. It is an educational and entertaining place where you can spend a quality time with your family. Kids from 1 to 10 years old can have fun and enjoy a wide variety of small to huge toys.
Their first branch opened in November 2014 in Robinsons Galleria mall in Ortigas, Quezon City while their branch in Uptown Mall BGC opened June 12, 2016. The entrance fee is Php 300 for 90 minutes which we availed and Php 4000 for 3 hours. For every child, a parent or guardian is free but an extra fee of Php 150 will be charge for an additional adult.
OUR OWN EXPERIENCE:
Since we don’t know the way going to BGC, we used Google Map to find the place. The travel time from Tarlac City to Manila is 4 hours. Include the traffic, we departed 5am and arrived at around 9:30 am. We still had 30 minutes before mall opens so what we did is to go up and eat snack in Chowking. The view on the topmost part of Uptown Mall will show you the beauty of Urban Life. They have mini Chapel there which I like the most.
Heading back to Kidzooona at 10am, we were unlucky to go back at 1:30pm since there will be a birthday party to be held (they accept group packages). I did not saw the announcement on their Facebook page before or on May 7 (our play date). Upon checking, they posted it May 8 but the event is May 7 which is very disappointing. Always post announcements ahead of time, don’t they know that? So that customers would know what to expect and to manage their time.
Anyways, we just proceed to our other agendas. Going back at 2pm, I filled up a form, put our stuffs on the locker provided and started the play time!
- Wearing socks is required (both child and adult). If you don’t have one, each pair of socks costs Php 30.
- A locker is provided for each child. Put your shoes or other things inside (don’t bring too many things). But if your other stuffs don’t fit, then you can put them at the top of the locker. Make sure you bring with you your personal belongings like mobile phones and money.
- Bring water so that your child can drink it after he plays to refresh his body and replenish energy loss. Always let him drink water first and if he insists other beverage like soda or juice, let him drink it after water. Water is still the best thirst quencher. Or for preschoolers, Gatorade is also good.
- Also bring extra clothes from towel, shirt, and short to socks. You will expect sweat and also unexpected dirt encounter (although the place is really clean). Always bring extra for everything.
- SAFETY FIRST. Although the place is child-friendly, you still have to be vigilant and alert. Always keep an eye on your child. Play with your child like his age. It brings children and parents closer.
Huge Foam Building Blocks and Sticks
Role Play Town (Pretend Play Stalls)
Ball Pit with different climb, jump and slide obstacles
Small Building Blocks and Other Small Toys
SKILLS THEY CAN DEVELOP AND ENHANCE:
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Good Manners and Right Conduct
- Closer bond with parents
Happiness in #Kidzoona! Last July first, we launched my son's #Youtube channel to share all his play and learn moments to everyone. We'll be making more from exploring playgrounds, making diy stuffs, unboxing toys and anything under the sun of FUN! #mommyblogger #education #kids #toddler Please do subscribe❤ (link in bio)