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Fun Workshops to Keep Your Kids Busy and Happy This Summer

More than just a relaxation period, summer can be the perfect time for your children to learn and experience new things.
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Manila Polo Club Summer Camp


Sporty children may further improve their athletic talents at this summer camp. Classes in golf, swimming, fencing, tennis, and other fun activities may keep them active during the languid season. They also offer riding classes that will have your little boy or girl experience various riding disciplines on horseback.

Manila Polo Club, Sports and Athletics Office, McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City, 817.0951 loc. 260 and 269

Ayala Museum Summer Workshops



Ayala Museum’s enriching summer programs are for children of all ages, teenagers, and adults. The programs take a fun shortcut to learning and enhancing skills and the variety isn’t bad either. Have your children spend a Saturday afternoon at a treasure hunt or have them dabble early in photography, while you may take an oil painting or travel writing class in the other room.

Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati [email protected],759.8288

The Peninsula Academy: Lutong Pinoy and Pasalubong-Making


Guided by an experienced pastry chef, junior guests of the Peninsula Manila can learn kitchen basics, particularly how to whip up traditional Filipino desserts. The kids will love making their own halo-halo and feasting on a sweet merienda afterward.

An afternoon at The Peninsula may also introduce the joys of arts and crafts to the little ones. For the budding artist, there’s a two-hour class on pasalubong-making where children can paint on papier-mâché molds and design their own shirts or canvas bags.

The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, 887.2888

Messy Bessy Youth Camp for Social Innovators

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Messy Bessy, a social enterprise, is facilitating a youth camp for the next generation of do-gooders. The program aims to instill life lessons that will encourage children to live a socially aware life. Participants will be working closely with the brand’s social impact arm, HOUSE Foundation, and will engage in activities that deal with problem-solving, basic business planning, money managements, and addressing social issues.

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Messy Bessy, Unit 1B, Alegria Alta, 2294 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 844.5133

You can also sign up here.

The Mind Museum Maker Camp


If it’s a tinkerer you’re raising, then your future scientist will have a ball during this three-day workshop at the Mind Museum. The session encourages your young one to develop, design, and create his own projects. The camp fosters a do-it-yourself attitude as well as a do-it-together culture to inspire collaborations between inventors. Lessons will tackle concepts in electronics, programming, and robotics.

The Mind Museum, JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 909.6463

You can also sign up here.

Atlantis Musical Theater Workshop

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If your child’s got a knack for the performing arts and would like to train to become the next Lea Salonga, then stage moms should know that Atlantis Theatrical is hosting its first ever musical theater summer workshop for children and teenagers. This is the same group that produced a local run of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun House and will be producing Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

The Philippine Opera Haus, 3657 Bautista Street, Makati, 650.5144

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