5 Unique Activities Up North For Labor Day Weekend

April 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Bettina Bacani
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For a lot of people, May 1 (or Labor Day) means going to Boracay for the yearly awaited Laboracay festivities. I know some people who have made it their yearly barkada outing to head on over to the island during that time, but if you’re over and done with your partying phase (or perhaps never had one to begin with), how about trying some new activities this Labor Day instead? In fact, here’s a list of things you can do all in Subic and Pampanga, so you can turn the long weekend into a three-day adventure up North!

1. Wakeboarding at Pradera Wake ParkTravel_LaborDayWeekend

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Photo by Taryn Navarro for Discover MNL

With three practice lakes for beginners and a big lake for advanced riders, Pradera Wake Park is one of the places you just have to visit this summer! Pradera Verde was also the location for the recently held Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival, so expect more cool happenings at Luzon’s newest wake park!

Wake Park Rates:

1 Hour – P250

2 Hours – P475

4 Hours – P595

8 Hours – P1000

Note: Rate is inclusive of vest, helmet and slip-on board

Location: Lubao, Pampanga

 

2. Go shooting at Mountain Clark Firing RangeTravel_LaborDayWeekend3

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Photo courtesy of Life in Technicolor

Learn how to fire a pistol and a rifle the safe way. The training and lessons are conducted by PNP Accredited Instructors, so you know you’re in good hands. I got to try this sometime last year and it was honestly a scary but fun experience – and yes, I’d totally do it again!

Gun Rentals:

Pistols: P500-P1,000

Revolver:  P500

Rifle: P1,000

Location: Angeles City, Pampanga

 

3. Experience a one-of-a-kind rollercoaster zip line at SandBox Alviera

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SandBox is a 1,125 hectare property that redefines outdoor fun and adventure! Their main attraction? Avatar One, the Philippines’ first roller coaster zip line which zigzags along its 180-meter course! Aside from that, SandBox also features the country’s tallest swing (Giant Swing), a high rope adventure course (Aerial Walk Challenge), wall climbing, free fall and rappelling (Adventure Tower), ATV and UTV rides, and Outdoor Archery. There’s definitely something here for everyone!

Rates:

Sandbox Entrance Fee P100

Giant Swing P150

Aerial Walk P250

Adventure Tower P100- P150

Roller Coaster Zip line P150

Outdoor Archery P150-P300

*They also have package rates available on their website

Location: Porac, Pampanga

 

4. Train in the ways of the ninja at Ninja’s NestTravel_LaborDayWeekend7

Photo courtesy of Life in Technicolor

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Photo courtesy of Life in Technicolor

Join their courses on modified Parkour, shuriken-jutsu (throwing star), kenjutsu (sword art), and taijutsu (unarmed self-defense) and become a real ninja warrior in no time! Trainings are for kids as young as 4 years old and adults up to 70 years old.

Rates:

P2,500 per month for 3-hour sessions every Saturday

Location: St. Jude Village Clubhouse, San Fernando, Pampanga

 

5. Take beach play to a whole new level at Inflatable IslandTravel_LaborDayWeekend9

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Photo from Inflatable Island

Inflatable Island opened just last April 1, 2017, and it is the biggest floating playground in Asia! At 3,400 sqm, it is as big as eight basketball courts put together side by side. It has a Sunbathe Lounge, Wobbly Bridge, Giant Tarzan Swing and Slide, Monkey Vines, Trampoline, Human Launcher, and more! Enjoy hours of fun for as low as P699!

Rates:

Splash (two-hour pass): P699

Spray (half day pass): P999

Soaked (whole day pass): P1,399

Location: Subic Bay waters, National Highway, Olongapo City

 

We hope this guide can help you decide on where to go this Labor Day for that ultimate bonding experience!

Have anything to add to the list? We’d love to hear them! Just leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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