Tops and Bests
5 Indoor Activities To Keep The Blues Away This Rainy Season
The season for having fun under the sun may be over, but guess what – the fun doesn’t have to stop when it is raining! Sure, we often relate the word “fun” with being outdoors, swimming, and all that stuff, but nowadays, there’s so much to do and so much fun you can have, even indoors! Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of five indoor activities you can do in the metro!
1. Paint at Sip and Gogh
Whether you are an aspiring Van Gogh or have never painted before, Sip and Gogh will help you uncork your creative side. You can join their Family Fun Day (for all ages), Date2Create (for couples), Bring-Your-Own-Bottle (for ages 18+), Art for a Cause (fundraising events), and Open Sessions (for ages 16+). Don’t worry if you don’t have any prior experience on painting because they have instructors who will guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece that you can take home at the end of every session. They have everything you need – from canvas, paints, brushes, palette, easel, and apron. Sip and Gogh also offers private workshop parties for a minimum of 15 pax.
To register for a session, go to https://www.sipandgogh.com/ or just walk-in their studios in Ayala Heights, Eastwood, Kapitolyo, Alabang, and Century Mall.
2. Get Physical at Climb Central
With approximately 750 square meters of climbing wall space, Climb Central Manila is the biggest indoor air-conditioned sports climbing venue in the Philippines! Here, they show us that climbing is for everyone – kids as young as 5 years old can already participate (provided they reach the minimum height and weight requirements). Introductory sessions are available for P725 per person, but soon, they will also have developmental classes which can help your child learn the ABCs of climbing (Agility, Balance, and Coordination) and you, with different techniques that will help improve your climbing skills!
For regular entry, prices are as follows:
- Adult Entry: P600
- Youth Entry: P500
- Adult-Child Entry: P700
- Adult-2 Child Entry: P1,150
- This already includes Day Passes and Complete Equipment Rental
Climb Central is located at The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City. For more information, call +63 2 721 8307 or refer to their website http://climbcentral.ph/
3. Go on a Food Trip at Industrie Food Loft
Now open at City Golf Plaza, Industrie Food Loft is the newest food destination in Ortigas! The 300sq.m. indoor food loft has 12 unique food concepts and a beverage bar, each with a distinct look, tasteful offerings and affordable prices. Expect to find steaks, oysters, burgers, chicken plates, Asian-inspired sandwiches, sushi, beef skewers, pasta, milkshakes, coffee, ice cream, and so much more! It’s your one-stop place for all things food – so whatever you’re craving for, they probably have it here! Though it has that millennial feel to it, it is not limited to just barkadas, but actually a good location for families and friends to dine and just enjoy good food together.
Industrie Food Loft is open from 11am to 12mn from Mondays to Thursdays; 11am to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays; and 11am to 11pm on Sundays. Visit them at 2/F CityGolf Plaza along Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas City.
4. Play Games at Ludo BoardGame Bar and Cafe
Have some old school fun at Ludo BoardGame Bar and Cafe! With over 500 board game titles in store, you’ll never run out of games to play! Enjoy games like Catan, Exploding Kittens, Ticket to Ride, Cards Against Humanity and a lot more. Don’t worry about having to go through pages upon pages of instructions as the staff is more than willing to help you learn the games. Aside from that, they have a wicked selection of food and drinks, so you can play all you want and never go hungry!
Quezon City: 26 Scout Torillo Street corner Scout Fuentabella, Quezon City
Makati: 38 Jupiter Street corner Planet Street, Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City
5. Train with Archery Attack
Archery Attack was first established in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2014. Now, it’s here in Manila and for the month of July, they have soft opening events at The Attack Arena along Congressional Avenue Extension in Quezon City. Join them on July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 for the play-till-you-drop sessions for only P800/player! You may also go for 5 rounds for P300, or 10 rounds for P500. Battle for archery supremacy and may the best player win!
Photo courtesy of Archery Attack