The DreamWorks-themed center promises oodles of fun for everyone in the family
It has space for free play
Unstructured, self-directed play is essential to children’s development and they can do plenty of that at DreamPlay. They can tour Shrek’s Swamp Stomp, climb and slide at Berk (the village in How to Train Your Dragon), or shoot some foam cannonballs at Afro Circus.
Kids will learn new things
Sign your kids up to learn how to make a gingerbread man at Cooking With Gingy, the gingerbread man from Shrek. They can also sit on the director’s chair at DreamStudio and create their own animated film, starring beloved DreamWorks characters such as Po and his kung fu-fighting friends.
Kids can test their skills
They can test their balance as they make their way across the rope course at Thread of Enlightenment, and their strength and agility at the Wall of Destiny. At How to Fly Your Dragon, they can build their own dragon and try to fly it from atop Berk, while they can create a seafaring vessel with the penguins of Madagascar at Whatever Floats Your Boat.
You and your kid can bond
DreamPlay is an interactive family entertainment venue, so there are activities you and your kid can do together. This includes watching the puppet show at DreamTales Library, and experience a 4D adventure at DreamTheater.
But you can get some me-time, too
While the kids run around and have a good time, you can sit back, relax, and grab a snack at Chez Gingy. You can also opt to head out and explore the casino and shops at City of Dreams.
What to know before you go…
Dress code: Wear comfortable clothes, and remember to wear or bring socks. Skirts are not allowed on some attractions, so it’s better to wear shorts or leggings.
Who can enter: DreamPlay admits kids aged 2 and above, but the minimum height to enter some attractions is 100cm. Children under 10 should always be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied adults are not allowed to enter the premises.
Safety: The RFID wristbands issued upon entry will allow you to track your kid’s whereabouts.
DreamPlay, Aseana Ave corner Macapagal Ave, Entertainment City, Roxas Blvd, Paranaque City; +63 2 800 8080; www.cityofdreams.com.ph/entertainment/dreamplay.
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This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Smile magazine.