If there is one place in the Philippines to conveniently bring kids, even little ones, it will be Cebu. Cebu has all the attractions, from beaches to historical sites, as well as modern attractions like waterparks. With all these attractions and things to do in Cebu, it doesn’t matter if you are bringing toddlers or tweens – Cebu has something specifically for them. On top of all these attractions, parents have all the facilities from hotels, restaurants, and even shopping malls to make their vacation convenient and comfortable too. In Cebu, kids will have a great time and when they have a blast, it means a fantastic family trip!
Pump up some speed at Kartzone
What if your kids are technically no longer kids? For those travelling with older kids, have some adrenaline fun at Kartzone, Cebu’s go-kart venue. As long as your kid can reach the kart’s accelerator, he/she is ready to go. Kartzone is not only for the young, but a great place for the whole family to bond over speed.
Swim with the whale sharks
Something kids can brag about when they return home is seeing the biggest fish in the world. Kid-friendly and safe, it only takes a few meters from the shore and your kids and the rest of the family can see whale sharks. While smaller kids can watch the gentle giants from the boat, bigger kids can swim with the whale sharks.
Bring them to Cebu’s historical sites
Travel, they say, is the best teacher. You don’t have to leave the city to see some of the top historical sites, as there are many heritage sites to check out depending on your family’s interests. Pick historical sites with plenty of open spaces like Fort San Pedro, Taoist Temple, and Casa Gorordo Museum. There is plenty to see on these sites to entertain your little travellers. History doesn’t have to be boring especially when you’re in Cebu.
Run and play at Skypark
One of the premier malls in the city, SM Seaside offers various open spaces for kids to freely enjoy and have fun. When in this vast mall with a child, never miss going to the rooftop Skypark. It has everything kids will love, while parents can have the time to sit down and enjoy the views of the city. Skypark has fountains and playgrounds including one designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, Cebu’s own international industrial designer. Skypark also has a mini water park. The best part? Skypark is open to the public.
Glide and go ice-skating
Another must-do in SM Seaside is their ice-skating rink. Back in the 90s, Cebu had an ice rink at the first SM Mall in Cebu but it took decades for the locals to enjoy the freezing temperature once again. A few decades later, Seaside’s Ice-rink is a world-class facility and remains the only ice-rink in Cebu. Now you can enjoy the ice in the tropics. Lessons and coaches are available as well as polar bear skating aids for beginners.