With the kids on break from school, summer is the perfect opportunity for families to catch up on some much-needed bonding time. Luckily, quite a few family-friendly destinations have opened up in Davao City recently. Check out our recommendations below:
Pawsome Dog Cafe
Door 5 Autoville Bldg., F. Torres St., Davao City
Pawsome Dog Cafe may have only just opened this April, but it’s already a big hit among Davaoeño dog lovers. Bring your family here and have a great time playing with cute pups like pugs, French bulldogs, malamutes, and more.
Hyperbola Ball Pit-Café
1029-B, Emilio Jacinto Extension, Davao City
0919 267 6486
Who knew jumping into a sea of 150,000 balls could be so relaxing? Hyperbola Ball Pit-Café, the first such destination in all of Mindanao, is inspired by the therapeutic power of play and is open to kids—and the kids at heart. Even better, a percentage of your entrance fee will be donated to House of Hope in Davao City and the Campus Evangelization group of Marbel, South Cotabato.
Altitude Indoor Trampoline Park
Altitude Building, Damosa Complex, Lanang, Davao City
(082) 224 9359
Let your teens have some high-flying fun at Altitude, the only aviation-themed trampoline park in the world. The 1,500-meter facility is also home to a foam pit, tumble tracks, and arcade games, offering endless fun for the family.
Triple Crown Ranch
Crossing Shrine and Diversion Road, Matina Pangi, Davao City
+6382-2341721 to 22 / 09338539117
Families who love outdoor fun should visit Triple Crown Ranch. Aside from horseback riding, families will also enjoy their children’s playgrounds with zip lines. The big open spaces and the expansive clubhouse also make the ranch the perfect venue for children’s parties.
Davao Archery Club
Lanang Business Park, Lanang, Davao City
0943 270 2536
The long summer break is the ideal time to pick up a new sport. Davao Archery Club offers programs for both kids and adults, which are supervised by elite national coaches who will teach you how to fire an arrow like an Olympian.
JJ’s Commune, Loyola Street, Davao City
FTU Creamery offers the sweetest escape from the summer heat with its Instagram-worthy selection of handmade ice creams, milkshakes, floats, and cookie ice cream sandwiches. And if you’re feeling crafty, the store’s second level features a crafting workshop on weekends where your family can work on art projects together.
Malagos Chocolate Museum
Brgy. Malagos, Baguio District, Davao City
0917 625 2467 / 0922 879 1240 / 0999 884 8659
We all know and love the award-winning Malagos Chocolate, but have you ever wondered how they’re made? With the recent opening of the Malagos Chocolate Museum—the first in the country—you now have an inside look at the company’s tree-to-bar process. The tour concludes at the Chocolate Lab, where you can create your own chocolate confections!
With all these new attractions opening around Davao City, there’s no shortage of fun bonding activities that families can choose from.
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Featured image from Flickr.com by Lady May Pamintuan. (CC BY-ND 2.0)
All other photos are from the Facebook pages of the featured establishments