Best Things To Do In Makati With Your Family

By ivan matsumoto  |  Posted: August 7, 2018

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    If you ask any Filipino how they like spending their free time, they would answer that the Philippines has a big mall culture and that they love eating out at restaurants. Makati has lots to offer with some of the best shopping malls, parks, food parks and restaurants. Check out below the top things to do in Makati with the whole family. 

    Shopping Malls and Parks

    1. Greenbelt Mall

    Makati City has limited greenery which is why many come to Greenbelt to escape the pollution and traffic outside. The Greenbelt Park at the centre of this shopping area is peaceful and picturesque. It’s a great place to kill time and relax by the water fountains and gardens. 

    Shopping: Tickles, Hobbes & Landes,  

    Food: Gelatissimo, Chicago Popcorn Shops, Motorino Pizza, Italianni’s Restaurant, 8 Cuts Burgers

    Activities: 4DX Cinema, Timezone

    Opening times: Sunday – Thursday:  11am – 9pm | Friday to Saturday: 11am – 10pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Legazpi Street, Makati

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    2. Ayala Triangle


    The park at Ayala Triangle is the biggest public park in Makati. Here you would find joggers, dog walkers and kids playing on the grass. There is also a strip of restaurants available and during Christmas, they host a fantastic light display. 

    Food: Amici, Banapple Pies & Cheescakes, Poco Deli, Banapple, Pinkberry

    Opening times: Mondays – Sundays: 6am – 10pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram 

    Address: Paseo de Roxas St cor Makati Avenue cor Ayala Ave, Makati City, 1209

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    3.  Ayala Museum

    For a bit of culture, Ayala Museum has plenty of exhibits to check out. Learn about the fascinating history of other countries and the Philippines. 

    Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday: 9am – 6pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Avenue cor De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati

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    4. Glorietta

    A giant shopping space with plenty of options for the whole family. See options below for family-friendly restaurants, Kids shops and activities. 

    Shopping: Mango Kids, Baby Mossimo Kids, Carter’sToytownEnfant

    Food: Tim Ho Wan, Center Stage Family KTV & Resto BarBuffet 101

    Activities: Kevin’s Toys and Library, Timezone

    Opening times: Monday – Thursday: 10 – 9pm | Friday – Sunday: 10am – 10pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Ayala Center, 6811 Ayala Ave, Makati, 1226

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    5. Rockwell Power Plant Mall

    Rockwell Power Plant Mall is an upscale shopping center. This indoor space is a great place to find fashionable boutique baby shops, regular kids events and a whole strip of great restaurants in the basement.

    Shopping: Baby Company, Build City by Hobbes, Candy Corner, Celebrations Party Supply, Ginger Snaps, Petit Bateau, Tickles

    Food: Pinkberry, The Dessert KitchenWooden Spoon, Woodfire Pizza

    Activities: Active for Fun, Cuts 4 Tots, Fun Rides, Power Plant Cinema

    Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 11am – 9pm | Friday: 11am – 10pm | Sunday: 10am – 9pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Rockwell Drive, Estrella Street, Makati, 1210

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    6. Washington SyCip Park


    A quiet park in the heart of Legaspi Village. Visit the park to see the sculptures by Filipino Sculptor, Impy Pilapil. It’s a great place for kids to play outdoors on the grass or by the playground. 

    Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 5am – 10pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Legaspi St, Legespi Village, Makati, 1229

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    Eating Out

    7. Salcedo Market

    One of the best food parks in Makati is the popular Salcedo Market. It’s well known for the choices of delicious bbq, international cuisines and moorish delights. Some of the best restauranteurs and cooks have stalls offering their best-selling items. Hungry for more? Check out the Best Guide to the Best Food Parks in Makati 

    Opening Hours: Saturday: 7am – 2pm

    Contact Info: Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Jaime C. Velasquez Park, Tordesillas, Makati, 1209

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    8. St. Marc Café

    This popular Japanese dessert café has an assortment of delicious pastries, its signature dessert is the Choco Cro (derived from croissant).

    Contact InfoFacebook | Instagram

    Address: Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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    9. Staple and Perk

    This cute little cafe is great to take the kids to. They have adorable sandwiches and pastries that are Instagram-worthy. They also do regular open mics as entertainment and it’s also a great venue for birthday parties. 

    Opening times: Monday to Saturday: Opens 24 Hours | Sunday: Opens until 3pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook

    Address: Ecoplaza Bldg, 2305 Don Chino Roces Ave Extension, Makati

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    10. Wildflour Cafe and Bakery

    Established as family-oriented bakery offering premium meals, the Wildflour brand has continued to grow in reputation for its excellent food and quality service. Breakfast is a very important meal and no one does it better than Wildflour’s expert chefs. This restaurant is so good, we recommended it as one of the top kid-friendly restaurants in the Metro!

    Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 6 am – 10 pm l Friday and Saturday: 6 am – 11 pm l Sunday: 8 am – 4 pm

    Contact Info: Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Address: Ground Floor, V Corporate Center, 125 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati

    Get Directions Here

    Looking for more amazing things to do with the family? Here are some Fun Activities to do in Makati

    For more fun activities in Metro Manila, check out Fun Kids Guide.


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