10 Places to Take the Kids for Halloween

Attention moms, dads, kids, and kids-at-heart! Check out our list of places where you can have wholesome fun this Halloween.

For kids, Halloween is probably a lot like Christmas--only with more exciting outfits. Aside from playing dress up all day, this occasion merits them the license to chomp on all that hard-earned candy. But really, there’s more to Halloween than trick-or-treating (though it’s definitely one of the weekend’s major events). Watch wizards and witches sing, see a magic show, or hop from one costume party to another--this is one weekend when it’s all about being a kid again.


1. Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Institute for Orchestral Development in the Philippines (IODP) present the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra (MMCO) in Wizards, Witches and Wacky Wands, Enter the School of Magical Sounds and Music, a Halloween family concert on October 31, 4 p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The production is recommended for ages three and above. Ticket prices are P600 (Orchestra) and P400 (Balcony I) with a 50% discount for students and a 20% discount for senior citizens. Before the play, there will also be a Musical Instruments Petting Zoo and a Trick or Treat activity at the Little Theater Lobby. For ticket inquiries, call the CCP Marketing Department at 832-1125 local 1405 or 1406 or the CCP Box Office at 832-3704. Tickets are also available at TicketWorld (891-9999) outlets.  You may also check the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph.



2. Intercontinental Manila

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Bond with the fam at Creep-tacular Halloween at Intercontinental Manila on October 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of Intercontinental Manila, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Enjoy the brunch buffet, parlor games, magic show, mascot appearance, kiddie fashion parade, costume awarding, trick or treat, and more for P888. Also get the chance to win accommodations at Intercontinental Manila, Hanoi Westlake, and Holiday Inn Clark Pampanga. For best seats, purchase tickets in advance at the Concierge. For inquiries, call 793-7000.


3. SM Mall of Asia

Nickelodeon babies shouldn’t miss the Nickelodeon Scarenival, "a marvelously monstrous carnival," on October 31, 3 to 9 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Get one free ticket for a minimum purchase of P1,000 of any toy (inclusive of Halloween items) at participating Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express stores from October 1 to 31. One ticket is good for two persons. For more information, log on to www.nick-asia.com.



4. California Pizza Kitchen

The California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) brings you CPKids Fly to Neverland! on October 30, 3 p.m. at Glorietta 3, Makati. CPKids members who dress up as their favorite characters can join the fun games and win treats. The CPKids club is open to 10 years old and below. To register, just ask the Manager-On-Duty or log on to www.cpk.com.ph. The same event will also happen at other CPK branches. Contact your favorite CPK branch to ask for their schedule.


5. Rockwell Tent

Kids will never run out of things to do at the Rockwell Halloween 2010: Movie Mania on October 30 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City. There will be a magic show, glitter art sessions, video games, snacks, toys, and more. Entrance fee is P500 per child inclusive of one adult companion. For tickets and inquiries, call 898-1702.



6. Active Fun Children’s Play and Party Centres

Join the IVth SPOOKtacular Masquerade Parties at the different Active Fun Children’s Play and Party Centres from October 27 to 29, 3 p.m. onwards. There will be a parade, a trick or treat activity, and a costume contest with four categories--Spookiest, Spooky Cute, Little Prince, and Little Princess. Tickets are P500 each. To see the schedule and mechanics, click here. For more information, log on to ActiveFun.ph.


7. TriNoma


Hang around for Halloween fun at the Cirque Festival from October 23 to 31 at TriNoma, Quezon City. From October 23 to 31, there will be a Ringmaster’s Photo Booth at Level 3 near Marks & Spencer where kids can get a snap shot and be a part of the Ringmaster’s circus acts. On October 31, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, kids in costumes will get sweet treats from the No Tricks, Just Treats! activity. From 2 to 6 p.m., kids and their guardians can watch the Carnival Ville at the TriNoma Activity Center. For inquiries, call the TriNoma Concierge at 901-3000.


8.  Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center

Dress up the kids for the Children’s "Fright Night" Costume Party on October 30, 3 p.m. at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. There will be games to be played and prizes to be given away. The child with the best costume wins a surprise gift. Loot bags will also be given away to every guest. Entrance fee is P1,000 per child. Also enjoy the Fright Night accommodation package valid for October 29 and 30, which includes an overnight stay in a One Bedroom residence, buffet breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 years old, and two complimentary tickets to the children’s party. The family can also enjoy the other amenities like the indoor swimming pool, the children’s playroom, fitness center, saunas, spas, and more. For inquiries and reservations, call 637-7888, 910-8888 or email premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com.



9. Aussie Café and Resto

Feast on chocolates and celebrate Halloween at Aussie Café and Resto, BCGroup Center Filinvest Ave. Filinvest Corporate City Alabang Muntinlupa on October 30, 2 to 5 p.m. Kids who have Golden Tickets (child’s ticket is at P350) can watch the magic show, receive Halloween loot bags, have a face painting session, work on arts and crafts, and chomp on Aussie’s Halloween Kiddie Meal. The child with the best Halloween costume will also win a prize. Adult ticket is at P250 (consumable). For inquiries and reservations, call 659-2658 or (0917) 630-8800.

10. The Bellevue Manila

Bellevue Manila and Hershey’s present Belle-Boo Halloween Party on October 30, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tower Ballroom of The Bellevue Manila, North Bridgeway, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Join the fun in an afternoon filled with games, entertainment, and snacks buffet. Entrance fee is P850 per person. Kids with the best Broadway-themed costume or those who show off their talents during the program get the chance to win a cash prize and accommodation with dining privileges at The Bellevue Manila or B Hotel. For inquiries, call 771-8181.



Want more? Here are other Halloween events you can attend (click title to see details):

FANGtastic Halloween at Market! Market!

Halloween Hysteria at Discovery Suites

Hang Around for the Halloween Fun at the Ayala Malls

Halloween Masquerade: Barbie a Fashion Fairy Tale

Cartoon Network House of Halloween

A PETrifying Trail: Pet Express Halloween Pet Parade

Wizards and Witches Halloween Party at Marriot Hotel Manila

Bewitching Halloween at Eastwood City

Halloween at Sofitel

Vampires on Fire at Astoria Plaza

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