Christmas break is often the chance for families and friends to spend quality time together.Many look for good places to eat at or new sights to see.
A few days ago, we had the chance to hang out to with our friends and their kids.We headed to Manila Ocean park and got the Deep Sea Rush 6 (P580).This package includes six attractions: Oceanarium, Back of the House, Jellies Exhibit, Sea Lion Show, Shark and Ray Dry Encounter, and Symphony Evening Show. Due to time constraints and in anticipation of heavy traffic since it’s the holidays, we didn’t experience all the attractions. But overall, it was an enjoyable day with family and friends. I’d consider the Oceanarium as the best attraction in the package since we got to see a lot of sea creatures from eels to sharks up close.
Fortunately, we managed to get some good shots of the sights and stars of this park
If you’re planning to go there one of these days, I just want to share some tips:
1. BABY WEAR
If you’re bringing baby along, it is best to babywear. One other option is to bring a ultralightweight stroller. We brought our ultralight stroller but it was still inconvenient because the escalators were not working that day.
2. EAT SOMETHING HEAVY
If you’re on a budget, eat a heavy meal before going because the places to eat are quite limited and a bit pricey.
3.BEAT THE HEAT
Bring an umbrella or cap sunblock and thermos filled with ice water especially if you plan to see the afternoon scheduled shows.We went on the 3 pm sea lion show and the heat was scorching! You could also go to an earlier or later show.
4. GO TO THE SHOWS EARLY
The seats get filled up quickly and the way to the venues can be long and winding so allot about 30 min of “travel time” to these shows.As with all theme parks, use comfy shoes.
5. KEEP CLOSE
Keep your children and belongings close. The park is usually crowded so you need everything and everyone near. If you’re goin as a group have a meeting point and bring a means of communication just in case someone gets lost in the crowd.
By the way you can also give park tickets as gifts! For more information about ticket prices ,other packages and schedules please visit their website: www.manilaoceanpark.com
I’d love to hear all about your experience at Manila Ocean Park! Feel free to leave a comment below!
I have to agree with your tips. We've been there thrice already but never got to see the symphony show :))
I've been there 3 times and planning to visit again with my little one. I heard there are new sights like the Yexel Museum. For sure hubby will get excited about that toy museum. 🙂
I also got the chance to stay at the H2o Hotel with the kids, but we didn't go to the park itself but that particular day there crowd was so heavy, so your tips are definitely effective!
Thank you so much for these tips! I've always wanted to go to Manila Ocean Park
My two older kids and hubby have toured Manila Ocean Park already a long time ago. However, my son and I have only been there to swim at their pool. Would love to go back and tour the place as a family this year.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm trying to look for places we can go this year and Ocean Park is included in my list.
We went there when my son was only 3 years old (he is 9 now). I am looking forward to have a staycation at Hotel H20.
I've been there once with my then 2+ year old. I've almost forgotten what it was like already. Thanks for refreshing my mind with these tips. 🙂
We recently spent our family staycation at Hotel H2O and this is one thing that we missed, i didn't expect that there were too many activities to choose from, and my baby loved the aquaroom too much that we decided to just stay there the whole time. We just went out for dinner, but we had a great time nevertheless. I am still planning to go back there and see the rest of what the place has to offer.
I hope to bring the kids here when they turn 3 yrs old.
It's been awhile since we've been to Ocan Park and we haven't brought our youngest there yet. Will keep these tips in mind. Thanks!
Haven't been there in a long time, I wonder if there are any new attractions?
great tips esp for first timers 🙂
Would love to visit Manila Ocean Park again. The boys have been there twice because of a field trip, and I know it would definitely be a different experience if with their family. Thanks for the tip re babywearing. Will keep that in mind.
We've only been there once and you're right about babywearing. That's what we did.
You're welcome 🙂 Hope you enjoy your visit too!
The sea lion is enjoyable for young kids.I haven't watched the Symphony Evening show either.Maybe next time 🙂
I brought my daughter here when she was less than a year old. I agree, babywear! Hoping to bring both kids here now that they're older.
I'll put this on my list of places to visit with my baby girl. Thanks for the tips!
We've been to Manila Ocean Park when my son was 4 months old and 5 years old and I agree with your tips. There are still attractions that we haven't tried like the Sea Lion Show and Symphony Evening Show.
Hi juvy! We got the cheapest package so there are a lot of attractions that I haven't seen.As for H20 I'm sorry but I have no idea about their rates or quality of accomodations.We haven't tried it yet.
Thanks for the tip Madz. I have been meaning to bring the boys here, but the heavy crowd is such a turn off. I am actually thinking of booking a room at H2O. Do you think it ia worth it?
Hi thanks for visiting!I think if you have kids that can appreciate marine animals around 3y/o and up maybe or you really want to go 🙂 in our case I really wanted to see it hehe
Hey mommy nadz! in your opinion, is it worth the trip?