Channel Your Favorite Archer
Address: Kodanda Archery Range, Basement 1, Makati Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Telephone Number(s): (+632) 774-5410
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 933-238-5993
Whether you're a fan of Katniss, Hawkeye or Merida, find out what it's like to be them at Makati Square's resident archery range. With help from the friendly staff, you can learn the proper stance, technique and safety tips for handling bows and arrows. The price may be a bit hefty at Php580/hour (roughly USD15/hour), but everything considered, it's worth every peso.
Dive Into a Ball Pit
Address: Campos Rueda Bldg., 101 Urban Ave, Makati City
Opening Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Monday – Thursday), 10:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M. (Friday – Sunday)
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 995-383-2603
Think ball pits are only for kids? Think again. Ball Pit Manila has an "adults only" playground that's also the largest of its kind in the Philippines. You can jump, roll over and do just about anything with the 80,000 balls in the pit. Get ready to have your worries melt away through this one-of-a-kind experience, which you can book in advance through their website.
Feed Koi Fish
Address: Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt Drive, Legazpi Village, Makati City
You know the elevated walkway between Greenbelt 4 and 5, just beside the Ayala Museum? If you look down from that point, you'll see a sprawling pond of koi fish below. There's a zen-like architecture around the pond, making it a relaxing place to stay while you wait for your companions to finish shopping. In case you want something to do, you can feed the fishes with food dispensed from a nearby vending machine. (Tip: Ask the guard where it is!)
Address: Republic Fencing, Basement 1, Makati Square, Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
Telephone Number(s): (+632) 805-2126
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 905-249-2211
A stone's throw away from the Kodanda Archery Range, Republic Fencing is a place to go, well, fencing. The sport isn't as dangerous as it looks, but you will need a certain amount of strength, focus and endurance to succeed in it. Also, it's an awesome way to work out, and if you're planning to try it out on the spot, make sure you're wearing light, comfortable clothes that allow you to move around easily.
Go Kart Racing
Address: City Kart Racing, Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati City
Opening Hours: 3:00 P.M. – 12:00 M.N. (Monday – Thursday), 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Friday – Sunday)
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 917-455-1060
Whether you're six or sixty years old, kart racing will get your adrenaline going. Located in Makati's premier entertainment district, City Kart Racing occasionally brings over ex-pro racers from Europe to train newbies who have the need for speed.
Immerse Yourself in a 3D Game
Address: 4/F Century City Mall, Salamanca St. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati City
Opening Hours: 12:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Monday – Friday), 11:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Saturday – Sunday)
Telephone Number(s): (+632) 956-3414
Opening in December 2015, Future Park is the first digital interactive play space in the Philippines. You can play all sorts of virtual reality (VR) or 3D games, which will test your science and math skills to the limit. To reserve your tickets for the park, schedule your visit at least three days before at their TicketWorld page.
Play Board Games
There are at least three places in Makati where you can play board games. You have the Ludo Boardgame Bar and Café on Jupiter cor. Planet Streets. You have the Plaza Café in Corinthian Plaza, which is right across Greenbelt along Paseo de Roxas. And then you have the Chihuahua Mexican Grill in Greenbelt 2, where you can play the likes of chess and Jenga while munching on the self-described "Manila's No. 1 Burrito."
Solve a Mystery
Address: Unit L305, 3/F Century City Mall, Salamanca St. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati City
Telephone Number(s): (+632) 718-9251
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 917-820-6469
Want to try out your sleuthing skills? Visit one of the Mystery Rooms at the Century City Mall, and use your deductive abilities to discover clues, piece them together and escape — all in a span of 60 minutes. Choose between the Crime of the Century, Pym Particle, Sinister Sensorium and the Virtual Voyage, and have fun with your friends.
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