Many would say I am old enough to love ice cream and corndogs, train rides, and even stuffed toys. A lot would agree I don’t belong to play stores and indoor playground. But I love them all! Not that I am a kid-at-heart. I simply enjoy eating ice cream and corndog, riding on trains, and playing with stuffed toys with my two little ones. I’ve got a nearly three-year-old toddler and an eight-month-old boy. I resigned from work when I was still carrying my fourth in my belly. Thus, my priority now is playing with them and letting them enjoy life to the fullest.
This summer, our favorite Shangri-la Plaza has a lot of fun activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. They are all contained in the fourth level of the East and Main Wing. Let me share with you what Shangri-la Plaza may offer to you and your younglings.
A cool way to explore the Shang is by hopping aboard the Shang Express. It is their tsu tsu train that can accommodate you and your little one for free. Just show a receipt with a minimum single purchase worth P500.00. The Shang Express main station is in the East Wing.
Who doesn’t love ice cream? You and your kiddo can have an exhilarating ice cream experience at Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream. This ice cream store whips its specialty crafted cool treats using liquid nitrogen. A few of its crowd favorites and unique flavors are Bacon Crisps, Coffee Latte, and Organic Vanilla Bean.
Just on the other side is Mr. Franks which offers sumptuous and filling snacks from hotdogs to corndogs, nachos, and fries. Its corndog is one of my many favorites and seriously, I could wolf down four sticks in one sitting. It is that delightful. Its fries and nachos, as well as juicy hotdogs, are loaded with toppings. I suggest you order your own as you might end up eating everything and leave your youngster wanting for more. Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream and Mr. Franks, by the way, are all located in the East Wing.
Building toys have remarkable cognitive advantages for children of all ages. Building blocks, for one, help kiddos develop a wide range of skills and abilities, not to mention that they are truly fun and exciting, too. The children also learn how to manipulate various shaped objects and building blocks in order to click them into place. Their fine motor skills are developed as well as their motor planning and visual skills.
Given this, I recommend you and your little one visit the Build City at the Level 4 of the Main Wing. Build City carries the brands Lego, Playmobil, Sphero, and Scheich. Your child can build anything he desires from houses to hospitals, churches, or even schools. The specialty shop is generous enough to have a play area where kids may build anything piece by piece out of the Lego pieces displayed.
Another favorite is the Animaland found in the Main Wing. This is not any kid’s ordinary stuffed toy store. The customers can choose from a wide variety of animal offerings and they personally get involved in bringing these stuffed objects to life. They can fluff up their stuffed animals until they appear fuller and softer. They also get to put a wishing star inside which serves as the toy’s heart. It was a fun experience when we did it. I opted for a dragon for my SumoSam since he still can’t choose on his own. But when we went home, it seems the little dragon toy is everyone’s favorite as even the kuyas would play with it. Oh, by the way, our dragon’s name is Yellow because it has a few yellow spikes on the back.
Another must stop is Kidzoona, an educational entertainment center located in the Main Wing. It has a big area for active play filled with soft plastic balls. It likewise has child-friendly amenities where children can jump, climb, roll over, and exercise their gross motor skills. Several stalls for the young ones to pretend play are also available. Indeed, Kidzoona is an ideal place to help a child naturally develop his communication skills as wells as stimulate his motor abilities through fun activities. My Little One loves the zone with lots of plastic balls as well as the slide area.
Real summer quality time at the Shang
From cool rides to fab food and interactive games, indeed the Shangri-la Plaza is one happy place for kids. Plus, the children would surely enjoy Shang’s Summer Safari display and take the perfect selfie against the floating islands, colorful vines and palm trees, and larger than life lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes.
Don’t let summer skip without visiting Shangri-la Plaza. You and your family would surely enjoy some real quality time.