What’s on: Easter events for kids

From a Candy Wonderland, an exciting egg hunt to an Easter Royal Ball, Manila's top hotels have Easter all wrapped up for you and your kids

Diamond Hotel Philippines’ Candy Wonderland Easter

Take the kids to Diamond Hotel Philippines' Candy Wonderland Easter event on March 27. A ticket to the event covers entry to the sugarland playground to indulge their sugar cravings, plus fun things to do, from face and egg painting, cupcake decorating, rocking a glimmer tattoo, enjoying a musical show, and getting their photos taken with Candy Wonderland’s characters, a bevy of stilt walkers, mimers and the hotel's confectionery expert, executive pastry chef Sebastian Suarez. Lots of games in store plus loot bags. Kids get a chance to win prizes from the hotel and sponsors if they come in a candy wonderland-inspired costume and a chance to win the latest iPad Pro in the grand raffle. 
A ticket to the event costs P1,000 (US$33) per person, which includes a take home snack box. A P5,000 package is also available from March 12 to 27, 2016, including an overnight stay for two with buffet breakfast, 20 per cent discount for a massage and a ticket at the Candy Wonderland Easter event. Call +632 528 3000 extension 8461 for inquiries, visit Diamond Hotel Philippines.

Easter Egg Hunt at The Peninsula Manila

It's egg hunting time at The Peninsula Manila in Makati on March 27 at the hotel’s Rigodon Garden and Garcia Villa Room. The first “hunting” session is from 1pm to 1:30pm at the Rigodon Garden for kids four to six years old. Then it’s off to the Garcia Villa for the second session at 1:30pm to 2pm for one to three year olds, and then back to the Rigodon Garden for egg hunting for seven to 10 year olds from 2pm to 2:30pm. A special playground will be set up at the Rigodon Ballroom with a “Traveling with Peter Bear” theme.
The Easter Egg Hunt and Traveling with Peter Bear play experience are for children 12 and below. Tickets are at P1,700 per child for those who are not dining or staying at the hotel, and P1,400 per child (maximum of two children per table) for those booking a table for the Escolta Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet or the Easter set menu at Old Manila; and P1,400 per child of guests dining in other restaurants of the hotel or staying at the hotel. Call the Restaurant Reservations desk for more information at +632 887 28888 extension 6694, visit The Peninsula Manila.

Resorts World Manila’s Easter Royal Ball

Resorts World Manila (RWM) is holding an Easter Royal Ball for kids, an exclusive kiddie event at the Plaza at Newport Mall on March 27.  It's not a straightforward buy-a-ticket-for-your-kid affair. To get a ticket to the event, you have to win it at a raffle. The Easter Royal Ball promises a royalty-inspired fun-filled day with performances from magician, illusionist and quick change artist Ron Mariano and international acrobat Vladimir Ivanov; an array of booths of goodies for kids and kids at heart, including flip books photobooth, and cotton candy and Filster Art Attack booths; mini games; and a costume contest. 
To join, RWM members are to go to the membership counter at the second floor of Newport Mall of RWM, present their RWM membership card and a P2,500 worth receipt obtained from a single receipt purchase from any outlet at the Newport Mall or any of RWM’s signature restaurant within March, until the 27th, and pick a stub for a chance to win a ticket for the event. Only one ticket per child from 4 to 12 years. The drawing of tickets is also open to non-members who must first sign up for membership (free of charge) and follow the raffle procedure and requirements. Call the hotline +632 908 8833 for more information, visit RWM.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's Galactic Easter Egg Hunt
Brunch offerings at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's Spiral

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is celebrating Easter with a Galactic Easter Egg Hunt on March 27 from 9am to 12 noon at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom Plaza. Kids are encouraged to come in their favorite galactic character for a chance to win a special prize.
You can get a ticket by booking Sofitel’s Easter Getaway Package (from P7,500++) that includes an overnight stay and breakfast for two adults and two kids no older than 11 years old on March 24 to 27, 2016. Additional ticket costs P1,000. Only a maximum of two additional tickets per package is allowed.  Or book an Easter Sunday Brunch on March 27, which starts at 12pm and ends at 3pm, to buy a ticket for the egg hunt. The brunch costs P4,483 for adults and P1,843 for kids age five to eleven years old. For inquiries, call +632 551 5555 for inquiries, visit Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

-By Monica De Leon

Published March 2016