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Weekend hangs: Tired of partying? Try these weird and wholesome activities in the Metro

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Aug 04, 2022 2:34 pm

Since the easing of restrictions in the Metro during the start of the year, it seems that parties and giant (safe) gatherings were the initial go-to activity for many. But as they say, you really can have too much of a good thing.

While parties were a good way to meet new people after being cooped up at home, there's now the resurgence of activities that involve simply hanging out with a select few and enjoying your time together—alcoholic drinks not included.

Activities such as Intramuros ghost hunting, walking tours, art fairs, and other fun and enlightening activities are slowly but surely making their way into people's outdoor radars.

If you're in need of some more weird and wholesome experiences for the coming weekends, check out these two spots in the Metro that will surely fill up your fun meter—and get some pictures for the 'gram while you're at it. Who said slime and fantasy photoshoots were just for kids, anyway?


Remember when you were a kid and wanted nothing more to be slimed? Though we've got bigger dreams now, Gootopia Fun House is here to soothe our inner child.

Located in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Gootopia is Manila's first ever Slime House that lets visitors explore the crazy world of, well, slime.

Be prepared to get down and dirty as they have a multitude of activities for the young and young at heart, such as making your own slime, getting ready for a slime fight, playing Slime Dunk, riding the slime unicorn, simply vibing out in their goo lounge, and so much more.

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Their full list of activities is as follows:

  • Slime Pool
  • Slime Lab
  • Goozooka
  • Slime Dunk
  • Slime Face
  • Balloon Blaster
  • Goolectic
  • Goonado
  • Boom Boxer
  • Human Bowling Ball
  • Slime Spy

Gootopia is located at Level 3, South Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia. You can book your tickets at for P699 / head.

Tales of Illumina

If you were more of a Disney and fairytale kid yourself, Tales of Illumina is here to take you to the fantasy land of your dreams.

Tales of Illumina is a 45,000-square feet multi-sensory wonderland nestled in Quezon City. It showcases 36 rooms promising an immersive fantastical experience with each turn.

From magical forests, witchy spell brewing rooms, castles, cloud exhibitions, fairy homes, and more, it's sure to be an all-out event. Don't forget to bring your best cameras!  They also highlight Philippine folklore, mythology and legends such as Ibong Adarna, Florante at Laura and other Philippine mythical creatures.

Tales of Illumina is located at Level 2, Ever Commonwealth, Quezon City. You can book your tickets at They currently have an ongoing Buy 1 Take 1 promo for P999.