Kite flying – Family Day at Blue Bay Walk
Family Day at Blue Bay Walk
Have you been to Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City? It is along EDSA – Macapagal Blvd, just a stone’s throw away from Mall of Asia. Here’s a link on Google Maps. Anyway, most of the shops just opened this year and before last week, we have only been there a few times. We didn’t know that they have been organizing family day events and when we saw their poster for a family day event on October 18, we got really excited.
Kite making and kite flying workshop
I immediately signed up my son for the kite making and kite flying workshop last October 11, and got a response from Blue Bay Walk on the same day. I was looking forward to it the whole week and I kept checking on the weather. All forecasts were saying that it would probably rain and that dampened my excitement a little but thankfully it didn’t rain on the day of the event.
On the day of the event, I received a text message from the organizer right after lunch so we went to Blue Bay Walk before the workshop. Although the shops are not as many as the MOA, I think children really like the vast grounds of Blue Bay Walk covered in grass. My son who is just over a year old had a blast running around, chasing people and uprooting grass. They set up kites around the grounds which they called the wind garden.
My son passed out from all the running so I went to the kite making workshop alone. They gave free kite making kits to those who registered online and they had some colorful ones for sale to those who were not able to register. The kite was just a basic kite with a body, 2 sticks, string and tail which your kid or you need to assemble. There were also some crayons to personalize your kite but since my son was still napping, I kept our kite plain and boring.
The wind was so still when we started to fly the kites, so I was running around like the other kids to make the kite fly. Thankfully, my son was already awake and chasing everyone around so I didn’t feel like a creep. While the other dads were teaching their kids to fly their kites, I was desperately trying to keep my kite flying due to lack of wind and my son was aimlessly
purposefully chasing after anything he sees. But it was a whole lot fun for both us. (I just hope my wife also had fun chasing after our little one) The wind did come later and some were able to fly their kites really high.
It was also a great surprise when we saw some huge bubbles! A lot of kids (and adults) stopped their kite flying and went to see the big bubbles instead. The bubbles were by Happy Bubbles, check out their Facebook page.
Everyone had so much fun chasing the bubbles, young and old. I noticed that there were two kinds of people in the big bubble blowing world, I’ll call them the watchers, those who like to watch the big bubbles wooble in the air, and the poppers, those who like to pop the bubbles (the sooner, the better). I guess this division is great for Happy Bubbles since it prompted the parents to get their kids some bubble making items.
There were still a lot of families waiting for the film viewing, and most were ready with mats and small chairs. By film viewing time, my son was getting antsy so we just watched some scenes then headed home. The film was Shrek Forever After and when we got to the scene where Shrek was changing diapers everyday, I got hooked! I hope we get to watch the entire movie soon.
Then we bumped into these guys! I don’t know if they’re working as mascots or if they came for the Family day film showing, but since my son is familiar with the minions, it was a nice treat to see them there.
We really had a fun time on this Family Day event of Blue Bay Walk. If you want to take your family to their next event, here is their Facebook page. We are already excited for their next Family Day event and we hope to see you there too!
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