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Family Day Out: Quezon Memorial Circle, Cymplified!

Quezon Memorial Circle

Several families had the same idea as ours. That is to bring the kids to Quezon Memorial Circle on Sunday. The last time I went there, my hubby and I bought plants for his hydroponic garden. The first time I went there was on a date with him as a boyfriend. We bought a pack of chicharon that had human-like hairs.  😯

It’s surprising to learn of the many activities families could enjoy inside. This link take you to a closer look at the place. Who knew that this national park in Quezon City was so big?

@ Quezon Memorial Circle
“Mama, take pictures of them.” So I whipped out my phone and took these. These were the only photos I took in Quezon Memorial Circle as I was absorbing the sights around us. Also, for safety since there were a lot of people.

 

@ Quezon Memorial Circle
I loved its color and its bushy tail!

We went in the afternoon and found out that the museum closed at four. Aww… Thus, we kept on walking. We arrived where the “action” is. Circle of Fun was the small amusement park. Circle of Joy was the overcrowded playground.

Hunger struck, therefore we had snacks at the food area in the vicinity. Rows of booths sold various food products. We had shawarma, fries, juice, tokwa’t baboy, and hotdogs on sticks.

what we did there

After that, we went over to Pedal & Paddle. As the name implied, it’s where we can pedal and paddle. We opted for the pedal with bikes going around a track. I was intrigued by the sky bike, though. We saw people paddle on the small lake on swan-shaped boats.

My legs felt like jelly after 15 minutes on the tandem bike. The youngest rode with me, the boy rode with his dad, and the eldest rode on her own. The children weren’t satisfied, that’s why I accompanied them on the small carousel. I got dizzy. Good thing I didn’t throw up. Haha!

It was growing dark when we walked back to our car.

We had dinner at The Big Cheese! Pizza. We had the place all to ourselves! Is that a good sign?

The Big Cheese! Pizza
outside

 

The Big Cheese! Pizza
inside

Yet, we loved the pizza! The toppings were tasty, not salty. The dough was delicious.

The Big Cheese! Pizza
The boy wanted pepperoni pizza. That’s a dish of garlic parmesan fries below it. Yum!

 

The Big Cheese! Pizza
The 10-cheese overload for my cheese-loving girls.

I was amazed at the sink at the hand-washing area. It’s operated using pressure from the knee.

The Big Cheese! Pizza
Here the kids were enjoying the blue lemonade, which, IMO was a tad too sour.

I hope we get to visit the Quezon Monument Museum next time. Quezon Memorial Circle is great for a Sunday walk with the family.

 

Have you been here before? What were the things you did?

56 Comments

  1. There’s no nice park here near our place. Mostly malls. I hope the government will have funds to build parks and playground.
    It’s really nice to bring kids to other places where they can explore talaga. Nagutom ako sa pizza. Napa order tuloy ako bigla hehehe!

    1. I know! Kids need more places to explore, not buy things! Nag-order din ako ng pizza kahapon! Haha!

  2. The 10-cheese overload seems super delicious. I love cheese as well. I bet the kids really had fun durin g your Quezon Memorial Circle date.

    1. I think they did have fun!

  3. I want that sink! Hahaha. My kids are not so fond of pizza but they love pasta. 🙂

    1. The Big Cheese! Pizza has pasta, too!

  4. Been to QC Circle several times but seen no changes over the years. The most important thing that you shared here is the importance of family bonding no matter if you are in a theme park in SG or in Luneta. I love how you value your time with your love ones but you got me curious about The Big Cheese Pizza. Where is that place and how much is their pizza?
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    1. The Big Cheese! Pizza is located on D. Tuazon St., QC. The pizza costs P450 each, I think.

  5. I’ve been wanting to take the kids there coz i heard there are lots of fun stuff to do there now. Must schedule a trip there soon!
    Janice recently posted..Embracing Our Own Normal: Blended Family Bonding

    1. Yes, I was amazed nga at the number of activities for the kids and the family.

  6. It’s our favorite weekend activity to go to QCCircle. But ngayon ko lang napansin yang Big Cheese Pizza, will definitely be there next time.
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    1. You and your kids must have tried every activity in QC Circle! The Big Cheese! Pizza is actually on D. Tuazon St.

  7. We went to Quezon Memorial Circle a number of times in the past because my son loves biking there. It’s been a while since our last visit.
    Maria Teresa Figuerres recently posted..Post-Birthday Dinner at Rue Bourbon Bar & Restaurant

    1. It’s cool that your son gets exercise there. This could be a reminder for you to return there and bike again.

  8. OMG that pizza made me hungry! I’ve only been to Quezon Memorial Circle a few times since we live on the opposite side of the city but my QC dwelling friends says that its nice there now compared to 10 years ago.

    1. I noticed that there were lots of activities there now.

  9. Been such a long time since I’ve been to QC Circle. I think the last time pa was when I was still a student in UP. Great that you spend time with your kids at the park, quality time talaga away from gadgets. 🙂

    1. Yes, it is close to UP. When I went there the first time on a date with my now hubby, I was still studying in UP.

  10. Oh ive never been here yet. Its too far from my place… but i do had friends who loves jogging there 🙂

    1. It’s a good respite from the city scene.

  11. It’s nice to hear that there’s a public park that we can bring the kids to. That cheese pizza looks so yum!
    Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy recently posted..Vecirin, the Daily Gentle Cleanser

    1. Yes, our country needs lots of parks for families, more than malls.

  12. I grew up in QC, and we used to go there when I was still a kid. I really hope to bring my kids there one day. The pizzas look yummy! 🙂

    1. Your kids would enjoy it like you did.

  13. Ayi

    I need to bring my kids here. I’m sure they’ll love it :))
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    1. I think they would!

  14. OMG I wasn’t even thinking of pizza but now I’m craving for it! That 10-cheese overload pizza is calling my name hahaha!
    Maan recently posted..5 Reasons Why WAHMs Must Take Kulitan Breaks With Their Kids

    1. LOL! The cheese, the cheese!

  15. I haven’t been to Quezon city activity areas to be honest. We just pass by it when going to the North. I love it that little by little the Philippines has been rejuvenating parks and places for families to get together. My oldest memories goes back to the time when CCP complex was open for everyone. 🙂

    1. Family-friendly places are needs now.

  16. I haven’t been to QC, much less visited the memorial circle, for a long time. Though when my Dad was still alive, he and my mom would spend time there in the afternoons after my Dad’s check up at NKTI back then. Maybe I should bring my little boy there one of these days.
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    1. I think your little boy would enjoy it.

  17. It looks like you enjoyed your time at the QC Circle. It’s been awhile since we went there. We also had fun in their playground. Btw, the pizza looks mouthwatering!

    1. I did, although the number of people was disheartening. Especially at the playground.

  18. Family dayout is the best! I also make sure that we have trips and can explore together. Taking time to go places is priceless ????

    1. It is true that family times are priceless.

  19. Is there parking space there?
    Rowena Wendy Lei recently posted..Celebrating Beauty at Robinsons Department Store!

    1. Yes, there is space for parking in Quezon Memorial Circle. The parking at The Big Cheese! Pizza is more difficult and on the street.

  20. I love having a family day out like these. I would rather go to a park and have a picnic with my kids than bring them to cinemas. OR explore museums and nature parks and zoos. In this age kasi, masyado na ma-gadget ang mga bata, even us, parents. Haha! Kaya kung may chance na mag-travel or magpunta sa mga zoo, parks or museums, push lang.
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    1. Yes! That is how I feel, too. I wish there are parks or libraries that are close to our home.

  21. i had a chance to go inside the museum, check it out next time
    kakapagod talaga sa QC Circle, ang laki kasi
    good thing may mga food resto sa loob
    lariza garcia recently posted..Uberhop your way to Megaworld Lifestye Malls

    1. Yeah, sana we can go into the museum next time.

  22. Coi

    It’s been too long since I’ve been to Quezon Memorial Circle.. I remember when I was younger, a lot younger hehe… whenever I stay with them, my ninong would bring us to Quezon Memorial Circle. We even went inside the tower (if that’s what it’s called hehe). Ah memories! If only this park is close to us! I would do the same with my daughter. 🙂 Btw, the place you dined in looks good! Made me crave for cheese pizza! 😀
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    1. Awww…. What memorable days you had with your ninong!

  23. I suddenly miss QC memorial circle. The last time I visited was 2009!
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    1. Wow! That was so long ago!

  24. Pizza is so cheesy. Our kind of pizza…Sarap!

    1. It really brings out the cheese-lover in me!

  25. Quezon memorial is far from our place here in the south. I am more interested on that restaurant, sayang walang branch near our area. The food looks yummy!

    1. I’m sure there are similar parks there in the South.

  26. Jhanis

    Love walking around with the kids, too. Great learning opportunity for them because we’re there to explain things like following traffic rules and general etiquette when in public. The cat on the 2nd photo, love the color!

    1. It’s a simple yet meaningful activity!

  27. We haven’t taken the kids to QC Memorial Circle mainly because I’m not fond of crowded places. We passed by it a couple of times and it looks crowded even on weekdays!
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    1. There were indeed lots of people. I guess they wanted cheap thrills. But, the rides were not that cheap ha.

  28. It’s good to have family bonding ideas like this. And oh, I’m craving for pizza now after seeing that 10-cheese overload! :))
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    1. It’s a new place for our family. Yes, that cheese pizza is very yummy!

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