10 Things To Do In Quezon Memorial Circle

Bonding with your kids and creating happy childhood memories don't need to be expensive.  As simple as bringing them to the park, playin...

Bonding with your kids and creating happy childhood memories don't need to be expensive.  As simple as bringing them to the park, playing ball or dolls, or having picnic could result to a lasting memory they will cherish until they grow older.

My teenager constantly tells me how he remembers me bring him to the zoos, play cars and balls with him, sing and dance with him when he was younger.  He said he has always felt loved and complete.  I knew I was doing the right thing back then which I want to continue doing for my younger kids today.  So one day, we decided to bring them to Quezon Memorial Circle and have a picnic.

The Quezon Memorial Circle Monument, Quezon City
When I got there, I reminisced how it felt going there when I was a young child and as a teenager.  I had happy memories in that place and it made me think I did the right thing bringing them there last weekend.  I'm pleased to see that there are so much to do now in Quezon Memorial Circle for everyone in the family to enjoy and break away from the busyness of daily routines.  Sharing with you some:

1.  Picnic - Whether you go there early for breakfast picnic or late afternoon merienda, bring out those mats and food or use their picnic tables for free to share meals with your loved ones under the shadow of mature trees.  Enjoy meals and laughter with your family as you gaze your eyes upon smiles on other people's faces as they spend their times with their family and friends as well.

2.  Jog/Run/Zumba/Yoga - Jog or run around the elliptical area near the monument or just about around the whole circle to get fit and fab with your family or even with your running buddies for that health and wellness day.  Morning or late afternoon are the best times to go there for running.
3.  Workout using their manual equipment - there are several equipment available for use around the park near the picnic area.  Use them for free to keep your upper body, lower body muscles toned or defined (if done regularly) free of charge.  You just have to wait for your turn.  But don't worry, for sure you won't have to wait too long because there are many equipment there.

4.  Barbecue  - interestingly, we saw several barbecue grills/pits around the picnic area park for those who'd like to do a simple barbecue gathering or small party.  Enjoy fresh out of the grill pork or chicken skewers or pork chops or even grilled marinated steaks and barbecues while having a great time with family.

5. Bring kids to playground - Bring your kids to the enclosed outdoor playground area where you'll find a number of heavy-duty slide/swing/monkey bar sets.  Safe for kids because the whole playground area has a grass-like mat so kids don't easily get wounds should they tumble or trip or roll on the ground, like they always do when so engrossed with playing and running around.  Just make sure, you bring extra clothes for changing, towels to wipe their sweat, and water to hydrate because for sure, this is where the fun really is going to happen for them.

6.  Bazaar - While kids play in the playground, moms/dads could look around and score super tiangge prizes of clothes, footwear, cellphone/gadget accessories, and many more at the bazaar area found just outside the picnic and playground area where the oval is located.

7. Plant Shopping - I've seen celebrities and even my mom blogger/vlogger friends shop for their indoor and outdoor plants here.  You'll find so many succulents too which you could use as giveaways for parties/weddings or for your home decor too.  Sunflowers, Malaysian mums, and many more flowers are also available for sale.  You'll be able to purchase plants for as low as Php500 per pot here.  You'll also see pots and planting or gardening needs available in some stalls.  This is located near the bazaar area also outside the playground and picnic area.

8. Visit a Museum/Tomb of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon - If you're in for some historical experience, coming to the Quezon City Memorial Circle will give you that kind of experience too.  Near the parking area, you'll see some museums for your viewing pleasure.  If you're the type who wants to learn by looking at art and breathe in some historical facts, then you're in for a treat!

9.  Family Pictorial - Just like in any parks, as long as your pictorial will be for personal use, you may do so here freely.  Come with your photographer friends who like taking pictures/portraits, professionals or amateurs, and show those nice set of teeth or give the lenses different looks, moods or angles and you're definitely get good shots with trees, blue sky, grass, and wide space in the background.  Have your pictorial during the golden hours for good natural lighting.

10.  Scenic Viewing - If you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life, come to Quezon City Memorial circle for that much needed break and feel free to breathe in deeply and breathe all the stress and pressure out of your system.  Find retreat and relaxation by coming here while the sun sets or the led lights upon the fountain or monument turns on and just enjoy the view and take your minds away from your stressful schedule or activities.  Meditate, breathe, and pray as you enjoy the fresh(er) breeze in the circle.
There are so much more you could do in QC Memorial Circle, which we saw but wasn't able to try.  These are:

  • Biking/Go-Kart-Ride- you can actually rent a bike for 30 mins to 1 hour, such as in Baguio.
  • Dancing Lights - Magnificent to watch especially at night.  You don't need to wait til Christmas to let your kids experience dancing lights show.
  • Boating - Again like Burnham Park in Baguio, they also have a smaller man-made lake for that boating experience.

It's easy to get here coming from Quezon Ave., North Ave., Commonwealth Ave., just drive until you reach the elliptical road where you'll spot right away the tall monument.  If you're bringing your car, entrance or parking is only Php15.00 and if commuting, just trust your Grab driver or tap your friendly app called Waze to guide you and the cab driver for easy navigation.  It's also accessible to jeepney and buses too.  You may also look for an apartment in Quezon City that's available for you to stay for a night or a longer basis, for better accessibility to Quezon Memoial Circle.

Again, making new memories with your family especially the children need not be expensive.  The important thing is to make time, to commit to the time, and be present (please use your phones only for taking photos, post later!) all the time.  Quezon Memorial Circle is just one of the places your family could go to without having to spend too much.

Keep creating great memories with your children, remember they all grow up faster than imagined.  Happy bonding everyone!  God bless you!

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  1. Nakakamiss mag punta sa circle parang gusto kong yayain family ko this weekend hehe. Dati lagi kami andyan nagpipicnic kami at naglalaro ng bandminton, tapos kapag Christmas season ang sarap mamili sa tiangge

  2. Ang saya! Now na SAHM na ako, super happy that I am able to do this and be with the kids more doing simple things. :)


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