Yesterday, January 21, 2017, we went to Ball Pit Manila to celebrate my friend’s (former office mate’s) birthday. Our supposed schedule was 11:00 am to 12:00 nn. We availed a promo that allowed us to reserve/ book a slot with BPM (Ball Pit Manila) in 1 hour schedules. (More on the promo later)
Coming from Cavite (holler, South people!), we took a van from Camella and rode it towards Legazpi St. in Makati. We walked all the way to Ball Pit Manila since it was just a short (maybe) 10 mins walk (with my pace).
The building wasn’t really that hard to find but upon seeing the building, it was hard to determine whether you were at the right place. It was a relatively old building (uncommon in Makati CBD) and no signs indicated that Ball Pit Manila was inside. We had to ask the security guard (which wasn’t even dressed as one) if we were at the right place and what floor BPM was located at. Tip-Z: It’s at the second floor, the first door when you get off the elevator and head right.
When we got inside, there were a lot of people. I noticed that the place had sleeping bags and bean bag chairs on the floor to accommodate people who were waiting for their schedule or were enjoying the rest of their stay after playing in the pit. So yes, the Ball Pit was just a part of the unit. I know, I expected it to be bigger as well. But I guess it was alright since the smaller pit gave more space for their “cafe” and hangout spots.
Since we asked to move our schedule from 11am to an hour later, we asked if we could move it later still as there were a lot of people in the pit. The staff were very accommodating and friendly and arranged our schedule according to our request. We waited the time out by playing with their available games while utilizing their bean bag chairs. They have card games aplenty but we only played Exploding Kittens and Uno. I saw that they also had Monopoly Deal and Cards Against Humanity. Fun, right? 😀
When the big group in the pit left, we took their place and dived right in. I fully expected the pit to be deeper but when I tried to stand, it just went up to my waist (maybe just the legs for normal people *insert hurt laughter from me*). But the space allowed you to lay down and be fully covered. Just be careful because it takes some getting used to to stand up again.
Going to share some pictures with you now (highlights of our trip):
Graffiti Wall at Ball Pit Manila
With the birthday celebrant
So happy in my natural habitat
Coffee & Play at Ball Pit Manila
Neck-deep in the pit
Thank you, Ball Pit Manila! Couldn’t help but edit the photo and merge it with calligraphy ❤
After playing in the pit
Remember how I told you that they have hangout places inside the unit as well? You can only stay for an hour in the pit but you can stay at the hangout places for as long as you want. And the best part? They have complimentary drinks for the guests after exercising and wading through the pit! That’s why they have coffee and play on their logo. Coffee or iced tea can be served for you for free!
All-in-all it was a very happy experience for every kid-at-heart like me! 😉
Here’s the breakdown of the cost:
- #FreePass Promo for our friend who celebrated her birthday last Jan. 10: PhP 0
- 2 paying friends for the promo (me and the boyfriend): PhP 299/ea x 2 = PhP 598
- Fare for 2 from Cavite: PhP 70/ea x 3 = PhP 210
TOTAL COST PER PERSON: PhP 270
The promo was for January Babies and you could only avail the free pass if you would bring 2 paying friends with you. The discounted rate was PhP 299 for the 2 paying friends and it comes in 1 hour slots. Also, it comes with the complimentary drink. What are you waiting for? You still have a few days to reserve/ book a slot!
Tip-Z: I suggest you bring an extra hundred for food since they sell pastries at their cafe. As they serve a complimentary drink, you can already have a snack after playing in the pit for a very cheap amount 🙂