Travel Three Outdoor Parks in Pampanga for a Weekend Hangout Posted on April 25, 2018 8 min read 0 1,578 Locals and tourists alike enjoy the province of Pampanga for their food and lifestyle. The unique recipes and their cuisine make other people in awe of their roots. As to culture, their festivals are colorful and inspiring. They portray their history and encourage the unity between Kapampangans. Besides filling your tummy and celebrating festivals, you can head to the North to have a different kind of weekend. You can visit outdoor parks and other Pampanga tourist attraction to relax and release your stress. Aqua Planet, Sandbox, and Sky Ranch are some of the open areas so you can visit with family and friends. Here’s what you can expect in these outdoor parks. Sandbox You can find Sandbox in the middle of the flatlands in Porac. The vicinity doesn’t have trees that can absorb the heat in the air. Thus, it gets hot in the area. Most adventure seekers visit the park for their unique facilities. It is the place to visit if you’re looking for a unique outdoor experience in the North. It has Avatar One (a roller coaster zip line) and the tallest giant swing in the Philippines. There are also archery ranges, a playground, mini golf, and ATV/UTV rides passing through Pasig-Potreto River. Sandbox is proud of the Giant Swing, the tallest swing in the country that can accommodate three people and sways 10 meters from the ground. There’s also the Adventure Tower which is a 15-meter wall climb, rappelling site, and free fall. The height offers an astounding view of Alviera’s open field. Sky Ranch If you are looking rides, then you must head to Sky Ranch in Downtown San Fernando. It is the second branch of the amusement park to open in the country. The park has more than fifteen rides guest to explore. Children are sure to enjoy slow and smooth rides such as the Bumper Boat, Safari Splash, Express Train, Wonder Flight, and the Planetarium. READ What To Do When Visiting Hong-Kong For The First TimeAdults can go for the Loop Roller Coaster, Bungee Jumping, Space Shuttle, and Super Vikings. On sundown, the Double Decker Carousel is sure to make the trip dreamy and exciting. The Pampanga Eye, a ferris wheel with air-conditioned gondolas, must be part of your itinerary if you plan to visit the park. Aqua Planet There’s a new water park to visit other than Villa Alfredo’s. Aqua Planet opened on February 24 and is now in a 10-hectare land in Clark Freeport Zone. It has 25 attractions all over the area Translation: It has slides for all ages). On top of that, it has two giant wave pools and stalls with food, beverages, boutique items, and souvenirs. Like other water parks, Aqua Planet has several slides for different people. The Spiral Slide is spacious for courses and different speed. There’s also the Super Bowl which uses a four-person raft ride with twists and turns. For a different experience, there’s the Flow Rider, Octopus Racer, and Tornado. The Lazy River is a must for those who want a change of pace. Meanwhile, kids can enjoy the Mermaid Bay, a pool with delightful attractions. These outdoor parks are ideal for those who wish to spend their weekend differently. Groups can head to Sandbox in Porac to test their skills and stretch their abilities this weekend. On the other hand, Aqua Planet at Angeles City is the place to be to cool off. Those who wish to feel the rush and the thrill from rides must visit Sky Ranch in San Fernando.