Last week, my sister in law, Martine, and I decided to take our kids and their cousins out for a little exploring. It was the two of us adults and eight very active children! We needed a place where they can freely express themselves but also be indoors (in case it rains), and where we can easily keep an eye on them all. Quriocity turned out to be the perfect place.
Quriocity is a children’s picture book store; play and workshop space; as well as a tea bar located inside the Crossroads Center along Mother Ignacia, Quezon City. It was founded by parents who loved to travel and make things. The space is filled with many different and interesting items, big and small, from around the world, as well as materials for learning and making.
Upon entering its doors, the kids go crazy, immediately searching for a toy to tinker or play with. Some went straight for the basket of balls, others to the bin of Lego. Some discovered the rainbow slinkies while the others scrambled for their turn on the swing (yes, a swing!). After running here and there, trying every toy out, they settled down, somehow, to their own activity of choice.
They (I, too) loved the tiny door, the tiny furniture, the vintage telephone, the little woven boxes containing toys for endless imaginative play. The picture books for browsing were also very nice. Summer and Emma asked me to read a couple. One was Ada Twist Scientist and the other one was Iggy Peck, Architect — both wonderful stories both by Andrea Beaty.
There is an art bar from where you can buy various paper, string and craft materials to make pretty things with. Beside it is a tea bar from where parents can grab a fresh cup to relax with while watching their children play. There is also a sitting area with low tables and cushion, perfect for storytelling and crafting.
The kids found much to do in Quriocity, to my relief. And it was two hours well spent! Marts and I agree that it was a play space of our dreams and would definitely love to bring the little ones back.
You may follow Quriocity on Instagram: @quriocity_ph to get updates on events. But on regular shop days, entrance is free of charge. Craft materials and tea are for sale.