Mumbai. The maximum city. The city of the stars. The city of daydreamers. The city that rises like a Phoenix even after a disaster. The city of vada pav and gola. The city that never sleeps. The city we all love.
But despite its magic, who doesn’t yearn to escape Mumbai for some time, even if for a day? With kids around planning a getaway can become interesting.
- Impromptu trips are a big no-no.
- If planning for day trips the place should be reachable within 3 hours.
- It should have clean and hygienic restrooms.
- Finally, it should be a sunny day.
Well, mums can be a real pain at times and that includes me. And especially that last clause? Who expects a sunny day in July/ August? That too in Mumbai? But fret not, there are better ways to keep the kids ( of all size) indoors and thoroughly entertained this monsoon. And we will tell you how.
An indoor theme park Kidzania is a great way for the entire family to enjoy indoors. It is an interactive park that has games that are not only entertaining but educational as well.
Where: 3rd Floor, R City, North Wing, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar West, R City Mall, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400086, India
Though not an indoor park, Adlabs Imagica is extremely popular among kids and adults. If you have older kids who won’t mind getting wet on the roller coaster, give it a try. After all, the Pune-Mumbai Expressway is worth a ride during monsoon. Don’t forget a pitstop for Maggi! For those who want to avoid getting wet, choose from a myriad of rides, many of which are indoors, or visit the Snow Park with the younger kids.
Where: 30/31, Sangdewadi, Khopoli-Pali Road,SH 92, Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Tal-Khalapur, Khopoli, Maharashtra 410203, India
Go Bonkers is the perfect destination for kids of all ages to have complete fun. There is the Go Play area for toddlers and young children. Go Learn has a Lego-based programme where children can learn and build with Lego. Then there is Go Munch, of course, to keep those tiny beings all energised and the parents refreshed.
Where: Gr. Floor, Sidhwa House, Colaba Fire Brigade lane Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India
Visit the oldest aquarium in the country and introduce your kids to the amazing world beneath the ocean. The touch pool where kids can touch and feel harmless sea creatures is one of the most popular exhibitions here. Kids of all size find it fascinating.
Where: Taraporewala Building, Charni Road W, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400002, India
A trip to the planetarium will be another day well spent. A perfect outing for the whole family especially if the little ones are highly interested in all matters space. It is a great way to introduce them to the heavenly bodies as well.
Where: Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018, India
A unique, fun place which is making news in Mumbai is Clue Hunt. You will be locked in a room, and then you have to hunt throughout the room for clues, solve puzzles and find the key to unlocking the door. Though young kids and toddlers are not allowed in this game for obvious reasons, children over ten years can come along with their siblings and parents.
Where: 301, Roha Orion, 16th Road, Near Mini Punjab Restaurant, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
Go-karting, bowling, indoor cricket, and tons of other interactive games and entertainment options all under one roof. Restaurants are available to satisfy your taste buds.
Where: Kamala No. 4, Mumbai, Sun Mills Compound Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India