Where to eat and what to do are usually a deciding tussle with kids during weekends or holidays. So most times we are struggling to hunt for places in the town where the little one and we can enjoy equally. It took us quite some time to research a few such places in town and we managed to visit a few places to check if those are really as good as they are made out to be.
School going children are always hungry for some high packed action on the weekends. That’s the time that they get to let themselves go and enjoy to the fullest. It’s mostly a break from the rigmarole of school, sports training/coaching, activities; the whole gamut of engagements that keep them occupied the whole week through. As little kids, the most that we ever got to do was either go to the market with the parents or visit a family friend of relative. Today, the kids have a whole lot of varied activities to pick and chose from. Various places in and around Gurgaon are available for the kids to have that one-day-out where they can beat the routine and do something that excites them.
And while they are at it, why not involve yourself in what they like to do best and create a deeper bond. Believe me, once in a while having your child do as they please always works wonders for your own relationship with them.
Having the kids engaged in mind and body related activities is of paramount importance for their overall growth. Most times we take kids out either for a movie or for shopping at the malls. Even though having them participate in family matters is important, still, they need to be able to kick around on weekends the way they wish, sometimes. Fortunately, in Gurgaon we have options we can choose from to ensure their time is utilized in the most productive way. And along the way, it’s a great opportunity for the whole family to bond.
Welcome to The FunBox. A one-stop solution to complete indoor entertainment and celebrations for kids of all ages in the heart of Gurugram/NCR. With an expansive area of more than 15000 square ft., it includes a vibrant multilevel indoor play zone, exhilarating trampoline park, dazzling gaming zone, edutainment classes/workshops and fabulous indoor/outdoor party areas inclusive of food catering by Kwality Catering, aiming to be the most preferred party, play and learning destination for children and parents alike. They also offer an exclusive walk-in cafe within our premise to offer some mouth-watering delicacies while you sit back and watch your children smile their way through this box of fun.
Where: J-10/24 A, DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon
From thrilling arcade games to bumper cars to a adrenaline rushing 9D virtual reality movie experience, Funky Island is like a miniature indoor amusement park, a state-of-the-art, fun yet stimulating entertainment zone for adults as well as kids. It is a vast, 11,000 square feet spread out area, abuzz with frenzy and excitement, perfect for a play date, family bonding time or a birthday party. I went with my 11-year-old brat and despite the fact that he’s at an age where he doesn’t express excitement over most things, this place left him visibly awestruck and delighted. Needless to say, it also brought out the child in me and after two hours of nonstop fun and mom-son bonding, we came back totally invigorated.
Where: 2nd Floor, MGF Metropolis Mall, MG ROAD, Gurgaon
Heritage Transport Museum
near Manesar is a place all eager minds must be taken once. If your little ones are interested in science, transportation or simply the magical movement of wheels they are going to have a whale of a time here. India’s first comprehensive transport museum, it is a place for fun and learning and offers a collection of rare, unique and elusive transport collectibles.
The highlights of the museum are its display of various modes of transportation and its evolution over the years. From railways to aviation to maritime and modern and rural transportation, the walk is as awe-inspiring as the evolution itself. Exhibitions and events are constant affair to keep the eager minds engaged. This is one place your little wonder will totally love.
Where: Bilaspur – Taoru Road (Major District Road 132) Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Taoru, Gurgaon
Barber Black Sheep
is first kids-only salon in Gurgaon, with grooming, babysitting and party planning services so their supermoms can take a bit of a break. Designed keeping your child’s safety, recreation and most importantly fun in mind, Barber Black Sheep is a one-stop haven for kids.
Where: A14/1, 4th Floor, DLF Phase 1, Golf Course Road, Opposite Mega Mall, Sector 25, Gurgaon
is an immersive & interactive entertainment venue for kids which offers a mix of entertainment, interactive sports, innovative games, eating & relaxation areas. Children can indulge in arcade games such as King of Hammer, Vincent Van Goga, Pac Man Smaaash, Pac Man Basket, Batman, Brew Bucket, Bull Shooter, SuperBike, Lobster Robo, Sharp Shooter and Power Pong.
Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Fun City, where the fun is.
There can’t be a place better suited for kids’ fun. Funcity is the leisure division of the Landmark Group which builds and operates family entertainment centres across the world. In a themed environment hear children laughing, see virtual games being played-all amidst picture-perfect surrounds, greatest rides where children could hop, skip and jump, and it’s not just the rides that will have you grinning from ear to ear.
Where: Ambience Mall, 3rd Floor, Gurgaon
Oysters Beach Water Park
is spread over a vast area of over 10 acres and is one destination your little one must visit. The park offers wholesome fun and adventure to the fun-loving kids. With thrilling rides such as sky fall, rapid racers, lazy & crazy river, typhoon tunnel and pirate station, the water park has everything to keep you and your little ones happy and thoroughly entertained. It offers various kinds of water activities, from playing in the water to plummeting down water slides and dancing under massive showers. One thing is for sure, your little one will not wish to stay ways from the waves.
This place is a perfect getaway for the family since it offers wholesome fun along with sumptuous food in the stalls close by. It’s a day-long affair and once you are back, you can be sure your mind would be constantly transported back to the experience.
Where: Sector 29, Huda City Metro Station, Gurgaon
is one place you are sure the kids will want to go more often. The place located at the sixth floor of Ambience Mall, provides entertainment along with family indulgence. The whole family can enjoy ice skating with skates that can be hired and spend hours just trying to figure out the technique. Introductory classes are provided for kids and adults alike. If you are already a pro, this is a nice place to have your little one practice too.
Where: 6th floor, Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurgaon
Oh My Game
brings to you the ultimate kids soft play area with multi-stories so your kids can have all the fun they want. An extravagant setting of 4500 sq ft, filled with dozens of amusing options to eat, play and chill with family & friends.
Where: 2nd Floor, Good Earth City Centre, Sector 50, Gurgaon