Bannerghatta National Park
A great place to visit in Bangalore with kids in tow is the Bannerghatta National Park. The well-maintained zoo and park attract travellers from around the country. The place offers interesting activities such as wildlife safari; and the journey offers exciting sightings of animals that freely roam the park. Catch your kid's excitement as they sight tigers, peacocks, bears and lions on the journey. Finish the safari and take a nice walk in the zoo as you observe the vast variety of animals here, with separate sections for reptiles and birds as well. You can count on learning a few facts yourself!
The Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) will now be home to 31 lions and lionesses and a sloth bear which were rescued from circuses in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. After travelling the 2,300-km long journey from the nation’s capital, the animals were given a fresh lease of life, away from the pathetic conditions in circuses.The BNP, which started a lion safari park as back as 1979 and a tiger safari park in 1987, has planned to start bear and white tiger safari parks from this year.
Address : Bannerghatta Road, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083
This is a children's Park within the Cubbon Park which is an imaginatively planned amusement park and recreation centre. It is a place where children can enjoy a 1.5 kms ride on a toy train through the park. They can also see the Doll's museum which has an interesting collection of dolls and toys from all over the world. A mini park has swings, horse rides and tree houses. To trigger the enquiring mind there is a 20 million year old tree, a gift from the Geological Survey of India. The Vijayaranga Theatre screens children's films and stages plays. Craft and hobby classes for children are also conducted in Bal Bhavan.
Address : Cubbon Park Premises, Near-Vishweshwaraiah Museum, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Neeladri Amusement Park
The children would love to spend a holiday in a fun-filled atmosphere here in the amusement Park. Set on a splendid 30 acres of land, Neeladri Amusement Park is the combination of an amusement park and a water park in the city. They can have fun rides, games arcade, Roman type amphitheatre. There are restaurants, ice cream parlours and chaat stalls are also available. It is the only combination of an amusement park and a water park in the city. It's the place to ease out your tensions and amuse yourselves in a fun-filled atmosphere. Spread over 30 acres of splendid landscape, the park consists of 45 different mind boggling fun rides, a video games arcade, Roman type amphitheatre, restaurants, ice cream parlours and chaat stalls. The water park even provides locker facilities to the visitors.
Address : Behind Electronic City, Bangalore – 561229
The old government aquarium is not among the best-maintained destinations in Bangalore, but nevertheless it is fun to watch your child's face light up as they see the variety of fish here. The two-storey building houses a decent number of fishes and is definitely worth a visit at least once. The entry fee is nominal. It is situated close to the Cubbon Park, allowing you to explore further once you are done with the aquarium. The surrounding area also has plenty of snack and street food options.
Housed in an octagonal building, it is a fresh water Aquarium, exhibiting a variety of fishes, indigenous as well as exotic.
The building also houses the Aquarists Society of Karnataka who are involved in the sale of fish tanks, fish and accessories. Apart from popularising the keeping of ornamental fish in schools and hospitals they also are involved in organising exhibitions, seminars, slide shows, lectures and imparting training to maintain ornamental fish.
Best suited for older children, the Government Museum in Bangalore is among the oldest in the country and the second oldest in the south of India. It has a vast collection of interesting artifacts such as coins, paintings, vessels, jewellery, weapons, etc. A trip to the museum is a must for history and art lovers. It is sure to open the doors of knowledge to your children and with your guidance can learn much from the few hours spent here.
Address : Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
The planetarium in Bangalore provides one of those experiences that young children will remember for years to come. The experience of watching the night sky and learning about the solar system. The charming show of 'The Sky Theater' is a must-see. Beside this, the various other exhibits also provide interesting lessons. The planetarium is closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month. The entry fee is nominal.
the Planetarium is a visual delight for children and adults. The sound and light show - "The Sky Theatre Show" about the marvels of the universe, the planets and the solar system, is designed to be informative and entertaining. The theatre can seat up to two hundred and ten persons.
Address : Bangalore Association for Science Education, Sri T. Choudaiah Road, High, Grounds
Opp. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum
Take a walk through India’s first aerospace museum in Bangalore and you’ll find yourself admiring the precision, design and shape of some of the finest Indian air machines to take to the air.
The colourful interiors filled with scientific contraptions that work will allow your kids to play as they learn. It is among the few educational outings that will keep kids so engaged that they might not want to leave!
Address : Varthur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The newest amusement park to entertain Bangaloreans of all age is the Wonder La Amusement Park. Situated on the Bangalore Mysore Road, Wonder La has already been ranked India's biggest amusement park. The reasons for this distinction are many. It incorporates the latest technologies including a number of water rides and latest imported land rides never seen elsewhere in the country. Maverick, Y-Scream, Drop Zone, Insanity and so on are some of the high-thrill rides, where riders can experience a maximum thrill of up to 3 G's. Wonder la also boasts of India's largest Indoor Musical Fountain & Laser Show apart from the Virtual Reality theatre that offers a complete multi-sensorial movie experience. Families can enjoy a number of water-based amusements that include two Wave Pools, two Play Pools, Lazy River and a variety of Water Slides.
Snow City Bangalore is a premier amusement destination which promises different experience to everyone and redefining entertainment.
Snow City Bangalore consists of staggering 33 foot snow area spread over a massive 12,500 square feet at fun world complex located in J.C.Nagar. Snow City Bangalore serves a plethora of fun activities including climbing a snow mountain, snow sliding, making snowballs and dancing in snow arena. The promoters Vajra Group who have invested around 10-15 crore in this wonderful snow land are planning to setup art gallery of ice sculptures, laser show and other exciting amenities to ensure a visit to Snow City Bangalore remains memorable experience.
Address : 5, Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006
Nagavara Lake and Lumbini Gardens
The newest Water Park that is bringing joy and respite to Bangaloreans from the hot summer is the Lumbini Gardens on the Nagavara Lake.
Lumbini Gardens on the Nagawara lake front near Hebbal is an exclusive boating and leisure complex with a variety of entertainment activities introduced for the first time in Bangalore. The leisure park is set up at a cost of over Rs 10 crore.
The park has been designed to cater to all ages, children can look forward to a rotating Carousal or enter in a land of fantasy with the Vortex, a new invention in entertainment.
Address : 45 Nagawara Lake Ring Road | Hebbal, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560034, India