If you aren't planning to leave the city this summer, plan a vacation in Mumbai. Choose from a range of activities that we've curated, not just for your tot, but for you and your family too
For Young Adults
Theatre This season of Summertime@Prithvi comprises 19 creative workshops on storytelling, enactment, Sufi dance and juggling among others, conducted by experts like Om Katare, Makarand Deshpande, Joy Fernandez, Zia Nath etc.
Age 6 to 16 years From April 25 to June 7 AT Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu. Call 26149546
Design Does your teen show interest in design but is confused about the career path to follow? Opt for counselling at Prerna Experiential and help them choose a 12-week module in different design courses.
Age 11 years and above AT Rama Gulab Apartments, Subhash Road, Vile Parle (E). Call 26827778
Also read: Sign up for a flying summer
Photography If you love to fiddle with the camera, find unique perspectives through the lens and wish to click photographs creatively, sign up for a creative photography workshop conducted by Jatan Atara.
Age 14 years and above
On May 9 (11 am to 1 pm)
At Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda.
Cost Rs 500 Call 22844484
Music Wish to add a new skill to your CV? Participate in any of the three weekly workshops at the True School of Music where you can learn the techniques of being a DJ, produce a new soundtrack and get hands-on training on instruments like the guitar, drums, etc.
Age 8 to 17 years
From April 20 AT The True School of Music, 107 Sun Mill Compound, Lower Parel.
Cost Rs 7,500 (per course, per week)
Gaming Tease your brain cells by ordering Chanakya's Chakkravyuh boardgame at your workplace or at home. An instructor will come over with the game for one-hour training session, post which you can continue to play and hone your investment skills.
From Monday till Saturday (between 10 am and 5 pm)
Loh on to www.bluebulb.in
Cost Rs 3,999
Food Learn to cook snacks like Peppery Chicken Noodle Bowl, Mexican Chicken Wrap, Sausage Calzone and Chicken Burger at a workshop conducted by Rushina Munshaw of APB Cook Studio.
On April 22 (11 am to 2 pm)
AT 301, Srishti Plaza, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (E).
Cost Rs 1,500 (taxes extra)
Jewellery For those who love making a statement with ethnic jewellery, attend a workshop on Lac Artistry, conducted by the Indian Institute of Jewellery. Learn the complex process of making the Lac jewellery that is predominantly found in Rajasthan.
On April 24 (9 am to 11.30 am)
At Modern Centre, B-Wing, Sane Guruji Marg, Mahalaxmi.
Call 66661102 COST Rs 350
Technology iRobokid has introduced three special prog-rammes — iMachines, iConstruct and iBot — where children can participate in hands-on activities like building container terminals, portable cranes and fork lifts.
age 6 to 14 years
Till June 13
Log on to www.irobokid.com
A robotic workshop in progress
World food Get your tot exposed to global cultures through workshops on world food, art, literature, music and sports at the Kidzee Summer Camp, themed around Globe-athon — A World Run.
Age 3 to 5 years TILL May (three hours per day for four weeks)
Adventure If your kid is a waterbaby, make them learn surfing within the city at a summer camp conducted by Surfset Fitness. The workshop is conducted at an indoor studio where children are taught how to balance themselves on a patented surfboard.
Age 5 years and above
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (11 am to 12 pm, 4 to 5 pm) AT 304 Business suites '9', SV Road, Santacruz (W).
Kids learn how to balance at a surfing summer camp in the city
Art If your kid is keen to learn about different art forms, sign up for certified creative courses by Hobby Ideas where they can learn about Pithora tribal art, wooden block printing techniques, button craft, quilling and origami.
Age 4 to 7 years; 8 to 12 years
Till June (weekly courses starting every Monday) AT Kemps Corner (23825621); Infiniti Mall, Malad (66490239); Inorbit Mall, Vashi (27814501), Neptune Magnet
Mall, Bhandup (67105434)
Cost Rs 2,200 per course
Cooking All the little chefs out there can participate in a hands-on baking workshop conducted by Sticky Fingerzs and bake cakes, mini bread loafs, stuffed buns and
bread sticks as well as tea-time treats like Spanakopita bites, assorted chocolates and more.
age 7 to 12 years
Till May (on Saturdays, 2 pm onwards)
At Powai Planet CHS, near SM Shetty School, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Cost Rs 1,000 onwards
Fitness Get your family together for a fun evening by participating in an Aqua Zumba workshop conducted by Zumba expert Sucheta Pal. The workshop combines the principles of water aerobics with Zumba moves and the best part is that you don't even need to know how to swim!
Age 16 to 60 years
On April 18 (6.30 pm to 7.30 pm;
8 pm to 9 pm)
AT Gold's Gym, Vashi.
A family enjoys a game of Fletter
Sports Join your kid in the summer camp fun by participating in various sports activities like swimming and skating as well
as music, dramatics and dancing at Vibgyor High.
Age Nursery to Grade 10 + parents Tell April 25 AT Motilal Nagar-1, Srirang Sabde Marg, off Link Road, Goregaon (W). Call 39577070
Play This Sunday, bond with your child by participating in the Fletter card game competition. The game involves making words at rapid-fire speed from the letters placed in front of you. This workshop also includes playing a game of football together.
On April 19 (5 pm to 7 pm)
At Kick, Supreme Business park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Call 9870590285 Cost R499
Photo-walk Teach your kids a thing or two about the heritage of Mumbai and learn architectural photography by participating in the Fort Photo-walk conducted by Mayank Soni and Saadia Dhailey. The walk starts from CSMVS Museum lawns.
Age 12 and above, families ON April 26 (8 am to 10 am, reporting time is 7.45 am) Call 22844484 COST R500 per person, Rs 1,000 for family (upto 4 persons)