Child's play, all the way

Published: 14 November, 2013 09:04 IST | The Guide Team |

Mumbai's kids deserve a far better deal when it comes to activities to indulge. So, The GUIDE team came up with a bunch of stuff from in and around the city that your li'l one will love to do, not just today, but well into this weekend. From food, adventure and a toy train ride, we promise, it'll be a fantastic joyride. Happy tripping!

Around the world in a carousal
Convert this day into an adventurous and thrilling experience by going around on rides like Nitro, Tubbby Takes Off, Bump it Boats, Loch Ness Explorers, Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor, Rajasaurus River Adventure, Gold Rush Express and many more which are specially created for children. What better way than by spending time choosing which ride to hop on to!
AT Adlabs Imagica, 0/31, Khopoli - Pali Road, off Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Sangdewadi, Khopoli.
Call 42130405

Paint on The Wall of Change
On November 16, Kinder Nest, a pre-school and activity centre, is hosting The Wall of Change where children (in the age group of 4 to 10) can participate with their parents to beautify the compound wall of Dadar Railway Police Quarters. The goal is to allow children to colour the city, based on their imagination. Children from the NGO Mann — Centre for Individuals with Special Needs will participate at the event. Children from other NGOs are also slated to participate.

On November 16, 10 am to 12 pm
At Railway Police Quarters, near Swaminarayan Temple, Dadar (E).
Call 24133686

Lights. Camera. Fun.
At the Fun with Fotography for Juniors sessions, children aged 10 to 15 can learn the art from Isaac Kehimkar. Your child will gain hands-on experience on camera handling, picture composition and essential tips on wildlife photography, picture processing and camera care. Kehimkar will groom young shutterbugs in taking good photos and there will be a photography competition held at the end of the workshop. Each participant will receive a participation certificate.

On Today, 9 am to 4 pm
Call 9594929107
Cost R1,500

A cracker of a dish
We all know how yummy pizza is. With chocolate and marshmallows to it, you’ll have every kid go wow. This Children’s Day, Le Café will put together the goodness of chocolate and the gooey indulgence of marshmallows into a special Choco-Marshmallow Pizza. The special pizza has been introduced specially for Children’s Day.

On Today
At Le Cafe (Chembur East andR City mall, Ghatkopar).
Price R475 + taxes
Call 25281544 (Chembur)

Keep your art and eat it too
Indigo Kids is hosting, Eat Your Art Out, the first in a series of events aimed at helping kids and parents bond with each other by doing interesting activities together. In this event, children and parents are supposed to create artistic edible masterpieces guided under the hands of trained professionals. ·

On November 17, 4.30 pm to 7 pm
At 212 All Day Restaurant, 2 Savoy Chambers, VP Road, Santacruz (W).
Price Rs 1,000 per child and R800 per adult, all inclusive of food
Call 9967954054

Stitch by stitch
Sewing experts at The Hab will train young and older participants in creating wall hangings, wallets, key chains, mobile phone covers and coin pouches using different decorative stitches and embroidery patterns.

On Today, 11 am to 8 pm
At G1, 444 Corporate Lounge, opposite Sahib Khatwara Darbar, road no 7, Linking Road, Khar (W).
Call 61274444
Cost R300 to R700 (all materials and accessories will be provided)

Capoeira away
Yoga 101 has introduced Capoeira Kids, a training programme to teach the Brazilian martial art through music, dance and acrobatics. It will focus on stories told through songs that help in awakening the artistic spark in kids while developing self-expression. It also develops self-awareness, boosts confidence and improves flexibility.

Till November 30, 4 pm to 6 pm;
At 101, Aram Nagar 2, JP Mehta Road, Versova, Andheri (W). call 9820125963
Cost Rs 2,500 per child

Enjoy picturesque locales through a train journey from Neral to Matheran. The toy train that connects the two stations, covers
20 km and spells fun. The train travels through the Western Ghats and it takes around two hours to reach Matheran from Neral through the mountains. So, take a joyous train ride and go for a quick escapade to celebrate a day dedicated to you.

Price Rs 210 (first class fare) and Rs 35 (second class fare)
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Celebrate budding artists
Bal Disha, the annual exhibition now in its 18th year, attracts young artists from across India. The exhibition gives children an opportunity to showcase their talents and serves as an encouragement to budding artists. The event also commemorates Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s love for children and coincides with Children’s Day. Check out 12-year-old artist Vedika Kanchan’s works, who is exhibiting 17 paintings at the show.

Till November 18, 11 am to 7 pm
At Nehru Art Gallery,
Dr AB Road, Worli.
CAll 24964676

Games people play
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum just finished a weekend of activities for children, including a Games Mela in the Museum Plaza, of games played in neighbourhood grounds, years ago. But one need not worry because all year around, children can visit and engage with the dioramas and models of old childhood games at the Museum. They can also check out myriad city artifacts including the Relief Map of Greater Mumbai, prepared by Sirdar SL Bagwe in 1934. 

At Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Ambedkar Road, Byculla (E).
Call 23731234 

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