Children's Day Special: 5 best events in Mumbai for kids today
From learning tie-and-dye to setting out on a sail and bingeing on healthy food, we've got you and your li'l one covered all day long this Children's Day
Parents will agree that getting kids to eat healthy is a constant challenge, especially when eating out. To solve your problems, this restaurant has started The Fit Kid Menu that includes kiddie favourites made in a healthy way. For mains, try mac 'n' cheese made with gluten-free macaroni, peppers and cream cheese dip, or pulled chicken burrito that uses cornmeal burrito, basil pesto, red onions, olives and brie. Sip on the power ranger smoothie made with fruits, flax seeds and honey; banana split sundae with chocolate sauce, caramel, cookie dough and chocolate ice cream.
Till November 30
At 212 All Good, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel.
Eat for a cause
Talented young food enthusiasts from the organisation CRY had a fun workshop where chef Vikram Khatri taught them how to cook Japanese delicacies using special techniques. The dishes are now part of a special menu where a percentage of proceeds will be donated to the organisation. The four-course menu includes mushroom suimono soup and Guppy vegetable California roll for appetisers, and tenderloin cubed steak and teriyaki glazed artichoke and tofu for mains that can be accompanied by garlic fried rice or udon noodles. End your meal on a sweet note with petit fours, chocolate sorbet and sesame crunch, and eggless chocolate and miso caramel tart.
Till November 19
At Hello Guppy, Godrej-BKC, G-Block, BKC, Bandra East.
Cost Rs.999 per head
Set out on a sail
Is your child wondering what an island or a lighthouse looks like? Show it to them first-hand as you venture into the Arabian Sea on a sailboat (with a capacity of three to six people) organised by Heart and Soil. Starting from Gateway of India, the two-hour ride, also available in mornings and afternoons until May, is one of the best ways to catch the sunset and learn a thing or two about sailing from an expert on board.
Gateway of India.
Cost Rs.1,000 per head
Keen to spend some quality time with your kid? Bond over a tie-and-dye workshop conducted by artist Ritika Jhunjhunwala of Iteeha. The parent-child activity is open to kids above seven years. The hands-on workshop involves folding, twisting, pleating or crumpling a T-shirt, provided by the organisers, and learning the art of applying eco-friendly dyes. The result: A T-shirt with a unique design that can hold the pride of place in your child's wardrobe. The artist will also show kids how to screen print garments.
At Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive.
Cost Rs.2,700 (includes material, food and beverages)
Feel the magic
Who said learning science is restricted to a school laboratory? Engage in various edutainment activities where kids can learn more about body mass and the law of gravity. For instance, kids can blow life-size bubbles and see them change shapes as part of an activity titled Bubblelology. If your kids are addicted to Harry Potter, get them to indulge in Magic Writing, where they get to write with quills. Get their friends together to play a giant-sized Snakes and Ladder and even Dominoes. The venue also features a photo booth and will host a science show post 4 pm.
At KORUM Mall, Mangal Pandey Road, near Cadbury Compound, Eastern Express Highway, Thane West.