Treat Your Kids with Road Trips to Kid-Friendly Places In & Around Mumbai
So, finally the summer vacations have started. And are your kids nudging you constantly to take them to a fantastic location to have fun and frolic? Well, we understand. The struggle is real. It’s natural for the kids to feel the need for a break when they’re exhausted from the exams that just got over, and the idea of playing (or shall we say monkeying?) around for 2 to 3 months during the summer holidays is certainly very enticing. And if you are taking them for a nice vacation, obviously they will love you for this.
We suggest — why don’t you take them to Mumbai? Well, it is a rocking city with everything amazing for a kid and adult and even a senior citizen. You will find extremely adventurous places, exciting locations, and even relaxing spots – in one word, something for everyone in the family. What’s more? Your kid wouldn’t even realise, and the days will pass like magic in the metropolitan ambience of this city. One more suggestion — do opt for a road trip to travel to Mumbai if you really want to enjoy the place thoroughly and even explore the magnificent locations in the vicinity.
Essential things to remember when you are travelling to Mumbai with kids!
Keep yourself and your kids totally entertained throughout your stay in Mumbai during the summers:
10 Top Kids friendly places in Mumbai
- Hanging gardens
- Essel World and Water Kingdom
- Elephanta Caves
- Nehru Planetarium
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park
- Taraporewala Aquarium
- Imagica Water and Theme Park
- Beaches of Mumbai
Road trips around Mumbai are very rewarding. But if you are travelling with kids, you’ll get some fun-filled options to explore.
1. Hanging gardens
Around 138 years old, this garden is located on Malabar Hill in Mumbai. Considered as one of the best summer vacations destinations of this city, it has myriad variants and spread of greenery and colourful flowers. Even the rides for children are available to keep them busy. And the animal shaped statues are your best photo props. While your child is having a fantastic time playing in the garden, you can enjoy a soothing walk in the cool and breezy garden overlooking the sea.
Topping the list of places offering entertainment and fun places for kids, Kidzania – located in the R City Mall, Ghatkopar, lets your kid enjoy multiple realistic and role play activities. The children get totally engrossed playing a pretend game as a doctor or a chef or a dabba-walah, and you get a cosy room to relax while they are properly taken care of!
3. Essel World and Water Kingdom
The oldest amusement park and water park of this city, Essel World and Water Kingdom are twin theme parks for children and even adults. There are incredibly exciting rides in these parks, and you can spend an entire day enjoying the fabulous attractions of these places. Get drenched totally in the numerous slides of Water Kingdom and Essel World has rides like Thunder, Cup Saucer, and roller Coasters to keep you hooked.
4. Elephanta Caves
Kids love exploring intriguing places and Elephanta Caves is one of the top attractions of Mumbai. Your child would love to view each and every corner of these caves and watch the mesmerising paintings on the walls and incredible carvings.
5. Nehru Planetarium
If your kid loves science and social sciences, then the Nehru planetarium is a great option for you to take them to. The opening time, entry fee is different on each day depending upon the genre of the activities. Just ensure to inquire in advance about the day’s activities beforehand when you intend to visit this place with your child.
6. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Take your self-drive car rental towards Borivali if you want your kids to view some of the very exceptional wildlife of the city protected perfectly. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the best destination for wildlife lovers and children as the area is really vast and you get a guided tour of the entire park.
7. Taraporewala Aquarium
When you are on road trips from Mumbai with Kids your car should definitely head to Marine Drive, the fabulous seaside of the city and the Taraporewala Aquarium situated just opposite this location. You will find a mind-blowing collection of fishes and aquatic animals protected in this aquarium which are surely going to give your child a lot of opportunity to learn about them.
8. Imagica Water and Theme Park
When searching for kid’s friendly destinations in and around Mumbai, you’ll definitely hear a lot about Adlabs Imagica Theme and Water Park. The incredibly amazing rush of rides and exquisite water slides are going to drive your kids crazy. There is also a special snow play area and ghost house in this location that will definitely leave them thrilled.
Lonavala is a serene hill station and also one of the best picnic and camping sites around Mumbai. Your child would love to get drenched on the steps of Bushi Dam and enjoy trekking and camping with you at the lush green areas of this place. Pro tip – the waterfalls and hilly terrains of Lonavala aren’t that risky and are great to hike along with your kids.
10. Beaches of Mumbai
You just couldn’t miss taking your children to the beaches in Mumbai for incredible fun and sand play. They’ll even enjoy the yummy Mumbai style snacks and delicacies that are served on the beaches, apart from the children’s rides that are often seen in some of these places. The best beaches to head with your kids are Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Aqsa Beach, etc.
While taking your kids to tour Mumbai, always opt for a safe and hygienic car on rent. And if you find these exciting places not enough, then there are also some very splendid places around Mumbai for kids like the very entertaining Shangrila Water Park, the man-made hill station – Lavassa, the beach town – Alibaug, the majestic hill station – Mahabaleshwar, and even the Ajanta and Ellora Caves of Aurangabad.