Pleasing kids can be the simplest yet the toughest task in the world! On one hand, simple things make them happy. On the other, they get bored so easily. Especially when you are taking them somewhere with you. (Not to forget the tantrums they throw once they realise that the destination you chose to take them to has nothing exciting in store for them!) Well, however tough this situation might seem, there’s a solution to it – it’s listing the best places to take them to where they shall not find a moment to stay still or feel bored. There’s where we pitch in.
Your search for the best places to take kids along for vacations ends here! Because today we are talking about Kolkata, rightly known as the ‘city of joy’ – no wonder they have some happy places to take kids to. And yes, we mean the greatest fun and entertainment package for your child as well. So this vacation, don’t waste much time, just take your kids with you and head over to kid’s friendly destinations in and around Kolkata.
Essential things to remember when taking kids to Kolkata!
Best time to visit Kolkata with kids — Kolkata has a fine weather during winters and even early summers are pleasant enough. Take your kids to this city during any of their vacations, everything is going to be super perfect for them.
Things to do in Kolkata — There are innumerable kid’s activities and things to do in Kolkata like checking the wildlife, heading to the museums, amusement parks, camping, trekking, etc.
Let your child enjoy the best vacation in and around Kolkata
- Science City
- The Indian Museum
- Alipore Zoo
- The Victoria Memorial
- Nicco Park
- Birla Planetarium
- Wet O Wild
- Baabur Haat
Road trips around Kolkata never fail to impress you! So, this time they’ll definitely work with your kids as well. The fun and excitement level is definitely going to be high! Just remember to keep their energy level high as well because oh boy, the vacation might be long, but when you tend to explore the summer vacations destinations around Kolkata, the holidays would seem inadequate.
1. Science City
The first thing to do after reaching Kolkata with kids is to check the opening time, entry fee, and other details of the best kid friendly centre – the Science City. It has everything in detail about science and research in the huge space. Your kid can actually get hands-on practice on various science projects. You’ll also find a butterfly garden and an exploration hall to keep them interested for long. A day well spent with utmost knowledge impart is guaranteed if you are bringing the kids here.
- Time — 9:00 am — 6:00 pm
- Entry fees — 30 INR
2. The Indian Museum
One of the top attractions for both adults and kids is the Indian Museum. Your kids would be extremely thrilled to find a large collection of ancient remains and even coins, mummies, fossils, paintings, and some items of the Egyptian History in this Museum. The museum is totally filled with such exclusive relics that are sure to keep your child engrossed for hours in this place.
- Time — 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
- Entry fees — 20 INR
3. Alipore Zoo
You just can’t miss visiting the oldest zoo of India that was established in the 18th century – the Alipore Zoo. There are about 1266 animals in this zoo including the zebras, deer, rhinos, etc. This means once you enter this zoo with your kid, you aren’t going back until it’s the closing time and your child will be super thrilled to see all these animals in their comfortable zones.
- Time — 9:00 am — 4:00 pm
- Entry fees — 25 INR
4. The Victoria Memorial
Let your safe and hygienic car on rent take you to this famous destination of Kolkata established in 1921 in the memory of Queen Victoria. The spacious area consists of a museum and a very rich garden around. You can take your child to tour this museum and after the tour let the kid enjoy lavishly in the huge garden. With many books, paintings, and galleries to keep them busy, you won’t even realise and the day would pass in a jiffy and how.
- Time — 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
- Entry fees — 10 INR
5. Nicco Park
One of the most famous entertainment and fun places in Kolkata is the Nicco Park. Famously known as the Disneyland of Kolkata, this place has everything that can keep your child truly engrossed and entertained. From thrilling rides to the fun gaming centre and even a bowling alley and a restaurant, everything is truly swanky and super joyful. Once here, you’ll have to drag your child out of this place when it’s closing time.
- Time — 10:30 — 6:30 pm
- Entry fees — 185 INR
6. Birla Planetarium
One of the very exciting and insightful places in Kolkata for your child is the Birla Planetarium. They will love knowing about the solar system and much more in an interesting manner. The unique way of describing each and every part of this study makes it even more captivating and knowledgeable for the child.
- Time — 12:30 pm — 6:30 pm
- Entry fees — 80 INR
7. Wet O Wild
Now, let’s talk about Wet O Wild, a place which tops the list of the amusement park and waterpark of Kolkata. It has dozens of excellent slides to provide extreme fun and enjoyment to the kids and even you. With large pools to dip and get drenched, rain dance and more fun activities, it’s an ideal place to head with your kid in this city.
- Time —10:30 am — 6:00 pm
- Entry fees —500 INR onwards
8. Baabur Haat
Looking for ideal picnic and camping sites around Kolkata? Then do travel towards Baabur Haat. It is a fantastic picnic destination where you can camp conveniently as well. The huge open ground, the fishing area, the unending apple and orange orchards, and the perfect space to enjoy outdoor games with your child cumulatively make it the best place to relax for a day or two.
- Time — All day
- Entry fees — free
Bardhaman is so far one of the best places around Kolkata for kids. Do you know why? Well, because this place has the best historical and cultural remains to show to your child. Apart from the lush gardens in this town for their perfect play time, you can also take them to the Deer Park in Bardhaman. They’ll totally love watching the exceptional species of deer protected here apart from other rare species of animals and birds.
- Time — All day
- Entry fees — none
Road trips from Kolkata with Kids towards Bakkhali – which is just 126 kilometres away from city, can turn totally magical! Guess why? Because this beach location is totally awesome and fun to take the little one along. You can relax in the beach area while your child plays with the clean sand and enjoy the various water sports and other amenities provided by the resort you book.
- Time — All day
- Entry fees — depends on booking plans.
These magical and interesting locations are very easily accessible if you hire a car in Kolkata. And while your kid enjoys all these exciting activities at all these places, you can even try visiting the Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary to view the various distinct bird species of the country, Aquatica Amusement Park for unlimited fun, Nehru Children’s Museum – an interesting place for little ones, Whoopee– a nice indoor play area for children, and Eco Park with everything amazing to keep them busy (and a serene lake and nice restaurant to make you feel relaxed). After a tour to all these locations, your kid would surely ask for more – but only to take them back for more days to Kolkata once again!