From hurtling down in a roller coaster at a theme park to learning about history at a museum, there’s a wide array of fun and learning activities for children in Bangalore. With its temperate climate Bangalore is ideal for outdoor jaunts and in close proximity to a number of destinations that provide an escape from city life and the trappings of the daily routine. So carry a picnic hamper, top up your car’s tank and head to these edutainment venues in the garden city for a day out with your kids.
1. Bannerghatta National Park
An amalgamation of a zoo, butterfly enclosure, aquarium, snake house and a safari park (with a lion and tiger safari), Bannerghatta National Park is a preferred escape for those who want to explore the lush hinterlands around Bangalore. Sprawling over 25,000 acres, the national park is located about 22 km south of Bangalore… more
2. Wonderla Amusement Park
A 28 km drive away from the Bangalore city, Wonderla Amusement Park is a thrill-packed destination offering uninterrupted fun and frolic for kids and adults alike. From easy rides like the ‘magic mushroom,’ ‘mini Venice,’ ‘kiddies wheel’ and ‘jumping frog,’ to high-thrill rides such as the ‘flash tower,’ ‘hurricane’ an…more
3. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
A centre of non-formal science education, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a major attraction for kids in the garden city. Founded by Bengaluru City Corporation in 1989, the centre hosts a variety of shows (named sky-theatre, Mars, our solar system) that attract lots of science-enthusiasts, school students and famil…more
4. Fun World
From roller coasters to soaking water-rides, Fun World promises a world of uninterrupted fun and enjoyment for everyone. Housing thrilling rides for families (such as ‘fun columbus,’ ‘octopus’ and ‘pendulum’) and easy rides for the kids (like ‘jumping frog,’ ‘baby dragon,’ ‘merry-go-round’ among many others), this amus…more
5. The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum
Take a walk through India’s first aerospace museum in Bangalore and you’ll find yourself admiring the precision, design and shape of some of the finest Indian air machines to take to the air.
6. Government Museum
You might not care much for ancient history, but regardless, the Government Museum in Bangalore will capture your imagination and bring the past to life. Established in 1886, this is one of the oldest museums in India and features a fine collection of ancient coins, sculptures and paintings. Some of its most prized exhibits…more
7. Ulsoor Lake
If the idea of stepping away from the city for a quiet getaway excites you, then you must include Ulsoor Lake in your itinerary while you’re in Bangalore.
8. Lalbagh Glass House
The Glass House in Lalbagh has been modelled after the Crystal Palace in London.
9. Cubbon Park
Bengaluru is known as the garden city, and Cubbon Park is one of the main reasons.
10. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Drawing in an average of about a million visitors a year, this interactive museum is a fascinating place to get schooled in science.