5 Fun-filled Pocket-Friendly Activities in Mumbai to Try With Your Kids

Friendly Activities in Mumbai for Kids
Friendly Activities in Mumbai for Kids

Children desperately wait for the weekends because they want to explore some new place. If you are living in Mumbai and you cannot think of places beyond malls to take your children for recreation then you are seriously wrong!!! Mumbai offers some amazing places where you can take your kids and make it a fun-filled day for them without having a hole in your pocket. Not only these places are a great break from regular malls but they offer so much for children to learn which is otherwise impossible.

In this post, we have listed 5 activities to do in Mumbai with your children that are simply fun and very much pocket friendly. So have a look at these fun things that your kids are going to love for sure.

Visit to Butterfly Park Mumbai

Who doesn’t love butterflies? And kids, they love them!!!

Ovalekar Wadi Butterfly Garden is not a very common place. Located on the outskirts of Thane, this park is close to Yeoor Hills and what makes it so special that at this park they are not bred under artificial conditions. This place is over a decade old and has an amazing pool of butterflies breeding naturally. BNHS offers a trip to this enchanting place. Your kids will surely fall in love with this mesmerizing park.

Recommendations to Keep in Mind:

  • The park is open just on Sundays. The timings are from 8.30 am to 12.00 noon.
  • Instruct your kids to maintain silence in the park as that’s the only trick to see more butterflies.
  • Dress them in comfortable clothing and shoes. Carrying along a cap is a good idea.
  • Do not forget to carry a water bottle along.

Bird Watching at Bhandup Pumping Station

You can make weekend mornings more fun for your children by taking them for bird watching. Bhandup Pumping Station is a wonderful place to experience various species of colorful birds. This place is a promising habitat for lots of migratory birds which are a great delight. By watching them live, children can learn a lot about these birds. This is surely a very patient thing which is again a part of their learning. Again, BNHS organizes trips for children to this location to make bird watching a learning experience for them.

Recommendations to Keep in Mind:

  • The best time to visit this place is in the morning.
  • It is important to maintain silence to experience more birds.
  • Do not let your child on own as it is quite a secluded place.
  • It strictly depends upon the tide at that time that which birds you will spot.
  • Take along water bottle and snacks. Cameras and binoculars are a must.
  • Make sure that children don’t litter.

Trip to Taraporewala Aquarium

Located at the Marine Drive, this is a very old aquarium which has recently been renovated. Children love to experience aquatic life. For sure, your child will be mesmerized by different underwater creatures. It is an amazing experience to see different fishes swim and float just behind that thick glass wall. Taking a walk through the short walk makes an awesome experience.

Recommendations to Keep in Mind:

  • Don’t forget to take your camera along.
  • You can visit this aquarium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30 am to 8 pm. You can also plan a Sunday visit from 10 am to 8 pm.

Adventure Trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Located in Borivali, this is another place to explore in Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the address to 2400 years old Kanheri caves. These caves are rock-cut monuments and caves in a group. This is a wonderful experience as you can experience amazing range of flora and fauna. It is surrounded with city on three sides. Known for its biodiversity, this national park is a great place to have fun with your children.

Recommendations to Keep in Mind:

  • Dress up in comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Don’t forget to carry a cap along.
  • Cameras and binoculars are recommended.
  • Carry water and some dry snacks long.
  • Insect repellent is a must thing in your bag.

A Boat Ride At Gateway of India

Gateway of India is the identity of Mumbai and going for a boat side on a summer morning is truly mesmerizing. Enjoy a relaxed boat ride in the Arabian Sea on a Sunday morning. It is a memorable 30 minutes ride listening to sea gulls and enjoying the soothing breeze. There is surely no other way to enjoy this most important monument of Mumbai.

Recommendations to Keep in Mind:

  • The best time to enjoy the ride is from 9 to 11 in the morning and 4 to 6 in the evening.
  • Don’t forget to carry a sun block.
  • Water and snacks are not to be missed.
  • Keep the clothing comfortable. Cap is a must.

These are the 5 places which you can take your children in Mumbai and spend your day without having to spend too much of money.

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