5 fun Indoor Activities to beat the heat this summer in Bangalore!

The Mercury is rising and so are temperaments at home. Moms everywhere in the city are walking a tight rope on how to keep their kids entertained or where to take them out when the blazing sun isn't quitting anytime soon. In such a scenario; indoor activities take precedence. Here are few fun indoor places that can rescue you from the wrath of our Sun!


1. Games, Games and lotsa Games.

Head to: Smaaash & Play Arena 

Fun Quotient for Kids: Who wouldn’t want to escape the sun at a Play arena where they can choose from a range of game simulators. From virtual golf to flight simulator, take your pick. Or Head to the swimming pool at the evening and play water polo or just take a dip! Kids can also play at their indoor activity centre that offers lots of fun things like music classes, building blocks etc. 
If virtual reality is your magic portion, then Smaaash is the place to be. With a wide range of exciting games, your kids will never want to leave this place. Choose Flymax, virtual cricket, twilight bowling and lots more. Kids also go crazy at the trampoline park. This is available under one roof and is completely indoors. 

Age group: 2 yrs and above
Price: Rs 100/- upwards
Timings: 11.00 am to 10.00 pm


Location & Contact:

• Play Arena, No. 75, Central Jail Road, Opposite Silverwood Regency Apartments, Kasavanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035, +91-9900099911
• Smaaash, 2nd & 3rd Floor, 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bangalore, 080-25066900


  

2. Star gaze or Make snow balls! 

Head to: Snow World & Planetarium

Fun Quotient for kids: What better way to beat the heat than to head to a snowy place in Bangalore itself!  At Snow World, you can enjoy snow rock climbing, exploring an ice igloo, toboggan rides and many more snowy, fun-filled activities. For those who haven't experienced snow yet, this is a good option!

Sitting back and watching a starry night sky used to be possible before our city became an urban jungle. Well, you still have some hope in reliving that with your kids at the city's Planetarium. Kids can learn about our solar system and beyond. Apart from the regular shows at the Sky Theatre, the Planetarium also airs movies based on planets and our universe during the month. Do check their schedule before planning a trip though. 

Age group: 
• Snow City- 3yrs and above, 
• Planetarium- 3.5 yrs. and above. 

Price: 
• Snow City- Rs 450/- to 550/-
• Planetarium- Rs 35/- Adults, Rs 20/- Kids. 

Timings:
• Snow City- 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
• Planetarium- Show timings between 10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Location & Contact:
• SNOW CITY, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru – 560006, 918884418018
• Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore Association for Science Education, Sri T. Choudaiah Road, High Grounds, Bangalore - 560 001, 080-22266084



3. Movies, Popcorn and lots of Majja!

Head to: PVR cinemas at Phoenix Mall, VR Bengaluru or Inox at ORION mall 

Fun Quotient: Summer vacations are the best time to catch up on movies. Make it a family movie date and enjoy bonding over your favourite animation. Malls like Phoenix, VR Bengaluru and Orion have state-of-the-art indoor play areas where kids can play while you unwind over coffee. Lots of fun activities take place during the weekends like Flea markets and Music shows that can keep the family entertained.
 
Age group: 1 yr and above
Price: Movie tickets- Rs 250/- onwards 
Timings: 10.00 am to 9.30 pm. 

Location & Contact:
• Phoenix Mall, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048. 
• VR Bengaluru, 60/2, ITPL Main Rd, B Narayanapura, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048. 
• Orion Mall: Brigade Gateway, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West, Bangalore.



4. Get a Brain Wave!

Head to: Escape Room, The Riddle room

Fun Quotient: Parents with older kids often wonder how to spend quality time with them. Especially if it’s doing something that the kids will love as well. Does working as a team and solving puzzles or riddles sound fun?
Get your CSI hats on or bring out your inner Sherlock and head to Escape Room or the Riddle room. The concept is same at both places, your team will be locked in one of the themed rooms and you'll be given 45 mins to crack the code or solve the puzzle and escape or you'll be locked in if you lose (not literally though)! The adrenaline to solve the problem at hand and working as a team will help bond with your kids. It gives the parents a chance to show off their cool quotient as well. A must-do for parents with tweens and teens. 

Age group: 8 yrs and above
Price: Rs 450/- upwards

Timings:
• The Riddle Room- 12.30 pm to 8.00 pm; 
• The Escape Room- 11.00 am to 11.00 pm

Location & Contact:
• The Riddle Room, Siddam Setty Complex (Raheja Arcade), Basement, B18, Koramangala 5th Block. 919886811650
• The Escape Room, 2nd Floor, No: 138, 1st Cross 5th Block, Koramangala, above Nagarjuna Restaurant. 919880928681



5. Board Games Ahoy! 

Head to: Kavade Attic or Dine and Dice 

Fun Quotient: Remember the days as kids we loved our board games; be it just Snakes & Ladders or Monopoly. Or our very own ‘’Kavade” games like “Chowkabara”. Sitting out in the porch playing fun board games with friends, cousins or grandparents was synonymous to Summer Vacations. Alas with the rise of nuclear families and screen time, our kids have lost the true meaning of gaming. But there are few new places in the city trying to revive our old culture. At Kavade Attic, one can pick up indoor games like Chowkabara or pagade that can be played back at home with the family. Places like Dine and Dice offers board games like Taboo, Monopoly, Cluedo and lots more. At Dine and Dice, you can relax and play games and also indulge in some lip smacking food. 

Age group: 5 yrs above

Price: 
• Kavade Attic- Rs 50/- upwards
• Dine and Dice-Rs 250/- upwards 

Timings:
• Kavade Attic-10.30 am to 1.30 pm & 3.30 pm to 8.30pm.
• Dine and Dice- 10.30 am to 11.00 pm

Location & Contact:
• Kavade Attic, 143, CKN Chambers, 1st Main Road, Seshadripuram, Bangalore-560020, Karnataka. 9980022820
• Dine and Dice, 71/72, The Elite, 5th Block, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore. 080-49652636



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Comments (7)



Vandana Ashok Kumar

Shall visit Dine & Dice...sounds like fun 😊

Nandini Aravind

Hi Vandana....it really is a fun place!! But most of the time its crowded....suggest you make a reservation before going!!

Vandana Ashok Kumar

sure...will do that and thanks for the list 😊

Gayatri Rao

I am new to Bangalore and this list helps. Thanks!

Nandini Aravind

Welcome to Bangalore Gayatri!!! Let me know if you need any other info about the city!!

Nandini Aravind

Welcome Vandana!!

Gayatri Rao

I will, Nandini. Thank you! :)

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