A few days ago, I watched ‘Minions’ in 2D with my little one. Though not a great fan of animation movies, I absolutely loved this movie. However, what surprised me more was the look of complete fascination on my little one’s face. She was hooked to the cute little characters from the word go; she laughed at their incomprehensible blabber and jumped with joy. Well, it’s an absolute must-watch if your child is 4 years and above.
This week’s fun activities include a disco night organized by Funky Monkey at both centers, seeing cute and cuddly pets getting pampered at a hip pet spa and salon, a science workshop where they will create ‘ice age’, a children’s film fest, a butterfly workshp by EcoKids, an experience of the Jurassic World movie and a walk in the hills with family at Korigad.
Have fun, stay happy!
1. Funky Monkey Disco Night
Age group: 4 to 12 years
Venue: Lower Parel and Andheri West
Contact no – +91-22-33789557/58/59/60
Date: 24th July (Lower Parel) and 25th July (Andheri West), 5:00 to 8:00 pm
At their annual ‘Disco Night’, expect a live DJ and compere, a dance floor replete with smoke machine, disco ball, LED lights and lots more. The playzone will be illuminated for glow in the dark effects. In short, Funky Monkey will be well-equipped with all the tools to make your little ones have a smashing night.
There are limited tickets; hence book your entry well in advance. The entry fee is Rs. 1000 that includes 1 child + 2 adults and a snackbox for your child.
2. Fun Time With Pets
Age group: 4 to 6 years
Venue: Tailwaggers Pet Spa, Bandra. Pick up and drop – Sion Circle
Contact No.: +91 -9773244455/ 9892657075
Date: 25th July, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kids fascination and affection for our cute and cuddly friends are not unknown. Hence, a visit to a specialized pet spa and salon where they can get a chance to observe how these cuddly pets are pampered – haircut and grooming session, medicated baths, herbal skin and tick and flea control treatments, oil massages and aromatherapy, nail cutting, ear cleaning and dental care by experienced and certified groomers.
3. The Ice Age Show
Age group: 5 to 18 years
Venue: Saket, Main Gulmohar Road, Juhu, JVPD
Contact no – 9820164094
Date: 25th July, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Registration Date – 24th July
After watching the movie ‘Frozen’ your children must be questioning you when will they experience a real ‘ice age’. Well, fortunately (or unfortunately for them), they will never experience a real one. However, if they are interested to know what an ice age looks like, all they have to do is be present at the Kids Studio Blocks where the Lab of Crazy Scientiests is organizing a workshop to create an ‘ice age’.
It’s a great show (franchised from the most successful show in Ukraine) with liquid nitrogen with temperature of -200C. Kids will see frozen flowers and toys, boiling the kettle and frying food without fire, creating a mysterious fog (horror movies-like) and making Big Bang at the end of the performance.
4. Children’s Film Fest
Age group: 5 to 9 years
Venue: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, (Rani Baug) 91/A, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla E
Date: 26th July, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This Children’s Film Festival will feature 7 very short films specially selected for young audience. The stories are told through both live-action and animation. These 7 tales are about children who take on everyday challenge through wisdom, creativity and intelligence. It will help young children learn these values and apply in their life as well.
5. Mom ‘n’ Child Butterfly Workshop
Age group: 3 years and above
Venue: 501 Olympus, Altamount Road
Contact no – 98211 27658
Date: 26th July, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Back on popular demand, this Mom and child butterfly workshop is a hit with the young audience. The workshop includes interactive games and the kids can meet a butterfly expert. Not only they can see a tiny, pretty butterfly emerging from it’s cocoon, but can also take home a real caterpillar/cocoon.
Don’t tell me it doesn’t excite you tiny wee bit!
6. Jurassic Science World
Age group: 5 to 10 years
Venue: S Ghamat Lodge, 2nd Floor, Above Kotak Mahindra Bank. DR. B. Ambedkar Roa,. Dadar East
Contact no – +91-9819580259
Date: 26th July, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (2nd to 5th Standard kids) and 3:30 to 6:30 pm (Sr. Kg. To 1st Standard kids)
After the Jurassic World, I am sure your kids must be madly in love with dinosaurs. To help this fascination blosoom, here is a great opportunity for young kids to become palaeontologists, dig up fossils, dress up like their favourite dino, learn about different dinosaurs while enjoying being on the ‘Island of Nublar’. The kids are bound to have a gala time as they will learn all about genetically modified Indominus Rex from Jurassic World movie.
7. A Walk in the Hills with Family at Korigad
Age group: 4 years and above
Venue: Korigad, Pune
Contact no – +91 9699283026
Date: 26th July, 7:00 am
The Western Ghats are a beautiful sight during the monsoon. Explore the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra with your family. Korigad, situated 20 kms away from Lonavala in Pune district has an ancient fort built by Shivaji. On the top of the fort is a huge plateau. The ramparts of this fort are around 1 ½ kms in length. One can even walk along the complete top of the fort by walking on the bailey.
The charges are Rs. 1350 per person that includes transport, breakfast, lunch and evening snacks.
For more information, visit their site - http://kshitijworld.com/