Being put-and-about and playing around are some of the fondest memories everyone has of their childhood. While it might be the techno-age, the charm of running around and visiting new places for entertainment still has its charm which gadgets can’t replace. The national capital is always buzzing with activity and there is something here for everyone to enjoy. With a large chunk of young population, Delhi sure has a lot to offer to its kids!
Here is the list of 17 Fun Places in Delhi for Kids and Family!
Appu Ghar is a name synonymous with introducing entertainment and amusement parks to a whole generation since the 90s. It was relocated to Gurugram behind Huda City Centre where it houses the Oyster Beach and Great India Place, Gurgaon. You can also have a feel of an actual beach while lazying on the loungers put up next to the wave pool or even avail of privacy while enjoying the activities of the park in your personal cabana. It has a wonderful food court that serves up refreshing mocktails and has four multi-speciality restaurants - Southern Bay, Aroma Coast, Tidal Tadka and Langkawi Bay. Head out to Appu Ghar to snap out from the daily buzz and din of the city and spend a day all to yourself with your loved ones in the super-entertaining and relaxing ambience of this place!
Timings: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturdays the park is shut
Entry Rate: Regular/Access to all Water Rides: Kids and Senior Citizens- 799 INR; Adults- 1299 INR
Multi Cuisine Buffet + All Water Rides: Kids- 1099 INR; Senior Citizens- 1199 INR; Adults- 1699 INR; Couples- 3000 INR
Located in Noida, Worlds of Wonder is north India's largest amusement and water park. Boating, rain dance and a video game arcade are just some of the attractions in addition to the rides here. You can also have your birthday party here to make it a birthday you'll remember forever!
Timings - 10.30 AM to 7 PM, everyday.
Connectivity - The closest metro station is Noida Sector 18, part from which you can take your own vehicles here, with ample parking available.
National Bal Bhavan is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, headquartered at ITO, New Delhi. Established in 1956 by the then Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the centre aims to nurture and enhance the creative ability of young children by providing them with an interactive environment.
The National Zoological Park is a 176 acre sprawling property with a myriad of wildlife in vast enclosures. A lot of schools take trips here to educate students about the flora and fauna. There are battery operated scooters that one can take to go around or even walk the distance. Food isn't allowed inside but there's a canteen in the premises. White tigers, bears, black bucks, emus and many more animals are here in comfortable environments.
In the heart of Delhi in Chanakyapuri is the railway museum showcasing the history of one of the oldest modes of transportation of our country. It has over 100 exhibits of real-size Indian rails. Antique furniture, literature to supplement the history of the railway is also present. There's also a toy-train in which visitors can take a ride along the premises of the museum.
Timings - 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM, Monday's being their day off
Connectivity - Race Course on the yellow line is the closest metro station to the museum
A live-entertainment theatre with new shows happening every months something kids would definitely want to visit. Kingdom of Dreams was started in 2009 and ever since has had a strong crowd going there every day. With each state of India being represented for its art, craft, food and other specialities, it's a pan-India experience under one roof. The shows have music, dance, acrobatics that will cater to the fancies of children and then child within adults too!
Timings - 12.30 PM to 12 AM Tuesday to Friday, 12 PM to 12 AM Saturday-Sunday; Monday is their day off
Connectivity - The closest metro station is IFFCO Chowk
Earlier the official residence of the Prime Minister, the Nehru Planetarium is now a museum commemorating him. It was set up with the vision of promoting astronomy education. There are live interactions and programs for visitors, students and amateur astronomers. The Planetarium is always active with programs for school and college students and for amateur astronomers.
Timings - 11 AM to 5 PM, Monday is their day off Connectivity - The closest metro station is Race Course
The Old Fort is one of the oldest in Delhi and was built by Sher Shah Suri. While Red Fort may be better known, the Old Fort has the sound an light show which is a treat for all! It is open all days of the week to go visit and the show happens every evening. It tells the history of Delhi in the most gripping manner possible!
Timings - 7 AM to 5 PM, show timings vary depending on the season
Connectivity - The nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan
Probably the most famous of all adventure parks in Delhi NCR, Adventure Island is a one-stop haunt for all the dose of thrill and enjoyment. It is a super-hit with kids and adults alike, and couples find it a refreshing change to head to for spending an exciting date! It has a vast array of adult rides, rides for kids, water rides as well as special events that are organised from time to time. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you head for a ride on 'Butterfly Feeling' or 'Twister' meant for adults; alternatively, you could let your inner child have fun on less scary rides such as Wild Wheels, Sky Riders or Splash Down. Wave Rocker, It's a Ringa Ringa Thing, Bush Buggies, Splash Dunk and Bumper Cars are loved by families and large friends' groups. In addition to the adventure park, you could dabble in some window-shopping experience at the Metro Walk, which is dotted with all the latest brands, and finally, head towards a satisfying lunch or dinner at plenty of culinary options available. The best part about this place is its super convenient connectivity by metro as it is located bang opposite to Rithala station on the red line.
Splash is located at main GT Karnal Road and is a huge attraction for people not only from Delhi but also from places such as Sonipat, Panipat and Murthal. Multilane slides, Harakiri, Mushroom Fall, splash pools along with adventure rides such as Ferris Wheel and Mini Columbus are huge crowd-pullers. Splash is also famous for school picnics as it is conveniently situated and also relatively cheaper than other parks.
Lodhi Gardens is a city park placed in New Delhi. Spanning over 90 acres. The beautiful garden draped in emerald grass contains, Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Shisha Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, architectural works of the 15th century by Lodhis, an Afghan dynasty, that ruled major portions of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern-day Pakistan, from 14 to 15 century. The site is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung's Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a favourable spot for morning walks for the Delhiites.
Waterpark that will remind most people of their childhood when they take their children there, Fun n Food Village is a place definitely made for fun! It has the longest water slide of over 400 ft, known as 'Lazy River' right in the middle of the park. It also boasts of having the largest wave pool in Delhi which makes you feel as if being swept by the soft waves of the sea. Adventure rides, cultural programs and performances make it one of the best places to have fun in Delhi. Kiddies area, Fresh Water Pool, Merry go Round, Rain Dance and Aqua Ball Slide are some of its main attractions.
The Salam Balak Trust has a guided tour of the city of almost 2 hours, conducted by children who used to live on the streets of Delhi. They are children who want to improve their English and communication skills apart from their lives. Since it is run by the adolescents, children will have an informative and fun time, being told things about the city from people their own age.
Timings - 10 AM
Connectivity - The nearest metro stations are Jhandewalan and Patel Chowk Official Website
The International Doll Museum is home to over 6000 dolls from almost 85 countries, dressed in their traditional attire. It also displays dolls from many years ago and showcases an evolution in he craft of doll making. It's an interesting visit for children and adults alike.
Timings - 10 AM to 5. 30 PM, closed on Monday
Connectivity - The closest metro station is ITO
Designed to invoke the ambience of a traditional village fair, Dilli Haat is every shopper's paradise, a foodie's haven and the cultural magnet of the metro city. A flamboyant mix of vibrant colours and varied cultures, the bazaar is located in the commercial centre of South Delhi, bang opposite to the INA Market.
There are many ways to see the capital city but the best way would have to be cycling through the narrow lanes where cars can't take you, early in the morning before the city wakes up. DelhiByCycle is a guided tour through the capital which one can take with their families to see the city better. For those who don't know how to cycle and younger children, there's also the option to go around in an auto-rickshaw and really get up close with the city.
Timings - 9 AM to 5 PM
Connectivity - The tour is of the old city starting near Rajpath, the closest metro station is Janpath and Rajiv Chowk
The war memorial that we all know also has a fantastic children's park next to it which is over a sprawling 10 acres of land. With various activities like swings, theatre, musical fountain, library, it's a place where children with any interest will have fun. Boating at India Gate is also one of the main attractions, especially during the sunset when the whole area is illuminated in beautiful amber hues.
Timings - 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM in summer and till 5.30 PM in winter Connectivity - The closest metro stations are Rajiv Chowk and Janpath