Rediscover Gurugram through the eyes of a child!

Gurugram and its adjoining areas have many interesting places for adults. But when we think about our kids and grown up children we simply do not get enough knowledge about where we should take them during those weekends when they are craving for some fun and a lot of activities. Running, jumping and climbing are a big part of being a kid – and for parents, it’s probably better that all these activities take place in a playground, rather than the living room furniture.

Doing outdoor activities wasn’t easy until recently due to the housebound year. Parks & Playgrounds were shut down along with everything else, under lockdown. When they reopened in India, parents and caregivers were left to decide whether it was safe to return to monkey bars, climbing ropes and slides.

The good news is that outdoor activities are considered to be safer than indoor ones, and surface transmission is “not thought to be the main way the virus spreads” according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Once you’ve decided to rediscover, here is the comprehensive list of interesting places in Gurugram.

1. Delta105

An amazing spot to enjoy the weekend, Delta105 is an army experiential zone, led by professionals and enthusiasts who are experienced and will give you proper guidance and training for this fun-filled experience.

It is a day picnic camp that provides visitors with fulfilling experiences by recreating life in an Army camp and a glimpse into “What makes a Jawan?” The stay at camp involves activities like adventure courses, friendship peak and much more. The facilities include food, training, camping, army obstacle course, tent pitching, obstacle run, jumaring, rappelling, bonfire, survival training and more adventure. And most interestingly, they have a war zone which looks like an international border. Here, they explain how the enemy enters, how to stop them, what weapons are used.

Where: Manesar, Gurgaon

Attractions: Camping, Bonfire, Army related activities

Days open: Only weekends

Hours: 10am to 6pm

Entry fee: Rs. 599 for a child & Rs. 1199 for Adults

2. NeverEnuf Garden Railway

A mini railway-wonderland, the Neverenuf Garden Railway is a must-see sight in Gurgaon, especially for kids. A garden railway project, the park features running train models in an area of 30,000sft. From busy urban settings to sleepy rustic villages and mountain rail passes, you will find everything in this magical world of trains. Interactive automation controls run all the trains in this garden.

Where: Manesar, Gurgaon

Attractions: You can try your hand at steering RC motorboats, cars, and other vehicles. The farm animals in the garden are also a sight to see!

Days open: Sundays

Hours: 11:30am to 5pm

Entry fee: Rs.500 per person; No ticket required for kids aged less than 2

3.  Stellar Children’s Museum

Stellar Children’s Museum is where your kids can learn about simple science concepts and try them too. It is India’s only touch-and-feel museum or educational space with interactive activities for kids. Every gallery is engaging, and the exhibits in them are designed to impart learning through unstructured play and experimentation.

Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Attractions: Splash, Live It and Marketplace

Days open: All days, except Mondays

Hours: 10am to 6pm

Entry fee: Rs. 600 for a child, accompanied by an adult

4. Fun N Food Village

The amusement and water park has several joyrides, water rides and activities that can keep your kids busy the entire day. You can divide your day between the water park and the amusement park. Or you could choose just one. Either way, you will not be disappointed.

Where: Kapashera, Gurgaon

Attractions: Space Journey, Pool activities and kiddie rides are fun.

Days open: All days

Hours: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Entry fee: Rs. 400 per adult, Rs.300 for kids

5. Wet N Wild

As the name suggests, Wet N Wild is an aqua park with green landscapes, clean and fresh water pools and a myriad of activities that your kids will love! The resort has an indoor food court and accommodation options for holiday goers. You could also choose this place for a theme party. With loads of entertainment and great food plus more, this is the perfect place for a great day or weekend in Gurgaon with the kids.

Where: Jaipur Highway, Gurgaon

Attractions: Pools and water slides for adults and kids, tornado and pendulum rides for older kids.

Days open: All days

Hours: 10am to 8pm

Entry fee: Rs. 400 for adults, Rs. 300 for kids

6. Leisure Valley

Leisure Valley is located right in the middle of Gurgaon city, but away from its urban atmosphere. The park has a lush green landscape that is a welcome change from the pollution and dust that are commonplace in the city. The park is also an excellent picnic spot.

Where: Sector 29, Gurgaon

Attractions: Musical Fountain, the rose garden, children’s park and Roots café.

Days open: All days

Hours: 5am to 10pm

Entry fee: Nil

7. Camp Tikkling

If you are looking for a rustic experience in camping and outdoor activities, then Camp Tikkling is one place you should include in your itinerary. Spread over an area of three-and-a-half acres, Camp Tikkling is for people of all ages. The place has some of the best adventure, nature, and eco-friendly activities for kids, adults, and young adults. Proximity to the city and the surrounding Aravalli make the place an excellent sight to see and experience in Gurgaon.

Where: Sohna Road

Attractions: Potter’s wheel, tractor ride, tree plantation, rock climbing and rappelling (artificial), rain dances, camping and adventure zone for adults.

Days open: All days

Hours: 7am to 7pm

Entry fee: Rs.990 per person – bookings allowed only for groups

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