Thanks to the monsoon season, it’s pouring these days and almost all the playgrounds and parks in the neighborhood are submerged in water. So, how do we parents keep our little super-active energizer bunnies occupied? They require the regular dose of climbing ladders and sliding down slopes, swinging, rolling and playing with their friends to keep them active and cheerful. Good news is parents need not fret, as there are some very good indoor play areas in Mumbai to keep your little tots well occupied on rainy days like these.
Listed below are the top 10 Indoor Play Areas across various suburbs in Mumbai:
1. Funky Monkeys at Andheri & Lower Parel
Age: 6 months – 10 years
Spread over 3000 sq. ft., this can be an ideal place for the kids to let them indulge in activities like free jumping, sliding and climbing in this safe, colourful and appealing set up. The giant slides and trampoline are hot favourites with kids here. There is a separate toddler zone to entertain children between the age of 6 months to 4 years. This play area is completely devoid of video games and offers plenty of scope for freeplay. The place is open 7 days and what’s more, it also gives you space to sit back and relax while your kids play.
2. Millk at Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Age: 1-7 years
When Mamas want to take a break and relax a bit, while your kids immerse in some fun and play, then look no further and head straight to Millk; the ultimate 4000 sq. ft. play zone which also includes a café, salon and spa, where you can totally relax, while your children play. The café here is wi-fi enabled, with some amazing delicious snacks to dig into. And don’t worry about your kids, they are in the care of qualified professionals, having a jolly good time engaging in fun activities with full zest!
3. Hop n Bop at Khar
Age Group: 6 months to 8 years
This 2000 sq. ft. lively and vibrant play area is neatly separated into two zones, with ‘Little Monsters’ for kids between 6 months to 3 years and ‘Big Monsters’ for kids from 3-8 years. With slides, ball pools, trampolines and a water bed, this indoor play area is sure to keep your kids very busy for a good 2 hours.
4. Giggles Inc. at Bandra
Age: 6 months to 8 years
Centrally located and with a easy access from all western suburbs, this soft play zone spread across 3000 sq. ft. is a welcome treat for children during monsoons. The slides, sea-saws, ball pools and trampolines will keep them occupied in a fun way. You can hang around in the play zone with your kids and join them in their exuberance, or just relax with a cup of coffee at their café adjacent to the play zone.
5. Happy Planet at Phoenix Market City, Kurla
Age: 6 months to 8 years
Happy Planet is undeniably a brilliant option to keep the kids ”Happy”. Open from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 1 pm, this place offers entertainment with bumper boats, toy trains and carousels. There is separate toddler zone for children under 4 years loaded with age appropriate toys.
6. Kidzania at Ghatkopar
Age: 4 – 14 years
Located at R City Mall, Ghatkopar, this exclusive edutainment indoor park is a must-go for all kids. The concept of this indoor park is to provide a DIY experience to kids in through role-play in various responsibilities like a Doctor, a Pilot, a Fire Fighter, a Painter, a Chef and lot more. They operate in two shifts from10am to 3pm and 4pm to 9pm. Monsoon would be a packed season here and we suggest you make a reservation before you head there.
7. Smaaash at Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Age: All Age Groups
A unique activity center in Mumbai, with something on offer across various age groups. This enclosed play area has a Jungle Safari to wow all kids in their Hoopla Zone Smaash. There are ample activities and indoor games to cater to older children and parents too. Cricket and Bowling games here are very popular with teens and tweens, while the inflatable slides completely bowl the younger kids over during the weekends. The play zone also periodically conducts workshops for kids to explore their creative side.
8. Snow World at Phoenix Market City, Kurla
Age: All Age Groups
Can you imagine freezing in snow in Mumbai, where it is humid and sultry throughout the year. Well! This indoor play area will leave the kids quivering with cold as well as with excitement!
Located at Phoenix Market City Mall, this play area gives you the option to drop your kids here for 2 hours and shop while they play in snow. Of course, if you wish to give up on a splendid opportunity like this, where you can amuse yourself and fool around as much as the kids, which is very unlikely!
9. Funville at Colaba
Age: 3-14 years
Located at the southern most tip of Mumbai City, this indoor play area hosts a gaming zone with Xbox and Wii and Table sports like Air Hockey and Foosball for teens. Funville also has a separate zone for younger children to play. They also conduct workshops for children at times to tap and hone their creativity.
The café here is quite popular with yummy delicacies for kids and grown-ups alike.
10. Play Around, Andheri (West), Kandivali (West)
Age: 3- 8 years
Located in Andheri, this mini amusement park houses slides, trampolines and ball pits to engage little ones in fun and play. They also conduct puppet shows, reading, painting, art and craft activities for little tots.
The café here offers a multi-cuisine menu for parents and kids to choose some tasty delights after expending all their energy in the play zone.