11 places in Kolkata that parents would love to take their kids to

THINGS TO DO IN KOLKATA


If you’re travelling with the tots in tow, here’s a list of places to visit in Kolkata with kids that will definitely hold their attention and keep them thoroughly entertained. Presenting a good mix of educational and recreational activities and attractions, these spots range from beautiful gardens and science centre to heritage buildings, kid-friendly bookstores and picnic spot with boat rides. Round up the kids, arm yourself with our action-packed itinerary, and get started.

One of the best spots to take your little ones in Kolkata is the Nehru Children’s Museum. Inaugurated in the year 1972, the museum is dedicated to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and features a number of dolls collected from around 88 countries. Little girls will absolutely love this museum. The brainchild of great visionary Late Shri Jugal Srimal, the main intention behind setting up this museum was to impart knowledge via informal learning. The four floors of the museum are divided into various sections, namely Dolls Gallery, Toys Gallery, the Ramayana Gallery, and the Mahabharata Gallery. The toys section here is the most admire having selection of toys from all across the globe.

Another kid-friendly destination in Kolkata is the Science City. The place is a perfect venue for infotainment where not only kids can enjoy but adults can also learn a lot. This one’s also country’s one of the largest science centres, situated in the posh Salt Lake region of the city. There’s a beautiful Evolution Theme Park, Space Odyssey, Maritime Centre and interesting rides apart from a grand Science Park. Bring your children here so they can see and learn about the earth and universe. How evolution happened and humans moved forward. Science Centre is one of the best possible ways to solve the curious questions of the tiny brains. The amusement park here has several adventure rides perfect for your little ones. In fact some of these can be enjoyed by adults as well. So next time you are in Kolkata vacationing with your kids, you know where to take them!

Who doesn’t love aquatic amusement parks? Everyone does, right? Be it kids or young adults, water parks are absolute fun for all! Kolkata too has one such amazing water theme park which is also counted amongst the oldest water parks in the country. The Aquatica Amusement Park, sprawling over a huge 17 acres, was made open for public in 1999 and since then it has been one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. The place has some brilliant water rides and adventure rides. The park experiences a large number of visitors during the weekends and only city people but fun seekers from nearby towns too come here with friends and family. If you are visiting here, make sure you jump on these rides, namely Niagara Falls, black hole, wave pool and surf racer, as these are the main showstoppers. And the fun doesn’t end here as there’s also a karting track close to the water park where lovers of karting can enjoy. 


When you are done exploring these places, you might also take your kids to the beautiful Botanical Garden or the hub of knowledge Oxford Bookstore or the famous Birla Planetarium. If your little ones are into animal watching, take them to the Alipore Zoological Gardens, which is also known as one of the oldest zoos in India. All these amusing, informative and entertaining places prove the fact that Kolkata is also for kids.

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