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Eight not-so-usual activities for kids this summer

Everything in your house is sticky. The Disney channel plays 24 hours a day.Your living room looks like it just battled a tsumani!

 

Hello May!

 

It’s summer. Your kids are home. And you’re Googling “How to keep the little ones busy and you sane”

 

If you’re planning to give the usual summer camps a miss this year, here are eight places that are indoors,fun, energizing and educational.

 

Get a furry friend home

 

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This Gurgaon-Based Startup Brings Dogs To Your Doorstep To Help You De-Stress.

It is a proven fact that dogs are a child’s best friends. Thanks to Fur Ball story, you can get a furry friend home to spend some time with you. A game of ball, tummy rubs, or just lots of snuggles – there’s nothing that’s as relaxing as puppy therapy, right at your doorstep.

 

Where: Gurgaon

Find out more here

 

Sulabh International Museum Of Toilets

 

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This quirky museum is sure to be a hit with the kids, showcasing the evolution of toilets since 2500 BC. It was started with the aim to highlight the need of proper toilets and sanitation in the country. It has exhibits from 50 countries, demarcated into ancient, medieval and the modern era.

 

Where: Sulabh Bhawan, Palam Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, Palam, New Delhi

Timings10.30 am to 5 pm on all days

Find out more here

 

SHANKAR’S INTERNATIONAL DOLLS MUSEUM

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6,500 dolls from close to 85 countries, the dolls displayed here are essentially the gifts cartoonist K. Shankar Pillai received from foreign dignitaries and ambassadors. Think of these dolls as representatives of their respective countries, dressed in their national attire, and giving visitors a sneak peak into their countries and cultures. The doll displays are divided by country, and your little girls are guaranteed to spend the day marvelling at this display.

 

Where: 4, Nehru House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road

Timings: 10am – 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Find out more here.

 

Get on your skates on at Ski India

 

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Regardless of how hot it is outside, it’s going to be a white summer at Ski India!

Ski India is India’s first indoor Sci-fi based Snow Park. The 100,000 sq ft winter wonderland is snow laden, (it even has snow fall), and offers a range of activities – gradients ride, Ski monsters, tubing, toboggan, bob sledge, a planet walkthrough with penguins and other species, a carousal, and a flat snow play area. The area maintains an internal temperature of -10 to -15 degrees celsius, and is completely family friendly; even for as young as 2 year olds!

 

Where: DLF Mall of India, Sector 18, Noida

Find out more here

 

Catch a show at Kingdom of Dreams

 

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A live-entertainment theatre with new shows happening every month is something kids would definitely want to visit. 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!

 

Where: Auditorium Complex, Near IFFCO Metro Station, Sector 29, Gurugram

Timings 12.30 pm to 12 am (Monday is their day off)

Find out more here

 

GO ROCK CLIMBING AT DELHI ROCK

 

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Let your kids get in some strength-building exercise while burning off their pent-up energy, by taking them rock climbing at Delhi rock. A rock climbing studio with walls for beginners, novices and experts, the trainers and equipment is all state of the art, and they take safety guidelines very seriously. The same wall has multiple climbing variations, and your trainer will guide and encourage you as you make your way up. Apart from rock climbing, the studio also offers Acroyoga, Milifit, Aerial Silks, and Krav Maga.

 

Where: Delhi Rock, Nanaksar Gurudwara, opp res M-39 in GK2

Timings: For climbing, open hours are 3pm to 9pm {if you’re belay certified}

Find out more here

 

Stellar Children’s Museum

 

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The Stellar Children’s Museum is the first of its kind in India, modeled after some of the best Children’s Museums in the world. The extremely interactive & play-based exhibits offer a safe & interesting place for children to play, learn & discover the world around them in exciting ways.

 

Where: Stellar Gymkhana, Greater Noida

Timings: 10am – 6pm

Find out more here.

 

DR B C ROY CHILDREN’S READING ROOM,NEW DELHI

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Housed in the famous Children’s Book Trust building,(Same place as the Shankar Doll Museum) this is the largest library exclusively for children. It has over 40,000 books on a variety of subjects such as science, history, religion, mythology, literature and fiction and is open to any child between the age of 5 and 18 to become a member.

The library observes an open access system. Children are allowed to select the books on their own from the shelves.

 

Where : Children’s Book Trust , Nehru House,4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

Timings : 9:30 – 17:00

 

Find out more here

 

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