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Family Friendly Attractions in Bengaluru

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Although Bengaluru’s vast, sprawling size and imposing skyline of glitzy high-rises may make it seem like an intimidating city to explore with the kids, there’s actually plenty of entertaining family-themed attractions situated both centrally and further afield, ranging from lush gardens to dazzling fun-centres.

 

Parks and gardens

 

Known as the Garden City of India thanks to its emerald array of public parks, Bengaluru can easily cater if you feel like an afternoon amble with the kids. Relax and unwind as they venture safely through green spaces rich with exotic flowers and trees.

 

Lalbagh Park

 

Dating back to the 18th century, Lalbagh Park is an unbridled swathe of natural beauty drenched with vibrant flowers and soft green lawns, dotted with trees over a century old. This is an ideal place to bring the kids if you want to escape from the city’s bustle, and the aquarium and botanical garden are added attractions to seek out.

 

Lal Bagh Road, Bengaluru 560002. Tel: +91 80 2657 8184

 

Lalbagh Park website

 

Museums

 

Bengaluru’s popular museums aren’t just there to entertain adults - the educational exhibits are there to inspire children, too. From huge model dinosaurs to life-size recreations of fantastical aircraft, there’s a wealth of wonder waiting to be found.

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

 

Bengaluru’s Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium provides a jaw-dropping light and sound show that tells of the creation of our solar system. You'll recline and marvel at the sight of shooting stars and spinning planets whirling across the smooth dome, and chart the dawn of the age of space exploration. What child could resist?

 

Sri T. Choudaiah Road, Bengaluru 560001. Tel: +91 80 2237 9725

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium website

 

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

 

Tech-savvy travellers and aviation fanatics won’t want to miss the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. You don’t have to worry about your kids getting bored, thanks to the enthralling hands-on displays, 3D films, and special Science For Children area of the museum. Kids are also bound to get a kick out of seeing the awesome, silver-sleek fighter jets.

 

Kasturba Road, Bengaluru 560001. Tel: + 91 80 2286 6200

 

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum website

 

Thrilling theme parks

 

Central Bengaluru provides plenty of fantastic fun-centres for tiny tots and energetic teens alike, ranging from children’s live theatre to neon-lit bowling alleys. But if you’re looking for a day out that’s bound to entertain any age-range, head slightly out of the city centre.

 

Innovative Film City

 

Located 40 kilometres from central Bengaluru, Innovative Film City is a grand theme park that hosts wax museums, go-karting, mini-golf, and carousels. There’s also a white-knuckle roller coaster on site - India’s biggest - as well as a miniature water park and a "dinosaur enclosure". After a tiring day of exploring the sights and rides, grab a bite at one of the themed restaurants.

 

#24 & 26, Bidadi Industrial Estate, Bengaluru 562109. Tel: +91 80 2209 9999

 

Innovative Film City website

 

Family dining

 

The whole family feeling famished after the fun and shenanigans of the day? Don't worry: Bengaluru has a menu of restaurants where you can kick back and enjoy a fuss-free feast.

 

Sattvam

 

If you’re craving some authentic Sattvic Indian cuisine, but also want to cater to younger kids, head to Sattvam. This buffet-style restaurant ticks every box. Not only does it serve up mouthwatering, aromatically-spiced dishes, but it also provides high-chairs, onsite parking, and a special food corner for the kids, adjacent to a play area.

 

35 Sankey Road, Bengaluru 560080. Tel: +91 80 2360 8000

 

Sattvam website

 

La Traviata

 

Bengaluru’s food-scene is a veritable melting pot of multicultural cuisine, so picky eaters are bound to find something suitable. At La Traviata, you’ll discover a rare and wonderful Italian menu with hints of Japanese influences. Kids' sized thin and crispy pizzas are made to order, and there’s a spacious play area too.

 

1st Cross Road, Bengaluru 560034. Tel: + 91 80 4169 2546

 

La Traviata website