Beat The Pollution: Best Indoor Activities In Delhi For Your Kids

Travelling with children in Delhi? Beat the smog with these fun indoor spaces activities which will keep curious and active kids busy
Rock climbing keeps kids active
Rock climbing keeps kids activeShutterstock

The air quality in Delhi continues to be of major concern. According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the National Capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) remains in the 'severe' category. The need to find respite from the pollution and breathe in fresh, crisp air has become a priority for many who are even choosing to get away to nearby places for a short break. Others are looking for fun and unique indoor activities that one can try while in Delhi. If you are in the capital with your children, here are some interesting spaces and indoor activities in Delhi that can keep them busy.

Games And Sky Cart At Smaaash

This gaming and entertainment complex combines sports, virtual reality, music, and dining into an immersive and participatory family experience. Try out their twilight bowling zone, motor racing and bike racing simulators, and go-karting circuits.

Address: At multiple outlets

More info here.

Smaaash has a go-karting facility as well
Smaaash has a go-karting facility as wellShutterstock

Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions in New Delhi provides an enthralling visual, and educational experience. It's an ideal location for new adventures and having fun with family. Jump into the Vortex Tunnel's illusion, which will drive you insane and make you feel you're fighting to take a step forward through a whirling cylinder. Get spun in the Upside Down Room, let go in an Infinity Room, defy gravity and size ratio laws, and more.

Address: A Block, A 30-33 1st Floor, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timings: 10:30am to 9pm

Tickets: Monday – Friday, 12 years and above: Rs650; 3 years to 11 years: Rs520; Senior Citizen (60+): Rs500; Foreigners (12 years and above): Rs990; Foreigners (3 to 11 years): Rs890. Saturday – Sunday, 12 years and above: Rs690; 3 to 11 years: Rs550; Senior Citizen (60+): Rs500; Foreigners (12 years and above): Rs990; Foreigners (3 to 11 years): Rs890.

More info here.

Ice Skating

ISKATE by Roseate is one of the largest all-weather indoor ice skating rinks in the country, spanning 15,000 square feet. It is a popular lifestyle entertainment destination that provides a unique experience of skating on actual ice and also houses Roasted by Roseate, a high-end café and patisserie, and Upstage, a well-equipped co-working environment.

Address: iSKATE By Roseate - Ice Skating & Cafe, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Timings: 12 to 10pm

More info here.

Nehru Planetarium

The smog may stop your from watching the stars at night, but a visit to this planetarium can be the ideal day excursion for both your kids. The planetarium offers a variety of events, including filmed shows with visuals on the solar system and the life story of a star, live lectures, interactive Q&A sessions, and entertaining activities for youngsters.

Address: Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg Area, New Delhi, Delhi, 110011, India

Timings: 10:30 am–5:30 pm

Tickets: Show prices range from Rs70 to Rs150

Let them find out about the mysteries of space
Let them find out about the mysteries of spaceRalina Shaikhetdinova/Shutterstock

Rock Climbing

If your kids are the active sort, take them for a rock climbing class at Boulderbox. They have up to 7m high walls that span two levels and contain a variety of spaces. There's something for everyone here, from powerful caves to challenging slabs. Bouldering is largely concerned with movement and problem-solving skills. Their Moon Board is a 40-degree bouldering wall designed to help climbers improve their skills in the most basic of circumstances. They also have a terrific cafe that serves everything from cake to coffee and shakes.

Address: OCF, Masudpur Village, Sector B, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110070

Timings: 9am - 9:30pm. Fridays: 9am - 6:30pm

Tickets: Entry prices include all-day access to the full facility aside from any areas at times of scheduled classes. Single Entry: Rs700. 10 Entry Pass without expiry: Rs6,000. 10 Entry Pass with expiry: Rs5,000.

More info here.

Kathika Cultural Centre

Tucked away in the lanes of Old Delhi is the Kathika Cultural Centre, a one-of-a-kind museum-style haveli that promotes and revitalises lost cultural practises through performing arts, baithaks, book debates, other interactive activities, and culinary experiences to resurrect Delhi's nostalgic customs. Your kids will love the array of antiques here, including a rare typewriter, phonograph, gramophone, a vintage clock period furniture items, Raja Ravi Varma Prints, ice cream machines, paintings, and a collection of rare images of Delhi. Read more about it here.

Address: 1237, Gali Khatikan, Imli Mohalla, Mohalla IMLI, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazar, Delhi, 110006

Timings: 10am - 6pm. Monday closed.

More info here.

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