Nowadays, parents are usually always busy with work and kids with their studies. Even in our free time, we are grappled with technology and barely move out of the house. For Children’s Day 2023, step out of your houses, away from the glitzy tech and plan a vacation with fun activities for kids.
Children’s Day 2023
In India, Children’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth date of India’s First Prime Minister ‘Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’, who was quite loved by children. Hence, every year 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day in India to honour and cherish children. Children’s Day 2023 will fall right after Diwali celebrations which means kids get a prolonged holiday. It is the best time for travelling with kids, as the Indian weather is soothing and the whole country is decked up in the festive spirit as well.
Mumbai offers so many exciting things to do and see. From the Bollywood glitz and glamour of Bollywood to the ever-lively streets and malls, there are so many fun things to do in Mumbai for kids and adults alike. All you require to plan for your Mumbai vacation are Mumbai Tour Packages that include the best of Mumbai and cheap flights to Mumbai.
Already a Mumbaikar or coming for a Diwali vacation to Mumbai? Here are 10 fun things to do in Mumbai with your kids for Children’s Day 2023.
1. Day Out at Adlabs Imagica
The Indian version of ‘Disneyland’, Adlabs Imagica near Mumbai offers many adventurous and fun activities for kids. This theme park has over 40+ rides and attractions that will keep your kids entertained for an entire day. For the older kids, you have adrenaline-inducing rides like Scream Machine and Nitro. Other popular kid-friendly rides are Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor and Mr. India. Apart from these rides, you will also find attractions like magic shows, parades and arcade games. In the middle of all the fun, refuel yourself at one of Imagica’s many restaurants to continue for the day. Other than the theme park, it also has a Water Park (AquaMagica) and Snow Park.
At the end of the day, book a stay at one of the best hotels in Mumbai, i.e. Imagica’s own flagship hotel – the Novotel. Satiate your inner child with a trip to Imagica.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 8 PM every day.
Entry Fee: Between INR 799 to INR 1899.
2. Cosmic Realm at Nehru Planetarium
Want your kids to learn more but still have a lot of fun? Visit the Nehru Planetarium in Mumbai for Children’s Day 2023. The place is named after India’s first Prime Minister P. Jawaharlal Nehru who was a visionary for India’s Space Exploration Programme. It is not only a museum and theatre for space lovers but the building itself is an architectural marvel. Here your kids can learn about topics like the cosmos, planets and astronomy entertainingly. A wide-screen dome-shaped theatre, project installation area with exciting space models, shows on ‘universe existence’ and quizzes, paintings, etc. There are abundant activities here.
Who knows if this trip accidentally inspires your child to be a Space Explorer!
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, closed on Mondays.
Entry Fee: INR 100.
3. Safari at Sanjay Gandhi National Park
You and your kids spend all day every day in the concrete jungle. Change the scenario with a trip to one of the best places to visit in Mumbai with kids, a safari at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Treat your children to a full day of activities here. Opt for a lion and tiger safari, boating, trekking around the park’s several natural trails and cycling around the Kanheri Caves. This green space in the middle of the city is truly a scenic escape. A toy train also takes you to explore spots around the National Park.
Timings: 7:30 AM to 6 PM.
Entry Fee: INR 50- INR 100.
4. KidZania Mumbai
Want to see your kids grow up to be a doctor, a chef, a firefighter or a pilot? Take them to Kidzania, a highly interactive city which helps children learn along with entertainment. This mini indoor amusement park has several hands-on activities and role-playing experiences where kids can develop a sense of independence in a dynamic environment. At this engaging kid friendly destination, you can foster your child’s inquisitivity and learning.
Planning to take your kids to KidZania Mumbai for Children’s Day 2023? Book your slots in advance as they are pretty popular.
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: INR 350 – INR 1300.
5. Aquatic World of Taraporewala Aquarium
Take your kids to explore the underwater world at one of the oldest aquariums in the country. The little ones would surely be smitten by being up close with over 400 species of marine life and the Oceanarium. With the Touch Pool and 360-degree view underwater tunnel, surround yourself with starfishes, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, turtles, etc. Follow it with some infotainment at the museum that houses corals and fish skeletons. End the tour with some relaxation at the fish spa, where you will be giggling with little fishies tingling your feet.
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: INR 30- INR 60.
6. Explore the Elephanta Caves
For Children’s Day 2023, it is an amazing idea to take a day-long trip to one of Mumbai’s UNESCO Heritage Sites – the Elephanta Caves. While it will be a day out in the open, children also get a chance to learn about its history. Plus to reach here, you need to take an hour-long ferry ride from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. The ferry ride is equally exciting as you get to see the expanse of the vast ocean and you can feed seagulls flying past your boat.
Take a toy train or walk around exploring the magnificent Elephanta Caves. Kids will surely be mesmerised by the grandeur of the rock-cut caves, making it a trip to remember.
Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM, closed on Mondays.
Entry Fee: INR 10.
7. Essel World
Essel World has always been Mumbai’s iconic destination for all kinds of thrilling adrenaline-inducing adventures. From heart-stopping rides for the adults to fun play arcades for the little kiddos, this amusement park has been Mumbai’s source of exhilarating adventure for over 30 years. If your kids love water, plan a day out at Essel World’s water park, Water Kingdom.
However, the amusement park is temporarily shut due to some repair works, but they will be back in action soon.
Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM.
Entry Fee: INR 450 to INR 900.
8. Picturesque Beaches of Mumbai
If your kids love the water and sand, then take them to a beach for Children’s Day 2023. The biggest attraction of Mumbai is its long shoreline. Get to one of Mumbai’s several beaches as the sun is about to set in and watch a beautiful sunset. Sit or take a stroll along Marine Drive, Band Stand and Worli Seaface. Want to enjoy the beach and play in the water and sand? Head to Juhu Chowpatty or Girgaum Chowpatty. The best part of these beaches is trying Mumbai’s local street food while you watch the sunset.
If you want quieter beaches then you can try going a bit north to Kalamb Beach, Marve Beach, Diveagar Beach, etc. You can try to avoid the beaches on Sunday as they can get quite crowded.
These are the top 10 fun things to do in Mumbai with your kids for Children’s Day 2023. Some other options can be Smaaash Junior, SnowWorld at Phoenix Market City, RBI Monetary Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, FilmCity Tour, Mumbai Zoo, etc.
Whatever your plans for Children’s Day 2023 in Mumbai might be, do end it with some soul-filling Mumbai cuisine with this Mumbai Street Food Guide.
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