Top 10 Play Areas For Kids In Bangalore
Indoor play areas for kids are becoming popular in urban cities. A great place for kids to be their boisterous self, especially on rainy days! Check out our list of the top 10 in Bangalore!
By Vidya Nesarikar
The famous children’s book the Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss begins with the children sitting by the window staring at the rain and doing nothing – because they can’t play outdoors. And then Cat comes in and creates havoc in the house. Maybe such a situation could have been avoided in today’s time where the kids could have been bundled up to an indoor play area!
Indoor play areas are truly an urban mother’s boon – be it rain or too much sun, a safe place to drop off kids while you do some quick shopping at the mall – these bright, safe and cheerful places are a delight – and of course the kids love it too.
If you are staying in Bangalore, we have you covered. Here’s a guide to the best play areas in Bangalore to take your child:
1. Kydzadda Masti Unlimited
Kydzadda is a jungle-themed play gym for toddlers and above. It also has a café, library and free wi-fi which makes it a good co-working space for those busy working mommies and daddies. They have a good menu of short eats of children’s favourites such as burgers, fries, sandwiches, juices and shakes. Don’t expect gourmet meals – just fast food served in a clean environment. The washrooms are spotless, the staff is friendly and they have a separate floor to host birthday parties. Look out for the peep through lion through which your kid would love to wave at you. They have two branches – one in Banashankari and the other one in Bannerghatta road. They also host summer holiday workshops and other activities.
“I’m all for public parks and playing in the outdoors. But indoor play areas have great appeal – the environment is more controlled, it’s cleaner, you can hire a watcher if you have to finish up on some work, you can get a cup of coffee, meet a friend while the kids play, host a birthday party, take the kids to burn some energy on rainy days – it’s really a great option,” says Geetha Amarnath who visits KidzAdda in Banashankari frequently with her son Shamith.
Nearest metro station for Banashanakri Branch: Banashankari station
Phone: +91 9686 888 222
Address: 2nd Floor, 980, 13th Cross Road, Thyagaraja Nagar, Banashankari Stage II, Siddanna Layout, Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070, India
Timing: 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Bannerghatta Road Branch: No nearby metro station
Phone: +91 9108 888 222
Address: 4th Floor, 5 & 10 Bannerghata road, Arekere, Syndicate Bank Colony, Omkar Nagar, Arekere, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076
Timing: 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
2. Funky Monkey
With a cool motto “Exercise as Disguise” – Funky Monkey is a premier destination in indoor play areas across cities in India. In Bangalore, they have two play areas at one end of M G Road and in Orion Mall, Malleshwaram. Funky Monkey has two zones – toddler zone and junior zone – this segregation is a nice touch and prevents overzealous older kids from knocking over the little ones accidentally. Their café is fabulous and overlooks the play area – which is perfect for sipping coffee and grabbing some me-time while the kids bounce, swing, roll, slide and do other fun things in a safe and clean environment.
Funky Monkeys Play Center (Orion Mall)
Nearest metro station for Orion mall Branch: Sandal soap factory
Phone: +91 80 22682300/01/02
Address: Level 4, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru 560 055
Timings: Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Funky Monkeys Play Center (1 MG Road Mall)
Nearest metro station for MG Road Branch: M G Road station
Phone: +91 80 22086595/96/97/98
Address: Level 4, 1 MG Road Mall, Trinity Circle, Opp. Taj Vivanta, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore 560 008
Timings: Mon-Thu: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fri-Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
3. Kidz Mania
This indoor play destination in south Bangalore is ocean-themed and we are loving the vibes! It hosts a kid’s soft play area, bouncers, sandpit, merry-go-round, slides, tunnels, trampoline, train track, ball pool, shooter zone etc. Kids Mania has a good cafeteria and a place to celebrate birthday parties. The place is suitable for kids between six months to 10 years.
Nearest metro station: National College Basavanagudi
Phone: +91-70225 63014/ 98802 13131
Address: Bidare complex, #3980/3981, 80ft road, Girinagar 4th phase, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore, Landmark: Near Sita Circle, Bangalore, India 560085
Timing: All Days: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4. Tiny Tails
Tiny Tails in J P Nagar is everything a play area should be. It’s bright and cheery and thoughtfully designed for some play and exercise in an indoor environment. Apart from the slides and the bouncy balls, they have a kids’ store, photo booth facility (now who can resist a good photo op with their smiling kids) and a café. They have birthday packages and party planners – everything guaranteed to make play time and birthday parties special.
Nearest metro station: Jayaprakash Nagar station
Phone: 097422 02944
Address: Sharavanee Square, No 745/AB, 24th Main, 15th Cross, J P Nagar VI Phase, Bangalore, India 56007.
Timing: 11a.m. - 8 p.m.
5. Leap n Bounce
Leap n Bounce is a perfect answer to this playtime crunch on Kanakpura Road. They provide a safe and hygienic environment with play systems spreading across 2500 sqft of huge space, to help your kids indulge in a joyful and health bound playtime. They have thrown in some comfortable seating, books, magazines for young and old, and snacks to munch on. Relish those while watching your kids happily playing. L n B is a great place for parents too! Relive your childhood with your kids! “We have also recently started a Montessori and daycare as well, said Ms Pringshi Nath, founder of Leap n Bounce.
Phone: 098801 73479
Address: #7 Benaka Towers, Third Floor, Uttarahalli Main Rd, Chikkalasandra, Bangalore, 560085
Timings: Weekdays: 12:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m; Weekends: 11:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m.
6. Madagascar Kids
Madagascar Kids prides itself to be an environment to enable active participation of every child. Located in Basaveshwarnagar Nagar, this Montessori school also has a dedicated indoor play area. With a loopy looking neon coconut tree, a jungle gym area, climbing wall, sandpit – kids are sure to be physically engaged. They also have a lot of after school activities and membership programmes – do look it up.
Nearest Metro station: Navrang station
Phone: +(91) 9741404344
Address: #582, 2nd Floor, 3rd Stage, 4th Block, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore – 560079
Timings: 11.30 a.m. – 8 p.m. weekends at 12.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
7. Kavade Toy Hive
This is not your typical play area, but its worth a mention because this toy store and activity center in Sheshadripuram is dedicated to traditional games. You can buy bygone games that you might have played with your grandmother or mother such as chowkabare, ali guli mane pagade. They have a space called ‘Attic’ which is space for games, storytelling, book club meets and much much more. We are in love! Do check out this store and play area to invoke memories and pass on traditions.
Nearest metro station: Mantri Square Sampige Road
Phone: +91 9980022820
Address: #143, CKN Chambers, 1st Main Road, Seshadripuram, Bangalore-560020, Karnataka
Timing: 10.30 to 7.30 Monday through Saturday. (Sunday closed.)
8. Play Factory
This place in Hosur Road is different from the other play zones as it is a play and sports center for the young and adult alike. Below five years can play at the bouncy area. The individual activities for the above five age group is a trampoline, rope course and virtual reality. They also have a geared tricycle called drifter but this is an outdoor activity and is subject to weather conditions. They have a retail outlet where you can buy toys too. The kid zone has an interesting concept – they have stocked world-famous toys and board games. It’s a good way to spend family day and meet other players as well. Apart from the kids zone, they have silos for different games such as indoor cricket and football, trampoline park, sky rope, lagori and a simulated beach area for sports like beach volleyball. Exciting stuff for everyone in the family, I say!
No nearest metro station
Phone: 080-285 285 55
Address: 2/7, Hosur Main Road, Pragati Nagar, Near Electronic City, Konappana Agrahara, Electronic City, Bangalore, Karnataka 560100
Timings: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. ( Sunday)
Gubbaceezi means baby sparrow in Kannada, and we are stoked with the cute name! Tucked away in the residential area in HRBR layout, GuBacheez has a Giant three level playframe with slides, ball pools, ball shooters, trampoline, mini Carousel, climbing wall and separate sensory toddler area. It also has a café for the parents to relax. If you are in the vicinity of HRBR and are looking for a play area, look no further than GuBacheez. Your littles ‘gubbis’ will love it.
Nearest metro station: Bypanahalli station
Phone: 096202 00909
Address: 5BC-945, HRBR Layout, Rammurthy Nagar, Bengaluru – 560016.
Timings: Weekdays: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. / Weekends: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
10. Clip N Climb
Clip 'N Climb is touted as the most exciting new concept in indoor climbing to have emerged in the past decade. They have different kinds of indoor climbing equipment in a safe and clean environment. With names like Circuit Breaker, Leap of Faith, Big Cheese and Stairway to Heaven – it is certain to bring out the adventurer in you. This isn’t really a place to sit and chill while your bambinos play – there are climbing walls for children, adults and even senior citizens. “Clip 'n Climb is climbing wall meets theme park, it’s a stunning action-packed entertainment that provides oodles of healthy challenging fun for everyone, said the promoters," Keerthi Sri Jagadeesh and Vishak Jagadeesh.
Nearest Metro Station: Baiyappanahalli
Phone number: +918067424920
Address: Virginia Mall, Varthur Hobli, Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore
Timing: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Nothing can beat the pleasure of playing out in the open, however, due to certain circumstances and weather conditions, it may not be possible every time your child wants to play. Then these play areas come as the next best options. While selecting a play area for your little munchkin, always check for cleanliness, safety and the cordial nature of the staff. Happy Parenting!
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Written by Vidya Nesarikar on 30 October 2019.
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