Family Activities To Do In Bangalore This Weekend
The much-awaited weekend is here! Go and explore the rich art and culture on display at Chitrakala Parishath, play engaging board games, test your skills in bowling and much more to choose from.
By Monali Bordoloi and Ashwin Dewan
If you are looking to just laze at home and watch television from the comfort of your sofa over the weekend, think again! The city of Bangalore is buzzing with a host of fun activities and interesting events. There are a lot of kids events and activities in Bangalore. Keeping this in mind, ParentCircle brings to you the most happening events in the city that both you and your child will enjoy. It's your time together as a family! So, get up, go out and explore! Happy weekend.
1. Indulge in your favorite board games at the Meeples' Meetup
Venue: Dialogues Cafe, Koramangala
When: Saturdays at 3:00 p.m.
Fee: Rs 250
Contact details: +91 6363556436
Liven up your weekend at the Meeples Meetup where participants strategise, compete and display their skills in different board games. A delicious variety of food and drinks help in refreshing the players within the spacious confines of the cafe. The focus of the meet is to introduce the amazing world of board games to beginners and a platform for veterans to show their knowledge. Some of the games on display include Codenames, Mascarade, Secret Hitler, Blood Rage, Rising Sun and many more.
2. Have fun at the bowling alley at Amoeba
Venue: Ashok Nagar, Bangalore
When: All year round
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
This weekend, the entire family can assemble and show off their bowling skills. And, we are not talking about a cricket field. Visit Amoeba at Ashok Nagar for their bowling alley and document every strike for bragging rights. The bowling alley has 12 lanes, each of which can accommodate a maximum of eight people. Make sure you go early as it can get crowded during the weekends. Oh, by the way, do not worry about food. There are eating spots around the alley that serve different cuisines.
3.Open mic event for children
Venue: Mybo Tree, Koramangala, South Bangalore
Date: July 28, Sunday
Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m
Open mic for participants aged 4 to 10 years old at 4 p.m.
Open mic for participants aged 10 to 13 years old at 6 p.m.
Fee: Rs 100
Contact details: +91 6363556436
Is your child talented in singing, dancing or telling stories? Well, here is an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world. In this exclusive Open Mic event for children, they can express themselves before an audience.
4. Spend a day with furry friends at CUPA
Venue: Kensington Apts, Flat D, 18/1 Ulsoor Cross Road, Bangalore
Date: All year round
Timings: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact details: 080-22947317
Like they say, if you want to raise empathetic kids, get them a dog! While, the company of a pet can do wonders for your child, raising a dog is not an easy job. So, if you are not upto it fully, at best you can visit a dog shelter. This weekend take your child to Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), a dog shelter. And who knows you might just fall in love with an abandoned pet and decide to adopt it!
CUPA is a non-profit, non-government organisation, which is a safe haven for many abandoned, injured, ill or needy street animals in Bangalore. This organisation also has an internship programme for interested students.
5. Anthargange Night Trek With Cave Exploration
Venue: Anthargange, Kolar
When: All year round except during heavy rains
Fee: Starts from Rs 1050 per adult
The Anthargange trek is one of the most coveted trekking spots near Bangalore. The highlight of the trek is the combination of trekking and cave exploration that takes the excitement level a notch higher. The experience of making your way through the cave where crawling is required sometimes due to the cave’s volcanic rock formation makes for one memorable experience.
6. Spend an entire day at Chitrakala Parishath
Venue: Kumarakrupa Rd, Kumara Park East, Seshadripuram, Bangalore
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Entry fee: Rs 50
One of the biggest art centres in the city, Chitrakala Parishath hosts a number of cultural events, fairs and art exhibits all year around. It was established in 1960 by the founder President late M. Arya Murthy and founder Secretary late Prof. M.S Nanjunda Rao. The complex houses a number of museums, galleries and archives that are famed for their collection of valuable pan-Indian visual culture, which includes folk, traditional and contemporary art.
For more info: https://www.karnatakachitrakalaparishath.com/
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