Family Activities To Do In Chennai This Weekend
This weekend brings you some valuable opportunities to spend some quality family time. Let's do something unique like virtual reality, and exploring themed restaurants or thrilling mystery rooms!
By Siddiqha Naseem and Jasmine Kaur
Who wouldn't like to have some engaging activities on weekends? But having to scour the Internet for weekend events and activities in Chennai that are not only fun for kids, but also suitable for families is not a very appealing task. Not to mention that it may take up your already scarce time to plan and enjoy your weekend.
So, to help you skip this tedious process and help you spend quality time with your kids ParentCircle curates a list of interesting family and kids events this weekend in Chennai. Whether you are looking for some quality places for kids in Chennai or some other events and activities your whole family can take part in, we hope that you can find such places and events that suit you and your child's interests! Pick away!
1. Into the world of virtual reality (VR)
Event: Gaming @ VR Galaxy
Entry ticket: Rs.149
Venue: Mayajaal Basement, No 34, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603112
Description: VR galaxy is one of the best places to experience some good next-gen virtual reality fun! This arcade offers a myriad of games to choose from, that you and your child can pick, experience and enjoy. The age-appropriate games across varied genres, include Raptor Rampage, Hover Board and Alien Bug Shooter and more. To further amaze you, this place comes with multiplayer facilities, so now you and your child can experience VR together!
2. Unlock the Sherlock in you!
Event: Mystery rooms
Time: Book slots
Entry ticket: 1800
Venue: #24, 2nd Flr (Above Kora), BBCL Magnum, College Rd, Subba Road Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006
Description: Grab those magnifying glasses and put on your detective hats because things are about to get mysterious. Mystery rooms is a place where you race against the clock to solve some bizarre cases in groups of 2 to 8 members. The challenge is to escape the themed space within 60 minutes. You can take your child here to sharpen her cognitive skills and encourage teamwork. Explore, use logic, find clues and solve a variety of cases like Murder Mystery, Prison Break, International Diamond Theft and many more.
3. Up, up and away!
Event: Airborne Trampoline Park
Venue: 10/29, Khader Nawaz Khan Rd, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006
Description: Here's an opportunity you can jump at, this weekend. Quite literally! Let your inner child out and go crazy in Chennai's first trampoline park. Jump around, do somersaults and show off your gymnastic skills. There are play areas appropriate for different age groups. This place offers a little something for everyone in the family. So, just jump for joy!
4. The Egmore Museum
Venue: Government Maternity Hospital, Pantheon Rd, Egmore,
Date: Every day except Fridays, Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanthi.
Timings: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Age group: All ages!
Fees: ₹ 15 for Indian adults and ₹ 10 for children
Description: The Egmore Museum (also known as the Government Museum in Chennai), is the second oldest one in India. We wrote a detailed piece on the Egmore museum. Read it here!
5. Indoor Play Areas For Kids
Venue: Different locations across and inside the city.
Timing: Mentioned in the article for each place.
Description: Give those phones and other electronic gadgets a break and take your child to an indoor play area. Explore a variety of themes and concepts to play with. This will encourage your child's bonding with other children and give them a good time. Most of these places are carpeted and extremely safe for children to play in. Check out these indoor play areas and plan your weekend out.
6. Super 30
Venue: Your nearest Cinema Hall
Date: 12 July onward
Age group: All age groups
Description: With the enormous pressure on higher education and getting into prestigious colleges like the IITs, it's no wonder that Bollywood also wants to talk about this issue. This film focuses on how Anand Kumar, a passionate teacher and mathematical genius, works with underprivileged students, who often do not have the right resources to work towards their education and get into good colleges.
7. Let's go wild!
Venue: Wild tribe ranch
Address: #451A, East Coast Road, Nemmeli Village, Perur Post, Thiruporur Taluk
Date: Wednesday to Monday
Time: Weekdays: 11:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m; Weekends: 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m
Age group: All age groups!
Description: The wild tribe ranch is an adventure arena and a house of exciting sports and games. You can collect your entire troop to have an adventurous weekend. Feel the breeze brush through your body while you fly across in a fox zip line and show off your balancing skills in the devil's ramp. Hop on the ATV and flaunt your riding qualifications. Yes yes! your child can go on a solo junior ATV ride as well (the only license they need is your permission). Let your child feel free to do his monkey tricks on the monkey walk, a competitive obstacle course. What's more, is while your child is jumping on the bouncy castle you can literally bounce out in the extreme bunjee ejection. There are many other adventurous games like bunjee soccer, sumo, dodge and jump, paintball and 360-degree rotation ride. They also have traditional games like catamaran ride, jallikattu and pump out. We can go on and on with the different ways to adventure, instead, we would say you check it out yourself.
Contact Details: https://www.wildtriberanch.in/
8. Themed restaurants in Chennai
Description: Do concept restaurants and new ambiances pique your interest? Of course! It's true that a restaurant with a captivating ambiance is much more compelling than an ordinary one. You know, like a little treat to your eyes, beyond the taste buds. Here are some fancy themed restaurants in Chennai for you and your family to visit!
Ponnusamy: Find a thali so big that you will not know where to start from and where to end. Served here are some exquisite south Indian delicacies. Your child can also enjoy some playtime in the supervised play area.
The farm: Steal a day from your routine and visit this place for a farm experience. The restaurant can be found amidst a farm with animals, poultry and milk houses. Kids can also see how the food is grown, play around with farm animals, watch how cheese is made and also learn to make their own pizza! They also take the guests on a guided 'farm experience walk' around the property. This place is more of an experience than just a restaurant.
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