When after a gruesome and tiring week; finally Sunday arrives all you want is to curl up in the bed the entire day, but for your kids, it’s the carnival day. Finding a perfect spot for your ever enthusiastic and super energetic kids is certainly the most difficult task. We have places for the youth and adults while our little ones are still struggling to find their favourite spots. They want to run under the open skies, swim into the waters along dolphins, study in Hogwarts, ride on the dinosaurs or build an iron man suit for themselves and whatnot. While you could not fulfil all of their imaginative endeavours; you could certainly grant them with an action-packed outing. We have put together these exhilarating picnic spots together not that far from Delhi which will give your kids a lot of stories to tell and still give you a dose of relaxation.
The premises of Lodhi garden guards the Tombs of Mughal Emperors like Sikandar Lodhi, and Mohammed Shah surrounded with celebrated Mughal-style landscaped gardens. These gardens that were meant for the afterlife pleasures of the Emperors today are a dose of rejuvenation for all us city dwellers. Spread across 90 acres; this place located in the middle of the city has lush green sprawling lawns and abundant trees to make up for your ultimate Sunday picnic. It is just perfect picnic place for the great big Indian family who come with a celebrated hustle and bustle. Carry some mats, homemade food and one or two board games or simply just a bat and a ball; that’s it if you are ready for a delightful traditional Sunday outing!
Timings - 6 AM to 7.30 PM
Entry Ticket- Free.
If your kid is bitten by the inquisitive bug in and out this place is going to be his paradise, and he might insist for another visit soon. This place that is just meant for children is filled with energy and excitement. After the museum unravels its knowledge reserves with a plethora of toys, games, currencies, arts and craft article; the Aquarium is ready with its underwater enchantments. Later with enticing Mobile Planetarium and Mini zoo, your child will get an ultimate dose of Infotainment right in the heart of the city. There are regular activity classes conducted here along with other attractions like puppet shows. I know it is not exactly a picnic place but whatever makes these little ones happy is the idea of fun picnic right!
Timings- 9 AM to 5:30 PM on all days and closed on Mondays
Entry Ticket- Free entry for kids and 5 INR fee for an adult.
This place is another place for an altogether different family picnic and is a Delhi’s version of Essel World filled with a plethora of exciting rides and amusement for everyone just ideal for an action-packed day with your kiddo. So you don’t have to make elaborate preparations and pack all the important stuff the night before just find something cool and comfortable, and you are ready for the thrill. Stay till late evening; for this place just livens up with playful, colourful lights and is a treat even just to watch them.
Timings- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Ticket- 600 INR for Adults and 500 INR for Children.
This tranquil location is a portal to humble rural life charm that we crave so much. Just 63 km from the city this place houses everything from adventurous sports activities like gulel shooting to relaxing spas coupled with authentic king sized meals it has all under one roof! It is just meant for us huge Indian families where no one agrees on one thing; each one has distinctive tastes. So you can be all choosy here for, this is truly a place for all!
Timings-9 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Ticket- 1140 INR for kids above ten years and adults, 650 INR for children between 5 and 10 years.
This heritage abode might take a little extra time to reach but is worth all the effort, I promise. Located about 98km to the east of the City it doesn’t fail to attract its visitors with the royal charms and will make up for an exuberant indoor-outdoor relaxing picnic idea. All you have to do is ease into the royal aura while to enjoy the traditional amusements like pot making, enjoy outdoor barbeques and tennis games in the palatial lawns and explore the 18th-century fort during tractor rides. Now you can’t make them Disney princes and princesses, but this one will give them all the royal feels!
Timings-9 AM to 8 PM
Entry Ticket - 1500 INR per adult and 1100 INR per child between 5 - 12 Years exclusive of taxes.
Your idea of movie kind of picnic by the lake is going to come true here at the Damdana Lake guarded by the mighty Aravali ranges. This picturesque setting waiting for you is 60 km from the city. There are private resorts that have pre-planned your amazing nature encounter with activities like boating, adventure sports and hiking that includes delicious meals. So you don’t have to plan and prepare much for this picnic just bond with your kids never like before while they discover the fun and adventurous side of you.
Top resorts- Saras Lake Resort, The Gateway Resort, Botanix Nature Resort.
Timings-Varies with different resorts
Entry Ticket – Minimum Rs.950 per person including taxes (varies with different resorts).
The real fun in any outdoor picnic is when the sun is shining just about right and clear skies; so all of the above places are a complete no-no in monsoon. The best time to enjoy is from October to February when the heat is in control and nature is at its best phase. So wait no more and give your kids the outdoor retreats they have been missing all this time while in the synthetic malls!
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