Bangalore offers loads of fun and entertainment for children. Go on a picnic, do some sightseeing, explore your history, relish nature or just take a break! Here are some places you can visit with children in Bengaluru.
Bangalore has an interesting array of museums including art, history, archaeology, philately, science, and technology. Click here to see the best museums in Bengaluru.
The planetarium has regular shows on the universe and the solar system. They also have a fun Science Park. Offers a great learning experience for children.
This is a wonderful place to inspire the artist in your children (or you!). The Parishat has museums dedicated to Nicholas Roerich, a renowned artist from Russia, Indian art connoisseur H.K.Kejriwal, folk art, and international art galleries and galleries devoted to Indian artists like Srikanta Shastry Kukke, and Dr. Krishna Reddy. It also has a section dedicated to traditional Mysore paintings.
In the mood for reading? Bengaluru has loads of children’s libraries that even conduct book-related events and workshops. Visit a library and unlock a world that your children will never want to leave! Click here to see the best children’s libraries in Bengaluru.
Zoos, Aquariums, and National Parks
The aquarium has a good collection of fish and can be a fun outing for children.
Bannerghatta National Park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city. The park is pretty well maintained and is a great one for a full day outing. You can take a safari and see Tigers and bears in their natural habitat. There is also an aquarium and a Butterfly Park.
Bangalore has some of the best gardens and parks in the country. Take a look at the botanical parks, gardens, lakes, and farms you can enjoy in Bengaluru.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
Lalbagh Botanical gardens is an ideal day getaway in the middle of the city. It is one of the best gardens in India. Lalbagh is home to historical landmarks like the Glass House and Kempegowda Tower. There is also a bonsai garden here and a beautiful lake.
Bal Bhavan is a great place to spend time in the outdoors with your kids. Located within Cubbon Park, this places has a toy train ride, doll museum, Mini Park and a 20-million-year-old fossilized.
Gerry Martin Farm lies on the outskirts of Bangalore and is perfect for a half- or full-day outing. The farm houses ducks, pigs, horses, emus, and children can feed and pet these animals.
Prani is a pet sanctuary that’s home to rescued animals like horses, terrapins, hedgehogs, and birds. You can sign up for a guided tour and a day of fun here.
Dodda Aalada Mara (Big Banyan Tree)
The Big Banyan Tree is around 400 years old and spread over 3 acres. This is a great space to enjoy trees and nature.
Bangalore’s most iconic lake, Ulsoor Lake is a fun destination for all ages. Kids can enjoy the green environs in the middle of a bustling city and even go on boat rides.
Hesaraghatta Lake is one of the must-visit attractions in Bangalore. The green surroundings and numerous birds will get children to love nature.
Nagavara Lake and Lumbini Gardens
Nagavara Lake and the Lumbini Gardens is a great place to enjoy a garden and boating.
Sankey Tank is one of Bangalore’s oldest and most iconic man-made lake. A great place for the whole family.
Indira Gandhi Park
The highlight of the park is the musical fountain and light shows in the evenings.
Monuments & Temples
The Ashram is home to some beautiful temples and larger-than-life statues like the 36ft Vijaya Vittala statue, the Seven River Goddesses, the Gitopadesha Chariot, the Vishwaroopa revelation by Lord Krishna. It also has a neat little play area.
The Mytreyi Meditation Pyramid At Pyramid Valley
This pyramid created for meditation is the largest at 160ft by 160ft. The chamber inside is fitted with 640 natural Himalayan crystals.
Tippu’s Summer Palace
Children will love walking through the cool, ancient interiors of Tipu’s Summer Palace. This is a wonderful example of ancient architecture.
A great place for an outing. Children will revel at the palace and the huge chandeliers, fountains and stunning stained glass windows.
The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda I in 1537 and rebuilt again with stone in 1761 by Haider Ali, Tipu Sultan’s father and the ruler of Mysore state. Don’t miss seeing the Delhi Gate and, a 500-year-old Lord Ganesha shrine
An ideal place to take kids if you want to introduce them to spirituality. The math has a temple, a bookstore, a library, and an open-air auditorium.
Innovative Film City
Innovative Film City is perfect for a fun day-outing. They house entertaining rides and activities like Dinosaur Park, Haunted Mansion, Cartoon City, Miniature City, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, etc
Wonder La is a great place for adults and kids. They offer thrilling rides and water sports. The place is well maintained and clean.
Fun World, spread over 22 acres is located near Palace Grounds and has an unending list of rides for kids and adults. 3 other places to visit next to Fun World:
- Snow-city – a massive indoor snow theme park with toboggan rides, snow rock climbing, snow basketball or ice skating.
- Star City – a gaming arcade with over 60 stimulator games and a small bowling alley.
- Water World – A water park with water slides and wave pools.