There's nothing better for kids than to run around in a park or building compound (for free, no less), playing with friends, exercising their body and working up an appetite. But if you want to treat your little ones to a fun outing or are organising a birthday party, then indoor play areas are just the place. Created exclusively for children (with spaces for parents to hang out while their kids run wild) these spots have sprung up in big cities across India. We present the top indoor play areas in Mumbai and Pune!
Funville: Near Radio Club, Colaba, Mumbai
Attractions: Soft play zone for toddlers and juniors, gaming zone, table sports and a cafe.
Funkey Monkeys: Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel & Near Yashraj Studios, Andheri (W)
Attractions: Toddler zone, junior zone, cafe and branded merchandise.
Giggles Inc: Hill Road, Bandra (West)
Attractions: Toddler zone, junior zone and cafe.
Happy Planet: Phoenix Market City Mall, Kurla (West)
Attractions: Soft play zone, adventure zone, indoor zorbing. creche and cafe.
Hop n Bop: Linking road, Khar (West)
Attractions: Soft play zone, activity classes for kids aged 6 weeks to 6 years, a cafe and birthday party facilities that can be set up in any outside venue.
Kidzania: R City, Ghatkopar (West)
Attractions: Indoor theme park featuring a city, built to the scale of children, where kids can role-play as different professions like firefighter, doctor, radio jockey and pilot. Plus a lounge for parents.
Millk: Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Attractions: Enclosed play zone for toddlers, play gym for ages 2 and above, dedicated kids' cafe with DIY kitchen, cafe and spa for grown-ups as well as kids.
My Gym: Waterfield Road, Bandra (West)
Attractions: Fitness-focussed activities and equipment with regular classes for kids aged 6 weeks to 13 years.
Smaaash: Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Attractions: Hoopla Zone and Hoopla Jungle for little ones, bowling, indoor cricket, go-karting, paintball, laser maze, virtual gaming and cafe.
Amigos: Chinchwad and Bhandarkar Road
Attractions: Kids' zone, bowling, inflatable games and rides, gaming zone, 5D theatre, laser tag, laser maze and cafe.
Kids Ahoy: E-Square Multiplex, University Road
Attractions: Baby play area, soft play zone, pool, indoor archery, rock climbing wall, activity class for kids aged 6 months and above and children's cafe.
Pantu Dantu: Mariplex, Kalyani Nagar
Attractions: Toddler zone, bounce 'n' slide play zone, adventure zone and cafe.