Mum’s Day Out?

Mothers do so much for their children. Right from giving up their time, their work and even their hobbies, they make sure they do their best to provide for their little ones. It might become difficult sometimes for the mothers to actually gain some leisure time for themselves and figuring out activities that might interest them as well as their children. But it is time for the ones who provide their best to be treated with the best too. We have listed out a series of fun places and activities that any mother-child duo can go for when they are in the mood to forget the daily chores of life and connect with each other on a completely new level.

1.Picnic at Lodhi Garden: More often than not, simple pleasures offer us most happiness. Quick picnic basket complete with books, old albums, games like Uno and Frisbee can be perfect mother-child bonding opportunities. Lodhi Garden houses tombs and monuments. The recent NDMC drives have made it one of the cleanest gardens considering its posh location in the heart of Lutyen’s Delhi. The posh locations also guarantee of one literally running into the society’s who’s who if the timing is right in the morning or evening. It is certainly a place mothers will be able to bring out their childish side and be carefree for a few hours and the sun and nature combined are enough to take away the tiredness of any weary mind.

Entry free. Go crazy with picnic basket inclusions.

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

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2.Raahgiri: Raahgiri has turned out to be a fun activity for people of every age. Owing to its popularity it has been replicated at two main locations of Delhi, namely Connaught Place and Dwarka. From singing to dancing to yoga and other activities there is something for everyone. Additionally, it happens every Sunday mornings, so the added bonus of less traffic and more enthusiastic people will add to the energy of the place. Children can decide any activity that they want to participate or witness and have a peaceful and entertaining time.

Entry free.

Where: Main Circle , Connaught Place & DDA Sports Complex, Dwarka

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk (for CP) and Dwarka Sector 11.

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3.Kingdom Of Dreams: The place is a beautiful panorama of Indian culture spread over a large area. There are many street plays that keep going throughout the day and will keep you entertained. Their live musical productions- Nautanki Mahal and Showsha Mahal have the perfect mix of Bollywood glitz paired with entertaining stage shows. Zangoora is one of the biggest attractions of the place. Culture gully has regional culinary favourites from across the country. Immerse in retail therapy or wander around the beautiful environs stopping to catch a fire-eater’s performance.

Price: Entry fee starts at 1200 per person and for culture gully it is 600 per person on weekdays which can go up to 700 on weekends. The plays are priced separately.

Where: Kingdom of Dreams, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Nearest metro station: IFFCO Chowk

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4.Food Galore: treat your mother to some great food available across the city. Street food havens are dotted across the city. Choose from Karol Bagh, Janpath, Old Delhi and INA. Try the range of regional restaurants serving authentic food – Chor Bizarre for Kashmiri, Maa Taraa for Bengali, Mahabelly for Malayali, Punjabi by Nature for Punjabi, Potbelly for Bihari, Yeti for Himalyan, Soda Bottle Opener Wala for Bombay-Parsi and Rajdhaani for Rajasthani-Gujarati. If experimental eating is your thing, Farzi Café’s molecular gastronomy take on Indian cuisine will knock your socks 1

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5.Go Karting : This one is for the more adventurous parent-child duo. The younger mothers or the ones who want to keep up with their children should definitely book a date here. It is great fun to ram around in cars as well as show off those driving skills.

Prices : The prices start at 250 for 6-7 laps.

Where : There are a number of options available in NOIDA, Delhi and Gurgaon.

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6.Handicrafts: Treat your mother to an afternoon of retail therapy by indulging her in reginal artistic delights from craftsmen. Baba Kharak Singh Marg is lined with various state emporiums selling authentic handicrafts from across the country. You can also spend a great day at Dilli Haat and Dastakar with your mother for immersive shopping therapy and supporting indigenous artisans.

Nearest Metro Station: INA (For Dilli Haat), Chhatarpur (for Dastakar) and Rajiv Chowk (for Baba Kharak Singh Marg)

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