In my last blog post, I had curated the list of indoor activity centres for kids in Pune. Now, let me recommend you the top picks of outdoor destinations where your entire family can enjoy together under the open sky. Just a word of caution again – do check with the facilities about COVID-19 precautions and stay safe.
India’s first and largest amusement and themed park Imagicaa really needs no introduction. If you are a Punekar, it is unlikely that you may have not visited this destination with your family. If you have not yet, then you might want to treat them to crazy rides and themed attractions.
The park is currently offering a flat 30% reopening discount and you can book the entry and food tickets online to avoid the crowd at the counters. Please note that the snow park and water park at Imagicaa are closed till further government guidelines.
Address: Khopoli-Pali Road, Near Lonavala Khalapur, Maharashtra
Contact No: +91 91367 20178
Do your kids have a penchant for dinosaurs? Would they like to see how dinosaurs must have looked in real life ages ago? Well, Dinosaurs Parks designed on the lines of Jurassic World can satisfy all their curiosity!
Dinosaurs Parks boasts of several life-size animatronic dinosaurs placed strategically across 9.5 acres of land. Your kids will have super fun identifying the names of these dinosaurs and click pictures with them to show off to their friends.
Address: Aundholi Village, Pavna Dam Road, Lonavala
Contact No: +91 97623 50119
This is a perfect destination for families looking for a riverside camping or glamping vacation to experience peace and adventure at your own pace. Go kayaking or trekking, cross the river, try your hands at archery or rifle shooting, visit the farm, watch the night sky, play outdoor games or simply lounge around the bonfire – there is no dearth of activities at Icamp Resort.
Address: Golewadi, Next to Vaigon, Near Balkawadi,-Dhom Dam, Satara District, Wai
Contact No: +91 77689 36509
How about a farm tour to live the life of a farmer for a day? Green Tokri offers guided, interactive tours on its lush green fields to help people understand the journey of food from farm to your plate. Your family can walk leisurely around the farm, learn about different types of plants, fruits and vegetables, and indulge in exotic lunch made from farm ingredients!
Address: S. No 203, Village Kodith Khurd, Taluka Purandar, Pune
Contact No: +91 97637 17960
Japaloupppe Equestrian Centre
Old MacDonald Had a Farm……….
Remember this nursery rhyme which you must have sung and watched with your kids umpteen times? Japalouppe Equestrian Centre will bring that imagination alive for your family. This horse riding academy not only offers horse riding camps and pony rides but also makes a lovely one day picnic to experience ranch life. Your children would love the animal and petting tour during which they can meet and feed horses, rabbits, pigs, ducks, dogs, cats, turtles, birds and many other animals.
Address: Somatne Phata, Mumbai-Pune Highway, Talegao Dabhade, Maharashtra
Contact No: +91 91580 04104
If you are looking for more nature and outdoor adventure options with your family, then check out these options listed on Kidwise.
It would be great if you can add to this list of outdoor places in and around Pune based on your experience!
Such intersting list of places
A friend has been to Japalgouppe. He says it is great place for kids.