With most schools closing for the summer break, your children must be awaiting eagerly to spend fun-filled holidays. If you can’t plan a long vacation outside the city for some reason, then fret not. You can enjoy a staycation in Pune itself!

Here are some staycation ideas to explore:

  1. Go for Local Sightseeing

Tell me honestly how many of you have visited attractions of our city like a tourist? Take your children for a city tour to explore the local culture and heritage. You can visit kid-friendly historical monuments, museums, places of worship or Katraj Zoo.

  1. Go on a Trekking Escapade

There are several treks in and around Pune that are easy to moderate level for your children. Some of these treks are:

  • Sinhagad
  • Tikona
  • Purandar
  • Shivneri
  • Parvati Hills
  • Lohagad
  • Rajmachi
  1. Book a Weekend Gateway

Pune is surrounded by beautiful weekend destinations where you can take your children for a fun time. Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Ganpati Phule, Tarkarli, Karjat – there is no dearth of options. Check yourself into a resort, homestay or Airbnb apartment and enjoy the vacation vibes.

  1. Experience the Adventure

A day full of electrifying rides and amusing theme attractions will be etched in your children’s memory forever. Your family can visit Imagicaa, Della Adventure Park and Dinosaur Park. Check out details about these places here.

  1. Enjoy Play Attractions

Pune is home to several trampoline parks, play zones, and science-themed centres. These places have interesting activities for both children and adults alike. Even if you visit one place every day, you will need several weeks to cover all of them! Check out more here.

  1. Go for a Garden Picnic

How about a breakfast picnic date with your family? Pack your picnic basket with scrumptious food, water bottles, hot beverages, serving cutlery, paper towels and an outdoor mat. Take along a cricket or badminton kit, throw balls or board games. Head to Empress Garden, Bund Garden, Sambhaji Park, Saras Baug or Pune Okayama Friendship garden. Enjoy your picnic!

  1. Explore Local Shopping Areas

Malls sound like a great indoor shopping option on hot summer days. But, they can’t beat the shopping at the local markets, especially in the old areas of the city. You can plan a visit to Lakshmi Market, Kumbhar Wada, M G Road, Tulsi Baug, Juna Bazar or Hong Kong Lane between 9 am and 12 noon when the sun is still hanging low. It would be a different experience for your children.

Did you think that a staycation would be such a wonderful way for your family to spend the summer break?

About Smita Omar

Smita is an ex banker who voluntary said adiós to a high flying career to explore the rocky yet beautiful terrain of motherhood. When she is not busy juggling between her naughty daughter and foodie husband, you can find her donning the hat of a freelance content developer-editor to keep her sanity intact. She has been a Work-From-Home-Mother for 8 years and turns to meditation when the going gets tough.

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