Top 10 Places to Visit in Karachi with Kids

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Sumner vacations are just around the corner and so is Ramzan. With kids, one has to step out of their comfort and must find fun places to visit in Karachi.

For a huge megacity and the third populous city in the world, the attractions are not much. And if you are looking for fun places to visit in Karachi especially with kids, then the choices narrow down further. Usually, the most likable places by kids here are Sindbad, Bounce or just the mall.

However, new ventures open up every day. And sometimes the already existing ones are improvising. So this post is all about the fun places to visit in Karachi, with your little ones.

Places to Visit in Karachi with Kids

1.PAF Museum

 


Museum memories are some of the best and inspiring memories of childhood. I clearly remember my visits to the museum when I was a kid and I still enjoy going today.
PAF museum (Pakistan Air Force Museum ) is definitely a must visit if you have little kids. It’s nice and huge, well maintained, it has all the facilities. It is very green and one has to take a long walk with the kids before entering the museum.There are so many aircraft models on display, and there is so much information one can collect on Pakistans aviation. You can also plan a small picnic from home if you are not fond of buying food from outside. Evenings are best for a visit there, since its always breezy.

The reason I recommend PAF museum as a must place to visit in Karachi is because its a very interactive one.
Children can hop and hop off on some of the model aircraft and enjoy pressing buttons and moving the levers.

The Quaid’s Aircraft Vickers Viking is a marvel!
PAF museum is a families only and their timings are:-

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 10:00 pm

Tickets Cost Rs.50

Children under 3, Free

2.Museum 101

A very new museum in town. My kids went there with their school on a field trip and they had an amazing experience. Since there are barely any science museums in Karachi. Museum 101 has done a great effort. Although the place is not huge, its a great initiative. As our children become more aware of space exploration and astronomical sciences, they will surely enjoy such a trip with mom and dad. If you are bored of taking your kids to the same arena again and again, then I highly recommend taking them here.  Museum 101 has some excellent displays of space rockets and aircraft they also show short space documentaries, which totally captivates the kids.

Timing is from 8 am to 10 pm

Monday to Thursday Rs.350 per person

Friday to Sunday Rs. 450 per person

Children under 3 and senior citizens are free

3.Jahangir Park

Located in the heart of Saddar this park was recently renovated. On an area of 6 acres, Jahangir Park is amongst the very well maintained and child-friendly parks of Karachi. The park has some dinosaurs models which are a lot of fun for kids.  They enjoy climbing on them and they get to experience a little of Jurassic Park. There is also a small library, which I believe is a great idea since we need to indulge kids in the habit of reading.

The timings are from 8 am to 10 pm.

4.Onderland


Located in Lucky One Mall, Onderland is the newest adventure arena in Karachi. I personally like it a lot because its new and exciting, the rides are bigger and thrilling. It has a lot of hands-on based activities like rock climbing, trampoline park, alien abduction ride. The toddlers’ soft play area is really nice and interactive.Its very clean and the staff is very friendly they are never rude. And its very cost effective. When visiting the first time you have to purchase a card worth Rs.1000 and then use this card for the rides. I have used one card in two trips and my kids had their fill of adventure.

Onderland is also Karachi’s first indoor theme park with a roller coaster.

5.Chunky Monkey

An amusement park located in one of Karachi’s prime location. As an adult, you can have mixed views about it, but kids surely love it. And if you are looking for someplace where your kids can have fun with khalas, phoppho or chachus then Chunky Monkey is the place to be. From Bumper cars, Pirates Ship, Fast Train, Drop Tower, Pendulum Ride Chunky Monkey has it all.

Their gaming arena is very nice too and my kids had a really good time.

6.Owls Nest


This is one of a kind cafe in Karachi, catering especially to parents with kids. As a parent of a toddler or older kids, one doesn’t really get comfortable in restaurants and mostly parents hand over tabs or phones to their kids to keep them busy. But in owls nest there are lots of hands-on activities and other games for children, children enjoy their time playing while adults can enjoy their food and talking.

7.Sindbad

Every Dolmen Mall in Karachi has a Sindbad. Sindbad is very much the oldest arena in Karachi yet children are never bored of it. As long as the rides are working, its clean, well maintained, Sindbad is one of the easiest and cost-effective places to visit in Karachi. Sindbads newest concept of redeeming points in the card is very exciting for kids. They just want to play more and more, to collect tickets and scroll them through the ticket counter. It’s a very thoughtful hook by them which makes it harder to pull out your kids from there 🙂

8.Sea View Beach

Sea View is one of the best places to visit, especially with children, since its a natural attraction and always open. Just a walk with your kids along the beach gives them a chance to ponder over nature and find a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Honestly, I don’t even mind a camel ride once in a while and there are always loads of seashells which kids can collect and adorn.

Make your kids wear comfy clothes and flip-flops and carry a small bucket- and get ready to have lots of fun!

9.Bounce

If you want your kids to develop a big appetite before a buffet meal, take them to Bounce. Karachi’s first indoor trampoline park. There is also a birthday party room which is why Bounce is becoming a very popular choice by kids to host their parties. Although I find it a bit costly owing to the fact that its Rs.500 per child during the weekends, and the only fun that kids have is “Jump”. So I would recommend taking your kids to Bounce is better when there are at least 3-4 kids in the group. That way they can have more cooperative play and fun.

  • Monday – Thursday: 01 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday: 03PM to 11PM
  • Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Every Monday From 1 pm To 4 pm
    Exclusive For Ladies.
  • Monday To Thursday
    jump pass Rs.400/- (Including Grip Socks)
  • Friday To Sunday
    jump pass Rs.500/- (Including Grip Socks)

10.Port Grand


Although Port Grand is very far from the main city and if you’ve been there more than twice, as an adult it’s hard to find it exciting. But for kids, Port Grand is always exciting. Since there are always some new stalls, new activities for kids there is always a small circus kind of performance also displayed at Port Grand, like the fire dancers, cyclist, and a puppet show. And no matter how many times kids watch the same magic show, they are always fascinated by the tricks. So usually there is always a magic show performed at Port Grand.

Port Grand is not only about activities for kids but its main attraction is the food. There are many food ventures promising a unique taste and ambiance. But the USP of Port Grand is its overall location and design. Next, to the port, one can witness the big cargo ships, lightning the sea, cool breeze always rustling through your face and  a long walk with your little ones while enjoying an ice cream. So its the overall environment of Port Grand which makes it special.

(If you know of other exciting places for children in Karachi, do write about in in the comment section below)

 

 

 

 

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I am a freelance writer, I enjoy researching and writing about my city. There are so many new ventures opening up in the city, which I believe need to be reviewed honestly for the sake of spreading awareness and information among the citizens. Since there is so much happening in the city, I like to write about the "Good Stuff." Besides writing my other pleasures are healthy cooking and traveling.

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