After School Activities Guide

Bangalore offers an array of innovative hobby classes for children, both organized by schools and specialty services. You can choose from dance classes like salsa, hip-hop and jazz to interests like calligraphy, foreign languages, storytelling, scripture-reading, sculpting and hardware assembling, among others.


  • The Hindu (newspaper) publishes a supplement each Saturday called Young World, which shares programs and entertainment tips for kids in Bangalore.
  • Time Out magazine also has a children’s section, part of which can also be viewed online:
  • Another excellent resource is Parent Tree, an online forum with Bangalore-specific information and posts:

Places that conduct regular extra-curricular activities:

  • Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre conducts weekend workshops for children, mainly on Saturdays. Activities include prayers, yoga, drama, craft, art, environmental awareness etc.
  • Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) in Vasanthnagar uses the Abacus to enhance memory power, concentration, listening skills, creativity, etc. Ages 5 to 12.
  • Abacus Brain Gym (multiple locations around Bangalore) develops learning skills using mental math.
  • Shambhavi School of Dance (Basaweshwaranagar) Conducts classes in Kuchipidi, Carnatic Music.
  • Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts (multiple locations around Bangalore) Offers jazz dancing, salsa, rock-n-roll, hip hip, Bollywood fusion.
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Race Course Rd) offers classes in Carnatic music and dance for children and adults.
  • Body Language Dance School (Vasanth Nagar) conducts classes for children in ballet, rock and roll, jazz, disco, etc. [Phone: 9844020801]

Other places that children will enjoy visiting:

  • Bal Bhavan: Is an imaginatively planned amusement park and recreation centre within the Cubbon Park. Here children can enjoy a ride on a toy train or visit the Doll’s Museum, which has an interesting collection of dolls and toys from all over the world. Craft and hobby classes for children are also conducted.
  • Crazy Waters (Bannergatta Main Road): Located amidst a rocky landscape, this Water Park ensures that children have a rollicking time in the pool and various water games. [Phone: 26584910]
  • Fun World (JC Nagar): A 12-acre Disney Land-like amusement park, with various rides and games.
  • Wonder la (Mysore Road): Situated 30 kilometers out of Bangalore, Wonder la has many rides and plenty of fun and excitement for your kids.
  • Claytopia: A café-studio stocked with white ceramics, paints and brushes. Kids can make their own mug to paint too. They host interesting events regularly and have special group packages. [Phone: 41267163]