Parks and playgrounds may not be plentiful in Mumbai, but after-school classes and activities conducted in English are. You should have no trouble finding a suitable class or group for your child. Overall, prices are inexpensive when compared to western prices for lessons. Naturally, private sessions cost more than group classes.
The international schools of Mumbai provide their students with many types of after-school activities from sports to chess to pottery. Most public schools, meanwhile, do not have the funding or support for extra curricular activities. In fact, one of the many benefits of attending international schools is the varied and constantly changing assortment of activities from which students can choose. Older kids especially will enjoy activities arranged through their school, since they’ll be in company of their schoolmates. You can view the American School of Bombay’s extracurriculars by clicking here.
Country and sports clubs like Breach Candy Club and The Willingdon Club offer coaching in sports for members and their children. Possibilities include lessons in football, tennis, golf, cricket, and gymnastics. The choices vary depending on the club, but ask and you might even be able to arrange ballet or instrument classes. See our “Networking” section for contact details.
Carter Road, Near the Otter’s Club, 400050 Bandra West
Jogger’s Park is one of the nicest green areas in Mumbai. It overlooks the sea and has a track for joggers and a separate track for walkers. There is a sandpit and small playground for kids to play in. It isn’t broad enough for a game of football, but you could toss a ball around. Younger kids will like the rather strange bird aviaries with parakeets and other exotic birds.
Patwardhan Udyan Park
Off Waterfield Road and Linking Road, 400050 Bandra West
This huge park is well-kept and clean. There are two jungle gyms and sand pits; a running track; a walking path; swings; and even a large, open patch of grass.
Union Park Road, Khar West
Clean, pretty, and quiet park with two jungle gyms, seats, sand pits, and toilet facilities.
Phone: 98 92425989
Female instructor teaches Hindi to adults and children in your home.
359 DN Road, UCO Bank Building, 3rd Floor, Fort
Phone: 2287 0755
Beginner to advanced English language lessons either on-site or in your home.
59 Bombay Samachar Marg, Fort
Phone: 6635 8171
Saturday afternoons crafting puppets, cards, and other crafts with paper. Suitable for ages 3 – 12.
22 Shangrila Building, 2nd Floor, Colaba
Phone: 2215 0765
Introductory art appreciation classes for youngsters aged 7 – 12. Field trips to museums and art projects about art from all over the world.
Sports and Body
Phone: 98 2017-4641
Mr. Mohan teaches students ages five and up (including grown ups!) taekwondo and kickboxing.
C4 Chinoj Mansion, Warden Road, Breach Candy
Phone: 3210 7067
Yoga lessons for children, teens, and adults. Groups of 10 or fewer.
Music and Dance
Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts
C-19, Everest Building, J Dadaji Road, Tardeo
Phone: 4018 2000
Dance lessons for kids and teens at beginner and advanced levels. Includes jazz, funk, and lessons in musicality and rhythm.
Dancing lessons. Choose from Bollywood, funk, and jazz. Open to children and adults. Various locations.
Mrs. Roshan Chawla and Ms. Anita Chawla
Phone: 2385 9224 or 98 20 100544
These two piano teachers will come to your home to teach children and adults how to handle the ivory keys.
Mehli Mehta Music Foundation
2B Banoo Mansions, 1st Floor, Cumballa Hill Road, Cumballa Hill
Phone: 2380 1379
Lessons in classical music including instruments and voice.
Phone: 99 87 407237
Group music classes for babies and toddlers ages 0-4. Classes in Worli and Bandra, but locations change often. Call to see where the next classes will be held.
Upcoming Activities for Kids
Refer to the kids section of Timeout Mumbai for a list of upcoming workshops and activities planned for children.