7 Children's Day Special Events in Delhi-NCR
|   Nov 13, 2014
7 Children's Day Special Events in Delhi-NCR

It seems the city never sits still and here’s more proof for that - a packed calendar on the occasion of Children’s day. Take a look at our pick of the most interesting events around town and decide whether you want to watch award winning movies at the National Children’s Film Festival or make a mosaic mural, have fun at HangOut or explore your creative potential at Bal Bhawan, attend a musical concert, a carnival or a storytelling session. Check out the events section on mycity4kids.com for many more exciting events for children.

National Children’s Film Festival, Carnival and Workshops

Location: Siri Fort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg
Date: 14th to 16th November 2014
Age Group: 5 and above

This must certainly be the best news of the week - the Children's Film Society of India has launched the first edition of a National Children's Film Festival, which will subsequently be held in November every alternate year, taking turns with the International Children’s Film Festival.  The 3-day festival has several critically acclaimed and award winning films in its line-up.  The curtain-raiser is slated to be Seemaa Desai's 'Pappu Ki Pugdandi' and other films to be screened include Shortcut Safari, The Goal, CFSI-produced Kummatti, Mahek Mirza, Krish Trish And Baltiboy 3 and Ek Ajooba.  Among the award winning films are 'Gattu' and 'Goopi Gawaiiya Bagha Bajaiyya' that were screened at film festivals in Berlin and Toronto respectively; and 'Kaphal' - a National Award under The Best Children's Film category.

As part of a children’s carnival, several other activities for children are planned on November 14 from 2 pm to 5 pm and on November 15 and 16 all day from 9 am to 5 pm. These include a Pledge wall, sessions on waste management, jigsaw puzzle, pottery etc. Different entertainers such as tattoo artists face painters, jugglers and tall walkers have also been engaged.

Children can also participate in a series of workshops being conducted by experts in the fields of Dastangoi, mime, animation, film making, magic, understanding film making with respect to Script Writing, Direction, Cinematography and other aspects.

For more details call 91-11-2436 6517 or Email: cfsidelhi@cfsindia.org / cfsidelhi@gmail.com

Arty Funanza at the Heritage Transport Museum

Location: Taoru village, Gurgaon
Date: 14th to 16th November 2014
Age Group: 5 and above

The Heritage Transport Musuem is celebrating Children’s Day over three days with a most unusual craft - making mosaic murals on the transportation theme using colourful materials.  Parents can also be a part of this activity along with their kids. All materials are provided free of cost and the murals can be taken home as souvenirs by paying a nominal charge of Rs 500. 

Entry to the Museum is Rs 300 per adult and Rs 150 per child

For more information call +91 9991477002 or email: info@heritagetransportmuseum.org

Hangout Children's Day Special at Saket

Locality: Saket and DLF Phase 1
Date: 14th to 16th November 2014
Age Group: 2 and above

Hangout’s Kids Carnival, spread over 3 days, has a special surprise in store for kids - Chhota Bheem & his friends. Children can meet their favourite characters and get photographs clicked with them at both Saket & Gurgaon Hang Out locations. In addition to many games & rides, indoor playareas, toddler zones, virtual rides, there will be goodie bags with Chhota Bheem merchandise, Chhota Bheem painting competition and many other craft activities. And as with all special occasions at HangOut, the mascot Monku & his gang will make special appearances and perform for the children.

Children's Day at National Bal Bhavan

Locality : ITO
Date : 14th November 2014
Age Group : 2 and above

Those who have grown up in Delhi will surely be familiar with the National Bal Bhavan, an institution which aims at enhancing the creative potential of children by providing them various creative, physical and science activities. Children get the opportunity and common platform to interact, experiment, create and perform according to their age, aptitude and ability. On the occasion of Children’s Day, the National Bal Bhavan has many special events planned, the highlight of which are the SPICMACAY Music and Dance Utsav, the N.I.D. International Animation Film Festival, Theatre Workshops with C.R.Y., Khojwalon Ki Gali – Gali Food Food Gali and The Nehru Library Special Exhibition – Chacha!

Children’s musical concert and more at Select Citywalk

Locality :  Select Citywalk, Saket 
Date : 14th November 2014, 5 to 7 Pm
Age Group : All

This Children’s Day, join the musical carnival by the Shubhendra and Saskia Rao Foundation. Besides a children’s concert, you can also enjoy interactive music sessions and a carnival full of musical games and other exciting activities for the whole family. The foundation’s “Music4All” programme is unique in teaching classical music traditions in a way that appeals to children and their parents using its own, internationally acclaimed curriculum. In keeping with this philosophy, aspiring musicians and parents will also be advised by the biggest experts in the field: Sanjay Rikhi Ram, India’s best sitar maker, world renowned artists, Pt Shubhendra Rao, Saskia Rao de Haas and others.

Secrets  of Zynpagua and Ali Baba come alive this Children’s Day

Locality : Epicentre Sector 44, Gurgaon
Date : 14th November 2014
Age Group : 5 and above

Join the storytelling sessions by Story Ghar on the occasion of Children’s Day. Using music and theatrical techniques, the expert storytellers will unveil the secrets of a cursed land and follow a little princess fight for justice. Next, get into the fantasy world of Ali Baba and his mysteries. The duration of the session is 90 minutes and cost per person is Rs 200.

Children's Day Carnival at Fortis, Gurgaon

Locality : Sector 44 Gurgaon
Date : 15th November 2014
Age Group : 2 and above

Here’s some excitement for Gurgaon residents - the Children's Day Carnival at Fortis Memorial Institute. The double celebration of children and their health will include a musical fashion show, Jam session, Songs and stories, Puppet show, Art corner, Montessori games, Pottery, Tattoos, Balloons and so much more. Of course, you will also be able to top the fun with mouth watering snacks for the kids.

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