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Be a mall rat this summer

Making the most of summer vacations, malls are offering workshops and camps on singing, dancing and a whole lot more.

entertainment Updated: Jun 08, 2011 01:40 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Summer Fiesta, 2011
This ten-day long festival is an annual event at The Great India Place Mall in Noida. Starting later this month, workshops ranging from cooking, painting, dance and music will be organised on a daily basis by expert groups free of cost. The festival will also include fun contests and games. It will conclude with a rock band performance, a fashion show and a talent hunt that is open to all the visitors at the mall.
Where: The Great India Place, Sector 18, Noida
When: June 24 - July 3
Timings: 4pm onwards
Age Group: Open to all
Price: Free of cost

Disney Summer Fiesta
This month, the DLF Promenade mall is packed with events that would truly make the summer time a fun learning experience for kids. For the Disney Summer Fiesta, the mall has been made similar to Disneyland. Children can also enjoy a Pirates of the Caribbean-based adventure trip here. Kids will get the chance to play with popular Disney characters Mickey and Mini Mouse and enjoy car racing with animated Pixar cars. You can also come here to be a part of a theatre workshop by Bubbles Sabharwal.
Where: DLF Promenade, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
When: Till June 30
Timings: 10.30am to 7pm
Age Group: Open to all
Price: Depends on the activity

Summer Camp 2011
This four-week long summer camp, organised at Shipra Mall in Ghaziabad, is divided into batches and groups. The camp is an educational event that includes co-curricular activities. With activities such as cartooning and sketching on touch screen pads, making robotic machines, animation techniques, disaster management and rain water harvesting, the camp is an enriching experience for children. The highlights of the camp include paper craft, a painting workshop, pottery workshop, power yoga and dance.
Where: Shipra Mall, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
When: Till June 18
Timings: 12 noon - 6pm
Age Group: Open to all
Price: Depends on the activity

Full House for kids
For kids who love cartoons, DLF Place Saket is a good place to visit this summer. Month long activities such as workshops and competitions are being organised around cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty, Garfield and Archies. Exciting activities such as t-shirt painting, scrabble, gaming zones, theatre and photography will also be held at the mall. You can participate in games like obstacle course, bull ride, rocket boom, rock walls, running bungee, all-terrain vehicles and wild paintball. You can also celebrate Grafield’s birthday on June 19 here.
Where: DLF Place Saket
When: Till June 30
Timings: 11am to 7pm
Age Group: Open to all
Price: Rs 2,000 to enter the Garfield house

Summer Workshops
At Epicentre in Gurgaon, interactive activities are being conducted as part of a summer workshop. The activities include a photography workshop by Moneesha Das and Bikash Das for the age group 13-18 years, a puppet workshop by Anurupa Roy for 6-9 year old kids, a chess workshop by KC Joshi for the age group of 6-14 years, and a poetry appreciation course by Nishita Israni for 7-12 year old children.
Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon
When: June 1 - 29
Timings: 10am onwards
Age group: 6-14, some activities open to adults as well
Price: Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,000