Today the city kids are mostly growing up in closed spaces. The haphazard development of the urban areas came at the expense of playgrounds in different parts of Dhaka City. Children and teenagers hardly get open spaces for playing and entertainment. But still, there are some places in the city where children and adults can do some fun activities. In this article, we are going to highlight the top amusement parks in Dhaka city. Check out these places to plan a fun trip for your family and kids.
Top Amusement Parks in Dhaka
Dhaka Shishu Park
Dhaka Shishu Park is the first children’s amusement park in Bangladesh. It was established in 1979 in a vast 15-acre area. Dhaka Shishu Park includes several fun rides, such as a wheel train, a merry-go-round, and several wheel-based rides.
According to the Winter Season Schedule (October to March), Dhaka Shishu Park is open from 1 pm to 7 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. On Friday, the visiting hours are 2 pm to 8 pm. On Wednesday, this place is open only for the poor and street children from 2 pm to 5 pm. On Sunday, Dhaka Shishu Park remains closed.
Dhaka Shishu Park’s Entry Fee is only BDT 15 per person. There are 12 types of fun rides for children. You have to spend BDT 10 per person for each ride. Besides these, there are four rides owned by private companies that cost BDT 25 per ticket. Shishu Park is located near Shahbag Foot Over Bridge.
Fantasy Kingdom Complex
If you are looking for an amazing destination for a family day out, put the Fantasy Kingdom Complex on your list! Concord group inaugurated the Fantasy Kingdom theme park on February 19, 2002. This place attracts a huge number of people every day.
The Fantasy Kingdom offers a bunch of thrilling rides and innovative fun activities for both children and adults. The most popular amusement activities of Fantasy Kingdom include the huge video game arcade, 1,500 feet roller coaster, Arabian flying carpet, large flume ride, racehorses, Santamaria Viking ship, and crazy bumps. Here children and family members can enjoy and get entertained without being scared.
The Fantasy Kingdom stands beside the Dhaka-Ashulia bypass road. This place is about 30km away from Dhaka city on the way to Savar and not too far from the Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport. This place is open every day of the week. The visiting time is from 11 am to 9 pm every day. On government holidays, this place stays open from 10 am to 10 pm.
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Nandan Park is one of the most popular family amusement parks in the country. It started its journey on Oct 3, 2003. The fun rides and amusement activities of Nandan Park include Water Coaster, 5D Cinema Theater, Musical Dancing Fountain, Cable Car, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ice-Land, and Wave pool. Furthermore, the “Water World” of Nandan Park was inaugurated in May 2004. In the Water Park, you get eight additional rides. This park is specially designed for the family day out programs.
Nandan Park is located at Baroipara, on the way from Nabinagar to Chandra Highway in Savar. This place remains open every day. The visiting time is from 10 am to 8 pm.
Here the entry and 2 dry park rides cost BDT 295 per ticket. The entry and 10 dry park rides combined cost BDT 295 per ticket. If you want to visit the water world, then pick the entry, with 10 dry park rides and the water world package that costs BDT 650 per person. And, the entry and Water World package charges about BDT 550.
Jamuna Amusement Park
The Jamuna Amusement Park is a part of the Future Park complex located on the Pragati Sharani at Kuril, in Baridhara. This place can be accessed by the Kuril Flyover from both directions of the Airport Road.
Jamuna Amusement Park is famous for thrilling rides like a pirate ship, roller coaster, tower challenger, sky drive, magic windmill, flying disco, etc. Besides these, the fifth floor of Jamuna shopping mall has an entertainment zone that includes Food Court, Restaurants, Players Zone, and Blockbuster Cinemas, etc. Here all the family members, especially children can have lots of fun.
In the Jamuna Amusement Park, the entry fee is BDT 50 per person. Per ticket for a Roller Coaster ride costs about BDT 300. For other rides, you have to pay BDT 150 per person. You can also choose combined packages to enjoy multiple rides that cost about BDT 750 per person. The Jamuna Amusement Park remains open Saturday to Thursday from 3 pm to 8 pm. On Friday, the visiting hour is 3 pm to 9 pm. On Wednesday, both the Jamuna Shopping Mall as well as the Jamuna Amusement Park remain closed.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre
The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre was inaugurated on Sep 25, 2004. Novo Theatre is spread across 5.46 acres of land. Renowned architect Ali Imam designed this planetarium. The voluminous structure of Novo Theatre accommodates about 275 people on every show. Novo Theatre is a great place for entertainment for kids and adults.
The Planetarium dome wonderfully simulates planet Earth and the magical blue sky. This dome-shaped theater creates a fascinating three-dimensional environment utilizing the latest technologies and equipment. Novo Theatre enables visitors to experience the feel of roaming into space and enjoy the breathtaking thrills of an interplanetary journey.
Novo Theatre is located on Bijoy Sharani Avenue at Tejgaon. This place is open to the public on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm. On Friday, the visiting time is from 10 am to 7 pm. This place is closed on Wednesday.
Source: United News of Bangladesh