Summer vacations are here and we’re pretty sure you’re constantly thinking about how to make sure your kids have had a lot of fun and made the most out of it. Not only are summer vacations the time of the year when kids get to enjoy the most, but it is also the time when you can help them learn something without chaining them to the study table. What better than some adventure sports can you encourage your kids to participate in. Along with being extremely fun, it is also going help keep them more active, outdoors and less hooked on to the TV or the computer. Here are five adventure sports that are safe for your children to try. Also Read - Rajasthan News: Shops, Parlours to Open in State, Govt Offices to Function in Full Strength From June 1

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1. Zorbing

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Zorbing is usually practised  over a slope in a transparent plastic ball. Rolling off a hill or doing it on a levelled area are the two options you have. Don’t be worried about the oxygen supply in the ball, there is enough for it to last for at least a few hours! Also Read - Unlock 1.0: Tarapith, Tirupati, Jagannath, Meenakshi Temples | What is Opening And From When?



Where: Della Adventure in Lonavala (Contact: +91 20 255 600 85)

Approximate cost: Rs 300 onwards

2. Go karting

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

While go karting may sound rash and unsafe for kids, there are go karting tracks specially designed for children. A lot of major cities have go karting tracks for both adults and kids. SO even if you don’t have the time for a long vacation, you can try it over the weekends! It is an activity that will help your kids understand the seriousness of safety while driving, along with a kick of adrenaline.

Where: Smaash in Mumbai (Contact: 022 4914 3143), Downtown Racing in Pune (Contact: 086056 68910), Runway 9 in Hyderabad (Contact:040 2716 5642), F9 Go Karting in Delhi (Contact: 098180 48655), E Zone Entertainment in Bangalore (Contact: 099451 79112)

Approximate cost: Rs 500 for 10 laps

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3. Rappelling

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Photograph courtesy: Scarlet Marie/Creative Commons

Rappelling is a fun activity you can try with your kids after trekking. Though the technique of rappelling is not too simple, it is challenging enough for kids to keep going at it. It will make them want to take up activities that tests their strengths and weaknesses.

Where: Lets Camp Ou in Maharashtra (Contact: 981 981 3493), Goroadtrip in Karnataka (Contatc: 080 421 541 41), Himachal Trekkers in Himachal Pradesh (973 630 4754).

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Approximate cost: Rs 500 onwards (for rappelling equipment and instructor only)

4. Still water kayaking

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Every water baby should try kayaking at least once. Rowing a kayak is now too difficult. Your child and you can spend some quality time on a lake while experiencing still water kayaking. If your kid likes it, at some point in time, when they’re of the age, they could also try river rafting and kayaking in rapids.

Where: Kerala Kayaking in Allapuzha (Contact: 984 658 5674), Wilder West Adventures in Kolad (Contact: 986 999 7576), Goa Kayaking in Goa (Contact: 942 205 6037)

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5. Rock climbing

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Photograph courtesy: Pixabay

Taking your kids to artificial rock climbing gyms is the first step to introduce them to the sport. Help them find an interest in rock climbing. You never know they might as well want to do it professionally. The benefits of taking your kids for rock climbing in the city set up is that you could just drive over on a weekend instead of having to plan a trip.

Where: Mars Climbing Gym in Bangalore (Contatc: 988 666 4666), Fit Rock Arena in Chennai (Contact: 956 621 7371), Eshwaran Bharatan Climbing Gym in Delhi (Contact: 986 824 0689), Crag Studio in Hyderabad (Contact: +91 40 2300 4539), Hakone Climbing Gym in Mumbai (Contact: 981 984 3873 )

Approximate cost: Rs 200 for 1 hour 30 minutes

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