Bhartiya Welcomes India’s Largest Children’s Festival
7 January 2016
India’s largest children’s festival brought its energetic and jovial brand of entertainment to Bhartiya City in November. Smiles were painted upon the faces of the hundreds of families that attended the Windmill Festival, hosted by our very own budding smart city. A colourful celebration of Diwali week and Children’s Day, the festival was created for those families looking to let their hair down for a fun-filled time. With over 35 activities to enjoy, ranging from a petting zoo to live music, hundreds enjoyed the action-packed weekend where the sun shone brightly on Bhartiya City.
The day’s events were shared between three age groups, ranging from less than a year old, all the way up to 11 years old. But that’s not to say that the doting parents in attendance didn’t have fun. For many of the mums and dads, the inner child within was awoken as they fully embraced the day’s events with open arms.
The festival was designed to give those children from urban cities the opportunity to experience the joy of parks, greenery and open spaces. And for those kids whose smart phones are an extension of themselves, the festival looked to divert their eyes for the day to allow them to just be kids. A family bonding opportunity with a party-like atmosphere, for nuclear families, extended families and families of expats alike, the festival was a real treat.The petting zoo was a hit amongst many, as lovers of all things cute and fluffy were able to meet and feed guinea pigs, goats and rabbits. Whilst lullabies were sung to the little ones in the air-conditioned day centre, the intrepid toddlers looking to explore were able to bounce, jump, dive and run until their hearts were content in the Toddler Arena. For those who were slightly too big for the play areas, fascinating workshops in robotics, art and organic farming ran throughout the day. Delicious home cooked food was in abundance, serving up a true taste of the local cuisine, and with flea markets, rock climbing and adventure play areas all on site, there were plenty of ways for the kids to burn off all those bags of energy.
Live music was one of the highlights of the weekend, and the party atmosphere reached new heights when Raghu Dixit Project took to the stage. His upbeat style of contemporary folk was a winner with the crowd, feeding off his energy, they danced and swayed to the beat until the very last note.This laugh a minute festival offered a flavour of the great outdoors, and at the end of it all, the sea of happy faces was testament to a successful weekend of events. The festival will now hit the road and bring the fun to Chandigarh, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Chennai.
The festival ran from 11am until 7pm on both days and was organised and managed by Tribe Asia Event Management. Visit our events page to find out what’s happening in Bhartiya City in the weeks and months to come.