On November 14, the country will be celebrating Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, fondly referred to as Children’s Day owing to the former PM and politicians’ fondness for children. The city is all set to usher in the special day with a host of activities for kids over the weekend. Here are some options. Pick the best one:

Special ode to grandfather-grandchild bond

At Quest, Palavakkam grandchildren can try their hand at games that their grandparents played as kids and grandparents can have a taste of what childhood is like in the 21st century. Fun challenges between the two generations and a dedicated photo booth to make the eventful evening a lifelong treasure.
Parents are strictly prohibited! It is open to children aged between 6 to 13 years and their grandparents. The bond between a grandparent and a grandchild is always special. Make it more special on November 12 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Savour cartoon-inspired baked goodies

Chef Ravi Varma, the pastry Chef at La Patisserie, Taj Coromandelhas designed some fun cakes and cupcakes, inspired by favourite cartoon characters like Angry Bird, Dora, Minions and Tom & Jerry! Watch the delight on your kids’ faces as they go for the Angry bird cake pops, Minions Cupcakes, Dora Cake, Candy’s, Macaroons, Frozen Elsa, Goofy Lemon tarts,Tom & Jerry fight for a Cheese cake, and Crayon cupcakes. Treat your kids to some delicious cakes and pastries. Kids can also take back special gift boxes that include pate-de-fruit, marshmallows, cake pops, macaroons and a surprise gift. They will be available from November 13 to 20.

Capture the moment

Walk in to Peek-a-Boo, kid’s furniture and furnishings store at Bergamo Mall, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam and enjoy Toodle’s professional photo booth. Toodle is an artistic kid’s photography firm, that captures the magic of childhood as it is. Gift your child a lovely furniture piece of his or her choice to pep up his room as well.

Cut out

If you take your kids out to Wink Salon located at Manickam Avenue, Off TTK Road, Alwarpet for a haircut, they will get loads of goodies and get to participate in the kid’s carnival. Face painting, kids tattoo, kids caricature have been organised for them.

Kiddie zone

A Children’s Day special event is being held and will feature an exhibition and a variety of fun, games and competition. It is meant for kids from kindergarten to Class 10. One can take part in events like painting, photography, singing, dancing, oratory, clay modelling and more. The event will also host an exhibition and flea market with an interesting assortment of merchandise for sale. It will be held on November 13 at Rajalakshmi Hall, Poonamalee Road (Opp Ega Theater).