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    Gone are the days when holiday programmes were little more than school without uniform. From residential retreats to evening classes, you’re spoiled for choice across the city. So whether your little one is a budding scientist, an animal enthusiast or a bookworm, we’ve found the perfect summer solution. By Maegan Dobson Sippy

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    Centred around yoga, but also incorporating team games, yogic art and relaxation sessions, this is aimed at kids aged between six and 12. Asanas will be taught by trained instructors, and healthy snacks are also provided. Seats are limited to 20 children, so early registration is recommended. Rs.1,500 per child. April 1 – 11, Wed – Sat, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm. At A 1000 Yoga, Koramangala. Details: 9019101000

     

     

    Back to basics

    The Martin Farm has four different programmes running throughout the month, including Pottery (April 6 – 10), Getting Creative with Nature (April 13 – 17), and Express Yourself (April 27 – May 1). We particularly like the sound of Feathers, Fins and Fur (April 20 – 24), which teaches children how to care for animals – from grooming and mucking out to preparing meals. Suitable for children between the ages of five and 12. At Sarjapur Road. Details: 9845779666 http://themartinfarm.blog.com/

    Globetrotters

    Kids spa Divas and Dudes has a summer camp inspired by travel. Six countries will be brought to life (through food, music, dance and discussion) over the six-day programme. Runs April 6 –11, and April 13 – 18, for `6,000. They also have a summer dance class programme in conjunction with One Move studio, as well as etiquette classes. `3,000 upwards, depending on the programme. At 12th Main, Indiranagar. Details: 25252005 https://www.facebook.com/divasanddudes

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    Dance lovers will enjoy perfecting a show-stopping performance, the culmination of 12 days of classes at The Swingers. Under 12s will learn jazz and funk, whereas the teens’ programme is made up of dubstep and contemporary house hip hop. There are two batches, one starting
    April 6, the second starting April 23. Rs.1,600 if you enroll by the end of March. At Indiranagar. Details: 9900027050

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    Bring the party home, with the special summer offers from soft play experts Jumporee. During the summer holiday period, they will bring a bouncy playzone to your place, and provide supervised activities. The cost is inclusive of all set up, as well as one trained member of staff. The minimum space needed (indoors or outdoors) is 150 – 200 square feet. Available only on weekdays. Rs.3,000 upwards for a two-hour session. Details: 9663879295

    Game, set, match
    For sports enthusiasts, Bangalore
    Tennis Academy has an intensive summer camp that runs from April 3 until June 5. You can sign up for either three or five days every week, and kids will be coached by Inter- national Tennis Federation certified instructors. `3,000 per month upwards. At J P Nagar 7th Phase. Details: 9945197272

    Great outdoors
    Located on the border of the Mudumalai forest, the
    Frolic Boonies residential camp is great for little explorers, with a blend of nature-based, educational, craft and adventure activities. Highlights include horseriding, fishing, an astronomy session, kayaking, a jungle trek, chocolate-making and outdoor cooking. `14,500 upwards. April 26 – May 1, and May 5 – 10. At Deep Jungle Home. Details: 9448476888

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    Beat the heat and learn a new skill.
    There are batches for beginners and more advanced little swimmers, so you can find the right level for your child. There is also a separate class for children with learning difficulties, and even a batch for mums, so there’s no excuse not to take the plunge yourself! Rs.4,000. March 30 – April 17, weekdays. At The Pool, Karnataka State Billiards Association, Jasma Bhawan Road. Details: 9886785804

    Story time
    Reading group Chooku Booku has a summer session that goes beyond books, with activities like circle painting, a theatre day, potter’s wheel, hula hoop, and grow your own garden. Each session will include a ‘spin a story’ session, for budding readers and writers. Rs.6,000 per child. April 6 –16, 10 am – 2 pm. At Chooku Booku, near Tata Silk Farm. Details: 9916745431

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