Carnival brings kids with parents in tow

Festive time

Carnival brings kids with parents in tow

Kids and families in the Capital had a day of fun, learning and togetherness, thanks to the Krackerjack Karnival at Hotel Ashok recently. The carnival witnessed the participation of over 65 most sought after kids’ brands other than having theme parks, joy rides, art and craft workshops, magic Shows, music and dance performances, puppet shows, quizzes and much more. No doubt, more than 40,000 Delhiites visited the carnival over two days and enjoyed all that it had on offer.

This was the first year of Krackerjack Karnival in Delhi. A spokesperson here said, “Considering that we justdebuted in the Capital, we are overjoyed at the huge response we have received. Our aim was to set up a winter fair where kids and their parents can do endless shopping and have loads of fun. Doing it just ahead of Christmas helps to bring out the holiday and festive atmosphere even more.”

The carnival was set up in two parts. The biggest was the exhibition segment where brands in kids’ clothes, footwear, accessories, books, toys, furniture etc. displayed their wares. There were also stalls of the British Council where kids could enrol with their library, and various other music and dance schools in the Capital.

An exhibitor here, Rajeev Uppal, CEO of Suncorp, said, “For the first time, we showcased our latest Tom&Jerry, Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes and Tweety kids footwear collection. We also held a lucky draw along with join the dots to discover and draw cartoon characters. The kids had a great time and many walked away in our new footwear.”

Then there was the activity segment full of theme parks and joy rides for children. There was Chhota Bheem’s Dholakpur – a corner designed like the village in the cartoon – full of exciting games, Buddies Planet with paint ball, kiddie rides, air hockey, trampoline etc., the Itsy Bitsy craft corner, Warner Brothers art competition, Santa’s Christmas Corner etc. There was also a person dressed as penguin to enthrall the kids and have pictures clicked with.

A music corner by Mozartsy, Madhubani paintings and block printing by Full Circle, puppet shows by WOW and comic reading by Amar Chitra Katha too interest the visitors. No doubt, kids were just not wanting to leave the place.

Dr Sharmila Anand, a visitor said, “This is a beautiful carnival. It has everything that a parent might need for his or her kid. Also, more than facilities, I feel parents these days need to spend quality time with their children. Such carnivals provide the perfect opportunity for that. I hope Christmas and this carnival – both come back soon next year.”

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