Shishu Park is the only public sector children's amusement park in Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1979 on 15-acre (61,000 m2) of land, it is the first children's amusement park in Bangladesh. Established as a profit making venture by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the government-owned tourism promotion agency in Bangladesh, it is maintained by Dhaka City Corporation as its only entertainment park since 1983.
The 12 rides rides of the park include including a toy train, a merry-go-round and a number of wheel-based rides. Bangladesh Air Force donated a fighter jet in 1992. The cheapest of all entertainment parks in Dhaka, charging BDT 8.00 for entry and 6.00 for each ride, it draws about 6,000 visitors a day. During the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays the number of visitors reach up to 350 thousands. The City Corporation earns about BDT 200 million annually from the park. The park is open Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. On Fridays, it is open from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Due to lack of maintenance the rides have deteriorated in condition. As of 2007, a City Corporation plan to revamp the park for BDT 9 billion waits for approval of the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development. The plan includes an expansion of the area to 19 acres (77,000 m2) and adding 16 new rides besides reinstalling the old rides.
Fantasy Kingdom was the first theme park in Bangladesh. The park is located in Ashulia around 30 mins outside of central Dhaka. Concord was looking to address the problem of lack of entertainment and tourism facilities in the country. It was opened in 2002, it was completed in an amazing 10 months.
This is the largest theme park in the country. It is a magical kingdom of fun and excitement. The landscape exudes that Old World charm, with gardens, fountains, statuettes, pillars and walkways that belong to a Lost Kingdom. The best of sculptors and landscape artists from around the world and Bangladesh have worked to invoke the spirits of this lost magical world. Their beauty will dazzle your eyes.
The entire complex is themed as a mysterious Lost Kingdom comprising of unusual architectural landmarks that can be seen for miles around. The theme is carefully designed to blend large and dramatic buildings within a fantastic, imaginative landscaped setting.
It all started in 1999 with a group of ten young, forward looking bright non-resident Bangladesh is living in UK and two entrepreneurs from Bangladesh. Under the inspirational leadership of the group’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Masrur Choudhury, this group decided to pool resource to invest in project in Bangladesh. They started with a real-estate company to sell residential plots for non-resident Bangladeshi living in UK and USA. Because of the spectacular success of the project.
They were encouraged to set up larger project, and in the process decided to set up an amusement park call Nandan Park Ltd at Saver near Chandra Dhaka. Further success followed and they entered into a joint venture with the largest park operator of India, Nicco parks & Resorts Ltd.
Nandan park has been inaugurated on 03rd October -2003. Nandan Park is now country’s largest and only family entertainment centre, which is attracting largest crowd every day.
Most of the rides and amusements are for the first time in Bangladesh like Cable Car, Water Coaster, Tilt-A-Whirl, Ice-Land, Musical Dancing Fountain, Wave pool and so on. This park is specially designed for whole some family day out amusement and the rides have been carefully chosen so that everybody of the family can take the ride without being scared. Visitors, for the first time, have been experiencing snowfall (Ice-Land) in Dhaka.
The park is spread over 135 Bighas of land and there are plenty of greenery to spend the time in an eco-friendly and refreshing ambience. Water Park is already opened on May-2004. Water Park will consist Wave Pool, Wave Runner, Ladies & Gents Curve Slides, Kids Pool, Multi Play Zone, Rain Dance, Waterfall & Mist.
Water Kingdom is beside Fantasy Kingdom in Ashulia that was completed in July 2006. Water Kingdom is a world class water theme park with a number of water slides, a wave pool, lazy river and facilities for smaller children. Water Kingdom is also provides entertainment in the form of concerts, fashion shows and DJ shows.
Dulahazra Safari Park was developed on an undulating landscape of around 2,224 acres of area at Chakaria Upazila in Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh, some 107 km away from the port city, with an objective to create facilities for eco-tourism, research work and entertainment aside from conserving wild animals in a natural environment.
Dulahazra Park is home to at least 4,000 animals of 165 species. After the new government took over in January 2007, joint forces rescued many of these new residents of the park during their drives at houses and establishments owned by graft suspects. Many individuals also ‘donated’ some of the animals to the park during this period. The seized and donated animals recently sent to the park include 90 spotted deer (chital), 42 barking deer (maya, a species of muntjac deer), three sambar deer, one freshwater crocodile, one saltwater crocodile, nine black bear, four pythons, 17 peacocks, 19 Turkish pheasants and two emus.
Other source of animale includes the Dhaka Zoo. While the animal population in Dhaka zoo has increased over the years due to their breeding, the Dhaka zoo donates a number of lions and tigers to the Dulhazra Safari Park.
The park itself protects a large number of wild elephants which are native to the area. In the safari park there are domesticated elephants which are available for a ride. Other animal attractions include lions, Bengal tigers, Crocodiles, Bears, Chitals and lots of different types of birds and monkeys.
Since the park was made open to the public, it has been drawing a huge crowd all year round — 6,000 visitors daily during peak season (November to March) and 2,000 visitors daily during off season (April to October).