Viki Land Family club
No one can argue that Moscow is a booming metropolitan city where people can find the No one can argue that Moscow is a booming metropolitan city where people can find the widest range of activities for themselves and their children. Are you into yoga? No problem - there's basically a yoga club on every corner. Always wanted to learn French? There is no shortage of language schools, either. Do you want your child to be the next Picasso? Again, it's not too difficult to find special art courses for children (and adults). But what do you do when you want to do all of these things but this great variety of fun, exciting and educational offers is inaccessible because of Moscow's enormous distances coupled with notorious traffic jams? The answer is simple: go to Viki Land!
Now here's a concept that is so ingenious you wish you had thought of it! It's so simple yet so brilliant: a large variety of services under one roof in the heart of the city. Now, Moscow has a club - right near Novokuznetskaya metro station - where both parents and children can take part in classes and activities simultaneously.
This 'helping hand' was extended to busy moms and dads by Viktoria Manasir, a former singer of the Moiseev ensemble, and Anna Mironenko, a graduate of the Higher School of Economics in Prague when they realized that many parents would love to have the opportunity to catch up with their friends over some coffee or sit in on a lecture dedicated to modern sculpture while their children learn English, participate in pottery classes or master the fundamentals of ballet. Thanks to a very well thought through timetable, every age group will find something of interest at any point of the day in the art studio, pottery workshop, dance school, foreign language department or the kids' club. Adults can also dance passionate salsa, read Kerouac in the original language or find out the best way to cook Kamchatka crabs. Apart from the time-tabled classes, VikiLand also hosts a number of one-off master classes - culinary art, pumpkin carving for Halloween or parenting classes from a wise and experienced priest.
Last, but certainly not least, at VikiLand you can be rest assured that you and your children are receiving knowledge from real professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. For example, you can find paintings by Mikhail Lvovich, the art teacher, in private collections of art connoisseurs all over Europe. Darya Melnikova, one of the acting teachers, has starred in many Russian blockbusters, TV shows and was even the face of L'Oreal in Russia at one point. Arslan Zabirov, children's fitness and Wushu instructor, appeared in several documentaries on the martial art and staged theater performances with elements of Wushu. The instructor of chess classes at VikiLand is Igor Moizhess, an international master in this sport who has also developed his very own teaching method and theories. The list can go on but the point is that at VikiLand, customers know where their money is going and that the skills, knowledge and expertise they and their children are getting come from the finest teachers and professionals Moscow has got to offer. So, now that you know that such a place exists in Moscow why are you still in front of your computer and not half-way to VikiLand?
Bolshaya Tatarskya street 7, Novokuznetskaya metro station, Moscow-View Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- Families With Children
- Families With Teenagers