9 top spring camps in Dubai
Try these kids' activities this Easter
Super Dooper Easter Camp
This fantastic edutainment centre in Dubai Marina has its own fun and educational take on the traditional spring camp. The emphasis here is on nurturing kids’ creativity, whether they’re making puppets then using them to tell stories in the puppet theatre, dressing up and learning about acting and performing on the stage, or using arts and crafts to make fabulous Easter eggs and decorations. With an egg hunt every Thursday over the holiday, there’s plenty more for busy kids to take advantage of too, including scrapbooking, slot cars and a beauty salon.
Accepts kids aged 5-12. 9.30am-1.30pm. April 1 to 19 (weekdays). Dhs150 per day, Dhs700 per week. www.facebook.com/superdooperdxb (04 454 8391).
Dubai Holiday Camps
Running at a number of Dubai venues across the spring break, Dubai Holiday Camps are packed full of fun activities for kids aged three to 13. Everything is included in the fee, from sports such as netball and cricket, to arts and crafts, drama, cooking classes and much more. With a 20 per cent discount for siblings, and a pay-per-day option, it’s a great choice for families of more than one kid – and with so much on offer, there’s guaranteed to be something they’ll all enjoy.
Accepts kids aged 3-13. 8.15am-1.45pm. April 1 to 5, Dubai International Academy (Emirates Hills), Raffles International School South Campus (Umm Suqeim). Dhs150 per day, Dhs625 per week. April 8 to 12, Deira International School (Festival City). Dhs125 per day, Dhs525 per week. www.dubaiholidaycamps.com (04 331 8704).
Making full use of Kidville’s great facilities, the list of activities at Kidville’s spring camp is nearly endless! There’s the soft gym, music from the Little Maestros, hands-on fun, arts and crafts, and so much more. And to make life for mum and dad even more convenient, they’re even offering early drop off and late pick ups.
Accepts kids aged 3-6. Timings vary. April 1-12, Rimal 5, The Walk at JBR, Uptown Mirdif, and Uptown Motor City. From Dhs400 per week. www.mykidville.ae (04 440 1220; 04 236 3648; 04 454 2760).
From the same people who brought us the Carlton Palmer Football Academy, this camp at Repton School isn’t just about soccer – it’s aimed at kids who love all manner of sports. Suitable for boys and girls aged four to 14, the academy has specialized coaches to guide them for every step, hop, kick, volley and jump along the way.
Accepts kids aged 4-14. 9am-12pm. April 1 to 5, 8 to 12, Repton School, Nad al Sheba 3. Dhs200 per day, Dhs900 per week, Dhs1,700 for both weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org (050 349 5976).
Easter Sports Camp
The Easter Sports Camp at Meadows Fitness First and Ahdaaf Sports Club is all about making new friends, learning some great new skills, and having a lot of fun in the process! Kids aged four to 14 can sign up, then take part in all manner of sports, including football, basketball, tennis, dodgeball, and hockey, not to mention plenty of fun games for everyone.
Accepts kids aged 4-14. 9am-2pm. April 1 to 17, Meadows Fitness First, Al Ahdaaf Sports Club. Dhs135 per day, Dhs625 per week (discounts for members apply). www.soccerkidsdubai.com (04 362 7770, Meadows; 04 347 7666, Ahdaaf).
Football & Rugby camp
This Spring, the International Centre of Excellence at Jebel Ali is holding a football and rugby camp for kids aged five to 14. Signing up is flexible, with the option of joining the training for one, three or five days over the vacation. Aimed at developing the skills of kids interested in both ball sports, the training is run by ex-pros.
Accepts kids aged 5-14. 9am-12pm. April 8 to 12, Jebel Ali International Centre of Excellence. Dhs150 per day, Dhs650 per week. Chris.email@example.com (04 883 0828).
Each day at Favourite Things’ camp, there’ll be a different theme, whether it’s ‘under the sea’, ‘bugs and butterflies’ or ‘knights and princesses’ to keep the little ones occupied. Aimed at two to eight year olds (kids under four must be accompanied by a carer), there’ll be heaps of fun activities throughout the day, including gym time, crazy science, crafts and dramatic play.
Accepts kids aged 2-8. 9.30am-1.30pm. April 1 to 26, Favourite Things Mother & Child, Dubai Marina Mall. Dhs125 per day, Dhs520 per five days (members), Dhs155 per day, Dhs620 per five days (non-members). www.favouritethings.com (04 434 1984).
Easter holiday camp
The Little Gym at Ibn Battuta is holding a fun holiday camp for kids aged three to 10. As well as gymnastics in a safe environment under the watchful eye of the Little Gym’s staff, there’s also arts and crafts too.
Accepts kids aged 3-10. 10.30am-1.30pm. April 15 to 19. The Little Gym, Ibn Battuta. Dhs180 per day, Dhs850 per week (members), Dhs195 per day, Dhs950 per week (non-members). www.tlgibnbattuta.com (04 445 6850).
Kidz Club Spring Camp
Surprisingly great value kids camp at the well-equipped Grand Hyatt’s kids’ club facilities. There’s a varied programme on offer, including cooking, science experiments, dancing, indoor and outdoor games and excursions, too. There’ll also be special souvenirs for all who take part.
Accepts kids aged 5-12. 9.30am-4pm. April 8 to 12, 15 to 19. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha. Dhs180 per day, Dhs800 per week (including lunch). firstname.lastname@example.org (04 317 2449).
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