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Easter activities for kids

Check out all the chocolatey entertainment in town this month

Good Friday

Break an egg
at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek’s legendary Easter Friday Brunchm which looks set to be egg-tastic! Offering the usual choice of buffet stations from 11 different outlets plus egg hunts, face painting, kids buffet and a magic show., it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge, get together with friends, and let someone else take care of the nippers for a while. Dhs155 (for adults) Dhs70 for over kids over 1.3metres, 12.30pm-4pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Deira Creek (04 205 7333).

Bunny love
Arabian Ranches Golf Club is celebrating Easter in style too, so grab the family and head to the Ranches Restaurant and Terrace. Have a pop at balloon twisting, face painting and enjoy some bouncy castle fun. There’s a kids buffet, prizes for all and guess what? Rumour is the big fluffy fellow will be making a guest appearance too, so make sure your little ones won’t be traumatised by seeing a giant rabbit, and go and grab yourselves a bunny hug.
Dhs175 (members with soft drinks) Dhs199 (non-members) Dhs79 (kids over six). Under sixes go free. 12pm-3pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club. (04 360 7935).

All cracked up
Bounce over to Beachcombers restaurant, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, for an Asian-flavoured Easter treat with a bird’s eye view of the Burj Al Arab. There’s a live band to keep the parents entertained while the juniors exhaust themselves at the special kids activity area and bouncy castle on the sand. It just wouldn’t be right without a little bit of egg painting, and there’s also a magic show to keep the little ones happy, especially if the magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat!
Dhs275-375 (for adults) Dhs140 (kids aged six-14) Under sixes go free. 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).

Easter Saturday

Funky chickens
Do the funky chicken all the way to the Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach, for a Funky Easter Kids Party. There’s a sumptuous buffet brunch for all the family complete with bouncy castle, face painting, colouring competitions, cup cake decorating and an Easter Egg hunt. Kids can then work off their sugar rushes on their own dance floor in the Sadaf Ballroom with a live band and DJ! What no bunny?
Dhs159-209 (for adults) Dhs99 (for kids). 12.30pm-5pm. Amwaaj Rotana Jumierah Beach. (04 428 2000).

Hop to it!
Kids Zone Nursery in Dubailand is putting on a whole heap of fun activities at their Great Easter Egg Hunt. Browse the stalls and let the kids loose on arts and crafts, face and egg painting plus there are real live bunnies and cute chicks care of the nice folks at Posh Paws Animal Sanctuary.
Free! 10.30am onwards. Today only. Kids Zone Nursery, Dubailand (04 452 6474).

Easter Tee-off
Swing into the adult and child golf tournament, played in the Par 3 course at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. Each team comprises of two players, one adult and one child (aged 15 years and below). The competition is a greensomes format, whereby both players hit a tee shot and then select the ball which is in the best position, alternate shots are then played until the hole is completed. Handicaps are not required and the winner will be the team with the best overall gross score.
Dhs295 (per team of two). 3.30pm and 5.00pm (shotgun starts on the Par 3 course) BBQ buffet from 5.00pm. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 295 6000).

Easter Sunday

Hippity hoppity
Hop down to Little Explorers so that your little bunny can participate in the super duper Easter Egg Hunt. Nippers aged four to seven will enjoy the hour-long event, while those who collect the most eggs will win a basket full of goodies and prizes from the Little Explorers’ toyshop. Oooh! Very exciting!
Dhs130 (for a full day pass), Dhs100 (for the afternoon workshop and egg hunt) 6-7pm. Little Explorers, Mirdif City Centre (800 534 7873).

Spring into action for an egg-straordinary Easter Brunch at Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbräuhaus and The Marketplace. Celebrate as the kids hunt in excitement for the Easter Bunny and the ‘big kids’ indulge in the freshly prepared delights. Treat the entire family and head straight for the dessert station for delicious Easter chocolate eggs, white chocolate bunnies, freshly baked buns and multi-coloured boiled eggs…a total indulgence for all!
Dhs330-230 (for adults) Dhs60 (for kids). 12-4pm. JW Marriot, Deira (04 607 7977).

By Time Out Dubai staff
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