Family fun in Dubai
Aquaventure, Eid workshops, yoga, kids bootcamp and more
Eat sustainable baked treats
Impress the kids with a trip to The Change Initiative to experience home-made breads and cakes that have been cooked in a sustainable way. They’re yummy, too. The Change Initiative. Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd, located near Ibis Hotel opposite Wellington School.
www.thechangeinitiative.com (800 824).
Thrills and spills at Aquaventure
If the sprogs are seeking adventure then bring them to Aquaventure to try out its new slides, including Poseidon’s Revenge which begins with a scary trap door.
Dhs125 Child, Dhs150 adult (special offer for UAE residents). Open daily 10am-sunset. Atlantis The Palm. www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).
Eid workshop at Caboodle
Send the nippers to an Eid Al Adha workshop allowing them to create cards, decorate lanterns, experience henna painting and try Islamic calligraphy.
Friday 18 October 1pm-8pm. Dhs90 including two hours of free play. Caboodle Pamper & Play. The Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).
Yoga at Hard Rock Cafe
For Pinktober, a campaign developed by Hard Rock Cafe to raise awareness of breast cancer, the restaurant is organising activities including yoga with Motion Ladies Fitness Centre.
Dhs95 per person. Friday 18 October 8am-11am. Dubai Festival City, www.hardrock.com/dubai (04 232 8900).
Go wild at Fun City
Fun City is offering unlimited entry to its Fun n’ Learn Zone for Dhs250 per child for one month. Imagine! One whole month of limitless play to keep the little monsters thoroughly entertained. Dhs250 per child for one month unlimited entry for kids under the age of four. Sun-Wed, 10am-10pm, Thur-Sat, 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae. Adventure at Ikea Spend the day with the kids exploring Ikea and enjoy a meal at the cheap café that serves food for as little as Dhs7.
Sun-Wed 9am-10.30pm, Thur-Sat 10am-12am. Dubai Festival City. www.ikea.com/ae (800 4532).
Cardio Bootcamp at My Gym
For kids who are serious about fitness or those in need of losing a few pounds, My Gym has created a bootcamp combining aerobic and circuit training, body resistance and elements of yoga and dance. Dhs275 for three classes per week or Dhs200 for two classes with unlimited free play. Suitable for kids aged over seven.
Sun, Mon & Wed 5.15pm. My Gym, Jumeirah www.mygym.com/dubai (04 394 3962).
Moms and Tots at Funky Monkeys
Geared towards kids aged one-three, Moms and Tots improves skills through stimulating activities; after class you get 30 minutes of complimentary play at Funky Monkeys Playland!
Dhs100. Every Monday 9am-10.30am. Suitable for kids aged one-three. Funky Monkeys Playland. www.momsandtotsdubai.com (050 854 6857).
Ballet at Tiny Town
Dancers looking for somewhere to learn ballet will be happy to know that Tiny Town is offering classes for budding dancers.
Dhs420 for 12 classes. Every Tuesday 5pm-6pm. Suitable for kids aged five-seven. Tiny Town, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. www.tinytown.ae (04 423 2578).
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