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Nine family activies this week

Keep the kids occupied with our ed's top picks

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Wednesday 27

Fly high at iFly Dubai
If you’re after the ultimate thrill, we recommend experiencing iFLY Dubai: an indoor skydiving experience that can be enjoyed by brave sprogs as young as five.
Dhs215. Sun-Wed, 10am-11pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-12pm, Mirdif City Centre. www.theplaymania.com/ifly (04 231 6292).

Thursday 28

Hartbeeps taster class at Caboodle
Hartbeeps creates developmental programmes for babies and young kids using the medium of specially created sound systems, sound effects, music and song, much like an interactive musical for very young ones. If you’d like to try it out, Caboodle is running a free taster class today only. Suitable for six months old to three years.
Free, on a first-come, first-served basis. 10am. Caboodle Pamper & Play, The Dubai Mall. www.caboodle.ae (04 325 3367).

Friday 29

Farmers’ market on the terrace
Round up the brood and head to the farmers’ market held in the lush gardens of Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Browse and buy the freshest, just-picked locally grown produce direct from the farmers.
9am-1pm. Jumeriah Emirates Towers. www.facebook.com/TheFarmersMarketOnTheTerrace.

Try a new family brunch
Book a table at Brasserie, the brand new family brunch offering at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa. As well as indulging in a huge spread of food, kids can enjoy activities including face painting, balloon bending, a magic show and bouncy castle and a whole lot more besides that!
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs320 (house beverages). Every Friday, 1pm-4pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa. www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com (04 316 5550).

Saturday 30

Mini Master Chef Program at Scafa
If your home is bursting with wannabe chefs why not sign them up to a Mini Master Chef Program at Scafa in December? During the event, kids will learn about everything to do with cooking, from basic and advanced skills cookery skills to hygiene and presentation etiquette. Suitable for kids aged eight to 15.
Every Saturday, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Dhs225 per class or package of six for Dhs1,050. www.scafa.ae (04 379 4044).

Get fit at Zumba
Active tykes will have the time of their lives at Zumba: an active dance class that keeps them fit, and they’ll get to make some new friends in the process.
Dhs70. Saturday 11.30am-12.30am. Fitness 360, J3 Mall, Al Wasl Road. www.fitness360.me (04 380 9969).

Sunday 1 December

Slow Sundays at Play A Round
Bring the sprogs to Play A Round to avail of ‘Slow Sundays’; at a bargain cost of just Dhs30, kids can enjoy the neon mini-golf course and arts and crafts area, while mums take advantage of the free wi-fi.
Dhs30 per hour. Sun-Thurs 9.30am-2pm. Dubai Marina. www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).

Monday 2

Fun day Monday at Fun City
Every Monday, Fun City aims to attract adventurous tykes with its special offer on its Kiddie Ride, Big Ride and Video Game rides that cost just Dhs1 each; bargain!
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-12pm. Seven locations across Dubai. www.funcity.ae

Tuesday 3

Free kids’ meals
Every day of the week, when you buy two main meals at Jones the Grocer, one kid under the age of 12 eats for free!
Sun-Thurs 8am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (opposite Times Square Centre). www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 346 6886).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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