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Wednesday 5

Fun and games at Le Petit Palais
Two little ones can enjoy a couple of hours of play for just Dhs100 at this mini French town built to little tyke scale. With a range of brilliant fun-sized activities on offer including kid-friendly grocery shopping, they’ll love it just as much as your wallet will. Dhs100 for two kids. Includes two hours of play.
Offer valid Sun-Wed, 10am-12pm. Second level, Galleries Layfayette, The Dubai Mall (04 382 7333).

Thursday 6

Kids eat free at Jamie’s Italian
Bring the children for a meal at Jamie’s Italian in Festival City or to the new branch at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The little nippers can eat for free weekly, Sunday to Thursday from 11am-4pm.
Jamie’s Italian, www.jamieoliver.com/italian/dubai, Festival City (04 232 9969) and Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 8890).

Friday 7

Family Fun Day at Al Tamimi Stables
Get up close with over 500 exotic and domestic animals at this great day out for families. With pony rides, bouncy castles, magic shows, eco-friendly arts and crafts, it’s not to be missed.
Dhs85 for adults, Dhs45 for kids over three, free for kids under three. Family passes available for two adults and three kids for Dhs250. 9am-7pm. Al Tamimi Stables, Al Zubair, Sharjah, www.tamimistables.com (06 743 1122).

Infants go free at Kidzania
Bring tiny tots and toddlers to KidZania for some kid-themed, grown-up fun. They go free for the month of February, which will no doubt ensure endless visits and hours of fun. Free for infants aged two and under, Dhs95 for adults. KidZania,The Dubai Mall, www.kidzania.ae (04 448 5222).

Saturday 8

Have a birthday party at The Fridge
The large warehouse space at The Fridge can cater up to 100 kids and offers a wide range of live entertainment options from wonderful roaming characters to jugglers and magicians to keep them transfixed. Prices on request.
The Fridge, Warehouse 5, Alserkal Avenue, www.thefridgedubai.com (04 347 7793).

Sunday 9

Thrills and spills at Sega Republic
Let the nippers unleash their daredevil spirit at The Dubai Mall’s indoor theme park, Sega Republic. The one-stop shop for adventure has boosted its portfolio with four new rides including ‘Xyclone’ and ‘Robotnik’ – bound to provide the ultimate rush for miniature thrill-seekers. From
Dhs15 per ride. Sega Republic, Level 2, The Dubai Mall, www.segarepublic.com (04 448 8484).

Monday 10

Dhs50 for all day play at Mini Monsters
Hyperactive kids will love the indoor play area at Mini Monsters. There’s a cafe on site to enjoy a cuppa while the monsters burn off some energy, and best of all it will only cost you Dhs50 for all-day play!
Daily 9am-9pm. Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Garden Centre, www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).

Tuesday 11

Half-price play at Magic Planet
Every Tuesday, children get an incredible 50 percent off all rides and games at Magic Planet in Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre.
Magic Planet, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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