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Turtle feeding, balloon bending, family meals and more

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Wednesday 17

Turtle feeding
See the turtle feeding at Madinat Jumeirah’s turtle rehabilitation pen. The project aims to provide a safe home to nurse sick and injured turtles back to health before returning them to their natural habitat.
Free. Wed 11am, Fri 1pm. Ongoing. Al Muna enclosure, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, www.jumeirah.com/turtles (04 301 7198).

Thursday 18

Get measured at Clarks
Need new shoes for your brood? Clarks has introduced a new device that uses a footplate to measure foot length and a special digi-tape and app to measure foot width, ensuring perfectly fitting shoes every time. iPad Foot Gauges are available now in Clarks stores across Dubai including Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre.

Friday 19

Free balloon bending at My Gym
Book your little one’s party at My Gym in Jumeirah or at its new branch in Lulu Hypermarket, Al Barsha, during the month of September and get free balloon bending worth Dhs200.
Party packages from Dhs2,500 for non-members, Dhs2,250 for members. Until September 30. Various locations, www.mygym.com/dubai (04 394 3962).

Saturday 20

Adventure Zone
For some sporty action in the comfort of an air-conditioned environment, get down to Adventure HQ in Times Square Centre where you can complete the cable climb high-ropes course and have a go on the climbing wall. Kids must be a minimum 140cm for cable climb and a minimum of 15kg to go on the climbing pinnacle.
Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.adventurehq.ae (04 346 6824).

Kids’ brunch at Jazz@PizzaExpress
A brand new pocket-friendly Saturday brunch takes place every week from noon to 4pm at Jazz@PizzaExpress, featuring a selection of Italian dishes. A special kids’ menu has also been created by the restaurant’s expert pizzaiolos. Dhs99 for unlimited food and soft drinks. Dhs159 for unlimited food and house beverages. Children under the age of eight eat for free.
Cluster A, JLT, www.pizzaexpressuae.com (04 441 6342).

Sunday 21

Kids eat free at Seafire
Bring the brood to Seafire Steakhouse at Atlantis any day of the week between 5pm and 7pm for a free meal. Daily 5pm-7pm for kids aged 11 and below. Valid on kids’ menu items only. Maximum of two kids when accompanied by one adult eating one main dish. Drinks not included.
Seafire, The Avenues, Atlantis The Palm, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).

Monday 22

Visit The Zoo
Not to be confused with zoos of the animal kind, The Zoo Skatepark in Al Quoz allows kids aged four and up to skate their evenings and weekends away in an air-conditioned environment.
From Dhs30 per hour. Warehouse 1, Al Manara Street, Al Quoz (04 338 6126).

Tuesday 23

Learn French
Alliance Française offers a variety of courses for kids who want (or need) to learn French. Lessons are taught in French and use activities such as games and songs to make learning fun.
Alliance Française, Oud Metha (04 335 8712) and Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4666).

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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