Family fun in Dubai
Cool events, amazing deals and activities for kids in Dubai
Spectacular at apple seeds It’s time to trick-or-treat! Take the kids to apple seeds for live music, art, face painting, trick-or-treating, Halloween-inspired snacks, fun competitions and more.
Free (members), Dhs95 (non-members). Suitable for kids up to aged seven. 3.30pm-5.30pm. apple seeds, Gold & Diamond Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.appleseedsdubai.com (04 380 6064).
Annual Mystery Pumpkin Hunt at Little Explorers
What kid doesn’t love a good pumpkin hunt? There are lots hidden in Little Explorers in Mirdif City Centre just waiting to be found. Mum and dad can help out too and there are prizes for the best Halloween costume. Free with invitations distributed with any purchase of Little Explorers tickets in October or any purchase from the Little Explorers Toy Store.
Suitable for kids aged three to 12. 7pm. Little Explorers, Mirdif City Centre, www.littlexplorersme.com (800 386).
Trick-or-treat party at Kids Jungle
Have a spooktacular day at Kids Jungle where kids can try their hands at arts and crafts, face painting, treasure hunts and much more. Don’t forget to wear a Halloween costume. Dhs95 including a kid’s meal and giveaways.
Suitable for kids aged three and up. 4pm-6pm (two parties). Kids Jungle, Cedre Shopping Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis, www.kidsjungle.ae (04 333 7388).
Al Barsha Pond Park
Take bikes or scooters for a ride around the lake, spread out a blanket for a picnic or head to the kids’ play areas.
Free. Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-11.30pm. Al Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha 2 (near Emirates NBD bank).
The Beach at JBR
With a stretch of soft white sand, turquoise sea to paddle in, free play areas for kids, and ample changing facilities, the newly developed beach at JBR is the perfect destination for families on a budget. The kids will love it too!
The Beach, The Walk, JBR (enter by Hilton Hotel), Dubai Marina.
M’s at Emirates Golf Club
Take advantage of free brunch for kids under five today at M’s, Emirates Golf Club.
Kids aged five to 12 dine for half price (Dh45). Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).
Coffee deal at Kiddies Café
Enjoy a morning coffee while your little monsters enjoy two hours in the play area.
Dhs55. Sun-Thu 10am-noon. Kiddies Café, Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571)
Take your football-mad brood to Football Planet and take advantage of half price pitch rates during off-peak hours – Sunday to Thursday 9am to 2pm, making the hourly rate just Dhs200.
Football Planet, Mirdif City Centre, www.theplaymania.com (04 231 6274).
Play at Mini Monsters
Free play is back at this huge soft play venue. Between 9am and 2pm on Sundays and Tuesdays, kids can run riot in the multistorey soft play house for free! Free. Sundays and Tuesdays only, excluding public and school holidays.
Mini Monsters, Sheikh Zayed Road (near Dubai Garden Centre), www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).
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