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3D movie, markets, a charity walkathon and more things to do with kids

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Wednesday 26

Bounce Flight Academy
Everyone’s favourite free-jumping venue in Al Quoz has launched Flight Academy, a new initiative for beginner, intermediate or advanced bouncers who want to improve their skills under strict supervision.
From Dhs120 per person per hour (group of eight), from Dhs500 per person per hour (one-on-one). Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sat 9am-midnight. Al Quoz, www.bounce.ae (04 321 1400).

Thursday 27

Watch Penguins of Madagascar in 3D
In Penguins of Madagascar, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global intelligence game – namely. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.
Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday November 27.

Friday 28

Take part in the Beat Diabetes Walkathon

Round up the kids and walk around Zabeel Park to support the campaign to beat diabetes, as part of Landmark Group’s annual walkathon on Friday November 28. Register online to take part.
Dhs20. November 28, 8am. Gate 3, Zabeel Park, www.beatdiabetes.me (no number).

Ripe Market
Friday mornings just aren’t complete without a trip to the Ripe Food & Craft Market. It’s a great meeting place for families, and lots of open space for the kids to run around in.
Fridays 9am-2pm. Zabeel Park, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).

Saturday 29

Baby Bazaar
Head to Times Square Center to bag a bargain or book a table yourself and sell your pre-loved baby and toddler items to other Dubai parents.
9am-2pm, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.babybazaar.org (050 553 2048).

Visit Bystro
Newly opened in Al Manara, this restaurant boasts a kids play area complete with toys, mini tables and chairs, and a brilliant menu for the little ones.
Near Crumbs Elysée and Jones the Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).

Sunday 30

Pick up the Toys ‘R’ Us
Festive Book Bursting with more than 130 pages of toys that are sure to thrill every little monster, pick up a copy of The Great Big Toys ‘R’ Us Festive Book. It’s free in stores now.
Toys ‘R’ Us, Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City and Times Square Center (04 341 8383).

Monday December 1

Get your child’s literacy assessed with IngeniousEd
In support of Family Literacy Month, IngeniousEd is offering free assessments and consultations with an expert literacy consultant. If you have a struggling reader or writer, find out what the issues are, what levels your child is at and how you can best help them.
Free. IngeniousEd, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, www.ingenioused.com, info@ingenioused.com (04 421 8443).

Tuesday 2

Ultimate Rugby 7s Family Fun Day with CNCF
Mums, dads and kids can play the game and enjoy a sumptuous barbecue.
From Dhs75. 2pm-7pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, opposite Arabian Ranches, www.urbanevents.ae.

By Simone Gannon
Time Out Dubai,

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