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Things to do in Dubai in October for kids

Your month’s essential events, by our panel of experts

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Take a break (pictured above)
Pack up your troubles and escape on a culinary journey to the Lapita Polynesian Triangle and beyond. Featuring a scrumptious international buffet with decadent speciality dishes from the South Pacific, you and your dearest are in for a real treat. Make it a family day out as you enjoy an after-brunch swim at the Polynesian paradise where you can catch up on some R&R as the kids splash around or enjoy the kids’ club. Because the Friday fiesta package comes with a full-day pool and kids’ club access. Nice one!
Dhs295 ( house beverages), Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children under 12), www.lapitaDubaiHotel.com (04 810 9421).

Stars in their eyes

Hayley’s Comet is hosting a masterclass that will teach all the DOs and DON’Ts for auditions, essential for all kids and teens who want to perform on stage and screen. The one-off workshop will work on scenes, monologues, and teach a popular musical theatre routine. What’s more, participants can bring a song to sing as part of a “fake” audition and everyone will be given feedback as if they were in front of a real panel. With lots of fun along the way, this is a great day for your superstar in the making.
Dhs 250, Oct. 7th, 1pm-4pm (04 447 0773).

Building dreams
Tint tots will love building their very own carnival with the brightly coloured LEGO DUPLO sets, perfect for little fingers. Designed especially for kids up to two years, the bricks are double the size of classic LEGO bricks, enabling toddlers to get creative.
From Dhs 159. LEGO Certified Stores Store, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates.

Little splashers

Tiny tots are never too young to make some aquatic friends. With storytelling, scavenger hunts, a toddler touch pool and some crafty fun, this is the splashiest place in town to have some fun.
Dhs100 (under threes). Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).

Have an adventure
The cooler weather heralds the return of the best adventure in town! Aventura is flinging open its gates for a day in the outdoors for all the family. If your little monkeys love to climb and scale great heights, while you enjoy conquering some of the more extreme circuits, then this is an outing with a difference.
Daily, 9am-6pm, Mushrif Park (052 178 7616).

Cuddle up

Make your nursery the cuddliest one in town with a shopping spree from Kippins. Choose from cuddle blankies made from the purest certified organic cotton and the softest muslin wraps, to the inspired rattle and teething toys, every item is made ethically and responsibly from organic and sustainable materials, designed to be a source of comfort, security and joy for your baby.
From Dhs 70. Available at House of Fraser, Nest for Kids, Baby Souk, Bumble Bee and The Baby Boutique.

Have a pizza party

The benevolent people at Pizaa Express are making kiddie culinary dreams come true with a free pizza for very little tummy from the popular piccolo menu. All you need to do to take advantage of this great meal deal is to order one tempting pizza dish and get the kids one absolutely free. Now, who on Earth could possibly refuse a free slice of the action?
Offer runs throughout October in all PizzaExpress Restaurants in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, RAK and Fujairah), www.pizzaexpressuae.com.

Health and wellbeing

You’re never too young to look after your body and with the junior programme from the popular Real Pilates, kids can enjoy the perfect way to maintain a lifetime of good health. With classes specially designed for little ones of seven years and up, children can look forward to improved posture, spinal alignment, increased strength and flexibility and positive thinking. Sounds good to us!
Dhs850 (ten-week course), www.real-pilates.com.

Get spooked

Kids HQ are holding a seriously spooky party to get little ones ready for a trick or treat bonanza. Magic Phil will be in the house to get the party started and there will be lots of fun and games to keep them smiling.
Dhs 100 (ten percent sibling discount). October 26, 4pm-7pm. Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2 (04 379 4233).

Trick or Treat

For all your little ghosts and ghouls who love a bit of glitter and glue, get them down to Caboodle where they can make some spooky crafts to celebrate Halloween. From spooky mask-making to loot bag decorating and funny handcrafted spiders and bats, this will keep them busy.
October 31, throughout the day as part of the regular play package, www.caboodle.ae.


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