Fun at Kidville Korner
A whole host of activities await at Kidville, from arts and crafts and gym time to music and dance sessions, enrichment classes and much more. You can book the little monsters in on an hourly basis or book weekly sessions of two hours per day for two, three or five days a week.
Dhs70 per hour. Daily. Suitable for kids aged 14 months–six years. www.kidville.com Kidville JBR (04 440 1220) and Kidville Mirdif (04 236 3648).
Tuck into a Burrito Box at Taqado
With classic Mexi-Cal cooking and authentic ingredients, kids can choose from chicken, chili con carne or beef, which comes with Spanish rice, Mexican beans and a choice of dips, including guacamole and sour cream, with their burritos. Extra cheese is on offer too.
Yum! Dhs23 per Burrito Box. Daily. Open 8am-midnight. Ground floor food court, Mall of the Emirates. www.taqado.com (04 385 1171).
Make a playdate at Le Petit Palais
The newest kid zone on the block for four to ten-year-olds, Le Petit Palais is a small French Village built to little-tyke scale, housed inside Galleries Lafayette. For bigger kids, there is a ball shooting activity.
Dhs80 for one hour, Dhs 20 for every additional hour. Dhs140 for full day. Sun-Thurs 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm. Galleries Lafayette, Dubai Mall (04 382 7333 ext. 2754).
Thrills and spills at XD Dark Ride
Newly opened at Magic Planet, XD Dark Ride is a brand new interactive gaming experience for kids and adults. The 7D adventure comes equipped with 3D movie graphics and 4D effects such as motion, wind, and light.
Dhs20 per movie gaming experience. www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).
Family brunch at Mazina Restaurant
Enjoy the lavish buffet of international cuisine and refreshments on offer while the whole brood is entertained. A pretty impressive range of activities are laid on for the kids, from face painting and Wii action to exhaustive fun and games on the bouncy castle.
Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged seven to 12), free for kids aged six and under. Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm, Mazina Restaurant, The Address, Dubai Marina. www.theaddress.com (04 888 3444).
Fun times at Fun City, Ibn Battuta
Kids aged one to 12 years can enjoy a wide variety of activities dedicated to growth and development through imaginative play, social interaction, motor-skill development and open-ended games.
Open weekdays from 10am-10pm and on weekends from 10am-midnight. www.funcity.ae (04 366 9819).
Mini golf at Play A Round
Kids of all ages can enjoy this super fun activity at Play-A-Round. While away an hour pitching and putting while the tiny tots are entertained in the soft play area on site.
Open Sat-Fri 10am-7pm, Fri 11am–7pm. Play-A-Round at Some Nice Place, The Jewels, Dubai Marina. www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).
Half price play at Magic Planet
Every Tuesday, kids get 50 per cent off all rides and games at Magic Planet in Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre, then can fill their bellies after.
www.theplaymania.com (04 341 4444).