9 best family events this week

Go on a bear hunt, try a family brunch, take a painting class and more

Wednesday 12

Go on a bear hunt
The perfect theatre treat for every family in Dubai. We’re Going On a Bear Hunt tells the story of an intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they make their way through many obstacles in search of a bear.
11am onwards. Tickets Dhs100-150. Today, June 13 and 14. Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC. info@artforall.ae (04 341 3777).

Thursday 13

Be a-mazed
Kids big and small are challenged to find their way through a baffling and disconcerting maze of mirrors at Dubai Dolphinarium, with seemingly endless corridors and a total virtual size of 10,000 square feet.
Tickets from Dhs25. 10am-7.30pm, Mon-Sat (04 336 9773).

Friday 14

Family brunch at The Cavendish
Dig in while the little ones eat their way through the kids buffet and enjoy the supervised play area.
Dhs199 (adults non-alcoholic option) Dhs149 (kids aged 12 and under), free for kids aged six and under. Fri 12.30pm-4pm, Bonnington Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers. (04 356 0533).

See the Jungle Circus
Watch 40 of Africa’s finest acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists and musicians at Mirdif City Centre.
Free. Three shows daily: 4.15pm, 7.15pm, 9.15pm. June 14-19.

Saturday 15

Fun at Falcon Juniors’ Kids’ Club
Drop them off at Falcon Juniors’ Kids Club at Fairmont The Palm for an hour of fun and games. There are video games for bigger kids too.
Dhs60 for one hour (04 457 3331).

The Community Ed-Project workshop
Organisation Community Ed hosts its first education event for parents and teachers. The event will be focused on ‘enhancing learning’ of kids in different ways, with a special focus on multilingual and special needs children. It will also serve as a platform to help parents and teachers better understand the importance of activity and play in kid’s development.
Free. 9am-4pm, Jumeirah Baccalaureate School. www.thecommunityedproject.com.

Sunday 16

Explore the Baby Garden
Bring the babies along to a fun class at Favourite Things to get the most out of the first few months of life. The classes provide a number of educational, helpful and fun ideas for you and your baby to do at home, to really stimulate their little bodies and brilliant brains.
Favourite Things, 10am admin@momsandtotsdubai.com (050 854 6857).

Monday 17

Painting classes at Funky Monkeys
Unleash your kid’s inner artist by letting them loose on a canvas at Funky Artists. The 30-minute class takes place in the super cute Arts & Crafts section of Funky Monkey, so they can do some seriously arty damage without you worrying about paint splattering on the walls.
Prices start from Dhs20 per child (aged four and above) 4pm–5pm. www.funkymonkeysuae.com.

Tuesday 18

Venture under the sea
Allowing kids to come fin to fin with the myriad of marine creatures, Atlantis is now offering The Ultimate Snorkel, a great experience for little ones where experts guide them on a journey through the habitat, home to 65,000 marine animals.
Dhs225 per child. www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1030).

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