5 to try: October family fun

Snails, whales, mermaids, ruthless Romans, Halloween and a brunch

Tuesday 08

The Snail and The Whale
A perfect theatre treat for the whole family, The Snail and The Whale tells the story of a tiny snail who longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey until one day the whale gets beached. How will the snail save him? Dhs140 per ticket.
October 8th-12th. Madinat Jumeirah Theatre (04 366 6546).

Sunday 13

Legend of the Mermaid
Bring the sprogs to Dubai Dolphinarium to experience its new show ‘Legend of the Mermaid’: a musical and illusion adaption of the classic fairytale. Kids will be amused at the performance that showcases a beautiful mermaid and master illusionist.
From Dhs70 kids, Dhs120 adults. Mon-Sat 6pm www.dubaidolphinarium.ae (04 336 9773).

Wednesday 23

Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
From the evil emperors to the gruesome gladiators, find out why there’s no place like Rome at this brilliant theatre show. Join Caesar’s battle to be emperor, experience the terrible tactics of the Roman army and hold on tight for a terrifying journey back into Roman Britain.
October 23rd-27th. Dhs120 per ticket. The Centre Stage Theatre, DUCTAC (050 880 5074).

Friday 25

Halloween Story Time with Time Out Kids and Virgin Megastore
Join us for a fun morning of storytelling with Magic Phil and Elliott the bear. There are lots of great prizes to be won and delicious refreshments for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t forget to dress up in your best Halloween costume – you might win a prize!
Free. 10am-12pm. Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates. www.timeoutdubaikids.com.

Saturday 26

Generation Creation Brunch at Mazina
Get in the Halloween spirit with the kids at Mazina’s Generation Creation Brunch. You can team up with the little nippers to carve pumpkins on the day and the best design will stand to win amazing prizes!
Dhs220 including soft beverages. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Half price for kids aged 7-12. Free for kids under six. Dubai Marina. www.theaddress.com (04 436 7777).

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