Nine family activities this week

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Wednesday 20

Splash around at Aquaplay
Offering a massive range of water-based games, Aquaplay is great if you’re looking for a water adventure in an air-conditioned setting.
From Dhs10 per ride. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat, 10am to midnight. Mirdif City Centre. (04 231 6311).

Thursday 21

Experience glow-in-the-dark golf
Bring the sprogs to Wafi Mall to play a challenging round of glow-in-the-dark mini golf.
Dhs150 for three people for one round of mini golf (normal price Dhs225) during September. Wafi Mall. (04 357 3290).

Friday 22

Try a family-friendly brunch
As well as indulging in a huge spread of food, kids can make the most of the face painting and arts and crafts.
Every Friday, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dhs90 (soft drinks), Dhs175 (house beverages), Dhs45 kids aged six-12, Free for kids under the age of six. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences. (04 374 8555).

Fun at Falcons Juniors’ Kids Club
Amusement venue boasting arts and crafts and climbing-frame facilities.
Dhs60 per hour, Dhs150 for three hours. Full-day packages from Dhs405. Five-day packages from Dhs1,999 including lunch. (04 457 3331).

Saturday 23

Barni Coffee Morning
Get together with other Dubai mums for coffee and learn about your child’s nutrition, growth and development at the same time. Nutritionist Hala and Super Granny will both be on hand to dish out advice. While you’re chatting, the nippers can enjoy themselves in the Barni Corner.
Free. Registration at 10pm. Kids under four not permitted to enter Barni’s Corner. Metropolitan Theatre, Kidzania, The Dubai Mall. RSVP to or call 050 847 9924.

Join an Art Club
Enrol sprogs in the Paint Pots Art Club at Creche Out, where they can brush up on their creative skills.
Dhs75 for a one-hour session or Dhs250 for four weeks. Suitable for kids aged four to eight. Every Saturday. Creche Out, Mirdif City Centre. (04 231 6262).

Sunday 24

Adventure at Little Explorers
Boasting five different play areas, activities fuse education and entertainment.
Dhs100 (for 90 minutes), Dhs130 (for all-day access). Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-11pm. Mirdif City Centre. (800 386).

Monday 25

Baby Massage Course at Family and Friends
Starting today and running for four weeks, this course will teach mums and dads how to practice and implement baby massage, which can help with colic and sleeping. The course uses strokes from traditional Indian massage, Swedish massage and reflexology.
To sign up email

Tuesday 26

Visit a moving image museum
Give the little ones a taste of history with a trip to The Dubai Moving Image Museum: offering an interactive experience to learn all about the moving image. Free for kids under three.
Dhs25 for kids aged three to 18. Dhs50 for adults. Sun-Tues 11am-7pm, Wed 11am-9pm, Sat 11am-12pm. The Dubai Moving Image Museum, TECOM. (04 421 6679).

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