BOGOF hour of play at Kidz Venture
Enjoy some kid-free shopping time while the little ones have lots of fun at Kidz Venture. For the month of January they are running a great offer; buy one hour of play time and get one hour absolutely free. Dhs60 per hour. No booking required. Kids below three must be accompanied by an adult.
Ibn Battuta Mall. www.kidzventure.ae (04 368 4130).
Baby Beeps at Caboodle
A fun-filled adventure through Baby Land with wacky characters, lighting effects, cool props and parachutes that you won’t see elsewhere. The class is set to a funky soundtrack of original baby songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies.
Dhs75 per class. 10am-11am. Caboodle, The Dubai Mall. www.hartbeepsdubai.com (055 246 6040).
Dhs80 play date at SEGA Republic
This is a high-adrenaline destination that will appeal to the whole family. The 76,000 sq ft park has 14 attractions and more than 170 games, and for the duration of January little ones can have fun at the ‘soft-play area’.
Dhs80 for two toddlers, for two hours of play in Space Zone, the soft-play area. An adult must accompany them (free of charge). The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).
Explore The Cycle Hub
A one-stop-shop for cycling enthusiasts in the city big and small, offering a variety of bike brands, clothes, bike repair facilities, as well as a café serving delicious paleo cuisine.
Sun-Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-6pm. Dubai Motor City. www.thecyclehub.com (050 552 8872).
Dhs50 play date at Dubai Ice Rink
Kids will be able to move around, have fun and sharpen their skating skills on Dubai’s most popular ice rink. Two children below 100cm can enjoy two hours of skating for Dhs25 each. An adult must accompany them though.
Dhs55 per adult for public skating sessions. The Dubai Mall, www.dubaiicerink.com (04 448 5111).
Free kids’ meals
Every day of the week, when you buy two main meals at Jones the Grocer, one kid under the age of 12 eats for free!
Sun-Thurs 8am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (opposite Times Square Centre). www.jonesthegrocer.com (04 346 6886).
Make a date at Fairmont The Palm
Take advantage of this new year offer and you’ll receive three complimentary vouchers for Falcon Juniors Kids’ Club with the purchase of a full-day pass to the hotel. Dhs200 full day pass for adults, Dhs150 for kids under 12, weekdays.
Dhs250 for adults, Dhs150 for kids under 12, weekends. Terms and conditions apply. Pool timings and beach access varies. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, email@example.com (04 457 3330).
Messy Mondays at Play A Round
Get the kids involved in Messy Mondays at Play A Round, which involves structured play with the mess of the week, which can be anything from paint to spaghetti! Suitable for kids from 12-24 months. Dhs40 per class.
Jewels Tower 2, Dubai Marina. www.playaround.ae (04 457 0455).
Twinkly Fairies Ballet at Favourite Things
Children will get to use fun props in a class that will help them enhance their posture, flexibility and musicality. It’s a great way for toddlers to learn to become independent and dance like a fairy. Dhs55 per person. Suitable for kids aged two-three.
Favorite Things, Marina Mall. Call Natalie on 056 728 7192, www.kiducationparties.com.