Take your child (and their friend) on a wallet-friendly day out.
With separate toddler and kids play areas, Kids Jungle is great for kids aged six months to 12 years. The price for soft play is Dhs45 per child, although if you’re visiting with brothers and sisters they can avail of a 10% sibling discount. It’s also worth noting that there are more bargains to be had by grabbing one of their loyalty cards – get it stamped every time you visit and once you’ve got five stamps the sixth visit is free.
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Cedre Shopping Centre, www.kidsjungle.ae (04 333 7388).
Total Dhs 100
Extreme fun is a neighbourhood play and party centre which offers a soft play area, toddler’s area and passes with access to all areas. If you opt for the two hour play pass it’ll set you back Dhs50 per child but will keep the kids happy with a wide range of activities to get stuck into. There’s also a café where mums and dads can relax, and although the play leaves nothing for food, there is free Wi-Fi so you can check your emails, social media and catch up on what else is going on in the world while the kids are kept amused.
Extreme Fun, Motor city opposite Spinneys supermarket, www.extremefunuae.com (04 452 5543).
Kiddies Cafe JLT
Kiddies Cafe is an indoor playground in JLT which offers one hour of play for Dhs45 per child, or Dhs30 per hour for members. Kids can unleash their inner monster on three levels of indoor fun to climb and slide across and there’s also a kid-sized village where nippers 18 months to five years can role play away to their hearts content. While play is not supervised there’s plenty of staff around keeping a watchful eye on the kids. Non members will have Dhs10 left over to put towards some drinks or snacks.
Kiddies Cafe, Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).