9 family fun events in Dubai this week

Feed the turtles, have a bake-off or go on an egg hunt events

Wednesday 1

Feed the turtles
Head to Mina A’Salam this morning to meet the marine residents. After an educational talk about how we can all help protect turtles, little ones will be offered the chance to help staff feed the fascinating creatures.
Free. Wed 11am. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 8888).

Yogalates for mums
Mummies, win back your core with Yogalates, practised outdoors, poolside. The class promises to gently strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, helping you maintain proper upright posture and movement.
Dhs70 per session, Dhs500 for ten sessions. Mon and Wed 7.15pm. Ongoing. Fraser Suites Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 440 1400).

Thursday 2

Splash around at The Beach
The weather is currently perfect to let the kids to cool off at the Splash Pad located next to Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, at The Beach, JBR. With giant buckets tipping water, sprinklers to twist and spray, and plenty of shallow water to splash and paddle in, it’s the perfect way to keep the little ones entertained this weekend.
Dhs60 per hour. Daily 9am-8pm. Ongoing. The Beach, JBR, www.thebeach.ae (800 637 227).

Friday 3

Take the kids to an Easter brunch
Hunt for gemstones at Manava’s Easter brunch. Dhamani Jewels will place some inside the core of different eggs to be found by three lucky children (helped by some very keen mothers, we imagine). There’s also nail art and temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, plus Xbox and movie time in the late afternoon for the little ones to enjoy.
Dhs350 (adults), Dhs85 (kids aged 6 to 11) free for kids under six. 12.30pm-4pm. Manava, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 6677).

Saturday 4

Head to Na3Na3’s Easter egg hunt brunch
The restaurant is offering an Easter feast like no other with a stunning selection of food. Kids can do face and egg painting and go on an Easter egg hunt. There will also be a unique children’s fashion show.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (selected beverages), Dhs150 per child. 12.30pm-4pm. April 3-4. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Get involved in The Great Reform bake-off
All residents of Dubai, young and old, are encouraged to get creative and bake their finest sweet treats for the chance to win prizes. Each dish will be judged by a panel of industry foodie professionals. Email reservations@reformsocialgrill.ae to register attendance.
Free. Judging from 2pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

Sunday 5

Relax while they play at Kiddies Café
Kids can go mad climbing and sliding across three levels of fun at this indoor playground in JLT. And at the kiddies village, children aged 18 months to five years can indulge in role play.
Dhs45 per hour per child (non-members), Dhs30 per hour per child (members). Open daily 10am-7pm. Ongoing. Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).

Monday 6

Attend a breastfeeding support group
Get help and advice on how to feed your baby from midwife Dru Campbell from Health Bay Polyclinic.
Free. 10am-noon. Just Kidding, Al Safa Store, near Safa Park, www.justkidding-me.com (04 346 6050).

Tuesday 7

Sing songs and listen to stories at The Change Initiative
Sessions are held weekly in the morning. The fee of Dhs20 is redeemable against coffee and cake in the café. Expect catchy tunes and a friendly atmosphere every week. The price stays the same whether you bring one child or four.
Dhs20. Tue 10am-10.30am. Ongoing. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thechangeinitiative.com (800 824).

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