Family fun in Dubai

Meet Supergranny, George's Marvellous Medicine and more

Wednesday 6

Reebok Junior Run Club
Sign your kids up now for this fun running club for kids aged seven to 12. The classes are open to all levels of fitness and provides a good additional sport for children already involved in others such as football, netball or rugby.
Dhs500 (seven-week course including entry into a 4km race and Reebok T-shirt). Ongoing. Sun, Tue and Wed, 4.30pm. Al Barsha Park, (no number).

Thursday 7

Aspire Gymnastics Dubai
Looking for a way for your kids to burn off some energy? Book them into the third term of gymnastics classes with Aspire, which are open to boys and girls aged three to 18 years from recreational to competitive level. Choose one to four sessions per week.
Dhs65 (trial class), Dhs720-5,040 (per term). Times vary. Until June 25. Dubai Modern Education School, Al Mizhar 1, near Mushrif Park, (050 114 6549).

Friday 8

George’s Marvellous Medicine
Book your tickets now for the adventures of George as he plots to punish his evil grandma with some special medicine. Suitable for over threes.
Dhs135-185. Times vary. Show takes place May 25-30. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, (04 366 6546).

Le Fabuleux Voyage De La Fée Mélodie
Fairy of music, Mélodie, has lost the note ‘La’. As she travels to find it, she meets a host of wonderful characters. The show is suitable for kids aged two to six and is in French.
Dhs150. 11am. Until May 9. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 341 4777).

Saturday 9

Emirates Park Resort
The resort in Abu Dhabi is attached to Emirates Park Zoo, which is widely regarded as one of the best small zoos in the Middle East, and packages include free entry.
Dhs900 per night (family chalet with zoo view for two adults and two children), Dhs700 per night (standard chalet without zoo view for two adults and two kids). Ongoing. Emirates Park Resort, Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi, (02 506 9000).

Piknic Electronik
It’s the last one of the season until November of this family-friendly day-to-night electronic music festival.
Dhs130 in advance, Dhs150 on the door, free for kids under 12. 1pm-10pm. The Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City,

Sunday 10

GroovyKids Yoga at Kids HQ
This yoga class, specially designed for little ones, is a great way to improve kids’ strength, flexibility and co-ordination. Book online using the registration form on the website.
Dhs80. Sun 3pm. Ongoing. Kids HQ Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha 2. (04 379 4233).

Monday 11

Book Big on Children’s Super Granny now
Looking for a little support with your children? Big On Children’s Super Granny might be able to help. Andalene Salvesen, aka Big on Children’s Super Granny, is highly respected and travels the world as a speaker and parenting coach.
To book, email Pernille Müller Holberg on Dhs1,000-1,200 (three-hour visit). Times can be fitted around your schedule. Book visits June 19-29. (055 343 5937).

Tuesday 12

Active Sports Academy
Sign the kids up for sports coaching programmes. Choose from swimming, football, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and karate.
Prices and times vary. Ongoing. Various locations including Deira International School, Dubai Festival City, (050 559 7055).

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