Kiddies Café, JLT
Kiddies Café, an indoor playground in JLT offers one hour of play for Dhs45 per child for non-members or Dhs30 per child per hour for members. Kids can go mad climbing and sliding across three levels of fun on the indoor play area and there’s also kiddies village, a small kid-sized village where children aged 18 months to five years can do role play. All that fun is thirsty work so non-members will have Dhs10 left over to get some drinks from the in-house café. You can see the play area clearly from the café.
Kiddies Café, Cluster Y, Lake Shore Tower, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).
Cheeky Monkeys is a big, colourful playcentre with various branches across Dubai. There’s a separate soft play area for big and little kids, as well as a Monkey Clubhouse, Lego station, and arts and crafts station. The Mirdif branch has a large party room and even a mini hair and nails salon for small princesses. There’s a café serving hot drinks, pizzas and snacks, and it overlooks both play areas, so mums and dads can drink coffee in peace. Birthday parties are big here, so if you are looking for a ‘hot weather’ option for your tot, this is an option.
Cheeky Monkeys, Marina, Le Grand (04 276 0011), Barsha (04 385 0875), Mirdif (04 252 4878), www.cheekymonkeys.ae.
Fun City has a range of activities for kids from one to 12 years old. For kids up to four years, Fun n’ Learn is a safe play area where kids can learn while having fun. The area incorporates themed ‘let’s pretend’ areas and offers a host of activities including arts and crafts, science experiments, puppet shows and more.
All day play is just Dhs30 and with plenty of food options near all Fun City branches, you’ll just have enough cash left over.
Fun City branches in Dubai are located at Lamcy Plaza, Mercato, Oasis Centre, Al Reef Mall, Arabian Centre and Ibn Battuta. Visit www.funcity.ae (04 501 4699).