Little Explorers review

Shortlisted for this year’s Time Out Dubai Kids Awards for best edutainment venue, Little Explorers is a winner when it comes to parties with a difference

Parties

The birthday party season is in full swing but it’s still too hot for a beach barbecue just yet. That’s why we love Dubai’s seemingly infinite options for indoor birthday celebrations. The team at Little Explorers promise a party that’s as fun as it is educational, with some 97 different exhibits across five themed zones in their huge Marina Mall venue – we dare any curious kid to not lap this up.

The party
The motto here is “kids explore, parents discover”, which is why you’ll find this is one of the most hands-on parties you’ll encounter, from learning about gravity in space, to what makes things sink or float, to how electricity works to having a go at some super-creative scientific experiments.

The deal
The two-hour silver package gets party guests access to three of the five zones, plus a meal, dancing and, of course, the all-important cake-cutting ceremony. The gold package also includes a magic or clown show, face painting, a piñata and access to all five zones. There’s also the LEGO package, which includes a 30-minute block-building session, as well as all the highlights of the gold package – along with some cool LEGO-themed décor goodie bags.

The food
Paul café supplies party food boxes with a choice of three options including cheese pizza and chicken nuggets, or you can order a food box from Carluccio’s containing margherita pizza and potato wedges.

The cost
The silver package comes in at Dhs140 per child, the gold package is Dhs185 and the LEGO package will set you back Dhs195 a head. Your party must be of at least 15.

The tips
Little Explorers is suitable for children aged two to seven (perfect for younger tots) but they won’t be able to accommodate older siblings, so bear this in mind.

The verdict
Guaranteed to stretch their minds as well as their bodies, this is a party you can feel good for throwing. Get it booked!
Little Explorers, 3rd floor, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina. www.theplaymania.com/little-explorers (04 231 6286).

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