Five tips for stress-free family travel this half termKelly Johnstonehttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419734-five-tips-for-stress-free-family-travel-this-half-termWed, 16 Oct 2019 10:36:39 +0400Enjoy a hassle-free family holiday that everyone will enjoy.

It seems like they've only been back at school for a second, but half term is already just around the corner. Make your family escape more fun, less stress with these top tips.

Keep it close to home
A holiday away with the family doesn’t always have to involve airports, flights and luggage that’s full to the brim – keep it simple. There are a whole host of family-friendly destinations right on your doorstep. So, cut down on the journey time and stay closer to home.

Don't break the bank
There are plenty of great value holiday options out there specifically for families that won’t require re-mortgaging the house! All you have to do is shop around online. There are plenty of options for kids to stay and eat for free, plus all-inclusive and half-board options that might keep the bill down.

Parents, you're important too
Resist the temptation to plan every day from dawn to dusk or you’ll end up needing a holiday after your holiday. It’s been a full-on first half of term leaving everyone exhausted. Make sure you leave some time for some family relaxation. Find a hotel with a kids’ club, and book yourself in for a sneaky treatment at the spa – you’re worth it.

Have fun
Enjoy the moment and go with a flow. Don’t get stressed trying to make everything perfect, Instead focus on reconnecting as a family. Sometimes the best parts of a holiday are the unplanned ones!

Happy kids (happy parents)
For parents to have a good break, the kids need to be occupied! Find a hotel that really caters to what kids want. The Holiday Inn offers a kid-friendly programme called Little Big Travellers where the smallest holidaymakers can enjoy some serious VIP treatment including free stays and free meals – that they can order from their own special menu whenever their tummies are rumbling, day or night. Plus the KidSuites offer a separate kids’ area (Jungle or pirate themed) with bunk beds, a toy box, a flat screen TV with DVD player, Xbox 360 and a selection of DVDs. Now, that’s what we're talking about!
For more information visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn (800 017 0050).

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How to find the perfect secondary school for your child in the UAEhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419697-how-to-find-the-perfect-secondary-school-for-your-child-in-the-uaeWed, 16 Oct 2019 05:50:27 +0400When you first hold your tiny, perfect newborn in your arms, thoughts of anything beyond having an infant feel like a lifetime away. But every parent knows that time goes frighteningly quickly and before long they are crawling, saying their first word, toddling off to nursery, being brave on their first day of school, bringing home homework, joining school sports teams and then, before you know it, they are starting the first day of their last year in primary education.

It’s a heart-wrenching time for parents in many ways. The teenage years are looming and with that, the bittersweet threat of them starting to become their own person, to be more self-sufficient and utlimately, to need Mum and Dad less.

There are of course things for which they do still need your help and one of those is helping them to decide where the next stage of their educational career is going to take them.

“It’s important that parents look at secondary schools while keeping the end in mind – once in high school, students need to be thinking about colleges and universities. If they have a preference for a particular college, country or subject, they need to work with the college counsellor to ensure that the pre-requisites for this will be covered at the school,” says Linda Winch, head of upper school at Dwight School Dubai.



So what sorts of questions should parents be asking when they have a look around an institution? Winch suggests that: “they should ask about the vision and mission of the school to find out what sets this school apart from others and to discover how a particular school matches the ambitions, interests and aptitudes of their own child.”

“The size of a school is also important, will a large school or a smaller one suit their child and their learning style? Class size and teacher ratio is also key, as is looking at how the school practices differentiation and inclusion.” Winch explains.

Barry Cooper, deputy head academic at Brighton College Dubai adds that it is “important to meet as many teachers as possible, to find out if they are settled in Dubai. Do they excite you when you talk to them? Are they passionate about what they do? As much as we may focus on facilities, without inspirational teachers the experience at school will be flat and unengaging.”



“What does the school look for in good teachers? How do they bring Arabic into the whole school curriculum? Does the school have a focus on cultural education? I would also ask about what the school’s policy is on phones and other distractions. At Brighton College Dubai we forbid personal phones during school hours and also ban designer items,” Cooper says.

As a parent it’s important to recognise that the transition from primary to secondary is a huge change in your child’s life that may come with a bit of stress and some anxiety.

“Most schools will have orientation and induction programmes in place before the official school year starts, this should be something the parents enquire about. They should find out about the pastoral care, counselling and advisory programmes available at the school,” says Winch.
Cooper adds: “You should be asking your children as many questions as you can. Be excited about their new journey and get them excited. The more you engage, the more they will consider what is different and what is the same. Talking about those differences helps young people to identify where they may feel anxious and more importantly, why.”

And at the end of the day, “every child is different so a school that is right for one may not be right for another,” states Cooper.

Tweenagers they may be, but the truth is, they still need to hold your hand for the big decisions – so make the most of it...

ASK THE PARENTS
Alex Sheehan, mum to Ruby, 14 and Ralph, 10

“When it came to choosing a secondary school for our eldest, academic credentials were the primary driver, but a shared cultural understanding, a sense of community, and a solid ethical backbone were also important. And of course, we also wanted a school that she’d be happy to turn up to every day. We wanted a place with a proven track record and somewhere with a reputation for delivering - past results and league tables were a good starting point for this, as was word of mouth. For my daughter, it was all about where her friends were going, and while it’s easy to dismiss this as trivial, there’s actually a huge value in them being socially comfortable and it certainly makes for a much softer landing in secondary school.”

Natalie Gregory, mum to twins Cai and Steffan, 12 and Neave, 8
“The curriculum, extra-curricular programme, facilities, examination pass rates, general feel of the school and the teachers (it’s encouraging to know that staff have been there for some time) were the deciding factors for me. I helped my kids make the transition from primary to secondary by discussing the changes that would have a positive impact on them, things that they would feel excited about. It’s important to make them aware of things that will be slightly daunting (at first) but reassure them that with time (a week or two) everything will settle down and fall into place. A happy child is a productive one.”

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The best Halloween treats for kids in Dubaihttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419584-the-best-halloween-treats-for-kids-in-dubaiTue, 15 Oct 2019 10:08:01 +0400T’is the season to be scary. You are allowed to eat as many sweets and as much chocolate as is physically possible, without being sick. With that in mind we’ve scoured the nation to bring you and your little ghouls, vampires and witches some of the most frighteningly tasty treats to add to your Halloween menu.

FREE WAFFLES AT EGGSPECTATION
For little ones with a sweet tooth – and let’s face it, that’s most of them – a waffle is the very best start to the day. Throw a terrifying twist on that and Halloween breakfast is sorted. To mark the spookiest holiday of the year, all-day eatery eggspectation is serving up a free cocoa waffle for kids under 12 years. The caramel sauce and dollop of creamy orange-coloured mascarpone are to die for.
Thu Oct 31, 7am-midnight. The Beach JBR, City Walk and Sharjah, www.eggspectation.com.

A CHILLING BRUNCH AT BFF
Family-favourite brunch destination BFF is inviting spookily turned out boys and girls to join in the terrifying fun on Friday November 1.
As well as the venue being kitted out in a suitably spooky manner there are plenty of eerie events and alarming activities to keep the little ones occuppied. There are also a heap of prizes up for grabs for the most spooktacularly dressed kids.
Free (kids under six), Dhs50 (kids six-11), Dhs150 (kids 12 and over), Dhs150 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs350 (premium beverages), Dhs420 (bubbly). 1pm-4pm Fri Nov 1. Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, Jebel Ali, Dubai, www.bffdxb.com (052 177 7541).



PUMPKIN CARVING WITH KIBSONS
Halloween simply isn’t Halloween without a carved pumpkin so listen up trick-or-treaters! Get your hands on the juiciest, scariest pumpkins around courtesy of Kibsons – ideal for decorating your front porch. A variety of sizes, shapes and even colours – we like the one with green nodules that look like warts, known as the Minion pumpkin – are available to order online at Kibsons before the clock strikes midnight on Saturday October 12.
From Dhs7 (small pumpkins), www.kibsons.com.

AN EERIE BARBECUE AT ATLANTIS
The Edge is set for a night of frights with a collection of spooktacularly delicious dishes. On Halloween night, families and their mini monsters can devour a meaty barbecue feast, and deliciously sinister desserts while live music provides a ghoulish ambiance. A special kids’ play area complete with bouncy castle, will keep little wizards and witches happy.
Dhs250 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids four-11). 7pm-10pm Thu Oct 31. The Edge, Atlantis The Palm, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA ONBOARD THE QE2
Jelly spiders, grisly fingers and eyeballs are just some of the gruesome dishes being served up at the QE2’s Halloween brunch, which also gives kids (and adults should they wish) the chance to win prizes for being the most spookily-dressed. The haunted ghost hall has loads of activities and games to keep little ones occupied, or for an additional Dhs55 per child they can take part in the haunted tour below decks. 
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids under 12). Fri Nov 1. Lido 1pm-4pm, QE2, Port Rashid, www.qe2.com (04 526 8811).

A FRIGHTENING FEAST AT MELIÁ DESERT PALM
It’s not just the perfectly-positioned at the edge of the polo field restaurant, Rare, that is kitted out with Halloween décor, but the staff are getting into the spirit too. Themed desserts galore – from monster doughnuts and chocolate broomsticks to witch’s hat brownie pops, creepy-eyed chocolate mousse and red velvet brain cake provide the perfect scary sweet for the kids.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids five-11). Fri Nov 1 1pm-4pm. Rare, Melia Desert Palm, Al Awir Rd, www.melia.com (04 602 9323).

(WERE)WOLF DOWN THESE SUGAR MOO CAKES AND BISCUITS

Satiate those sweet fangs with one of these cute, spooky baked treats courtesy of Sugar Moo Desserts. The cute spiderweb cookies and colourful eye-see you truffles are the perfect afternoon snack and the naughty tall peek-a-boo chocolate cake will have little ones screaming – with delight.
From Dhs18, www.sugarmoo.com (800 78427).

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Get fit at Air Maniaxhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419583-get-fit-at-air-maniaxTue, 15 Oct 2019 10:08:01 +0400Istead of them bouncing off the walls at home (and in turn driving you up the wall), let them bounce of the walls (they are soft and cushioned so don’t worry) at Dubai’s newest multi-activity play area, Air Maniax.

Kids of all ages from high-energy tots to fitness-obsessed teens love this inflatable arena in Al Quoz. Spanning over 23,000 square feett and consisting of more than 15 indoor activities, across six distinct zones this is serious family fun – even Mum and Dad can get in on the jumping action.

Older kids will be able to challenge themselves on the Warrior Assault obstacle course. Colour-coded sensory-activated wristbands add to the fun and allow friends to compete against each other, win points, record scores and instantly share their experiences on their social media channels.



A dedicated zone for younger bouncers aged between two and four years gives energetic toddlers access to their own mini obstacle course, designed to promote coordination, balance, fitness and mobility.

Ride the Zigzag zipline, if you dare! A series of twists, turns and spins whizzes you over the heads of bouncers far below – not for the faint-hearted. Lazer Frenzy is a fully-immersive, high-tech laser game – try to hit the flashing targets without accidentally hitting the green lasers, made all the more tricky thanks to the smoke and mirrors.

Whilst all of this is undeniably fun, there is a deeper underlying message that Air Maniax is hoping to convey.

“Unfortunately we live in an era in which children prefer to play on their iPads, consoles and computers than release physical energy through exercise and an active lifestyle. The UAE has acknowledged an issue with obesity and diabetes, which is prevalent not only among adults, but a concern for children as well,” says Lynne Klein, operations director at Air Maniax.

“Air Maniax is designed so that both children and adults can enjoy a healthy, physical workout, while at the same time having lots of fun – it’s essentially a detox from gaming,” Klein adds.

And it is with that ethos in mind that Klein outlines the plans Air Maniax has to introduce specialised exercise classes for kids.

“Exercise is crucial to any child’s development, but so is using their brains and encouraging learning in a non-academic environment. We will be starting boxing classes – and art classes too – but with a special twist.”

And what is Klein’s favourite adrenalin-filled activity at Air Maniax?



“Now that’s a difficult question to answer,” she says.

“The park has been designed so that each section has its own unique characteristics. If I was forced to choose then it would have to be the zip line, that’s my favourite, because unlike the conventional zip lines your body is thrown in all directions making for an incredible experience and sensations that are both extraordinary and incredible.”

And giving Time Out Kids an exclusive ‘watch this space’, Klein tells us: “Air Maniax is heading to Abu Dhabi very soon, plus there is a new concept coming to Dubai. Unfortunately I can’t say much about it at the moment, but I can say that it will be in Dubai and it will be ready very soon,” Klein teases.

You heard it here first…
From Dhs80 (general access). Sat-Wed 10am-7pm, Thu 10am-9pm, Fri 9am-9pm. Street 1, Al Quoz 1, www.airmaniax.com (04 348 8981).

TWO MORE TO TRY
Have fun and keep fit at…

Sky Zone
Relatively new to the local play area scene having only opened in June this year, Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park with 15 different attractions including Wipe Out, Warrior Courses, ziplines and a dedicated toddler area.
From Dhs105 (60 minutes). Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, www.skyzone.ae (800 759 9663).

BOUNCE
Billed as one of the most effective exercises you can do – a study carried out by NASA found that 10 minutes of bouncing is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running - trampolining is a low-impact workout that tones muscles and improves coordination. Where better to test the theory than at BOUNCE?
From Dhs75 (60 minutes). Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu 10am-12am, Fri 9am-12am, Sat 9am-9pm. Al Quoz, Dubai, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, Remal Mall, Al Ain, www.bounce.ae (04 321 1400).

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Things to watch with the family this Halloweenhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419569-things-to-watch-with-the-family-this-halloweenSun, 13 Oct 2019 09:51:43 +0400There’s nothing better than a family movie night, except perhaps a seasonal family movie night.

Here are our pick of must-see Netflix shows and films that will have everyone hiding behind the cushions.

THREE SPOOKY SHOWS
Creeped Out
Season 2


A masked figure known as The Curious who appears at the beginning and end of each episode and collects stories of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids’ anthology series.

My Babysitter’s
A Vampire


The film centres on a group of teenagers, one of them a vampire, unwittingly hired by a couple to babysit their daughter in lieu of their untrustworthy son, and their efforts to foil a plot to resurrect a cult of dead vampires.

Super Monsters
Season 3


Six preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters – including Frakenstein, witches, werewolves and vampires – try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.

THREE FRIGHTENING FILMS
Casper


A doctor who specialises in ghosts is hired by an heiress to rid a mansion of spirits, but his daughter (played by Christina Ricci) befriends a friendly ghost that lives there with his menacing uncles.

The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween

When Halloween is declared illegal and Melvin attempts to cancel it, best friends Harold and George search for a clever way to fight back against the outrageous new law and end up creating their own spooky holiday.

Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween

It’s Vida’s first Halloween at Pitchfork Pines and she’s nervous. But the Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with her, then get invited to a Día de los Muertos party in the Howlers’ backyard.

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Preview: The Outer WorldsDarragh Murphyhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/things-to-do/419469-preview-the-outer-worldsTue, 15 Oct 2019 05:20:39 +0400Remember the roving gang of old ladies, sporting pink summer dresses and rolling pins that chase after you in Fallout: New Vegas? Rex the doggo who needs a new brain and you get to pick which one he gets? Or how about the guy from the secret White Glove Society who serves everyone human meat in the mission fittingly named ‘Beyond the Beef’? Ah, the good ol’ wacky missions.

The developers at Obsidian Entertainment clearly had a wild time coming up with morally challenging yet insanely quirky scenarios, albeit a tad constrained thanks to publisher Bethesda’s firm leash on the Fallout franchise.

Well, that tether has long been severed, giving Obsidian full reign over its soon-to-be released The Outer Worlds – launching players to the outskirts of space, where mischief, mayhem and a whole lot of hilarious idiocy await.

That being said, gamers can expect the very same style of quirkiness, coupled along with the more tactical first person shooting gameplay and RPG elements of Fallout – a little too on the nose at times. Armour and equipment are set to individual limbs, from helmets to body suits (which means an array of deep customisation to play around with), while gamers invest skill points to their characters varied personality traits, including leadership skills and even making them lovably dumb (because why not?).

Obsidian even has its own take on Fallout 3’s VATS System, this time named ‘Tactical Time Dilation’. Unlike VATS, time doesn’t come to a complete halt, but rather slows down so players can pinpoint enemies’ critical weak points, to either hinder their movements by shooting off a robots leg or concussing an for with a well-timed headshot. While combat hardly seems like a challenge, being able to be creative in action like in Fallout is nostalgic bliss.

The Outer Worlds doesn’t stray far from its roots, but we’re not complaining. 
Available October 25 on PS4, Xbox One, PC.

WHAT IS IT...
The tactical action RPG spiritual successor of Fallout: New Vegas...in space

WHY PLAY...
For the expansive storylines and being able to make your character mute

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Watch a family film at Kite BeachKelly Johnstonehttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419406-watch-a-family-film-at-kite-beachMon, 14 Oct 2019 11:13:58 +0400Grab the crew and head to Kite Beach to watch a family-friendly film at the new temporary cinema.

Between Thursday October 24 and Friday November 8 you can enjoy a movie night with the fam at the beach.

Little movie buffs will love the new pop-up cinema at Kite Beach where they can watch all of their favourite characters on the big screen.

Mini movie-goers can snuggle down with mum and dad to watch some all-time family favourites, including a number of Disney cartoons.

The youngest family members will love watching Woody and Buzz get up to mischief in Toy Story, can sing along to Maui's "You're Welcome" in Moana, chuckle along with the naughty yellow Minions in Despicable Me or be inspired by Po in Kung Fu Panda.

For older cinema-goers everyone's favourite young wizard and his two best friends will be starting their school life and wizarding education at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Or they might fancy Jumanji, an exciting adventure about a family who get sucked into a board game.

Sponge Bob and Garfield complete the stellar movie line-up.

And best of all, the experience is absolutely free when your spend Dhs30 - maybe grab a burger for everyone at Salt - at Kite Beach.

Cinema-loving families can look forward to this too.

To Infinity and beyond - or just to Kite Beach actually.
Free (with purchases of Dhs30). 5pm and 8.30pm. Thu Oct 24- Fri Nov 8. Umm Suqeim 1, www.kitebeach.ae (800 637227).

Here’s the full movie schedule

Kung-Fu Panda - October 24 at 5pm

Garfield 2 - October 24 at 8.30pm

Moana - October 25 at 5pm

Jumanji - October 25 at 8.30pm

The SpongeBob movie - October 26 at 5pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone - October 26 at 8.30pm

Toy Story 1 - October 31 at 5pm

Garfield 2 - October 31 at 830pm

Moana - November 1 at 5pm

Despicable Me 3 - November 1 at 8.30pm

Toy Story 2 - November 2 at 5pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone - November 2 at 8.30pm

Toy Story 3 - November 7 at 5pm

Jumanji - November 7 at 8.30pm

Kung-Fu Panda - November 8 at 5pm

Despicable Me 3 - November  8 at 8.30pm

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Kids eat free at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor CityKelly Johnstonehttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419378-kids-eat-free-at-hilton-dubai-al-habtoor-cityMon, 14 Oct 2019 09:49:07 +0400Kids can now eat absolutely free at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City.

If you're heading to the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor for an early supper or fancy a long lazy Friday brunch, you're best off taking the whole tribe as it won't cost you a fils more.

Children age 12 and below can tuck into a hearty meal at the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, Market, throughout the week at the popular themed evenings.

Taking place between 7pm and 10pm on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – a great way to start the weekend – the theme of the cuisine changes on a nightly basis serving up everything from Italian and seafood to Asian and Indian.

But that's not all, mini diners can also eat absolutely free at The City Brunch – highly commended at the Time Out Kids Awards 2019 – where a huge variety of food is on offer from all around the world.

With over 15 food stations, including a carvery, noodles and a live pasta station – and let's face it, what kids doesn't love spaghetti bolognese? – even the fussiest eaters will find something to sink their teeth into.

And once they've had their fill, send them off to enjoy the supervised kids' play area with a giant play-pen, cooking classes, a movie corner, face-painting and arts and crafts.

Best of all for larger families, up to two kids get to eat absolutely free with each paying adult – so no need to leave anyone at home with the babysitter!

Every parent knows that when the kids are happy, mums and dads are happy.
7pm-10pm, Sun-Tue and Thu (themed nights). Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages inc bubbly), free (kids 12 and below). Fri 1pm-4.30pm. (The City Brunch). Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, www.dubaialhabtoorcity.hilton.com (04 435 5577).

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Three family-friendly brunches to try in the UAE this monthhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419278-three-family-brunches-to-try-this-monthMon, 14 Oct 2019 05:07:27 +0400Eat. Play. Brunch
An international buffet with LEGO and American Girl Doll zones.
From Dhs245. Fri 10am-5pm. Olea, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Dubai (04 341 0000).

The Garden Brunch
Feasting in the sun with cooking stations and kids entertainment.
Free (under 12), from Dhs249. Fri 1pm-4.30pm. Raffles Hotel, Wafi, Dubai (04 324 8888).

The Market Brunch
A wide selection of food and a huge outdoor play area for kids.
From Dhs350. Fri 1pm-4pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi (02 697 0000).

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Reviewed: Wind in the Willowshttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/kids/419204-reviewed-wind-in-the-willowsSun, 13 Oct 2019 12:02:08 +0400Kenneth Graeme’s beloved children’s classic is by brought to life on the QE2 – and little ones will love it.

A trip to the theatre is a magical experience no matter how old you are, particularly when that theatre is onboard one of the most iconic ships in history.

The casting director of this small production – just seven actors in total - should be as celebrated as the performers themselves. Each character is perfectly personified by a stellar cast from the UK whose singing, acting and comedic timing is spot on.

Following the tale of the notorious Mr Toad whose love of motorcars lands him in trouble over and over. His home (and cars) are under threat from Chief Weasel and the Wild Wooders, and he has to turn to his friends Ratty, Mole and the wise old Badger to save him and Toad Hall.

The clever use of props – a couple of boxes on wheels serve various purposes including a boat, car and trailer – mean the stage is kept clutter-free and the backdrop is provided by clever moving graphics.

Mr Toad is fabulous. His green hair, bright clothes and sheer energy are mesmerising and his silly facial expressions and perfectly-delivered hilarious lines bring huge vibrancy to the performance.

The firm, but fair badger, has a slick of white through his hair and delivers an authoritative performance, naïve little Mole has superb characterisation while the sensible, Ratty provides a sense of calm over all the animals and brings them together.

Even the smallest audience members were gripped from the start.

The six-year-old says:
I liked Mole the best, he was very sweet and so kind to all his friends. He wanted to look after Mr Toad and keep him out of trouble, but Mr Toad wouldn’t listen. I loved Badger too, he was very serious, but at the end he got rid of all of the weasels from Toad Hall with his cool ninja moves.

The four-year-old says:
I loved Mr Toad, made me laugh so much and had green hair. His clothes were very bright and didn’t match very well, which was funny. He kept getting into trouble and wouldn’t listen to any of his friends who were trying to help him. He sang a lot of songs too and came to take some of our popcorn when he got hungry.

The charming story about friendship is vibrant, energetic and a pleasure to watch. Plus the interactive moments – such as when Mr Toad walks amongst the audience begging for snacks – had the whole audience in giggles.

Another child-friendly production is coming to Dubai - check it out, or a family trip to the cinema can be just as fun.

With one weekend left, make sure you get your tickets to mess around on the river – or Port Rashid.
Dhs150 (adults), Dhs120 (kids aged 12 and below). Oct 18-19, 10.30am and 2.30pm. QE2, Port Rashid, Deira, www.qe2.com (04 526 8888).

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