The past year has changed our family lives so much, especially the way our kids are going to school and how they’re learning. Quarantine and other protective measures have increased our children’s presence indoors and shifted a good chunk of schooling hours to the home. This has meant screen-time battles, kiddo’s wandering attention during online-classes,…Read More
A new month is here, and we’re delighted to see that the weather is still on the cooler side. That means another wonderful week of outdoor fun with our little ones in tow – and we’re loving it! Explore a hidden oasis, get lost in an out-of-this-world flower park, or pop out to a family-friendly market – here are our picks of fun things to do with your kiddos in the open air this week.
1. Cuckoo's at Outdoors, City Centre Mirdif
If having a bouncy laugh on trampolines, racing against each other on the kart track, or challenging your little ones to a game of basketball or foot billiard sounds like a good time out to you, then there’s only one place you need to head out to! Cuckoo’s has popped up over at OUTDOORS in City Centre Mirdif, and it’s the place to fuel up on some family fun.
Your boys and girls can also get busy with some arts & crafts and slime making, and show off their skills at classic fair games like tin can toss and ball in the box. There’s even a Drop & Shop option if you need to run some errands without your kiddos.
Get yourself a Day Pass which includes 22 tickets you can use for your chosen activities – and book with Kidzapp to get 25% off!
2. Love Lake Dubai
Take a trip out to the desert and explore this hidden gem. Less than an hour away from Downtown Dubai, you and your littles will find a man-made oasis complete with lush green lawns and a lake in the shape of two intertwined hearts.
Here you can enjoy a long stroll, catch a glimpse of colourful fish, and snap some wonderful shots with cute and quirky nature props. Whip up some food and grab a blanket before you go, and you can even have a family picnic!
3. Tours with The Yellow Boats
Sightseeing is something you’ll never get tired of when you live in Dubai, and with The Yellow Boats, you and your kids can get closer to some of our city’s most iconic sights. Hop aboard a speedboat and journey through some of the most amazing waterfront sights in Dubai; from Dubai Marina and JBR, to Atlantis and the Burj Al Arab. These boat tours are guaranteed to leave your whole family in awe.
Choose from three different tours. The 99-minute Premium Tour takes you around Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm and 6 more iconic sights. The 75-minute Atlantis Tour has you exploring Dubai Marina, The Palm, Atlantis and 3 more iconic sights. And lastly, for a 60-minute tour around Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, Bluewaters and JBR, get onboard the Marina Cruise.
4. Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
The weather we’re having is perfect for those long, long strolls. So pop over to the tip of the Palm Jumeirah where you and your little ones can walk, run, and scoot across an 11km long boardwalk. The best part? You’ll have a backdrop of the beautiful Dubai skyline while you breathe in the fresh ocean air.
5. Dubai Miracle Garden
Tucked away in Barsha South is a whole wonderful, topsy-turvy world that could give Alice’s Wonderland a run for its money. A proper feast for your eyes, Dubai Miracle Garden is where you and your family can explore amazing designs and structures made up of thousands of flowers in all shapes, sizes and colours.
With plenty to see, you can spend hours strolling through the various paths and always feel like you’ve missed something. Some of the highlights include the Airbus 380 structure that has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest floral arrangement. And make sure your little ones don’t miss the gigantic Mickey Mouse and other favourite Disney characters.
6. Creek Marina at Dubai Creek Harbour
Somewhat new to the block, Creek Marina is a fun haven for families with kids. Not only does it offer one the best views of Dubai, but here you and your kiddos can stroll along the promenade and explore heaps of children’s play structures, snap memories with quirky photo-ops, and even blow off some steam at the picture-perfect play ground complete with a yellow submarine. Plus, there’s a variety of restaurants along the marina if you and the kids want to fuel up on some energy.
7. Winter In Wonderland at City Centre Me'aisem
Pop over to City Centre Me’aisem for a fun-filled day out! Until February 13th, you and the kids can plop down for an outdoor kid-friendly movie, get playing on trampolines, go bungee jumping, have fun on the inflatables, jump aboard the mini train or merry-go-round and so much more!
If you purchase a rides card for AED 100, you get an extra AED 50 in credits for free!
8. Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
This gorgeous walking trail has reopened to the public and is an idyllic journey through the natural and man-made wetlands of Abu Dhabi. Here you and the kids have the unique chance to glimpse some of the countries most beautiful wildlife. Discover the diverse ecosystems with these walking trails or cycle through to the bird watching hid to see the flamingoes.
9. Al Ain Oasis
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements, dating back more than 4,000 years. Nowadays, you and your kiddos can explore shaded pathways that wind through over 145,000 date palms, check out the Falaj irrigation system, and learn more about the Oasis at the Eco-Centre.
Feeling peckish? Pop by any of the restaurants and cafes on-site which are open daily from 12pm to 9pm.
10. UAE Pygmy Zoo
About a 40 minute drive from Dubai, you and your family can get to meet the likes of camels, llamas, exotic birds, horses, rabbits, goats, and other furry friends at Ajman’s very first animal zoo. Your little ones can help feed the animals and go on pony rides, and for some extra fun, there are trampolines and a play area complete with a ball pit.