From wall climbing, inflatable fun to a kids’ gym, there’s plenty for big and small to enjoy…
Though waking up to a sunny sky every day is one of the perks of living in the UAE, it also means that soaring temperatures don’t always allow us to take the kids outside for a bit of fun. So if you have boys and girls that need to blow off some steam and you prefer the welcoming comfort of the A/C, we have some ideas on where to go with the family when it’s too hot outside.
1. Visit a thrilling adventure park
With over 23,000 square feet of pure adrenaline-fuelled excitement, you can have a laugh at the inflatables arena, compete against each other in the multi-level warrior assault arena, experience what it’s like to fly as you zip-line, navigate through a maze of lasers and more.
Most activities are suitable for kids 100cm and above but if you want to bring your toddler, there is a designated area for the tinier ones.
Air Maniax, Sun-Tue 12pm-7pm, Wed until 8pm, Thu until 9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-9pm, starting from AED 80/hr, more info
2. Get bouncin'
With wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines, let your little ones loose and watch as they bounce, flip and slam dunk their way through the centre, take part in wall-running or enjoy the warfare of dodgeball.
BOUNCE, branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Daily from 10am, starting from AED 85/session, more info
3. Head to the gym
WRTS Kid’s Gym is the UAE’s first gym of its kind for little ones between 1-10 years. Boys and girls get to “play with purpose” and develop physical, cognitive and social development whilst having fun. Plus, they’ve got an onsite toy shop, free WIFI and great coffee for moms and dads.
WRTS Kid’s Gym, Beach Park Plaza Centre, Sat-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Fri until 10pm, AED 63/hr, more info
4. Climb and play
Not only can you and your youngsters brave the towering climbing zones – at Hub Zero there’s plenty to get busy with including a dedicated gaming area, indoor rides, hangout zones, endless arcades, pool tables, karaoke, and you can even dig into a variety of food and beverages if you get hungry while you play.
Hub Zero, City Walk, Sat-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thu-Fri until midnight, Pay & Play Pass starting from AED 100, more info
5. Get ready for some action
Take adventure to the next level with action-packed activities such as a Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, indoor Bike & Skate Parks, and Fun Walls (activities may vary according to the branch).
Adventure Zone, available at 5 locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Daily from 10am, starting from AED 75, more info
6. Reach for the sky
The inventor of “Fun Fitness”, Sky Zone is the world’s first all-walled, aerial activity park. With 15 different attractions including Wipe Out, Warrior Courses, Zip Lines, Climbing Walls and a dedicated Toddler Court, there is something for the whole family.
Sky Zone, Ibn Battuta Mall, Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat until midnight, starting from AED 60/1hr, more info
7. Learn the ways of the ninja
Whatever your age, whatever your ability: you can take on the ninja warrior obstacle course. With coaches ready to show you how to do it, big and small can use the hour to have fun as well as be active!
Just Play, Al Quoz, Daily 8am-10pm, AED 80/person, more info