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School is still a month away and if you've got youngsters at home desperate to do something fun, we've got you covered. From braving the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber to exploring unique kayaking adventures, here are our picks of amazing things to do for the older kids in the UAE this summer.
Your little ones can get their adventure on as they conquer the high ropes course 7 meters above ground while they manoeuvre through obstacles. Don’t forget to have a go at The Climbing Pinnacle, which features edges and pockets that are molded off limestone cliffs in Bulgaria.
The branch at The Galleria Mall Al Wasl is also open where your kids can explore a climbing wall, fun walls, outside bike area and low & high ropes courses.
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Explore four Adventure Zones offering over 20 rollercoasters and attractions at this huge indoor theme park. Head to Marvel for a chance to experience the thrill of your favourite superheroes such as Spiderman and Hulk, brave it into the Lost Valley to encounter prehistoric dinosaurs, and take a stroll down IMG Boulevard if you're in the mood for fun arcade games or a bite to eat.
For your younger kiddies, Cartoon Network is where it's at. Here you can go on a ride with Finn & Jake, have an adventure with Gumball and even play around in Lazy Town!
Save up to 20% on your Unlimited Rides Pass with Kidzapp (UAE residents only)
BOUNCE-X is the world’s first Freestyle Terrain Park – an adrenaline playground for free spirits, thrill-seekers and adrenaline hunters. BOUNCE-X is an exciting integration of trampolines, parkour elements, ninja courses and freestyle features all combined into a huge 4,500 square meter indoor space.
There is a dedicated Junior Jumper area for jumpers below 110cm in height.
Booking online in advance is recommended as sessions sell out fast
Use only natural and recycled materials to make your very own soap! Not only will you go home with a beautiful looking and smelling bar of soap, but this 2 hour, eco-friendly workshop will teach you an incredible new skill!
This waterpark is packed with thrilling attractions for everyone in your family; from your toddlers all the way to the mommies and daddies. Aimed at the younger crowd, there's a splash pad, a lazy river with surprises along the way, and an infinity pool overlooking the stunning La Mer view. For the lovers of extreme sports, try out the WaveOz 180 FlowRider - it's the first 180° wave in the region.
If you simply want to spend the day relaxing, you can unwind in the cozy cabanas overlooking the ocean and enjoy a meal at one of the many F&B outlets available at the park.
Save up to 49% on the "All You Can Eat & Drink" Day Pass with Kidzapp!
The Day Pass gives you unlimited F&B, a free towel and access to all rides, play areas and the beach.
Jumble is an unconventional and quirky gaming experience where you work together with your team to take on a series of physical and mental challenges, as you progress through an indoor urban maze. Teams should consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 6 players. You are advised to arrive 30min before your booking time.
Get a 35% discount on your entry fees for a limited time! Click the 35 per cent off banner on the website, enter your email address and you'll receive the discount code via email.
The National Ballet Studio will present its summer sessions at Mall of Emirates this July and August. Classes include, fitness strength and flexibility training along side sessions in classical technique, contemporary and repertoire within different themes such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Get moving with your entire family at this super exciting freestyle park! The 25,000 square foot venue is packed with wall to wall trampolines, obstacle courses, parkour jump posts and other high intensity entertainment experiences like Hado and Quick Flight Jump.
Hado uses state of the art technology to allow users to feel as if they are throwing superhuman energy balls at their competitors, it’s the first in its kind to hit Dubai and something to experience first-hand.
There are also private rooms for parties, as well as a café for parents who wish to relax and children to refuel.
Some venues have age restrictions or temporarily unavailable activities – call ahead to check for availability to avoid disappointment
Dubai's hotspot for skaters. It's all about 'ollies', 'kickflips' and 'ramps at the largest skate park in the GCC. Beginners can ride the low profile skate plaza with unique street elements and transition flow areas while more advanced skaters have the central space of the plaza which has obstacles including ledges, banks, steps, vert wall, rails and a pole jam. There's also a mini bowl and a pro bowl.
The park will be open during 3 different sessions:
Session 1 -- 08:00-11:30Session 2 -- 15:00-18:30Session 3 -- 19:00-21:00
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This theme park includes immersive rides, educational and info-taining journeys, interactive games and even a virtual reality roller coaster. The multiplayer games combine virtual reality with augmented reality to create a truly out of this world experience for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Don't miss out on their family-friendly rides that include Cosmo Jet, Flying Chairs and Magic Bikes, that will take you soaring to new heights of fun.
Get a 10% discount on a VR Park Super7 Pass that gives you access to 7 of VR Park's Top Experiences.
(Arcade games and F&B are not included in this pass)
Take a journey into the past and create an assortment of crafts using only natural & recycled materials. This 2 hour, eco-friendly workshop will be a wonderful introduction into the world of nature.
Head out for a day of frosty fun as you and your little ones try to master your moves on the ice. Join a public session if you're just skating for fun, a freestyle session if you're a more advanced skater and want to get some practice done - or you can even book a special Snowfall session where snowy white flakes fall gently around you as you skate.
A public skating session is 1.5 hour
Aquaventure Waterpark promises a world of excitement to make you feel different in water in more ways than one. Get your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500m of private beach.
Thrill-seekers can scream down world-record-breaking waterslides, young families will enjoy the safety of Splashers Island, and animal lovers can get up close with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays.
Bookings must be made in advance and remember to bring your own towels.
From football pitches to tennis courts and cricket nets, this is where all your favourite sporting action is brought to life under one roof. Connect with friends and colleagues over a game of your choice. Ready, set, play!
Enjoy unlimited access to Snow Park Rides (Ice Cave, Snow Plough Playground, Climbing Wall, Bobsled Runs, Snow Bumpers, Sliding Hill, Zorb Ball (Giant Ball) & Tubing Run) - plus one Chairlift Ride and one Mountain Thriller Ride
Save on your Snow Classic Pass with Kidzapp!
Glide through the pristine waters and take in the natural beauty of Hatta. An unforgettable kayaking experience as you paddle away with your kiddos. You don't have to worry about any of the necessary equipment; Hatta Kayak provides everything including life jackets and paddles.
Reservations aren't needed but tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
Get a different view of the Louvre Museum from kayaks on the still Arabian Sea. Take your family on a kayak tour and learn about Louvre Abu Dhabi's architecture from a different perspective.
No prior experience is necessary. Tours last 60 minutes. Guests will be accompanied by professional instructors and given a safety and paddle briefing prior to the tour.
Children between 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Depending on weather conditions, sessions might be rescheduled or cancelled. In case of cancellation, you will be notified by phone.
The fee includes: life jacket, kayak rental, padded seat, paddle, guide, fruit salad and bottled water.
Gear up to conquer two record-breaking experiences all under one roof at the world’s ultimate adventure hub - Clymb. The thrilling venue revolutionizes indoor skydiving and climbing; housing the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber with a record-breaking width of 32 feet and height of 82 feet, and the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, measuring a mountainous 141 feet in height.
If you're there to simply watch the action, make your way to Altitude Café, where you can grab a snack alongside a spectacular 360 degree view of the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber (spectators can enter for free).
The venue will operate at 30% capacity and some features may be temporarily unavailable
There's something for everyone at this family-orientated waterpark. Fun areas include the tots playground Marah Fortress which has swings and slides with squirters for the littlest, while rides and larger slides will get your older adrenaline junkies flying around the park. It's fun for all the family.
The theme park will operate at reduced capacity and some attractions/features may be temporarily unavailable.
It is mandatory to book your visiting date before arriving at the theme park.
Get your adrenaline pumping at this indoor theme park with its six immersive lands, catering to all ages.
Your tinies and tots (up to 6 years old) will feel right at home at Cartoon Junction, which combines rides and soft-play areas for when the kids are bored of queueing or just need to run around. Put on your 3D glasses with your 4-15 year old's, and dive into the interactive video game, Ani-Mayhem.
Don't miss the flagship ride, Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries, for a little bit of spine-chilling fear. Or, if you're after the bigger rides, head to Dynamite Gulch and Bedrock where you'll find roller coasters and endless other attractions
You'll find food options throughout the park, and your little ones will love getting huge hugs from the different Looney-Tunes characters roaming around.
The theme park will operate at 30% capacity and some attractions/features may be temporarily unavailable
Save up to AED 40 on your entry tickets with Kidzapp!
Enter a jam-packed world full of speed and adrenaline to bring you that Ferrari Feeling in its purest form at this thrilling theme park. Get a seat on the world’s fastest roller coaster, challenge record-breaking lap times in a stimulator like no other, and compete with your friends on twisting parallel tracks.
From driving fun-sized Ferraris to changing tyres like a pro, your kids are bound to be entertained for hours. No one’s ever too tiny to have fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi; your tiny little ones will love playing in the soft adventure play area for younger children.
Play one of the world’s most popular sports in one of Abu Dhabi’s best bowling centres. Bright and open, their 40 lanes are unlike any other bowling alley you’ve visited before.
Currently, only children 12 years and above are allowed to enter
Spaces can fill up fast - call ahead to book to avoid disappointment
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