Not Jetting Off For Spring Break? No Problem, Mamas,These Camps Are Guaranteed To Keep Every Type Of Kiddo Happy & Busy
With a two week holiday just around the corner (where has the term gone, mamas?!), there are so many options to ensure that the kids are kept busy over the break. So whether you have a sporting springer, a mini Monet or an academic whizz to entertain, check out our favourite camps to keep your little ones happy (and you sane….).
If you’re looking to give your children access to learn a number of different sports from qualified coaches this spring, then the Elite Sports camp is just what you need! Catering for children from 4-14 years old and offering over 6 different sports each day your children will not only be entertained and exercised (plus hopefully start sleeping past 5am!) but they may find a love for a new sport! From football, basketball, cricket, hockey… the list goes on. And with Elite being at so many different locations you’re sure to find somewhere convenient near you.
Elite isn’t just about teaching sports skills, they also help children to become team players, improve confidence and learn to listen to instructions (um, yes please!!).
For any working parent it’s so important that the children are not only having fun but are in safe hands and the Elite team do such an amazing job… some of the Sassy Mama’s couldn’t work without them! 🙂
When: 25th – 29th March and 1st – 5th April 8.30am – 3.30pm
Where: Horizon English School, Horizon International School, Ranches Primary School, Regent International School, Sunmarke School, Victory Heights Primary School
How much: As part Elite’s 6th anniversary, week long packages start at AED 650 and AED 1,200 for 2 weeks!
Want to know how to keep your little darlings active while learning a few new skills too, mamas? We LOVE the sound of FitRepublik’s ‘Spring Forward’ program which not only includes heaps of very cool sports and fitness activities packaged up in different camp options but also teach skills that’ll stay with them for life, whatever their age. Worried your little one isn’t into ‘traditional’ sports? Well then this is the perfect way to introduce or nurture their interest in everything from gymnastics (via the Gymnasticamp), teamwork and games (Fit Camp) or Karate (at Karate Camp). And that’s not all, FitRepublik are offering some seriously sassy sessions including ‘Beat The Bully’, for non-physical strategies in dealing with all kinds of situations and a ‘Junior Aquatics Hell Week’ which will take a love of the water to the next level with Olympic level mental and physical training (Michael Phelps watch out!!).
Perhaps your little people are only just learning to swim, in which case the ‘Learn To Swim’ program will be the perfect way to give them a huge booster course in time for summer and swimming season. All pool-based programs will require kids who are non-members to come in for an assessment beforehand (which is cool as you’ll get to check out all the incredible facilities!).|
With flexible booking options including 1 day, 1 week and 2 week passes the FitRepublik options allow you to drop your kiddos off for a few hours of safe, constructive, healthy fun in an absolutely awe-inspiring sports facility. Programs are open to children aged between 5 and 15 years for as little as AED 100 per day. Sound good? We think so!
When: 25th March – 7th April
Where: FitRepublik, Sports City
How much: From 100AED per day, 425AED per week and 725AED for two weeks
If channeling some of that creativity over Spring Break is on the cards (without having to supervise at-home arts & crafts sessions – we all know how those end…) then leave it to the experts at Medaf Studio, Uptown Mirdiff Mall, who’ll guarantee the BEST time for your littles! From 10am – 1pm your little 5-10 year olds can be clay making, cooking, 3D pen designing and getting arty to their hearts content at the studio’s gorgeous space. And how about this for cool – there’ll also be a ‘painting like Van Gogh’ external field trip (um..can we join please?!). If mornings are not an option, a mini Spring camp is also available from 4:30 – 6 PM, yay!
We love the sound of it all, particularly the ‘Expression Room’ where the kids can go wild on the walls, floors and blank canvases – perfect!! From fun, educational workshops to tonnes of activities for kids and adults to enjoy (if you want to get stuck in yourselves over the hols, mamas) plus birthday packages and more – Medaf gets a huge Sassy thumbs up.
When: 25th March – 7th April 10am – 1pm or 4.30pm – 6pm
Where: Medaf Studio, Uptown Mirdiff Mall
How much: For camp details or other costs email firstname.lastname@example.org or call o+971 (0) 4 271 9797
Siblings get a 5% discount and all Sassy Mama readers get a 10% discount on an Expression Room session by tagging @medafstudio on Instagram and using the hashtag #sassyreaderslovemedafstudio. Offer expires Jun 30, 2018.
Explore five of Julia Donaldson’s books with Centre Stage Arts’ brilliant camp, designed to build your budding little book worm’s confidence whilst engaging them in fun and creative activities. The children, aged 4-7 years old, will develop their literacy, reading a different book from the award winning author every day, as the drama teachers all the while integrate games, crafts and acting scenes around the story. The same week, there will also be an afternoon camp for 8-11 year olds based around acting and drama. The program is packed, with activities such as character building, vocal practise and drama games, finishing the week with a short showcase for the proud parents to watch. Get camera ready to capture your talented actors on stage mamas! We cant wait!
When: Julia Donaldson Spring Camp 25th March – 29th March (10am to 1pm) Acting Spring Camp 25th -29th March (2.30-5.30pm)
Where: Emirates Academy, Umm Suqeim 3
How much: AED 1000
Have you got a little showboat at home? Diverse Performing Arts School are offering two camps this spring break. The Emoji Movie camp, which runs for the first week, will enable 5 to 14 year olds to encounter evil bots on their journey as they sing, dance and act their way through Textopolis. This sounds so fun, any space for mamas? The second week is inspired by the movie The Greatest Showman and is designed to allow 5 to 16 year olds explore all areas of performing arts. There will be tightrope walking and a circus themed spectacle, and the kids will even create all their own props. Exciting!
When: 25th-29th March and 1st-5th April (9am-3pm)
Where: Diverse Studios (Off SZR, Al Waha Exit)
How much: 900 for Non-Diverse Students, 800 for Diverse Students
Did you know the Grand Hyatt Dubai is hosting Spring Camps for kids? Young adventurers aged five – 12 years will be spoilt for choice by the activities on offer – from interactive games and arts and crafts to cooking activities and outdoor sports plus cool stuff like feeding the hotel ducks! Let them dip into the fun outdoor pool for water activities and explore the enchanting gardens through nature excursions. Can we admit we’re a little bit jealous that they’ll get to enjoy the surroundings of a five-star hotel during the school holidays?! Maybe we’ll just have to book in for some spa time…
When: 25th March – 5th April (9:30am to 4:00pm)
Where: The Kidz Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai
How much: Enjoy a whole week of camp for AED 1,100 per child or AED 350 per child per day, with special discounts available for early bookers and siblings.
For an adventure seeking kid, The Little Gym camps are just the thing. Each day will feature a different learning theme and the group will explore a unique and exciting quest with their friends. From secret agent missions to car racing thrills, jungle expeditions to fairytale fun, there will be something for every one, and if that doesn’t excite you enough, there is even a specific Grade School gymnastics program to embark on instead, where kids of all levels can use their flexibility and rhythm to practise their skills before cartwheeling back to school.
When: 25th March – 29th March and 1st April – 5th April (11am to 2pm)
Where: The Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall
How much: From AED 195/day, AED 895/week (+VAT)
A two week break seems short (or not!), but it’s definitely beneficial to keep your child’s brain engaged a little so they don’t forget everything for the start of the summer term. Mathnasium offer one or two hours of maths a day, taught in a fun and interactive way. Your child will encounter and practice different skills and concepts to achieve lifelong maths skills. Immerse your little ones in a little education and then watch them ready to run back to school with enthusiasm after the holidays! Win/win.
When: 24th March – 7th April (1 hour or 2 hours from 10am to 5pm)
Where: Al Barsha, Business Bay, Green Community, International City, Jumeirah, Knowledge Village, Motor City, Uptown Mirdif
How much: From AED 800/week
School’s out and whilst your kids may want a bit of down time, they also need to burn off their daily energy and have some fun. My Sports Academy now offer six different camps to children aged 4 to 14 years old, with the newest offering of a Tri Camp (swim, bike and run). Choose between swim, football or a multi/combo camp and let your child enjoy the perfect weather outdoors. It’s more than just sport, the team are committed to developing people, not just athletes… Sounds great to us!
When: 25th March – 5th April, with Football Camp only the first week and Elite Swim Camp only the second week
Where: JESS Jumeirah, Nord Anglia School, North London Collegiate School
How much: From AED 85/day to AED 200/day, or from AED 350/week to AED 800/week depending on which camp you enrol in. All prices are subject to VAT.
What is Parkour? Well basically if your kids are climbing the walls at home and insisting on using every piece of furniture to jump from then this is the activity to go for (basically, if your little person wants to be a superhero then he/she will love it). Located at Hapi in Al Serkal Avenue (yes that means coffee for mama), Parkour DXB will be running two weeks of camps for two age groups (superheroes and ninjas aged 6-9 and parkour masters aged 10-14), structured with a curriculum that teaches a comprehensive set of parkour concepts and techniques via qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment. The camps are limited to 16-18 students max and there’s a ratio of 6 children per coach to make sure that everyone can learn and progress. These guys are busy building Dubai’s first community of young ninjas, teaching little ones a huge range of skills and a heap of confidence while strengthening body and mind. Pretty awesome stuff!
When: 25th March – 29th March and 1st April – 5th April
Where: Parkour DXB, Hapi, Al Serkal Avenue Al Quoz
How much: AED 1100 per week, snacks and drinks provided.
10% early birds discount for sign up before March 15
Read More: The Mamas And Kids Try A Parkour Session
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