School finishes early during Ramadan – but thankfully there are some great camps and play offers to keep the kids busy!
With most of our little darlings home well before 2pm, there’s a big chunk of time to fill before we can start the bedtime routine. Whether you’re a working mama who needs to be in the office with zero guilt about what your kids are getting up to or you just need to find ways to amuse everyone before they tear the house apart – we’ve found a few fabulous Ramadan camps and play offers guaranteed to make afternoons so much more fun.
Got a little LEGO® fanatic at home? BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Educational Play programs provide the opportunity for kids to build unique creations and have fun using their favourite LEGO® bricks. The Ramadan Camp offers a pay-per-day option or a full week at their Creativity Centre in Al Barsha 3 – your little ones can be taking home a Snap Circuit/Edison Robot!
Dates: 22nd May to 13th June (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Time: 3PM to 5PM
Location: Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Centre, Al Barsha 3
Price: Full Camp: AED 650 | Daily Rates: AED 100
To book visit www.bricks4kidz.ae/program-events/camps/
There’s a time and a place for indoor soft play areas – and the shorter school day during Ramadan is one of them! Cheeky Monkeys are hosting a Ramadan camp for kids aged between three and eight years old at their Barsha location. From structured arts & crafts to a little chefs program, mini sports and activities to science and exploring plus face painting and the chance to play in their space, there’s absolutely loads for the kids to get stuck into and the price includes a drink and snack too.
Dates: 16th May to 14th June
Time: 2pm -6pm
Location: Cheeky Monkeys Al Barsha Mall
Price: 5 days AED 525 | Daily Rates: AED 125
To book visit www.cheekymonkeys.com
Looking for a place for your little ones to release their creativity? Located on the second floor of Level Kids, Cloud 7 is a creative, educational and fun experience for the kiddies. Fun-filled activities include soap and candle making stations, cake decorating and more. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Cloud 7 are offering special prices and Ramadan themed arts & crafts too. Ok so the offer starts quite late in the day but perhaps an hour of creative fun before bed will help the kiddos sleep soundly, mamas?!
Dates: 17th May to 30th May
Time: 6pm – 10pm weekdays
Location: Cloud 7, Level Kids, City Walk
Price: Standard Package AED 60 (instead of AED 100) and Superior Package AED 90 (instead of AED 130)
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If your kids have bundles of energy to burn and fancy the idea of playing lots of games and sports, then this is the Ramadan camp for them!
Catering for children from 4-12 years old and offering three 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! Oh and it’s not just about teaching sports skills, they also help children to become team players, improve confidence and learn to listen to instructions (um, yes please!!).
Dates: 14th May to 14th June
Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm weekdays
Location: Horizon English School, Safa
Price: AED 100 daily, AED 400 weekly or AED 1,200 for the full month of Ramadan
Register now online at www.elitesports.ae
Hey mamas! If the little ones want to bend it like Beckham this Ramadan, then keep reading!The FC Dubai is a fully air-conditioned Football centre based in Al Quoz, where fully qualified coaches will work with the youngsters on skills, challenges and, of course, football matches within the groups. And every afternoon they’ll be offering your footie fans the chance to burn off some energy while you pop across for a bite or coffee at Tom & Serg (if you’re not fasting) – which is open as usual during Ramadan
Dates: 14th May to 14th June
Time: 2pm – 4pm weekdays
Location: Just Play, Al Quoz (same road as Tom & Serg)
Price: AED 75 per session
For more information visit www.justplay.ae or call +971 (0) 4 348 3869
You’ve heard us raving about OliOli at every opportunity and now’s your chance to check it out for yourselves, mamas! This amazing interactive children’s museum has two fabulous offers this Ramadan – the Ramadan Pass which will allow you unlimited visits for the whole month and a special trial offer too! With eight unique galleries, your kids can be climbing, building, creating, imagining and so much more too.
Dates: 14th May to 14th June
Time: all day
Location: OliOli, Just near Oasis Center Al Quoz
Price: Ramadan Pass: Enjoy unlimited visits to OliOli during the month of Ramadan for AED 295 per child (and one adult companion). Pass is valid for weekdays and weekends until the end of Ramadan (except for the Eid holidays).
OliOli Trial Offer: Try out OliOli during the month of Ramadan with a special 2-hour admission price offer of AED 95 per child (above the age of 24 months) and AED 25 per adult. Each additional hour at AED15 (above the age of 24 months). Toddlers (between 12-24 months of age) pay AED 50 and AED 15 per additional hour. Offer valid on weekdays only (Sunday-Wednesdays). Offer valid from 20th May during the month of Ramadan (2018) from 12pm-7pm and cannot be used during the Eid hoildays.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/olioliuae
Now here’s a camp we want to join! OriginBase was established in Dubai as a product design company but also incorporates the UAE’s first makerspace with the aim of cultivating a can-do mindset and DIY culture by providing the tools, materials, training, machinery and expertise for wannabe makers to make! The OriginBase Ramadan camp for Young Makers is all about series of skill based as well as MYO (Make Your Own) project based workshops including an introduction to welding, 3D puzzle making, building bird-houses, concrete planters and loads more. Sounds brilliant – check out their website for inspo.
Dates: 16th May to 14th June
Time:Mondays through Thursdays: 2:15pm to 4:15pm, Saturdays: 10am to 12pm
Location: Al Quoz 3, Al Khail 1st, Plot 358-568 Yousef Al Sharhan Complex, Warehouse #2, Near Unimix, Facing the National Cement Factory
Price: From AED 350 for a two session workshop
For more information visit www.originbase.com or call +971 (0) 4 339 8279
This early robotics course is a fun-based educational program for aspiring young learners ages 7 – 10 years. It focuses on building and programming various Lego scale models and uses science, technology, engineering and maths as ways of guiding the little students (but in a way that’s fun and not at all too much like school!). Perfect for enhancing curiosity and helping kids understand science too
Dates: 21st May to 13th June, Mondays and Tuesdays
Time:4pm – 5.20pm
Location: Business Bay
Price: AED 800 for entire course
For bookings and information visit www.afterschool.ae
Not only is this super fun splash park open as usual during Ramadan but they’re also offering a deal that includes free meals for kids (food is being served all day). With a fun-filled array of water features and slides, there’s lots of space for running about without getting too hot in the process.
Dates: 16th May to 13th June
Time:9am – 9pm
Location: Splash N Party, Safa 2
Price: AED 100 per child, includes one free adult and a free kids meal
For more information visit www.splashnparty.ae
This Ramadan it’s not only the kids who get to have some afternoon fun! Arty space thejamjar are offering a special family package where up to four people can paint on four canvases for only AED 250 (love the idea of the whole fam getting creative together!). And not only that, there are lots of fun Ramadan workshops to sign the kids up for too – including the 3D Design workshop for ages 5-12 where your little people can design with artists and model with engineers. Sounds awesome, right?!
Dates: 27th May to 31st May
Location: thejamjar Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Price: Please contact thejamjar for details
For more information visit www.thejamjardubai.com
This lovely new indoor play space hails from the US and was originally created for kids with autism but is actually welcoming to all children and a huge amount of fun too. Set up by a mama and Chiropractor who’s passionate about raising awareness and educating parents on the importance of movement for all kids and about promoting an active, healthy lifestyle – this beautiful colorful space is about having a great time through therapeutic play on everything from swings to trampolines, climbing structures to a fine motor/arts & crafts area – plus a zip line that the little ones just LOVE!
Dates: 16th May to 14th June, weekdays only
Time:10am – 8pm
Location: Beach Park Plaza Centre, Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Price: AED 63 per child, pay for one hour and get one free
For more information please visit www.werockthespectrumdubai.com
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