School Holiday Fun This Winter
School holidays are nearly here, Mamas – so how will you be entertaining the kiddos? We’ve rounded up a few of the best Winter Camps in Dubai for keeping them busy during the festivities…
Kids between 4 and 7 years old will enjoy every second of the Smart Start Winter Camp in Sunset Mall, run by the brilliant team behind Baby Sensory, Toddler Sense, and Mini Professors. The engaging camp will combine science topics and experiments with hands-on activities, music and instruments, karaoke and dancing, and arts and crafts. There will be one surprise activity every day, including bouncy castles, decorating the Christmas tree, face painting, and balloon bending. Everything will be educational – but they’ll just think they’re having fun Mamas, which is why we’re sold!
When: 18-22 December and 27-29 December, 8.30am-2.30pm
Ages: 4-7 years
Location: Smart Start, Sunset Mall
Price: 1,150 AED (8 days), 700 AED (5 days), 160 AED (1 day)
Book: Online at www.smartstart.ae
Use code ‘sassyreader’ on check-out page to save 100 AED on any booking over 500 AED (winter camp, special events, or classes!)
Kids Theatre Works – Festive Fandango Winter Workshops
With the workshop split up into age groups (3-4, 5-6, and 7-14 years), this is the perfect winter camp for theatrical kiddos. Rehearsals during the week will culminate in a performance for parents on the last day, which will have a seasonal theme to make everyone feel Christmassy as they head home to celebrate.
When: 18-22 December
Ages: 3-14 years
Location: DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
Price: 950 AED (5 days)
Book: Online at http://bit.ly/FestiveFandango
My Gym – Winter Camp
Give the gift of fun and fitness to your little ones this festive season by signing them up to the My Gym Winter Camps (Independent Camp for 3.5 yrs – 8 yrs and Accompanied Baby Camp from 18th months – 3 yrs). We love the fun, fast-paced classes at My Gym, which are linked to developmental milestones and the age of your child – and the Winter Camp will offer just that, with four hours of movement, arts and crafts, dance, mixed martial arts, and much more. We’re impressed by the affordable price tag too Mamas, which is always welcome during the festive season! And if your child still hasn’t had enough fun, regular My Gym classes will be continuing to run from 3pm every day!
When: 18-22 December and 26-29 December, 9am-1pm.
Location: Al Barsha and Al Wasl Road
Price: 600 AED (per week, members), 650 AED (per week, non-members), 150 AED (per day, members), 160 AED (per day, non-members).
Book: Call (+971) (0)4 394 3962 (Al Wasl); (+971) (0)4 347 1018 (Al Barsha)
Parkour Dubai – Ninja Winter Camp
Got a superhero fan on your hands, Mama? They will love this active winter camp, which will teach them how to run, jump, climb, and roll as they learn the various techniques and concepts of Parkour. The perfect way to keep active kids busy over the festive season (expect them to sleep well every night!), each camp lasts three hours and is split into two age groups to ensure they are challenged.
When: 18-22 December, 9am-12pm / 1-4pm.
Ages: 5-9 years / 10-14 years
Location: Parkour DXB Academy, Alserkal Avenue / Al Quoz
Price: 1,100 AED (5 days), 250 AED (1 day).
Book: Call (+971) (0) 529 308 709 or email email@example.com
All that glitters is gold this festive season at Golden Gate’s fabulous winter camp! Whether you’re looking for flexible timings, a day here and there or a full week or more, Golden Gate has all sorts of options to ensure that kids aged 3 months – 4 years are having plenty of fun (while mama gets a little Christmas shopping done or heads to a meeting!). Creative activities will allow children to learn as they get stuck in (and without them even knowing that all the fun is actually teaching them something too!). From painting to colour by numbers, junk modelling to sensory development, cooking, splash play and music and movement, this cute little camp is run by a team of excellent Teaching Assistants under the watchful eye of the Head Teacher.
Conveniently situated in the centre of the Umm Al Sheif, Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim communities, the nursery is easily reached from, Umm Suqeim and Al Wasl Road (right near to Spinneys too – perfect for a little grocery shopping after drop off!). The perfect option for mamas who want some flexibility of hours and fees.
Book for the full winter camp 9 days 8.00 am to 5.00 pm before December 18th and only pay for 8 days.
When: 18-29 December, 8am-1pm / 8-3pm/8-5pm
Ages: 3 months-4years
Location: Golden Gate Nursery Building No: 27, 6B Street, Umm Al Sheif-367
Price: From 175 AED to AED 2000 depending on hours and number of days
Book: Call (+971) (0) 4 321 6069 or (+971) (0) 55 380 2993 or visit/email www.goldengatenursery.ae / firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Valley Nursery – Winter Camp
We’re big fans of Rainbow Valley Nursery in JLT here at Sassy Mama HQ – and this winter holiday, babies and tots between 3 months and 4 years can take part in their fun-filled Winter Camp! Running between 7am and 6pm every day (making it ideal for working mamas), the camp will keep littlies busy with exciting activities in the nursery’s safe, caring, and friendly environment. Focused on learning through play, the nursery is KDHA and DMCC licensed and guarantees excellent staff, flexible hours, and very happy children and parents! Sounds great, right Mamas?
Ages: 3 months to 4 years
Location: Dubai Arch Tower, Cluster G, JLT
Price: Week 1 8-3pm 650p/week 140p/day 8-5pm 700p/week 150p/day, Week 2 8-3pm 520p/week 140p/day 8-5pm 560p/week 150p/day (5%discount will be on the term fees for Term 2 and Term 3 this year)
Book: Call (+971) (0) 4 423 2540
Willow Children’s Nursery – Winter Camp
If you have nursery-age kiddos, you can’t go wrong with the brilliant winter camp at Willow Children’s Nursery, which is accredited by the UK National Association of Day Nurseries (NDNA) no less. Not only can you rest assured that trained staff with be caring for your littlies, but you will know they are having a fun-filled time too. With activities including football, cool science, cookery, music, and Kiddie Gym, they will be kept busy throughout the holidays.
Ages: 45 days – 6 years
Location: Willow Children’s Nursery, Umm Suqeim
Price: starting from AED150 p/day or AED650 p/week
Book: Call (+971) (0) 4 321 4433 or email email@example.com (mention ‘Sassy Mama Dubai’ to redeem a 20% discount on bookings made before 15th December).