SCHOOL’S OUT, FUN IS IN
There’s plenty of fun camps and events around the country to keep kids busy during their spring break.
Yas Waterworld is beating the onset of summer heat with its Springfest 2017 until April 15. Two mermaids will make the Hairat Yas pearl diving tank at the park their home every weekend and interact with guests. On April 15 the water park will also hold an egg hunt for kids who will have to scavenge for 5,000 eggs hidden around the park; 10am-6pm.
Hyperactive kids can burn off all that energy and stay fit with Flip Out Dubai’s Spring Break Camp. The trampoline park’s camp runs from March 26-April 6 and will offer parkour training, 3D wall running, archery tag – a game combining dodgeball and paintball – and Little Ninja training, where they get to master their moves and tricks under the supervision of experts. Dh140 for daily drop-ins or Dh350 for three sessions per week including snacks. Visit flipout.ae.
Your mini master chefs can keep busy at the cooking classes conducted at Chef’s Palette by Gaggenau, a cooking studio at Fairmont The Palm. Kids aged 10 to 14 can don a chef’s hat and apron and learn the basics of international cuisines and nutrition, then tuck into their creations after. Classes are on Sundays, 4-6pm, April 23 to June 25. Dh1,500 per child for a 10-week course. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call 04 457 3457.
Can’t wait until April to get stirring and whisking? Cook up a storm tomorrow at Italian restaurant Ricetta’s kids’ cooking class. Children aged six to 12 can learn to whip up pizzas, pastas and cupcakes under head chef Alex Sebastianutti and his team. From 11am to noon at Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Bur Dubai, Dh100. Call 04 397 7444.
The Dubai Mall’s Giant Ball Pit is back! Children can glide down twisty slides into 400,000 colourful balls and use the soft-play area. It has been set up next to Botero’s Horse at the Waterfront Promenade. Sadly for adults, it’s for two-to-11-year-olds only; free entry. Until April 15.