Time Out Kids UAE

Things to do

From cartoon megastars and a huge live gaming tournament to an online baking class and more, it’s no wonder we are excited about April


Cool camp STAY Laguna Waterpark

You can now camp overnight at Laguna Waterpark every Thursday and Friday. Prices are Dhs700 for a two-man tent, while a family of four in a four-man tent will pay Dhs1,200. Enjoy a barbecue, board games, a campfire sing-along and a movie under the stars. And the next day, you don’t have to pack up and rush off, you can check out before enjoying a full day back on the slides and in the wave pool. The perfect weekend. → Dhs700 (tent for two), Dhs1,200 (tent for four). Thu and Fri 5.30pm-10am. Laguna Waterpark, Central La Mer, Jumeirah, www.lagunawate­rpark.com.

Game on

Dubai EStars is a two-week live gaming tournament with cool prizes up for grabs. Players over 12 can compete in all their favourite video games such as Fortnite, FIFA 21 and Rocket League.

→ From Dhs250 (standard). Until Apr 10 10am8.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, www.platinumli­st.net.

Family fun MEET Cartoon stars at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

The Friends for all Ages experience means little cartoon enthusiast­s can meet their favourite cartoon pairs such as Fred and Barney, Tom and Jerry and Scooby and Shaggy.

→ Until Apr 10. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.wbworldabu­dhabi.com.

PLAY AND WIN Membership­s and passes are up for grabs at OliOli

Kids can take part in OliOli’s Game ON, where they will take part in various challenges and complete in fun games in order to win a selection of cool prizes. On until April 10, there will be a whole host of games for the kiddos to get stuck into in what is being hailed as a “museum takeover” with activities including physical and mental challenges, strategic planning and sometimes just luck. Games include the floor is lava and dance revolution.

→ Dhs126 (one adult and one child). Until Apr 10. Al Quoz, Dubai, www.olioli.ae. (04 702 7300).

BOOK Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites

The hotel’s new family package includes four free tickets to your choice of Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park. You’ll also get Dhs200 credit to spend on food in the hotel. Nice.

→ Dhs600 per room per night. Al Sufouh, Dubai (04 604 2222).

WATCH Raya and the Last Dragon at the new KidZania cinema

Disney’s latest film is in cinemas across the UAE. The story is set in the fantasy world of Kumandra where 500 years ago humans and dragons lived in harmony. But that was before the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity from a swarm of evil monsters. Now it’s up to Raya to track down the last dragon and save the world.

→ Reel Cinemas, KidZania, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai.

Sweat treat Ready, steady, bake

A chef from Jones the Grocer will be hosting a virtual baking class to show kids how to build their own honey bread house for free. All you need to do is to buy a kit from your nearest Jones the Grocer or, provided you buy it 24 hours in advance, you can order it directly from the Jones the Grocer website.

→ Free (the class), Dhs119 (the kit). Sat Apr 3 2pm-3pm, www.jonesthegr­ocer.com.

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