Staying in town with the family for Winter break? Before you start worrying about how to keep your little ones entertained 24/7, we’ve got good news for you, parents! All you need to do is sign them up for a winter camp, and you can chill while they’re busy having the time of their lives! Check out these 5 fun winter camps in Dubai that your kids will love…
1. Dr. Seuss Winter Camp
The Courtyard Playhouse, Dubai’s community theatre club, invites your little ones to join in on the Dr. Seuss Winter Camp this December! In this workshop, your kids will embark on a magical journey as they creatively explore 5 different picture-books by the award-winning children’s author Dr. Seuss. From The Cat in the Hat to Horton Hears A Who, your little drama queens will really enjoy bringing to life all of the fun, silly and creative characters in each story.
Ages: 4-8 years old
When: Sunday 17 December to Thursday 21 December, from 10am to 1pm
Cost: AED 1,100 (AED 1,000 if you register before 1st December)
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz
2. Fun Robotics
Via Facebook | @funroboticsclub
Has your little one piqued an interest in Physics or tech? If so, the Fun Robotics Winter Camp would be a great way to let them explore the world of technology a little more and get creative. During the camp, your children will get the chance to learn about Programming, Robotics, Electronics, Drones, Computer gaming and more!
Ages: 7 years old and above. Each class is open to different age groups, so check before booking
When: Saturday to Wednesday, from 10.30am to 1pm or 4pm to 6.30pm. Dates: 16 December to 20 December; 23 December to 27 December; 30 December to 3rd January
Cost: AED 1,250 per week
Where: Fun Robotics, on Sheikh Zayed Road
3 – Redwood Nursery Winter Camp
Via Facebook | @RedwoodMontessoriPalm
Looking for something for your tiny tots? Redwood Montessori Nursery is holding a Winter Camp for little ones, packed with fun-filled activities. There will be a Winter Wonderland snow scene, a Puppet Theatre, Cookie Decorating, a Bouncy Castle, a Winter Craft workshop, a book and bake bazaar and soooo much more!
Age: 4 months to 8 years old
When: Sunday to Thursday. Dates: 17 December to 21 December; 24 December to 28 December; 31st December to 4th January
Where: Redwood Montessori Nursery, at Palm Jumeirah
4 – Ocean Kids
Via Instagram | @OceanKidsDanceAndMusicInstituteDubai
Do your little ones love to sing and dance around your home? This is a great opportunity to allow them to hone their musical skills, and maybe pick up some new ones. At the Ocean Kids Winter Camp, your kids get to take part in dance, music, and karaoke lessons, as well as swimming, yoga, ice skating, calligraphy, cooking and more!
Age: 3.5 years to 14 years old
When: Sunday 17 December to Thursday 4th January
Cost: From AED 400 per week
Where: Ocean Kids Dubai, in Karama and Al Nahda
5 – DUCTAC’s Winter Camp
Via Facebook | @ductac.org
Perfect for all the artsy kids out there, DUCTAC’s Winter Camp is filled with arts and craft activities to help them explore their creativity and think outside the box. From experimenting with paints to fun festive-themed workshops, there won’t be a dull moment for your mini Picassos.
Age: 6 to 12 years old
When: Sunday 17th December to Sunday 7th January
Cost: AED 250 per day
Where: DUCTAC, at Mall of the Emirates
6. Parkour DXB Winter Camp
Via Facebook | @parkourdxb
Looking for something a little more active? Your little ones will love Parkour DXB’s Winter Camp, as they learn how to jump, roll, somersault, and test their balance in a safe environment! Aside from being super fun, parkour will also teach them essential skills like being present and aware of their surroundings.
Age: 6 to 14 years old
When: Sunday 17th December to Thursday 28th December
Cost: AED 250 per day; AED 990 per week; AED 1,780 for 2 weeks (early bird offer)
Where: Parkour DXB, Al Quoz
If you’re looking for something more sporty, check out these top sports clubs for kids in Dubai, or if you want to join in on the fun, here are some awesome indoor kids play areas that you and your little one will love!