If you’re anything like us, you’ll be working right up until Christmas week, so having a few options to keep the kids entertained over the holidays would be good for everyone’s sanity plus give you a chance to finish your Christmas shopping and start some wrapping!  Whether they’re into sports, art, dancing or just some good-old-fashioned-fun, we’ve got you covered to keep their minds entertained and their bodies active with these fantastic camps!

Let your kids climb to new heights at Tr88house

Located on Bluewaters Island, this one-of-a-kind family entertainment centre is launching its very first festive camp, with dedicated activities for 4 to 7 years old and kids of 8 years old and above. The camp also includes lunch and a snack, which we love as we’re so over lunchboxes!

From festive cooking classes to sports and Christmas arts and crafts, in addition to the glow-in-the-dark mini golf, the bioluminescent laser tag jungle, the trampoline park, and the soft play haven, TR88HOUSE has it all! This fantastic camp has full flexibility with morning and afternoon timings, half-day, full-day, and a full month package.

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 10am to 6pm.

Location: Bluewaters Island.

Prices: From AED 225 for half-day, AED 405 for full-day, AED 1,010 for 1-week half-day, AED 1,825 for 1-week full day, and AED 4,050 for a 1 month half day package. Sibling discount is available.

Age: Camps suitable for 4-7 years and 8+ years.

How to Book: Please email contact@tr88house.com with at least 24 hours’ notice for booking.

Fun-filled activities at Odyssey Winter Camps

Looking to keep the kids occupied? This camp could be exactly what you’re looking for. Odyssey welcomes all babies and children (up to the age of 6) and at every camp, they choose a different theme for the children to explore. This year their chosen topic is ‘Reggio on Ice’ with activities that include; Arctic sensory bin with ice, Arctic slime, Snow owl painting, Igloo building, Arctic animal yoga, Penguin art, Northern light art – and that’s just the selection for week one!  They also so a lovely event with parents where you can get involved in fun activities and have an afternoon hot chocolate in a wintery scene, plus a surprise winter fashion show! 

Their camps are also offered in both French and English by staff who are all teachers and teaching assistants, giving your child the opportunity to be exposed to a new language. There’s even a field trip to The Winter Wonderland at Expo!

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 8am – 1pm (with an option for later pick-ups at 3pm and 5pm).

Location: Across Dubai (Burj, Umm Suqeim, Living Legends, JBR, SZR, Meydan & One Central DWTC).

Prices: Starting from AED 515 per week.

Age: From 0 – 6 years.

How to Book: Head to their website, call 800 ODYCHILD or email register@odysseynursery.com.

There’s 25% off for British Mums at Infinite Camps 

Infinite Camps are putting on a Winter Camp jam-packed full of fun, with sporting activities, games, arts and crafts, music, dance, sensory play, fancy dress, and much more! British Mums have an exclusive discount, use the code BM25 for 25% off.

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 23rd December. 

Times: 9am-2pm, with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 3pm.

Location: Deira International School, Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Nord Anglia International School, Ranches Primary School, The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai, Horizon International School, Jebel Ali School and Hartland International School, Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills.

Prices: AED 850 per week, but use code BM25 when booking to get 25% off!

Age: 4 years and upwards.

How to Book: Please visit their website to book your spot.

Go crazy creative at woo-hoo! 

This holiday season, woo-hoo! will transform into a winter storyland! Some of the most loved stories and characters will come to life with their winter-themed arts and crafts, experiments, and games. Kids can make their own gingerbread house, wooden tree ornament, snow crystal and jingle bell maze, so they will have plenty to show you when you pick them up!

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 8.30am-1.30pm.

Location: woo-hoo! Al Quoz

Prices: AED 990 for one week, AED 1,700 for two weeks and AED 2,600 for three weeks. 

Age: 4-9 years.

How to Book: Please visit their website to book your spot.

Spring into the winter holidays at Airmaniax

Instead of the kids bouncing off the walls at home (and in turn driving you up the wall), let them bounce off the walls (they are soft and cushioned so don’t worry) at Air Maniax.  The price includes lunch, drinks, arts & crafts, exciting games & prizes, festive cookie making and the best thing; a visit from Santa himself! Plus, your children can look forward to an awesome magic show too!

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 08:30am – 2pm 

Location: Airmaniax, Al Quoz.

PricesAED 170 for the day or AED 749 for the week with 10% off for British mums if you mention ‘British Mums’ at the time of booking.

Age: 3-12 years.

How to Book: Please Whatsapp 050 770 1357.

Get away from the city with ECC ADVENTURES 

If you’re looking to try something a bit different with your Christmas holidays, UAE-based tour operator ECC Adventures is perfect for a family holiday activity or if you want to keep your independent teenagers entertained. They typically specialise in hikes across Fujairah and Sharjah and overnight camping trips, but they also do a Dibba Dhow Trip in Oman, enjoying a day soaking up the natural landscapes.  

They are an officially licensed outdoor adventure operator in the UAE matched by fully certified lead guides with first aid training so everyone can rest easy that their adventures are operating legally and held to only the highest safety standards.

Dates: Various dates throughout December.

Times: Vary dependent on activity.

Location: Across the UAE and Oman.

Prices: Prices vary dependent on activity.

Age: Suitable for all adults and aged 5-18 with an adult guardian present.

How to Book: Head to their website, email info@eccadventures.com or call 055 823 7687.

Streetmaniax will keep the kids entertained all day long

Let the kids burn off the excess energy which we all know is especially high at Christmas at Dubai’s ultimate adventure park! Kids can test their upper and lower body strength, stamina and speed in Ninja Warrior; jump, bob and weave through the free run Trampoline Parkour course. Plus, there are all the great activities expected from a camp including arts & crafts, exciting games & prizes, festive cookie making and even a visit from Santa!

Dates: Running every weekday from Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 08:30-2pm.

Location: Airmaniax, Al Quoz.

Prices: AED 170 for the day or AED 749 for the week with 10% off for ‘British Mums’ if you mention it at the time of booking.

Age: 4-14 years.

How to Book: Please WhatsApp 050 770 1357.

Alice in Willow Nursery Wonderland Camp

Treat your children to an imaginative and wondrous three week winter magical camp at Willow Nursery, as it’s transformed into an sensory wonderland where children are encouraged to think, question, and discover something new every day. In week one children will have a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where they make salt dough teacups, Mad Hatter Dress up, have a Tea party in the garden and make Playdough Cakes. In week two they will go Down The Rabbit Hole making magical potions. And in the third week your kids will Explore The Maze and the Queen’s Castle playing Mini Golf, painting with roses and make love heart suncatchers and colourful crowns. There really are so many amazing activities at this camp, we wish we had more space to tell you about them!

Dates: Monday 12th December to Friday 30th December. 

Times: 8am – 12:30pm or 3pm – 5pm.

Location: Umm Suqeim and Dubai Marina.

Prices: Starting from AED 515 per week.


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