Highlights

Four fun recipes for kids

From funny face burgers to mini muffin mice

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Kids' online marketplace in the UAE

Buy and sell family gear with Mini Exchange

Swimming lessons in Abu Dhabi

Experts tell us how you and your kiddies can dive into swimming lessons

Planetarium in Abu Dhabi

Explore the mysteries of the universe with a travelling planetarium

Freej live in Abu Dhabi

A new theatre production based on the successful Emirati animation

Culture for kids in Abu Dhabi

How to immerse kids in the cultural wonders of the UAE

How to fly stress-free with kids

Your holiday need not start with a headache

Kids craft activities to try at home

Three easy-to-make figurines... Made from recycled household items

Kids' haircuts in Abu Dhabi

Recommended spots to take the little ones for a trim

Yoga for mums and babies

Family yoga classes could help your kids develop in Abu Dhabi

Irish dancing in Abu Dhabi

How to get a jig on in the capital

Help kids cope with summer sadness

How to support your kids through a period of potential loneliness

Baby bling in Abu Dhabi

Decorating your delivery room is the latest luxury trend in the maternity world

A room of their own

Ever think your toddler might be able to teach you a thing or two? The owners of Learning Spaces nursery do, and they want to help kids develop on their own terms. Words Caroline McEneaney

Indoor play areas in Abu Dhabi

Let kids burn energy at the best indoor play areas in Abu Dhabi

Family fun

  • Armed Forces Officers' Club

    Al Maqtaa

    This huge sports complex has four bowling alleys and boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool. Per game Dhs8 (non-members), Dhs6 (members), shoe hire Dhs3

    Abu Dhabi Pottery

    Al Khalidiyah

    Catering to kids aged five and above, teaching the basics of pottery with regular new workshops. Dhs200-360 per month for four sessions, plus a clay, glazing and firing fee

    Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club

    Al Mushrif

    Compulsory annual membership Dhs500. Private lesson from Dhs175 per hour. Group lesson (about 10 people) Dhs50 for non-Emiratis, Dhs30 for Emiratis

    French Cultural Centre

    Al Khalidiyah

    Children can learn French, Spanish and Arabic, whatever their level. Fun workshops, where children can learn through music and games, are also on offer

    Jigsaw Nursery & Crèche

    Al Rowdah

    Dhs900 per month and Dhs25 per hour for crèche club. A nursery and crèche that follows a British and Australian curriculum, and offers a creative learning environment

    Abu Dhabi Combat Club

    Al Mushrif

    Dhs150 per month. Judo for younger children and kickboxing lessons for the over 14s

    Fun City

    Ras Al Akhdar

    No entry charges, rides cost from Dhs4-12

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