Mums and dads in Abu Dhabi - get ready! There’s a kids’ festival coming up featuring three days of magical fun for the whole family.
Yas Kidz Fest is taking place from Thursday February 21 to Saturday February 23 at du Arena, Yas Island – and kids under 18 go free.
The festival, which will be open from 2pm until 9pm, will be filled with outdoor adventures, imaginative play, endless activities and entertainment, where kiddies can get creative, dance, explore, discover, cook or enjoy live shows.
Activities at Yas Kidz Fest will be divided according to age group, with a variety of things to do for kids aged six to 18 months, two year olds, three to five year olds and five to ten year olds.
The festival will be home to the largest Kids Play Town and Inflatable Zone designed for little ones, where the buildings are bouncy castles, there are little trains for transport, the neighbours are clowns and mascots, and the roads are slides.
They’ll get to build their own sandcastles, make a splash with water play, catch magical bubbles and have their face painted as their favourite animals and characters.
Kids can head to the Play Interactive Zone for everything from arts, crafts and canvas paintings to jewellery-making and dress-up. They can get messy or enjoy the storytelling sessions.
Youngsters can also get creative in the kitchen at the Little Chef Zone, where they’ll take part in cooking classes and have fun with food.
There will also be plenty of sports for little ones to take part in at the Soccer and Fitness Zones where they can run, climb or go to the Jungle Gym if they’re too tiny. Plus, Zumba classes, relay races and a kids’ climbing wall.
At Baby Land, it will be all about soft play, nursery rhymes and storytelling sessions where you can spend some quality time outdoors in the shade with your little ones.
You can also let the kiddies dance their socks off at the Kids Silent Disco, where they’ll get a chance to win dance competitions, or take centre stage in the talent show where there will also be exciting prizes to be won.
Best of all, the Yas Kidz Fest will have all the facilities you need to make your family day out as smooth as possible with baby-changing rooms, secured buggy parking, and food and beverage areas. There will also be a coffee lounge, quiet zone and mini market with all the essentials.
Ready to have some fun? We know we are.
Free (kids below 18), Dhs30 (adults). Feb 21-23. du Arena, Yas Island, Kidzfest.ae.