The Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvellous Medicine is showing at Madinat Theatre from May 25-30. Suitable for children from three years, it tells the tale of George, who lives on a farm with his parents, and his mean, bullying grandma who tells him she’s a witch. Keep an eye on our Facebook page this month to win tickets. 04 366 6546
Just in time for the sizzling weather, there’s a new indoor play facility open at Dubai Marina Mall. Njoi is an 8,000-sq-ft fun zone featuring a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course, indoor trampolines, skate ramp and a vast Adventure Play Area. The focus is very much on interactive, collaborative play and staying active. The activities are priced individually and the facility is open from 10am-10pm weekdays and 10am-12am on weekends. www.njoi.ae
Soft play favourite Cheeky Monkeys has opened two new branches; J3 Mall in Umm Suqeim and Trident Grand in the Marina. Featuring an arts-and-crafts area, a pint-sized playhouse and, of course, an extensive soft play zone, the centres also offer a café – with Starbucks coffee, no less – and birthday party facilities. 04 388 1135/04 276 0011
Moomins on the Riviera
Everyone’s favourite plump little hippo-like creatures are back, and this time they’re off on their hols. Follow the family as they set sail on a trip to The Riviera and learn a few of life’s tougher lessons while they’re at it. Out in the UAE on May 21.
The Boardwalk Dh99 will get mums two dishes from the antipasti menu, a snack or a pizza and a drink, while children under eight get a dish from the kids’ menu and an hour’s play in the dedicated Kids Zone where they’ll find arts and crafts, games and more. Mondays-Thursdays, 12pm-5pm until May 31. 04 295 6000
Radisson Blu Kids are royalty with this special offer at the Deira venue. The Kids Are Kings Friday brunch is only Dh99 per person and children under 12 eat free! Expect dishes from eight different restaurants and a special kids’ buffet, then sit back and relax while your little ones are entertained by balloon-bending clowns, a photo booth, a cotton candy machine and more. 04 222 7171
Pascal Tepper The recently opened Abu Dhabi outpost of this French café has launched its family-friendly Le Petit Pascal Friday brunch with baking classes for little ones. Let them get covered in flour while you sit back and enjoy all manner of French-inspired starters, mains and desserts, and of course some sinfully delicious Viennoiseries. Dh99 for adults and Dh69 for children, 11am-4pm. 02 444 4762