Play centre Mini Monsters at Dnata Centre on Shaikh Zayed Road has launched popular American classes Bricks 4 Kids for children aged five and up. Held on Mondays from 3.30pm-4pm, classes follow the Bricks 4 Kids motto: ‘We Learn, We Build, We Play... With Lego’ – and explore architecture, engineering, science and technology concepts using Lego bricks. Dh100 per session, or pay Dh800 for a package of eight and receive two sessions free. 04 259 8843
The last Thursday of every month sees Dubai Ice Rink transformed into a party like no other; clouds of foam, bright strobe lights and a DJ pumping out the latest hits. There are even water pistols to ramp up the adrenaline and add to the fun! Geared towards older children and adults, the party goes from 10pm until midnight and costs Dh100 per person. Book online at www.dubaiicerink.com.
Baby gym time
There’s a new class for babies and just-walkers at Le Petit Palais in Galeries Lafayette. Aimed at little ones aged three months to 12 months, Babynastix is designed and endorsed by baby health professionals and features sensory games, movement and baby massage. Mondays from 10.30am to 11.30am, Dh95 per class or Dh320 for a package of four. 04 382 7333
A lovable but somewhat hapless polar bear and his three lemming friends find themselves displaced from their Arctic home and end up in bustling New York City in endearing animation Norm Of The North. Norm soon realises he’s now a mascot for the very corporation in whose hands the fate of his homeland lies, but do they have the animals’ best interests at heart? With the voices of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham and Bill Nighy, it’s out on January 14. www.reelcinemas.ae
Back to nature
In an attempt to counter overexposure to processed foods, family eaterie Pantry Café – with branches in Wasl Square and Bay Square – is running a campaign aimed at encouraging a healthy approach to food in little ones. All children dining in January will receive a Homegrown Kit, complete with everything they need to start their own garden pot and grow some healthy food. www.pantrycafe.me
Wet ’n’ wild
Time to splash
Splash ’n Party, located on 8A street in Safa 2, close to Kangaroo Kids nursery, offers splash pads, climbing frames, water cannons, slides and a giant bucket to ensure a fun-filled time for children of all ages. The venue also offers an exciting range of birthday parties and will bring the party to your home if you prefer, and there’s an on-site café and juice bar full of fresh, delicious options to cater for hungry bellies. 04 388 3008
Treats from Tim Hortons
The Canadian brand has introduced a new delicacy that could well become a firm favourite with your little ones; the Nutella pastry pocket. Flaky pastry dusted with sugar and filled with gooey, chocolatey, nutty goodness; what’s not to love? Available now at Tim Hortons branches across the UAE.