8 spring break, Easter activities for kids in Dubai
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Dubai: Looking for egg-cellent ways to keep the kids entertained during spring break and Easter? Dubai offers a vibrant selection of activities across its iconic destinations, perfect for family members of all ages. From thrilling theme park adventures to educational eco-experiences and artsy explorations, here's your guide to creating unforgettable memories:

1. Go on an epic egg-venture at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Celebrate Easter with a brand new adventure at Riverland. The Epic Eggventure on March 30, from 9am to 1pm, features meet-and-greets with beloved characters, exciting games, face painting, balloon bending, and a petting zoo. Let your little ones embark on a scavenger hunt in the Peninsula zone, participate in egg and spoon races, or indulge in delicious Easter brunches. Extend the fun with the Easter Lu'wow Weekender at Lapita Hotel, offering exciting egg hunts and special treats for the young ones.

2. Explore the Green Planet and discover eco-fun

Immerse yourselves in the wonders of the Green Planet, Dubai’s tropical indoor rainforest teeming with over 3,000 plant and animal species. Witness a spectacular thunderstorm show and learn about the rainforest's delicate ecosystem. The biodome offers complimentary face painting, hair braiding, and caricature art for children. From March 29 to 31, join the Easter Egg Hunt Weekend for an educational twist on the classic tradition.

3. Make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark

Head to Wild Wadi Waterpark from March 25 to April 15, to experience 30 thrilling rides. UAE residents can enjoy a special 30 per cent discount on online day passes. Meet the Easter bunny from March 30 to April 1 at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm, and participate in egg painting activities for a memorable Easter celebration.

4. Catch timeless classics at Roxy Cinemas

Calling all movie buffs! Roxy Cinemas' Roxy Afternoon Club offers the latest and greatest movies for children, along with popcorn, soda, or fresh juice. Celebrate 100 years of Sony Pictures with a selection of timeless classics like Karate Kid, Ghostbusters, and Jumanji, showing across all Roxy Cinemas branches from March 18th to April 10th.

5. Unleash creativity at OliOli children's museum

OliOli has announced the opening of WonderScape, an immersive exhibition that fuses art and interactivity. The gallery features installations by renowned artists making their debut in the UAE.

Check out the installation named Kaleidoskop by Karina Smigla-Bobinski for a hands-on exploration of how our brains perceive 'virtual colors'. Or, see the installation called Quantum Jungle, created by Robin Baumgarten. The interactive art exhibit playfully visualises Quantum Physics concepts on a large wall filled with over 700 novel touch-sensitive metal springs and thousands of LEDs.

Children can also glide down a giant slide into the vibrant Luminous Lagoon, an immersive glowing ball pit!

During spring break, budding inventors can unleash their creativity at the OliOli Inventshop Spring Camp from March 25 to April 5, with activities like robot crafting, coding, and engineering challenges.

6. Join the ‘Story Case’ adventure at Hoya

This Easter Sunday, head to Hoya Café and Restaurant, at 12 noon, for an immersive storytelling experience called ‘The Story Case’, designed for children.

While parents indulge in a two-course lunch little ones can embark on a magical treasure hunt with the Ugly Duckling, as the much-loved tale is narrated by a storyteller. Children under 12 years can have lunch for free, followed by an Easter-themed arts and crafts session. The best costume wins a special prize.

7. Explore your creativity at Gymboree’s spring camp

Gymboree Play and Music, Dubai, has announced the launch of Blossom Beats, a spring camp for children from March 25 to April 5.

The camp will be divided into two distinct themes. The first week will be dedicated to ‘Giggles in the Garden’, while the second week will explore the theme of ‘From Farm to Fun’. From gym sessions to sensory STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities, role play, music performances, mini chef sessions, storytelling, and art creation, children will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and curiosity in a supportive and nurturing environment. The camp will also feature messy play sessions and interactive sessions with Little Professors, further enhancing the learning experience.

8. Easter Egg & Cookie Decorating Workshop at Riina

Get creative this Easter with a fun workshop for kids at Riina in Tilal Al Ghaf. On Tuesday, March 26 at 4pm, children of all ages can decorate Easter eggs and cookies. The workshop includes all materials and a complimentary drink for parents.