The year is almost coming to an end, and with it comes one of the biggest highlights in a child's academic calendar, the winter break.
With kids getting a few weeks off school and at home wreaking havoc, finding ways to keep them busy and occupied can be a task.
The solution? Winter camps.
With so many available, for whatever interests your child, there is something for everyone to enjoy, from one-day camps to week-long camps.
If you want to know where to enrol your child this month, keep reading!
Aventura Winter Camp
Aventura at Mushrif Park is home to the largest zipline park in Dubai, and is bringing all the excitement for children that love running around. From activities to increase team building, arts and crafts, spending time outdoors, ziplining and more, this is a great option for children that love exploring. Running from 9am to 6pm, daily camps are priced at Dhs 265 and weekly at Dhs 1,075, with the prices including all activities, gate fees to Mushrif Park and access to Aventura.
Elite Sports Academy
Kids that love sports should enrol in the multisports winter camp at Elite Sports Academy. Located at Jumeirah Village Circle, each day has a different theme from teamwork, competitions, action sports, adventure day, American sports, points and goals and Olympics. With highly trained coaches, kids can enjoy participating in a variety of sports, from dodgeball, bowling, cricket, football and more. The camp will run for two weeks, with week 1 held from 12 to 16 December and week 2 from 19 to 23 December. Prices are set at Dhs 882 and will run from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
SAE Creative Media Institute
If your child loves everything to do with creating content, then the SAE Creative Media Institute winter camp is the place to be this December. The course will be held over five days and include filmmaking, graphic designing, music production, game development, 3D animation and a DJ camp. The courses will run from 12 to 30 December and have prices set at Dhs 1,200 for five days.
If you are looking for a winter camp that is fun while also being educational, then Fun Robotics is the place to check out. Held over three weeks from 11 to 29 December, children can enjoy coding, artificial intelligence, drones, 3D modelling and printing and more. The camp can be done online or onsite on Sheikh Zayed Road and is targeted at children aged 7 to 9 years old and 10 years and above. Prices for one course start at Dhs 1,050.
Let your kids bounce their way to BOUNCE at Al Quoz and Dubai Festival City Mall. The one-stop destination for all things trampolines and adventure, is hosting day-long winter camps for children to learn all the tricks and have a blast. Games like tug of war, minute to win it, red light - green light and more will be played to ensure the fun never stops. The camp will run from 12 to 30 December and will have half a day from 8am to 1.30pm for Dhs 190 and a full day from 8am to 5pm for Dhs 250. Full week prices start at Dhs 750.
Stryx and Headway Language Institute will be hosting fun winter camps for kids to enjoy at Swiss International Scientific School. Running from 13 to 30 December, the camp will be held for two weeks, with prices set at Dhs 150 for a day and Dhs 650 per week. All children can participate in the camp and can choose from a variety of sports based on their choice.
STEM for Kids
Running from 12 to 30 December, STEM for Kids is offering children aged 4 to 14 years with winter camps that encourage critical thinking and creativity. Held at Rove Hotel, Downtown Dubai and Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, based on the age category, a variety of topics will be focused on, including LEGO robotics, comics and superheroes, movie making with stop motion animation and more. Prices start at Dhs 225 for one day and Dhs 1,075 for a week.
Expo City Dubai
Expo City Dubai is offering kids fun activities to enjoy during the holidays, keeping them having fun and entertained. Running till 23 December, kids can enjoy interactive workshops, immersive tours and activities at Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion and at Alif - The Mobility Pavilion. Held from 9am to 2.30pm, prices start at Dhs 625 for a week.
Let your child bring out their inner performer at Courtyard Playhouse. Located at the Courtyard Building at Al Quoz, children can participate in a storytelling camp or a junior actor camp. The camp will run from 12 to 23 December, split into two weeks, with age groups of 4 to 7 years and 8 to 11 years old. Prices start at 1,215.