With venues across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, this spring-loaded playground features stunt-grade airbags and circus-grade padding for super safe yet euphoria-inducing fun.
Details: Junior jumpers for kids age three and under 110cm in height, Dh75 first session, Dh60 second session. General admission for jumpers over 110cm in height Dh85 first session and Dh70 second session. Bounce.ae
2) iFly Dubai
Suitable for three year-olds and upwards, this indoor skydiving experience in Mirdif is a gravity-defying adventure that sees you floating horizontally above the ground, buoyed up by the force of its 800 horsepower vertical wind tunnel.
Details: First time flyers standard package Dh220 including training, gear and two flights of one minute each. Theplaymania.com
3) Adventure Zone Climbing Wall
With locations in Time Square Center, Galleria Mall Dubai, as well as Yas Mall and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi, the standalone play park versions of popular outdoor activity gear store. Adventure HQ have become renowned as one of the best places for little ones to climb.
Details: From Dh70 for a 30-minute session, Adventurezone.ae
With a large proportion of the rides located indoors, this is a cool and kid-friendly theme park option for the summer months in Dubai. The worlds dedicated to Madagascar, Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon all have some amazing, air-conditioned rides, while there is a fun indoor adventure area in the Smurfs Land.
Details: Dh245 per person (age three and up), Motiongatedubai.com
5) Airmaniax, Al Quoz
Inflatable fun for all ages, there is a dedicated area for toddlers and smaller children, while five-year-olds and above can make the most of the vast inflatable arena as well as the thrills and excitement of ZipZag, Warrior Assault, Interactive and Lazer Frenzy. The minimum height for the main Inflatable Arena and Zip Zag is 94cm. The minimum height for Meltdown, Extreme Slide and Warrior Assault is 107cm.
Details: Dh80 for one hour or Dh120 for two hours. Airmaniax.com
6) Hub Zero
Part gaming hub, part retro video arcade, part virtual reality theme park, there are tonnes of adrenalin-pumping games to keep older kids (and dads) happy here, as well as a whole host of activities for a younger audience. They have everything from a 4D cinema, climbing zone and laser tag to a soft play area with slides and activities for younger children and a karting experience for toddlers.
Details: Free entry, pay as you play. Buy online in advance to get extra credits, Hubzerodubai.com
7) Just Play, Al Quoz
Learn how to conquer the most extreme obstacle course in Dubai at this Ninja Academy, which will help to improve agility, speed, strength and focus. The Dojo Course is designed for beginners and children from the age of three.
Details: From Dh80, Justplay.ae
8) Tee and Putt, Wafi
A fun glow in the dark mini golf park may pique your little one’s interest this summer. Other activities include Golf Ball painting, Glow in the dark t-shirt painting and Sand Art at Dh25, Dh50 and Dh15 respectively.
Details: Mini golf for children below 44 inches is Dh45. The course is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm, and until midnight during the weekend. www.wafi.com