Here are some activities to keep the kids busy after school.
23 July 2013| Last updated on 29 May 2017
Here we take a look at what activties your kids can take part in after the school day has finished in Abu Dhabi or during the holidays. We cover kids activties from toddlers to teenagers and everything from sports to crafts. We hope you manage to get your family calendar full with some exciting and fun things to do.
Be inspired and have fun creating a wide variety of art and craft at the Art Beat shop and studio in Abu Dhabi!
Packed full of ideas and inspiration, a visit to the Art Beat studio and shop will brighten up your day. Enjoy a whole range of arts and crafts activities under the guidance of our enthusiastic team, or take part in our group classes to learn a new technique and take home your own professional looking creation today. Materials used in our studio and shop are sourced from the finest European suppliers, giving you brilliant results every time. These materials are available to buy and take home as well as being used by you to create art and craft in our studio.
Arts and Crafts group for children aged 2 years and up in Abu Dhabi. The sessions are run by volunteers, and held at St Andrews Church Hall, just off 17th Street in the Al Mushrif Area of Abu Dhabi.
Our volunteer team are Dana, Pam and Jenna, and all offers of help and ideas from those attending are very welcome! Our sessions run on Sundays and Tuesday mornings, 9.30am-11am. We charge 25dhs per session (10dhs extra siblings), and fees are payable in advance by the term, which are around 6 weeks long and run during school term-times. www.facebook.com/pages/Messy-Monkeys
MPAC Basketball Academies
The #1 basketball academy in the UAE. MPAC Sports has over 10 years of experience in basketball instruction. Training children from all ages - whether you are looking for a fun program to make friends and play the game, or to train for competitive purposes, MPAC Sports Basketball Academies have something for you. MPAC Sports offers classes for all ages - from KG to Adults, regardless of your skill level.
The NAB AFL Auskick program provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Australian Football experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game. The program is not just about introducing children to Australian Football – it activates and develops within each child the desire for a healthy lifestyle and an association with our great game. This is achieved through activities and programs for individuals, small groups and teams, and aims to assist development of personal and social skills. Email [email protected] for more details. www.facebook.com/abu.dhabiauskick
Abu Dhabi Country Club- Sports School
Located in the Abu Dhabi Country Club - the Sports School offers a wide range of classes in various sports and fitness activities. We have the Abu Dhabi’s only circuit training class gym for boys and girls from age 4 to 17. Our professional and international management team is focused on providing a child-friendly environment, developing children’s love of physical activity and building confidence and a sense of accomplishment in children. The Sports School offers different types of holiday programs during school holidays, public holidays and during the summer break. These Sport Camps provide organized group activities and sports, individual courses and many other fun-filled and healthy opportunities for the young ones.For more information please contact the Sports School at 02 657 7765 or [email protected]
Horse Riding at Al Forsan Equestrian Centre
Al Forsan is a training facility like no other. Students of all skill levels are trained in a wide range of equestrian disciplines including riding, polo, show jumping and dressage. The facilities are second-to-none and include the following:
A fully floodlit international polo field
Air conditioned indoor training arena 65m x 65m
Outdoor arena 150m x70m
Show jumping courses that range from training to international standards
Equestrian theory lessons
Private lessons for all levels
Indoor and outdoor riding lessons
Pony rides for the kids
Air conditioned stables
The Riding Academy accepts children from 5 years old and teaches them to ride safely and responsibly. The Al Forsan International Sports Resort Equestrian Center teaches and coaches all levels from total beginners to advanced riders. According to the rider’s requirements, the Resort offers group lessons, private lessons and ladies only sessions. The Resort encourages and assists all levels of riders to participate in competitions.
Paintball At Al Forsan
Challenging, exciting and totally extreme. Paintball is a fast growing adrenalin packed sport that encourages a whole range of skills such as team work and problem solving. There are two themed playing fields and tournament fields available at Al Forsan designed and built by industry leaders in paintball and theme creation. The themed fields at the Resort are enclosed in state of the art airconditioned domes. No expense has been spared to bring fully climate controlled conditions to ensure that even in the middle of the UAE summer, players can run and hide in comfort. Many scenarios can be played out in the themed fields and players can customize their own experience with our bespoke packages. Be it rescue a hostage from the rival team, defuse a suitcase bomb under fire or protect the saloon from the banditos..…we have the thrill of a lifetime experience waiting for you.
Spend your Tuesday evenings on our Formula 1™ track. Whether you're a runner, cyclist or simply taking a sunset stroll with the family, 'Train YAS by Activelife' welcomes participants of all levels and speeds to get on the track. The weekly Train YAS evenings are free entry for all. Clubs, friends and families; the fast, and even the not so fast, are all welcome to take part. Whether you are into cycling, jogging, walking or serious training, where else in the world can you make an F1 track your personal training spot? Yas Marina Circuit offers a unique, safe and friendly training ground. In order to maintain a safe environment for all, we're sorry to say that skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted on the track at these events. To attend Train YAS by Activelife you will need to register for your Train YAS ID card.
The Oriental Karate Club
There are many reasons & benefits to enrolling your child for karate. It doesn’t matter which karate school your child joins, make sure the school has proper syllabus & and experienced trainers. Karate brings together energy of the mind, the body and the spirit. Over and over, parents tell us about the surprising improvements they see in their children.
In addition to self-defense skills. We teach many additional skills that makes one capable of life skills. We have the curriculum that always teaches something new and fun for the students to do and it's NEVER boring! All the instructors in club are well experienced and students friendly , so every child loves to come back to the club after each session.
Harlequins Rugby Youth League
The Abu Dhabi Harlequins Junior Section has over 500 members ranging from 3 years old to 18. The 2012/13 season will start officially on the 13th September but if you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0502571139. Training for most sections will be on Sunday and Thursday nights from 6pm.
Etihad Airways’ annual Junior Rugby Festival takes place at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, with around 2,200 school children aged between 5 and 18 years taking part. The Festival, which is the largest youth rugby event of its kind in the region, consists of two key events – the Etihad Airways Harlequins Rugby Schools and the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Harlequins Junior Rugby Tournament.