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Fun indoor playgrounds where you can drop off your kids

Thu, April 13, 2023

Looking for some worry-free 'me time'? Let your children enjoy fun and edutainment at these supervised play areas.

Looking for some worry-free 'me time'? Let your children enjoy fun and edutainment at these supervised play areas.



Move, connect, explore, examine and imagine are the five developmental aspects that children's museum woo-hoo! cultivates through its interactive experiences. Additionally, kids can grow their independence during 'woo-time', a three-hour drop-off session full of activities including soft play and digging for dinosaur fossils. The play area is located in Al Quoz – just a five-minute walk from Bounce Dubai, if you want to continue the fun with some trampoline action.



More like a mini-city, KidZania in Dubai Mall is a sprawling indoor playground where children can let loose. The make-believe town lets kids dress up, work, play and pretend to be adults for the day, building real-life skills while having a great time in a safe and immersive environment. There’s also a drop-off service where you can leave kids over 120cm to play under the care of town 'Zupervisors'.


Dig It

Aspiring builders will adore Dig It, a soft play area and amusement zone themed around construction for three- to 10-year-olds. From mini-tractors that scoop up plastic balls to a conveyor belt you load up with lightweight 'bricks', there's a nod to the industry throughout this brightly-coloured, intimate arena located at The Springs Souk. The Drop & Dig service is available for children over three, who can play under staff supervision for up to two hours.

Little Explorers


Drop off the tribe at Little Explorers and spend two hours browsing City Centre Mirdif while the small ones turn their hands to gardening, music, painting and pottering. The drop and play service allows children over four to explore the dedicated Space, Play and Water zones under the supervision of the Little Explorers team. As well as having endless fun, children will also learn valuable skills with a number of arts and crafts workshops on offer.


Cheeky Monkeys

Cheeky Monkeys is a soft play area that pairs the science of active play with thrills. With branches throughout Dubai, this indoor playground offers toddlers a fun experience with climbing structures, an arts and crafts garden, two-storey clubhouse, open gym and building block stations. Parents will be pleased to know that some locations such as the one in Downtown also offer a drop-and-go service, so you can leave your kids with the expert staff.




There’s nothing like a room brimming with Lego to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy a few hours of retail therapy. Children over three can be left to build to their heart’s content at Bricobilandia in Nakheel Mall and Dubai Festival City Mall. Brightly coloured bricks are at every child's disposal to build a new city powered by their imagination. And if you're looking to follow this up with something more spirited, the Trampo Extreme trampoline park is just around the corner from the Nakheel Mall play area.



Once you take your kids to Playtorium in The Meadows, you'll find it difficult to drag them out again as they won't want the fun to stop. It's aimed at toddlers to pre-teens, with net mazes, a digital trampoline zone, climbing frames plus tubes and slides just some of the draws. Role-playing areas and workshops keep little ones engaged, while an excellent cafe ensures adults are happy to relax here too. An added bonus? They will take care of children over three if you need to run errands.


Kids HQ

Equipped with three soft play areas, trampolines, slides, a ball pit, a sensory pit, a toddler zone and even a cute outdoor section, Kids HQ offers a spectacular time for little ones. At this sought-after venue, there are dedicated spaces – or 'HQs' – for events, play and learning. It is also one of the preferred locations for kids' birthday parties, with themed decor, interactive games and attractive packages that promise to make it a day to remember. The drop-off service runs throughout the week for children aged two to seven, from morning to early afternoon. While you're catching a break or finishing off some pressing tasks, your tiny crew can put their creative powers to the test in craft sessions, have a grand time with fellow tots and be well cared for by attentive staff.

Kids HQ
  • Umm Suqeim Road - Al Barsha - Dubai
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