By Anne Marie Argile
Make sure the little ones spend their summer happily.
Take the children to Billy Beez for some fast paced fun. It’s the ultimate indoor soft play experience for thrill seekers aged 3 and up. Kids will love climbing to dizzy heights and crossing aerial walkways before descending giant slides, the tube ones are particularly fast and furious! There’s even more fun to be had with the ballistic ball shooters. Kids team up to battle it out shooting, dodging and collecting an endless supply of soft foam balls.
Location: Al Nakheel Mall
Arts and crafts are a simple, fun and satisfying activity for all ages and abilities. Whether it’s creating a spaceship from an old cardboard tube or making a hedgehog from a paper plate, your child will love getting creative and having something to show for their hard work.
Don’t panic if you’re not a natural, there are some great ideas online and a visit to Al Shark (Kuwaiti Souk) is the perfect place to stock up on all things crafty.
Learning a language has never been more fun so help your children get ahead this summer by introducing them to a new language or give them the chance to improve existing skills. Download the innovative Premier Skills learning app from the British Council, an interactive experience that will give kids the vocabulary to talk about all things football. Courses are also running for 8 to 17-year-olds. Visit britishcouncil.sa for full details. Alliance Française is also running summer camps to help kids learn French in a friendly and fun way.
The British Council
Let young artists unleash their creativity at Café Céramique. There’s great pottery to choose from, it’s easy to do and fun for all ages. Kids get to pick their paints from an extensive color chart including some special finishes. For those requiring inspiration, there’s plenty of finished pottery on display. Alternatively, let imaginations flow and create something truly original. Staff are helpful and on-hand to explain what to do, offer advice on colors and provide overalls and extra brushes. Masterpieces are ready for collection after one week.
Location: Hayat Mall
A visit to Mishkat is a must! An innovative and interactive center for atomic and renewable energy, Mishkat will inspire and enlighten all young scientists and budding inventors of the future. Children will relish the hands on experience: the countless buttons to push, screens to touch, levers to pull and handles to turn as they explore the exciting possibilities of solar, wind and wave energy. A dynamic team of facilitators are on-hand to enhance the learning experience.
Location: Olaya St.