33 awesome things to do outside with the kids

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Ready to get out and about with the kids now the weather is cooler? We’ve got you covered with our round-up of 33 awesome things to do with the kids outside.

Dubai may have hot summers with sky-high temperatures, but there is still plenty on offer to keep the kids entertained thanks to a plethora of indoor play centres and activities.

But now that winter is on the way and the temps are falling, it’s time to get the kids having fun outdoors.

Thankfully, Dubai has just as much to offer families when it comes to things to do outside.

The city is home to plenty of brilliant outside places where the kids can burn off some energy and enjoy some fresh air when it’s less scorchio.

From theme parks and water parks to playgrounds and sport, we’ve rounded up the best outdoor activities and things to do with the kids in Dubai in the winter.

Battle it out at Action Park

Action Park is a brilliant adventure park that offers both indoor and outdoor fun. Keep it al fresco with a battle in the cool paintballing arena, explore the region’s first upside down house or take to the track and fulfil your need for speed on the go-karting track. A top idea for active families keen to spend some time outdoors.
From Dhs99 (per 100 paintballs). Sun-Wed, 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat, 11am-11pm. The Last Exit, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.actionpark.ae (04 235 8893).

Gaze at pretty butterflies at Dubai Butterfly Gardens

There are more than 15,000 butterflies from upwards of 30 species at this colourful attraction out on the fringes of the Dubai desert. Walk through the nine domes and see an explosion of colour thanks to insects from around the world. It is a critter experience with a mellow and soothing pace, plus there are plenty of wonderful photo opportunities.
Dhs50. Open daily 9am-6pm. Next to Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South 3, Dubai, www.dubaibutterflygarden.com (04 422 8902).