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Mums in Bahrain tell us what to do with the kids over the long summer holidays Comments

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I am going crazy! The whole family seems to be arguing and with the summer holidays looming I just don’t know what I will do when the kids are off from school.

Well, don’t worry lots of families are doing the same thing! With a VERY long summer break lots of parents are concerned about keeping the kids active and happy during the long summer break. For the kids (and the mums!) here are some new Summer Camp options (Mums in Bahrain will have lots more online at

Bright Beginnings Day Care & CDC

Adliya, 17 710 405,,
Date: July 4-July 30
Age: 3 months-5 years
Cost: 50 BD per week/per child
Afternoon day care from 12:30pm - 4:00pm for BD20 per week/per child. No transport or food provided

Hap-a-t Camp – young kids

Saar Gardens (opposite Saar Cinema), 39 536 566/39 964 017
Date: July 11-September 9
Age: 3-12 years. From 9am-1pm.
Cost: BD13 per child per day. If you join for five days of the week, BD10 per day. Snack and drinks provided. Includes monkeynastix, clever cooks, kindermusik, bricks for kids, mad science (children over the age of 4), arts and crafts, water play (no swimming), movie days, fashion shows, disco week and more

Hap-a-t Camp – teenagers

Saar Gardens (opposite Saar Cinema), 39 536 566/39 964 017
Date: July 11-September 9
Age: 12-16 years.
Cost: BD15 per child per day.
Three days a week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday), from 2pm - 5pm. Includes fit teens, clever cooks, bricks for kids, expressive art, mad science. Includes snacks

My Gym Bahrain

Seef, 17 566 566,,
Date: July 4-September 9 2010
Age: 3-8 years. Children must be potty trained in order to attend.
Cost: BD10 for members and BD13 for non-members. Sign up for a full month and get 10 percent off (must be five days a week) OR 15 percent off if you sign up for two months (five days a week). Sundays-Thursdays from 9am till 1pm. Whilst camp is running there will be play dates in the afternoons for everyone. From 3pm-5pm, Sundays to Wednesdays, Saturday 9:30am till 11:30am.

Studio Ceramics, in conjunction with Mad Science

Budaiya Highway, 17 599 026
Date: June 27 to start of Ramadam
Age: 6-11. 9am-1pm, with option for early drop off at 8am
Cost: BD15 per day, or BD60 for five days. The camp will provide the most craft filled, super scientific, food-filled, fun camp on the Island! Held at Studio Ceramics on the Budaiya Highway.

Sylvan Centre Summer Camp

North Sehla, Phone: 17 400 227/36 399 888,
Date: Session 1: July 4-22. Session 2: July 25-August 12, Sunday-Thursday, 9 am -1pm
Age: For ages 4 ½-12
Cost: BD300 per session, per child. Each day will include fun indoor and outdoor activities as well as reading, math and writing lessons. Swimming, art, cooking and many other hands-on and athletic activities will be included. Sylvan will also have its traditional enrichment programmess for students who need to use the summer to catch up or to get ahead academically: 3-6 pm daily.
To ask Claire and Ghada a question, the answer to which will be published next month, email If your question is urgent, email or

By Karen Iley
Time Out Bahrain,

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Posted by: Hussain Al Hussaini on 29 May ' 11 at 12:28

I'm looking to get more information of kids fun.

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