Calling all parents! Are you worrying what you’ll do with the little ones over the long, hot summer? Never fear as these Bahrain institutions have got your back.
Every summer, Bahrain’s top hotels and kid’s facilities prepare for an influx of bored little ones looking to entertain themselves while school’s out. This means parents can drop their kids off for a full day of activities without having to worry. Everything from golf classes to reading sessions, arts and crafts projects to French lessons is on the agenda, so your sprogs never take a break from fun and learning.
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
Until August 11
Children between four and 12 years of age can join The Ritz kids expert Mindi for a variety of games and activities focusing on water, land, environmental responsibility and culture this summer.
Every day from 10am to 4pm, parents can drop their kids off to enjoy and learn with Mindi.
For members and hotel guests it’s BD29 per day or BD160 per week; for non-members it’s BD35 per day or BD195 per week.
The Sports Club, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Seef (1758 6612).
Send the sprogs to the cultural Alliance Francaise for a fun holiday summer camp with French flair this month. This activity camp takes place from Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 1pm, and costs BD60 per week.
Alliance Francaise, Isa Town, email@example.com (1768 3295).
The Royal Golf Club
July 1-August 31
Keep the youngsters occupied at the Royal Golf Club’s half-day Summer Golf Camp under the expert guidance of the academy team of PGA teaching professionals. Fitness sessions and golf games take place indoors, followed by fun golf competitions on the Mini Monty par 3 course in the early evenings.
The camp takes places every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 7pm, and it’s open to all children. It costs BD20 per child per day, BD30 for two days or BD100 for a full month of eight sessions.
The Royal Golf Club, Riffa (1775 0777).
July 5-August 27
Parents take your little girls to this camp for fun, princess-themed activities. A range of arts and crafts take place each week and their own princess badges can be collected. It’s BD10 per day, BD35 per week and BD200 for all seven weeks.
Little Princess, Seef Mall, firstname.lastname@example.org (1756 4585).
July 5-7 and August 23-25
If your kids enjoy fitness then this is the camp for them, as the Tribal Fitness team will teach them to stay fit, learn moves and work hard to complete tasks in a safe environment. It’s suitable for children aged six to 12 and costs BD90 per three-day camp. Sessions run from 10am to 2pm.
Tribal Fitness, Budaiya Highway, Maqabah, www.tribalfitness.com (3947 3710).
July 19-August 13
Sign your little boys and girls up for a month of fun at Bahrain’s kiddy spa, Lalapaloza. Each weekday in July and August, kids can enjoy a variety of activities including physical movement, dance, arts and crafts, pampering activities, fun games, and a spot of karaoke.
Lunch and snacks are provided, plus there are free gifts for all the kids! It costs BD18 per day.
Lalapaloza, A’ali Shopping Complex, Seef, www.lalapaloza.com (1610 1612).
In their second summer camp of the season, Artzania are putting on a host of wonderful activities for the little ones. Youngsters can enjoy learning topics such as drama and puppetry, join in with brain games or arts and crafts, cooking classes, fitness sessions and even try out some amusement rides. The camp is suitable for kids aged six to 12 and prices start from BD45 (per five days during one week). It runs from 9am to 2pm each day.
Artzania, Ramli Mall, second floor, A’ali, email@example.com (1764 0663).