101 Things to Do With the Kids in Bahrain

Chakazoolu

One of the original indoor activity centres for children, with arcade style amusements.  Find rides such as safari flight, bumper boats, balloon race and creepy crawly railroad.  Contact info@danamall.net for more information or call 17 558 500.

Lalapaloza

Lalapaloza provides spa services that cater specifically to young girls. Find them upstairs in Al A’ali Mall for spa parties, birthday parties, day spa services, mom and me spa days, makeovers, day camp programs and much more. See lalapaloza.com or call 16 101 612.

Little Princess

Little Princess is the perfect place to transform your little girl into a beautiful princess. Haircuts and styling, manicures and pedicures, facials and much more, all found in a Louis XIV inspired décor. Call to book your appointment on 17 564 585 or see littleprincessme.com.

Magic Island

Over in Seef Mall, Magic Island has had a revamp. Check out their website at www.magic-island.com for all the new activities or call 77911119.

Magic Planet

Magic Planet is the largest indoor family entertainment centre brand in the Middle East. It offers exhilarating rides and exciting games for the entire family to enjoy.
See more at www.citycentrebahrain.com.

My Gym

My Gym is about keeping fit and having fun – all at the same time! In a state-of-the-art facility, trained staff offer award-winning class programmes, which are perfect for children from 6 weeks to 10 years old. Check out the Waddlers, Tiny Tykes, Gymsters and much more by calling 17 566 566 or visiting mygym.com.

Pirate Land

Pirate Land is the place to let your children’s imagination run free, with lots of games and attractions including a specially designed Pirate-themed play area to suit children of all ages. See their Pirate Land Facebook page or call 17 231 282 for more details.

Play

A hands-on activity centre is how Play describes itself, and this is exactly right. There are various fun rooms; the tiny tots room, the town, art pod, water room, kitchen and dance studio, where young children can have a great time in a safe environment. Call 17 564 900 or see www.playbahrain.com for more information.

Lalapaloza

Lalapaloza provides spa services that cater specifically to young girls. Find them upstairs in Al A’ali Mall for spa parties, birthday parties, day spa services, mom and me spa days, makeovers, day camp programs and much more. See lalapaloza.com or call 16 101 612.

 

Yellow Submarine

The ultimate in soft play, Yellow Submarine boasts a giant three-level play frame, which includes slides, ball pools, ball canons, and a climbing wall – perfect for kids who like to run, climb, slide and build. Find out more on yellowsubmarinekids.com or give them a call on 17 000 037.

Football

There are many notable football clubs in Bahrain, perfect for children. Check out Tekkers – the new club set up by popular coaches Deena and Paul Shipwright. Contact them on 39 319 464 or tekkersinfo@gmail.com. Arsenal Soccer School is also available for budding David Beckham’s. See their website at arsenalschoolbahrain.com.

Golf

The Royal Golf Course at Riffa encourages younger members by offering classes in and around the Mini Monty course. Beginners groups are ideal for new and developing Juniors, along with advanced Junior groups for those with more experience. If interested, see theroyalgolfclub.com, for more information.

Gymnastics

You’ll find CHAOSS in their venue just off the Budaiya Highway, where a comprehensive programme of Gymnastics takes place, from Baby Gym to the more advanced Academy. See www.chaossbahrain.com. SPARTA, the British School of Bahrain and Life-Fit also have gymnastics classes.

Horse Riding

Both The Dilmun Club Stables (17 693 766) and Twin Palms Riding Centre (39 687 755) cater for beginners through to advanced riders. Group classes, private lessons, pony clubs and holiday camps – there is something for everyone.

Martial Arts

If Martial Arts are your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. Choose from a variety of disciplines: Japan Karate Association (38 886 9300), Aces Taekwondo Academy, (39 658 741), Bahrain Aikido Academy (36 242 230), Hoi Jeon Mool Sool (39 876 304) and many more! See the full listing in our A-Z of Family Activities.

Netball

The Dilmun Club runs Junior Netball from 6 to 13 year olds. Call Kate Elsworth for more information on 39 976 359 or email elsworthkate@gmail.com. Alternatively, head over to the Rugby Club on a Thursday afternoon, where children from 5 years old are welcome to join to learn basic netball skills. Contact sports.coordinator@bahrainrfc.com for more info.

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Swimming

With such an abundance of pools, being able to swim is a must. Take a look at SPARTA and the Dilmun Club for lessons for toddlers through to more advanced juniors.

Tennis

There are plenty of opportunities to play tennis in Bahrain, as many compounds, family clubs and hotels have courts. If you want to book lessons, Bahrain Tennis Academy (www.bahraintennisacademy.com), Athletic Kings (www.athletickings.com) and JCs Tennis Academy (jcstennis.com) are among the best.

Triathlon

The Bahrain Triathlon Club has grown hugely over the past few years and now encourages whole families to participate in a variety of swimming, cycling and running events. For more information, see bahraintri.com.

Artology

Artology started as a space to get messy in! And now, it caters for all artists with an emphasis on being creative without being judged. Popular art classes, art workshops, art therapy or just studio time, makes Artology a cool place to be. Give them a call on 39 789 878.

Artzania

From making waves and cutting edges, to flattening surfaces and making holes, Artzania provides your children with Super Dough and the tools to create amazing molds. Fun, friendly, safe and creative – find them in Ramli Mall, A’Ali. Artzania.com.

Ayaami

Not strictly a traditional art activity, but well worth a mention, Ayaami (www.ayaami.com) is an online design studio that helps you create personalized photo books and cards. Older children and adults can spend a creative few hours and make an original keepsake – brilliant presents for parents, family members and friends.

Celebrations of Art

Firstly, Celebrations is a craft shop in Budaiya, full supplies and art materials. But look a little further and you’ll find a great variety of art and craft classes for adults and children. Choose from Scrapbooking, Cards, Quilting, Beading, Knitting, Rubber Stamping and much more. Contact Celebrations on 17 595 791.

Craftzania

Craftzania is an event-based concept that offers arts and crafts for kids under the supervision of qualified assistants. Try wood and pottery painting, card making, scrapbooking pages that could be framed and hanged or inserted in a photo album and much more… Now open opposite St Christopher’s School in the Nakheel Centre. Contact them on 17 281 788 or contact@craftzania.com.

EZ Art Pottery & Creative Crafts

EZ Art host fun workshops for adults and children covering a wide range of crafts – primarily ceramics and pottery but also mosaics, silk painting, candle making, felting and much more. In Jannusan, it is a lovely space to feel creative. See examples of their work on www.ezartpottery.com .

L’Atelier Art Lounge

Find L’Atelier upstairs in Seef Mall. This art workshop is full of fun painting projects for children. Call them on 17 551 144.

Lines and Dots Art Studio

A small, boutique-style art studio that invites students of all ages to get elbow-deep in creating art. Students will drip, drop, roll, tear, mix, splash, and move materials with freedom. For more information visit www.ldartstudio.com or call Elysse on 36 442 565.

Palitra Art Studio

Palitra Art Studio offers unusual and interesting art classes for adults, teens and children in Bahrain. Learn to sketch and paint in different techniques. See jemnovik.wix.com to find out more.

Studio Ceramics

A relaxing way to have some quality time is a visit to Studio Ceramics to paint your own pottery. Now situated upstairs in Seef Mall, the talented staff will help you choose your piece and encourage you to create your own personal masterpiece. Check out their pottery geckos – every home should have one! Reach them on 17 002 911 or check out studioceramics.me.

Al Areen Wildlife Park

Bahrain’s only wildlife park is home to over 45 different species of mammal and more than 82 varieties of bird. See the birds wandering freely around the park (don’t be surprised if you come face to face with an ostrich) and then take the bus through the reserve, stopping off to see the larger animals such as leopards, gazelles, wolves and hyenas. It’s really good value too at only BD1 for an adult and 500 fils per child. Find out more at alareen.org or call 17 845 480.

Aziza Birds Kingdom

Take a visit to Amwaj Islands for an attraction that is relatively new to Bahrain. Aziza Birds Kingdom (contact 16 030 597). Aziza Bird Kingdom is home to many beautiful and rare birds. See 70 different species and over 500 birds in a massive, carefully controlled ecosystem, including several critically endangered species.

Bahrain Camel Farm

Head over to Janabiya and you’ll find the Camel Farm just off the highway. Visitors are welcome to wander around free of charge and see the hundreds of camels that live there. You might be lucky enough to see some baby camels too. The workers here are friendly and will often offer to take you for a camel ride in return for a small tip.

Boat Tours

We love living on an island … but sometimes it is good to get off it! And a boat trip is a great family day out. Al Dar Islands can arrange a trip for you, just give them a call on 17 704 600 or check out aldarislands.com for further information.

Desert Survival Adventure

Tribal Fitness has created a great way for kids to fully experience the desert and to learn survival techniques at the same time. The 2-Day Adventure is for 6-8 year olds and the children discover how to light a fire, build a shelter, pack a survival bag and much more. See tribalfitness.com for more info.

Dolphin Watch

And as a continuation from Boat Tours listed above, Dolphin Watching is a great activity enjoyed by all. Described by the team at Al Dar as, ‘A chance to see beautiful choreographed moves in the water by the masters of fun’! See aldarislands.com for details.

Kart Zone

The 298m Kids Track at BIC has been designed to host karting activities for kids from 7 years of age in the safest possible conditions. Parents can watch their children drive on track while enjoying refreshments and snacks from the Speed Café. Bahrain-karting.com gives all the details.

Lost Paradise of Dilmun (Water Park)

Lost Paradise of Dilmun (LPOD) Water Park has something for everyone. For the kids, the huge interactive rain fortress, with slides, water sprays, tip buckets and a host of jets and sprays, is a must. For the thrill seekers, check out the Boomerang and the Superbowl. Or take the Family Raft Ride, Wave Pool and Lazy River if you want to do something all together. Find out more at www.lpodwaterpark.com.

Muharraq Heritage Walk

Otherwise known as The Pearl Trail, this walk is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is a 3.5 km trail located in Muharraq, and is wonderful for exploring the narrow streets and alleys and discovering historic buildings as you go. Start at the car park for Al Saidi House, allow plenty of time and don’t be surprised if you get lost!

Watersports

Coral Bay Club provides great opportunities for a whole host of watersports, from jet skis to banana boating, and waterskiing to kayaking. Find out more at coral-bay.net or call 17 312 700.

Bahrain National Museum

There’s plenty to keep the family amused for several hours here. There are nine halls that take you on a 4000-year journey through time. See the traditional handicrafts, burial mounds, ancient documents and manuscripts, Tylos hall, Islamic period hall and, our favourite, the customs and traditions hall.
Contact 17 298 718 for more details

Bahrain Science Centre

There’s nothing boring about the science at Bahrain Science Centre. Full of fascinating exhibits and experiences, you can test your skills in the interactive zone, discover all about the dynamic earth, learn about human health, see 36 animal skeletons, and much more.
Contact 973 1768 6466 or see bahrainsciencecentre.com

BIC Circuit Tour

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Formula One? Bahrain International Circuit provides a tour that is a must for every motorsport fanatic. Beginning at the landmark Sakhir Tower, you will visit the Media Centre, the Race Control Tower and possibly even take a lap around the world famous circuit. Call the Contact Centre on 17 450 000 or email the sales team on info@bic.com.bh.

Bowling

There are several places to go bowling in Bahrain. Bahrain City Centre and Funland are two popular options. Upstairs in City Centre, near to Magic Planet, you’ll find the large bowling alley – call 17 173 116. Alternatively, there are 18 bowling lanes at Funland Centre, Al Fateh Corniche – contact, 17 292 313.

Cinemas

Lots of options here to see the latest film releases. The Cineco 20-cinema complex (www.citycentrebahrain.com) is at Bahrain City Centre. It is often busy so worth getting there early. Alternatively, check out Seef Cineplex – again, a popular destination for cinema goers. Their hotline for timings and tickets is 17 864 666. Also see bahraincinema.net for all cinemas in Bahrain, including Dana Cinema and Al Jazeera, as well as the above.

City Walkers

A clever initiative from City Centre, making the most of their large, fully air-conditioned mall. When the weather gets too hot this 3km group walk, with encouragement from a personal trainer, is the perfect way to keep moving. Families’ welcome. Find out more at the information desks in City Centre.

Dolphin Resort

The two resident dolphins perform tricks and dance with their trainer for about 50 minutes. You can also make a private appointment to swim with the dolphins for BD20. Contact the Dolphinarium by visiting dpbahrain.com.

Ice Rink at Funland

The ultimate way to keep cool! As well as it’s bowling alley, Funland has the only ice-rink in Bahrain. Home to the Bulldogs Ice Hockey Club, the ice rink is regularly open to the general public. Find out more on 17 292 313.

Laser Tag

Take the kids to Ozone in Sitra Mall for an action packed (and fully air conditioned) game of Laser Tag. Don’t worry if they haven’t played before; all players get a full briefing before their first game. Remember to wear flat, non-slip shoes – trainers are ideal. Find them in Sitra Mall (oz1.co or 1712 5162).

Wahooo!

Wahooo! is a water park situated on top of a shopping mall! The ultimate water fest, you’ll find thrilling rides and attractions including Master Blaster, Sidewinder, Matt Racer, a Multi Level Rain Fortress, Wave pool, Toddler pool and Lazy River. Contact: 17 173 000 or www.wahooo.com.bh

Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre

In 1990, Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre was established to help preserve Bahrain’s local crafts and heritage, including as textiles, woodwork and basket weaving. The Centre holds workshops so visitors can see the traditional crafts taking place and the local women are pleased for you to sit and watch them work. Call 17 611 900 for more information.

Bahrain Camel Farm

Head over to Janabiya and you’ll find the Camel Farm just off the highway. Visitors are welcome to wander around free of charge and see the hundreds of camels that live there. You might be lucky enough to see some baby camels too. The workers here are friendly and will often offer to take you for a camel ride in return for a small tip.

Bahrain National Museum

There’s plenty to keep the family amused for several hours here. There are nine halls that take you on a 4000-year journey through time. See the traditional handicrafts, burial mounds, ancient documents and manuscripts, Tylos hall, Islamic period hall and, our favourite, the customs and traditions hall.
Contact 17 298 718 for more details

Basket Weaving

Tucked away in the village of Karbabad, you’ll find basket weaving is still practiced using traditional techniques. There is a small workshop in the village and you can see where date palm leaves are used to make items such as mats, baskets and small dishes and where the crafts are for sale.

Manama Souk, Bab Al-Bahrain

Manama Souk is in a maze of traditional, small streets behind Bab Al-Bahrain (or Gate of Bahrain) and is the place to go for an extraordinary array of goods such as cheap electronic items, bargain T-shirts, nuts and spices. Great for exploring.

Muharraq Heritage Walk

Otherwise known as The Pearl Trail, this walk is now a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is a 3.5 km trail located in Muharraq, and is wonderful for exploring the narrow streets and alleys and discovering historic buildings as you go. Start at the car park for Al Saidi House, allow plenty of time and don’t be surprised if you get lost!

Pottery Workshops

Traditional pottery workshops can still be found in A’ali, where pieces are made using traditional methods that have been passed down from generation to generation. The artisan potters use a mixture of mud and water that is placed on a revolving wheel. It’s not as easy as it looks… but visitors are sometimes able to have a go.

Qa’lat Al Bahrain Site & Museum

For a family trip with a bit of culture, you should visit Qa’lat Al Bahrain, otherwise known as Bahrain Fort. This beautiful fort is now a Unesco World Heritage Site and is a great space for exploring, with a lovely walking path around the outside. It is connected to a museum that gives details of the site’s history, dating back to 2,800BC. Contact 17 567 172.

Riffa Fort/Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Al-Fateh Fort

Sheikh Salman bin Ahmed Al-Fateh Fort is often known as Riffa Fort owing to its location. If you want to learn all about the ruling Al-Khalifa family, this is the place to go. The modern visitor center (which has fabulous views) includes a “family tree” and supplies information and history of the royal family.

Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House

Located in the old part of Muharraq, this historic house is considered one of the most impressive examples of Gulf Islamic architecture in Bahrain. Most notable are the windtowers, and the courtyards. Tricky to find, but only a stroll away from Siyadi House on the Muharraq Heritage Walk.

Bahrain National Theatre

The National Theatre opened in November 2012 and can be found next to the Bahrain National Museum. There are 1001 seats, making it one of the largest theatres in the Middle East. It is quite an adult venue, but worth keeping in mind for the occasional performance that would be enjoyed by older children.

Bahrain Summer Festival

Every year, the popular cultural extravaganza encompasses a wide range of amazing family-oriented shows and activities from a selection of top regional and international talents. From musical concerts to theatrical productions, and from artistic showcases to the avant-garde performances, the festival’s exclusive lineup of events truly has something for everyone. See Bahrainsummer.bh for information.

BSB Academy of Performing Arts

The British School Academy offers offer a range of musical, dance, drama and creative classes, for all children in Bahrain. You’ll find specialist instruction, regular recitals and concerts. To learn more, call 17 610 920.

Dance Classes

Ballare School of Performing Arts has a comprehensive schedule of classes. As well as ballet and more formal dance, you could try Hip Hop, Street Dance and Break Dance. For the full schedule of activities, seeballarestudio.com. Check out Victoria Dance too where they teach a great mix of dance styles, from Ballet to Irish, and Gap to Hip Hop. Call Victoria Dance on 39 876 215 for more information.

Drumming

An original activity – learning African drumming with your family. Learn how to work together and turn your family into a tribe! Ring 39 047 734 for more information.

Join a Choir

Inspire hold choirs especially for children – Inspire Kidz Choir for 7-11 year olds and their Youth Choir for 11-18 year olds. Check out inspirebahrain@gmail.com or call 39 047 734.

LAMDA

LAMDA (London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art) classes are available at Inspire if you are keen on drama. Many disciplines are covered including acting, learning and reciting poems and monologues and much more. Call 39 047 734 to find out more.

MASK (Music And Stage for Kids)

This is a community group that puts on an annual, well-attended Musical production. Past productions have included Peter Pan, Oliver and Annie. Give them a call on 39 047 734.

Room 2 Rock

Room 2 Rock has practice rooms that are equipped with instruments and available for booking 6 days a week. Put a band together and give it a go! For the real enthusiast, you can book assisted sessions in the recording studio and capture your achievements on cd. Find out more at room2rock.com.

Spring of Culture

The Spring of Culture is an annual festival that takes place throughout March and April in the Kingdom of Bahrain and was initiated in 2006. The festival has a family programme each year with an emphasis on events for young audiences. www.springofculture.org has more information.

BSPCA Dog Walk

Each year the BSPCA Animal Welfare Centre holds a charity Dog Walk to raise money to help look after the animals. Over in Askar, you can take your own dog or borrow a dog from the centre… and give it a wonderful day out. Keep an eye open for details of the annual event on www.bspca.org.

 

Budaiya Beach Walking Track

A 750m walking track, situated by the sea and with a small children’s park and ample parking, this track is well used for exercising by local walkers.

Budaiya Botanical Park

Hidden away, just off the roundabout near Budaiya Post Office, you’ll find Budaiya Botanical Park. In season, this is used for the popular Farmers Market, but it is also a good green place for a short stroll.

City Walkers

Not strictly a walk in the usual sense, but worth a mention as City Centre runs a supervised City Walkers programme – particularly useful when the weather is unbearably hot. If an indoor, fully air-conditioned walk (with a spot of window shopping on the way) appeals, find out more at the information desks in City Centre.

Desert Exploring

For something off the beaten track, some exploring in the desert might be something to try. A good place to start is at The Tree of Life – combine your exploring with a picnic or a bbq for a fun day out.

Khalifa Grand Park

Over in East Riffa is another very popular park with a 1m walking track as well as tennis courts, volleyball, courts, football areas, skatepark, and cycle track. Something for everyone but Khalifa Grand Park is busy so go early.

Muharraq Bay/Walking Track & Park

The large natural reserve near the Movenpick Hotel has possibly the longest walking track in Bahrain (3km). Walkers, runners and cyclists using the track around the bay should see interesting birds and marine life. A popular play area too makes this a good place for a family visit.

Muharraq Corniche Walk

This is a beautiful walk along a long stretch of seafront with lovely views of Manama’s skyline (try walking here at dusk and see the sun going down over the bay). If you keep going, you’ll find local fishing boats and huts.

Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park, Muharraq

This is one of the best and biggest parks in Bahrain. There is a walk of about 300 metres and an artificial lake, as well as the park equipment for the kids. Bikes can be rented here too. Busy in the afternoons, particularly at weekends, so best to visit early.

Qa’at Al Bahrain/Bahrain Fort

Park near the site museum and take the path, heading up towards the fort. There is a lovely walkway around the outside, which is beautiful in the early evening when the spotlights light up the building (now a Unesco Heritage Site). This area is close to a stretch of beach too, which is nice for a potter afterwards.

Amwaj Dive Club

Whether you want to try scuba diving for the first time, become a PADI Master Scuba Diver or just enjoy a leisurely day out with friends, let the Amwaj Dive Club experts guide you to your goal! Call 39 671 784 for more information.

Beach Escape at Al Dar

Wonderful beaches with double decker huts to relax in, and café facilities on hand. Beach volleyball, snorkeling, and boat trips are available too so well worth checking out. See aldarislands.com.

Cooking Lessons

Piece of Cake hold cooking classes especially designed for teenagers. Home of their famous carrot cake, you can give Kim a call on 17 596 055 to book in some lessons.

Kart Zone

Head down to BIC for a great karting experience. Their 1176m Club Track combines both fast and slow corners, and changes levels and gradients making it a challenging and exciting course. Bahrain-karting.com gives all the details.

Land Rover Passenger Experience

This is Bahrain’s off-road driving course located by BIC in the Sakhir desert. There are 32 obstacles over 3.5 km of tricky terrain, including slide slopes, humps, rocks, gravel roads and water challenges. Take a thrilling 90 minute ride in a Land Rover with a BIC instructor. To book call17450 000 or email info@bic.com.bh.

Laser Tag

Go to Ozone in Sitra Mall for an action packed (and fully air conditioned) game of Laser Tag. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before; all players get a full briefing before their first game. Remember to wear flat, non-slip shoes – trainers are ideal. Find Laser Tag in Sitra Mall (oz1.co or 1712 5162).

Learn a Language

Berlitz in Budaiya offer language classes specifically for kids and teens. Get in touch on 17 827 847 to find out about the languages you could discover, including Arabic, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Urdu.

Lost Paradise of Dilmun (Water Park)

For thrill seekers, check out the Boomerang and the Superbowl. Or try the Wave Pool and Lazy River if you want something a little more chilled. Find out more at www.lpodwaterpark.com.

Pearl Diving

If a unique day out is what you’re after, check out Al Dar Island. The guys here organise Pearl Diving Tours – after a short trip by boat to the oyster beds (where you are given a basket, gloves and snorkeling gear), you will learn how to collect the oysters, then to open the shells and look for pearls.
Give them a call on 17 704 600 or see www.aldarislands.com.

Room 2 Rock

Room 2 Rock has practice rooms that are equipped with instruments and available for booking 6 days a week. Put a band together and give it a go! For the real enthusiast, you can book assisted sessions in the recording studio and capture your achievements on cd forever! Find out more at room2rock.com.

Al Dar Islands

A short sea taxi from Sitra takes you to Al Dar Islands, where for 5BD for adults and 3BD per child, you can spend the day on wonderful beaches with newly opened chalets, and beach huts. Call 17 704 600 for more information.

Al Jazayer

This is the main true public beach in Bahrain. Located in Zallaq, not far from BIC, it is a long stretch of beach that is popular with the local Bahraini’s. The beach can look a little dirty but is a good location for a picnic or barbecue.

Amwaj Islands

Amwaj Islands are a group of man-made islands located on the north-east of Bahrain. The many beaches are for the residents use but often frequented by kite surfers, jet skiers and watersports enthusiasts. Visit www.amwaj.bh for further info.

Bahrain Fort/Qa’lat Al Bahrain

Below Bahrain Fort and near to the site museum in Seef, there is a stretch of public beach. Good to visit after a trip to the Fort, and popular with local Bahraini’s.

Bahrain Yacht Club

This is a members’ only beach but if you know a member you can be signed in as a guest for only 2BD.   Call them for more information on 17 700 677

Coral Bay

Another private beach but one with beautiful sea views over the marina. Good access to watersports facilities make this popular with younger expats. Find out more on www.coral-bay.net.

Hawar Islands

If you are prepared to take an hour-long boat trip, you can visit the beaches of Hawar Islands. Great for bird watching, you can stay at the Hawar Resort Hotel and make a weekend of it. Check out www.hawarresorthotel.com.

Lost Paradise of Dilmun

This is a small and totally man-made beach, complete with sunbeds and waves, located in the LPOD waterpark facility. Contact LPOD on 17 845 100 or see www.lopdwaterpark.com.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel

You need to be a member to use the facilities here or pay a high day rate. The beach is set around a lagoon, with clean fine white sand. For more information call 17 58 0 000.

Sofitel Bahrain

This is a member’s only beach. Relatively small but one of the nicer Bahrain beaches. Phone 17 636 363 to find out more.

…when you’ve done all of the above, maybe try a family brunch (check out Sofitel, Movenpick, Ritz-Carlton and many others) – you’ll have earned it!