Beat the Heat

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

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.

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.  Also a 7D cinema.
Contact info@danamall.net for more information or call 17 558 500.

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 earlyAlternatively, 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.

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.

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.

Jungle with Tribal Fitness

The Jungle is an appropriate name for the Tribal Fitness facility because people can lift objects, climb on the monkey bars and crawl on planks. You get to move like a human animal and have plenty of fun. Find more details at www.tribalfitness.com or on 39 473 710.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.