What to do with Children in Tow
Adhari ParkWhen: Daily
Where: Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Highway
Cost: Entrance 0.5 BD; Park card 0.25 BD; Rides 0.30-1 BD
Phone:+973 1740 7300
Adhari Park in Bahrain is a treasure trove for parents wondering what to do with overactive children. It is 165,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor rides, food and shopping. Quickly becoming the biggest family attraction in the region, the park has 34 rides, family recreation facilities and a shopping mall. The Park offers every kind of fun, from go-carting to bumper cars, trains, jumping castles, tug boats, slides, mini golf, the Spinning Madness rollercoaster and many more.
The indoor area contains billiards, an arcade and a bowling alley.
The BIC Kart Zone Experience
When: Wed, Fri, and Sat
Where: Bahrain International Racing Circuit, Sakhir
Phone:+973 1745 0000
This winding 700-metre track is located in Manama. This is total enjoyment, where you can make practice laps or compete in The GP race which consists of a practice run, a qualifying run and two 15-lap races (ten for children). The BIC Kart Zone is big on safety with an obligatory briefing prior to the races where experienced instructors discuss the rules of the sport, the meanings of the flag and light signals, how to drive the kart and how to overtake sensibly.
At least four drivers are required to race. Karts, race suits and crash helmets are supplied by the GIC Kart Zone.
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park
When: Sun-Wed 11am-6pm; Thu-Sat 10am-8pm
Where: P.O.Box: 18108 Manama
Cost: BD12; children BD8
Phone: +973 17838666
This themed water park in Manama, is the largest in the Middle East. It is an excellent way to beat the heat in the many pools, slides and the family raft ride it offers. The awesome landscaping aims to imitate Bahrain’s ancient Dilmun Period and consists of a lush green oasis, waterfalls, submarine caves and even fast-flowing rivers. The myth pertaining to Dilmun is that it was the place where the sun rose from. According to legend it was here that Ziusudra, the hero of the Sumerian flood, was given eternal life, by the gods.
Al Areen Wildlife Park
When: Weekdays: 8am-2pm, Fri: 1:30pm-5pm
Cost: Adults: 1BD, Children: .500Files
Contact Information: Phone: 17836116, Fax: 17836020
The park is ideal for families and animal lovers to discover at leisure and observe animals in their natural habitat. The wildlife sanctuary was made to shelter rare Arabian species such as the Oryx, Adax and Reem Gazelle. The Al Areen wildlife Park is home to hundreds of animal and bird species and is an inexpensive and pleasurable experience.
Where: Marina, Manama
Funland contains an ice skating rink that can fit more than 200 people inside. There is also a champion ice-skating coach from Great Britain on hand. In addition Funland offers ice hockey where teams from the Gulf compete, and spectators can watch.
Skating timings: 9am-12am
Funland also has a bowling alley that is open all week and even on holidays, and is great family fun.
Bowling Timings: 9am-10pm (Sun-Wed) 9am-12.30am (Thurs-Sat)