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Now that schools out and summer’s in, you’ll be looking for plenty of fun – and affordable ways to keep the kids busy over the next few weeks. Which is why you need to visit the Sharjah Summer Festival this summer.

The indoor event is taking place at the Sharjah Expo Centre from July 17 until August 17, and is filled with plenty of activities and entertainment for a memorable day out.

Catch a live show where you can meet the characters of My Little Pony from July 17 to July 28, or the characters from Hotel Transylvania from August 6 to 17, where you can expect to join in with all the singing and dancing as Dracula and friends throw a memorable birthday party.

Make your way to the giant inflatable area, that features five different rides and team games, for both adults and kids, test your skills at the army obstacle course or colourful maze. Little ones can bounce around at the soft play zone that even comes complete with a bouncy castle. There’s even a 60-metre long zipline suspended six metres high to get pulses racing as you zoom over the summer festival.

Get gaming at the Play Station Gaming zone and battle to save the world from Transformer enemies. there’s a four player gaming station, competition platform and 85″ TV screen so you can watch your battle unfold on the big screen.

Or, chill out at the Cartoon Network cinema where guests can sit back, relax and enjoy endless hours of their favourite Cartoon Network shows such as Ben 10, Gumball and Powerpuff Girls. You can also get creative in the Craft Zone and paint a work of art that’ll be displayed at the festival.

When guests have had their fill of activities, there’s also a food zone where they can fuel up on international street food dishes from an array of food trucks.

Entry is priced at just Dhs30 if you book your tickets online through platinumlist, or Dhs45 on the door. Tickets include access to all activities and sports.

Find out more at shjsummer.ae

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