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Kids Fest this February at Global Village

The Smurfs, and ‘Circus Circus’ among treats for children next month

28 Jan 2016 | 10:57 am
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Global Village seems to have declared February as its month of children! It will launch ‘Kids Fest’ next month - its first ever entertainment festival exclusively for children that will run for 22 days from 1 Feb to 22 Feb.

Some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters, the Smurfs, will be in attendance, and children can get to meet Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Clumsy in person at the Roman Amphitheatre during 30-minute sessions, with photo opportunities thrown in.

The hit acrobatic show ‘Circus Circus’ will return for a repeat performance with 16 performers including the Colombian acrobats, members of the Global Village street team and resident performers at the Main Cultural Stage.

‘Global Show Academy’, a 30-minute dance workshop for kids that will be held four times a day in the Roman Amphitheatre, will also be a part of Kids Fest. It will feature five professional dancers who will run the workshops for kids of all ages. They will learn a routine and even get a chance to perform it on the Main Cultural Stage later that evening in front of thousands of guests.

Other activities lined up include face painting with 12 face painters, eight roving balloon modelers who will create free balloons for kids, including their favourite animal shaped ones.

Kids Fest will feature an amazing Globo-shaped 110 ft. bouncy castle obstacle course where children can let their steam off.

The popular Emirati cartoon show, Shabiat Al Cartoon will return to the Main Cultural Stage with regular shows throughout the festival along with meet-and-greet spots around the park.

There will also be amazing firework displays every Thursday and Friday, in addition to the Parade of the World every Friday, while the dancing musical fountain shows will entertain the guests seven days a week. Fantasy Island will continue with more than 50 rides and skill.

Global Village authorities said it had already attracted 2.2 million visitors during November and December of 2015, the first two months of operation.

All of the events are free of charge and included in the price of admission to Global Village.