Over the last few years Kuwait has seen an explosion in after-school programs and extracurricular events for children. If you are interested in exploring all the options available, this list is intended to provide a well-rounded and helpful guide.
Bear on a bike reading club – Offers reading club for kids on Saturdays. Tel: 9969-2555 @bearonabike
Chess on Saturdays – Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah offers chess matches and games on Saturday at the Amricani cultural center. Follow dai_kuwait on Instagram or watch Kuwait Moms Guide weekend events notice for announcements.
Engineering for Kids Kuwait – They offer various forms of engineering classes for pre-K up to Grade 8. They offer appropriate grade level robotics, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, marine engineering and electronic game design classes to name a few. Opening this fall. For more info email: Kuwait@engineeringforkids.net
French language classes – Learn the French language for children and adults at the Institut Francais in Jabriya. Call 2531-9734/35 or 6626-6980 or email: email@example.com. Located in Jabriya, Block 12, Street 6, Villa 41.
Kuwait Science Club – Local science club with a range of activities and field trips. Open to all nationalities but mostly conducted in Arabic. Tel: 2224-7550 or Twitter: @KwtScienceClub
The Little Scientist – New science literacy afterschool program for kids aged 4-12 years old at the Scientific Center, Discovery Center in Salmiya. Tel: 6099-9847 or www.thelittlescientist.org
ARTS & CRAFTS
7erafy – Offers arts and crafts workshops for children and adults including drawing, painting, soap making, pyrography and more. Tel: 5015-2089 or Instagram @7erafy
Artspace Café – Offers a variety of children’s and adult art camps and workshops including afterschool art camps, winter art camps, drawing classes and more. Tel 9777-5273 for more info or Instagram: @artspaceq8
Center Of The Arts – Located in Shuwaikh. This arts center offers afterschool programs in ballet and drawing/painting for children starting from three years old. Tel: 2228-2130 or Instagram: @art_kw
Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyya Children’s Programs – DAI offers a variety of children’s art workshops, story times and other educational programs. In the 2016-2017 season, they will be offering workshops on art, science, writing and gardening for kids and some classes for adults in science as well as regular story times and the Children’s Lending Library. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or Tel: 2240-0992
The House of Etiquette Kuwait – Etiquette school teaching children and adults, offers workshops and classes in etiquette, ballet and eti-tea parties. Tel: 9969-9485 or 2265-1952
Kdooz Club – Located in the Avenues, offers a range of children’s activities while you shop or for afterschool clubs. Tel: 2220-0918
Kuwait Music Academy – Offers a variety of music lessons and classes including piano, violin and vocals from European-trained musicians. Located in Salwa, Blk 1, Street 100 at the Al Dana Bilingual School. Tel: 6656-8600/9099-4561 and website: www.kuwaitma.com
Kuwait Knitters – Local knitting club that meets monthly. Offers children and adults an opportunity to meet other knitters and advice/guidance for beginner knitter. Follow @KuwaitKnitters on Instagram.
LAPA Loyac – Offers a variety of theater, music and dance programs for children during the cultural season including workshops, courses and more. Follow @lapaloyac for details.
Manifesto 13 – Teaches art foundation courses (US Common Core curriculum) for children aged 6-10. Program includes concepts, vocabulary and skill development with lesson plans that develop practical, theoretical and historical knowledge in art. Also teaches preteens, teens and adults. Located in Hawally. Tel: 2265-0335 or Email: email@example.com
Music World Kuwait – Offers music classes for piano, oud, violin and singing for adults and children. Located in Hawally. Tel: 6677-0903 or 5088-8144 for more information.
SB Arts Academy – Offers Arabic and English instruction for adults and children for drawing and painting. Tel: 6608-0110. Instagram: sb_arts_academy
Wiggles Kids Club – Wiggle, stretch and play space for kids at the Promenade Mall in Hawally, first floor. Tel: 2239-2757 or Mobile: 6962-8855
AC Milan Academy for Girls – First football (soccer) club for girls in Kuwait. Registration is open. Tel: 5013-8686 for more info
Acro gymnastics – Offers artistic and rhythmic gymnastics for girls. Located in Crystal Tower, Kuwait City. Tel: 6069-9335
Aqua Tots Swim School – Teaches children from six months old how to swim. Located in Khaldiya at the Women’s Cultural Social Society. Tel: 6002-7711
Archery in Kuwait – Offers archery lessons and coaching at the Palms hotel in Salwa on weekends. Tel: 6601-3056 Instagram: @archeryinkuwait
Arsenal School Kuwait – They offer an afterschool soccer training program for 4 to 17 year olds, started on September 8 for three months, twice a week. There will be one training session and one match every week. Tel: 9004-0130 or Twitter: @ArsenalSSKuwait
Ballet for Girls – Classes for girls aged 4-12 years. Organized and directed by former Russian ballet dancer and teacher Yulia Svechnikova. The duration of each class is 1 hour (commence in September). Email: Julechka_sv@hotmail.com
Checkbom Tennis Lessons – Tennis lessons for kids and adults including mini and touch tennis. Mobile: 9922-0280
Coach Ali Swim School – Master Swim Coach Ali Abdullahi is a well-known and professional swim coach who teaches children six months and up basic water safety, water confidence and swimming skills. Tel: 6517-6060 or Instagram: @coach_ali
Elite Martial Arts Academy – Offers judo, karate, taekwondo, Fight Like a Girl, Kidfit and other martial arts programs. Located in Discovery Mall in Kuwait City. Tel: 5011-7471
Elite Swim Team Kuwait – They offer competitive swim programs that include learning to swim and development programs for children from 3 – 17 years old. Season starts from September to mid-June. For more info, Tel: 6557-5755
Go Heroes – Running club for kids. Every Saturday from 5-6pm. www.Limitlessaction.com or GoHeroes_ on Instagram.
Gymnazia Kuwait – They offer Russian rhythmic gymnastics classes, which is a fusion of ballet, dance and art intertwined with gymnastics. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for girls only from 4.5 – 10+ years old. You can register online or Tele: 5555-9091
Hoop Mountain Basketball – Basketball for boys and girls aged 5 and up. Tel: 2245-0668 or Mobile 9600-2601/2.
Horseback Riding – Horseback riding, trail rides, natural horsemanship sessions, riding lessons, horse carrot feeding & more for adults, kids and people with special needs. Call 5551-1705 for more info or visit: www.horsebackridingkuwait.com
Japan Karate Association – Offers karate classes for kids and adults at the Crowne Plaza in Farwaniya and the Holiday Inn in Ras Salmiya. Classes for kids aged 4+. They also offer JKA classes for women only. Send a WhatsApp to the JKA Tel: 5539-3539.
Kuwait Baseball/Softball/Challenger League (aka KBSC), previously known as Kuwait Little League – Offers baseball and softball for boys and girls from 4 – 17 years old. Season starts from September to February. You can register online at website: www.q8bsc.com; Facebook Page: KBSC_League or Instagram: kbsc_league
Kuwait Olympic Gym – Located in Hawally, offers swimming, crossfit, kickboxing and other classes for adults and children. Tel: 2261-2492.
Kuwait Riding Center – Equestrian club for children and adults. Open from 4 pm – 8 pm Saturday to Thursday. Closed on Fridays. Tel: 2475-1551/2/3/4 or 9098-6388 or Twitter: @kuwaitrc
Kuwait Shotokan Academy – Offers martial arts for adults and kids. Main (Honbu) Dojo is located in Kuwait, Salwa, block 11, street 9, at Kuwait English School (next to Salwa Park & McDonald’s Restaurant). Tel: 6647-3117.
Little Gym – They offer gymnastics, karate, swimming, tennis, judo as well as parent and child classes. Located in Jabriya. Tel: 2534-4844
Messilah Equestrian Club – The MEC riding school caters to all riders from beginner to advanced levels. Riders from age 7 and above can train with qualified instructors and progress from beginner level to advanced jumping. Lessons are available in group, semi-private or private categories. For riding enthusiasts of younger ages, MEC Kids Club is most ideal to start connecting with horses. MEC Riding School also organizes riding and stable activities for groups from schools, universities and clubs. Location & Contacts: North Subhan, Block 10, Street 401, Near National Guard. Tel: +965 2471 3322/4 http://www.meckuwait.com/equestrian-school/
Mini Soccer – Teaches soccer skills to children starting from 2 years to 8 years old including passing with the ball, movement and control, finishing and strikes and etc. Tel: 6767-0776 or Instagram: @mini_soccer_
My Gym Kuwait – A gym for children aged 6 weeks to 13 years old. Located in the Discovery Mall in Kuwait City, they provide structured age-appropriate weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and other original activities that help children learn balance, strength, coordination, agility, flexibility, fine and gross motor skills and social skills. Tel: 9911-4373 or Twitter: @mygymkuwait
Platinum Health Club – Offers a variety of martial arts classes for adults and children including kickboxing, kung fu, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu and Aikido. They have branches in Sharq, Kaifan, Mahboula, Messilah and Salmiya. Tel: 1880-008
Promenade Ice Skating – Private ice skating rink at the Promenade Mall in Hawally. Offers skating lessons for kids, skate mates for little ones and lots of family fun. Tel: 2227-7138
Qadisya Gymnastics Academy – A private academy offers a range of gymnastics classes for girls. Tel: 6769-4511
Rana Fitness Studio – Offers a range of classes only for women and girls including Zumba, Bhangra, prenatal yoga and more. Classes offered for moms and kids, pay per class available. Tel: 9712-7291 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Razor rink – roller skating coaching and club for kids. Instagram @razor.rink DM for details.
Sadan Soccer Academy – For boys aged 5-12 years old. Located in Adailiya, blk 4, Sami Al Meshri Street. Tel: 6593-8289 or 6657-9796
Salto Gymnastics – SALTO provides recreational, pre-competitive and competitive training in gymnastics including artistic gymnastics as well as acrobatics and cheerleading for girls and boys ages 4-14. Located in Shuwaikh near Tilal complex, Salto offers a range of professional coaching in a safe environment that fosters learning and encourages physical advancement through the art and sport of gymnastics. Tel: 9710-8866 or Instagram: Saltokw
Sidekick Academy – Offers a variety of martial arts classes for adults and kids including Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing as well as teaching women and children, also for children with special needs and learning disabilities, basics of self-defense. Located in Shuwaikh Industrial Area behind the Tilal Complex and City Center. Tel: 9997-5562 or Twitter: @sidekickacademy