59. Start training for your gold medal Strap on your floaties and jump in! The Australian Swim Club offers parent and child classes for QR60-QR70, or membership packages with 12 lessons for QR800 per month. www.aiss.com.qa
60. Look in a book The Doha Mums Children’s Library is based at the ACS International School and offers the chance to borrow thousands of books to your child’s heart’s content for QR100 per year. You must be a member of Doha Mums to borrow, but joining is easy. They also welcome donations of books. www.dohamums.com
61. Join a playgroup No matter what kind of socialisation you want, from age-based groups to languages, story telling, toy swaps, support groups or coffee mornings and nights out to give you some adult time, the Doha Mums have you covered. They even offer activities and groups for Dads.
62. Picnic in a park And what’s in your picnic basket, Boo-Boo? Pack a snack and head to Aspire Park for a leisurely lunch on its rolling green hills. It does have rules about activities within the park, as well as a conservative dress code, so plan accordingly to enjoy its shady trees, play areas, and what feels like acres and acres of green space, for free. See www.timeoutdoha.com for our list of the best parks.
63. Practice your burn out Drag racing is a fast sport, which involves cars hitting incredibly high speeds before ‘burning out’ – literally screeching to a halt. The drag racing track hosts regular professional events. For a small fee you can take your car onto the track and try burnouts yourself; there’s trained safety staff on hand to help out if you need it. So, who would win in a race: the Honda Civic or the Audi? www.qrczone.com
64. Play with lasers Nothing like some healthy competition and pretend murder amongst friends. Be the winner in the laser war at Gondolania’s laser tag area at Villaggio Mall. Session prices vary. 4451 9993