By: Mariam Elhamy

Summer is over and families across Cairo are preparing to head back to school. Do you need ideas to enrich your child’s growth and creativity after school? We tracked down the best places for extracurricular activities, making it easier for Mommy and Daddy to make the right choice! Check out our picks for places that offer a haven for your kids after school, and teach them new skills while keeping them engaged.

Arts & Crafts

Have a feeling your child might be the next Picasso? Unleash their creativity and artistic talent by enrolling them in an arts or crafts course! There are several venues around Cairo that offer painting, drawing, sculpture and crafts activities, even model-making and the fundamentals of architecture and engineering, so there is no shortage of opportunity to fill your kids’ world with color!

Venues to check: Rizkallah ART Foundation, Art Café, Drawing in Cairo, Galileo Art Center, Sane, Wanas Art & Design Hub, ASHO ART Academy, Place Des Arts, Garden of Art, Lifeup, Swiss Club Cairo, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Puzzle Art Educational Academy.


If your kids have a good ear for music and musical instruments, consider enrolling them in a course to help them master their musical skills! Art Mania and Swiss Club Cairo offer highly-qualified music teachers who know how to deal with kids and how to teach the basics of music for beginners.

Storytelling & Foreign Languages

Enhance your kid’s social interaction, critical thinking and literature abilities with storytelling. At Diwan and Sane, kids can listen to all their favorite stories and learn valuable skills by engaging in fun discussion circles.

Always wanted your child to learn a different language? Don’t bore them with school lessons when they can learn languages through fun activities. Creative Academy and Institut Français d’Egypte offer just that.


Most schools neglect exercise even though it is one of the most important things for children at this time of age. Children should be given the chance to stay fit through exercising regularly. Juventus, Sane and Lifeup offer many training courses that will get your kids using their energy and building up strength.

Etiquette, Dance & Acting

Bring out your kids’ talents when you send them to one of these academies for etiquette, ballet, acting, theater and much more… Check out Slimnastics, Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, Carnivalia, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy and Easy Talent Academy where your kids will learn how to use their talents and rock the stage!

Cooking Classes

Get your kids experimenting with different flavors and trying out mixtures of different ingredients. Eatery and Shatora offer kids cooking classes, perfect for young foodies, teaching them soft skills in cooking, baking, handling kitchenware, and meal preparing. Soon enough, they’ll be helping you out in the kitchen! Will you be able to handle the mess?

Contact information

Art Cafe

10b Rd 11

Sheikh Zayed
Galleria 40, 1st floor
North Building

Tel: 0122 705 0753
Facebook: ArtCafeegypt

Art Mania

Fayrouz District – Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0121 160 5758
Facebook: Art Mania Music Center

ASHO ART Academy

Tel: 0100 114 2777
Facebook: ASHO ART Academy

Bricks 4 Kidz

Tel: 0111 088 1188
Facebook: Bricks 4 Kidz Egypt

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center

1 Mousa Galal Square – Mohandeseen
Tel: 02 33459737 – 0121 003 7778
Facebook: Cairo Contemporary Dance Center


Hayy El Ashgar – inside El Ashgar Club
Wahat Road – 6th of October
Tel: 0100 531 1175
Facebook: Carnivalia Entertainment Theatre

Creative Academy

Tel: 0111 370 6860
Facebook: Creative Academy


159 26th of July St. – Zamalek
Tel: 0122 600 0168
Facebook: diwanbookstore

Drawing in Cairo

Tel: 0122 235 3518
Facebook: DrawingInCairo


Cairo Festival City
Tel: 0122 552 2300
Facebook: EateryEgypt

Easy Talent Academy

51B Misr-Helwan Agriculture Road
Tel: 02 27507299
Facebook: Easy Talent Academy

Galileo Art Center

81 Osman Building
Mustafa Al Nahas St. – Nasr City
Tel: 0100 442 2641 – 0120 864 0047
Facebook: Galileo art center

Garden of Art

Rabwa Mall – Al Rabwa Compound
Gate 3 – Sheikh Zayed
Tel: 0122 312 5441
Facebook: Garden of Art

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

Tel: 0106 347 9551
Facebook: Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Cairo

Institut Français d’Egypte

5 Shafik el Dib – Ard el Golf
Tel: 02 24174824
Facebook: Institut Français d’Egypte – Héliopolis

Juventus Academy

Tel: 0122 745 5550
Facebook: juventusacademycairo

LifeUP Factory

Tel: 0128 440 4356
Facebook: Lifeup Egypt

Place Des Arts

25 Orabi St – Maadi
Tel: 0101 111 1605
Facebook: Place Des Arts


Puzzle Art Educational Academy

186 Dr. Ahmed Okasha Street
New Cairo
Tel: 0100 104 8805
Facebook: Puzzle Art Educational Academy

Rizkallah ART Foundation

23 El Montazah St.
3rd Floor – Flat 8
Heliopolis Square
Tel: 0121 111 2671
Facebook: Rizkallah ART Foundation


4 Yameni Building
Tel: 0115 694 8295
Facebook: SaneEgypt


El Tayaran street, Nasr City
Facebook: Sally Soliman شطورة

Slimnastics Studio

Mall 122 Banks Center Street -Parallel to 90 Street
Fifth Settlement – New Cairo
Tel: 0110 062 6281
Facebook: Slimnastics Studio

Swiss Club Cairo

17 El Gehad St – off Sudan St
Imbaba – El Kitkat
Tel: 0100 300 9695
Facebook: Official Swiss Club Cairo

Wanas Art & Design Hub

11 El Gezira El Wosta St.
Tel: 0115 559 3998
Facebook: Wanas-Art-Design-Hub