What Are You Doing With Your Children this Spring?

By Refan AbdelNabi

Create unforgettable memories of fun and laughter with the family.


Friends of Jeddah Parks: FJP have been able to bring together the community through reading – My Library – art projects and collaborating with the Jeddah United Sports Co. as well. (Open to women and children only)

Location: Amira Tarabulsi’s Public Park, Al Qurayyat Dist.
Timings: 5 – 10:30 p.m. (Sunday – Friday)
Tel: +966-12-6374899


Safari Tamashi: A family favorite in Jeddah is the Safari expedition – camel and horse riding, buggy rides (age 20 and above), folklore, Saudi food and camping. It’s all about experiencing Saudi heritage.

Location: Expedition in Dahban
Prices: SR 500 for adults. SR 250 for ages 5 – 12.
Tel: +966-12-6520123


Red Sea Football: Parents of 3 to 6-year-olds can partake in the one-hour football class coached by Kareem Linjawi.

Location: Al Khaldia Dist.
Timings: Mondays and Wednesdays 5 – 6 p.m.
Prices: SR 700 for 10 lessons (ages 3-7)
Mob: +996-505681150


Fakieh Aquarium: Part of the popular Tarfeeh Fakieh projects on Jeddah’s coast, Fakieh Aquarium consists of an aquarium tour and a dolphin show with restaurants such as Blue Ocean, Seqala, Al Dhaya and Hainan alongside it.

Location: Corniche Rd. Al Shati’ Dist., next to Al Nawras
Timings: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Prices: SR 80, without meal / SR 100 including meal


Rosewood Jeddah: The Rosewood Jeddah promises an international cuisine brunch, which parents and children can enjoy with afternoon face painting, balloon modeling and clowns. A children’s menu is available. Reservations are favored.

Location: End of Sari St., Corniche Rd., Al Shanti Dist. First floor, Habsburg restaurant.
Timings: Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Prices: SR 230 – Adults.
SR 115 for ages 6 – 12.
Below six years old are free of charge.
Tel: +966-12-2607111


Flying Kites on the Corniche

Places that sell kites:

  • Toy “R” Us: Amir Sultan Rd., Al Andalus Rd., Al Hamra dist.

  • Souq Al Shatee

  • Corniche


Bowling Alleys in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Lanes Bowling Center: Bowling, billiards, play station, hockey and foosball

Location: Musadia 3 Center, Al Madina Rd., Al Aziziyah Dist.
Timings: Sunday – Thursday 10 – 1 a.m. Fridays 5 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Prices: SR 15 per game

  • Ice Land

Location: Amir Sultan Rd.
Tel.: +966-12-6626666

  • In10So: Bowling, go-karting, billiards, archery and video games.

Location: Serafi Mega Mall, Tahlia St. and Red Sea Mall
Timings: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Mob: +966-596147730

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s: Also has an ice rink for children.

Location: Corniche Rd., Al Shatee Dist.
Timings: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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