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Five Family Friendly Activities in Jeddah

With its incredible new waterfront set to be a dazzling entertainment hub, Jeddah is a fantastic family destination. From adrenaline-fuelled theme parks to outer space adventures, follow us as we bring you some Jeddah‘s finest family friendly activities.

1) Discover aquatic wonders at the Fakieh Aquarium 

Fakieh Aquarium will take your family to subaquatic depths as they discover the living treasures of the Red Sea. Walk along watery tunnels as sharks, stingrays and sea horses swim over your head. After, get up close to dolphins and sea lions at the aquarium’s outdoor pool.

2) Take in the wonders of Jeddah’s new Corniche waterfront

With three beaches for swimming, a fishing pier and large children’s play area, Jeddah’s new Corniche has made its waterfront a must-visit destination. Take a stroll along its pedestrian bridge – the longest in the Kingdom ­– and visit at night to dine at one of the waterfront’s six restaurants before enjoying the spectacular lights illuminating fountains and sculptures.

3) Find thrills and spills at Al Shallal Theme Park 

Adventurers will love its gravity-defying rollercoaster and slingshot, while younger family members can take a gentler spin in teacup rides; Al Shallal Theme Park will entertain even the most discerning of thrill-seekers.  From ten pin bowling to ice skating, there are plenty of lively attractions for the perfect day out. 

4) Have an interactive experience at KidZania 

Located within the Mall of Arabia, KidZania is an exciting place for hands-on fun that challenges and inspires. A kid-sized city built just for them, at KidZania your children will delight in being a dentist, detective, doctor or even department store clerk for the day at one of its many workshops and experiences.

5) Explore outer space at the Fakieh Planetarium 

Aspiring astronauts and astronomers can get their outer space kicks at the Fakieh Planetarium. With incredible digital technology and audio, your family will be wowed by the star constellations and travel to planets in our solar system. What’s more, you’ll learn the secrets of how astronauts are trained and see them working and living in space.

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