Sparky’s at the Red Sea Mall is an indoor amusement park for children. There are small electronic rocking rides for younger children, a carousel for those a little older and for the big kids: water rides and a small roller coaster. My daughter is a speed demon so she loves the rides, but sometimes we also go to burn off energy in the soft play area.
There is also a new soft play area that opened during the summer of 2015 called Snowy Forest. So far, the area is well maintained and reasonably clean although I did notice a few things are already broken. Children must take off their shoes to go inside. The fee for the soft play is 75Sar per child and it is valid for the entire day. Children receive a wrist band and you record your contact info at the desk; this allows parents to shop and if needed the desk will call you while you shop the mall. Jeddah for Kids does not recommend leaving your child unattended as the play area is not supervised by any adults who make children adhere to rules, safety procedures and being nice to each other. In addition, the front desk staff ONLY SPEAK ARABIC so if there is a problem, communication for non-Arabic speakers is impossible.
There is also a fantastic toddler area designed for children 18mo-3 years, but because of the lack of supervision some times the wee ones are bullied out of their area by big kids wanting to “destroy”.
Sparky’s also has a small bowling alley (currently under renovation) and has a hair cut booth that looks like it is functional, though I have yet to actually see it open.
As with all Sparky’s game centers, having a game card is a must for the electronic rides. The minimum card to purchase is 135 SAR. Of course, if you can purchase a bigger card, you will get more “free” games. For example: if you purchase the 220 SAR card, your card will actually be loaded with 330 SAR worth of credit.
This Sparky’s has been updated with bright and beautiful new colors so it is user friendly for birthday parties. The fee for birthday party is 50 SAR per child. The fee includes use of a decorated party room, 50 SAR in game credit for each child, and large pizzas for sharing. I believe there is a 25 child minimum required.
LOCATION: 1st floor Red Sea Mall
PHONE: Mr. Rabear–059-008-7468 (for party reservations ONLY)
HOURS: Saturday-Thursday 10am until mall closing. Friday 4pm-mall closing