Nemo Garden

My neighbour told me about this place called Nemo and from what she told me, it sounded like a nice place for kids and a place where parents could relax and chat.  It was easy to find on google maps, I just typed in Nemo, Jeddah and it popped up. I went on a Friday around 5.30pm.

There are two entrances. One at the front and one from the side. You have to find parking where you can, there is a bit on the side, but it gets full fast. From what I gathered, its open from 4pm. There are two main areas. One is the pool area, the other is the grassy area filled with tables and families eating and smoking their hubbly bubblies. There is a cafe style restaurant and along with the outside seating, there is also a small inside area where one can sit and dine.

Water park area.
Water park area.

The pool area was very crowded when I arrived at 5.30pm. It was a bit tricky to find a seat, but I did find one. The pool is a fairly good size and it hosts a number of fun things for the kids like water see saws. The pool is divided into two sections, one for the under 5’s and one for those above 5 years of age. The area for older kids has two slides at the far end of the pool. It’s always easy to locate your child as there is nothing barring your view. The pool area is very lively and you are likely to get splashed by a child or two. There are workers supervising the areas, but if you go there, be sure to watch over your own children at all times. Only children are permitted to swim, no adults.

 There are showers and toilets. The toilets are average. When I took my son to use the shower facilities, I had to wait as there are only two showers and one had a large poo in it. I informed the staff of this and they said they would do something about it. Be sure to bring your own towels and soap (and if your child does have an accident, please clean it up or inform the staff!).

The Shop where water toys and accessories can be purchased.
The Shop where water toys and accessories can be purchased.

The staff are super friendly and there are staff members who do speak English which was helpful. There is a shop that sells a range of fun pool products like water guns and floaties. There is an internet cafe in the shop, but it was not working when I visited. There is a small indoor play area located close to the shop, where children under the age of 7 can play. My son went in there for a short time.

Indoor play area available for younger children.
Indoor play area available for younger children.
Sample of menu and prices.
Sample of menu and prices.

I did take a seat in the grassy area with the tables and tried some of the food from the restaurant. There  a variety of food  and the prices are average (30-50Sar). The food I ordered was quite good and much better than the food I have ordered at other water parks in the city. The ambiance in the outside grassy area is quite relaxed and everyone was enjoying themselves and chatting. Just watch out if you have little ones, because there are quite a few hubbly bubblies about!

Outdoor play area with swings and slides.
Outdoor play area with swings and slides.

Along side the grassy area, there are two other places where children approximately 10 years and under can play. One is a glass enclosed room where I noticed a covered pool table and  boys were kicking a football. The other area had trampolines, swings and battery operated cars. Note:   it costs SR10 to jump on the trampoline and SR10 for each ride on the battery operated cars.

Overall I had a nice time. As my son is only 3 so I was on my toes a lot around the pool area, but was able to relax in the grassy area when he was seated and eating his meal. The cost of entry is SR15 per adult and SR25 per child. The adult ticket price can be redeemed for food. Its not pricey and is definitely a place every family should check out at least once if they live in Jeddah so their child/children can enjoy the pool. I would recommend it for those who have children aged 10 years and below.

Fees:
25 Sar/child
15 Sar/adult
Hours:  9am-1pm and then 4pm-??? Daily (info via web)
Phone:  012 6077351
Location: Al-Shatae, Prince Fahad bin Faisal St., behind Tawheed Mosque

The article was written by our guest writer Sez Cole.

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Winter Camps 2015

Many schools let out for winter holidays.  Here is our list of facilities offering winter camps to help your child pass the days.  If you know of additional camps please let us know so we can addto our list.  Many thanks!

Choose REAL Food-Cooking Camp: (taught by Mrs Addiya Wahaj, Profession Nutritionist)

Dates: November 15-December 31st on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s    (2 days a week 1st week of cooking 2nd week baking)
Times:  Morning and evening sessions available.
Ages: 6-12 yrs
Location: Al Andalous
Phone:  0544681971
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Enchanted Garden:
Come join us in the winter program at the enchanted garden center… Ages3-5 from 20-31 December
Weekly registration available from 9 am to 1pm
Call 0546916812
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Little Writers and Illustrators Course, also at Enchanted Garden. Boys and girls 8-12 years old join Zaina Zedan January 4th-6th from 11am-1pm for this program. The fee is 750sar. Call 054 691 6812 for details.

Engineering for Kids:

Dates:  Nov 29th to December 16th
Classes:
Introduction to Engineering ages 4-5 yrs
Minecraft ages 7-14 yrs
Lego Robotics ages 4-9 yrs

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Fun Center:
Fun center announces that they have started the registration and reservationa for spring camp. It is for children where they can enjoy and have fun in an environment full of different activities and entertainment programs from Sunday until Wednesday for three consecutive weeks. Ages from 4-12.
Morning timing from 10 am till 1 pm 
Evening timing from 5 pm till 8 pm
The price for 1 week is 350 Sr two weeks 600 Sr and the three weeks subscription is for 850 Sr.
There will be a discount for siblings, groups and family members.
So that the week will be for 300 sr two weeks 500 sr and the three weeks for 750.
Week 1 from december 27 till December 30
Week 2 from January 3 till January 6
Week 3 from January 10 till January 13
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Fun Is Us Kids Club:

Winter Break Camp
The registration for the 1 month long Winter Camp has started. The camp starts on the 20th of December till the 13th of January.
The program includes a lot of sport, educational and fun activities.
Age: 4 to 14 years
Timing: 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fees: 500 per week ; 900 for 2 weeks; 1200 for 3 weeks; and 1500 for a month

Address: King Road, shati’ (4), infront of Medas

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Jump Bunch/Young Rembrandts/Alif Evening Club:
Dates:  December 20-Jan 14th
Ages: vary based on camp you choose.
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ALIF Center Morning WinterCamp

 

Kids Academy:
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Kids Designers:

I believe this begins on the 21st and is 3 days long.  Available only for girls and ladies may also enroll in the class.
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Mental Math Classes:

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Young Chefs Academy:

Winter break is getting closer and the counting down to our next camp just started
And registration is going on now 📞
hurry and sing up your young chef -from Saturday 2nd of January to Thursday 7th of January2016
girls 4-16 years & boys 4-10 .
*seats are limited !!! 🙏🎉👏🙌
for questions or reservation:0532444025
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Young Rembrandts Snow Workshop:

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