Are you planning to spend Christmas in Lagos this year? Are you having difficulties picking fun spots?
If you are, then you are in luck because this post has been specially written for you.
From beaches to parks, and even Father Christmas grottos, you will definitely be spoilt for choice if you will be spending Christmas in Lagos.
Therefore, in this article, you will find an array of fun spots to spend the festive season with your entire family without even hurting your bank account.
Parks are no doubt one of the best educative and entertaining places to go spend quality time with your kids here in Lagos.
They are safe, serene, and all-round fun. In Lagos alone, over 30 family-friendly parks and gardens exist and each one of them provides a ‘Lil something special and different.
Some of the notable parks and gardens in Lagos include Ndubuisi Kanu Park Oregun Lagos, JJT Park Jhalobia Recreation Park and Gardens (It is located on Murtala Muhammed Airport Road, Lagos and marked by a stylish use of tropical plants and architecture), Muri Okunola Park, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lufasi Nature Park in Victoria Island and 50th-anniversary park in Akoka, Lagos.
Other notable fun spots in Lagos are;
Kidzone is surely one of the significant places kids and families love to visit.
Basically, this playground offers kids a wide variety of games and a very conducive environment for learning and entertainment.
You can take your children to Kidzone this Christmas to enjoy the Xmas Fun Fair.
At the fun spot, they can play and engage in a variety of activities.
As a parent, you will also not be bored.
There is an amazing place where parents can unwind and enjoy themselves while their children have the time of their lives.
Location: 429, Old Abeokuta Motor Road, Labak Estate, Agege, Lagos.
APAPA AMUSEMENT PARK
Furthermore, one of the other fun spots in Lagos is this amusement park.
With its Arabian-inspired design structures, this park leaves you with the feeling of being in Dubai.
Apapa Amusement Park is packed with everything required to guarantee a fun-filled, healthy family hangout.
From the Rides to Adult and Children games, the Fountain and Seating area, to the Gardens for nature lovers. Really, this place was built with every age group in mind.
Location: 1 Randle Rd, Apapa, Lagos
DREAMWORLD AFRICANA AMUSEMENT PARK
Yes, Lagos is no Disneyland but this place almost makes you forget that fact.
The Dream World Africana designed to make every second spent there magical, is another top favourite for a family hangout.
From the roller coaster to the bumper cars to the bouncing castles, the drop tower, the games arcade, this is the place to be!
Location: First Right Turn After The 2nd Tollgate KM 20 Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki.
If you are a lover of the sea and shoreline, then you have to include a drive to one of the numerous Lagos Beaches. Each of them will leave you with a memorable holiday experience.
Truly, a calm day spent with the family at a beach is always fun. The kids will definitely love it! For this, you could check out.
The Oniru Beach reputable for its beautiful scenery offers a rich menu of exciting activities.
These activities entertain kids as well as the adults; from fairs to games, to the music shows.
In between, there are nice restaurants and food joints serving delicious meals and pastries, where you can sit and enjoy your meal while listening to the relaxing sound of the waves.
This Beach owned by the Elegushi Royal family ranks as one of the Best Beaches in Lagos and Nigeria at large.
Stuffed with diverse fun activities, the place leaves you with the feeling of Royalty.
Therefore, if you want a family outing at a Beach that will have you and your folks feeling like nobles, Elegushi Beach is the way to go.
Enjoy a great time at this beach located in Lekki, Lagos.
Eleko Beach’s selling point is the fact that although it is equally classy and ideal for a fun family day-out, it is not as noisy as a lot of other beaches in Lagos.
So if you are looking to hangout out at a serene water place, this is the sure location for you.
RESORTS AND OTHER FUN SPOTS
This is a multi-hub family hangout spot away from adult roles and the stale routine of everyday life. The resort dishes history, nature, adventure, all together in one encounter. This is one of the fun spots in Lagos where you are sure about getting full value on every penny spent.
So if you want your kids to experience some adventure and wildlife, Omu resort comes to mind.
Life is a Theatre at Muson Centre! The Centre is a reputed place in Lagos, to watch the best stage plays and performances that will leave you completely mesmerized.
It offers first-class traditional and contemporary performances that you can’t afford to miss.
At Christmas like this, there is a wide variety of stage plays and performances which will be in hot demand at Muson Centre.
Therefore, it is the perfect time to watch the stage performances and enjoy an unforgettable day or night out with your kids and loved ones.
LEKKI CONSERVATIVE CENTRE
The Lekki Conservative centre, located on Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, is one of the best nature reserves in Nigeria.
This adventure centre offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos. If you love nature and adventure, then this undoubtedly is the place for you.
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From the adrenalin, pumping canopy walk to setting up a family picnic spot at the Gazebos or even trying out one or all the games they have available, you will never experience any form of boredom there.
Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park
Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Pack boasts indoor games arcade with lots of games, rides, bumper cars, ice skating, Ferris wheel, carousel, go-kart, train rides, and an indoor 4D cinema. It now has a swimming area and water slides.
It also boasts of accommodations for out of town guests and if you want to maximize the holiday and stay over (Our own little Disneyland).
The entrance fee is N5000 and you have to pay for the games. You have two options – either pay as you play or buy an all-access package (HIP Regular or Combo). The package ranges from N15,000 to N25,000. The costs for the individual games range from N500 to N2500. For adrenaline junkies – the Enterprise Ride is a MUST!!!
Hi-Impact Planet is an amusement theme park and resort is located on the outskirts of Lagos along the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway – KM 12 Lagos Ibadan Expressway Ibafo. It a stone throw from MFM Prayer City.
Upbeat Center is a multi-purpose recreational facility that serves as a fitness and fun centre which was launched in December 2017. The Upbeat recreational centre has various recreational amenities which include an indoor trampoline park, an outdoor basketball court, a five-a-side football pitch, retail spaces for lease and other fun and fitness facilities for leisure, team bonding, and training.
The UpBeat Centre is located at 11 Admiralty Rd, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Finally, be it one or all of these places you finally get to visit, just remember the rule: it is compulsory for you to soak yourself into the moment, unwind and suck up all the fun each arena has to offer; you deserve it too!
Later on, you can give us feedback on how much you enjoyed or loathed any of these places. It sure would help another mum.