Seven places to take your kids for children’s day

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Children’s Day is a time to celebrate the joy and wonder of our little ones. It’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with fun activities and outings.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 10 exciting places to take your kids in Lagos for Children’s Day:

Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park:

If the weather is sunny, Johnson Jakande Tinubu Park (JJT Park) is a great spot for a fun-filled Children’s Day! Let your kids loose on the playground equipment, have a picnic lunch on the sprawling lawns, or even organize some friendly games like frisbee or tag. JJT Park offers a safe and spacious environment for your children to run around and burn off energy. Remember to bring sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water to stay cool and hydrated throughout the day.

Lekki Conservation Centre:

Step away from the usual fun parks and rides to appreciate the natural beauty at Lekki Conservation Centre. Located at KM 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, near Chevron and just before the 2nd Lekki Tollgate, this spot offers children a delightful experience with nature, including sights of monkeys, a 95-year-old tortoise, peacocks, crocodiles, and other animals. Don’t miss the canopy walk and the tree house climb. Entrance fees are N200 for children and N1000 for adults, with an additional N1000 for access to the canopy walk.

Fun Factory Lekki:

Fun Factory is located on Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1 (enter from Lekki first gate). Its mainly an outdoor fun place to take the kids for a relaxed weekend and  to burn off their excess energy. It has outdoor slides, rides, a little pool and space for the little ones to run around. A great venue for children’s events and outdoor parties. Entrance fee is typically N5000 per person for 100% acesss to the place and its facilities.

Funtopia Water Park

Funtopia Leisure Result
Funtopia Leisure Resort is located at Km 35, Lekki-Epe Express Way, opposite Pan African  University just a few minutes away from Victoria Garden City. This is the only place on my bucket list am yet to take my kids to and I hope strike off during the mid term break. Funtopia is a water park that offers 3 water slides, swimming area, games room, snack bar and bouncy castle,

Apapa Amusement Park

Apapa Amusement Park

Apapa Amusement Park is located at 34 Randle Street Apapa. This amusement park boasts of bumper cars, carousel, air bicycle, mini football pitch, mini ferris wheel, roller coasters, indoor arcades and a number of other rides. I love the Pirate Ship and Fruit Worm the best. The indoor games arcade has lots of fun for the kids especially the younger ones. There is no entrance fee, you pay for each ride. Prices range from N400 to N1500. You can buy a card and load as much money on it for the various rides and card can be used another.

See a Children’s Show: Many theaters and performance spaces offer children’s shows throughout the year. Check listings for Children’s Day events featuring plays, puppet shows, or magic acts.

Beach: If the weather permits, a day at the beach is a fantastic way to celebrate Children’s Day. Build sandcastles, splash in the waves, or simply relax and enjoy the sunshine. Remember to prioritize sun safety with sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water.

Consider your child’s interests when choosing an activity. Whether they love animals, games, or exploring the outdoors, there’s something for everyone in Lagos on Children’s Day!

This list provides a starting point for a memorable Children’s Day celebration in Lagos. With a little planning, you can create a day filled with joy, laughter, and lasting memories for your kids.