Spending time with your family is one of the most important ways to build connections and bonds. You may be used to going to the same place every time, but having different experiences is a sure way to have fun and make family time more memorable. Lagos has a number of memorable and family-friendly locations that can be enjoyed by all age groups, from adults to teens to young children. Here are five family-friendly locations that will delight both adults and children.
1. Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park
Hi-Impact Park is one of the fun places family and friends could go to have a good time. It is located along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, opposite Mountain Top University. It is a themed park with lots of side attractions and fun activities for the young at heart.
The park has many exciting activities that will make your day full of excitement and memories, such as Go Kart, indoor games, and outdoor games. There are also games for children to play and attractions for adults such as Ferris wheel, Animatronics, Freestyler, Spring Ride, Hoopla, Cross section of indoor games, and many more.
Location: KM 12, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Opposite Mountain Top University, Ibafo, Ogun State.
Opening hours: Monday To Saturday 11 Am To 4 Pm – Sunday 12 Noon To 5 Pm
2. Visit Malls
Malls are a great place for family and friends to have fun in Lagos. A mall is a place where people can meet, socialize, and even shop. They offer many activities for people of all ages. You can do anything from going shopping, or simply sitting down together and having a good time. Here list of malls you can check out in Lagos to have fun.
I. Ikeja City Mall
Ikeja is known as the heart of Lagos and its capital city. The Ikeja City Mall is located at Alausa in Ikeja. The mall remains one of the best in the mainland metropolis of Lagos. It is filled with so much fun, adventure, and entertainment. Trust us, you can’t go there and be bored. With fast food restaurants, lounges, a cinema, a gaming arcade, and fashion stores. There’s always something to get up to.
You should surprise your friends and kids by bringing them to this place and seeing the difference it will make in your family.
Location: Ikeja City Mall, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
Opening hours: 9 am–9 pm
Enquiry: +234(806) 8582 039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
II. Maryland Mall
The Maryland shopping mall is colloquially known as the “big black box,” though it is officially known as Purple Maryland. The Mall has grown into a great place for family and friends to get together and frequently hosts family-friendly events. It houses over 50 shopping outlets, banks, restaurants, a supermarket, and a state-of-the-art cinema facility. And their yummy fast food restaurants? This is something you don’t want to miss.
Location: 350 – 360 Ikorodu Road, Lagos
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 (WAT) MON – FRI
III. Novare Mall Lekki
As the primary retail facility for the surrounding community, Novare Lekki strives to provide a complete shopping and fantastic entertainment experience. It is one of the largest malls in Lagos with state-of-the-art facilities and if you ever get tired of shopping, there are still plenty of things to do. With Shoprite and Game as anchor tenants, as well as Genesis Cinemas, the mall has approximately 1000 shops and 5,000 parking bays. Hence, you shouldn’t worry about where to buy things or park your cars.
Location: Cnr of Lekki-Epe Expressway and Monastery Road Sangotedo Lekki Lagos
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 09:00 to 21:00
Sunday – 12:00 to 21:00
Enquiry: +234 806 462 8277
Escape-Room-33 is created by people with passion and creativity to give the best adventure service and experience. We can say with our full chest that, Escape Room 33 is one of the most fun activities on the planet for real-time game lovers. It is a unique game filled with suspense, intrigue, and adventure. This is not your typical form of entertainment. It is an adventure, where participants will be given 60-minutes to find their way out of an epic, themed room by solving clues. They offer three themed rooms such as Sherlock Holms, Ark Raider, and Prison Break. As the name entails, they all have varying degrees of difficulty, each decorated to create an authentic experience just for you. Clues can be found around the room, each one taking you to the next challenge until you find your way out of one room and into another. Solving puzzles in real-time, with no help from your gadgets, tests your problem-solving skills, giving you and your friends, family, and colleagues a unique bonding experience. If you’re looking for a unique spot, perhaps you think your family is drifting apart. This will certainly be one of the best places to go and you will never forget it! As an added benefit, The Escape Room has partnered with Silverbird Cinemas so you can enjoy a movie after you’ve made your way out of the room… if you make your way out! You will certainly not find a better way to spend an hour in Lagos.
Location: Silverbird Galleria, 133 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island 101240, Lagos
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm
Enquiry: 0902 499 7900
A home for virtual games. They are a virtual reality game company that develops and creates immersive virtual reality experiences, combining technology, and art in VR platforms. Their games cut across different age groups whereby giving users maximum virtual reality experience in a way that defies reality. You watch games and it makes it look real beyond your imagination. Games like 360 motion stimulator, VR car race, and many more. The aim is to create a user-friendly environment with the best virtual reality experience. Hence, you can join them if you want something fun and different.
Location: 14b Karimu Kotun Victoria Island Lagos
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9 am to 11 pm
5. Upbeat Centre
Upbeat is a fun recreational centre that combines exercise and fun. It brings you activities such as Trampoline, which allows you to practice Tumble Track, General Jump, Foam Pit, Dodge Ball, Skating, Virtual Games, and many more. They have spaces and activities for your kids where trampoline and artistic Gymnastics, Kids Club Football, and Kids Club Basketball takes place. Also, there is a space for adult football, basketball, volleyball, a food court, and fitness (GYM). How about events? They have different events and spaces for events. Head over to the Upbeat centre to experience the activities.
Location: 11, Admiralty Road, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Opening hours: (Tuesday – Friday: 12 pm-9 pm/ Sat & Sun: 9 am-9 pm).
Enquiry: +234 818 884 4991, 01-2298844
Making the most of your family time is important but can be challenging when you don’t know where to go. However, there are many things to do and see in Lagos that will guarantee a good time for you and your family. This list will give you great ideas for family get-togethers, events, eating out, or simply spotting those rare birds you’ve always seen in the videos online. We hope you like the list.
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