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Fun spots for kids this Christmas

By Ijeoma Thomas-Odia
28 December 2019   |   4:17 am
It’s the Christmas season and your kids will definitely like to visit fun spots and unwind. If you are having difficulty choosing a fun spot for your kids, then this post is for you.

It’s the Christmas season and your kids will definitely like to visit fun spots and unwind. If you are having difficulty choosing a fun spot for your kids, then this post is for you. You are also sure to find locations that suit your budget while giving your kids the kind of Christmas experience they deserve.

Jayne Augoye, founder of Fabmumng, an online parenting platform that caters for mums and help them through their parenting journey, shares some interesting places in Lagos children and the whole family can be a part of this Yuletide. “From beaches to parks, and even Father Christmas grottos, you will definitely be spoilt for choice if you will be spending Christmas in Lagos,” she assured.

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 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, Muri Okunola Park, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lufasi Nature Park in Victoria Island and 50th-anniversary park in Akoka, Lagos. There are also The Kidzone, Apapa Amusement Park and Dreamworld Africana Amusement Park, that provides special focus on children.

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.
Oniru Beach: Is 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.

Elegushi 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.

Eleko Beach: Enjoy a great time at this beach located in Lekki, Lagos. Its selling point is its equally classy and ideal family fun day-out spot that 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.

Omu resort: This is a multi-hub family hangout spot. 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.

Other Fun Spots
Muson Centre: The Centre is a reputed place in Lagos, to watch the best stage plays and performances. It offers first-class traditional and contemporary performances. At Christmas like this, there is a wide variety of stage plays and performances at the Centre. Hence, it is the perfect time to watch the stage performances and enjoy an unforgettable day or night out with your kids.

Lekki Conservative centre
Located on Lekki Peninsula, Lagos, it 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.

Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park
The park boasts of  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 is located on the outskirts of Lagos along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibafo.

Upbeat Centre
The recreational centre has various recreational amenities which include an indoor trampoline park, an outdoor basketball court, a five-a-side football pitch and other fun activities. It is located in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

“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,” Augoye added.