What is the thing about Fridays that gets people excited?
You guessed right! The weekend and it’s here again.
It’s time to relax, unwind, forget about the stressful week, meet new people, hang out and most importantly, spend time with family and friends.
But there are times, you’d like to go out and have fun but you don’t really know where to. Not worry, we got you covered.
Lagos is widely renowned for it’s fast-paced, shine-your-eyes, hustle and bustle lifestyle. But beyond all these, it’s a fun, interesting, exciting city that has no shortage of amazing places to visit and have fun.
Without further ado, if you live in Lagos or you plan to visit for the weekend, here are 10 fun places in Lagos you can visit.
1. Lekki Conservation Centre
Established in 1990, Lekki Conservation Centre is a 78 hectare located on Lekki Peninsula. The conservation centre is a serene environment that offers an escape from the everyday hustle life of Lagos. It has the pride of having the Longest canopy walk in Africa.
Fun things to do at Lekki Conservation Center:
- The 401m long Canopy walk
- Family Park
- Koi & Tilapia ponds
- Barbecue Joints
- Floor Games (Ludo, Snake and Ladder, Draught, Chess and Street Tennis etc.)
- And lots more
2. Omu Resort
If you are looking for where to experience nature and have fun, Omu Resort is the place to be. Located along Lekki-Epe road, it occupies a land area of 22 hectares surrounded by nature.
Fun things to do at Omu Resort:
- Amusement Park
- Go Kart
- Quad Biking
- Wax Museum
- And lots more
3. Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park
If you plan to go out with your kids, then you need to checkout Hi-impact Planet amusement park. Although, it is located at Ibafo which isn’t in Lagos but it’s just a 10 minutes drive from Berger.
It is a world-class amusement park with exciting outdoor rides, amazing indoor games for kids, and the family to have an unforgettable fun experience. It also has amazing apartments and halls so if you are looking to lodge for the weekend or host events, Hi impact Planet is more than capable of hosting you.
Fun things to do at Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park:
- Ferris wheel
- Spring ride
- Go Kart
- Kite flyer
- Go jump
- And lots more
4. The Mall
Lagos is the home to malls. There are a lot of malls you can visit, depending on your location. They include:
- Maryland mall, Maryland
- Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja
- Leisure mall/Adeniran Ogunsanya mall, Surulere
- The Palms, Lekki
- Novare Lekki mall, Lekki
- E center, Yaba
- Festival Mall, Amuwo
5. The Beach
This list won’t be complete without adding a beach. Lagos being a coastal city is known for the array of beaches it possesses. If you are the type that likes nature and water, then going to the beach would do you a world of good.
Popular Beaches in Lagos include:
- Lekki Beach
- Alpha Beach
- Oniru Beach
- Elegushi Beach
- Badagry Beach
- Tarkwa Bay Beach (you’ll need a boat to get there)
6. Lekki Leisure Lake
If you love outdoor activities, Lekki Leisure Lake is a place you must consider. Located along the Lekki Peninsular, it offers some of the best safe but adventurous & thrilling aquatic activities. It’s definitely not for the fainthearted.
To fully enjoy it, it’s best to go with family, group of friends or better half.
Fun things to do at Lekki Leisure Lake:
- Quad Bike
- Pontoon Boat
- Jet Skiing
- Wave Boat
- Pedal Boat
7. Get Arena
If all you want to do this weekend is race, Get Arena is the place to be. Located just opposite Lagos Oriental Hotel off Ozumba Mbadiwe road, it offers arguably the best Go Karts in the country.
It’s a nice place for family outing and group of friends hang out. The best part is you can create a competition with colleagues or friends and race away. There are also arcade games for kids and nice restaurants to eat, drink and refill your energy level.
Fun things to do at Get Arena:
- Go Kart
- Arcade games for kids
- Eat and Drink
8. Nike Art Gallery
If you are a lover of art, then Nike Art Gallery is a must visit place. Located at Ikate, Lekki Phase 1 Pennisular, it has a home to gallery and textile museum featuring over 8,000 pieces.
The 5 storey building was established in 2009 by Chief (Mrs )Nike Davies Okundaye who is renowned worldwide for her artistic genius and helping over 3000 young Nigerians learn textile art. It’s truly a sight to behold.
It’s free to enter buy the artworks cost between a few thousand and millions of naira.
Fun things to do at Nike Art Gallery:
- Explore different types of artworks from textiles, drawings, statues, handmade materials etc.
- Watch how to make Adire, batik, indigo, beadwork, painting, carving, embroidery, metalwork, weaving and drumming.
- Learn about Nigeria’s rich traditional history
- Try your hands on some crafts
- Take lots of pictures
- Take a cup of coffee at the Cafe
9. Dreamworld Africana
As the second amusement park on the list, Dreamworld Africana is located in Lekki, Lagos State. Established in 2010, it is the perfect place for a family fun-filled weekend. It was designed with adults, teenagers and kids. So there is something for everybody.
With Dreamworld Africana, the excitement never stops!
Fun things to do in Dreamworld Africa:
- Bumper Cars
- Bouncing Castle
- Roller Coaster
- Merry go round
- Arcade games
10. Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park
Last but not the least on our list, it’s Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park. Officially commissioned on December 2017 by the Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, the park was named after the past Governors of Lagos state. It is located in Alausa, beside the Lagos State House of Assembly.
If you are just looking for a place for a picnic with family, friends or your significant other, then you should visit JJT. It’s free to enter and guess what! It has Free WiFi. There is also a waterfall where kids can play.
It has lots of sitting areas and you can also take food inside. All in all, it is a great place to relax, unwind and forget about your worries.
We’ve shared Top 10 amazing and fun places in Lagos you can visit this weekend. You now have places to visit. No excuses!
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Are there any other fun places in Lagos you’ll like to add? Do you have questions? Kindly leave a comment below.