Thank God it’s Friday!! Are you looking for family friendly things to do this weekend October 26th and 27th in Lagos? Below are a few events you can attend this weekend. We also have family-friendly places you can visit with the kids for a lovely family time.
THE CECE YARA STORIES
Date: Sunday, October 27th | Time: | Location: Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki
Calling all Mums in Lagos to attend The Cece Yara Foundation screening of their new documentary THE CECE YARA STORIES happening this Sunday, October 27th at Filmhouse cinemas, IMAX Lekki.
We all want to believe that our children are safe and that we can protect them from harm but child sexual abuse is real and recovery begins with EXPOSURE.
Watch real stories from real survivors and support the work of @cece_yara as it fights to tackle child sexual abuse. Please send a DM and support this event by attending or donating to its cause. Calling all Mums!
Book Launch – Why Do You Wash Your Hands?
by Clever Clogs Books
Date: 26th October | Time: | Location will be communicated
Did you know that every year more than 60,000 children under the age of 5 die of diarrhoea?🤔 Did you also know that many of these deaths are preventable with proper hand washing practices?
Children’s book author Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is set to launch latest book📚, Why Do You Wash Your Hands? on the 26th of October 2019 in Lagos. The book is targeted at promoting the importance of hand washing amongst children, parents, teachers and families.
RSVP here to attend the book launch to get your hands on the limited edition compendium version which has been published in 4 languages!
Highlights include Book reading by special guests, Nibbles, Music, Conversations, Play Area for children, Autograph signing, Networking with exclusive guests
Afternoon Tea Party with young mums
Date: Sat, October 26, 2019 | Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Location: Tender Cradle School, 13, Dipeolu Street, Off Awolowo way, Ikeja Lagos.
Learning as a parent is a lifelong process. Children during their early childhood stage requires learning processes with various options; the ones that best meet their immediate needs and stage of development.
The role of the parent is to nurture children in an environment where their innate potential can be maximized. To achieve this task as a parent can come with a lot of intentional processes; research, experience, exploration and observations. Understanding how young children think and learn is very vital for every parent, especially the young parents.
At this event we shall discuss practical activities that can be carried out at home with your 3months to 6years old to support their growth and development. If you desire to homeschool your child you can also get useful tips and curriculum to use at home
Ake Arts & Book Festival
Now in its 7th year, Ake Arts and Book Festival has brought over 400 artists, writers, poets, musicians, dancers and thinkers together in Abeokuta and now in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The primary goals of the festival are to promote, develop and celebrate creativity on the African continent through a series of events during the festival. These include panel discussions, workshops, bookchats, plays, poetry events, concerts and performances.
The festival also boasts a fantastic bookstore which stocks books primarily by Africans, and books about Africa.
Organised by the Book Buzz Foundation, Ake Festival is four days of cultural immersion
In Conversation With (Aké Edition)
Date: Sun, October 27, 2019 | Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Location: Cafe One By Sterling, Admiralty Way, Lagos
In this Aké edition of In Conversation With, we’ll be hosting Jennifer Makumbi and Wayétu Moore!
This special edition, tagged the Aké edition, brings together two African authors from the diaspora, to explore thematic issues of colonialism, migration, colorism and mental health, in line with this year’s theme: Black Bodies, Grey Matter.
We’re super thrilled to be hosting Jennifer Makumbi, author of Kintu and Manchester Happened, and Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King, in conversation with Niki Igbaroola, on Sunday October 27, 2019, 2pm to 4pm
Lagos Fashion Week
Date: Oct 23-26 | Location: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island
Lagos Fashion Week (LagosFW) is a fashion platform that drives the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers at a four (4) day event in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.
As a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar, LagosFW leads the way with initiatives that supports, strengthens and develops the fashion industry. Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a physical platform that’s gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.
Who is in the Garden?
Date: Sun Oct 27 2019 | Time: 15:00 – 18:00 | Location: Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria | N1000 per adult and N500 per kid
Its another edition of the Live Music Show “WHO is in the GARDEN” Featuring live music, picnic and fun in the beautiful Lufasi Park Come Enjoy a relaxing time at Lufasi Nature Park. All lovers of Cool, Smooth Music in the heart of the Garden. This is for you.
Lagos Photo Festival 2019
Date: Sun Oct 27 2019 | Time: 16:00 – 22:00 | Location: Broad St, Lagos Island, Lagos
It’s the grand opening for the 10th year of the Lagos Photo Festival! The grand opening takes place from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Then Lagos Photo Night: The Take Off, kicks off at AAF, from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Lagos Photo Nights features happenings each evening of the professional week at the foundation. Attend a riveting evening of live music featuring Jazz, Solis, and Good Girl L.A.
Family-friendly Places to Visit with the Kids
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is number 1 on the list because it is often put on the adults-only list. However, it is a family-friendly place. They are known for their excellent service, exceptional cocktails, food and unbeatable parties with most famous DJs.
In addition, they have a beachfront with cabanas and kids playground! You can relax, have a great conversation with your spouse or just a romantic moment and watch the kids lay. It’s a win-win situation.
Location: Plot No 3, Block XVI, Water Corporation Road, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island
MAXTIVITY – Family Entertainment Center
MAXTIVITY – Family Entertainment Center @ Circle mall, Lekki provides a variety of attractions to families with kids and teens looking for a safe, thrilling and convenient location to play, laugh and celebrate together, at an affordable price.
They are running the following promotions between 29th August to 30th September
1. New customers – N2000 free trial voucher!
2. Birthdays – 10% off Birthday bookings
They have the following attractions: Bumper Cars, SoftPlay, Arcades / Virtual Reality, Climbing Walls, Trampolines, Party Rooms, Food & Drinks
Their family packages starting from N4,000 to N27,000; and use Tokens which allow you to share easily among the whole family. No one is left out!
You can find them Circle Mall (Jakande) Lekki, Lagos
So what are you waiting for! Call on 0802 255 2974 or check out our website www.maxtivity.com.ng or Instagram page @maxtivity.
They look forward to hosting you!
Tour Freedom Park, Onikan
What a peaceful way to ease into the holiday relaxation. Let’s take you on a tour around the historic Freedom Park. Formally known as Her Majesty’s Colonial Prison.
Location: FREEDOM PARK LAGOS, Old Prison Ground Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria | Contact: 08095006567
Funville is an indoor playground in Victoria Island, for kids ages 3 to 12, and under guardians’ watch! They have a little diner on site and also cater to birthdays
For more information, call 08123456799, or send an email to [email protected] for birthday inquiries. You can also visit their Colorful Instgaram page @funvillelagosfor more insight on the amazing offers they have for your children.
Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park
Hi-Impact Planet Amusement Park and Resort offers world-class fun for the young and old, friends and families. There are games, rides and other entertaining attractions for the young and young at heart. You and your family will enjoy a good time and form magical memories. You can grab a snack or a pastry during your day of fun or enjoy full-blown intercontinental meals at the parks 3 food court.
Location: Km 12, Lagos-Ibadan Expy, Ibafo, Ogun State
Welcome to the world of Conservation, Education and Entertainment. The world of OMU RESORT set in a rain forest environment allows guests experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature.
It is nestled in a peaceful neighbourhood, occupying a land area of approximately 22 hectares surrounded by the clear waters of OMU CREEK. The resort has expanded yet again to include a purpose built WATER PARK with additional amusement rides such as the Spaceship and bunjee jumping. Other new arrivals at the Omu zoo include the Chimpanzees and flamingos.
Location: 1, Omu resort drive, Bogije Town, Bogije Town, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Family Fun Amusement Park
This is another top kid friendly destination. It is an outdoor amusement park filled with different games. They offer packages for birthday parties or school day out in an event centre with a big play area. It is also a perfect place for churches, private and business retreats located in a quiet and serene community.
Location: 10, Oke-Agbo Road, Anuoluwapo Close, Gberigbe, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
Welcome to Ticklebay’s purposely built indoor and outdoor party venue. It serves and delivers fun for everyone. The TickleBay venue has –
- Palpy Chandelier Hall (indoor)
- TickleBay Playground and Swimming Pool
- TickleBay Party/Stationery Store.
The playground is a haven for mothers and their little ones. Excellent if you are planning a party. They also offer kids event planning services and party rentals. They have over 26 bouncy castles to rent from and a large selection of candy tables/cart.
Follow Ticklebay on instagram @ticklebay
Location: Kilometer 13, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
Funtopia Leisure Resort
Funtopia is an ideal children’s world and is located in Ibeju-Lekki. There are fun sections for kids below the age of three; parents can have fun with their children when they play, swim and enjoy several water sports. There are also arcade and computer games in ‘Cusco city’, billiards, table tennis in ‘The Shed’ and a wide variety of other activities to keep your children entertained.
Location: Km 35, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Estate Phase 1, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos
Funland is a recreational and entertainment park for kids with facilities that include toys, games, bouncy castles, train rides, carousels and so many other creative and interactive games for children and adults.
Location: 25, Joel Ogunnaike Street, G.R.A, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
If there was any place that was made for kids, @chocolatroyal would be it. If the authentic, freshly baked French pastries, chocolates, breads, donuts and ice creams don’t sway them, then the paint and bake ceramic cafe next door will.
Location: 267a Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island
FuntasticaLand is a party and family entertainment centre created to offer the local community a fun packed day out in a safe environment with loads of exciting things to do, but most of all at an affordable price so everyone can join in.It consists of rides such Kiddies rides, Merry-go-round, Video Game Arcades, Bouncy Castles, Funzone, 6D Cinema, Play Stations, 3D movies, Fun Food Kiosks, Party Shop, Dance Machine, Party Hall and Many More
Location: 25 Olusoji Idowu St, Ilupeju Olusoji Idowu Street Ilupeju, 100252, Lagos
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