TGIF Mums! Are you wondering what to do this weekend, January 25th & 26th? Below are Ten green spots in Lagos curated by Adebayo Ebenezer Mayowa, Founder of Naidrenalin Adventures.
You can visit this weekend and spice things up by preparing to have a picnic or just go for sight seeing or recreation. Either way, you’ll definitely have fun with your children.
1. Lekki Conservation Centre
The Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos is one of the best nature reserves in Nigeria. This conservation and relaxation center offers a breath of fresh air and an escape from the forever buzzing city of Lagos. The reserve has gazebos, open fields and sheds for relaxation or picnics. The boardwalk enables visitors to explore and view nature and wildlife. There are also a couple of bird hides to observe birds in the open swamp areas. About 21 meters high up in the sky is a tree house where tourists can have a paranomic view and also a canopy walk, the longest in Africa.
Address: Lekki Conservation Centre Road, Lekki Phase II, Km 19, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos
Open Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Gate Fee: N1000
2. Lakowe Lakes and Golf Resort
If you are looking for a charming wonderland for the whole family to visit, come to Lakowe. A 35 km drive from Lagos, Lakowe boasts a lake, lush palm groves, a spa, sports facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course and a corporate lodge. This is the perfect getaway place
Address: Chinua Achebe Close, Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate, Ibeju, Lekki
3. Freedom Park
Freedom park – a former colonial prison turned park and concert venue – is a great space to relax and play peek-a-boo, with beautiful fountain and green ares that children and parents can explore and enjoy together
Address: Broad street, Lagos Island
4. Lufasi Park
Lufasi – an acronym for Lekki Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary Initiative – provides one of the most enjoyable places to spend time away from the city fumes and breathe fresh air, perfumed by the numerous plant species that thrive here. Don’t forget to ask for freshly tapped palm wine
Address: Majek 1st gate, Km 1, Lekki Epe Expressway
5. Lagoon Front
There is one perfect spot for sunset in Lagos, the lagoon front. On a clear evening, you can see sunsets over the Third Mainland Bridge. There are canoes at the side of the lagoon that one can get in and paddlers take you to the other side. Other charms here include a pathway for a stroll, a picnic or a jog.
Address: University of Lagos, Akoka.
6. Muri Okunola Park
Extensive, elegant and full of shady glades and a beautiful fountain, this park serves as a wonderful place for monthly musical concerts. It’s also a good place to buy art souvenirs.
Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island
7. JJT Park
An acronym for Johnson Jakande Tinubu, this is a large area opened sometimes last year. Get your music box, pack some food and head straight to this place.
Address: Governor’s Road, Oregun, Ikeja
8. Ndubuisi Kanu Park
The ambiance and the coolness of nature in this park makes it a must-visit when you find yourself in Ikeja. The huge space presents a playing ground for the kids to run around. You can’t come in with your food though.
Address: Mobolaji Johnson Avenue, Ikeja
9. Jibowu Recreational park
Opened in October 2018, the small park is replete with fountains, gazebos and a nice walkway. It is divided into two areas, an area under the bridge and an area called the media garden.
Address: Jibowu, Yaba
10. Gani Fawehinmi Garden
A lush small garden with a view of the Ojota-Ketu road, the park is dedicated to the memory of the great legal icon and activist, Gani Fawehinmi
Address: 16, Gbadebo street, Ojota.
Family Friendly Events To Attend This Weekend
Afternoon Tea Party With Super Moms
Date: Sat, January 25, 2020 | Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Location: Victoria Garden City, Ikota Lagos Nigeria
Our January 2020 Afternoon Tea Party for super moms is specially for the mother parenting teenagers. We will be having some deep discussions
Most Parents today have major challenges in parenting their teenage children. The generation gap and cultural issues are major factors within many family environment. At this event we desire that mothers share their challenges and also learn from other super moms at the event. We learn from other people’s success stories and failures too.
Museum of Candy
Date: January 25th | Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Lagos Oriental Hotel, 3, Lekki-Epe Expessway, Victoria Island, Lagos 101241
Museum of candy is an active art exhibition with brightly colored room-sized installations centered towards younger gen-z audiences. The exhibit are designed to be photographed (Especially in selfies) and shared on instagram and other social media.
NATIVE BRAINS – Live in Concert
Date: Sat Jan 25 2020 | Time: 7:00 pm | Location, 9, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Alliance Française Lagos / Mike Adenuga Centre is proud to present Michael Oloyede’s Native Brains live on stage; on Saturday, 25th of January to kick off the concert season! MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT: Native Brains is a Nigerian afro-centric fusion jazz band led by drummer and main composer Michael Oloyede. The band’s music is a blend of afrobeat and funk/pop built on a highly rhythmic Yoruba sounds. The band is made up as many as 10 members in varying setup. They each maintain busy schedule as sidemen, producers and solo artist. Core members are Temidayo Balogun (Keyboards & Saxophone), Tobi Stephens (Keyboards), Tobi Zosu(bass), Samuel Bolton (percussion), Taiwo Arije (Vocals), Damilola (Trumpet), Ademola Adekeye (Saxophone) and a few guest members. TICKETS & INFO: 08179570070 DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM, SHOW STARTS AT 7:30 PM NO PARKING ON SITE – VALET PARKING ONLY
For other options on what to do this weekend January 25th & 26th, see also [Top Kid Friendly Spots In Lagos]
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