Hey hey! Do you sometimes wonder what to do in Lagos with kids, family and friends? That is things to do beyond the obvious: Cinema visits, Mall Shopping, club prowls and bar hops, fashion events and restaurants.
Lagos might have lost some focus at some time, but diversity is returning and now there’s pretty much something for everyone and mood. As we all know, Lagos has a nightlife to rival any major city hub in the world.
Okay. Enough rambling. Here’s a little list:
- Freedom Hall. (Spoken word poetry and open mic). http://www.freedomhall.wordpress.com
- Buffet Breakfast with an acoustic session for N5000.00 at Nuts about Cakes (Fola Osibo, Lekki 1)
- Acoustic Wednesday at BLD on Lekki 1.
- Pop into Bogobiri Restaurant in Ikoyi to see some plays.
- Pop into Terra Kulture in VI to see some plays.
- Go novel shopping in The Bookshop in Terra Kulture, VI. Nigerian writers are quite expressive with their use of imagery and language. Great themes and Subject Matters.
- Visit the Lekki Conversation Center for some nature and serenity. The longest canopy walk in West Africa is there. Also, with N7,000 you can register your family for a year’s acess.
- Go art viewing in galleries like Terra Kulture (VI), Biodun Omolayo Art Gallery (City Mall,Onikan), Omenka Art Gallery (Ikoyi), Nike Art Gallery (Ikate, Lekki)
- Visit the Lekki Art Market, Jakande for some local arts and crafts.
- Join up in a sports club for some sports. Try Lagos Lawn Tennis Club if you are a Tennis lover or the more popular and more pricey Ikoyi Club.
- You can visit and sign up at the Lagos Yacht Club for some sailing and water fun.
- You can register your child or ward at the Omolayo Young at Art club (City Mall, Onikan) This is a fantastic way to entertain and educate young ones.
- Try the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi.
- Visit Funturf in Lekki 1. Great play area for children.
- Visit the High Impact Amusement park on Ibadan Expressway.
- Visit Tickle Bay with the Little ones in Ikoyi or on Lekki-Epe Expressway.
- Visit Funtopia off Lekki-Epe Expressway.
- If you just want to hang out at a quiet spot, try Bay Lounge (Lekki 1), LilyGate Hotel poolside (Lekki 1)
- If you are a latin dance lover, you could join up with salsa evenings in some Lounges and bars. Some of such bars are DA Vinci in VI.
- Take a boat to Ilashe. There are so many private beach houses open for parties. You can rent. (Get boats from Civic Center, Troy ((both in VI)) or from Bids Garden in Lekki 1).
- Sign up with Eventbrite.com for event updates.
- A good Child friendly place to dine is Samantha’s in Ikoyi (you even get a high chair). Hard Rock cafe and Johnny Rockets.
- Oh why not spend some time pampering yourself or you and your partner by booking a fantastic spa session? Good spas include ClearEssence California Spa (Ikoyi. You can even book an overnight stay. It’s also a great place for a honeymoon. The staff are fantastic. PS: they give great pedicures). Body Temple in VI, Apples and Oranges in Ikoyi, Your Spa and Fitness in Four Points by Sheraton, VI. The ClearEssence California Spa, Ikoyi
- Make plans to attend the Afropolitan Vibes concert. It is held every last Friday of the month at Freedom Park, Lagos Island. The venue is also a historical landmark for both Lagos and Nigeria.
- The best fun though is a Nigerian Lagos Wedding. If you’ve been invited to one, GO!!! All the fun things happen at weddings.
Just a little list. What has been missed? Feel free to mention in the Comments.
Until next time, stay happy and sharp Living In Lagos.