Have you ever heard the saying; the family that  “plays” together stays together?.  Are you looking for a great way to spend some quality family time?  Would you like to know about unforgettable family outing ideas in Nigeria? You may be feeling at loss or confused about the best way to pamper your family and make beautiful memories. Take a deep breath and worry no more. We’ve got your back. Here’s a list of thrilling adventure for you and your family to explore.

1. A Day of Rides at an Amusement Park

For a long time, till now, amusement parks have been the first choice place children want to go. The reason isn’t far-fetched; love the thrill of the whirling merry-go-rounds, the startling roller coasters, and ride bumper car rides. What’s great, adults can have fun with these activities too.

Take your kids to an amusement park and be ready for a day filled with mind-blowing fun because here, everyone is involved in the aura of excitement.

Popular Amusement Parks In Nigeria

  • African Heritage City, Abuja
  • Dreamworld Africana, Lagos
  • Fun Factory, Lagos
  • Hi-Impact Planet, Lagos
  • Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan
  • Wonderland Themepark, Abuja
  • The Wild Bunch Amusement Park, Jos

2. See A Movie at the Cinema

The kids have had enough of Mathematics, Elementary Science, and Social Studies. You’ve also probably been buried in paperwork for a long time.There’s an exciting world out there, it comes with popcorn, soda, suspense and 3D glasses. Yes, we know you can watch a movie at home, but we guarantee it’s nothing compared to the electric air of the movie theatre. So treat your family to a movie night. We recommend you watch a comedy movie, a superhero movie or something with animations, your children would totally love that. Most cinemas offer a family discount, so this is a perfect outing if you are on a budget.

Popular Cinemas in Nigeria

  • Filmhouse Cinemas; Located in Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Ondo and Kano.
  • Silverbird Galleria; Located in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Warri
  • Ozone Cinemas; Located in Lagos
  • Genesis Cinemas; Located in Lagos and Port Harcourt
  • Imax Cinema; Located in L agos

3. Enjoy a Picnic at the Beach

Beaches are music to the ears of everyone, adults and children alike. It is the perfect place for a family picnic. The beach is a perfect place for a family outing in Nigeria. It is the perfect place to do all the things that you and the children aren’t allowed to do at home or anywhere else; dress in bikinis and shorts, walk barefoot along the beach, build sand castles, eat under bamboo sheds, drink coconut milk directly from its pod and swim in the ocean.

Go with mats, coolers to keep your food and drinks, beach balls and a camera to capture the beautiful moments. You and the family will definitely have a swell time.

Popular Beaches In Nigeria

  • Bar Beach, Lagos
  • Elegushi Beach, Lagos
  • Finima Beach, Rivers
  • Asaba Beach, Delta
  • Ibeno Beach, Akwa Ibom
  • Patigi Beach, Niger
  • Ndibe Sand Beach, Ebonyi

4. A Dose of History at the Museum

Although we would not advise you to do this as a stand-alone activity, a visit to a museum or art gallery is a great way to spend time with your family.  There are several historical museums you can go for a family outing in Nigeria. You can take your family to see some ancient artefacts and hear stories the country’s history. You get the chance to teach the kids about where they come from and how Nigeria became what it is today.

After the museum, you can take the kids out for a special meal or some ice cream.

Some of the Museums in Nigeria You Should Visit

  • Gidan Makama Museum, Kano
  • National Museum, Kaduna
  • Jos Museum
  • Nigerian National Museum, Lagos
  • National War Museum, Umuahia
  • National Museum, Benin
  • Mindscape Children’s Museum, Lagos

5. Visit the Zoo and Other Nature Attractions

At the zoo, you get a chance to show your children creatures that they’ve only been able to match with alphabets and seen on TV. What a better way there, to get your kids excited about nature? Visiting the zoo is an ideal way to share memorable moments with the family. Move from one enclosure to the other, watching various animals like lions, monkeys and parrots. This activity is even better for kids in their formative years as we are sure they would scream in delight at the lion’s roar or the wonders of a talking bird.

Popular Zoos in Nigeria

  • Abuja Children’s Zoo, Abuja
  • Ibadan University Zoo, Ibadan
  • Jos Wildlife Park, Jos
  • Ogba Zoological Garden and Nature Park, Benin City
  • Enugu Zoo
  • Port Harcourt Zoo
  • Sanda Kyarimi Zoo, Maiduguri
  • Audu Bako Zoo, Kano
  • Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos

There are many ways to spend some quality family time. You can choose an activity that best suits your family’s preferences or does something mellow. But if you want to see the look of delight on the faces of your children, and have wonderful pictures of the moments you share, our suggests above are a sure fire way to get that.

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