We all know that Lagos, being a fun, vibrant city leads the rest of the country in terms of the number of  places for fun activities one can engage in. In a previous post, our attention was on Abuja; but in this one, the focus is shifting to Lagos. And if you live in the city or plan on visiting anytime soon, you should definitely put these places on your to-do list. Let’s go!

1. Lekki Conservation Park

The Lekki Conservation Centre is located in Eti Osa Local Government Area of the state. To be found here are wildlife native to the coastal environment of southwest Nigeria, and also serves as an initiative to protect wildlife found in these areas. The conservation park sits on 78 hectares of protected land, part of which includes a nature reserve.

lekki conservation centre

 

 

 

LCC

 

2. Ikeja City Mall

It is the biggest shopping mall In Lagos, and with over 100 stores trading in popular quality brands, shoppers are spoilt with several options. They also enjoy a diverse, comfortable, clean, safe and convenient experience including entertainment and leisure all under one roof!

ikeja city mall

 

3. Freedom Park

Freedom Park is located on Broad Street on Lagos Island, just a few metres away from the General Hospital, Lagos and the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. It was a former colonial prison built by the British in 1885 whose use was converted to a recreational park and museum. The former Records Office is now a museum, the old cell block is now a food court, while the place that was once used for hangings is now an open-air stage.

freedom park grounds

 

4. National Theatre

Modelled after the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria, it was completed in 1976 in preparation for the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977. It is located in Iganmu, Surulere, and is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. Besides auditoriums that host many stage plays on a weekly basis, there are also restaurants and bars dotting the serene landscape for fun lovers and party-goers.

national theatre

 

5. Silverbird Cinemas

silverbird

 

6. The Palms Shopping Mall

The mall has 69 stores, a bowling alley and a modern six screen cinema. Along with these are various restaurants serving different kinds of meals, both indigenous and continental.

The Palms Shopping Mall

7. Tarkwa Bay

Tarkwa bay is located some kilometers off Lagos Island, and is only accessible by boat on a ride that will take about 15 minutes from the Marina waterfront. Fresh fish is plentiful, and can be easily processed into barbeque; even as you will be greeted with sights of wrecked ships and the 110-year old lighthouse on Lighthouse Beach, as well as many other fun stuff.

Tarkwa bay

 

lighthouse

The old lighthouse on Lighthouse Beach

 

8. Omu Resort

Omu Resort is set in a rainforest environment that allows guests experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature. Included as part of fun activities at the resort is a water park, amusement rides such as the Space Ship and bungee jumping. Also included are chimpanzees, flamingos, and a soon-to-be opened Butterfly park.

omu resort

 

omu resort 2

9. Nike Art Gallery

Founded by artist and designer, Nike Davies Okundaye, this gallery showcases traditional textile works, colourful batiks, paintings and sculptures which have made her popular around the world.

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10. The Beach

Being a coastal state, Lagos is dotted with many beaches that leave you with more than a handful to pick from. Some of these include Badagry, Bar, Alpha, Elegushi, Oniru, Suntan, Eleko beaches among many others. You could certainly visit a different one every other weekend!

 

The Beach

beach

Of course, this is by no means all of the fun places in Lagos, but you can certainly start with these. Go have some fun!

See Also: 8 Absolutely Fun and Interesting Places to Visit in Abuja