Everyone talks about the Lagos party, the chill and thrilling places you can go to when you are in town, however, very few people get to enjoy the Lagos life just like it should be not because they can’t do it like the rest – they just might not know these fun hideouts.
Lagos tops all other cities in the country when it comes to fun, that’s a fact, not a mere saying. Finish reading this piece and we promise you will move from a JJC to a Lagos hangout lover.
Here are our top 10 places to hang out with friends in Lagos any time of the week:
Lufasi Nature Park, Lagos
Looking for the perfect picnic and relaxation location away from town in town? The 20 hectares of land nature park off the Lekki – Epe Express Way is just the right place for you and your friends.
With an entry fee of just N1000, be sure to get access to a forest exploration adventure, a lake view, an animal garden, a children’s play park, games and a picnic arena.
A must-see is the famous Ekki Iron Wood Tree. And it’s advisable to go in groups. You’d enjoy a day out here.
Jaekel House, Ebutte Metta
Located in Ebutte Metta, the beautifully restored classic colonial mansion is dedicated to showing the best of the Nigerian Railway system at its prime from yesteryears.
Built-in 1898, the “mini Museum” now showcases photographic archives dating from the 1940s through to 1970s of personalities, places, historical events in pre-and post-independent Nigeria and houses artefacts of the old Railway Corporation.
It’s also one of the fairy tale wedding and picnic locations in Lagos.
Lekki Leisure Lake
Overlooking the Atlantic, the Lekki leisure lake is definitely one of the top hangout spots to go with friends during the weekends or when there’s a holiday.
Perhaps, one of the only locations in Lagos that offers so much fun for as little as N1000 entry fee per person – talk about thrilling outdoor fun, you’ll get it all in this treasure carved away along the Lekki peninsula shorelines.
With exciting activities like jet skiing, banana floats, quad biking, zip-lining, Pedal Boat, Pontoon boat and Wave Boats, this tranquil spot is suitable for both kids and adults alike.
ATV world, Lekki
Biking on a beach – who would say no? Always an exhilarating activity. Biking on four wheels in the sand is more fun when you go with friends.
This hideout overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is located right after the second roundabout, Lekki and is accessible by road via Victoria Island or through the Lekki Tollgate.
Slay house Karaoke
Right there in Lekki is a cool hangout bar with a grill. space to optimise the time you spend with friends and family miming and rhyming to your favourite songs. All you need to get a hold of the mic and take centre stage is to make sure your table buys drinks and food, the Karaoke is the side dish and absolutely free!
Located in the capital of the city; Ikeja, the New Africa Shrine – officially renamed the Fela Shrine to honour legendary international music act Fela Anikulapo Kuti is an open-air entertainment centre for music, art and culture.
The Afrika Shrine was opened with the hope of creating a haven with disregard for class or status, where ordinary people could come together and be themselves enjoying all the best Lagos had to offer.
The centre hosts a variety of events including performances by Fela’s son – Femi Kuti and his band The Positive Force.
You can indulge in a host of local delicacies such as jollof rice, ofada and ayamase, peppered snails and Moi Moi.
Another point to note is the annual one-week Felabration event that we won’t advise anyone to miss.
Hi-impact planet amusement park
Looking to catch fun like kids in high school? This amusement park is just perfect to bring back all the childhood nostalgia. Fun unlimited – A haunted house, Go Kart, Fast train rides, Rollercoasters, Fun rides, electronic games, good food, a 5-D cartoon animation studio, Imax cinema, luxury hotel apartments to pass the weekend and a major lounge for drinks, games, with lots more.
The amusement, theme park and resort is right on the outskirts of Lagos and opens to anyone!
Rufus and Bee
We bet you, the ultimate experience is right here! Rufus and Bee coded but definitely one of the best places you can hang out with your friends.
With a full fun combination of food, drinks and play in one location. Only a few places can rival this place when it comes to enjoyment and grooving with friends. Rufus and Bee is an arcade centre, restaurant, bowling alley and sports bar all wrapped up in one.
This is a funhouse you can’t afford to skip when planning a hangout with friends in Lagos.
Lekki conversation Center
Built for adrenaline excitement and fun games – LCC presents you with the longest canopy walk in Africa, a sneak peek of nature, and mind racking games. Away from the noisy city of Lagos, this natural sanctuary is one place to experience new adventures and a lovely time out in Lagos.
Paintballing, Volleyball, Tug of war, Human foosball, Bungee Basketball, Military simulation, Gladiator joust, go ahead and name some of those fun activities that typically needs a group of friends to enjoy.
Your best bet is here. You can use a few sessions to create new bonds and ties with your friends while creating unforgettable experiences within your clique.
Lagos is all fun and you have no excuse not to hang out with friends sooner if not this weekend.